Many patients who come to see Dr. Wortham for breast augmentation report feeling anxious about the recovery period. They are concerned about pain, the length of time recovery may take and how to care for themselves after surgery. These feelings are completely normal, and here at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center, we do everything we can to make the experience as seamless as possible so you can recover quickly and get back to living your best life. Here are some tips on how to make that happen:
Tip 1: Those who recover fastest follow our post-op instructions to a “T.”
Even though this may seem obvious, it’s important to follow any and all instructions given by Dr. Wortham after surgery. If you’re having trouble with any of the instructions, communication is key. Feel free to call our office with any questions, and make sure you ask as many questions as you need to before undergoing surgery in order to be fully prepared.
Tip 2: Plan for things that need to be opened with a tight grip.
This is something many people don’t think of. Opening things like pill bottles or even using a soap dispenser with a pump use the muscles in your chest, which can be painful after surgery. Plan ahead by purchasing bar soap if you usually use a dispenser or a pill box to keep your medications in.
Tip 3: Use spray deodorant.
Another daily task that many patients don’t realize can be painful after surgery is putting on deodorant. If you don’t already use an aerosol or spray deodorant, it might be a good time to try one out during your recovery.
Tip 4: Schedule a hair appointment.
Washing your own hair isn’t fun for a few weeks after surgery. Try making an appointment at a hair salon about a week after your surgery. Your hair will desperately need a good scrub, and by then you will probably want a chance to get out of the house and socialize a bit.
Although there is pain associated with almost all recoveries from surgery, if you follow Dr. Wortham’s instructions and listen to your body, the recovery time will be so worth the amazing results. For any questions or to schedule and appointment, call the office today at 425-276-7103.