Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan and staff are located in Scottsdale, AZ offering plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as skin care treatments.

Before Breast Augmentation: Preparing for a Successful Surgery

Plastic Surgeon Scottsdale

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedures in plastic surgery and has been demonstrated to be safe and effective for the vast majority of patients. However, you can improve your surgical experience and speed your recovery by taking the proper steps to prepare for your procedure. Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan will give you a list of pre-surgical instructions. These tips will also help.

Complete the required medical testing.
Before most plastic surgeries, your surgeon will require you to have blood work to ensure that you are healthy enough for the procedure and that you don’t have any conditions that could interfere with your recovery. Be sure to have these tests, as well as any other required by your doctor, well in advance of your surgery. If you wait and your results are delayed, then your surgery may be postponed.

Prepare for recovering at home.
Most people can return to work within three days to one week after breast augmentation surgery. After the procedure, you will need to avoid strenuous activity for at least three weeks and may be advised to avoid certain activities. Be sure to arrange to have help at home for at least the first few days after surgery with things like cooking, cleaning and childcare to reduce the risk of complications. You will also need someone to drive you to and from the surgery center the day of the procedure.

Adjust your medications as required.
Some medications, including over-the-counter medications like aspirin, can interfere with your surgery and increase the risk of excessive bleeding. Your plastic surgeon may ask you to stop taking some medications for a period of time before the surgery and to change the way you take others. Follow these instructions closely to avoid any delays to your procedure.

Dr. Geoghegan and the team at Oasis Plastic Surgery are committed to helping patients feel comfortable before, during, and after their plastic surgery in Scottsdale. If you are considering breast augmentation, a breast lift, or another surgical procedure, schedule a consultation by calling (480) 264-6428.

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