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Pre-Operative Instructions for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Posted Aug 1, 2013 by Stephen Greenberg, MD

Breast Augmentation / Implants - Pre-Operative InstructionsUndergoing breast augmentation surgery can have a major positive impact on your overall figure and appearance. That said, it's imperative that patients follow their surgeon's instructions to the letter. This goes for both pre-operative instructions and well as post-operative instructions. When you visit with a plastic surgery specialist, you will be filled in on both in greater detail.

Right now our team would like to focus on the pre-operative instructions of breast augmentation surgery and what those involve.

About Breast Augmentation Surgery

First of all, a few basics about breast augmentation surgery itself. Breast augmentation is an elective/cosmetic surgery procedure. During the surgery, breast implants are placed in order to enhance the size and improve the shape of the breasts.

Why Pre-Operative Instructions are Important

Pre-operative breast augmentation instructions are designed to provide an optimal situation for healing. These are instructions that ensure that patients can concentrate on rest and wellness and will be in good health to help reduce the severity of post-surgical side effects and prevent potential complications.

Here are some basics that all patients should abide by.

Abstain from Smoking and Drinking

Both smoking and alcohol consumption can have a negative impact on your healing experience. For that reason, both of these activities need to be avoided a few weeks prior to undergoing surgery and a few weeks after the surgery has taken place.

Fill Prescriptions/Purchase Medication Ahead of Time

Before your actual surgery, your cosmetic plastic surgeon will usually recommend pain medication to address the discomfort in the early phases of healing. Antibiotics may also be prescribed in some cases. Be sure to purchase any medications in the days before your surgery. Getting this taken care of will mean less rushing after the surgery is performed. It pays to be prepared.

Clean Around the Home and Make Ready

On the note of preparation, it's a great idea for you to make sure your home is clean before your surgery and that the laundry is done as well. You may not be thinking about it right now, but it is little stuff like this that can take weight off your mind as you heal and ensure that you can simply rest with ease.

Arrange for Transportation to and From the Practice

Patients will not be in any condition to operate a vehicle after their surgery. They should arrange for transportation with a friend or family member to and from the surgical suite on the day of their surgery. As for attire on the day of the surgery, come in loose, relaxed clothing. Avoid wearing makeup or jewelry, and be sure not to use lotions or perfume.

Have a Loved One With Your for the First Days

Having someone with you in the first few days after surgery provides moral support and is a great way to have minor tasks done for you. It's also ideal to have someone to monitor your wellness and contact your surgeon in case there's a concern. Be sure to arrange for this company well in advance of your surgery date.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you would like more information about breast augmentation surgery and how it can be of great benefit to you, be sure to contact our New York City / Long Island plastic surgery centers today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best and most well-informed decisions about your aesthetic enhancement options.

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