How To Prepare For Your Scarless Breast Augmentation Procedure?

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How To Prepare For Your Scarless Breast Augmentation Procedure?

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If you have made the decision to undergo a breast augmentation using the trans-axillary technique, the time leading up to the procedure can be thrilling, as you envision the anticipated results of your surgery. However, it can also be an anxious time, as you wonder what to expect and how to prepare. To ease your nerves and help you focus on the excitement of your impending transformation, we have outlined the steps that should be taken to prepare for your virtually scarless breast augmentation procedure.

Ensure That You Have Realistic Expectations

While this procedure can yield dramatic results, it is important to ensure that you have realistic expectations before undergoing surgery. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gartner will discuss the anticipated outcome as well as any potential risks and complications. As with any surgical procedure, the goal is enhancement not perfection. It is imperative that you understand and accept the risks and limitations of the surgery before going forward with the procedure.

Stop Smoking For At Least Two Weeks

Prior to your surgery, it is necessary to refrain from smoking and ensure that you are not exposed to second hand smoke for at least two weeks because in addition to other negative health effects, Nicotine in particular, impairs circulation and can lead to delayed healing or other complications.

Stop Taking Aspirin Or Other Blood Thinning Medications

Aspirin and other medications which contain salicylates, such as Motrin, Advil, Plavix, warfarin, and Coumadin must be avoided for at least two weeks before and after your procedure as they can thin your blood. The use of supplements such as omega 3, fish oil, garlic, Ginseng and vitamin E should also be discontinued for a short time, according to your surgeon’s advice.

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Undergo Medical Screening To Ensure You Are In Good Health

Medical and laboratory screening is required before undergoing surgery to ensure that you are in good health. In addition to providing the results of your blood work, it is important to discuss your medical history, medication usage, and any health concerns you have with your surgeon during your consultation. Patients with high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes may not be eligible for this procedure.

Arrange For A Friend Or Family Member To Help You

In addition to arranging for a friend or family member to drive you to and from your procedure, it is important to be sure that someone can stay with you for at least the first 24 hours following your surgery as you may require assistance during this time.

Do Not Eat Or Drink For 8 Hours Prior To Your Surgery

You must have an empty stomach during your procedure, so it is necessary to stop eating or drinking at least 8 hours prior to your surgery. Detailed instructions to guide you in preparation will be provided by Dr. Gartner.

Shave & Clean Armpits

The morning of your trans-axillary breast augmentation, it is important to shave your armpits and carefully clean them with an antibacterial liquid soap. Do not apply any products such as deodorant, antiperspirant or moisturizer.

During your consultation, Dr. Michael Gartner, a leading New York trans-axillary breast augmentation specialist, will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and provide you with a detailed list of instructions to ensure that you are well informed and prepared for your transformation.

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