Can I Return to Work 2 Days After a Breast Augmentation and Lift, I Work As a Cashier?

Q:Hi, I’m 21 years, 5’1, 108 lbs. I’m having surgery next month like to know if i can return to work as soon as possible. Thanks

A: Thanks for this question.  Most of my patients want to minimize time away from work.  My concern is the type of work you do as a cashier.  It probably depends on the store, but I assume you are lifting things and moving your arms frequently.  You need to talk to your surgeon about the placement of your implants.  I usually perform a dual plane breast augmentation which positions the implant under the chest muscle.  I am nervous that continual movement of your arms so soon after surgery could potentially displace the implant.