How Long Does Recovery from Breast Augmentation Take?
You’ll awaken with a surgical compression bra and, after a few hours of observation, will be released to recover at home. Depending on the extent of your reconstruction, you may not have drains, and will be able to shower within 48 hours. LPS board-certified surgeons use the most advanced techniques to maximize your outcome and ease your recovery. You’ll need to limit extensive physical activity for 2 weeks, but many of our patients return to non-strenuous jobs within a few days. As swelling subsides, you’ll be able to better see the woman you were always meant to be. It will take time for your body to heal, and it may be a few months to a year for your breasts to settle into their intended position. You’ll be free to resume energetic exercise and sexual activity after about 6 weeks. Some numbness is normal, though changes in sensation may last for up to 2 years.
No matter what stage you are along your transition journey, Longwood Plastic Surgery staff and physicians can help you affirm your gender identity and bring your outward appearance in line with your inner self. Transgender healthcare is often uncertain and unnecessarily difficult. We understand this and take pride in treating all our patients with the respect and compassion they deserve, no matter the procedure. For some patients, a breast augmentation is so much more than a cosmetic treatment. We are pleased to be a part of bringing your true self to light.