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I'm thinking of breast surgery, how can I find out if my health condition is good enough?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 15 September 2010


I'm 22 years old, thinking of breast surgery, would like to have them enlarged a bit.

How can I find out if my health condition is good enough, what do i need to do in order to prepare my body for a surgery, and finally how much time off work do I need, and how does it look like financially?


For breast augmentation (breast implant surgery) since I usually advise taking one week off work, although with regards to office activities, many younger patients feel a shorter break is sufficient.

As preparation for the surgery, the most important thing is to avoid using aspirin as it can lead to more substantial bleeding after the surgery. If you are using the contraceptive pill, stopping it at least 3 weeks prior to surgery would reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis, or clots in the leg veins which can also be harmful. Alternative contraception becomes necessary to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

For guidance regarding prices for the more common aesthetic surgery procedures or combinations of procedures, please visit my website at www.allaboutcosmeticsurgery.co.uk

For procedures not listed there, kindly contact my practice either by telephone at 0207 486 7757 or by email at contact@aesthetic-plastic-surgery.co.uk and my team will be delighted to assist you.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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