You’ve had the surgery, and you’re on your way home… it’s all done, right? Well… not quite. There is a little thing called ‘aftercare’, and it’s just as important as… any other kind of care! If you want your surgeries to go off without a hitch, then caring for yourself afterwards – and making sure you get the right care from your professionals – really is of the utmost importance.
First off, it’s good to know just what to expect after lipo. It’ll take 1-3 months to fully recover from lipo, though the pain from the op should be gone in about a week or so. In terms of aftercare, there are quite a few things you can do to help yourself heal so much better:
- Make sure you’re drinking plenty of fluids – but avoid alcohol
- Keep the area of the surgery clean, and resist the temptation to apply ice packs – they’ll slow the healing process down
- Change the bandages regularly, or when your surgeon has advised you to
- Don’t expose the operated area to water – this could cause an infection
- Wear light, comfortable garments
- Make sure the pressure garment you wear post-surgery is the right size
- Always keep help at hand!
If you follow this simple advice, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t heal in no time. Of course, this is general advice intended for most people; if your surgeon or consultant has given you more specific advice which may, in some cases, contradict our tips above – always follow your surgeon’s advice!
This week, for our exclusive look under the skin of the Secret Surgery team, we’ll be speaking to the lovely Emma Cummings, who is an Aftercare Nurse in Scotland. In other words, for our Scottish patients, once you’re out of the hands of our surgeons and nurses over in Poland, you’ll be in Emma’s good hands!
What is the biggest challenge in your job? “The biggest challenge in my NHS job is to juggle so many hats all at once: nurse, manager, leader, counsellor, and politician – to name but a few! In my aesthetics business the biggest challenge is keeping up to date with such a fast moving clinical area when working in relative isolation from other practitioners.”
What is the best part of your job? “The best part of my job is seeing the difference that I can make to people’s lives and their confidence by using aesthetic techniques such as dermal fillers.”
If you hadn’t worked in cosmetic surgery, what would you have done? “I think I would maybe have gone into the army as a nurse or medic, but secretly I harbour a desire to be a traffic police cop!”
If you could treat yourself to a procedure, what would it be? “If I could treat myself then I would have a blephraplastly as I hate my droopy eyes – and hopefully I will return to Poland in the not too distant future to get this done!”
What do you like to do in your spare time? “I enjoy many sports and in the east I have run marathons – but my dodgy knees don’t allow that any more, so I stick to swimming and reading lots of books!”
The news that you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived…. Are you all as excited as we are??? Well here goes…. After careful consideration and reading through all the wonderfully powerful heartfelt reasons as to why we should chose each enterer as a winner it was an extremely difficult decision but in the end the team at Secret Surgery finally and unanimously agreed that…….. drum roll…….
Oh are you excited to find out???? Oh well sorry to spoil it for you but we aren’t telling you just yet!!!
The winners prize will consist of Return flights from London 14th to 17th December with priority upgrade, all transfers including to and from their home in the UK. They’ll experience 3 nights in a Luxury hotel In Wroclaw with all the team at Secret Surgery.
On the Friday once they’ve checked into the Puro Hotel they’ll be participating in a walk around the Christmas Market then getting ready for a group meal at the wonderful Mosaiq Restaurant where the chefs learnt their trade in famous Roux Brasserie and LaGavroche.
On top of this they will spend Saturday morning with Personal shopper & Image Stylist to the stars and hopefully pick a nice dress for themselves as an extra special something from the MD and in the afternoon they will enjoy a guided tour of the historical old town and this is rounded off with a traditional Polish Christmas Feast at Pod Freda with all the key hospital staff joining us; we expect there to be 40 attendees….
