The Natrelle® pre-consultation kit comes with a wealth of tools to educate you about breast implant options. It comes with sample implants and a profile bra, so you can try on different sizes in the privacy of your own home.
Breast Augmentation Post Operative Care
You must have someone drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours after surgery. You will experience some pain the first day or two that is easily controlled with pain pills. Some tightness in the breast area is also normal as your body adjusts to the implants. You can move about freely after surgery.
Wear a bra at all times (except when showering) during the first two weeks following surgery. Avoid heavy lifting for two to three weeks. Moderate exercise, such as walking or stationary biking, is allowed after the first week. Vigorous exercise such as jogging or aerobics may be resumed at three to four weeks. You will most likely be able to return to work within a few days, but you will need to avoid any strenuous activity for a couple of weeks.
During recovery, the breasts will be somewhat swollen. Within a few weeks, the actual shape and size will be evident. You may notice some asymmetry; however, most breasts are naturally somewhat asymmetrical.
Risks of Breast Augmentation
Delayed wound healing may occur in persons with diabetes, history of radiation, autoimmune disease, or smokers. Other complications include capsular contracture, bleeding, infection, or irregularity of the skin. It is important to have a thorough medical evaluation beforehand to address these potential risks. You also need to know that even a small hole in a saline implant can cause the contents to leak out, resulting in a flat implant and necessitating surgical replacement. This is completely avoidable, however, by taking proper precautions.