Emotional Consent and Emotional Intelligence in Cosmetic Surgery
Recovery is a process
You've had surgery! You need time to get over the general anaesthetic and you need time to allow your body to heal. You may feel grumpy, miserable or even depressed. Is this normal? Is this disappointment or the hangover of general anaesthetic? How do you know what you feel and why? You are being asked to relax to allow healing to occur. What if you are not able to rest and relax. Here are some useful hints and tips:
Sleep, relax, eat and drink. Remember to take any medicine prescribed and change any dressings. If you are worried, phone your surgeon straight away and get medical advice. Remind yourself that resting is part of being a well-informed patient and pretty soon you will be back up to speed.
Uncertainty is an uncomfortable place to be in and there might be some uncertainty during your recovery. Now is the time to write down those thoughts or contact us... or both
Send us your experience. You can do this by recording your experience with a voice recorder and sending it to us. This is a particularly good way to share your experience with others and repay those who shared their experience with you.
We are online
Send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Being alone with post-op anxiety may make it feel worse. If you have kept your surgery a secret - you do not need to feel alone. We will keep your details private and confidential.
It's easy to wake up in a panic after surgery. Panic and anxiety may go on for a while. You may feel terrible. You may be in pain. You may wonder what on earth you have done to yourself. We hope to have 24 hour helplines available soon but in the meantime, please fill out our Contact Form and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
More often than not, panic is just an after effect of surgery. It is helpful to remember that results will not be seen immediately after surgery. It can take as much as six months to see the final results and patience is important.
Men may be from Mars and Women from Venus but don't let that stop you from learning how to communicate effectively at your post-op consultation.
At present we are not displaying any 'before' or 'after' galleries of 'good' or 'bad' surgery. If you would like to see that or subscribe to that, please let us know.