The Quick Guide to Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty Recovery Times (Part 1)

Published August 10, 2017

The Quick Guide to Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty Recovery Times (Part 1)


The quick guide to Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty recovery times – Part 1: Enlargement / Implants

If you’re considering getting breast implants with breast augmentation mammoplasty surgery, you might be wondering how much time to set aside before you can get back to your daily routine.

Dr Tavakoli’s team has prepared this quick guide to give you an idea of what to expect.

Immediately after surgery:

You should expect some swelling and bruising. Dr Tavakoli’s flash recovery technique helps to help reduce this.

7 days:

After 7 days, you can usually return to work. If your work involves strenuous movement or lifting, you might have to wait a bit longer.

10 days:

Most patients can start driving again around 10 days after their surgery.

3 weeks:

You can start light jogging after 3 weeks.

4 to 6 weeks:

After 4 to 6 weeks you can resume light gym and pilates.

6 to 9 weeks:

It’s important to take it easy, but you should be able to start lifting weights again after 6 to 9 weeks.

12 weeks:

After 12 weeks you can resume contact sports.

This is just a quick guide, so it’s always best to check with your doctor and follow their advice!

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an Australian-trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the International Society (ISAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is knowledgeable in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the world on these topics.