Dr. Miller will take the time to carefully explain your breast reconstruction surgery and you will receive instructions that may also address pre-surgical considerations such as diagnostic testing and medications as well as what to expect post-operatively. The surgical techniques involved in a breast reconstruction are performed in a hospital setting and may include an overnight stay.
Following flap techniques and/or the insertion of expander implants, gauze or bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the reconstructed breast. You will also be instructed on how to care for the surgical site and medications to apply or take orally that aid in healing or to prevent potential for infection. Follow up instructions will be given as well.