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I plan to get the tiny waste I've dreamed of and hourglass figure sooner than one day. I'm so excited!!! I used to be very active, but I was never able to get the tiny waste that I wanted. I obsess with the hourglass figure and can't wait for my transformation with Yily. I am so thankful for the RS family, you guys have helped me to make a decision that I have always wanted to do. I knew as early as grade school that I wanted a small waist. I used to workout a lot and it never happened. I am soooo excited that I am finally going through with something that I want for myself for once. Some of my friends know and some people try to talk me out of it, but everyone who has known me for a long time has known how much I longed for an hourglass figure. I plan to get a BBL with Yily and am also thinking of getting inner thigh lipo. Thanks again everyone for all of your help. :)
Hi ladies, please help me find the best faja at the best price. Is there a website where I can order a good faja?
Wish Pix 2
Ok guys, I am obsessed with the wish pix. Every time I see the shape I want I save it to my wish list. Haha
Added Inner Thigh Lipo!
I just confirmed with Yily that I'm going to go with inner thigh lipo. I might as well do the whole transformation, right???! :D
My profile picture
Beauties, please help me with trying to upload a profile picture. I tried, but there is no upload. Can I not upload it from my Android phone?
17 more days!
The time is around the corner! !! I am going to do a haul this wknd and start preparing my bag. I still haven't picked out a place to stay. Ladies please share any ideas of places to stay. :) ???? ???? ???? ???? ????
I booked my flights and am happy with my flight decision. I am flying Delta and my very very very supportive friend has agreed to come with me. I appreciate her not trying to talk me out of it and just agreeing to hold my hand throughout this journey. She respects my decision and is always so attentive. Our flights were $370 each round trip. :)
RS Addict! 13 days to go!
Omg! I am completely addicted to this site and am getting more and more excited. I got more my vitamins and, pads, wipes, wife beaters and gauze tape. 13 more days!
Pre Surgery Regimen
I started my iron pills about a month ago. I've noticed a change in my stool when I use the restroom ( TMI I know lol). I read this is a good sign of the iron. I am enemic as I've mentioned so I am scared that my hemoglobin might not be as high for the big day. Please keep your fingers crossed for me.
I started juicing to help my hemoglobin level. I have been juicing spinach, beets and orange juice daily. Eat plenty of nuts and salmon and have cut alcohol and all cafeine. :( I love my morning cup of coffee, mid day tea and happy hour drinks, so this is super hard for me.
I decided to go with Dominga's recovery house. So far I like their vibe and communication. I also like the fact that she spoke highly of Dra Yily and that massages will be included in my total stay price. I am again super excited and nervous. The only thing I need to do now are to buy a urinal, get stronger pain meds from my doctor and order 2 other medications from the list Dra Yily sent me.
I am still very nervous. Thank you all for your support. It helps me greatly. I would love some more advice if anyone has some. 9 more days!!!!
Weight Gain and BMI
I have put On a whopping 16lbs ever since getting ready for this journey. I am about 5'0 tall and my weight normally 132-142 pounds. I have still been going to the gym, but I have been doing mainly weights and no cardio. I do not usually weigh myself, but I did the other day and I weigh 158 pounds. My calculated BMI is about 30 right now. I have never really weighed so much in my life. I think it's funny how ppl have asked me if I lost weight. LOL
I have been wearing very loose clothes and plan to keep doing this until about 3 months post op. I am serious about the gym and sculpting my body. I want to go into 2015 BANGING and being in the best possible shape as possible. Is it normally to look in the mirror a million times and imagine your future body??? LOL
8 More Days and Amazon orders!
I ordered my urinal and boppy pillow today. I started packing my overnight bag. I can't remember the last time I read so excited.
6 more days!
Ladies I am overly excited and have the butterflies in my stomach. I can't wait for this. I am happy with my decision so far. I still can't believe I am going through with something that I have thought about for over 13 years. Someone pinch me! Thank you gals for all of your support and this great website for giving me the information I needed to make this happen. *tears* This is such an emotional journey. Thank you again gals.
