Dra Cardenas 6 months po!! new pics up..who is working out? scared im gonna lose my ass but i need to work out!!

Hello everyone!! My time is near and figured this...

hello everyone!! My time is near and figured this would be a good time to start shring my journey. Im 25 will be 26 aug 9th and have been researching means to get a big butt for 3 years now. I have done everything from hiring a weight training coach ( squats,squats,squats!!) rubbing fish oil on my bum LOL (i know) to taking supplements with no results. These things will never make me have big hips and a round ass so here I am, I mostly lurk but decided to really go through with this procedure in 2012. After researching doctors for 3 years I finally decided with Dra Cardenas in MX.


I know a lot of women are nervous about leaving the country but mishaps can and have happened everywhere. And plus I didn't really see results that I liked in the US before Salama popped up. I'm am comfortable with my decision. I was supposed to gonwith my BFF and get our bbl together but she has punked out lol so it will be just me joining the big booty club. I almost have everything together. Doctor is payed in full, plane ticket booked, waiting on passport, labs scheduled this week and recovery house booked.


Speaking of recovery house, I am booked for beauty care. I know about everything going on but just received news from a lovely lady on here that they will no longer be providing meals. I'm waiting on a response from Ronnie about this. If this is the case I will be a little pissed. I am paying to stay at a recovery house so that I can be as stress free as I can. Meaning my stay, aftercare, food will be all inclusive and provided for me. This is what I payed for. Why should I have to pay full price for this and food and the recovery house facility will not be provided? Sigh...like I said I'm waiting to hear from Ronnie about this before I decided on club med. Enough of ranting.


I wnt to load before pics but when I took them I realized how whack my body is:-( in clothes I look fine but not happy with my wide waist and flat ass. I will be getting lipo to my waist, ab,flanks and upper/lower bk with bbl. Also will be getting chin lipo. I'm 5'9, 174. I'm so unhappy with my shape and literally can't wait to get this show on the road. Any ladies going to MX around oct 19?

Guess i will add my wish pics(i know they arnt...

Guess i will add my wish pics(i know they arnt reccomended but they keep my motivated) and my before pics. Im scared to add my befores because they are embarrassing lol. ughhhhh...you guys wont laugh at me will you? lol

So it wasnt a good day at work for me today....

So it wasnt a good day at work for me today. Anyone have those days where it just seems like everyone has a problem or complaint?? sigh..the only thing keeping me going is looking forward to this sx. Everything else is stresssing me out. Ok good news..so i got my passport in the mail today!!! They said 3-4 weeks but i got it in 2! Bad news..MY FACE LOOKS HUGE :-( OMG i didnt realize how big Ive gotten. You can see my double chin and looking at me in person does not match what my passport looks like. Maybe its the angle. Unfortantly im stuck with that pic for the next 10 years.

Anyway, so i was supossed to take my labs today but ate this morning lol. Make sure you see if any of the tests require fasting. Mine did and i have to wait until my day off to go back. If anyone is wondering, i went to MDLABTESTS.com to order labs. it came to 144 with everything. I have insurance but i dont feel comfortable going to my docs office because they stay up in my business. Im thinking about doing a cleanse. Does anyone have a cleanse they suggest? I want to loose maybe 5-10 lbs before oct so i have get some weight off my face (this is where i loose it first). A cleanse would be a great jump start. I also need to tone my arms becaue they are pretty big. i decided not to do arm lipo becaue i saw too many girls saying that they couldnt see a difference.

Still waiting to hear from Ronnie at Beauty care...anyone heard from him yet??
I will be doing a list of things to bring pretty soon and post it on here.
Love ya girls!!!

I got water damage to my ipad today and lost all...

i got water damage to my ipad today and lost all my booty pics :-( not upset that my ipad is messed up or that i have to pay to have it fixed or even replaced but becaue I LOST MY BOOTY PICS!! i cant do anything but laugh at myself about that lol. o well, back to collecting booties.

So i went today to get my labs done. i used...

So i went today to get my labs done. i used mdlabtests.com. I was skeptical about these online sites where you order your labs but i got my requsisition, went to lab corp, and no questions asked got my labs done without hassle. All my tests were about 144 and thats with the 20% they give you on the site. So i should have the results on sunday. Ill be honest and say i havent been so good with taking my iron...they give me bad tummy aches! so i pray everything is good and i have to suck it up and start taking iron. better a tummy ache then blood transfusion. i did my hiv test via rapid swab method at this place that does them free.it was negative but wasnt worried about that. i dragged my mom with me and she got hers done too:-) So all thats left if 300 for the recovery house and 100 for chin lipo that will be paid off aug 31st. Then i will begin saving for massages,garments, incidentals and emergency money. I want to at least save 1000 but will be fine with 750. we will see. I am so excited about this!! next wk will be exactly 8 weeks til big booty day. im trying to to look at the calender because these days are dragging.

oh yea, i told you guys i got water damage to my ipad. it was $1000 so i took it to apple and they gave me a replacement ( the exact same model) for 249 and thats it! so relieved i dont have to buy a new one full price. so now i can try to salvage my wish pics. Is the site updating for you guys? It doesnt seem like its updating you guys journeys when i get on :-(

So my labs came bk today and everything is good!...

