Follow-up visits with Dr. Zelt Your regular visits in the postoperative period will be arranged by my secretary Natalie. These appointments allow us to review your healing and answer any questions you may. Following this schedule closely helps ensure your recovery is uneventful and you return to work and play as soon as possible.

Visit One - 3 to 6 Days Following Your Procedure

During your first postoperative visit I’ll remove the dressings and ensure your breasts and incisions are healing as expected. You’ll probably still be a little sore and stiff. You can begin showering normally.

For the next 4 weeks:

Good things you can do Please avoid... Begin a daily program of massaging your chest

Visit Two - 1 Month Postoperative

Your second visit 4 weeks postoperatively will determine if healing is progressing as expected. If there are no concerns you may return to your normal activities including strenuous activities and sports. Always begin slowly and progress weekly until you are pretty much back to normal by 2 to 3 months postoperatively.

For the next 3 to 4 months...

Good things you can do Please avoid...

Visit Three - 4 to 6 Months Postoperative

Slowly ease back into your 'normal' schedule The majority of the healing has taken place by this time with regards to the position and form of your breasts. You will see steady improvements in your scars for almost 2 years!

We will decide together if your goals have been met and if any revisions are required. Minor alterations are performed under local anesthesia. More involved adjustments may require an
outpatient procedure under a light general anesthetic.


Visit Four - 1 Year Postoperative

Under most circumstances, this will be our last visit. We’ll ensure that our preoperative goals have been met and that you are satisfied with your result.

I very much encourage all my patients to return for regular visits at 1 to 2 year intervals to ensure proper healing determine if anything is out of order. Sometimes the early detection of a problem can lead to a more simple solution.

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