Since I get so many e-mails about this unique surgery, I decided I’d do what I do best & lay it all on the line for you with a little video.
If you remember I was actually SWOLLEN AF for like two years. Ya, two years.
It screws with you- it’s something I haven’t really talked about but I thought it was important to share a peek behind the curtain of what was really happening. I’m finally in a place where I’m ready to open up & share the BTS with you.
Hopefully this helps anyone who’s been through a traumatic surgery. What I went through has definitely made me a more resilient person, HOWEVER it was not fun.
MICHAEL SAID IF HE HEARS THE WORD JAW ONE MORE TIME WE MAY DIVORCE.
But seriously, I am sick of it too. Such a drag.
So basically as you guys know, I had double jaw surgery about 4-ish years ago. Well, recently I realized that my lymphatic system in my face wasn’t draining properly- this was causing me to swell up like a balloon any time I stepped on a plane, traveled to higher altitude, &/or drank too much alcohol. Even salt! Like forget it- one too many grams of salt & I was immediately Fat Bastard.
I was over it. Personally, I became convinced that the reason I was swelling so much was because of the screws & plates in my face. I mean it can’t be GOOD for you to have metal in your face blocking your flow. My acupuncturist told me this too- he said the screws/plates from double jaw surgery were …
If you read this post you guys know I had surgery.
Well, actually totally transparency: MAJOR surgery.
Firstly, I’ve had 3 surgical procedures in my life: appendectomy ( my mom thought I had the flu…turned out my appendix ruptured & went gangrene in high school. Hurt like a bitch ), a boob job ( circa 2005. If you guys want a full blog post on this I’m happy to do one— lmk below ), & my wisdom teeth pulled ( but who hasn’t? ).
I feel like although the appendix was tough, nothing was as gnarly as my fourth surgery: jaw corrective surgery.
Let me start from the beginning.
Surprisingly I’m a very private person in many ways. When you’re a blogger you sort of get to choose what you want to share & what’s off limits. As my blog years have gone on though, I’ve become a bit more open ( maybe that’s age too? ). Anyway the reason I decided to share my surgery experience is because maybe, hopefully it will help someone out there who’s going through something similar. In fact, if you guys are interested, I’ll …
As you guys know, I have discussed facial massage at length. This is by far THE beauty tip of the century. But when I travel I find it interesting to observe other cultures & see how they implement specific beauty tips into their routine & I like to see how it differs from Americans.
Anyway facial massage is LITERALLY everything. My friend, Jules Wick first told me about facial massage when I was recovering from double jaw surgery & was experiencing major swelling. It totally changed my skin! It drained my face, smoothed out wrinkles, plumped up my face in the best way, & got rid of bloating.
Hi, hello, we meet again, & SHOCKER…we’re talking about skin.
Facial massage is something I get asked about over & over. & yes, we’ve talked about it many times on The Skinny Confidential but I wanted to show you guys how to do it without a tool, just your hands & a bomb ass oil. This way you can do it anywhere, anytime, for practically free.
This specific oil we’re using is one of my favorites. I’ve talked about it before- it’s Superfood by Elemis. I’ve talked about it 100 times, yada yada, I know, BUT IT’S SO GOOD. It’s one I’m constantly going back to. Superfood is lightweight, really gets into the skin to nourish it, & reduces fine lines & wrinkles which makes it perfect for facial massage.