Male to Female Top Recovery
You should arrange to take some time off work after the procedure. If you have a sedentary job, then one week is usually sufficient. If your job is more physical, then you may need a little longer. When you arrive home you will start to take your course of antibiotics and pain relief medication.
You should rest in the first week. Expect to have some discomfort in the first week or two. This is usually managed well with the medication given upon discharge from the hospital.
You will notice swelling and bruising to the chest, this is normal and will settle with time. You must avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for six weeks after top surgery.
You will be required to wear a supportive bra or compression garment to help reduce swelling and provide support to the breasts during the initial healing phase. Your Plastic surgeon will advise you on how long you should wear these garments.
Our Patient care team will arrange a series of follow up appointments for you with the Plastic Surgeon so that we can monitor your progress in the coming weeks and months.
It is very important to attend these appointments to ensure smooth recovery.
You will notice that the scars from the incisions will be quite red at first. This is normal but they will fade over time. In the coming months it is important to cover these with sun block with exposure to the sun.