This is my very first post or comment and first...
Luckily, within minutes of meeting my doctor, I was positive he would be my surgeon without question. His office wasn't the nicest but I spent over an hour with just him (not just patient coordinator) and was so impressed about his attention to me and who I was... Not just my "procedures". I loved the office vibe which was professional but relaxed and familiar. Surgery center is new and state of the art.
Now with a month away.. I'm getting SO anxious. My husband prob thinks I'm crazy and I would be even more so if it wasn't for all of these RS stories. It's the only reason why I'm adding my story... Giving back to help others like they did for me.
Physically I've never been curvy even when I was leaner. I collect all of my weight in my torso... Abs and flanks. I could get away with looking cute in short skirts and low cut tops (good legs and breasts... Thank God!) but couldn't do slacks or fitted tees much less stretchy dresses. It would just emphasize a very thick midsection and NO butt. Granted things were better 8 years ago before my son but every year after 40 has been brutal. When my doc put my picture on computer to look at I was actually in shock because I didn't realize it was that bad... Partly cause my husband is so attracted to me! Love him!
Most of the BBL stories are girls going very big... I just want a nice proportionate athletic butt but really want the S-curves definition of a slim waist with a rounded butt. Never has that before.
Ok so on iron pills. Got some supplies -juvern, arnica gel, Tylenol, stool softener, comfy clothes, neosporin, .... Worried about sleeping on stomach and basically not telling anyone at work about it. Already set up my standing work station but sitting down for lunch everyday might be a challenge to explain. Just not the most supportive group so I'm just going to play dumb. Luckily short commute to work. Planning on going back to work on the Monday after but we will see.
Becoming obsessed with the surgery. Forgetting that holidays are coming up. Trying not to think about the fact that surgery date lands on a Friday the 13th :-/. Guess blogging cause I can't think of anything else right now. Will keep you posted as this month passes and the results and recovery too.
Going bigger + lips
Ok back up. realized I didn't give you guys lots of background on me. Not fun typing on iPad! 42 yr old Asian, 5'4" and 136lbs. 36-36-35! Seriously I have no waist no butt no hips. Wasn't till the 3rd doc told me that I have no butt that I really started to feel bad :-(... Well a little maybe.
Planning on spending 1st night at clinic. Husbands awesome but not really caretaker type. His help will be with our son. Dec is so busy for me at work that I was planning on going back on Day 3. Is that too soon? It's mostly computer work and I have stand up computer station set up plus chair to kneel on when I get tired....
Feel like I've done nothing but read RS and shop for supplies and still don't feel ready. Might need to call doc with all of my questions on the gory details to set my mind at ease. He says don't need to gain weight but other posts make me nervous about going through all of this and not being able to tell difference or regrets! That would suck. You know what they say about boob jobs and regretting that you went big enough.... Looking for bigger wish pix!
Love how Flagirl2257 results came out but she has 3 revisions... !
Gotta brag about my doctor!
I told him that I just started a RS review of him for BBL (I'm actually going to book another sx w/him early next year for rhino and eyes so more reviews to come) and he got on and checked it out and said that my results will be better than the simulation! Happy happy! He assured me that it would be an amazing outcome and recovery. Well.. talk about putting my anxiety at ease! He's such a great guy that genuinely wants to please. He's confident too so I'm sure that he'll be able to do what he says. After reading the other Hawaii reviews on him, I'm certain of his expertise too. I'm so lucky that I'm able to get this doctor in my own backyard!
Sorry, had to gush...
Get back to work!
Gotta get some work done...
Realistic or BAM!
Has anyone else chked lipo board? There's a reoccurring theme of getting it and not seeing much difference. What the heck?
Three LONG weeks to go...
Little Bummed - literally and figuratively
2 week countdown
My girlfriend and her husband were over and looking at some of the before and afters that I've downloaded for BBL and she's thinking that she's going to start saving for one too. We were talking about how ps has changed in terms of stigma and even her husband suggested that he wouldn't mind geting work in the future. The rest of my family have no clue. My husband is a little worried about the downtime but I'm going to do my best to be physically ready and to have things prepared to make it a smooth recovery and easy on him and my son. He's already preparing a trip to Spain in early summer to show off my new body so it's a good distraction for him. Also, I need to try to give him so extra love and attention (wink wink) but it's hard when all I do is look at bootays online and read RS (ok candy crush too but that's another story).
