Breast Augmentation,Breast Reduction-Precautions before breast surgery-Dr.Hourglass

18th Oct 2018

Like all other surgical interventions, breast surgery requires a thorough preparation before the procedure. Failure to observe both pre-operative and post-operative measures can lead to health risks, as well as alter the aesthetic results. For this reason, it is important to strictly follow the preventive measures given by the doctor.

Each breast cosmetic procedure comes with their own unique set of preoperative precautions, which depends on many factors. The operative plan is based on the discussions between the patient and the plastic surgeon in order to anticipate what the results will be. An experienced surgeon will tell the patient the pros and cons of the surgery, as well as the various techniques that can be used. By doing so, the patient can better communicate their expectations.

It is important for patients to be aware of the limitations beforehand, otherwise it may only lead to dissatisfaction. In addition, the plastic surgeon should inform the patient about the pre-operative and post-operative requirements because it is just as impactful to the results. For example, you will have to avoid smoking or taking anti-inflammatory medication before and after surgery for a certain period of time.

Aside from this, the surgeon will need to conduct medical or physical examination to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the surgery. In fact, the surgery should not be allowed until the results of the radiology tests are taken into consideration. The imagery will be analyzed by a radiologist specializing in breast imaging, while other reference tests will be done accordingly. The patient should complete the preoperative screening tests and submit the results to the plastic surgeon as soon as possible before undergoing the surgery. Similarly, consultation with the anesthesiologist should take place no later than 48 hours before the surgery. As part of the preparation, the patient should not take any medication containing aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, birth control pills or any natural supplements for a period of 15 days before the surgery.

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