5 more days
I started packing yesterday and have a but more stuff to pack and then I will be all ready for the big day!
At this point I have doubled my vitamins, but I make sure to not go too overboard. I am enemic so I am very nervous about my hemoglobin levels not being high enough on the big day. I need to save a little bit of money so I am trying to avoid unnecessary hospital trips. Here's what I have been taking.
I started taking them about 1 month pre op with a glass of either orange or pineapple juice in the morning. My Dolls, make sure it is REAL juice and not just labeled orange juice.
About a week before the big day, I've decided to double up on these. Check the dosage on what you're taking, make sure it's a safe amount. You want to go into this healthy ans on point, it is your responsibility to learn these things because it is YOUR body.
I have also been juicing beets, spinach and orange juice together and it is absolutely delicious. I have been avoiding certain foods that tend to lower hemoglobin levels. I have also been eating spinach like it's my best friend. I eat it so much and I like it!
Advice: Don't stress yourself paying more than you should for vitamins. Buy the store brand, it's the same thing as the name brands! Most of my vitamins were under $5. If there is something that is more expensive and one cheaper, just turn the bottle around and compare them. It is usually the same thing at a different cost.
Thank you for the kind words and messages my beautiful dolls. You guys have kept me going throughout all this. I am eternally thankful for you all. :)
My friend cancelled :(
My friend who was supposed to come with me just cancelled. She had some personal things that came up and cannot make it. I am not upset, I understand her situation. I am disappointed because it's so close to the big day, but this is my journey so I have to keep it moving.
Thank you guys for all of your kind words. 4 more days! :)
3 more days!
I cannot concentrate on anything. All I think about is my new and future real self. ;) This time next week I hope to update you guys from my new banging body and tiny sexy waist.
I went and bought more stuff last night. I got more wipes, gloves, compression socks and light food/snacks for the trip.
I was shocked when I found the compression socks at Dollar General for less than $5!
The urinal still hasn't gotten here yet. :( Does anyone know what stores I can buy it from?
List of What to Buy Before BBL
I found this very helpful guys. The dolls on here are amazing and i thank them so much for creating this list.
Here is the link that i Jane been following.
The time is almost here :)
I'm pretty much packed. Right now I am organizing everything so that I can have easy access to everything or if I need the nurse to grab something for me. I used a lot of smaller bags and big zip lock bags to put different things in. I made a separate bag for the after surgery when I spend the night at CIPLA. I packed a blanket like many other RS dolls have suggested.
I will arrive in DR at around 1:30pm and plan to go straight to CIPLA for labs and then will go back to my RH for a presurgery lymphatic massage. And surgery will be the next day early in the morning. Thank you again everyone for all of these advice, tips, guides and words of support. :)
Day 1: arrival in DR and pre surgery labs
1 Sep 2014
Day of treatment
I'm here everyone! My flight was on time and going through customs was a breeze. Dominga's sister picked me up from the airport and we went straight to CIPLA. I didn't feel comfortable traveling around with all that cash on me so I paid my sx cost and did my labs. All and all, I was at CIPLA for less than an hour.
After I left CIPLA, I checked into Dominga's Recovery House and unpacked a little. I didn't want to stay in the house by myself so I tagged along with Dominga's sister, Cesarina to a nearby market. Now, I had a great experience, but I've traveled 3rd world countries before, the experience might not be as great for someone who has not traveled to non 3rd world countries before.
I am now checking in with family and waiting for dinner to finish cooking. After I plan to get a massage and then get some rest for the big day tomorrow. Wish me luck for the flat side everyone.! :D
I had my surgery!
I wrote 5 paragraphs of all the details and everything erased. I'll try to rewrite it later.
Discomfort: 9 / 10 imagine being flat on your back with no support.
Hemoglobin level and tests
I guess this poor anemic girl's regimen work! My hemoglobin was 13. :D
As you all know that was one of my biggest concerns.
My hemoglobin level got down to 7 so Yily wanted me to get a transfusion last night. I was really hoping to not get one, but I trusted Yily ' s medical advice and judgment and had a blood transfusion. I've been in the same position sincesince. I'm on my back and it's painful... very painful. :( Before my bank was hurting, but now it's my butt. Dios mejos, I want to take all pressure from my back side.
