What can I expect after having had the treatment done?
After your surgery, it is normal that your breasts will be swollen and bruised. You will not directly be able to see the effects of the surgery. However, once the swelling has subsided, you will see that your breasts are smaller.
The wounds will be dressed in bandages, and on some occasions, it is necessary to have drains put in, which are generally removed within 24 hours. The treated area will be sensitive after the operation, but a simple painkiller is usually enough to relieve the discomfort. In most cases, any mammary gland removed is sent off to pathology to be analysed. You will receive the results during your first check-up after your operation.
We advise you to avoid lifting any heavy objects, doing a workout and doing any sports for the first six weeks after your operation. Swimming and going to the sauna are also off-limits for the first six weeks. You will need to wear a supportive corset or jacket during the first six weeks to help support the healing process of the wounds and to prevent an oedema forming and reduce the swelling after your surgery. You should avoid direct sunlight for the first two weeks after your surgery.
Your breasts may be slightly swollen due to fluid build-up in the wound and there may also be some bruising. This will gradually subside by itself. The stitches will be removed after two weeks. When any redness or swelling occurs, when you develop a fever, when the wound opens up or when there are other concerns, please immediately contact Diana Gabriels Clinic