Before undergoing breast enlargement surgery, you must select surgeon and schedule a consultation. The consultation will allow you and the surgeon to discuss your expectations and go over important considerations such as size, shape, type of implant, and the location of your incision.
In preparation for the breast implant surgery, you will be asked to follow a set of instructions provided by your doctor. It is important to take these directions seriously and follow them faithfully. Failing to do so will increase your risk of developing complications during or after surgery.
Generally, you will be asked to avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs for a period of 10 days prior to your breast augmentation surgery, because these medications thin the blood and make surgery more dangerous. If you smoke, you’ll be asked to stop at least two months before the procedure, as smoking will delay the healing process. You should have any prescriptions that you will need after the breast enlargement surgery filled beforehand. On the day of surgery, you should wear loose-fitting clothes that can be removed and replaced easily. It is important that you arrange for a close friend or relative to drive you home after the surgery and stay with you for 24 to 72 hours while you begin your recovery.
Please remember that these are general guidelines only. Your breast augmentation surgeon knows your medical history and your individual needs best. Follow his or her specific pre-operative instructions carefully.