So my labs came bk today and everything is good! Now all i can do is wait.
btw..dont know if anyone care but im a little sad today. Why cant guys just be honest?? Oh well, back to dreaming about my new body

Quick update..everything is paid in full!! The...

quick update..everything is paid in full!! The actual bbl was paid 2 weeks ago but as far as my chin lipo and recovery house has been paid in full today!! Im planning to save 750-1000 in emergency funds/garments/meds/massages.Do you ladies think thats enough or should i save more?? I have 62 days left. Its moving fast but slow at the same damn time!! Im going to try my best to get in the gym to tone my arms and legs. i used to have a personal trainer and my body was tight last year.I have been telling everybody that im with my trainer again to set up my lies lol when i return from sx. Im updating my fb status "Off to see the trainer" LOL thats pitiful but hey gotta do what i gotta do. My mom is so sad that im doing this:(
If i could afford it i would take her with me. I really need to get on the ball with preparing a packing list. Im really exited about the chin lipo too. My face looks so fat because of my chin! it flucsuates so one day it may look like 2 chins and other days i dont think i need the lipo there.

Anyone natural here? Im newly natural (4mos) and i want to know how you guys are planning to wear your hair. I want something really low maintanence. I have a wig that i like but it makes me look 35! im 26! its a short asymmetrical bob. I have a weave installed and may do another one but i hate taking them down. I know this is a little random but any suggestions?

Alot has been going on that i havent been able to...

alot has been going on that i havent been able to update as much as i would like. my job is stressing me out...co worker quit which means if we dont hire someone to fill her place by oct i wont be able to go :-( im in sales so its a 3 person store down to two person store which would mean my boss would have to work open to close by herself for 10-11 days straight. we are interviewing people now. i also found out my dad has been in the hospital for the past 2 wks! im still hanging on to the excitement i have but this stress is kicking my butt. anywho..41 days left!! i remember when it was 110 days left. time is flying but not fast enough! lol i need to ask Dr Cardenas a few questions but ill post them here as well. Im on birth control, Beyaz, and need to know when i need to stop taking my bc. im not taking any chances with blood clots. i know some girls have a special peircing down there and im one of them lol. im trying to aviod taking it out b/c i dont want it to close. i know one girls said dr Cardenas said it was ok to leave it in but i want to be sure. it wont be in the way of anything so i dont see the issue but im no doctor . if anything i want to get a retainer but that damn thing wont come out!! i cant get the ball to twist off!!!

I NEED TO MAKE MY LIST!!! I DONT KNOW WHAT IM WAITING FOR. i also need to get on the ball with vitamens and stuff. by the way im so excited Dr Cardenas decided to get on here! her pic is beautiful!!!! random thought..im really liking the upside down heart shape booties. i think thats the shape i want IF ITS POSSIBLE WITH MY BODY TYPE. i guess i will discuss that when i get there.

LOL that is my booty shaking song of the moment...

LOL that is my booty shaking song of the moment.After BBL when can you start shopping for new clothes? I dont want to go shopping then 2 weeks later they dont fit anymore. I know im thinking ahead but Im so anxious. i cant wait to shop for dresses! My boss has been interviewing this girl so hopefully we can get the ball moving and hurry up and hire her so i can go! Ive waited TOO LONG to get this close and cant go. This week im finishing my labs..my hiv test and heb test and fri getting a sew in so it will be ready for oct. Nerves havent kicked in yet im too excited.

So the other night i had the weirdest dream. I was...

So the other night i had the weirdest dream. I was on the table and they couldnt get me to sleep! So they started while i was awake. Lord I hope i dont punk out. Im excited but less then a month away its starting to sink in that i will be having cosmetic surgery. never thought i would be that girl..now im looking at other things that could be tweaked. like my nose ive always been unhappy with (i dont trust any doc on blk noses tho so i will just have to deal) I got back in the gym to power walk for 30 min and will try to do that 3-4x a wk. i also need to tone my arms.

Ahhhhhhh! I can't wait to get out of this body and...

Ahhhhhhh! I can't wait to get out of this body and finally have a nice shape!

My cycle started last night and I'm so grateful...

My cycle started last night and I'm so grateful for that! I couldn't imagine cramping and having aunt flo on top of the expected pain from sx. I guess I will start packing my bag. I don't want tomputnit off and then it's too late. This time next week I will have a new body!

So I have four days left. I went to Walmart to...

