What will I have to do after the procedure?


Strictly follow your surgeon’s post-op instructions to avoid preventable complications.

Relax and expect to be tired and sluggish for the first few days after surgery.

  • For 10 days after surgery, take Tylenol, but do not take aspirin or aspirin-containing products (Bufferin, Anacin, Excedrin, etc.).
  • Take your doctor’s prescribed pain medication as needed and per the directions.
  • Take your prescribed antibiotics until they are all gone.
  • Get up and walk around the evening following your surgery, but don’t exert yourself beyond that.
  • It is safe to shower on the second day following surgery.
  • While recovering, wear a soft bra or sports bra, but nothing with underwire or padding that pushes or compresses the breasts.
  • Saunas and steam baths should be avoided for 6 weeks after surgery
  • Do not tan your scars for 9 months after surgery.
  • Do not swim in a pool or the ocean for 3 weeks after surgery.
  • You may note scars that appear to get redder before they fade. Don’t worry. This is normal.
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