Although you’re probably excited about your breast augmentation procedure, there can still be a lot to prepare before your surgery date. This can seem a little overwhelming, but you can be sure that our professional staff will make sure you have everything you need. In the meantime, here are some basics to prepare yourself and make sure your recovery is smooth and effective.
Make Sure You Have Everything You Need
It can seem like there’s a never-ending list of things you might need during your recovery, but it’s a good idea to take the time to have these things nearby. During your initial recovery, you likely won’t be getting up, moving around, or certainly not making a trip to the store, so you should make yourself a list of things you think you might appreciate after your surgery. This should include filling prescriptions, prepping some reheatable meals, and collecting plenty of pillows to keep yourself elevated. If you’re nervous about your recovery, it can be helpful to gather a list of books, shows, or movies to indulge in while you rest.
Make Sure Your Home is Ready
Because your initial recovery can be difficult and uncomfortable at times, it’s important to set up a room where you can rest. This should be climate-controlled and have a large and comfy bed or couch. It should also have a place where you can keep things like water or medications nearby. If you have any specific rituals or requirements for sleeping like darkness or white noise, you should be sure to provide these beforehand so that you can get plenty of rest in the days following your surgery. It can even be helpful to spend a night or two in your recovery den before your surgery so that you can adjust.
Make Sure You Have Help
Breast augmentation can be an extensive surgery, meaning you’ll be required to be taken home by a close friend or family member. Once home, it’s important to have someone watch after you for the first few days and assist with any children, pets, or chores as needed. This is because you’ll be asked to limit any lifting or arm movement during the first few days. You should be sure to review your surgical and recovery plans with this helper so that they understand which signs of complication to watch out for and when to take any prescription medications. Our staff will provide important phone numbers during your recovery if needed, so you should make sure these are in a visible place.
It’s most important to remember the excellent results you’ll achieve with your breast augmentation, and remember that your recovery is only one step in the process. To schedule your consultation or ask any questions about your breast augmentation procedure, contact our Cumberland office by calling or filling out our online form.