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5 tips on prepping for a breast augmentation

5 tips on prepping for a breast augmentation

Are you making preparations for a breast augmentation? There’s no need to be anxious, because your plastic surgeon will review the entire process with you, so that you can make the necessary plans to ensure a safe, healthy surgery. Also, recovery will certainly go much smoother if you pre-plan for surgery.

5 tips on prepping for a breast augmentation

  1. Get blood work done. Patients undergoing breast augmentation may be required to have pre-operative blood work done, to ensure that they do not have an underlying medical condition that could adversely impact surgery.
  2. Stop smoking. Patients are advised to stop smoking at least one month before a breast augmentation, as smoking can affect wound healing. Doctors also advise patients to refrain from smoking 2 weeks after surgery.
  3. Avoid taking certain medications. Patients should stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen at least 14 days prior to surgery, as these drugs can thin the blood. Your surgeon may also recommend that you stop taking certain dietary supplements.
  4. Fill prescriptions. Patients should ask their plastic surgeon about the prescription medications they will need after surgery, so that they can get these early.
  5. Stock up on supplies. It’s a good idea to get food items and other supplies that will be required during recovery.

After breast augmentation patients generally need help at home, so requesting help from a family member or friend to assist with chores is also recommended.

Would you like more tips on prepping for a breast augmentation. Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in Brookline, MA and the greater Boston area, Longwood Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.lpsmd.com, or by calling (617) 749-2715.

Will breast augmentation affect nipple size?

Will breast augmentation affect nipple size?

Are you considering breast augmentation but want to know if surgery will affect your nipples. That’s very understandable, because many women interested in breast augmentation want to know if their nipples will look the same after surgery, or if there will be a noticeable difference in size or position.

Will breast augmentation affect nipple size?

Women that want to undergo breast augmentation generally believe that since breast size will increase after surgery, the size of the areola (the pigmented skin that surrounds the nipple), will also increase. However, there is rarely any change in the size of the nipples after breast augmentation.

In some cases the areola may appear bigger after breast augmentation, because the skin has to stretch to accommodate the implants. This is generally more noticeable when larger implants are involved, but again, the size of the nipples will not be affected.

Will breast augmentation affect the position of the nipples?

Some patients may notice that the nipples sit higher on the chest immediately after breast augmentation. However, once the breasts have stabilized within a few months, the nipples will settle to a lower position and look more natural (click here to learn more).

How does breast augmentation affect the nipples

While breast augmentation won’t affect the size and position of the nipples, it can affect sensation. There have been instances in which women experience either partial or complete loss of sensation in the nipples after breast augmentation. However, these cases are rare.

Would you like more information on how breast augmentation affects the nipples? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Boca Raton, FL area, Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center is our featured practice.

You can reach them at drkeusch.com, or by calling 561-368-9455.

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