Deciding to undergo breast augmentation is a serious but fulfilling choice for many women, and one of the most critical parts of the breast augmentation journey is the recovery period. Taking care of yourself after surgery not only makes the experience more pleasant, but it can also ensure that your results are the best they can be.
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1. Eat Healthy, Light Meals
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is essential for overall wellness, so it should be even more of a priority when recovering from an operation. Light meals are easier to digest, so you are less likely to experience the abdominal discomfort that is often associated with anesthesia and pain medication. Additionally, nutrient-rich foods give your body the resources it needs to rebuild tissue.
2. Maintain Hydration
Staying hydrated is crucial for all bodily functions, but it is especially important after undergoing major surgery. Maintaining hydration can help prevent constipation, promote optimal healing, combat nausea, and minimize excessive swelling.
3. Get Plenty of Rest
Immediately following surgery, you are likely to feel fatigued due to being under general anesthesia. However, getting plenty of rest throughout your recovery ensures that you are comfortable during the process and that you heal properly. Overexerting yourself can lead to postoperative complications or even compromise your results.
Follow Up With Your Doctor
Some patients develop rashes, excessive bleeding, infection, or other concerning side effects after surgery. Your surgeon should schedule several follow-up appointments to check your progress and answer any postoperative questions you may have. Once your incisions have healed, your surgeon can advise you on how to reduce the appearance of scars to improve your results further.
About Dr. Goldschmidt
Matthew Goldschmidt, MD, FACS is a cosmetic surgeon with an impressive list of academic and professional achievements. He is board certified by two surgical boards which include the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, for body, breast and facial surgery, as well as the Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.