Breast Augmentation and Breast Surgery Recovery
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After you wake
up from your breast augmentation surgery, you will be taken into a
recovery room where you will be monitored by a nurse until you are
released from the surgery center. The nurse will be taken your
vitals - blood pressure, pulse, etc. to make sure you are coming out
of the anesthesia alright. This normally takes at least a
couple of hours. Waking up from the anesthesia you might
feel as though there is extreme pressure or discomfort on your chest
(or as we commonly call it – an elephant sitting on your chest).
Most plastic surgeons will typically numb the surgical area with a
local or an Inter-costal Nerve Block immediately before the
procedure which is extremely effective in reducing immediate
inter-costal block is an injection of a local anesthetic (like
Novocain) in the area between two ribs where the inter-costal nerve
This helps lessen the pain once the patient awakens from the
procedure. The majority of patients who have received the
Inter-costal Nerve Block are able to greatly decrease their reliance
on the narcotic pain medication and transition to non-narcotic pain
medications within 24-48 hours following surgery.
plastic surgeon has felt that it is best for you to have drains then
when you wake up you will see some tiny thin tubing placed in your
incisions to drain any excess fluid.
Drains give the excess
fluid build up from the surgery a place to escape, so that healing
is not compromised. Most plastic surgeons do a simple breast
augmentation without drains, however if the surgeon had unexpected
bleeding during the surgery – then sometimes it is best for the
patient to have drains. The more extensive work that is done
in the surgery the more likely you are probably going to have a
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These drains are left in place from a few days to
a couple of weeks depending on the amount of fluid that is being
collected. You will be given simple instructions on how to
empty these drains by your plastic surgeon. More than likely
your doctor will ask you to monitor how much fluid you are draining
from the surgical site and to keep a record of this so that he can
keep track of your drainage. The
drains are removed anywhere
from your first post op appointment to a couple of weeks after your
surgery. The drain tube is pulled out gently and usually there
is no pain associated with this at all.
If you have elected to have a
pain pumpfor the first 48-72 hours, then you will also
see the tiny thin tubing or catheter that is attached to the actual
device delivering the medication directly to the surgical site. The pain medication is delivered through the tiny thin
tubing/catheter to the actual procedure site and keeps the area
numb. Pain pumps are portable and can be worn anywhere;
however cannot get wet. The two most common pain pumps that are used
On-Q Pain Pump
or Stryker Pain Pump. Having the option of
a pain pump runs approximately $300 extra over and above your
surgery costs. The patients who do elect to have this option
of the pain pump, rave about how much easier recovery is.
anesthesia seems to affect everyone differently. You might
experience some blurred vision and your emotions might be on
overload ranging from being highly emotional to laughing and
surgery, your plastic surgeon uses epinephrine to help control some
of the bleeding. This is a vasoconstrictor, which once
introduced into your system tends constricts the blood vessels.
Once you awaken from the procedure you might experience some
shivering and feeling very cold. This is all normal and will
pass as you start to come around after awakening. The
can also make you feel very sick to your stomach, but
most of the time the anesthesiologist will give you an anti-enemic
in your IV to stop the nausea.
however will wake up wearing some sort of support bra that was
either purchased before surgery or supplied by your plastic surgeon. Try
to find a comfortable cotton bra with a front closure with no
under-wires would be a great choice. Wearing under-wire bras
tend to push the implant up high and prevent them from settling into
Post-Operative care does involve the use of wearing the
proper compression garments.
Most of the time the breast does
need to be supported and positioned correctly – and certain
compression garments can help in the actual healing process as well.
Most plastic surgeons will tell the individual patient when it is
time for them to wear an under-wire bra; some are given the okay at
6 - 8 weeks post operatively. Each patient is different with
their post op instructions regarding this, but the best advice is
not to wear an under-wire bra until you have been given the okay by
your plastic surgeon.
You will be
feeling very tired and somewhat stiff and sore for a number of days
following surgery, typically days three and four being the most
painful; however the oral
pain medication that is given to you does
help tremendously. The breast area will remain swollen and
sensitive to physical contact for at least a month or more. A
feeling of tightness in the breast area is very common, as your skin
adjusts to your new breast size. It is imperative that a
responsible adult will be available to care for you during the first
24 hours following surgery, so that they can monitor your condition
and help you in anyway necessary.