So I have four days left. I went to Walmart to start gathering essentials. Ronnie fron beauty care told me to pack light. Here's what I'm brining:
Travel size toothpaste
Travel size lotion
Travel size antibacterial soap
Shower cap
Scarf
Toothbrush
1oz arnica cream
2 zip up gowns
Slipon fuzzy house slippers
Compression stockings
Chargers for iPad/iPhone/iPod
Maxi pads for draining
2 sweat suits
Tanks
Sports bra

That's all for now. Anything I'm missing? What size sweats do yu think I should get? My mom says large for hips and butt, but I don't want the to fall down my waist.ndo I need panties? I see so many girls don't even use them. its starting to get real now. I'm taking it step by step. To be honest I'm more afraid of the plane and being in the air for six hrs :-( I'm also scared I'm going to freak out once I'm there . Like when I'm getting ready to be put under I'm gonna have a break down.im not nervous now but I don't want fear to set in once it's time to go through with it. I remember being in HS looking in the mirror thinking if only there was a way to redistribute fat where I need it. Now that it's available I want it so bad. I have been thinking about this sx for 3 years and blessed I have the means to do it. My job has been wonderful with giving me time off, mom has been supportive and not bashing me even though I can use this money to pay bills. I live with her so can u imagine shelling out 5k on cosmetic sx when I could be saving, paying school loans..she has never made me feel guilty but she's scared. Love my mama. Pease if you see anything on my list i missed let me know.

Im 2 days away and tomorrow will be one day away....

Im 2 days away and tomorrow will be one day away. Lord please let all my efforts be worth it and help me to remain realistic about what will be done. Im putting my trust in You and Dra Cardenas. Still hasnt fully set in that im doing this. Maybe when im on the plane. My boss came in today to take before pics of me lol shes a fool. Later on today i will finish my shopping...it will be in the 70s-80s there so im nit sure if i want to wear sweats..any ideas? I was sent instructions but can i wear deorderant?? i dont want to be on the plane for 6hrs w/o it lol.

Time has defiantly flew by! I leave tomorrow at...

Time has defiantly flew by! I leave tomorrow at 530am to get my phat ass and honestly nerves has not kicked in yet. I feel very calm and at peace. Kind of like this is apart of my everyday routine. I ant to thank everyone who has posted on my page, wrote me,mor even though about me. You ladies don't know how big of a role you play. Some people have no support so we must be here for each other, even if it's just to say good luck. Special thanks kimkwannabe to keeping up with me and checking on me every week! Well ladies, I will post when I get to the airport, in San Diego and before I cross the border. I don't know how I will feel after sx so I will try to post as soon as my body allows. My boss is letting me take a few hrs to leave work and get some last minute things.

#teambigbooty!

I just wanted to touch bases with y'all. I'm ok...

I just wanted to touch bases with y'all. I'm ok but very uncomfortable. No pain just can't get comfortable. I will go into details later. I'm the first patient at beauty care and there's no way could do this alone. My body feels like jello. I've developed sore spots on my knees frm compression stockings so I can't sleep on tummy which was super comfortable. Thatt hurts the worst..my knees. They burn and I've been rubbing arica on it. Im on my side but scared I'm gonna loose fat. Dr c said I wouldn't. Face swollen from chin lipo. Tummy is flat and saw my hips poke out but no view of my butt yet. I got 300 to hps and 800 to butt. My skin was tight and butt is short. Wasn't disappointed bc dr p and campos said that would b around te max with by body shape. I'm so stiff its horible but wain no pain(except knees)

This is no joke! Everything is swollen.lmy feet,...

This is no joke! Everything is swollen.lmy feet, hands,face,waist.i did get a glimpse in the mirror and my hips are like POW! I'm very narrow so I've never had anything stick out. My butt
Lotto early to tell. Tbh I don't even want to see if BC I want to focus on feeling better. It looks like all Cardenas butt looks in the beginning. It is round but hasn't dropped yet and my lower bk is still swollen so too soon to tell. I can say I won't be doing this again. I'm not built for this lol. I tried to shower but I'm so scared to take my dressing off. I don't want anything touching me. Massage tomorrow and I get my garment. I'm draining ALOT! I was able to get out of bed by myself and knees no longer hurt. I rubbed arnica on it 3x lst night and it helped. I tried to take a pic but I can't right now. Ladies, until you are on this side you can never be prepared. I don't see how some ladies can take pics right away lol maybe I'm a baby. Everything is sore and I had spasms last night in my legs. They would randomly jump up while I was trying to sleep. Speaking of sleep I got none last night.

Going to sleep in he recliner.ive got this extra...

Going to sleep in he recliner.ive got this extra large boppy that I placed in the recliner and sitting on that with feet up.

Omg tody was wonderful compared to the past 2 days...

Omg tody was wonderful compared to the past 2 days. So what I'm going to do is walk you guys dad by day what I went/ going through.

