Seattle Breast Augmentation
11820 Northup Way, Suite E-190
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone:(425) 450-1994

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Breast Enlargement Recovery and Results

Once you've made the decision to pursue breast enlargement in Seattle, you will want to find out what to expect in the period following your surgery. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of the "new you" that awaits after surgery, but it is important to be realistic about the time and care involved in your recovery. Making sure that you follow all instructions for aftercare is key to maintaining good results and your overall health.

Dr. George Marosan will patiently and thoroughly answer all of your questions about surgery and recovery during your initial consultation.Don't worry if you forgot to ask all your questions. You will have another chance to discuss your concerns at the preoperative appointment, usually two weeks prior to your surgery. Breast augmentation patients at his practice have a comfortable and quick recovery in almost all cases, thanks to the specialized breast enlargement techniques he uses during surgery to cause no bleeding or infection.

The friendly and compassionate staff members at Dr. Marosan's Seattle breast augmentation practice are readily available to answer any questions that may arise. To get all the facts about breast enlargement, including information about recovery, click here to contact Dr. Marosan, a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast enhancement specialist in Seattle.

Recovery after Breast Enlargement

The First 48 Hours

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure, which means you will be discharged the same day, once the effects of the anesthesia have worn off. You will need a friend or loved one to drive you home and care for you through the first night following surgery. Dr. Marosan will dress your incisions with gauze and supports the breasts in a soft surgical bra. There should be no need to deal with complicated dressing changes, and you may take a shower after 24 hours. Activity should be limited for the first few days - particularly avoid any reaching, bending, or lifting or straining, but be sure to get up and move around a bit to avoid formation of blood clots.

Managing Pain and Discomfort

With any surgical procedure, there will be some amount of post-surgical discomfort. However, Dr. Marosan utilizes advanced surgical techniques in order to minimize pain and provide satisfying results for his Seattle and Bellevue breast augmentation patients. Any resulting pain should be easily managed with the medication prescribed by Dr. Marosan. Cool compresses placed on the chest can help reduce swelling and pressure, and there is rarely any significant bruising.  Getting plenty of rest is important for a successful recovery.

Resuming Activity

Most patients feel comfortable resuming light, everyday activities within 3 or 4 days. After approximately 1 week, you may resume light exercise such as walking. After about 2 to 3 weeks, more strenuous exercise can be resumed. Strenuous upper body exercises such as push ups or bench presses should be avoided for at least 6 weeks, pending the approval of Dr. Marosan.

Seattle Breast Enlargement Results

Women who have had breast enhancement are understandably very eager to see their results. The following is a very generalized timeline for how you can expect your new look to emerge over time. Keep in mind that every patient is unique and your results may vary.

  • Upon removal of steri strip tapes, 4 to 6 days after surgery, you will see the incisions, which will become less visible over time.
  • Initially after surgery, your breasts may have a "high" appearance. Implants have a tendency to rise up, beneath the pectoral muscles. You will wear the chest strap to help the implant and tissues settle into a more natural position. Small changes to the shape and position of your breasts may occur for up to a year.
  • Exercise and activity: At a week after surgery, most patients can resume light aerobic activity, increasing those activities over the next 2 weeks. At 3 weeks after breast augmentation, resistance exercises can begin, and at 6 weeks most patients can even resume push-ups or chest presses. Dr. Marosan will advise you on how your healing is progressing, and will give you individualized advice on how quickly you can get back to the gym.

Having breast enlargement surgery in Seattle is only the beginning. The recovery process takes time and requires diligent aftercare in order to maximize the outcome of your surgery. If you are considering breast augmentation for a special event, such as a wedding or class reunion, it is important to discuss your time frames with Dr. Marosan so he can ensure there is adequate time for recovery.

Are you ready to take the first step toward a more sensual, confident you?

Click here to contact Dr. Marosan, a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast enhancement. Or, you can call his office at 425.450.1994 to set up your appointment.


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