the kn95 style of mask is nice since it sits off of your nose -- I find these the most comfortable. regular surgical masks stretch horizontally across your face so they put some light pressure on the tip.
Even wearing it around the house or to sleep a couple times a week would help a lot with the swelling! :-)
I got my body done in Miami, FL - I’m really surprised they ok’d you to not wear a garment after 6 weeks, mine recommended me to wear a faja 3 months minimum and 6 months preferably.
I don’t want to make assumptions, but I really speculate it’s cause he really wanted you to get a tummy tuck… when you don’t wear the proper compression, the skin doesn’t retract back to the muscle properly and can cause you to remain with loose skin after the surgery…
I forgot to add that four years ago I had a previous liposuction (not bbl) procedure, and I didn’t wear a faja past six weeks cause the first doctor didn’t say anything, and my curves never shaped the way I wanted it to. I ended up gaining the weight back into my stomach and being bigger than before :( thus why I wanted this procedure.
Right now I am wearing tributo fajas… I spent thousands of dollars on fajas and this is the best faja I ever found… my second choice is more affordable and is this one on Amazon:
Sonryse Fajas Colombianas Reductoras y Moldeadoras Postparto Levanta Pompis de Mujer Girdles for Women https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087QTJ43K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_QE5BBBWYK8CHVPBB2CY8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
If you want to add me on Instagram @ sweetchamomiletea I can send you pictures of my torso swelling journey and how much smaller I gotten when I incorporate the fajas into my healing! 🙂
The ones my doctor gave me are 1000mg if that helps.
Edit: I haven’t googled them before and wow these are pricey for 14 capsules.
Anyways my doc gave me their kit which also includes a gel roll on to help the bruising.
Amazon! Really good price too. It’s a godsend being able to carry everything from room to room and know exactly where it all is
HBlife Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer with Compartments Diaper Storage Basket Shower Gift https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BLJS1ZC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_H.A.Fb8E3S5TF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I wear glasses and can't wear contacts. I bought these glasses frames that sit on your cheeks instead of your nose, and went to my optometrist and got my prescription put in them. My doctor approved them, but I would talk to your doctor to see what they think as well
They are not the most flattering, but at least I could see!
Disclaimer: I’m really really not an expert and haven’t looked at this for a while! Sorry I can’t remember this exact type I had.
From hazy memory, my understanding is that diode is a type of laser, and different companies make different brands of diode lasers. It looks like soprano is one of those brands - but I would do lots of research to double check this.
From a quick google search, this link explains some of the different types of laser (but again I would double check all info and don’t rely on just one source):
I think it depends on exactly what your surgeon did, I was told 4 weeks so I waited until then and also bought some lightweight sunglasses instead of going straight back to my heavier frames.
These are the ones I bought on amazon after looking at various lightweight options if you're interested, cheap enough to just be a temporary pair but decent quality for what they are: amazon.com/gp/product/B074P2VX6R/
AMZGIRL Portable Beauty Equipment Skin Tag Remover pen,Multi Speed Level Adjustable Home Usage,skin tag removal device USB Charging -Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CV3TPW2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_X8YVSE314MTE1VA95CBJ
It’s like this one.
Oh ok, so we probably didn’t go to the same surgeon. It’s funny that we’re both in the same city though! Small word. And yeah morning is often the worst for swelling. If you decide to tape, be careful when removing it. I only remove my tape under running water in the shower, and I take my time. Here is the exact one I use:
lots of nasal saline spray, plus some gentle cleaning with a cotton swab. but definitely wait a few days after you've stopped bleeding first before you start cleaning, in case you jostle the stitches and reopen the surgical sites. I got sterile ones from Amazon similar to these: https://www.amazon.com/Cotton-Tip-Applicator-Sterile-100/dp/B000BI3M60/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=cotton+swab+sterile&qid=1623451408&sr=8-3
There’s a skin adhesive glue removal Detachol Adhesive Remover 4oz Flip Top Bottle https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0017LHS5Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_Y562B9TSF1EKFV29YZ3B
Saw a doctor on YouTube who recommended it bc you don’t want to be pulling the skin from your nose as that can also cause more swelling
Hey! I had my procedure last week and used this pillow.
