Planning your breast implant surgery

Planning your breast implant surgery

15th Jul 2021

Breast implant surgery is a safe and very popular method for breast augmentation. Implants of different volumes and with different characteristics are inserted into pockets created inside the breasts to get more volume and a more voluptuous cleavage. 

The procedure can be performed in patients of different ages, and if silicone implants are preferred, the patient needs to be at least 21 years old. For saline solution implants, the patient can be 18 years old. 

The first thing that needs to be done if you want to get bigger breasts is to find a talented, experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon and see him for a pre-operative consultation. During this consultation, the surgeon will assess your candidacy and also tell you what to expect after the surgery and how to prepare for it. Planning your breast implant surgery will also be discussed during this initial meeting with the plastic surgeon. 

There are certain factors to consider when planning your breast augmentation, such as current medication, anti-inflammatory medication, natural supplements, your period, and your work and family responsibilities. 

Generally speaking, the recommendation is to schedule your breast augmentation surgery outside the menstrual cycle. Also, it is essential to stop taking anti-inflammatory medication two weeks before the procedure, and the same is valid for natural supplements as they can trigger excessive bleeding during and after the procedure. The plastic surgeon will also tell you to stop taking birth control medication a month before the procedure to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis. 

The patient should also adopt a balanced and healthy diet a month before the surgery. It is important to avoid strict diets before the surgery and also food excesses as they can affect the healing process and make the recovery period longer. 

When planning your breast surgery, it is important to prepare for your return home from the medical facility. This means that if you want to clean the house, cook, and get new sheets, this should be done before the surgery so that you return to a house that is comfortable and ready. If you enjoy home-cooked meals, you can prepare some in advance and store them in the freezer so you can have them ready in no time and with minimal efforts. 

Your close family and friends should also know what is going to happen and what to expect during the recovery period. The plastic surgeon will advise you to have someone in the house for a few days after the surgery to help you. There are strict recommendations to be followed after breast implant surgery, such as not lifting anything, not stretching your arms, and so on. Things will be easier for you if you plan well in advance. 

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