In the days leading up to your breast augmentation procedure, you’ll likely be feeling excited and maybe a little anxious, which is completely normal. The day before your appointment, there are a few specific steps you can take to help yourself prepare for a smooth and seamless recovery and boost your breast augmentation results.
Set Up a Recovery Area
As soon as you get home from your breast augmentation surgery, you’ll want to have a cozy place to rest and recover. Create a comfortable area, preferably in a quiet part of the house, where you can relax for the first few days after your procedure.
Stock up on books and movies and make sure you have all the essentials to keep you comfy, within arm’s reach, including ice packs, tissues, lip balm and the TV remote.
Gather Loose-Fitting Clothing
On the day of your breast augmentation, wear loose-fitting clothing without a bra, as your plastic surgeon will more than likely send you home with a surgical bra to wear for the next few days. Further, you may find it difficult to lift your arms over your head to put on a regular shirt, so stock up on a few button-downs to make recovery a little simpler.
Don’t Eat or Drink after Midnight
Your plastic surgeon should give you specific guidelines about when to refrain from eating and drinking before your surgery. Generally speaking, don’t eat or drink, even water, after midnight the day before your breast augmentation.
Dr. David Kaufman earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating with distinction, the highest academic honor. As an active duty naval special warfare officer, he served our nation for four years, including duty in Operation Desert Storm. He then attended Harvard Medical School, receiving his medical doctor degree in 1996. From there, he entered and completed postdoctoral surgical training in a combined general and plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center.
A board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Kaufman’s diverse surgical experience and skill enables him to choose procedures and techniques to best suit each patient. Consider him and his practice, Kaufman Plastic Surgery, if you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area.