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Hello All!! Gosh well whats my motivation for a...

Hello All!! Gosh well whats my motivation for a BBL???
To have a curvier figure with a sexy hips to waist ratio ;D I just want a butt!!
My figure is a rectangle :p I have boobs! but thats about it! lol so triangle? lol
I have been considering this procedure vaguely in the past year and seriously this past month. Im excited! I have my first in persona consulation with Dr. Cortes on the 4 of August, and a virtual consultation with Dr. Salama through email :) Im nerves and excited! I have learned so much so far! Hope to continue learning and sharing my experience!

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thats the time frame im trying to get. i want DR. S or Dr. Ghavami. im afraid to travel to mexico for dr campos lol
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hey girl, welcome to the bbl sisterhood, congrats on starting your journey.
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Welcome!!!!!!... I have my surgery scheduled for Nov with Salama I really like his work I havent seen any on here from Cortes but hopefully hes good to. Good Luck
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Not a lot to update on since I haven't taken...

Not a lot to update on since I haven't taken pictures and my in town consultation is next week!

Here are some stats
Im 5'0 tall
Weight is 145
Measurements are 40-33-39

I have read that majority of the BBL include lipo of the abdomen, flanks, upper and lower back but I have been also thinking about doing my arms and axillary. I have learned that some ladies do not like that your arms feel big in comparison to your new body and that axiliary will help with the bra bulge. Does anyone have input on these?

Also would Dr. Salama count the arms as one or 2 spots? lol

Also i read that some people do their thighs to help with the booty crease? I wanted to ask if anyone has read or done this?

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OMG your so close to your date!!! :D Good Luck!! :D
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good luck on this journey with us,my date is August 6....I can't wait.....
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yeah I would too!! I havent check Dr. Ghavami i figured that if i have to leave town i might as well go to Dr. salama lol
Good Luck!! :D

Hello BBL Ladies! Just posting an update on...

Hello BBL Ladies!
Just posting an update on where Im at! lol My in town consultation (Houston) is on saturday morning with Dr. Cortes. :D They charge a 45.00 fee which was a bummer to find out :p but Im going anyways to ask my questions! Im making a list of question or things I want to ask. I feel so motivated with everyones posting and updates! Im nervous of course! I guess my worst case scenerio will be THERES NO HOPE! lol or that my wish pic is way out of my league. These are my apprehensions :p but i cant worry about things that are currently out of my control. Well I will keep yall posted!

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hey girl,

lemmie know how everything goes with the dr. in houston. havent seen any drs. from here giving out good booty's.
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Hello BBL Ladies!! I went to my local...

Hello BBL Ladies!!
I went to my local consultation (Houston) on Saturday 8/4/2012 with Dr. Wilberto Cortes.
There is a consultation fee for 45.00 but to me it was worth seeing the doctor in person and asking my questions.
Here is what he quoted me
Doctor Fees 5,620.00
Facility Fees 3,688.00
Total amount of $9,308.00- Price includes: 1 garment, 1 hospital stay, and lab work that’s needed.
I have 30 days to pay the deposit of $500 for them to honor the price and to hold my surgery date and I have to have the entire balance paid a week before my surgery.
Now that I have the facts stated, I will tell my story about how it went and why I decided on Dr. Cortes instead of Dr. Salama.
My appt was early Saturday morning, I was not feeling well, but I was determined to go either way even if my mind was not at its sharpest.
I showed up, fill out paper work paid for my consultation and waited to be seen.
I believe I waited 15-20 min and then they took me to the room where they asked me to change into this sexy black robe. lol I felt silly in it, but it was comfortable. There I waited another 15 min, mean while entertained myself playing with the sample silicone and saline boob implants lol and of course they had a scale so I hop on it and weight 150 :O
SIDE NOTE: I have been purposely gaining weight to see the doctor and gained 15 pounds for the consultation to give the weight I will be when the surgery arrives.
He came in and greeted me; he sat down on the chair next to me and read through my paper work (health history). I told him I wanted the BBL and he asked if he could take a look at me and I said yes. He put on his gloves and grabbed my fat lol He said I was a great candidate, had plenty of fat and he could do 200 cc on my hips each side, fill In my sides and tush and said he could do 600-800 cc on each cheek. He said he would do my arms. I also asked him about an unsightly mole and he said he would not charge me to remove it :D Overall my experience was great, even with feeling horribly sick :p lol I wish I asked more question but that was more because I didn’t feel alert as far as my questioning. He in no way rushed me or made me feel uncomfortable. The few questions I did ask he answered knowledgeably. Their entire staff was nice, helpful, and courteous.
One of the many reasons I decided on Dr. Cortes was because he is local, meaning any complication he will be able to address it personally. He seems to care and follow his patients over time, and he is realistic about you can accomplish. I felt comfortable with him and look forward to the new me :D

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Hello just wanted to share some of the Articles I...

