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- Height: 5'4"
- Age: 61
- Gender: Female
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Weight: 170
Lakeland Mastopexy – Recovery Outline
Your Lakeland Mastopexy is a big procedure – Patients must follow all the post-operative instructions to ensure they do not get an infection or harm the incisions in any way.
The patient should start taking their antibiotics the day prior to surgery, and continue taking them until the prescription runs out. (Or until your doctor tells you otherwise).
Upon waking up from surgery the patient will be very sore. They will take the prescribed pain medicine as directed for pain. The patient will wake in a compression bra that they must wear continuously (except when showering) for up to 3 weeks after surgery.
Relax, Relax, Relax!
The most important thing to keep in mind after surgery is to TAKE IT EASY! For the first few nights sleeping in a recliner will be your best and most comfortable option. It is best for the patient to stay slightly raised at about a 30 degree angle to minimize swelling. It is imperative that the patient sleeps on their back, if you think you may roll over onto your sides or stomach, prop up a pillow or blanket wedge to ensure you stay put.
Be aware of the healing process
It is so important that the patient knows exactly what to expect when healing. The patient should examine their breasts and incisions daily, checking for signs of infection. The incisions need to stay dry for at least a day after surgery – contact your surgeon immediately if you experience bleeding or discharge around the incisions. The patient should also be aware of the breasts, if they are becoming too swollen or bruised – contact your doctor.