What recommendations should I follow after the breast reconstructive surgery?

You will receive a comprehensive list of guidelines before you are discharged so that you can safely initiate your home recovery.

After the breast reconstruction, you will be given pain medication. Your diet will initially be based on fluids and you will gradually resume a normal diet. It’s recommended to consume plenty of fluids, fibers, and proteins.

As you start recovering, you will be encouraged to move by taking daily walks. Strenuous activities such as lifting should be avoided as well as using your arms to pull/push yourself out of bed. Your doctor will give you precise indications on how you can shower after the surgery in order to avoid infection.

Disclaimer: We do not assume responsibility for the use of the provided information or its interpretation. Our efforts are towards providing current and reliable information; however these should not be considered, or used as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment.

Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

Meet Our Physicians