1 year 1 month PO w/pics!!! - Mexico, MX

Well I did my consulation with Dr. Cortes in...

Well I did my consulation with Dr. Cortes in Houston he told me I needed to gain weight I didn't have enough fat. Dr. Salama also told me the same thing he said I needed to get the TT first and I was not a good canidate that is not what I wanted to hear. I am also waiting to hear back from Campos and Cardenas. I would like to get a BBL and TT. I guess I will wait to see what happens.


I am 5'5 143-145 lbs depends on what day and time LOL...I have had 4 c-sections my weight has went up and down highest being at 212 lowest being 140. I have lots of extra skin.

Ok so I received my quote from Dr.Campos he is...

Ok so I received my quote from Dr.Campos he is willing to do both BBL and he as said I need a ETT the only thing he is booked till January so now waiting for Cardenas. I really love Campos lipo jobs but love Cardenas TT!

Hey girl,

welcome to the bbl sisterhood. Don't over stress the nay Sayers. Listen, gain that weight if one of the drs in Mexico decide to take you go ahead. As far as the skin, there is something that can be done about it, don't lose hope. You gon get ya booty. :) 
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:( sorry its not what you wanted to hear but you really are slim.
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Well I heard back from Cardenas I am excited.....

Well I heard back from Cardenas I am excited...December 14th is the day!
Congrats on ur date....I'm from Texas also and I'm trying to go to Tijuana for my surgery...I'm stuck between Campos and Cardenas....trying to decide.
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Great news on setting your date!!!
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Congrats on getting a date
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Ok now I am wondering where I am going to stay.....

Ok now I am wondering where I am going to stay...at this point Club Med is looking pretty good. I thought at first Beauty Care but come to find out I would have to pay for my meals extra and at this time it is at a hotel not their own facility. Grace is also another but I have read complaints on MMH.
Welcome & good luck on your journey.I see a lot of people saying club med is nice.
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Yay for your surgery date! I'm aiming for December 12 for a TT no lipo. Good for you for taking your turn! I look forward to following your review. Keep posting!
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Thank you I am super excited myself!
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Still debating where I should stay...I know no...

Still debating where I should stay...I know no matter what I am only going the 13th - 21 st.
I know for me I was like if I don't do it now I probably will never get it done. I also kept telling myself it will be worth it. I told Dr P that I felt like a real woman now. I had such a rectangular shape lol.
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I am very square..so I just want a shape other than looking like Sponge Bob! Yeah I feel the same this is the only time I can take off I have a busy work schedule and my job already approved my time...so I am buying my ticket today and deal will be sealed lol!
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Good idea to go during Christmas vacation. I've heard good things about Club Med and obviously I recommend Grace. I don't think you can go wrong either way. Someone posted a recent review with pics of Cardenas work on makemeheal buttocks board.
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Well bought my airfare getting excited!

Well bought my airfare getting excited!

Counting down and super excited! Still need to...

Counting down and super excited! Still need to figure out what I need to pack

I have already read 3 people being happy with their TT but not their BBL. I really want a nice butt so I am leaning toward Campos.
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why u havn 2nd thoughts cardenas his great.
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Exactly 12 weeks away!! I'm
Scheduled for the 14th too. I have a countdown app on my phone. Lol. I'm obsessed.
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After having lots of doubts I am going to go to...

After having lots of doubts I am going to go to Cardenas because no matter what nobody does a TT like her. I have seen both Campos and Pantoja and they may give the big butts but I rather get a round 2 of FG and not a revision on a TT. After reading so many reviews I have read good and bad on all the doctors but my first priority is a TT.

I can't wait for my time to come...I know I will...

I can't wait for my time to come...I know I will be recovering but this is also a vacation from my husband not to much my kids....
hang in there...your time is coming!❤
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Airfare is bought now waiting for Beauty Care and...

Airfare is bought now waiting for Beauty Care and Club Med to send me quote.
Airfare is bought now waiting for Beauty Care and Club Med to send me quote.
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My pictures are up and this was so hard to do.......

My pictures are up and this was so hard to do.....but I want to share my journey and this is part of it.
also, i had the same doubts. your mindset is right. Cardenas hooked up my tt. I am going to Campos for more fat grafting.
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Club meddddd! i'VE STAYED AT BOTH BEFORE...CLUB MED HANDS DOWN!
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We are getting procedures just days apart, Hope everything turns out great for you.
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Cardenas emailed me over the weekend about my...

Cardenas emailed me over the weekend about my blood work so I had that done today!
I also got on the scale nothing has changed 145lb
measurements:
38D
waist 30.5
hips 38
Are you having a tt, lipos & Brazilian butt lift all at once?
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Yes I am she will be giving me a TT lipo and fat graphing to hips and butt.
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Yay! Finally I found someone that is going thro what I'm going tho. I'm having the exact same procedures jan 25. U HAVE TO KEEP US POSTED IN DETAIL LOL. Arak what are your plans for recovery as far as sittin sleeping positioning yourself.
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Well doctor called my iron is low so I need to...

