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What to Expect After Breast Enlargement Surgery


If you are planning to go under breast enlargement surgery, it is important that you are prepared for it well. The preparation does not only include things to do before the operation, but you should also prepare yourself for the things that you will need after. What should you expect after breast augmentation?


During the duration of the surgery at, you are asleep. When you wake up from the operation, you may feel groggy and weak. This is one of the reasons why you should have somebody to stay with you at home for at least 24 hours after the operation. Depending on the type of anesthesia used on you, you may feel the grogginess in different levels. A general anesthesia will make you feel groggy for a long time and you may experience nausea and vomiting. With sedatives, you will be able to wake up faster and lesser chances of having nausea and vomiting.


If you feel sick post operation, you may be given anti-emetic medication at  to prevent you from feeling nauseated. You could feel some level of pain from the surgery, but you will be taking pain medications for it as well. Before the surgery, you are not able to eat and drink anything for certain period. Because of that, you may be given soda and crackers to prevent you from feeling sick and of course to have something in your stomach. This will be as directed by your surgeon, though. At the earliest time after the surgery, you may not be allowed to eat yet until the doctor allows it.


On the physical note, you may feel tightness and pressure on your chest. Your cosmetic surgery implants are placed inside or under a muscle, which gives that feeling of tightness around the bust. This tight feeling may dissipate slowly as your body heals from the operation. You could feel your breasts engorge or swell. You may feel pain, tenderness and warmth in your breasts, but this will be gone in a week or so. You may observe that the breast implants appear to be high on the chest. But, understand that the shape of your breasts will change in a few days' time.


Another thing that you may expect to happen is post-operation blues or depression. This does not happen to all, but some women who go under the knife may experience this. It can be related to feeling pain, effects of receiving anesthesia and taking narcotics or pain medications. If you don't have enough sleep, this may contribute to the post-op blues as well. Some women may question their decision about having breast augmentation.