Your Breast Augmentation Recovery Guide

Breast augmentation recovery

At The Plastic Surgery Clinic, our surgeons perform over 400 breast augmentation procedures per year. Prior to your procedure an in-person consultation is required with your doctor to determine the best options to obtain your goals and expectations. As the journey progresses and you move forward with your procedure, your post op steps are just as important as your consultation and operation. Here are some general recommendations that can help guide you through your recovery process.

 

Next Day Post Op

First Visit

The day after a breast augmentation procedure, most patients find that their breasts are hard, swollen and high. The implants can sometimes sit at a higher position than you might expect, but this is normal, especially on the first day of recovery. Armpit incisions look wrinkled and thick, making them appear unappealing at first. But don’t worry! Over time the wound will heal and the appearance of the scar will become barely visible.

At The Plastic Surgery Clinic, every patient is given a pain pump for the first 24 hours.  The post op nurse will remove it on the first visit the day after surgery. Pre and post op oral pain and anti-inflammatory medication are given. Patients are required to wear a special garment known as a carmen binder to encourage the implants to settle. The breasts will slowly but surely reposition and settle with time.

During this time we require:

-No bra for a full month

-No heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, or activity of any kind

-You should not leave the house or drive

-You can shower, dress, eat, and go to the washroom

-You are encouraged to use your arms carefully, but shouldn’t do anything outside of self-care

-Remain on your back when you sleep until next visit

 

One Week Post Op

The Second Visit

Within one week of the procedure, you will be asked to come back for another visit and consult with our post op nurse. In this session, you will be taught how to massage your breasts to encourage the implants to soften and to help minimize the appearance of the scar.

Massaging Implants:

-Advised to massage the breasts 10 times a day for five minutes each, about once an hour.

-This can be performed with or without shirt

Armpits Incision:

-This is to be performed three times a day for five minutes each to minimize scar tissue and general appearance of scar.

-No shaving or deodorant until week two.

Activities:

-You may leave the house and drive

-You may get groceries and run errands

– but no heavy lifting and absolutely no gym

-You might still have trouble raising your arms over your head but, this is okay and continued massage can help increase mobility

-You may now sleep on your side

 

Two weeks Post Op

In the second week, the post op nurse ensures that you’re perfecting the massage routine. The implants at this point should be settling and should be much softer. The incisions under armpits are slowly beginning to become less visible. Pain should be minimal and you should feel more comfortable to move around freely.

Progressive Results:

-The carmen binder will be worn at night only at this time

-Still no bra until one month mark

-Still no heavy lifting or intense gym activity of any kind

-Breast massage will continue till the doctor requires you to stop

-Shaving and deodorant is okay at this point

-You must start sleeping on your chest to help continue to soften the breasts

-You will also lie on your chest on a hard floor for ten minutes, once a day, until your doctor advises you to stop

 

Keep in mind that these are general guidelines that can help make your recovery process as effective as possible. As every patient is different, it’s also important to listen to the specific instructions your doctor gives to you and to follow them closely to help ensure you achieve the best possible result.


Our CoolSculpting Lunch and Learn is Back with a Great Sale!

CoolSculpting

Our fourth CoolSculpting Lunch and Learn of the year is around the corner. This non-surgical treatment has become the latest innovative way to getting rid of unwanted fat. The overall process is simple, fast and easy – all performed within the most comfortable environment.

American actress and brand ambassador, Debra Messing, has spoken very highly of CoolSculpting and how it has helped her to feel empowered. Because the treatment is proven to reduce an average of 20% to 25% of fat in a treated area, Debra found it to be her go-to solution. She choose this specific non-surgical treatment for the same reason she makes healthy diet choices: she wants to feel better about herself. Confidence has always been key!

If you’re interested in learning more about CoolSculpting RSVP for our Lunch and Learn event on Tuesday, November 28th from 12PM-2PM in Yorkville (67 Scollard Street.) Take advantage of our biggest sale of the year at this upcoming session. You can also expect the following:

-A live session with a real patient

-Get 30% off your next CoolSculpting treatments

-Spend $600 and or on non-surgical treatments and get a complimentary Diamond Polar Treatment ($350 value.)

-Learn about additional areas we can treat with our new applicator

-The chance to win fabulous prizes!

-Enjoy refreshing beverages and light hors d’oeuvres on us

What are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on saving and our upcoming session in Yorkville. RSVP now to confirm your spot. See you there!

*This prize is not to be combined with other promotions or offers. Supplies are limited and based on a first come, first serve basis. Special offers are valid during the events on  Wednesday, November 22nd in Mississauga and Tuesday, November 28th in Yorkville. No exceptions. Not to be combined with any other offer or promotion. The Plastic Surgery Skincare Clinic reserves the right to cancel any promotion or procedure due to system error, unforeseen problems, or ineligible use. Ongoing offers are subject to change without notice. No transfers. No cash value.

