Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Liposuction Recovery Program in San Diego

Plastic Surgery Recovery Program 


Ditch the Itch! B Vitamins and Nerves after Plastic Surgery Liposuction

Itchiness is a complaint I hear frequently from my clients recovering from plastic surgery, especially liposuction. This is due to nerve regeneration after surgery. 

Turkish researchers from Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University state “vitamin B complex helps to alleviate degeneration in the nervous system and . . . these vitamins, in particular vitamin B12, exhibit important roles in various biological events to maintain normal neural functions” and found that “tissue levels of vitamin B complex and vitamin B12 vary with progression of crush-induced peripheral nerve injury, and supplementation of these vitamins in the acute period may be beneficial for acceleration of nerve regeneration” (Altun and Kurutaş 2016). Foods rich in B6 include bananas, chicken, oats, peanuts and soybeans. 

The Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Pecans and Cacao Nibs recipe from the Southern California Plastic Surgery Cookbook would be an easy and tasty way to add oats to breakfast. 

2-3 servings

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 8 hours


1 cup pureed pumpkin

1 cup organic slow cook oatmeal, dry

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

¼ cup chopped pecans

1 tablespoon cacao nibs


In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, oats, chia seeds, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup, and almond milk. Stir well to combine, cover, and store in your fridge overnight or until set.

Divide into serving dishes, top with pecans and cacao nibs.

Altun, I., & Kurutaş, E. B. (2016). Vitamin B complex and vitamin B12 levels after peripheral nerve injury. Neural regeneration research, 11(5), 842–845. doi:10.4103/1673-5374.177150 Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4904479/

Southern California Plastic Surgery Cookbook and Plastic Surgery Recovery Handbook are available in paperback on Amazon. 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

 I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and lymphatic massage therapist. I help people reduce swelling after plastic surgery procedures including abdominoplasty, brazilian butt lift and liposuction. One of the biggest ‘rules’ I see clients following is the belief that they have to do crunches to develop their core. Trouble is, people should not put weight on their butt in the first months after a brazilian butt lift, which means they are putting off exercise for longer than they should. The good news is that the core is more than just the rectus abdominis! There are plenty of core strength exercises that can be performed, including planks, side bends, standing bicycle crunches and standing twists that work all the muscles of the core. 


Pre-surgery workout video: https://youtu.be/aDRoncQw6Rc

My post-liposuction, tummy tuck and BBL workouts are here: https://plasticsurgeryrecoverymassage.teachable.com/p/six-minute-faja-workout

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Get Better Sleep Before and After Plastic Surgery with Guided Meditation

 Get Better Sleep Before and After Plastic Surgery with Guided Meditation

I am a MMI Certified Meditation Teacher and a lymphatic massage therapist. My clients experience anxiety and sleeplessness before their plastic surgery because they are worried about their upcoming procedure. I provide them with a free guided body scan meditation to help them sleep. 

Hubbling et al. (2014) found that in subjects with chronic insomnia, "the body scan was identified as an effective tool to enable falling asleep faster" and "eliminate the “chatter” or mind-racing that previously impeded falling asleep at night."

Why is this important? Su & Wang (2018) state that “sleep disturbances frequently occur in patients after surgery, and its occurrence is harmful for postoperative recovery” and that “development of sleep disturbances produces harmful effects on postoperative patients ... increased sensitivity to pain ... and poorer recovery.”

Read the study ‘How mindfulness changed my sleep: focus groups with chronic insomnia patients’ here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3927626/

Read the study ‘Improve postoperative sleep: what can we do?’ here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5768217/

Guided Meditation before Surgery https://youtu.be/r_TAnv_grkI

Listen to all the Free Guided Meditations for before and after plastic surgery here: https://plasticsurgeryrecoverymassage.teachable.com/p/guided-meditations 

Monday, August 17, 2020

The OFFICIAL Liposuction BBL Round One and Done recipe for success

 The OFFICIAL Round One and Done recipe for success.

Hello, my name is Kathleen Lisson. I help people after plastic surgery operations including iposuction, lipo 360, body sculpting, tummy tuck, mommy makeover and brazilian butt lift to reduce swelling and fibrosis with lymphatic massage and fibrosis massage.

The vast majority of my clients are NOT going to have a round two. The have ONE chance to make the most of their Lipo 360 and BBL.

Here is the advice I give them.

Step 1 - Prepare your body for surgery
Reduce Stress: guided meditations that will help you reduce stress and anxiety before and after plastic surgery.

Step 2 - Recover ASAP after surgery (reducing swelling faster will help with loose skin):

Lymphatic massages from an experienced professional.
Make sure your compression garment isn't bunching or giving you faja burn.

All the advice your surgeon didn't have time to tell you are in the Plastic Surgery Recovery Handbook. Available in paperback and kindle https://amzn.to/3fGl5vf
Make sure your compression garment fits correctly and use foam https://youtu.be/h4HR5_OlPe0
How to workout safely after plastic surgery to make your waist look smaller and butt look bigger WITHOUT losing fat https://plasticsurgeryrecoverymassage.teachable.com/p/six-minute-faja-workout

Friday, May 1, 2020

Packing for Plastic Surgery Overseas

If you miss it, here are two resources:

My choices for your plastic surgery recovery shopping list - help after liposuction, brazilian butt lift, tummy tuck and facelift. Help reducing swelling and fibrosis!

Free online class I share with my lymphatic massage clients with a prinatble shopping list:

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Liposuction Recovery Program in San Diego

Plastic Surgery Recovery Program