Hi, I’m Dr. Adam Basner and I’m a board-certified plastic surgeon in Baltimore, Maryland. Many patients want to know about the recovery time for breast augmentation. First of all, the majority of women place implants under the muscle, which is slightly more difficult or slightly more strenuous in terms of recovery. But still it’s not too bad. If someone has a desk job, it’s really only about three days until they’re back to work. If someone has a job where they’re using their arms and hands a lot, but not with any kind of strength required, something maybe like a hair stylist, then it’s about five days. But if someone does require a lot of strength in their arms, maybe a server at a restaurant, they’re going to need an entire week.