What can I expect after the procedure? What is the recovery time?
After surgery, you will have gauze placed on the incision areas and an elastic bandage to compress and support the newly reshaped breasts. In some cases, a small drain tube may be placed to help drain fluid and blood. A surgical bra should be worn to reduce swelling and support the breasts while they heal. Bruising and swelling will decrease over two to three week and are helped to resolve by wearing a support bra. The breast pain after surgery can last several days, decreasing over the next week or two. It can be controlled with oral pain medication.