One of the fun experiences for patients who have healed from their tummy tucks is going shopping for lingerie. If you’re planning an abdominoplasty, you can probably relate to this experience. With a flabby, saggy belly lingerie shopping probably hasn’t been much fun in the past. Looking at your pre-op reflection in the dressing room mirror can be downright disheartening if you don’t like the way your mid-section looks. Once you have a flat stomach, your curves will look better than ever and it can be pretty thrilling to buy new lingerie. Taking your boyfriend or husband along can add to the adventure.
When to Shop
If you’re planning to have your abdominoplasty procedure performed soon, you may be eager to go shopping even before your operation. That’s not the best idea because you won’t know what your figure will truly look like until you have completely healed. Part of the recovery process after this operation includes wearing compression garments and allowing fluids to drain. You won’t be able to get the full effect until healing has taken place. Tummy tucks take a couple of months to completely recover from.
Who to Bring
It’s fun to bring a friend or partner who will share in your celebration of buying lingerie after your tummy tucks have healed. You can either bring them into the dressing room with you or model the lingerie for them. Often, lingerie shops have comfortable seating for companions of shoppers. Some boutiques offer champagne or wine. During your shopping spree, you might want to look at negligees, teddies, and other slinky items. After your surgery, all of these garments will look more flattering than ever before.
Where to Shop
Although you can find reasonably priced lingerie at chain stores and discount outlets, it’s a treat to shop at the fancy boutiques, at least initially. Buying your first slinky undergarments after your tummy tucks have healed should be the party that it is. After the initial celebratory shopping event, then you can go to the discount places but treat yourself to a pretty setting that carries lacy undergarments in every color of the rainbow. Bring your friend, sip your champagne, and enjoy your new figure.
After tummy tucks, buying lingerie can be fun for the first time. Looking in the mirror at your flat-bellied reflection and having your friend or partner along for the ride will be something you’ll always remember. This might be the first time that you truly love the way your body looks in lace.