FAQ: Post-operative Care Instructions

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Answer:

  • Take pain and other medications as prescribed
  • Do not drive when you are on prescription pain medications
  • Do not soak in a bath or go swimming for ten days after your surgery
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on caring for any drains you may go home with
  • Keep your incisions clean and dry
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on massaging your breasts to prevent hardening of breast tissue around the implants
  • Wear a special supportive bra as long as advised by your doctor
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting as long as your doctor advises
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on resuming normal daily activities
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on resuming sexual activity
  • Inform your care providers before having any testing (X-rays, MRI, CT scans)