Breast Augmentation

Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation Surgery – The Day Before

Breast Augmentation

There’s a lot of preparation that can be done on the patient’s end before getting breast implants. At my Los Angeles practice, I advise all my patients to take a few extra steps on the last day before their surgery in order to help everything run more smoothly.

Finalize All Arrangements

If you need to line up child care, get help around the house or reschedule any work obligations, this is the day to make sure everything is in place and ready to go. After your surgery, you’ll need time to rest and recover, not worry about if things are being taken care of. Take advantage of your last day before surgery to make sure everything’s in order.

Personal Care

Avoid shaving anywhere on your body for 48 hours prior to your procedure.  Bacteria have been shown to get inside small shaving nicks which can then cause infections.  Although exercising is great, you should avoid vigorous exercise on the day prior to your breast augmentation. You should also avoid eating or drinking anything (even water) after bedtime the night before your procedure. Go ahead and shower, but skip any lotions, creams or makeup, even including deodorant. Avoid applying anything on your skin that has the potential to get into an open incision.

Take a Deep Breath

Finally, make time to relax. This is a very exciting time for you, and it’s normal to feel nervous and keyed up, but try to stay as calm as possible. Just remember that at my practice in Los Angeles, breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures, and many women before you have achieved very satisfying results.

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