Scheduling your breast augmentation can be exciting, and possibly nerve-racking! While undergoing a surgical procedure is a big deal, taking the proper actions to be fully prepared can help the process go a lot more smoothly and comfortably. Keep reading to find out what you can do leading up to your procedure to make your big day and your recovery a successful one.

Stay in Good Health

Your body needs to be in top shape to undergo your procedure and have a quick recovery. You can help the process by ensuring that you’re getting the appropriate exercise, staying hydrated, and eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and healthy protein. It’s not just your physical health that’s important, but your mental health too. You’ll want to be feeling your very best to be ready for a recovery period.

Make Proper Arrangements

After your procedure, you won’t be able to drive yourself home and you’ll have some physical restriction, especially during the first few days. You’ll want to prepare to have someone drive you home from the procedure and stay with you for a day or two, especially if you have young children that need to be cared for.

Have Everything Ready for Your Return

On the day before your procedure, you’ll want to make sure everything is in order for your return. This might include getting your prescription pain medication filled and stocking your fridge with healthy foods to eat during recovery. You might also want to have the house cleaned, the garbage taken out, and other chores done that you won’t want to deal with while you’re recovering! You’ll be spending a lot of time in bed, so have good movies and books ready to help pass the time.

Knowing how to properly prepare can help you feel less nervous and more excited for your big day! Make sure you ask your surgeon any questions you have about how to prepare and follow all instructions leading up to your surgery.


Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit


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