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Breast Enhancement is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery that’s performed in the United States. Many women are unhappy with the size of their breasts and a breast enhancement gives them a way to get the breasts they desire, which can do wonders for their confidence.

Although breast enhancement brings happiness to many women, it does take some time to recover from breast enhancement surgery. In order to help you make a decision as to whether breast enhancement is for you, below are some of the most common side effects you’ll experience while recover from surgery.

  • Swelling

    Swelling is an inevitable part of getting breast enhancement surgery. In the days and weeks following your surgery, your breasts will be swollen and this is something that will take time to clear. However as the weeks go on, you’ll notice the swelling reduces until you can appreciate the final results of your surgery.


  • Soreness

    Soreness is another very common side effect of breast enhancement surgery. This is a temporary side effect that is usually most noticeable in the days immediately after your operation. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help you deal with the pain during this time.


  • Numbness

    It’s also not unusual to experience some numbness in your beasts and particularly in the nipples after a breast enhancement. This is usually only temporary but it can become permanent so you should let your surgeon know if it lasts for more than a week or so.


Although the above symptoms are very common, the truth is that the recovery from breast enhancement surgery is different for every woman. Some will experience only mild side effects while others will have more severe side effects to deal with. It’s important that you inform your surgeon if you feel like you’re suffering from any side effects that are out of the ordinary since they might be a sign of a serious problem.
You can get more information about breast enhancement surgery and have any questions you have answered by scheduling a consultation. Get in touch now and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Dr. Gregory T. Lynam

Dr. Gregory T. Lynam is Richmond's only board-certified plastic and maxillofacial surgeon. He has helped numerous people within the community tumor surgeries, breast reconstructions, and facial trauma surgeries.

Dr. Lynam was voted one of Richmond's "Top Docs" in plastic surgery and one of Richmond's "Best Plastic Surgeons to take you back 20 years" by Richmond Magazine in 2010. Additionally, he is known as an expert plastic surgeon on RealSelf and was honored as one of the Top 100 Doctors on RealSelf in 2013.

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