In the past 10 years, breast augmentation has become the top cosmetic procedure in the U.S. According to figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), about 4.93 percent of women across the U.S. have undergone this type of breast surgery. If you’re planning to have one for the first time, it’s important to prepare for it.
You need to understand and accept that undergoing breast augmentation won’t just affect you. It will affect your entire household, so you need to make preparations. For example, ask a friend or a relative to drive you to and from the clinic on the day of your surgery. They should be able to stay with you for the first 24 hours after the surgery, too. If you have pets or small children, make sure you find care for them weeks before you undergo breast augmentation.
Refrain from your vices
If you drink and smoke, you need to quit or stop for at least a few days before and after the surgery. Remember that nicotine and alcohol not only increase the appearance and likelihood of bruises, but it also prolongs the healing process — and you wouldn’t want that. You’d want to bounce back and get back to your normal programming as fast as you can, right? If you’re taking herbal supplements, you need to take a break from that as well.
Go shopping beforehand
Stock up before you go into surgery. Apart from ensuring that you have all the prescriptions you need post-surgery, you also need to shop for light meals, such as crackers, jelly, and soup. You won’t have the energy to cook, so better stock your fridge with meals or ask someone to cook for you.
It’s important to be prepared for your breast augmentation, not only physically but also mentally and emotionally. It’s also important to know why you’re doing this and the answer should be for you and not for anyone else.