Hello ladies, so happy to be starting this journey...
Hello ladies, so happy to be starting this journey with you guys. I am a 48 year old retired Army Veteran who wants a better defined butt that compliants my body and age.
Over the last year, I lost 50 lb. I work out 3 days a week eat right but all the workout in the world is not defeating GRAVITY. I am scheduled to have my BBL surgery on 11 Sept 2012 with Dr. Rodriguez located in Lutherville, MD. Although most of you ladies seem to have your surgery performed in Florida by Dr. S, I decided to stay local because I have a 12 year old son who will just be starting the 7th grade.
Anyway, today I had my physical and blood work performed by Doctor's Express and all lab work came back good. I will upload some photos I took last week for my before shoots as soon as I figure out how to get them of my cell phone. Cheers
Hello my BBL ladies, today is my pre op...
Hello my BBL ladies, today is my pre op appointment with Dr Rodriques in Lutherville, MD. Am a little nervous have a few questions for him as I see that most of the Florida BBL patients get drainage tubes after their surgery and messages and Dr. R does not require this. His BBL procedures also take 8 hours. It is my understanding after speaking with his assistant that the 8 hours is because he uses such a small cannula when extracting the fat which leaves the fat cells intact vice using the larger cannula which destroys the fat cells. Anyway, I will get the answers from the Dr R. himself at 1100.
Peace and Blessings to everyone
Just left my pre op appointment with Dr Rodriquez...
Just left my pre op appointment with Dr Rodriquez www.cosmeticsurg.net/. All systems are a go for Sept 11, 2012. I did get some clarification from Dr. R regarding the questions I posted earlier today.
1. Drainage tubes: According to Dr. R tubes are not needed for his technique. It is my understanding that the tubes are used to drain excessive fluid that is created by using the larger cannula. The larger cannula creates large holes in your tissue.
2. Massages: According to Dr. R, massages are not needed for his techinque. It is my understanding that massages are only used if you have lumps or uneven skin variations after the BBL. Dr R. techinque does not cause lumps because of the delicate way he handles the fat cells. He gave me this analogy: If you have a beer can, and you put a small hole in the bottom of the can to drain the liquid out it will take a long time while maintaing a steady flow. HIs BBL procedure takes 8 hours with a small cannula and he only does 1 per day. This small steady flow is what helps keep the fat cells intact which means NO REDO.
Same beer analogy: If you have that same beer can and took a can opener and opened it across the top, you will get a large flow of liquid pouring out the can shorter time with larger cannula.
WARNING: This is my own personnal thoughts so please contact your PS for your understanding of your own procedure.
Last Comment: I did ask Dr. Rodriguez about the...
Last Comment: I did ask Dr. Rodriguez about the volume questions meaning how many CCs will he be using. He informed me that he will be use between 600-700 or 700-800 I forget which one, Anyway, He says anything in the 1200 range is not advisable because most of that is not viable fat being reinjected. (JUNK is what he called it), Which would count for some of the size reduction and redos.
Warning: This is only my opinion, my journey, please consult with your PS for your own procedure.
8 Days before BBL Surgery with Dr.Rodriquez...
8 Days before BBL Surgery with Dr.Rodriquez CostmeticSurg.net.
Hey my BBL Ladies, today I took and posted some before Pics of my back side.
Hey my BBL Ladies.....tomorrow is the big day......
Hey my BBL Ladies.....tomorrow is the big day....here are my before pics...
Hey ladies, this update will be short as I'm...
Hey ladies, this update will be short as I'm laying in bed on my stomach.(the worst) I never lay on tummy so I'm trying to get use to it.
Arrive at Cosmedicsurge.net at 0645 am. They were happly waiting for me. To off clothes vital signs etc then had a chat with the sleep Dr anyway he laid into the OR got on the table arms streched out. Before I went to sleep they were playing the boom as music...haha anyway I called one of the nurses over and told her to remin dr R. That I donot want a Nicki Manja Botty..haha.
The surgery started at 0730 and my ride home told m they called her at 2:00pm. About 7 or 8 hours. I was able according to the nurse to sit on my butt for the short ride home.
At home I was so dizzy trying to stand up. I attempted to go upstairs to my room at least 7 times but it was a NO GO. I stayed on the coach the entire time. Only to pain meds twice. My butt does not hurt at all just my lower back plus lying on my stomach makes it worst.
Here are a couple of post op pics can't see much because the garmet is black. Oh, Dr. R uses no drains, no messages, no boards. Going back to sleep now.
Still to early to judge results. The discomfort is...
Still to early to judge results. The discomfort is nothing like Tumy tuck pain..
Hey Laddies, finally up and moving around. was...
Hey Laddies, finally up and moving around. was able to brush teeth, comb hair and a few other things and headed downstairs to the land of the living. The most difficult part of this recovery is sleeping on my stomach. My neck hurst so dang gone bad. Anyway was really dizzy day of surgery. Didnt get the memo that I should have been drinking gartorade the whole time to increase my electorlytes.
I'm still very swollen and unable to see my waist but my butt look GINORMOUS...lol...lol My step daughter came over yesterday and I asked her if my butt looked big and she said yep....lol
Post Op appointment is set for Monday 17 Sep and that is when I get this garment and padding taken off and can take a shower.
I posted these pics don't know if you can notice any difference with the black sweat pants and the black garment.
No Pain at all. took 2 Percs day o surgery and nothing since except the antibotics and amic.
Sept 23, Post Op Day 12, Hello ladies
Sept 23, Post Op Day 12, Hello ladies
checking in with a quick update. Today I wore my garment out under the most tightest dress I could find and went to the commissary on the military base. I turned so many heads with my new shape I literally say jaws dropping from men and women...lol.
My recovery is going wonderful, still some tenderness and swelling but for the most part I'm doing greatbeing that it is only Day 12. My girlfriend came by today and said she could not stop looking at my ass...lol.. She said it was perfectly shaped along with my enlongated waist. I love love love my results. Did I say I love my results? Dr. R. gave me exactly what I wanted, well defined waist and hips and butt to match (age appropriate of course).
I took 6 weeks off work and not due back until 16 Oct. I'm taking this time to recoup at home and hang out with my son. To be honest, I like not having to go to work...haha