When Can You Wear A Bikini After Breast Augmentation?
Are you considering some beach fun or pool time after getting breast implants? One of the reasons you may be looking forward to summer this year is to show off your new bikini body, but how soon after breast augmentation surgery is it safe? Before you hit the pool or beach to show off your new curves, there are few things to know about breast augmentation recovery. Here is helpful information from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao and the Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery team in Tucson, AZ when you are ready to show off your new bikini body and how to be better prepared after breast augmentation recovery.
Are you considering breast augmentation in Tucson, AZ?
Breast augmentation is designed to enhance a patient's chest area in shape, size, and contour with breast implants' placement. At Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery, Dr. Rao is an expert plastic surgeon providing the best possible breast augmentation experience for every patient. At your consultation, he will listen to your aesthetic goals and customize the procedure, focusing on maximizing the results and minimizing your downtime. Dr. Rao will carefully measure your breasts and chest area to determine a specific range of breast implant shapes and sizes that will work best for your body type. From start to finish, even during your breast augmentation recovery, Dr. Rao and the Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery team will be with you every step of the way.
What can I expect during breast augmentation recovery?
Like with any surgical procedure, listen to your surgeon's medical advice and take care of your body to have a successful outcome. Every Tucson, AZ woman's body is different, and every breast augmentation recovery can vary. Factors, such as implant type, size, placement, and your plastic surgeon's surgical skill, can affect a patient's recovery time. On average, breast augmentation recovery generally takes about 4 – 6 weeks. Patients must refrain from lifting heavy objects, limit physical activity and not overdo it during this sensitive time. After Dr. Rao has cleared you to resume your regular activities, you can look forward to putting on your new swimsuit and hitting the pool.
Helpful tips for summer fun after breast augmentation surgery
Once Dr. Rao clears you to resume normal activities, you probably will be excited to show off your new bikini body. However, before you head out to the pool or beach, there are a few things you should know about your incisions after breast augmentation recovery.
- Always apply a sunscreen of 30 SPF or more
- Wait until your scars are no longer raised or red before any exposure to the sun
- Keep incisions out of direct sunlight
- Wear clothing to cover your incisions whenever possible
- Apply sunscreen on incision areas, even after they are fully healed
What to expect after breast augmentation?
Even though breast augmentation recovery is relatively straightforward, you should take extra care and avoid any exercises or movements that may injure your new breasts. Be gentle with your arm mobility, especially when swimming. If you try to do too much too soon, you may experience complications or cause your implants to shift. Your body needs time to adjust to the presence of your new breast implants, which takes about 3 – 4 months for them to settle into place. During that time, the right bra or swimsuit support can prevent excessive movement and protect your breast augmentation results.
Get bikini body ready with breast augmentation surgery in Tucson, AZ
Whatever breast procedure you are considering, it is vital to select a plastic surgeon who has the qualifications and experience to provide the right outcome. To learn more about how to enhance your natural breasts and feel more confident in your bathing suit, call the knowledgeable team at Rao Plastics & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ to schedule your one-on-one consultation with award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao today.