What can I expect after a breast augmentation?
As soon as your levels of consciousness, breathing and blood pressure are stable; you may go home. You must also have had something to eat and drink before you go. In addition, you must be able to sit upright and be able to walk and have urinated. The doctor or anaesthetist will judge whether you may go home or not. Because you have had medical surgery, you should bear in mind that you will feel less focused and fit. We advise you to go home by car or by taxi, and always accompanied by an adult. Using public transport is discouraged.
The day after your operation, you will be contacted by a member of staff from Praktijk Gabriels. We will inquire how you are doing and see if you have any questions. Your first check-up is two weeks after your operation. The suture knots (ends) will be removed during this check-up. Your second (and final) check-up will be six weeks after your operation. Of course, it is always possible to come in for an extra check-up. You may start using the scar crème, after eight weeks. Should any redness or swelling occur, or you develop a fever or the wound opens-up, or there are other concerns, please contact the Diana Gabriels practice, immediately. We will gladly help you.