Take It Easy: First Days After Breast Surgery in Thailand

Take It Easy: First Days After Breast Surgery in Thailand

November 25, 2014 by Grainne Farrell0



I have encountered a lot of girls who have had breast surgery in Thailand.  Of course all of them were so happy and excited  after their surgery. I will definitely feel the same way once I have mine! I just can’t wait to finally say goodbye to push up bras! After that, I can wear my bikini, low cut shirts, and tube dresses with confidence.  After all the struggling of pulling the muscle up, for me to have a nice, “Full” front once and for all, free from insecurities.  That will be me once I get my breast surgery in Thailand.

It’s so wonderful to see women having confidence after the surgery, and sometimes I have to stop them from being too excited. I am not being a buzz kill, but I am just a responsible Medical Host; trying to avoid any inconveniences that may occur if our client will not follow the post operative care advised by their surgeon and by Lotus Medical.

Ladies who were really prepared for the surgery and had the proper expectations were usually the ones recovering faster. So quickly that the next day they will ask me if they can have elephant trekking, go to the beach or have cocktails, or even go shopping and I am shaking my head, “No”.

Phuket, Thailand is undeniably a place that is so hard to resist. Beaches, elephants, mountains, paradise resorts, malls, night markets, and a crazy night life parties. These are really irresistible and sometimes patients need to be reminded on what the purpose of their travel was. We still would want you to enjoy your stay in Phuket, with proper planning for your health & safety in mind, remember that this place will always be here, and you can come back anytime you want for something… an adventure or party vacation. However, your new boobies will go somewhere called the, “The Operating Room” again, if you don’t comply with the Do’s and Don’ts during the first days after surgery.

I will only point out some important details and I will try not to sound like a professor explaining an algebraic equation!

  1. Follow the prescribed medications.  Anti-inflammatory is a MUST. Anti-biotic medication is also a MUST. Pain reliever should be AS NEEDED! The strong pain reliever will make you feel a bit sick and moody.
  2. Avoid lifting, pushing and pulling.   Let your body heal from the incision/stitches. Let your chest muscles adjust with the new implant and new weight. Avoid excessive use of your arms and chest area, as it may cause irritation, swelling and bleeding. Ouch!
  3. Wear a support surgical garment around the clock; always. I know, wearing the granny looking bra is not appealing but, a saggy breast (because you failed to support your chest muscles, because, “Oh, I don’t like wearing that bra, it’s uncomfortable!”)  is also not appealing.
  4. Do Not Drink Alcohol. Alcohol may diminish the effect of antibiotics in your body and that’s a FACT. Also, Alcohol can make, if not all, most women, the best cheerleader for the night. Now you’re smiling. I know that “I’ll only drink cocktails” will definitely lead to more mojitos, vodka, long island iced teas, and next thing you know you’re dancing unstoppably then you’ll drink more, because the party ain’t over, which will lead you to altered state of mind, altered balance and then KABOOM!  You fell off and forgot you just had a surgery.. “OUCH! OMG there’s a blood! Bring me to the ER!” That has happened.
  5. Sleep on your back. For those who got used to sleeping on their stomach: THIS IS ONLY TEMPORARY and not forever. You should sleep on your back with your head elevated for the first 1-2 weeks after surgery to reduce your discomfort and swelling. After 3-4 weeks, you may try to sleep on your side as comfort allows. Progress sleeping on your abdomen as comfort allows as well. Be sure to discuss this with your surgeon as they may proceed at a different pace. Always remember that the first few weeks are very important to sleep on your back- to prevent deformation of the implant and the drooping appearance of the breast
  6. Avoid Sun bathing. I know that Phuket means Beach and I know that it is really enticing. But after the surgery, your chest region and breast skin are highly susceptible to sunburn or the formation of irregular, darkened pigmentation. Do you want your breast skin to be the darkest part of your body? Think twice.
  7. No to Bouncing, Moving  up and down (breast.) This includes elephant trekking, speed boat, parasailing etc. Again, do not engage in activities that cause your breasts to bounce or move up and down as this can cause excess stretching of the skin. Anyone want stretch marks?

And last but not the least..

  1. Rest, but not bed rest. We don’t want you to have a bed sore. Rest is important in the early stages of healing. Walking after surgery is one of the most important things you can do after having a procedure. It may seem like a simple thing, but a quick walk every hour or two can help prevent serious complications like deep vein thrombosis and pneumonia. It can also help prevent one very common and annoying side effect of anesthesia: CONSTIPATION. Walking is a gentle way to return to physical activity and can help promote a return to regular activities.

Having your breast surgery in Thailand is undoubtedly the best option. Aside from choosing the best hospital and the best surgeon to have a successful surgery, what is more important is your safe health compliance after you are out of the theater (Operating Room). That matters most.



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