Recommendations after breast augmentation

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RECOMMENDATIONS AFTER BREAST ENLARGEMENT

3 4 days after the procedure the dressings should be changed.
8 10 days after the procedure the stitches are to be removed.
Postpoerative areas can be cleaned with boric acid, salicylic alcohol or octenisept.
On the 7th day after the procedure a shower should be taken, the wounds should be sterilised and dressing (sterile plaster) should be put on.
For 6 weeks after breast enlargement the postoperative bra should be worn during the day and at night.
For 3 weeks after the procedure the patient should stay away from doing basic daily activities that require physical activity, such as vacuuming or lifting heavy objects.
For the first 6 weeks after the procedure all the sports that require physical activity must be avoided, such as aerobic, fitness, gym, swimming etc.
For 3 months after the procedure a patient must not wear bras with underwire.
For the first 6 months after the procedure sauna and sunbed sould not be used and intensive sunbathing should be avoided.
A patient whose job does not require an excessive physical activity can return to his/her job after 2 weeks.
After the scars heal (around 4 weeks), you can start using ointment, such as Sutricon, Bliznasil or any other silicone one.
The antibiotic prescribed by the doctor needs to be taken for 3 days - 1 tablet x 3 times a day.
Paracetamol or Ibuprofen can be taken as a painkiller (please follow the recommendation on the leaflet).
Once a year breast scan is advised, and self- examination of the breast at least once a month. The patient is obliged is strictly follow doctor's and nurse'r recommendations.
48 hours after the procedure the patient should have someone (an adult) who will collect him/her from the hospital. During this time neither driving any vehicles nor doing any precise activities is allowed! It is also unacceptable to drink alcohol duirng this time.

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