Every year, a significant number of women consider undergoing breast augmentation. The reasons for wanting to do so are many — to have a silhouette they would be happier with, to regain a perky look after breastfeeding, or to have a more proportionate body. However, it’s also common to have questions about cosmetic enhancements. What, exactly, does the process entail? What’s the recovery process like? And, is there anything you can do while you heal to ensure a healthy recovery?
Overview of Breast Augmentation at Innovations Medical
Although traditional breast augmentation procedures involve inserting breast implants, at Innovations Medical, we offer a safer and natural solution — fat transfer or natural breast augmentation. This procedure is safer due to no risk of your body rejecting the new tissue inserted into your breasts. This is because said fat is removed from the patient’s own body — such as another body part they’d like to reshape. The fat is then processed to remove impurities and injected into the breasts.
You can choose to harvest the fat from your thighs, hips, stomach, or buttocks. In addition to providing an organic way to increase your breast size, the procedure can be done with local anesthesia, which is better for your overall health. As if these benefits weren’t compelling enough, since your breasts are filled with fat from your own body, the results look and feel completely natural.
Prior to undergoing the procedure, you’ll meet with your doctor to determine whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure and to discuss cup sizes and realistic results. You can also use this time to ask any questions or address concerns you may have about the enhancement.
Recovery Process for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
As if all of the benefits of a fat transfer breast augmentation weren’t enough, the recovery process for this type of procedure is also easier. In fact, most patients can resume their daily routine — including going back to work — the next day. However, do keep in mind that some swelling and soreness is normal and that it will gradually decrease as weeks go by. You may also experience discomfort for up to a week after the procedure has been completed. As for exercise, you may resume mild activities within a week. If you’re into more strenuous workouts, you may have to wait about a month to get back to them. Always discuss your specific circumstances with your doctor.
4 Tips for a Healthy Recovery from a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
There are several things you can do to ensure a smooth recovery after a fat transfer breast augmentation. These include:
1. Take Your Medications
Your doctor may prescribe painkillers to help you deal with the discomfort associated with recovery. Take them as directed, paying attention to dosage, time of day when you have to take them, and whether you should have a meal beforehand.
Even though the recovery time for a fat transfer breast augmentation is much shorter than what’s required after getting implants, you do need to allow your body adequate time to heal. Take a pause on your exercise routine and before returning to work, as instructed by your physician.
3. Sleep On Your Back
Although it’s possible to sleep on your stomach right after the procedure, it would cause you to experience pain. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it could also disrupt your sleep. When you go to bed, sleep on your back for the first month after the procedure. If you had fat harvested from your buttocks, talk with your doctor about possible sleeping positions.
4. Avoid Putting Pressure On Your Breasts
Since you may be sore and swollen in the days following the procedure, you want to limit any activity that puts pressure on your breasts, including wearing a bra and having sexual relations.
If You’re Thinking About Cosmetic Enhancements, Contact Innovations Medical
If you’re looking to reshape your body and boost your self-confidence, Innovations Medical is here for you. We’ll answer your questions and resolve any concerns you have about cosmetic procedures. We’ve been helping our patients look their best since 2005, and even our most advanced procedures are often minimally invasive.