Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation: How It Works

One of the procedures I specialize in is rapid recovery breast augmentation. This is a popular breast enhancement option for my Illinois plastic surgery patients who want the benefits of breast implants without the unnecessary downtime.

Benefits of the Procedure

Rapid recovery breast augmentation allows my patients to return to work within 4 to 5 days, rather than the week or more required for traditional breast augmentation surgery. Additionally, recovery is more comfortable because side effects such as bruising and swelling are minimized. Some patients even go out to dinner the same night as their surgery.

Elements of Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

Performing rapid recovery breast augmentation requires knowledge, skill and precision. I implement the following to ensure a successful result and speedy recovery:

  • Minimal Tissue Dissection

I use minimal tissue dissection techniques to open up the breast pocket. This preserves the blood vessels and nerves and results in less bruising, bleeding and swelling. It also reduces the need for pain medication after surgery.

  • Proper Implant Selection

Believe it or not, choosing the correct breast implant size actually affects the recovery. Choosing implants that are too large can cause more damage to the breast tissue when creating a pocket for the implant. By selecting an implant that fits my patients’ body frame, less manipulation is needed to insert the implant.

  • Pain Pump

A pain pump delivers local anesthetic directly into the treatment area to help minimize discomfort. This greatly improves pain and nausea after surgery and makes the first few days of recovery much more enjoyable.

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