So you’ve had just had your breast augmentation. Not sure what to expect? Here’s a few things Sam Jejurikar and his staff at Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute reminds all of their patients:
- Breast Implants do not look natural immediately after surgery. The skin envelope is usually quite tight and the implants sit abnormally high. This can make your breasts look like “bowling balls” or “cantaloupes” (actual descriptions from some of Dr. J’s patients). Relax. This is normal and transient. Over the first few weeks, the breast skin relaxes and implants drop. As this happens, the breasts develop a more natural appearance
- Surgery hurts. Sounds obvious, right? Although many doctors advertise a quick recovery from surgery or a recovery not utilizing narcotic pain medications, this does not mean that their patients do not experience pain with surgery. Many of Dr. Jejurikar’s patients take narcotic pain medications after surgery and many do not. They all have pain.
- Take it easy. Doing household chores, exercising, driving can all exacerbate your postoperative swelling. This can worsen your pain and delay your recovery. In the worst case scenario, it can actually cause a postoperative bleeding complication (hematoma) that requires additional surgery. Take it easy for at least 3-4 weeks.
- Ask questions. You’ve never had breast augmentation before and the process is entirely new to you. It’s not new to Dr. Jejurikar and his staff at Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call or email.
To set up a consultation to discuss breast augmentation, contact Dr. Sam Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.