Breast augmentation with fat transfer is a great way to enhance your breasts while also contouring areas of your body where stubborn fat is an issue. This procedure is usually carried out at a plastic surgeon’s in-office operating room or any accredited surgical facility. Once the treatment is complete, most patients are allowed to go home and continue recovery (without spending a night at the hospital).
If you are looking forward to having this cosmetic treatment, it is important you understand what the recovery process entails.
On day one and day two after the surgery, women who have had this procedure experience soreness in the treatment areas (including the breasts and donor areas). However, plastic surgeons usually do not restrict activities and most patients are able to resume moderate activities within 24 – 48 hours.
Week One – Two
Slight soreness is common within the first few weeks after the. Bruising and swelling in the liposuction areas typically resolve within a couple of days while bruising in the breasts usually lasts a few weeks. To ensure a smoother recovery experience, make sure to take the prescribed medication and avoid sleeping on your stomach. A follow-up visit to your plastic surgeon may be required after the first week to ensure that your recovery is going according to plan.
Assuming that your recovery goes well, most patients are allowed to start cardiovascular training and more strenuous activities at week three. You should also be able to engage in sexual activity. Depending on the extent of the treatment, you may still need to wear your sports bra and compression garment past this time.
By this time, you should be able to sleep on your stomach. You can also resume yoga training and may be able to stop wearing the compression garment.
3 – 6 Months
Most breast swelling should have subsided by this time. Your breasts should also feel normal and within a stable, enhanced size. Final results of the procedure should be evident by about this time, but follow-up visits may still be needed to see if there is fat reabsorption.