Tips To Make Your Life Easier After Breast Augmentation Surgery
In most cases, your plastic surgeon won't want you to lift too much weight after a breast augmentation surgery. Not only do you need to minimize strenuous activities and lifting for at least the first month, you're also going to find it difficult to reach up over your head. Because it can take you up to six weeks or more to be fully healed, spend some time walking around your house and getting ready for your post-op recovery period. The more you do to prepare now, the easier and less stressful your recovery is going to be.
Bring Heavy Items Down
You'd be surprised how much time you spend every day reaching up above your shoulders and bringing items down. Since your range of motion is going to be limited while you're recovering from a breast augmentation procedure, start bringing things down to waist level. For instance, if you store your pots and pans on a hanging rack above your range, bring down a few of your most commonly used pots and pans and leave them on your stove. It's also helpful to pull down a few place settings of dishes and your favorite coffee mugs and leave them out on your counter.
Plan for Childcare
If you have little ones at home, make sure you have help caring for them. Depending on the age or weight of your child, and your cosmetic surgeon's recommendations, you might not be able to lift or carry your child for up to four weeks. Make sure you have help at home or plan for daycare ahead of time so you don't have to worry about your little ones after your breast augmentation.
Stock Up Your Pantry
While most women are back to their full routines within about six weeks, each breast augmentation procedure is different. Plus, it's difficult to determine exactly how long it will take for your body to heal. Spend some time overstocking your pantry and filling your kitchen with all those foods and drinks that won't go bad. Cans, bottles, and bulky boxes can be too heavy for you to lift after your surgery. Since these items last for an extended period of time, you can safely overstock your kitchen.
It's equally beneficial to stock up on toiletries, too. Laundry detergent, shampoo and conditioner, and other similar items are all items you might need. Because you're going to have to limit how much you lift and carry after surgery, though, opt for smaller sizes.
Talk with your plastic surgeon about when you can return to your regular activities after going through a breast augmentation surgery. Follow their instructions thoroughly, especially when it comes to lifting, bending, and reaching.