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I am scheduled with her for surgery August 22. I will be getting a BBL, Lipo of the upper back, stomach, and armpit area, and a breast reduction/lift. The price I was quoted was $3,900. An unreal price for what I am getting I know. Wish me luck!
This all changed when I had my daughter at 20. Everything was fine during the pregnancy. I held very small and only gained 18lbs. However, I noticed that right after I had her and the swelling/hardness in my boobs went down; my breasts no longer had the lift that they used to. They turned droopy, seemingly overnight. Since then, my weight has fluctuated between 110-130 pounds. Despite the change in weight I have never gained any weight in my butt and rarely gained any in my lower body. I’ve tried the gym route to no avail. Fast forward to present day and I am not happy at all. I still have skinny legs and carry most of my weight in my upper body. I have 38D breasts, a flabby stomach, and a roll on my back. I’ve also gained weight in my face too. Uggh.
People I have made comments to about my body look at me like I’m crazy. With clothes on, I look fine. But it really doesn’t matter what people say to me about how I look, what matters is how I view myself. I’m not asking Yily for a miracle but rather to give me the shape I’ve never had.
Baez Update: What To Do?
Putting It All Together
I decided to stick with Yily for my surgery. I also forgot to add that I'm traveling with my best friend. We're scheduled for sx with Yily on the same date. Thank God I don't have to go through this experience by myself. Sorry that my thoughts are all over the place. Just wanted to give you guys an update.
Got my tickets!!!!
Anyways, I get my lab results on Monday. I hope my hemoglobin levels are up to par. Pray for me y'all.
Forgot to Add...
So I finally got up to the nerve to give him the whole truth this weekend. I told him that I had a confession to make. Said a breast reduction wasn't the only thing I would be getting. I finally told him everything that I was getting done. Surprisingly, he wasn't that upset. He was like "Oh, your no different from the girls who get booty injections." Then I had to explain to him that there is a difference...a huge difference. I'm going to a licensed Dr. for one. I'm not getting some unknown substance injected into my ass for two. And I informed him that fat grafting is generally a safe procedure. Again, he didn't have too much to say after I said that lol. What he did say was "Well at least they'll be something more for me to grab." SMH. He also said that I should make sure to bring home all the after care stuff so he can read it. He also said that he'll help me once I get back. I love this man lol.
Laboratory Results...Drumroll Please
4 o'clock in the morning
More pre sx pics
DR in 2 Days!
So Yily sent me an email on Monday asking me to confirm all of my information. She asked for the transaction numbers for the deposits I've made, my flight and recovery house info, how much I was quoted and what procedures I will be getting. I have so many mixed emotions - nervous, apprehensive, scared...that's not even the half of it. Nothing else I can do now but continue my countdown. I'm so happy I have support from you ladies.
Just wanted to let you guys know that I made it to DR. Angie picked me and my friend up from the airport and brought us to Cipla. Apparently Yily is going out of town early tomorrow evening so she bumped her sx start time. We have to be at Cipla tomorrow morning at 7am. I'm excited about that because the sooner I have this sx, the better. My labs, X-rays, and hemo levels checked out Thank God! So far, Angie has been great. I'll update you guys tomorrow.
I made it to the other side
My new boobies
Yily did that! POW!
My friend and I arrived in DR around 1:00pm on 8/23. At first we couldn't locate Angie but we eventually found her towards the front entrance of the airport. Angie told us that Yily had to leave early Friday evening to go out of town and as a result, she bumped up our surgery times. We would need to be at Cipla on Friday at 6:30AM. So as soon as we left the airport, we headed straight to Cipla for our labs, x-rays and EKG. Yes all of the items used were clean and gloves were used. My hemo and labs checked out thank God. We then headed to the recovery house. I will give a review on the recover house later.
