Ok girls i don't know how to start but i have a...
*Has anyone had any experience with long distance traveling when doing this procedure?
*Has anyone traveled from the UK to America to do the bbl, I would love to speak to you and get your personal experience and to also ask you wer exactly do i start from lool?
*When i do go for my surgery how long would you guys advice for me to stay in America for. I will need to stay there long enough to have pre-consultation and post-consultations (the quicker the better lol).
* Any advice on BBL recovery and flying (how do you sit on the airplane ect).
*Does any one know about the payment procedure when paying internationally (currency/ xchange rate ect)
GOING IT ALONE
*If any girls have experienced going alone it would love to hear from you and know how did you cope with it?
*How did you get back home/hotel after you SX. After reading a few experience i have gathered its quite difficult getting back home. sooo please let me know what solutions you found with dealing with traveling back from the the sx.
*How did you manage with going to your massages, appointments?
*How many times did you have to see your doctors before you was allowed to go back home with the all clear and when was your drains taken out.
* How did you cope with your general care e.g going to the toilet, eating, showering, drains ect?
*How did you cope with taking off your garments and more importantly putting it back on (i hear its extremely difficult to do even with people helping you)?
*How long did it take for you to properly get back on your feet and been able to do most things by yourself especially with no help from anyone else?
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP GIRLS!!!!
MADE UP MY IM GOING WITH !!!CORTES!!!
Any of CORTES girls have any tips for me or any advise about the healing process, hotels close by to the clinic, transport and where i can get good massages from in Houston ect?
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!!!!
Booking a date with DR CORTES, IM A LITTLE CONFUSED (once you've booked a date with cortes can the date be moved or postponed fr
I was just wondering if anyone knows if when you put a deposit down to secure a date with Cortes if the date can be changed for free of charge because iv put money aside and right about now its just enough to cover the SX not hotels, tickets, pre op prep, garments, taxis ect and i don't know if ill have enough for the extras by march so if worse comes to worse I might have to postpone it.
Brazilian Butt Lift BBL FAQ & Myths (Found this on a blog really helpful!!!!)
When can you lay or sit down on a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift)
Research and experience shows no sitting for 3-6 weeks after a BBL or implants (i'm going to wait 6-8 week with the assistance of bobby pillow and yoga mat). When lying down, stay on your stomach or sides (sides if you don't have fat injected into your hips too). If sitting is unavoidable such as when you are traveling in a car, try to use a boppy pillow so there is no pressure on the center. If you are the passenger you may also try kneeling or laying flat. When in doubt speak to your surgeon about this. During post-op visits you can ask him/her at that point.
Can I get a Tummy Tuck and a BBL at the same time?
Research says me YES, and for some people it will be ideal to kill two birds with one stone, however, common sense says having two surgeries one on each side of your body will leave with with choices to make. Number one... when you get a tummy tuck you are unable to lay on your tummy so that leaves you FLATTENING your fresh fat grafts to your butt (so i personally WOULDN'T)... so essentially you'd have to decide which results you're willing to let suffer lay on you back ruin your butt... lay on your stomach ruin your tuck.
Do I NEED to have a tummy tuck in order to get a BBL
No. You never will have to get a tuck JUST to get a butt lift. HOWEVER in order to get the lift you must be lipo'd in areas. Generally you are lipo'd in the stomach area, if you have had kids or have sagging skin a tuck WILL maximize your results...
I have ALREADY had LIPO can I still get a BBL
YES. However you will HAVE to let your surgeon know, so you both can decide where to find the best highest quality fat to use in your BBL. The BEST fat is "virgin fat" which is generally found in women whom hav NOT had liposuction or liposculpture before.
How do you pick a surgeon for BBL or TT or FG
Like with ANYTHING I say do your research! You have to look at before and afters you have to check for certifications and testimonies from REAL patients (Realself is good example lol). Speak with the doctors in depth ask as MANY questions ad you want or need and pay attention the the answers b/c they will be the most revealing in IF the doctor if for you or not...
I want 900+ cc's is that possible?
YES. (I want a much as possible even 1500 in each cheek if its possible) IF your skin is elastic enough IF you have enough fat to donate and IF you maintain all fat after any absorption. So essentially what I'm saying is, the amount of fat you have transferred is up to you in some ways and NOT in others... Some peoples skin wont allow them as much as they'd like and some won't have enough fat.
