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So I've been reading a lot of journeys and...

So I've been reading a lot of journeys and experiences and have scheduled my consultation for Dr. Jimerson on Feb. 22... But I saw a few patients from Dra Santos in D.R and I'm loving her work and price. If anyone has any advice please help out!

I've been considering this for about 2 years. My main concern is my stomach/love handles and like most people when I found out I can take it and put the fat where I would love it to ho, I thought it was the best thing ever.

I'm 27, one pregnancy. Soo I'm debating on a TT also but I want a baby!

My measurements: 36D-28-40... and I'm 5'5

So I've decided not to even go to my consult with...

So I've decided not to even go to my consult with Jimerson and am willing to allow someone else to go in my place... Have just sent my pics to Dra Santos and just awaiting a quote. Going through a possible career change so my surgery date is up in the air unfortunately...

I have received my quote from Dra. Santos... now...

I have received my quote from Dra. Santos... now just trying to set a date! I'm so ready!

I want to schedule my Surgery for April 16th with...

I want to schedule my Surgery for April 16th with Dra Yily... so excited!

Getting sooo frustrated with the lack of...

Getting sooo frustrated with the lack of communication. I just need to confirm my date so I can buy my plane ticket! Stressing.

Finally!!! Just sent my deposit via PayPal!

Finally!!! Just sent my deposit via PayPal!

So I have FINALLY got a confirmation on my date!...

So I have FINALLY got a confirmation on my date! April 17th will not come fast enough! Now for the lists!

Purchased my plane ticket today!

Purchased my plane ticket today!

Just scheduled my blood work for Friday! Hopefully...

Just scheduled my blood work for Friday! Hopefully my doctor can prescribe my meds needed too...

Started my shopping by looking at everyone else's...

Started my shopping by looking at everyone else's list! I'm just doing a checked bag so I don't have to worry about the restrictions. Completed ommy tests today and was cleared by my PCP for surgery. Yay. Just soo ready for these 6 weeks to fly...

So now under the one month mark! Got my foam and...

So now under the one month mark! Got my foam and boards also all of my little odds and ends... I'm trying to do everything needed to make this ass investment that is enjoyable.

Exactly 3 weeks!!! I'm sooo excited, not quite...

Exactly 3 weeks!!! I'm sooo excited, not quite nervous!

Finally made contact with the RH and have been...

Finally made contact with the RH and have been confirmed... 2 weeks...

Exactly 2 weeks and I will be en route to the D.R....

Exactly 2 weeks and I will be en route to the D.R. I'm excited and ANXIOUS. I'm glad I will be meeting with my sx buddies on the connecting flight! I've had contact with Dra. Yily and with the spa this weekend. There is so much negativity going on here, especially about Yily, but she makes me feel comfortable and confident in my decision. Packing my bag today and getting my outfits together. READY.

Started taking Vitamedica pack... that's a lot of...

Started taking Vitamedica pack... that's a lot of Damn pills!! I was already tiredofvitamins... but gotta do this right...

Think I'm taking too many vitamins. Got real shaky...

Think I'm taking too many vitamins. Got real shaky after the gym today and got sick. .. no bueno...

Just emailed Yily about my nails... I usually wear...

Just emailed Yily about my nails... I usually wear pink gel overlay and worried they may make me try to take it off (ouch). Not trying to have any delay!

Got the response back... she said remove one. .....

Got the response back... she said remove one. .. lol of course I'll be going without all. Just a lil fyi for u ladies!

Sooo... I have Lipo foam, epifoam, maxi pads and...

Sooo... I have Lipo foam, epifoam, maxi pads and the abdominal board... just debating if i should buy a second faja. Guess I'll just wait to see what Size i am after surgery... Just really ready for this to be here!

Sooo... I have Lipo foam, epifoam, maxi pads and...

Sooo... I have Lipo foam, epifoam, maxi pads and the abdominal board... just debating if i should buy a second faja. Guess I'll just wait to see what Size i am after surgery... Just really ready for this to be here!

10 days away and I am all ready! Anxious for this...

10 days away and I am all ready! Anxious for this adventure to be over because I'm dying to shop for my new body!!!

