Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries worldwide. In 2021, more than 200,000 breast augmentation procedures were reported in the plastic surgery procedural statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. More and more women are opting for breast procedures with every passing day. Many women report a boost in self-confidence, happiness, and an overall sensation of being well after having breast enhancement surgery. While younger women undergo breast augmentation for implants and breast enhancement, older women undergo surgery for breast reconstruction, mainly after breast cancer or prophylactic removal of breast tissue. The diversity in age, needs, and patient’s individual demands in these procedures call for specifically designed products to meet those needs.
Breast Augmentation Procedure:
Breast augmentation is done by placing implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles. Implants are made up of different materials according to patients’ needs and preferences. They can either be filled with saline or made up of silicone for a natural feel. These implants are designed to enhance the shape of the breast and increase the aesthetics for a better cosmetic appearance. It is usually done under general anesthesia, in a breast outpatient clinic, or in a hospital setting according to the surgeon’s preferences and associated risks and conditions.
Breast augmentation is a risk-free procedure but it does have some post-op complications that can be uncomfortable for the patient. These complications include infection, pain, swelling, hematoma. These should be properly managed and any concern cited by the patient should be managed accordingly. It is important to use appropriate recovery products to lessen discomfort.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
Full recovery from breast augmentation usually takes around six to eight weeks. Various factors can affect recovery time and the healing process. The type of implant, its size, and type of surgery are the main factors affecting the recovery. Infections, implant breakage, edema, and swelling can slow down recovery and need proper management.
The most important thing in recovery is the general assessment by the surgeon and post-op standard care recommendations. Every patient has a unique body and individual demands. Surgeons have to look after their post-op needs to speed up recovery so that they can go back to their normal routine.
How to Speed up Recovery
There are few things patients might encounter after surgery. Common post-op problems include a considerable amount of pain and inflammation of the breast overlying tissue. This is completely normal and dissipates fully over time until and unless complications develop. There are still some standard recommendations to alleviate pain and inflammation to promote a smooth recovery.
- Plenty of rest is the first and foremost recovery tip. Complete bed rest for the initial recovery phase is recommended for the patient.
- Avoid lifting any weights. It is important to have assistance following surgery. Weights can cause implant leakage, delayed wound healing, and unstable implantation.
- Over-the-counter pain medications can help in relieving pain.
- It is recommended for patients to have recovery bras and support. Remember that a patient needs to wear a bra all the time after surgery. It is important to choose recovery support that is sterile, comfortable, non-adhesive that allows accommodation for post-op swelling and discomfort.
Recovery Support Bras
To address the need for recovery bras, adequate compression, and healing with implants we have designed a product to help in breast augmentation post-op recovery. EZbra is a perfect product for implant stabilization allowing varying degrees of compression to suit the post-op needs.
EZbra is a sterile, disposable, and adjustable post-op recovery bra that fits all the needs and demands of post-op recovery. It fits the standard breast augmentation care criteria set by surgeons.
EZbra has innovative features specifically designed for implant stabilization and compression.
EZbra has upper breast fold compression that can stabilize implants and help with their positioning without causing pain and discomfort.
Along with upper fold compression, it also allows peripheral compression that is suitable for acquiring desired implant outcome. Peripheral compression is designed for cosmetic implants aimed toward enhancing breast shape according to individual needs.
EZbra also offers breast fold compressions which can enhance the breast fold definition to assist in the aesthetic appearance of the breast. Breast fold compression also provides adequate support for healing and recovery.