Doctor Urzola does his very best to control the pain in all of his patients, however the surgery that you have scheduled will not be a pain free surgery. You should expect to have moderate pain for a few days after surgery and then it begins to taper off lasting for a few weeks. It’s important to take note that in Costa Rica narcotics are administered in a different fashion than many other countries. They are available in Costa Rica, but patients should know that they are very expensive and come pre-packed therefore you cannot be prescribed less than 30 pills which increases the cost.
After your surgery you will be fitted into a surgical garment that will provide adequate compression. Your post op garments should be worn for 30 days after surgery, 24 hours a day other than when you take a shower. Your garment will help to reduce edema, bruising and pain.
Dr. Urzola determines if you will need drains based on several technical factors. If you have drains you can review drain instructions at: explantcostarica.com/drain-instructions
You will see Dr. Urzola several times during your visit to Costa Rica. Your first visit will be around 2-3 days after surgery and your last visit will be the day before you depart Costa Rica. Should you need a follow-up after your departure you are welcomed to set up a Skype appointment or set up an in-person appointment.
What if I have complications after departing Costa Rica
Dr. Urzola does not abandon his patients after their departure from Costa Rica. He is committed to your full recovery. Should you run into complications after your departure Dr. Urzola will see you through them.
Post-op lymphatic massages are not required for explant but if you desire to have one they will begin 2-3 days after surgery. These appointments will be made for you and will be performed at Dr. Urzola’s office. Do not massage the breasts.
Hyperbaric Chamber treatments are not required for explant but if you desire to have one, your first Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy (HBOT) should be scheduled the morning after your surgery and the rest of the sessions should be scheduled the 2nd and 3rd day after your surgery for the most benefit. If you are claustrophobic speak with Dr. Urzola to devise a plan for your situation. HBOT has been shown to aid in wound healing, stimulate growth of the new blood vessels, improve circulation and speed up the injury recovery process. To schedule your HBOT appointment send an email to [email protected] or call (506) 2253 1628.