Women considering breast augmentation on Long Island at my practice often ask about the time required for recovery. I use a “rapid recovery” approach that cuts the downtime to, for some women, just 24 hours. This special method, combined with 20 years of plastic surgery experience, mean that my patients can enjoy all the benefits of breast enhancement with increased convenience and comfort.
My 3 secrets for fast recovery eliminate the need for drains or compression wraps during the procedure. Some women do not even require pain medication. Many can resume normal, non-strenuous activities the next day.
1. Minimize trauma to the tissues and minimize bleeding.
Using precise, gentle, controlled movements during surgery results in less trauma to the breasts and surrounding tissues. I avoid performing a “blind” procedure, and I operate using a precise, quick dissection without blunt instruments. Doing so helps to minimize bleeding, lessen post-operative pain, and can nearly eliminate all bruising.
2. Use long-acting anesthetic to reduce bruising and pain.
Injecting an anesthetic solution reduces the potential for bleeding and bruising while rapidly numbing the area. Medical research shows that this solution also can decrease post-operative pain and reduce the need for post-operative pain medication.
3. Provide precise post-operative instructions.
I provide detailed guidelines after surgery, designed to speed up your recovery after a breast augmentation. These tips and exercises help my patients heal faster.