"I’m having a breast augmentation surgery under the muscle. My boyfriend is going to pick me up from the clinic and we are staying in a hotel the first night and probably all of the 2nd day. But that’s it, from then, the 2nd night and the following days I will be by myself. He will just take me to post op appointments. Will I be able to do basic things like getting out of bed, changing clothes (wearing zipped sweaters and buttoned shirts), going to the bathroom, all by myself after that time?"


DR. POUSTI: Recovery after Breast Augmentation..

Thank you for the question.

Every patient has a different experience after breast augmentation recovery. In my opinion, it is best to be prepared for the worst case scenario; therefore, I think it would be in your best interest to have additional help for another few days after surgery. The first 2 to 4 days are when patients need the most help with the activities you described. I would recruit friends and/or family to help you if at all possible.

There is no reason, after undergoing elective surgery, that you should not have the most comfortable recovery experience possible.

Best wishes.

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