Soooo... I actually measured myself. Before i was...

Soooo... I actually measured myself. Before i was just guessing. .. ugh... so the biggest issue i have with myself is my stomach and under breasts. The largest area to measure on my stomach was 38. My actual waist is 34 and under my bust is 33. I just want a flat stomach!! The bOoty is just a great addition because i know once my waist gets sucked out my booty is gonna look a lot better. It's already a 40 just want top booty and rounder hips. .. I have faith I'm Dra. Yily and her skills.

I'll be having my surgery in 1 Week!

I'll be having my surgery in 1 Week!

So i basically have this weekend and will be...

So i basically have this weekend and will be having my surgery in a few days. My bag is being packed and repacked! I almost bought a boppy but i still don't understand how to sit in it? So I'm holding out.

Got an email confirming Wednesday Surgery with...

Got an email confirming Wednesday Surgery with Yily today. So excited it's finally happening!

Everything is ready! Gotta be at the airport at...

Everything is ready! Gotta be at the airport at 330am... trying to map and be rested for this journey!

Well short summary so far ladies. .. I have...

Well short summary so far ladies. .. I have finally reached the other side and am swollen everywhere. Yily is awesome.... my checkup is tomorrow hopefully this God forsaken drain comes out since very little fluid is draining. Plaza Del Sol was not the place for me and neither was the recovery house. The Recovery House was ok... but could be entirely better. I feel better walking but the major pain is my lower back and sides. Whenever i move. Today was a rough day pretty nauseated all day. My boyfriend is being awesome he washed my legs, feet and arms. Oh and my hair. It desperately needed it I think the scariest thing so far has been driving from place to place. .. folks have no laws. I'll try to update later. No pics until everything is better.

My drain was taken out today... I feel absolutely...

My drain was taken out today... I feel absolutely wonderful compared to yesterday.

So I'm one week post op feeling stiff and swollen....

So I'm one week post op feeling stiff and swollen. My lipoed areas are super tender. But honestly ladies, I'm having an ok recovery. I'm able to walk and do everything for myself. I'm still waiting for a real shower. .. Yily says 2 weeks but I'm thinking of getting a waterproof bandage for my small incisions because I'm feining for a real warm shower! I do have an hour glass shape. She worked on my entire back so i know once the swelling goes down I'll be happy. I went post pics or judge my booty til the swelling goes down. Hope all is well with everyone else recovering!

When I read things it makes me remember the...

When I read things it makes me remember the details of my time. First thing. .. Yily was awesome. My group of 5 came in after 5 to Yily's office the day before surgery, and although she had post op girls there, she took the time to give us our consults. Them sent Yira to try to get our blood work early because she realized she overbooked. Yira was absolutely lovely. It was a crazy night but it was above and beyond! The next day was a hectic yet filled with wait. Yily came to where we were waiting at Cipla, smiling and took multiple pictures with the girls. I was talking to a 2 month post op (njprbeauty) and told Yily I wanted her booty. .. she laughed and said she's going to take care of me. By the way njprbeauty was phenomenal, her pics do not do her body justice. I was the first surgery, Yily took me and marked me up asking if everything looked right and asking about my tattoos ( which is very taboo there). She told me i needed to smile because she was going to make me fabulous. She confirmed what i was afraid of with the possibility of loose skin but told me not to worry because she will do what she can. I took my blue pill and was out. Don't remember anything. I had no issues at Cipla great night nurse. The next day i was cleared to leave with no issues. Yily came in before i left and told me to smile because she gave me a tiny waist (the thing i emphasized the most) and that i don't need to look so serious! She really was great. People you have to understand, she's not that soft spoken docile female. She is a husky spoken, strong Professional. I didn't see any unprofessional things about her that i would say worried me. I have family members planning to go to her because of the fact i felt she was professional.

I do feel some ladies have unrealistic thoughts of how this procedure is going to make their butt look. The only thing I truly wanted was a tiny waist and flat tummy. My booty was a great addition. Like other Yily vets have stated, if you want someone to hold your hand and soothe you stay with your family. Yily was great for me and i can already tell once this awful swelling goes down i will be happy.

