Have you ever considered breast augmentation surgery? So many women are hesitant about getting this operation. Probably there are lots of things you wish to know before getting your breast augmentation done.
Learning how to prepare and what to expect post-surgery is important for all patients.
Why women want breast augmentation?
- They could have an operation because of illness and they have had their breast removed. They could have been an accident to where something has happened and they need reconstructive surgery;
- They want a bigger bust;
- They just feel severely insecure and it hinders their day;
- They want to increase self-esteem;
- Women normally desire to improve the shape and to get a fuller bust;
- Some women can have subtle differences between breasts. Breast implant operation can correct it.
There are other reasons for the fact it’s not just pure vanity sometimes. It can affect your daily life it can make you very insecure and there are a bunch of different reasons for getting it done. If you are uncomfortable with your breast size and just you don’t like even the shape of them you may consider breast augmentation surgery. Because it’s not always just about having a bigger bust. It’s all about the love of self.
Before Breast Augmentation Surgery
Every patient needs to follow instructions to ensure the best possible results. Plastic surgery is not a destination it is a journey and along this journey, there are steps that you must follow in order to ensure that it is enjoyable and safe.
As long as you follow your instructions nothing should go wrong.
- One of the most important things is to stop smoking two months before the surgery. It includes all nicotine products gum, electronics, and so on. You will be under anesthesia so anything that affects your lunges will affect the way that you recover from surgery and also minimize complications. Nicotine also can interfere with the blood flow to the skin and that affects wound healing.
- Two weeks before surgery you should stop all medicaments such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Alleve. Also, you need to stop taking vitamins, herbals, and drinking alcohol.
- Do not overexpose yourself to the sun or sunburn a few weeks before the operation. You don’t want to have your skin peeling off in the surgery site.
- If you have any cold or fever, or any sort of skin changes and infections the week before surgery you have to tell the doctors. If you take any diabetes drugs or tablets for blood pressure, make sure that you notify your surgeon about that.
- One week before your breast augmentation surgery try to eat a little bit lighter and healthier. You don’t want to be bloated during your operation.
- Cleans well your body with antibacterial soap. Also, clean your belly button well. That will minimize any chance of infections.
- Fill up your post-operative shopping list, don’t wait to the last minute.
- Arrange for someone to drive you. Around this time you will need to have help after surgery. You cannot drive after having anesthesia. You need to have a responsible adult for the first 24 hours. If you are having a more extensive surgery you may need to stay in the clinic aftercare facilities so they will be able to help you.
The night before surgery:
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight, including water.
- Do not put lotions, deodorants, creams, or anything like that on your skin.
- Do not wear any valuable jewelry or contacts to the surgery outlet.
- Wear loose comfortable clothing.
After a Breast Augmentation Surgery
Healing is a process for which you should prepare for emotional and physical recovery. After the operation, the surgeon will recommend you following some instructions. He will also explain to you about reactions that you can typically expect after surgery.
It takes about six weeks to fully recover from surgery. The first week is when you probably will be sore and swollen after the surgery. You will be prescribed medications to help with the pain during that time. After one week the pain should lessen and you are usually able to switch to over-the-counter pain medicine. Patients normally can go back to some activities at two weeks.
Obviously, every person is different so recovery time will depend on the particulars of operation, the size of the implant you’ve chosen, how healthy you are going into surgery. You should take at least one week off work. Probably you will need to take some pain medicine for the first week. You should avoid any exercise for about four weeks. You can start non-impact cardio at four weeks and then gradually introduce running as well as lifting at about six to eight weeks. Also, you shouldn’t drive for at least one week after surgery.
For the best results and faster recovery always follow your plastic surgeon instructions and recommendations.