Breast augmentation surgery is usually performed as an out-patient procedure, although overnight facilities are available if you are from out-of-town or coming from a distance.
Before Surgery: Do not eat after midnight the night prior to surgery. You may drink clear fluids only, up to 6 hours prior to your scheduled surgery time.
Dr. Brown will see you at the clinic before your surgery. He will usually do a few measurements and make several standardized markings on your breasts while you are still sitting up. This will assist him in placing the implants in the proper position once you are lying down in the operating room. Breast augmentation surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthesia, but for some patients local anaesthesia with intravenous sedation is used. Our highly skilled anaesthesia and nursing staff are there with you at all times to provide you with a safe experience in as caring and compassionate manner as possible.
Surgery: The surgery will take between 1-1 1/2 hours. At the conclusion of the surgery, Dr. Brown will apply a very light bandage over the incision site and you will wake up already wearing your sports bra. The anaesthetist will have given you pain medication prior to the end of the surgery to minimize postoperative discomfort. From the operating room, you will be taken to our recovery area where you will stay until you are ready to go home. A recovery room nurse will be attending to you at all times to monitor your recovery and to ensure that you are comfortable.
After Surgery: Once you are ready to be discharged home, Dr. Brown will see you to review your postoperative instructions. You will be given a number to contact Dr. Brown or one of his staff 24 hours a day should you need any advice after leaving the clinic.
Because you will have been under an anaesthetic, your judgement and coordination may be affected for up to 24 hours. It is important to have a responsible adult pick you up from the clinic and stay with you the first night following surgery.