Part of your breast augmentation surgery is getting ready for the surgery and your recovery. Being well prepared prepares your body for surgery, minimizing complications, and can help make your recovery easier. It also puts you in a better state of mind for your surgery.
While Dr. Guirguis will give you a list of things to do to prepare for your surgery, the following applies to most patients:
Two weeks before your surgery, you’ll be asked to stop taking any medications containing anti-inflammatory properties or blood thinners. These include aspirin, Advil and anacrot. This is to minimize the risk of excessive bleeding. As a safety precaution, natural supplements should also be avoided. You should tell Dr. Guirguis about all the medications you currently take so that he can tell you which are still safe. If you have a question or concern about any of your medications, please tell Dr. Guirguis well before your surgery date.
You will be asked to stop smoking at least two weeks before and after your surgery. This is to help maximize your body’s ability to heal.
Alcohol should be avoided for a few days before surgery as well, since it has blood thinning properties.
Eat a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly. A healthier body can dramatically improve the results of your breast augmentation! However, please note that you should refrain from intense physical activity the day before your surgery. You’ll also be asked to avoid eating or drinking several hours before your surgery.
Your surgery may be rescheduled if you have a cold or infection.
Remove all makeup, nail polish and skincare products. Take a shower using antimicrobial soap then wear loose-fitting clothes and can be easily put on and taken off.
Take any medications that you require.
Leave all valuables, such as jewelry, at home. Sometimes, things can get lost and that would be an unnecessary problem to deal with when you shouldn’t be worried about such things.
You’ll probably be tired and still affected by the effects of the anesthesia following your surgery. For this reason, find a trusted friend or family member to drive you home from our surgical facility as well as stay with you for at least the first night. That person should also fill any prescriptions you may require, such as antibiotics or pain medication.
Make sure your home is ready to provide as a welcoming environment for your recovery. It should be quiet, comfortable and well-stocked with food readily available. You may want to also consider arranging for child care.
You’ll need to take up to a week off from work as you recover.
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Dr. Emad M. Guirguis is recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons as a general surgeon, with additional recognition as a cosmetic surgeon. He is certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to perform cosmetic surgery, after completing a comprehensive cosmetic surgery certification process. Dr. Guirguis is also a member of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons. Dr. Guirguis currently has hospital privileges at Stevenson Memorial Hospital. Read more about Dr. Guirguis.