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Feeling and Looking Younger

After I finished having my kids, I knew that I wanted a mommy makeover. My stomach was in terrible shape, my arms looked completely destroyed, and my legs had been carrying weight for years. I wanted a full body overhaul, so I started by doing what I could to look and feel younger. I started exercising each and every day, and then I worked hard on doing my hair and makeup better. It was amazing to see the difference it made, but I wanted something more. I consulted with a cosmetic surgeon, and I scheduled the surgery that changed my life for the better. Check out this blog for more information on looking and feeling younger.

How To Recover Quickly From A Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentations continue to remain one of the most popular cosmetic procedures that patients elect to undergo. If you have always wanted to have larger breasts or if you have lost a lot of the volume in your breasts because of weight loss or breastfeeding, then an augmentation may be the best route for you to go. Once you are sent home to recover, you may be a bit swollen, tender, and achy around the incisions. To help you recover as quickly as possible and show off your new breasts in style, there are a few tips that you should follow. 

Rest, Rest, Rest

When it comes to recovering from any surgery, one of the best things that you can do is rest. By staying in bed and resting for a couple of days, it will help your body heal faster and will hopefully help you fight off infection as well. If you have kids or family members to take care of, consider hiring someone to come help you for a couple of days so that you can stay in bed for longer. While you are resting, make sure that you prop your head so that your chest is a bit elevated; this will help ease swelling while you sleep. 

Massage Your Breasts

Touching your sore breasts right after surgery may sound very counterintuitive, but it's one of the best ways for you to heal after an augmentation. Because implants are a foreign object, your body's initial reaction will be to form scar tissue around them to help shield your body, but that's the last thing that you want. To help break up the scar tissue while you are healing, gently massage your breasts and pull the implant away from the muscle. 

Wear Your Compression Bra

The compression bra that you are sent home from surgery wearing may not be the sexiest piece of lingerie that you own, but it will be the best one while you're recovering. Compression bras are designed to keep your breasts in place while healing and will also help reduce swelling at the same time. Try to wear your compression bra for the amount of time that your doctor recommends. 

As soon as you recover from your breast augmentation surgery, you will be able to show off your new look to all of your friends and family members. To learn more, reach out to a cosmetic surgeon near you.