Undergoing breast augmentation can make you feel great about the way you look and really enhance your curves and contours. That said, it’s not something you should leap into all of a sudden. It’s important to Dr. Tracy E. McCall that all of her Waukesha, WI breast augmentation patients go into the surgery with realistic expectations.
The team at Lake Country Plastic & Hand Surgery would like to go over a few tips on how patients can plan a breast augmentation procedure in advance and improve their surgical experience. This advice can be very helpful in the weeks and months leading into surgery, as well as the healing process.
Figuring Out If Breast Augmentation Is Right for You
The first step in planning for breast augmentation surgery is figuring out if the surgery is right for you. Read up on the procedure and consider all of the risks and benefits involved. If you’re not comfortable with the idea of surgery, then surgery may not be worth the anxiety despite the advantages.
Also ask yourself if you’re undergoing breast augmentation for the right reasons. You should be undergoing surgery because you feel it’s ideal for you. Never undergo the surgery for someone else’s sake.
Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon
Once you’re sure that breast augmentation is right for you, it’s important to find the right plastic surgeon. Some surgeons are more experienced than others, and you may find that you trust certain surgeons and their personality more than others.
Ask fiends and family members who’ve had work done if they can recommend their surgeon. If no recommendations are available, you can always look up cosmetic surgeons on the internet. Simply Googling “Waukesha breast augmentation surgeon” can yield promising leads you can research in greater depth.
The Ideal Timing Your Surgery
Timing is everything in so many aspects of life, surgery included. For most people, planning breast augmentation in the fall or winter is ideal. This offers sufficient time to recovery from surgery while maximizing time off. You’ll mostly wear sweaters and concealing clothes during this time given the weather. Once the spring and summer roll around, you’ll be fully healed and ready for more revealing clothing.
Look over your schedule to figure out the best time for you and your needs.
Taking Time Off from Work or Other Obligations
Once you’ve met with a surgeon and discussed surgical timing, it’s important that you schedule time off well in advance. This assures you’ll be able to undergo surgery when you want to, and that you won’t have to work around your obligations as the procedure date approaches.
Preparing Your Home for Surgical Recovery
In the month or so before surgery, be sure to prepare your home for recovery. That means stocking up on groceries, cleaning your sheets, having clothes for recovery ready, and filling all prescriptions ahead of time. This is a good way to reduce stress as the surgery date nears, and to make sure you’re in a best possible condition to recover quickly.
Talk with Friends or a Professional for Emotional Support
Undergoing surgery can be emotionally draining. If you’re stressed or feeling anxious, we’re here to talk. Be sure to reach out to your friends and family, or speak to a counselor or therapist. Talking things out can go a long way toward helping you feel better.