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What is the aftercare of breast implant surgery?

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Deepak Kumar

Digital Doctor by Birth 20 January 2018 at 10:18

Surgery is only the first step towards fuller and more beautiful breasts. Following your breast enhancement surgery, the recovery period is a crucial time during which your body heals and your new breast implants settle into their proper position and shape.

Following Breast Implant surgery you can:

  • Drink alcoholic beverages only after you have stopped taking your pain medications.
  • Sleep on your back.
  • Lift your arm up to the shoulder level during the first 2 weeks.
  • Massage your breasts as advised by doctor.

Following Breast Implant surgery you can’t:

  • Sleep on your stomach or sides for 6 weeks.
  • Run, jump or perform any other vigorous physical activity that will make your breasts bounce and potentially break open your wounds, or dislodge your implants.
  • Lift your arms above your shoulders, especially if you have an armpit wound.
  • Bath for 2 weeks; after the first few days, you can shower, but make sure to dry your wounds well (you should use a hairdryer on a low setting to completely dry the wounds and the dressings).
  • Get your wounds wet for the first 2 – 5 days after surgery.