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How Do I Prepare for Breast Augmentation?

Planning ahead for a breast augmentation procedure can help patients experience a smoother surgery and a faster, safer and easier recovery. When preparing for your breast augmentation procedure, patients should consider the following:

  • You will need to arrange for someone to drive you to and from your procedure, and for the first 24 hours of your recovery, you’ll need to have a friend or relative stay with you.
  • To ensure a smooth recovery, plan ahead to minimize your responsibilities at home and at work by having a strategy in place before you undergo surgery. Prepare extra food ahead of time, reschedule meetings, and arrange for help to take care of children or pets. You will also want to ask your physician when you can resume driving a car, having sex and exercising.
  • Be sure to fill any medications you are prescribed ahead of time and keep them in a convenient location for your recovery.
  • In the days preceding your surgery, eat a healthy diet and avoid drinking alcohol.

Within 24 hours of your procedure:

  • Refrain from extremely vigorous exercise.
  • Do not eat or drink anything, including water, after midnight the night prior to your procedure. If your physician permits you to take any prescribed medication the morning of the procedure, take it with a minimal amount of water.
  • Try to shower the night before your breast augmentation. Wash surgical areas with antimicrobial soap and refrain from applying any makeup, moisturizers, lotions, oils, or creams,  including deodorant.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing to your appointment. Clothing that opens in the front and comfortable flat, slip-on shoes are best.

In addition to your personal preparation, our plastic surgeon may also ask you to:

  • Get a blood test
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs that may increase bleeding

If you have any questions about breast augmentation surgery, or you would like to schedule a consultation, contact David A. Bottger at his Pennsylvania office.