Well doctor called my iron is low so I need to take some iron pills...also my white blood cells are off..so I have to retake my blood test!!
Good luck on your future tummy!
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How are ur results
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I have not went yet I will be having surgery on the 13th of December.
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Okay I have so much to do before my surgery and I...

Okay I have so much to do before my surgery and I know time is flying I have to have ALL my Christmas shopping done and wrapped before I head out. I also have bday and Christmas parties to attend!! It does not feel real to me so I am slacking so much!! I also have not started my iron pills btw does anybody know what is too low for surgery???

I just need to vent..today talking to the husband...

I just need to vent..today talking to the husband and telling him I am so excited about my tt...he then told me I don't think you are going to even see a difference...WTH like really I swear he can be so ......sometimes! !!
I think that's just your husbands way of telling you your perfect in his eyes! You will see a difference, we all see a difference and for the most part we all love our new selves!
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Thanks I can't wait to feel comfortable in my own skin...its been so long!!
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dont worry you will see a difference its just his insecurity talking
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I have been taking my iron like I should...I have...

I have been taking my iron like I should...I have less than 35 days!! I am so excited but also nervous. I have to say you guys have been so much help!
Men can be a trip. You will see a difference and be beautiful. Your time is coming soon.
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Thanks I cant wait
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Hey wrkonit! I was also looking into the tt / bbl option. I did a lot of research because I had fat transfer done to my breasts in the past and I knew that very little of the fat survived the transfer. I found out a few things. First, the way the fat is harvested is very important to be sure the fat survives. Otherwise, they inject "fat" into you (which is a lot of fluid and what can end up being dead or dying fat cells) and for a month or two it looks better, but then your body absobs the fluid and it all goes away. The other BIG issue that some docs didn't mention to me and only 1 or 2 did (I saw about a dozen before I made my pick. One of them is Dr. Markmann in MD, he seems to be the local bbl master... lol) is that you can't sit for 3 weeks if you get a bbl or you will damage your results. If you sit or otherwise bend your legs or put pressure on your butt at all, you cut off the circulation to the fat cells and if they were going to have a chance of developing their own blood supply and living, the act of sitting/bending your legs will end that chance. So, imagine having a tummy tuck and being hunched forward into a sitting position, but then not being able to sit. The recovery of one procedure impacts negatively the recover of the other. I'd try to look at pictures from 6 months to a year out of the bbl when it was done at the same time as a tt... I don't meen to disuade you, just wanted to make sure to tell you that since I did talk to so many surgeons about it and realized a lot of them neglect to tell you that and are of course willing to charge you more to do a procedure that will likely not benefit you. Also, I read some ladies did tt's in Mexico and they didn't bring them pain meds after. You will DEFINITELY want real pain meds. So, I took away from that, bring your own pain meds if you have a surgery in Mexico! Best of luck!! :)))
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Okay things are coming a long...going to finish...

Okay things are coming a long...going to finish the last of my Christmas shopping!! I am wondering how I am going to be feeling on Day 11 which will be Christmas Eve! Should I buy a recliner...I will be at a recovery house for the first 7 nights.
Wrkinonit...I rented a lift recliner from a local medical supply store. $80 per month. This includes delivery and pickup. I am 4 weeks today and returned it yesterday...1st night in my bed...going well however I miss my chair! So would suggest a 2 month consideration.....
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I bought a body max pillow on amazon after much research an it worked great (costs about $130-$150). I don't have a recliner and we were also debating what to do. I found the pillow after some google searches. I am 2weeks post op a BL and TT. It worked really well...I had to add some of my own pillows to customized, but it worked well for me.
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Oops, it's called "contour back max support system". Elevates your head and knees:) you put it right on your bed.
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Wondering what is comfortable to wear during...

Wondering what is comfortable to wear during recovery. Any suggestion on what I should buy to stay comfortable or what not to buy?
I bought three velour jogging suits from walmart .... Danskin Now Women's Velour Hoodie and Pants Tracksuit I'll be wearing yoga pants and tshirts!
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All this time I have been so excited...woke up...

All this time I have been so excited...woke up today and felt scared and having second thoughts! Got in the shower looked down and thought this has to go!! I am guessing everybody feels this way as we get closer to our date. I had to pray this morning because I really felt like I was getting cold feet for about a good 20 minutes!! I have so much on my mind. Preparing my kids and husband, they are use to me flying the plane and being the pilot hoping our plane (home) don't crash being that my copilot (husband) is going to drive it for exactly 10 days but will have my sister's help.
On another note nervous about work I am only taking 2 days off and by reading everybody's review everybody is so different. I usually healed and was up and walking after my C-sections but I am getting a tummy tuck and lipo!

*2 weeks not days!

*2 weeks not days!

Uploaded some pics for the most part I always wear...

Uploaded some pics for the most part I always wear black to camouflage my rolls...I think I hide them pretty well
How are you feeling lately? I am a mess. Haha, should be super excited but maybe feel its too good to be true? take care.
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When I think about it I get excited but it doesn't seem real to me yet
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Hi, I know exactly how you feel, I am scheduled for 1/25/2013 it's still a ways to go and I feel the same, I wake up feeling cold feet, mixed emotions. I'm scared I will not wake up from the surhgery will, my body handle it. I know it sounds stupid lol... But I knkow I will be in good hands and I will also get it done in MX. Well good luck :)
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Good morning ladies! Well 10 more days to go and I...

