Well I have scheduled my appt for March 21st with Dr. Yily. I need to send her my deposit but read somewhere I shouldn't do it via Western Union. How else would I send it? I'm so excited for this. My butt is cute. It's like a little cupcake...but we all know cupcakes are for little girls. I am a grown ass woman! I need CAKE. So, I'm going to buy it. I am 26 years old, 5 feet 7 inches and I have a pretty nice body. I have a son so I've got stretchies on my stomach but my built is nice. Thick thighs. 36DD's. I'm just missing the hiney. Cue Dr Yily. She does amazing work from what I've seen. I have a list of things to buy, as soon as she gets back to me I will purchase my plane ticket. I'm ready to do this thing. I will not be taking anyone with me. My mother along with my childs father will be taking care of him while I am gone. The biggest source of stress is leaving him for 10 days because I'll miss him so much. Other then that, I'm not nervous at all. I have tons of questions still like where do a buy another compression garment like the one she will give me? I would like to order it online because it will be cheaper, I know. Well, that's it for now. Thanks for listening guys :-)
Sooooo....I have a million questions. Did...
Did anyone go out of the US to get their BBL but get there meds filled here in the states? How did you get the rx to get it filled? Did anyone's insurance cover it?
When you got home, did you still have to mess with drains? I am staying for 10 days and hoping I don't have to deal with any of that when I return.
Does anyone have advice on what they absolutely could not live without bringing (from vitamins you took to things you brought from home)? I need all of the advice I can get! It's only 48 days away!
What specific type/brand of compression garment did you ladies buy? I need to buy 1 of 2 more of them but there are so many brands out there. I would rather NOT buy another one from Dr Yily because I know they would be over priced and I could find a better deal elsewhere.
I want general anesthesia not a local. I def do not want to get an epidural and be awake the whole time, I don't care if I can feel it or not. Did anyone who has gone to Yily had a problem with her anesthesiologist agreeing to do general?
INSURANCE. Did any of you out of country BBL ladies buy this? Let me know how you handled this.
Thanks of all of the advice and I promise to pay it forward once my experience is over.
Dra Yily and this lack of communication is REALLY...
ANNND I don't want to be a jerk about it but I also would like to know how many other girls are going on March 21. I don't want to be number 3 or 4 of the day! That's alot. Most plastic surgeons only do 2 or three patients a day when it comes to such a long surgery. Noses and boob jobs are relativity quick. BBL's can take 5, 6, 7 hours. Being number 4 or 5 on a list...that scares me.
Okay girls....yesterday I called Yilys office and...
Only a few days left...well okay 24 and, I'm...
Also, I will be ordering my VitaMedica surgery kit on Wednesday, chewable bromelain and arnica gel. I am also going to spring for the Proferrin to increase my iron quickly as I don't want to have any problems with that.
I wont be buying ANY new clothes because I don't need to look cute in DR while I'm healing. I am only bring only things that can get bloody or gross and I can just throw them away. Once I am feeling better my new butt and I will hit the mall and get booty clothes. I only thing I will buy is beaters for under the garment. I am not even buying a second garment as I would like to see exactly the kind Yily uses and also I would like to wait for about 2-3 weeks after surgery to see if I like the one she uses and if not I will do some research and get a different brand.
Hum what else? OH I will be calling my PCP tomorrow to try to get an appointment so he can prescribe me my drugs. Even if I cant get my insurance to cover the costs I would still like to have American drugs. I heard Yily's were weak and I will be requesting narcotics like Vocodin and will be refilling my Xanax script and getting Ambien to make this process as easy as possible.
Alrightly girls so… I bought my plane...
I bought my plane ticket today! $429 ? but hey it’s the best pricing I could get. I’m really glad it’s done though. I also went virtual shopping (the BEST kind) on drugstore.com and makemeheal.com and got all of the pre and post things I need. Here is a list if it’s helpful to anyone :
VitaMedica kit – the one with the 4 bottles in it. I heard this is top of the line and while it was $100 im not going el-cheap-o when it comes to my healing. Ordered from mmh.com
Compression sleeves – look kind of like a belaro jacket. It was $46.00 on sale @ mmh.com
Bromelain chewables – even though bromelain comes in the kit above I still am buying the chewable. You can pop them whenever you think of it and they metabolize better then the pills you swallow.
Arnica gel – Boiron is the brand and mine came with the pellets as well. again anything chewable will metabolize better in my system.
Phillips Milk of Magnesia – they gave me this in the hospital after having my Prince and it works like a charm for me. don’t wanna get all backed up when your body is already extremely uncomfortable.
