Preparing for Breast ImplantsSo, you’ve decided breast implants are for you. There is no shame – many women feel that breast implants are a fantastic way to address dissatisfaction with regards to the size of their breasts. You may be feeling a combination of excitement and nerves in the lead up to your surgery. Knowing how to prepare for a healthy experience, and speedy recovery, goes a long way to ease any of those pre-surgery jitters you may be feeling.
Before the decisionIf you have yet to actually make your appointment, it is best that you do some research into the procedure and what will be happening. It is important that ypu familiarize yourself with what will take place to ensure that you feel comfortable. As well as doing some research on the surgery itself, you should also do some research on the plastic surgeon. Don’t just opt for the first plastic surgeon that you meet. Shop around. It is not necessarily about who can offer you the cheapest quote and more about who makes you feel most comfortable.
Get in shapeIf you’ve decided that implants are the way to go, we suggest getting your physical and emotional health in good form. This is vital in ensuring a healthy surgery and a smooth recovery. Though women in good physical shape usually have an easier recovery, your emotional state is an important consideration too. You should feel confident about the procedure and your motivations. Be sure to surround yourself with friends and family who are supportive of this decision.
Have a plan in place for financesPaying for breast implants is most certainly not the equivalent of buying a push up bra! This procedure is an investment in your body. By now you should have a good idea of how much the procedure will cost and you should begin putting a plan in place to cover this. Making this plan early will help reduce the possibility of anxiety later on in the process.
Enlist the help of a friendLeading up to the surgery you should have a plan in place to enlist the help of a trusted friend or family member for assist you during your recovery. Save yourself some stress by making this plan early. Chat to your friend about what will be required of them to ensure that everyone is on the same page and on board. Your friend/family member may be required to stay with you for a few days and help around the house, with your kids, run errands, or provide transportation.
Getting everything in orderOnce you have gotten your body and your health in order, there are still a few tasks that need to be completed. Chat to your plastic surgeon about your recovery garments, post-op medication and special instructions he may have. Make sure that you have all these bases covered. It will also make returning home after your surgery a whole lot easier if you get your house in order beforehand. Stock up on ice packs, gauze, vitamins, and anything else your doctor recommends. Clean up, do the laundry and dishes, prepare about a week’s worth of meals in advance and make sure that you have taken care of important affairs. We also suggest setting up a comfortable place to rest as well as table close to you with things you’ll need following your surgery. Things like:
- Cell phone and charger
- remote control
- water bottles