How to Prepare For a Breast Augmentation

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Posted on October 25, 2023 under Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentations are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for women who want to enhance their figure. Breast augmentation surgery is relatively safe, thanks to modern medical technology. To ease recovery and ensure the best results possible, follow these pre-surgery guidelines in the weeks leading up to your surgery.

How to Prepare for a Breast Augmentation

Avoid drugs that increase bleeding

The “Big Five” are most commonly responsible for post operative bleeding complications. Aspirin, Motrin, fish oil, flaxseed and melatonin. Any drug or over the counter medication that impedes clotting should be stopped two weeks prior to surgery. Check with us. We have a list we will give you prior to surgery of what to avoid.

Stop Smoking

Smoking impacts your circulation and blood pressure, contributing to surgical complications and inhibiting proper healing. Many surgeons will not operate on patients who are regular smokers unless they have quit for several weeks before the procedure. This rule also applies to vapes or anything recreational inhalant.

Eat Balanced, Nutritious Meals

In the weeks before surgery, eat a healthy, balanced diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbs. A more nutritious diet will lower inflammation, minimize complications, and support your body’s healing process.

Stay Healthy

Avoid prolonged contact with people who are sick, and make it a point to wash your hands regularly with antibacterial soap and water. Becoming ill will also negatively impact your circulation, blood pressure, and ability to heal from surgery. Being sick can also risk contaminating the sterile surgical area. If you get sick close to your surgery date, please get in touch with your surgeon as soon as possible.

Plan Ahead

After surgery, you will need plenty of time to rest and recuperate. Your ability to move freely will also be restricted for the first few days after surgery. Schedule the appropriate time off work and make arrangements for any housework or childcare needs. You will also need a responsible adult to drive you to and from your surgery.

Consult With A Professional

Undergoing a breast augmentation can be daunting, but there’s no reason to stress too much if you’re working with professionals. At Cosmetic Surgery Associates, Dr. Jabs, Dr. Magge, and Dr. Richards are board-certified surgeons with the expertise and experience to guide your surgical journey.We see patients from around the world and are happy to help both local and traveling patients.  please contact us to schedule your consultation.

Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers