Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Plastic Surgery Recovery Shopping List

What to Buy for Plastic Surgery Recovery

How to Recover from Plastic Surgery

by Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT

I had reconstructive surgery on my cheekbone after a skiing accident 8 years ago and I remember how completely unprepared I was to care for myself after I was discharged from the hospital. I did all the right things with my going-to-the-hospital bag, but I didn’t realize how completely out of it I would be in the days after the surgery. I was recovering alone in my apartment and ended up surviving on several bottles of Ensure. To this day I still won’t drink the stuff.

You can do better than I did! Here are some links to cosmetic surgery patients’ guides to preparing to recover after plastic surgery:

Supplies You Need After Tummy Tuck Surgery -

Pre/post op stuff to buy and tips to prepare for your surgery/recovery! -

La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre’s Plastic Surgery Recovery Tips:

Dr. Tarick Smiley offers a shopping list for abdominoplasty / tummy tuck clients:

About Kathleen Lisson

As a Board Certified massage therapist, with advanced training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, I help women and men in the San Diego area reduce the tight, full, heavy feeling that comes with swelling after facelifts, tummy tucks, liposuction and other plastic surgery operations. To schedule a treatment, please visit


  1. I know plastic surgery, especially rhinoplasty surgery can be hard to overcome :) Keep up your awesome posts, Kathleen!

  2. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. Charlotte Top facial plastic surgeon

  3. Hi there. Loose skin comes in many degrees. Pregnancy leaves many with lax skin and abdominal wall muscles. Dieting and exercise will just not tone the skin. Check out the link to know more about Tummy Tuck in the Philippines . Have a nice one!


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