How to Prepare for Your Breast Augmentation
Waiting for your breast augmentation surgery day to come can be an exciting, and sometimes stressful period. In order to ease your mind and have the most successful breast augmentation process possible, you will want to take some time to get prepared! Here is your guide to preparing for a successful breast augmentation procedure:
Two weeks before surgery
At two weeks from your breast augmentation surgery day, you should begin prepping. Make sure you arrange for the necessary time off work (at least one week) and arrange for a family member or close friend to drive you to and from your procedure. You might also want this person to stay with you for the first few days, especially if you have small children or pets that need to be cared for.
At this time, it is important to stop drinking alcohol or smoking. You should also avoid taking blood-thinning medications like aspirin or ibuprofen, as well as herbal supplements like green tea extract, ginseng, and garlic. These substances can increase bleeding during your procedure and have a negative interaction with the anesthesia.
One week before surgery
In the week before your procedure day, you should make a trip to the grocery store and stock up on recovery foods. You’ll likely want easy-to-make or pre-made meals as well as soup, crackers, and pudding in case your stomach is upset from your pain medications. Choose healthy foods and plenty of fruits and vegetables to give your body everything it needs to heal.
You’ll also want to pick up prescription pain medication ahead of time, as well as ice packs to help with any swelling. You will need to rest for several days so you may want to have movies, books, and magazines to help you relax.
The day before surgery
On the night before your breast augmentation procedure, you will want to wash your hair and wash your body with antibacterial soap. You should avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 8 hours before your procedure. On the morning of your procedure, wear loose, comfortable clothes, preferably a shirt that zips in the front and can easily be put on after surgery. Do not wear any jewelry, makeup, or contact lenses.
Preparing for your breast augmentation doesn’t have to be a stressful experience! Knowing how to get ready will help you have a successful breast augmentation procedure process. Make sure you ask Dr. Perry any questions along the way. To learn more about the breast augmentation and how to prepare, contact our office today and schedule your consultation.