Getting ready for cosmetic surgery

imageOne thing we always tell people is that cosmetic surgery is still that – surgery. It’s a serious procedure and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. One of the best things you can do before jetting off for a glamorous surgery holiday here in Poland is to make sure that everything’s going to be ready at home when you get back.

This means prepping your home for some serious recovery time; even if you’re feeling OK when you get home, it’s always best to put your feet up and rest for a few days, to give your body time to heal and recover. This is why we recommend stocking up on ready meals or extra portions of home-cooked meals in the freezer – spending 60 minutes in front of the stove is not going to be ideal when you’re getting over surgery!

Make sure your home is tidy and that you won’t come home to lots of mess, laundry or dishes. If you’re living with friends or family, hopefully they’ll chip in to take the load off you when you get home, too.

We also recommend leaving yourself a few little extras to make your recovery time a little less dull – some DVDs and, depending on your op, a small box of choccies would never go amiss! Keeping comfy clothes or pyjamas handy will also likely come in use!

And, of course, you need to remember the important things – lots of painkillers, just in case, and the numbers of your doctors and nurses in the UK.

If you do all of this, your recovery time should be, at worst, manageable, and at best – maybe a nice bit off time off! To take the next step and receive a FREE personalised info pack and quote please visit www.SecretSurgery.co.uk or call 0843 289 4 982 or email Info@SecretSurgery.co.uk

Breast reductions can be the best reductions…

yummy mummy makeoverA cheesy title! Forgive me. Breast reductions can be the best reductions, though – particularly if they go as smoothly as they can. Your best chances of having an easy surgery and a quick recovery come from knowing how to take care of yourself once you’ve had the procedure.  Follow our easy tips and you’ll be just fine:

  • Take painkillers after the op – but don’t take aspirin, ever, after undergoing a breast reduction.
  • Be prepared to have swollen breasts for weeks following the surgery.
  • Rest as much as possible, and limit your arm movements as much as you can.
  • Get yourself a sports bra, and wear it day and night for at least two weeks following your surgery.
  • Don’t exercise, but do try and move around as much as possible. Avoid lying still for long periods other than for sleep.
  • Start arm movements and exercises around a week after your surgery
  • Refrain from driving for at least two weeks – more, if you feel it’s necessary
  • Don’t smoke for at least two weeks after your op

Of course, the biggest rule – the key one to remember – is to ALWAYS follow your doctor’s orders. It’s not just something your parents say, it’s really important! If you’re worried about taking care of yourself post-op, please don’t hesitate to sign up to our VIP aftercare package – there’ll be someone in the UK for you to rely on at all points following your surgery.

To take the next step and receive a FREE personalised info pack and quote please visit www.SecretSurgery.co.uk or call 0843 289 4 982 or email Info@SecretSurgery.co.uk.