How Long Will Tightness Last After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

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Size, shape, volume – there are plenty of aspects you can be unsatisfied with when it comes to your breasts. Unfortunately, due to factors such as age, pregnancy, weight loss, and simply genetics, many women end up unhappy with the look and feel of their breasts. The good news is that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Fernau performs breast augmentation, which helps patients in Coraopolis, PA achieve the breasts they’ve always envisioned – with long-lasting results that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

While breast augmentation at Accent on Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa offers significant improvements to your breasts, it comes with some immediate – but temporary – side effects, including tightness of the breasts as your skin adjusts to the new size. Fortunately, a combination of Dr. Fernau’s “quick recovery” approach and a little patience will relieve this tightness so that you can enjoy your new breasts as soon as possible.

What is breast augmentation?

No matter the reason you are unsatisfied with your breasts, breast augmentation can help you achieve the look you want and deserve. Dr. Fernau uses three different approaches – saline implants, silicone implants, or fat transfer – to help patients in Coraopolis, PA get the results they want.

Saline implants are filled with a sterile, saltwater solution, which – in the case of any leakage – can be absorbed safely into the body. This is often the most cost-effective solution.

Silicone implants are the most popular type of implants, often ideal for patients who are thin and looking for a highly natural look. Silicone implants have a silicone shell filled with silicone gel, and they come in different shapes, sizes, and even textures.

Fat transfer is when fat from another part of your body – such as the flanks, abdomen, or thighs – is removed using liposuction. Then, it’s refined, purified, and gradually re-injected into your breasts to evenly distribute the fat.

What is the “quick recovery” approach to breast augmentation?

Many women considering breast augmentation worry about what happens almost immediately following surgery. How long will I need to avoid activities like exercise and lifting heavy objects? How long will I need to take off work? And how long will this feeling of tightness in my breasts last?

Dr. Fernau offers his patients in Coraopolis, PA the benefits of the “quick recovery” approach. Using the Keller Funnel 2, you’ll experience a smaller incision as well as a more gentle delivery of the implant. This helps your body recover quicker – so you can get back to your life with your new breasts.

How long will tightness last after breast augmentation?

Almost immediately following breast augmentation, you still might feel some tightness around your chest area. This is because the skin surrounding your breasts is adjusting to your new implants. This is normal and nothing to be concerned about. Tightness will fade gradually over time, slowly subsiding each day. However, it may take up to a month for this feeling to go away.

While you’ll be able to return to normal activities within a week (with exercise waiting until about 4 – 6 weeks), it may take up to six months for your breasts to feel, look, and function normally in terms of sensation, softness, and final placement.

Schedule your appointment for breast augmentation in Coraopolis, PA today

No woman should have to feel unhappy about the way their breasts look and feel. If you’re considering breast augmentation, Dr. James Fernau can provide you with the benefits of a quick recovery and long-lasting results. Contact us today to make an appointment at Accent on Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in Coraopolis, PA to get the breasts you’ve always wanted.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.