Drainage tubes may be removed in 2 to 3 days. Any stitches will be removed within 2 weeks after surgery. Your incisions may be covered with surgical glue. The glue does not need to be removed and will wear off.
Keep the dressings or adhesive strips on your incisions for as long as your doctor told you to. Make sure you have extra bandages in case you need them.
Keep the incision areas clean, dry, and covered. Check daily for signs of infection (redness, pain, or drainage).
Once you no longer need dressings, wear a soft, wireless, supportive bra night and day for 2 to 4 weeks.
You may shower after 2 days (if your drainage tubes have been removed). Do not take baths, soak in a hot tub, or go swimming until stitches and drains are removed and your doctor says it is okay.
Protect your scars from the sun for a year with a strong sunblock (SPF 30 or higher) whenever you are out in the sun.