I am a mother of 3, and wife for 10yrs in Aug '12. My gift to me (and my hubby gift to him) Is this surgery! I have my own business in Real Estate (NC,GA) and image is everything. Knowledge/Experience is a given. I need a major self esteem and confidence boost to really go after the clientel I desire. I need to make me a better me. My shoe game is crazy. My "closet" wardrobe is official... (meaning the hangers r rocking 'em hard!! :( Time to remove those tags.. June 2012 is my sx, 8/2/12 is my 10yr anniversary & renewal of my vows ceremony....Im so hype and scared at the same time..... Its time to do me.... I take care of my family. God 1st Family 2nd, Career 3rd... This sx is like a final touch....The ladies I have seen & read their stories and I definitely can relate. It is nice to know Im not going crazy.
Dra Yily 3/2/2015 *Dominican Republic
I am a mother of 3, and wife for 10yrs in Aug '12....
Ok going all the way to Mexico alone is scary. I...
Ok, I cannot stop thinking about what is to come.....
Anyway, I will be getting ETT,Lipo w/ fat grafting to the buttocks. Areas of Lipo will be waist, lower back, and as needed...My quote is 5570 for everything.. The additional costs noted is for the necessities needed to make it all happen and then some. I am dieting to lose weight..Any1 got any suggestions??
Just told my mom and she said, "oh whatever be...
Ok. Ok. Okay... I had to slow down with my posts...
Talked with Mom again, still don't agree, but praying for me throughout the journey for success (if I go she says, she doubts it....)
Whewww! I have been doing quite a bit of...
use suction hooks for shower for drains
Yoga mat for behind your needs. I am thinking any cylinder shaped pillow may work..
neck pillow, boppy pillow
Enduring the pain of the massages, because drastically reduces swelling.. (schedule as often as possible $$ is worth it..
benadryl for itching (also makes you drowsy) make sure Doc authorizes!!
Move around as much as possible after 2days post up, to be sure drainage is taking places. laying around doesn't help.
Ive seen mentioned meds/pills: bromelain, vitamin C, homeopathic meds, pre-op & post-op vitamins, arnica tablets ( I have sent an email to ask about some of these things to see if they are patient specific or in general or even necessary
laxative because stool softeners don't really help
Femaile Urinal (so you don't have to sit down when you pee) I have also seen funnel
I have seen posts that if your butt is too big a smaller garment will help with shrinkage if desired...
I am still trying to figure out how to select the garment as Ive said before. ??!?
There are some general things I know to bring, if anyone else knows of specific, important things or whatever helps. Please let me (and others who read our posts) know. It is so helpful, just as the many I have read are....
Ok today is not a good day for me....I just went...
Ok Wish Pics and Deposit slips that Ive paid for...
These are some pics Ive found through Excellent work and models online...
Decided definitely working out my legs since I am...
MORE STUFF FOR SX.... Swedish Bitters to help...
Swedish Bitters to help scar lighten up quickly
vitamin e palmers oil for scar after incisions closed 2 1/2-3 wks
Feminine wipes –
Stool Softener and Laxative – The iron pills and pain meds will make you so constipated that you get crankee Antiseptic spray to clean your incisions
Slip on shoes like crocs – you cannot be trying to tie or buckle anything Carmex – your lips get dry, loose clothing, tank tops, BIG Grandma gowns, Yoga Pants
Boppy Pillow – this will become your best friend just like a “binky”
Depending on the doctor, you may need to wear both a Stage One garment for the first 1-2 weeks of post-op (garment is designed to be less tight and bigger due to your swelling and has zippers for ease) and then switch to wearing a Stage Two garment (smaller and tighter since you have less swelling) during 2-8 weeks post-op or longer. Wearing garments for both stages gives you continuous compression, which speeds recovery. TYPE of Brands: Vedette, design by Veronique
Tips to reduce swelling
Check out this link @ design by Veronique's site....
This site scared me from just buying any compression garment. I definitely will get my long term garment customized. It is very important. A girl posted about large black spot on her stomach after post op and had to remove her garment after 5 days for 10 days. Her swelling lasted much longer she said.. When I seen the pics on this site I instantly thought of her. Her end results came out pretty good from what I saw in her pics. I dont want to post her name, but she had her work done in Miami, FL and paid a substantial amount for it... 15k+ :( for the added stress :) for the blessing of nice work and no major complications long term..
