3 Tips for Breast Augmentation Recovery – RodeoSurgicalArt


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3 Tips for Breast Augmentation Recovery

Unhappiness with the breasts is one of the most common sources of insecurity for women of nearly every age. It’s why breast augmentation is such a popular aesthetic correction, and it can enhance breast size to bring overall proportions into balance, correct noticeable breast asymmetries, or give breasts a more pleasing shape for a better chest profile. With a surgeon as talented and experienced in breast augmentations as Dr. David Mashhadian, your results will be natural, beautiful, and will give you the confidence to stand proud.

How Does Breast Augmentation Work?

Breast augmentation involves so much more than just inserting implants to give a woman bigger breasts. While the end goal is the same—to add fullness and shape to the breasts and correct asymmetry—the path to achieving that is incredibly personal to each patient. Dr. Mashhadian begins your journey with an in depth discussion about your goals, what is achievable for your particular anatomy, and which options will best give you the outcome you’re hoping for.

You’ll have the choice of the type of implant—saline, silicone, or gummy bear—and its shape, either round or teardrop. You’ll also determine if the implant is placed subglandular or submuscular (above or below the pectoralis muscle). Finally, you’ll choose the insertion method, around the areola, beneath the breasts in the inframammary fold, in the armpit, or through the umbilicus for no scarring. Together with Dr. Mashhadian, you’ll create a treatment plan with the best chance of a successful result.

3 Tips for Breast Augmentation Recovery

Thanks to Dr. Mashhadian’s Recovery EXL™ system, you’re already on the recovery fast track. Many patients don’t even need narcotic pain management and are mobile much faster. Here are some additional tips to prime yourself for the best possible outcome to your breast augmentation.

  1. Invest in good surgical support bras.

Bras designed for post-op comfort with targeted support will help not only keep your new breasts stable, they’ll assist with proper lymph drainage and circulation. You’ll be wearing them at all times for the first few weeks after your procedure, so breathable, pressure-free fabric that adjusts comfortably will make that easier to adhere to.

  1. Prepare for your recovery ahead of the procedure.

When you’re ready to come home from the Rodeo Surgical Arts surgical facility, you’ll feel a little foggy and unsteady with a strong desire to rest and sleep. If you arrange for a loved one to help out the first day, spend time meal prepping, and complete or outsource your household chores before you have your breast augmentation, your recuperation will be more relaxed and stress free.

  1. Listen to your body and follow all aftercare instructions.

Getting plenty of rest rather than pushing to recover faster will allow your energy to be directed where you need it. A little mobility to prevent clotting is advised, but being well-rested will go a long way toward a smoother recovery with a better overall outcome.

After a week or two, you’ll feel more like yourself, with better-fitting clothes and a more positive self-image. Soon, it’ll be time to enjoy this investment in yourself.

What’s the Procedure Like?

The type of anesthesia you’ll have, either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, is determined during the planning phase for your breast augmentation procedure. Dr. Mashhadian performs breast enhancements on an outpatient basis, so you’ll be home recovering after the 1-3 hour procedure is complete. With his Recovery EXL™ system and techniques like the Keller Funnel method of insertion—which uses a smaller incision and inserts silicone implants with as little trauma to surrounding tissues as possible—Dr. Mashhadian can reduce the length and discomfort of your recovery. 

You’ll awaken wearing a surgical bra to minimize swelling and support your new breasts as they heal. You may feel as though a heavy weight is on your chest, but this is normal, as it may take you some time to acclimate to the weight of the implants. You’ll receive thorough aftercare instructions to help you through your recovery.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Any woman unhappy with the size, shape, or profile (forward projection) of her breasts should carefully consider whether a breast augmentation can improve her quality of life. Patients with the most satisfaction in their results are those in general good health who don’t smoke and have realistic expectations of the final outcome. Dr. Mashhadian can go into detail about the best options for you during your comprehensive consultation.

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