Breast Augmentation Patient Interview Series: Return to Work
Ever wondered how much time you will need to take off work after breast augmentation surgery? Find out the answer to this question and more as part of our patient interview series.
As a part of our patient interview series, we discuss the entire breast augmentation process with a past patient to give you the unique insight of the patient experience. If you have missed our previous blog posts, you can click here to read blog post one.
How much down time do you need after breast augmentation surgery?
Our past patient had a very smooth recovery process. While she did experience the normal discomfort and pain directly after the surgery, she was able to perform normal tasks by herself after only one week of rest. She even started back at work in the second week after surgery. “I work in front of a computer screen, I’m admin, so I was ready the next week,” she said. However, she did mention that “it really depends upon what employment you have.” We would not recommend anyone go back to strenuous activity this soon as your body hasn’t fully recovered.
How is the first week back at work?
Dr Ralph Bright mentioned, “after the surgery there is always a certain amount of demotivation that comes because you’ve just had a major procedure.” This means you may not feel entirely yourself at work, even after the time off the previous week. Our patient said she was working around an 80% capacity in terms of her normal functionality. “You’re still a little bit sore, and that’s natural,” she said.
While our patient did recommend getting back into your normal routine as quickly as possible, you still have to listen to your body. “Everybody knows their own body better than anybody else, so I really think … listen to you own body and do things that you need to do in the time you need,” she said.
Keep your eyes peeled for the next blog in the series -Breast Augmentation Patient Interview Series: Motivation – coming out next week!