For many women visiting a hospital is a new experience and can be worrying. The information below is a non-clinical guide to women visiting hospital for breast surgery procedures.
Generally, a pre-operative testing is recommended depending on your age and health status, which must be completed at least one week before surgery. Depending on your medical conditions, you will be requested to get a written release from your family or referring physician. This is to prevent any post-operative complications.
You will be moved to recovery room after surgery and will be closely monitored by the recovery room nurse. Follow the post-surgical instructions as dictated by your breast surgeon for a quick and safe recovery.
The length of your hospital stay will depend on the type of surgery you have undergone. Your surgeon will talk to you about the amount of time you can expect to stay in hospital.
You will need someone to drive you home if you are discharged within 24 hours as the anesthesia may make you feel dizzy and sleepy.