I've been learning sooo much on Realself it's...
I've been learning sooo much on Realself it's ridiculous!!!!
I've also met a few awesome soon-to-be dolls & already made dolls!!!!
Now I think it's time I start my journey since I officially decided on the doctor.
i'm 44y/o. 190lbs, 5'4". I have 2 children 23 (by c-section) & 18 (vag delivery). I Emailed Drs Yily, Duran, Baez, & Robles. Only heard from Yily & Baez.
Yily quoted me $4300, Baez $3900 for BBL, TT & lipo. BAEZ IT IS!!!!! Quite pleased with Baez's reviews. Yily says I MUST lose 20lbs, Baez says 10lbs. I joined the gym last week & will lose the wt. needed to have a safe surgery. This journey is so exciting travelling with such wonderful ppl. I'm not trying to have a donk!!! Just want to feel good in & out of clothes. Oh yea, I haven't told my husband yet, lol. But he's wonderful & always want me to be happy & do what makes me happy. (so y haven't I told him yet? lol) Though, I will do what I want, maybe I don't want to hear his opinion as yet. I'm sure he's gonna tell me he loves me just as I am. My kids & my mom already know my plans
I've already started slowly gathering my supplies.
I'm looking forward to the new transformation that Dr. Baez is going to perform!!!!
Oh yea, I plan to stay at an all inclusive for 14days. Stay in RH 3 days then go back to all inclusive b/c as far as I have learned, we only need to stay in a RH x 3-4 days. I don't want to leave Dominican until my drains are out.
Y DOES DR. BAEZ HAVE NO AVAILABLE DATES MID-FEB?
So I emailed Dr. Baez on the weekend asking for my date. (Feb 19). After waiting 2 days, couldn't wait anymore. I called her yesterday & left a message with her hubby requesting my date. He passed the message & she replied to my email last night.
SHE HAS NO DATES MID FEB. Was that a disappointment or what? the only thing, she didn't say what dates she has. So I just emailed her asking which dates she has. I REALLLLLYYYYYY would like a date in Feb.
Wish me luck folks!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT'S OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!! Feb 6th!!!!!!!!!
I'm on Dr. Baez's list for Feb 6th. Now i'm even more excited!!!!!!!!!!! Now gotta look into flight.
Told hubbie today
I finally built up the nerve to let hubbie know my plans for Feb 2014. He was quite good. (not that I thought differently), so y was I trying to hold out on letting him know till next year? lol I couldn't hold out anymore. I got my date this week & I am starting to gather my supplies etc. I just wanted him to know. His 2 thoughts were: It's dangerous, what if I die & what if there are complications. Quite ligit!!! I told him first answer, I have more of a chance of getting into a car accident. Secondly, I will save enough $ that I can take 1month off of work in case there are complications. I told him that I have my date then asked what he thought about it. He said, I already made my plans, so it doesn't matter what he thinks. (SEE Y I MARRIED HIM LADIES?, HE'S A SMART MAN!!!!!!) lmao He knows I don't just rush into anything. I also explained that I will pay 1/3 of what I was quoted here. I Love this man!!!!!!!!!!!
Make me heal Supplies ordered!!!
Ordered my pre-post op vits, Arnica etc. $185 later!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Where is sexyjiggle?
Has anyone heard from her? I have been worried!!!! Nothing from her since she landed in DR!!!!!!!!!!
Make me heal shipment in today
Finally received my supply from MMH. Next order lipofoam & p-ez. Nowhere seems to ship the stuff to Canada!!!!! Might have to have my Niece order it to her house in New York & ship them to me!!! How frustrating! It's fun shopping for supplies. Makes this process seem even more real.
The preview pic came out sideways, I thought it would post sideways, I wasn't able to rotate pic. Glad it posted correctly.
I just want to take a minute to say happy holiday to all my RS sisters!!!! Wishing u all a safe journey, happy healing, good health, prosperity, and BANGING BODIES for this season and the New Year!!!! Please be safe during the holiday & dont forget the reason for the season. I'm workin 3-12 hr days (24-25-26th) so its not joyous for me so hopefully you all enjoy for me!!!!
ITS OFFICIAL !!!!!! Hb 13.5
It's a goooo!!!! Saw Dra Baez today!! Hemoglobin 13.5. Wt. 180lbs. I was so nervous about my wt loss journey. Started at 190 lbs and couldn't for the life of me lose it. Joined gym since October, going 3-4 times/ wk, I juiced x 1.5 wks & had noooooooo carbs at all & noooo sugar x 1 wk. On schedule for Thursday. She's so pretty & pleasant. Her husband is very good with English/translating. No interpretor needed. Will keep y'all posted after sx. I am OFFICIALLY excited about the transformation.
My daughter had sx with Dr. Luis Lima today!
I never heard about Dr. Lima until a few wks ago from RS sister (righttightmarch2014). Thank you soooooo much!!! I told my daughter about him, who does bigger girls. She said the only consultation she wanted when she came to DR with me was with him. We came for the consult yesterday (4th). Did I say that my child did no prep b/c she did not come for sx. She only wanted a consult? Well he said her wt was no problem. Did I say her Wt is 230? Lol. He had a cancellation for today. Her hemoglobin was 13. EKG was great! Surgery went well. She had tummy tuck, butt lift & arms done. I'm in recovery rm with her until tomorrow. Upscale will pick us up & they will take me to my appointment for sx, take her to the RH, then I will join her at Upscale on Friday am.
Everyone at Dr. Lima's office is nice/pleasant/friendly. There are a few staff members that speak English. Libby's assistant (I think) lived in the USA. Is very helpful & informative. I am using my translator app. Wifi isn't the greatest, but it's better than no access! Libby gave us a rm with a shower b/c she knows I have sx tomorrow & have to shower tonight & tomorrow am. I think dr. Lima only does up to 4 surgeries/day.
