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What you need to do after your operation.


Every surgeon has complications. The best surgeons have fewer complications. Our surgeons are covered by Surgery Shield Insurance because they have proven low complication rates. Our surgeons are also experienced in surgery for droopy breasts, using the Biplanar - ‘Dual Plane’ technique.

We have an outstanding record and reputation in breast augmentation surgery and our aftercare is superb, below is some information about what you can expect do after surgery as well as the do’s and don’ts.

What can you expect after Surgery?

· No bruising, no bandages, no special Bras

· No drainage tubes

· No limitation on ‘normal’ activity

· Shower and wash your hair the day after

· You may drive your car if it is automatic the next day

What should I do after surgery?

· You will need to take antibiotics for 5 days

· Two lots of painkillers. Take the strong one in the evening before you go to bed and the next morning (remember to take them on a full stomach). Stronger painkillers cause nausea, constipation, light-headedness! Try to get onto the weaker painkiller as soon as possible

· Take Arnica for one week after surgery

What should I not do after surgery?

· Avoid strenuous activity for 2 weeks

· Try not to significantly increase your pulse rate, sex is ok but not strenuous or physically demanding sports are not

· Don’t lift anything more than 50lbs (equates to two large bags of dog food)

· Look constantly in the mirror, this will not make you heal quicker

Here is a list of important expectations and what is deemed normal:

· Initially expect your breasts to be too high

· Your breast may look too big

· Your breast may feel tight – for at least three weeks

· You may hear sloshing inside my breasts caused by air in the tissues

· They do not move

· They are numb, too sensitive, or feel funny

· I cannot lie on them because they feel like grape fruits

· Difference in size and shape is normal, allow at least 6 weeks

· Expect your own recovery to differ from the schedule we give you and friends stories

What is abnormal? If you develop any of the following, you should contact your surgeon:

· A temperature higher than a 102 degrees or fever with chills

· One breast that is much larger than the other

· One breast that appears much more bruised than the other

· Noticeable redness and tenderness in any area of the breast

· Any drainage from your incision after three days

· Any unusual discomfort

· Any breathing problems

· Anything to cause you great concern and you feel is abnormal

For further information please view the Q&A sections of our website or contact us on the following:

Call 0800 644 0321 or e-mail us at [email protected]

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