Breast Surgery Prep
As per data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) more than 4.5 million breast enhancement procedures took place between 1997 and 2012. In the United States, breast enhancement surgeries rank number one. Pre-operative preparation is vital if you want successful final results.
During the initial consultation, your surgeon will provide you with guidelines and instructions about how best to prepare for the surgery.
Assessing Cosmetic Goals
The first step in breast enhancement plastic surgery is for the patient to assess her needs for seeking the procedure. Only the patient can be the best judge of what she finds lacking in the natural appearance of her breasts. The patient is in the best position to determine her aesthetic needs and goals.
Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery is a highly unique and personal journey. You should not choose the procedure because somebody else asked you to do so. You should have clarity on your needs and aesthetic requirements. It is recommended to learn about the procedure before consulting with a surgeon.
Visit Online Websites and Forums
Once you have shortlisted a plastic surgeon, you should visit their practice website to evaluate the surgeon’s background and to learn more about the procedure. You can also visit RealSelf and other specialized online forums to know the experiences of other women that underwent the same surgery.
Learning about real life experiences of other women will help you discover if breast augmentation procedure is the right choice for you. You can have a more productive discussion with your surgeon with an advanced understanding of the procedure.
The plastic surgeon will assess ideal patient candidacy before considering breast enhancement procedure. Ideal patients should have good fitness levels, eat a balanced diet, and keep a stable body weight. They shouldn’t be planning any weight loss procedure or pregnancy in the near future.
Such procedures can disrupt the outcome of a breast augmentation surgery. Patients should review before and after images of breast enhancement procedure to form realistic expectations and make a well-considered decision according to their needs.
Steps to Take Before the Surgery
You should take the following steps before the breast augmentation procedure:
- Don’t use anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medications, like herbal supplements and vitamins for at least two weeks prior to the breast augmentation procedure
- Adjust prescription drugs schedule according to the surgeon’s recommendations after consulting with the prescribing physician
- Refrain from smoking for a few days before and after the surgery if you are a smoker
- Arrange for someone to take you home and provide care of a few days during the post-operative phase
You should clear all your doubts and concerns during the initial consultation. You should freely ask questions about the credentials and qualifications of the surgeon. You should also clear all doubts regarding the procedure.
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