My daughter says she is not in pain. She says it's discomfort+++. She got pain med x1. Which knocked her to heck out x 30mins. She's trying to cope thus far. My turn in am!!! Good nite!
Post op pics of my daughter.
We took pics last night b4 sx. But they are on her phone. She is not out of bed yet. I've been moving her around. Sat her up to side of bed x1. All in getting her comfortable & preventing DVTs. I promise to post better b4/after pix righttight sis.
Baez Babe !!!!
Sx went well. DR Baez gave me 1500mls in both cheeks. She said I needed hips & a little bit of inner thigh lipo so she did it with no additional cost. Sweet sweet doctor. She came to see me yest. eve before going home and again before starting her day to check up on me & the incisions.
Got to Upscale around noon.
Every one here is nice & friendly. Always willing to help.
I had no pain. I itched like a b....!!!! It was driving me nuts. Today, it's just a slight itch tho. My back is super sensitive.
It's a good thing I was 13.5 pre-op. It dropped to 10. Not bad at all
Day 2 post op
Still day 2
Day. 2 post op. First ultrasonic Massage. Wasnt too painful. Back was very tender. Felt like water underneath. Bruising on inner thigh & upper back. Body soreeeer. Massage was good. She will be back tomorrow am. No pain no gain ( i guess). I dont know what else to write for this review. Later!
Dr. Baez came to see me after sx...
Dr. Baez came to see me after sx, before going home. She came to see me
the next morning to discharge me & see my incision sites & make
sure i was ok. Anytime i called with a concern, she promptly returned
my calls. Saw me if needed, and f/u when she said she will f/u. She
is conservative on the amt of fat given for BBL but she at least gives
to your size. Today is 19 days post op and this abdominal swelling is
insane!!!! I thought i'd be better by now! Had my 9th massage last
night. This faja is definitely not my best friend yet!
Pre and Post-op Pics!
Just thought id see how i look in my wrkout gear now. With faja on. 21 days post op
Pics of TT & Belly Button taken march 6th (approx 1 month post op)
I tried making a video of my seroma so that y'all can see what it looks like but it doesn't let me post. I will continue to try. It's about 10 seconds long so not sure why. I went to get it drained last night. DR drained 60 mls. I have an appt on Monday with a general surgeon.
I still have lots of itching & swelling & stiffness& tenderness & stabbing pains (not Very painful). I still haven't stayed off my butt. It's soooooo hard. I try using pillows under my thigh then my butt still ends up on bed. Or I wake up on bed. Whatever. I'm not gonna let this ruin my life. I refuse to obsess over this. Last night was my best night. I woke once. The last month I woke every 1-2 hrs all night. I woke to pee then was soooo stiff & swollen. Had to get comfortable back in bed to wake 1 hr later.
I was supposed to start work today. My doctor does not want me back yet. I need $$$$ so I will try to go tomorrow, lol. I saved for this sx & the time off but now I need to go back.
I hope this was informative!
5 wks post op
This itching is still rediculous. I wrked a 12-hr day yest. Came home so tired. Showered as soon as i walked thru the door b/c this itch is maddening. It did not help. It was so crazy i went to sleep without my faja for the first time. I refused to put it on & itsc more & couldnt reach it. Hubby put back on my faja this am b4 he left for wrk without a prob. It went on like it missed me, lol. I'm 173lbs. Seroma seems to be doing well. Swollen++ but dont feel or see the fluid since being drained monday.
Still swollen+++. Itching+++. Hubby massages me every night after shower with Bio oil. I use biocorneum on scars.
I wish I knew how to put pics side by side to compare pre & post op.
My daughters arm lift
Since a teen she had the arm flap that she wanted to get rid of. Dr. Lima cut it off for her. She is happy now.
Many sisters wanting pics of my daughter
Since ive been getting sisters wanting to see Dr. Limas wrk. I decided to post a few. She now has a hematoma that they said wil reabsorb. She never did keep
Quiet once we got home. Again, she's 24. He did sx on her at 230lbs. She knows her results would have been better if she was smaller.
Upclose of daughters tummy tuck
Just took this with her lying in bed.
Fade cream anyone?
Does anyone knowa good bleaching cream/ scar fade cream to put on these 5/6 black incision marks on my back? I've been using my scar cream but it's doing nothing for these dots on my back!
I am still extremely itchy. 24/7. I takes the Neurontin 600mg three times/day. It only works for some time then I have to raise the dose. I just started taking 900mg but last night was my 2nd time. I took it mon am & it knocked me to heck out. Thank God I wasn't working. I took 600mg as 2nd dose (had to work at 3pm) then 900mg at night. Not itchy right now. But once I start taking the 900mg regularly & it becomes ineffective, I will have to change Meds.
I didn't hear that any of u sisters are this itchy all the time. It seems as though theirs is intermittent & bareable. Benadryl does nothing for mine. It seems to wrk for others.
My back is still sore & the pins & needles, sharp cutting pain is mainly when I'm getting out of bed or the couch. I'm fine at wrk. I'm going to be 9 wks post op in 2 days. This seems to be an everlasting hiccup. I'm soooo annoyed & tired of this.
Here are 8 wk post op pics. Not much different to last post. Swelling is down.
Didn't mean to post
Accidentally pressed post review. Meant to post more pics
Thanx abillion exoticvibe!!!!
Nothing to add but i love love my new pieces. Didnt take pic of butt-in shorts.
What I liked about her was her quick & personalized response. Though some of the quote was generic, she answered my questions personally within the quote. Another plus for her is that she only does 1-2 surgeries per day b/c she does other things at the hospital. I feel that she will not be rushed to "meet a quota".