Preparing for a Breast Augmentation
Before undergoing any surgical procedure, you should prepare your body and your mind as much as you can. Proper preparation will help you feel less stressed and have realistic expectations of what your body can handle post-surgery. It’s important to remember that plastic surgery is surgery, so take the proper steps to get yourself ready for your procedure. One of the most popular procedures at Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock is a breast augmentation. Here are some tips on what to do before surgery.
Have a Healthy Lifestyle
The more physically healthy you are, the easier it will be for your body to bounce back in recovery after surgery. Your plastic surgeon should perform a physical exam before surgery to make sure your body is functioning as it should, so give your body a leg up by practicing healthy eating habits and getting daily exercise. If you smoke, your plastic surgeon will probably ask you to quit smoking six weeks before surgery to promote better healing.
Get A Mammogram
Though not all doctors require a mammogram before surgery, it is a good idea to get one to check that there are no signs of cancer or irregularities in the breast tissue. A mammogram can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can detect them. Some plastic surgeons will also ask you to get a mammogram a few months after surgery as well to make sure everything is normal.
Arrange for Help After Your Breast Augmentation
A breast augmentation surgery takes about an hour, but since anesthesia is involved, you will need someone to pick you up after surgery. For the first night especially, have a friend or relative stay with you to help ease your recovery process.
Patients who seek a breast augmentation consistently choose Dr. Jane Rowley in Lubbock to help them achieve the look they want. Dr. Rowley offers a no-obligation consultation where she can discuss every step of the procedure with you, your options with implants, and realistic expectations of the procedure. Contact Rowley Plastic Surgery today to find out more.