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Preparing for Your Breast Surgery

Posted May 01, 2019 in Breast Surgery

Choosing to get breast surgery is a decision that will change your life. Getting a breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction helps millions of women around the world look and feel their best. It’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly, and it’s important to get as much information and consult with your doctor beforehand to get a clear idea of what surgery can do for you.

There are a few steps you must take to prepare for your surgery that will ensure the best results in the healthiest, safest manner. Certain measures are taken in the time before surgery translate to better results. Simple steps such as avoiding certain supplements or keeping an eye on your diet can make a world of difference once surgery day rolls around.

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Types of Breast Surgery

Dr. Ghere offers several different breast procedures, including:

Breast lift: This procedure addresses sagging, drooping breasts by reshaping and lifting tissue. A breast lift does not increase size but will help correct flattened or misshapen breasts.

Breast augmentation: This popular cosmetic procedure enhances the size and shape of breasts using saline or silicone implants. Implants vary in texture, shape, and size to provide the desired results.

Breast reduction: This surgery is designed to remove excess weight and volume from breasts that are too large and cause pain and discomfort. The breasts are made smaller and reshaped for the ideal contour.

These procedures may be combined with each other to provide optimal results.


You’ll first see a plastic surgeon to discuss what results you are expecting and any concerns you may have. A plastic surgeon, like Dr. Ghere, will be happy to answer all of your questions. The consultation is the time to address any previous surgical or medical issues, ongoing medical concerns, or any other issues that may affect how surgery proceeds. Once a procedure is agreed to, your surgeon will give you a list of instructions to follow before surgery to make sure your procedure goes smoothly.

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Prepping For Surgery

In the weeks before the surgery, it’s important for patients to prepare in the following ways:

  • Quit or avoid smoking for at least two weeks prior
  • Avoid drinking alcohol
  • Take, adjust, or avoid certain medications
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs, like aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Avoid certain vitamins or supplements
  • Arrange for care and transportation after your surgery

Patients who are in good general health will typically come out of surgery with the best results, so preparing for breast surgery is often a matter of taking care of your overall health. Dr. Ghere will work with every breast surgery patient to get the best outcome.

Are you considering breast surgery? Schedule a consultation soon. Call our offices now at 225-412-4774.

Get In Touch

A little can go a long way, and it is never too late to make a change.

Mary Ghere, MD

Weiler Plastic Surgery

4212 Bluebonnet Blvd., Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-399-0001

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