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You might be considering breast augmentation surgery currently but are not 100% decided. In order to help you decide if breast augmentation is right for you, it’s a good idea to be informed about how you need to prepare leading up to the surgery and on the day it’s performed.

Weeks leading up to surgery

Below are some of the things you’ll need to do in the weeks leading up to your surgery in order to ensure you’re properly prepared –

  • Stop smoking
  • Stop taking any blood thinning medications 2 weeks prior
  • Stop drinking alcohol 1 week prior to surgery
  • Arrange for a ride to and from surgery
  • If you have children, arrange for them to be taken care of
  • If you have a cold or other minor illness that you’re suffering from then you should make your surgeon aware

The day before surgery

Below are the most important steps to take the day before your surgery –

  • Prepare what it is you want to take to the hospital with you. This might be a small bag of necessities, such as small snacks, your purse, cash, water etc.
  • Prepare some loose, comfortable clothes that you can wear before/after your surgery. You don’t need to worry about a bra as this will be provided for you after surgery
  • Do not eat or drink anything for at least 8 hours before your surgery

The day of surgery

On the day of your surgery, it’s completely normal to feel a bit nervous. Most patients find it’s helpful to go about their regular morning routine, however there are certain steps you must take. These include –

  • Do not use any special soaps or shampoos and do not apply antiperspirant or body spray
  • If you are having transaxillary breast augmentation then shave your armpits
  • Bring any medications that you need to take with you
  • Arrive at the facility 2 hours before your scheduled surgery time

Are you interested in breast augmentation?

If you’re interested in getting breast augmentation then you likely have a lot of questions that you’d like answers to before committing. This is why all patients must have a consultation with Dr Lynam before going forward with the surgery.

At the consultation, you’ll be able to have all your questions as well as being shown the different types of implants that are available and you’ll have the surgery explained to you in detail.

Get in touch now if you’d like to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Gregory T. Lynam

Dr. Gregory T. Lynam is Richmond's only board-certified plastic and maxillofacial surgeon. He has helped numerous people within the community tumor surgeries, breast reconstructions, and facial trauma surgeries.

Dr. Lynam was voted one of Richmond's "Top Docs" in plastic surgery and one of Richmond's "Best Plastic Surgeons to take you back 20 years" by Richmond Magazine in 2010. Additionally, he is known as an expert plastic surgeon on RealSelf and was honored as one of the Top 100 Doctors on RealSelf in 2013.

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