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Advocating For Yourself After Plastic Surgery!

by Tai Brown • Taime out Massage Owner

Plastic surgery is no joke, and neither is advocating for yourself after undergoing a procedure. Whether you've had a BBL, a facelift, or a mommy makeover, it's important to speak up if something doesn't feel right.

Here are some tips for advocating for yourself after plastic surgery:

1. Don't be shy about speaking up:

This is your body we're talking about here! If something feels off, don't be afraid to voice your concerns. If your nose looks more like a pig snout than the elegant ski slope you were hoping for, speak up! If your new boobs are lopsided, speak up! It's better to address any issues as soon as possible rather than letting them linger and potentially worsen.

2. Take pictures:

No, not for Instagram! Take pictures of your face or body before and after the surgery. This will help you keep track of any changes, and it will also be a helpful visual aid when you're explaining your concerns to your surgeon.

3. Be specific:

When talking to your surgeon, be as specific as possible about what's bothering you. Don't just say "I don't like my hips." Instead, say something like "I feel like my hips are too wide and it's throwing off the balance of my balance." The more specific you are, the easier it will be for your surgeon to understand what needs to be addressed.

4. Don't be afraid to ask questions:

Your surgeon is there to help you, so don't be afraid to ask questions if you're unsure about something. Whether it's about the recovery process or what to expect in the coming weeks, your surgeon should be happy to answer any questions you have.

5. Lock eyes:

Not in seduction! Make eye contact when talking to healthcare professionals to ensure you have their undivided attention.

6. Don't panic:

It's natural to feel anxious or upset if something doesn't feel right after the surgery. However, it's important to stay calm and not panic. Take a deep breath, collect your thoughts, and then calmly explain your concerns to your surgeon.

7. Follow through:

Make sure to follow through AND follow up with professionals. Set a designated time with your point of contact for them to get back to you AND IF THEY DONT remember to contact them (be nice! It’ll get you further).

8. Remember that you're not alone:

If you're feeling overwhelmed or unsure about how to advocate for yourself, remember that you're not alone. There are countless other people who have been through plastic surgery and had to speak up for themselves. Don't be afraid to reach out to support groups or online forums for advice and guidance.

Advocating for yourself after plastic surgery is no laughing matter, but a little humor can certainly help lighten the mood. If all else fails, reach out to a client advocacy group. We work with “Voices of Beauty”.

About the author

International massage therapist who’s career has evolved from sports massage, to oncology massage, to leading the industry in postOperative care and body contouring, specifically pertaining to plastic surgery. Tai is the owner of Taime out Massage Studios and a Tributo partner.