Breast Surgery Revision: Prepare for Your Procedure
Taking an active part in your own health care includes proper preparation before your breast surgery revision. For Denver residents who are considering this procedure, the process really begins long before the surgical appointment: choosing your surgeon, asking the right questions during your initial consultation, and planning ahead for both the surgery and the following recovery period. This guide will walk you through the right steps.
At Your Consultation
The first step in feeling good about your breast surgery revision is finding a skilled surgeon with experience in this technique. Not only does your practitioner need to be familiar with augmentation methods, but other complications that may arise as well. Some common questions to ask during your first consultation include:
- Can you tell me about your credentials?
- Do you currently hold any board certifications?
- How many breast surgery revisions do you perform in a year?
- What percentage of those revisions develop complications?
Breast surgery revision is a very personal process. Because of this, you should choose a surgeon with whom you feel comfortable, who is happy to answer any questions you have and address your concerns honestly and openly.
Preparing For Surgery
Getting ready for breast surgery revision begins long before you set foot in the clinic for your appointment. There are several steps you can take in order to help both your surgery and the recovery go more smoothly for both you and Dr. Campanile.
- Rearrange your schedule to shift any external stress from work or school away from your recovery period.
- Pre-pay bills, take care of chores early and reschedule appointments to promote stress-free healing.
- Plan ahead for meals, either by freezing them or setting out take-out menus.
- Inform Dr. Campanile if you’re a smoker, and quit at least two weeks prior to your scheduled surgery. You should also refrain from smoking during your recovery.
- You should also inform Dr. Campanile if you’re taking any prescriptions or supplements.
- Wash ahead of time with an antimicrobial soap, and avoid the use of lotions afterward to keep the area clean.
- Wear a button-up shirt and make sure other clothing is loose and comfortable, including slip-on shoes.
Feeling tired and sore the first few days is perfectly normal. Although many patients feel discouraged by this, the best thing to do is just rest and give your body the time and space it needs to heal.
- Expect your breasts to feel tender and look swollen at first.
- You may have to wear a special compression bra to aid healing.
- Normal daily routine can often be resumed within several days.
- Vigorous activities will have to stay on hold until Dr. Campanile gives the all clear.
Although you may be tempted to push yourself, recovery is the time for taking it easy and giving your body plenty of down time. Remember, many patients find that their recovery from breast surgery revision is actually much faster than the original surgery.
If you have any questions about preparing for your breast surgery revision, please do not hesitate to contact us online or call us at 303-345-7476.
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