Your Breast Enlargement Surgery Recovery Guide

Welcome to Your Breast Enlargement Surgery Recovery Guide!

Hello and welcome to our comprehensive guide to navigating the recovery process after breast enlargement surgery. Whether you’ve recently undergone augmentation or are considering it in the future, we’re here to provide you with valuable information and tips to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery journey.

Embrace Your Recovery Journey

Recovering from breast enlargement surgery is a unique experience for each individual. It’s important to approach this period with patience, self-care, and a positive mindset. While the recovery process may seem daunting at first, remember that you’re on the path toward achieving the aesthetic goals you desire.

Understanding the Recovery Timeline

Every person’s recovery timeline will vary based on factors such as surgical technique, individual healing ability, and post-operative care. However, here’s a general overview of what to expect:

  • Immediate Post-Surgery: You may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising immediately after surgery. This is completely normal and should subside over time.
  • First Few Days: Rest is crucial during this initial phase. Follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding pain management, medication, and wearing compression garments, if advised.
  • First Week: You’ll gradually start to feel more comfortable and mobile. However, it’s important to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting during this time.
  • First Month: Swelling will continue to decrease, and you’ll begin to see more noticeable results. Attend follow-up appointments with your surgeon to ensure proper healing.
  • Long-Term: Full recovery typically takes several weeks to a few months. Be patient with your body and avoid rushing back into your regular routine too quickly.

Tips for a Smooth Recovery

To promote optimal healing and comfort during your recovery, consider the following tips:

  • Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions: Your surgeon knows your unique situation best. Be sure to adhere to their post-operative guidelines regarding medication, wound care, and activity restrictions.
  • Rest and Relaxation: Allow your body ample time to rest and recover. Avoid activities that strain your chest muscles, and prioritize getting plenty of sleep.
  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Eat a nutritious diet, stay hydrated, and avoid smoking and alcohol consumption, as these can interfere with the healing process.
  • Gentle Movement: While it’s essential to avoid strenuous exercise during the early stages of recovery, light walking and gentle stretching can help improve circulation and prevent stiffness.
  • Reach Out for Support: Don’t hesitate to lean on friends, family, or support groups for emotional and practical support during your recovery journey. Having a strong support system can make all the difference.

Celebrate Your Progress

As you progress through your recovery journey, take time to celebrate each milestone along the way. Whether it’s noticing reduced swelling, feeling more comfortable in your body, or achieving your desired aesthetic outcome, each step forward is a testament to your strength and resilience.


Recovering from breast enlargement surgery is a transformative experience that requires patience, self-care, and a positive outlook. By following your surgeon’s guidance, prioritizing rest and relaxation, and embracing the support of loved ones, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate this journey with confidence and grace. Remember, your body is resilient, and with time, you’ll emerge from this experience feeling empowered and rejuvenated.

Breast Procedure Options: Choosing the Right one for You

You’re considering a breast procedure, but with so many options out there, it’s unclear which procedure may be right for you. Perhaps you feel self-conscious about where your breasts sit on your chest, maybe the shape of your breasts is a concern, or their size is getting in the way of your day-to-day life. We have put together a guide to help.

I want larger breasts

A breast augmentation is often the best option for those looking to enlarge the size of their breasts. This breast procedure may also be a solution for those who would like to improve their breast shape or create more cleavage.

Breast augmentation patient before and after
Breast augmentation before and after

There are several factors to consider when getting a breast augmentation, such as the size of your implant and where it will be placed (in front of the pectoral muscle, partially in front of the muscle or behind the muscle). Your surgeon will discuss all of these options with you and recommend the best course of action to achieve the results you are looking for.

I want my breasts to be more symmetrical

There are several options available to those who seek more symmetrical breasts. Depending on the type of asymmetry you have, uneven breasts can be corrected with a breast augmentation, a breast reduction or a breast lift.

Our patient pictured below had a breast augmentation combined with a breast reduction to her right side. 300cc implants were used to create a more rounded shape.

Breast augmentation with breast reduction on one side
Breast augmentation with breast reduction before and after

For more information about the differences between and breast lift and breast reduction head to our post.

I have tubular breasts

Tubular breasts are breasts that don’t have a round shape. This happens when your breast tissue doesn’t grow as it should during puberty. You may have a gap between your breasts, oval-shaped breasts or larger areolas/nipples that point down.

There are several breast procedures available for those seeking to correct their tubular breasts: a breast augmentation, an areola reduction, a breast lift or a breast reduction.

The best breast procedure for you will depend on your desired outcome as well as your existing breast tissue. Following an in-person consultation your surgeon can recommend a treatment plan.

I want my breasts to be perkier

If you have drooping breasts and/or nipples that point downwards, a breast lift and/or a breast augmentation may be an option for you.

Breast lift patient before and after
Breast lift before and after

A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a procedure performed to change the shape and position of the breasts. Your surgeon may recommend combining a breast lift with an implant to enhance the overall shape of the breasts, particularly curvature above the nipple.

In some cases, for example a patient with small sagging breasts, a breast augmentation alone can restore volume and lift the breasts to a more youthful position.

Your surgeon will tailor your breast procedure to your anatomy as well as your desired outcome.

I want my breasts to be smaller

To reduce the size of your breasts you may require a breast reduction or an implant exchange.

Breast reduction before and after
Breast reduction before and after

Breast reduction surgery is an option for those who are struggling to cope with the size of their natural breasts. A large bust may be causing back or neck pain, limiting physical activity, or creating feelings of self-consciousness. A breast reduction removes excess fat and tissue while lifting the breasts to a youthful position on the chest.

If you have had large breast implants inserted and would like to go smaller an implant exchange may be the best option for you. During this procedure your old implants are removed and replaced with a new set of smaller implants. You may also opt to have your implants removed entirely and go back to sporting your natural, smaller breasts.

You can have an in depth conservation with your surgeon and your goals.

Considering a breast procedure?

If you have done your research and would like to undergo a breast procedure, the first step is booking a consultation. La Belle Forme offers consultations and surgery with some of the country’s leading breast specialists and plastic surgeons. begin your journey by scheduling your consultation online or request a call back from one of our friendly front-of-house team.