We Will Work Together To Optimize Your Recovery
One of my goals for my patients who undergo breast implant surgery is to optimize your recovery after breast augmentation surgery.
This means a quick return to normal light activity and minimal discomfort. There are things that I can do during the surgery to help with this process, and there are things that you the patient can do that are equally important.
Things to Help You Recover after Breast Augmentation Surgery
The first thing that I can do to help your recovery has to do with meticulous surgical technique. In the over 20 years that I have been performing breast enhancement surgery I have developed an approach that emphasizes a delicate approach to breast structures.his low trauma approach leads to less inflammation, and with less inflammation there is less pain.
I also make use of a long-acting local anesthetic, so that when you are in the recovery area after surgery, you are pleasantly surprised by the low level of discomfort.This local anesthesia caries you through to a smooth recovery.
My patients also make use of muscle relaxant medications after surgery. By relaxing the pec muscle, these medications limit the discomfort that comes during the adjustment period when the pec muscle gets used to having an implant beneath it. This in turn reduces the need for narcotic pain medication, so that there is less likelihood of nausea.
My general philosophy of breast augmentation also helps my patients during recovery from surgery and beyond.By selecting implants that are artistically matched to your breasts’ dimensions and do not over stretch the breast structure we avoid an artificial result and reduce discomfort in the early days after surgery.
Play an Active Role In Your Recovery and Help Reduce Discomfort
During your recovery I and my team will guide you to take and active role in your recovery. This helps you to return to normal light activity as quickly as possible.
In the recovery area we will apply ice packs to your chest area, This reduces swelling and pressure.We encourage you and your caregiver to continue to apply ice packs to the chest area during your recovery, especially during the first 24 hours.
It is desirable for you to return to normal light activity, but you should avoid situations where you will be jostled. Your should not lift heavy objects, and you should avoid pressure against the chest.
The use of tylenol in safe doses and muscle relaxants in the first few days after surgery reduces your need for stronger pain pills. This keeps you clear-headed and free of nausea.
As my patients know very well, I have been interested in the beneficial effects of nutrition for many years. We encourage nutritional preparation for your surgery and continue this during the recovery period. We emphasize foods that are rich in anti-oxidants such as blueberries, raspberries, pomegranate juice and colored vegetables.