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Published on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

In a few short weeks, Summer, also known as Swimsuit Season, will officially begin...

In a few short weeks, Summer, also known as Swimsuit Season, will officially begin. For many women, the act of picking out a swimsuit can be stressful and result in body image issues. If you are unsatisfied with how swimsuits fit your body and wish to make some adjustments, breast augmentation may be the way to go.

While breast augmentation surgery can be performed any time of the year, it is important to consider recovery time when scheduling this procedure. On average, it takes 4 to 6 weeks to fully heal after breast augmentation surgery.  Even so, your recovery time can be lengthened significantly if you don’t follow your surgeon’s post-surgical instructions. These instructions may include the following:

·         Refraining from drinking alcoholic beverages until you are no longer taking pain medicine

·         Sleeping on your back rather than your stomach for the first six weeks after surgery

·         Refraining from vigorous physical activity until your incisions have healed fully

·         Not lifting your arms above your shoulders (especially if you have an armpit scar) to keep from accidentally reopening your incisions

·         Not wearing an underwire or pushup bra for the first 6 weeks after surgery to avoid interruptions in the haling process

In the summer, it is especially important to wear sunscreen and to do your best to avoid direct UVA and UVB rays to lessen the chance for hyperpigmentation. Wearing a hat that shields your breasts from the sun is also suggested and, as far as going swimming is concerned, you should wait until you have been given the OK from your plastic surgeon.

While preparing for summer pool parties can get pretty hectic, picking the perfect swimming suit shouldn’t be part of the hassle. With proper care and adequate time, summer breast augmentation will help you start off your summer with the confidence you’ve always craved.

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Dr Ahmadi is member of American Board of Plastic Surgery

Houston Board Certified Plastic Surgeon