Summary: You have the big day set to get your augmentation and you’re anxiously awaiting. Before your surgery, there are plenty of things you can do to ensure a smooth and healthy recovery.
Check out these 6 tips to help you prepare for breast implants so you can feel and look your best after your breast augmentation.
1. Get Tidy
You certainly don’t want to recover while stressing over a mess, so get things in your house cleaned up in advance. Wash the dishes, do the laundry, vacuum and dust, mop – whatever you would do if company were expected.
Eliminating worry can help make your recovery stress-free and successful.
You also don’t want a mess at work or leave too much behind that it will take weeks to catch up when you return. If you need to, make sure that work projects are finished or coordinate with a co-worker and let them know how your office and projects are organized.
2. Think Comfort
Make your home relaxing for downtime. Think of the time after your breast augmentation as me-time. Create “cozy corners” in your living room and your bedroom. Get some nice comfy pillows and your favorite blankets, plus anything else that gives you the warm fuzzies. Get out your lounging PJs or big loose button-up shirts and save your slinky ones for later. You’ll also want to make sure you have a table next to each nook for things you’ll want handy – like the TV remote.
3. Think Convenience
Think of all the things you may want to grab for what you normally store in the medicine cabinet or bookshelves and put them on your table with the remote. Remember things such as moisturizer, lip balm, magazines, books, puzzles, your phone, bottled water and maybe even a bell to ring for help if you have someone caring for you.
Also take a peek at your cabinets and refrigerator, decide what you need or want and then buy some easy-prep, healthy and easily digestible foods. You could also prepare your favorite meals in advance and freeze them.
4. Practical Matters for Breast Implantation
There are things that you may need that you will want after your augmentation. Before surgery, get your medicines, ice packs, bandages/dressings and your post-op bra. There should be noneed to shop right after your procedurewhen you’re not feeling up to par. Also, look carefully over your pre-op instructions and if anything is unclear, discuss with your plastic surgeon.
5. Help, You Need Somebody
This is not a solo venture and you’ll want to enlist some help. Ask as far in advance as you can to make sure that help is worked out long before you get your implants. You aren’t going to be able to drive, so you need someone to shuttle you and can hopefully stay with you for a day or two.
Of course, don’t forget your loved ones, including children and pets. You’ll need to make accommodations for their schedules. If you do have someone that lives or will stay with you, make sure that you include the guest room in getting the house ready.
6. When Boredom Strikes
It’s likely you don’t normally have this much time on your hands or with such limited activity. Think of projects that are on your to-do list that you just haven’t gotten to or hobbies that you have always wanted to pursue. Plan for activities that are good for downtime: scrapbooking, knitting, drawing, sorting out drawers, catching up with long-lost friends. Whatever your interests, just make sure you follow the more passive and don’t go spelunking just yet.
Following these planning tips for breast augmentation can have you recovering quickly and safely so you can fully enjoy your new look. And each individual is different, so find out what other specific suggestions your plastic surgeon might have for you in getting ready for your big day.