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The dos & don’ts: how to prepare for your breast augmentation surgery

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So, you’ve decided to receive breast augmentation surgery? Good for you! This is an exciting time in your life for whatever reason you’ve chosen to receive the treatment, and it could have a range of positive outcomes for your life and self-esteem.

However, like any other surgical procedure, there are certain things you have to do in the leadup to your surgery. You want to receive the very best results, and while your highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon will be able to provide you with a more detailed preparatory and recovery plan, there are certain tips that everyone can do in the buildup to the big day that can help ensure the very best results!

If you’re receiving breast augmentation in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or beyond, here are some dos and don’ts to make sure your body and mind are healthy for your breast augmentation procedure.

The dos (on the day of your surgery)

Get up early & take your time: You don’t want to be rushing come surgery day. Rushing will only enhance your stress levels which could lead to a lot of anxiety pre-procedure. Be sure to get up early, prepare the home for recovery, pack your things and arrive a little early to the plastic surgery clinic.
Dress comfortably, ditch the jewellery: Please don’t wear any jewellery or makeup when you arrive at the clinic – you want to be as comfortable as possible when you awake from anesthesia, so you don’t want to be worrying about things like jewellery causing you any discomfort. On that note, be sure to wear something warm as many patients wake up feeling a little chilly from their anaesthesia. Finally, slip-on shoes are perfect for wearing home from surgery as well as being easy to change before your surgery!
Wear glasses & not contacts: Contacts shouldn’t be worn when arriving at your surgery as they can be a real nuisance when you awake from anaesthesia. Instead, ⦁ wear your glasses so that you can easily pop them on when it’s time to head home from your procedure!

The don’ts

Eat pre-surgery: Just as surgeons recommend fasting for other procedures, your surgeon will recommend that you have an empty stomach on the day of your surgery. This means that you shouldn’t eat anything from midnight leading up to your surgery, this includes eating, snacking and even drinking water. Have a good meal in the evening before your treatment and put away the water glass you usually keep on the bedside table.
Smoke or drink: Just as smoking and drinking isn’t recommended for any healthy lifestyle, it’s certainly not recommended in the buildup to your breast augmentation procedure. Smoking and drinking cause all kinds of issues with the body’s system and can impede on the results of plastic surgery including breast augmentation. Therefore, it should be avoided in the lead up to your surgery.
Stress out: Yes, receiving breast augmentation surgery is a big thing, but it’s something you’ve been thinking about for some time and have made an educated guess when deciding to receive it or not. If you’ve done your research properly, you will be working with a highly qualified, highly experienced plastic ⦁ surgeon who has your best interests at heart and will work hard to make the process go as smoothly as possible. It’s just about preparing your body and mind for the process and the rest is taken care of by your surgeon!

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