Purchased: toilet seat with handles. Luckily I have toilet with a bidet so hopefully that will help it not be so messy. Got some foam sheets (5) and hibiclens soap. I've also gotten a few pieces of firm foam rolls for perching on while driving and kneeling on at work (half moons and rounds).
I want to get a faja (one comes with the surgery but not sure what kind) but I keep hearing so much about this cg and that cg as well as girdles and squeems and it's a little overwhelming especially when it seems like most people are having problems with sizing.... Purchases take a while to get to HI, USPS thinks of us like a 3rd world country in terms of shipping prices and delivery times!!! So I'd like to decide soon. Another factor is that here in HI people don't tend to wear a lot of layers. For instance I don't even wear jeans until late Oct and this year has been exceptionally warm so I haven't even started.... hopefully this extra layer will be easy to hide without me looking like I've changed my look too much.
Luckily, my 'depression' has waned. Thank you to the many ladies who have offered words of support and encouragement. It has been such a roller coaster journey. I saw something online (forget where) addressing the emotions that you feel during this process of waiting, planning, and recovery including anxiey, regret and depression. I'm going to suggest to my doc to have a guide for his patients in the future that these are some things to look out for. Perhaps the difficulty is that it's elective surgery so people are like, 'if it's so stressful (not to mention expensive), then don't do it." It's hard to understand that you WANT to do it but you also need to process all of the feelings that go along with it. This decision makes you very introspective. How do I feel about myself, confident or insecure? Can I really do something selfish, exclusively for me that will put out my family? Can I allow myself to be dependent on others or just to have my husband see me in that vulnerable state? Have I researched and made a calculated risk about the danger I may be putting myself into? Again, is this just a shortcut to eating right and exercising? I know it's not but you have to admit people think that.
I looked at my calendar and realized that I've only had my consult on Nov 7... so it wasn't that long ago but has seems like an eternity. I have a feeling that this next two weeks will be the opposite... very fast so I'm methodically trying to get all my ducks in a row and not get overwhelmed. Some of you ladies have gotten it down with the process, very organized. It's not exactly my strong suit.
Went to the pool yesterday and all I could think of is that I want to get rid of this tire around my waist and put it in my hips and butt. Bleeech. Even when the outfit is ok, I think... can't wait until I fill this thing out like it's supposed to! It will all be worth it.. I'm certain of that!
Asians with bootays
Reasonable but Aggressive
Next was EKG and blood work with Jennifer. Everything was fine. Didn't get results but had my hemo chk earlier this year for work and it was over 13 and that was before iron so I'm not worry. We have steak every week!
Not sure how much doc remembered me from initial but not going to take that personal... I mean I suck at remembering and I don't meet anywhere near the people he does. Had more questions for him.... What's up with the burns girls are getting? He says that's from laser lipo which should not be used with fat transfer cause it kills fat cells. What about dents and bumps? Depends on technique and skin type. My thicker skin will hide a lot more than thinner skin that's why I don't have cellulite probs. Ok now most importantly.... Expectations... First picture he says is reasonable. Second he thought I wouldn't have enough fat but after a second exam he says that there's more than from pix and he should be able to harvest 2 L! I always thought I hide fat well! So depending on quality... We should have plenty for second wish!!! Cross fingers! He just kept saying tiny waist and 'bubble' and that I'm going to be so happy and impressed with results... so what can I say after that ?
Actually much more calm than two weeks ago. Just want to put myself in that good place and concentrate on details for my son, husband, recovery and holidays in that order.
Going to get scripts filled. Vit k for clotting, antibiotics, Percocet and nausea patch for behind ear. They suggested not taking antibiotics and pain together because it's even more constipating. Also prune juice and have suppositories on hand. Told me that will have to use DMSO after (hopefully not too stinky for work).
The girls also talked about how everyone there has gone some work done by Dr. Schlesinger so that was comforting too. Ok gonna start decorating tree and organizing sons birthday party at end of year.
More soon I'm sure!
