How long does it take to recover from pectoral implants surgery?
It typically takes one to two weeks to recover from pectoral augmentation. Your surgeon will let you know how long it will be before you can return to your normal level of activity and work. Your surgeon will also give you and your caregiver detailed instructions about your postoperative care after your surgery, including information about:
- Drains, if they have been placed
- Typical symptoms you will experience
- Potential signs of complications
It is vital that you follow all the patient care instructions your surgeon provides, including information about wearing compression garments, taking care of your drains, taking antibiotics if prescribed, and the level and type of activity that is safe. It is also important to know that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals.
What can I expect during my pectoral implant recovery?
- Immediately after surgery, your chest muscles may feel tight, and you will be sore and stiff.
- When the anesthesia wears off, you may have some pain in your chest area. If the pain is extreme or long-lasting, contact your surgeon.
- You will have some redness and swelling after the surgery, but this should disappear quickly. Most residual swelling will resolve within a month.
- Your incisions should heal in approximately two weeks.
- Your implant healing should be complete in about six weeks.