If you’re planning on undergoing breast augmentation in the near future, there are some things you should do in advance to prepare. Overall, the recovery period for breast augmentation isn’t too bad. However, for the first few days, you’ll probably be pretty sore, tired, and unable to complete certain tasks. However, if you make certain preparations, you can ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Enlist Help From Friends or Family
One of the most important things you’ll need to do in preparation for your breast augmentation is to make arrangements with friends and/or family members. For one thing, you’ll need someone to give you a ride home after your surgery. If possible, you should also arrange for someone you trust to spend the first 24 to 48 hours of your recovery with you. As you wait for the grogginess from the anesthesia to wear off, you won’t be able to do much for yourself, and having someone around will make a huge difference.
If you have young children, you’ll also need to arrange for full-time childcare for at least a couple of days. Alternatively, if your kids are old enough to help out, you may want to recruit them to take care of certain chores while you’re recovering.
Prep Your Meals
During the first week of your breast augmentation recovery, you probably won’t feel up to cooking very often. However, it is important that you maintain a healthy diet while your body heals from the surgery. So, take some time to prepare several days’ worth of nutritious meals in advance. This way, you’ll have plenty of good food to eat, but you won’t need to use up energy cooking it.
Ensure That Important Items Are Within Reach
When you’re in the early part of your breast augmentation recovery, you won’t be able to lift anything heavy or raise your arms high above your head. So, if any of the items that you use frequently are located on high shelves, you should move them to around waist height before your surgery. This will prevent you from needing to constantly get help grabbing everyday objects while you’re healing.
Create a Comfortable Recovery Area
After your breast augmentation, you should be able to return to your normal routine after a week or two of recovery. But for the first several days, it’s important to spend the majority of your time resting. To make this period as comfortable as possible, you should set up a rest area in your home. Ideally, this area should have the following traits:
- Easy to get in and out of without straining yourself
- Allows you to keep your head elevated
- Allows you to move your legs around
- Next to a table for food, drinks, books, etc.
- In a room with a comfortable temperature
What Is the Takeaway?
Recovering from breast surgery is never much fun, but it doesn’t need to be miserable or overly difficult. If you remember to make the important preparations, you can make the process much easier on yourself. And if the recovery process goes smoothly, it will help ensure that your body heals properly and that your results are superb.
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