Shedding the Stigma Surrounding Cosmetic Surgery

I'm on a personal mission to get rid of the stigma that still surrounds cosmetic surgery in many regions. Why am I on this mission? A small surgery changed my life, and I have never regretted it. I was a very shy child with little confidence due to my protruding ears. It sounds like such a small problem to many people, but it affected me and my self esteem greatly. I saved up in high school while working a part-time job, and as soon as I could afford it, I got my parents to agree to let me have my ears "pinned back" when I was 16. My confidence skyrocketed immediately, and I finally began enjoying life for the first time. I want to help others facing similar problems know that they are not alone, and I hope I can touch many lives with my new blog!

How Should You Prepare For Recovery From A Tummy Tuck?


When you have a little extra flab around the midsection that refuses to go away with proper diet and exercise, a tummy tuck is one of the most commonly sought-after cosmetic procedures to fix the problem. During a tummy tuck, the surgeon will make an incision around your stomach and remove the excess fatty tissue and skin to give you a more tightened and toned look.

While this sounds simple enough, a tummy tuck is a pretty intense surgical procedure, and it will take some time to recover even once you get back home. Here are a few things you should remember to help you prepare for the recovery stage at home after your tummy tuck. 

Make sure you have several sets of comfortable clothes clean and ready. 

Super-stretchy jogging pants, drawstring pajama pants, loose-fitting shorts, and loose button-up shirts will be your go-to attire after a tummy tuck. You will want clothing that is not tight-fitting at all, so anything stretchy goes. Button-front shirts will make it a lot easier to access your incisions when they need to be examined or cleaned or if you have to change bandages. Make sure you have these items ready and clean in your room for easy access when you need to change. 

Make sure you have everything you will need in a central location. 

It will be good to move around a little after a tummy tuck, but it will not be good to overdo it. Your body is going to be quite sore in the days following the procedure, so going up and down stairs and traveling all the way through the house to fetch things is going to be difficult. Pick a place in your home where you plan to be most, such as your bedroom or living room, and move the items in that you know you will need. For example, designate a table where you can keep your laptop, medications, bottled water, and grooming items. 

Make sure you have easy meals on hand. 

Your doctor will likely tell you to eat lightly after the procedure to prevent bloating that can cause stitches to rupture after the surgery. However, you will not be up for cooking and preparing meals. Make sure you stock your refrigerator with foods that will be allowed after your surgery and are easy to just grab, warm up, and eat at meal times. Frozen dinners, pre-cut salads, and chopped stir-fry veggies already cooked and chilled are some good examples. 


15 June 2018