Breast Surgery

Are you nervous about surgery? Having your breasts surgically modified can bring a lot of anxiety. As you prepare for breast surgery, knowing what to expect is essential.

The more you prepare, the less stressful your experience will be. To help you prepare, here are a few things you should know before getting breast surgery.

1. Pre-operation Prep

If you are considering breast surgery, you should know a few things before getting started. Preoperative preparations are critical to ensure a successful outcome.

First, it is important to visit your doctor to determine what procedure is right for you. The doctor can provide information on potential risks and recovery times during the consultation.

Second, you should consider dietary changes or any other preparations that may be necessary before the procedure.

Lastly, make sure to make any necessary arrangements for arrangements such as:
  • child care
  • transportation to the hospital
  • time off work
By preparing sufficiently in advance, you can ensure a safe, successful procedure and a successful recovery.

2. Types of Breast Surgery

Before considering a breast surgery procedure, it's important to know the types of surgery and how they will affect your body. The three main types are augmentation, reduction, and reconstruction.


Augmentation is a procedure that increases the size of the breasts using either saline or silicone implants. It's important to understand the risks associated with implants, such as asymmetrical breasts, capsular contraction, and infection.

Reduction Surgery

Reduction surgery involves removing some breast tissue to reduce the size of the breasts. This procedure can help reduce back and shoulder pain associated with overly large breasts.

Reconstruction Surgery

Reconstruction surgery reconstructs the breasts using implants or tissue from other body parts. It can help if one or both breasts have been removed due to a mastectomy.

It's important to understand the risks associated with all types of breast surgery before making a decision.

Breast Lift Surgery

Breast Lift Surgery is a type of surgery performed to help improve the shape of sagging breasts. It can help to give the breast a full look while also helping to lift the tissue to a more aesthetically pleasing position.

In some cases, breast implants may be used in conjunction with the procedure. Consulting with a breast lift (mastopexy) by Dr. Nitin Engineer is the best way to make an informed decision.

3. Post-surgery Care

Post-surgery care is an important part of the process for all patients who undergo breast surgery. Here are three things you should know before getting started: firstly, speak with your breast surgeon for any specific instructions.

Your surgeon may have additional tips that are important for your recovery. Secondly, take it slow! Make sure to take at least a week for your surgery and two to three weeks afterward off from physical activity.

Taking it slow will help you recover faster. Finally, ensure you follow the instructions for medication and dressing changes provided by your breast surgeons. Compliance will also help you to heal faster and ensure that your scars heal properly.

Learn All About Breast Surgery

Breast surgery is a serious decision that should not be made hastily. It is important to research your options, consult with your doctor, and look into the possible risks and complications.

Once you have done your due diligence, you can be confident in the decisions you make. Contact a board-certified plastic surgeon today for more information.

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