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Preparing for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Preparing for Breast Augmentation SurgeryFigures released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveal that nearly 4.5 million breast augmentation surgeries were performed from 1997 to 2012. Breast augmentation currently ranks as the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US. Pre-op preparation is a key part of the procedure, and makes an impact on the final results.

Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon McLain will provide detailed instructions for pre-operative preparation prior to breast augmentation. Patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive cutting edge procedures from Dr. McLain.  


Assessment of Cosmetic Goals

To start with, a woman considering breast augmentation should assess her reasons for wanting this surgery. Only she can correctly inform the surgeon about what exactly makes her unhappy about her breast appearance, and what are her innermost aesthetic needs and goals.

Breast augmentation procedure is a personal journey for a woman, and she should select it just because someone else told her so. She should have complete clarity about her needs, and learn about the breast augmentation procedure before seeking a consultation with the surgeon.


Online Forums and Websites  

Once the patient has decided to visit a surgeon’s office for breast augmentation consultation, she should first review their practice website to gain some familiarity with the procedure as well as learn about the surgeon’s background. She may also get in touch with other women over specialized online forums to discuss about their views and experiences with breast augmentation.

Once she learns about the first-hand experiences of others and gains some community support, it will help her discover whether breast augmentation is going to be the right choice for her. With such advance knowledge and understanding, she can have a more productive engagement with the cosmetic surgeon during the pre-operative consultation.


Meeting Candidacy Requirements

The breast surgeon will evaluate the patient’s candidacy before accepting her for breast augmentation surgery. She should focus on maintaining good fitness and eating a healthy diet and keeping stable body weight as far as possible. She should also not have any near-future plans for a pregnancy or a weight loss procedure.

The patient should review breast augmentation before and after photos at the surgeon’s office or on the surgeon’s website to develop reasonable expectations. She should ideally prepare a detailed list of questions for the surgeon to clear her doubts and concerns at the time of pre-op consultation.


Prior to the Surgery

The following preparatory steps may have to be followed prior to the breast augmentation surgery:

  • Refrain from using blood thinning and anti-inflammatory medications, as well as vitamin and herbal supplements for at least two weeks before the surgery.
  • Adjust the schedule of prescription drugs as necessary in consultation with the physician.
  • Quit smoking for a certain period of time prior to the surgery as per the advice of the surgeon.
  • Arrange for transportation and aftercare to help ensure a safe and comfortable immediately post-operative phase.

Dr. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and other nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here. Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

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