With extra time off work and not-so-enticing outdoor weather, the winter months are the most common time for patients to undergo serious plastic surgery procedures. As one of the most common surgeries here in Toronto, we have had many women consulting about breast augmentation. If you are one of the many women who elect to receive breast implants in 2014, here are a few things that you should know when preparing for your surgery.

Know What To Expect

If you don’t know the difference between submuscular and subglandular placement or which incision you may need, don’t worry. All of that will be covered during your consultation. However, you should have an idea of how the procedure is conducted and a good grasp on your goals and expectations. You don’t have to be hardwired toward either silicone or saline just yet; we will help you make an informed decision during your consultation. Just do a bit of research on the procedure and browse a few before and after galleries so that you have a better idea of what to expect for your own breast augmentation in Toronto.

Be Ready To Take Some Time Off

With any surgery, there will be a recovery period. After your breast augmentation procedure, be ready to take up to five days off of your normal routine to recover at home. Lucky for you, the weather in Toronto isn’t enticing right now, so spending a couple days inside watching Netflix won’t be half bad. A bit of soreness and swelling may last for the first few weeks, but over time, the swelling and scarring will fade to reveal beautiful, natural looking results.

Choose a Partner

It is a good idea to have a loved one by your side throughout your breast augmentation process. While the decision to undergo surgery should be your own, it is often helpful to have someone with you throughout the process. You may choose to have them join you during your consultation so that they hear all of the information first hand in order to give you better assistance once your surgery is complete. Also, most breast augmentations are performed on an outpatient basis, so you will need some help driving to and from surgery.

Take Necessary Precautions

In some cases, you may be asked to take special steps before your surgery. For example, studies have shown that smoking can increase the risk of negative effects during surgery, so you will want to stop smoking for a few weeks leading up to your surgery. Also, certain herbal supplements have been linked to increased bleeding during surgery, so let us know of anything you are currently taking as you may have to avoid these supplements prior to your surgery. While your ability to breastfeed is normally not affected by breast augmentation, pregnancy tends to change the appearance of the breasts – with or without implants. Some women choose to wait to have breast implants until they are finished having children, but if done before, the surgery will not affect your ability to have kids in the future.

Give Us a Call

One of the first steps in preparing for your breast augmentation in Toronto is to contact a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Golger is highly trained and experienced in performing breast augmentation surgery. To learn more or to set up a consultation, click the button below.