Immediately following your surgery, you will feel groggy from the anesthesia. Your new breasts might cause an uncomfortable pressure on your chest. You will experience bruising, redness, and swelling between two and four weeks, after which the effects should begin to subside.
In the initial weeks following your surgery, you should avoid strenuous physical activities, especially anything that applies pressure to the chest. Depending on the level of activity, most patients find they can return to work within two weeks. You may be able to resume your regular exercise routine after three to four weeks with your doctor’s permission.
Dr. Baker utilizes the periareolar or breast fold incision to place most implants. This technique limits the scar to being just around the colored transition between the areola and the skin or hidden in the breast fold. In most cases, the scarring is not visible. Most scarring is likely to fade over time.
The exact cost of breast augmentation surgery depends on a number of variables. Implant type, facility/anesthesia fees, the number of follow-up visits all impact cost, as well as geographic location. Dr. Baker will provide you with a custom estimate during your consultation.
There may be some postoperative pain, but many patients say it lasts only three to four days following their procedure. All pain is controlled using surgeon-prescribed oral medication.