Post Operative Care Following your Breast Uplift/Reduction
After your surgery, you will have to make sure you follow some simple instructions so that you recover well and get the best possible result. Mr Dheansa will go over many of these, but if you are not sure about anything then please ask.
You need to wear a supportive bra at all times for 2 weeks and then during the day after that. You should not wear under-wired bras for 6 weeks or until advised by Mr Dheansa.
Take your painkillers regularly. It is important that you are as comfortable as possible. It is also important to realise that if you try to do too much, your pain will get worse, so be guided by this.
Take it easy for the first 2 weeks after surgery. You should however keep mobile - walking and light activity should be acceptable straight away. Mr Dheansa advises NO DRIVING, NO GYM, NO HEAVY LIFTING and NO STRETCHING. Housework should be avoided too. As a general rule if your breasts are sore after doing something then consider reducing that activity. After 2 weeks you can gently start doing a little more so that you are doing normal day to day activity by 4 weeks. You shouldn't do any vigorous sporting activity for up to 6 weeks. If in doubt, ask Mr Dheansa.
After 1 week you can gently massage your breasts (except for the wound/dressing) using simple moisturising cream like E45. Use gentle circular movements. After 2-3 weeks you can be firmer.
Once the dressings come off the wounds you should apply Micropore tape along the scars for 12 weeks. You can leave it intact and only change it if it is falling off. You can shower with the tape – just pass a cool hairdryer over the tape afterwards to get it dry.
If you have any concerns please don't hesitate to contact Mr Dheansa or the team at the hospital where you had the surgery.