Get Your Life Breast Augmentation Ready Today!
When you think about a plastic surgery procedure such as breast implant surgery, or breast augmentation surgery, your surgeon will often give you a number of different stipulations and tips on how to prepare your mind and body for surgery. From things like what you should eat before surgery, any medications or drugs you will need to avoid, and other information that you need to educate yourself on before you are ready to go in for breast implant surgery. However, and this holds true for other plastic surgery procedures as well, not just breast augmentation surgery, what many don’t know is that there is a lot you must prepare as far as your daily life, your home, as well as with your friends and family. According to Dr. Sergey Voskin, considered to be the best augmentation surgeon NYC has to offer, the vast majority of such task will be a part of your recovery period as a strong, well prepared recovery period can be the difference between a successful breast augmentation surgery and one with a number of issues and poor results overall. In this article we will work to explore certain tasks that will help you to properly prepare for your breast implant surgery and obtain the best results possible.
Your Family & Friends
One of the most important things to understand about any plastic surgery procedure is having the proper support you need from your family and friends. According to Dr. Sergey Voskin, considered to be the best augmentation surgeon NYC has in practice, every single breast augmentation patient needs at a minimum one trusted adult to help them on their surgery day and for 24 hours after. This person will need to drive you to and from the surgery center, help you get in and out of the car, and keep a close eye on you for the first 24 to 48 hours as the normal grogginess and other effects of anesthesia wear off. Often, this is a spouse/significant other or family member, but you can also recruit a close friend—or even hire a nurse, if you live alone and wish to keep your procedure totally private.
In the event that you are a parent and have children of a younger age, that might rely upon you, you’ll need to arrange for full time childcare for a few days, and you will need extra help for a couple more weeks after that. According to Dr. Voskin, the best breast augmentation doctor NYC has to offer, because you will not be allowed to lift anything over about 10 pounds to avoid straining your incisions (and possibly stretching your scars or worse). If you have young kids, explain to them that you won’t be able to pick them up, but you can give gentle snuggles on the couch. Delegate tasks such as getting the kids dressed, bathed, fed, and off to school to a trusted adult. In addition to our children, many of us might have pets that rely on us for much of their daily needs, such as feeding or changing the litter box. Its definitely okay to hang out with your dogs and cats just make sure they don’t jump on you or push and pull you around the house.
A Comfortable Environment
One of the most important things you can do following your plastic surgery procedure is to create a comfortable environment for you to lay down and lounge around in. According to Dr. Swift, the best breast augmentation doctor NYC has in practice, you will need a comfortable place that you can rest within that follows the three following points.
· A bed or sofa area for you to rest and relax while you are healing up.
· It should be a place that is easy for you to get in and out of without straining or overusing your arms.
· A place where you can avoid rolling over onto your chest if you fall asleep.
· Allows you to move your legs easily. (i.e., you don’t want to be pinned in).
You will need to rest and sleep on your back with your head and shoulders slightly elevated for several weeks after breast surgery. This avoids squashing your breast implants or straining your incisions and helps ease pressure from post-op swelling. Your lounge can be your bed, with a bunch of pillows arranged to prop up your head, back, shoulder, and arms, or a recliner with a cooperative “up and down” bar. Have a table within easy reach and clear it off pre-surgery: you want plenty of surface area for books, your iPad, things to sip, etc.
Find a Cook and/or Meal Prep
According to Dr. Voskin, the best breast augmentation doctor NYC has to offer, one of the biggest mistakes people make while they are healing up from plastic surgery is to eat everything in sight, and nothing but fried, fatty foods, or heavily processed fast food that has them gain a ton of weight. This is the last thing you want to go along with your new body – therefore its vital to ease properly. Eating nutritious food (think fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean protein) after surgery will help you heal faster and feel better. While there’s nothing wrong with healthy takeout, the costs can add up—and you won’t be able to go pick up food for at least a couple of days anyway, as driving is strictly off limits while you are taking prescription pain meds. Prep, portion, and freeze soups, casseroles, or any other healthy dishes that are easy to reheat. Alternatively, assign meal prep to a family member. Do them a favor (and ensure you get the foods you enjoy) by shopping for ingredients ahead of time.
For more information on all plastic surgery procedures and more, be sure to contact Dr. Voskin, the best breast augmentation surgeon NYC has to offer, and the team at Goals Plastic Surgery today.