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Breast Implant Plastic Surgery 

Breast Implant Plastic Surgery RecoveryBreast implant plastic surgery procedure entails a considerable recovery component, which will contribute to the final outcome of the surgery.

At the very beginning, the patient should ideally schedule her surgery in a way that she gets sufficient time for post-operative recovery. She will be required to follow certain recovery instructions from the surgeon, which will help her to achieve a safer and faster recovery.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified and experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon providing breast implant surgery and other procedures for the breast, body and face. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive breast implants from Dr. Motykie.

Estimated Downtime

Following breast implant plastic surgery, the estimated downtime will vary from one patient to another, depending on several factors. However, most patients can typically return to their normal activities or join back at work within one week to 10 days. In case the job at the workplace involves more physical strain, the patient may have to spend another week at home before resuming the job.

The patient should take adequate rest in the first week, but perform short walks and light activities at home to maintain blood flow. Lifting of heavy weights, bending and putting strain on the incisions should be avoided in the early recovery phase in order to minimize discomfort and prevent damage to the incisions.

Recovery Process

The type of surgical technique used is a key factor in determining how long the patient will take to recover. In case of submuscular implant placement, the overall recovery process will be prolonged and more complex than in the case where subglandular implant placement is performed.

Bruising in the incision areas will get better from the second week, but swelling will take several weeks or months to resolve in a progressive manner. The surgeon will provide detailed recovery instructions and may suggest certain physical exercises to make the recovery period shorter and as pain-free as possible.

The patient should diligently adhere to the surgeon’s post-op instructions and visit the surgeon’s office as per the appointment schedule. A little effort on her part will help to ensure more sustainable outcomes and years of satisfaction. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.

First Week

The patient is likely to experience mild soreness and discomfort in the incision areas in the first week, which can be managed with prescription medications. Drain tubes and sutures will be removed usually at the end of first week. Until this is done, the patient should preferably have someone to help her with daily household activities.

First Few Months

Some degree of swelling and sensitivity in the incision areas will persist for several weeks or months. The patient should have minimal physical contact with the breasts until the sensitivity resolves in order to minimize the risk of injury. Vigorous activities and exercises should be avoided for the first month. Smoking must be avoided as per the surgeon’s advice.


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