The First Few Weeks
After the first week of recovery, women are encouraged to slowly get back into light normal daily routine. Pain should be minimal during the second week and following weeks, but you will be required to refrain from strenuous activities and any activity that involves bouncing movements, such as running and jumping.
Patients with jobs that require light to minimal activity can return to work during the first or second week. Women with jobs that require strenuous activity should stay out of work for a minimum of 3 weeks.
Week Four and Following
Your surgeon will evaluate your progress after the first few weeks and be able to see how well your healing has progressed. During these visits, the surgeon will give you any further instructions regarding your recovery, but in general, breast augmentation patients return to work and normal activities after the fourth week of recovery. Patients will generally be completely recovered and cleared for all activities by 8 weeks.
Meet Dr. Jamie Moenster
Now that you are aware of what the recovery process is like, we would like to recommend Dr. Jamie Moenster of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery of Arizona. Dr. Moenster is Board Certified in Plastic, Reconstructive and General Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgeons. She has expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body.
In fact, Dr. Moenster lectures on the state and national levels about cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to surgery, Dr. Moenster also has expertise in providing patients with non-invasive treatments like fillers, botox, laser procedures, peels, and sclerotherapy. She is a graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a five-year residency as a general surgeon and a two-year fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Health Systems.
You will undoubtedly be under the care of the finest plastic surgeon with Dr. Moenster. You can read more about Dr. Moenster in her biography on her website.