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How soon can I wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

How soon can I wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

A few days: Short answer: whenever it is comfortable. The incisions will seal in 48 hours so you can get them wet after that. I usually advise my patients not to wear underwire bras for 2-3 weeks because they are not comfortable, but other than that, you can wear a swimsuit whenever it is comfortable after augmentation. ...Read more

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Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


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How quickly can you wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

How quickly can you wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

Wear or share?: You could conceivably wear a bathing suit in recovery but i presume that is not what you really mean which i believe is to share the benefits of your procedure, swim and tan, etc. Those are several other issues and may vary from 1 week to several weeks and are effected by implant pocket, size, lift, constriction, asymmetry, incisions, bathing suit design, skin tension, complexion, muscle release, . ...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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How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

It varies: It depends on the amount of swelling and pain you are experiencing. Most patients can feel comfortable in a week or two in their swim wear. ...Read more

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What is stem cell breast augmentation?

What is stem cell breast augmentation?

Fat Transfer: "stem cell" breast augmentation is really no more than fat transfer to the breast. There can be stem cells that are harvested along with the fat, but the majority is still fat. Some of this fat goes away after the injection, but that also means that some survives permanently. ...Read more

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Does breast augmentation affect subsequent pregnancy?

Does breast augmentation affect subsequent pregnancy?

NO: Breast augmentation will not prevent you from becoming pregnant or giving birth. The ability to breast feed is not always an easy task, even in the unoperated woman. Breast augmentation will not permanently interrupt milk ducts, however there is a 3 to 5% chance of decreased nipple sensation after augmentation. This could theoretically make breast feeding more difficult. ...Read more

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Does a breast augmentation change your nipple sensation?

Yes, temporarily: Often, nipple sensitivity is increased initially. This can be way too much, at first. Within few weeks, this subsides toward normal. Unfortunately, breast augmentation can also cause permanent loss of nipple sensation on one or both sides, due to injury to the nerves in the breast. This is very rare, but, if it happens to you, it is of little conciliation that it happens very infrequently! ...Read more

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Is breast reduction surgery safer than breast augmentation?

Is breast reduction surgery safer than breast augmentation?

Both are safe: Both operations are extremely safe, but breast reduction takes longer in the operating room and involves more incisions and scars. Augmentation involves use of implants, which are also safe but have their own particular issues. Obviously, one woman cannot need both operations, so individual medical details are much more relevant, and both operations (in different patients) are quite low-risk! ...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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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