4 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself Immediately After Breast Augmentation Surgery

As an athlete, one of the last things I expected was to develop arthritis. However, I did. To me, arthritis meant I had to slow down, get a cane, and keep my legs elevated at all times. My doctor helped me to understand that I could continue living my life with some simple modifications to my daily routine. I did not have to give up sports. I created this blog to help other athletes who have been newly diagnosed with arthritis. With proper nutrition and the right lifestyle changes, you do not have to give up the sports you love.

4 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself Immediately After Breast Augmentation Surgery

28 April 2018
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog


After you have breast augmentation surgery, you need to make sure that you take proper care of yourself.

1. Get a Ride Home

To start with, don't expect to walk out of the hospital or surgery center and drive yourself home. Breast augmentation is a surgery, one for which you will be put under anesthesia, which means that you cannot drive after your surgery.

Figure out a way to get home. Arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home, or arrange for a taxi or rideshare to get home.

2. Get Someone to Help You

You are going to want to have someone around to help you in the day or two immediately after your surgery. You need someone to make sure that you get home safely. You need someone to help you take care of your dressings, prepare your food, and just help you with any physical task that is difficult due to the recovery process. You will be sore and stiff following your surgery, so make sure that you have assistance.

3. Have Easy to Eat Food

After your surgery, you are going to be in pain. Your doctor should prescribe pain medication for you to take after your surgery. However, you never want to take pain medication on an empty stomach, but feelings of nausea is common after breast augmentation surgery.

Make sure that you have food that is easy for you to eat when your stomach is feeling sensitive, such as crackers and toast. Once you get past the nausea, you are going to want to make sure that you have healthy foods that will nourish your body on hand. If you have a family, make sure someone else is in charge of their meals for the time being.

4. Create A Relaxing Environment

You are going to be tired and sore in the days following your surgery. The best way to allow your body to heal is to get lots of rest. Make sure that you create a relaxing environment that is conducive to relaxing. That may mean cleaning up your room and putting fresh sheets on your bed before your surgery. That may mean getting someone to watch your pets for a few days. Do what you need to do for yourself to create a quiet environment that promotes relaxation.

Finally, be sure to take all the medication that your doctor prescribes and follow all of your doctor's aftercare instructions.

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As an athlete, one of the last things I expected was to develop arthritis. However, I did. To me, arthritis meant I had to slow down, get a cane, and keep my legs elevated at all times. My doctor helped me to understand that I could continue living my life with some simple modifications to my daily routine. I did not have to give up sports. I created this blog to help other athletes who have been newly diagnosed with arthritis. With proper nutrition and the right lifestyle changes, you do not have to give up the sports you love.

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