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Pre-Surgery Instructions: Jacksonville Breast Augmentation/ Enlargement

Serving Patients in Jacksonville, Florida

There may be several weeks between your decision to have surgery and your actual surgical date.  During this time there are several important considerations:

Good nutrition:  Eat well during the weeks prior to surgery.  Crash dieting, over-eating or high alcohol intake can greatly affect your overall health and well-being.  A healthy, balanced diet is essential.  Also, begin taking the following supplements daily:

Pre-operative testing:  Make certain to schedule all of the pre-operative testing and clearance you have been given. Make certain all test results are received by your doctor.

THREE WEEKS OR MORE BEFORE BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY

This is an important planning and preparation time. Follow all of the good health habits you have begun in addition to the following:

Lead a healthy lifestyle.  In the weeks prior to surgery maintain the best of health and hygiene. A lingering cold, virus or other illness can result in your surgery being rescheduled. Make certain to address any illness immediately, and advise our office of any serious illness or change in your health.

Prepare and plan: Schedule any time off of work, and any support you will need at home in the days following surgery, including housework, childcare, shopping and driving. Make certain a responsible adult is confirmed to drive you to and from surgery, and that someone is confirmed available to stay with you around the clock for at least 24 hours following surgery.

STOP taking the following for the duration before your breast augmentation surgery. Taking any of the following can increase your risk of bleeding and other complications:

  • Aspirin and medications containing aspirin
  • Ibuprofen and anti-inflammatory agents
  • Vitamin E
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Gingko
  • Garlic Supplements
  • Green Tea or green tea extracts
  • Estrogen supplements

Fitness: Don’t over-do it, but continue walking.  Avoid anything strenuous or that could potentially cause injury to your shoulders, back, pectoral muscles, arms or upper body.

Avoid SMOKING:  Stay away from second-hand smoke, too.  Your healing and health depend heavily on this.

Lead a healthy lifestyle.  Practice good hand-washing and avoid large crowds, or individuals who are ill.  Do not risk catching a virus or cold:

ONE WEEK BEFORE YOUR JACKSONVILLE BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY

Confirm your surgery plans.  This includes your transportation, support in the hospital and after-care once you are released (a responsible adult who can provide both physical and emotional support).

Continue to practice healthy habits, nutrition and fitness.  No strenuous exercise.  No saunas, hot tubs, steam baths, or mud wraps.  No smoking or alcohol.

Find your comfort zone.  Locate the most comfortable place where you can gently recline and recover once you are released home from the hospital.

IF YOU WILL BE ARRIVING AT THE HOSPITAL ON THE DAY OF YOUR BREAST ENHACEMENT SURGERY:

Do not eat or drink anything after 12 midnight the day before surgery. Anything more than a small amount of water as needed for brushing teeth or swallowing medication may result in the need to cancel surgery. This includes candy, gum, and mints.

NOTHING by mouth on the day of surgery:  Anything more than a small amount of water as needed for
brushing teeth or swallowing medication may result in the need to cancel surgery.  This includes candy, gum, and mints.

YOUR TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL:

Dress appropriately.

Do not wear cosmetics, jewelry of any kind, contact lenses, hair clips, body piercing: (If there is something you cannot remove, let the admitting nurse know right away.)

Wear comfortable, clean, loose-fitting clothing: Wear only a top that zips or buttons up the front.  Do not wear pullovers, turtlenecks or any tight fitting top or bottom. Wear slip on shoes.

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Florida Plastic Surgery Group
14546 Old St. Augustine Rd. #407 | Jacksonville, FL 32258
(904)262-DESAI (3372)

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