Oh, my drain was taken out day 5 no issues during or now. The garment sucks because it's just annoying to wear all day and night. All but my drain hole is closed and healing nicely. No fluid comes out and i love my hand held massager.

So week 2. Some of the swelling has subsided but...

So week 2. Some of the swelling has subsided but still have a long way to go! Still tender in lipoed areas. I'm loving my shape when the garment is off. My booty looks awesome in leggings.

Just a small pic. ..

Just a small pic. ..

So the front pic is after i had my faja off for...

So the front pic is after i had my faja off for about an hour and i ate. The swelling came back pretty fast. It's a lot better now. I'll post more pics next week!

I found the BEST masseuse in the Atlanta area! ...

I found the BEST masseuse in the Atlanta area! She was awesome. Unfortunately the garment is causing swelling in my knees :-(. Ready for this next stage In garment. Just unsure of what to get.

3 weeks post op: the tenderness has gone down...

3 weeks post op: the tenderness has gone down noticeably, as well as the swelling. I had to go for a medical clearance today including a stress test and it went well. No added pain. I went around my co-workers. .. they definitely notice my shape, but most just asked if i lost weight. The booty is not huge compared to what i had because i was not flat. But the best thing is I'm happy so far! My hip/butt measures the same as pre op now. Much perkier, and fuller but nothing drastic. I'll be happy to fluff! My waist has went down to a 28 haven't got a waist cincher yet but i know it will continue to go down. I'm going to start exercising this week yay! Hope all is going well!

Worked out yesterday... just a few laps around the...

Worked out yesterday... just a few laps around the track walking and a couple jogging. Felt great. Started weight lifting today, may have to wait a lil while longer for that. When i went into surgery I was 155, after 159 and now 152. Which is where I'd like to stay.

I found the pics i sent to Yily. You can see the...

I found the pics i sent to Yily. You can see the huge difference in my tummy area. Again, I did my have a tummy tuck. The results are just with Lipo.

Sorry. .. DID NOT HAVE T T

Sorry. .. DID NOT HAVE T T

It is 4 weeks today. I feel great. I have been...

It is 4 weeks today. I feel great. I have been working out and it gets easier everyday. Yes I'm still swollen and tender, but it gets better every day. I'm still not trying to judge my body until the swelling is gone and fluffing had occurred. But I'm loving it. My boyfriend loves it.

Garment

So i had a moment of crazed irritability with garment. My legs are on the thicker side and as I've stated before it was causing issues with my knees. Since it is still doing its job i haven't bought a new one. I just cut the legs off of it. Feels so much better!!!

still swollen and tender. ..

No big changes with the swelling and tenderness, but I'm getting used to this booty. My underwear fit differently but In a great way. Here's an out of the shower pic, you can see the swelling but the slope and shape of my booty. .. I'm loving it.

Items I Used

So i made a huge list from what I saw here, I packed most of it and the only things I've used consistently:

Funnel (must have) costs 5 $ on Amazon.)
Gauze
Bacitracin/neosporin
Cotton balls
Anti bacterial soap
B complex vitamin
Iron
Gatorade
Epifoam (not Lipo foam)
Abdominal board
Wash cloths (the disposable kind, I didn't use baby wipes)
Super long pads (only while my drain was in, and around the arm of garment)

I didn't have major bruising, it was gone after a week. I did take my vitamedica pack for 2 weeks before surgery and only a week after due to all the meds making me sick. Hope this helps for ppl like me who tend to over pack. Oh, as for clothes, a few tanks/camis and 2 sun dresses. You won't wear under clothes, don't try to worry about size you'll need. U did bring basketball shorts, just to walk around in at the rh.

5 weeks. ..

Hey Ladies. So, the swelling is still there but I'm finally getting the crease back in my back (yay). Working out is going great, I've lost a couple more pounds. Just really ready for the fluid to be gone. Youcan see where the fluid is, its kind of multi colored like a bruise just not prominent. But loving the shape still! My tummy. .. I'm working on it! It has it's days where it's super flat, then i have the lumpy days. .. but it's coming along!

5

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too long out of garment

So I spent most of today out of my garment and am definitely paying for it! Very swollen and tight. Feels like my muscles are knotted up. I'm back in the garment, no more of that!

just. ..

