Tips for Making Your Breast Explant Recovery Easier
Posted on February 24, 2019
The recovery for breast explant surgery is similar to that of breast augmentation. Patients should anticipate taking one to two weeks off from normal activities to rest as much as possible. Should you have any questions or concerns, the team at Aqua Plastic Surgery will be available at all times to address them.
Here, we share our top tips to make your breast explant recovery easier.
Ask a Loved One to Stay with You
Getting plenty of rest is a crucial component of a safe and speedy recovery. Many of our breast explant surgery patients find it helpful to have a loved one stay with them during the first days of recovery. Having someone to help with everyday chores and errands, child and pet care allows you to focus on resting. In addition, having a loved one as your support system during recovery can help keep your spirits up as your body heals.
Prepare Your Bed or Couch Ahead of Time
We recommend you prepare your recovery location (either your bed or couch) before surgery, as your energy and mobility will be limited once you return home from surgery. Have plenty of pillows, clean bedsheets and blankets ready. Make a list of must-have recovery items ahead of time and place them near your bed or couch. Items may include:
- Prescription medicine
- Easy-to-make foods (e.g., foods, frozen dinners)
- Extra pillows and clean blankets
- Ice packs or bags of frozen vegetables
- Wet wipes and makeup removal pads
- Magazines, books, TV remote, tablet
- Clean sets of clothes
Keep Our Phone Numbers Handy
Your safety and comfort are our top priorities. We recommend you keep our office numbers handy just in case you need to contact us. If there is an issue, we can address it promptly or make modifications to your recovery so you can heal faster and more comfortably. Our patient concierges, Jeff Rose and Beatrice are also available via their direct phone lines. Jeff can be reached at (561-400-0600) and Beatrice can be reached at (561) 385-5135.
To learn more about breast explant surgery or what to expect during recovery, please schedule a personal consultation with Dr. David Rankin or Dr. Dev Vibhakar. Contact Aqua Plastic Surgery by calling our Jupiter office at (561) 776-2830, our Ft. Lauderdale office at (954) 564-3832 or our Miami office at (305) 918-1750.