I’m Getting a Breast Augmentation. What Should I Bring to the Procedure?
Breast augmentation is a serious surgery, and just like your surgeon, you need to be prepared. If you’re considering a breast augmentation, make sure to look over this list of things to bring for your procedure:
Bring a Buddy
One of the most important things to bring to your procedure? A responsible friend. Because of the nature of the surgery and anesthesia, you’re not allowed to go home alone. So make sure you have someone that can drive you to the procedure and take you home. It’s also highly recommended that you have someone with you throughout the day after the surgery; it pays to have someone there that can help you around the house and make sure you’re okay.
Don’t forget to bring your ID!
The good news: you don’t have to look amazing for your procedure, just be comfortable. You should bring loose-fitting clothing that opens from the front; trust us, you don’t want to have to put a shirt on over your head after your surgery.
It’s recommended that you don’t eat or drink before your surgery, so you might be unbelievably hungry when you wake up from the surgery. It’s a good idea to bring snacks to the procedure to eat afterwards, but make sure they’re light and won’t upset your stomach. Find something that’s easy to eat and will settle your stomach; ginger ale with a bendy straw and crackers are a good bet.
Prepare your Prescriptions
Some doctors ask that you bring a list of prescriptions that you take; some even ask that you bring the medication itself.
If you think you’re going to have your period during the surgery, make sure to wear and bring pads only. It’s not recommended that you use a tampon during breast augmentation.
If you want to maximize your comfort level right after the surgery, bring pillows for the car ride home. Doctors advise that you keep your chest elevated at all times to reduce swelling, so it might be a good time to invest in an incline pillow that will let you sleep without having to prop yourself up all the time.
It’s not necessary to bring a car full of supplies to your breast augmentation, but there are actually few things you really shouldn’t bring to the procedure: leave your earrings and any body piercings at home before your surgery. Your plastic surgeon will provide a special bra for you to wear post-surgery, so leave your Victoria’s Secret Push-Up at home.