Dr. Luckey and Dr. O’Shaughnessy

with

Female Plastic Surgery Associates of Nashville

are proud to work with Chrysalis to ensure you have the most optimal post-op experience.

Together, we are 100% committed to your overall well-being! 

Dr. Luckey and Dr. O’Shaughnessy with Female Plastic Surgery Associates of Nashville want you to have the best overall plastic surgery experience possible. Our collaboration with Chrysalis with help ensure that. Please keep in mind that we do not know how you’re feeling unless you tell us. Take full advantage of the private online forum to get your common questions answered and as always, our office is just a phone call away. Our staff is always here to answer your questions.

To contact our office call:615-628-8000 

Movement after a breast surgery is an essential element to a speedy and successful recovery.

This program is a guideline to follow for lower body exercises to keep you active during your recovery. Once Dr. Luckey or Dr. O’Shaughnessy gives you permission to begin using your upper body, you will have access to unlock upper body exercises that will gradually increase your range of motion back to normal as well as help you regain your strength. According to research, “often the most important benefit of exercise/movement for patients is improved pain control,” so there are multiple reasons that movement after surgery is important. 

Each week during the Chrysalis program, new movements and ultimately exercises will be released to you. We work with your surgeons, Dr. Luckey and Dr.  O’Shaughnessy, to be sure that your recovery is on track to safely execute each week’s movements. Members will have access to our online forum to ask questions as well as poll other Chrysalis members about their experiences at certain points throughout the post-operative journey. 

Below is a list of restrictions Dr. Luckey and Dr. O‘Shaughnessy would like you to follow for the first 4 weeks post-op as well as the Upper Body Movement Videos to begin at week 6 unless otherwise told by Dr. Luckey or Dr. O’Shaughnessy.

Please follow these guidelines/restrictions per Dr. Luckey and Dr. O’Shaughnessy: 

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Please call the office immediately if you experience any of these signs/symptoms:  

  •  A high fever (over 101 degrees)
  • Severe nausea and vomiting
  • Continued dizziness or incoherent behavior, such as hallucinations
  • Any pain that cannot be controlled by your pain medication
  • Bright red skin that is hot to the touch
  • Excessive bleeding or fluid seeping through the incisions
  • A severely misshapen breast or bruising that is localized to one breast or region of the chest
  • To alleviate any discomfort, and to reduce swelling, you may apply cool, not cold compresses to the treated region. Crushed ice or ice packs must be wrapped in a towel before being applied to the skin. Do not apply ice or anything frozen directly to the skin. Apply cool compresses, for no longer than 20-minute intervals.

Please follow these upper body movements per Dr. Luckey and Dr. O’Shaughnessy. If not otherwise instructed,  begin videos 2-5 at week 4 gradually progressing each week as able. It is not recommended to skip ahead: 

Before beginning the upper body videos at week 4-6, please complete this waiver indicating that Dr. Luckey and Dr. O’Shaughnessy have given you clearance.

  1. Before Surgery, begin Upper Body Video 1 to ensure full range of motion
  2. At week 4, begin gradually with Upper Body Video 2 here.
  3. At week 6, begin Upper Body Video 3 here.
  4. At week 7 (if week 6 was easy and you are not sore) Begin Upper Body Video 4 here. If you are sore or the previous video was challenging, continue using it for another week.
  5. At week 8/9, begin Upper Body Video 5 here. Remember to listen to your body and gradually ease into it.