Hello just wanted to share some of the Articles I just finished reading :)

http://www.ehow.com/how_5703438_swelling-after-tummy-tuck-liposuction.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_4968324_reduce-swelling-after-liposuction.html

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Hey Nicki86 :D
Lol Thanks I get bored easily ;p
I cant say hes the right doctor for you but to me he just felt right. I usually go with my gut feelings. I will speak frankly on why i chose him instead of Salama, i felt and this is my personal opinion, that Dr. S was not right for me because from my experince so far, to me he feels like a factory lol sounds silly but I dont like being rushed and I didnt like the idea of getting surgery and then to your hotel room. He seems really busy and short on time, so i really was looking for that availability. Also Dr . C is local for me and I just like that security. Also Dr. C explained that 1000 cc and up are unrealistic, said that majority of what is injected after that is mixture they add to help the fat cells adapt. So thats why people experience such drops on their volume besides swelling. He said he follows his patients over the years and gurantees his results, said he has not had a complaint over the years and that his patients are happy with their results. To me he has this sort of pride in his work that I was looking for, he felt realistic to me and explained things to me. Im realistic to my results, I know that i would look identical to my Wish pics, but I do know my over all shape and ratio will be greatly improved. Which is what i am looking for besides adding volume to my butt ;D
Hope that helps, believe me its something I have been deciding on also. I see Salama results but I also remember that the ones on his site are average, its the ladies that go to him that post are the ones who convince me to look into him, but ultimely he has a higher chance of ladies posting also bc majority of them go to him.
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Hey I like the way that experience sounds...lol, like really I seen dr.cortes web site n was considering him it I didn't see any good booty work from him. Are u thinking of setting a date?
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Good Morning BBL Ladies :) Im going to share my...

Good Morning BBL Ladies :) Im going to share my inner thoughts about what im feeling at this time, Im a very up beat person and any other thought that isnt happy I keep to myself so im going a little dark today :p sorry lol but this is the only outlet i have to where people have possible gone through what im feeling.

Inner thoughts:
Im in the surreal part of this journey. The part where I havent paid my deposit and havent set the date yet. Where I have finally decided on a doctor and have done the consultation, price and read every blog possible to prepare myself with out actually going through it. The part where Im done with the majority part of my research. Where i have asked all the questions i can think of, Where I need to just pay the deposit and set my date and make this official. The part where it CAN be possible real for me, where I can visualize my goal and feel excited and ready. The part where i feel the deepest fear of possibly not waking up... To where i feel im gabbling my life for something i just want and not need. ugh sorry about this ladies, I hope im not the only one thinking or feeling this way. Im still going through the procedure because its something I have always wanted and will always be in the back of my mind.

To tell the truth i had always talked about BBL, and it wasnt until my mom at age 53 had her TT and all these other procedure shes always wanted her whole life done. It made me see how brave she was and how you can always wait but enjoying it at your youth is priceless. She encourage me and even offered to take care of me and let me borrow for the deposit. Unknowingly she gave me the push i needed to finally say Im doing something for myself!

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Hello Ladies!!! I just paid my deposit and set...

Hello Ladies!!!
I just paid my deposit and set my surgery date!!! :D :D :D
My surgery will be (God allowing) January 25, 2013!!!

I cant wait!!!! Im so excited!!!!!!!!!! Its finally real!!!!!!!

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Good luck Im sure you will look great after!
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Thank you miamilife! Have you decided on a doc?
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Congrats on your bbl date. I'm getting my Sx done jan 2013 also.
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Morning Girls! Finally today I started...

Morning Girls!

Finally today I started reading my postop care :) its comforting to know that they consider the first 24 hrs the mos difficult, I can usually deal with pain if i know it has an end to it! lol So thats good to know!

