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As you age, changes in body composition and breast tissue can alter the shape and size of your breasts. This is even more likely to occur after pregnancy and breast feeding or after significant weight loss. Many women who are dissatisfied with the shape or size of their breasts will contact our cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Charles V. Pledger, to explore their breast augmentation options in Provo, Utah.

The type of breast implant he recommends will be based on your personal preferences, the current size and shape of your breasts and overall body composition.

Quality preparation and aftercare greatly improves your chances of having a complication-free recovery after breast augmentation. To aid in this, Dr. Charles V. Pledger offers these postoperative care considerations.

Let Dr. Charles V. Pledger know about any medications you are taking or any medical conditions you have during your initial consultation. You might also need to stop taking aspirin or certain anti-inflammatory medications before and after the breast lift. If you are taking a prescription medication that increases your risk of bleeding, you might want to talk to your primary physician to explore an alternative medication.

If possible, you should plan to take a full week off from work to let your body focus its resources on healing. Most breast lifts are performed in a single outpatient appointment requiring full sedation. This means you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home after the appointment. While you are recovering, you need to avoid strenuous activities for at least a week after the breast lift.

You will need to abstain from eating or drinking after midnight the evening before the breast augmentation. Wearing loose-fitting clothes to the procedure will help make dressing and moving afterward easier.

Dr. Charles V. Pledger might insert a small, plastic drainage tube under your skin to help drain minor postoperative 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 postoperative care questions about breast augmentation in Provo, Utah, you can always call 801-373-4300 to speak to a member of our Charles V. Pledger, MD staff.