What to Do Before Your Breast Augmentation

If you’ve made the decision to have breast augmentation surgery, chances are you can’t wait to see the results. But as the day of surgery approaches, be sure to ask your plastic surgeon what to do before your breast augmentation surgery, so that you are adequately prepared.

What to Do Before Your Breast Augmentation

Being prepare for your breast augmentation surgery will help to minimize risks and complications.

Below are 3 important tips to help you prepare:

  1. Stop taking blood thinners. Medications that thin the blood can increase the risk of bleeding, therefore surgeons always advise patients to stop taking these at least 2 weeks before and after surgery. Some supplements can also thin the blood, so patients should let their surgeon know exactly what they are taking.
  2. Prepare your home: Housework is the last thing you’ll want to do when you get back home after surgery. It’s therefore a good idea to get your home ready by setting up a comfortable recliner or couch, and preparing meals. You should also ask for help in advance, because you’ll probably need it after surgery.
  3. Arrange a ride from the surgeon’s office: Patients are generally groggy and sore after breast augmentation, so it’s best to arrange a ride home from surgery.

Patients that smoke will have to stop doing so, as this can interfere with the wound healing process.

Would you like to learn more about preparing for breast augmentation? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

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