Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction

Recovery

After the surgery gauze or bandages is applied to your incisions.

A small, thin tube is temporarily inserted under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid.

You will be provided with specific instructions that will include:

  • Caring for the surgical site
  • Medications to apply or take orally
  • Specific signs and symptoms you can identify at the surgical site or in your general health and when to follow up with your surgeon.

Remember to ask your surgeon specific questions on what to expect during the recovery period.

  • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery? When will they be removed?
  • Will there be drains? For how long?
  • When can I bathe or shower?
  • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  • When do I return for follow-up care?

Recovery will continue for many weeks as swelling diminishes and the position and shape of the breasts improve. Always stick to your plastic surgeon’s instructions and show up at follow-up visits as scheduled.

Take the first step and contact us through our no-cost virtual consultation. During this process, we will recommend options that will work best for you. Every client is different, so our virtual consultants and surgeons tailor the procedure to match each person’s needs.

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