How Should I Prepare for My Breast Augmentation?

Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.


A smiling Maryland woman prepares for breast augmentation Breast augmentation offers our Maryland patients an improved shape and enhanced self-confidence. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte has successfully helped hundreds of women look and feel their best.

Before your breast surgery, Dr. Chiaramonte will conduct an initial consultation, in which he will listen closely to your goals, answer your questions and offer solutions that can best help you. He will offer specific instructions for how to prepare for your procedure.

While everyone’s situation is different, here are some common suggestions when preparing for breast augmentation.

Two weeks prior to your breast augmentation surgery:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Stop taking blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, plavix, warfarin and coumadin.
  • You won’t be able to drive yourself, so make transportation arrangements for the day of your surgery.
  • If you have pets or children, arrange for someone to look after them.
  • Ensure results for requested blood work or other medical tests are submitted.

Two weeks prior to your breast augmentation surgery:      

  • Stop drinking alcohol.
  • Pick up everything prescribed by Dr. Chiaramonte from your pharmacy.
  • Alert Dr. Chiaramonte of any developing cold, infection or other illness.

One day prior to your breast augmentation surgery:

  • Pick out your surgery-day outfit of loose-fitting clothes.
  • Prepare a small recovery kit to bring with you to the clinic. Your kit should include a water bottle, dry snacks, ID and cash or credit card.
  • Don’t eat or drink anything, including water, after midnight before your surgery. You must maintain an empty stomach for at least 8 hours prior to surgery. Small sips of water with prescribed medications are permitted.

On the day of your breast augmentation surgery:

  • Shower with your regular soap and water.
  • If your incisions will be made in the armpits, shave your armpits.
  • Do not apply antiperspirant or lotion.
  • Brush your teeth, but refrain from drinking water (unless taking sips with medication).
  • Do not take diabetic medication, but do take any prescribed blood pressure medication.

These are general recommendations to consider and are not intended to replace or append the specific instructions given to you by your breast surgeon. Dr. Chiaramonte will provide you with specific and detailed instructions for preparation and recovery, customized to your unique situation and circumstances.

If you are considering breast augmentation in Maryland, please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery today by calling (301) 567-6767 or completing the form on this page to schedule your personal consultation. Dr. Chiaramonte welcomes patients from Washington D.C. and Virginia, including Alexandria and Fairfax.