Good morning ladies! Well 10 more days to go and I am super nervous and actually getting scared to the point I was thinking about canceling. If you don't know I will be leaving out of the country to have this done. I will be flying into San Diego where a Recovery House will be picking me up and driving to me Tijuana Mexico. I have read and talked to my doctor so she is not what I am worried about. I am worried about being gone from my family so long. My mom will be traveling with me but I still feel nervous. Please send prayers my way they are greatly appreciated especially since none of my family but my immediate knows I am traveling out of the country for this. I didn't tell many because I didn't want to hear all the negative stuff if anything I need positive vibes my way at this time!!
Can u inbox me a list of things i need my date is 1/18 i have nothing packed n where can i buy boopy pillow
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Excited? It's almost here. I'm excited for you :)
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So am I but so stressed trying to get everything together
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Here I am 3 days away!! All my shopping is done,...

Here I am 3 days away!! All my shopping is done, house is clean, meals are prepared and bought. I leave tomorrow and I am already dreading leaving my babies and husband. My husband honestly had his ups and downs about my surgery but at the end he has come around and has been very supportive lately that make you say hmmmmm what is up your sleeve lol...any who I still haven't packed but I have my list and bought everything. I also have a friend that is having her surgery today as we speak! She told me to bring a throw blanket or flannel pj pants it is cold at Beauty Care although you do have a space heater. So her is my list I also will update you guys what you shouldn't bring or what I should of when I am complete!
- Passport and license
- Cell Phone and charger although it is international I will just be accepting phone calls from hubby and kids
- Ipad and charger to face time hubs and kids and of course to update you guys
- Kindle Fire I love to read
- Socks
- Slippers
- 1 pair of flannel pj pants, no need for a robe they have them,
- No need for compression socks talked to Dr. Cardenas they supply them
- Bobby
- Laxatives
- My own pain meds just incase theirs don't cut it.
- Arnica pills and gel started today
- drain holders I will be going home with drains I think.
- Tooth brush, tooth paste, hair brush, hair band to have my hair back and out the way
- Dry shampoo
- personal wash clothes you can buy them at Walmart (just incase)
- deodorant
- Contenell wipes.
- My epi foam has not came in so I am a little bummed
- Neosporin spary
I thought about taking my hair dryer but I am not going to be able to move my arms with the lipo. I also had to take my nails off and just get a manicure.
Well I will update you guys when I get there!!
Just an FYI from other reviews from Mexico surgeries the best pain relief the prescribe is Tylenol so if u have or can get a script for Vicodin or whatever may work for u I highly recommend it. After the first 4-5 days u will be fine, but I could not imagine the first 3 days without a stronger pain reliever!
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Yes I am taking my own pain meds and antibiotics. My PS in Mexico told me what I would need and my doctor here gave me the px for it thank god!
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Good I was reading a review, can't remember name, but she had TT, lots of Lipo and an arm lift, in Mexico and nooooo pain meds. Her first 3 days she cried and said that she had Vicodin at home and was going to try to get hubby to overnight it. Then had to pay 100$ for 14 pills of Tylenol! She said that it wasn't only her either because other ladies were in excruciating pain with no meds! I vowed then to let anyone I saw that is having their procedure in MX to tell them! I have a pretty high tolerance to pain but I could not had imagined the first 3 days without. All I had was Narco and it was fine at 4 days I was off them and now every once in a while if I'm hurting I will take a Tramodol. Good luck to you and with pain meds the pain is extremely bearable so don't let this scare you! You are going to look great!
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Well I leave today and my husband and kids both...

Well I leave today and my husband and kids both have left I cried my eyes out I am going to miss them the sad part I haven't even dropped my little ones off yet, that will be the hard part. My husband assured me that he will take care of everything and for me just to worry about me....yeah right I am MOM how do you do that?? Well I promised my big kids sloppy Joe Cass before I left so I better start cooking my plane leaves at 1:55 I live in the suburbs so its about 45minute drive.
Cardenas sis!! Your tt is gonna be bomb I already know:-)
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Yay! Can't wait to see ya on the other side!
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Yeah! You're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of oz! :)
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Hey guys I am here actually arrived yesterday......

Hey guys I am here actually arrived yesterday....everybody is so nice here at Beauty Care they do just about everything for you. I met with Dr. Cardenas last night and went to her clinic this morning. Her clinic is nice and I feel very comfortable and safe! Tomorrow is the big day keep me in prayer!
Thats great news to hear
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good luck!
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Good luck to you!! I will keep you in my prayers and wish you a speedy recovery! I look forward to hearing about your experience :)
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Well guys today is the day I don't have surgery...

Well guys today is the day I don't have surgery till about another 7 hours. Not feeling to nervous probably not till I am actually getting prepped. I am trying to stay on my time zone so it's 2:50 here but 4:50 back home awwwww talking about home I miss my family so much. I face time my hon and kids and message them. Sprint doesn't have a very good international plan but they do have a phone here FYI. Well guys keep me in prayer and praying for all you that are recovering or also having your surgery today.
Praying for you and Stay Positive!!! Best Wishes!
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Good Luck!! When I have gone international, I have had good luck just shutting my phone off.. by putting it on "airplane" mode and then hooking to any wi fi I can find and using imessage and facetime. All free no matter where you are...:)
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Hey guys feeling ok just sore from lipo at least...

