Pre-Op Checklist

Why the Pre-Op checklist required?

For the success of any surgical process some important process and products are much essential. At the same way, the patients should require some preparation and shopping before their breast implant surgery such as:

·  Prescription medications, vitamins and dressings

·  Digital thermometer

·  Ice packs

·  Heating pad, hot water bottle or microwaveable pack

·  Wet wipes and make-up removal pads

These above products are more essential for every surgical process through which the patients can get much comfort after the surgical process. It is also available in the medical stores but it´s always better for the patients to choose the product according to the surgeon´s suggestions.  There are a lot of things that you may do in days & weeks leading to the breast implants surgery for helping big day to go smoothly.

For the starters, you can probably need preoperative visit beforehand breast augmentation surgery. And this visit can likely include the blood work test well known as the complete blood count. Complete blood count is broad screening test, which measures the red blood cells, the white blood cells as well as platelets. The CBC will determine in case, you are anemic (the low iron levels in blood), have elevated number of the white blood cells (sign of the infection and other health problem) and have problems with the blood clotting. In case, platelets are very “sticky,” then this can mean that you are on risk to develop the blood clot. The blood sugar levels might get evaluated, in that case surgeon might ask you not to have before blood test. Results of the tests can help to determine in case, you are very healthy to undergo the surgery.

During the preoperative appointment you can choose how big that you would like to go. Do not panic: you may change mind any time prior to the surgery. You must as well discuss what type of medications you can & can´t take prior to the breast augmentation. Generally, you must avoid aspirin & other non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs as they will increase risk of the excessive bleeding. For A – Z list of the medications & supplements to avoid prior to surgery, visit comprehensive article on subject.

In case, you smoke, it is now time to kick this habit. Besides, other negative health effects, smoking interferes with healing process. And talk to surgeon about treatments accessible to help you to quit.  The surgeon might ask you to get the mammogram before surgery. The mammogram and breast X-ray can ensure your breasts are very healthy, and will give baseline picture of the breasts.