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Occupying Your Time While Recovering

Recovery time following a cosmetic procedure is never anyone’s favorite way to pass the time, especially after a more involved surgery like a tummy tuck. Denver locals are especially restless, given our reputation for living in one of the most physically active cities in the country. If you’re worried about recovery times giving you cabin fever, here are a few tips for easing the potential boredom of the recovery process.

Entertainment Catch-Up

There’s no time like the present to start cleaning out that Netflix queue. Check out last year’s Oscar winners, or start a foreign movie marathon. If you feel up to it, you can invite friends and family over for some socializing at the same time. Alternatively, hit the local library before your surgery and load up on some new fiction. Entertaining yourself is a great way to help recovery hours go faster.


With more and more jobs in the online realm, there’s no reason why you can’t do a bit of work while you recover. Your body may not be up to your normal physical commute, but your mind should be as sharp as ever. Even if you’ll be stuck in bed after a tummy tuck, see if your employer will offer some form of work you can catch up on at home. As an added bonus, this means you won’t be overwhelmed when you do return to the office.

Quality Time

There’s never a better time to reconnect with the folks at home than during your healing time. Finally, you’ll be able to listen to the kids tell you about their day without having to rush off and make dinner. Try to relax and enjoy it. There aren’t many times in your life where you can take time to smell the roses, but this is definitely one of them.

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