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1250 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 101C,
Naples, Florida 34108

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Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation

Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation

Making Your Breast Enlargement and Recovery as Comfortable as Possible

Temper Your Excitement with Preparedness

You are probably thrilled that you are about to get a breast augmentation, but you should make some preparations for the procedure as well as the recovery period. Getting breast implants from one of the best plastic surgeons in Naples, FL will change your life, but there are some things you should be aware of including a recommended few days of bed rest and limited activity with the support bra for a few weeks. Consider the following suggestions to make your procedure and recovery easier and more successful. (If you are getting a Mommy Makeover with liposuction or Tummy Tuck procedures, please discuss recovery protocols with Dr. Gardner or his staff)

Getting Ready for Plastic Surgery

Dr. Paul Gardner will, of course, provide you with a checklist to help you prepare for the actual procedure, but there are some minor recommendations that can make your surgery proceed flawlessly.

  • Do not take any blood thinning medications prior to surgery
  • Get all prescriptions filled (including a post-operative support bra if needed)
  • Confirm the type and size of implants as well as the incision point
  • Leave all piercings, jewelry and valuables at home
  • Wear loose clothing to the medical facility
  • Shower the night before and the day of the surgery
  • If you might be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test. Disclose the results to Dr. Gardner.
  • If you are using a tampon, tell Dr. Gardner

Minimizing Discomfort During the Recovery

A comfortable setting can make your post-op recovery considerably easier. Just a few conveniences can help you while away the hours in bed and speed the healing process.  Be sure to set up your recovery room before surgery.

  • Delegate responsibilities—stress is a well-known inhibitor of proper healing, so do your best to complete work projects, get child care and square away any personal responsibilities prior to surgery. You should also have someone with you for the first 24 hours after surgery in case of medical complications.
  • Put necessities within easy reach—you may be surprised how many things you will want an arm’s length away following breast enhancement.
    • Pain medications
    • Lots of liquids
    • TV/stereo remote
    • Phone
    • Tissues
    • Extra pillows
    • Moisturizer
    • Vitamins
    • Laxatives
  • Herbal supplements can mitigate swelling—one of the most effective herbal supplements for bruising and swelling is Arnica Montana, but ask Dr. Gardner if it is right for you.
  • Prepare a week’s worth of meals—there is likely to be a period of some discomfort immediately following the surgery, during which you are likely to take pain medications. These drugs may dull your hunger, so drink plenty of fluids and stock light foods like Jell-O or yogurt.  Your appetite will return, so have some ready-to-eat meals prepared.
  • Try on your new bra—one of the great joys of getting a breast augmentation is trying a new bra that accommodates your enhanced physique. Get your doctor’s permission first.

Call For Plastic Surgery in Naples, FL

Call 239.566.2611 or EMAIL US to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Paul Gardner

Learn the Latest News about Plastic Surgery in Naples, FL

There are an almost unlimited number of topics related to plastic surgery, each with its own set of questions. While it is impossible to share all of that information during visits to our office, we hope that you will find answers to some of your most pressing questions in our blog. The articles found in our monthly blog should serve as an introduction to many popular plastic surgery topics.

Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro are both highly respected cosmetic surgeons and they understand that a well-informed patient is better prepared for surgery and more likely to appreciate the outcome. That is why he hopes that you will follow this blog and raise questions about prospective procedures both online and in the doctor’s office. Your questions and comments will not only help us produce a more informative, compelling blog, but will help us improve the patient experience.

Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro firmly believe that there should as much transparency as possible between doctors and patients. This blog is an important way to share how Gardner Plastic Surgery operates as a top medical facility, manages patient care and produces such wonderful surgical results. Our surgeons and staff relish the opportunity to share their expertise with you and hope that you will enjoy learning more about plastic surgery. We encourage you to visit our blog regularly and invite your friends and family to learn more about cosmetic surgery from one of Southwest Florida’s most respected plastic surgeons.

Providing Cosmetic Surgery to Naples, FL Patients

At Gardner Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.
The surgical team at Gardner Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.
Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, rhinoplasty, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuctions, and labiaplasty.
Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.
The plastic surgery process at Gardner Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.
As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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Plastic Surgeons | Paul M. Gardner, MD, FACS | Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD
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