Removal of Breast Implant
What to Do
Avoid strenuous exercise for 2
Take it easy for one week.
Activity as tolerated after one week.
No driving while on narcotic pain
If you would like to wear a breast
prosthesis in your bra, talk with your
surgeon about when you can begin
wearing one. This will require a
You may have a small drain or tube
under the skin for a short time. This
drain will remove excess fluid. You
will be taught how to care for this
drain before you go home. The drain
is most often taken out on your first
clinic visit or as otherwise directed.
You may shower the next day and
pat dry. No tub baths or swimming.
Wear the surgical bra at all times
except when showering, until your
clinic follow up visit.
Plan to visit your surgeon for follow
up in 5- 7 days, and in 14 days.
When to Call Your Doctor
Redness, swelling or bruising of the
Pus-like drainage, odor, or bleeding.
Pain not controlled with pain
Temperature greater than 100.4 θ F
for 2 readings taken 4 hours apart.
Surgery Clinic: (608) 263-7502, 8:00 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
After hours, the clinic number is answered
by the paging operator. Ask for the Plastic
Surgery resident on call. Leave your name
and phone number with the area code. The
doctor will call you back.
Toll Free: 1-800-323-8942.
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if
you have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your
doctor. This is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.
Because each person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care
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