Discomfort : 11/10
Nausea : 2/10
faja is on!
The first attempt to get up/stand up was hell. I thought I was going to pass out dolls. The nurses came to clean me with the wipes that I brought and the first time they started my skin was very tender and felt burn to the touch. I screamed for the first time. I got dizzy and had to hold on to 2 nursses. The nurses poured water on my face and head to keep me awake. The nurses have been great so far. My back doesn't hurt like it did yesterday, but my butt hurts like hell. I can't get comfortable to sleep. I write and read to try to keep my mind off of the pain.
Pain : 7/10 my butt
Nausea : 2/10
Leaving CIPLA, back at Dominga's Recovery House
I spent the night at CIPLA, ate soup, got checked by at least 10 nurses and Doctors and Yily came to check check on me.
Please know what you're getting yourself into before you jump on this. I am actually glad I had someone from Dominga's Recovery House with me to spend the night. She already knew all the ins and outs and is way more helpful than any friend who could have come with me. The person I was with made sure it was cold when I felt hot and it was warm when I felt cold. She fed me the soup. She wiped my mouth, she made sure to get more pain meds and shots whenever I was in pain. She pulled my hair up, wiped my face and held my hands when I felt overall low and in pain. I say this because after surgery you cannot do anything. I was flat on my back from after surgery around 11am until the next morning when it was time to put on my faja. Even right now she is next to me and helps to make sure my phone is charged, internet is running and to make sure I'm not in too much pain.
I want to tell you all thank you from the bottom of my heart. You ladies have made this process a little easier for me. The messages you guys send me and words of encouragement help make all of this a little easier and keeps my mind off of the discomfort. :)
I took a nap and woke up in so much pain :(
I took a 3rd nap and I tried to wake up and it just feels like I'm burning under my faja. :'( it's so painful. The nurse told me it's normal. I had to make her open my faja because it felt like someone had a lighter to my skin and was stretching it. Dios mios, if anyone has any advice on this please pass along. :'(
Sleep and rest
It's 5:30 am here in DR. This is my 2nd time waking up in the middle of the night. I notice that I sleep about 2-3hrs and then wake up and then go to sleep for 2-3hrs and then repeat. I have not been able to sleep a full uninterrupted sleep since surgery. I wonder if this my medication or if it's the fact I've drinking so much liquid? Is this normal or do you dolls have any advice on how to get a full night's sleep?
I understand my body is supposed to be swollen, but I just noticed that my face started swelling too. My precious dolls, my eyes look like they are shut because of the swelling. I think my meds are kicking back in, gonna doze off again. Gracias por todo mi amores. :)
Took my faja off for cleaning *Pic Update*
My precious dolls, look at what Yily did. :)
Last night I had a slight scare. My temperature got to 102.2 degrees. We were not sure what caused it. I slept/ stayed in bed majority of the day and didn't really have an appetite. Trying to eat felt like a chore for me. I knew it was important to stay on top of my nutrients so the ladies made me a pineapple platter and juiced various vegetables and fruits for me. We put a cool pack on my forehead and the fever was gone about an hour later. :)
Last night before getting my faja back on Cesarina and Carolina, nurse/care takers here at Dominga ' s Recovery house rubbed my back and massaged me a little to drain me a little bit. I did not realize I had so much liquid inside of me. The drainage was the most beautiful pain I have experienced. It hurt to the touch, but was very relieving after. I noticed my stomach went down and is not as swollen anymore. I will try to update with pictures today. :)
Thank you dolls, thank you for all of your support. :)
Post sx Follow up
I had my 1st surgery follow up and everything was good. They checked my blood level and things were normal. I met some other Yily dolls today at her office. The ladies are all lovely and look to be healing nicely.
Waiting area for Yily ' s office
Waiting area for Yily ' s office
First massage *Pic Update*
I had my first official lymphatic massage and Dios that gave me life! I feel so much better. The massage was a little painful, but very worth it.
