Breast Implant Recovery in Cleveland

Recovering from breast implant surgery in Cleveland, Ohio, as with any surgery, is a gradual process. Some patients recover more quickly while others may be a bit slower. In general, the recovery following this procedure is not exceptionally difficult. The typical patient will experience some pain and discomfort and use pain medication for a few days following surgery. Depending upon the occupation, most patients will return to work within 5 to 7 days after surgery. After 1 to 2 weeks, patients can resume non-impact lower body exercise. Four weeks after surgery they can resume more rigorous exercises and 6 weeks following surgery they can resume upper body exercise.

Results from Breast Implant Surgery

While patients will of course see results immediately after surgery, there is always some swelling that develops. During the first week after surgery, the breasts and surrounding area are swollen and the implants may appear “high”, especially when the implants are placed under the muscle (subpectoral). Over the course of several weeks to months, the swelling subsides and the tissues stretch to accommodate the implant creating a more natural appearance. Patients with smaller breast sizes may take longer for the implants to settle. Patients who request larger implants may require more time for the implants to settle and the tissues to stretch out to accommodate the breast implant.

Complications of Breast Implant Surgery

As with any surgery, complications can develop following breast implant surgery in Cleveland. Fortunately complications are unusual. Some of the complications which can occur following augmentation are: bleeding; infection; capsular contracture; and deflation. All of the relevant risks related to your surgery will be discussed with you in detail.

Follow-Up after Breast Implant Surgery

In order to ensure each patient’s care and well-being, Dr. Goldschmidt sees patients frequently in the post-operative period and continues to follow their progress for an extended period of time. Should a question or concern arise after a breast augmentation procedure, please contact our office at any time.

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