The stitches are removed in a week. However, during the first two weeks it is necessary to carefully monitor your health condition, because there is a risk of infection, inflammation and bleeding. Swelling, as a rule, goes off on the second or third week, and then you need to move on to light physical activities. Especially it is recommended to walk, which prevents the formation of new swelling.
It is necessary to keep to a healthy diet, to reduce salt and fluid intake (to avoid swelling). You can't smoke (this significantly affects blood circulation and wound healing), you can't lose or gain weight.
Women return to the usual lifestyle and do sports not sooner than in 2 to 3 months. The breast begins to feel as "own" in a year after operation, then you can get pregnant and breast-feed. Please note: after having mammoplasty, for the first month, 24 hours a day, you need to wear special correction underwear, which the doctor will recommend. Then you move on to the elastic sports bras, which pull the breast. To the regular underwear you can return not sooner than in three months. However, until the mammary glands take their permanent shape, it is better to avoid bras with bones and push-ups and to give preference to underwear made of natural cotton.
The breast prosthesis consists of a hermetically sealed silicone shell and filler. This can be silicone, saline or biocompatible gel. Each of them has its pros and cons. The most popular are silicone implants. They are the safest and most comfortable, because they allow to get the shape of the mammary glands, as close as possible to the anatomical one. An alternative to silicone is a natural polymer made of cellulose. Its advantage is the ability to disintegrate in tissues for glucose, water and carbon dioxide and to be excreted from the body in case the implant shell is damaged.
Women with flat breasts are recommended to have anatomical (drop-shaped) endoprostheses. They have a completely natural look. The round breast implants are used when it is necessary to correct a large saggy breast.There is always a capsule formed around the prosthesis. This is a normal physiological reaction of the organism to the presence of a foreign body. Sometimes the capsule becomes very dense and compresses the tissue. This causes a complication, which is called a capsular contracture. To avoid this, the implant shell is made non-smooth, textured, in which the capsule grows without compression. Nowadays, implants with a polyurethane coating, which prevent the formation of a rough capsule and deformation, have become popular.
In any case, when choosing the implant, you should rely on the doctor's opinion, especially since the prices for high quality breast prostheses are approximately the same and range around 30 thousand rubles. It is not worth saving money on implants, as not only the look after the surgery but, what is more important, your health condition depends on their quality.