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Phase8: dog ears

Phase8: dog ears

The term ‘dog ears’ refers to the skin or tissue protruding from the ends of a closed incision and is a potential side effect of skin-tightening procedures such as a tummy tuck. In surgery, dog ears are a common and sometimes unavoidable result following wound closure. In fact, I would guess that as many as twenty percent of all individuals…

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Phase6: planning to overcome the “The Sx Blues” (postOp depression)

Phase6: planning to overcome the “The Sx Blues” (postOp depression)

How to Cope with Post-Surgery Blues While feelings of mild depression, anxiety, and/or uncertainty post-surgery are unpredictable, there are measures patients can take to reduce their likelihood. Communicating with your plastic surgeon — both before and after a cosmetic procedure — is key. Considering the following advice could also foster a smoother recovery. 1. EDUCATE YOURSELF Learn as much as…

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Phase7: postOp depression

Phase7: postOp depression

During the healing process, it’s common for patients to feel uncertainty, doubt, and even regret about their cosmetic procedure. Tbh? Literally EVERYONE goes through it. For some it lasts a day. Others a week. Others even a few months or it may come and go as their bodies change. Cosmetic/Plastic surgery can cause a whirlwind of emotions, especially during the…

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Phase7: the tape method

Phase7: the tape method

Let’s talk KT Tape! The tape method isnt anything fancy or new. KT tape stands for Kinesio Tape. Used by… yep you guessed it, Kinesiologists (im joking most people have no idea what those are lol). Kinesiologists are science based people who study Kinetics (movement) specifically in the body. I went to University of Maryland and have two undergrads &…

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Phase7: vomiting after Sx

Phase7: vomiting after Sx

—————————————- Unfortunately, getting sick after anesthesia is extremely common. In fact, one in three patients suffer from post-op nausea and vomiting (or PONV). If you’re someone who gets sick after anesthesia, you know just how frustrating it can be to wake up from surgery nauseous and vomiting—especially when all you want to do is get discharged and head home for…

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phase7: what to expect (preOp to postOp)

phase7: what to expect (preOp to postOp)

What to do after you land: a play-by-play after arriving for preOp (this is for surgery ctrs only) ——————- PreOp: ——————- ? this is where you sign all of the legal docs. Most places will take your vitals, have you pee in a cup, and some places will draw your blood ? you’ll be given a surgery time; plan to…

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Having sex after Plastic Surgery

Having sex after Plastic Surgery

(#phase8: maintenance) A motivating factor for many people is a desire to feel sexier than ever, but how long will Sx get in the way of your sex life? Winter nights can get awfully cold, so let’s talk about how soon after Sx you can warm up with your partner again. Sx is surgical procedure, so you will need some…

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Phase8: stitches

Phase8: stitches

#SxFunFact: stitches don’t actually fully dissolve. At least not outside of the body they dont. Stitches are usually apart of any surgery but rarely are clients informed of what to expect from them, what theyre made of, or how to care for them. #Dissolvablestitches are made from natural materials, such as processed #collagen (animal intestines), #silk and #hair, as well…

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Sniffing alcohol can ward off nausea and lightheadedness

Sniffing alcohol can ward off nausea and lightheadedness

The use of isopropyl alcohol pads to treat nausea has mainly been used for postoperative nausea and vomiting related to inhalational anesthesics. In this setting, isopropyl alcohol has shown promise in reducing the need for additional conventional intravenous medications to treat ongoing nausea. “We love it when we find a cheap, easy and fast way to bring relief to our…

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5 flat belly drinks

5 flat belly drinks

Holiday indulgences, lapsed gym memberships, and the perils of the office vending machine. These are just three of the many obstacles standing between you and the flat belly you’ve been dreaming of. Of course, you know that there are a few changes you can make to your lifestyle in order to finally see those toned, flat abs. Portion control, clean…

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Texting can lead to vertebral issues and an alignment

Texting can lead to vertebral issues and an alignment

#TaimeOutTip: There are two things I can tell about you right now. Most likely you are reading this article on your smart-phone or on your #computer, and your posture is not the best while you are doing so. Am I right? Your #head is tilted, your #shoulders are rounded and your spine is not upright. Third poor posture is called…

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Men, here’s a tip for better posture

#TaimeOutTip: (i know @vitalityhealthandwellness approves of this!) When it comes to your wallet, size matters. Carrying a big, fat wad of cash in your pocket can mean major trouble for your back. It’s the go-to spot for stowing your stuff, but sitting on a pile of cards, bills, and coins could put stress on your hip joint and lower back. Let’s…

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