If you’ve decided that breast enhancement is right for you, proper preparation before your surgery can help the entire process go more smoothly. Getting ready for the consultation and pre-op aspects of your breast augmentation can mean lower stress levels and more realistic expectations that together add up to a better final outcome.
The consultation is typically the first time you’ll meet your plastic surgeon face to face. This is a great time for you to ask any questions you may have. During your consultation, you and your surgeon will also go over your lifestyle habits, medications you might be on and details on past pregnancies and future family plans (such as having more children).
From there, you can talk together about the results you hope to see, and the best way to help you achieve those results. Choices about implant size and type and whether a breast lift should be included should all be discussed during your consultation.
Before your breast augmentation, your plastic surgeon or anesthesiologist may require that you get certain blood tests done, so be sure schedule these ahead of time. You’ll need to stop smoking before your surgery and to avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs (especially aspirin) that could increase bleeding.
You’ll also want to make sure to have arranged a ride home and for someone to stay with you the first night. It’s also a good idea to have meals frozen ahead of time, as you may be tired or sore the first day following your procedure.
Communication with your surgeon at all stages of the process is paramount. If you plan properly, your breast enhancement experience can feel exciting and positive from start to finish.