3 Ways To Speed Up Healing After Breast Implant Surgery

Have you recently scheduled an appointment for a breast augmentation? If so, and if you're going to be receiving breast implants, then you should expect to be restricted from certain activities for 24-48 hours after your surgery; furthermore, your body may need a couple of weeks to heal completely.

Of course, to help speed up the recovery process and ensure your body heals properly, there are a few steps you can follow:

Wear a Supportive Bra

One of the best things you can do to quicken the recovery process is to prevent your breasts from moving as much as possible in the first few days after the surgery. Many women find that the easiest way to do this is to wear a very supportive bra, such as a sports bra.

Of course, you should check with your surgeon before you leave the office to find out when it's safe to begin wearing bras again. At that point, a sports bra will prevent movement and will thus reduce the amount of stress your implants and healing skin will be under immediately after the surgery.

Apply Shea Butter Moisturizer

Depending on the size of the implants you chose, you may experience tightness in the skin around your breasts as it adjusts to the new size. To help avoid irritation and stretch marks, gently apply a moisturizer that contains shea better onto the affected skin daily.

Shea butter is known not only for helping to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, but for its soothing qualities as well. Just be careful not to apply any of the moisturizer directly to your incision sites while they're still in the process of healing.

Sleep on Your Back

Finally, if you're a side or stomach sleeper, it's time to make a more concerted effort to sleep on your back--at least for the next few weeks. By doing so, you'll avoid discomfort and the possibility of re-opening your incisions.

If you have a hard time sleeping on your back, try making yourself more comfortable by placing pillows underneath your knees or prevent yourself from rolling over by placing pillows on either side of your body. After all, sleeping on your back is better for your spine and internal organs, so it's a win-win situation.

Recovering from breast surgery shouldn't take long, but by following these tips, you may be able to lessen your recovery time and reduce complications. To learn more, contact a company like Cape Cod Plastic Surgery with any questions or concerns you have.