Not enough lipo
the big day approaches - positive visualization
But besides that I am trying to visualize the sx day going well, picturing the doctor skillfully and safely sculpting me an amzing figure. I picture the recovery as a positive event... kind of like when I had my son, I was so enthralled in looking at him that I didn't notice my body as much and I'm sure the the endorphins helped with recovery. In this case I think of my new body, a sexy, curvy figure that I've never had along with renewed confidence. I picture myself healing and looking better after (kind of like what you would do in dermabrasion or peels or something). Your skin and tissues regenerating itself to become stronger and smoother... renew. The cg will mold/train you into that figure without excess skin and bruising.
I think of the words from my surgeon... "it has to be perfect", "your expectations will be exceeded", "I won't waste one drop of fat" "you will have a tiny waist and a bubble butt" "I can tell that your recovery will be fine and you'll be able to go back to work very soon after", "I'm confident that I can give you what you want and more" "I'm just going to make a good looking person look even better.... you are going to look amazing" I think of all of the other good reviews that I've read and seen. I truly believe that he has heard me and is looking out for my best interest.
I told my surgeon, if it's very successful... I mean WHEN it is successful, I will be his biggest advocate.
When I had my blood taken, she said that it came out very very slow. I'm going to take that as, the iron is working and that I will have very limited bruising! Also, one less worry.. just had period so don't have to deal with that during sx.
I'm also thinking of all of the things that I'd like to do during recovery (besides sleep and walk) but books I've been meaning to read, planning my son's birthday party, going on RS of course, stretching and self massages, planning a big trip next year with the hubby, making resolutions (love to) and finally having time outside of the normal routine to be introspective and appreciative.
When I see my love handles and belly bulging I think, 'this is quality fat" meaning it is mostly fat, not blood and liquid that will be transferred to its new location. It's stubborn fat (but in a good way). All of those years trying to lose the ab and flank fat means that it will stay in its new location (bubble butt and hips) forever even if I do lose weight. I know at my core that this is the best choice I can make and that I deserve it.
I remember when people were astonished that my childbirth went so long but I didn't want to do C-section. Honestly, my only thought was... he has to come out. You just work at it until he does. It's no big feat but also there's no alternative. You just have to adjust and deal with it and focus on the outcome. That kid was worth it and so much more.
OK... I know it's all pretty corny stuff but I really believe this works. Extinguish any doubt that it won't all be a smooth and amazing experience. Remember ladies, we all knew what we are getting into. We're all committed. Many have come before us and like any other challenge... we will be better because of it. I'm off my soapbox now. Not sure how many entries more till Friday but will definitely be updating with post pix and comments. Stay tuned!
OH--- thank you so much for all of the RS support. You ladies rock.
12 hrs from starting sx
No pain really discomfort yes waiting for anesthesia to wear off. No nausea. Cathider so no getting up to pee. Cotton mouth tho but doc let me take Zyrtec b4 surgery so that help. No pix yet but soon but stomach is way smaller and there's a butt ! More soon
More soon but so far... Not terrible!
Fainted twice but in clinic so nurse caught me 1st and doc had smelling salts. Guess some topic med lowers your blood pressure. So many pills.
Day 2 still good. Stinky DMSO
DMSO didn't bother husband yesterday but today it's making him gag. Think I have enough left for just today. If still tomorrow then won't go to work smelling like this!!!
BM was fine thx to prune juice. No need stool softener yet. Went on elliptical slowly and it was fine. Good at loosening up. Still think I could use tighter cg. Will ask tomorrow when I go in for ultra sound treatment (recommended 2-3x/week) at $2/ min. Also wouldn't mind a second one so I can have one to use and one to wash. Oh... Shower was fine too. Husband was outside just in case but didn't need his help. Also spraying DMSO every two hours I can do myself too. The only irritation is cg is always damp and that doesn't feel good.
Not sure what I love more... Skinny front or bigger back. Just love results and recovery so far.
Sleep was ok on belly but on sides I sleep longer and easier to get out of bed. A rare rainy day here. Great for hunkering down watch football.
The story for everyone is I pulled a muscle in my back...
Had to drive already, put car in shop b4 sx. It was ok. Couple of potholes hurt! Even went on elliptical for 10 min to loosen up but then my thighs exploded... Super thick by knees. Has inner thigh lipo but pretty sure he didn't go that far down. It's just all of the swelling coming down so now laying on side with pillow between knees... Helps. Also to get rid of that feeling of dampness from wet garment, using heating pad!
