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Many women choose breast augmentation to alter the size and shape of their breasts. This could address an issue with insufficient breast size or changes in the shape and profile of the breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

This involves gently inserting a silicone or saline filled breast implant membrane into a pocket formed within or beneath the breast tissue. The type of implant used will be based on your personal preference and the alterations you would like made to the shape and size of your breasts. Dr. Charles V. Pledger will present you with various options that meet your vision for your new bust line.

Quality preparation and aftercare are important to a complications-free recovery after breast augmentation. The recovery process requires significant rest. Ideally, you should try to take at least a full week off from work as well as any other strenuous activities.

At your initial consultation, at Dr. Charles V. Pledger’s Provo, Utah clinic, be sure to note any medical conditions or medications that might increase your bleeding risk. You might also need to stop taking aspirin or certain anti-inflammatory medications before and after the breast augmentation.

If this is related to a prescription medication, you might want to talk to your primary physician to see if there is a viable alternative.

You will need to refrain from eating or drinking after midnight the evening before the breast augmentation. Wearing loose fitting clothes on the day of the breast augmentation will help make it easier to move and get dressed afterward.

Dr. Charles V. Pledger can typically perform a breast augmentation in a single outpatient appointment where you will need to be fully sedated. It might take a while for your senses to fully clear so you will need to arrange for a ride home. It would also be helpful to have a friend or family member at home for a few days to allow you to maximize your rest.

Dr. Charles V. Pledger might insert a small plastic drainage tube under your skin to help release any minor post-operative bleeding. If this is the case he will explain to you how to properly care for it and any stitches, bandages, or dressings.

If you have preparation or post-operative care questions about your upcoming breast lift, you can always call 801-373-4300 to speak to Dr. Charles V. Pledger or a member of his clinical staff.