What to set up and buy before your breast aug surgery

  • 2 years ago

Here's a fabulous list from RealSelf member iLoveMyDeepSeaDiver about what to prep and purchase before your breast aug surgery. Thanks, iLove!

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE SURGERY

 

PREP YOUR ENVIRONMENT:

My hubbs and I spent the week before my surgery cleaning out every nook and cranny of the apartment so I'd have a peaceful & clean place to heal. All laundry was done, bedding was washed, dishes put away, and drawers were organized so I had nothing to worry about besides myself.

PREP YOUR MEALS:

We made sure to stock up on healthy fruits and veggies for me as well as things that would be easy on my tummy if I were too sick to eat.

I even prepped a weeks worth of homemade freezer meals for the hubbs and included a few soups for me so I didn't have to worry about food for the first few days.

 

SET UP COMFY SPOTS:

I set up a soft area with plush pillows to prop myself up and blankets on both my living room couch and bed so I could quickly be comfy and ready to sleep. I lined everything with towels in case my lipo drained, and it was so nice to have a place to just plop into when we got home! I wouldn't have been able to set all of it up with my t-rex arms after the surgery anyways!

 

SET OUT YOUR NECESSITIES:

I also put all items I would need access to (medicines, books, toiletries, comfy clothing) on my bedside table or set out in the bathroom so that I wouldn't have any bending, squatting, or reaching up to do.

 

DRINK YOUR WEIGHT IN WATER:

Drink as much water as you can get the day before your surgery (up until your cut off time). I also made sure to eat a diet heavy in Anti-Inflammatory foods the month before to help purge sodium and such from my body and stimulate lymphatic drainage and help with swelling. Plus, I kept reading ladies woke up dying of thirst after surgery and I woke up fine :)


THINGS TO GET BEFORE YOUR SURGERY

 

DESITIN/DIAPER RASH CREAM

Seems odd, but this has been a LIFESAVER for the chaffing I've had on my arms from the bulky post-op bra! Trust me, it's worth it!

 

ARNICA MONTANA & PRE/POST-OP VITAMINS

This is a homeopathic remedy for bruising and swelling. I bruise so easily, so this was a must for me. Don't bother with the expensive brand they try to push at the Dr. office though ($50 at mine, sheesh). I got some on Amazon for $8, just make sure it's 30x. Post-op vitamins also seem to be crucial to helping me heal. My skin even looks radiant since I began my pre-op regimen 3 weeks before my surgery. Focus on amino acids like l-arginine & l-glumatine and immune system building blocks like manganese, vitamin C ad zinc. I bought the Make Me Heal.com set for the sake of convenience, but it came in at $60. You could do just as well taking the time to buy yours all separately.

 

CUTE NECK SCARVES

I have already been out and about a few times since my surgery and all of my tops are either low cut or tight tees. To solve the "hey, I just had a boob job" look you get from the stabilizer strap, I tied a scarf all billowy around my neck. Old Navy used to have cute ones and sarongs can work the same way.

 

What would YOU add to this list?

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43days pre-op I'm driving myself crazy trying to prepare... You all have great advise... I just need to relax
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You can buy pre and post vitamins from"Make me heal" too.I got it from there.
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They are the sellers on amazon. Thx for the tips, love
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Thank you so much ! I appreciate it! What did you use for scar gel? I'm gonna get the vitamedica pre/post op vitamins kit for $96.00
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awesome tips, thanks for posting!
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Thank you for this list!
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Hey Zumba. Don't stress!!! Surgery was a total breeze!!! I was soooo Scared!! NO NEED!
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Ya!!! Glad all went well for you !!
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Ok all my new friends. 1 day pre-op and I'm super freakin now!! Tomorrow is my 47th birthday going to get the scripts filled today and groceries for the fam and me slept good last night tomorrow night will be a tough one. So anxious. I really don't want to puke after surgery. And I hate water but I'm going to start drinking a ton tomorrow! Ill find out my surgery time tomorrow and wait till Friday morning. Oh Lord!! Wish me luck!!
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Hope all went well ! Don't forget to update us as soon as you feel up to it . Sending you well wishes ! Can't wait to see your results . I am scheduled for Monday .. Feeling very anxious!
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that's one of my fears aswel, puking after surgery did u? and did u find drinking lots of water helped ? x
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I have two weeks to go,when should I start Arnica and bromelain?How many of them and how many times a day?Please let me know if anyone knows!!!
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My surgery is Friday and my tummy hurts. Nerves? Great list. Going to shop Wednesday to make sure the fam is taken care of. What do I wear the day of surgery! Nobody has really said. Soooo nervous and sooooo excited. But mostly freaked out!!
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Good luck !!!Just relax,everything is going to be ok.Wear loose shirt with zip or buttons,something comfortable .I am two weeks away,and I am very nervous and very excited.Keep it up lol!!!
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I had my surgery in Feb, so I went with sweat pants and one of my husband's (very baggy on me) full-zip sweatshirts. For summertime, maybe some loose shorts or yoga pants with an oversized full zip or button up shirt. You won't want anything that you have to tug on or pull overhead - not for a good couple days, anyway. Good luck!!
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Lol. Thanks!! Oh God!! 3 days and counting. Also. Should I go ahead and get some zip up sport bras now just so I'm not pressured to get up and out too soon?
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I'd check with your PS first - mine told me not to get anything ahead of time. He provided a postop bra at my 1st postop apt (the day after surgery), which I had to wear 24/7 (except for showering) for 2wks. At the 2wk mark, I was given the go-ahead to wear any bra I wanted, as long as it was comfortable and didn't bother my incisions. Another reason for waiting - I had bought a new swimsuit ahead of time, guessing on size, and it totally did not fit (too small!!).
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Ok. Thank you!! That makes sense. I think I have the perfect thing!! Yoga pants flip flops and my zip up workout jacket. And I have a few button up men's dress shirts to sleep in. I think I'll be ok. Tell me it's not as bad as I think it's gonna be. I'm Super nervous. I have never had surgery of any kind and have never been put under. No clue what to expect
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2 weeks for you huh! Ill be keeping u in my thoughts and I hope all goes well for you.
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Thank you
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New - I bought a few zip up sports sports up bras before my surgery. My doc didn't give me any specific instructions or a special bra to wear so check with him/her first. 
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The first time I had surgery, I was crazy wigged out beforehand. Ended up being (relatively) a piece of cake. This was my 3rd actual surgery (wisdom teeth don't count) and I definitely think that knowing what to expect is helpful. On the other hand, once they get you back for preop they'll probably give you some of the good stuff to help you relax - at that point you won't really give a rat's a$$ about anything anymore! The first few days were pretty rough, and I know I was wondering what in the world if gotten myself into, but truthfully that only lasted a couple days. I was on my own and went out for coffee with friends then lunch with my hubs on postop day 2. Postop day 5 I was back to work. The worst of it should pass pretty quickly! I'm a complete wimp, and it really was better than I expected. I'd totally do it again - it's so worth it! Hang in there!! :)
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Ok. Thank you. That was so nice of you to take the time to make me feel better and I do feel better. In the end I know it's going to be great. I'm soooo ready to get it done. This week is creeping by!! But I feel better. Thank you very much!!
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You were way right about the sports bras called my doc and he said after the bandages come off I don't wear anything at all to allow the implants to fall down into the pockets. I'm sure every doc has a different deal but I will do as I'm told. So nervous!! Really excited. But now a day away mostly nervous. Wow!! Tho!! I'm finally gonna have some boobs!! For the first time in my life!! It is great!!' God is good !!
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There are so many kind of Bromeline?How many mg we need to get?Please if any one know,let me.Thanks
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