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What to Expect Preparing for Surgery | Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift

Comprehensive Guide to Preparing for Surgery

While preparing for surgery, the first step in the process is scheduling your consultation. You can do this via text, email, phone, or sometimes live chat. One of our caring patient coordinators will go over any questions you have. As well as information, including pricing before you come in. If you schedule your consultation, the consultation usually takes about 1 hour. You first meet with your patient coordinator who goes over your procedure in detail. In our office, we have several photo albums filled with hundreds of actual patients.

Preparing for Surgery – Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift

Interested in breast surgery, you will discover that our 3D imaging machine is a very helpful tool. Furthermore, it will take a 3D scan of you. Eventually, showing different-sized implants or what a breast lift looks like on you. Then, our surgeon will come in and will go over his recommendation with you. Moreover, he tries to spend time with his patients to make sure he gives them their “perfect” results. Finally, you will get a quote at the end of your consultation. If you decided to schedule surgery, you would put down a $500 deposit to schedule your date. Your pre-op would be 2 weeks before surgery which is when the remaining balance would be due.

Preparing for Surgery – Important Considerations

What do you need before having surgery? You will need a few items to ensure your experience is safe and rewarding. Whether your surgery is several weeks away or if you are just a “planner”. Or simply like to know all the facts, this blog will give you more details. We will provide additional details at your preoperative visit 2 weeks before surgery. But in the meantime please take note of the following.

Medical Clearance

It’s the most crucial aspect of preparing for surgery. Start now to get medical clearance if you are over 50 or have a medical history. Such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic medical condition. These health issues should be stable and well-controlled.  This may take several weeks because of your primary care physician’s schedule. If your surgeon orders additional testing or adjusts your medication, it may take even more time. You need to do this at least 2 weeks before surgery to avoid cancelation.

Mammograms

Before breast surgery, women over 40 or those with a history of breast problems need mammograms. The mammogram must be within 9 months of surgery. Scheduling and obtaining the results can take surprisingly long.  A substantial number of women need additional imaging that can also delay surgery. Start accomplishing those things now.

Nicotine

Any nicotine exposure is a cause for cancellation for face lifting, abdominoplasty, breast lifting, breast reduction, or significant liposuction. Nicotine interferes with blood flow in a profound way that often leads to severe complications. “Nicotine-free” vapor cigarettes still contain nicotine!  If you are a nicotine user of any type including gum or patches. Then, you need a minimum of no nicotine for 30 days before surgery. For your safety, we conduct testing.

Preparing for Surgery – Medications

Several medications substantially increase your risks during surgery. Do not start or stop any doctor-prescribed medications without specific advice from our surgeon. Having said that, exposure to a few medications may lead to surgery cancellation.

Estrogen

Birth control pills increase the risk of blood clots. Be sure to specifically ask our surgeon about whether or not to stop taking them.

Aspirin

Causes blood thinning for up to 3 weeks. After a single pill Advil and Motrin-like medications thin the blood for up to a week.  Taking these medications will delay your surgery.

Erectile Medications

Viagra and Cialis may interact with other medications causing dangerous consequences. You should not use these medications 2 weeks before surgery.

Diet Medications

Amphetamine, cocaine, and similar medications can cause heart rhythm problems. Therefore you cannot use them for 2 weeks before surgery.

Accutane

Exposure within 2 years of facial resurfacing such as chemical peels or laser is an absolute contraindication. Be sure to verbally tell our surgeons if you have used this medication.

We look forward to being part of your transformation. Please call our office if you have any other questions regarding pre and post-operative.

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