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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Things that i can remember on top of my head are, Female urinal, Lots of bandages different sizes, Gauze pads, Neosporin, Comfortable bed pad or pillows, compression socks, comfortable maxi dresses, gatorade, water bottles, protein shakes, crackers...thats all i can remember right now but i will let you know if i remember more things that where a must.
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@Mariel2013 thank you so much. I just got home from surgery today and the urinal has been a life saver!
Good luck...happy healing
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Photos

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I'm still swollen but it's looking amazing. Can't wait to share better pics
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The implant is 500cc plus 850cc of fat. Today is day 3 and now I'm in pain. The first few days were so easy but last night I had a hard time sleeping from pain. I think I might have pushed my self too hard the first days
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How was your surgery ? Are you in pain
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Day 3 swelling

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Thank you, I was told I can sit at 2months. No I don't think I'll have to replace them. I'm sure a lift when I'm older if I don't work out.
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I love love your results. This is exactly what I want done. When can you start sitting? Are you ever going to have to get them replaced?
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@ColdBo225 I'm feeling pretty good almost 100% the only hard part is not being on my sides or back when I sleep. Makes my back hurt. No the doctor said I dint need drains, he says it varies from patient to patient. I have not seen my scar yet, it's in between the cheeks, totally not visible at all :)
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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.

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Hey hun! I'm also considering implants.. Can u feel them? When u touch ur butt lol.. U got 500cc plus 850cc of fat right? It sounds a lot!! Would u take some more pics so I can see ur projection? Please!! It will really help me make a decision. Thank u n happy healing honey.
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Hi :) no I can't feel them. I can tell there is something in there but barely. I'm only 28days post op so my butt is still very firm but I'm sure that just like breast implants it will soften up. 1350 sounds like a lot but it's not that much. I'll post some pics :) I think implants was good choice but recovery is a little more complicated so be ready.

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.

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U are so lucky. I had the same thing happen with the leaking and he make me take them out a week anf get another surgery this past thursday and put in a smaller implant. I didnt want smaller at all. Im really upset about mine and all the pain and.money for nothing. My butt is still small. What size do u have?
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Omg I'm so sorry to hear that. My doc said it happens very often and just kept a close eye on it. It's been 2 1/2 weeks since all that happened and he had to stitch me up again. I'm not leaking anymore and I'm actually closing up nicely. But thanks giving I'll be able to sit on my pillow. I can't believe your doctor took them out! I have 500cc...and you?
Hey i have a question why did you have to gain 20 pounds? Im looking into the same procesdure to have done in jan im 5"3 and weigh about 115 pounds
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Almost a month!

Looking better, swelling has gone down a little bit.

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You look amazing! Love your results, thank you for sharing your results and progress. I can see you did have a nice body before but you gave yourself a perfect figure :) please post more pictures. I really like Dr. Cortes I may go to him.... I used to have a big booty but I lost it :( weight loss and lack of exercise. Thank you again you look amazing! Please post more pictures...
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Hi, I am also getting Implants with Dr. Cortes in Febuary. Can you tell me how your expieriance was with that Dr. and staff? I'm 5'5, 135lbs. They told me they want me to gain 15lbs before the proceedure. I am super nervous.
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Congratulations! My experience with him and the staff has been wonderful. Since I started calling the office for information (even before my consult) they have so nice and extremely helpful. I had some complications post op and they have been with me the whole time. Any questions or concerns have been answered. Dr.cortes has made me feel very comfortable, infact I was going to LA for some other procedures but devoted to stick w Cortes and I am canceling my other plans. I love him and all the ladies at his office. I also had to gain weight and at first I dint feel like it came off with the lipo but now that the swelling is going down I feel my waist shrinking fast. Pre op it was 34" now it's 28" and I'm still pretty swollen so I'm hopping to be even smaller after a few months :) good luck and plz msg me with any questions at all :)

Can't believe it's me!

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do you know what type of implants he used - I am hearing mixed things about gel cohesives and silicones
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Thank you for posting more pictures :) you look amazing!!!! I kept coming back to see if you had posted more photos. By the way from all the results I've see so far your seem the most perfect and natural. Truly amazing results! Keep posting pictures please. Also do you feel the implants at all? And do they bother you in any way?
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Hey do u mind me asking do u think u paid too much? You look amazing. Ive been wanting to do this for years.
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5 months post op

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Improvement

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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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Looking good hun. I had the same type of surgery as you. What size of but implants did he use?
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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.

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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 :)
Sorry babe! Hope ur ok xxxx
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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!!

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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!
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.

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

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newme i hope you get awesome results this time around….i am having my implants put in tuesday sep 30th with dr. Lucerna i am fricking out , i had a bbl done 3 yrs ago with awful results, so i am praying this time around will be different ….
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I went to see him last year for a consult for bbl. I am 5'5 weigh about 124lbs. When he looked at me he was so nervous (very obvious), and said he didn't recommend a bbl or butt implants because he said my skin was too thin that the implant would show. I appreciate his honesty but he was too nervous, and I still can't understand why. Also when I would ask him a question it was just yes/no answers he didn't explain anything. I also got a bad gut feeling when I left there. Then an hour after I left his nurse called me and said nevermind the Dr. said he can do it. WTF?? what do you mean first he can't, now he can?? I immediately decided that was not the Dr. for me. On top of all of this. I have got to say I have seen a lot of his pictures and I still can't understand why girls keep going to him?? The last work I saw from a girl that went to him was really bad!!! Im really glad your going to another Dr.
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