Plastic Surgery

Post-Operative Instructions for Breast Augmentation

  • Please avoid the medications on the list provided.
  • If you have any questions, please ask the doctor who prescribed your medication before you discontinue it.
  • You should have your prescriptions filled before surgery and bring them with you on the day of surgery.
  • After surgery, please start with sips of clear fluid and advance your diet as tolerated.
  • Please DO NOT take your pain pills on an empty stomach — this will increase your nausea.
  • Please take all of your antibiotics according to your prescription.
  • If you feel like it, you may be up and around the day of your surgery, but do not overdo it.
  • Please rest with a couple of pillows under your head and shoulders.
  • Please do not sleep on your stomach for at least two weeks and avoid raising your arms above your head.
  • It is normal to have some swelling. This usually reaches its peak within 24 to 48 hours. If you have any rapid swelling in one area or breast, call us immediately.
  • It is normal to have some bruising of your breasts and adjacent areas. If this does occur, it may progress for a while and then subside.
  • You may take a sponge bath on the day of your surgery, but keep your dressing on and dry for the first 24 hours.
  • Please wear your bandeau 24 hours a day until your follow up appointment. Remove it only to shower.
  • Please do not lift any weights for at least two weeks.
  • Please do not do any housework, strenuous exercise or aerobics for two to four weeks.

We will evaluate each person individually based on her progress and pain. Notify the office if you experience any of the following:

  • One breast is much larger than the other
  • You have a temperature of 101.5 F or above
  • You develop any redness on your breast

Please call us with any questions at (937) 208-3999. Make an appointment to follow up with the doctor in one week.

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Wright State Physicians Plastic Surgery
Miami Valley Hospital
30 E. Apple Street, Suite 2200
Dayton, OH 45409

(937) 208-3999
Fax: (937) 208-3682