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How do I prepare my body for breast surgery?

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Without a doubt, making the decision to undergo breast surgery is not easy, since there are many doubts that may arise. In addition, it is a physical and emotional process that must be carefully prepared once the decision to have this procedure has been made.

If you have already decided to undergo breast surgery, it is necessary that you prepare yourself for everything that this procedure entails. This way, it will be much easier for the plastic surgery to go as planned, and you will be able to avoid any difficulties during this stage.

How to prepare for breast surgery?

Get a check-up

It is never a bad idea to have a mammogram before undergoing breast surgery, since this way any problem can be detected in time. In addition, with the mammogram the plastic surgeon can be sure that there is no presence of breast cancer, and can perform breast augmentation or reconstruction surgery without any problem.

Don’t smoke

If you are a frequent smoker or smoke all the time, you should know that tobacco can not only damage your lungs, but also wreak havoc on the rest of your body. So it can complicate the recovery after surgery, therefore it is recommended to prepare your body 6 to 8 weeks before surgery by quitting smoking.

Take enough time

It can be very stressful for you, physically and mentally, to return to work after surgery, that is why it is necessary to take enough time. Notifying your work about your absence will be of great help to you, to eliminate one more worry from your list and to rest after the plastic surgery.

Consider your motives

Undergoing breast surgery should be a personal decision that should not be influenced by others. If the reason you are thinking of undergoing this procedure is due to pressure from your partner or people close to you, the best thing to do is not to do it.

Do not eat before surgery

Drinking any liquid or consuming any food the day of surgery or the night before surgery can cause several problems. Some of the most common are vomiting, reflux, airway obstruction and in many cases complications with anesthesia.

Medications

Depending on the type of medications the patient is taking, she may be asked to modify, change or discontinue them completely. Some of the medications that are recommended to be avoided before undergoing a breast surgery procedure are: aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements.

These types of medications can increase the risk of bleeding during or after surgery. To avoid these kinds of problems, you can also talk to your primary care physician about breast surgery for options.

What to do after breast surgery?

In order to avoid any complications after breast surgery, it is necessary to follow some simple tips. In order to facilitate the recovery process for the patient to return to her normal activities with peace of mind in a short period of time.

Take care of your diet

It is commonly recommended to follow a soft diet during the first few days and it is also recommended to avoid drinking alcohol. If you have any doubts, you can consult your plastic surgeon.

Transportation

After the surgery and once it has been verified that the body is evolving correctly, you will be able to go home. Therefore, it is advisable that you have reliable transportation before you undergo this procedure.

Who will take care of you?

As breast surgery Tijuana is an upper body surgery, patients have difficulties to move normally. In addition, it is very important to avoid movements that could open the wound or interfere with its correct healing, which is why patients are not allowed to lift weights or make sudden movements.

It is therefore necessary to have the support of a family member or friend who can perform the tasks that the patient will not be able to perform normally, from dressing to bathing. 

Maintain good hygiene  

Regardless of the type of surgery you have, it is always necessary to maintain good hygiene, otherwise the wound may become infected. To achieve this, it is recommended to use a special antibacterial soap, in addition to avoiding the use of perfumery products because they can be harmful.

Speak with your surgeon

Remember that no matter what doubts you have, it is necessary to clarify all of them with the surgeon who will attend to you, before performing the surgery. After the procedure, you can talk to him to ask for the necessary indications and thus be able to take better care of yourself, this way you will heal in a short time and you will be able to continue with your normal life.

Dr. Flores Valdivia is a plastic surgeon recognized for the work he has performed on hundreds of people seeking a more aesthetic body contour. That is why in the clinic of Dr. Flores Valdivia, we offer a wide variety of services, with which patients can achieve their goals.

If you are looking for quality, safety and excellence, you should know that at Dr. Flores Valdivia’s clinic, we offer that and more.