SkySiesta SNUG Travel Pillow - Head Support with L Shaped, Fiber Filled Sides. Patented Design. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6MJ3QI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_wUJcGb2JCWKNY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It was AMAZING. It looks goofy but trust me when I say your head will not budge. I’m normally a stomach sleeper and I slept like a baby with this thing. It also blocks out a decent amount of noise by covering your ears which was nice.
bonus pic of me laid up with the thing. It was a lifesaver! If you’re looking for any other recommendations there’s a post in my post history with a big list of everything I had. It may help you
Just popping in to recommend a product. I’ve had good results with this and just cut pieces to the size and shape I need.
The nl lines get significant reinforcement while one sleeps, imagine when you’re sleeping on your side, how the crease there would get held in folded position for long durations. I would notice how they were more prominent right after I woke up, and they’d get less prominent over the course of the day. I’d freak out at the sight of them in the mornings when they first got noticeable.
Frownies are just hard paper in a shape that sits around the corners of the mouth comfortably, with water based glue on one side. One sprays some water on the side with the glue and lets it sit on the corners of the mouth all night, in the morning it’ll come right off if you wet the outer surface again (I just pull mine off because too lazy to wet surface)
It is wonderful to see my nl lines in the mornings now, they’re slightly pinched back and will go back to how they were the previous day gradually. I know my skin will insist on falling and I will continue to make all kinds of expressions, but the worsening is significantly retarded this way. It’s been wonderful discovering them for me.
You can buy them on amazon, they’re slightly expensive though. The pitch says they retrain the muscles and things like that, which I don’t know about, but even insofar as they mechanically just stop any crease reinforcement while sleeping, they’re wonderful. If you don’t want to get them on amazon, you can make them just as functional at home for super cheap. I hope you try them :)
(make sure paper is stiff enough)
I made a similar post to your recently. Here is a link with responses for supplies. The YouTube video was extremely helpful to me. The deleted comments were suggesting a toilet raiser or one of those female pee things so you can pee standing up to make it easier.
I’m 9 days post op, feel free to ask me anything.
Edit to add: this has been my most used item. I took it to the hospital with me and used it when they started giving me ice packs. And it was great riding home with in the car. Also super helpful when you have to cough or sneeze for counter pressure
Hysterectomy Seatbelt Pillow with Pocket for Cervical Cancer Uterine fibroids Abdominal Surgery Abdomen Healing Protector Organ Transplants C-Section Recovery Car Seat Belt Pad (Sunflower) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YW4ZTC6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_5o8dFbGHY9585
IBU is "international bitterness units" in beer culture; it's a way to measure how hoppy something is 😂 I think OP means IU, which is "international units." It's an internationally accepted method of quantifying the biological effect you can expect from a dose of fat-soluble vitamins. You'll likely see them in the thousands for topical vitamin E oil; 70,000 IU is quite concentrated. I found this 3-pack for $27, which seems like a pretty dang good deal. (But don't take my word for it, shop around for sure.)
I used Nuvadermis Nuvadermis - Hojas de silicona... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P25CZS3?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
They’re amazing but have to be used 24/7 for several months to see a result in my experience (think probably 8-12 months)
At my post-op, my surgeon told me to switch to a sports bra after my shower (3 days after surgery). I have a sports bra that does not rest right under my boobs, but has a band underneath if that makes sense. So it does not rub against my incision. Here is the one I have: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016C83GDG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You have a caudal septal deflection that is obstructing your left side. This can be fixed quite easily with a swing over procedure. In the meantime look on Amazon for “silicone nasal dilators” and put them in for as many hours per day as you can and they will help tremendously as the bottom swelling finally dissipates over the next 4 months. After that ask your surgeon to perform a touch up.https://www.amazon.com/Breathing-Relief-Nasal-Dilator-Breathers/dp/B07GJX5QST/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?crid=93ID74SP93PK&keywords=silicone+nasal+dilator&qid=1668187533&sprefix=silicone+nasal+%2Caps%2C108&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&smid=AY4WACKJCFBE2
For others considering chin implant - i would make sure you are aware of all the risks (such as this one https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Bone-resorption-under-chin-implants%3A-The-role-in-Polo/4d0b384f8a3fe62dc6225816fdc728cbaca03d75)
What kind of tape are you using? Micropore 3M brown tape 1/2"? Did you tape as the video instructed? Apply pressure when taping or else the tape is going to be sitting on your nose while doing nothing for the swelling.
