Breast augmentation recoveryoverseen by Dr. Stephen Greenberg of Long Island can help to ensure that you experience the maximum benefits of your newly enhanced figure. From the moment surgery concludes, through your recovery outside of our office, Dr. Greenberg will provide supervision and specific instructions to make your recovery as swift and comfortable as possible. Undergoing breast augmentation surgery is an exciting experience that can take your self-esteem to new heights, broaden your wardrobe options, complement all of your best features, and generally enhance your quality of life. To learn more about how we make every step of this process – including breast augmentation recovery – a complete success, contact our Long Island practice today.
Maximum Comfort in a State-of-the-art Facility
Dr. Greenberg’s Manhattan and Long Island offices are two of the most sophisticated plastic surgery practices in the United States. Following your breast augmentation surgery, you will rest in our state-of-the-art recovery room until you are ready to be discharged. Because of the advanced techniques we use in placing breast implants, the vast majority of our patients are actually able to raise their arms above their heads following surgery. This feat is virtually unheard of among patients recovering from breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Greenberg uses an advanced new “mini-Incision” technique to create the “pocket” that will contain the implant within the breast. This sets the stage for 24-hour breast augmentation recovery, a revolutionary development in the world of cosmetic surgery that will allow you to resume most of your normal activities (aside from exercise) faster than ever before.
Post-operative instructions will be explained to you, and you will be able to go home and rest. Dr. Greenberg will see you the following day back at the office. Pain is minimal, and you will be able to return to work and normal activities within a few days of your surgery. In fact, more than 90 percent of our breast augmentation patients are able to return to work after 24 hours. In the meanwhile, you can control pain with simple over-the-counter medications. You can expect bruising and swelling to be minimal. In most cases, patients are not required to wear compression garments during the 24-hour recovery period. Though you must take care to avoid strain, our advanced approach to breast augmentation surgery will allow you to resume non-strenuous day-to-day activity such as driving or shopping. In fact, if you wish to celebrate your surgery with dinner at a restaurant, you will most likely be able to do so! In short, don’t plan on going to the gym the morning after breast augmentation surgery, but don’t expect to be confined to your bed, either. Faster than ever before, you will be able to feel recovered and begin enjoying your newly enhanced figure.
Things To Keep In Mind
It is very important that you stop smoking about 6 weeks prior to your surgery. Smoking will affect incision healing. It constricts blood vessels preventing oxygen from easily getting to the area. This can either slow or even stop the healing process. Researchers have also done studies and found that people who smoke are more prone to incision infections. Smoking can also lead to blood clots near the incision, loosened stitches, skin graft failure and lengthier recovery.
Also, if you plan on having any dental work done after your surgery it is recommended that you wait 2 months and check with your primary care doctor before undergoing any procedure.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation Recovery
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation recovery, please contact our Long Island practice serving Woodbury, Manhattan, and communities throughout the greater New York City area.