Summary: Wondering what Cardi B teaches us about plastic surgery recovery? To a certain extent, we can learn from her experiences. She’s recently been forced to postpone several shows in order to give herself time to recover from plastic surgery procedures. Your recovery period is incredibly important to preserving your comfort and protecting your results.
Here’s What Cardi B Teaches Us About Plastic Surgery Recovery
As you may have read, Cardi B has had to postpone several concert dates while she recovers from plastic surgery. Now, if you’ve seen those headlines, you might have had questions. Isn’t plastic surgery elective? So wouldn’t Cardi B have known she was going to go under the knife? Therefore, couldn’t she have planned accordingly?
Well, yes and no. The reason Cardi B is postponing shows has more to do with her recovery than her initial procedure. Indeed, Cardi B teaches us about plastic surgery recovery in a very real way. The lesson we can take away from her experiences is pretty simple: don’t rush it.
Modern surgeons have become quite adept at minimizing discomfort after a plastic surgery procedure. Some surgeons even report that some of their breast augmentation patients have gone out dancing the night after their procedure. The problem is that ignoring your recovery instruction is a monumentally bad idea. You should always listen to your surgeon about what activities can and cannot be performed after your procedure. (We should point out that this article is not intended as medical advice–we’re here for entertainment purposes only.)
What Happened to Cardi B?
First, let’s talk about what the news is reporting concerning Cardi B. The musician recently admitted undergoing two separate plastic surgery procedures: liposuction and breast augmentation. The breast augmentation, Cardi B said, was in response to changes in her body after having given birth. This is exceptionally common among women who have had children–or simply who notice their bodies changing with age.
It was during one show in particular that Cardi B mentioned her liposuction. She followed that by saying that she should have canceled the show–that her recovery was not complete and her dancing and moving around might jeopardize her results.
And, it turns out, that’s kind of true. It turns out that, according to reports, Cardi B rushed her recovery in several ways–eager to keep her fans happy and not cancel any shows. Cardi B isn’t necessarily alone in this. Everyone is eager to get back to their daily life, to show off their results, and to get back to their normal routines. But it’s incredibly important to take the required time for your recovery–otherwise you could find yourself in a position where you’re having setbacks.
What Happens During Recovery
There are some people who, understandably, think that when they don’t feel any more discomfort, they can resume all of their normal activities–from cooking dinner (reasonable) to vigorous exercise (less reasonable). In some ways, that seems logical. After all, discomfort is your body telling you something’s wrong. So it seems logical to assume that a lack of discomfort means that everything is just fine.
Unfortunately, that’s not exactly the way things always work out. First and foremost, medications may diminish the discomfort you’re feeling. That’s on purpose! Managing pain after surgery is something plastic surgeons have become quite good at. It’s gotten to the point where some patients don’t feel any discomfort (though that’s not exactly the norm).
But that doesn’t mean the body isn’t healing during that time. Recovery is all about giving your body time to mend itself–to put itself back together in just the right ways. It’s also about managing your body’s natural responses to trauma: namely, swelling and bruising. It’s vital to keep swelling controlled, otherwise it might compromise your results. And you’d have to go through the process all over again to get the results you want!
Listen to Your Surgeon
On the plus side, you’ll likely have several follow up appointments with your surgeon after your procedure–whatever that procedure is. During these follow up appointments, your surgeon will assess your progress. And you’ll be able to ask any and all questions you might have about what activities are allowed and which ones you should probably avoid.
After all, you and your surgeon have mostly the same goals at this point: ensure that your body is healing as quickly as possible and that your results are, more or less, safeguarded. If you have questions about your plastic surgery recovery you can usually ask at any time–either during your consultation or during your follow up care.
It’s important that you know what’s coming, so you can plan accordingly. Cardi B, for example, may have had plenty of plans–and sometimes life gets in the way. Either way, it’s important for your recovery to go as smoothly as possible.
About the Author: Dan Voltz has been writing about cosmetic and plastic surgery for over four years. This article was written in conjunction with the staff at Clear Lake Plastic Surgery, near Houston, TX.