On Sunday they will enjoy a presentation and tour of the multi-award winning EMC hospital, have a free consultation with Head Consultant Plastic Surgeon Dr Wojciech Waclawowicz and have the afternoon to saunter around the magical sights and sounds of the Christmas Market ending with another traditional meal in the Karczma Lwowska restaurant located in the very heart of the city market square
So on that note; now that I have well an truly whet everyone’s appetite for what will be an amazing weekend to remember…. The Secret Surgery Team are delighted to announce that Clare-Louise Saville has been chosen after her beautiful poem warmed our hearts on such a cold and frosty day.
Angela Chouaib MD & Founder of Secret Surgery Ltd added:
“Congratulations to Clare-Louise and may I take this opportunity to thank everyone for taking the time to participate and we hope that you all agree that we made the right choice and worthy winner.”
Some of you might remember that we’re offering the chance to join the wonderful team at Secret Surgery in Wroclaw for a magical Christmas weekend away this December. On top of consultations, presentations, Christmas Market, Sight seeing and the expert services of Image Stylist to the stars Trayc Randall, here’s a little ‘taster’ of what to look forward to on the trip.
On the evening of Saturday the 15th December, we’ll be heading to the beautiful Mosaiq restaurant at 7pm to enjoy delicious food, fine wines and charming conversation! Mosaiq is, without a doubt, one of the finest restaurants in Wroclaw – or even in Poland!
To tempt your taste-buds we can tell you a little about the restaurant’s head chef, Rafal Borys. Rafal worked in Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant, Boxwood Café, as well as working alongside Albert Roux, one of the top chefs in the UK.
Mosaiq serves a fusion of French, Polish and international cuisine, which gives our guests a chance to sample some local flavours alongside world classics. If you’re still not convinced, why not head to the restaurant’s website and have a gander through the sumptuous dishes on offer – I recommend the Goose Breast– that’s sure to change anyone’s mind!
The Secret Surgery Christmas Adventure takes place between December 14th and December 17th 2012. For more details, check out our Facebook event page here – We advise that you get in there early, as spaces are filling up, and are offered on a first come, first served basis. The trip will cost £350, and you can book your place by contacting us via e-mail: SecretSurgery@yahoo.co.uk
August is upon us, and it’s now just four months or so until Secret Surgery’s VIP Christmas Market Trip. We’ve already had 30 guests confirm their bookings, so places are running slim. So far, we’ve got a healthy mix of previous clients returning to Wroclaw for the magical Christmas market, new patients coming to undergo procedures, and people have pre-op consultations. All guests on the trip will be given an exclusive presentation – by one of our lovely ladies, Trayc Randall – and a tour of the hospital, too!
Of course, the Christmas trip is about more than just surgery. It’s about fun, friendship, and festivity! That’s why we’ve already arranged evening meals, so that all of our guests can enjoy one another’s company and make a few new friends, as well as shopping trips and sightseeing throughout Wroclaw’s beautiful and historic centre.
Sound like fun? Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery, says “We’re excited to announce that Image Stylist to the stars, Trayc Randall, will be joining us for a long weekend on the 14th to the 17th of December. As well as carrying out a complimentary workshop on how to dress to your bodyshape, she’ll accompany Secret Surgery’s VIPs on a shopping trip to a world famous Renoma shopping mall, and help them to pick out their ultimate LBD – that’s a little black dress, for the uninitiated – for their bodyshape.”
We’ve also got a few exclusive words from Trayc Randall, pictured above with yummy mummy Kerry Katona. “I’m really looking forward to our break in Wroclaw. I’ll be showing Secret Surgery’s VIPs how to dress their fabulous new bodies in my Body Shape Workshop, and I’ll also be breaking bad style habits for dressing NOW – not then. To top it all off, you get me for the whole trip, so I’ll be there for style tips whilst shopping and can answer any style questions, at any time!”
