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A breast augmentation procedure is designed to improve the shape, profile, and texture of your breasts. With quality preparation and postoperative care, you should have a speedy recovery, free of complications.

At the initial consultation, be sure to tell Dr. Otis Allen about any preexisting medical conditions or medications you are taking. You might need to abstain from using aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications before and after the breast augmentation. These medications can sometimes increase your risk of postoperative bleeding. This can also be the case with some prescription medications, so you might want to talk to your primary care physician about alternative options.

Most breast augmentation procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis. You will be fully sedated throughout the procedure, so you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home and help out for a few days while you regain your strength.

You shouldn’t eat or drink anything after midnight on the day before the procedure. It’s also a good idea to dress in loose fitting clothing to facilitate dressing and moving after the breast augmentation.

You will need to take some time off from work during the recovery process. Its best to avoid any strenuous activity for a few days after the procedure.

Dr. Otis Allen might insert a small plastic tube under your skin to help drain minor postoperative bleeding. If this is the case he will explain to you how to properly care for it and any stitches, bandages or dressings.

If you are interested in having a breast augmentation procedure, or you have a question about the recovery process, please feel free to call Dr. Otis Allen’s office in Bloomington, Illinois at 309.827.3881 to set up a consultation appointment.