Monistat 7 – many women develop yeast infection from using the antibiotics so this is a just in case thing.
Benadryl spray – some girls said they got horribly itchy.
Bio oil – the big one. This is great for scarring and also I will be rubbing it on my bum beforehand to increase elestacity so Yily can stuff the most fat in as possible.
Bacitratin – for the wounds. Help aid in healing
Iron – purAbsorb. It’s powder you can put into your water or whatever
Pill case – to have all of my meds ready to go
Prilosec OTC – this is the Omeprazol Yily requires on the list
Still to get
Thick maxi pads or lipo foam – lipo foam is surprisingly hard to come by
A probiotic – I am going to see if my doc can RX this for me
Travel kit – with soap, deo, toothpaste, ect
BWI parking pass
Oh and I promise to let you all know what I WISH I would have had and what I didn’t need after the procedure.
I had a doc appt on the 4th so I can get a RX for all of my drugs which will include :
Hydrocodone – strong enough for the pain
Tramadol – non narcotic pain meds
Ambien – to help me sleep. I’m not trying to be up every 2 hours
Xanax (refill) – I already have a script for this but will ask for a full supply for this journey
No new clothes or anything like that until after wards. No nice handbag…switching to a no name my ex boyfriends mother bought me lol
Popping new contact in the day I leave and not worry about that the whole time
Mani/pedi on the 19th
Okay umm I think that’s all for now
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I have an official passport appt on March 13th at the Philly passport office and I will actually walk out of the building with my passport the same day. It’s the same cost as an expedited passport. My boo is going with me and has been extremely supportive throughout this entire process. We have only recently started dating and I am very impressed with the way he is handling all of this.
I started my pre op vitamins today and oh I don’t know if I mentioned this in a previous post but I got all of my meds either OTC (Prilosec and Arnica gel) or RX (Heparin, ect). I went to my family doc and told him what I was having done and he just called them in, except the narcotics. He gave me hand written scripts for those to take to the pharmacy. I SPECICALLY requested a few meds like Oxycodone, Tramadol, Ambien and a Xanax refill and he agreed to them all with the exception of the Tramadol as it is a narcotic and so is Oxycodone he said I didn’t need them both and Oxy is better for this type of procedure. He didn’t give me any problems I voluntarily showed him the email from Yily and my plane confirmation.
I put something about being excited because it’s only two weeks away on my FB page and the streets are buzzing LOL. What are you doing? Will I notice? Blah blah. I told everyone, just wait and see. I want it to be a surprise for sure and that’s why I have only told a handful of people.
I am too excited about my new body!! Only one week...
I have been so wary of Yily from the start only because of the inconsistency in her communication. Then the PayPal fiasco happened and all of my money was returned to my bank account. I actually considered saying f’it and getting my little cupcake butt on the plane and just enjoying it as a trip, not even getting the BBL because of the added drama this has caused. But then I stumbled across Dra Duran (#durandolls) and I was astounded. I started to do my research and loved absolutely everything I found from her work, to her communication to her group on Facebook and I made up my mind. I’m switching. My heart is at rest about it. I think it’s the best idea for ME. I do feel bad because I have a SX buddy and we were going to receive a group discount but I also feel like I want to make the right choice. Duran is more expensive they Yily which is another reason it was kind of hard to switch but quality of work is really good so I’m going for it. She is in the same building as Yily and trained under Cabrel (that’s the rumor, at least). Hopefully my SX buddy will still want to room in the RH. I will call her later on tonight.
I wish every girl the best of luck, regardless of which doctor you choose. I personally feel Yily and Duran are both wonderful doctors. It’s the “bedside” manner that won me over. Another girl in the Duran chat room said other girls were harassing her when she informed RS of her choice to switch! I wanna let everyone know in my Sweet Brown voice aint NOBODY got time for that! Do your own thing and let others do that same. As long as we are all bettering ourselves who cares?!
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If you request general anesthesia can the Dr do it? I do NOT want to be awake in any capacity during this procedure and it’s def a make or break thing. What did you guys do about this whole money situation? Did you all take thousands of dollars to a foreign country and around a bunch of women you don’t even know? Did any of you Duran Dolls take Heparin to prevent clots? It was on Yily’s list of meds (when I was going to her) and I am following the same list since Dr Duran didn’t provide me with any type of surgery instructions. I still don’t know if I am 100% staying at JSpa because of the drama I’m hearing about but I don’t want to stay in one of the regular hotels all alone. I can’t tell my man or friends ANY of this because they will freak out and tell me not to go #stressed
So for some reason this did not post yesterday so...
