ARNICA tablets will reduce swelling. They may be bought from BOOTS or HOLLAND & BARRETT. These should be started a few days before surgery and continued for several days afterwards.
The stitches you have may not all be dissolving and may need removing. This will be at your two week appointment
You must keep your dressing as dry as possible until your follow up appointment.
Swelling and bruising may be severe.
You should have been measured for bra size preoperatively. Although it is difficult to be precise about your size after surgery, you should have an indication of the size of the sports bra you will need. As a general rule expect to keep your chest measurement (36, 38 etc) but you should increase your cup size. Immediately after surgery there will occasionally be dramatic swelling, which means you may be alarmed that your breasts appear too large. Swelling will decrease over the next 6 - 12 months.
Please bear in mind that we will endeavor to give you the breast enlargement you desire, but it may be that your skin would not stretch to accept a larger implant. This will have been discussed with you at your initial consultation and in your preoperative discussion on the day of surgery. The operation we have performed is to ensure a SAFE and NATURAL result.
Scarring is always an issue and hopefully your scarring will be reasonable. If scarring is an issue we will endeavor to correct this. A facility fee may be charged for this. Any corrective surgery will only be undertaken when post operative swelling settles which may be after 9 - 12 months.
At your follow up appointment you will be given further advice regarding scar massage.