It is critical to properly care for your implants after surgery. Improper care can have adverse effects on your Implants’ health and longevity. However, most people are unsure of how to properly take care of their implants, and it may seem like a daunting task to learn. Here at Eastlake Cosmetic Surgery, our expert staff can help you learn what best practices to follow to keep your implants looking, and feeling, amazing at pre and post-op consultations. Here are a few recommendations on how to care for your implants after surgery.
It’s All About Support
Since implants add extra weight to your breasts, they require significant support. While you are healing, you will be given surgical support bras. However, when purchasing a bra, it is important to find one that provides long-lasting support and comfort. It is equally important for you to find one that fits perfectly, so be sure to schedule a bra fitting after you have healed from your surgery. Having Proper support can help your implants maintain their size and shape. If you live an active lifestyle, particularly, if you go to the gym regularly, or jog daily, you will need a sports bra that provides just as much support.
You’ll have to avoid exposure to UV rays, for up to a year, or until redness has left the skin (post-surgery), and up to a year on the scar area itself. The scars will fade, but in order to help minimize their look, it is best to moisturize this area with a cream rich in Vitamin E.
Visit the Dentist
In rare occasions, the bacteria that lives in our mouth can redistribute itself other places in your body. This is particularly the case for people who have undergone surgery. While this is unusual, this bacteria could have an impact on the capsules that surround the implants and might change the size and shape of your breasts. Since it is impossible to determine which patient will, or will not, be affected. So it is best to consult your dentist about using an oral antibiotic. You will need to use this oral antibiotic hours before any dental procedures in order to combat this issue.
Regular if not daily massage is one of the best ways to maintain how your implants look and feel. It’s best to make regular implant massages a part of your morning routine. This can be done before getting dressed in the morning, or before your morning exercise.
These best practices will assure that you get the best overall results from your breast augmentation.
To find out other best practices for caring for your implants, or to discuss any questions or concerns, you have about you are breast augmentation, feel free to contact Eastlake Cosmetic Surgery. To schedule a consultation, please call (619) 216-0000, today.