The talent, experience, and professionalism of the plastic surgeon a woman sees for her breast enlargement procedure directly relates to the quality of the outcome, but healing after the operation also plays a role. Each patient needs to rest and relax to give her body time to heal. Though the average time for recovery after getting breast implants is roughly one work week, recent medical advances and discoveries have made it possible to shorten that by a range of several days.
Dr. Pramit Malhotra, who performs breast augmentation in Michigan, is prepared to discuss recovery times associated with the various techniques and procedures he offers at his practice, including methods that can aid with rapid recovery.
How does rapid recovery work?
First, patients should know that any surgical procedure—breast augmentation included—will have the best chance for an ideal outcome if the patient is healthy. Women seeking breast implants should eat well and drink plenty of water in the days and weeks leading up to the surgery. Quality sleep before and after the breast augmentation surgery boosts the human body’s ability to heal, as does refraining from smoking.
A study by the Mayo Clinic in early 2014 found that a mix of other factors can substantially reduce the time it takes for a breast augmentation patient to “get back to normal.” That mix includes pain-preventing analgesics applied in advance of the surgery, a use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, a specific nerve-numbing agent used during the breast enlargement surgery itself, preventative anti-nausea measures, and minimizing medications given once the surgery is completed.
Another simple factor to aid in rapid recovery is getting back to normal activities as soon as possible. Eating and getting up to walk around shortly after breast augmentation surgery appeared to have a beneficial effect in reducing the necessary down time.
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Patients interested in rapid recovery breast enhancement may consider the option because it reduces the pain and downtime many patients experience after their surgery. Breast implant incision sites require healing, which is a natural process that can be aided by encouraging the body to operate at the most optimum level possible.
By some accounts, breast augmentation patients in the Ann Arbor area and its surrounding neighborhoods and region may find it beneficial to maintain a positive, healthy attitude and set realistic goals for themselves in relation to their surgery. Dr. Malhotra believes in explaining procedures to his patients and answering their questions to ensure that they’re making the best decisions possible, whether choosing a type of implant or facilitating their own rapid recovery based on a knowledge of what will work best for them and give them the results they’re looking for in a breast augmentation.
*Patient results may vary.