To say that you’re excited for your upcoming breast augmentation is probably an understatement. More accurately, the mix of nervous excitement you’re feeling is palpable; one of the ways to channel that energy into something productive is to get yourself prepared with everything you need for your breast augmentation recovery. Before sharing our recommended breast augmentation recovery products, we’ll first answer some of the most common questions we hear from our breast implant patients.
How long is recovery from breast augmentation?
With breast augmentation surgery, you should expect three days of solid downtime and relative downtime for at least two weeks. You can expect pain, swelling and sensitivity for a few weeks, but it should subside enough within the first few days to allow you to return to most of your activities without significant discomfort. Need a more detailed breakdown of your breast augmentation recovery stages and what to expect physically? We’ve compiled the ultimate list of Dr. Barrett’s breast augmentation recovery tips, best practices, next steps, what you should expect, things you should be concerned about, as well as what to do and what not to do while you recover from your breast augmentation.
How painful is breast augmentation recovery?
Any pain or discomfort should be easily relieved by taking Tylenol or CBD. Prescription pain medication is also given as a backup, should your pain exceed the relief of Tylenol or CBD. You shouldn’t feel much pain, and most patients describe their breast augmentation surgery recovery as more uncomfortable than painful.
What are the best products to buy for breast augmentation recovery?
Over his decades of experience, Dr. Barrett has researched hundreds of products aimed at ensuring his patients have the best recovery possible. As mentioned above, CBD is among his most recommended products. Barrett Recovery CBD, in particular, a full spectrum organic CBD that’s formulated with 1500mg of pure, therapeutic cannabidiol per bottle, is really a game-changer for pain management, anxiety and sleep. CBD can also help with post-op swelling by affecting the signals in the body’s endocannabinoid receptors, which are found in the body’s central and peripheral nervous systems.
Magnesium Breakthrough is also essential to control the muscle spasms that may occur as you recover from your breast reduction. It can also help with constipation and sleep. Arnica Recovery Complex contains both arnica and bromelain, and is an effective, holistic way to decrease the inflammation after surgery that occurs in your body without causing a leaky gut that can happen with traditional anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen or aspirin. Formulated to provide the optimal level of nutrient support, for enhanced recovery after surgery, Healfast Post-Op gives your body the necessary nutrients to heal and helps you detox from anesthesia, in addition to also reducing swelling, bruising and inflammation, and aiding in pain control. MassZymes, a digestive enzyme supplement, breaks down the debris created from the wound healing process, improves tissue remodeling and actually reduces the lab markers of inflammation, making it one of the best supplements for healing after surgery. Finally, starting at two weeks post-op, you should start using scar gel. Skinuva® is surgical scar healing cream that’s backed by science and uses highly selective growth factors which are shown to be twice as effective as silicone cream.
Another game-changer: Red light therapy. A key therapeutic treatment for inflammation, it works by penetrating the body at the cellular level with specific wavelengths of light, reducing swelling and supporting tissue repair and regeneration. LightStim in particular, combines this therapeutic light energy with patented technology as an inflammation after surgery treatment in an easy-to-use, at home device. It accelerates the body’s recovery process by increasing circulation and is even FDA cleared to relieve pain. When used right after surgery (and beyond), it can help significantly with swelling, bruising and even with post-surgery scarring.
Dr. Barrett has also curated an ultimate recovery kit to set his breast augmentation patients up for surgical success with the least amount of down time and discomfort possible.
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