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How long can I have to take off of work after breast augmentation surgery?

How long can I have to take off of work after breast augmentation surgery?

4-5 days: My patients typically go back to work 4-5 days after breast augmentation. However, this is also dependent on the size of your augmentation and the type of job that you perform. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and ...Read more


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Why is it that there are no marks left after breast augmentation surgery done?

Why is it that there are no marks left after breast augmentation surgery done?

Depends: Whether or not there is a scar visible on the breast after breast augmentation surgery will depend on where the incision is placed during the procedure. Sometimes scars are located in the axillary area, infra mammary fold area, umbilical area, or under the areola. ...Read more

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How much time would I have to take off of work after breast augmentation surgery?

How much time would I have to take off of work after breast augmentation surgery?

Work: Most women can return to work in one week and resume exercise in about one month or when the plastic surgeon advises. ...Read more

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How long before/after breast augmentation surgery do I have to stop working out?

How long before/after breast augmentation surgery do I have to stop working out?

Working out after: I recommend no working out for 4-6 weeks after breast surgery. You need to give your body time to heal. It is important that the implants remain where your surgeon placed them in the operating room. Also trauma and bleeding after surgery can predispose you to capsular contracture. ...Read more

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Is it okay to sleep on your tummy after breast augmentation surgery?

Is it okay to sleep on your tummy after breast augmentation surgery?

Eventually.: You should be able to sleep on your abdomen after breast augmentation surgery. For some patients this may take 2 to 3 months before they feel comfortable doing so. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Any special treatment for day after breast augmentation surgery?

Any special treatment for day after breast augmentation surgery?

Surgeons vary: Surgeons vary in their recommendations following surgery with some recommending limited activity and compression dressings while some even make their patients sleep on their breasts the day after surgery.. Inwouldmdiscuss this with your surgeon. An increasing number are adopting a regimen of "rapid recovery" exercises. See video: http://youtu.be/lJs9tr75b70 ...Read more

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Can I take diet pills 5 days after breast augmentation surgery?

Can I   take  diet  pills  5 days  after  breast  augmentation  surgery?

Call your surgeon: Best to call your surgeon and ask. If they don't know, call your primary care. While it ahould be ok, therws way too much to consider in a short answer forum like this. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long should I wear an elastic band after breast augmentation surgery to help my implands drop?

How long should I wear an elastic band after breast augmentation surgery to help my implands drop?

3wks 24x7 then noc?: I usually have my patients where this band for 3 weeks on a continual basis 24x7 and then switch to nightly wear for an additional 3 weeks if they remain high riding. I have an instructional video on youtube: http://m.Youtube.Com/watch?V=gwndv66zgxy for these exercises as well as an app "placik protocol". ...Read more

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How long after breast augmentation surgery can someone wear a bathing suit?

2 weeks for beach: Wearing a bathing suit you can do a few days after surgery... However, if you want to go to the beach or the pool, i recommend my patients to wait approximately 2 weeks. ...Read more

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