OMG! Im so hype. Im taking my bestie to the...
Ladies keep her in your prayers "wana2780" She is so excited. Everything is on deck and in place!!!
Today I am been really thinking about size. I want...
(I did get a quote from Cardenas bcs of blaqdiamond pics who I also have as my wish pic (the one who has had surgery recent)..
I just decided to find something to stuff in some jeans to try and get a visual... LMBO Im tripping... Good Night ladies..
....Ok seriously, I used my husbands boxers rolled...
I debated on posting this, bcs I am still...
Ok ladies. It looks like I may be switching teams...
**Ultimately I prayed on it.
1. sx inclusions
2. aftercare (RH)
3. work itself
4. patient services
7. overall feel about the decision
Campos is a strong Dr in PS. I am not sure that communication will be as effective as I do with Cardenas. I know many ladies have gone to him and their results are great. Same concerns. Same fears. Same questions. I just want to be clear in what I want & need done. I have to be confident that he is going to hear me out 100% and I don't want any excuses in a worse case scenario. Overall Cardenas thinks outside the box. She knows that communicating quotes and estimates is best from her directly. Her facility BCRH shows she has a passion for all that goes through medical procedures regardless of where you go for the actual procedure. Her entire team (including @ BCRH) has reached out to me and answered any and all ?s I may have. I actually called to Campos and asked about what my refund would be if I cancelled.. The coordinator who answered told me the amt and was like ok....dead silence.... She didn't try to c what my reservations were or anything. I must say I was a bit disappointed as minor as it may have been. Im excited still, but helping my bbl sisters is important. Many of them are closer to there day than I and they are going through....I will be there beyond healing. Who knows what could be friendships could develop... I am sure I will be blessed with the same in return as I have been already...Ladies continue to be strong and if you do not find support at home, please vent here or mmh... Be Blessed and relentless in your journey. You deserve the best.
I am so excited my day is coming for what I...
I am spazzin out right now since last nite!! My...
Ok ok ok ok... I have been trying to get my refund...
Ok My Girl told me she got 950ccs. Again her body...
Happy Bithday My Beautiful BBL Sistas! It all...
Ok a fellow bbl sista named Gris stated there are...
Hey My BBL Sistas!! I had to update you on this...
sn: I didnt see results on BBL at ALL :( he does them, but I didn't see any pics on his site. His TTs are really good. He does massive transformations, so he definitely got some skills... I know the folks on his site are HAP-PY!!
3o Day Cocktail (PILL ORGANIZER, pill...
(PILL ORGANIZER, pill cutter)
Vitamin C 500mg
3weeks & 2weeks Pre-sx
Vitamin C 1000mg
Bioflavonoid 1000mg (1 w/ ea meal)
garlic,tropical fruit, citrus fruits,
RedBell Peppers -raw form)
•support blood circulation, as an
antioxidant, and to treat allergies,
viruses, or arthritis and other
B-100 Bcomplex vitamins (1/day)
prevent vitamin deficiency
due to poor diet
vital for growth and development. Zinc is instrumental in immune response, brain function and the ability to reproduce/helps control the release of hormones and the transmission of nerve impulses.zinc-rich foods. These include red meat, poultry, crab, lobster, nuts, beans, milk, yogurt, cheese, whole grain bread and fortified breakfast cereal (oysters no more than 3/ highest zinc source ) max 40mg in a day
Arnica Montana 30c (3/day)
Bromelain (3/day) helps w/ swelling bruising healing and pain after sx (from pineapples)
Arnica 2/day and gel as needed
Vitamin C 1000mg
Pineapples/pineapple juice ( slow blood clotting)
Percocet/Oxycodone/(pain) 1/ 2hrs on schedule vs just when in
Acidophilus (yeast and bacteria infections ( can be caused from pills)
Sleep Aid (ask doc)
Stool softener (colace) /laxative
Benadryl pills and cream (itching)-or.
Tynelol Pain cream
•no vitamin E
•no diet supplements (during 30daycocktail
**compiled from bbl vets with common lists***
Sx Item List Stage1&2 Garment ...
