COSMETIC BREAST SURGERY - DISCHARGE
You had cosmetic breast surgery to change the size or shape of your breasts.
You may have had a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation.
Follow your doctor’s instructions on self-care at home. Use the information below as a reminder.
You were probably under general anesthesia (asleep and pain-free). Or you had local anesthesia (awake and pain-free). Your surgery took at least 1 or more hours, depending on the type of procedure you had.
You woke up with a gauze dressing or surgical bra around your breast and chest area. You may also have drainage tubes coming from your incision areas. Some pain and swelling is normal after the anesthesia wears off. You may also feel tired. Rest and gentle activity will help you recover. Your nurse will help you begin to move around.
Depending on the type of surgery you had, you spent 1 to 2 days in the hospital.