It is common to experience some discomfort and tightness in the chest area after a breast augmentation. However, your surgeon will provide pain medication to help manage any discomfort during the initial stages of recovery.
The recovery period for a breast augmentation can vary, but most patients can expect to resume normal activities within 1 to 2 weeks. Full recovery and optimal results may take several months.
Breast implants typically do not interfere with breastfeeding. However, it's important to discuss your plans for future breastfeeding with your surgeon, as certain incision and implant placement techniques may have a lower risk of impacting lactation.
Breast implants are not considered lifetime devices, and they may need to be replaced or removed in the future. Breast implants are not guaranteed to last a lifetime. The average life span of an implant is about ten years. In addition, your breasts will continue to age, and some factors, such as weight gain or loss, may change how your breasts look. These issues are likely to lead to more surgery.
Some temporary changes in nipple sensitivity may occur after a breast augmentation, but most patients regain normal sensation within a few months. It's important to discuss any concerns regarding nipple sensitivity with your surgeon before the procedure.