Not much appetite but I know eating is necessary. Made fruit kabobs for sons last basketball game today so got tons of fruit left for me but wasn't up to going and having to socialize esp with smell. Some ground turkey with spinach but no flavor cuz no salt.
Giving myself 'massages' kind of. Just love results. Noticed how good Dr. S was at selecting incision points... Discrete locations.
Keep reading stories about others not getting responses from patient coordinators and time w/doc... Not my problem at all! Jenna replies on Sunday and at 6pm and 7am and lots of time w/doc.
Back to work and feeling sore but on road to recovery
My main concern was that my right thigh was swollen down to my knee and hard and red and purple.... not quite kankles yet but getting there. Probably because I overdid the self massage and walking too early. I only had inner thigh lipo-ed but I guess it's all of the swelling from above moving down. She worked that area and as of this morning, it's much better. Swelling has gone down a lot. In the middle of the night though, the tenderness of belly and back got to me and I had to get up and take two Tylenol (that's all plus one perc so far). I think it was partly from the ultra sound, partly that my inlaws made dinner and it was very salty! and also my cg has zippers on the sides so it's hard to lay on your side for sleeping. I haven't found a good way to sleep on my belly, but I know I need to.
Jennifer was surprised that I had gone through all of my DMSO already but I had applied liberally those first couple of days. I was drenched in it and that's why I felt so damp in my cg. It works but it's such a nuisance because it's messy and smells bad. I wouldn't have come back to work if I still had to apply that every two hours. She asked me if I wanted more but for now, I'm going to give it a go with Arnica montana (oral) and gel and bromelian and juvern. I think that if I'm good at staying away from salt and "inflammatory" foods, I'll be ok. She mentioned that I'm already getting definition where most people would still have swelling so it's gone down quite a bit. I wanted to get a smaller cg. I really felt like mine is loose even with foam but she suggested I wait since the max swelling is in the 6-8 day period. This morning I put my spanx on underneath and it felt better although I really feel like I have a ton of layers on. It's 80 degrees out so hard to hide. I'm looking at purchasing at least one more but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
So the story at work is that I tweaked my back moving boxes from the attic. I have a "girdle" on for back support and while walking is ok, it's sitting and twisting that hurts. Thank goodness I have my stand up work station set up already so no one's the wiser.
OK so results so far... in love with them!!! More pictures soon... promise. Loving the figure, loving the butt. Even with all of this swelling... I look fricken hot! There's no way I could've gotten this look with just diet and exercise. Bruising is not too bad. I feel a lot of swelling in my lower back and know that once that goes down... it will just be even more amazing. I love Dr. Schlesinger. I know for a fact that he went way above and beyond the minimum. He said that he stayed there after his other two assistants left.. just him and that anesthesiologist for the full five hours. He showed me the 5L minus the 1200 ccs that he put back in. I'm so happy with my ps choice! My follow up will be Friday plus another ultra sound.
My husband is a little scared to touch because I'm like... 'ouch', 'oww', but I'm certain that he will love it once he can get his hands on it.
For now I need to get some work done at the office and also Christmas shopping and the like so I can concentrate on getting stronger. I can't stop feeling my butt and I know that I'll have to go shopping because there's no way some of my old bottoms will fit now! And I'm totally ok with that... small price... !
Day off- day 5 post
Didn't get that much done at work anyways... Everyone asking about my "back problems" and longer dress and 'girdle'. Can't really tell I have on but I know clothes to wear in the future will be limited! Yes wearing cg but over spanx. Zippers really bunch up under leggings.
Took nice shower and lightly rubbed coconut oil on tender areas. I'm so disappointed over pix cuz they don't show what an amazing change I got! I feel so sexy (even with bruising!). Hoping belly swelling will go down but butt stays the same.
Measured 36-28-40. That means I got me a .7 waist to hip ratio which is ideal. Dr. S is that good!
Ok so I love RS like you all do but I've been realizing that I've been pretty obsessed and I need to get back to family and holidays. It's so hard not to constantly chk and read stories. I also have some facial surgery coming up in Feb so I know it will be another round of self indulgence for me.
