What If I work A Physically Demanding Job?
More strenuous activities should be avoided for three to four weeks. If your job includes heavy lifting or vigorous activities, it’s best to take off more time. Weight restrictions will apply for six to eight weeks after surgery so speak with your doctor to find out your limitations. You may need to work on a limited schedule until you are fully healed. To prevent unnecessary scarring, lifting more than 10-15 pounds should be avoided in any case for at least three weeks.
How Long Until I Am Fully Healed From Surgery?
It is recommended for patients to wear a sports bra or compression garment for one month to help minimize swelling and keep the implants in the correct place. Don’t participate in activities that cause you pain. Remember, pushing yourself too hard too soon can prolong the healing process.
After two weeks, most bruising and swelling should go down enough for you to comfortably wear a bikini. Generally, within six weeks, you can resume your normal exercise routine. After about three months, you can expect your breasts to be fully healed, settled into place, and looking more natural. Dr. Tenley K. Lawton will help customize a post-surgical plan to facilitate as smooth and easy recovery as possible.