Cardenas Doll - May 2013 edition ❤
- updated 6 months ago
Hi girls... I am planning on getting my BBL done...
- 27 Mar 2013
Hi girls... I am planning on getting my BBL done within the next few months. What I want to achieve is what most of you girls probably want which is a curvy shape, tiny waist and big round perky bum. I am quite short (being an asian) so I dont want a REALLY big bum .. just big enough that it will give me some shape but maintain a petite figure.
I've done a fair amount of research and have come to my top three choices: Yily, Duran and Cardenas. I can be quite indecisive so thats why I need your help on making this choice. So any Yily (i know there's a lot of yous lol), Duran and Cardenas girls out there who wouldnt mind sharing their experiences, please let me know???
I have seen a fair amount of Yily's work and I am very impressed at how good she is at shaping and sculpting the body. I feel that she can really help me in attaining a voluptuous body.
I have read a lot of good reviews on Duran and seen a little bit of photos but would not mind seeing more (so anyone know where I can see more photos??).
One of my friends has gone through Cardenas. I was very impressed by what she did to my friend and she has described that Cardenas really takes the time to look after you. However she is taking a bit of time to reply to me and might not be available at the times that I am available.
so girls please let me know your experiences with these doctors and then finally I can make a very informed decision on who to go to...
So after an anxious month of researching and...
- 14 Apr 2013
she has a private group on facebook and honestly, if it werent for that group, i dont think i'd feel so confident with duran .. everyone has been so supportive and informative in making this process a tad bit easier ..
i had a few issues in regards to response from duran due to her going way on holidays for a bit then her system crashing .. i was about to lose hope on her and go towards a different doctor but today.. my prayers were answered and she finally responded with a confirmed date .. MAY 24 I WILL BE A DURAN DOLL :)
she quoted me $3500 for liposculpture and BBL... i sent her a few wish pics and told her what I wish to achieve .. with no specific details on what I really want, I told her i would leave it up to her to see what she could do for me .. she has an idea of what i want and i want her to work her magic ..
she is currently having issues with western union so she told me that I dont need to make a deposit and that i could just pay everything once i get there.. which is kind of a relief as i dont have money at the present time ..
so now .. i need to start organising where i will be staying which in recovery. my bestfriend has decided to come with me to help me with the recovery process.. i am still thinking about whether i should stay at angela's or just hire out a nurse .. im thinking hiring out a nurse would probably be a lot more easier for me and my friend .. does anyone know where i can hire nurses in DR? I heard duran hires out her nurses for as low as $35/a day but i still need to confirm this with her ..
oh man im so excited! need to start planning things and preparing for the surgery..
i know there have been posts on this .. but what are some good tips for pre-surgery ..? and also any recommendations on what i should do and get to make the surgery and post op experience a lot easier?
So my friend has decided not to come anymore due...
- 15 Apr 2013
Ive decided to go with Cardenas instead... Im...
- 21 Apr 2013
My friend bailed on me so I was left to go by myself.. Duran would have been awesome but I just could not handle recovering by myself in DR.. I would rather pay that extra money to recover safely and securely.. Cardenas is a very good doctor too.. After all she did my friend's butt and it is AHHHMAZING! her butt is a show stopper .. everyone compliments and stares at it everywhere we go .. i cant wait till I get mine done ..
So yeah anyways .. my decision to go with Cardenas came down to recovery.. my friend (who went to Cardenas) really recommended Beauty Care and assured me they would take care of me the best way possible. For me I would rather pay a whole lot of money to feel secure and comfortable than save a bit of money and not feel comfortable.. Plus Ronnie sounds soo nice and friendly .. I already feel comfortable with him just from the emails..
I have decided to stay 9-10nights at Beauty Care .. I just want to recover as best as possible before i venture off home...
I am quite excited.. I just have a few finishing touches to do to prepare me for my surgery .. this next month will go quick.. I can feel it ..
anyone scheduled for Cardenas around the same date?
Im in the process of purchasing everything to...
- 9 May 2013
im about to buy my lipo foam but i dont know how many i should get.. so post op ladies how many sheets would you recommend buying and is there anything post op goodies i should get to help me for my recovery? please let me know .. THANKS LADIES!
Future Cardenas Doll - Less than a week to go!
- 22 May 2013
cant believe in just less than a week i will be transformed into a Cardenas doll! i have my wish pics ready and packed but i am very interested in seeing how Cardenas will transform my body! ... call it pre-surgery anxiety but i have been binge eating just a tad bit .. i just cant help it .. thats how i deal with stress and anxiety.. I EAT! lol .. hope this does not bite me in the ass later!
will try to keep you girls updated throughout it all .. wish me luck :D
landed safe & sound :) one sleep to go till I become a Cardenas Doll!
- 26 May 2013
Ronnie was already there waiting for me so it did not take him that long to come and get me... Ronnie was super duper nice and very accommodating to my needs.. I had a bit of an issue trying to find a place to exchange my money to US dollars.. to tell a long story short had to drive to several places to get it exchanged.. I felt kinda bad but Ronnie assured me that it was no problem ..
let this a lesson be learned .. exchange your money ahead of time and probably at a bank .. because the airport sucked! and the exchange rate sucked even more!
Im settled into Beauty Care Recovery House.. and everyone is soo nice and very welcoming .. Ronnie told me that there might be a chance that Cardenas wouldnt be able to see me before my surgery tomorrow but she will try her very best to come see me today ... if not, she will see me first thing tomorrow ..
ill keep you girls posted on how my surgery goes ..
PS: i will post pre-op and post op photos after my surgery :)
post op day 1 ... uncomfortable as hell!!
