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Preparing for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Taking a little extra time to prepare for your breast augmentation surgery is one of the best ways to ensure a quick and stress-free recovery. If you or a loved one is considering breast augmentation or have already made an appointment for the surgery, then take a look these few tips that will keep you as comfortable as possible throughout this process.

Testing and Mammograms

Women that are over the age of 50 should receive a mammogram at least once every two years, but anyone that is preparing for breast augmentation surgery may want to consider getting tested just before the procedure. While not every surgeon requires this form of testing, the more frequent the tests are carried out the easier it will be to catch any issues that could affect the final results of the procedure.

Pre-Op Instructions

Patients should adhere to any instructions that they have been given by Dr. John Bull. Even something as seemingly innocuous as taking vitamins just before the surgery could present issues. The most important thing to remember is to not drink any alcohol or take any painkillers for at least 24 hours. Many of these substances can thin the blood which may lead to complications once the surgery has begun. It is also suggested that women stop taking any supplements or homeopathic remedies at least 30 days before the procedure, and quit smoking one to two months before the big day.

The Day of Surgery

On the day of the breast augmentation surgery, women should refrain from eating or drinking for at least 8 hours before they are put under anesthesia. They should also arrive at the office in comfortable clothing with absolutely no makeup or jewelry. Anyone with contact lenses should take them out beforehand and only wear glasses to the procedure. The patient must also remove any nail polish or accessories such as hair clips and barrettes. A shirt should be brought for after the surgery that is loose fitting and can be buttoned or zipped up in the front.

Preparing Your Home

Depending on the type of breast augmentation that takes place, you should expect at least a few weeks of recovery. During this time, patients should limit their movement and have a comfortable area for sleeping and relaxing. Any major obligation such as cleaning the house, paying bills, or running errands should all be done beforehand. Also consider stocking your kitchen with nutritious pre-made meals that will keep you healthy and promote healing.

Support from Family and Friends

Everyone will need at least one or two friends or family members to help them through this process. Having them understand exactly what will take place could help you prevent any misunderstandings or accidents as you recover. Speak with them about driving you to and from the procedure and what they can expect in the coming days and weeks. They should also be prepared for any emergencies and should not be more than a few minutes away for those first few days.

Keeping these few tips in mind will help you recover as quickly and comfortably as possible as well as limit the chance of any serious complications after your breast augmentation surgery. If you’re interested in a breast augmentation, contact The John Bull Center today. Our staff will be able to go through all of the pre- and post-operation procedures with you to ensure that you are completely prepared.

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