What Not To Do the Night before Your Breast Augmentation


These days there is an abundance of information available for women wanting to properly prepare for breast augmentation surgery. Most of it focuses on what you can do to prep your body for the operation. This is only one side of the coin. Knowing what not to do is just as important!

Here, Joshua Greenwald, MD, leading New York City Board Certified plastic surgery specialist, shares what not to do the night before your breast augmentation surgery.

Spend Hours Scouring Internet Forums

The Internet is a wonderful medium through which to discuss and exchange ideas; however, there is no way to confirm the accuracy of a lot of the content. It’s all right to look for tips about things that are helpful during recovery, or recommendations for good bras to buy after surgery. But your surgeon should be the one answering more important questions.

Don’t go too far down the rabbit hole the night before surgery. You could get lost reading accounts from Internet strangers that share incorrect information or information that doesn’t apply to you. You could feel influenced to suddenly change decisions that were made carefully and thoughtfully.

Make Last-Minute Changes about Your Implant Size

The night before surgery is not a good time to rethink the surgical plan that has been set in place. By this time, you and Dr. Greenwald have agreed on the type and size of implants to use, the surgical incision pattern and the placement of the implants. Be confident in your decisions and avoid second-guessing yourself if preoperative jitters set in.

It’s normal to worry that you have chosen implants that are too big or too small. However, realize that this is last-minute overthinking at play. Dr. Greenwald has many years of experience in breast augmentation and is wonderful at helping his patients make successful decisions about their implants.

Neglect Your Body

Finally, it is critical to follow all of the advice that Dr. Greenwald and his team have given you about prepping for surgery. You already have a list of medications, vitamins and nutritional supplements that can interfere with the surgery or impede healing. Avoid taking anything on this list and ask your surgical team if you have questions.

Refrain from drinking alcohol or having a cigarette. Alcohol suppresses your immune system. Smoking greatly increases the risk of surgical complications and inhibits wound healing. Take a bath or do some deep breathing to relax your mind and body.

Eat a light, healthy meal and get to bed early. You have a big day ahead of you!

Contact Dr. Joshua Greenwald

For more information about preparing for breast augmentation, please call (914) 421-0113 or email our practice.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.