Well im 29, a mother of two, i been thinking...

Well im 29, a mother of two, i been thinking about this surgery my entire life, I have no booty at all, my shape is a square. My husband is not convinced but im doing this for me. My surgery is scheduled for june 5/2014. Im so excited i cannot stop thinking about it. The location is in Aventura, with Dr Lagrasso, hoping he give me the confidence I've been lacking.

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Pre op

Well, got my pre-op scheduled for May 23 hope everything goes well.

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Welcome to RS and congratulations! Start taking your vitamins if u already havent! Ask him does he consider himself a conservative PS and is he aggressive w the lipo? Best wishes!
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Mother

Anyone had any experience with Dr Lagrasso?, if so please share. Well, told my mother half the truth, told her Im gonna have lipo NOT bbl, she lives in texas and is coming to take care of me the first week of the surgery, she's gonna find out after. It's going to be not only painfull, but difficult having a 9 month old baby at home.

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Vitamins

Well started taking vitamins and arnica I know the surgery i's a month 1/2 away but still, I feel so anxious. After the surgery when can I go back to work?

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Everyone heals differently so follow the advice of your PS! If no TT and just bbl three to four wks depending on your financial status. Best wishes luv!
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1 month

1 month and 14 days 'till my surgery. :)

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Fajas

I bought 3 fajas that im not sure and gonna use, but either way just in case, and thinking or buying a corset to put on top of the faja, 23 more days to go, tomorrow I'll have the blood work. It's gonna be so hard to change my eating habits being a latina :(, and my husband want me start already , I told him " I still like 20 days to eat want i want", he said "No you have to start now! :( I said well you don't get to eat anything sweet in front of me.

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Hubbies rt change your eating habits now so it won't be so drastic after your sx ! U can do it doll! Best wishes! Oh tell hubby to join you then he won't eat sweets in front of u! Enjoy your journey to the new you!
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Hey, thanks for letting me know about your surgery. Where did you buy your fajas and how did you decide the size (did you go off the sizing charts) and how is the fit?
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I bought 3 fajas at burlington, i haven't tried yet, 2 M and 1S, just in case, another on Ebay size M (Ann Cherry 2025) im waiting for the delivery on thatone, plus the one the doctor is gonna give me, I decide on the size guiding me for the chart, but not sure if they gonna fit but just in case :)

Ann cherry faja

Just got my Ann Cherry vest size M, it looks kind of small, and DAMN that thing is heavy compare to other fajas ,I guest it's for the latex. Someone have tried it? Any suggestions? Just 16 days left, yeyyy.

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Pre op

Today went well, had my EkG, my blood pressure, and blood work, everything good, still have to come back to meet the doctor he was in surgery.
Got a lost of intruction that I want to share
Pre op intructions
- No smoking for two weeks prior to surgery and two months after.
- DO NOT TAKE VITAMINS, aspirin or any products containing aspirin for two weeks prior to surgery and two week after.
- Do not drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages for one week prior to surgery.
- Shower using Hibiclens or Chlorhexidine soap the day before and the morning of surgery.
-you are not allowed to eat or drink anything after midnight the day before surgery.
-The antibiotics should be taken the night before surgery.
- wear LOOSE fitting, DARK clothes to the office, NO JEWERLY, NO NAIL POLISH.
-do mot take pain medication other than tylenol two weeks prior to surgery
-do not remove your garment for the first 24 hours
-the drains are usually remove 7 days after the procedure
- Feel free to remove the garment for two hours a day
- you are not able to sit on your butt for a period of 2 weeks, you will have to sleep on your stomach
- It make take 4 to 6 weeksfor all the swelling to go away
- drink plenty of water, pineapple juice or grapefruit juice.
-you can shower 24 hours after surgery
-no bathing in tub, pool or beach for 3 weeks.
-no dor operate a motor vehicle for 48 hours after aurgery
- No lifting, pushing or pulling for 15 days
- start mild exercise in 15 days
-do not remove dressing

Hope it helps, 12more days to go :)

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Waist cincher

Does anyone knows how long do I have to wait to use the waist cincher because the doctor told me 3 months after surgery but I think it's to long. How long did you ladies wait? Any suggestions, I want to use it on top of the faja to go to work.

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Its going bye!
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Follow ur PS advice bcz he did ur sx ! Usually 14dsys post opt...
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Welcome and yes those eating habits so hard to break....listen to hubby! I will follow your journey! Im up next month aswell!
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New faja

So my boss brought me a faja from colombia zise S, it fits but that thing it's so hard to put it on. It tightened enough before surgery, but after the surgery should I buy one extra small just in case?

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Anxiety is killing me.

So the countdown started, my anxiety level is super high, I just want to eat and eat, BUT stopped myself and instead of eating I just crochet it takes my mind away of everything.

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Salad, 6 more days!

It is bad to eat to much salad? I've been stuffing myself with salad and chicken, trying not eat rice 'cause that's my weakness, just wondering.

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SHOWTIME !!! Salad turns to water so ur good, but watch the salad dressing !
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Eat rice small portion but do it now so you have time to burn it off.
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Almost there!

Im feel relaxed, this diet is killing me though. Do I dare to look at the mirror after the surgery, I don't know :( Do I? I will be uploading more pictures of me before surgery in 2 days yeyyy!!!

