What to Expect Directly Following Your Breast Augmentation Procedure at our Boston Surgical Center

Directly following your breast augmentation procedure, you may feel groggy; this is more likely when you have had general anesthesia, as opposed to twilight sedation. That being said, general anesthesia is typically considered much safer than twilight anesthesia, or sedation, since under general anesthesia an anesthesiologist (MD) is present and monitoring you the entire time. After your breast augmentation procedure if you experience nausea this can be addressed with anti-nausea medications. For more simply call our office at 781.237.7700 today!
 

During Your Breast Augmentation Recovery, You May Experience Fatigue

In order to heal, your body requires more energy. During your recovery from breast augmentation surgery, you may experience some additional, unexpected/unusual fatigue. You may tire more quickly than usual.

Following Your Breast Augmentation Procedure in Boston, You Need to Remain Active

While recovering from your breast augmentation procedure, you will need to get up and move around. It is important to get out of bed and move around at least one time per waking hour. Staying active reduces the likelihood of blood clots, excessive soreness and stiffness. That said, do not push yourself; listen to your body. This lack of energy and/or fatigue may last for several weeks.

Your Breasts may Feel Engorged Following Your Breast Augmentation Procedure in Boston

For about a week after your breast augmentation surgery in Boston, your breasts may feel heavy and tender. In fact, many women compare the discomfort associated with breast augmentation surgery to that of when one’s milk comes “in,” or when one is engorged. Don’t worry, this pain improves remarkably within several days.

Submuscular Placement at the Boston Surgical Center

If you are having a submuscular placement of your breast augmentation procedure/implants at our Boston Surgical Center with Dr. Christopher Davidson, your saline or silicone breast implants are placed beneath your pectoralis muscles. Following this type of breast augmentation surgery at our Boston Surgical Center, many patients experience pressure or a tight feeling in their chest.

Morning Stiffness is Common Following Breast Augmentation in Boston

During your recovery from breast augmentation surgery, morning stiffness is expected. However, once you begin to move around, the stiffness usually dissipates. This stiffness generally persists for one to two weeks after your breast augmentation procedure in Boston.

Pain Medications can Cause Constipation After Your Breast Augmentation at our Boston Surgical Center

You will receive pain medication following your breast augmentation procedure with Dr. Davidson. Many times, pain medication causes constipation. Dr. Davidson may recommend a mild laxative. Typical laxative choices include Colace, senna, and milk of magnesia. It is important to take a laxative prophylactively post-operatively to decrease your chances of developing significant constipation.

After your Breast Augmentation Procedure in Boston, Poor Posture can Lead to Back Pain

While recovering from your breast augmentation surgery you may find yourself walking as if you are trying to protect your chest by leaning your shoulders forward. This posture can lead to back pain.
 

Saline or Silicone Breast Implants in Boston

If you are interested in improving the size and/or shape of your breasts, you may want to consider a breast augmentation procedure with Dr. Davidson at our Boston Surgical Center. Because there are several differences between saline and silicone implants many of our Boston patients are not sure which of these implants will accomplish the look they desire.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are beneficial for patients with limited soft tissue coverage. Silicone implants offer patients a softer, more natural feel. Dr. Davidson can help you decide which implant to choose for your breast augmentation procedure in Boston.

Saline Implants

Saline implants are filled after insertion. Once inserted, Dr. Davidson inflates the implant using sterile saline at our Boston Surgical Center.

Your Breast Size May Help Determine Whether Silicone or Saline Implants Should be Used During Your Breast Augmentation Procedure in Boston

Dr. Davidson can help you choose which implants are best for your particular breast augmentation procedure. Your breast size may help him recommend whether saline or silicone breast implants will accomplish the results you desire following your breast augmentation procedure.

For example:

A-Cup – If you want your breasts to be considerably larger after your breast augmentation procedure in Boston, silicone implants may feel more natural.

C-Cup – Both silicone and saline breast implants can give you the larger breasts you desire.

Contact the Boston Surgical Center today to learn more about Breast Augmentation procedures with Dr. Christopher J. Davidson.