Sx day 10/19
I wasn't nervous or anxious just ready to be off the plane. I almost mised my flight because my flight out of Raleigh was late and I only have 30 lay over. By the time I got off the plane I had 5 min! I literally ran to the gate just to be told they changed the gate number. FML!! Ran to the other gate and they were still boarding thank God. Got to San Diego and boy was it hot. I had on a sweat suit lol. I called Ronnie and Gabriel picked me up. He's so nice and talkative. Made me feel at ease. We made small talk and he showed my around mexico for a bit. We started talking about the sx. He says" oh yea dra Cardenas takes a tube and gets fat and puts it in you butt" lol I died because he was so serious and matter of fact. People inmexico cannot drive y'all. No stopping to let you in, running lights, they will hit you and be like " so what" so we got to the clinic. Very clean and modern. Everyone is so beautiful here!like wow beautiful! So I fill out paperwork and fatimeh greets me with a big hug and kiss. We take pics and in walks dra Cardenas. WOW!!! So classy and beautiful. She had a big smile on her face and embraced me like family. I instantly feel in love with her spirit. We talk about what I want and was very honest about how I wouldn't have a huge booty but I would be more curvy. My tissue is tight and thick so she would lipo aggresivily so that my true shape will show. I had a lot of fat...Alot. She lipo under my arms which wasn't in my quote.she said she hates that on her so she will do for me:-) I was happy for that because most would want more money. I got marked up and got my bloodwork done and i went to get drugged. I layer on my side and didn't feel anything. I was scared of epidural BC I heard it hurts. They laid me on my bk and cardenas comes in, I'm not sleep but not wide awake. I'm like are they just gonna wait til I'm sleep cuz it's gonna be awhile lol then I see her arms moving bk and forth and say " hey I'm not sleep yet!!" lmao I didn't feel a thing y'all! No pressure no pain so I just chilled and went in and out of sleep. Soo wake up and she's doing my chin. I did feel that and moaned. I was too drugged to feel pain but I could feel the cannula. So next thing I remember I'm on my tummy and I feel my butt being filled. Strange feeling.
Next thing I'm in my room being lifted on my bed and wrapped up. Skin feels like jelly and I slept on my tummy like a baby.no pain..I thought did I even get anything done, I feel normal. Will finish later.

Continuing..when I woke up I was still in the...

Continuing..when I woke up I was still in the clinic. They had to roll me over to my side and that when I realized I was stiff as hell! Everything felt heavy. My nurse ther was so sweet. Like my granny. If I lifted a finger she was right there to check on me. Gave me hugs and kissed, rubbed my legs and feet, brushed my matted up weave lol and my natural leave out that reverted lol I was looking a mess yall. She fed me. My mom called and I think she fussed the poor lady out BC I was sleep and told her to call bk. remember ladies the time difference! It was 5am when my mom called. Carmen came to take me to the recovery house. I gave my nurse a tip and kissed and hugged her. I miss her gentle and kind heart. We got in the van and yes I sat but leaned on my knees. It was a short ride. Got to the recovery house and wow it's huge. I wlked at bit and went to bed. I drained so much.mblood and fluids were everywhere. I had to be changed 6x that day. It was gross. My skin is tender so when they change me it's uncomfortable.this day I mostly slept. I slept on my side and it was pue hell so had Carmelita turn me on my tummy. Omg PAIN. My legs hung off the bed BC I couldn't pull myself up further on the bed. It was torture.no sleep. I wanted to cry but nothing would come out. Morning rolled around and I wanted to get up and walk.mfeels better standing up and moving. So I called for help to get out of bed and fml it hurt! It was hell. Couldn't move my arms or legs. Carmelita tried to roll me over with the sheet but that hurt bc of the stitches. I yelled and screamed I was in pain. 45min passed and counted to 3 and just rolled me off. Ladies, pulling and stitch or drain is the worst. She held me as I cried.it was terrible. This whole day was horrible. I was swollen all over and didn't want to be touched. Yes, I thought to myself why did I do this? I hadn't seen my body yet so it wasn't worth it. Wanted to go home. Day 2 was the worst. Day 3 Sunday..even more swollen,i slept on the bed on my side but not comfortable. Dra cardenas came and cooked me breakfast herself:-) shes so sweet. We talked and laughed and gave me hugs. She said the big pillow as ok to use. It would prop my butt up so no pressure. getting out of bed was terrible like usuall but I knew I had to walk. That's what I do all day. Walk or lean against the bed. Sara gave me a fiber pill so I could pooh. It taste like dirt lol. Afarid to go to bed because it's hard to get comfortable. Sara my mid shift nurse put a big boppy on the recliner and bam I was out! I felt no pressure on my butt and I was comfortable. First time I slept.

Monday
Omg I'm feeling better!!i can walk and stand without feeling exhausted. Getting out of recliner is hard because I'm stiff and stitches still hurt. I'm walking, draining less, can bend my legs. I took a poo poo as the nurses say lol and they all did a happy dance for me. I didn't have to push it was very easy. No pain, stiffness only in am when I wake up.ok so now to the good part. I was so scared of taking a shower because my skin is so tender I thought it would hurt. It felt great!!!! And I saw my body :-) yes it's worth it now. I can't wait to see what I looks like when everything goes down. I need massage though! I have lumps in my tummy but I can see shape. I took pics but on my iPad. I will take more when i get home. I'm no yaris but I'm a better shaped me which is all I wanted. I'm in love with my hips. Continue later my roomie is here!

So Monday after shower they said I had a lot of...

