Post Recovery Care for Breast Augmentation & Implantation
Your breasts will be covered with gauze after the surgery. You may need to wear a surgical bra as you heal. You'll need to take it easy for a few days after your breast augmentation surgery. For instance, you shouldn't do any heavy lifting for up to six weeks after getting your implants. You will have swelling in the area where the surgery was done.
Over time, recovery care is very important to retain an even proportionate shape to avoid calcifications. Breast implants, particularly the older-style silicone-gel implants that were used 15 to 20 years ago, often cause calcifications in the capsule, the layer of scar tissue that forms around the implant. Calcifications rarely cause any symptoms and usually are found on a routine mammogram.