What should I expect right before breast augmentation surgery?

  • You’ll arrive an hour before your surgery and be escorted to the preoperative waiting area.
  • You’ll remove all of your clothing and jewelry, and put on a hospital gown. (Your valuables will be placed in a secure area or may be given to a family member.) 
  • You’ll sign any necessary paperwork and a preoperative nurse will take your vital signs, review your medications, and answer any questions.
  • You’ll meet the members of your surgery team. They will mark the location of your surgery on your body. 
  • An I.V. (intravenous line) will be placed in your hand or arm, so medications—including general anesthesia—can be administered. If you’re using a local anesthesia and sedation, you’ll receive an injection.
  • When it’s time for your surgery, you will be wheeled into the operating suite on a stretcher.

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