Life After Breast Augmentation: What to Expect

Woman happy with her breast augmentation

I often hear some reservations from patients who are uncertain about what life will be like after breast augmentation. In this post, I’d like to address a few of these concerns and clear up some common misconceptions about what life is like with breast implants.

Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Idaho Falls, ID | Dr. Mark Freeman
Before & After Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Idaho Falls, ID | Dr. Mark Freeman
Before & After Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Idaho Falls, ID | Dr. Mark Freeman
Before & After Breast Augmentation

Will I be able to exercise after the procedure?

For the first 2 weeks after surgery, you’ll want to avoid any exercise except walking. You can start on lower body exercises after 2 weeks and light to moderate upper body exercise after 3 weeks. Once you gradually dial up the intensity of your workouts, you will be free to resume all exercise, but it’s best to avoid strenuous chest workouts as they can put extra pressure on your implants. Your procedure shouldn’t impede your lifestyle, especially since I take fitness routines into account as I create custom treatment plans for patients. You can learn more about breast augmentation recovery in my previous blog post on the subject.

Will I experience significant back pain or other symptoms common to women with overly large breasts?

Women with overly large breasts sometimes experience back discomfort since their breasts are too large for their body and therefore cause a strain. While breast reduction procedures remove volume from the breasts to bring them into proportion, breast augmentation adds volume to achieve the same goal. When we create a result that flatters your shape and fits well with your body type, it is not likely that you will experience any unpleasant symptoms.

Will I be able to dress conservatively with my new figure, if need be?

Your fashion sense doesn’t have to change after your procedure. You may experience an adjustment period that can involve choosing new clothing sizes and trying on different silhouettes to suit your new shape. However, your unique style can remain just the same. You can always look for higher necklines or add tank tops underneath low-cut tops to cover cleavage if you feel the need.

Is breast augmentation a safe procedure?

There are several factors to consider when it comes to breast augmentation safety as each implant type comes with a unique set of risks. It is important for each patient to discuss these thoroughly with their doctor. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon is essential since this qualification means they are experienced and have the skills to properly perform a breast augmentation procedure.

Breast augmentation is one of the most common procedures I perform and I take pride in offering a safe, effective approach that helps patients feel secure and supported as they achieve their aesthetic goals.

The best way to understand the positive effects breast implants can have on your life is to come in for a consultation at our Idaho Falls plastic surgery practice. You can contact us using the online form to request a consultation or call us at (208) 881-5351 to schedule an appointment.

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