 

 


Meet Our Beauty Transformation Patient

Beauty Transformation

Sometime in late August, our team here at The Plastic Surgery Clinic decided to follow one patient’s journey through a full non-surgical beauty transformation. We found the perfect person… someone who was eager to make a big change but whose skincare regimen was built on the humble bar of soap, i.e. someone who was going to see a huge change. Tamara Said came to us with zero expectations. I think she was a little surprised by just how extensive her beauty treatments were, but she couldn’t be more delighted with the results (same goes for us!). We put her through a huge array of treatments: injections, fillers, peel treatments, lasers, micro-needling and more. Click the video below to see her journey – it’s pretty awesome. Get in touch if you have any questions about any of the treatments that Tamara received. We’re happy to report that we’ve converted another beauty lover to our ranks.


Redensity I: The Newest Skin Rejuvenating Treatment

TEOSYAL® PureSense Redensity [I] also known as Redensity I is the newest award-winning skin rejuvenation treatment on the beauty market. This cost-effective revitalizer is meant to restore hydration, luminize and tone skin. The light filling innovation is designed to target dull complexion, fine lines and dehydrated skin on the face, neck, décolleté and hands. The treatment uses a product consisting of 8 amino acids, 3 antioxidants, 2 minerals, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and 1 vitamin – all ingredients naturally present in the skin.

Before Treatment

Prior to your treatment a consultation is scheduled with a cosmetic expert to address your specific concerns and allows us to establish a treatment plan customized to your needs. Once this is determined you’re ready to move forward to the treatment session. In the days leading up to treatment, it’s generally recommended to discontinue aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, Vitamin E, and alcohol as this helps to minimize bruising and swelling. However, every patient is different and it’s important to speak with your  doctor about medications and supplements you are currently taking before discontinuing. Patients are advised to drink plenty of water in the 24 hours prior to the treatment.

During the Treatment

When starting, to ensure patient comfort, a topical numbing cream is applied in the beginning of the treatment. From there, a compound of micro needles are injected across the face over all areas of concern, so that hyaluronic acid and patented formula are spread evenly into the skin. This unique product stimulates and nourishes components directly in the upper layer of the skin. In addition, micro-needling stimulates natural collagen production in the skin.

Who Can Benefit from Redensity I?

As you age, signs of the skin maturation become more apparent. Some people tend to lose the luminosity in their skin or fine lines and wrinkles then begin to appear and your complexion can become dull and discoloured. This non-surgical treatment is safe and suitable for all ages, genders and skin types. It achieves noticeable results for a wide range of skin concerns.

Recovery

Following this treatment patients may experience mild redness and occasional bruising. Small raised bumps may be visible due to the needling – the bumps have the appearance of small hives and will usually diminish within a few hours. Patients should avoid makeup and exercise for 24 hours.

Results

Results can be visible after the first session but the cumulative results of a 3-session treatment plan can be seen within one month. Benefits include:  smoother fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture improvement and glowing complexion. Overall a more refreshed appearance! To maintain the results one or two sessions per year may be recommended to maintain visibility.


What to Expect from Your CoolSculpting Treatment

CoolSculpting is the fat-freezing procedure that uses controlled cooling to eliminate unwanted fat. Results are proven to be noticeable and lasting. If you are interested in having a CoolSculpting treatment, there are a few things you should expect before and after the treatment. Here are some important things to you should know:

CoolSculpting Treatment

How to Prep for CoolSculpting

There isn’t really any way to prepare for this specific treatment. What makes CoolSculpting so popular and beneficial is that it’s fast and easy. Immediately after your treatment you can go back to your life! No official CoolSculpting preparation is required. You can go to a session as is. However, if you want to make sure that you have all of your bases covered, you should consider the following:

• Cover up clothing: CoolSculpting can cause some redness and bruising. If you’re going back to work after the procedure you will probably want to make sure that you’re wearing clothes that can cover these potential side effects.

• Refrain from medications: Some over the counter medications can increase bruising. Pain medications such as Tylenol may be acceptable, but with the recommendation of your doctor. Discuss your options with your CoolSculpting provider as your specific needs and medical history need to be taken into consideration.

What to expect during the treatment

This non-surgical procedure may take one to several hours, depending on your treatment plan. No general anaesthesia or pain medication is required. When the treatment is first initiated with the cooling panels from the applicator, you may experience the feeling of deep pulling, tugging and pinching in the areas treated. You may also experience stinging, tingling or aching. These concerns eventually subside in part thanks to the numbing and cooling effect of the treatment.

What to expect after the treatment

Immediately after the procedure, your treated area may look or feel stiff and temporary whitening of the skin may occur. Bruising, swelling and tenderness can occur in the areas but this typically resolves within a week or two. You may experience a temporary dulling of sensation that can last for several weeks. Depending on your condition, consult your doctor if these conditions persist beyond two weeks or worsen over time.

Following the procedure, you may start to see changes as early as three weeks. You’ll experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. Your body will continue to naturally progress as the treated fat cells disappear.

Discover just how effective a CoolSculpting treatment can be. Take a look at our CoolSculpting before and after photos to see actual results achieved at our clinic.