Six things to prepare before your breast augmentation
Once you’ve been through the careful stages of planning your procedure and have booked in for your breast augmentation, there are a few things we think you should consider doing (or buying) before the surgery to ensure that your recovery is as smooth and comfortable as possible!
- Set up your space to be as homely as possible, plump up the pillows and make yourself a recovery haven for when you return. You want everything to be clean and tidy with all you need to be accessible and your life to simply be as easy as possible for the next few weeks as your body takes its time to recover. You might want to purchase a few necessities to set up a little post-op recovery station such as: lip balm, tissues, bottled water, bendy straws and baby wipes – to keep yourself feeling fresh!
- Make Arnica your new best friend, whether you prefer to take them as a herbal capsule, or use the gel, this will help your recovery in the short term. Some recommend taking these capsules up to two weeks before and after your procedure as it can bring out the bruising more quickly and reduce the swelling. Although it will take time for your body to fully heal, there are a few things you can do along the way to make the journey a little more pleasant. You may also want to pop some ice packs in the freezer, in short bursts, they can help with the swelling also!
- Set up a care plan, if you have pets or children, you may need to consider who is going to look after them or walk them while you are unable. You don’t want to push your body too far whilst in the recovery period as it may ultimately set you back, so make sure there is someone around who can take care of the bigger tasks for you and make sure that every aspect of your life is still cared for.
- Food prep, your unlikely to want to step right back into the kitchen and carry on rolling out gourmet meals, you’ll want to plan ahead for some easy making/easy eating foods that will get you through the recovery period. You can freeze pre-prepared foods for the future to make your life a little easier. Alternately, if you have someone available to help you out, a personal chef would be a winning option!
- Buy a sports bra, although you’ll most likely to be desperate to pick out a new Victoria Secret number for your new breasts, for the first few months at least, you’ll be wanting something a little more comfortable. Choose something soft, breathable, wire-free and easy to remove, but don’t worry, you’ll soon be able to splurge on that well-earned bra shopping trip!
- Along the same lines as a comfortable bra, you may also want to consider some easily removable clothing, for the first weeks in particular you will most likely struggle to lift your arms up fully for the purposes of dressing, so anything lose fitting or with a zip is perfect for making the morning dressing routine a little easier.