So Monday after shower they said I had a lot of fluid build up and it had to be drained:-( it hurts and I was whinning lol. A cup full of fluid was aperaited from my bk. they had to stick a needle on push the fluid thru a suringe. I have to have this done everyday. So today is Tuesday and I feel great! I can stand for longer periods,walking without walker. Still stiff but not as bed. Ronnie is here now talking with me and my roomie. She had tt and bbl and she looks great! Butt big waist tiny. Cardenas came again today and got the the fluid out my bk. didn't hurt this time. Still no massage or garment.

Got my first massage and it was very light but...

Got my first massage and it was very light but effective. I feel totally different and could walk better. Also got my garment and fml that shit is tight. I couldn't breathe. Anyone know how to upload pics won iPad? I love my hips and butt:-) I know I'm still swollen but I hope it stays this way

This garment hurts. Am I being a baby?i can't...

This garment hurts. Am I being a baby?i can't breathe and can't eat all my food. I cried when they put it on be BC my skin is still tender. I know everyone says this but I'm afraid it's gonna squash my hips and butt and my butt is not a nicki as it is...li need to keep as much as I can. Thinking bout getting one with butt out.

I'm stiff as hell and mornings are the worst. I go...

I'm stiff as hell and mornings are the worst. I go one tomorrow and ont know how I'm going to manage. I don't see any reasorption yet ut then gain Avnet been easuring. I o more off what I see in the mirror. I hve had my back drained 2x and have put foam and a fold up towel to keep liquid from gathering. I my have to gt another drain put in my back so I don't go home with build up. I'm scared that's gonna hurt! I think I'm one of the girls who tke longer to recover because I thought by 1 wk I'd be moving around better. I can start to tell a difference In my jaw line where I to chin lipo. My chin is still a little puffy. I ordered epi foam to put on my tummy because it's still big and sticks out..i guess from swelling.

Beauty care

Ladies I couldn't do this alone. The first day my nurse ( Lou Lou) had to help me use the bathroom. She's my fav:-) these women are so patient and calm ..a little crazy lol but I love them all.
Lou Lou is the morning shift nurse. Oh how I love my Lou Lou. She calls me her big daughter in her Spanish accent lol. She baby's me like my own mother. Gives me all types of love,hugs and kisses and rubs my bck and legs. She is such a caring women. I jump up when I hear her voice when she gets here. I love her dearly and will miss her the most. When she leaves here she goes to her second job. so Lou Lou got a bbl too and she's has a donkey lol we play bands a make her dance and she she dances to it. I dont think she knows what that juicy j song means but we educated her on her donkey booty.

Sarita is the mid day nurse. She's a younger girl, very quiet but has opened up. I like her because she's gentle and I make sure she puts me to bed in my recliner. She's does my showers and knows how to lift me without hurting me. She brought me some Mexican candies to take back.

Carmelita is so funny lol. She's like your best girlfriend. If I'm up to it she's taking me site seeing today. She makes me the best tuna and brings me gifts on her shift:-) she works the night shift. She also makes smoothies in the am and she's so serious about her smoothies lol. Carmelita has a big ole butt that's all hers lol but got her boobies done and they look great!!!! She will tell u how it is. I had to ge my back drained and she's like " u wanna have fluid or sexy bak!" lol so I sucked it up and she drained my back. You def know when's she's here because she's loud lol. Every night " heyyyy babbbyyy!!!!"

The house is big! All the doctors, engineers, lawyers live in this area. The house is gated and u have to ring the bell outside for someone to let you on the property. Took pics of the house. There are 4 bedrooms and bathrooms are nice. Each room has a flat screen tv. The house is so beautiful. I also took pics of the food which is so good!!! They even plate it nicely.
I don't wanna leave! Lou Lou says I have to stay and meet my Mexican husband lol.

Dra Cardenas comes everyday to check on you. She had a long day yesterday and came 10 pm to see us when she could have went home. She stayed until all our our questions were asked and was very patient. Ronnie's comes just about everyday too to make sure everything is ok with the house. He's coming today to let my roomie borrow his laptop because hers isn't working. Speaking of my roomie, her results re BOMB. Idk who says dra Cardenas doesn't do big butts but hers is like Bria Myles lol. It's big!!

Getting ready to leave beauty care now. Long...

Getting ready to leave beauty care now. Long flight home! Will try and take pics tonight!

These pics are the best i can do for now. i feel...

these pics are the best i can do for now. i feel like crap out of my garment. once i feel better i will take better pics but i wanted to get something up here. i got 800 ccs to each cheek and 300 cc to each hip. my hips are huge and i love them the most!! still have alot of swelling in lower bk so once that goes down my booty will pop out more. i probably wont be taking any more pics soon b/c i want to stay out the mirror. i cried yesterday b/c i thought it dissapeared..like bk to what i was but seeing these reassured it didnt go anywhere. in the mornings i think why did i do this..thats when i have the most pain. i still cant sleep comfortably and its frustrating. im so tired during the day.

