How to Recover from Breast Augmentation Surgery in the Baltimore area

You’ve made the decision to have breast implants. Congratulations! No doubt you’re anticipating all the new styles of clothing you will soon wear, and perhaps purchased new bras in anticipation of your new size.

Prepare and recover from your breast augmentation surgery in the Baltimore area

If you smoke, it is essential that you reduce or stop smoking before your procedure and for some time afterward. Be sure to discuss this openly with Dr. Birely.

Make sure your physician is aware of any medications, supplements, and herbs you are currently taking—including aspirin or ibuprofen.
Eat a healthy diet and avoid drinking alcohol a few days prior to your procedure.

What should I do the night before preparing for breast augmentation surgery in the Baltimore area?

Refrain from extremely vigorous exercise the day before your breast augmentation procedure.

Do not eat or drink anything, including water, after midnight the night before the procedure.

The night before your procedure, shower and wash your surgical areas with antimicrobial soap. After your shower do not wear any makeup, moisturizers, oils, creams, or lotions — including deodorant.

Remove nail polish from at least one fingernail and toenail to help the anesthesia person monitor your blood circulation during your procedure.

What should I do the morning of my surgery?

The morning of your breast augmentation procedure you may brush your teeth, but do not swallow more than a sip of water. If your physician allows you to take any prescribed medication, swallow it with a minimal amount of water.

When you go to your physician’s office, wear loose-fitting clothes that open in the front and comfortable flat shoes that slip on.
If you’re planning on driving yourself, think again. You’ll need someone to drive you to and from your procedure.

Ask a friend or relative to stay with you for the first 24 hours after your breast augmentation. Believe it or not, you’re going to need help with such simple tasks as going to the bathroom, or getting a drink of water.

Prepare extra food ahead of time and have plenty of fluids and crackers available.

Minimize your responsibilities at work and at home so that you can have a few relaxing days to recover. (Yes, this gives you permission to hire a housekeeper before your surgery!)

Make sure any prescription medications have been filled and are bedside.

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Dr. Brent Birely is a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in Lutherville and Bel Air, serving patients from Baltimore, Towson, Columbia, Westminster, and other Maryland cities. He is a very well regarded leader in cosmetic surgery and patient safety, and specializes in procedures including breast augmentation, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, facelift, and body lifting procedures after weight loss.

*The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary. The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure or skin care treatment.

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