How to maintain a BBL Fat Grafts for a long period of time...
The A-1 rule for a BBL Princess is STAY up OFF your ass for 3 - 6 weeks longer is also advisable (i'm going to wait 6-8 week with the assistance of bobby pillow and yoga mat), No driving, No sitting, No SEX, No laying on your side NO vigorous massage... A few things a lot of people take for granted is GARMENTS! Wear your Proper Garments and wear them for a substantial period of time (3 months). I know the thirst to be out in the club is REAL but in order to have the BEST results for the LONGEST amount of time FOLLOW post op procedure to the T. Epi Foam Pad is also a VERY important part of recovery and I mean use it in abundance and don't skimp on it.
How long should I wear my Post op BBL Garments before I can Stop
Honestly I feel if you don't have an abundance of skin showing LIVE in you faja for at least a year. Take it off when you need to after the appropriate amount of time.. which I would say is 3 months a LEAST( I'm planning on 3-4 months especially the the stomach cincher mostly) ... anything after that is extra icing on the cake... I have seen some good job EXCEL to AWESOME thanks to a good post op faja... I have seen good cakes go sloppy b/c miss thing wants to play barbie... STAY in the Garment AS LONG AS POSSIBLE... It WILL pay off.. It helps to mold and further shape your body... it also helps to compress and drain fluids...
What are the BEST post op Garments for a Lipo + BBL or TT with a BBL
Well compression is KEY when it comes to lipo. It helps to re-drape the skin drain fluids and suppress pain and swelling. However it is quite the contrary when it comes to having a brazilian butt lift. I recommend a FULL body compression garment with the rear end cut OUT... you DO NOT want a compression garment killing your fat grafts before they have a chance solidify.
How long before I can resume exercise
Generally 6-8 weeks is a sufficient amount of time to wait before returning to regular exercise
Will Exercising ruin my BBL Results
If you wait to required amount of time exercise will only enhance your results.
My Butt STILL looks Flat after my BBL? What can I do?
Well as with any surgery there is that chance that you may not LOVE your immediate
results however you have to stop first and try to be as positive as you can! Is it long enough to judge your results? It could be swelling, fluid retention etc Consult your doctor & wait it out. If you are early in the stages of your post op BBL try to minimize ANY pressure you are putting on your butt! Make sure to be wearing your proper garments with the butt cut out and try not to bend over too much... For those of you well past 3 months I would say begin a eating and exercise routing ESPECIALLY if you started with NOTHING... If booty is not in your family or you have a boyish frame and or are VERY skinny.. you need to work on your muscle.. SQUATS are phenomenal for the gluteus and lunges or stair climbing is also a great exercise to get into.
PROJECTION PROJECTION PROJECTION
Also does any1 know if Dr Cortes gives really small waist (I really want a tiny waist) I sometimes cant really see the results of his patients stomach without cloths on or from the back.
!!PROJECTION!! Before and after pictures of the projection of Dr Cortes patients ONLY FROM REALSELF
(THE NEW 5:2 DIET) 1 MONTH TILL I SECURE A DATE AND PUT A DEPOSIT DOWN and i need some tips and advice on !!WEIGHT LOSS!! GIRLS
So girls iv been healthy eating and exercising and combining that with green coffee and raspberry ketone supplements i recently started 5:2 diet in combination with my healthy eating. The 5:2 diet is basically eating what you usually eat for 5 days in the week and then for 2 days of the week your fasting but you don't actually starve your self you keep you calorie intake for those 2 days down to 500 calories this is to achieve steady weight loss to find out more here are some good youtube vids for you to have a look at For me ive adapted it so i can loose weight quicker...so im doing 3 fast days in a week instead of two days and then for 2 days in the week im going to keep my calorie intake around the 1200-1500 then ill only eat what i want to eat for two days in the week, I AM loosing weight but i want a booster to try this next month so i feel more confident and happier about being at a weight im more comfortable with before putting a deposit down in December. So girls do you have any other tips and tricks for me to try and boost my weight loss for the next month. Ur help will be much appreciated!!!
SENT IN MY PICTURES TO DR CORTES OFFICE COUPLE WEEKS AGO AND GOT MY QUOTE YESTERDAY
*Vets if you have any tips for me they would be more that welcome I need all the help I can get. As I'm going all by myself.
CHOSEN MY DATE (3rd of APRIL WOOP WOOP SUPER EXCITED) BUTTT AND A VERY BIG BUT I HAVEN'T TOLD MY BOYFRIEND OF 4 YEARS!
