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What happens on the day of my breast augmentation procedure?
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What happens on the day of my breast augmentation procedure?

11th May 2017

The big day of your breast augmentation surgery can be quite vexing because you will feel both excited and anxious. These mixed emotions are common, but you should have no cause to worry if you have chosen a qualified Board-certified surgeon whom you trust. Experienced surgeons will help you get the breasts you have always dreamed of, and at the same time, ensure that the surgery goes smoothly.

Aside from that, there are a couple of things you need to know and prepare for on the day of your breast augmentation surgery. You should make sure to shower and wash your hair before you go to the hospital/clinic for your surgery. Remember, you won’t be able to raise your arms after the surgery, so it would be very difficult to wash your hair and have a proper bath. Another reason is that you are also required to avoid getting the area wet, which is why it is strongly advised that you shower right before the surgery.

In addition, don’t wear any makeup or put any other product in your body. Products such as lotions, powders or deodorants shouldn’t be used on the day of the surgery. It is also best that you bring a buttoned-down or zippered clothing for after your surgery, so you won’t need to raise your hands up to change back into your clothes.

Before the day of the breast augmentation surgery, you should have prepared all the things that you will need around your house, so that when you get home after the surgery, everything will be all set. This includes making sure that you prepare all your post-op medications, so that you don’t have to pass by the drugstore after the surgery.

After everything is set, you can now go to the hospital where the operation will be performed and have yourself admitted. It is best that you arrive earlier than your scheduled time to make sure everything is prepared in the hospital and that you give them enough time to prep you for breast augmentation surgery. You will be brought to your room first where your blood pressure and other vital stats will be taken. It is also possible that they will already insert an IV line.

When it is finally time for your surgery, they will bring you into the operating room. The anesthesia will then be administered and you will be put to sleep. At this time, your surgeon will operate and do the breast augmentation surgery as discussed during your consultations. The duration of the operation varies from patient to patient, but this type of procedure is normally done within an hour or two.

The procedure starts with an incision on the breast. The type of incision depends on what you and your surgeon have talked about and agreed on. After making the incision, the surgeon will create a pocket either under or above the muscle. This pocket is where the implant will be inserted. As soon as the implant is placed properly, the wound may be closed. The surgeon will use an internal suture and another suture on the skin. After the sutures have been made, the area will be bandaged. How it is bandaged will depend on the preference of your surgeon.

After the surgery, you will be in the recovery room until you wake up and then moved to your own room. Some patients can actually go home immediately after the surgery, but many surgeons still suggest that they stay in the hospital overnight, so that they can rest and monitored properly.

 


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