A thorough pre-operative preparation will create a safe foundation for a major procedure such as breast augmentation cosmetic surgery.
The surgeon will provide guidelines for preparation to the patient during the initial consultation. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides breast augmentation to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities in this area of The Golden State.
Evaluation of Aesthetic Goals
It is important for a woman seeking breast augmentation to evaluate her reasons for considering this enhancement procedure. The woman is the best judge of her reasons for seeking this procedure. Furthermore, she is the only person who can accurately assess her deep-seated cosmetic desires and goals.
Breast augmentation plastic surgery procedure is a personal journey for the patient, and she should not undergo this procedure under any kind of influence of pressure. The woman should be completely clear regarding her needs from the surgery, and learn about the procedure at the surgeon’s website before setting up an appointment with their office.
Online Forums and Websites
A good way to obtain practical and real-world insights on breast augmentation is to connect with women who have received breast implants already. Online breast augmentation forums allow patients who have undergone breast augmentation and women who are considering it to connect and interact with each other and learn from other’s experiences.
In such forums, patients may answer questions on their experiences with breast augmentation and their feelings post-surgery. Prospective patients can learn about the preparatory steps and receive answers to their doubts and concerns from a supportive online community.
Real experiences of patients who have undergone breast augmentation allow potential patients to understand whether the procedure is suitable for them.
The plastic surgeon will evaluate the patient as a candidate for breast augmentation before recommending them for this surgery. The patient should maintain good fitness levels, consume a balanced diet, and ensure that her body weight remains stable.
The woman should not have any near-term pregnancy or weight-reduction plans. This may cause disruptions in the outcomes of the breast augmentation surgery. The patient can also see breast enhancement before and after images during their consultation with the surgeon to develop realistic expectations from the surgery.
Preparatory Steps before the Surgery
The patient should follow the below mentioned guidelines prior to the breast augmentation surgery:
- Discontinue the use of blood thinners, anti-inflammatory meds, vitamins and herbal supplements for a minimum of two weeks prior to the procedure.
- Alter the prescription medication schedule according to the surgeon’s recommendation in consultation with the primary care physician.
- Avoid smoking for a specific duration before the surgery as advised by the plastic surgeon.
- Enlist someone responsible to drive her back home and arrange aftercare for the initial few days after the procedure for a relaxed and more comfortable recovery phase.
Disclosures about Your Medical Condition
The patient should be in good health to receive any surgical procedure. The patient should make sure that the surgeon knows if she has an autoimmune condition such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or any other condition that can affect her capability to heal from the procedure.
The surgeon will also inform the patient if she needs to avoid any medication that she is currently taking before the breast augmentation procedure. Successful cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other towns and cities in this region of the state.
To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com