Breast Lift

5 Little Things You’ll Want to Bring to Your Breast Lift Surgery

Suitcase being packed for breast augmentation surgery.

As the day of your breast lift surgery approaches, it can be helpful to gather a small bag of items to remember to bring with you. By doing a little prep work ahead of time, you can relax on the morning of your procedure, knowing all the items on your checklist are accounted for.

To get started, take a look at these items to bring and tips to follow for the day of your breast augmentation.

1. Medications and Prescriptions

If you will be taking any approved medications in the morning of your breast augmentation, your cosmetic surgeon may ask that you bring them with you to take once you arrive with a sip of water.

However, it’s best to discuss his or her specific protocol regarding medications beforehand, as every plastic surgeon may have slightly different guidelines and preferences.

If you haven’t already filled your prescriptions, remember to bring them along with you as well.

2. Last-Minute Questions

In the days leading up to your breast lift, you might think of questions that you want to remember to ask your cosmetic surgeon prior to your procedure. Jot these down in your phone or on a piece of paper and bring them with you on the day of your breast lift surgery. That way, you won’t forget any questions you wanted to ask amid all the excitement and jitters of the big day.

3. Loose, Comfortable Clothing

On the day of your breast lift, wear clothes that will be easy to put on and take off with minimal effort.

Plan to wear a comfortable, loose-fitting outfit on the day of your breast augmentation. This should include a button-up or zip-up shirt, sweatpants or yoga pants, flat, slip-on shoes and comfy, cotton underwear.

Don’t worry about what type of bra you wear — or even wearing one at all. You’ll be provided with a special surgical bra to wear home after your breast lift.

You can also skip putting on any jewelry, fragrance or perfume, and wear eyeglasses instead of contact lenses.

4. Someone to Drive You Home

Your breast lift will be performed under general anesthesia, so you won’t be able to drive home yourself afterward. You’ll also need someone to help you at home for the first day or so, whether this is a spouse, family member or close friend.

If you have children or pets, make sure you have someone lined up to help care for them during the initial phase of breast lift recovery. You’ll need to refrain from lifting anything heavy — including small children—for the first few weeks as your body heals.

5. Blanket and Pillow

Finally, bring along blankets, pillows, slippers, lip balm, bottled water and anything else you might need for a smooth, comfortable ride home.

Before your breast lift surgery day, create a cozy recovery space for yourself at home so you can simply rest and relax as soon as you get home from your procedure. Don’t forget to include plenty of entertainment for the days ahead, such as books, magazines and movies.


5 Little Things You’ll Want to Bring to Your Breast Lift Surgery
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5 Little Things You’ll Want to Bring to Your Breast Lift Surgery
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. James Koehler of Eastern Shore Cosmetic Surgery in Fairhope, Alabama shares five tips for the day of your breast augmentation procedure.
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