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Three Tips to Help Prepare You for Breast Augmentation Surgery

By: Dr. Brian Hwang


Are you considering breast augmentation surgery to enhance your natural curves and boost your confidence? Making the decision to undergo breast augmentation can be an exciting step in achieving your ultimate aesthetic goals and potentially changing your life. However, it is important for women considering breast enhancement surgery to understand that proper preparation is key to ensuring a smooth and successful surgical experience as well as recovery process. Here, Dr. Brian Hwang — trusted board-certified plastic surgeon and owner of Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery in West Hills, CA — offers three essential tips to help you prepare for breast augmentation surgery.

1. Schedule a breast augmentation consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon

Before undergoing breast augmentation surgery, it's essential to schedule a thorough consultation with Dr. Hwang. During this initial appointment, Dr. Hwang will take the time to understand your aesthetic goals, review your medical history, and discuss your unique concerns and desired outcomes. Dr. Hwang will also perform a comprehensive physical examination to assess factors such as breast size, shape, symmetry, and skin elasticity to recommend the most suitable approach for your breast augmentation. A breast augmentation consultation will also offer you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your options for breast implants and to make selections for your breast augmentation, including:

  • Implant type
  • Implant size
  • Implant shape
  • Incision placement
  • Whether to include a breast lift with your breast augmentation
  • Fat transfer vs. breast implants

By openly communicating your goals and expectations with Dr. Hwang, you can work together to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

2. Follow your breast augmentation preoperative instructions closely

In the weeks leading up to your breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Hwang will provide you with specific preoperative instructions to follow. It's essential to adhere to these guidelines diligently to ensure optimal safety and results. Some common preoperative instructions may include:

  • Avoiding certain medications and supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding
  • Quitting smoking and avoiding nicotine products
  • Staying hydrated and maintaining a healthy diet to promote optimal healing and recovery

By following these preoperative instructions carefully, you can help minimize the risk of complications and ensure that you are physically and mentally prepared for your breast augmentation surgery.

3. Plan ahead for a smooth recovery process

After breast augmentation surgery, it's essential to prioritize your recovery and give your body the time it needs to heal properly. Prior to surgery, patients should plan ahead by:

  • Arranging for transportation to and from the surgical facility on the day of your procedure
  • Lining up help around the house, with chores, with children, etc., during recovery
  • Scheduling an adequate amount of time off work for full healing and recovery

Dr. Hwang and our team will provide you with detailed postoperative instructions to follow thereafter, including guidance on pain management, wound care, and activity restrictions. During the initial stages of recovery, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the surgical site. It's crucial to rest and avoid strenuous activities, lifting heavy objects, or engaging in high-impact exercise until cleared by Dr. Hwang. Additionally, wearing a supportive surgical bra or compression garment can help minimize swelling and provide added comfort during the healing process.

As you recover from breast augmentation surgery, be sure to attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with Dr. Hwang. These appointments allow him to monitor your progress, address any concerns you may have, and ensure that your healing is progressing as expected.

Set yourself up for success by preparing for your West Hills, CA breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation surgery can be a life-changing procedure that enhances or restores your feminine figure and gives you the self-confidence you deserve. By following these three essential tips to prepare for your surgery, you can set yourself up for a successful and satisfying outcome. To learn more about your options for breast augmentation surgery and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Hwang, contact our friendly team at Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery in West Hills, CA today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.