A Comprehensive Three-Dimensional Rejuvenation Center

Breast Augmentation Post-Op Instructions

The following instructions and information are provided to help you through the recovery process. Please review theses carefully before your surgery and call our office at (865) 218-6210 should you have any questions before or after your surgery.

Discharge Instructions:

  • Arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first night after your surgery.
  • Do not smoke for 24 hours after surgery.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after surgery or while taking prescribed narcotic medications.
  • Resume a regular diet and activity as tolerated.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed by Dr. Lucas.
  • You may shower the day after surgery after you remove the bandages.
  • Pat the steri-strips dry after showering.
  • A front closure sports bra should be worn all day for approximately four weeks.
  • Massage implants as instructed by Dr. Lucas at your first post-surgery appointment.
  • Do not submerge incisions in water for approximately six weeks.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for four to six weeks, i.e., heavy lifting, running.
  • Your post-surgery appointment will be the day following surgery.

What to Expect after Surgery:

You may experience one or more of the following for up to six weeks after your surgery:

  • Swelling, bruising, skin tightness/fullness in breast area
  • Numbness in nipple area, soreness and tenderness
  • Moderate pain controlled by prescribed analgesic
  • Low-grade fever

If you experience any of the following, call our office at (865) 218-6210:

  • Excessive bleeding from incision
  • Red, inflamed, painful incision
  • Green or yellow drainage from incision area
  • Severe pain not prescribed by analgesic
  • Fever greater than 101.5
  • Excessive swelling of breast in first 24 hours