Breast augmentation surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Oral pain medication can be prescribed to help you manage any initial discomfort or pain you may experience. Following surgery you will be instructed to wear an elastic bra. It will help hold your breasts in the correct position, promote healing and maintain the desired results. Sutures will be removed within 7 to 12 days during your follow-up. You can resume light activities when you feel up to it, but should avoid strenuous activities for about 3 weeks. You can expect to go back to work in approximately 4 days and see final results in about 6 months.
Deciding if breast augmentation is right for you and the specific risks involved can only be determined after a consultation with Dr. Schleicher . All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally, while major complications are unusual. If you're interested in more information on breast augmentation or would like to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure, please schedule a free consultation by calling our office at 804-282-4940.
Breast augmentation is considered cosmetic surgery and not covered by health insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.