You’ll need to stay in hospital overnight, but after a day or two you should be allowed home. We'll give you painkillers to take home as your breasts may be sore and swollen following surgery.
Our ward staff will call you after a couple of days, to make sure you're recovering well. You'll have a telephone consultation with our Breast Care Nurse about a week after surgery. Two weeks after surgery, we'll invite you for a wound check to remove any dressings.
At four to six weeks, you'll see the Consultant and we'll give you a number to call if you have any issues.
Six months after your surgery, we'll contact you again to see how you're getting on.
It's important you take your time to recover. It may be weeks before you can stretch, or do strenuous exercise, while the final shape of your breasts may take months to settle.