Are you curious about undergoing breast augmentation surgery, but not sure how much time you’ll need to devote to surgery and recovery?
As it turns out, you won’t have to put your entire life on hold for breast augmentation surgery. Take a look at the average duration of a breast augmentation procedure, including how long you can expect recovery to take.
Breast Augmentation Surgery: Average Duration
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.
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 is typically performed with general anesthesia. Your plastic surgeon should provide you with some time after your surgery to recover from the after-effects of general anesthesia. 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 3-4 weeks after surgery, with total recovery taking about six weeks.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
You’re a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery if you meet most of the following criteria:
- You want to increase your bust size
- You feel as those your breasts are asymmetrical
- Your breast size makes you feel self-conscious
- 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.” *