Day of Surgery:
I took a shower with antibacterial soap the morning of my sx. Angie came and picked us up around 6am and we drove to Cipla. We went to the third floor where we sat down and waited for Yily. After waiting for about 20 mins, I see Yily walking down the stairs with Samira. Ladies she is a gorgeous woman. Stunning. I know that she is pregnant but I could not tell the difference because she had on large scrubs. She walked over and greeted me a kiss on the cheek. Samira then asked me some questions (health related) and I signed my name. My friend and I then were brought into a hospital room. We then found out that we were Yily's only 2 surgeries that day!!! As my friend was having a TT, she would be Yily's first surgery. She marked up my friend first and the proceeded to me. She took some pics and the began marking me up. As she as marking me up, she said in Spanish that I was very skinny. I laughed. I then told Angie to tell Yily that I wanted no waist. Angie told Yily what I said and Yily stated that everyone's body is different but she would do her best. Yily also said that she would not remove any breast tissue from my chest. Instead, she would remove excess/saggy skin and lift my breasts. Shortly thereafter, Yily gave my friend and I the blue pill. I remember my friend being led out the room. I then remember Angie telling me that I would be getting sleepy. I told her that I already was. I then laid down on the hospital bed. Apparently I dozed off. Next thing I know, two men are waking me up. They put me on a different bed and then rolled me into the operating room. I remember telling the men in Spanish that I had to pee. One man said in a minute. I remember the same man putting an iv in my arm....and I was out!
Next thing I know, I'm waking up in the recovery room. (No I did not wake up during the sx thank God.) I'm so cold. My teeth are chattering. My butt is sore. My hips are too. I touch my butt and hips and they feel as hard as rocks. I yell for my friend and she is also in the same room. There was a wall separating us so I couldn't see her. I then get up from my bed to attempt to get the blanket I brought with me out my purse which is on the couch a few feet away. I get up, take 1,2 steps and collapse on the floor. I start crying and throwing up. My friend calls for the nurse. Two of them come. They then call for a man who picks me up and places me back on the bed. My night at Cipla outside of that was fine. They changed my urine and blood frequently. They brought us soup. One nurse even gave me a phone and told me to call her extension when/if I needed help. I wasn't in too much pain. I honestly was very happy with the quality of service I received there.
Day after surgery:
The faja woman comes into the room around 11am. She came with my faja (didn't size me or anything. Apparently, she already knew my size). OMG! Ladies getting pushed and squeezed into the faja is the worst. The tenderness and pain you feel is no joke. I later learned that my faja is a XXS. Yes an extra, extra small. Sweet Jesus! The woman then leaves. Angie then came and picked us up around noon.
I'll give you guys and update on the Recovery House and recovery process in a few.
Pre Op: 39-30-34
As of Today: 36-27-38.5
My goal measurements: 34-25-38
I'm hopeful that I can still reach my goal measurements. My current waist and boob measurements are with the faja, heavy padding and a lot of swelling. I will re-take them in a few days without the faja and padding. I just checked out my wish chick's measurements - Draya. Her's are 34D-25-36. Not bad. Wish me luck!
Part 2 - The recovery house
Now back to my recovery...
The first 3 days post op were the most difficult. Pain, stiffness, soreness. I couldn't find a proper way to sleep for the life of me. The faja kept digging into my sides and the straps of the faja were too right around my armpits (my armpits were lipo'd). One day Angie came and added more pads to the waist of my faja and to my armpits. She also recommend I get muscle relaxer pills. After that my life was great. Ladies if you have a lot of stiffness post op I would def recommend muscle relaxer pills. My friend and I stayed in DR for 6 days total. On the day we were leaving, we went to Cipla and Dra Ana removed my drain. It hurt too uggh. The plane ride home was super uncomfortable. I had to undo some clasps on my faja as they were digging into my waist. Ladies PLEASE make sure u get wheelchair assistance at the airport. It is godsend!!! I'm so happy to be home!!
Stepped out yesterday
Quick Boobie Update