The typical breast augmentation patient in our practice is an athletic professional woman who wants to return to work or exercise soon after surgery. Frequently patients have questions in consultation regarding recovery following breast augmentation.
I have found that our patients recover very quickly and with minimal pain and discomfort. Often I find that I have to slow my patients down.
Below I have included the post-operative medication and exercise schedule.
1. Emend 40 mg by mouth mourning of surgery to prevent nausea.2. Percocet 5/325 by mouth every 4-6 hours as needed for pain.
3. Valium 5 mg by mouth every 8 hours as needed for spasms or sleep.
4. Keflex 500 mg by mouth four times per day. (Antibiotic)
Post-Operative Exercise Regimen:
1. First week post-operatively. Walking and Exercise Bicycle.
2. Second week post-operatively. Exercise Bicycle. O.K. to add machine Leg Exercises.3. Third week post-operatively. O.K. to add Arm Exercises.4. Fourth week post-operatively. O.K. to add Chest Exercises.
5. After six weeks patients have unrestricted return to exercise such as Pilates, Yoga, Contac Sports, etc.