Need to limit my RS time a bit so if I don't answer right away you know why.
I'm trying another day at work. My thighs are finally 'normal' sized and softer albeit... purple! Everyone is telling me not to stand so much at my work station for my back but I can't tell them I can't sit either!! More in a bit
Vision problems and dizziness
It's 930 am and still haven't taken the last one because I'm worried about driving. I'll wait till I get some food in the belly.
Speaking of that.. been eating well. I made some soup (kind of like split pea but added pureed broccoli, cauliflower and spinach), also fish with rice (not too much salt). Lots of pineapple juice and fruit smoothies. I also need to go buy some more Arnica (oral) and milk thistle. It seems that the lymphatic system empties into the liver so a strong liver cannot be a bad thing for this recovery. BMs are fine (yea!).
Have my post-op with Dr. S tomorrow and then a second ultra sound massage. Guess I'm going through some blues about the limitations of recovery but still very happy with outcome.
Day 8 - Post Op and 2nd ultra sound
Finally saw doctor and he was so happy with results and my recovery (and so was I!!!). Every time he sees me he asks, 'how old are you again?' and when I say 42, he always says, 'wow'. Took stickies off my body and measured. Don't have exact numbers but I lost a lot of inches around my waist. Took more pictures and then made another follow-up appt. He's super excited about my upcoming rhinoplasty in Feb and says that nose jobs are quintessential display of plastic surgery art and especially hard is ethnic rhinos.
Waited another 30 minutes for ultrasound which was fine too. It seemed like she did apply more pressure and said that next time, the focus will be on the flanks (which are the most sensitive) to rid of some minor bumps.
So remember when I had that terrible swelling of my legs, past the knees and on my right leg there was a large hard bump that was really sore? Well, she worked the ultra sound on that area a lot and at home I would constantly massage the bump even though it hurt and guess what.. it's all but gone! I think if you ladies can handle it, give yourself your own massages inbetween the professional ones. It pushes out all of the fluid and fibrous material through the lymph drainage system and out the liver. If you leave it in your body, it's basically like a bruise that will take forever to heal on it's own. You're basically increasing your circulation.
Also, told you I hated the cg that they gave me because it wasn't tight and was very stiff. I mean the zippers on both sides made it easy to put on and off but that's about it. Was wearing a spanx vest like thingy and the doctor said that was fine because no pressure on butt but today I got my Alexandra by Vedette 504 and after struggling to get it on and cutting off the 'thong' piece... I like it! It applies pressure on the pubic area and really cinches the inner thigh gap. From yesterday I've been so incredibly itchy everywhere but especially the butt but so far with this cg, it feels good! Maybe this whole time, this is the first working cg that I've really had?? I see that real pressure makes all of those tingly feelings (I think it's the body's mending process, rebuilding nerves and blood supply, etc..) much more tolerable. This is something that I learned totally from RS and not from my doctor at all! I also have a squeem on order.
Another factor in my positive recovery so far I think is an anti inflammatory diet. I know everyone has these long list of supplies but to me a lot of the stuff is useless or is there to address problems that address an inflammatory diet (like stool softeners). What I mean is we all know pineapple is anti inflammatory but if you are eating a bunch of that with fried chicken and pasta or french fries, it defeats the benefits. Part of it is ADDING ANTI INFLAMMATORIES (pineapple, nuts, salmon, lots of greens) but the other part is avoiding foods that are known to cause inflammation (all carbs, processed foods). If you don't, then don't bother with the other stuff! I really feel that has made all the difference for me! I hope that it helps you too.
My bruises are all healing up so quickly and I've been massaging out small bumps in my belly, flanks and back. Lots and lots of tingling and itching which I think is healing indications. Have been taking care of skin too with tactile stimulation and coconut oil massages. Nights continue to be the most difficult time for me. I'm not a belly sleeper! and that's the only time when the achey pain becomes intolerable and I have to take Tylenol. Hopefully with this new cg... I will be able to conquer nights too.
Cut up my cg!
Benadryl lotion! Yes!!!!
Was thinking what supplements need to be continued post op? No one has really said.
Squeem came yesterday just in the nick of time. Medium feels good but ribs hurt during sleep. How tight are these things supposed to be? I know it's a fine line....
