Once you have decided to move forward with a breast augmentation in NYC, being prepared for the surgery and recovery process is the best way you can ensure the success of your results. Your participation as a patient is essential in order to obtain the most satisfying final appearance possible.
If you are a smoker, it is imperative that you stop smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery – preferably three or more. You will also need to refrain from taking certain medications that can interfere with healing, such as aspirin, as well as Vitamin E. Blood tests and a physical examination are required before your surgery date.
If you are over the age of 40, or if your medical history warrants it, you may be advised to have a mammogram before your breast augmentation. Dr. Lefkovits will prescribe appropriate pain medication for use after breast augmentation surgery, and he may also provide you with antibiotics.
Apart from these steps, you should make sure you are undergoing breast augmentation at a time when there is no major stress or anxiety in your life. Surgery and recovery will require your full attention; having breast augmentation performed during a relatively calm period in your life will go a long way toward ensuring a healthy, stress-free environment while you heal.
If you have further questions about preparing for breast augmentation, please contact Park Plaza Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with New York City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.