Health & Beauty
Going Under the Knife? Read This First!
Post-surgery women reveal the whole truth about the most popular plastic surgery procedures -- from (ow!) recovery to (omg!) results
Average cost: $7,875
Procedure time: 2-6 hours
Recovery time: 4-6 weeks for most
The Wow: Women couldn't wait to show off their new bodies. Literally. "The freedom you feel after the belly is gone is unbelievable. Seriously, my boyfriend keeps laughing at me cause I'm naked so much." Others discuss the improvements this has had on their inner beauty. "I still feel beautiful because I know that my worth isn't in a flat belly and I feel a million times better than before," one woman notes.
The Ow: Prepare yourself for epic swelling. "When I read others' swelling stories, I [could] barely tell they are swollen. Well ... now I know what they are talking about, my waist is gone and I look like a rectangle," one woman admits. "You've seen Violet Beauregard swell into a blueberry, but you've probably never really thought about how Violet FELT as her abdomen and torso began to swell with blueberry juice. Today, I thought about it. More than that, I felt it." Also keep in mind that you won't be able to stand up straight for the first two weeks. "Coughing sucks," one woman posts in her first post-op review.
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