Once you’ve decided to undergo a breast augmentation to enhance your breasts, you’ll want to make sure you’re fully prepared! Being fully prepared is the best way to calm your nerves and help ensure a more successful recovery for satisfying results.
Two months before your procedure
If you are a smoker, it is best to quit two months before a surgical procedure. One shocking statistic is that smoking just one cigarette in the month before surgery has been reported to DOUBLE the risk of infection. We have materials in the office with proven methods to help you quit.
Two weeks before your procedure
Two weeks may seem early to start preparing for your procedure, but there are some things you should do at this time to ensure a successful process. At two weeks, you should be stopping the use of any nicotine products, however, the sooner you stop the better! You should also avoid the use of blood thinning medications like ibuprofen, Advil, fish oil, or vitamin E supplements. During this time, you should focus on keeping your body and mind strong by maintaining a healthy diet and exercise and getting enough sleep.
To aid in your recovery, I have prepared a video with step by step instructions to follow after surgery. This would be a good time to have the person who will be picking you up after surgery and helping you the evening after watch this as well.
Two days before your procedure
In the days before your procedure, it’s time to get your house ready for your recovery! You’ll want to pick up any pain medication or prescriptions. You’ll also want to stock your house with healthy foods and some bland foods in case of nausea. You should also arrange for someone to drive you home from your procedure and stay with you for a day or two, especially if you have small children or pets that need to be taken care of. You can ensure a more comfortable recovery by getting items like books, magazine, movies, and pillows.
The day of your procedure
Once the day of your procedure has finally arrived, you should be feeling well prepared! You should not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to your surgery and should leave the house with comfy clothes. Leave behind any jewelry or makeup.
If you have any questions about how you can prepare for your breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Hall can provide you with more information. Contact our office to schedule your consultation.