Body Sculpture and Butt Implants- Houston, TX

Hello every one, five days from now I will be...

Hello every one, five days from now I will be having body sculpture andBBL with implants with Dr.Cortes in houston. I'm trying to get everything ready for post op care. Can any of you share your experience and what things I should get to make this recovery a little less painful? I am beyond excited!

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Day 3 swelling

Recovery

As soon as I woke up from surgery I felt good. A few hours later I was getting up by myself to use the bath room and walking around. The days to follow we're going well, I was even wearing heels! On the 9th day I started noticing fluid coming out of my wound where the implants are and high fevers. I called the doctors office and they imidiately put me on a regimen of antibiotics and instructions on how to clean the site. The next day I saw the doctor and he told me this is not unusual. The are is not infected but we must keep a close eye on it. He cleaned it and noticed I lost a suture. He send me home with it open (small hole) and said to let it drain. He will close it tomorrow. Meanwhile I am in a lot of pain. I got a new girtle with the but out and it's so tight that it causes so much pain, so I am not wearing anything at the moment. I am not feeling so great rite now, feel like iv regressed in my recovery. I feel like day 1 again but with not the same high spirit. I know it will be ok, I just go used to no pain and now here I am again. The results are looking great so that's good.

28 days

Recovery has been tough, I hate sleeping on my belly and the swelling in my body is driving me crazy. I can't wait to start the massages so it will go down. Butt looks good and bruising is almost all gone.

Almost a month!

Looking better, swelling has gone down a little bit.

Can't believe it's me!

5 months post op

Improvement

Very unhappy and emotionally distraught. I paid to look like a monster with out clothes or faja on.

I had unnecessary complications with my implants for 6mo (Acording to 2 other doctors) and after that time I lost one implant to a suspected infection and had them both removed.
I have lipo burns on my stomach and back and my stomach is defigured. I was told that it was just sewelling but after consulting with other PS and swing similar reviews on here I feel the need to speak out.

Sent an email to jazmine with bellavita

So I am supper excited! I just emailed jazmine with bellavita. I told her what I need help with and now I'm just waiting on the price so I can pay and then make contact with Dra.Duran.
I just had to share that because I'm so anxious!!

Yay yay I can't wait!!!

I just paid my invoice to bellavita so now I'm just waiting to get my quote! I requested quotes from Duran and cabral as a back up. I can't tell you girls how anxious I am to feel like myself again!!!
I want bbl, tummy tuck, bl & ba done. I hope it all goes well
Houston Plastic Surgeon

