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Breast Aug Recovery

A Blog on Expediting Your Breast Implant Recovery by Dr. Loftus

We focus on maximizing your healing after breast augmentation. Healing after breast implant surgery is generally uneventful. However, it is very important to strictly follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions to maximize your chances of a normal recovery. Here are some tips to help. Be sure to follow your surgeon’s instructions, as they may vary from one plastic surgeon to another.

It is critical to wear a soft, supportive bra after your procedure. We recommend wearing a post-operative support bra for 6 weeks. The implants add weight to your breast. It is important to hold them in the right place so that the tissues heal to maintain the right placement. In fact, it is always best to wear a bra when you have breast implants. The more weight that the bra supports, the less your skin has to support. This equates into more longevity of your result.

Expect your breasts to look swollen for the first 2-3 weeks, although most of my patients do not go through this phase. After a few weeks they will look much better. If you do have swelling, two things will help swelling resolve after your breast augmentation. First, sleep on several pillows to maintain a slightly elevated position for the first couple of weeks. Second, massage your breasts several times a day. Subtle swelling, perceived as firmness, persists even after your breasts achieve their final size. Your breasts will feel much softer in a few weeks.

Avoid exertion for the first few weeks after a breast aug. Range of motion exercises are helpful to avoid shoulder stiffness. Elevated blood pressure could cause bleeding and will make swelling worse in the first few weeks after your procedure. Based on this, light walking is encouraged, but you should wait 3 weeks to return to low impact cardio exercise. Wait 6 weeks before returning to strength training or high impact cardio.

Your breast augmentation scar will appear pink and slightly raised in the early stages of healing. Massage can help flatten and soften the scar. You can start massage 2-4 weeks after surgery, using an unscented hand lotion. We recommend doing this 3 times a day for a couple months.

We are focused on maximizing your entire breast augmentation experience. Our website and consultations are designed to educate you to make your best decision. Our surgical techniques are maximized for safety and your best result. We focus on pain control to provide maximum comfort during and after surgery. Our recovery protocols help you achieve your final result as quickly as possible. We look forward to taking care of you.

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About Dr. Loftus


Dr. Loftus is a female plastic surgeon who is considered a national authority on plastic surgery, having appeared on numerous talk shows as an expert. Her book has become a best-selling book on plastic surgery and has earned her the reputation as a vocal advocate of patient safety, satisfaction, and education in plastic surgery. No wonder her patients have such great things to say about her…
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My results are amazing - Dr. Loftus is amazing!
My friends can't believe how natural I look!
I had no pain after surgery and recovery was so easy.
The entire experience was fabulous!
I am a nurse who has worked with many doctors, Dr. Loftus is the best!
The care was exceptional and results are incredible!
My results are better than I ever imagined!
Dr. Loftus is a rare surgeon: highly skilled, personable and compassionate!
My experience from start to finish was completely extraordinary!
Awesome results from a skilled and caring doctor.
I love love love Dr. Loftus and everyone in the office!
I've never felt so comfortable and understood in a doctor's office.
I felt so comfortable and barely had any pain at all.
I never knew I could look this good! Thank you Dr. Loftus!!!
Never met such a warm and caring staff anywhere else.
If only every doctor could be like Dr. Loftus, how very fortunate we would be.

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2139 Auburn Avenue, Suite 201
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 793-4000
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1881 Dixie Highway, Suite 300
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859-426-5000
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