How to Prepare for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Preparing for breast augmentation surgery

When you consult with a local surgeon regarding a breast enhancement or reduction procedure, he or she will make a number of recommendations that you will need to follow while preparing for breast augmentation surgery. It is very important that you follow the doctor’s instructions to help reduce complications and ensure you do not require additional time for recovery. Here are some of the things that you can expect to do prior to your surgery date.

During your consultation, your surgeon will review your current medications and vitamins to make sure you are not taking anything that will affect the procedure. One important step in preparing for breast augmentation surgery includes having to stop taking any blood thinners or anti-inflammatories including non-prescription medication including Advil, Aspirin or Tylenol. The doctor may also prescribe medications that he or she wants to you take prior to the surgery so make sure you have those prescriptions filled and take them as recommended. If you’re not already taking a multivitamin, the doctor may also ask you to start taking some prior to the enhancement surgery.

While preparing for breast augmentation surgery, you will also need to quit smoking for two weeks prior to your scheduled appointment. Smoking can reduce the oxygen levels in your blood and negatively affect the healing process as well as increase the risk of complications during the surgery. You will also need to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours prior to your surgery.

Another key thing to remember is to contact your surgeon if you develop any illnesses prior to your surgery date. They may schedule an extra appointment with you to make sure you are healthy enough to continue with your scheduled surgery date or if it should be rescheduled to give you time to recover.

Your home will also need to be tended to and set-up while you are preparing for breast augmentation surgery in order to give you the time you need to recover. Ensuring you and your family are caught up on cleaning and laundry will help you resist the temptation to return to your regular work routine before you have fully recovered. If you are responsible for the family meals, make arrangements with friends and family to take over these tasks or prepare and freeze a few meals to relieve you temporarily from these duties.

Properly preparing for breast augmentation surgery will also include selecting loose and comfortable fitting clothing to wear during the recovery process. You may also be required to wear specially fitted support bras at your surgeon’s request to help support your breasts properly without causing you a great deal of discomfort. You should also consider where you plan on spending your time when you’re not sleeping. Get some extra pillows to prop yourself on the couch or put key items you’ll need around the family recliner to make you as comfortable as possible.

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