I use this to carefully remove the tape. It gets it off more gently if you saturate it with the tape remover. Don't pull the skin up because that makes more room for swelling. I got these instructions from the surgeon in the video.
Oh I just got whatever was at the grocery store. I think it is this one! https://www.amazon.com/Biotene-Mouth-Spray-44-3-1-5/dp/B00JGD20PA/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?adgrpid=58796312151&gclid=CjwKCAjw-rOaBhA9EiwAUkLV4igIxrTIu08g9e6_WH1t2E0-l-pl7DccjsHU9YGSZia29HfntM4-OBoCUrQQAvD_BwE&hvadid=617130695921&hvdev=m&hvlo...
Just wearing spanx is a bad idea as you will not get enough compression. You need to compress the lipo areas for best healing and to minimise swelling. I wear the marena faja which is useful as it does not compress the butt and hips and has a big gap in the crotch area. https://www.amazon.com/Pack-Lipo-Foam-Liposuction-Compression/dp/B08TBTL8TB/
These are the foams I used, put all three inside your faja on top of an inside out tank top.
My surgeon didn’t recommended a faja, said they’re not worth it but… I did buy more than one for when my drains came out. I can send you the link of the one I like the best. You could wear it now since you don’t have drains. It runs big so order a size or two smaller than normal Amazon faja Bonus: the crotch hole is large with a zipper and it (I couldn’t use the restroom out of the ones with small holes properly tbh) and doesn’t have the straps that choke your shoulders but stays up.
maiden form tank top
Step into it and pull it up. Bonus you don’t have to wear a bra 😊 swelling is going to get worse before it gets better but hydrate hydrate hydrate. You may want to buy two… one to fit you now and a smaller size for when swelling gets a bit better in a week or two.
After surgery I used this https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B073Z3ZQRQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to keep me from rolling onto my side, and something like this to make back sleeping more comfortable https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B081QM8CXH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I am 9 weeks post-op and still sleeping with my humidifier. I primarily breathe through my nose, but I’m stuffy, and I can’t sleep without running it. I also fill it with distilled water. Aside from the humidifier, my necessities are saline nasal spray and Q-tips. Lots of boogers and snot to gently fish out 😐 make sure you have a pain reliever like Tylenol. I didn’t take prescription pain meds, but I needed Tylenol for the first week.
I am faced with the same predicament but I already had the rhino. I think going lighter and wearing a face mask like the one below may be viable. But I would still take at least a year off after your surgery. And even with the mask it’s still a risk and your nose could get even worse.
Thanks! How exciting for you!
Yes, I had a garment with foam padding added.
Look at this one on Amazongarment
I wore this with a foam pad underneath that helped cover the hump, I hope that makes sense 😅
He did my back first then my neck.
It was difficult to sleep, because you have to sleep elevated but on your back, which is very sore, so I pretty much slept sitting up for the first few days. I recommend getting a neck pillow like for traveling. :)
I think it might be too soon to start wearing glasses at 2 weeks. I was told I could do everything normally after 6 weeks, including wearing glasses. I chose not to wear glasses for 5 months because my nose felt tender and I was a little paranoid. My glasses are also quite heavy (strong prescription) and they would leave an indent on my bridge. It didn’t affect my results long term, but it was uncomfortable. I mostly used this when I really needed to wear glasses:
I definitely think age plays into it, I’m 24 so that may help my body recover faster. By my two weeks, I was standing almost straight and moving pretty well. My biggest recommendation is getting wedge pillows from Amazon so you can sleep sitting up! They’re expensive but 100% the biggest game changer for recovery. In all, it honestly was one of the most painless recoveries despite everything he did. I also didn’t push it on the “walk every hour” rule. Listen to your body!
The pillows I got 4 Pc Bed Wedge Pillows Set - Orthopedic Wedge Pillow for Sleeping - Multi Angle Relief System for Back, Neck. Shoulder, and Leg Elevation Pillows | Acid Reflux, Anti Snoring - Machine Washable Cover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R8235N9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_SWEEJGNZ5K9CG5WWJRSJ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
As a 58F, if I had time travel, here's what I would do: Wear sunblock. I now use EltaMD UV Physical SPF 41 Tinted Mineral Sunscreen on my face and MyChelle on my neck and decolletage. (When I told my plastic surgeon, when asked, what I use, she was all excited that I picked good products.) Stop hard-core running by 30 (I still pound around on a tennis court, so can't say I'd adhere to this). Don't drink out of a straw a lot. So, not all directly about the neck, but still, your face will thank you too. ;)
For now, use these. They are amazing. Paired with some lashes.. Your eyes will pop!