Got a better idea of just how great the Secret Surgery Christmas Adventure is going to be? For more details, check out our Facebook event page here – We advise that you get in there early, as spaces are filling up and are offered on a first come, first served basis. The trip will cost £350, this covers return flights and accommodation plus your consultation with either the Dentist or Cosmetic Surgeon and you can book your place by either calling Angela on 0843 289 4 982 or e-mailing email@example.com
If you’re wondering how to make your Christmas of 2012 a little bit special, then wonder no more! We at Secret Surgery are hosting a four-day Christmas Adventure here in Wroclaw, which will be a beautiful winter wonderland by Christmas. To join us, you’ll leave the UK on Friday 14th December and return home on Monday 17th December.
While you’re in Wroclaw, you can enjoy a luxurious mini-break with the staff at Secret Surgery, and help us to celebrate our second anniversary, VIP-style. The trip will include trips to the nearby Christmas market and the city’s range of luxurious shops and boutiques, and spa treatments will also be available.
While you’re here, you’ll also offered an optional consultation with Dr. W and his staff at our bright, modern Wroclaw clinic. The cost of your trip includes everything, so you don’t need to worry about getting yourself organised; we’ll sort out your flights, accommodation and transfers – so all you have to do is get on the plane!
The 2012 Secret Surgery Christmas Adventure is a great opportunity to meet lots of new faces, many of whom will work for Secret Surgery, but many will also be patients of ours, or just people like you – who don’t know whether to take the plunge! You can mingle, make new friends, and hear some Secret Surgery success stories from our previous patients.
For more details, check out our Facebook event page here – facilities and price lists will be available soon. We advise that you get in there early, as spaces are filling up, and are offered on a first come, first served basis. The trip will cost £350, and you can book your place by either contacting me or e-mailing SecretSurgery@yahoo.co.uk
Wroclaw’s International Airport now boasts an extra terminal, making travel to Poland all the more luxurious. The new terminal includes a deluxe lounge, luggage check-in and jet bridges, so it really is all mod-cons included.
The new terminal combined high-quality service with top standards in safety and security, and boasts even more connections than many of the airport’s other terminals. If you were thinking of heading to Wroclaw to indulge yourself in some Secret Surgery, then now’s a better time than ever.
After arriving in the luxury terminal, travellers embarking on a Secret Surgery trip will head to Wroclaw’s deluxe Puro Hotel, which has recently received Trip Advisor’s sought-after Certificate of Excellence Award, which is a testament to the hotel’s high standards in service, style and comfort.
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd., says that “Every facet of your experience is important to the team at Secret Surgery. When you’re in discomfort, you don’t want to be in the hustle and bustle of a disorganised airport or worrying about room service or a lumpy bed. Anyone who books the VIP package is booked into the Puro Hotel as standard, to ensure a luxurious experience from start to finish.”
With Secret Surgery holidays, everything is top notch. Travel in comfort, arrive in style, sleep in luxury, and be treated by some of the best surgeons in Europe. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! 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
This June, Wroclaw is proud to be a host city for a Euro 2012 football match. Here at Secret Surgery’s Wroclaw clinic, we’re based not-so-far away from the stadium, and we’re wondering whether some of the Euro 2012 WAGs might drop by during their visit to Eastern Europe’s sunniest city.
After all, why not head out for an afternoon of pampering and plastic surgery while your bloke gets his kicks on the football field? A holiday is for both partners to enjoy – and treating yourself to a quick nip here and a tiny tuck there is a great way to make a great trip even better.
The world of WAGs is hardly unfamiliar with plastic surgery; a recent article from the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper had an expert plastic surgeon comment on Victoria Beckham’s likely history of surgery, which includes a tip rhinoplasty, and some skin treatment, and Coleen Rooney has before been the subject or rumours about both Botox and boob jobs.
It’s no surprise that some of the world’s most scrutinised women want to be perfect for the cameras, and plastic surgery helps them come closer to that goal. Whether any WAGs will drop through our doors this June, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery Ltd., says “It’s wonderful to feel that every day, you’re making someone’s life a little better. Our location in beautiful Wroclaw makes Secret Surgery a fantastic destination for cosmetic surgery holidays; our patients go home with great memories, a fantastic tan, and a stunning new look.”