Breast Augmentation Recovery

What To Expect After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Because breast tissue is stretched and separated, and because implants are inserted through incisions, the breasts will be bruised, sore, and swollen after surgery. You can expect to wear a surgical bra for several days. There may be some moderate pain, but that can be treated by a prescription from Dr. Alan Greenberg. He may suggest that you wear an athletic or support bra until the swelling has subsided.

Heavy lifting or straining should be avoided after surgery because this can cause the breasts to swell and increase pressure. You can typically return to work within a few days to a week, and to full activity within a few weeks. Sensation in your nipples may be reduced temporarily, but should return to normal as your breasts heal. Breast feeding usually is not hindered; however, it is important to ask the doctor about breast feeding during your initial consultation.

After healing, some permanent scarring will remain. Scars are typically small and inconspicuous.

Dr. Greenberg’s goal will be to make them as unnoticeable as possible. Inframammary and periareolar incision scars are on the breast.

As with any surgery, there is risk of complications related to infection or reaction to anesthesia. Excessive bleeding may also occur. With proper precautions by the surgical team, complications are typically minimized or prevented. Risk can be further reduced by fully informing Dr. Greenberg about your medical history prior to surgery and by carefully following pre- and postoperative instructions.

Awake Breast Augmentation is a safe and less costly alternative to breast augmentation under general anesthesia. It is performed in an office setting under local “tumescent” anesthesia and allows you the ability to participate in deciding your final breast enhancement results. The tumescent anesthesia also allows for less initial discomfort and downtime following your breast augmentation.

No wonder more women from Plano, Frisco and Dallas are now choosing Awake Breast Augmentation.

Call Dr. Greenberg today to set up your appointment for a free consultation.