How do I prepare for my breast lift surgery (breast uplift surgery)?

Your surgeon will have given you with a list of instructions on what to do before your surgery. These will cover such areas as smoking, medications, what to bring with you to the clinic or hospital and when to have your last meal before surgery.

It is important that you follow these instructions, and the ones you will be given after your surgery. They may seem restrictive but they are they for a reason. Your surgeon is concerned with your health and ensuring that you get the very best from this procedure.

You will have quite a few things to do before your surgery. These are as follows:

  • If you are a smoker then you will need to stop this at least two weeks before surgery. You will also have to wait a couple of weeks following your surgery before starting again.
  • Smoking increases the risks of complications. It can also prolong the healing time which can also cause the formation of large, unsightly scars. Basically, smoking will affect the results of your surgery and these will not be as good as you had expected.
  • Your surgeon would prefer you to give up altogether but if not then please ensure that you have your last cigarette two weeks beforehand. You will find that your surgeon will not operate if you are still smoking.
  • Have your last alcoholic drink a week before your surgery.
  • Arrange time off from work with your employer.
  • Arrange for someone, your partner perhaps or a family member to drive you to the hospital or clinic, and pick you up afterwards. You will be tired and dizzy after the anaesthetic and driving is not advisable because of this.
  • Do a ‘To Do’ list of things that need to be taken care of beforehand. This will include paying important bills, arranging for someone to look after your children (if you have a family, filling out prescription forms, getting ice packs and dressings (if required) and shopping for ready prepared meals.

You will be tired and sore after surgery so ask someone in advance, if they can do your normal everyday tasks unless your partner can help out! Tell them it will only be for a few days.

The day before your surgery, do not drink alcohol and make sure you do not eat or drink anything at least six hours before your operation. Pack a small case with a change of clothes, your nightwear, a sleep mask, toiletries and a selection of books and magazines. You may want to include an iPod so that you can listen to your favourite music if you don’t feel up to reading.

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