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How to recover faster from breast implant surgery

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.

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Tips for faster recovery from breast implants

Before your breast augmentation surgery

Before you get home

  • 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. Also – it’ll hurt to reach for it and 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.
  • Set up an appointment at a hair salon so you can get your hair washed the week after your surgery.
  • Have button shirts available, or if you’re running low, then grab men’s shirts.
  • Buy a puzzle or create a list of ways to keep busy
  • Switch to Dove Dry Spray in place of your regular deodorant because this aerosol deodorant will help you apply deodorant quickly and painlessly.
  • Get your underarms waxed because you won’t really be able to do that the weeks following the surgery, and even shaving will hurt.

At home breast implant recovery

  • Sleep well elevated to avoid swelling.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Watch: Breast augmentation Week 4 update

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with CosmetiCare. All thoughts and ideas remain my own.

Originally published on December 29, 2016. Last Updated on April 2, 2019 by Pattie Cordova



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