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I went in for my first consult a year ago and...
- 6 Jun 2012
I went in for my first consult a year ago and finally decided to do it! My 1st of 2 procedures is in 1 week. I'm nervous and excited!
I'm a 34 year old single mother of 3. I am 5'8" and 190lbs. My friends don't believe I weigh that much! I have a naturally muscular build, especially in my thighs and calves. My fat is the the soft, squishy type that sits on top of my muscle. I'm in pretty good shape despite my size. I work out 1-2 times a weeks but that's not enough to get me the body I want. I've been the same weight (give or take 5-10lbs) since my youngest was born 8 years ago. I just don't have the time to dedicate to working out to get the body I want. With my full time job, 3 kids and running around for sports, my day doesn't end until 10pm on most days!
I'm doing 2 separate procedures (top half and bottom half) and everything is coming out except for my boobs and butt! For my first procedure I'll be doing the inner, front, and back of my thighs, knees, and calves. And my second will be full abs, flanks, hips, bra roll and upper arms. Whew!!! Yes... It's a lot!
I chose body jet because I didn't want general anesthesia and I can't afford to take too much time off of work. I've been wanting lipo for a long time and feel like this is the best option for me. I can't wait to see the results!
I don't normally leave reviews or comments but in doing my research I wish I had more personal experiences to read about. Hopefully someone else can benefit from my experience. I'll be sure to update my progress as I go!
Day of 1st procedure I'm on my way to the...
- 15 Jun 2012
I'm on my way to the clinic now. I'm excited and nervous! Today I'm doing my knees, calves, thighs, hips and decided a few days ago to do the fat transfer to my buttocks (Brazilian butt lift)! Wish me luck! Here are my measurements as of this morning:
Calves: R - 17 5/8", L - 18".
Knees: R - 17 1/2, L - 17 3/4
Hips: 42 1/2"
Post Op - Day 1 2:50pm Tired and sore! But I'm...
- 16 Jun 2012
Tired and sore! But I'm doing better than I thought I would. My procedure started around 9am and I was done by 2:30pm. They weren't able to do my calves because I was maxed on the amount of anesthetic they could give, so I'll be going back in a week for that at no charge.
Not a whole lot of pain during the procedure until towards the end when the lidocaine started to wear off. The fat transfer to the butt hurt the worst but it was tolerable.
They took out about 1 liter of fat from my thighs and knees and put approx. 400cc in each butt cheek.
I'll be honest, I don't see much change in my shape. My knees look the same and my thighs look a little smaller. The nurse said I will look much smaller once the swelling goes down. My butt looks fuller but doesn't have the shape I was expecting. I guess I'll have to wait on that too.
A lot less drainage than I thought it would be. I felt a few gushes here and there but most of my incisions have closed up already and haven't had any drainage since last night. I was up at 5am cleaning up and walking around. Definitely still need the pain meds. If I wait too long then the pain is pretty severe.
I threw up a couple of times but I guess that's normal. I just ate lunch and have held that down for about an hour so I don't think that will be coming back up.
So far... Less pain and drainage than expected. Shape not what I expected. I will update in a week when the swelling goes down.
Correction... They took out almost 3 liters from...
- 16 Jun 2012
Post Op - Day 6 The last few days have been...
- 21 Jun 2012
The last few days have been pretty tough. By the 2nd day I was black and blue all over and my thighs were so swollen it looked like I gained 10lbs overnight. The swelling is finally starting to go down and the bruises are getting better. I think the Arnica Montana gel is helping. Pretty disappointed with the BBL. For $3000 I should have a Kim Kardashian! I'll be checking with the doc tomorrow at my follow up to see if he can transfer more fat when I go back for my 2nd procedure.
It's been about 6 weeks since my 1st procedure and...
- 28 Jul 2012
This afternoon I'm going in for my 2nd procedure. Full abdomen, sides/waist, and bra roll. I'm also getting more fat transferred into my butt since the first time I didnt get the result I was expecting. The Dr. has been really great about addressing my concers and is willing to do what it takes to make me happy. As he should....since I'm spending almost $15k!!!
So far I've had nothing but good experiences. The Dr. and staff are great!
I will update again soon!
It's been a few months since my procedures and so...
- 17 Jan 2013