General Preparation for Breast Augmentation
At this stage, your Montreal breast augmentation specialist, Dr. Chen Lee, will have decided with you on your preferred incisions and breast implants. For a safe and pleasant experience, take the time to prepare with the following precautionary measures. It is important to remain positive, confident, and mentally strong. This is the foundation of your strength needed to prepare your personal (health, family, finances) and professional life. Dr. Chen Lee understands the challenge ahead. Let him know your concerns and worries as they arise. He will be pleased to provide guidance, reassurance, and strength.
Your safety is our priority. In the weeks before your breast augmentation surgery, a general medical examination with laboratory tests to evaluate your overall health will be conducted. It is important, to be honest, and openly disclose all aspects of your general medical health in this confidential health evaluation. Let us know of any medications, supplements, or vitamins you are taking. Advise us if you are a cigarette smoker. Dr. Chen Lee will urge you to stop smoking at least two weeks prior to the breast augmentation procedure. Note that it is important to avoid using certain over the counter medications in the two weeks prior to surgery. To optimize your surgery and recovery, we have attached this list as a “to do/avoid” start point in the preparation weeks prior to your Montreal breast augmentation.
- stop smoking! – smoking increases complications and leads to poor scars
- eat a balanced diet – a diet rich in vitamin C will promote healing
- avoid dietary vitamins and supplements
- avoid herbal medicines
- avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin – 2 weeks prior to your surgery
- continue prescription medications (unless advised otherwise)
The goal is to create a peaceful receptive home environment that is conducive to healing and recovery. The following are items to consider in the days before your Montreal breast augmentation. Take care of last-minute errands. Rent some favorite movies. Fill out prescription medications in advance. If you live alone, you may want to stock your shelves with plenty of food. Consider preparing and storing in the freezer meals for the week. Complete household chores. You will not have an interest in cooking, doing household chores, or running errands after your procedure. Secure personal assistance. This will be necessary especially during the first few days after your surgery. Choose your spouse, family member, or close trusted friend. They should dedicate two or more days to your care and needs. Have them plan to accompany you to surgery and to take charge of your safe return home as you will not be able to drive following your Montreal breast augmentation.
1 day prior to surgery
Take a shower the night and morning prior to leaving for surgery. You will not have the strength or interest to do so after your procedure. Remove all nail polish from fingers and toes as the polish interferes with the monitor used to measure your oxygen levels during surgery. Do not wear makeup going to your Montreal breast augmentation. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day before your surgery. Having an empty stomach before surgery decreases the risks of anesthesia, so it’s very important to follow this rule. If you eat or drink any fluids, your surgery will likely be canceled and rescheduled. On the morning of surgery, take only the medications that Dr. Chen Lee has advised you to take (e.g. heart and blood pressure medication) with a sip of water as soon as you wake up. Contact us if you have a fever or feel ill. Your surgery may need to be postponed. Your health and safety is our first priority.