BREAST POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS BREAST AUGMENTATION/ IMPLANT EXCHANGE/ MASTOPEXY (BREAST LIFT)/ BREAST REDUCTION A C T I V I T Y
Quiet. Walk at least 3 minutes every few hours while awake. Begin massage 2 weeks after surgery or when soreness is gone. No sexual activity for 3 weeks after surgery. Refrain from lifting anything over 10 lbs. for six weeks after surgery unless otherwise directed by
No heavy exercise, bending, lifting, jacuzzi, swimming, sun exposure, smoking or sports for 3-4 weeks following surgery. P O S I T I O N
Elevate head and back on 2-3 pillows for the first 2 weeks
I C E P A C K S
Not required but OK for comfort & swelling for 20 minutes on/20 minutes off. Be sure not to
W O U N D C A R E
Leave tapes in place until next appointment. Dry with hairdryer on cool setting.
After 3 days, remove bra and any gauze (leaving brown paper tapes in place), shower and
If you are placed in a support bra, wear it until your office appointment. If the physician prescribes a compression strap for you then you must wear daily until the
If you have an ACE wrap, wear until first postoperative appointment. Both the compression strap and the ACE wrap can be adjusted for comfort.
Driving restricted for 4 to 6 days following breast surgery and/or while taking prescription pain
(Norco) or muscle spasm medication (Flexeril).
T Y P I C A L M E D I C A T I O N S A F T E R S U R G E R Y Antibiotic - take pills as directed at pre-op appointment Norco (10/325) 1 tab every 6-8 hours as needed for pain relief. Colace as needed for constipation (stool softener).
Continue healing supplements/surgery vitamins until gone. Post Operative Instructions- Breast Augmentation Page 1 of 2 BREAST POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS BREAST AUGMENTATION/ IMPLANT EXCHANGE/ MASTOPEXY (BREAST LIFT)/ BREAST REDUCTION
If you have a Scopolamine patch continue to wear 3 days after surgery (anti-nausea patch) Make sure you WASH HANDS after removing this patch. The medication is absorbed through the skin and can cause blurred vision with enlarged pupil if your eye is rubbed. Zofran 8 mg ODT every 6-8 hours as needed for nausea. Clonidine patch- do not remove for one week. This medication decreases blood pressure
especially rises associated with pain and anxiety. It also reduces pain and anxiety allowing other
Cyproheptadine (Periactin) 20 mg- take 1 tablet with meals 3 times a day. Important to take if
you are on antidepressants or certain other medications to prevent nausea and other problems.
Aprepitant (EMEND) 40 mg tablet #1. Take with a sip of water 1-3 hours prior to surgery. If
taking birth control pills, also use additional contraception for 28 days.
Wear TED hose (compression stocking) for the first week and until walking normal amount.
Watch carefully for excessive redness, swelling, bleeding, discharge, fever (above 100F), or pain not relieved by medication. IF ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS APPEAR - CALL IMMEDIATELY (714) 902-1100 Post Operative Instructions- Breast Augmentation Page 2 of 2
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