Before undergoing breast augmentation, it is very important to choose the right plastic surgeon. One should select a surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Beyond that, you should select a surgeon whose work meets your expectations and with whom you are comfortable. These criteria are very important because they will minimize postoperative disappointment.
Once you have selected your surgeon, he (she) will instruct you regarding dos and don’ts. It is absolutely essential that if you are a smoker that you stop smoking 2-3 weeks prior to surgery. You will need to refrain from certain medications such as aspirin (or aspirin-like products) as well as certain Vitamins such as Vitamin E. You will need to undergo a physical examination as well some blood tests.
You will be advised to have a preoperative mammogram if you are over the age of 40 and/or if there is a history warranting such testing.
You will be prescribed medication including pain medication; many doctors prescribe antibiotics as well.
Beyond these steps you should undergo breast augmentation when there is no undue stress in your life. Surgery itself, no matter what, is associated with some degree of stress. Choosing the right surgeon and having the surgery during a calm period in your life will go a long way in assuring that you have as stress-free an operation as possible.
Contact New York City breast surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today to discuss your breast augmentation options.