Hey guys feeling ok just sore from lipo at least for now I am on some awesome pain med (the pump) so the real pain maybe when I winged off of that?! Well I thought I would share a pic with you guys while although I look like a mummy lol.
Ok I don't want to rate my doctor till its all done at least two weeks and RS is making me!

All I have to say is that I am it so much...

All I have to say is that I am it so much discomfort ugh
i'm sure you're gonna look great because besides the loose skin on ur stomach you look to be a pretty petit woman. good luck with ur recovery!
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Are you n tons of pain? I hope ur doing well & thanks for keeping us posted.
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why are you in so much discomfort?
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Ok I finally am comfortable the burning from the...

Ok I finally am comfortable the burning from the lipo is calming down a little these nurses here are god sent! They took me a bath today and I feel so much better just so swollen . I am going to post 1 pic up as for the fat graphing I am not to sure about haven't seen it too worried about my tt.
Your tummy looks amazing! I love how your scar is so low and thin! I'm so happy for you girl! :)
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No it was just hard to get comfy but they got me a body pillow and it made such a big difference
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Well today was a rough day all the pain meds are...

Well today was a rough day all the pain meds are so rough on your stomach trying to stay off of them...well ladies I just feel agitated today. Thanks for prayers please send them my way
I was thinking about you... I'm sending prayers your way :)
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PO day 5 first I just want to thank everybody for...

PO day 5 first I just want to thank everybody for all the prayers, I am so grateful! Well I am feeling really good today dr Cardenas came and took out all the fluid out of my back from the lipo. Cardenas does not play when it comes to lipo she is very aggressive she also personally put my cg on me it hurt but felt so much better.

Ok let's talk about tt
I love it very thin and low but that with the lipo is so uncomfortable very hard to get sleep and get comfortable last night was the first time I slept thru the night and never woke up. I was also told I have to walk hunch back for 10 days per Cardenas.

Fat graphing
She did 1000 to one cheek 986 to the other 400 to one hip and 380 to other. Today is my first day sitting on the boppy I had been in so much discomfort that I wasn't even worried about it I am hoping to post pics once I can stand straight. Not sure how it will look I haven't been able to see myself
Hey girlie, been checking up on u often . Hope all is well.. Btw tummy looks great! Looking forward to more pics & updates.
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I finally found someone who got both. I am praying for a successful recovery for you and great result. I am glad i found you. I will be following your journey. I get my tt & bbl (w/lipo) on 3/18. all the best. that tt incision looks great so far.
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Im getting a TT, BBL, lipo with flanks, abdomen & back. I had a hard time Finding someone with both as well.. A lot of docs don't do both.
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PO day 6 finally had a bowl movement they gave me...

PO day 6 finally had a bowl movement they gave me some little brown pill and it helped so its up to you if you want to bring your own. So far all I have needed is my epi foam tooth brush body wash and wipes. I brought my own pain meds but had to get off of them they were way to strong for me that was just my experience.
So last night I had my first massage omg it felt so good but I have so much fluid Cardenas had to drain it again she also recommended ultra sound massage so I will let you guys know how that goes today. The cg is so tight but feels good I unbutton some of it at night. I am going to try to take more pics for you guys tonight. Again I know the sound of going to Mexico sounds crazy but I wouldn't have done it any other way I love that I have nurses 24/7 and the dr comes every day to see me.

Hey guys I want to post a pic of how my back looks...

Hey guys I want to post a pic of how my back looks after getting aggressive lipo. I have been getting massages everyday they are not painful but my back has fluid in it and is so swollen it is bigger than it was to begin with. I know in time it will get better but today I actually just cried.
Awwwwww Happy Healing :))) It Will Get So Much Better!
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Hope you feel well. Have a safe trip home :)
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Happy healing! I'm waiting for my turn with Dr. Cardenas which is scheduled on the 10th of January! How long did your drain stay in for and your belly button stitches? I'm only staying for 5 days after the surgery, and I'm hoping it's enough time..
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Ok I made it home and feeling good

Ok I made it home and feeling good
Glad u made it home safe! :)
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Omg!!!! It's been 9 days? Geez that was fast. Well I'm sure not for u :( how r u feeling? Any tips for me lol.
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welcome home! ;0)
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Ok today is day 10 feeling so good. Enjoying some...

Ok today is day 10 feeling so good. Enjoying some coffee although I am a little nervous I haven't had any problems with my bm but I have had problems with gas so bad. The pain was in my shoulder blade the first time was on the plane I actually had to sit on my knees on the plane I took gas x but it didn't help much it lasted 4 hours and then last night it came again my sweet sister tried everything it lasted 6 hours I am off my pain meds but I actually took one but it didn't help. Last night I thought I was going to overdose on gas x lol but warm water helped and got it going. Ok my sister said she would take a pic of me today. Oh yeah the fluid in my back is about gone lots of compression. My sister has been heaven sent my hubs gets so nervous and feels he is going to hurt me. I am almost stand straight which feels so good.

