You'll need to take time to rest, recover and heal following your breast reconstruction surgery. We provide each of our patients with complete aftercare instructions and guidelines, so you'll know exactly what to expect.
After reconstructive breast surgery, you probably won't want to do much for anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks, with the first week being the time in which you'll need the most support and help from family, friends, or a spouse or partner. It's normal to feel slower and weaker during these first few weeks, and you'll benefit greatly from getting some help with your normal activities, such as:
- Cooking and preparing meals
- Cleaning and other house chores
- Any childcare needs, such as getting children to and from school
Support and help is essential during this time. For the first week after surgery – and certainly for the first few days – you'll want to have someone around 24 hours a day in case you need anything. After the first week, you may not need someone around quite as much, but don't underestimate the benefits of simply having someone there to talk with you and support you.
If you are interested in learning more about the breast reconstruction process and what it involves, as well as what would be required of you, please call our experienced and helpful team at (720) 457-4461. The board-certified plastic surgeons at The Breast Center – Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery serve all of Colorado and even out-of-town patients at our greater Denver practice.