Recovery and Post Op

  • Drowsiness – Drowsiness is a very common side effect that is caused by the anaesthesia. This is felt most in the 24 hours immediately following your surgery and should improve quickly after that. It’s important that somebody is with you at all times during that 24 hours since you’re more prone to accidents due to the drowsiness.
  • Nausea – Some nausea is not unusual in the first few days. This can be a side effect of the anesthesia or of the pain medication you’re prescribed. It’s usually not too severe and can be lessened by making sure you take it easy.
  • Swelling of the breasts – Swelling of the breasts is very normal and to be expected following breast augmentation. The swelling will slowly subside in the weeks following your surgery until it’s no longer noticeable.
  • Some pain and discomfort – They may also be some pain and discomfort in your breasts after the surgery. This is another completely normal side effect and you will be prescribed pain medication to help you deal with this.
  • Take any prescribed medication – You’ll be prescribed pain medication following your surgery. It’s important to take this as well as any other medication you would normally take. You will be advised fully by Dr Lynam regarding what medications you should take at your consultation.
  • Do not exert yourself physically – This is very important, especially in the first couple of weeks after surgery. Your breasts will take a while to heal so you don’t want to engage in any strenuous activities that could affect the healing process.
  • Take at least a week off work – Even if your job isn’t physically demanding, you still need to give yourself at least a week to properly recover from the effects of your surgery. If after a week you feel well enough, then you can return to work, providing your job doesn’t require you to do anything that’s very physically demanding.

A great recovery depends on taking care of yourself! Don’t over do it and let the healing process complete. Great results come from smart recovery.

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Dr. Gregory Lynam

I would like to extend a personal invitation to you to visit
our Richmond Breast Enhancement Center . We believe
any great breast surgery starts with open and honest
communication between you and I. Let’s discuss your
goals and plan your solution. I am 100% comitted to your
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