How to Prepare for Breast Implant Surgery

Now that you have the choice to have breast implant and the date is booked, it's time to prepare for the surgery itself. Making sure to take the proper preparation steps will help to ensure the surgery is a success and that your recovery time is as quick and painless as possible. Here are some steps you can take in order to prepare.

Ask Questions in Advance
Waiting until the day of the surgery to ask any questions you may have is not a wise plan. You want to be sure you have cleared up any questions and concerns you may have well before the surgery takes place.
Perhaps you are wondering what the ideal breast implants are for you, and you're a bit on the fence. This is something the doctor can discuss with you and advise you on ahead of time. It also gives you a chance to research your options and come to an educated conclusion that you feel confident about.

Ask About Medications You Are On
It be necessary to stop medications one to two weeks before your surgery. It's important you speak to the surgeon in advance and disclose any and all medications you are taking so they can advise you on what steps you should take. It is important you don't just stop taking medications on your own accord this should only be done with doctor's advice and supervision.

Perform a Pre-Op
In most cases, you will need to perform a pre-op. This is a physical exam that is done before your surgery to be sure you are in good health. You will most likely need to get a blood test as well. The surgeon will be able to discuss this with you in the consultation and then you can book the appointment.

Fill Pain Medications in Advance
If possible, it would be wise to any pain medication given by the surgeon in advance. You want to make sure you have them on hand for when you come home from your procedure.

Don't Eat and Drink Before Surgery
In most cases, you will be told not to eat or drink anything eight hours before your surgery. This is an important rule to follow for your own personal health and safety.

Wear Proper Clothing
You will want to show up for your surgical procedure wearing proper clothing. What this means is lightweight loose clothing that won't cling to you. Ideally it should be easy to put on and take off. You will also want to pack a good quality sports bra that offers lots of support and does up at the front. It will be far too uncomfortable to try to do up the back of the bra.

Taking the time to prepare yourself for your surgery will help to ensure it goes smoothly, you will feel less stress and anxiety, and you will be well-prepared physically and mentally. This is why it's important.

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