1-4 days after surgery
(applicable from days 3-14 after surgery)
No lifting more than 2-3 pounds until your follow up breast implant appointment. (examples: bottle of water, cup of coffee. A gallon of milk is TOO heavy!) Avoid sweating, elevating heart rate and/or blood pressure. Do not consume alcohol for two (2) weeks after breast augmentation surgery.
Start showering. When finished with shower, pat Steri-strips dry, then take blow dryer on low or medium and dry them for 2-3 minutes each side. Steri’s should not be wet, squishy, stain the bra, nor have an odor. They will stay on until your follow up breast augmentation appointment.
If you are not having a bowel movement, take Dulcolax, Miralax, Senokot, Magnesium Citrate, or any over the counter laxative. It is common that the first dose does not work. Be aggressive and take several doses every 2 hours until you use the restroom.
DO NOT TAKE ANY ibuprofen, aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, Advil, Excedrin, or ANY medications that may thin your blood. Please take Tylenol or Tylenol based products ONLY for any pain that you have once off the Hydrocodone.
You may start lifting your arms very gently and slowly over your head without weight.
You are allowed to drive short distances, keeping your elbows at your side, as long as you are not taking any pain medications.
Please finish your antibiotics (Bactrim or any other that we gave you). It should be for one week.
It is normal for you to have numbness, tingling, even shooting pains in your breasts. It is due to the nerves being stretched and regenerating. Also, your nipples may become extra sensitive. If this occurs you can get any silicone nipple covers to help with the irritation when wearing your bra.
**Dr. Feldman has done a quality surgery. He can no longer control your outcome. Your results are now up to you and how well you follow these instructions.**