If you’ve been researching getting breast augmentation in Santa Rosa, CA or elsewhere in the Napa Valley, you’ve likely come across the term “rapid recovery” breast augmentation. But what exactly is rapid recovery, and how is it different from traditional surgical methods? If you have questions about whether rapid recovery breast augmentation is a good choice for you, this informative guide can help you make the decision.
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The Rapid Recovery Difference
A rapid recovery approach begins in the operating room. Previous breast augmentation techniques involved some trauma to the surrounding tissues during the process of creating a pocket for the breast implants. This part of surgery is called pocket dissection. Although past approaches to pocket dissection saved time in the operating room, they came with the cost of increased bruising, swelling, and discomfort during the recovery period. One of the most important aspects of rapid recovery breast augmentation is careful, precise pocket dissection. By taking the time to meticulously form the pocket, we can avoid excessive bleeding, thereby reducing postoperative bruising and swelling.
At our private surgical facility in Santa Rosa, rapid recovery breast augmentation isn’t solely the surgeon’s responsibility. Dr. Furnas and I both personally train our dedicated OR team members to ensure each has a thorough understanding of our surgical process, streamlining each procedure without sacrificing its effectiveness.
Our approach to anesthesia is different, too. With more options and precise dosing, we can greatly reduce postoperative nausea. This helps our patients feel more like themselves sooner.
How ‘Rapid’ Is Rapid Recovery?
Depending on the specifics of each procedure and each patient’s unique circumstances, most rapid recovery patients feel comfortable stopping the use of prescribed medication between 48 and 72 hours after surgery. Most patients feel recovered by 3-5 days after surgery, but we still recommend taking it easy and not pushing any exercise or heavy lifting for at least 2 weeks. Dr. Furnas and I will be happy to address your specific situation.
In addition to a faster, more comfortable recovery, our breast augmentation patients from Sonoma, Petaluma, Novato, and beyond enjoy lower rates of complications such as capsular contracture.
With a safer surgical process, less downtime, and more favorable long-term results, rapid recovery is the preferred option for many. To learn more about breast augmentation at Plastic Surgery Associates, visit our FAQ page.