After the procedure the breast may feel tense and painful. This will subside in a couple of days. After discharge a follow up appointment will be made at the doctor’s office. If present, the drains will be removed the next day.
The stitches will all be dissolvable and do not need to be removed. It is sensible to organize help at home for the first week. For the first four weeks after the procedure it is advised to wear a bra without underwires which is comfortable and supportive day and night.
All movement that is painless is allowed. For the first six week after the operation you should not go horseback riding, jogging, or do any other sport that causes the upper torso to shake. Walking, swimming and cycling on the other hand can slowly be increased after two weeks.