Immediately after breast reconstruction, a short stay in the hospital will be required. This initial period is a vital step in the breast reconstruction recovery process. Generally, this period’s length will depend on the type of technique used during the procedure.
Patients whose breast reconstruction featured the use of breast implants typically stay in the hospital for a period of only one to two days.
Patients who have opted for flap reconstruction must typically spend around five to six days of their breast reconstruction period in the hospital after the procedure.
Dr. John Zannis, a board-certified plastic surgeon, offers numerous breast reconstruction techniques and will be happy to explain the breast reconstruction recovery process in greater detail. Contact our office to set up an appointment.