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I pray you get the results you deserve Muneca! :)
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I feel what you are going through from sx with Cortes. I am 50/50 happy with my results. I also need another revision with another Dr since Cortes didn't do my revision properly. Its a total piss off! I can't understand why girls are still going to him for surgeries.
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I can't imagine how you feel after 2 revisions by him and your not happy. I was afraid of that too. I hope those girls who are going to him are getting a little more satisfaction :/
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I just scheduled a consultation with Cortes for butt implants! I'm so sorry about your experience. I hope you feel better and get it fixed! This worries me :/
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I think you should do what ever you feel is best. Make sure you do lots of reaserch before you choose your doctor. I dint do that, I discovered that bbl existed and 3months later I did it. I went with the first doctor I saw with out doing any real reaserch. The look I wanted is not something Iv seen cortes do, I like the way duran makes the body. If his work is what you want then do it. I wish you the best. Trust your gut and take your time :)
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Thank you so much for your advice. I am scared of the lipo burns so I just want implants. We'll see what Cortes says and I will also definitely have a consult with someone else to have another option. I'm happy that you are excited about your consult with bellavita! I hope it all works out for you! Good luck and keep us posted!
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I wish you luck on your journey. I can't say cortes is a bad guy because he was always sweet to me. As far as I understand he does lipo and fat transfer w implants regardless because he needs to put fat around the implant in order to give you a better shape. You can msg me w any questions.
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Oh okay! I didn't know that. I'm thinking about canceling my consultation for next week but I don't know. :( Thank you for all of your advice! I'm happy you are excited about your consult! It's great to hear that you're anxious to feel like yourself again! You have a great support system here!!! :D
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Sorry babe! Hope ur ok xxxx
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:) thank you. I'm hopeful all will be well. Thankfully it's something that can be fixed and that's what's keeping me from lossing it.
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Thank you. I'm feeling better knowing that I'm not alone.
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So very sorry this happened to you. Are you able to get a revision? Prayers it all works out.
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Yes I'm in the process of contacting jasmine with bellavita so I can get on Durans schedule early 2015. I was going to go back to cortes, he gave me a great revision rate and I like him but after seeing so many horror stories I'm scared and so I'm going with Duran who was my original choice
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I am glad you are using a new ps go with your gut feeling Duran :0)
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Oh my word, girl please keep your head up. It's a shame that too many of us girls are getting Butchered by these surgeons! What did the other doctors say about your results?
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@acadia it's very disappointing. I was none functional for 6mo. I could not drive, take care of my daughter by myself. Thank god I don't work. Idk how people do it! The expenses alone could have paid for a revision! I'm glad that more girls are speaking out, it encouraged me to share my bad experience. I was told that although the work was poorly done, it can be fixed. I'm very happy to know this isn't permanent. The burns I have are light, they look like bruises and that can be treated as well. I just feel so cheated. We pay so much to look way worst than we originally did. My waist looks smaller and my hips are nice but only in clothes. I can't wear a bathing suit. I was planing a vacation to DR after my surgery, I had no Idea I would end up there for a revision.
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I agree, I'm glad that more girls are speaking out because we deserve to be heard. Its not right for the surgeon to leave their patients unhappy like that. its just flat out wrong. Are you ready for a revision? I know surgery can be very expensive.
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I was always worried that my doctors office would comment on my review or worst. Iv seen his office comment on other girls posts and I don't want any drama. His staff and him self have been very nice and have worked with me to try to make me happy. I'm not bashing his practice, I just had a bad experience and felt the need to share bc that's what this site is for. Sharing your experience. Financially I am ready but emotionally I'm not. I'm terrified and traumatized. Some days I feel like maybe I should just live with it and other days I'm angry and want to fix it. After much research Iv concluded that doctors outside of the us are more advanced and I will never get any work in the US again.
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I have seen great results from American Dr's. I think its way too dangerous to go overseas for any type of surgery.
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@redgoddess I know so many people who go to Colombia, Mexico and DR and they look soooo good! I was always afraid because of the travel and for that only reason decided to stay local. After this nightmare I just don't feel comfortable. I'm from Latin America so those countries don't scare me at all. The technology over there is much more advanced aswell. But it's all about how you feel. I totally understand your concern because I used to think my mother was crazy to go have work done in Colombia but she always comes back PERFECT. She has work done in the US and it was a disaster! She went to Mexico and they fixed her up great. My experience with PS in the US is not great, that's all :/
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I hear what your saying. I heard bad stuff and girls dying in DR from a bbl. I am not sure if its all that safe. My husband told me I can never go out there for my bbl.
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@redgoddess Iv read about that too, it's scary as hell.
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Sure is hun. I have heard of too many bad things regarding surgeries out there. I don't think I will ever go out that way for my bbl.
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NewMe1988 you look hot mama,great outcome. I LOVE,love your hips, did he add the hip thing or it's your natural ones?
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I had 2 BBL and must tell it looked good for about a year each time then it would get much smaller. Each time... I have tried everything , eat good , not too much work out etc... After all even doctors ( the ones that do not mislead you ) say it's only last a year or so then goes dramatically smaller). So now I am looking to have butt implants so I could work out as much as I want keep diet and my butt would not change it's volume. The downside of having implants insecurity about what outcome and healing process gonna be. And it seemed to be a night mare for kind of few people. You never know what your recovery and healing doing to be and the pain is minor detail here:)).....
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