Avoid lifting any heavy objects for the first few weeks after your breast augmentation surgery.
You should use a compression garment for at least 6 weeks after your breast surgery. This compression garment will help the breasts take the desired shape more easily.
You should lie on your back for the first few weeks, especially while sleeping, to reduce swelling in the breasts. This practice keeps the breasts in a more natural position as they heal.
You can start taking a shower a week after the operation. In addition, you should not stay in the shower for a long time. Because steam can adversely affect the results of the surgery.
During the first 3 – 4 weeks, you should avoid sudden movements and protect your breasts from any trauma.
You should avoid at least 6 weeks from the steam bath and sauna. Because steam affects the results of the surgery negatively.
It is normal to experience sensitivity in the breast in the first 6 – 12 months after surgery. This will go away on its own. However, consult with one of our healthcare professionals for more detailed information as the healing process varies from patient to patient.
- Sports: You can start with your daily walks 3 weeks after this surgery. You should wait at least 2 months before starting with sports such as pilates, swimming, and fitness with your surgeon’s approval.
- Sexual intercourse: Approximately after a month, you may resume your sexual activities. Then, you may start with the approval of your surgeon.
- Alcohol and smoking: Avoid drinking alcohol for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after surgery. Do not smoke for at least a month after surgery. Smoking impairs wound healing by narrowing vessels, tissue nutrition, cell destruction, cell death, wound dehiscence, stitch opening, and inflammation.
- Driving: You can start driving 2 weeks after surgery. Thus, it removes unnecessary pressure that may occur through your seatbelt and prevents straining your chest muscles while driving.
More details on post-op breast augmentation surgery
Food and beverage intake after your breast augmentation surgery is crucial as in all other plastic surgeries. After the surgery, it is very important to have a balanced diet in terms of vitamins, minerals, and protein. A balanced diet will help you to recover from fatigue and any other similar complaints that may occur after surgery in a short time.
After breast augmentation surgery, your breasts may sag over time due to weight loss, weight gain, gravity, and aging. It is important to be close to the ideal weight before the surgery. Because a significant weight loss after the breast implants are placed can negatively affect the result of the surgery.
Many women with breast implants have successfully breastfed their babies. Still, there are some exceptions. For more information, you can contact our healthcare professionals.