:D

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only 4 months away, not bad at all. i read you decided to stay local :)
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Hey Nini :) yes i did!! Guess ill give a different perspective :) When did you post pics of yourself? i cant find the courage to do it lol well on the before part i need to :p
your so sweet thank you Neishia5! :D

Great news! Totally excited! I have 4000.00...

Great news!
Totally excited! I have 4000.00 saved to pay for my surgery and my mom actually offered to let me borrow the remaining amount! I think thats so cool of her! totally unexpected! She told me at least it will help with the interest charge! :)

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Hello all nothing really to update, just have been...

Hello all nothing really to update, just have been dreaming of January and what my results will hopefully look like :p
As always feel puffy (fat) and some of my clothes doesnt fit >;[ lol

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Reading this article talking about...

Reading this article talking about surgeries!

http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/surprising-things-surgeons-dont-tell-you

Surgery is Safer in the Morning

Many surgeries take place in the morning because an operation may be lengthy and patients aren’t supposed to eat beforehand. Hunger, thirst, and often nervousness can wear on the patient as the day goes on.

Although surgeries can take place any time of day, patients have fewer problems with anesthesia in the morning compared to the afternoon, according to a study published in Quality and Safety in Health Care.

Researchers looked at data from over 90,000 operations and found that nausea and vomiting after surgery, pain management problems, and other post-operative complications were four times as likely in operations which started at 4 p.m. compared to those which began at 9 a.m.

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Welcome JSass. I finally have someone from Houston who is willing to speak and share there experience. I am sure you will do great. I have seen his work on a girl here on this sight and she looked great. I hope I answered your questions and helped you.
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Thank you SexymommyHTown :) you have helped and i hope i give a different perspective on here :D
When is your Bday?
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Good morning BBL Ladies! :D I had to share...

Good morning BBL Ladies! :D

I had to share this with ya'll so i just was married early in the year and i was 130 and now well im 150. Today the HR lady said to me "you have gained so much weight, are you pregnant?" i said "No, Im just fat" lol
i thought it was funny, shes an older lady but i guess no matter how long people live it doesnt necessarly mean you learn its rude to comment peoples weight especially when its an intrusive question like pregnant. Normally i would be rude and defensive but eh i know what awaits for me in January ;D

later ladies, until someone else calls me fat! lol

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Have you tried dr.lapuerta in houston thats where i'm going he does good wrk on of his grls is on here (MrzSoto)
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hey my body is similar to mines n u don't look pregnant why the hell did that lady say such
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Yes i think it is too :) awww thank you :') but right now im 155 :p the difference is in my stomach and face really so yupe my plan is to be 145 :)

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Hello all! :D This week makes it officially 3 months before my surgery! :O omg im so excited!!! So far all i have bought for my procedure is a squeem! lol i need to get another garment to have one to change into while i wash the other one. My plan is to not put on a smaller garment but add a squeem and reduce it as i move forward. I will keep it on for at least 3 months but aiming for 6 months (i want the smallest waist possible).

I am making a list but havent bought anything on there :p

I added Wish Pics :) I really love this girls shape as far as her waist, hips and butt :)

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Hey JSass. I was just reading your post about surgery safer in morning. That's good to know. I'm getting my BL in December & I'm making sure I'm the first one. I was hungry as ever when I woke ip from my BBL. I can't wait to see what Cortes does to gurl!!
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Hello Bootiebeauty :D Yes when i read that i was like YES!! Already kicking butt! lol Are you going to Dr. Salama for your BL? How exciting!! Wish you the best! I think not drinking past midnight is hard since i always have water on my nightstand! Being thirsty is like my biggest pet peeve lol I know me neither!!! its all i can think about! lol I wish it was january already!
No I'm going to Dr. Horndeski in Texas. I am always thirsty too! That's too funny. I drink like 90 FL. Oz of water a day!

Nervous over here, they did a CMP (blood work) on...

Nervous over here, they did a CMP (blood work) on me bc they said my liver levels were high, please pray for me im waiting to see what the doctor says on this second test :/

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I got my results said that my liver level are more...

i got my results said that my liver level are more elevated then the last time :/ sigh
Im going to my primary doc this week to hopefully find out what the cause is and take care of it. I need to be in good health in order have my surgery and well because i dont want to have a bad liver.

Keep yall posted.

