Preparing for Breast Augmentation Surgery Helps Ensure Positive Results

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As a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who holds patient safety and satisfaction in the highest regard, Dr. John W. Tyrone knows that preparing for breast augmentation surgery is an important part of the process. In the Jacksonville, FL-area, patients can expect a well-planned surgery with Dr. Tyrone. He believes that careful preparation can help the process run smoothly, and make your breast augmentation recovery as quick and comfortable as possible. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Tyrone, contact us today

Preparing for Your Surgery

A breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Tyrone is the first step in learning about and preparing for your surgery. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for breast augmentation, Dr. Tyrone will explain the surgery process and how to best prepare.

Careful preparation helps ensure satisfaction before and after breast augmentation surgery.

Dr. Tyrone will provide you with detailed instructions about preparing for your procedure, based on your medical history and the type of procedure you are having. In the months and weeks leading to your breast augmentation surgery, you will be asked to follow certain instructions, some of which may include: 

  • Stopping smoking: If you smoke, you will be asked to completely abstain from smoking at least six weeks prior to surgery, and for at least two weeks after. Smoking increases the risk of surgical complications and slows your healing process.
  • Scheduling exams: Dr. Tyrone may ask you to complete a blood test or baseline mammogram. Having a baseline mammogram on file prior to your augmentation surgery is important, in case you may need to reference it in the future.
  • Discontinuing certain drugs: You will be asked to stop taking aspirin and ibuprofen (and other drugs containing them) for at least ten days prior to surgery. These medications thin the blood, which can increase bleeding, and interfere with healing. You should talk to Dr. Tyrone about herbal or other supplements you take, as these may need to be discontinued for a specified amount of time. He may also prescribe certain medications, or adjust other medications you are currently taking.
  • Preparing prescriptions: Prior to surgery, you will want to fill your post-surgery prescriptions. You will also want to bring your pain medication with you to the surgery center the day of your procedure. 
  • Arranging assistance: You should coordinate your transportation plans, as someone will need to drive you home after surgery, and also stay with you for at least the first 24 hours. If you have small children, you should make arrangements for their care, as well. In general, minimizing your responsibilities so that you can rest for a few days is important.
  • Organizing your home: You should organize the things you will need at home, so that they are easy to get to. These items may include prepared food, loose comfortable clothing, and your prescription medication. It may also be a good idea to have magazines, books, movies, or other distractions, on hand.

The Day of Your Surgery

On the day of your surgery, you should not wear contact lenses, makeup, or nail polish. You should avoid wearing hair clips or other hair accessories containing metal, as well as jewelry, including body piercing jewelry.

You will want to wear comfortable clothing (pieces that are easy to pull off and on) and a top with a front opening that does not need to be pulled over your head. Additionally, you should avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours prior to surgery, and should not eat or drink anything eight hours beforehand. 

Contact Us Today

Dr. Tyrone conducts a thorough consultation with each patient to make sure they understand the procedure process, and believes that careful preparation helps ensure satisfaction before and after breast augmentation surgery. To begin planning your surgery, contact us today.

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