Post Operative Care Instructions for Breast Augmentation Surgery
Congratulations on your new chest! Now that your surgery is complete, we want to make sure you follow Dr. Islur’s instructions very carefully for optimal healing results. It is important that you follow this advice so we can get you back on track with your daily activities and attain your breast augmentation goals.
At this point of your breast augmentation process, Dr. Islur has already thoroughly explained post operative care to you, however, if at any time you have questions, do not hesitate to call for further instruction. It’s time to heal so let’s get started with rest and relaxation…
REST + Relaxation
• It is important that you take time to rest and recover from your surgery.
• If you have little ones, it is a good idea to get childcare during this time.
• It is ok to lie on your side. Do not lie on your chest.
• Don’t plan on driving. Have a healthy diet and get some sleep.
• Wear your compressive surgical bra for 1 week.
• Wear an underwire bra (unless otherwise directed) for 4 weeks. Place a band-aid over your incision for protection from the underwire.
• Wait 2 weeks before participating in physical activities that will increase your heart rate and blood pressure or cause your breasts to move significantly (ie: running and aerobics).
• Anti-Pain medication can be taken after surgery. It is important for you to resume prescribed medications unless otherwise stated by Dr. Islur. Take your antibiotics as prescribed at the appropriate times until completed. Be sure to apply Polysporin to your incision lines 1x a day once steri-strips are removed.
• Remove dressings 24 hours after surgery. Leave your steri-strips in place for 3 to 4 days.
• You can shower. Wash with soap and water.
• Do not soak your surgical sites (no pools, hot tubs, or lake water) for 2 weeks.
• Dry surgical site by gently patting with a clean towel or allow to air dry.
• Bleeding from your surgical site may occur following surgery. If it occurs hold constant firm pressure for 10 minutes with a clean towel. If bleeding persists or one side is becoming much larger than the other, see our emergency care instructions below.
Two weeks after your surgery
Begin to massage your incisions with Vaseline body lotion or BioOil. Do not use vitamin E. If your incisions are going to be exposed to the sun, apply SPF 45 or higher for at least one year to prevent tanning.
Follow up appointments
You will have full access to Dr. Islur and his medical team during your recovery. Dr. Islur will inform you as to which clinic to visit for your follow up appointments.
If there is a concern about your surgery or your healing please call Dr. Islur’s nurse 204.237.2800 or call the office at 204.235.3020 (please state that you had breast augmentation surgery and the date of your operation). If on weekends or an emergency, please call 204.237.2053 and ask to speak to with Dr. Islur or the plastic surgery resident on call.
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