Some other side effects of this procedure may include the
discomfort or itching at the incision sites
with breast augmentation is to be expected – and the severity of the
pain depends on the patient’s own personal pain threshold. Mild to severe pain can last for a few days up to several weeks. The length and duration of the discomfort a patient is experiencing
is directly related to placement and the size of the implants. Patients who have
sub-pectoral placement (under the muscle) tend to
have more intense pain than the patients who elect to have their
implants placed sub-glandular. And the larger the implant, the more
stretching the pectoralis muscle must do to accommodate this device.
It helps tremendously to sleep on your back in
a more upright position for the first few days following surgery. One member on our forum has used the
for her recovery, and it
helped her tremendously with sleeping. You can also create a
pillow fort out of several pillows to help support you as you rest.
Elevation of the upper body and chest reduces the swelling and
aching of the breasts.
you are discharged from the surgery center after your procedure, you
will be sent home with instructions and important phone numbers to
call if there is any unforeseen problem or complication that should
arise. These are important numbers to have close by, as they
will be how to contact your surgeon and or the on-call surgeon.
If you experience anything that hasn’t been covered in what to
expect after surgery, call the surgeon immediately. This is
why they have given you the phone numbers in the first place.
Any elevated temperature or excessive bleeding from the incision
needs to be communicated immediately to the surgeon. You need
to remember that the instruction sheet that your plastic surgeon has
given you should always be adhered to. If the instructions you
are given are different that what you see on this website, do not
waiver from what your plastic surgeon has told you. Always
follow your own plastic surgeon’s instructions!
It is perfectly normal for a patient to experience mood swings, and
feel like crying off and on, especially during the first couple of
weeks. This is to be expected as it is a normal reaction to
the aftermath of major surgery, as medication and post-surgical
traumatic stress syndrome can occur. It is important during
this time not to be highly critical of your newly augmented breasts,
as what you are seeing in the beginning right after surgery is not
necessarily what you will end up with.
Having any kind of surgery
to the breast is like having two separate surgeries. Inevitably
one side will always heal faster than the other. Your implants
right out of surgery might be very high up on your chest wall
(especially if you have
sub-pectoral placement), and tight.
The implants will not be dropping into place for several weeks into
months, so patience with all of this is the key. The implants
will fall into a more natural position with time. Your
asymmetry with your new implants might be off slightly in the
beginning, and again, normally with time these issues do work
What you do need to remember with getting a breast augmentation is
that whatever you see in the mirror before hand is basically what
you will be getting after the procedure only larger.
Augmenting the breasts means that whatever flaws you have before
hand might be slightly more noticeable after. Make sure you go
over your expectations of this surgery with your surgeon, so he can
be on the same page as you are. It is quite
common for the two breasts to heal differently. One may swell more,
one may feel more uncomfortable, or the shapes may differ initially.
After complete healing, they should look remarkably similar and
Some women feel depressed or regretful about having undergone breast
surgery. Sometimes they do not know how to handle the
attention of questions that this procedure might bring. It is
good to talk about your feelings and to know that the women on the
forum here have experienced all the emotional highs and lows you
might be going through, and they will help you in anyway they can
along with your own plastic surgeon and his staff. If you do
feel that all of this is too much, then it would be best to seek
outside help so you can resolve some of these emotions. Most of
the women who do undergo this procedure are extremely happy they did
and would do it again in a heartbeat.
It is extremely important not to be sedentary in order to reduce the
chance of forming blood clots in your legs, the sooner you are up
and around, the better off you will be. Some women develop
back pain or muscle spasm as a result of sleeping propped up and
also it is somewhat normal for the newly augmented patient to walk a
little bit hunched over. The sooner you can walk with your shoulders
back the better off your back will be. If you experience back
pain, a heating pack on your back will help tremendously.
will be instructed not to
strenuously for at last 4 to 6 weeks post operative. Being restricted to lifting only 5 to 10 lbs. during the recovery
period is to minimize the chance of contributing to any unforeseen
complication. This applies to picking up your own children.
If you do have small children, you should try to have someone to
help you during the first few weeks. No vacuuming, no ironing
– nothing with a lot of arm movement will give your breast
augmentation the best chance of healing.
exercise contributes to an elevation of blood pressure and your
pulse and could cause bleeding inside the pocket where the implant
is sitting. Any time you have excessive bleeding after a
procedure the chances of a
increase. Taking a gentle walk during the first few days after the
surgery is recommended; just remember to do things in moderation.
