Breast augmentation and tummy tuck procedures are chosen by hundreds of thousands of American women each year. The two surgeries can be combined in a “Mommy Makeover” to help mothers restore their pre-pregnancy body.
Why do Patients Choose Breast Augmentation?
Some women have had life-long considerations that their natural breasts do not give them the feminine contours that they desire, or even prevent their clothes from fitting properly.
Others feel that time has brought changes that they would like to reverse if possible. The issues that breast augmentation can address include:
- Augmenting the size of breasts that you feel are too small
- Improving the symmetry of breasts that are noticeably dissimilar
- Restoring the shape of breasts that have changed following pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Returning fullness to breasts that have shrunk following significant weight loss
- Restoring youthful fullness to breasts that have changed over time as part of the normal consequences of aging
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
Recovery from breast augmentation should not be difficult, but every individual responds differently to any form of surgery. There are some events you can expect, however.
- You will be away from work for a week following your surgery.
- For two or three days after your surgery, you will experience some amount of pain, bruising, and swelling.
- During the first week after your surgery, you will be advised to avoid strenuous activity.
- You will need to refrain from lifting, pulling, or pushing heavy objects for two weeks.
- After about a month, you will be able to resume light exercise.
- After six weeks, you should be able to resume your regular activities.
Dr. Birely will be able to guide you through the process and make specific recommendations based on your general health, your progress during the recovery period, your exercise habits, etc.