Healing after breast reduction surgery will affect the progression of breast appearance over time. Knowing how to take care of your scars, how to control possible pains and when to resume your sports and other activities will help you get the best possible result from your breast reduction.
Dr Chiraz Bouzguenda, a highly qualified plastic surgeon in Tunisia, will explain you the following steps after your breast reduction surgery in Tunisia.
During the first week after the surgery
You will wake up from the procedure with an elastic bandage over the bandages. You may need some help with washing since raising your arms is sometimes difficult, a nurse may be able to assist you in your various tasks. Sutures and possible drains will be put in place. Drains are tubes that are placed on incision sites to collect fluids that sometimes accumulate and slow healing. They remain in place one week on average after the surgery. A special bra should be worn by the patient to control edema and maintain proper breast alignment; the tissues will thus conform to contours altered by the surgeon.
The following weeks
After two weeks, the stitches are removed. Edema and bruising will gradually fade. Itching is sometimes felt as well as a dryness of the breasts that heal. To reduce edema, it is recommended to reduce sodium intake and drink plenty of water; this eliminates body fluids.
Everyone heals at a different pace. For some patients, for example, the area is hypersensitive after the operation. For others, the area is insensitive for a few months. For the rest of these patients, nothing abnormal. The breasts may swell during the first menstrual cycle following the procedure and cause pain.