Dedila Pro 600 Pcs by a Box Makeup Breathable Eyelid Tape Big Eye Decoration Invisible Fold Eyelid Shadow Sticker Double Eyelid Tape Tool(with Fork rods)(Slim) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1WDY7H/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_80M3Y5TNZTEK88GEX0J3
20 Pairs False Eyelashes 3D Faux Mink Lashes Natural Look Wispy Fake Eyelashes ALPHONSE 16-20MM Fluffy Volume Long Thick Lashes Pack 5 Styles Mixed https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TWWRJJD/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_WMXMYVK2N5VFDXNNQ34A
Every type of surgery causes dry skin. It’s a combination of the anesthesia and the body working to heal. If you already start out with dry skin. It will be more noticeable for you.
This mask helped me out IMMENSELY after my surgery!!! Just make sure to run it by your doctor first if your surgery was on your face.
Avoid Bio-oil, it's garbage. I'd say my scars have healed beautifully. It's flat, thin, and have faded to a white line (I'm a POC; this info matters bc of melanin levels vs. Caucasian skin). As advised by my surgeon, I started taping my scars once the surgical tape fell off. I'd re-tape every few days, whenever the previous tape has fallen off. In addition, I'd "massage" the scar daily by running my fingers against it. The massage & the tape ensures the scar heals flat. My surgeon provided me with this scar tape, although I'd assume the silicone ones would work just as well/better. Can't do a whole lot re: scar color as it's depending on your genetics & melanin levels, just have to wait it out.
How well the scar heals is all dependent on your surgeon's suture skills/technique, genetics, and time (esp. the first three months).
I used the silicone scar strips and this gel stuff: ScarAway 100% Medical-Grade Silicone Scar Gel for Face, Body, Surgical, Burn, Hypertrophic Scars, Keloids and Acne Scar Treatment, 0.71 Ounces, (20 Grams) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004H3QCPS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_W0Z5EXZ3TFZAJR4W0HA5
Scars fade over time. Had mine for a little over a year and can barely see them!
I attached a link in the last comment. Is it not working?
The pillow I bought was called the YourFace Pillow Beauty Pillow from Amazon
YourFacePillow Beauty Pillow -... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073Z3ZQRQ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I have a bed that I can tilt up so keeping myself propped up wasn't an issue but I did see that Amazon also has wedge pillows that would help with that if you don't want to stack pillows to keep your head at an elevated position. You can just type "wedge pillow" and a lot of these will populate!
Is that what you're looking for?
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I like this one, read the reviews
I think the ones he used have gone up in price, however you do get two upper ones and two lower ones.
Time2Sleep Mouth Guard for Grinding Teeth - 4 x UK Designed Teeth Grinding Guard - Dentist Recommended https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071X94G9V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CWCW1VPKZH7R66AKH1QS
Recommend this oil to use for the cupping and fascia blasting: M3 Naturals Anti Cellulite Massage Oil Infused with Collagen and Stem Cell Natural Lotion Help Firm Tighten Skin Tone Treat Unwanted Fat Tissue Stretch Marks Cellulite Removal Cream 8 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076DSBHD1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_P3DGKAQ7PYCMR6HXR127
CSM Body Brush For Beautiful Skin - Solid Wood Frame & Boar Hair Exfoliating Brush To Exfoliate & Soften Skin, Improve Circulation, Stop Ingrown Hairs, Reduce Acne and Cellulite https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0158S5BIY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_H3PXEQGGC96SRM73XNP0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Fascia blaster (lots of YouTube tutorials and testimonials) KOA Elite Fascia Massage Tool - HUMANTouch 3.0 - Mimic Natural Myofascial Release & Alleviate Tension with Manual Trigger Point & Deep Tissue Cellulite Massager Tool for Neck Back, Legs & Full Body https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FXVB39/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_65NQPHW6F7ARRSJT9V0X?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Cupping set: Lure Essentials Edge Cupping Set for Home Use and Massage Therapists, Silicone Cupping Sets for Cellulite Reduction and Cupping Therapy (Set of 4, Blue) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P6UYGOU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_DETTBFB09GWD1C0CJKJX
This happened to me after nose filler (as well as a trigeminal neuralgia diagnosis). Go through my post history and check out the chronic pain guide I linked. It also works for chronic "symptoms" like swelling. The more stressed you get, the worse the inflammation and swelling will get so try and stay calm and know it will get better.
