Among the most common concerns that women have when obtaining a Miami breast augmentation procedure is when they’ll be able to return to work. The answer to this question differs depending on each person’s rate of recovery. The recovery process can also be impacted by numerous variables. However, there is a general timeline that should apply to your situation.

Initial Rest and Medication

Bed rest isn’t necessary following a Miami breast augmentation procedure. Your main goal during the first two days will be to walk around as often as possible, which will expand your lungs and help your blood circulate. It’s also important to rest when you can. Don’t try to do any strenuous activities for the first couple days.

You might need to take some pain medication for around five to six days after the procedure. However, a local anesthetic is administered before the treatment, which helps numb the pain and may allow you to avoid using pain medications after one to two days have passed. While you’re taking pain medications, it’s essential that you adhere to the necessary safety precautions. For instance, avoid driving or drinking alcohol as you take this medication. You must also stick to the prescribed dosage.

Going Back to Work

The type of work you do determines when you can go back to work. If you work in an office setting or another job with non-strenuous work, it’s best to wait for one to two weeks to resume your duties. In the first 10-14 days, fatigue is common and can cause you to become tired quickly while attempting to work.

If you request a tummy tuck in Miami, the recovery time is similar. However, the exact duration depends on how well the rest of the recovery process goes. While many individuals are able to return to work in two weeks, some people who obtain a tummy tuck in Miami are only able to return to work after three to four weeks have passed, depending on the type of job. Luckily, many people now have the option of working from home and then can get back to work a lot earlier. 

Resuming Full Activities

You’ll receive some guidelines on how to resume activities from your plastic surgeon. These guidelines will list out some of the activities that you can start taking part in during the days and weeks following the procedure. After six weeks, you’ll likely be able to resume all of your standard daily activities. There also shouldn’t be any restrictions on the type of work you can perform. Keep in mind that  additional post-op visits are  common after four weeks and then again at three or four months.

Call our plastic surgeons in Miami today to schedule your first consultation.