Planning to get some cosmetic work done?

You’re going to want to read this FIRST!

by Tai Brown • Taime out Massage Owner

There are 8 Phases to planning a successful Cosmetic Self Love journey:

PHASE 1: Picking a procedure and a surgeon

PHASE 2: Budgeting

PHASE 3: Labs & Clearances

PHASE 4: Accommodations & Care

PHASE 5: Supplies & Prep

PHASE 6: Lifestyle changes

PHASE 7: The actual Sx & The first week after

PHASE 8: Maintenance

Each phase allows you to fully plan for your upcoming procedure, without skipping over crucial details. Often times when we speak with dolls after their procedure, they comment on how much they thought they were prepared for the procedure, but started finding out a lot of key components after the fact. By breaking your journey down into smaller segments, it allows you to cover more research surface areas, offering a greater chance of lasting results.

Research delves further than spending time in Facebook groups. And while you can set aside time to research, the depth and quality of your research has to be robust enough to encompass aspects of your surgery that may not be readily available. Under-researching and under budgeting are the two most common mistakes people make when seeking to use cosmetic approaches to chase their body goals.

HERE’S 8 TIPS WE AT TRIBUTO GIVE OUR CLIENTS WHEN THEY ARE PLANNING OUT THEIR COSMETIC SELF LOVE JOURNEYS:

1. Schedule a PreOp consultation with a surgery expert or consultant. Surgery centers and coordinators deal with a lot of people and provide general information that can be circulated easily without having to change it around too much. Speaking with an Sx Surgery Expert will give you customized planning directives for your procedure, your body type, your age and demographic, as well as your budget.

2. Save 45% of your procedure + the cost of your procedure. Most people under budget and only save enough for the large upfront expenses associated with the surgery such as their flights, their surgery cost, and their recovery home but forget about saving for quality compressive garments and Fajas, their ongoing massages, healthy food tends to cost more, time off from work, & the cost to. Replenish supplies.

3. You are going to need post-operative treatments and massages. Like, a lot of them. We usually suggest to start off with one a day, every day for the first week. And then drop down to two a week for 5 weeks, then 1 a week for two weeks. And then one every other week for a month. After that, you can reassess to see if you like to transition into CSL Therapy maintenance appointments or Body Contouring.

4. Focus on being healthy inside to allow the results of a healthy body to manifest on the outside. There aren’t any true shortcuts to beauty— it has to be earned. Take the time to earn your beauty. Focus on getting closer to your ideal body weight, drinking more water, getting more sleep, and making healthier food choices.

6. Fact-check everything you learn [especially on social media platforms] with science. Ask questions that explain the why and if something doesn’t seem right, get a second opinion. When you see red flags, it isn’t a theme park, lol.

7. Plan to scale your compression garments, slowly increasing your compression range every few weeks. Which also means: you are going to need more than one garment. You can research quality faja and accessories at fajastributo.com.

