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What is the Recovery Time After a Breast Augmentation?

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What is the Recovery Time After a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery is a big decision that can provide patients with life-changing results. The procedure is designed to enhance the size and shape of your breasts and can have a positive impact on every aspect of your life including psychological benefits. It’s common for many women to see a boost in self-image and self-confidence once they achieve their desired contours.

Dr. Tenley K. Lawton is a highly-skilled surgeon who uses the latest advancements in medical technologies allowing you to get back to your life as quickly as possible. She is meticulous in her techniques and has perfected the art of creating and closing incisions in a way that gives you an optimal outcome with the least amount of downtime.*

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*Individual Results May Vary

Your breast surgery will be done under general anesthesia and is performed as an outpatient procedure. You’ll be unable to drive, so it’s important to have someone on-call to take you home after your operation. A friend or family member should also be available to stay with you up to 24-hours post-surgery.

You will be on restricted activities 1-2 weeks after your breast augmentation. Walking around your home and minor activities are okay in 1-2 days following your procedure.

In most cases, you can return to light activities or work within 1-week. After 2-weeks you can begin to slowly incorporate more strenuous activities into your routine. Listen to your body. It will tell you when enough is enough. Pushing yourself too hard can prolong the healing process and result in potential complications.


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Planning ahead by stocking up on easily-accessible meals, prescriptions, and plenty of entertainment can facilitate a more comfortable recovery time.

Dr. Lawton provides each of her patients with individualized recovery plans tailored to their surgery. Your recovery instructions are based on the implant type, incision type, your general health, and other key factors. At the time of your initial consultation, she’ll talk to you in-depth about what you can do to help ensure an optimal outcome from your breast surgery.


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Would you like to learn more about the Breast Augmentation procedures? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

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