Tampa, FL, October 23, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Castellano Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa Florida has decided to provide all interested Breast Cancer survivors with a information regarding the reconstructive surgery process. Dr. Castellano believes every survivor needs to have their questions answered, and wants the process to commence with this information.
What will the day of my surgery be like?
Your breast augmentation surgery may be performed in a hospital, free-standing ambulatory facility or office-based surgical suite.
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure.
When surgery is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. Your breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings or a surgical bra.
You may be permitted to go home after a few hours, unless you and your cosmetic surgeon have determined that you will stay in the hospital or surgical facility overnight.
How will my breasts look and feel after the surgery?
A day or two after surgery, you should be up and about. Any dressings will be removed within several days, and you may be instructed to wear a support bra. Your cosmetic surgeon will probably permit you to shower between two and three days following surgery. Stitches do not need to be removed, and will dissolve on their own.
Some discoloration and swelling will occur initially, but this will disappear quickly. Most residual swelling will resolve within a month.
What to expect during the recovery process?
At the conclusion of your breast augmentation procedure, you may be placed in a surgical dressing that may include a support bra or garment. You should follow your surgeon’s directions as prescribed. Prior to your discharge, you and your caregiver will be given detailed instructions about your post-surgical care including drains if they have been placed, the normal symptoms you will experience, and any potential signs of complication.
Options for your recovery after undergoing breast augmentation include:
Home: When discharged, you will be released to the care of a responsible adult with safe, licensed transportation home. Your caregiver must commit to stay with you at all times for a minimum of 24 hours after surgery.
Licensed Recovery Facility: You will be released to the care of a licensed post-surgical recovery facility where nurses or specially trained medical professionals will monitor your health and comfort until you are able to return home and capably care for yourself.
Hotel or spa: You may wish to recover at a hotel or spa location, where licensed healthcare professionals will monitor your recovery around the clock as recommended by your surgeon.
Overnight Hospital Stay: Although rare, an overnight hospital stay may be offered to you or may be recommended. In this case your surgery will be performed at the hospital where you will stay overnight. You will be released from the hospital to a capable caregiver to continue your recovery at home, or to a licensed recovery facility.
You should be walking under your own strength immediately after your breast augmentation surgery. It is very important that you walk a few minutes every few hours to reduce the risk of blood clot formation in your legs.
It is important to follow all patient care instructions as directed.
When can I expect to resume my normal activities after my breast augmentation?
While it will take several days to return to more normal activities after your breast augmentation, it is important to your recovery that you get up and move around. After breast augmentation, it is often possible to return to work within just a few days or a week, depending on the type of activities that are required at your job.
Castellano Cosmetic Surgery is a Tampa Florida based Cosmetic Surgery Center, they can be reached at (813) 872-6093. You can submit your request for a free virtual consultation by visiting Castellano Cosmetic Surgery online.