Oh yes guys FYI I have been sitting on the boppy...

Oh yes guys FYI I have been sitting on the boppy and now laying on my sides although my boppy is already wearing down I need to either get something new or buy another any suggestions?

Oh yeah I am up almost 10lbs wtheck is up with...

Oh yeah I am up almost 10lbs wtheck is up with that she said she took 10lbs of skin off of me but my weight is up 10

Somebody please tell me it's ok that tummy looks...

Somebody please tell me it's ok that tummy looks weird and swollen when I take my garment off its freaking me out!!
Yep your a Cardenas gurl!! Tiny waist and big curvy hips..excuse my French but your ass is huge!!!! Lol you look so good. When I have babies I'm def going bk to Cardenas to let her do my tt
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Mine is flat but a little rounded out because of swelling. Remember what you looked like the first few days and think of that. Even if my belly stayed a little rounded, it's million times better than before. My pubic area is a bit swollen so I lower my garmet so it compresses it too. I tighten it extra right down there too. It works. Also, look at it first thing in the morning.
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Hey lady!!! Glad to hear no major issues. Gas pains hurt like crazy. I can only imagine to be swore w/ gas.. Is the warm water kping the gas away? Did you take anything to help move ur bowels?
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Ok guys today is PO 11 lesson learned I will not...

Ok guys today is PO 11 lesson learned I will not sleep without my garment again. My back hurt and I woke up so achy this morning. Also I made the mistake of going to Target yesterday and had to walk because the riding carts were all being used so I just hung on to the wagon like it was a walker. I was wore out by the time I got home. Tonight we are just going to dinner and church. Tomorrow will be a little more chaotic, oh yeah my weight is down 3 lbs yay!

Merry Christmas to all you wonderful ladies.
You look good. Your recovery seems to be going a long jus great. I am so ready to go home....tempted to change my flight. I am so afraid of the compression garment! Afraid it might squeeze the life out of me and make me very uncomfortable and miserable. Merry Xmas
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Merry Christmas yes but the day I came home the next morning I cried I said where is my lulu Sara and camilita!!
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awwww. i notice that your sister is helping out alot which is amazing. funny thing that you said your husband is afraid he might hurt you, im afraid that my bf might hurt me. he already talking about bumping and grinding......hell no.....jus wait until he see me. You know i must say i have been a little sad as of lately too, only because its more than i had expected. for some reason, i thought that my prior exercise and diet regimen will help me recovery fast, as far as walking around and standing straight up, but it isnt. I will say that im not draining much....but there is so much swelling in my stomach. Ugh! Also, carmelita has been sneaking me french fries and candy.......i need to tell her no. lol......she is too nice that its bad. BTW Its cold as hell.
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I will be returning to work tomorrow please send...

I will be returning to work tomorrow please send good vibes my way. These past days have been hard I am not liking how I look although I was told I would be swollen I just think what did I do to myself! I get on here and so many of you look good right after that's not me I look bigger now than before...I also hate that I am going back although I have a office to hide in. Hoping I sleep through the night today!!
Already going back??? Sheesh! Hardcore missy... How r u feeling? Sorry ur feeling that way but it takes time. 2 weeks is nothing.
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Looking great!! hope all goes well for you at work :) best of luck!
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I will be thinking of you. Good luck girl. I hope things start looking better for ya. I was prepared for a long wait before I see results because of everything I read on here. I think I'm the minority to see results right away. You already look good, it can only get better!! Let me know how it goes tomorrow. I still have 13 days off. But my job involves most of the day on my feet and pushing a machine around and during surgery, I have to stand stationary for about an hour. I'm most concerned about that.
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Well first I just want to thank you guys for all...

Well first I just want to thank you guys for all the kind words and prayers means so much!! I am 2 weeks PO and a day. Looks like my drains will be coming out tomorrow also along with my stitches in my BB awww that will be some relief still swollen but it is coming down a little along with my weight so I guess the fluid pill helped. As for yesterday it was a long day even though I just sit at my desk most the time I did get up and walk. I have decided to just use the epi foam at night and not at work its just to uncomfortable. I also can now put my garment on without anybody's help. Oh yeah back to yesterday came to work stopped at the grocery store made dinner ate a little and knocked out for a hour I didn't realize how tired I was more like drained. Woke up took my shower my husband massaged my back with the arnica gel which felt good although he was scared the whole time SMH. Since surgery I have only had 1 whole night of sleep which is killing me so last night I finally gave in and made myself a cocktail (Ibuprofen 800mg and Vicodin) I could not handle the gas pain it comes every night. I got a heating pad and my kids took turns massaging the one should and I was out 12-8:30 felt so good even though I was late to work!! I would like to also say as much as I stalked this site and would read so many of you guys story I thought I was ready for this but it has been a tow of emotions its hard because you have to lean on others and your basically helpless. I know I did this for me but I feel so selfish and my daughter which helps out so much told me she needs a break lol, so I am going to let her stay the night at my uncles this weekend.
Yeah i just feel so emotional I feel like a drama momma lol...
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Ur def a tough momma.. Hang in there & also try to relax. We as moms are allowed to do that :) & right now is a perfect time to milk it lol. I am
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Thank you
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2 weeks 2 days drains are out and boy do I feel...

