One 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 [email protected]
Today, Carole is here to tell us about her experience with Secret Surgery. Carole came to us for a tummy tuck first, and then came back for liposuction to complete her new look. You can read her story below.
How did it all start? After having a tummy tuck 5 weeks prior to my lipo it was time to go back to Poland for round two of my transformation. I had lost 8 stone in weight and my legs were a baggy, saggy mess!
And what did you want to have done? I was due to have lipo on the front, inside and rear of my thighs as well as around my knees. The first stage (front & inside of thighs) was supposed to have been done 5 days after my tummy tuck but due to my blood levels falling below a safe limit for surgery, I had to reschedule for all the Lipo to be done in March. As much as I was disappointed, I was also pleased that the surgical team were not willing to gamble with my health.
That’s good, and what about when you got here? March came and we arrived in Poland to 5 inches of snow, my medical was at the hospital on the same day and my bloods were normal… Phew! The morning of my operation Dr W came and asked me to show him exactly where I wanted the fat taken from, I showed him the areas that were a problem to me and he drew on these areas.
How were you feeling before the op? I was an emotional wreck before I went to the operating theatre, I couldn’t stop crying. I don’t know why I got myself so worked up, maybe it was because I knew it was an epidural and I wasn’t going to be asleep. After a few deep breaths and a good talk to myself I managed to calm down and was taken to the theatre.
How did it go? After my pre-med and sedation, I suddenly found that I had slept 2/3rds of the way through the operation. When I awoke Dr W was finishing off my legs and I was shown the fat they had taken out.. Yuk!! but it was very interesting to see.
Oh wow! And afterwards? I was taken to recovery where I stayed overnight, I was extremely sore and very swollen and thank God I had pain killers to help me cope with the pain. The next few days were very painful and I found myself walking Like John Wayne, sitting was difficult especially on a hard surface like the toilet! I didn’t sleep for long intervals for as soon as the painkillers wore off, I need more.
Did you heal quickly? It’s incredible that after about 4-5 days I was walking slowly into the town square, although still in pain I was able to cope with it. I found the recovery for this procedure was a lot quicker than the tummy tuck and I was able to get back to work a couple of weeks later. My legs are still a little bruised and swollen in places 4 weeks post op, but my support wear helps keep my legs secure and I can cope quite well with everyday life and work.
Excellent. Any final comments? I am just beginning to get back to exercise and although taking it slowly, I am getting there. I have had a great experience with secret surgery and the staff from the company and the medical staff in Poland. I am now saving for my 3rd procedure next year. Thank You to everyone concerned.