Questions and Considerations about The Timing of Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

April 9, 2020 by Dr. Rastogi

Perhaps one of the best benefits of elective cosmetic surgery is that it can be scheduled when you are ready. Whether you delay surgery for a month, or even a year, cosmetic surgery will be there when you are ready. Knowing when the right time is to schedule your breast augmentation can help to ensure that your recovery goes as smoothly as is possible.

There are several factors that should be taken into consideration when planning for your breast augmentation procedure. It can be quite helpful to consider what will work best for you. Also consider what will work best for those who will provide assistance during your recovery process.

Considering Your Job

How much time off can you take? Is now the best time to take time off from work? Is there a better time to take off from work than another?
When recovering from major surgery the last thing that you need is to worry about rushing back to work. Recovery from the breast augmentation procedure will require a minimum of a week to rest and recover at home. What kind of work do you do? Is your job physical or is it a desk job? This will also impact the amount of recovery time that you will need. You may need to return to work with modified work duties.

Ensure that you consider the work schedule of the individual who will be helping you in those first postoperative days.

Upcoming events and travel plans

Are you looking to augment the size of your breasts in time for an event such as a wedding, reunion or even a vacation? If so, it is important that you give yourself more time than less to recover from the surgery. As an example, if you plan on wearing a strapless gown to a wedding or perhaps a two-piece to the beach, you need to consider the earliest possible recovery point for these clothing choices is going to be 6 weeks. The optimal point of recovery would be by the 3 to 4-month period. This would allow you more time to heal.

Scheduling your surgery ahead of major events or planned travel will help to ensure that you look and feel your best when the big day rolls around.

Summer body ready

Are you looking to be bikini ready for the summer? Perhaps you have a summer holiday planned? Patients may not realise that they need to plan for a summer body months in advance. Generally speaking, the winter and spring months are the best times for you to have breast augmentation surgery. This is particularly the case if you are hoping to be completely healed and ready for that two-piece by summer.

Most people start to eat healthier and improve their exercise routines in the winter and spring months, so that they can be beach body perfect during the summer months. Perhaps you plan on working out harder prior to the summer months? Keep in mind that you’ll be advised to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 6 weeks after your surgical procedure.

Other cosmetic procedures

Are you considering additional cosmetic procedures? Do you plan on having multiple procedures when you undergo the breast augmentation procedure? The decision to undergo more than one procedure at a time is not only deeply personal but it can also impact the timing of your surgery. Many patients consider having an abdominoplasty or liposculpture done at the same time as the breast augmentation procedure. This can impact the recovery period, and may require a bit of extra time off from work so that you can completely heal.

Are you ready to discuss your aesthetic goals with Dr Rastogi? Call to schedule your breast augmentation surgery consultation.

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