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Precautions after breast surgery

Most patients think that breast surgery is just a minor operation. Well, while the surgery tends to look simple especially for highly-experienced surgeons, the patient must be in full-cooperation especially when it comes to the postoperative stage.

While all of the stages of the breast surgery are important, the postoperative care will determine if you will see the full result of the procedure or if you will suffer from complications. If you are well-disciplined and you are keen enough to follow what your surgeon told you, you can easily have a smooth and speedy recovery.

After the intervention, there would be a series of appropriate measures that a patient must strictly keep in mind. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the type of anesthesia used and other factors, the surgeon will tell you how soon or how often you must return to the clinic for surgical follow-up.

There are also many cases where patients worry too much about the pain after the procedures. However, the pain is only minimal and it can be easily managed by taking the medications prescribed by the surgeon. Well, it is natural to feel discomfort especially on the treated areas and whenever you move your arms. Don’t worry as the pain will subside gradually over time.

If you want to achieve the best possible result, keep in mind to strictly follow the postoperative instructions of your surgeon. It varies from patient to patient. It depends on the complexity of the procedure as well.

Generally, those who undergo local anesthesia can resume their daily activities 48 hours after surgery especially if they are not required to exert too much physical effort. While those who were administered with general anesthesia need to rest for at least a few more days before returning to their daily routine.

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