- 28 May 2013
soo yesterday i had my surgery .. went in, filled out the forms, paid my fees and got prepped up ..
i saw and spoke to dr. cardenas..she is just sooo lovely .. she answered all my questions and was straight out honest with me about what i wanted for my body .. she told me that she would try her best to get me the tiniest waist she can but she can only do so much because of the way my body was built .. i liked that about her ..
sooo i was lying down on the surgery table one minute and woke up the next minute back in my room all drugged up and hella tired ..i was a bit worried that i was gonna end up waking up groggy during the operation but thank god! that didnt happen! i thank Dr. cardenas's excellent anesthesiologist :)
i had a minor freak out because sometime during the night i couldnt feel my legs or even move them but the nurse reassured me that that would go away .. and it did a few hrs later ..
so i slept and slept for almost 48 hrs .. i just felt so tired and soo weak ... as for the pain factor .. i dont feel anything just as yet or it hasnt hit me .. dr. cardenas said that the pain might hit me tomorrow cos the anasthesia is still in my system ..
did i mention that my face is swollen?! i look like a fat china man right now :(
well im back at the recovery house .. and the nurses have been so nice and helpful and making sure i eat .. its funny cos i dont have much of an appetite and if it werent for them i would probably forget to eat ..
its soo uncomfortable lying on your stomach ... cant even sit down .. this is probably the worse thing for me atm ..
well i will post fotos and update more later girls :)
2 days post op .. Still uncomfortable but getting better
- 30 May 2013
Day 2.. Still feeling uncomfortable as hell.. Does anyone know any good tips on sitting down or even lying down even for a brief period of time? I honestly don't know how am I'm going to survive 3 weeks of not sitting down and lying on my stomach lol
Well more information on my surgery .. dr. Cardenas mentioned she took 5 liters of fat from me and injected about 800cc on each cheek .. My ass is huge and even though its swollen I'm loving it ..
Some of the meds have been making me sick so Dr. Cardenas se to cutdown on the meds .. I've been feeling nauseous and have even vomited so I've been in bed all of yesterday and today .. The nurses here at beauty care have been wonderful .. They are truly amazing I don't know what I would have done without them .. They make sure I eat, take my meds on time and have been soo positive throughout this journey for me .. trust me when I say by the way I'm feeling and looking right now I need some positive energy ..
I had my first massage today .. Felt so weird .. My body feels so weird .. It feels like jelly lol must be all that liquid that's coming out of me lol
Dr. Cardenas is amazing .. She really lipo'd the hell out of me .. My body is soooo sore and soo bruised idk whether to love her or hate her for it .. lol but in the end I kno this is all for something .. Beauty is pain my dears.
6 days post op
- 3 Jun 2013
pain has subsided a lot .. i just feel a bit of pain when i get in and out of bed .. i am hoping i get my drains taken out within the next few days before i go or else im gonna have to worry bout how im gnna take it off when i get back home ..
im SLOWLY getting used to sleeping on my stomach .. but stilll it is the most uncomfortable pose to sleep for long periods of time ..im just hoping i dont have any neck problems from this .. i can walk but not for long periods of time .. i find myself getting dizzy and my stomach hurting if i walk for more than 15 minutes ...
life is at the recovery house is alright but boring ... everyone soo nice trying to make sure that im taken care of and i know that they are doing they're best on keeping me sane lol .. i cant help it im just sooo damn bored most of the time and im getting soo home sick that sometimes i find myself wanting to cry lol
4 days to go before i leave .. im hoping i recover more by that time.. ive recovered a lot but i am still not feeling 100% there yet ..
10 days post op - leaving the recovery house today
- 6 Jun 2013
everyone was soo lovely at Beauty Care Recovery House .. so i would definitely recommend anyone who is having surgery done in Tijuana to come stay here .. they will really look after you :)
10 days post op and I am feeling good :) my drains are still in me and Dr Cardenas said that i might have to wait an extra couple days before i could take it out ... she taught me how to do it and it sounds simple enough so I might just have to do it myself .. im getting my last massage today .. Maripaz is amazing .. and she really gives you a lot of good tips to make your recovery easier ..
i still have pains on my side but other than that I dont really feel pain anywhere else .. i still cant walk as fast as i used to .. im not sure whether or not thats because of the lipo foams i have on or not .. i have about three lipo foams on plus a tringular thing for my back ... for my back dr. cardenas showed me how to do it with a tea towel so i am using that instead of the triangular foam ..
carmen took me out of the RH the other day which was really nice of her .. she took me to the beach and had some of their tacos, coconut and mangoes ... if you are in Tijuana I would definitely recommend trying out some of their tacos .. according to her Tijuana is famous for their Tacos lol
i will post more fotos soon ... the swelling has definitely gone down so im hoping i get smaller and smaller lol
home sweet home - 14 days post op
- 12 Jun 2013
i have all these hard lumps on my stomach ... i emailed Fatimeh about them and she assured me that they would go away eventually as long as i wear my compression garment and epifoam 24/7 ... i was a bit worried that i took out my drains a lot sooner than i should have ... i am pretty sure i still have a lil bit of fluid leftover so i am hoping massages will make them go away ... for all the post op ladies: how long did it take till these lumps go away?????
14 days post op
PAIN FACTOR - minimal
MOBILITY- 85% there ( i can move around alot more but i still cant overdo it and cant move as fast .. the epifoam makes it a lot harder for me to move around )
Fatimeh sed that she tried calling me a few times to check up on me .. and indeed i did get a few missed calls .. at that time i didnt know who it was and i just didnt want to pick up any international calling cos im sure everyone knows how international roaming is soooo expensive and i know that i have jacked up my phone bill already ..
here are some post op pics of me .. im sure you can notice the lumps .. please tell me that this is normal and these lumps would eventually go away..
PS: im still really swollen and im hoping, praying that i still get smaller than this!!