Check out this book as well: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Way-Out-Revolutionary-Scientifically-Approach/dp/B09KYBZ6P5/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2EGWC65IJGNOT&keywords=the+way+out&qid=1645010596&sprefix=the+way+out%2Caps%2C67&sr=8-1 and see if it resonates with you.
i think 1 cm is perfect for most people, i feel like if they do any more it will look weird and i’m proportional to your face.
the first few days of healing are pretty bad because of the pain like a very intense headache but the pain pills help a ton.
my biggest tip is to ice it as much as you can! there’s some really nice cheap ice packs at cvs. i wouldn’t really recommend going back to work after a week although doctors can you can return you just don’t really feel 100% yet also the stitches and the scar is very noticeable in the few couple weeks. i also recommend getting this scar cream or something similar but that one is amazing.
also don’t feel discouraged if the results weren’t what you were hoping for in the first few weeks everything will come together in a few months. feel free to ask any questions and good luck!
Here’s a link to the one I ordered! Amazon compression wrap
Arnica tablets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MV7U1K3/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_85AXS3XHW8JVH87HP7GW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Also, sleep upright for at least 2 months, lots of water, lymphatic massage (I had 2 lymphatic massages a week for 3 weeks). Works wonders.
Of course, I am still worried about my nose after almost a year lol. Swelling is still very real at 4 months post op. This is a pic of inverted v (the one on the right shows the "step")
Yep! I’ve had better results with this one. Korean Skin Care Snail Repair Cream - Korean Moisturizer Night Cream 97.5% Snail Mucin Extract - All In One Recovery Power For The Most Effective Korean Beauty Routine - 2oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09MJHDRXP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_EQC1CMV9BVP693Q61BJ5
I was able to slowly undress/redress myself once I got home a week after surgery. It was scary! I was still in pain. But it was doable.
For comfort after surgery, I recommend:
Other than that, the number one things to do after surgery is to drink a TON of water. Good luck to you! What BBL surgeon did you book with in Miami?
I just had 360 lipo 2 weeks ago. My compression garment already feels like it’s not tight enough. Did you end up ordering a smaller size after some of the initial swelling went down? I’m afraid maybe mine isn’t compressing enough since it’s not uncomfortable at all. Haha I can’t imagine wearing anything longer than 6 weeks though so the longest I was planning to go was two months max. Curious to hear what type of compression garment you have as well. I’m wearing this one: Marena compression garment
I had a pretty smooth recovery. You'll sleep sitting up for the first week so a good neck/travel style pillow is highly recommended. Also, once you are out of the surgical bra, I recommend wearing something like this https://www.amazon.com/Hanes-Ultimate-Support-Wirefree-X-Large/dp/B00TJBETK8/ Your chest will be VERY sensitive, but that will pass.
If you don’t have contacts, you can buy something like this.
Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZDXFL6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_52CKG5BW4E9VXAWDVGT3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Check these out! I need a lot of help washing up and these really help when I can’t scrub
I can find many just on google images. I know "alot" is subjective. But I'm not looking for anything substantial. I'm happy with the way my face is, I know what I want, which is to move my malar prominence out a few mm. Which I think is exactly what this procedure can give me.
I am only wearing a compression garment and not foam or a binder. Wondering if I will need those too? I’m 43 and have had a kid so my skin is definitely a bit more elastic than it once was! 😂 I will ask my doc when I see him this week. This is the wedge pillow I got. Nothing fancy but I definitely prefer sleeping with it than without it. I had a good day yesterday and thought I was ready to try sleeping without it and woke up super sore and put it back on the bed. Haha There’s something about the slight incline that seems to help with the soreness and it’s also firmer than my bed’s mattress so maybe that helps.
