Chest Contouring for Gender Affirmation
What to expect: Mastectomy for Chest Contouring
The surgery is usually performed as an outpatient, meaning you will go home the same day as your surgery and recover at home. Some people may require an overnight stay for observation. Dr. Shore will see you the next day in her office, and after that at one and two weeks, six weeks and then again three months after your surgery. You are typically given pain medication to take for the first week after surgery. Activity afterwards will be restricted, and gradually increased as you heal from surgery. Patients will need to wear a vest-like garment for three weeks after surgery, to provide mild compression and reduce swelling. Most people have drains in the surgical sites, which are removed at one to two weeks after surgery. Most people can return to work within two weeks after surgery.