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3 Tips to Help Speed Up Your Breast Augmentation Recovery

Breast Augmentation RecoveryThe last thing that you want to do when it’s nice and warm outside (like it is now) is to be stuck in bed recovering from a breast augmentation. If you can’t wait to get outside to show off your new breasts in a swimsuit, then we have a few tips to get out of your bed and at the pool a whole lot sooner.


After you get a breast augmentation, it’s natural for your body to respond to the new implants by forming scar tissue around them, but we always encourage our patines to massage their breasts to get rid of that scar tissue. Getting rid of the scar tissue will also help your breasts feel less painful and will help speed up your recovery. To massage them, try to pull the implant away from the muscles and massage it from side to side. Repeat this a few times a day.


Once you get rid of a lot of the tenderness and swelling, you will feel like getting out of bed and getting outside. Try taking some over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen or Motrin a few times a day or until the swelling subsides.

Wear the Compression Bra

We know that compression bras aren’t the sexiest piece of lingerie that you’ll ever own, but it may be the most beneficial. Make sure that you wear your compression bra every day for the first week or two to help get rid of any swelling.

Getting rid of the swelling and tenderness in your breasts can take a couple of weeks, but the sooner you can find some relief, the sooner you can show off your new breasts. To learn more about breast augmentation recovery tips, contact our Guilford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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Saline Vs Silicone Implants: Getting Back to Basics

Breast LiftLife is full of options. You get to choose what you have for lunch, where you want to work, and nowadays, you can choose what you want to look like with the help of doctors like Dr. Gary J. Price. One of the options in particular that Dr. Gary J Price prides himself on is the different breast implant options that we offer at our office. Whether you want firm, soft, round, or teardrop shaped implants, we have several options for you to choose from with the help of Dr. Gary J. Price and our staff.


Saline implants are available to suitable patients over the age of 18 and are popular because they are filled with an all-natural saltwater solution. Unlike silicone implants, one of the unique things about saline implants is that they are filled up with the saline solution during the surgery— not beforehand— which helps give Dr. Gary J. Price a little bit more flexibility in the surgical process itself.


Silicone implants are available to patients who are over the age of 22. Silicone implants are popular amongst patients because they give a more natural look and feel than saline implants. Another benefit of silicone implants is that if the implant gets a rupture in it, they won’t collapse which gives patients more time to have it fixed without having to deal with too much embarrassment.

Just like with all things, there are pros and cons to both saline and silicone implants. During your initial consultation, we will help you decide what size, shape, and texture of implant is best for you and your body. If you want to learn all about your breast implant options or to schedule your consultation, contact our Guilford office at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Go Into Your Breast Augmentation Surgery With Ease

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Reading and being more educated on any cosmetic procedure will only make you go into it feeling more informed. If you are getting a breast augmentation, it’s important that you get to know your doctor, see before and after photos, and know what to expect right after surgery. Read on to learn more.

Find a Doctor You’re Confident In

Nothing will make you feel more confident about your breast augmentation than feeling like you can trust your doctor. As a board certified surgeon, Dr. Gary J. Price and his staff are committed to giving you the best results possible. During your initial consultation, both you and Dr. Price will sit down to meet and discuss any questions and concerns that you may have and start establishing that confidence that you need.

Ask to See Before and After Photos

One of the best ways to see first-hand what you’re getting into is to ask to see before and after photos. During your initial consultation or even beforehand, you will have access to a variety of before and after breast augmentation photos so that you can see what real results look like.

Learn What to Expect Right After

Going into surgery is one thing but going into recovery is another. To help guarantee that you have a smooth and speedy recovery, it’s important to know what you can expect right afterward. During your consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price, he will tell you what you can expect from recovery, and he will also give you a pamphlet that details what your recovery entails— that way you feel more informed.

Go into your breast augmentation surgery with more confidence and ease by taking the following considerations into mind. If you would like to schedule your consultation, contact Dr. Gary J. Price’s office today at (203) 453-6635, and we will gladly assist you!

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Enhance Your Recovery Following Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast Augmentation NYCEven though breast augmentation surgery is the number one cosmetic surgical procedure, it’s a serious decision with many things to think about – like what happens after the surgery and what to expect for your recovery.

The time-frame for returning to work and other physical activities following a typical breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular concerns our patients have. Dr. Price will tell you when you will be allowed to resume normal activities, but keep in mind that each patient is different, each body is unique, and healing times can vary. Many of our patients find they are able to resume their normal routine two weeks following surgery; a full recovery is expected at six to eight weeks.

Here are some useful guidelines:

  • Monitor your pain tolerance and how much and how often you are taking your prescribed medications. It is advisable that you do not return to work while still relying on these medications. That, of course, depends on the type of work you do. Consider taking at least a week off work if your job is sedentary and longer if your job is physically demanding.
  • Straightforward breast augmentation should not require a lengthy recovery. The majority of patients do not require pain medication for more than a few days.
  • Typically, you should not lift more than 20 pounds for at least two weeks following your augmentation procedure. This allows time for your muscles to fully heal. It is also important that you do not pull or strain the surgical sites and that you avoid any activities where your breasts bounce up and down.

The bottom line is to allow your body to heal naturally while you ease back into your work and daily activities. Listen to your body and never hesitate to call our office should you have questions or concerns. We want your augmentation experience to be positive, life-changing and successful.

Call to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Price, today: (203) 453-6635.

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