Omg my lady bits are swollen and it hurts!! Is...

Omg my lady bits are swollen and it hurts!! Is there anything that can be done or do I just have to ride it out?? Also, I can't tell if I have fluid build up in my back but I've been putting extra compression on it..foam and a towel just in case under my garment. I'm going to go to a urgent care to see if they will drain it if so. I got my epi foam and using that. Think I will put some on my back too. Im very emotional these days. Randomly crying because the recovery is tough.

Today was my first day back at work. I hate te drive because I can't get comfortable. I practiced driving last night and used the boppy but it was so annoying. I ditched it today and felt so much pressure on my ass so back to the boppy. My coworker did notice something different about but couldn't put her finger on it:-) my boss said "u went to Mexico for that??" which hurt my feelings. I love my results and never wanted a huge ass. Plus I have all this foam on my back so there's no definition. When she said that I started to second guess my choice. When I take off my garment and see my body I love it but outsiders can make you feel some type of way. However, when I was in sweats last night I saw these guys starring so there's something bk there lol I've been on my feet all day at work and I actually feel good. I've been practicing bending and getting better at that.

So no one would remove my drain for me at home. I...

So no one would remove my drain for me at home. I barely was draining for the last 3 days and it was irritating me so it was time to take it out. Me and mom got anti bacterial spray, neosporin and gauss and got to work. I was so scared it was gonna hurt. My mom counted to 3 and a tight pull and it was out! No pain no weird feeling. The hardest part was getting the stitches out which I did earlier that day. We sprayed the anti bacterial, put neosporin and wrapped it up. Feels so good not to have that damn drain!

So i am 1 month po and enjoying my body. i will...

so i am 1 month po and enjoying my body. i will say we have a love hate relationship meaning sometimes i look at my butt and am amazed then some days it looks flat:-( overall i am glad i did this. i have been getting nothin but compliments and i feel a sense of confidence about my body i never had. saturday at work..i work in a mall..i walked past the barbershop and you could see all the guys mouths drop open when i walked by lol my friend was like "lets walk another way..i dont like the way these thirsty men are looking at you" i swear it was slow motion how every head turned. i was in my work clothes so it wasnt lilke i was trying to impress. one of my male friends took me out to dinner one night and says " ever since u hurt your back and been wearing your back brace you got thick!!..it makes you look like you have big hips and booty...that back brace is a good look" LMAO!! he calls me hips and lips now. went to ihop the other morning and someone told me i looked like a barbie doll with my waist to hip ratio. i have had alot of people tell me i look curvier..random people who dont know me personally but know of me from the mall. they cant put thier finger on it. thats a good thing b/c i didnt want it so drastic that people could tell i had work done. im slowly retiring the maternity pants and baggy tops and showing my figure which overall i LOVE. For ladies who dont think cardenas can shape without a tt...i think my body proves that wrong. i have a shape and my waist is so tiny. im on my third row in my garment and its still loose around my waist. now about my booty....it aint big but it fits my shape better than my flat ass did. do i want it bigger? YES did she tell me it wouldnt be huge? YES. so it wasnt like she decieved me. what she did promise me is a curvy body and she delievered that. my butt looks good in clothes now and im confident when i walk past. my hips poke out ALOT.

Lets talk about somethings that im critical about. I have NO side projection. when i snap a pic it doesnt poke out but when i look in the mirror or walk past my reflection it looks like it though so i dont know if its an illusion or what. i would describe my shape as beyonce. big hips small waist and we all know her butt comes and goes. thats my butt lol one cheek looks bigger than the other too. from what i read this isnt out the ordinary. that smaller cheek also has the smaller hip so i guess thats just how my body is genetically shaped.not really tripping about that though..for now ;-) my lower bk is still freaking swollen along with my bra rolls. so annoyinng but im being patient. i cant tell if my lower bk a has a seroma but from what ive read it sounds more like swelling. its firm and when i press it nothing moves. im going to email this to dra cardenas.
here are some updated pics. btw i wear a size 12 now and thats been consistent after 1 mo. small - extra small in tops. round 2?? probably. because i do want a little more fat in my butt and side projection

im feeling alot better and noticed that around 3wks po. i dont get as still and i can sleep comfortably now. i probably have sat on my butt more than most and havnt lost alot of volume. tbh my butt looks consistantly the same to me from day 1. i do take my boppy in resturaunts lol the movies..i have no shame. i saw flight the other day and brought that big ass thang in with me and didnt care. i have went out w/o my garment and didnt like how i felt w/o the support. i need to find a waist clincher. any suggestions??

O yea... i havent done any massages since i left...

o yea... i havent done any massages since i left mexico. i might just have a friend massage me. i think my body is healing nicely w/o shelling out money for professional ones. i do have hard spots but waiting 6wks like my doc suggested before i do deep massages. these hard spots dont bother me much. just letting my body do its thing

So excited for my bbl sis..you are gonna look great!

So excited for my bbl sis..you are gonna look great!

OK LADIES IM BACK! THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE WHO...

