Time off work after breast augmentation


  • Obviously, the longer the better to give yourself time to heal at home in a relaxed environment.
  • We recognise that taking time off work is expensive, and takes away precious annual leave you would rather spend on holidays.
  • The minimum required time away from is 7 days in order to rest and recover from the operation.
  • Your surgeon will ask you about the nature of your work during your consultation.
  • If you have an active job (for example you are a personal trainer or dancer), rather than working in an office, then you may need to take additional time off.
  • You should certainly not stretch or lift heavy objects for at least 2 weeks following surgery, and take it easier than normal for the first month.