Breast augmentation is among the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States of America. Many women love the feeling of new breasts, but most put it off as the recovery period will interfere with their work.

The following factors will impact your return to work after breast augmentation:

  • The kind of implants inserted
  • How your body has responded to the implants
  • How much you exerted yourself during the healing period
  • The aftercare required

Your surgeon will generally require you to take a break of a month. However, the length can be shortened or lengthened depending on the kind of work you do. For example, women who work for long hours doing labor-intensive jobs such as hairstyling or lifting heavy machinery will have to take a break for a longer stretch of time. On the other hand, if you are a freelancer or have an office job, you will be able to go back to work within a few days.

The kind of incision you received also heavily impacts your recovery period. For example, if you receive a transaxillary incision (through your armpit), you will be able to go back to work within two to three weeks. The period will be extended if you have had an incision in your breast fold or areola, as these regions are more sensitive and require more care.

Breast augmentation requires a lot of aftercare for the surgery to be a success. Consult a qualified surgeon to know more about how your implant will impact your return to work.