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How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation?
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: 1-2 weeks
Most patients return to normal, non-strenuous activity in 1-2 weeks.

In brief: 1-2 weeks
Most patients return to normal, non-strenuous activity in 1-2 weeks.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Mark Eberbach
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Augmentation
recovery gradual and progressive.
The first week is the hardest. By a month you will feel well and by 2 months all is healed. But, a police office may need more time to chase down bad guys. Their life may depend on fast reflexes. Bottom line. Talk with your doctor. Because there is no hard rule.

In brief: Augmentation
recovery gradual and progressive.
The first week is the hardest. By a month you will feel well and by 2 months all is healed. But, a police office may need more time to chase down bad guys. Their life may depend on fast reflexes. Bottom line. Talk with your doctor. Because there is no hard rule.
Dr. Mark Eberbach
Dr. Mark Eberbach
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Depends
Depends on what you do for a living.
.. Deskwork should be ok 3 days later. Light activity work (filing, driving, etc..) about a week. Physical activity will require approximately 2 weeks. Make sure you tell your surgeons what type of duties you have at work so you know exactly how much time off you will need. It takes approximately 2 - 4 weeks for your implants to 'settle'.

In brief: Depends
Depends on what you do for a living.
.. Deskwork should be ok 3 days later. Light activity work (filing, driving, etc..) about a week. Physical activity will require approximately 2 weeks. Make sure you tell your surgeons what type of duties you have at work so you know exactly how much time off you will need. It takes approximately 2 - 4 weeks for your implants to 'settle'.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Post Breast recovery
Most patients take one week off of work as long as their job description does not require heavy lifting.

In brief: Post Breast recovery
Most patients take one week off of work as long as their job description does not require heavy lifting.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 3-10 days
3 days under breast tissue, 7-10 days under the muscle.

In brief: 3-10 days
3 days under breast tissue, 7-10 days under the muscle.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Varies
Answer varies greatly depending on individual and activity referred to.
Usually very quick.

In brief: Varies
Answer varies greatly depending on individual and activity referred to.
Usually very quick.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: A few days
Most women recover from breast augmentation surgery in a few days (2-7 days).
It depends on the technique used, what kind of work you do, and your own personal pain tolerance. I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss this and who could help you determine the best course of treatment for you.

In brief: A few days
Most women recover from breast augmentation surgery in a few days (2-7 days).
It depends on the technique used, what kind of work you do, and your own personal pain tolerance. I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss this and who could help you determine the best course of treatment for you.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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