Depends where the scar is I think. If the scar is submammary then I don’t think you can wear underwire fire a couple months. Fruit of the look has very popular cotton bras than clasp in the front that post BA patients use!
i use pubmed and scholar.google.com. the best in the USA for facelifts is timothy marten. he doesn't advertise or even have a website but he is in huge demand. if a doctor is a heavy advertiser, (s)he is probably not that talented.
you can see his work here
You definitely don't have a weak chin, it's actually a little more prominent than is considered aesthetically 'ideal.' Your mentocervical angle (vertical measurement from between your eyes to chin) should form a right angle, but you can see in your side photographs that your chin protrudes further than what is ideal. Additionally if you look at the Rickett's E Line (nose tip to chin), the nose should protrude further than the chin, but in your case your chin protrudes further.
It does look like you may have a skeletal underbite. I'd get a consultation with a maxillofacial surgeon.
Tbh I think you’re right. Fillers a quite expensive and I’m not in dire need of injections. It would be different if I had super thin or unsymmetrical lips but it’s probably best to leave them alone.
Here’s a pic of my lips with dark liquid lipstick:
Also wanted to add that my ideal lips are not Kylie Jenner’s. I love the shape and size of Monica Bellucci or Bella Hadid’s lips.
Mine did the same thing! I agree with the other’s massaging advice. My surgeon also had me look into a compression strap like this from amazon
I’m a week post of from mine and a side sleeper as well. Hate sleeping on my back.
They will send you home in a compression sports bra but I recommend getting a few for backup as well. I got these
When it come to what you wear after surgery, you’re gonna want front closure things. So items that either zip up or button up in the front. There are a lot of pajama tops that button in the front. After a few days, I found I had enough mobility to put on/take off really loose tank tops (the ones with long “armpit holes” that are more like muscle tanks).
Sleeping on my back wasn’t too bad for the first few days because narcotics make you sleepy and your body is working on healing itself which is exhausting for it. However, I’m now starting to wake up super early in the morning because I want to roll over on my sides. Still too painful for that, I’m afraid. Squishing my boobs like that would not feel good.
I got a wedge pillow to help with sleeping (and watching TV in bed for the first day or two) and it has been a life saver. This is the one I got because it converts into like 7 different positions.
Lmao I actually measured my nasolabial angle before.
What I did was take a pic of my side profile and align lines onto the picture kind of like this.
I did get myself front zip sports bras like these ones from Amazon but I only wore them when the bra my surgeon gave me was in the wash, since he instructed me to wear that one 24/7 for a few weeks. I’m not 100% sure the size but I’m pretty sure I got medium, they’re stretchy and you want it to be a little tight/compressive
DYSILK 10 Pairs 6D Mink Eyelashes Faux Fluffy Wispy Natural False Eyelashes Long Thick Fake Eyelashes Handmade Reusable Dramatic Eyelashes Pack Makeup Lashes No Glue 10 Styles Mixed https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0832RBJB7/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_5HC9X1CS3VKC98P1AVY7?psc=1
Sooo I am about 2.5 weeks post rhino. Sleeping upright was rough but my surgeon told me after a few days that I could sleep on my back again. I was a little freaked out by this and I was worried about ruining my result so I bought this so I wouldn't accidentally sleep on my nose:
The pillow works great at keeping me from sleeping on my nose.
My nose was packed with splints and stuff and it sucked not breathing through the nose but the pain meds helped. Getting them pulled out was slightly uncomfortable but the feeling after was like a dopamine rush with being able to breathe. Good luck!! I was really worried about whether I was making the right choice for my rhinoseptoplasty but I am really happy I did it.
link - for what I use as remover. It is a decent size. I used it for a month and I am not even 3/4 of way through the bottle.
I used saline spray twice and I don't know what ointment. I tried to use lightening cream 2 weeks after surgery but usually I forget and my scar is red in color. Maybe if I was more consistent it would help but my doctor said the scar heals well.
i'm now 14 days post op, the 'after' shots were taken 10 days post op. i had extremely minimal swelling and bruising (only some yellow discoloration along my cheeks for a few days). my incisions stung for a couple days, but aside from that i had no pain. yawning/laughing was painful until the stitches came out. pineapple/mango juice, oral arnica, ice packs, and sleeping upright were my best friends (i'm still sleeping upright and drinking pineapple juice!).
cast/stitches removal was the worst part of recovery. it was fairly painful, especially removing the cast from around my bridge.
i bought this to hold my glasses up to protect my nose as it heals, since i can't see without glasses and i have yet to learn how to wear contacts. it works really well and is adjustable!!