TOLD THE BOYFRIEND (MIXED EMOTIONS)
xxxx see ya later girls!!xxx
LOOKIN FOR A HOUSTON BUDDY FROM THE END OF MARCH TO MID APRIL
Accept from meeting up what else do sx buddy do to support each other girlies im kinda confused can someone enlighten me please??
HAPPY HEALING GIRLIES
AND GOOD LUCK TO ANY GIRLS WITH UP COMING SX
FINALLY MY PRE PICS
CREDENTIALS CREDENTIALS CREDENTIALS CREDENTIALS!!!
Hi girls I'm just writing because while on my journey towards choosing my Dr for my bbl I did a lot of research not only on the type of results/body I would get out of the Dr but MUCH more importantly the Dr's credentials in relation to my health and safety and and my after sx care. When looking into a Dr for a plastic surgery different people are looking different things.... some people want the best results and that comes first, some are really interested in the customer care, costumer service, location ect the list goes on and on. But for me my health and well being comes first and foremost. So when I chose Dr Cortes i did intense research on him and found some things that may be helpful to any future Cortes girls.
Dr Cortes Credentials
Wilberto Gil Cortes
Location ( First city and state listed is the last known location )
Willis, TX (United States)
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery - General (General indicates Primary Certificate)
ABMS Maintenance of Certification StarMeeting Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Requirements
American Board of Plastic Surgery (Learn more about Meeting Board's MOC Requirements )
Plastic Surgery Yes
I had recently been reading about girls getting burnt and that led me to finding out that doctors aren't always insured and I started worrying about whether Dr Cortes is insured or not and thanks to FaithandHope11 I found out that Dr Cortes is insured woop woop!!( FaithandHope11 is really really helpful with researching dr and finding out any dirt I would advise you to talk to her if your finding it hard with researching any of your various drs or trying to find out if they are insured message FaithandHope11)
Dr Cortes used to be a reconstructive surgeon on hands, he has 8 years of experience on plastic surgery. He has many youtube videos on live surgeries, You can get in contact with him through email email@example.com. He is required to carry malpractice insurance and he DOES have insurance and he is also board certified.
Drs often lie and deny they have lawsuits and actually they do have lawsuits on their record and the law protects them to keep performing surgeries until proven guilty and even after they are proven guilty they can perform in other states, many can get their license revoked but can still practice without it or in other states so their reputation doesnt follow them. With Dr cortes she have not pulled out any lawsuits against him.
I'm not trying to sway anyone's views on ther Dr just trying to help with research tips and help future cortes girls. With all the info I gathered I'm pretty happy with my choice!! :D
upon my research on Dr Cortes i stumbled across a picture of him and his CUUTEE family on the front of a magazine written in Spa
upon my research on Dr Cortes i stumbled across a picture of him and his CUUTEE family on the front of a magazine written in Spa
I Need to start making moves with my pre op prep (pre op supplements ect)
To do list only got less than two months left and IM GETTING RELLY NERVOUS!
*finish getting all supplies
*LAST BUT NOT LEAST CALM THE HELL DOWN!!!
I'm soooo nervous about doing this my myself, I'm starting to panic!!
TOLD MY MUM MORE OF THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT I GOING TO DO
BRAZILIAN PREPARATION TIPS
Make sure that ur Dr is aware of all your prescription and non-prescription medications and supplements you are taking
You should continue to take all your prescription medications up to the time of the surgery except for blood thinners and diabetic medication.
2 WEEKS BEFORE BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT
Stop taking any blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, or Ibuprofen.
Stop taking Warfarin, Coumadin, Plavix or other medications you have been prescribed as a blood thinner, or medication to prevent blood clots or stroke. If you are unsure about your medication, please make a list of all your medications and supplements and non-prescription drugs and inform your Dr.
Stop smoking. Even a single cigarette a day will have a negative impact on the results of your Brazilian Butt Lift as it will limit the number of fat cells that can survive the surgical procedure.
Herbal medications and diet pills should be stopped.
Ensure that all your blood work and test results have been forwarded to your Dr.
If you have children, make any arrangements you need to, to have them looked after on the day of the surgery and at least three days after.
2 DAYS BEFORE BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT
Make sure you have your prescription/medications sorted.
