How to Prepare for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery can enhance the shape and size of your breasts in support of your aesthetic goals. As a breast surgery specialist, Matthew J. Lynch, MD, in East Windsor, New Jersey, provides comprehensive medical care before, during, and after your procedure to ensure the best outcome.

Dr. Lynch and our team offer guidance in advance of your breast surgery to help you prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally. We also provide any testing you need to make sure you’re healthy enough for surgery and can safely tolerate anesthesia.

What to know about breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of your breasts and enhance their overall shape.

Dr. Lynch can recommend either saline or silicone-filled implants to improve your breast shape and size. The implants fit under your chest muscle or existing breast tissue to create breasts that look and feel natural.

Breast augmentation may be an option for you if you’re unhappy with breasts that are too small or that have lost volume due to weight loss or pregnancy. Dr. Lynch may also recommend breast augmentation if your breasts are naturally uneven or have congenital abnormalities that alter their shape.

After a comprehensive physical exam and a discussion of your augmentation goals, Dr. Lynch creates a surgical plan to achieve your desired outcome.

Tips for getting yourself ready for breast augmentation

Ahead of your breast augmentation procedure, you may need to come into the office for blood work and other pre-surgery tests. Dr. Lynch also provides additional guidance you should follow to prepare for surgery such as:

Adjust medications

You may need to stop taking certain medications that can interfere with surgery or anesthesia. This can include prescription medicines or over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and aspirin, which increase your risk for post-surgical bleeding.

To protect your overall health, don’t use any recreational drugs or prescription medications not recommended by a doctor in the weeks leading up to your surgery.

Don’t smoke

Smoking compromises your heart and lung function and can cause breathing problems when you’re under anesthesia. 

If you find quitting difficult, we can recommend smoking cessation strategies you can use to give up the habit for good.

Line up help

After breast augmentation surgery, you need time to recover and allow your incisions to heal. Be sure to have help lined up before surgery.

You need someone to drive you to and from your appointment, prepare meals, and assist with your usual responsibilities for a few days while you rest. It can take about two weeks of healing time before you can return to work and other activities.

Based on your individual health needs, Dr. Lynch can also provide additional resources to help you prepare for a successful surgery. Our staff helps you coordinate follow-up visits, so we can check your healing progress. We can also address any discomfort you have during your recovery.

Schedule a breast augmentation consultation with our skilled plastic surgeon today by calling our office or requesting an appointment online. We can provide the professional guidance and support you need.

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