In general, it will take the body four to eight weeks before it fully recovers from breast augmentation surgery. Due to the length of the recovery period, you will want to try and prepare the following to help make the experience more comfortable for you:
Needless to say, you will want to wear comfortable clothes after surgery. Buy a couple of loose-fitting tops, blouses or dresses before the date of the procedure. As much as possible, don’t wear tight-fitting clothes that may cause discomfort during your recovery period. Since you’re still recuperating, be careful not to strain yourself too much; prepare clothes so you won’t have to stress about it after surgery.
The chemicals in cigarette smoke significantly impede the body’s ability to repair itself after surgery. If you are a smoker, you will want to quit smoking at least three to four weeks before you undergo the procedure. The last thing you want to happen is to have to deal with both recovering from the procedure and the headaches presented by nicotine withdrawal.
Have Someone Stay with You
After surgery, you will be asked to avoid unnecessary movements and heavy lifting to help you recover faster. If you live alone, such instructions can be difficult to follow. You may want to ask a close friend or relative to live with you for the next week or two to help you around the house.