Tips for faster recovery from breast implants

It’s been a heck of a ride and I’ve learned so much along the way as I navigated the waters of my new breast implants. I feel like I learned so much that I just HAVE to share all my tips for faster recovery from breast implants with you! So that if you too decide to get it done, you’ll have a few tricks under your sleeve to make your recovery even faster.

Tips for faster recovery from breast implants -

Tips for faster recovery from breast implants

  • Make sure to have water and bendy straws. It’s frustrating to go for a drink of water and see that the cup is just an inch too far from you. And then to be able to reach it but it hurts to tip the glass.
  • Create a nest of pillows for comfort and support. I recommend a bed rest pillow because it holds you in one place like a cocoon.
  • Slept well elevated to avoid swelling.
  • Have button shirts available, or if you’re running low, then grab men’s shirts.
  • Place your pills in pill planner box because opening the pill containers will make your chest hurt.
  • Use a safety pin to keep the breast wrap in place (if you’re asked to use one).
  • Lose about five pounds before your surgery because you won’t be able to do much after the surgery.
  • Buy a puzzle or create a list of ways to keep busy
  • Set money aside for scar removal products. I used Scar Recovery Gel by Skin Medica and Silagen silicon gel sheets.
  • Your breast will hurt when you get too cold, keep them warm by crossing your arms as you go through the grocery store or wear breast pads in your bra.
  • Use Dove Dry Spray in place of your regular deodorant because this aerosol deodorant will help you apply deodorant quickly and painlessly.
  • Keep your breasts clean with Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water, especially because you cannot use the shower head to do so. Wipe off with a cotton ball.
  • Use bar soap to wash your hands and body because the soap pump will strain your chest muscles.
  • Purchase the Posture Corrector Wireless Back Support Bra by Leonisa before your surgery. Go up a size because they run small. This will be the bra you’ll use before you can start using underwire bras again.
  • Get your underarms waxed because you won’t really be able to do that the weeks following the surgery, and even shaving will hurt.
  • Use the cool setting on your blow dryer to dry off the bandages. this way they won’t fall off before they’re supposed to.
  • Set up an appointment at a hair salon so you can get your hair washed the week after your surgery.

Get a visual on some of the tips mentioned above in my week 4 video update.

Watch: Breast augmentation Week 4 update

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7 comments on Tips for faster recovery from breast implants

  1. Alexedward
    December 31, 2016 at 7:21 am (1 year ago)

    It is necessary to stop smoking and using any nicotine containing products at least 3-4 weeks before a breast augmentation procedure. Smoking causes vasoconstriction so it decreases the amount of oxygen in the blood and decreases the amount of blood travelling to the body tissues. Smoking and use of nicotine can cause wound formation, high rates of capsular contracture, aging of skin and the collagen break down.

  2. Alexedward
    June 17, 2017 at 5:49 am (1 year ago)

    After Breast Augmentation you must do the following

    (1) Only if instructed by your doctor, remove bra, bandages, and take a full shower on a daily basis.
    (2 )Do not take a bath, sauna, or Jacuzzi.
    (3) After shower, dry the special tape over your incisions with a blow dryer.
    (4) Do not apply body lotion after breast implants.
    (5) Wear surgical bra with no underwire and no tight bands, and loose cloths.
    If you have ace bandages as part of your dressing, replace them after wearing your bra.

  3. breast augmentation
    September 8, 2017 at 7:10 am (9 months ago)

    Thank you for the tips. i will keep these tips in my mind. I just had my breast augmentation. Now i’ll try to follow your tips for fast recovery.

  4. Barbera Peters
    September 12, 2017 at 7:12 am (9 months ago)

    My mom has recently decided to have a breast augmentation surgery and I wanted to see what tips I should know when helping her recover. You mentioned that once you are home you should have button shirts available and to have your pills in a planner box so that you do not have to open the bottles yourself. That is a great idea for me to keep in mind while my mom finds a place to get her surgery done.

  5. Jeremy Thompson
    February 16, 2018 at 3:13 pm (4 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing some tips on how to recover faster after a breast surgery! My wife is planning to have a breast surgery done to herself as she wishes to sculpt her body more attuned to her taste. Your advice to have the underarms waxed before the surgery as it could potentially be hard for them to do this once the operation is done for weeks will be very beneficial for her to learn first. That should help her better prepare for what is to come. Hopefully, she’ll be satisfied with the results of her cosmetic surgery.

    • Pattie Cordova
      February 27, 2018 at 3:01 pm (4 months ago)

      Thank you so much!!! Wishing her a speedy recovery.


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