After surgery, drains are inserted through the incisions to remove any excess fluids. Most excess fluid is removed in about one week. Swelling, bruising, and some discomfort is common after surgery but is controlled with pain medication. Although patients can return to work two to four weeks after surgery, it’s recommended that no strenuous activity or exercise is resumed until six to eight weeks after surgery. Patients will also have to wear a supportive garment under their clothing up to six weeks post surgery.