The PAP flap procedure is a serious surgery and you will be expected to stay at our New York Group for Plastic Surgery facility for a few days. Our plastic surgeons will observe your recovery and facilitate your healing.
During your stay here, we will help you learn the care practices you need to follow after getting discharged. You will also be made to wear a chest compression garment for a few weeks to ensure your new breast stays in place and in shape. This also reduces post-surgical inflammation quickly.
Complete recovery can take up to 2-3 months. Our surgeons will be able to inform you about the timeline. During this time, you are advised not to lift heavy weights, carry bags and limit intimacy to ensure your chest doesn’t experience any strain. We will give you a list of chest exercises that you need to do, to strengthen your breast muscles and increase your chest’s range of movement.
Feel free to contact us for more information.