Whether you are looking for a subtle or dramatic enhancement, we have you covered. Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Chalekson and trusted medical team take an individualized and custom approach to every procedure we perform from breast augmentation to non-invasive treatments.

Learn more about your breast augmentation preparation and surgery in San Luis Obispo County by connecting with our clinical team today.

Preparing For Your Breast Augmentation Surgery: What You Need To Know

Breast augmentation requires adequate preparation. You should be aware of the surgical procedure itself including potential risks, any necessary downtime or recovery time, and expected results. During your initial consultation with Dr. Chalekson, we will review each of these aspects with you.

We will discuss breast implant options for you, as well as what shape and size implants you should choose. Once we have your breast augmentation strategy in place, we can begin helping you prepare for the big day.

How Do I Prepare for My Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Long before your treatment day, during your initial consultation, our San Luis Obispo County surgical team will provide you with personalized guidance to help you prepare for your breast augmentation treatment. However, here are some quick and general tips to help you know what to expect:

  • Before your breast augmentation procedure, as with any surgery, it is typically necessary for you to quit smoking, vaping and use of any nicotine products for 3 weeks before and after your surgery
  • For optimal results, be sure to follow a healthy, nutritious diet
  • Ensure that you drink lots of water and stay well hydrated
  • You may be required to stop using blood thinning medications or certain types of supplements
  • You will need to arrange for a ride to and from the surgery center on the day of your procedure
  • You will need to have someone stay with you for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

Following these steps, as well as all personalized guidance given to you by your plastic surgeon, will ensure a few important things:

  • Your body will be in the right condition on surgery day
  • Your surgery will go smoothly and safely
  • You will have minimal risks of complications
  • You will have strong chances for an optimal recovery with beautiful, long-lasting results

It is also typically advised to arrange for someone to help you around the house or with childcare during the first few days to a week following your procedure. You will have limitations on certain strenuous activities and exercise for a few weeks.

Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

Your breast augmentation surgery will be performed in our San Luis Obispo surgical center. For maximum comfort, you will be placed under general anesthesia. Breast augmentation typically takes approximately one hour. Dr. Chalekson will recommend the incision option that is best suited for your goals and anatomy. This might include an incision in the crease underneath your breast or along the border of the areola. Your implant will be placed either underneath your breast tissue and on top of the chest muscle, underneath your chest muscle and breast tissue, or partially under the chest muscle also called a dual plane.

You may return to work as soon as you feel able with certain limitations. However, it may take up to six weeks before you can fully resume all exercise or other strenuous activities. It is important to keep all follow-up visits with our office to ensure you are healing properly and to be advised on your specific timeline for recovery.

Contact Our San Luis Obispo County Office for More Information About Breast Augmentation Preparation and Surgery

Do you have any more questions about breast augmentation preparation and surgery in San Luis Obispo County? Bring them to us–we would be delighted to help. Contact our clinic today to book your initial consultation with our plastic surgery team. As a premier plastic surgery destination, our team welcomes patients from across the country and throughout California, including San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Cambria, Santa Barbara, and Santa Maria


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