Dissatisfaction with breast size and shape is a common feeling for many women and a breast augmentation is an excellent way to address this concern. However, the thought of a surgery can be intimidating. At Edelstein Cosmetic, a leading plastic surgery clinic in Toronto, we encourage our patients to learn about simple steps they can take to prepare for a breast augmentation which helps relieve jitters and ensure a speedy recovery.
Regardless of where you are on the journey for a Toronto breast augmentation, we have provided some tips to help you plan.
When you first decide to undergo a breast augmentation, there are some questions that we suggest asking yourself to help determine if a breast augmentation surgery is what you need:
- Am I choosing this procedure to enhance my body, for me?
- Do I have realistic expectations of the results from a breast augmentation?
- Do I understand and accept the potential risks and complications that are associated with a breast augmentation procedure?
- Is this the right time in my life for this surgery?
- Am I comfortable with my surgeon and their clinical staff?
Once you have a date set for a breast augmentation, it is important to eat well, rest and be in good emotional shape. Being healthy overall is a critical component for a smooth surgery and quick recovery, while having a cold, infection or other illnesses closer to the date may mean postponing.
As well, being in a positive emotional state helps a person adjust to the normal period of discomfort, activity limitations and change in appearance. A surgery can be stressful, and you will want to feel as positive and de-stressed as you can before your big day.
Often, you will be asked to stop taking products that contain aspirin, anti-inflammatories such as Advil, vitamin E and/or blood-thinners in the two-weeks leading up to the surgery. Talk to your surgeon about any herbal products you are taking as well.
It should also be noted that smoking and nicotine products are not advised before any surgery as they constrict circulation and may lead to problems with healing.
You should complete any last-minute chores around the house in preparation for the recovery phase. Move things down from high shelves and plan a few easy meals or get someone to help with housework and take care of the kids for a while.
Get a good sleep the night before. Remember, nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Wear something comfortable, loose-fitting and easy to put on without reaching up.
There is no such thing as being too prepared, so if you have any remaining concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to speak with our plastic surgeons or staff. We are happy to help you plan a positive experience so that you can relax and feel good about your new body.
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