6 weeks to 3 months
- You no longer need to wear your compression bra and garments. Keep in mind increased tension on the incision may cause your scars to stretch, so a proper supportive bra should be worn until your scar fully matures, which may take up to a year.
- Some swelling of the breast and donor site is normal.
- No restrictions on lifting, but star slowly as your muscles will be weak.
- You may begin to do normal household activities again (example: laundry and vacuuming).
- You may resume sexual activity.
- You may increase your general activity level (example: swimming or working out at the gym). If after three months you are not back to your normal activities, ask your doctor for a referral to a physiotherapist.