Massage was painful, but it is very worth it. I'm still swollen, I can't wait to see how tiny my waist is going to be. :)
The massages are very helpful in the recovery process. You feel so much better after the massages and less sore. The massages are mainly to drain you.
Pain : 1/10
Discomfort : 3/100
Yesterday was my first day out. I spent the day out and it was ok. I was able to get in and out of the car by myself with little pain and discomfort. I am now able to take off my dress and undershirt off by myself. It is relieving to feel slightly better day by day.
2nd Follow Up
I went to CIPLA for my 2nd Follow up and they said everything is going great. Dr. Ana and Blanca insisted that I get a 2nd faja/compression garment.
I went to Fajate and bought the garment. The 2nd garment is no joke. I could barely breath when they were trying to squeeze me in that thing. I got back to my RH and layer on my stomach for 20 minutes. Getting in the car after I first put the compression garment on almost brought tears to my eyes. It feel like you're holding breath for a little bit, but now an hour later, it feels slightly better.
Discomfort : 9/10 from faja
3rd, 4th and 5th Massages
I am now on my 5th massage. I notice after each massage, I am in a little less pain than before so I am getting as many of these as possible. I had a massage last night and have asked the same lady, Mercedes, to give me a massage this morning and again tonight. The massages are extremely helpful with the discomfort and sore feeling. Tomorrow I will more than likely do 3 massages, one before breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I'm starting to feel normal dolls! Thank you for all your support. Please continue to wish me luck with this stage 2 faja. Dios mios, that thing is killing me. Haha
Final follow up with Yily
I had my last follow up with Yily and her team today and everything is going great. I was drained from my stomach one last time. I got my clearance and a travel note for the airport tomorrow. I am so excited to be heading back. I miss my life and my family. This has been a journey. I promise to do a full review on my recovery house, Yily and her team and my overall experience here. Thank you for cheering me on and showing this poor girl with ambitions of a tiny waist so much love. XO
Painful Leg Spasm
Last night I had the most awful lush spam. It started on my left calf and just kept traveling down. I was screaming at the top of my lungs and my temperature went up. I was so scared dolls. I started thinking of all the worst case scenarios. I was lucky to be in the house with two long time nurses who took matters into their hands.
I haven't worn my compression socks for a couple of days and didn't drink much water with all the traveling yesterday. After All that pain I experienced last night, I'm going back to wearing my compression socks all day again.
I know you guys are waiting for the visual updates. I've been so busy I haven't even taken any pictures. My main focus is healing and making sure I'm healthy for now.
Recovery and feeling blue
I'm home and in bed. I decided to sleep without the faja lady night. I wanted to u u at breath. All night I have been in a real down mood. The recovery process is a real downer. I'm tired of feeling sore and uncomfortable all the time. I'm tired of the discomfort and pain when I want to lay down, sit down, walk, pick up something that's on the floor and the whole not feeling like myself. I cried this morning. I questioned if all of this was worth it. :'( I guess right now I'm just going through all of the emotions of this journey. I decided to share this with you all because I was not expecting this part of the journey. How long post op will I start to feel like myself? Will the swelling go down?
Thank you for all your support lovely dolls. Xo
Stage 2 compression faja
My stage 2 faja is a size small and it has gotten too big. When I sit, it folds because my stomach has gotten smaller and now I need a smaller faja! Just less than a week ago I could barely breath on level 1 when I first put it on Wow!
What did you guys do with your stage 2 garment? Did you sell it and got a smaller one or did you just get it taken in some?
1st Day Back to Work
Yesterday was my first day back at work and boy was it tough. I was dragging around and was exhausted all day. If you can take more than two weeks off of work, DO IT!!!! I wish I could have taken a month off and brought my massage lady with me. I broke down at one point yesterday. My coworkers have no idea what happened. I've been wearing loose long dresses for almost 2 months now. Haha
Follow Up with local Dr.
