Numerous patients like to combine the recovery period of an operation with a holiday. However, restoring is everything other than getaway! In general, the body needs 6 weeks to recover from an operation. When breast augmentation suggests that in these 6 weeks the prostheses need to grow (encapsulate) in their pocket that is made surgically so that they can stagnate during movement. The scar in the chest fold heals much faster. This one is typically totally closed after 1 week, however of course it has to exercise and heal silently.

What do you consider when you go on trip after your breast enhancement?

Below are some suggestions & tricks:

Safeguard not only the scar but likewise the whole skin in your cleavage with a high factor (> 30 SPF) sunburn; the cavity where the prostheses are placed typically lead to the décolleté. The skin is loosened from the bottom layer and for that reason temporarily less well perfused. Make sure you rub the entire skin well after every swim or every 4 hours. The scar ought to be treated with special scar cream as your plastic surgeon has encouraged you.

To travel; driving and flying is allowed in concept 1 week after the operation once again. However, bear in mind that you are not allowed to make any overhand motions, this implies that you can quickly ride a (moderately heavy) roll luggage behind you but somebody will need to put your luggage up in the hold for example. Lots of women use the excuse that they have been run on their shoulder.

Pay attention during driving that the belt does not cut into the skin of your décolleté and that you do stagnate the arms overhead when making huge curves. That flying prostheses could blow up throughout flying is truly a fable!

Swimming; swimming on holiday normally does not suggest that long lanes are drawn at high speed. The scar in the breast fold need to be totally healed and closed prior to you can remain in the water longer than a typical shower (10 minutes). The scar should not soften, so that it can (partly) open. Nevertheless, if the scar is closed, which holds true in more than 99% of the patients after 10 days, then you can cool off in swimming pool water and seawater with no worries. No front crawl or breaststroke; these are overhand movements !!

Swimsuit; The breasts need to be well supported at all times. If you wish to wear a swimsuit for a brief time, you need to use a bikini with a firm assistance band under the breasts. A loose bandeau or the softer designs may not be worn throughout the first 6 weeks. – Avoid pressure on the breasts/ prostheses; sunbathing is only allowed in the supine position, resting on your stomach and so on your breasts the very first 6 weeks is certainly not practical! Some plastic surgeons think that after a breast augmentation it is never excellent to sleep on your stomach or lie on your stomach on the beach. There is no proof for this but listen carefully to your body. If after 6 weeks it is delicate after you have been pushing your stomach or if there is a kind of muscle cramp, wait till 3 months after the operation prior to you attempt once again.