What should I avoid after my breast surgery procedure?
- It is imperative that you do not take aspirin or aspirin-like products after your procedure to that your blood vessels will not thin (this can cause more bleeding). These products include Advil, Motrin, Excedrin and Ibuprofen.
- Do not do heavy lifting for a full three to four weeks after the surgery. Excessive lifting can tear the muscle or cause artery/vein to open. This causes hematoma, which may require additional surgery for repair.
- Refrain from smoking at least two weeks before the procedure and two months after. Limit your alcohol intake as well. Avoiding doing these will help your blood flow and promote healing; it also reduces the potential of drug interaction.
- Keep away from straining or extending your arms over your head for a week after the surgery. This should allow tissues around the breast implants to heal faster.
- Aside from heavy lifting, you should also avoid strenuous activities. This may increase your blood pressure and can cause bleeding. Push-ups and upper body weight training should be avoided six weeks after the surgery.
- Avoid wearing tight clothes.