Must haves for surgery?
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Pre and Post op instructions
- No food or drink if
anesthesia or IV sedation. If you take blood pressure or thyroid medication, take with a sip of water only and please inform the anesthesiologist and nurse.
- Eat a light breakfast ONLY if having surgery in our office under local anesthesia
- No contact lenses, hair clips, body piercing or jewelry unless you cannot remove.
- Wear clean,
loose-fitting clothing like a warm-up suit, zip or button-up top and flat slip-on shoes.
- Bring bag packed with necessary items for surgery (see 1 Day Prior for list of items) e.g. TED hose, prescriptions,
Every surgeon has different post op instructions. I have attached a link with the post op instructions I give all my patients.
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Must haves for breast augmentation
It is definitely important to learn about the risks and benefits of breast augmentation surgery, if you believe you can achieve the look you are hoping for after surgery, and if it is the best time in your life to have the procedure. Women who have not yet had children need to understand there will be significant changes during and after their pregnancies and breast feeding, and appropriate breast cancer screening needs to be done before surgery for those of age. After surgery we recommend limited activities with the arms for 4 weeks, and depending on the type of implants you might need to do special displacement massages to help keep the implants soft.
Every surgeon you visit will have their own recommendations as far as the procedure details and post op recommendations. I am happiest when patients are at a stable weight, are done having kids, and their children are old enough that they don't need to be carried around. It certainly doesn't have to be that way, but it is nice to be the "clean up crew" after the breasts have done their job.
The most important pre-op concerns are being a good candidate medically,have realistic expectations, to be off blood thinners, and have adequate time off demanding activities.
Best of luck!
Pre and Post Op
Must haves for surgery?
Thank you for your question. Instructions will vary from surgeon to surgeon. It's great that you're looking for this information though - be sure to ask your surgeon for these pre-op and post-op instructions in order for you to review them before your surgery. Good luck!
Pre & post op
I suggest calling your surgeons office for pre and post op must haves and instructions. Best of luck.