How Do I Prepare for My Breast Augmentation?
Choose a talented, qualified surgeon.
Many of today’s techniques in the surgical arena can significantly impact the ease of a patient’s recovery. At LPS, our board-certified plastic surgeons have decades of combined experience in breast procedures, including complex reconstructions. You can be sure your breast augmentation is performed by one of Boston’s most skilled, artistic, and experienced plastic surgeons.
Recruit a loved one to help.
For the first 24-58 hours, you may feel wobbly on your feet and a little groggy from the general anesthesia. You’ll be required to have someone drive you home after your outpatient procedure in our accredited outpatient surgical suite. If you can arrange for your loved one to assist you for a day or two after your procedure, you’ll be able to relax and get more rest.
Prepare a few days’ worth of meals.
Healthy food can go a long way toward helping you regain your strength. Have some easy, healthy snacks and simple meals ready. However, keep in mind you may feel nauseated for a few days due to the anesthesia. Stomach-settling foods like soup, gelatin, crackers, or granola are good to have on hand.
Create a recovery nest.
You’ll need to be comfortable while you recuperate, and keeping your upper body elevated will help with your circulation. Wherever you plan to recover, set up your pillows, blankets, and entertainment in advance, so all you have to do when you return home is relax and rest.
Have comfortable, front-closure clothing.
You’ll need front-closure support bras and shirts that are cozy enough to sleep in. While you’ll have a compression garment after your procedure, you’ll need the support bras for the next few weeks until your new breasts fully settle into their final position.
It may take you 1-2 weeks before you feel like yourself again. Listen to your body. Only engage in activity levels you feel ready for, and rest when you should. You’ll be able to enjoy your new breasts before you know it.