Preparing for Surgery
When it comes to breast augmentation most of the changes are physical. When you go in for breast augmentation surgery you look one way. When you come out, you look another way. But there are other changes that take place including mentally getting ready and used to the idea of a change. Aside from the physical changes that come with breast augmentation there are mental changes that you need to be prepared for. You’ve probably imagined with it would be like to look in the mirror and see your body looking completely different, but you also want to prepare yourself mentally for the changes that are going to take place.
The Night Before Surgery:
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight, including coffee, tea, water, gum, mints, hard candy, or lozenges. Your doctor will provide specifics on food and drink intake.
Take any antibiotics prescribed by your surgeon.
Shower and wash your hair as usual. Do not use hair gel or mousse, or hairspray.
Set up a home recovery area. These may include pillows, books, magazines, television and remote control, videos, favorite CDs, telephone, journal, stationery, humidifier, hot water bottles or heating pads, a bucket in case of vomiting, and/or a bell or other device for requesting help.
If you will be staying overnight in the hospital, pack a bathrobe, slippers, favorite pillow, toothpaste, comb or brush, and prescribed medications.
The Day of breast implants Surgery:
It may be okay to shower and wash your hair as usual in the morning. Ask your breast implants surgeon. Do not use hair gel or mousse, or hairspray.
Do not wear makeup, moisturizer, lipstick, deodorant, nail polish, or hairpins.
Brush your teeth and rinse with mouthwash, taking care not to swallow any liquids.
If you wear contact lenses, eyeglasses, or dentures, bring the case with you and be sure that your name is clearly printed on it.
Do not wear jewelry or other valuables.
Leave your purse at home if possible.
Wear loose-fitting clothes, pants with an elastic waist band, a button-up shirt, and flat, slip-on shoes. Do not wear jeans, sweaters, jump suits, pantyhose, or girdles.
Bring an extra pair of underpants.
Bring sunglasses, scarf, or hooded sweatshirt to wear when you leave the hospital if you so desire. Do not drive or take a taxi; have someone to drive you there and back.