2 weeks 2 days drains are out and boy do I feel free!! All my stitches from my bb are out also all 15 yes 15 holy cow!! None of it was painful. That's all for now folks no major change!

I just would like to know hat kind of meals are...

I just would like to know hat kind of meals are you guys eating? I feel like such a fatty I usually watch what I eat but lately I want comfy food:( I have been walking a lot to feel like I am active. The gym is calling my name !!!!
Oh, I have been eating everything for 7 weeks!
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Hi Wrknonit, I had my surgery the same day as you. I read your story I dont know how you can make it to work I dont plan on going back to go back to work until jan 7 2013. My surgery went well but lately I've been feeling like im coming down with a cold and I have a bad headache im not sure if I can take cold meds.this healing process is so slow im getting frustrated.
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Well I have a desk job and believe me when I tell you I was so tired the first day I went to the grocery store cooked and knocked out....
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Hey guys well Thursday will be 3 weeks...my tummy...

Hey guys well Thursday will be 3 weeks...my tummy is still so swollen but everything else seems to be going down. I now have a kangaroo pouch praying its just swollen but I can't stop thinking its going to stay like that. Well happy New Years guys hope it's a good one happy recovery also!
Take a look at my pics, I also have a pouch..more noticeable when I sit or lay on my side..its has to be bloating for us!
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THANKS for your review! who took out your drains n stitches?
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I had one one of my relatives which is a nurse.
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So what are the best creams gels or strips for...

So what are the best creams gels or strips for scar treatment. I would like to start using them on my lipo incisions since those are crusted and ready. I would also like to know for my tt scar I was told at 4 weeks I can start applying stuff on it.
Here is some info I posted:gathered about scar treatment Steri strips (nexcare) lipo & TT scar Scar guard (fades scar) EpiFoam, Mederma Silicone sheeting, gel zone gel wraps, kelocote (Some items are used to treat the same just diff type/brand) Also here is some info from another bbl sista about her regimen for the bulge. Her post is full of info (foundumissnewbooty) sorry about the length a cpl of other vets have tried it and can c a diff .. I decided to inbox it bcs it's a long read Hun lol but for others her review is well worthy of a read despite diff docs. She has had diff procedures more than 2xs. Hope it all gets better for u wrkinonit
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i used mederma advance
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I have decided to lay low off this site...I...

I have decided to lay low off this site...I congratulate all you ladies that have made it to the flat side and those who are going! I have been so obsessed with this site it is crazy but yet mind blowing! I know everybody heals different some swell some don't I feel just awful right now. I am not trying to be a Debbie downer and I know this is all about support so that's why I have to leave because at this time I feel so negative about my surgery and how I look! I was talking to my husband last night and he told me your stomach looks almost the same I was like I know...I am just so swollen! I am going to try to eat really healthy the next couple of weeks and see what happens my weight is down to 148 but hell I am swollen still or something is seriously wrong! Well good luck guys I will be back in 2 weeks if any change are so tomorrow makes 3 weeks and there has been no change. Keep me in prayer because I feel so down!
Hey girl. check out my review.. i talked a bit about swelling i think around christmas time. It is going to take a loonnnnggg time before this swelling issue subsides. Research liposuction and lymphatic capillaries.. it will tell you alot. You should expect swelling for 6-12 weeks. I'm about 2 weeks post op with lipo and technically my waist line is still bigger than it was pre-op. i went from 29.5 inches to 35inches and now i'm down to 30.25 inches. If your garment is off for too long you will swell. Also,.. have you been taking in your garment to make it smaller. Not sure about the process when you have a tummy tuck as well, but my garment has been taken in twice, right now i have towels stuffed in it, and within a few days i'll be buying a smaller one taking in this one some more. I get you with the depressed feeling though... i definitely had my moments and no amount of facts or reassurance from the doctor was gonna make me feel better. hope this passes soon. feel better
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Sorry you are feeling so down.. when people feel depressed they tend to isolate themselves... that isn't necessarily the best thing to do. You should call your PS and tell him about the feelings you are having. Please remember that you had multiple procedures done... don't compare yourself to people with less swelling that may not have had lipo, (which from what I have seen can cause severe swelling for quite sometime).. I hope you feel better soon!
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My bf says i look the same too, but that is bullsh*t bc i know that i dont. Girl, men dont pay enough attention to see the difference in anything. Feeling depressed is NOT GOING TO HELP, ITS GOING TO HURT! Like you've said everyone heals differently. You had a tummy tuck and aggressive lipo therefore you had a lot of trauma done to your body and its going to take some time. Give yourself some time please! Reduce sodium intake, drink water, and eat bananas they help with removing sodium. You will be fine. I will be praying for you.
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Just want to thank every one of you for the...

Just want to thank every one of you for the support it means so much!

3 weeks PO Ok guys I have been reading a lot and...

