I enjoy being a tall voluptuous woman and just...
So I did research and looked for a doctor. Didn't have any luck with finding a doctor in Dallas, and ran across a lot of good reviews on Dr Cortes. So after research, I decided to go with him.
My husband did most of the emailing , phone calls, and appointment making and ran into several complications resulting in multiple phone calls. I should have taken this as a sign to rethink my selection.
After arriving for my scheduled appointment, the office was packed. I did not get seen until 2 hrs after my scheduled appointment. There was an assistant who provided answers to a lot of my questions, which I am grateful.
The surgery started on time, and took only 3 hrs instead of the 5 we were expecting. The doctor put 1500cc of fat into each butt cheek.
The hospital personnel were a great help, I was released early the following morning.
After going home, I have been in a lot of pain. Very uncomfortable and nauseous. I'm concerned that my stomach doesn't look the way it should. When I sit to use the bathroom, there are very strange folds on my stomach. I was told that it was fluid and that it will go away after time with the compression shaper. I'm not feeling very confident. Can anyone tell me if they had this same issue?
We have sent several text messages to the doctors office only to receive automated messages with no answer on the subject matter question.
I'm sad to say, I'm regretting my choices.
Day 10 post op
Lymphatic massage on day 10 post op
Day 11 post op
I went to the store today and bought some Arnica gel, vitamin C, and Bromelain to help with my recovery. Will let everyone know how it helps.
12 day post op
Day 18 post op
I had my second lymphatic massage today. The stomach wasn't bad but my inner thigh hurt!
Swelling has gone down a little, but there's a lot to go.
I believe the Bromelain, vitamin C, and Arnica gel have been a big help!
Energy is slowly improving.
Sitting in the car is difficult. Truck is easier with help.
Day 24 post op
Right now I am only wearing the corset. I recently bought a size small for my waist, and for some reason on my right side it digs in a lot deeper on that side. Very uncomfortable.
1 month post op
I've seen him a total of 4 times, & he was not a man of many words. All 4 visits weren't even a total of 15 minutes. The first time was at pre op, he came in took some pics and grabbed the fat on my belly, told me I was a good candidate and that my stomach would be flat. The second time was right before surgery, he marked my body. Third time the morning after surgery to release me. Fourth time was for the first post op, he came in and asked me how I was doing. I told him that I liked how my bottom was looking, but that the way my stomach was looking was freaking me out. So he says to me, "well the surgery wasn't for your stomach." Not very professional in my opinion.