San Diego Plastic Surgeon Offers a Guide for Breast Augmentation Recovery
San Diego, CA – Dr. Scott R. Miller, a board-certified plastic surgeon, performs a variety of plastic surgery procedures at his practice in San Diego, with breast surgery being one of the most common among his patients. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) almost 300,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in the U.S. last year, making it the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure. As more and more women opt for breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Miller recognizes the need for a speedy recovery period, as many patients cannot afford the long downtime away from their daily routines.
Dr. Miller notes how patients interested in breast augmentation can be apprehensive about the procedure. They often express concerns regarding the length of recovery, pain after surgery, and their range of mobility during the initial weeks following the treatment. Dr. Miller says he provides his patients with guidelines for recovery before surgery, so they are well-informed about what they can expect and have realistic expectations of the entire process.
At Dr. Miller’s San Diego plastic surgery practice, the breast augmentation procedure usually takes one or two hours to complete. He then prescribes medication for pain and discomfort that, he notes, typically subsides in two to three days. While patients should regain most of their mobility during this time period, Dr. Miller cautions against any heavy lifting and strenuous exercise. Most women are able to return to work in four to five days and return to their normal exercise routines in four to six weeks.
Before patients look at the details of recovery from breast surgery, such as an augmentation or breast lift, Dr. Miller urges them to spend time considering their surgeon. He recommends patients consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss their goals, the surgical options available to them, and what they can expect in regard to results and recovery. By choosing an experienced surgeon, Dr. Miller says patients can increase their chances of receiving the highest quality of care and the most natural-looking results.
About Scott R. Miller, MD
Dr. Scott Miller is a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is an attending surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and a Voluntary clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego. He teaches courses on plastic surgery, instructing surgeons in endoscopic (minimal scar) techniques and advanced concepts in facial rejuvenation and enhancement. Dr. Miller is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Miller is available for media interview upon request.
Dr. Scott R. Miller
Scripps Medical Office Building
9834 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037