Breast Care By Sandra Downs Depending on the type of technique used, what you decide on pre-and post-operative plans, and the amount of rest you get, you could expect different recovery times from your breast augmentation surgery. There are many different factors that determine the length of your recovery and by consulting a plastic surgeon, you could minimize any complications that may occur. Prior to the surgery, consider optimizing your health by eating right and getting enough sleep. It is vital that you get a complete blood work and physical done to confirm that you are eligible to undergo the surgery. During this time, plan your schedule for the next two weeks with minimal activity. Things to consider may be meal plans, clothes, and even chores that need to be done around the house. When planning on getting a breast augmentation, pre-operative actions will just be as crucial as post-operative plans. Prepare people around the house for this vulnerable state that you will be in and ask for all the support they can offer during this time. Once your surgery is complete, you will be brought to the recovery room until you are ready to be released. The length of time that you will spend in the recovery room will depend on a number of different factors. Depending on how your body reacts to the surgery or anesthesia, you could expect to stay from two to several hours after the surgery. During your stay in the recovery room, you may experience blurry vision or drowsiness. This is due to the anesthesia wearing off from your body. If you experience any pain that is unmanageable, notify the nurse and they can prescribe you a pain reliever. Also, ask for covering if you feel extremely cold. Your body may be reacting to the shock from the surgery, medications, or the temperature of the room. Although experiencing these symptoms may be normal after the surgery, make sure to notify the staff so that they could better assist you through the whole process. Resting during the whole process of your breast augmentation is essential. You may continue to feel sore and fatigue for several days following your surgery. Discomfort in your breast area is normal as your skin adjust to the new implants that were place in your body. Make sure to minimize any strenuous activity when you are home. Your body may be swollen and sensitive to physical movement for up to several weeks. Discuss with your surgeon any concerns that you may have about the whole process. Ask about recommendations that will speed recovery or help alleviate discomfort after the surgery.