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i hope u heal nicely to take u to the next step bbl good luck! ♡♥
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Thank you Joselyn22 I hope you do as well :D
Thanks for replying back OMG your surgey date is right around the corner I'm so excited for u to see your results I will definitely be following your posts Until your surgery date and after... GOOD LUCK... I'll be scheduling my consultation with cortes in about two weeks.. so nervous!
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More rain on my parade :p I had more liver...

More rain on my parade :p
I had more liver testing done and they told me my levels doubled :( im worried and scared. Now im going for an ultrasound to get it check out, im hoping it clears soon. Looks like my BBL might be delayed but idk yet ill find out by december what im going to do.
Wish me luck ladies!

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Have you explored your possible reasons for the abnormal results? Do you take any meds regularly that could contribute? Tylenol is often a culprit. I have seen good results on people using Liver 52 and milk thistle, of course discuss these with your provider before taking them. I wish you the best
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Hi MsCheshirekitty I had an ultrasound and will go to the doc tomorrow to get my results. I have carpal tunnel so i only take advil but even then its not enough to cause high liver levels. Thank you for the advice, i will be asking my doc tomorrow if i can take the milk thistle, since she said to not take anything.
I hope the US goes well. Are they going to Biopsy at that time or wait and see what the US shows? Blessings your way.

Good Morning Ladies, I received my ultrasound...

Good Morning Ladies, I received my ultrasound results today regarding my liver, they showed a mass about 16 mm in size thats making my liver work hard. The images do not show really well what it is so my doctor ordered a CT Scan. Doc. said that it could be nothing but we wont know until she gets a better image, they might have to take it out.
As of now, it feel like more and more like my BBL in january will have to be delayed but im going to wait until my results of the CT scan and her diagnostic. Thinking positives here I found my liver problem right away so I will be able to take care of it, I will have more time to save for my BBL, I am not losing hope that one day I will have the shape I dream of, but for now I will put my health first. Another plus is that the prices are good for a year :) n Dr. Cortes has always been flexiable with his dates! Hoping for the best and I will keep you posted.
:)

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Gurlie,im wishing you the best,i hope evrything goes well for you...
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Thank you so much! :) I hope so too!
I'm so sorry for your results honey. Just continue to pray and all will work out.

Good Morning girls, I received my CT scan results...

Good Morning girls, I received my CT scan results and again their inconclusive, my general doctor referred me to a specialist. I asked her about my BBL and she said since its not a necessary surgery i will have to reschedule it until the find out what it is.
Im a little bummed. But i have waited this long, I can wait a little longer.
I will continue to post and read yalls stories :)

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How high was your alt level?
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Hi VioletBlue my ALT level was 205 last time i was checked.
This may seem so weird but I just feel that U r my sould twin, I feel the way u do regarding the surgery. I even went back to school so that I could eventually get a career not just a job to fund my surgery eventually one day. I got really fat and went from 154lbs to 202 lbs after being depressed after being physically attacked and later I stopped smking cigarettes. Anyway regarding ur health I pray. That u will be fine and u will able to get all that u desire. I obsess over it and hopefully I will be able to get it. Please keep updating us all on ur health because that comes first. I am putting some prayers out in the universe for u, be well soul sis. God gives u everything He knows you can handle and nothing more than that!! Blessings to u!!
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Good Morning everyone! I received my MRI...

Good Morning everyone!

I received my MRI results for my liver and now I'm going to a specialist to see what he tells me the best path for me is, the good news is that the mass in my liver is not cancerous :) Thank you GOD!

I have rescheduled my BBL for May 24, 2013 but I am not certain I will be cleared by then, so I will keep updating everyone on my journey!

Happy New Year everyone!

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The best news is that the mass isn't cancerous, thank the Lord! That's threal blessing. I hope that you will continue and strive for a conclusive diagnosis and be on your way to bbl glory. I am still trying to find money for my bbl ordeal atleast you have a date. I always get responses regarding every aspect of the surgery experience except for how the sx is being paid for ...whether by saving or by financing or both. I wish more of us would divulge that info. Anyway sweetheart u cont doin what ur doing n those blessings will cont to fall on u! I really do pray that you will find out whts really going on! God bless u!
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I did savings for 4000 dollars but I havent paid for my surgery yet because i dont know if i will be cleared and I dont want my money to be tied up like that, but my plan was to do finance and half pay in cash. But so far I have been using that money for other emergencies :( Hope that helps :p Thank you Girlie!! :D Im happy God is helping me through this and I know if its meant for me to have the surgery I will be cleared :)
Like u said if its meant to be it will be! Amen to that!

