Having some understanding of what to expect during the breast augmentation recovery phase can be highly beneficial for anyone who is interested in enlarging their breasts with surgery.

The one- to two-hour surgery is followed by a short recovery stay before the patient is driven home. From here, the breast augmentation recovery phase begins.

Moving around during your breast augmentation recovery should be handled with caution until you are steady and more comfortable doing so. The last thing you want to do is irritate the area and complicate the healing.

Moving your arms is okay initially but should not be done to a point where you feel uncomfortable. Heavy lifting is not recommended. By about the third or fourth day following surgery, you will most likely be feeling much better and will be ready to resume a more normal schedule.

For more information about breast augmentation recovery, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elias Gikas to set up a consultation at our Chicago office.