Caution for an ideal breast surgery
Our guide to a successful Breast surgery
- On the day of surgery, please bring a smaller/larger bra depending on enhancement/reduction.
- Avoid taking hormonal contraceptive a month before surgery. It can cause eternal bleeding, inaccurate volume of the breasts, and can prevent phlebothrombosis post surgery.
- Extreme diet and chest workout should be avoided prior to surgery. It will impact the size and feeling of the implants.
- Wear a corrective bra 2-4 weeks before surgery.
- Remove any face makeup and ensure cleanliness
- Avoid accessories (jewels)
- Prepare a cap and mask to prevent discomfort when you arrive home
- Shave your armpits to prevent infection.
- Wear loose, open style or button up clothing; avoid pullovers or tight articles of clothing
- A long skirt or baggy pants are recommended.
- Do not wear pantyhose
- Bring a bag to store your clothing
- Do not operate a motor vehicle after surgery. Make prior arrangements for transportation.
Things to Remember!
- Refrain from eating 18 hours before surgery if you will be getting general anesthesia (including water, gum, candy, etc.)
If you will be conscious during sedation, you can have a light meal or beverage.
- Refrain from long term usage of medicine for 2 weeks before surgery including: Aspirin;
cold medicine; hormonal agents including contraceptives; oriental medicine including steroids, red ginseng, or vitamin E.
- Refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol for 3 days before surgery. They can worsen your condition and cause inflammation.
- Surgery should be delayed if you have a cold, high fever, phlegm, or a cough. Please let us know in advance.
- Avoid being on your menstrual period, as bleeding could be severe.
- Inform us of any diseases you had treated or are currently treating.
- Get enough sleep the night before; it can prevent severe swelling.
- In case you are required to stay overnight please bring necessary personal belongings
(basic cosmetics, hair band, phone charger etc.).
- Arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time on the day of surgery.
Patients with local anesthesia
Patients undergoing surgery under local anesthesia should be careful of hypoglycemia. We recommend maintaining a blood sugar level of 150, so you should reduce your usual amount of insulin or hypoglycemic agent by 1/2 or 1/3 and have a light meal.
If your surgery is in the morning, have a meal around 6am. If your surgery is scheduled in the afternoon, then have a meal about 3 hours before surgery. A little bit of bread or some milk is helpful as well. We recommend that you bring your glucose meter, and we’ll check your blood sugar level as soon as you arrive at the hospital. Please let the medical team know when you ate, the amount of insulin or hypoglycemic agent you took, and your blood sugar level.
Even if you haven’t had a meal, do not take insulin or hypoglycemic since it could cause hypoglycemic shock. If you have a blood sugar lower than 80, you should stay until the level rises to the acceptable range before going home. You can have a meal when you get home, and return to your normal monitoring the following day.
Patients with general anesthesia
Fasting must begin 8 hours prior to surgery and do not take insulin or hypoglycemic in the morning of surgery day. When you arrive at the hospital, you should let the person in charge know what your blood sugar level is and if you had your meal. If patients have heart disease, hypertension, epilepsy, thyroid or asthma, the same fasting method is applied (4 hours for local anesthesia and 8 hours for general anesthesia).
However, the medication that you’re on for your condition can be taken with a little bit of water on the day of surgery, and make sure you bring them with you. You need to stop taking medicines for regulating a menstrual cycle, contraceptive pills,hormonal agent, aspirin etc 2 weeks prior to surgery