My doc recommended 3M Micropore Surgical tape, what are you using? These are incredibly comfy as well but expensive a bit.
Mine stay sticky for like a month. I only take them off when I shower (water makes them not sticky anymore) or if I'm going to be sweating. I use these and cut them in half length wise
Just let them fall off on their own. By then, all the sticky residue will have gone away. I think I changed mine every 4-5 days or whenever they fell off. I also didn't use silicone sheets. I used these, that my surgeon supplied me with.
Yeah stay off your butt is the most important part of recovery. Get one of these for toilet time. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08WM3XPYD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Compared to a TT recovery is nothing.
I am having my TT/gyno/lipo out of state in October. I am also planning on staying 10 days. I was concerned about finding a way to sleep on an incline in a hotel, so I ordered this set of surgical pillows from Amazon. They’ve already arrived and look like a great solution. Might want to take a look.￼
I have only tried one, but I really like! The only things I would say is that you will need a cover/bedsheet to wrap it in; I sleep without a shirt mostly, and the material was very irritating.
Here is the Wedge I bought: Relax Support RS6 Wedge Pillow Whole Memory Foam 3-in-1 Technology Large Adjustable Bed Pillow for Reflux Reading Snoring Sleeping to Support Body Back Neck Legs Pregnancy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TC6LKMB/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_XKQG4YWKT5RF4HTTEH5W?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
For good measure (forgot to mention), but small & soft ice packs will help with swelling around the eyes! I bought these with my pillow: ICEWRAPS 4” Round Reusable Gel Ice Packs with Cloth Backing - Hot Cold Pack for Kids Injuries, Breastfeeding, Wisdom Teeth, First Aid - 5 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XM1JI48/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_78BWFJNJF11K1F4GDP2D?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Nope! Didn’t drive me crazy at all. You can either tape them to you forehead with medical tape OR get one of these nifty gadgets
I second this! I used this for most of my recovery and it was so much better than taping them to your forhead. I did get really annoyed by it by the end, though because of the constant pressure on my forhead plus you can't do anything with your hair. The other contraption I came up with was using a hair clip to a string which held my glasses, that tugged at my hair which was annoying but it gave me a break the tension around my head! You can also get a kind of nose guard which goes around your nose as well such as something like these
So it’s just lightweight medical tape likethis, and if you gently place it it won’t affect your final result. I’m surprised your doctor didn’t mention it but it’s fairly common :)here’s a video showing a sample of taping
i got this LED light therapy face mask on amazon over a year ago, and it’s really great for treating hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and a ton of other skin problems. you need to use it consistently to get nice results, but it’s so worth the cost and i’ve seen a major difference in my skin since i started using it. a lot of facialists/esthetician’s use LED light therapy after doing facials, and there’s lots of studies that concluded how beneficial using light therapy in your skincare routine is. i like to use mine at night once i’ve applied all my skincare products, especially after doing a sheet mask. here’s the link if you’re interested:
Phixnozar Memory Foam Travel... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TZF862W?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Get this! I toss and turn all night in bed and this is the only thing that kept me upright and didn’t make my neck ache!
I had the same issue, and had to tape my nose every night for the first 6 weeks. The only thing that would take it off is this:
Ferndale Laboratories 0513-04 Detachol Adhesive Remover with Dispenser Cap https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0031LH1WK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_9MXAPWMNZFHYW9HS5JGR?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Works like magic. Hope it helps!
Also I bought these sunglasses so I could go out in public without looking like someone had punched me in the face a couple of times. XD Ronsou Steampunk Style Round Vintage Polarized Sunglasses Retro Eyewear UV400 Protection Matel Frame https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MF77S8S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NQW1GJ91NWY432PNBW2P?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
So I started noticing a difference between week 2-3. Here’s a link for the roller I use ( rose quartz rollerand suction cups I use facial cupping set
Thanks for the suggestion! How does this one look? And did you keep it in the freezer?