Less numbness, more pain
I have two incisions on either side of my pubic area and they are both super sore. If I lay on my side and stretch up I feel like something down there is going to rip. It hurts! It doesn't help that that's also what is so swollen. Pretty much all of my bruises are gone after a week though. I think it's a testiment to DMSO, arnica (oral and gel) and massages (ultra sound and at home). Skin on belly is getting flakey and coming off, which I was told was going to happen. I wonder if that's what added to the itching too. OH now I have benadryl spray in my purse along with the oral type in case I have another itchy episode. The last one was super bad. I was scratching myself silly and had to go to Walgreens before home to get benadryl.
So the bad news is that the numbness is going away but the ache has become more of a pain and I've been taking one pain med before bed. Maybe that means that the nerves are growing back and mending themselves...? Had a third ultra sound and I think that it has been helping. Gonna look into getting myself one for home. I'm disappointed that the recovery isn't more linear but my first week was so uneventful that at rate, I would've been totally healed by today. This second week is so much slower than the first. Lots more pain.
Big task is to go through my whole wardrobe to see what fits anymore. I'm not even sure what types of clothes I can wear anymore because before there was definitely specific clothes that I would stay away from (form fitting, dress pants, even leggings... so I don't have that much to try on). I've been to a few stores but just haven't felt like spending all day trying on clothes.... yet. I'll start at home first to see what size I am and everything.
My son's birthday is tomorrow and his party is the day after so hopefully that will all go well. Getting a little bit of work done but still hard to concentrate and not go on RS every 15 minutes. Next on the agenda is my rhinoplasty and eye lid surgery with the same doctor in early Feb. Very excited about that too!!!
Scale hit 140 (136 pre sx). I'm thinking that it's bloat and will be so happy when I get back down to normal. Even with the swelling.... I lovelove results still. Measurements are holding strong, both waist and butt. Funny thing is that no on has really noticed and said anything. I think that this is just fine because 1) I've been trying to hide it under clothes but also 2) didn't want anything out of order. Definitely wanted natural and proportionate which I got. Husband is getting more curious about the body and is counting the days till sex is allowable.
Unlike the other girls, I haven't been religiously disciplined about not laying on butt and not sitting on butt. I don't do it for any amount of time but I definitely could be more careful but I just feel confident that much of my fat is here to stay. I'm a little worried about cellulite and how the fat is going to be distributed but hopefully when I get back to exercising things will look better.
Sex and purge old clothes
Went through half of wardrobe and got rid of one and half large garbage bag full of clothes. Some (like all jeans will not fit over butt at all ) but realized that so much of clothes was not cause I loved it but was to hide stomach and no butt. Lots of baby doll styles and even though I could still wear now... I hated the reminder of how hard it was before to be comfortable in my old body. I hated anything that squeezed my stomach. Even without the butt, the lipo has made a huge improvement. The butt is icing. Good news is some clothes I held on to but hadn't really worn fit so nice! Even my shorter dresses still look great (can't bend over too short). Short denim skirts don't fit but that's ok. Have a girlfriend that might be able to use.
On Christmas I was laying on my side and stretched out wrong and felt like something was ripping on the right pubic side. Last couple of days noticeable swelling in that area. Something got strained there. Overall swelling is going down. Bumpiness is going down. But pain is real. Add to that I'm pmsing cause nipples are sore too. Pretty conservative with pain meds but wished I didn't have to take them at all.
Eating little better. Resting more. Massage often. Bedtime and when I wake are the worse times... Wonder why . More arnica lotion. Juvern tastes yucky but trying to be more consistent in taking. Smoothie of watermelon, prune juice and cocoa powder plus juvern... Yummy.
Go back and forth from vedette to squeem and back. On smallest hook so waist is going down.
Oh.. Big milestone. Sex was successful! Not too much pressure on butt and with squeem still on. Husband happy and me too.
Will go through rest of clothes soon and then... Shopping!
Might order more arnica Montana oral and my own ultra sound device. Next appt is 1/9 and I want to look amazing. Concern is work day from 7am to 4pm... Legs are totally swollen.
Btw... Sons bday party was success!!! Work another two days then New Years party. Then nose job in Feb.
Happy New Year!