I had my follow up with my Dr. yesterday and it was a big disappointment. I have a little bit of liquid that I was hoping to get drained and she refused to do it. She told me to look for a plastic surgeon to do it. This wouldn't be disappointing if I did not know for a fact that she normally does it and is able to do it. :( My overall health is fine and everything seems to be ok according to my follow up, but I was really hoping to get this little bit of liquid drained. :( :( :(
Sex after sx
I had sex for the first time last night since surgery. My boyfriend has been traveling and his reaction when he first saw me was speechless. His eyes were stuck on me like glue. We went out that night and he definitely pointed out how hard guys were starring at me. It was funny how my boyfriend kept holding my hands and being more affectionate than normal. Guys kept coming up to me. I'm used to men approaching me, but last night was a completely different experience. Last night was also the first time that I wore something that showed my figure. I simply wore fitted pants, top and heels.
We were limited on positions. Parts of my back, sides and parts of my stomach are still numb so I was scared about having sex. My butt has soften a little bit, but it's still hard. I mainly stayed on top of him because my back is still pretty sore. Lol We tried doggy style and my boyfriend's reaction was priceless. He kept thanking me and saying this is the best view and moment ever. Lol There were a couple of times were I would have to slow down everything because he would grab my side or my lower back which still hurts and is tender to the touch. I am so ready for my back to be normal again. I love when my boyfriend rubs my back and lately I haven't been able to really feel it. :(
I know you ladies are waiting on picture updates. I will do some 21 days post op. I feel like nothing has really changed since the last pic I posted. Thank you to all of you for your kind words and always checking on me, it means the world to me. Xo
Comment About Dra Yily
I notice a lot of comments about Yily online. A lot of them are pre surgery comments about her not being nice or that she is rude. I'm waiting for complete recovery before doing a review on Dra Yilly, but here's how I feel about when ppl mention Dra Yily as is being rude.
Yily is very blunt, I wouldn't call her rude though. Also i don't know if it's because of the language barrier that ppl perceive her as being a rude person. Yily's personality worked out for me. I wanted a Dr. who would be straight forward with me and would tell me what's best from a medical perspective. I admire Yily and respected her for her brutal honesty before surgery. I showed her some wish pics and she explained to me that it might not be those exact results and that bone structure also plays a role. She suggested certain things to me. I asked her about a boob job/lift and she respectfully told me to wait until I have children for one. I respected that and will do just that. I went to Yily for the fact that she was honest, put my health first and then results and she has a lot of experience with what I was trying to achieve. Yily and her staff are very professional. If you're looking for a Dr who is going to be like a friend, Yily is not that. If you're looking for an honest, professional and experienced Dr, Yily is definitely that Dr. The woman just has all her sh*t together and there's no downplaying that.
Smaller Compression Garment
Any advice on what to do if my compression garment is too big? I am wearing a small faja/stage 2 garment that I got from DR. The same one that I blogged about and told you guys I couldn't breathe in. Haha
Well, now that garment is too big. I've been stuffing it with pads and towels and now it's still too big. I've want to get it taken in some, but all the places are telling me that they don't have the right material and that it could rip. I am trying to avoid paying another $150 for another one because I have a feeling I'm going to need an even smaller after that.
I just wanted to check in with you all. I'm 1 month post op. Everything has been so hectic. I am in the process of moving and a new job. I'm still wearing my fajas, new body is breaking necks and still swollen. Recovery for this is tough! The surgery is actually the easiest part of this who process and the recovery is the hardest and longest. I can't wait to be swollen free and sore free. I slipped the other day and the faja felt like it burned my skin. :( I like my new figure, bit damn. Please please please please please, know what you are getting into before you do it. This is almost a 6 month process and commitment.
Smoothing out lumps
Any suggestions for smoothing out lumps on sides? I've had 10 massages and these massages in the states are adding up ($75+ each) and I don't think they are nearly as good as the ones I got in DR. If you're in DR, get as many massages as possible while you're there!
Almost 2 months post op
I have had my faja off for 2 days now. I need it back asap!
Almost 2 months post op ?pics?
I am still swollen and still numb in most parts of my back. My stomach is tiny when I first take the compression garment off and gets slightly bigger when I take it off for more than 2 days (to wash).
What does post op feel like?
