Are you curious about undergoing breast augmentation surgery, but not sure how much time you’ll need to devote to surgery and recovery?
Fortunately, breast augmentation is a short procedure with long-lasting benefits, and you won’t have to put your entire life on hold for surgery. Take a look at the average duration of a breast augmentation procedure and how long you can expect recovery to take.
Breast augmentation surgery takes surprisingly little time; in fact, it’s estimated that the procedure itself takes anywhere from one to two hours, depending on the patient and the plastic surgeon’s experience. In the experienced hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Greenberg, you can rest assured that your procedure will be efficient and effective.
That means it may only take a half-day for you to go into surgery, have the procedure performed, and head back home after an hour or so of post-op recovery.
Breast augmentation surgery at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center is typically performed with general anesthesia. After your surgery, we’ll take you to our recovery area until the after-effects of general anesthesia wear off. You should have someone pick you up from the surgical center to take you home, as you’ll be unable to drive after your procedure.
How Long Does Breast Augmentation Recovery Take?
Recovery times are different for every patient, but in general, you can expect to be back on the job about one week after your surgery. However, if you work a more manual job with lifting, you may be advised to wait two weeks before heading back.
Most patients are able to return to the gym three to four weeks after surgery, with total recovery taking about six weeks.
Breast augmentation is an effective and long-lasting way to enhance your breasts and boost your confidence. With Dr. Greenberg’s experience and skill, it’s also a fast procedure with minimal scarring. After just a one to two-hour procedure and a week of downtime, you’ll enjoy fuller, more symmetrical breasts for many years.
During your consultation, Dr. Greenberg will discuss your goals to determine the best implant option and surgical technique. He will personalize your procedure to fit your goals, and routinely uses a Keller funnel device to reduce the risk of complications.
You’re a healthy individual with realistic expectations
You don’t have any blood-thinning disorders
“I had my Breast augmentation with Dr Greenberg 4 years ago and I’m very happy with the results. Until these day my breasts look amazing and even better. I got the natural look that I was looking for.
I would definitely recommend this doctor and I would be doing more surgeries with him again.” *