When it comes to any kind of surgery, it’s important that patients prepare for the procedure to not only ensure their safety but ensure that they get the best results. For patients who want to enhance their breasts by getting breast lift surgery, the preparation for the surgery can possibly play a role in easing their recovery time and extending the lifespan of the procedure.
Before surgery, patients should get a medical evaluation. This can provide the surgeon with information that can help them personalize the patient’s surgery and prioritize their health. This can also aid in identifying any potential complications before surgery.
Along with an evaluation, patients should adjust their current medications to prepare for the medications they will be on before and after surgery. Even over-the-counter medication such as anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, or herbal supplements should be avoided since they can possibly increase bleeding.
Mammogram before and after surgery
When it comes to breast lift surgery, patients should receive a baseline mammogram before and after surgery. This can detect any issues with breast tissue that can complicate the surgery as well as identify any changes in the breast tissue since surgery.
Prepare for surgery
To prepare for surgery, patients should not smoke. Nicotine affects the blood flow which can impact the breast tissue. For the best results, patients should be in good general health and not have habits that can kill their breast tissue. Though nonsmokers are the best candidates for cosmetic surgery, smokers can still be a good candidate if they quit smoking weeks before the procedure.
Though it may seem obvious, patients should arrange for someone to drive them to and from surgery and be with them for the first couple of nights as they recover. It is unlikely that a patient will experience complications after surgery but it’s best to be prepared.