Recovery & Results
The women who choose Dr. Rios from in and around Chicago, Illinois, for breast augmentation typically have many questions, especially regarding their recovery and the final results of the procedure. How long will recovery take? When can I resume exercise and other activities? Will I need medication for discomfort?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Rios will answer these questions and more when you visit with him for a consultation. He'll also explain how his unique rapid recovery technique allows you to return to normal activities more quickly, usually within 2 days. Request a free consultation or call his office at 815-744-8554 and let him walk you through the procedure, recovery and what results you can expect.
Meet Dr. Rios
A board-certified plastic surgeon using advanced breast surgery techniques, Dr. Rios will care for you.
Choosing to have breast augmentation surgery doesn't mean you will have to wait through a long recovery period before seeing your results. Dr. Rios manages a number of factors that aid in your speedy recovery. Your healthy mindset, created with the help of Dr. Rios and the information he provides, ensures you're relaxed and confident about your choice. This positive mental state is an important component of your recovery. In addition, Dr. Rios utilizes a surgical technique that reduces recovery time and gets you back to your usual routine sooner.
Dr. Rios uses a rapid recovery technique for his breast augmentation patients from Naperville and southwestern Chicago suburbs. Keys to this technique include:
- The patient is immobilized, which reduces trauma during the operation.
- The pocket for the breast implant is formed under direct vision, which reduces injury to the ribs.
- Instead of narcotics, patients manage discomfort with Tylenol or Motrin. This allows for a quicker return to mobility and speeds the healing process.
- Raising your arms over your head and simple post-op exercises reduce stiffness and promote faster healing.
- No pumps, drains, massage, special support bras, binding or wrapping are required.
Using these steps, most women who visit Dr. Rios for breast augmentation find they can go out to dinner the night of the surgery. They also are usually able to return to their daily routine (minus any strenuous exercise) in 1 or 2 days.
Not only has Dr. Rios' surgical technique helped many women get back on their feet faster, it has also helped them improve their self-confidence. His methods may minimize recovery, but they can maximize results as well. He can achieve balanced, beautiful, natural-looking breasts that reflect your goals. By carefully listening to his patients and being honest about what the procedure can achieve, he establishes realistic expectations and gives women a clear indication of the results they can expect.