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Preparing for Breast Implant Surgery

Preparing for Breast Implant Surgery with Pousti Plastic Surgery

Dr. Pousti will give you instructions to prepare for breast augmenation surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. If you are from out of the area, we will go over everything in detail with your prior to your arrival. While making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days. Click to learn more about preparing for Breast Augmentation in San Diego.

The surgical technique used for saline or silicone gel implants will be discussed with you when you meet with Dr. Pousti. Silicone or saline breast enhancement procedures take approximately two hours. Silicone gel implants are pre-filled and so the incision may be a little longer than those of saline filled implants. The pocket is made for the implant just as for the saline implant–with Dr. Pousti’s fingers so that the risk of severing nerves is decreased.

During your consultation at our La Jolla or San Diego office and after a thorough examination, Dr. Pousti will discuss every detail of your breast enhancement, including the exact size and type of silicone breast implants or saline breast implants he will use and their relative advantages. All breast enhancements are performed on an outpatient basis at our surgical center in San Diego under general anesthesia.