1. You may shower after your first postoperative visit. Shower with your back to the water source. The water may run over your breasts. It is OK for the tape to get wet. Following your shower, you may gently pat the tape dry with your towel.
  2. Leave the tape intact; your provider will change your dressings for the first month following surgery. If severe itching occurs, please contact the office.
  3. Avoid any medications listed in your informed consent packet for 2 weeks prior to your surgery and 2 weeks post-operatively, as these medications may lead to an increase in bleeding.
  4. It is very important to not lift, push, or pull anything over 10 LBS for 5-6 weeks.
  5. Do not engage in strenuous physical activity or activities with repetitive motions for at least 6 weeks.
  6. Pools and hot tubs should be avoided for 6 weeks.
  7. Continue your prescribed antibiotics for the full 7-day course.
  8. No smoking for 8 weeks. Avoid being in a room with smokers. Smoking hinders the healing process.
  9. NO NSAIDS, vitamins or herbal supplements for 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after surgery.
  10. Contact the office immediately if you notice any sudden increase in redness, swelling, excessive bleeding/drainage or pain at the surgical site.