Your butt feels heavy and is hard. When you get up your butt feels heavy, almost painful/uncomfortable. The lipo part is very uncomfortable to wear you kind of feel pain. Your sides, near your rib cage is very sensitive to the touch and is your sides, back and stomach is pretty much numb to the touch. Sometimes it feels like someone is stretching your skin. You get tired and frustrated from feeling uncomfortable all the time. It's uncomfortable with the post op compression garment on and even more without it. The recovery is long. I am almost 2 months post op. My new shape gets a lot of attention. The process itself though is long and uncomfortable. Each day it feels better than before, but it is very uncomfortable. This is my experience, but they say it's different for everyone.
Hi dolls, I love RS, but I mainly use it on my phone. This new layout is making it a little annoying to browse the sight and respond to your comments. I wish the comments was a drop down. If I did not answer your questions or answered the same questions multiple times, that's why. :(
Stay beautiful dolls! Xo
I haven't worn my garment for 4 days now. I feel and see the difference. I am more sore and tight in the morning especially. I found someone to resize my compression garment! It is a small and I am getting it taken in almost 3 inches on each side. I can't wait for 3 months post op. I hate the swelling and numbness. :(
Faja rezized ??Pic Update??
I finally got my faja resized. I had a size small Fajate faja and got 3 inches taken out on each side. I put on my faja back after having it off for a week and I definitely saw the difference. I am on the first set of clasps on my faja. I am still convinced there's a little bit of liquid that should be drained so now I am on the search for someone to drain it. When i get up, i feel some kind of fluid and it feels very uncomfortable. A 7/10 if I had to say.
Keep it beautiful dolls! Xo
2 Months Post Op: Still sore
I am officially 2 months post op! God the two months couldn't come fast enough. I hate the recovery process, it's so long. :( I don't think I have comfortably slept in my bed since the surgery. When I sleep in my sides it's uncomfortable, on my back and stomach is still the same. Some days, especially mornings I tear up because the process seems so slow.
I am on the 3rd clasp of my faja and it is bitter sweet. I look great in clothes. I get more attention than I could have ever imagined and even women have stopped me to give me compliments and ask what's my secret. LOL I love my new body, but I hate the recovery. :(
Butt Pains and Excersize
I have been trying to run and when I run? My butt hurts. Is this normal? Even when I try to jog, my butt hurts. Any advice?
Thank you precious dolls! Xo
11 Nov 2014
2 months post
I took off my faja today to discover these burns on my sides. They hurt so much. I am not sure how I got these. I wear a tank and wrap my stomach with an extra cloth. :(
On the bright side, I have noticed that a lot of my swelling and numbness has gone down. Recovery is so slow, but each day us better than the last. :)
Good luck to all my future dolls! Xox
3 month update
Hello RS family,
Excuse my absence, I've been out of it for a few. I just wanted to update you guys on my journey so far. I have been wearing my garment faithfully for about 6-7 days out of the week. I've noticed that my faja is too loose again, but I don't think I'm going to resize it for now. I still have a little swelling and discomfort, but I am starting to feel my back again. I am not as numb as before, but I'm better. I would say I'm 80 % back to normal.
I started working out a little bit, but like I mentioned in an earlier post, my butt sometimes hurts when I run. For now I'm doing light aerobics, walking and dancing. I can't wait to start lifting weights and toning. So far I am in love with my body. :)
Ps. I can't find anything that properly fits my curves. Sisters please give me some advice. ;) I will post pix later
Thank you RS family for helping with this journey. I still can't believe I did something that I've been wanting to do for so many years. Thank you RS community, Dr Yily and fellow dolls. I am truly happy and tears are flowing down my face as I write this. I am sincerely happy. Thank you everyone. Xo
3 almost 4 month post op
21 Dec 2014
3 months post
I'm almost 4 months post op. I would say I am about 85-90 percent back to normal. There is still tightness around my back, sides and stomach. I can tell there is still more swelling because when I put on my garment and take it off, my waist looks even smaller. I am satisfied with my results so far.
Thank you to all my loving dolls and new sisters that i've gotten since this journey. :)