The patient that prepares for breast revision surgery is going to have an easier and faster recovery. There are several things that patients can do to be proactive in the outcome of their breast implant revision surgery.
- Being in good health for surgery is of utmost importance or surgery will likely be postponed.
- Eating a healthy diet and getting exercise is always recommended.
- Beyond that, Miguel Delgado, M.D. recommends that his patients start taking high quality multi- vitamins. He has found Vitamedica vitamins are superior and, therefore, provides them to his patients, they take them 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after surgery.
- For patients that smoke, they must stop at a minimum of 2 weeks before surgery and if they start again (hopefully not) must wait until 2 weeks after surgery. This is extremely important as smoking will compromise the healing ability of the body.
Supplements and Breast Revision Surgery
At the pre-operative visit, the patient will be given a booklet that has detailed pre and post-operative instructions. Within the booklet is an extensive listing of blood thinners that need to be discontinued 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after surgery. Blood thinners can cause complications with surgery and blood clotting abilities. In addition to aspirin, there are many medications, herbs and vitamins that the patient must be aware of. It is recommended that the patient bring in a list of all medications; prescription and over the counter, vitamins and herbal supplements, to be reviewed at the pre-operative appointment.
You will have an easier time after breast revision surgery if you prepare meals in advance and freeze them. Get your wardrobe ready with clothing that opens in the front, not something you need to pull over your head. Slip-on shoes are much easier than something that needs to be laced up.
Family Member or Friend
As you probably remember from your original breast augmentation surgery, you will not be able to drive yourself home from surgery. If you live alone arrange to have a family member or a friend stay with you for the first 24 hours; you may be groggy from the anesthesia and need assistance.
You will be given prescriptions at your pre-operative visit, get them filled before surgery and have them available for when you get home.
Be sure to read your surgery booklet completely before breast revision surgery and if you have any concerns or questions, please call the office at (415) 898-4161.
Having a Smooth Recovery
Miguel Delgado, M.D. maintains that patients who follow all the instructions should have a smooth recovery and enjoy exceptional results.
If you are considering breast revision surgery, you are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Miguel Delgado, M.D. by calling (415 898-4161) or emailing at (info@dr-Delgado.com).