Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation
Yes. You can have a Breast Augmentation and go back to normal activities the VERY SAME DAY.
Breast Augmentation is the most popular and most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S. It’s ideal for women who wish to enhance, regain or restore volume and balance to their bodies.
At the WG, Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation is the hottest, new approach and our patients love it. What makes recovery so quick? The secret lies in a gentle surgical approach and having our patients get active immediately after surgery.
During surgery, Dr. Weiland gently and efficiently dissects tissues while creating the implant pocket. This minimizes trauma to the breast tissues and shortens a patient’s time under anesthesia. Less anesthesia is then absorbed and metabolized within the body. After surgery then, the body has less to release. Also, gentle tissue dissection leads to less bruising and less bruising leads to less post-operative pain. It’s a win-win!
After surgery, patients are encouraged to get back-to-life. Within an hour or two, patients are required to get outside, walk, shop or to do light housework. They are asked to complete a routine series of prescribed over-the-head exercises. To help with the soreness, patients rely solely on Ibuprofen.
With Rapid Recovery, the earlier a patient gets active the less stiffness and pain sets in quickening the recovery process.
This is contrary to the traditional post-operative surgical regimen still prescribed widely by plastic surgeons. The typical post-op plan is to have a patient rest and not raise her arms above her head. This leads to a longer, more painful recovery. Why? Stiffness sets in with less movement. Then the cycle starts – more stiffness, more pain, more recovery time needed.
Our patients have been amazed. They tell us that they have gone to the movies, out to eat and shopping with family and friends the very same day and still feel great afterwards. They often find the initial exercising challenging but say they adapt quickly and actually love getting back into their normal routine. They also tell us that they are amazed at how well and clear thinking they feel so fast.
Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation is the perfect procedure for patients who are having their first Breast Augmentation. However, a traditional recovery regimen is still recommended for patients requiring breast revisions, lifts or reductions.