Planning for Breast Surgery in our New York Centers
You’ve taken the leap and decided that breast augmentation surgery is right for you! Now the wait and anticipation of the surgery is beginning to set in.
Until that day arrives, you should be preparing mentally and physically around the house for what it will be like after your surgery.
During the consultation and pre-op visits you had, you should have already received some important instructions from our Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team as to how you should be preparing.
While the information below does not replace what has been given to you already, this can serve as a helpful reminder and another source of relief for anticipation!
Home Preparation Tips
One of the most helpful post-operation things you can do is to plan ahead for all of those duties at home that you won’t be able to perform. These tips are straight from the mouths of our very own patients who have found that these planning steps made all the difference in an easier recovery after their breast augmentation.
Some things to take care of beforehand would be:
- Prepare extra food for you and your family and have plenty of soft foods, crackers, pre-cut fruits and veggies, and fluids on hand for yourself.
- Arrange for the care of young children so you can simply relax through recovery.
- Be sure all medications needed are filled and placed in an easily accessible area next to where you will be recovering.
- Gather all snacks, movies, and entertainment and place them where you can easily reach but not have to lift them.
- Any other daily necessities should also be at a counter top level, as you will not feel comfortable reaching above your head or bending down for about the first week.
- Be sure your home is clean so you can move freely without worry and so your mind will be at ease as well.
- Having nice, loose clothing available is necessary to ensure you are comfortable. Button-up shorts are recommended to eliminate the need to pull over shirts (which will be painful for a time).
- A phone and trash can near the bed is ideal in case you become sick or need help and can’t get out of bed.
By doing all of these things, you will be giving yourself a smoother transition through recovery and into normalcy again. You will be thankful for all the careful preparations you have made to your home!
Taking Care of Your Health
In regards to your physical condition, there are a few things you need to be sure of. For one, you will need to stop smoking for two weeks prior to surgery (4 weeks is even better) and to not smoke again after surgery. This is something we will ask you about during your consultation.
A healthy diet is also a necessary part of preparing your body for surgery. For a few weeks before your surgery, you will want to eat as healthy as possible (fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains) and refrain from alcohol consumption.
You will need to consult our Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team about any medications you are currently taking and discuss those in detail with him so you know what you can or cannot continue to take.
The Day of Your Surgery
Once the day of surgery has finally arrived, you will need to make arrangements for someone to take you to and from our surgical center. You will be sedated during the procedure and will not be able to operate a vehicle once you are permitted to leave.
A few other things will be required; such as not eating or drinking after midnight, to only take medications that have been cleared by the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team, and to wear loose, front-opening clothes to your surgical appointment.
Call for a Free Consultation Today
Our New York breast enlargement centers are just a phone call away. We wish you the best in preparing for your big day!
If you have questions about surgery, what types of breast implants we offer, or if you would like to schedule your free consultation for a breast augmentation in NYC or Long Island, contact us today by calling 212.206.0023 or 631.499.1831.
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*This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from this surgery. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office.