Important Tips to Follow before a Breast Implant Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries that help in enhancing the shape, size and fullness of the breasts. Breast augmentation is an effective cosmetic procedure for enlarging naturally small breasts, restoring the shape and size of breasts after pregnancy, breastfeeding or sudden weight loss. It is also useful in restoring the symmetry of asymmetrical breasts and restoring and reconstructing the breasts after breast cancer surgery. Breast augmentation provides a significant boost to the confidence and self-esteem of women and ensures positive feelings. A candidate for breast augmentation should have good overall health, be reasonably fit and close to her ideal body weight.

Important Tips to Prepare Yourself for a Breast Augmentation Procedure

Benefits of Breast Augmentation Surgery

With the innovation of technology, breast augmentation surgery has become an extremely safe procedure with high success rates. There are a number of benefits of breast augmentation procedure.

  • It improves the proportion of the breasts in accordance with the rest of the body
  • It ensures symmetry between differently sized breasts
  • It restores the volume and elasticity of breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding

Breast Augmentation

  • It corrects congenital deformities in breasts
  • It adds volume to breasts affected by micromastia – a condition in which the breasts do not develop after puberty
  • It makes one feel more feminine and attractive

Important Tips to Help You Prepare for the Breast Augmentation Surgery

It is true that a well-prepared patient is the best patient for any surgery, and it is no different with breast augmentation procedure. Although, the procedure takes just a few hours to complete but a lot of preparation goes into it to make it a safe and successful one. Here are some of the most important breast augmentation preparation tips to make things easier on the day of the surgery.

Mammogram Test

No matter which type of breast augmentation procedure you are opting for, it is absolutely mandatory to perform a pre-operation test like mammograms, especially if you are above the age of 40 years. Running the diagnostic tests before breast augmentation will help you to be sure that your breasts are in perfect condition for the surgery.

Mammogram Test

Meet Your Surgeon

Make it a point to meet your cosmetic surgery surgeon a couple of times before the day of the surgery so that you can discuss all the aspects of the surgery such as type and size of implants and review your decision.

Stay away from Certain Medicines

Make it a point not to take certain medicines such as aspirin or ibuprofen or blood thinning medications for at least 10 days before surgery because these medicines slow the healing process.

Don’t Smoke

If you are a smoker then it is best to stop smoking at least 4 weeks before the surgery because smoking constricts the blood vessels and interferes with the healing process.

Don't Smoke

Buy the Prescription Medications

The cosmetic surgeon may provide you with a prescription for buying certain medications that might be required before, during or after the surgery, Make sure to buy all the prescription medications beforehand.

Food and Water Intake

Don’t eat any food or drink water or any other liquid at least 8 hours before the surgery. Surgeons allow the patients to take hypertension and heart medications with a small sip of water on the morning of the surgery.

Clothes

Make sure to wear loose and comfortable clothes that can be pulled on and off easily on the day of the surgery. Don’t wear tops or dresses that have to be put on over your head, instead wear shirts or tops with buttons or zip in the front.

Shop for Post-Surgery Bras

It is not a good idea to wear the same old bras right after surgery. So you should shop for a few comfortable cotton sports bras without underwire. These bras will provide optimum support for the first few weeks post-surgery.

Moisturize

Make sure to apply a good quality moisturizer on your breasts daily for 2 to 3 weeks preceding the surgery in order to keep the skin well hydrated and moisturized at all times.

Moisturize

Transport

Make arrangements with a reliable person who can drive you to and from the clinic on the day of the surgery and who can be with you for the first 24 hours after completion of the breast implant surgery.

Refrain from Exercise

Although, exercise is beneficial for overall health, but it is best not to exert your body by doing vigorous workouts the day before your breast augmentation procedure.

Refrain from Exercise

Personal Hygiene

Don’t forget to take a shower the night before your surgical procedure. Use an antimicrobial soap to wash the surgical areas thoroughly and do not apply any oil, moisturizer, creams, perfumes or deodorants to that area after taking the shower.

Follow these breast augmentation tips to prepare yourself effectively for the surgery and avoid any complications during or after the procedure.

Author: Dr. Deepu Chundru
Dr. Deepu Chundru is a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who believes in the power of plastic surgery to not just look better, but to feel better. Armed with an MS in General Surgery and an MCh in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Deepu went a step further and honed his skills with Fellowships in Aesthetic Surgery from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and New York, USA. He makes sure to understand his patients intimately to truly know what they want, and has been known to keep an eye even on the minutest of details, which brings out exceptional results.

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