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Tips on Breast Augmentation Preparation

Breast augmentation preparation

Breast augmentation surgery enlarges the breasts to create a fuller and more complete silhouette. It is considered one of the most sought-out procedures for women who dislike their silhouette and desire some improvement. If you are undergoing breast augmentation surgery in New Jersey, here are your best breast augmentation preparation ideas and what to expect during breast augmentation recovery.

While the recovery process does take some time and effort, our patients find that the results are more than worth it. You can take steps to prepare by scheduling a visit with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Smita R. Ramanadham. Our clinic offers patients a pleasing experience, from the first consultation to the final follow-up visit. We invite you to explore the following breast augmentation procedure tips below.

Making Arrangements Beforehand

Following cosmetic surgery, patients are taken into a recovery area to be monitored. A close relative will need to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours. This is because you will experience some discomfort and swelling in the treatment area as well as drowsiness as the anesthesia subsides.

A family member can assist with simple tasks, such as getting you into bed and walking you to the bathroom. It is important to make these arrangements beforehand, so you do not spend this critical time alone and can get a good night’s sleep.

Supplies You May Need

Breast augmentation surgery recovery period looks different for everyone based on the techniques used and the extensiveness of the procedure. Dr. Ramanadham an experienced plastic surgeon can give you a comprehensive list of supplies that may be required,  such as items that keep you comfortable and well-rested. This includes:

  • Any required prescription medications,  supplements or anti inflammatory drugs: get all prescriptions filled before recovery to avoid taking a trip to the pharmacy later.
  • Digital thermometer: you may need to take your temperature after cosmetic surgery, since fever is the first sign of infection.
  • Cold compress: ice packs can help with swelling and discomfort in the first few days after breast procedures.
  • Books and magazines: recovery is the best time to catch up on reading, since you will be spending most of your time in bed.

Wear Loose-fitting Clothes for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Patients usually wear a compression garment for a few weeks after breast augmentation surgery. This could make it difficult to wear your favorite clothes. Put together a wardrobe of loose-fitting clothing and make sure you have breathable fabrics.

Breast Augmentation surgeon Dr. Ramanadham suggests button-down shirts so you do not have to lift your arms above your head when changing clothes. Avoid underwire and fashion bras until you have been cleared to wear them again.

Follow Your Post Operative Instructions

It is critical to follow all instructions as given before and after breast procedures if you want recovery to go smoothly. Dr. Ramanadham can provide you with information about incision care, what kind of activities to avoid, and when you can return to work.

Our goal is to make sure you remain healthy and happy with your final outcome. If you have breast augmentation questions about any stage of the procedure or recovery, you are welcome to contact our office anytime.

Questions and Answers

Preparing for breast augmentationWhat to expect at pre op for breast augmentation?

Before breast augmentation, preoperative assessments typically encompass standard blood and urine tests, a chest x-ray, electrocardiogram (ECG), and a physical examination by your primary care physician (PCP).

If you have a history of heart issues or underlying medical conditions, a stress test or evaluation by a cardiologist may also be necessary.

What should I do 2 weeks before breast augmentation?

If you smoke, it’s crucial to cease all nicotine products, such as patches and vaping, for a minimum of 2-4 weeks prior to your surgery.

Additionally, refraining from alcohol consumption at least one week before the procedure is advisable for successful surgery, as alcohol acts as a natural blood thinners.

What should I avoid a week before breast augmentation?

Discontinue the use of blood-thinning medications (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve) and supplements (Omega-3, Fish Oil, Garlic, Vitamin E, etc.) at least two weeks before your surgery.

What you Cannot do with breast implants?

Following breast augmentation, it’s advisable to refrain from heavy lifting for a minimum of 2 weeks. Lifting weights or heavy objects, including children, can strain chest muscles and potentially lead to complications like bleeding, bruising, or implant displacement.

What not to do before breast implant surgery?

Prior to undergoing breast augmentation, you might be required to:

  • Undergo a blood test.
  • Modify your medication regimen or cease certain medications.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Refrain from consuming aspirin and specific anti-inflammatory medications due to their potential to escalate bleeding.
  • Cease the use of recreational drugs like cocaine.

Prepare For Breast Augmentation Consultation

In order to prepare for breast augmentation surgery may feel intimidating at first. Once you visit board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Smita R. Ramanadham in New Jersey, you will agree that our commitment and dedication is reflected in the care we provide to each patient.

To learn how to achieve safe and effective results from breast augmentation procedures, contact our plastic surgery clinic for a private consultation. We can help you enhance your appearance and increase self-confidence.


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