11 November 2020

Breast surgery: 10 tips for a serene and successful procedure!

Breast surgery: 10 tips for a serene and successful procedure!

Whatever the reason you have decided to turn to breast surgery, it is important to prepare for the procedure beforehand. If you have chosen Dr Didier Van Den Broeck to take care of the surgery, here are some tips that you can apply on your own.

If it's a breast augmentation, do it for yourself first!

Cosmetic surgery in general induces a physical change, but also a major psychological one once the intervention is completed. Discuss the reasons why you want to go through such a step: is it to fulfill a deep and personal desire? Please feel free to discuss with Dr Didier Van Den Broeck.

Respect every scheduled consultation

In the context of plastic breast surgery, each consultation is important. Make sure you follow the program set up by the doctor for a smooth course and solid mental preparation.

You will be able to clear up every grey area that could raise questions on your side, obtain advice on nutrition, taking medication, etc.

Stop nicotine

Dr Didier Van Den Broeck will likely ask you to stop smoking for at least 45 days before your surgery date. The reason is simple: nicotine causes the blood vessels to constrict, increasing the risk of surgical complications.

Choose a cup size that suits you best

Which implant size is right for you is a must-have conversation piece. Your plastic surgeon will guide you towards the best answer, adapted to your morphology while giving a perfectly satisfactory result. A simple example: if you are sporty, too big a cap will become disabling!

Communicate all relevant information to your cosmetic surgeon

For safety reasons and especially to get the results you expect, it is essential to communicate absolutely all relevant medical information to Dr Didier Van Den Broeck. Medicines, treatments, food supplements, every detail counts.

Eat healthy

It is always advisable to eat a healthy diet before and after surgery, breast cancer is no exception to this wise advice. Fruits, vegetables, proteins, good fats, slow carbohydrates: this is an opportunity to rediscover ingredients that will do you good from within!

Be Patient

Breast surgery does not work overnight. Keep in mind that the changes will be visible after 3 to 6 months.

Dr Didier Van Den Broeck, “your” plastic surgeon!

Choosing the right plastic surgeon is arguably the most important step in the success of your plastic breast surgery. To quote Dr Didier Van Den Broeck, he "considers cosmetic surgery to be an art".

Graduated from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1990 in medicine, he specialized in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, and since 1996 he has been recognized as a plastic surgeon by the Belgian Ministry of Public Health.