@ppl who are getting top surgery
I’m not going to make a long masterpost of dos and don'ts about post-op care for top surgery, there’s plenty of those, but I will say this:
BUY LIQUID VITAMIN E.
it’s not that expensive, you can find it bottled in the beauty department or in capsules by the vitamins.
What does it do? It softens your skin. After surgery, your skin is pulled extremely tight, painfully so, even a week after I couldn’t raise my arms very high because it pulled at the incisions. It prevents stretch marks, softens your skin, and helps reduce scarring
I finally got some today and it was instant relief, it’s just a thick oil and you can put on drops or puncture capsules to cover your skin in it, this is the most pain-free I’ve been since before the surgery
So just, if you’re getting that (or really any surgery that’ll result in really tight stitches or incisions), get some vitamin E