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  • Writer's pictureLisa Raimondo

Healing After Breast Surgery? The Process and What to Expect?


Breast surgery can be a daunting experience for any woman.

Immediately after breast surgery, you may experience some swelling and bruising. This is normal and usually disappears within a few weeks. Swelling can also be minimized by avoiding certain movements or activities that put strain on the chest area. As your body heals, it is important to get plenty of rest and avoid strenuous activities while allowing yourself adequate time to recover. You may want to wear a supportive bra at night while you sleep and apply ice packs periodically. Additionally, wearing a post-surgical bra or garment that is designed to support the newly reshaped area is important for the first few weeks after surgery.

Scarring can take several months to heal completely, depending on the size of the incision and type of sutures used. During this time, it is important to avoid excessive sun exposure as well as contact with chemicals or rough materials that can irritate the skin.

Post-surgical pain can restrict movement and daily activities for a while. For women experiencing this pain, here are some tips! It's crucial to follow your surgeon's guidelines carefully because any deviation from the instructions can lead to complications that might prolong your recovery period. To manage the pain more efficiently, consider taking prescribed painkillers at regular intervals. Additionally, wearing comfortable garments and using ice or heat packs on the affected area can also help alleviate discomfort. By following these tips and adhering strictly to your surgeon's instructions, you'll get a step closer to a wholesome recovery.

Going home from the hospital after a medical procedure can be a relief, but the recovery process can be challenging. It is crucial to ensure that there is enough help available at home to assist with the healing process. Your partner or spouse can take leave to be with you during this time, or another family member can step in and provide the much-needed support. It's important to take things easy and allow your body to heal. Eating nutritious food, getting ample rest, and getting enough sleep are all essential for the recovery process. Having someone to take care of household chores and errands, while also ensuring that you have proper pain relief, reduces any unnecessary stress. By organizing help in the home, you can focus on your recovery and return to your daily routine quickly.

Breast surgery is a major procedure and the healing process following it can often be lengthy. Although many people feel some discomfort, it’s important to remember that everyone's pain threshold, recovery process and healing journey is different. Swelling, bruising, and scarring are common occurrences during the healing process, so don’t hesitate to reach out for help with everyday activities such as showering or dressing.

Going through surgery can often require extra support - it is not only physical, but emotional too and asking people close to you for help will go a long way. Take time to properly care for yourself and pre-organise any equipment you need before surgery: get your family members onboard and make sure they are ready to step in when needed. Reach out and discuss any symptoms that worry you or last longer than expected with your surgeon or your GP; you should never feel alone during your journey of healing after breast surgery. Make sure your care team understands that self-care should be prioritised throughout the entire process and always take into account the emotional needs of patient who needs extra support from loved ones at home.

With Our Warmest Wishes for a smooth Healing Journey

The Silikan Customer Care Team

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