After you have been released to get back to your
exercise routine, start with light cardio and work up from
there. Usually weights might be a little bit too much in the
beginning, but slowly work up to your routine over a period of
weeks. If you do have under the muscle placement with your
implants, you might find that any exercises to the upper chest area
might feel different. This is because while you are exercising
the pectoralis muscle contracts around the implant and can push it
up and make it appear and feel different - causing
If your job is sedentary, normally returning to work is based on
when you feel comfortable enough to do it. This can vary from
several days to a couple of weeks after surgery. Once you are
back into the swing of things at your job, start slowly and let your
body tell you what it can or cannot tolerate. You will find
yourself getting tired more easily, and this is from the actual
trauma of having surgery and the anesthesia.
Driving after your breast augmentation will vary with different
surgeons. You should be off of all pain medication before you
attempt this. Also women who have had
with their implants might be experiencing more pain than
sub-glandular, so making sure you drive a car with automatic
transmission will help tremendously. Usually around 4-6 days
you should be ready to drive, however, make sure you ask your own
individual surgeon what his recommendations for this will be.
incisions and the sutures complete dry is of utmost importance
during the first week post operatively. Most plastic surgeons
do apply Steri-Strips on top of your incision line and sutures to
help keep the tension off of the actual incision, so it will heal
with a thin scar. You will have internal sutures as well as
permanent sutures on the outside of the incision.
sutures are dissolvable sutures which will be reabsorbed into the
body within 60-90 days.
sutures which are blue/black in color will be removed by the surgeon
usually between seven to fourteen
days depending on how well you heal. Tissue Glue is another
option that is being used more and more as a way of closing the
incisions instead of suture material.
surgeon will give you specific care instructions for your incisions
in writing at your pre operative appointment or before you are sent
home after surgery. It is important that you understand
everything that is written down so you will not have any unforeseen
problems as you are healing. It is also, extremely important
not to get any creams or lotions into the incision itself, as these
products could cause inflammation which could lead to an infection.
Sutures (mostly the
dissolvable ones) will work themselves to the surface of the incision. This
happens quite commonly, and actually when a stitch does pop out, it can come to
the surface with an inflamed red spot. Usually you can feel something like
‘fishing line’ around this area. It is best to call the Plastic Surgeon when
any suture makes it way to the surface for removal. You really do not want to
attempt to do this yourself, as this is way that infections can start, and you
have to make sure you are removing a suture that is not something that is
permanent. Dissolvable sutures are usually clear color (like fishing line), and
permanent sutures are dark blue in color.
There are various types of
suture material that is used in closing an incision. Some
patients do have problems with sutures, and some sutures are more likely to
cause this than others. Braided sutures (such as Vicryl) can cause this and,
for that reason, many surgeons have switched to monofilament (unbraided)
sutures, such as Monocryl or PDS. Vicryl is an excellent and strong suture
material, but it has been associated with "spitting”.
It is very important that if
you see any discharge around this area, if the area feels inflamed or is hot to
the touch. Please call your Plastic Surgeon immediately, as this could mean
that you have an infection started, and you will need to start on antibiotics
to make sure you watch your temperature after you have had surgery,
as any elevation in this could mean you have a possible infection
happening. Notify your surgeon of any elevation of temperature
extremely important for patients to make sure they take their
antibiotics on time and that they finish off the entire
prescription. By stopping the antibiotic before you are
finished, you run the risk of a possible resistant infection
with the pain medication as written will help your body overcome any
break through pain episodes. Instead of waiting until you
experience pain, taking pain medication at certain regular times
will help keep the pain under control. It is harder to control
pain once it has started. One of the most common side effects of
the medication is gastrointestinal upset. This means you could
have either an upset stomach or diarrhea.
Constipation is a very
common side effect of narcotic pain medications, so you may want to
take a stool softener (such as Colace) around the time of surgery
and after will help tremendously. Eating a lot of high fiber foods
and drinking plenty of water will help get everything going again.
The sooner you are off the narcotics and sleeping tablets the
better. Make sure you are not drinking alcohol at the same
time you are taking narcotics. And also because narcotics can
make you drowsy make sure you are not driving while still taking
surgeons will prescribe an anti-enemic medication to help prevent
nausea, which can be brought on by taking the antibiotics and the
pain medication on an empty stomach. Make sure you take all
medication with some food in your stomach, preferably something that
is bland like toast, crackers, etc.
will be prescribed antibiotics to take during your recovery from surgery.