Try this one. I bought it but was too scared to use it since my doctor insisted not to use anything. Each doctor is different.
BRABIC Women’s Front Closure Bra Post-Surgery Posture Corrector Shaper Tops with Breast Support
Before not much really. Get yourself a pregnancy pillow they are big body pillows that will help you from rolling on your back In your sleep. Obviously get a BBL pillow to sit on IF they do not provide you one. Also this thing works great for the bathroom. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08WM3XPYD?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
It will be painful first 4 days but after that it's just inconvenient and soreness. I too see a lot of anti BBL comments on this forum. No clue why. Yes they used to be very dangerous but I do not think it is anymore assuming a reputable surgeon
Boiron Arnica Montana 30C 3 Tubes (80 Pellets per Tube) Homeopathic Medicine for Pain Relief https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013JKW8Z2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_MXNFCKV3G3JR22RZ4G94?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is the one I used. I tried a different one and hated it. So sorry I didn’t link it directly. I’m not Reddit savvy but I’ll edit and add a hyperlink in a second.
Let me know if this is right: Primare-PrimaNasal-Elastic Nose Bandage Post Surgical Latex Free Seamless External Nasal Bandage with High Absorption Capacity for Nasal Secretions (White – 10 Pack One Size Fits All) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DDJBH6Z/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_C9G06T17BZDWVRRAV0HX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I keloid too and just had hip replacement surgery. I use this stuff linked below and and my scar is flat at about 4 months out. It is red/purple and I plan to get laser treatment for that. I'm also scheduled for MMO on May 5! So excited!
Oh dang. My SIL gave me her old one. It said Marena Recovery on the tag but it’s definitely a few years old and I don’t see it on their website. What about this one? M&D 0879 Post Surgery Stage 2 BBL Compression Garment Fajas Colombiana Post OP https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VWCMM8F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_Q6C9D353TJ3KXRNBCCZ6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I cut a slit in mine and it was okay, but then it started cutting into my skin. I agree, it is miserable. I just looked and found this one: https://www.amazon.com/MISS-MOLY-Compression-Liposuction-Shapewear/dp/B07V42S5FM
This front closing bra has been my holy grail post surgical bralette. I've ordered at least 15 and returned most!
By unsupported do you mean bra free? Definitely keep wearing a surgical bra at all times for at least 6 weeks. I'll probably keep wearing bralettes to sleep just because I want my boobs to stay nice and perky. I love this bra, it's super comfortable and has some compression to keep the girls in place.
I bought visors for the shower to protect the cast. https://www.amazon.com/Cocohoney-Disposable-Hairspray-Microblading-Extensions/dp/B089QWQXNG/ref=mp_s_a_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=microblading+visor&qid=1617326491&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&smid=A1RR66TSPLDUSR&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXV...
And I recommend stool softeners because the anesthesia will keep you backed up for a few days 🤷🏼♀️
I highly recommend getting a surgical bra that is more longline so the elastic doesn't hit the incision. You can also buy surgical pads (they gave me these post op, get the 4x6inch big ones) to put between you and the bra. I'm exactly 2 weeks post op and my surgical bra the Dr gave me was killing at the incisions, I've bought so many amazon bras and am returning most. Here are the ones im keeping that take the pain off the incision: one and two.
I had lots of lumps in the first couple months, but they're all gone now as the tissue softened, so I wouldn't worry too much. I heard a rolling massager (like this) helps a lot, but I wasn't diligent about using mine.
I used a faja with an ab board, and wearing a compression tank top/cami under everything helped a lot with the indents and rubbing. But, I have no idea if it actually helped... better safe than sorry though I guess!
Hi, what a thoughtful gift! Add some WoundVite stuff is amazing, it will help you recover even faster. It’s a super vitamin to help healing and may reduce scarring.
Hi, rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat clean. Use some WoundVite stuff is amazing, will help you recover faster. My plastic surgeon is a big,
It’s a super vitamin for healing,
recovery and to to prevent scarring.
Hi, rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat clean. Use some WoundVite stuff is amazing, will help you recover faster.
Don’t get stressed out and increase your cortisol levels....mediate and relax, you will be fine. Success rate is very high. Follow all the major recovery tips out there, plus eat healthy and clean after surgery. Take some WoundVite it helps you recover faster and can optimize your results. Best of luck!!