Following breast surgery, our surgeons at Suffolk Breast Practice will provide you with guidance on how to recover. It is best that you follow your surgeon’s advice, as the recovery process will be suited to the individual and the procedure undertaken. 
 
Our Guide on How to Recover from Breast Surgery 
Treatment and recovery plans will vary according to the individual and the surgical procedure. However, there are some general tips you can follow to help you in your recovery. 
 
Follow your surgeon’s advice 
Always follow the advice of the surgeon who operated on you. They should know your medical history and the benefits and risks of the procedure. Agree a treatment plan with your surgeon and follow it through, unless there are complications, in which case... 
 
Inform your surgeon of any complications 
If you develop new symptoms during your recovery process, such as increased pain or other complications, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible. It is normal to have some pain when recovering from surgery, however some operations carry higher risks than others. To be safe, always speak with your surgeon and attend any follow-up appointments. 
 
Refrain from strenuous exercise 
No matter how physically active you were before breast surgery, you will need to refrain from any strenuous exercise to ensure a swift recovery. Exercise, such as heavy lifting, can increase complications during your recovery. Depending on the procedure, it usually takes a few weeks before you can return to your normal routine. 
 
Get plenty of rest 
Surgery can be stressful for your body; it will need time to recuperate. That is why you should get plenty of rest as you recover from breast surgery. Try sleeping on plumped up pillows and avoiding lying on your stomach. A mastectomy pillow can increase comfort. 
 
Wear comfortable clothing 
Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing and be careful when dressing yourself. Following surgery, your breast may be sensitive to touch. Try wearing a bra with an adjustable strap for ease of comfort. A loose-fitting top will be easier to put on and remove. 
 
Breast recovery with Suffolk & Essex Breast Practice 
At Essex and Suffolk Breast Practice, we take pride in offering a non-judgemental and impartial service to meet the needs of our patients. We have the experience and empathy to ensure our patients receive a swift recovery with as much comfort as possible. 
 
We always give our patients a voice; after agreeing on a treatment plan, our patients receive a personal follow-up appointment as part of our 5-star after-care service. Recover from breast surgery with Suffolk Breast Practice – your health is our priority. 
 
Please contact us if you would like to book an appointment for consultation. 
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