Antibiotics can alter the delicate balance in your vagina by suppressing some of
the "good" bacteria that keep the yeast fungus under control. When the
bacteria are suppressed, yeast can multiply rapidly and cause an infection.
If this should happen, your surgeon can prescribe some medication for you, or
there are remedies that are effective over the counter.
likely your own plastic surgeon will give you a list of what he
wants you to do during the recovery process. Every surgeon is
different with their list of post operative instructions. Some
doctors allow their patients to shower the next day after surgery,
and other prefer that the incision and the sutures do not get wet at
all until they are removed. These physicians usually recommend
a sponge bath for the first week, so that the incision is given a
chance to heal without compromising the surgical area by getting it
If your physician has allowed you to
take a bath, more than
likely he will not want you to get your incisions submerged under
water, mainly because bath water can have bacteria in it. Using a public pool, Jacuzzi, or going into the ocean will normally
not be allowed for at least 6-8 weeks post op, as swimming before
then can open the patient up for infection, since the water is not
free of bacteria.
showering, you should try to keep the steri-strips paper tapes as
dry as possible. The steri-strips are intended to stay on for
several weeks to keep tension off of the incision so you will have a
thin small scar - and getting them wet might loosen them so they
come off sooner than they should.
your hair might prove to be a little bit difficult immediately after
this procedure, because you cannot raise your hands over your head
right away. Either have a friend or significant other help you
do this or make an appointment to go to your salon for a wash and
blow dry. This will certainly make you feel 100% better.
showering, make sure you keep all lotions, creams, etc. away from
the actual surgical incision. Your skin will be dry, so just be
careful around the actual incision. The chance of bacteria being
introduced into the surgical area is great with products like this.
With breast augmentation it is very common to have some swelling, bruising and
soreness in their breasts for several days after the procedure. Depending on any unforeseen complications, bruising can last up to
several weeks. The new increased volume in the breast
area from the implant and the swelling from the procedure can make
your breasts feel very tight and heavy. Wearing the supportive
garment that your plastic surgeon has recommended will help
Swelling has a tendency to migrate downward
towards the abdominal area, so you might see your stomach area being
very bloated looking. This is from the combination of the
saline you received during the surgery and the actual swelling from
the procedure. Treatment for excessive swelling includes increasing
your daily fluid intake, a low sodium diet and mild exercise. Drinking enough water does help with swelling tremendously. You should not take any diuretics, not unless this was approved by
usually occurs with this surgery to some extent. The size of
the implant and the placement might cause mild bruising. If a patient has a large painful bruise that seems to be
growing, then it is very important that you contact your plastic
surgeon as soon as possible, as this could be a
forming. Most normal bruising should subside
within a couple of weeks.
If your surgeon has told you that
you are allowed to use an ice pack to help with the swelling and bruising there
are a few options available. Patients have used bags of "Frozen Peas" or
other vegetables and chopped fruit to help relieve some of the swelling and
discomfort - which has worked out great, as the frozen vegetables have a
tendency to mold itself to the surgical area.
therapy helps reduce swelling and bruising resulting from any type of injury.
Cold therapy has also been shown to be greatly effective in reducing swelling by
slowing the flow of blood and other fluids to the injured area.
There are also newer ice packs
that you can buy at your local pharmacy, which resemble frozen peas. They
are called Peas Therapy packs - just like a bag of frozen peas, reusable "Peas"
conform and sooth wherever cold therapy is needed. Made of an innovative
soft gel pea shape, provides long lasting cold relief and mold to your contours
for a comfortable fit. The outer casing stays flexible when cold.
"Peas ice packs" provides therapy for pain, discomfort, swelling and bruising.
any surgery on any location of the body will have nerve regeneration
occurring during the recovery process. With any surgery to the
breast, the nerves regenerating will feel like a burning, tingling,
and or shooting pain sensation that happens periodically during the
recovery time. This is a good sign that the nerves are trying
to reconnect again, so that you will have feeling back inside the
breast area. It these pains are accompanied by swelling or
redness, infection, and or bleeding; then you should notify your
surgeon immediately is of utmost importance.
As you heal, your
implants will start dropping into their prospective pockets once the
pectoralis muscle stretches. Both implant placements,
under the muscle both go through the dropping phase.
It is more dramatic however; with under the muscle placement.
