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Recovering from Your Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a highly sought-after procedure for many women each year. People are often eager to undergo their breast augmentation so that they can finally get their ideal breast size, shape, and contour, as well as feeling better about themselves overall. One of the main things that you need to be prepared for when considering breast augmentation is the recovery period. Your surgeon at Mosa Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery will go over the recovery steps with you in detail to make sure you are knowledgeable and comfortable.

How Long Does Recovery from Breast Augmentation Take?

There is no set time for recovery. Every woman’s body is unique and healing time varies. On average, most patients need six weeks before they are fully recovered and can go back to all normal activities. But sometimes women might feel fine after just a couple of weeks. The recovery period for breast augmentation happens in stages such as post-operative, the first week, next few weeks, and then full recovery. There are some things to keep in mind during these stages.


When you wake up from your breast augmentation surgery you will feel tired and groggy. You will be led to a recovery room where you will rest for a bit and be monitored. Bandages will have been placed on the incisions as well as a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your chest. Once you’re cleared to leave, a predetermined friend or loved one will have to drive you home. Someone should also stay with you for the first 24 hours while the sedation wears off.

The First Week

During this time, you will most likely feel discomfort and notice swelling and bruising. During this time, you should rest and avoid strenuous activity. After about a day, you should get up and walk around every couple of hours. Most women can return to sedentary jobs after the first week. If you have a job that requires a lot of movement and lifting, then this should be put off still.

The Next Few Weeks

After the first week of downtime, patients are encouraged to return to some light exercise and get into a normal daily routine. Any pain or discomfort should be minimal at this point. You will have a post-op appointment scheduled to meet with your surgeon so they can monitor your healing. Rigorous workouts or heavy lifting is discouraged until cleared by your surgeon. You should also not wear a bra with an underwire until fully healed since this can obstruct your results.

Full Recovery

At another follow-up appointment at Mosa Surgery, we can assess how far your healing has progressed. At the six weeks mark most patients are fully healed and able to resume all activities as well as going back to wearing a normal bra.

Talk with Your Doctor

You are sure to feel confident and amazing with your new breasts. Especially with the expert care and techniques done by our time. If you have any questions during the recovery process, feel free to call the office as we want you to be fully comfortable and knowledgeable the entire time.

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