Breast Augmentation Healing — Recovery Houston
When deciding to undergo a breast augmentation procedure, also known as an augmentation mammoplasty, you should view the process as a long-term solution for achieving an ideal figure. The procedure requires a recovery period referred to in this blog as breast augmentation healing.
The surgery itself is typically performed under general anesthesia and usually takes one to two hours to complete. Stitches are used to close the incisions, which may also be taped for greater support. A gauze bandage may be applied over your surgery site to help with the breast augmentation healing.
It will be vital to follow board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Donna Rich’s advice on when to begin exercises and normal activities. She has years of experience and understands how to assess the progress of her patients and guide them to a proper recovery.
The breasts will probably be sensitive to direct stimulation for two to three weeks, so you should avoid too much physical contact. After that, breast contact is fine once your breasts are no longer sore, usually three to four weeks after surgery.
For more information regarding breast augmentation healing, contact our Houston office to arrange an appointment with Dr. Rich.