Consistently the most popular cosmetic surgery in the country, breast augmentation offers women the chance to enhance their breasts. Sometimes the reasons a woman has for seeking breast surgery are purely aesthetic, while others may have practical reasons. Some women have several reasons. No matter why you’re going to have breast augmentation, there are several steps you can take to increase the chances of a good result and decrease the risk of complications.
Maintain Good Health
Good candidates for breast augmentation must be in good overall health. Smoking makes it harder for your body to heal properly. Ideally, you want to quit all forms of smoking several months before you undergo surgery to allow your body plenty of time to recover. Drinking is another social habit that can compromise your immune system. While a single glass of champagne to ring in the New Year is fine, curb habitual drinking before surgery to lower your risk of complications.
Breast augmentation requires a recovery period. As such, it is important for your body to be as strong as possible before, during and after surgery. If you are not strong, you may find it uncomfortable to pull yourself up from sitting on the floor or push yourself up from a recliner. You can avoid some of this discomfort entirely by working on your strength before surgery.
Plan Carefully for Early Recovery
You need to have a plan in place prior to your breast augmentation procedure. Don’t try to soldier on and do everything yourself, as you could compromise your healing. Plan to have friends and family support you in your early healing stage, with backup available as you need it. If your spouse will be caring for you, ensure you have a secondary person on standby in case your spouse gets called into work or has to handle an emergency. The best candidates for breast augmentation are well-prepared for every aspect of the procedure, including the recovery.
Learn More During a Consultation
If you’re thinking about a breast augmentation procedure, taking these tips to heart will help you have a smooth surgery and an uneventful recovery period. Make an appointment at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio to learn more about breast augmentation and how it can help you. We’d be delighted to meet with you and discuss your wants and needs. Contact us today to book a consultation!