What To Expect After Bröstoperation (Breast surgery): A Day-By-Day Guide
There are many different types of breast surgery, including lumpectomy, mastectomy, and reduction mammoplasty. However, the most common type is a lumpectomy. A lumpectomy removes one or both breasts and is considered an outpatient procedure that can often be performed on an outpatient basis.
Depending on the surgeon’s preference, you may be able to return to work immediately after surgery. Your doctor will let you know how your recovery progresses over the next few weeks following your lumpectomy surgery.Here is everything you need to know about a typical day after breast surgery, from pre-surgery preparations to what to expect in the days following.
A Day-By-Day Guide To Recovery
In the days following Bröstoperation (Breast surgery), you will experience several changes that may be somewhat different than what you’re used to. You’ll experience some swelling and minor discomfort that will go away as your body heals. Your surgeon may also recommend limiting your activity for a few weeks, so make sure to follow their instructions.
Your recovery process after lumpectomy surgery will depend on many factors, including the type of procedure performed, your health and age, and whether or not additional treatments are necessary. Generally speaking, you should be able to return to work within 6 weeks and start doing light activities only within 2 weeks of your lumpectomy surgery.
Let’s take a look at where you can expect yourself to be in the days following your lumpectomy:
The Importance Of Pre-Surgery Preparations
It is important to be well-prepared for your day after breast surgery. There are several things you will need to do before your surgery, including eating and drinking.On the morning of surgery, you should avoid eating anything that could get caught in your throat or cause vomiting. It’s also important to drink plenty of water and take prescribed medications as directed.
Most surgeons will ask patients not to eat or drink anything 12 hours before their procedure begins, so plan accordingly. If you are allowed by your surgeon, it would be a good idea to eat something light such as crackers or toast close to the time you go into surgery.
You will also want to try and stay relaxed and avoid stress during this time.
What To Expect The Day After Surgery
You will likely be in the hospital for a few days before your surgery. Your doctor will meet with you to discuss pre-surgery preparations, what you should do in the days leading up to your surgery, and what you can expect after.
When you arrive at the surgery facility, you will be asked to take off any clothes that are not necessary for outpatient surgery and put on a hospital gown. You may also wear some comfortable clothing for the first part of your day following the procedure. Some patients may even wear their pajamas or favorite outfit from home.
During Bröstoperation (Breast surgery), your doctor will remove one or both breasts using either a lumpectomy or mastectomy technique. The procedure is typically completed on an outpatient basis and often takes about 30 minutes to perform.
Afterward, you’ll come back to a recovery room where it’s likely that your surgeon will visit with you briefly before sending you home. You’ll likely be able to leave the hospital within hours of arriving at this point.