Your breasts will appear firmer and fuller immediately following your breast augmentation. As with any plastic surgery, some swelling and bruising can be anticipated. Your breasts may not attain their final feel or shape for up to a year.
You may be uncomfortable when you first wake up after your breast augmentation. Dr. Varkony will provide medication to relieve any discomfort. You will receive specific instructions to follow during your recovery, including such matters as rest and sleeping positions, raising your arms, bathing and showering techniques, and breast exercises.
Dr. Varkony will want to examine you at regular intervals during the first year following your breast augmentation. Our patients return to the center following the third day of recovery so that Dr. Varkony can remove any bandages and check the incision area. Breasts may be swollen and bruised for approximately one to two weeks.
In most patients, the scars from the breast augmentation incisions will be pink for about six months and will gradually fade after that. The scars are usually inconspicuous. Nevertheless, you should know that all scars are permanent and their height, width, and final color, while usually quite good, depend on several factors including genetics, age, and how you heal.
If you sunbathe or utilize a tanning bed, you must not do so until any numbness of the breast is gone (to avoid burning). After this point, you must protect the incision site with a sunscreen of SPF 50 or more for at least the first two years to prevent reddening of the scar.