August is National Picnic Month—a time to pack a basket, spread a blanket, and enjoy a meal beneath a shady tree, on the beach, or under the moonlight. However, if you’re about to have a breast augmentation, you’re probably thinking recovery will be no picnic at all! Well, rest easy. With a little patience and some at-home TLC, you will be enjoying a picnic lunch and your new fuller look in no time! Here are some tips for a successful recovery:

You can expect some pain and swelling. To minimize these symptoms, be sure to prop your upper body up when you are at rest, and ask what medications you can safely take to help ease discomfort.

Rest and follow your at-home instructions diligently. Refrain from using your arms and chest area, including any heavy lifting or strenuous activities for at least a week or two.

Wear a well-fitted sports bra to help control swelling and provide support.

Keep your follow-up appointments and don’t resume normal activities until you get the doctor’s go ahead.

Don’t be concerned if your breasts feel firm at first or you experience a loss of sensation…in most cases this is only temporary.

Be patient. Soreness and bruising will disappear eventually and your breast implants will begin to look and feel natural within a few months. Allow your body the time it needs to recover, and you’ll be flaunting your new figure before you know it!

For more information about what to expect as you recover from a breast augmentation, just give Dr. Lisa J. Learn a call at our Lauderdale Lakes office by dialing (954) 380-8411 today. Then go ahead and plan that picnic. Even if it doesn’t happen in August, not to worry—it’s always perfect picnic weather in Florida!

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