The decision to undergo a breast augmentation in Toronto can be very exciting, as you are taking a step towards achieving your dream body. However, the time leading up to your procedure can also be anxiety-ridden, as many patients naturally worry about the recovery period. The following tips will help put your mind at ease so that you can focus on the excitement of your upcoming transformation and ensure that you have a healthy recovery.
Plan For Assistance
A breast augmentation is a major surgical procedure; as such, it is imperative that you arrange for a friend or family member to assist you for the first few days, as you may be uncomfortable, sore, and tired. For the first one to three days in particular, be sure that you have help with everyday activities such as caring for your children or completing household chores. Avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for the first six weeks and be sure that you do not drive until you have discontinued your prescribed pain medication.
Manage Your Pain
Most patients will experience mild to moderate pain or discomfort in the first few days after a breast augmentation, including pressure and tightness in the chest. This discomfort can be managed using the pain medication your surgeon prescribes. You may require antinauseant medication for a day or two and many patients find that over the counter pain medication is helpful so talk to your surgeon about taking acetaminophen (Tylenol). Drs. Edelstein and Jindal advise minimizing arm use for the first few days so that you do not unnecessarily increase swelling and discomfort.
Allow Yourself Time To Rest
One of the best ways to ensure a healthy recovery after your breast augmentation is to allow yourself time to rest. The first several days should be spent quietly in bed to allow your body time to heal. Set up a comfortable space ahead of time, making sure that you have plenty of pillows as well as books and magazines to keep you entertained. You can walk around regularly, but be careful not to push yourself as you gradually regain your strength and always listen to your body.
Stock Up On Healthy Food
A healthy diet and plenty of water is recommended to aid in your recovery. Before your procedure, be sure to stock up on a variety of delicious healthy food to aid in your healing postoperatively. Keep in mind that you may have a decreased appetite or upset stomach for the first 24 hours due to the effects of the anesthesia, so bland foods such as applesauce, yogurt or toast are recommended. To avoid dehydration, make sure to have plenty of water on hand.
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