8+ Steps to Heal After Painless Breast Implants Surgery

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Have you made the decision to get painless breast implants? Congratulations! We know you’re looking forward to seeing your amazing results, but before you get too ahead of yourself, let’s make sure you’re prepared for a swift, healthy recovery after your painless breast implants surgery.

Understanding the healing process after plastic surgery is an important step to achieving desired results. After leaving the operating room, it’s important to follow these guidelines for an easy and prompt recovery.

1. Plan Your Schedule

Be sure that you plan your surgery at a time that works best for your schedule in case you need additional healing time. Make sure your school or work schedule permits the time off and do not plan a procedure when approaching any big events or vacations. While you may be back in your normal routine before you know it, you don’t want to risk overexerting yourself and slowing down the healing process.

 

2. Eat Properly

Good nutrition is key. Taking care of yourself weeks and even months prior to plastic surgery will help you heal quicker. After surgery, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and eat a balanced diet to help your body get the nutrients it needs to mend quickly. Patients recommended Boost shakes to make sure you get all of your nutrients; however, be sure to discuss your options with your doctor first.

3. Stop Taking Medications

Speak with your doctor about all of the medications and supplements you are taking. Some substances can cause excessive bleeding or swelling that could make your healing process extremely uncomfortable. Be sure to stop taking them in advance according to your doctor’s recommendations.

4. Quit Smoking

For any smokers undergoing surgery, Dr. Wigoda advises all patients to stop smoking before the surgery. Some procedures, like a tummy tuck, breast lift, or facelift, require patients to stop any exposure to nicotine (including e-cigarettes) for one month before surgery and then continue to avoid nicotine until completely healed. Ideally by then, they will quit smoking completely.

5. Prepare Your Ice Regimen

Not all surgeons recommend icing your chest after surgery, but if it is permitted and you decide to use ice, prep it beforehand so you won’t have to put it together or wait for it to freeze. Speak with your doctor beforehand but if you choose to ice, purchase some frozen peas or blueberries (sometimes the vegetables will smell after they thaw) and separate them into baggies so you won’t develop a leak. TIP: If you put them into smaller bags, you can ice the top and bottom of each breast at the same time.

6. Eat Lightly

Dr. Wigoda suggests that patients eat lighter food for at least two days prior to surgery because after undergoing general anesthesia and taking any narcotic pain medication, they may get constipated. By limiting your intake beforehand, you can avoid the uncomfortable feeling of a belly full of stool just sitting there for days after surgery.

7. Have Someone Available to Help You

This is especially important if you have younger children. Make sure that you have a friend or babysitter available to help you as lifting, dressing, and playing with your children might be difficult over the first few days. Many women who undergo the painless breast implants procedure find they’re able to do their typical routine after surgery, but it’s a good idea to have someone willing to assist in case you have any discomfort or just yearn for a helping hand.

8. Exercise Lightly

If you’re accustomed to working out, you will have to put your normal gym regimen on hold. Following surgery, rest and go back to your physical activity slowly. A couple weeks later, light exercise is OK in moderation and your surgeon will give you some arm raising techniques to help your healing process. Those who undergo the painless breast implants procedure will begin lifting their arms in the recovery area immediately after the procedure. Most patients should be able to go back to the gym for a light workout after about four weeks and could be back to their normal, intense workout just a few short weeks later. Please discuss beforehand with your surgeon before undergoing any strenuous activities.

8 Bonus Breast Implant Surgery Tips to Heal From Patients!

Here are some useful suggestions, often overlooked, that some of Dr. Wigoda’s patients found helpful.

  1. Wax your underarms prior to surgery.
  2. Clean your house before surgery so you don’t feel tempted to overdo it after.
  3. Make sure your standard painkillers are stocked and accessible.
  4. Beforehand, grocery shop, prepare meals, and freeze things so you won’t have to worry about cooking.
  5. Write out all of your emergency contact numbers, especially your surgeon’s, and put it somewhere handy.
  6. Purchase dry shampoo.
  7. Buy paper plates and utensils to cut down on dishes.
  8. Bring items you believe you will use down from extremely high shelves and up from the low ones.

Here’s what one breast augmentation patient had to say about her experience:

Dear Dr. Wigoda, I want to thank you and your wonderful staff for taking such good care of me. I’m so glad I decided to come to your office, and I will recommend you to anyone considering plastic surgery. It is the calm, efficient, friendly, and approachable personalities of you and the people around you that made my decision as to where to have my surgery done very easy. Nobody can believe how fast I am “back to normal” with such minimal bruising and almost no pain at all. You’re the best! Thank you so very much!! – Alexandra

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