This incision is less concealed than periareolar and associated with less difficulty than the periareolar incision site when breast feeding.


Immediately after surgery

  • Take rest for the first 48 hours.
  • Stay in the company of a responsible adult.
  • Ice packs should be applied to the breasts for the first 48 hours.

Pain will gradually subside and prescribed medication will help. Pain/discomfort varies considerably from person to person. Analgesics are prescribed for this.

Care between one week to six weeks

  • Do not raise your arms above shoulders or do any lifting for two weeks.
  • No heavy exertion or exercising is permitted during the first six weeks.
  • Only moderate activity is advisable during the first six weeks in order to avoid stretching the scars.
  • Do not drive a car for at least one week post-operatively and then drive with the arms kept low.