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How long is breast augmentation recovery?

Although the recovery time will be dependent on individual circumstances, it is important to become familiar with how you may feel post surgery.

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On average, expect to wait anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks after breast augmentation surgery before a full recovery is made. During this time avoid intense physical exercise, overworking and lifting heavy objects.

What affects breast augmentation recovery time?

Although the recovery time will be dependent on individual circumstances, it is important to become familiar with how you may feel post-surgery.

Age, genetics and the amount of surgery required will all affect the recovery process.

The Cadogan Clinic in London offers support to patients after surgery, with a 24/7 on-call nurse service and complimentary aftercare. We ensure every patient is comfortable with the procedure and aware of the aftercare available to them.

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What are the breast augmentation recovery stages?

During the first 3 to 5 days after the surgery, you may experience some discomfort and lack of movement ability, meaning basic tasks like driving or exercise will be difficult. It’s important to refrain from such activities until a full recovery is made. It’s also important to avoid alcohol and nicotine consumption during this period. Over the counter medication or even prescribed medication may be recommended to alleviate this potential discomfort.

After the first week and next few weeks after you may continue to experience some discomfort but this will become increasingly more manageable over time. Following approval from a surgeon, you will be able to perform light, daily tasks again assuming all is well.

After 2 months you should be approaching full recovery, though this depends on the person and how quickly your body recovers.

What is the breast augmentation after care?

Breast augmentation is comprehensive at the Cadogan Clinic. Most patients will recover optimally within a matter of weeks, however, if you feel your discomfort and pain are too intense, it’s advised you consult with your surgeon on possible courses of antibiotics to relieve this pain.

We offer a 24/7 on-call nurse service and complimentary access to ongoing wound care to ensure you are satisfied during the recovery stages after surgery.

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How long should I take off work after breast augmentation?

Depending on the type of work you do, most individuals should be able to return to work after 1 to 2 weeks. You might not be feeling fully recovered but will be fit enough to complete tasks after this point.

How painful is breast augmentation recovery?

Pain and discomfort can be common after breast augmentation and some patients choose to take medication to help manage this discomfort. The amount of discomfort experienced depends highly on the patient and how much activity they do on a daily basis. It's vital you take adequate time to rest after the surgery to ensure optimal recovery.

Can I drive after my breast augmentation?

It is strongly advised you refrain from driving for the first few days after the surgery due to the possible discomfort and lack of movement directly after breast augmentation.


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Breast enlargement surgery, or breast implants or augmentation, is one of our most regularly performed procedures at the Cadogan Clinic and our surgeons are leading experts in this field.

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