Whether you’re about to undergo a breast enhancement or reduction, certain pre-op preparations remain the same. To ensure optimal results, here’s a list of a few simple things you can do before your breast surgery that will go a long way toward improving your comfort and decreasing downtime.
1. Get laser hair removal for your armpits.
Logistically, shaving your armpits after surgery can be a challenging endeavor. You will experience swelling, bruising, and soreness, which can make shaving uncomfortable. Laser hair removal for your armpits can simplify your life by giving you one less thing to worry about. Plus, it will save you grooming time over the long term.
2. Supplement your diet.
Before surgery, we’ll provide you with arnica montana, a proven anti-bruising supplement, and a probiotic to maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria in your body. You may also benefit by adjusting your diet to avoid blood thinning substances such as alcohol and NSAIDS, and lowering your salt intake to reduce swelling.
3. Don’t underestimate the power of rest.
We know you’re busy, but returning to your regular schedule before your body is ready can slow healing time. Over-exertion can also increase your risk of infection and result in other complications. Don’t risk it. Be sure to schedule ample recovery time—at least a full week off from work—to ensure your body is healing on schedule. Last, but not least, follow your doctor’s post-op instructions to the “T.”