If you are located in the area of Dallas, TX and are considering breast implant surgery, it is important to understand the aftercare that will be necessary following the procedure. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures with most patients experiencing excellent, desirable results. However, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions closely in order to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery. Dr. Rachel Walker of the Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas discusses with patients the aftercare needed after breast augmentation to ensure patients reduce their risk of complications and heal quickly and problem-free.
What is done during breast augmentation surgery?
Breast augmentation surgery is performed in order to increase the size and improve the shape of a woman’s breasts. Breast implants are often chosen as they can provide natural-looking results, however fat grafting may also be an option depending on patient goals. During breast implant surgery, incisions are made along predetermined points around the breast area. The surgeon will then carefully create pockets where the breast implant will be placed and insert each individual implant into position before closing all incisions using sutures or surgical staples. Typically, this procedure takes between one to two hours to complete but could take longer depending on your unique needs and situation.
What aftercare is required following breast implant surgery?
Following your plastic surgeon’s instructions closely after your breast implant surgery is extremely important in order to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery. Most patients are released from the hospital on the same day as their surgery but should expect to experience some swelling, bruising and soreness. In addition, you will likely need to wear a compression garment for several weeks following your procedure.
How long do I need to take off of work and other activities?
Dr. Rachel Walker of the Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas recommends that patients take it easy during the first few days after surgery and avoid any strenuous activities. You will also need to refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol as both can delay healing. It is also critical to keep all incisions clean and dry, only showering with gentle soap and patting dry when advised.
How do I learn more?
Patients of the Dallas, TX area who are considering this procedure can ask Dr. Rachel Walker any questions they may have about the procedure and process. Call (972) 661-5077 to book an appointment at our office and take the time to educate yourself on your upcoming cosmetic surgery.