A lot of questions and concerns may be going through your mind when considering whether breast reconstruction in Hollywood, FL is right for you. How long does the procedure last? What will your breasts look like after the reconstruction? No matter your level of preparedness, chances are you will still have questions when consulting our team at Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida about this procedure. Here are some of the commonly asked questions about breast reconstruction.
1. Will I wear a normal bra following the procedure?
Whether you are going to wear a normal or surgical bra after your breast reconstruction procedure will entirely depend on the surgeon’s recommendations and the nature of the procedure you wish to undergo. Some patients may have to put on a firm compression bra around the clock for a set amount of time, but it all depends on the unique case. That said, underwire bras, as well as those that do not provide adequate support, are generally not recommended in the time following a breast reconstruction surgery.
2. How soon can I shower after surgery? And what about exercises?
Breast reconstruction patients are generally encouraged to take their first shower 48 hours after the surgery. During this shower, it’s good to use warm, soapy water. You do not have to worry about water coming into contact with the area. When it comes to exercising, ask our surgeon when you can begin working out and the kind of exercises you should avoid.
3. Is massage recommended?
Again, talk to our surgeon about how you can massage the treatment area and pay strict attention to the advice. That said, in cases where expanders and shaped implants are used, massage is not recommended immediately after surgery.
4. Are there ways to make the scars fade?
It may take a year or two for the tissue to completely heal and scars to fade. However, post-surgery scars never quite go away completely. With that being said, our team can provide you with tips about how to minimize their appearance.
Breast reconstruction in Hollywood, FL often triggers many changes – both emotional and physical. Understanding how to take care of your surgical sites as well as how you should take care of your breasts after the procedure depends on the nature of your surgery. Get in touch with Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida in Hollywood, FL to discuss how this cosmetic procedure can transform your life. Contact us today to book your appointment!