I am back and better then ever. The first 5 days were HELL, do NOT let anyone tell you otherwise. It hurts. Your not “sore” or “stiff” no ladies, it’s called pain. I’m no stranger to it. I am very tough but this SX kicked my ass literally. With that being said, it is totally worth it. It’s 5 days of discomfort and pain for what I got, I’d take it anyday. So here goes the story but first let me tell you what I couldn’t live without :
A plastic cup – to pee. No fancy pink and purple chick funnels for this girl. Just a Solo cup. It works
MEDS – all of them. Hydrocodone to Ambien to Xanax I used them all and frankly I don’t know how girls get by without them
Pads – not just for the garment but for where my drain was. It will leak. Fact of life. Have something down there to catch it or it will get foul
Wipes – baby, feminine, face. all of the above. Anything that makes life easier
Pillows pillows pillows
Okay so I got to the DR on March 20th (wed) and went to see my SX buddy @ CIPLA. Met with Dr Duran and she asked me if I wanted to go that evening. Ummmmm YES. This gave me a whole extra day to recover before having to fly. So she marked me up, gave me the pill and I don’t remember anything else. It was wonderful until…I woke up. Not cold but very thirsty. I tried to get out of bed to get my water a few feet away and fell. Turns out my left side was still asleep. Now, this has happened before (epidural with giving birth) but what was unsual was after I fell and cried and called on the phone 3 times NO ONE CAME FOR ME. Nope. No one. I literally laid on the floor with my fresh ass for an hour trying to scream and slamming the little cart door before someone came for me. Then it was all Adios Mio!! Oh no!! Blah blah. Um yeah I’ve been laying here for an hour don’t even go there! I should mention at this point Dr Duran decided it would be best to not only do a BBL but a TT as well on me soooooooooo I could have busted a stitch easily. I was in so much pain. Fast forward to about 7 am and the Dr comes in they told her what happened and she was PISSED. She yelled at them right in front of me hehe. I felt much better. She held my hand and checked my stitches and said thank God everything is okay but if it happens again it could ruin all the work so I should never try to get out of bed alone again. Lesson learned.
Because my leg was STILL asleep @ 10 am they got worried and called the Dr in again. They were speaking Spanish so I don’t know what they were all saying to one another but the looks on their faces concerned me. They were poking and pinching me. Finally the anesthesiologist left and came back with the needles and I knew what time it was. My ass started shaking and crying and the best nurse there and Dr Duran held my hand and hugged me. I had to get another epidural to cancel out the left side numbness and make sure there was no permanent damage. I got through it and was fine in about ½ an hour but it was a little scary.
I cannot stress to you girls how important it is to be comfortable with your Doctor. Dr. Duran is SO sweet, it’s unbelievable. She just wants to make you look beautiful and she really cares about her patients. I wasn’t just another pay check and I could tell. She calls me, texts, emails. Makes sure I am good. Tries her best and actually speaks English rather well you just have to be patient with her. I couldn’t imagine doing this with any other doctor. I have it on good authority that another doctor @ CIPLA was going on her SEVENTH patient that day. 7 patients in one day? That is totally unacceptable to me. And it’s not my plastic surgeons style.
Recovery is hard. You feel like you might not make it. You will. You don’t have hardly strength to even get up to pee but just wait. The 6th day is like, when you see the light. I am 9 days post op and I am home. I can take a shower myself and walk up the stairs and not faint and everything LOL. That’s impressive! I wont push to hard. Trying to order my stage 2 Fajate today and just continue on the journey. My butt looks great. It’s hard but gets a little softer each day but my waist is what all of my friends are dying over. It’s amazing. And my belly button? Fagetaboutit. She is really great at what she does.
Oh and I HAVE to say this...now I don't want to...
To the ladies who say "Why would anyone go out of the country to get this procedure done?" or this and that about foreign doctors...yes I'm the first one to stand up and say I got irritated as all get out with the language barrier not necessarily in CIPLA but with the natives BUT outside of that these doctors went to school just like American ones or British ones. Your doctor is not BETTER then mine just because s/he speaks English. Number one I chose a female doctor because I 100% support women in professional aspects of life. I didn't want to give my money to a man. Plain and simple. Boom. Number two I chose my doctor because of her work. I mean, the pictures speak for themselves. I'm not saying if you chose not to go overseas your this or that but please do not start spewing ridiculousness about the work or clinic being subpar. CIPLA is a marble front, elevator-ed (
Okay you girls have been asking for more pics so...
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She is very talented at sculpting and booty, she's great at communicating and she seems genuinely excited to be doing what she does. I don't feel like just another butt.