Just a lil picture. I had a wish pic that was like this. .. pretty happy!

pool side

So. .. I've been laying out by the pool tanning... today was hilarious. One guy got in trouble staring and a few broke their necks looking. Felt kinda great!

side by side

6 weeks.

So I'm halfway there. Nothing much has changed except I'mfalling more in love with this ASS! Lol enjoy Yily's work ladies! I know I am!

Gym

I encourage the gym. .. at this point it's actually helping with the stiffness!

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Just had to post this picture. .. sorry if it offends anyone

please!

Beautiful Women. .. please please PLEASE allow yourself time to heal and for your body to develop. I see so many ladies during the first week not happy. You don't need to stress yourself with that. My body is still changing after 6 weeks. Just relax. Follow Doctors orders and chill! I do realize everyone one will not be completely happy but give it time!

ugh

So it will be 7 weeks tomorrow and I'm getting these crazy pangs in my back! Itching like all hell and it is irritating! My waist has gone another inch and I'm down to 146 lbs! After Next week I'll be only doing monthly updates unless something incredible happens! I'll post pics when i take them!

measurements

Ok. Real quick. Measurements are 30(under bust) 26.5 waist and hips booty 42. Oh and my largest area before which was 38 (my lower tummy) is now a 31. Still have swelling unfortunately. And I've lost about 10lbs since surgery. I'm happy with the overall appearance!

pics

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11 weeks

Hello! So I'm pretty much healed. I still have tenderness and stiffness every so often but feeling great about my body. My body looks natural, just a great, plump and heavy booty! Lol my butt is nice and soft but firm. My waist and hips have the perfect flare about it. I will be going back for a tummy tuck In a couple of years and any excess fat. .. may be put in the rear. I would definitely go back to Yily for any other work just go about it differently. Hope all is well with every one that is healing!

6 months

I'm just shy of 6 months and I must say. .. I'm still happy! Nothing has changed. I think more and more about the tummy tuck though. I feel once I complete that I will be very happy! I haven't lost volume and still get so many compliments. My boyfriend still enjoys it very much! Hope everyone else is happy!
Yily de los Santos

RealSelf.com. Love the after pics! And from the patients that have posted, wonderful service.

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3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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Any new pics sweetie
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Lookin great :)
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Thanks
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Why a TT?
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Because my stomach isn't as flat as i want, I have stretch marks and a little excess skin. But I'm going to wait until have a baby.
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hi you look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! quick question, did you have to gain weight for this? or can anyone answer this? im 5'3" and weigh 125 =( can anyone help? thanks! and i love the confidence girl you look great!
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Thanks! I actually did not have to. I think it all depends on the fat you have and how it's distributed.
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You look great hun! I agree about not stressing because thats another thing that will affect your results. Hell it affects our everyday lives it we let it!! You go girl..:-)
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Thank you sweetie!
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imam come slap your big ol booty!! lol
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Lol that's ok!
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Hello, I'm from Atlanta and can you hive me the contact information for the massage therapist here. I'm having my surgery in Sept and will need to get some massages. Thank you
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Holistic Therapy Center of Georgia 920 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Ste 300 Roswell, 30076. Check on groupon for her too. It was 3 for 80
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U look great , do you know how many ccs she put in
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Thanks. I didn't ask
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you look great my bbl sista!
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Thank you sweetie!
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Looking good!!! And your so right! 5 weeks post op and my body is still changing!
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Thanks! It will continue to do so too
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I love the results, can you remember how many cc's she inserted into each cheek?
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Thanks. Sorry no
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Yily hooked u up absouletly beautiful !!
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Thanks!
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hi hun, was sifting through your blog and first I'd like to say dayummm!! your bod looks amazing...your butt is a masterpiece lol....I noticed you said you didnt like plaza del sol...where did you finally end up staying? My sx is in July and Im super nerved out about money and comfort.....also what hand massager did you use?
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I ended up staying at the Marriott Courtyard. It's not far from Cipla. I have a Soniccare and homedics. Anything with a soft head well do fine i think. Thank you sweetie. I am enjoying everything!
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