Pre and Postoperative Care

At Gartner Plastic Surgery in New Jersey, we understand that comprehensive care is crucial to achieving successful outcomes and ensuring a smooth recovery after breast augmentation surgery. Our team is committed to providing thorough pre and postoperative care, ensuring that each patient receives the necessary support, guidance, and information at every stage of their journey.

Preoperative Care Before Breast Augmentation Surgery

Prior to your breast augmentation surgery, you will undergo a detailed consultation with Dr. Gartner. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations openly. Dr. Gartner will perform a comprehensive examination, review your medical history, and provide a detailed explanation of the procedure. He will guide you through the decision-making process, including implant selection, incision options, and implant placement, to ensure that you make informed choices that align with your desired outcome.

In the weeks leading up to your surgery, our team will provide you with preoperative instructions to help you prepare. This may include dietary guidelines, medication restrictions, and lifestyle adjustments to ensure optimal healing and reduce the risk of complications. We may also request certain preoperative tests or imaging to evaluate your overall health and ensure a safe surgical experience.

The Day of Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

On the day of your breast augmentation surgery, you will be welcomed into our state-of-the-art facility by our caring and attentive staff. You will meet with Dr. Gartner and the surgical team, who will answer any remaining questions you may have and address any concerns to help alleviate any anxiety.

You will be placed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Dr. Gartner will then perform the surgery, carefully placing the selected implants and shaping the breasts according to the preoperative plan that was developed specifically for you. Our team will closely monitor you throughout the surgery to ensure your safety and well-being.

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Tips for Pre and Postoperative Care After a Breast Augmentation Surgery

Here’s a list of tips to help with the pre and postoperative care after breast augmentation surgery:

  • Follow all preoperative instructions provided by your surgeon. This may include dietary restrictions, medication guidelines, and lifestyle adjustments.
  • Attend all preoperative appointments, tests, and imaging as recommended by your surgeon to ensure you are in optimal health for surgery.
  • Discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations openly with your surgeon during the consultation to ensure you have a clear understanding of what can be achieved with breast augmentation.
  • Take the time to research and understand the different implant options available, including size, type (saline, silicone, cohesive gel), and shape. Your surgeon will guide you in making the best choice for your desired outcome.
  • Plan for a comfortable recovery space at home, including having loose-fitting clothing, pillows for support, and easy access to necessities.
  • Arrange for someone to accompany you to and from the surgery center on the day of the procedure and to assist you during the initial stages of recovery.
  • Follow all postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon, including medication schedules, wound care guidelines, and activity restrictions.
  • Take prescribed pain medications as directed to manage discomfort during the initial recovery period. Avoid taking any additional over-the-counter medications without consulting your surgeon.
  • Wear the supportive surgical bra or compression garment recommended by your surgeon as instructed. This helps with healing and minimizes swelling.
  • Keep your incision sites clean and dry as per your surgeon’s instructions. Follow the recommended protocol for showering and incision care.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and rigorous exercise for the duration specified by your surgeon to allow for proper healing.
  • Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your progress, evaluate the results, and address any concerns or questions you may have.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. These habits promote optimal healing and long-term results.
  • Practice patience during the recovery process. Swelling, bruising, and initial implant positioning may take time to settle. Results will continue to improve over several weeks to months.
  • Reach out to your surgeon’s office promptly if you experience any unexpected or concerning symptoms, such as severe pain, excessive swelling, or signs of infection.

Sizing Techniques: Implant Sizers and 3D Imaging

After your breast augmentation surgery, you will be taken to a comfortable recovery area where our dedicated nursing staff will monitor your initial recovery and provide any necessary pain management. It is normal to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the days following surgery, but our team will provide you with detailed postoperative instructions to help manage these symptoms.

You will be advised to wear a supportive surgical bra or compression garment to aid in healing and minimize swelling. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to optimize your recovery. You will also receive specific guidelines on showering, incision care, and physical activity limitations during the initial recovery period.

Our team will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure that your healing is progressing as expected. During these visits, Dr. Gartner will examine your incisions, evaluate the placement and symmetry of your breasts, and address any concerns or questions you may have. Our goal is to ensure your comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout the recovery process.

Long-Term Care and Results After a Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a life-changing procedure, and we are committed to supporting you beyond the initial recovery period. It is important to maintain a long-term relationship with your plastic surgeon to ensure ongoing care and address any potential issues that may arise.

While breast implants are designed to be durable, it is important to attend regular follow-up appointments to monitor the condition of your implants and assess any changes in your breast tissue. Dr. Gartner will provide you with guidance on self-examinations and inform you of the signs to watch out for regarding implant integrity and breast health.

Should you wish to explore future revision or additional cosmetic procedures, our team will be here to discuss your options and guide you through the decision-making process. We are dedicated to helping you maintain your beautiful and natural-looking results for years to come.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Care with Our New Jersey Experts

At Gartner Plastic Surgery in New Jersey, we believe that thorough pre and postoperative care is essential for achieving optimal results and ensuring a positive surgical experience. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of support, compassion, and expertise throughout your breast augmentation journey.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gartner today to learn more about our comprehensive care approach and experience the difference of working with a board-certified plastic surgeon who prioritizes your well-being and satisfaction. 


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