Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is surgery to increase breast size. It involves placing breast implants under breast tissue or chest muscles

What to avoid before your procedure?

  • Do not Omit Health Details During Your Consultation.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamin E, fish oil or any medication containing these products for 14 days prior to and 48 hours after surgery. Other products to avoid are Ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort and garlic supplements. These products may thin your blood.
  • Avoid Smoking Prior to Surgery.


  • It can take 2-3 weeks to recover from surgery, you should take a week or 2 off work. You should not drive for at least 1 week.
  • After the surgery you will feel weak. You may feel sore for 2 to 3 weeks and you will likely have a lot of swelling. You may have a pulling or stretching feeling in your breast area. You can expect to feel better and stronger each day, although you may need pain medicine for a week or two.
  • Surgeons recommend wearing a sports bra 24 hours a day for up to 3 months after breast surgery (check with your surgeon).
  • Bruising, swelling, aching, and throbbing is normal
  • When showering or taking a bathe, keep incisions dry.
  • You will probably also have to take some antibiotics to prevent infection.
  • Maintain a Healthy Diet. Right after the procedure, it is important to drink plenty of liquids to stay well hydrated.

• Avoid staying stationary, taking blood thinners, vigorous exercise, and spending a long time in the bath.

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