You may be tired and sore for a couple of weeks after your surgery. Your doctor can prescribe medication to regulate your pain. You have drainage tubes in situ for a brief time after your surgery to get rid of excess fluids that collect within the surgical site.
Wearing a bandage or support bra can help keep swelling down and support your breast while it heals.
You'll even have stitches (sutures) after your surgery. They'll probably be absorbable sutures, though, so you will not got to have them removed.
Getting back to normal activities may take up to 6 weeks or more. Your doctor will allow you to know of any restrictions to your activities, like avoiding overhead lifting or strenuous physical activities. Do not be surprised if it seems to require an extended time to recover from surgery — some women report that it takes as long as a year or two before feeling completely healed and back to normal.
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