What will happen after my breast asymmetry surgery?

You will be taken from the theatre to a recovery room. This is very similar to a high dependency unit in which you will be monitored continuously. Highly trained staff will check on your heart rate and pulse and your condition in general.

They will monitor your progress. Once they are satisfied with this you are then ready to be taken back to your room.

Once there, a nurse will check upon you. He/she will examine the surgical wounds and will also perform a blood pressure check. You may be given another injection of Heparin. If there are any surgical drains in place then these are only there to remove any excess fluid. They are a temporary measure only.

You will feel disorientated, dizzy and very tired after the anaesthetic. You may feel slightly sick as well. As unpleasant as this sounds it is perfectly normal and will only last for a short time.

As soon as you can, you are encouraged to get up and move around. This will help to stop blood clots forming. You will be given plenty of painkillers at this time which will help to control any pain and discomfort.

You will have access to nursing staff at all times so if you need anything just ask. Your surgeon will also visit you to check on your progress.

Expect to feel sore and bruised after surgery. This can last from 24 to 72 hours. You will be given pain medication to deal with this and will be advised to get plenty of rest.

It depends on the extent of your surgery but you could be looking at staying in hospital or the clinic for a couple of days.

On the day of your discharge you will be given instructions on post-surgery recovery and a good supply of pain medication. You will also be given an appointment card with the time and date of your first follow up visit. This all forms part of the important aftercare service. This aftercare service includes your surgeon’s contact details in case you need to get in touch if something goes wrong.

Make sure you have someone to drive you home.

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