Prepare loose clothing to wear the following day
Prepare lots of water and some light snacks to have with you for AFTER the surgery.
Recommended is non-dairy, dry foods that do not upset your stomach
You should buy stool softeners or prune juice and start taking them two days before your surgery. After surgery you will be taking pain medications which can cause constipation. To prevent potential constipation, its recommend that you start stool softeners or drink prune juice starting two days before surgery.
HOPE THIS HELPS!
DAY OF SURGERY PREP
You should have nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours before your Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. You may have sips of water with your medication if required.
shave / remove hair if any hair is present in the surgical field
remove ALL piercings
remove nail polish from at least one finger
DO NOT wear make up
DO NOT put on body lotion or any creams
DO NOT bring any jewelry with you
make sure someone is with you with you to take you from the clinic. You CANNOT be left alone immediately after surgery for 24 hours because you could potential faint and injure yourself.
HOPE THIS HELPS!
AFTER YOUR BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT CARE
LINKS TO BARGAIN SUPPLIES
*PEZ Portable Female Women Urinal for £1 (about $1.61) Including shipping http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331004582132?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
*Portable Urinal Toilet Bottle £2.11 ($3.35) Including shipping http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310699799915?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
*Thigh high Compression Socks £1.88 ($3.00) Including shipping http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360528826345?var=630069767705&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
THAT'S IT FOR NOW I HOPE THIS HELPS!
QUICK UPDATE Fully booked with Flight, Hotel, Caregiver.
* Flight booked (I got it for an amazing price considering when I booked it, so I'm all smiles)
* Booked my Hotel for 10 days at Americas Best Value this hotel is really near the hospital I'm going to have my surgery at, so I'm really happy about that ( This Americas Best Value Inn is Suites-Houston FM 1960/ I-45 also got it for a bargain because I used a value card)
* I've also got myself a caregiver as well she seems as if shes going to be really helpful to me, she gonna pick me up from the airport and shes gonna take me to anywhere I need to go and also is taking care of me after the surgery, I feel so much better now I that I have her to help me out.
* I'm working on my supply list I have most and I should have absolutely everything I need in latest in two weeks.
so girls I'm all set with a lot of help from you girls on this site, I really thank God for this site and this assistance from the women on er, you have been a major blessing to me.
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GARMENTS (im a little confused)
Thanks for your help girls!! XXX
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THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!
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IM CONFUSED ABOUT PROTEIN SHAKES/WHEY PROTEIN
HAVING A SKYPE CONSULTATION WITH DR CORTES TOMORROW
SKYPE CONSULTATION WITH DR CORTES
Anyway I spoke to him about what type of results I could have with my body type and he said from the pics I sent him I really want a lot of fat in my butt and I really want wide hips (he said to get the hips I want my hip skin is going to need to stretch a lot. My hip skin is kinda tight so I'm hoping and praying he will be able to stretch my skin on my hips as much as possible) he said that if I want similar result to my wish pic that I need to put on a lot more weight !WHAT! lol I already thought I was overly fat enough and I have been on this long hard weight loss journey were I have lost around 2 stone so to be told I need to put it all back on freaked me out a bit especially being left with a fat face.... but Dr Cortes reassured me that he would suck me dry he said he would lipo the whole of my back, my stomach, arms, thighs, and chin in order to slim out my face. So as soon as I got off skype I started stuffing my and I can already see and mostly feel a difference.
I spoke to him about complications such as infections, nerve loss ect ect he reassured me that most complications he has a treatment/solution for. I asked him about death he told me that's very rare with a board certified doctor (with a bbl not butt injections ect ect) and he has never had a patient die on him from doing a bbl. That sealed the deal for me right there I was elated and ecstatic and went from being nervous and apprehensive to exited and giddy. Dr Cortes helped put my mind at ease :D So everything is feeling real now and I'm starting to get really excited and faithful.
Good luck to all the girls going in soon. CONGRATS!!
5 DAYS TILL IM CORTEZED!! EXCITED/TERRIFIED
Please keep me in your prayers cuz I'm freaking out.
HOW DOES GETTING DELIVERIES AT HOTELS WORK?????
Thank you Jesus I made it to Houston
Sorry I'm a bit all over the place!
A few pics post op not doing it justic I'll try and get better and more realistic pics when I sort this drains out
Thanks for all your best wishes and ur helpful suggestion with my drainage I still need some more suggestion if you lot have anymore, I'm still really worried about it