Getting a breast augmentation can feel like a right of passage as a woman. Not only is it an opportunity for you to take control of your body but it’s a chance for you to do something that you’ve always wanted. However, if you’re not in excellent health, you may not even be considered for this type of surgery. From losing weight to getting off blood thinners, this article will discuss three things you will have to do before you undergo a breast augmentation. Read on to learn more.
If you are overweight and are looking to lose weight shortly, you should wait to have a breast augmentation. During weight loss, your skin may lose elasticity which means that your breast implants may start to look a bit uneven. We encourage our patients to lose weight a few months before their breast augmentation to ensure that they get the best results possible.
Even though smoking was once considered to be a glamorous activity to participate in, we now know that it’s one of the worst things that you can do to your body. Filled with carcinogens and even rat poison, cigarettes causes different forms of cancer and other illnesses. Before you get a breast augmentation or any surgery from UMass Memorial Medical Group, you will be required to quit smoking at least two weeks before surgery. Smoking slows down your body’s ability to recover after surgery which puts you at a higher risk for infection.
Get Off Blood Thinners
Depending on what medical condition you have, if you are on blood thinners you will be required to go off of them. By making it harder for your blood to clot after surgery, blood thinners may prevent you from adequately healing. Consult your primary care physician before going off any medication.
If you would like to learn more about whether or not you are a suitable candidate for a breast augmentation, schedule a consultation appointment with the doctors at UMass Memorial Medical Group today.