Surgery date is not scheduled but i am hoping to get it done the first week of July. I live in WA and I will be traveling to Houston TX to have surgery by Dr. Cortes. I have reviewed surgeons in my area and frankly, they have no experience in working with ethnic women. I want to have surgery by a doctor who has a general idea of what African American women feel is beautiful in addition to having a great amount of experience performing surgery. I know people in Houston so it won't be a big deal to travel there and stay for a while post op. I am 5 ft 5 i weight 247. I know im still on the heavy side but i have lost 23 pounds. I hope to lose another 30 to 40 more before the procedure. Much of my weight is in my breasts (40 H/I) and abdomen. Eventually i may get a breast reduction but i will see how much the go down with the weight loss. The stomach is the biggest problem so that has to go first. Everything else can weight. I have read that Dr. Cortes is aggressive with lipo and can contour my body to have a more balanced shape-that is what i am looking for. I have slightly wide shoulders that carry my bigger breasts and I want hips to match with a smaller middle. I have a butt, but it looks small compared to my big stomach and HUGE breasts lol. Anyway i am continuing my weight loss journey and i will post things as they come along. I sent my pictures to Dr. Cortes' office today after calling about an out of town consultation so I hope to hear something back soon! I want to be happy to shop for clothes and not consious about how i look. The loose skin will be there no matter how much weight i lose...
29 with 2 Kids-Tummy Tuck, Lipo and Fat Transfer to Hips - Houston, TX
Sorry I haven't posted my update but I have been so busy! I recently came back from Pasadena...man was it nice. Anyway-last week I got a call from Dr. Cortes office. I was informed that I needed to loose 25-30 more pounds before the tummy tuck. This is certainly more motivation for me to get those extra pounds off. I will post pics of my weight loss progress...stay tuned!
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