FAQs: Breast Augmentation Post-Op Checklist – Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation Surgery Post-op Checklist

  1. As with any surgery, always have someone with you for the first 48 hours.
  2. To get up from the edge of the couch, get your butt to the edge, put your feet about 2-3 feet apart with your toes pointing out, bend your knees, try to keep a straight back and then stand up by straightening your knees (like a ballerina).Hold on to your boobs.
  3. Drink plenty of fluids (sugarfree). 
  4. Don't fight the pain! You will tense up and make it worse. Just go with it.
  5. Use visualization - relax and imagine them getting soft, dropping, healing quickly, looking beautiful.
  6. Constantly tell youself to relax - especially your shoulders.
  7. Take your meds like the doctor ordered. You don't have to be in pain.
  8. If you have to remove blood stained dried gauze pads (like from a lift), do it in the shower with luke warm water trickling on your breasts. They will work free on their own. Make sure you are allowed to shower before you do this! 
  9. Use triple antibiotic ointment with panty liners (works great instead of gauze) to cover your stiches. 
  10. Start to walk around a little as soon as possible and get some fresh air.
  11. Eat if you get hungry (something simple like scrambled eggs or jello).
  12. Get lots of rest - sleep if you are tired.
  13. Listen to your body and don't over do it.
  14. If you are used to sleeping on your sides or stomach, you might find your couch is easier to sleep on since it gives you back support.
  15. Put pillows under your arms for support (like a throne).
  16. Have someone help you pull your pants or pj's up after going to the bathroom - pulling is tough and it is easier without underpants.
  17. Use ice on the swelling and bruises 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off.
  18. Have someone help you with showers especially to dry you off. And to help you get dressed.
  19. Let people help you!  
  20. Keep a positive attitude and don't sweat the small stuff!! (its all small stuff)

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