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My name is Lilith Maclin and if you suffer from a digestive disorder, you can find a wealth of information about this type of medical condition in my blog. Three years ago, my husband was having severe stomach cramps and his doctor told him that he had a digestive disorder called ulcerative colitis. After my husband was diagnosed, I did thorough research to learn how to control and manage this disorder. We kept track of everything that my husband ate and when a certain food caused a flare-up of his condition, he eliminated that food from his diet. By learning all we could about this digestive disorder, my husband has been able to live pain free. If you want more information about this disorder and how to manage it, you can find it here by reading my blog.

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Tips For A Healthy Recovery After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Louella Davidson

The decision to have breast augmentation surgery is a very personal one. As with any plastic surgery, the risks and benefits should be weighed before making the final decision, and you should have a clear understanding of the surgery, as well as the healing process. You can make a healthy and fast recovery after having breast augmentation surgery by following the pre-op and post-op tips below.

Pre-Op Tips

  1. Grocery Shop. Buy your necessities before your surgery, and be sure to pick up any heavy items, such as cases of water and bags of dog food. You may not be able to lift for awhile, so pick up these items before your surgery. Also, buy quick and simple meals you can heat up in the microwave, as you may not be up to cooking large meals after your surgery.
  2. Organize. Organize your home to make things after surgery a little easier for you. Move items you have on high shelves down to lower shelves. You will probably not be able to reach for things over your head after your surgery, so make things as easy for yourself as possible.
  3. Clean. Clean your home before your surgery, so you don't have to worry about it after surgery. Pushing a vacuum, dusting, and cleaning your shower will be the last things on your mind after surgery, and you definitely will not be up to the task for at least a couple of weeks.
  4. Set Out Clothing. Set out clothing ahead of time that is easy to put on. Look for button-up shirts, or shirts that you can zip up, as you will not want to put shirts over the top of your head. 

Post-Op

  1. Sleeping. You'll probably be sleeping on your back for awhile after your surgery. If you are a stomach sleeper, you may have some problems with this. Try and get as much sleep as possible though.
  2. Wearing Bras. Wear soft bras without under-wire, such as braletts or sports bras. Under-wire may cause too much compression on your breasts. All bras may be itchy at first, but you still need some support.
  3. Get Moving. You will be tired after your surgery, and may not have a lot of energy. You will need to get up and get moving though. Get out of bed and take a short walk, sit up in a chair, or just move up and down your stairs. Getting up and out of bed will help ensure you will not get any blood clots in your legs. 
  4. Massaging. Massage your breasts as directed by your plastic surgeon or places like Dinu Mistry, MD.
  5. Support. Getting support from your family or from close friends is important after your surgery. You are going to need some help, especially if you have children that need to be taken care of, or pets that need taken care of. Allow them to help you as much as possible, and don't be afraid to ask for help.

Recovering from this type of surgery will take some time, but with these tips, your recovery will be a healthy one. 


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