Ensuring that you have a safe and speedy recovery following MTF breast augmentation is one of Dr. Mosser’s primary goals. Bruising and swelling are a natural consequence of almost all surgical procedures and these side effects can linger for several days to several weeks following surgery.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure a more comfortable and speedy recovery. The information listed below can serve as a basic guideline. Dr. Mosser will discuss these details with you in-depth during your consultation.
Healing after MTF breast augmentation takes time, but there are steps you can take in advance of surgery to speed up the recovery process.
Give Up Smoking – This step isn’t optional. If you’re considering MTF breast augmentation, you must be willing to give up tobacco at least three weeks in advance of surgery and for another three weeks after surgery. Because smoking inhibits blood flow to the skin, it can delay wound healing and increase your risk of post-surgical scarring.
Eat Low-Sodium – A high-sodium diet is one of the main causes of excess fluid retention, which can extend swelling during your recovery. If you currently consume a high-sodium diet, cutting out sodium in advance of surgery (1500 mg a day or less) will improve your recovery by diminishing swelling.
Discontinue Certain Medications – Prior to surgery, it’s essential that you are honest and up front about the supplements, over-the-counter medications and prescriptions that you are currently taking or plan to take in the near future. Certain medications like aspirin can increase your risk or bruising and bleeding during recovery. Dr. Mosser will provide recommendations for discontinuing any prohibited medications.
There are a variety of natural supplements and remedies that can be used to speed up the healing process, and minimize some of the negative side effects often associated with recovery.
Before initiating a new supplement or remedy, it’s important to consult with Dr. Mosser. He will be able to recommend the correct supplements and dosages for your body.
Always Follow Your Surgeon’s Advice
You will be provided with very specific instructions following surgery, including information on:
Your final outcome will depend on your willingness to collaborate and cooperate with Dr. Mosser. He will closely monitor your progress through your recovery, but he can only do so much. Carefully following instructions is key to the success of your surgery.