Planning on working out starting tomorrow. Did a little elliptical but cautious cause last time tried too soon after sx and my legs blew up with swelling. I know that I need to work blood through for better healing. And best time to start is beginning of year. Noticed that arms and legs aren't back to normal size yet. Want to lose 5-10 lbs ASAP. Butt measurements are holding strong. Funny cause still noticing other butts and seeing how people take theirs for granted. Guess I'm the same way with breasts cause I don't need boob job.
Speaking of which doing a Dr. 90210 marathon on Netflix. Very addicting and interesting. I've come a long way in his journey cause in the beginning I could not handle watching surgeries at all but now I can't take eyes off. Do you ladies ever wondered what it would've been like if you could see your own procedure later? So curious.
Ok so last thing... I kind of believe that if you are a great surgeon, you could go into the ER and give the patient great results without really knowing anything about the person. The thing is we want that personal connection because to us it's such a big decision and intimate process. I mean it's not easy getting totally nude within minutes if meeting someone! Not to mention letting them do who knows what to your body while you are sedated. What I mean to say is I'm lucky that my consultation went so well and I felt connected with my ps but just think if he had an off day or was super brief and busy I might've made a different choice and that wouldn't have been a good thing. Maybe you put too much on that 15 -60 minutes. I thought it was kind of crazy to get sx without meeting doc first but maybe it's not such a absurd concept. Ok might be rambling now cause if pain pill but need to try to get done sleep ... Gnite.
going on week 4
Hey right after sx I took some pictures with my phone which I totally forgot about.. thought I'd share. Looks pretty intense in terms of bruising and bumpiness so in that sense the difference between that and now (even between that and Day 1) is amazing. I highly recommend that you stay overnight the first night if at all possible!!! Also, I really believe that the DMSO took away the majority of the trauma! Not the most appropriate for home use though because it stinks and you really get soaked in it (it will ruin your bed mattress).
Enjoying my new body in dresses and tight tee shirts and getting lots of comments of looking "curvy" which was never said before. Also ordered more stretchy pencil skirts for work and know that I will work it. And during the day not too bad.. just after work and bedtime and waking up. I'm also starting to exercise more so hopefully it's been helping. Still massaging and stretching like crazy. I picture stretching out those hard bands that I feel on my sides and also general bumpiness, especially in mid back and sides when I put my arm up and bend. I'm also planning on ordering smaller size cg soon. Smaller squeem. Pubic area swelling has gone down a lot but still hurts like a bruise. That one area where I thought I pulled something is still an issue in that it's still puffed out a bit. I have an appt on in two days so will definitely ask him about that. My home ultrasound device has not yet arrived!! even though Amazon said that it should be here by now. We're used to that type of thing here in Hawaii though. Believe it will be a massive factor in improvement. Honestly in daylight, I look amazing (I know I need to post more pix) but I have this overhead light that I use at night which is the most unflattering (even before BBL) in that it shows every bump so that's what makes me think that I want more and more smoothness.
Lovelovelove butt. Actually glad it's not bigger. It's really not my aesthetic. What he did with proportions and SHAPE of butt and waist is something that is just genuine expertise. I don't know if I would've known to ask for specifically... 'please contour it more here and less here, etc...' For me it's perfect! The weird thing is that I'm actually gaining weight (140-142) which is weird since swelling has gone down so much and activity has gone up more. Maybe I lost more muscle during those first couple of weeks??? I'm also bloated from having my period. Also my legs and calves really feel bigger than before. Can really feel that when I sqwat down.
Hmmm... pix are posting weird. Will try again.
beach house booty
Today is day 41 and I've officially gone through 40 pain pills (not counting Tylenol). Getting refill today. Wishing recovery was faster!!
Husbands loving the shape and the butt even though he was indifferent to procedure at first.
NOse and eye surgery in two weeks. Also turning 43 years young.
2 months + 1 week
My doctor was super attentive and knowledgable. He had a great way of putting me at ease and I get this real sense that he is that rare cross between artist and perfectionist. Not the most expensive and not the cheapest (everything is more expensive here so we are used to it) but having a feeling from other reviews that the follow-ups are awesome. Keep thinking back on the great consultation I had and getting more and more excited about the results. It will be a serious body shape revamp.