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Postoperative period and medications to take

A breast augmentation surgery entails a relatively straightforward postoperative course, considering that the procedure is not overly demanding. While there may be recommended practices for all patients to follow, the timing and methods can vary on a case-by-case basis.

Rest is crucial in the first few days following the surgical procedure. Having a family member available during the initial 24-48 hours to assist with routine tasks is advisable. Patients in the immediate postoperative period may experience feelings of fatigue and discomfort, as well as observe bruising and swelling.

Immediately after surgery, some patients may experience nausea and vomiting. If these symptoms occur, they can be monitored and addressed with anti-nausea medication. Pain that naturally arises upon awakening will also be managed with medication. Additionally, antibiotics will be prescribed to prevent infection at or around the surgical site.

Three tips for a peaceful postoperative course, including:

It is prohibited to consume alcohol or drive while taking certain pain medications. These medications may cause drowsiness, and their combination with alcohol can exacerbate these effects and potentially harm the liver. It is prohibited to take products containing aspirin. This substance thins the blood, interferes with blood clotting, and can slow down the healing process. If necessary, take a muscle relaxant to alleviate muscle discomfort, especially in the back, neck, chest, or shoulders.

What activities are possible during the postoperative period?

By the evening of the surgical intervention, the center’s nurses will assist the patient in sitting up, standing, and walking. This helps prevent the formation of blood clots, thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism.

Arm movements, including leaning or lifting from the bed, should be limited for at least 48 hours. Additionally, lifting objects heavier than 3 kg will not be allowed.

After one week, many patients are able to return to their daily activities or work, as long as their job does not require lifting or strenuous physical activity.

How to sleep and what are the personal hygiene practices?

For optimal healing, it is preferable to sleep on the back, not on the stomach or on the sides, for several weeks. The first dressing change will be performed on the second day after surgery and then repeated every two days. From the fourth day, you can take a shower, after which a new dressing will be applied.

For several weeks, baths, whirlpool baths, or swimming will not be allowed.

During the recovery period, the patient will wear a special bra designed specifically to support the weight of the breast and facilitate healing.

Attention, care, consultation, in one word: MiniHospital “Sandro Pertini”

The post-operative phase is important, as it brings anxieties, the need for clarification, and the necessity to rely on a facility composed of professionals capable of guiding the patient through every phase following the surgery. The MiniHospital “Sandro Pertini” is the ideal facility for your breast augmentation surgery, inclusive of hospital stay and post-operative check-ups.

During the recovery period, the patient will wear a special bra designed specifically to support the weight of the breast and facilitate healing.

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