It’s not uncommon to feel a little down immediately after your breast augmentation and during the recovery period. After all, this is still a surgical procedure that can come along with side effects such as bruising, swelling and some discomfort. But the good news is that in most cases, the “boobie blues” will be fleeting, and there are a few things you can do to avoid getting them altogether.
1. Have Realistic Expectations
Maintaining realistic expectations about your breast augmentation procedure, recovery and results can work wonders when it comes to minimizing stress and anxiety throughout the process. Remember that the goal of cosmetic surgery is to enhance your natural features, not to completely cover them up or to act as a magic wand for underlying psychological issues.
2. Be Patient
Early on in the recovery process, you may experience mild side effects such as swelling and bruising. These, teamed with the fact that your implants haven’t had a chance to settle into their final position yet, can camouflage your results. Continue to be patient with yourself and your body, and you’ll begin to see your smooth, natural-looking results reveal themselves.
Don’t push yourself to do too much too soon after your breast augmentation.
3. Communicate with Your Cosmetic Surgeon
As with any concern you may have along the way, keeping an open line of communication with your cosmetic surgeon regarding any doubts or “boobie blues” you might be feeling is essential. He or she should be your go-to resource throughout the entire breast augmentation process, including your recovery.