Stage1&2 Garment •Vedette,LipoExpress,Faja,Veroniqe
Tank tops/female tees(smooth)
• Wear under garment
Over sized pajama top (mens)
Compression Stockings/long socks
Robe, gloves, anti-septic spray,shower cap, toothpaste/brush
Rolling pin -self massages
Suction hooks or headband
•to hang drains
Anti-bacterial body wash (Hibiclen)
Sugar scrub/olive oil, loofa, body scrubber
Heating pad for stomach and back
Ice packs for booty
Maxi pad va-jjswells wear beneath
Pillows (many) boppy, body, neck, roll
Sheets towels shower curtain ( for bed) dark in color
Small trash can
Foldable chair (cut out bottom) bbl sista
Wet wipes,Tide pods, Carmax
Neosporin (lipo incision) gauze(clean around drains) band aids (lipo incision)
non stick medical tape, qtips, cotton balls(navel reform)
Steri strips (nexcare) lipo & TT scar
Scar guard (fades scar)
Silicone sheeting, gel zone gel wraps, kelocote
(Some items are used to treat the same just diff type/brand)
I am finally in 2013!!! Game time. Less than...
Anyway I still read several bbl sistas updates regardless of Doc. I'm still going with Dr C obviously. Others are very talented equal to my PS.
I'm ok right now and not overly excited bcs this is my 3rd or 4th go at this surgery date. I don't want anything happening that cld cause me to delay any further. Every thing is good and I nd it to stay that way. Positive thoughts. Ok enough with the boring review. Update in a month or two.. It's about to go down...(in my kHart voice)
I really wish I had someone to go through this...
Recommitted 2014 #teamCARDENAS
Now lookin At the updated boards nothing much have changed. I just stay focused on the reason I'm here. To encourage/be encouraged to inform/be informed and to support and be supported!! I appreciate all the reviews the posts and PMs from those checking on my status. I will update you guys closer to my date. It will be next year spring.
For now I'm just reviewing what I already know and already have. I must say I'm looking for more specifics on how to prevent loss o volume when traveling so far in my BBL having both procedures at the same time is goin to be rough.
Time to recap and review
Have a blessed night
Ok, life has happened over and over and over again...
My next post will be with any new info that Ive found. I have been off track for so long.. I am reviewing my own posts and written notes. :) Cardenas is still my number 1 choice. I don't foresee that changing either...
I'm close now... B4 p1cs
So I am going to a local clinic for 30-60 days weight loss programs. I want to lose about 15lbs from where I think I am. I am going to detox after that for 2 weeks and then we will see. If I can do the early or late date??!! I'm even considering doing this procedure that melts some fat away if I do the 2015 date. I have to do research first and speak with Cardenas to c if it's ok... $100/session 3xs a week for 3 weeks. I'll kp u ladies posted. Now to my research... Good nite ladies
Straight Up REFRESH/Review Retest
I definitely need a Buddy and May have to sacrifice some bday/holiday time. Like how do you know who to trust at the airport in DR or Mex... Sh***t I ain't tryna get locked up abroad for knocking somebody out try me bcs I look/am a medical tourist...smdh
Chicas stay safe in your travels/joinery and prayed up!! Do everything to take someone or buddy up. Learn Spanish. I appreciate your research. I guess going through such a major event you are bound to check and recheck 6 or 7xs lol
Still amazed.. But never scared.. #determined
Resources on ReALsElf
NJPRBeauty body is snatched
This is exactly what I am looking for.. My goal weight pre-sx is 140 .. I am now 159lbs.. The weight is coming down slow. Losing more inches than weight. Im going to update and send Yily updated pics 2/4/15.
I nd to blink and New Years need to be here. Blink again...thr goes Valentine's Day!! lol If I had the xtra time off from work.. I would be like IM OUT!! Just got a promo @ work.. Gotta wait it out..
So, I replanned the sx for the umpteenth time...I think I can recite it day to day.
21days til my flight ????????????????????????????????
HOLY CRAPOLA!!! ????????????
Pre-Sx Review Healing HavenDR
1week post op
Tummy Tuck Scar
Waiting on RS TLto make an edit
Dra Yily was a doll. Very humble and sweet. Dra Ana her (right hand) was great as well. I am very happy with my choice. Happy with my results. The office was clean. Everyone was professional. Dra Yily is not mean. She and Dra Ana has a passion for what they do in my opinion. It is not about the money for sure because there were girls who stayed at my RH who were turned away if their health wasn't right. I highly recommned Dra Yily. Just know the country is very different from the US so be sure to be patient, humble, and kind. You have waited this long what is a few minutes, hours, or days to be certain that everything is right?? You are worth it!!