What is the recovery time for breast augmentation surgery?

Answer:

Breast augmentation surgery  is a fairly straight forward procedure for most patients.  Routinely, these are performed as an outpatient in my accredited office based surgery facility.  Patients go home in a loose fitting zip up sports bra and often can go back to light duty fairly quickly after surgery.  I most commonly perform breast augmentation using the submuscular pocket using the dual plane approach.  In most cases, especially in very thin patients, I think that this adds mores soft tissue coverage over the implant especially in the upper pole.  Most patients can go back to light aerobics within about 3-4 weeks. Often they can do vigorous exercise like sit-ups and weight lifting within 6-8 weeks.  It is important to be seen in follow-up before moving forward with the various activities.

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