What did you tell your work about your BBL? Did you sit on your boppy pillow in the office?
Byon 18 Aug 2013
I'm wondering what some of you told your work about you BBL surgery - did you tell them you were getting it done? Or did you wait a few weeks until you could sit again (if you have an office job)? When I interviewed Dr. Jimerson for the 20 Essential BBL Questions, he basically said it's hard to hide that you've had a BBL!
I'd love to hear your stories below :)
Also, if you have no idea what to tell your work, we have some tips below (courtesy of relationship expert Maryanne Comorato), but we'd love to add some from the community as well!
Make a plan
Have a plan on how you're going to handle the situation before you actually get the surgery done. After you have surgery you're coming off medication, you're vulnerable, and you're trying to settle back into your schedule, it can be overwhelming. So if you haven’t come up with a plan in advance, you're going to be in a precarious position to create a plan afterwards.
Make a list
Decide if you want to talk about it, and with whom before you go back to work. Make a list that says who am I go to talk to if they approach me about it.
Talk to HR
Go to the human resources department. Human resources is set up to protect their employees. There will be someone there that you can discuss the particulars of your surgery and getting time off with, including how you want to talk about it. They can actually notify employees and help create a climate that’s comfortable for you so you don’t feel judged.
Rehearse a Response
Have a rehearsed response one or two in your arsenal that you can rely on if someone asks a question about your appearance when you return to work. For example if someone says 'Wow you look different did you have work down?' you can say 'I'm not comfortable talking about that.' If they get more aggressive, you can say 'It's personal I don’t want to discuss this with you.' If you're not comfortable being direct with someone, just say 'Oh I've gotten a really good trainer,' or 'I've been working out a lot thanks for noticing.'