Dropping and fluffing can take weeks into months to finish, and it
is not unusual to sometimes take up to year to complete. Try
to resist from buying too many bras in one size, as it will take a
couple of months to finally determine what exact size you will end
up with. The implants go through so much changing during the
first few months - with the swelling dissipating and the
muscle wall relaxing.
Difference of the
post surgical breast versus implants that have dropped and fluffed:
Some plastic surgeons, depending on
the case might have you in a
after surgery. The strap is placed above the breasts in a
tight compression bandage which will help the breast implant to drop
down into the pocket. If you are instructed to wear the strap
to help with the dropping of the implants, make sure you wear it
according to your surgeon's instructions. The sooner the
implant drops into place, the better it is for the patient.
Scars can take
some time to fade completely. A lot has to do with the type of
skin a patient might have. The most important thing to
remember is to protect these scars from the ultra-violet rays of the
sun or a tanning bed. Even through a bathing suit, sunlight
can reach the skin and cause some damage. Wearing a sunscreen
with a skin protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 at all times will
help minimize any sun damage. The newly augmented breast skin
will have reduced sensitivity after the surgery, so you have to make
sure you are not getting overly exposed.
Scars begin to fade within four to six weeks; topical steroid cream
or silicone gel can promote healing and reduce the chance of
developing raised, red or irregular scars. While most patients heal
well, scarring varies from patient to patient and is not totally
predictable. One of the best scar treatments is Silicone
Sheeting, as it helps with flattening and fading the scars. Silicone Sheeting has the added benefit of adding pressure to the
scars while healing, so that the scars do not become
The scars are going to look worse right after surgery of course. They might appear red and raised after the sutures are removed. Traditionally
scar therapy normally starts after about 6 – 8 weeks
post operatively. This is to ensure that the incision is
completely closed. Each plastic surgeon will have their own
time-table for when it is safe for you to start
using topical scar
creams or Silicone Sheeting, make sure you ask your own surgeon
Retin A (Tretinoin)
is a topical form of Vitamin A that helps the
skin renew itself.
Applying this to your breast augmentation scar or surgical scar
after it has been completely healed and closed will help fade out
the scar. Appling paper tape over the
Retin A also helps with
the healing of scars. Retin A
is a prescription topical cream
that has to be prescribed by your physician.
If you have scars that are becoming
increasingly red and raised, make sure you notify your plastic
surgeon, so he may start some other treatments on you. This
could be the beginning of
hyper-trophic scarring or keloids.
You may hear
and feel “sloshing” in your breast after augmentation surgery. This is not the implant, it is merely air that is trapped in the
space around the implant and the natural fluid that accumulates
after an operation. After a period of time, this will be
absorbed by the body.
The skin of
the breasts may become shiny after the procedure. This is
usually caused by the swelling that occurs after surgery, and also
the skin stretching tightly over the new implant that has been
placed. Once the edema and swelling subside and the tissue
gets done stretching, the skin will look more normal.
As the nerves
try to heal and regenerate, the nipples commonly become
hypersensitive. This will eventually subside with time. The sensitivity is merely a change of reaction to the breast size in
surgery. All surgeons take very special care to protect nerves
in the breast during surgery; however sometimes nerve paths are
affected. Surgical techniques that do not directly cut or
nerves connecting to the nipple/areolar complex
are less likely to
augmentation surgery, your surgeon avoids any interference if
possible with the fourth inter-costal nerve branch. This nerve
branch is the one that extends to the nipple/areola complex. It has been stated that some feel that if a implant is too large,
that this in itself can stretch the nerve supply and affect the
There is a
slight chance of unexpected milk production following the insertion
of implants. This happens because of disruption to the milk
ducts during the actual breast augmentation. If this does
occur, it doesn’t last very long and usually clears up immediately. There is more information about
galactorrhea in our
complication and risk area.
It is not
uncommon for your menstrual cycle to be altered for a month or two
after you undergo surgery. The stress of the surgery and
anesthesia plays havoc on your system. Your period will return
to normal within a couple of months.
naturally forms small amount of scar tissue around foreign objects
as a normal occurrence and breast implants are no exception. It the body does the job too well in a sense over-reacting to the
implant, then the scar tissue contracts and compresses the implant,
making it hard. The excess of constricting scar tissue results
in capsular contracture.
