Do’s and Dont’s of Breast Augmentation

Posted on Sep 14,2023 By Dr. Y Anthony Nakamura

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also referred to as augmentation mammoplasty, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries at Accent On You. We carry it out to increase the projection and fullness of breasts. In other instances, we may consider it to restore breast volume after changes due to breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy. During the procedure, we place breast implants under the chest muscles or the breast tissue. One of the key benefits of breast augmentation is that, like the breast lift, it helps improve confidence. However, there are several do’s and don’ts you must have in mind during the breast augmentation recovery period.

The Do’s of Breast Augmentation

You should consider doing the activities mentioned below for optimal breast augmentation results and to help ease the recovery process:

Do: Spend Plenty of Time Resting

Since augmentation mammoplasty is a major type of surgery, it is recommended that you spend as much time as possible resting on a bed or sofa after you have had it. Resting is important after surgery to help the body regain strength and ensure the wounds are not disturbed. This means you should only get up when necessary. Also, avoid doing rigorous exercises or chores after breast augmentation.

Do: Eat the Right Foods

While resting, ensure you feed your body with the variety of essential nutrients needed to heal and recover properly. You understand you may seek out comfort or junk food to ease yourself through recovery, but try to limit the consumption of these empty calories; they will not help in any way. Instead, turn to fruits, whole grains, healthy fats, vegetables, and lean proteins.

Do: Spend as Much Time as Possible Lying on Your Back

Implants often take a little longer to settle in place after breast augmentation. Lying on your side can alter the final positioning of these implants and pull at the wounds uncomfortably. Lying on your back puts equal strain on the implants and can compromise results. Therefore, it is advisable that you spend as much time as possible lying on your back.

The Don’ts of Breast Augmentation

The ones mentioned below are some of the activities to avoid after breast augmentation:

Don’t: Wear Underwire Bras

Underwire bras are not recommended after breast augmentation since they tend to irritate the incision site, plus they may compromise results by altering the final positioning of the implants. As your body is healing, there may be some swelling around the surgical site– so you notice that underwire bras will not fit until recovery is complete. Instead, focus on wearing a special support bra that is stretchy and breathable for comfort and to help ensure an uncompromised recovery process.

Don’t: Go for a Swim

After augmentation mammoplasty, you should avoid swimming pools, jacuzzis, or bathtubs. You should also avoid going for dips in the ocean or lake. Long amounts of time spent soaking in water increase your chance of infection following your breast augmentation. It is important to avoid infections as they could spread or lead to more serious complications. When you need to clean yourself, consider taking a short shower while following the instructions Dr. Nakamura gave you after your breast augmentation.

The Most Important “Do” to Remember…

The thought of getting breast augmentation is an exciting one. However, finding an experienced practice to trust with your body and safety is no small feat. At Accent On You, we have expert surgeons, like Dr. Anthony Nakamura, who are more than willing to assist you with your professional breast augmentation. Needless to say, if you are not happy with the volume of your breast, then you should consider breast mammoplasty and the lasting solution it offers. Visit our website today to schedule a consultation with the best plastic surgeon in Arlington, Texas.

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