You’ve had your consultation, selected your breast implant size, and started thinking about picking out new bras. In the months leading up to your breast augmentation, you’ve probably been working hard to prepare for your surgery by getting in shape, planning healthy meals and checking other big prep steps off your list. As you near your procedure date, you can start taking smaller, simpler steps to get ready, so you don’t stress about anything once you are home.
These breast augmentation preparation tips are perfect for the last few weeks before the big day.
Book Your Caretaker
You’ll already have your time off from work approved before scheduling your procedure, but don’t forget about scheduling someone to help you out. Your caretaker is the person who will take you to and from surgery, as well as your post-op day 1 appointment. They might even stay with you longer if you still need help for a few days (such as when you have a combined procedure like a mommy makeover).
Do a 10-Minute Tidy
Take 10 minutes or so to clean your recovery space and stock it with pillows, blankets, movies and books so you know you have a relaxing space to retreat to once you get home. Also, it is important that your home is filled with plenty of healthy food and drinks for you to enjoy while you recover.
Make sure your plastic surgeon knows what medications and supplements you currently take.
Fill Prescriptions in Advance
Your plastic surgeon will probably send you home with a prescription or two for medication to take during your breast enhancement recovery. Get these filled beforehand so you don’t have to worry about running to the pharmacy once you’re all settled in at home.
Touch Base with Your Plastic Surgeon
Make sure you know which medications and supplements to avoid taking before surgery, as well as any instructions for the night before and morning of your surgery. If you have any last-minute questions about your breast augmentation, don’t hesitate to give his or her office a call.