So, you have just had your long-awaited breast surgery, and summer is in full swing. Congratulations on your new curves and confidence! While you are itching to hit the beach and rock that summer fashion, it's important to take some precautions during your healing process. Don't worry, we've got your back (and your front). Here are some essential breast augmentation recovery tips to ensure you have a smooth recovery while keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Get ready to flaunt your (new) beautiful self in no time! Patience is a virtue (and trust us it’s worth it!).
Tip #1: Take Care of Your Glow
You may be concerned about those surgical scars, but trust us with proper aftercare, they'll fade into the background quickly. Here are some quick and effective skincare reminders to ensure your skin glows like never before:
Pamper your skin:
Bid farewell to harsh cleansers and fragrances. Opt for mild, hypoallergenic products like non-soap cleansers and fragrance-free moisturizers.
Avoid the sun:
We all love a good dose of Vitamin D, but direct sun exposure is a no-no, especially after plastic surgery. Shield your skin from the sun's harmful rays for as long as you can. Cover your incisions with clothing (sun protected fabric clothing is ideal) when you can and always use sunscreen on incision areas once they heal.
Resist the urge to pick at peeling skin or scabs. Trust us, it won't speed up your healing process but may increase the chances of infection or scarring.
Your skin tissue needs that time to heal to be water resistant, so it’s best to wait until you have the all-clear from your doctor.
Tip #2: Rest Up
After a breast augmentation procedure, it is important to ease back into exercising gradually to ensure a smooth recovery. Generally, you can resume exercising two to three weeks after surgery, focusing on gentle exercises that help loosen and relax the chest muscles, alleviating any tightness. It's recommended to start with low-impact and relaxing exercises during the initial weeks, avoiding strenuous activities like volleyball for six to eight weeks. Remember not to raise your arms over your head for the first two weeks and check your balance as you adjust to the added volume in your breasts. It’s important to avoid lifting weights until you get clearance from your surgeon.
For optimal support, wear a comfortable sports bra without underwires or swim tops for at least six weeks. When it comes to post-surgical care, clinical studies highlight the importance of wearing appropriate attire to support your results. That's where NOA™ steps in as a medical grade post-op bra specifically designed for comfort and support after Breast Surgery. From protection and fixation to stabilization and support, this bra has got you covered. Experience optimal and speedy healing while enjoying the utmost comfort and, of course, if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to consult your board-certified plastic surgeon for personalized guidance.
Tip #3: Stay Healthy
Here's another secret ingredient for a speedy recovery—maintain a healthy diet and stay hydrated! Nourishing your body with protein, vitamins, and minerals promotes healing and reduces inflammation. So, load up on nutritious foods. Additionally, drinking plenty of water helps flush out toxins and minimizes swelling. Your skin will thank you!
With these after-surgery skin care tips, you'll be rocking your new glow in no time. Remember to prioritize your skin's health and give it the love it deserves during the recovery journey. Also, do not forget to have your surgeon on speed dial for any other questions you may have. Embrace your newfound curves, own your glow and enjoy a summer of confidence and self-love!
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