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Recovery Tips for Post Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction

If you’ve undergone a mastectomy and are considering breast reconstruction, understanding the recovery process is essential. At Keystone Cosmetic Surgery Center, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Here are some helpful recovery tips to navigate this journey with confidence and comfort, ensuring you receive the care and guidance you need.

1. Follow Your Doctor’s Instructions

You will receive very clear, personalized instructions from Dr. Kimmel. These guidelines may include what drugs to take, when to resume regular activities, and how to care for your wounds. Following these directions diligently can promote healing and reduce the risk of complications.

2. Take Care of Your Incisions

Taking good care of your wound is really important to stop germs from getting in and help it heal as best as possible. Keep your incisions clean and dry, and follow any dressing change instructions provided by Dr. Kimmel. 

Call our office immediately if you see any signs of infection like redness, swelling, or fluid.

3. Manage Pain and Discomfort

After surgery, some discomfort is typical, but we can prescribe painkillers to help with this. Additional relief can be obtained by using cold packs and engaging in relaxation activities like deep breathing. 

Be sure to communicate with your healthcare team about any pain you’re experiencing so we can adjust your treatment plan accordingly.

4. Gradually Resume Activities

While resting and allowing your body to heal is essential, staying too sedentary can lead to stiffness and muscle weakness. Follow Dr. Kimmel’s guidance on when it’s safe to gradually reintroduce activities like walking and light stretching. 

Listen to your body and avoid pushing yourself too hard, but aim to maintain mobility to aid recovery.

5. Seek Emotional Support

Recovering from a mastectomy and breast reconstruction can be emotionally challenging. Be around people who care about you and can give you support and kind words when needed.

Consider joining a support group or seeking counseling to connect with others who have gone through similar experiences.

Schedule a Post Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Consultation in Pennsylvania

If you’re considering breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, Keystone Cosmetic Surgery Center is here to support you every step of the way. To schedule your consultation today, contact us at our Pottsville location (570-622-2900) or Hazleton (570-455-4252). Your journey to recovery starts here.

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  • “I want to thank the staff for your help and concern in all aspects of my pre and post-op care. To Dr. Kimmel, I would like to thank you for your professionalism, kindness, sincerity, and beautiful work. I am extremely grateful.”

    - P.C. from Pottsville, PA

  • “I can’t imagine what could be improved! Dr. Kimmel, every staff member, and the CRNA were professional, caring, and considerate at all times. I can’t say enough how delighted I am with your care and my new body image! Thank you so much for everything!”

    - J.C. from Duschore, PA

  • “The services and care were excellent. There is no way to improve on the services and care at this surgical center. They are absolutely outstanding. Dr Kimmel was kind and took the time to explain everything thoroughly, and so was his entire staff kind and caring. I have nothing bur praise for all of them.”

    -S.S. from Tremont, PA

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