Preparing for Breast Implants Surgery
Do you desire larger, fuller, more symmetrical breasts? If so, you may be interested in undergoing breast implant surgery, also known as breast augmentation. Like any surgery, it is important to become familiar with the procedure beforehand.
Feel free to utilize all of the helpful resources that can be found right here, on PlasticSurgery.com. There are many articles available regarding breast implant surgery, featuring such topics as Breast Implant Risks and Side Effects and Breast Implants Cost.
Once you are more knowledgeable about breast enlargement, you may now want to consider if breast implants are right for you. Check out the article Am I an Ideal Breast Surgery Candidate? and carefully read the guidelines to determine your readiness and eligibility.
If you decide that breast augmentation is right for you, your next step is to determine the right plastic surgeon to carry out the procedure. Choosing the right surgeon is not a choice to be taken lightly, and it is a good idea to take your time consulting with different surgeons. Upon meeting with a doctor, make sure to ask about crucial information such as how many breast implants procedures the doctor has performed and his/her official certifications. The doctor should be able to address all of your questions and concerns comfortably and confidently. To help you stay on track during your appointment, we have created a list of common inquiries to discuss with your surgeon. Be sure to download a "Surgeon Questionnaire" to take with you to your appointment. In your search for the right plastic surgeon, the articles Choosing a Breast Implants Surgeon and Using Your Smarts: Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon are also highly recommended.
When you choose your plastic surgeon, you and your plastic surgeon will develop a surgical plan best suited for your specific needs. During the consultation, the plastic surgeon will give you instructions to help you prepare for surgery, such as:
• Adjusting your medications (either refraining from certain medications, or begin taking others)
• Undergoing lab testing to ensure you are in good health for surgery
• Refraining from smoking for at least two weeks prior to the procedure
It is extremely important that you follow your surgeon’s instructions, as the chances of developing complications post-surgery may increase if you do not strictly adhere to them. In addition, you will need to make special arrangements, such as scheduling time off work for surgery and recovery time.
To learn more about your breast enhancement options, read "Breast Implants: Saline vs. Silicone."