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Ahhh I am getting mine done on the 5th too with dr freiman in miami Good luck
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Its that time...best wishes!
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Had preoop yesterday all is well. Looking at 10 a.m. for Jeffrey Lagrasso to do mine excited.

Sad ;(

Ok so I got a call today that the surgery was reschedule instead of 1:30 pm it's gonna be at 4:30 pm, NOW im scared because it's gonna be the las surgery of the day, im guessing, so the doctor it's gonna be tired, he's gonna be in a rush, I don't know but I dont wanna be the las one.

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I called my Dr to see my time to Im up on the 27# and I wanted to be the first one because he needs to be fresh working on me! Not tired or rushing. So I was confirmed that Im in at 9 am. Sorry to hear the change in your time!
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I'm so sorry but I was told that it's because they usually start at 6a.m. but Lagrasso wanted to start at 11a.m. on the 5th I was there when she got the email.
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Oh ok I feel a little better. Thanks

Today is the day

Well my mom is more nervous than me. Im so thirsty it sucks not to be Able to drink water.

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No no ... Say the best for last ! You will be fine !!! Happy healing! Keep us posted!
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Yes I'm at office waiting I'm thirsty n hungry too... I'm going in.
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Right here

In the lobby waiting for the doctor to call me. NOW im nervous.

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Pic

I will try to upload a pict before surgery

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Hope sx went great! All the best hun!
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Ready to go

Nervous but ready

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Hope all went well....
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Hope you are recovering peacefully.
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In so much pain

Pain so much pain a lot that's whay i can say for now i will upload pict later

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Hope you have a quick recovery hun!
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Feel better hun I can only imagine how tuff recovery is.Im up in 21 days,praying for your recovery to go by quickly!
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Pictures

Still in a lot of pain more now that they change the faja and clean up my sutures

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Looking good!!! Take it a day at a time.
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Happy healing drink plenty of water and pineapple juice!
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U look good mine is huge.
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Day 3

So much better, no pain just a little itchy, so many gases and with this faja i feel like im going to explode so much pression. I feel soooo sore the must dificult time is getting in and out of bed, went to the bathroom yesterday to poop that was a challenge. Big thanks to my mom for being here i could'nt done it without her.

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You go girl. I pooped first time today omg my belly feels so much better I'm n bed chilling.
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Massages

So here is where im getting my massages

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4day post op

So today i took my second bath, it felt so good i was without the faja only for 15 minutes by the time i tried to put it on it was a nightmare, OMG, it hurts so bad, i guess im going to do my massages with it on. Dont know if i can but im going to ask, my belly is so swollen, im bloated, and one of my drains pop out and it's leaking it hurts when i move.

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Hunny you look like different person that body is did....nice!
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Hang in there
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Girl you look amazing!!!! I cant wait to see more post op picks we are pretty similar in shape so I know how good im gonna be looking! yay for you!
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Massages

The massage today felt like heaven/hell, i drain a lot during my first one and the itching ohhh the itching, but after you feel like a million bucks.

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You look amazing I'm proud of you omg team Lagrasso right. My butt went down a lot tho I mean a lot I have grease in my drains. How's yours???
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Sharp pain

They said sharp pain is normal, just for my "luck" mine is in my left upper back, so sharp it wont let me breathe, and it gets more intense at night time last night i was crying even with medication it still hurts.

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One week post op

Well, the doctor said the shooting pain was "normal" to happen because he was very agressive, the drains are out, still a lot of bruises, but doing better every day. I sat on a boppy pillow yesterday. My knees are swollen and my faja feels a little bit bigger already. I so happy i can finally carry my baby girl :)

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Hey how's it going??? You look so great
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Hey girl, im doing fine, im driving already, the most uncomfortable thing is my belly, i can't bend that good, and my bottom back hurts when I carry my baby, other than that im good, how you doing?, haven't seen a picture of you in a while, hope your doing fine.
Hey cubanmom yor driving already??!?!? I had mine done with dr freiman same day as you and I'm still to scared to sit :/

Bummer :(

I just noticed that one of my side the left one is less fuller than the other one. DAMN!! If i noticed everyone else is going to, I guess a retouch is next. Ohhhh I feel horrible.

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Hi susana I already had 10 massages, it felt good, but They are to expensive, I know that maybe 10 is to little but for now that is what I can afford. Thank you anyway.
give it more time. the fuller side may just be swollen
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Back to work

I thought going back to work would be easy, it's been 20 days post op, boy was i wrong I feel like shit every day, my stomach hurt all the time and on top of that I have a rash in my back and front because of the faja and it way to hot, not even feel better with the air condition on. So fustrated, i feel depresed all the time, crying with no motive.

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Wow you look very good your doctor did a great job
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Sorry ur recovery is so hard for you! Are u placing a t shirt on b4 u put on your faja? Stop caring ur daughter around that's too much lifting and weight on ur abdominal muscles and r u wearing you squeem gradually daily working up to 8 he's ? Are u applying the arnical gel on your swollen areas, r u drinking and eating non immflamatoru foods and fluids? Are you making sure your water temperature is like warm and not hot ? All of these factors are very important luv to your after care!
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