Explant planned, 1 year old toddler, how long until I can hold him close?
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Breast implant removal
The recovery for this procedure is approximately a week. As long as the capsules are not removed or drains placed, you should be able to cuddle with your child in about a week. However it is best to ask this question of your surgeon as he/she is most familiar with your surgical plans.
I will go against my fellow Plastic Surgeons advice on this one. If you are having a simple explant, then you should be able to handle and pick up yoiur toddler within 4-5 days (provided you are protecting your chest with a tight sports bra). There is very little bleeding or concerns with a simple explant surgery.
Follow your Plastic Surgeon's advice. Eveyone has different potoperative instructions.
Best of luck with your procedure.
Holding your Toddler After Surgery
Since you describe explant alone, I would expect you will comfortably be able to hold your toddler close in about a week post-op. The boisterous play may have to wait a little longer but everyone recovers a little differently. I would suggest you have an extra set of hands around for a week to be safe. Best wishes.
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I would have assistance for at least 2 weeks.
I recommend an in-office examination as well as a detailed discussion with a surgeon who you are comfortable with and who is a Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
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