We are accustomed to seeing before and after pictures of plastic surgery, but what happens in between? Recovery from plastic surgery is generally a smooth process, but it is a process. Any time you have surgery, you need to heal. There will be bruising, swelling, and bandages. It will take time, even if the recovery is rapid.
American artist Ji Yeo photographed women in South Korea immediately after plastic surgery in her interesting collection entitled "Beauty Recovery Room."
She aimed to capture “the idea of recording the moment when they look their worst: showing their bloodstained bandages, bruises, surgical guideline marks, and swollen body is not part of the fantasy of transformation,” as she told Slate.
“During the photo shoots, even though they were in extreme pain, I could feel their excitement, the excitement of hopes realized,” she went on to explain. “They seemed not to have the fears that I had; in fact, most of them were planning other surgeries in the near future.”
Although the goal of plastic surgery is to help you look and feel great, it takes time for your final result to materialize. Seeing these images may help people have a more realistic set of expectations about recovering from surgery.