Maria Redmond: One Week Post Surgery

November 1, 2016

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It’s been one week since Maria’s breast reduction surgery and she’s been recovering at home. This week, she is off all of her medication, but is still feeling great and is looking forward to having her stitches removed.

In her fifth video diary for The Avoca Clinic, Maria brings us up to date on her recuperation and lets us know what beauty products have been her ‘little saviours’, throughout the recovery.


One Week Post Breast Reduction Surgery


Video Summary

Despite feeling fine, Maria is glad she took the recommended time off work, as she finds herself getting tired very quickly. While she may be physically able to work, she knows she wouldn’t have been able to focus properly.

Must-Have Beauty Products

There’s no doubt that Maria’s family and friends have been a huge help during her recovery. Her housemates have even washed her hair, but there have been a couple of ‘little saviours’, that have ensured Maria always felt refreshed after surgery – namely dry shampoo and baby wipes.

Because Maria still has her stitches in, she can’t have a full-body shower and is relying on other means to keep freshened up. She jokes that she’s really looking forward to having her post-surgery shower.

Even though Maria is off all her medication she sometimes takes a couple of paracetamol before going to bed, which aid her night’s sleep. It’s when she’s in bed that Maria feels a bit tender and sore but apart from that everything is going as normal. She’s still drinking lots of water to help keep her body hydrated and support her recovery.

Energy Levels

Maria is very complimentary towards her support bra, it’s so comfortable she says, you don’t even know you’re wearing it. The extra support has allowed her to be more mobile, as she’s been able to go for little walks and meet her friends.

Unfortunately, this has resulted in Maria having reduced-energy levels. She thinks she may have overdone it a little bit and adds that you’re not as strong as you think you are after surgery.

Apart from moments of low-energy, Maria is still very happy with the results and is enjoying watching her breasts recover. In a few days, she’ll visit The Avoca Clinic for her two-week check-up and have her stitches removed.


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