Summary: If you’re considering breast augmentation, you probably have many questions. It’s important to remember that the more prepared and organized you are, the smoother your augmentation will proceed.
Follow the 6-month timeline guide below to stay on track.
6 Months Before
If you haven’t decided on a plastic surgeon, it’s time to start doing detailed research. Make sure your plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and that they have considerable experience doing breast augmentation. Ask to view before and after photos of other breast augmentations they’ve performed so you can evaluate their results.
5 Months Before
Start putting aside money for your breast augmentation, and be sure to budget accordingly for all costs, which includes supplies and medicines after the procedure. Setting aside money for a babysitter to help out with childcare after the surgery is a great idea.
Careful planning in advance of your breast augmentation can set you up for a smooth recovery and excellent results.
4 Months Before
Be sure to schedule 7 to 10 days off from work.Although you may feel up for going in earlier than that, this gives you extra time for rest and healing. Another thing to take care of on your breast augmentation timeline is to recruit some help.You should arrange for a friend or family member to help you out after your breast augmentation. They’ll need to pick you up after the procedure and offer support at home. Since you shouldn’t lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for one week after surgery, your friend or family member will be invaluable for daily household tasks.
3 Months Before
Are you getting excited yet? As you plan for your breast augmentation, it’s time to be proactive about making life easier for you after your breast augmentation. Be sure to tell your surgeon about any medications or supplements you are taking. Make sure you know what medicines need to be stopped in advance of your surgery and when you need to stop taking them. And, of course, buy a new cute dress or bathing suit in anticipation of your new look!
2 Months Before
If you’re a smoker, a key part of your breast augmentation preparation timeline should be to stop smoking. At this point you should also be on track with your fitness and weight loss goals. If you aren’t at the weight you desire, start getting serious by counting calories and ramping up your exercise routine. Make sure you’ve purchased the supplies you’ll need post-surgery, and schedule any final checkups. Take care of any outstanding payments so you won’t have to worry about that during your breast augmentation recovery.
1 Month Before
Your big day is almost here! The most important thing to do over the next few weeks is stay healthy. Purchase fresh foods and vegetables, rest, and do one final check-in with your support system about post-surgery tasks. Cook up frozen precooked meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Do as much of your work as you can in advance, or ask a coworker to help take on some of your responsibilities while you heal. Most of all, be proud of how hard you have worked over the last six months to prepare for your breast augmentation. After your breast augmentation, you should be able to resume normal activities within 7 to 10 days. If you follow our helpful timeline, you may even have a more organized home than when you went in for your surgery! Soon you’ll be on your way to enjoying the many benefits of breast augmentation.