is performed in Colorado Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery’s
accredited office-based surgical facility. The type of anesthesia
will be based on the
requirements of your specific procedure
and considerations of patient and surgeon preference.
Dr. Kim and his staff will fully attend to your comfort and
Once your procedure is complete, dressing or bandages will be
applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra
should be worn to minimize swelling and support the breasts as
they heal. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under
the skin to drain any excess blood that may collect. Before being
released, you and an accompanying family member, friend or caregiver
will be given specific instructions that may include:
- How to care for the surgical site;
- Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce
the potential for infection;
- Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in
- When to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
Initial healing will include swelling and discomfort at the
incision sites. Discomfort is common and can be controlled with
medication. A support bra may be recommended around the clock
for the first few weeks. It is important to keep the incision
sites clean. You will be instructed to engage in light walking
as soon as possible to minimize the potential for blood clots
and other complications.
Follow all instructions carefully; this is essential to the
success of your outcome. A return to light activity is possible
as soon as you feel ready, usually within a few days after surgery.