3 weeks PO
Ok guys I have been reading a lot and you guys have been so helpful. I am wearing my garment 24/7 and using the epi foam at night only. I ordered the board to flatten my tummy hopefully it will work. I talked to my doctor and she said its all normal so I will just wait and be a trooper and not complain. After talking to my husband I felt better he said you are so strong minded and willed why are you getting so depressed...I knew a head of time I would swell as much as I read everybody's blog I guess I just didn't expect this much.
GLAD you are feeling BETTER!!! where did you stay after your surgery? how long? how much?
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Lookin GOOD MAMI!! :)
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So I thought maybe I would wear epi foam and cg...

So I thought maybe I would wear epi foam and cg all day and sleep in the binder but that is going to be a no go for now it was more uncomfortable than the cg my tt incision is still to tender and hasn't all scabbed off so I can feel it rub so I guess back in the cg but without the epi foam! Last night I was so restless and could not sleep I went from the bed to the couch to the bed it was horrible. By the way I am thinking I might wear all three when at home epi foam cg and binder I need all the compression still very swollen especially my back!
you are coming along nicely!
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Your tt incisions are beautiful!
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You look very nice its all coming together for you now you look amazing
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So I am wondering how many weeks or days were you...

So I am wondering how many weeks or days were you when you finally picked your child up and carried them??
SEE....I told you to give it some time!! You are looking great and it only gets better!!!!
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Yes thank you I love seeing the transition
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I have a 2 year old (lil guy weighs 25 llbs). I just started picking him up at 8 weeks post op. my doc said 6 wks, but even then I didn't feel ready. I listened to my body and now feeling well enough to hold him. Very hard to recover when chasing a 2 1/2 yr old boy....lol.
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4 weeks PO Well happy to say that the swelling is...

4 weeks PO
Well happy to say that the swelling is coming down slowly but surely. All you ladies that are down and depressed it gets better i have been there. I really can't wait to hit the gym I feel so sluggish so I walk around the office makes me feel a little active! I have been sick so I have not worn my garment in two days but putting it back on today I need the compression on my back its so swollen still. My incision still has crust not much but a little. My bb is healing and so is the scratch from the garment, can't wait to star scar treatment on both.
Glad to hear your doing well! You look great!! :)
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Absolutely love ur shape :)
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Girl you look awesome. Loving your small lil waist. I hope your happy with your results because you look real nice..
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Ok guys I opened my incision it's about a inch...

Ok guys I opened my incision it's about a inch long maybe not a whole inch. Well anyways lesson learned just because you feel good your body is still healing.... So take it easy!! My doctor told me to keep it clean and apply Neosporin. Aye Santa Maria one more thing to worry about!!
how do you know that you opened it? could it be "spitting stitch (an internal stitch that makes its way to the surface and irritates the healing tissue)?"
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I sent pic to Cardenas and my aunt also looked at it.
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Hello, my incision had opened too(I posted the pics), yes it will get better, u look great and continued happy healing to u!
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Well I got my period today which was totally late...

Well I got my period today which was totally late and is heavy with lots of cramps which mine is usually long but no cramps!! I guess I get a free pass to get out my garment for a week or so!! Well I am giving The Squeem another try I am use to the support and I love it so far!! My swelling is going down little by little but still not 100%. I still can't get my jeans past my thighs but I wear a XS in tops ....oh talking about my thighs dang they are HUGE to me!! I am thinking now that my upper body is little they just are like BOOOM!! I find myself picking away at myself thinking "What should I do next"...my hubs said "NOT A DANG THING BARBIE" which is nice but yet he already knows I am coming up with a plan!! I guess it's so easy to start wanting to do more but I guess that's not going to happen since I don't have a money tree in my back yard but if any of you have one please share :)!! Well guys till next time also good luck to all of you that are coming into the flat side and those of you that are already here, take care and let me know if you know the cure for all the swelling!!

Oh yeah I still put "Not Sure" on the worth it...because I am still not sure and I have my moments "Why did I do this" and "Am I every going to feel normal again"!!
Just read through most if your review and checked out the dates. It's like I'm living through what happened with you,.. Just a week behind. I was getting so depressed this week ( PO wk 3) and it just feels like I'll never get better. Week two I was still just swing at my initial transformation but week 3 things slow down and I was just feeling shitty that I was still do uncomfortable. Glad to hear ur feeling better. Hopefully week 4 or 5 will do it for me.
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Thank you so much for all the info!! I hope you feel better!! You look great! I have mine booked Nov 4 2013 with Dr Cardenas. Can't wait!!
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Yikes! Your incision opened? Were you doing to much for it to happen, like stretching or something? I just would to know so when I get my TT I will know what to do and not to do. I'm seriously debating if I should get a TT with my bbl but I don't want my stomach to have saggy skin after my lipo so idk what to do. BTW your results are amazing :)
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Well I am not going to post a pic this week...it...

