Truth be told, plenty of women choose to go under the knife for a breast augmentation procedure precisely because they want to improve their sex life or find more suitable partners. When you have the body you have always dreamed of and you are free from the small breast complex, it is only natural to wonder when you can have sex after the breast augmentation surgery. But there is no standard answer to this question as each individual heals at his own pace. Sex after breast augmentation If you will choose an experienced plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation, you might be pleasantly surprised to find out that the answer to your question is “sooner that you might expect”. Of course, it all depends on a few critical factors such as the procedure that was performed (whether it was a breast augmentation with implants or fat transfer), how much discomfort you suffer during the recovery period and when you, as a woman, feel ready and up for it. Some patients can resume their sexual activity after two or three days from the surgery while others will choose to wait at least a few weeks. There is no right or wrong answer to this question as there should be no pressure. Also, you should consider another important element: for some women can take a while to get used to their new look and the appearance of the newly improved breasts, while for others it will happen in the blink of an eye. In short, the sex activities after breast augmentation can be resumed once you feel that your body has healed enough and you feel up to it. Essential factors can influence your ability and desire to have sex, so you should carefully consider all. More about the breast augmentation Augmentation mammoplasty, performed by a board certified and skillful plastic surgeon, is probably the most popular method to improve the size and shape of your breasts. Breast augmentation with the help of mammary implants can offer the patient the perfect breasts shape to compliment her figure and this can lead to an impressive rise in self-esteem. The best candidates for the breast augmentation are women who are looking to improve the way they look, to achieve their best figure possible, and not to become copies of a certain celebrity. If you are in good health, have realistic expectations and you want a reasonable enhancement of the breasts, then chances are, you are the perfect candidate for the breast augmentation procedure. The recovery after the breast augmentation surgery Your ability or desire to have sex after breast augmentation will be strongly impacted by your recovery process. After the surgery you might feel tired and there is usually moderate to severe discomfort for the first two or three days, but this doesn’t mean you are confined to the bed. The pain and discomfort can be controlled with medication prescribed by the plastic surgeon. To help with the healing process and to keep potential infections at bay, it is also important to take the antibiotics prescribed by your surgeon. The second day after surgery, when you get home, you can remove your support bra in order to have a shower. Do not remove any bandages that your surgeon recommended to keep in place until further checkups. Usually three or four days after the intervention, you will have an appointment with the plastic surgeon to evaluate the recovery process and check your breasts. Most patients are able to resume work in five to seven days after the surgery, but this will depend on the type of work you do. Vigorous activities, especially involving ample arm movements should be avoided for the first two or three weeks after the intervention, especially if you had breast augmentation with submuscular implant placement. There will also be swelling and bruising at the surgery site that will mostly disappear during the first couple of weeks. Keep in mind that if you want to engage in sexual activities, you might be able to do so even two or three days after the surgery, but this doesn’t mean that your breasts are completely healed. You can start walking the second day after the surgery and strolls are even recommended. Extensive physical exercises should be avoided for the first two weeks after the surgery. What you should know about the results of the breast augmentation surgery The final result of the augmentation mammoplasty will be visible in eight to ten months after the surgery. This is when the incision site should be completely healed and the scar barely visible. The results after this procedure are pretty much permanent, but they can be affected by the natural aging process, gravity and pregnancy. Conclusion “When can I have sex after my breast augmentation surgery” is a legitimate question that unfortunately, many plastic surgeons cannot answer with authority. Inexperienced surgeons fail to provide all the information needed by the patients in order to properly prepare for the intervention. We believe that an informed patient is a patient ready to undergo surgery. While there is no short answer to this question, most patients will find that they are able to engage in sexual activities even a few days after the surgery is performed. Keep in mind that this does not mean that the body is healed by then, or that the appearance of the breasts after two days is the final result of the surgery. For the first weeks after the surgery, the patient will have to deal with the attendant pain and discomfort, as well as swelling, bruising and tenderness in the surgical area. Loss of nipple sensation can accompany the breast augmentation procedure but this is normally just a temporary complication. It can take upwards to a year to see the final results of the surgery, at least, the ones that will last for a long time if not impacted by weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.