How To Prepare For Breast Reconstruction

If you are ready to make changes to your breasts, the team at Constructive Plastic Surgery serving Garden City, NY, and Trumbull, CT provide breast reconstruction surgery. Dr. Anke Ott Young, Dr. Mary Pronovost, and Dr. Christine Hodyl are here to help you prepare for this life-changing procedure. Keep reading to learn more about how you can prepare for your reconstruction. 

Preoperative Testing

There will be a series of tests that will need to be completed prior to your surgery. These tests will help the surgeons better understand your overall health and well-being. These tests can also help them determine if you are healthy enough for this procedure. 

Quit Smoking

If you are a smoker you will be advised to stop smoking. This is imperative to your health and safety during surgery of this nature. Smoking changes the way your body handles blood clotting and other important processes. Potential surgery patients will be tested to see if they have been smoking. If you refuse to quit smoking or fail to quit smoking, you may not be eligible for surgery. 

Maintain a Healthy Weight

If you are significantly overweight, you may be asked to work on achieving a better weight before your surgery. Obesity can complicate surgical procedures. You want your breast reconstruction surgery in Garden City, NY to go as smoothly as possible, so you can use this as motivation for your weight loss. 

Arrange For Post-Op Care

You will have limited mobility following your procedure. You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery. You will also need to have care arranged for you at home for the first 24 hours to make sure that nothing goes wrong and you are recovering well.  

If you would like to learn more about breast reconstruction in Garden City, NY or Trumbull, CT please contact Dr. Young or Dr. Hodyl at Constructive Plastic Surgery by calling 516-742-3404.

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