We specialize in state-of-the-art breast reconstruction techniques using your body’s own tissue without sacrificing important functional muscles.

Considered the most advanced in the world today, our procedures result in a breast that closely matches your own in shape and softness.

Weeks 5 – 6

Walking, Sitting, and Sleeping

Abdominal DIEP/SIEA flap patients:

  • Sleep on your back with your head and knees elevated.
  • Rest with your head and knees elevated.
  • Do not lay on your side or your back.
  • Continue to wear your compression bra and other garments except while showering.

  • Inner Thigh TUG flap patients:

  • Sleep flat on your back, with your knees together.
  • Sit in a reclined position, leaning back, to avoid any tension on your inner thigh incision.
  • Continue to wear your compression bra and other garments except while showering.

  • Buttock SGAP/IGAP patients:

  • Sleep flat on your back.
  • To avoid any tension on your buttock incision line, do not sit.
  • Continue to wear your compression bra and other garments except while showering.
  • Other Important Information

  • Most patients may return to work four to six weeks following a breast reconstruction surgery, or two to four weeks following reconstruction with an implant. If your job requires physical exertion, more time may be needed.
  • Do not lift more than 5 kilograms/10 pounds (example: a newborn baby).
  • No sexual activity or strenuous exercise.
  • Avoid smoking and exposure to second hand smoke.
  • Avoid sun exposure.
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