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.
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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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.
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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"I was extremely satisfied with the care and treatment I received at the Cadogan Clinic. My surgeon was friendly and informative and explained the procedure fully. My procedure went very well and with the excellent care of the nursing staff, I made a speedy and full recovery. Would recommend to anyone."Eva Berry
"At the beginning before the operation the nurse taking care of me made me feel so comfortable. The surgeon and anesthetist helped me feel so calm. Fantastic before and after treatment"Scarlett Elliott
"The girls on the reception at the clinic were very pleasant and professional. The nurse who took out my stitches after my surgery was just lovely and took me through step by step what she was doing and she also recommended a great cream to use to help with healing."Georgina Nolan
“I was treated with care and provided with thorough knowledge about the procedure I was undertaking. My surgeon was very methodical (a perfectionist) and I felt I received A class treatment."Courtney O'Sullivan
"Outstanding experience from the first appointment to being discharged. Very professional, friendly and a fantastic outcome."Gemma Stevenson
"Reception staff very welcoming and efficient. Both nurses who I dealt with were fantastic, and the whole team (anaesthetist, surgeon etc) were friendly but professional, and really put my mind at ease. That I was able to stay later than I perhaps needed after my surgery to fit in with my husbands schedule was greatly appreciated."Emma Davies
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.
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.
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.
Treatments mentioned in this article
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure which is carried out to enlarge and reshape the breasts, improving bodily proportions.View Treatment
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.View Treatment
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