Well I am not going to post a pic this week...it may make me depress!! Well my period came and YES so did some major bloating/swelling and cramps. I feel like I am almost back at 3 week PO with this swollen belly!! I am drinking lots of water and debating if I should pop a fluid pill YES that's how bad it is!! I was so swollen and tender to the touch that a band-aid left red marks on me WEIRD!! I am guessing because I am on my period and not wearing my garment might be the reason why I am so swollen!!
My belly button is looking really good and so is my ugly scratch from my garment both are healing as for my incision opening its also healing but very slowly :-(. I started to use the Mederma Advanced Scar Gel and Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil on all my scars....my back looks like a war zone from all the lipo. My main focus is all the marks from lipo those are more visible than my incision plus my incision is so low just about every pair of panties covers it. Also I have very scary skin so I am really hoping this stuff works!!
Talking about my back I am still swollen although I bought this massager (hand held) and it really has helped so much I am alternating that one week I get a massage the next week I use the machine at home. Just incase you are wondering I am getting massages because I don't want the lipo to leave me lumpy are hard spots.

Ok so I talked to my doctor, lately my body just...

Ok so I talked to my doctor, lately my body just wants to stretch and she told me "I need to AVOID stretching"!! How in the heck do you do that??? Any of you ladies have that problem?? I also talked to her about the swelling above my incision and she said in time it will smooth out...I feel like I have no time I want it to go flat NOW lol!! I am now 100% positive that my incision opened because of my stretching!!
Oops! I have been stretching since 2 weeks PO. I think its automatic especially since we've been hunched over for the first 7 days. Okay well thats good to know....who would of thought that you had to avoid the natural tendency to stretch.....mmmmmm. Thanks for sharing.
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OMG!! I wake up every morning mid stretch and I can't stop!!! And my stomach contracts and I don't know how to avoid it! It does hurt but like i said, i can't stop it. When I stand up after sitting for a while, I hunch over and i fight it but my legs start shaking and I have to stand there a second to let my body quit!
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Hey worknit hope you doing good
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Well this week I have been to church twice and...

Well this week I have been to church twice and feel really good... I was running on E and needed to be filled up spiritually. I just wanted to say I have been so focused on my tt and the healing process that I lost focused that I am not in control but God is! I really thought after this surgery I would be happy but I will say this recovery has been hard and mentally can really mess with you and that's where all my focus has been on this recovery when I should have really just prayed about it! I will say my doctor was very honest with me about the recovery and I was never blinded about the surgery or recovery so I really don't know why I feel so surprised! Another thing the whole reason I felt so comfortable with my doctor was because she is a woman of God and that totally drawn me into her and once I met her I felt her loving spirit.
You are so right. this year i had two close calls that God protected my from. So as I find myself worrying about the surgery, I remind myself, God is in control & has my back. So you are so right. we must keep our focus on the right place...God! i pray you constantly remember God is continuously blessing you!
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Yes he is and I will praise in the good and bad times!! Thank you Jesus for protecting you...he is good even when we aren't deserving!
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yes he is!
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Ok I am 2 days away from 6 weeks and today I...

Ok I am 2 days away from 6 weeks and today I noticed I have 2 lumps or indents I don't know what to call it one on each side under my waist. It's not fluid or fat but I am concerned has anybody experience this???
Diva u have got to were your garment I just took mine off yesterday to work out an see how it would go then sleep with it ...so now I'm doing 12 on q2 off....your garment is your new lover caress it ..hahahah...but seriously what I did was use a under armour shirt because its smooth an wicks away moisture so the frustration from wearing it is gone..I mean your sensitive skin will be protected...next thing is keep your incision clean as u can do not I repeat do not ...compromise how u change your bandge ..I mean scrub you hands ..wear gloves ..an use ONLY sterile gauze...ok an remember when u move your skin stretched so you compression not only helps with Sedona buildup but also ..preventing when u are up an about pulling of the skin on top an bottom of your incision..... Last tip this is the best Sit Down Relax ..give your body every opportunity u can to heal...when ever that might be ...I hope you have a super speedy recovery.
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Yeah I have no seromas and I am done with my garment my doctor only asked of me to wear it for 6 weeks I am at 7 I feel better and the swelling is finally going down
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That sounds great! Did you ever find out what was going on with the lumps on your sides?
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Well it's been awhile and a lot has changed my...

Well it's been awhile and a lot has changed my stomach is about 95% flat! I have been doing scar therapy on this scratch from my cg which makes me mad every time I see it ugh!! I have tried just about everything thinking maybe trying lazer treatments if you guys could help it would be greatly appreciated as for my fat graphing its a love hate thing I am now wide and have gained weight from not working out but this week I started back at the gym and feeling good as for the booty it's not big but fits my body. I wasn't looking for anything really big. Hopefully I can lose these 10 lingering lbs. I am still massaging and still swollen in my back and I still wake up with stiffness!
Where r pix???
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So how are you doing? Our sizes are similar, and its between pantoja and cardenas for TT and bbl. TT is #1 though. Any regrets?
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Thinking about you. It's been a long time since I've been on here. Anyways, I hope you are doing great and healing well.
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1 year 1 month

OK its been a while since I have been here. Here are some before and after. When I get down about my 10 lb weight gain I look at my before and feel better. I am happy with my results but my scar still has not lightened up. I am going back to Mexico for some more lipo hopefully.

before and after

bikin pic

more pics

Here are some more can't wait to get lipo in my stomach and waist
When are u going for second round?
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Feb 27 super nervous
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