After Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery

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After the operation there are several things to consider. This starts with getting over the effects of the anaesthetic, dealing with any resulting pain and then the overall recovery.

What happens after the surgery?

At the very end of the procedure, your nipples will be covered up by medical gauze to protect the stitches and incisions. As the anaesthetic wears off, you may feel a bit lethargic and under-the-weather. As you are allowed to leave so soon after the completion of your procedure, you should get someone else to transport you home from the hospital. The unsteady, groggy feeling should ease after a day or two but its important to take it easy until it does.

The recovery process

Most people return to work within two days of having the surgery, but this is not advisable if your occupation involves strenuous activities. Around three days after the operation, you may be capable of doing some very light cardiovascular exercise.

Some people report that they have some bruising after Inverted Nipple Correction Surgery, however this is fairly uncommon. Normally, there is mild swelling, which is usually at its worst about 2/3 days after the operation when you may experience some nipple tenderness too. To cope with this tenderness, you can take over-the-counter medicine such as paracetamol.

The stitches tend to be removed four days after the operation, although this depends on the centre at which you have your operation.

The main constraint in the recovery process is the compression. This can last between 10 and 14 days so you should avoid wearing padded bras and tight tops. However, once these 14 days are up, your nipples are considered to show the final result.

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