Preparing for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast Augmentation Surgery

According to the data compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), nearly 4.5 million breast augmentation procedures were performed between 1997 and 2012. At present, breast augmentation ranks as the number one cosmetic surgery procedure in the country. Advance preparation is a vital part of the procedure, and will influence the final results.

A committed surgeon will spend sufficient time with the patient during the pre-op consultation, and give her detailed guidelines about the preparation for the surgery. Patients in Chicago, IL, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive breast augmentation and other state of the art cosmetic procedures from board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom.

Cosmetic Goal Evaluation

As a first step, a woman who is considering breast implant surgery should carefully evaluate her personal cosmetic goals. She should be able to inform the surgeon about what aspects of her breast appearance make her dissatisfied, and what improvements she desires to have.

The candidate may select pictures from general magazines or cosmetic surgery websites which represent the kind of breast appearance may wish to achieve. This can make it easier for her to explain her aesthetic goals to the surgeon, and an appropriate plastic surgery plan can be recommended for her.

Online Forums and Websites 

To learn more about breast augmentation surgery, the candidate may begin by reviewing the practice website of the surgeon whom she is considering for this procedure. This will let her gain some familiarity about the procedure as well as give her some information about the surgeon’s credentials.

She may also visit specialized cosmetic surgery forums on the Internet to learn about the views and experiences of other women with regard to breast augmentation. These simple efforts her will help her to have a more productive pre-op consultation with the surgeon, and will help her determine whether breast augmentation procedure is the best choice for her.

Meeting Candidacy Requirements

The candidate should be fit to undergo a major surgery such as breast augmentation. Therefore, once she has planned to seek this surgery, she should start focusing on maintaining a marvelous fitness level and eating a healthy diet to keep her weight as stable as possible. She should also not have any near-future plans for a major weight loss or a pregnancy.

The patient should review as many breast augmentation ‘before and after’ pictures as she can during her consultation or on the surgeon’s website to develop realistic expectations. She should ideally prepare a list of questions in advance for the surgeon to clear all her concerns and doubts during the consultation.

Prior to the Surgery

The following preparatory steps should be taken before the surgery:

  • Stop using blood thinners and NSAIDs, as well as vitamins and herbal supplements for a few days as per surgeon’s advice.
  • Refrain from smoking for a specified time period before the surgery as instructed by the surgeon.
  • Make advance arrangements for transportation and aftercare as needed to ensure a safe and comfortable post-op phase.

Stellar and astute cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bloom receives patients from Chicago, IL, and other cities and communities across the landscape, in this part of Illinois, for breast augmentation.

For more information on procedures and treatments by Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, Jacob Bloom, MD please call 312.549.8691 or contact us here. Taking new patients from in and around Chicago, IL.