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Breast augmentation recovery

The Road to Recovery after Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a transformation that goes far beyond the operation itself. The post-operative period is a crucial phase of the process that requires understanding, preparation and follow-up. At The Ottawa Clinic, we are committed not only to providing you with surgical excellence, but also to guiding you through every step of your recovery.

  1. The days immediately after surgery

It’s common after breast augmentation surgery to experience some pain and discomfort. This is completely normal and part of the healing process. Our patients can expect to experience some swelling, bruising and sometimes numbness around the operated area. But don’t worry, these symptoms are temporary and will gradually diminish. To relieve pain, analgesics will be prescribed. They will help make this post-operative phase as comfortable as possible.

  1. Resuming daily activities

We know how important it is to get on with life after surgery. Fortunately, most of our patients find that they can resume their daily activities within the first week after surgery. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that each person is unique, and the speed of recovery varies from one individual to another. While some feel ready to return to work or their usual routines within a few days, others may require a little more time to feel completely at ease.

  1. Precautions for intense activities

Although resumption of normal activities is generally rapid, we would like to stress the importance of caution when it comes to strenuous physical activity. Our surgeons recommend that you avoid any strenuous activity, such as sports, heavy lifting or other activities that place heavy demands on the chest, for five to six weeks after surgery. This is to ensure that the operated area heals properly and that the implants stabilize in their ideal position.

  1. Personalized post-operative follow-up

The breast augmentation experience doesn’t stop once the operation is over. On the contrary, it’s the beginning of a journey towards recovery and adaptation to your new silhouette. Once you’ve had your breast augmentation at The Ottawa Clinic, you’ll be offered a personalized post-operative treatment plan. This plan, based on your state of health, the extent of the procedure and your goals, will detail the precise steps involved in your follow-up. It will provide clear recommendations on what care to take, what medication to take, what signs to look out for and a schedule of follow-up visits. We make sure we’re there for you from the initial consultation through to your full recovery, ensuring that your experience is as smooth and satisfying as possible.

Considering breast augmentation? Trust our experts to guide you every step of the way.