Suggested Tributo garments

1001 Thin Straps - Custom Colombian Faja from $225.00
 Description Stylize the abdomen, waist, and legs, and lift the buttocks. Abdominal reinforcement for greater control of the abdomen. 6 Rods, Corset effect. The option with waist Trainer is built with latex in the waist area. Great to use after Lipo 360, Tummy tuck, and BBL Remember that 1001 thin straps is a style with low support on the upper back. Use Ideal for you to wear with dresses or necklines! Choose Extra High compression when you are in stage 3 (2-3Months Post-op) or if you feel that you are able to handle the extra compression, normally when you have experience with garments. These fajas are built with waist trainers and have rods and latex, which increase highly the level of compression.  Choose High Compression When you are in stage 2 (Around four weeks post-op) and your incisions are completely closed. These fajas have rods. Use for post-surgical, in shaping treatments, or for maintenance Specification Special gauge wires, resistant to washing and use. Soft lycra lining on skin contact. Four-position clasps
1004 Thick Straps or Sleeves - Custom Colombian Faja from $215.00
Client Review Description Its total back coverage helps to improve posture avoiding lumbar pain. Free bust Sisa high giving adjustment to this area. Ergonomic on shoulders Stylize the abdomen, waist, and legs, and lift the buttocks. Abdominal reinforcement Use This faja is ideal for post-surgery and daily use. Highly recommended in Post-operative, molding, and maintenance. Choose Extra High compression when you are in stage 3 (2-3Months Post-op) or if you feel that you are able to handle the extra compression, normally when you have experience with garments. These fajas are built with waist trainers and have rods and latex, which increase highly the level of compression.  Choose High Compression When you are in stage 2 (Around four weeks post-op) and your incisions are completely closed. These fajas have rods. Use for post-surgical after BBL Lipo 360Tummy tuck, Mommy Makeover, in shaping treatments, or for maintenance Specification Four-position clasps/clasp with internal clasp. Soft lycra lining on skin contact. Highly recommended in Postoperative, post-delivery, molding, and maintenance. All its supplies are of the highest quality which makes it a resistant garment.
1017 Thin Strap With Bra Custom Colombian faja from $240.00
 Description MID Back coverage helps to improve posture avoiding lumbar pain. Ergonomic on shoulders 6 Roads, Corset effects Stylize abdomen, waist, legs. Lift the buttocks. Abdominal reinforcement Extra-High compression. Four-position hooks Use Highly recommended in Post-operative, molding, and maintenance. Choose Extra High compression when you are in stage 3 (2-3Months Post-op) or if you feel that you are able to handle the extra compression, normally when you have experience with garments. These fajas are built with waist trainers and have rods and latex, which increase highly the level of compression.  Choose High Compression When you are in stage 2 (Around four weeks post-op) and your incisions are completely closed. These fajas have rods. Specification Soft lycra lining on skin contact. All its supplies are of the highest quality making it a resistant garment. Preformed Lycra cup with reinforcement for better last of the bust. We tried to show the pictures as accurately as possible with the color, but some small differences could appear with the real one, depending on the screen you are using it. 

Suggested Tributo Accessories

Deluxe Belly Button Shaper silicone plug $30.00
Description Help to recover the natural look of the belly button and heal correctly after Liposuction, abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck), or umbilical hernia repair navel closure The conic design was developed to act as an ergonomic wall that shapers the navel, and the soft texture is gentle with the skin allowing it to use for long periods of time. It is made of medical silicone. It is hypoallergenic and non-toxic. The luxury packaging keeps it dry, and it takes care of humidity. Use Recommended using under a faja, after 3 weeks post-op when incisions are completely closed. Use it daily and progressively from 4 to 6 hours increasing 1 hour per day, when reaching 10 hours let the skin rest for at least 1 hour. Use for at least 6 months until the body inflammation ceases. Place the Belly Button shaper at the navel area, placing the thinnest part of the cone first. Wash it only with water, avoid the use of soaps and air dry naturally before using it Remove before showering. If you need to apply body lotion, wait until this is completely absorbed, Clean your belly button before using the pin to avoid the spread of germ  We recommend: Using your Deluxe Belly Button with surgical tape to keep it in place.  Precautions Do not use it if you have open wounds If a rash or irritation appears, suspend  the use of the belly button pin until it disappears completely Do not use Belly Button Shaper if you are allergic to silicone Clean the umbilical region and navel plug at least once a day. Do not use cloths or cloths to dry Use according to surgeon advice. Don’t use it while doing exercise, because the sweat and friction can irritate the skin If you are exposed to high temperatures use it for shorter periods, no longer than 2 hours keeping breaks of half an hour
Ab Board Butterfly $35.00
Long and Short torso Our design is developed for a long torso and for a short torso. Look at the video to know how to measure for select your correct size Description Ergonomic design that adapts to cover the necessary parts of the abdominal area that need compression.  It doesn't cover your ribs or Hip bones High-tech materials.  It would help to improve your posture and accelerate the adherence of the skin.  It helps to heal after your surgery.  It goes up until the abdominal part of the abdominal wall. Review How to wear your Tributo Ab Board Video Specifications Our experience, get us to develop products that follow high medical standards, we have base our new design in the anatomy of the women's body, to offer and game-changer ab board.  The colors available are from the cover of the board.  Return policy Ab Boards are not returnable or refundable. 
Extender With 4 Rows of Hooks $20.00
  This extender has four rows of hooks SHORT (22 hooks)----- For our Fajas WITHOUT BRA (1001 - 1002 - 1004) LONG (27 hooks) ------ For our Fajas WITH BRA built-in (1007 - 1017) If you are buying the extender for a garment that you already have, count how many hooks your garment has from bottom to top. Please write in the notes the amounts hooks that it has so, we can send you an extender with the same length.  

About the author

TAI BROWN

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.

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