Preparing For Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery
Breast Augmentation Surgery
Data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) indicates that almost 4.5 million breast augmentation surgical procedures were performed between
1997 and 2012. Breast augmentation is currently the leading cosmetic surgery procedure in the US.
The pre-operative preparatory process is an important aspect of this procedure and impacts the outcomes of the surgery. During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will give guidelines to the patient regarding how to prepare appropriately for the breast enhancement surgery.
Prudent board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kiran Gill provides breast augmentation to patients in Naples, Marco Island, South Florida, and other suburbs and cities in this golden region of the country.
Determining Cosmetic Goals
When considering a breast augmentation surgery, a woman should start by evaluating her reasons for seeking this procedure. She is the only person who can best assess the reasons behind her dissatisfaction with her natural breasts as well as decide on her cosmetic needs and goals.
Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery is a personal journey for a woman. She should not decide to undergo this procedure under any kind of pressure from anyone. She should be completely clear about her needs and understand the procedure thoroughly before she goes ahead with the breast augmentation surgery.
Online Forums and Websites
When the patient has identified a plastic surgeon for the initial breast augmentation consultation, she should review their website to understand more about their practice and credentials.
She can also go on established and relevant forums such as RealSelf to understand more about the experiences of other patients who have received a breast enhancement procedure.
The candidate can decide whether breast augmentation surgery is appropriate for her by learning from the actual experiences of other patients who have undergone this procedure. This advance understanding will enable her to have a more effective pre-op consultation appointment with the surgeon.
Meeting Candidacy Requirements
The surgeon will evaluate the patient as a breast augmentation surgery candidate before consenting to perform the procedure on her. She should maintain ideal fitness, consume a well-balanced diet and ensure her body weight remains stable as far as possible.
Furthermore, she should not have any plans to become pregnant or lose a significant amount of weight in the near-future. These occurrences can impact the outcomes of the breast enhancement procedure. The patient should also view before and after images of past breast augmentation patients at the surgeon’s office to develop realistic expectations regarding the surgery.
Steps to Take Before the Surgery
The patient should undertake the following before a breast augmentation procedure:
- Do not use blood thinning and anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as vitamin and herbal supplements for a minimum of two weeks prior to the surgery.
- Alter the prescription medications schedule according to the surgeon’s recommendation, in consultation with the primary care doctor.
- Avoid smoking for a specific duration before the surgery as directed by the surgeon.
- Arrange for aftercare and transportation for a safe and relaxed post-op duration.
Committed board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kiran Gill receives patients from Naples, Marco Island, South Florida, and nearby areas across the landscape for breast implant surgery.
Dr. Kiran Gill is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. To learn more about her cosmetic plastic surgery procedures and treatments call 239.596.8000 or click here. Taking new patients in Naples, Marco Island, South Florida and surrounding areas.