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How do I prepare for breast reconstructive surgery?

If you decide to have this surgery, we will provide you with all the necessary preoperative instructions that will help you be prepared.

Based on your general health and the results of the presurgical examination, we will be able to provide you with the most suitable guidelines. You will be given accurate instructions on how to start preparing for this intervention. Generally, patients who are about to go through breast reconstructive surgery should quit smoking because it increases the risk of complication.

Before the surgery, you might also be required to limit the intake of vitamins, supplements, or medicines according to the doctor’s recommendations. Moreover, you should also arrange a ride to and from the hospital.

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