One of the main concerns among women who come to my Illinois practice for breast augmentation is the recovery. Some are juggling work or raising young children, and they’re worried about being sidelined for a week or more. They’re intrigued when they hear about rapid recovery breast augmentation, of course, but are worried it’s a marketing gimmick.
It’s not. The rapid recovery procedure includes a specific protocol that increases the patient’s postoperative comfort and limits downtime to as little as 24 hours. Many women go out to dinner the night of their surgery. How is that accomplished? The main features of my rapid recovery technique include:
- Immobilizing the patient to reduce trauma during the operation
- Precisely forming the breast implant pocket
- Using over-the-counter pain relievers, instead of prescription narcotics, to enable quicker healing
- Having the patient raise her arms over her head and perform simple post-op exercises to reduce stiffness
- No pumps, drains, massage, special support bras, binding, or wrapping are required