Post-op check to be done at clinic during recovery days
Day 8 - Departure
Transfer to airport for departure
If you are allergic to any drugs, please inform your doctor during the consultation.
If you're taking medications for chronic illnesses or if you have any other health conditions, inform the clinic beforehand.
Medications to be stopped before surgery (always consult your GP first before stopping any medication):
Metformin: at least 48 hrs before surgery – if using insulin, then increase the dose to maintain good blood sugar. If not on insulin, then you should maintain a strict diet with no or minimal sugar intake for the 48 hours before the operation.
Aspirin/Clopidogrel: at least 10 days before surgery
Warfarin: about 3-5 days before surgery and replace with short acting anticoagulant medication/injections. Your GP will know the optimal dose to maintain coagulation profile according to your need.
Do not have any food or drink after midnight the day before the operation (fast for at least 8 hours).
Do not smoke after midnight the day before the operation.
Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
After surgery, a compressive bra has to be worn day and night for 4 weeks.
Absorbable stitches are used so there is no suture removal.
You have to disinfect the wounds daily.
After surgery you can expect some pain,when you are lifting your arms.
Bruising and swelling of breasts will start to diminish after 8-10 days.
Physical activity should be limited for 2 weeks (i.e do not lift heavy items, taking care with arm movements).
After 2 weeks, you can move more and drive.
After 6 weeks, you can resume sports and aerobic activity.
Refrain from direct sun exposure, steam baths, and solariums for 2 months.
Dr. Ivan Justan, MD
Years of experience
Medical degree - Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine, Czech Republic
Memberships & Awards
10+ publications in national and international publicationsBronze Medal - Goteborg University, 2009The Best Poster - European Congress of Hand Surgery FESSH, Poznan 2009