Breast augmentation is also referred to as “a boob job” or “augmentation mammoplasty”. It is a cosmetic surgery that involves the use of breast implants or fat transfer to enhance the breasts. These implants are synthetic parts that are surgically inserted to support the augmentation process and are placed under the breast tissues or chest muscles to achieve the desired look. Some women have this surgery as a way to restore their self-esteem and confidence, while others are looking to reconstruct and rebuild their breasts. If you have made the decision to move forward with breast enlargement plastic surgery, these tips should help you prepare both mentally and physically.

Maintain Good Physical and Mental Health

Before your surgeon deems you fit to undergo breast augmentation surgery, they will evaluate your overall health. Being in good physical and mental health goes a long way to ensure a successful procedure outcome. It is important that you keep yourself in the perfect physical shape and mental state by having plenty of rest, regular exercise, and sound nutrition. Maintain a positive mindset by being optimistic and happy in order to minimize the stress and negative vibes that surround you.  

Follow Your Surgeon’s Preparation Instructions

Your surgeon will give you some instructions that you should take into account to make sure that your breast enlargement surgery turns out a success: 

  • Avoid drinking any alcoholic drinks for at least one week before surgery. This will prolong the healing process and increase bruising.
  • Maintain a healthy diet, hygiene, and any other medications your doctor will have given to you.
  • Cut off all kinds of smoking and consumption of nicotine, marijuana, or any form of drug that is not prescribed by the doctor for at least 3-4 weeks before and after the surgery/ until you fully recover. This is because the nicotine will prolong the recovery process and increase the risk for post-surgical complications. 
  • Cut off the usage of any form of blood thinner medications such as ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil, and aspirin, along with supplements such as omega-3, vitamin E, garlic, and fish oil for at least 2 weeks before surgery. In case you are on a prescription of any form of medicine, make sure that you inform your surgeon earlier enough. 
  • Make sure that you complete all the required lab tests, medical evaluations, and diagnostic tests.

Make Proper and Necessary Post-Surgery Arrangements

By the time you are done with your surgery, you wouldn’t want to be inconvenienced in any form. This might frustrate and tamper with your overall healing process. To avoid this, make arrangements ahead of time.

 

  • Arrange for your transportation to and from the surgery with a person you trust.
  • Put your house in order which includes doing the laundry, dishes, paying off pending bills, and leaving someone in charge of other important affairs you won’t be able to do.
  • Arrange for your child’s and pet’s care. If you have to carry any one of them, you would need additional assistance for a longer period of time. 
  • Shop for comfortable clothes to wear after your surgery. It is recommended that you shop for clothes twice your original size. 
  • Shop for the after items you would need and keep them in stock such as vitamins, gauze, ice packs, and anything else that your doctor recommends. 
  • Set up a comfortable place to rest within your home at the location you like such as a recliner, or a separate bedroom from yours. 
  • Set up a table or chest of drawers next to your resting place where you would place the items you would frequently want to use such as your phone, and laptop. 

Make Final Preparations a Day Before the Surgery

On the day before your surgery, go through your pre-surgery preparation checklist to ensure that everything is in order. Below are a few points to assist you.

  • Do all your laundry and clean up the house because it is going to be a while before you do so. 
  • Fill up your car with gas to avoid any inconveniences such as being late for the time of surgery
  • Take your trash out
  • Put all the loose clothing you would want to wear nearby or at an easily accessible place
  • Ensure your children have the necessary things they would need
  • Get a good night’s sleep. This helps relax your mind and prepare you psychologically for the coming surgery.
  • Following your doctor’s instructions, do not eat or drink anything on the night before surgery. Most patients are told not to eat starting at 12 midnight. This is a safety precaution taken to prevent you from regurgitating while under general anesthesia.
  • Pack all the things you would want to take with you to surgery earlier. This helps avoid any inconveniences and last-minute rush. 
  • Inform your family members in case anything happens while you are at it. 

Get Everything Right on the D-Day

This is the last step before you go for surgery. Ensure that you are relaxed and in the right state of mind. Keep all forms of negativity away from you. 

  • Take a shower using basic soap and water. It might be a while before you do so to avoid wetting your bandages.
  • Do not take any kind of medication, rather take them with you to your doctor. 
  • Do not apply any form of body lotion, hairspray, makeup, or antiperspirant. Go as you are. 
  • Make sure that you arrive at the hospital at the right time/ according to your doctor’s instructions. 
  • Place painkiller medications close by in case you want to take them
  • Have your trusted friend drive you to the hospital. They should also be alert because the doctor or hospital staff would inform them on when to pick you up. 

Conclusion

As long as you do everything right before your breast enlargement procedure, you should be okay to relax and let your surgeon do what they do best.