When can you start driving and return to work after surgery?
DRIVING – No driving for five days. After that, be guided by your body. If you feel like you are safe to be driving after breast surgery and have enough freedom of upper body movement and strength to do so, then you can.
RETURNING TO WORK – If you work and your job involves sitting at a desk doing light office work, then you can be back at work after one week.
Anything that involves heavy lifting and significant upper body mobility and straining should be avoided as much as practical for 4 weeks. Of course, life goes on and the demands of life, especially for those that have young children, are such that you will do things that ideally you shouldn’t. As long as these are kept to an absolute minimum, then you should be fine.