How much time must I commit to recovery and post-operation follow up for breast augmentation surgery?

I'm currently a dental student who plans on having breast augmentation performed during my upcoming 8 week long summer break. What is the least amount of time I could leave myself to recover so I know I will be fine, returning to school in the fall? I plan to have the procedure done in my home state of California but I go to school on the east coast. Will this be a problem for follow ups? I'm 23 with a small frame, 5'7" and weigh 115 pounds. At present, I have very little breast tissue and want to have a natural C breast.

You should feel pretty good after 2 weeks and can do most things except exercise. I see my breast augmentation patients a 3 days for a check for position. You can manipulate the breast implants with bands at the early stage to achieve optimal symmetry. Also, if smooth walled implants i will start the massage program. I then see patients at 1, 3,6 weeks. So 6 weeks is great but you can do it in less.. Good Luck.

Typical recovery after breast augmentation is about two weeks. However I see my patients at 6 weeks to check their progress. I think it would be optimal for you to be able to follow up with your surgeon for 6 weeks after surgery.

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
195 Commonwealth AvenueBostonMA02116US

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS

195 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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