Please shower with Dial® Soap and wash your abdomen, chest, and groin areas daily for the first 3 days prior to surgery.
On the day prior to surgery take only thin clear liquids for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This may include water, coffee, tea, Crystal Lite, Gatorade or sports drinks, carbonated and noncarbonated soft drinks, plain Jell-O (without added fruit or toppings), clear broth, or bouillon, apple juice, orange juice, or lemonade (without pulp), and ice popsicles.
You do not need a prescription for Magnesium citrate. Drink one 10 ounce bottle of Magnesium citrate at 4:00 PM. The purpose of this bowel preparation is to reduce any pressure on your pelvic veins and reduce the risk for the development of blood clots in your veins.
Strenuous activities and exercises are to be avoided until 3 weeks after surgery (heart rate should stay below 100 beats per minute). You may gradually resume normal daily activities after 3 days being careful to avoid any activity that causes pain or discomfort. You may begin your regular exercise routine 3 weeks after surgery, except upper bodyweight training. Upper body weight training and push-ups should not be done until 6 weeks postoperatively. Particularly when implants are placed under the chest muscles, upper body weight training before 6 weeks could cause the implants to be pushed upwards.
You should plan to be off work for up to 5-7 days, although this can vary from person to person.
Driving may be resumed when a sharp turn of the steering wheel will not cause pain; this is usually within 5-7 days.
Breast Implant Exercises
Breast implant massage should start 3-5 days after surgery. The purpose of these exercises is to keep the scar tissue that forms around implants as soft as possible. It is important to remember that a slow steady stretch is more effective than a quick jerky movement. Don’t worry about injuring the implant; you cannot cause a rupture with these exercises.
- Press the breasts slowly and maximally inwards (towards your breast bone) and hold for 10 seconds, then release. Repeat four times.
- Press the breasts apart slowly and maximally outwards and hold for 10 seconds, then release. Repeat four times.
- Repeat for downward movement.
- Repeat for upward movement.
Breast Implant Exercises-one exercise includes all four series above.
10 exercises 3 times daily for 6 months.
10 exercises 2 times daily for another 6 months.
10 exercises once a day for life
If you have major dental work or major surgery, please notify Dr. Sundine so he can prescribe a preoperative medication to protect your implants from possible infection.
Call our office if you have any questions, if any problems should arise, or if you have been having any signs or symptoms of infection (redness, fever, drainage).