Caring for your body after a Breast Surgery

We seldom have patients complain of complications after a successful breast surgery. Hence, When I received a call from a patient two days ago that she was having issues with her breasts after a breast lift surgery was done 2 weeks ago, I pointedly asked if she had adhered to all the instructions that was given to her which she answered in the affirmative.

We invited her over to the office so we could examine her and upon examination, we discovered that not only had she flaunted all our rules, she had taken off the surgical bra made to protect her breasts and speed up recovery.She had also involved herself in activity that had her putting pressure on the breasts.

This caused some swelling, hematoma (accumulation of blood under the skin), poor scaring and foul smelling discharge from the incision site.

Adhering to your doctor’s advice after a surgery is as important as the surgery itself.

After a breast lift, the breasts which will be covered with sterile dressing and supported with a surgical bra is very important as it will determine the outcome of the surgery. Small tubes might be placed at the incision sites in your breasts to drain any excess blood or fluid which will be removed after 2 weeks.

You should also avoid any strenuous activities like driving, straining, bending, lifting or involving in any strenuous activity or even sexual activity. Sleep on your back or your side to keep pressure off your breasts. Also, ask your doctor when it will be okay for you to resume normal activities like taking a shower, etc meanwhile always keep your breasts out of the sun.

The stitches around the breast would either be removed or dissolved on its own depending on the type used. You are supposed to wear the surgical bra, round the clock for about 4 weeks. Even when sleeping never take it off.

You don’t need to be told the importance of your medications and pain relievers. They help to keep infections away and ease the pain and any discomfort you may be feeling.

Aesthetic breast surgery whether you are reducing, augmenting or lifting has a potential to embellish your womanhood helping you feel youthful and increase your sexuality.

Our work in Grandville is aimed at helping every women feel good in their own body thereby promoting self- confidence as a woman.

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  • Sane

    Hello doc, you didn’t do the same article for BBL- caring for your body after a Lipo and transfer to the butt? Please oblige us! Thank you

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