As with many things, the trick to an easier recovery from breast augmentation is preparation and planning. Your plastic surgeon can help as you prepare for your breast augmentation and give you a good idea of what to expect during your recovery.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan ahead.
1. Get Chores Out of the Way
What is usually a small inconvenience can feel like a much bigger hassle when you are recovering from surgery. Once you have a date for the surgery set, make a list of things you can take care of ahead of time. You can water the plants, ensure you have plenty of pet food, fill up your car’s gas tank, deep clean your house and prepare meals that can be frozen and heated up later.
2. Wear Button-Up Shirts
After surgery, you may not be able to lift your arms to pull a shirt over your head. Take inventory of your button-up shirts. Do you have enough to get you through a few days or a week without doing laundry? If not, stock up on some cheap, comfortable button-ups to wear in the first several days after surgery.
3. Stock Up on Frozen Veggies
Make sure you have an array of frozen veggies in different sizes to use as ice packs. You can use the vegetables later and frozen veggies tend to be able to fit to your body’s contours easier than rigid ice packs.
4. Make Sure You Have Help
Line up someone who can help you for the first few days, especially if you have small children. A friend or family member can help you do any additional chores and make sure you’re okay as you begin the recovery from your breast augmentation procedure.