Good Morning Ladies!! :D Heres an update from...

Good Morning Ladies!! :D

Heres an update from me! I had to go to a specialist about my liver levels n he said that he can not give me a time frame or clear me for surgery in May. So I had to cancel my surgery date until further notice :P
Sure at first I get a little bummed out but for now God wants me to focus on my health. I will be doing just that and I hope that I will be cleared and who knows maybe by the end of this year I can finally have my surgery! :)

Thank you for all your prayers please dont stop them coming! I need all I can get!


Much love to everyone!

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Awww hopefully you can get your surgery soon...claiming it for u!
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Praying that u get better hun.
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Thank you :) Im hoping to get cleared by the end of the summer :)

Hello everyone! :D No big update to give, I...

Hello everyone! :D

No big update to give, I have a liver biopsy this month, hopefully that will give me the answers I need!

Im still keeping up with yall stories!! Bes of luck to everyone!!

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Hey mamaz thank u for sharing your story and I will pray for everything to work out for u soon
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Yes me too! Until them Ill just dream about it lol :P
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Happy Easter Weekend everyone!! Just to let...

Happy Easter Weekend everyone!!

Just to let yall know I havent been receiving notifications which is frustrating, I have been reporting it. Every time I make the changes to receive notification they revert back to 'Never'.

I will do my best to reply back to yalls post either way! :)

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So I think I have a fatty liver 0_o bc i gained...

So I think I have a fatty liver 0_o bc i gained weight? idk im going to get my final diagnostic by the end of this week.

Hopefully my specialist can tell me if I can have my surgery or when it will be appropriate.

Side Note 1: Dr. Cortes office keeps sending me a invoice saying my amount is past due? idk what that means I explained my situation and never had my surgery, I paid my deposit but that was it. Just wanted to let yall know, for the record I dont feel its appropriate to charge someone a pass due amount when the services where not preformed and it was for health reasons.

Side note 2: I am still not able to receive any notifications -_-

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*** forgive my grammer errors :P such as where...

*** forgive my grammer errors :P such as where instead of were, I should really proof read****

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Hi, I ve been reading your profile for some time now, I was wondering if the doctors had told you anything as to why your liver levels are so messed up?
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Hey Sexydork :) I actually get my results tomorrow about what is wrong with my liver and possibly my liver levels, hopefully its something I can fix! but no so far they havent really said anything, they dont know why they are elevated higher than normal :p
Hey JSass, I hope you get good news today. Everything happens for a reason, so its a good thing that you caught the low liver levels now rather than later. Can't wait to hear what you find out. Best of luck! TTYL

Good Morning ladies! Ok well my biopsy reports...

Good Morning ladies!
Ok well my biopsy reports showed that I have high fat in my liver, he put me on Vitamin E (1000) per day and gave me until July to lose 20 pounds n to be more active. He also wants me to get an MRI after the weighloss and my blood levels checked to see my progress.

So yupe thats pretty much what he said, now i dont have any idea why my liver is not working properly Im thinking he wants my weight down to see how it affects my liver levels. Im offcial on weighloss mode, going to do my best to get cleared by August :) Im hoping to get my surgery by the end of this year but only time will tell. God willing its just my poor diet and hopefully by correcting it my body will go back to normal!

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Wow lots of spelling errors :-O sorry ladies!

wow lots of spelling errors :-O sorry ladies!

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I have lost count of how many times I have...

I have lost count of how many times I have messaged RealSelf about my problem with not receiving notifications, they have said they are looking into it but have never updated me and its been over a week. Severly annoyed.

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Corrections its been months since i have not...

Corrections its been months since i have not received notifications -_-
its been a over a week and a half since anyone has responded to me messages.

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any updates on your health??
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Hi hun, I read your blog. How are you doing any updates on your health? I am scheduled to have my BBL with Dr. Cortes August 2nd.
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Houston Plastic Surgeon

I HAVENT HAD THE PROCEDURE DONE YET BUT IT REQUIRES ME TO RATE I found Dr. Cortes through google! Out of all the doctor he gave and understood what I hope to aim (through reading his blog and responses).

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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