Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

Before your surgery, it is important that you follow Dr. Revis’ pre-operative instructions very closely. This will increase the likelihood of having an uneventful procedure, a smooth recovery and achieving the results you desire. If you should have any questions regarding these instructions or any other aspect of your care, please call Dr. Revis’ office at (954) 630-2009.

  • For two weeks prior to surgery, do not take aspirin or aspirin-containing products (Bufferin, Anacin, Excedrin, etc.). If you need medication for a headache or other pain, tylenol is safe when taken according to the directions on the label. We will provide you with a list of medications you should not take during this period.
  • Make sure you discuss with Dr. Revis any herbal or alternative medicine products that you take and whether or not these are safe to take prior to and immediately following surgery.
  • Notify Dr. Revis’ office as soon as possible if you develop an illness, such as a cold, prior to surgery.
  • Do not Smoke! Smoking is harmful to wound healing and increases the chance of complications. If you do smoke, you should inform Dr. Revis and stop smoking for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your surgery.
  • You should not drink alcohol the evening prior to your surgery, because this may dehydrate your body.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before surgery.
  • Take a bath or shower the evening prior to surgery or the morning of surgery.
  • Go to bed early and get plenty of sleep the night before surgery.
  • On the day of your procedure, do not wear any skin care products, makeup, deodorant, perfume, nail polish or powder.
  • Do not bring valuables with you to the hospital or surgical center.
  • Make sure you bring someone with you to the surgery center to drive you home afterwards.
  • Fill your prescriptions prior to the day of surgery and begin your antibiotics the evening prior to surgery. If Dr. Revis has prescribed Zofran for you, this dissolvable tablet to prevent nausea should be placed under your tongue approximately one hour prior to surgery.
  • Ask Dr. Revis if you should take any of your regular medications on the morning of surgery. Generally it is best to continue any blood pressure or blood sugar medications. These may safely be taken with a sip of water on the morning of surgery.