In a very small percentage of
patients, scar tissue can become so severe that it can squeeze the
implant and cause a visible deformity. Early mild cases of
capsular contracture can be reduced sometimes with breast massage
and the new advancements with taking oral prescription medication. Sometimes if the case of capsular contracture is too advanced, then
the only alternative might be surgery. Surgery usually
involves the tissue to be surgically released or removed, and the
implant repositioned or replaced.
can also become displaced,
rupture. If they are not
replaced, the result can be disfiguring. However, there are
many plastic surgeons that have patients who have explanted their
implants, and their breasts after the fact look fantastic. If
you do decide that implants are not for you, then removing them
doesn’t have to be traumatic. In rare instances, implants may
become infected and must be removed or replaced.
Once you have
had the surgery it is like being at the half way mark in a long
distance race. The recovery part of this procedure takes an
enormous amount of patience and fortitude, as the healing process
will be changing daily. All post operative appointments are
included with your final price that you paid your surgeon. More than likely, the surgeon will lay out in the post operative
instructions the appointments and time you are required to come into
the office, so that he or she can check your overall status with
Your First Post Operative appointment - most plastic surgeons will want to see you after 24
This is your first post operative appointment, and it
is to gauge how you are doing and to assess your progress since the
procedure. Since the first post op appointment is so soon
after surgery, you will need someone to drive you there, as you will
still be under the influence of the anesthesia and of course any
pain medication you might be taking. Take these appointments
as an opportunity to express any concerns you might have with your
Post Operative appointment is usually at the end of the first week.
You will still have sutures in your
incisions, so your surgeon might take this appointment to remove
them. Most of the time sutures are removed anywhere from seven
days post op. Your plastic surgeon will check the incision for
any unnecessary drainage, and if you have drains you might have
these removed at this time.
During this appointment, you will
get to see the newly enhanced breasts and how they appear on your
body. You need to realize that especially if you have
placement, that your
implants might appear very high, tight, and slightly deformed from
the muscle wall contracting around the implant.
This is only a
temporary situation, as the pectoralis muscle starts to stretch to
accommodate the size of the implant, the implant will start looking
more and more like a normal breast. The implant will migrate
downward towards the pocket or envelope that was made for the
device, and henceforth will not look so high and tight.
dropping phase can take several weeks into months to complete, so
this is where you need to exercise a great deal of patience. Try not to judge your results daily when you first have your
surgery, do it weekly. You will see your implants each week
transform into what a normal breast should look like.
The Third Post
Operative appointment is normally two weeks after you the second
The surgeon will be examining your breasts to
look for any complications that might be happening, and to just
check that you are on track with a successful recovery. If
your surgeon wants you to massage your breasts daily, it is normally
the second or third post op appointment that this will be
introduced. Although this is a new sensation for you with
massaging, it is stressed that you pay close attention to what your
doctor wants you to do with this exercise.
different, some patients are told no massaging, and others are told
to massage several times a day. Only do what your own
plastic surgeon has told you, it is so important you listen
to everything he or she says.
Never start doing anything,
including massaging without talking to your own surgeon first. Only he or she knows exactly how large the pocket was made for the
implant to be sitting in, and you do not want to incorporate a
massaging technique that has not been given to you from your own
Post Operative appointment is normally at four weeks after
Your surgeon will be checking to make sure you are
doing your massaging exercises and to find out if you are
experiencing any kind of problems. Normally at this
appointment you are released to start wearing an under-wire bra. Also you will be released to get back to your exercise routine.
Post Operative appointment is normally a couple of months later.
Your surgeon will be checking to make sure everything with your recovery is on
schedule with the implants dropping into place.
Post Operative appointment is approximately six months later.
Some surgeons might see you less, some more. It all depends on
your overall recovery. If you have had any complications, then
your surgeon will want to see you more often.
Do not be
afraid or intimidated with any questions or concerns you might have. Whether you are happy or dissatisfied it is always important to be
in the same page as your plastic surgeon. As he or she needs
to hear any and all complaints.
forum is designed to help
the new and the returning patient through pre op, the surgery, and
the recovery, as we have many women on here who have had numerous
procedures. It is always good to hear answers from real life
women who have experienced the same procedure you are going through.
However, it is not to take the place of your medical professional in
Your plastic surgeon and their staff are there to help you, so if
you have any questions or concerns make sure you contact their
office immediately. Never do anything that has not been
addressed by your own plastic surgeon, as each physician has his or
her own post operative instructions.