Are you contemplating breast augmentation surgery? It is a big decision, and every day, thousands of patients decide to take this step to change their profile. When preparing for breast augmentation, it is essential to do your homework and research to make the right decision for you. Patients who spend time before their breast implant surgery preparing and getting certain aspects ready in advance find it helps alleviate some of the anxiety. Many patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery find everything goes more smoothly during their recovery if they plan ahead and know what to expect.

The board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ, want to share their expert advice on the four main aspects you should consider when preparing for breast enhancement surgery and getting ready for this exciting new change.

1. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure

To prepare for breast augmentation, you may be asked to give blood, stop smoking (at least six weeks prior to your surgery), adjust or stop taking certain medications, and avoid any aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs that can increase bleeding. Breast augmentation should be performed in an accredited outpatient surgical facility like The Peer Group, and have access to a local hospital in case the rare occurrence of a complication should arise.

2. Choosing your implant type and size

The main three questions that patients ask when considering breast augmentation are what size, shape, and type of implant should they choose. Today, many women are fitness-focused and looking for a more natural enhancement as they take into account their active lifestyle and overall body type.

During the consultation, consider the different implant options and sizes (measured in cubic centimeters or CCs) so you can get a better feel for what you want. New Jersey-area women who have naturally smaller breasts, cup sizes A or B, may not have enough breast tissue to sustain larger implants. Every woman has a unique body type and different aesthetic goals. With the right surgical guidance and consideration of a patient’s overall needs, chest width, and body structure, patients can choose the right implant type and size to get the results they deserve.

3. Preparing for breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is a major surgical procedure, so doing your due diligence before the procedure is important. There are certain supplies you should get ready beforehand: Ice packets, plenty of drinking straws, comfortable clothes that are easy to put on and take off, and the right support bra. Most patients find that seamless sports bras work best, or your surgeon may recommend a post-surgical compression bra during the healing process. You will need to avoid certain foods that are natural blood thinners (for instance, apples, blackberries, and cucumbers), as well as alcohol. Be sure to remove any jewelry, contact lenses, and nail polish before your surgery.

After breast augmentation, you will need to have a recovery space prepared. Make sure you have someone to drive you home, and a friend or family member to help you during the first 48 hours after surgery. It’s a good idea to have plenty of books or magazines available, and any prescription medicines or supplements filled and ready for use. Organize your recovery space before your breast implant procedure, so you have all you need ready and available to make your healing process go more smoothly. Take adequate time to recover — pushing yourself too soon can cause complications and lengthen your recovery period.

4. Listen to your plastic surgeon

The most important step in getting breast augmentation is finding a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. Selecting a reputable plastic surgeon in the Greater New Jersey area like the doctors at The Peer Group will help you get the best possible results. Doing additional research and asking friends or family if they have recommendations can also be helpful. Your plastic surgeon is crucial not only for the actual procedure but also to guide you through the entire process. They will give you specific postoperative guidelines to follow. Remember, they are the experts, so patients should listen to their advice and follow all instructions to help get the best breast augmentation results.

You can have the breasts and profile you’ve always wanted, and preparing for your surgery ahead of time can make the entire process more enjoyable. Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery performed today. Patients who have the right expectations and find a qualified, experienced surgeon can enjoy their decision along with the results.

Schedule your consultation today 

If you are interested in breast augmentation, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ. Their expert medical knowledge, experience with breast augmentation procedures, and professional staff can help patients in the Greater New Jersey area have the best possible experience.