OK LADIES IM BACK! THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE WHO ASKED FOR AN UPDATE AND PICS. YALL MADE A SISTA FEEL LOVED AND WANTED :-) IVE FALLEN OFF I WILL ADMIT...BUT IVE BEEN ENJOYING THIS NEW FOUND CONFIDENCE!! OK LETS BEGIN. MY TUMMY HAS EVEN OUT ALOT BUT I GUESS I HAVE SAGGY SKIN..IDK IF ITS SWELLING. IT MIGHT BE BC WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE AM IM FLAT AS A BOARD..EITHER WAY IM NOT TRIPPINN OVER IT. DRA CARDENAS SAID I WOULD HAVE RIDGES AND LINES ON MY TUMMY WHERE THE FAT USED TO BE BC I HAD IT BEFORE LIPO. I STOPPED WEARING THE GARMENT 6WKS PO AND SWITCHED TO A SQUEEM. LOVE THAT THING! I DONT SLEEP WITH IT ONLY WEAR IT DURING THE DAY. I WENT WITHOUT IT YESTERDAY BC I WAS TOO LAZY TO PUT IT ON WHILE I WAS GETTING READY FOR WORK. MY TUMMY DID GOOD FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS AND THEN IT BEGAN TO SWELL SO I GUESS I STILL HAVE A WAYS TO GO. YALL...I HAVE BEEN SITTING ON MY BUTT ALOT! IDK HOW LONG I WAS SUPPOSSED TO WAIT BUT AFTER 6 WKS PO I WAS LIKE THE HELL WITH IT IM READY TO SIT COMFORTABLY WITHOUT USING MY THIGHS. MY LEFT HIP IS SMALLER THEN MY RIGHT AND IT DOESNT BOTHER ME MUCH BUT SOMETIMES I NOTICE IT AND IM LIKE DAMN!! IM NOT AS STILL ANYMORE.

AROUND 2 MOS PO I THOUGHT I WAS IN THE CLEAR AS FAR AS PAIN BUT THATS WHEN IT SET IN LIKE HELL. MY BACK FELT LIKE IT WAS ON FIRE AND STUNG REALLY REALLY BAD. I WOULD CRY IT WAS SO BAD. MY AUNT GRABBED MY WAIST AND I YELPED IN PAIN. I THOUGHT I HAD FLUID BUILT UP SO I WENT TO MASSAGING EVERY NIGHT. THAT HAD GONE AWAY COMPLETLY THANK GOD. I HAVE BEEN EATING LIKE CRAZY AND NEED TO STOP BC IM SCARED TO DO CARDIO. I DO PLAN ON WEIGHT TRAINING AGAIN.

MY BUTT IS VERY NATURAL LOOKING. OVERALL IM ALOT CURVIER AND PEOPLE HAVE NOTICED. MY AUNT HAS VOLUNTEERED TO BRING HER FIRENDS AND MY OTHER AUNTS TO MY JOB SO THEY CAN SEE MY BUTT...SMH. IM JUST TELLING EVERYONE I GOT A PERSONAL TRAINER. MY BOSS THOUGHT IT WOULD BE COOL TO TELL MY MALE DISTRICT MANAGER THAT I HAD THIS PROCEDURE. I WAS HEATED!! SHE WAS LAUGHING AND SMIRKING THE WHOLE TIME TELLING HIM WHERE I WENT AND WHY I REALLY HAD A CLINCHER ON AND NOT BC I HURT MY BACK. I WAS HORRIFIED. LIKE WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO TELL HIM THAT OR ANYONE FOR THAT MATTER! TO HER SURPRISE HE WAS COMPLEMENTING ME AND SAID HIS WIFE GOT HER BOOBS DONE AND IT DIDNT SHOCK HIM. HE WANTS TO KNOW WHO DID MY CHIN LIPO BC HE WANTS IT DONE NOW. THAT REALLY PISSED ME OFF THAT SHE DID THAT. DO NOT TELL ANYONE! I WONT BE TELLING ANY ONE ABOUT ROUND 2...AT ALL.

I HAVE UPLOADED UPDATED PICS. I HAVE BEEN BUYING LINGERE LIKE CRAZY.

ABOUT ROUND 2. YES I WILL BE GOING BUT NOT IN A RUSH. I WANT MORE FULLNESS, PROJECTION AND HIPS LOL. I SAID I WANTED A NATURAL BUTT BUT I LIED I WANT A DONKEY NOW LOL. OH AND A SHELF..LIKE I WANT A CRAZY BOOTY. SMH THIS IS GETTING OUT OF HAND LOL. IDK WHO I WILL GO TO BUT I DO KNOW IM NOT SPENDING AN ARM AND LEG SO NO SALAMA OR JIMMERSON. FOR THE AMOUNT I PAID (3300) I AM OVERLY SATISFIED. 3300 FOR LIPO AND FAT GRAFTING??? YES!!!!!!!!!!!! IVE GOT A GOOD FOUNDATION TO BUILD ON AND IM VERY HAPPY WITH EVERYTHING. THIS WAS A GOOD EXPERIENCE AND I SAY TO ANYONE CONSIDERING DO YOUR RESEARCH AND JUST DO IT!!

