The first step towards getting the buttocks of your dreams is a consultation with the plastic surgeon. During this initial meeting, he will evaluate whether you are a good candidate and see if there are any contraindications to the procedure. To make the evaluation process smoother and more efficient, here are a few things to tell your surgeon before scheduling butt augmentation: – If you are smoking Smoking is bad for you, bad for your loved ones, and bad for the environment. Smoking is especially bad for your healing process after butt augmentation, so your plastic surgeon definitely needs to know whether you are smoking or not. He might recommend you to stop smoking three to six weeks before and after butt augmentation to make sure everything is okay for the healing to be smooth and uneventful. However, if you think you might not be able to stop smoking, the surgeon might advise you to postpone the procedure to a later date. – If you have had allergic reactions to anesthesia before Nowadays allergic reactions to anesthesia are rare as the substances used now are different and improved compared to what was in use a decade ago. The main risk associated with using general anesthesia is eating and drinking before the procedure as digested food and drinks can go up the nose during the surgery. However, there are people who have allergic reactions to different medications used, so if you have had allergic reactions before, make sure to tell your surgeon all about them. – If you take specific medication The strict contraindications to undergoing a butt augmentation are usually severe or chronic conditions of the heart, lungs, and blood. Other conditions that used to be considered contraindications a while ago such as diabetes are no longer considered harmful. However, your plastic surgeon needs to know if you take specific medication and what are the doses. In some cases, medication needs to be stopped before the procedure, or the doses need to be adjusted. – If you take anti-inflammatory medication regularly Taking anti-inflammatory medication in the two weeks before butt augmentation can increase your risk of excessive bleeding during and after surgery. This is why your plastic surgeon needs to know if you take anti-inflammatory medication regularly and also natural supplements, as some might have the same blood thinning effect as anti-inflammatory medication. – If you take birth control medication One of the potential side effects of taking birth control medication is blood clot formation. When undergoing butt augmentation and any other type of surgery that requires you to spend a considerable amount of time in bed, the risk of deep vein thrombosis increases. This means that if you take birth control medication a month before undergoing the procedure, the risk of developing a blood clot increases significantly. The recommendation is to stop using birth control medication a month before and use other contraceptive methods.