Taking your medication with food and water can help you keep it down during breast augmentation recovery.
If you simply cannot keep your medications down, please contact your Coordinator. You may need to have your prescription changed.
For most women, breast implants rest a bit high for a short period after surgery, and then they drop into a more normal position. This usually takes a few weeks. The time it takes your breast implants to drop depends upon several factors, including the implant size, what size you were before your breast augmentation surgery, the implant surface type, implant placement, your muscle tone and whether you massage your breasts. If your implants are placed underneath the chest muscle, they will drop slower than if they are placed over the muscle. If you had very small breasts before, and get moderate to large implants, they will take longer to drop because of the tightness of your skin. Sometimes, one side will drop before the other side.
Some surgeons advise patients to push their breast implants down or massage them soon after surgery to encourage them to drop. If you are having problems, your surgeon may have you wear a wide elastic band around the top of your chest to help push you implants down. If your implants still haven’t dropped within six to nine months, breast augmentation revision surgery may be necessary. Talk to your surgeon.
Deep Vein Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein. To decrease the risk of developing DVT, patient should not be scheduled for surgery on the same day of arrival in Phuket.
For longer surgeries (more than 4 hours) the patient must stop their contraceptive pills as the anesthetic risk is increased as well as a higher risk of DVT.
For long flights, long surgery and long bed rest after the surgery, the patient must be encouraged to engage in light walking indoors. On your return flights, please make sure to drink plenty of water, limit alcohol intake and walk around the cabin or do calf exercises.
Call your doctor immediately if you have DVT symptoms including: swelling, warmth or tenderness in the soft tissues of your leg. Swelling may also appears as a swollen ridge along a blood vessel that you can feel.