MY PROS DEF OUT WAY THE CONS.
ANY QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING I DIDNT COVER JUST ASK:-)

Sorry if these next pics may be graphic but...well...

sorry if these next pics may be graphic but...well no im not lol..i took these for the boo so the last 2 will be deleted after a few wks. he doesnt know i got this done and i dont want him randomly finding pics i sent him on the net. the rest will remain.

LOVE MY RESULTS!!! this is going to be really...

LOVE MY RESULTS!!! this is going to be really short but feel free to ask questions. i feel normal now but still get swollen. not as much as before but im not comfortable showing my tummy yet. in the morning and if i dont do anything the whole day its flat. once i eat it swells up. still flat but puffy looking. new pics are up as well. my ass is nice and now that im 6 mos i dont think ill be getting a round 2. i dont need one.

ps..projection is there now!!!!!! i can def see a difference from a few mos post op to 6 mos...ladies give it time!

Oh and i quit my job and moved!! loving life right now

oh and i quit my job and moved!! loving life right now

1 year 3 months PO!!!!!!!!!

Wow it has been over a year! I feel great and my body feels normal and...drumroll please...still looks amazing. I can testify and say its been over a year and NO ABORPSION! Hips and booty still poppin and there is no need for a round 2. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me. I assure every detail about my experience is documented on here. I still haven't worked out and been eating like a fat ass and I still look awesome lol. However I don't recommend that and have joined a gym to begin working out.

Now after a year there are def some cons. The only one I really have is these damn rolls from lipo. Dra Cardenas was VERY honest with me and told me I would have these. They appear when I sit. But hell i had rolls before surgery with a flat ass so i aint complaining. Hopefully working out will help. Not anything serious. People tell me all the time I have a nice shape. I love my hips. They really make me look womanly. I know y'all just wanna see pics so let me see if my iPad will let me add them. If not y'all gotta wait lol.

1 year 3 months

some pics

randome thought

if you fully ready my review you will notice I was a little disappointed with my side projection. I stated I didn't have any. WELL I was wrong lol I have side projection, I have a dip in my back and a shelf. I was at a club the other night and someone literally sat a glass on my ass..and it didn't fall off lol. so you don't have to get a big ass, just a shapely ass ...give it time ladies! the body changes everyday. I love what dra cardenas did for me. I know a lot of ladies were hesitant about her skills and said hip absorbed and booty absorbed but I look at my body everyday in amazement. I love it! and I only spend 3300 on it!!!!! lol
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I love u review! Ur body it's beautiful,very natural butt. Awesome results! Post more pictures(^_~)!
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Hi I'm about to put down my deposit for mine with DR Cardenas she said she would only do 700cc I'm wondering do you think that's too little? I have pics posted! Your results are great girl! I can't wait! Anything else you'd recommend? Btw she said I should consider staying for 4-5 days is that necessary? TIA :)
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The more cc you get the more absorbs. I only got 800 and was worried it wouldn't be enough but nothing absorbed! Trust her she knows what she's doing. I would stay as long as possible. I stayed 8 days and wish I would have stayed longer. The recovery is very hard.
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You look GREAT, thanks for the update. Did you gain weight for the sx? how tall are you? how much did you weigh before sx?
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I didn't gain weight in face I tried to loose weight. I worked out 3 months in advance to tone. I weight about 175/180 and haven't weighed myself since. I'm 5'9 and was an apple shape before sx
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Really??? I never would have guessed that. I look lighter than that. I cant imagine you with an apple shape. Keep enjoying that body.
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BTW, thanks for continuing to update. :)
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Beautiful! You look fab!
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Another beautiful Cardenas doll..Hope my results hold like yours :)
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you got more booty than beyonce! congrats! What rolls are you talking about when you sit? Like fat rolls on the stomach or extra skin?
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extra skin..when im standing or laying down you cant even pinch any fat. but it comes with lipo and other people say they cant tell.
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Thanks for answering. Can't stop staring at ur pics I've never seen a waist dip turn out that good from a bbl so jealous!!! But when u sit down and curl your torso a little u have some fat left right? I think if there was none all your abs would show and look weird lol. But girl don't worry about skin I heard it all reattaches after 6 mo
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we would love an update
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here you go! trying to post pics now
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you look great ! congrats !
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U look great!!!!
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thanks!
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Looks great I will be seeing Cardenas today!
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good luck!!
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Nice results!!! I'm schedule for a bbl with dr. Cardenas dec 9th....I can't wit!
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let me know how it goes!
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Great results!
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Girl you look great! I'm going to cardenas for your EXACT look...nothing too drastic but I want something to stop traffic lol! happy healing and hope your having a fun!
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thank you! i will go ahead and say i have not experienced any volume lose to my butt or hips and were coming up on almost a year. you will look great!
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You look good! How long was your stay in Mexico
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