Im so excited to advance my self esteem and my...
I was scheduled to have lipo,bbl,and tt with dr j but I felt that I couldn't lay in my stomach with a tt, and couldn't lay on my back with a bbl so let me wait and get my tt later. I wanted a nice butt. I already had a butt I just wanted more fullness. Anyway dr j said I have more loose skin than fat. So Dr.J was supposed to do my tt after I heald from my lipo and bbl but he went up on his price even after givin me the original quote and having that quote charted... smh.. I decided to change dr and country. I see better work coming from TJ than in state. IM SO EXCITED TO GO WITH DR CARDENAS. SHE REALLY IS AWESOME FROM THE PHOTOS OF INDIVIDUALS I HAVE SEEN. SHE IS SO NICE, SHE CALLED ME JUST TO TALK AND GIVE ME HER OPINION OF WHAT I SHOULD GET DONE SO I CAN ACHIEVE MY DESIRED GOALS. IM SCHEDULED TO SEE HER NEXT MONTH.
less than 30 days....
WENT TO DR. J (ATLANTA) 2011... HERE ARE A FEW BEFORE PICS!!!
Once I got to the recovery house I was greeted by the staff, who are very nice as well. I also met a lady who is her 8 day post op. There is a girl here from Augusta Ga so im feeling better, she just came back from the over night stay at the clinic. She is cool. There is also 2 more girls who went to another doctor that will be back tomorrow.
pre-op (arrived) pt.2
I met dra cardenas this evening... she is really pretty. She is very professional. I have not paid for anything yet and I have not seen Ronnie yet but I cant wait to meet him as well.
So far im in the room by myself. I ventured around the recovery house and the yard. The city view is nice. The recovry house is clean. I have not seen anything out of place or not to standard which is comforting.
Im scheduled to have surgery tomorrow morning at 8am. Im already to be in the 2months of recovery..... my voice is going away so the nurse susanna made me some hot tea... the sugar here must come straight from the cane... good sugar for koolaid
im loading pictures now
uuggghh adjusting to the time difference
I have been going to the bathroom #2 since I have been here. I think is something in the Apple juice. Pure laxative. But im not complaining, rather be empty for sx.
Just got phone with AT&T because im receiving texts , calls, and.emails but I turned off my data. They told me not to worry as long as I dont answer because it is 1.99 a min and data is 20.00 per gb.
I cant sleep just so excited about my new body that is to come. I talked to dr Cardenas about lipo on my knees and chin... so I will have lipo to back of arms, inner thighs, knees, chin, back. Tummy tuck, and fg aka bbl...oh yeah im ready...Im about to upload some tummy pics now....
Got to clinic, paid money. Bought garment,blood thinner, and antiseptic wound spray. Fatima took me upstairs and took pre-op pictures. Then Dr Cardenas came in and marked my body for sx. I then went to OR and the anesthesiologist put in my iv then I was out for the count.K.O. down goes Frasier. I woke up in my room in the clinic. I didn't feel pain until today around 12pm. I took my 1st shower there at the clinic. I ate some oatmeal and fruit. Dr Cardenas, came to my room to check on me. She told me due to my lipo years ago I had alot of scar tissue... No Bueno...so i have some irregularities already but in all im ok because im just happy to get rid of the flap. The nurse kept me full of pain meds because I was in alot of pain I started crying. I was given morphine but that wasn't helping them the anesthesiologist came in.and gave me something with codeine.... YES... it worked... about 1hr later Ronnie came to pick me up and take me to the recovery house. I walked with the walker to my room and paid Ronnie and chated until I felt sooooo sick to my stomach. I got so.sick.I.started sweating and felt dizzy. I.laid down and Dr Cardenas came in and checked on me. Im now in the bed relaxing. I can not eat because dr Cardenas took me In 7 inches.... I get full off of just water and juice alone. Ill try to eat later... uploading pictures!!!
tonight is the night pain.... uggghhb
day 3 post op
Anyway today was nice, weather was hot I had a small breakdown about how my butt was looking, everyone was trying to cheer me up but when I saw it I was like oh on I spent 7600 with dr j and now I messed up my butt...uggghh but that was so untrue. I finally put on my garment and A WOW.. CAN YOU SAY MAMA GOT ASS FOR DAYS!!!!! I feel bad doubting dr cardenas on my butt, she knew what she was doing.. shame on me...im super excited.....picture will be posted after this message
day 7 post op
Ok SWELL HELL.... SWELLING IS REAL LADIES. SWELLING COMES FROM MOVING AROUND WHICH IS GOOD BUT TAKE IT EASY. THE MORE YOU MOVE THE MORE YOU SWELL. ..
BELIEVE IT OR NOT LIPO HURTS WORST THAN TT. YES THE CANULA damages nerves more.
HERE IS MY PRICE BREAKDOWN please remeber that prices vary due to your body makeup, not all prices are the same but shouldnt be to much different:
Extended Tummy Tuck in order to get rid of the saggy skin on your abdomen and the muscle repair to get a flat abdomen and tapered waist.I would do also a thorough liposuction to your upper back, some just to even out the lower back, inner thigh and arms. If you do want and If the fat harvested is good enough (scar tissue) I may transfer that fat (whichever amount is) into your butt area.
Quote for ETT, lipo, minor FG: 6200dlls
Quote includes-Stay overnight (additional night $200dlls )-Clinic expenses- Surgical and Medical staff fee- Anesthesiologist fee- Postop blood work -Transportation to and from the San Diego Airport. Quote does not include - Recovery stay- Meds (1 antibiotic, 2 pain killers, 1 Gastric protector, post op Blood thinners) (around $135dlls)- 1st stage Compression garment ($120-$145dlls)
*** I also paid an extra 200.00 for lipo to my outter knees, behind the knees, and under my chin. But right now dr cardenas has a special for 1 free area of lipo with either lipo&fg or tummy tuck. ?*****
I hope this answers questions and is helpful
??ATTENTION MY FOLLOWERS THIS ONE IS FOR YOU... SPECIALS???
Today is my last night at THE BEAUTY CARE RECOVERY HOUSE and im so sad but its time to get back to my wonderful family and my boo thang...lol anyway being here has been a true blessing and I have made close friends with the patients, staff, surgeon, and director.... Because of this DRA. CARDENAS HAS MADE A SPECIAL FOR NEW PATIENTS AND OLD ONES IN HONOR OF YOURS TRULY:
complementary Lipo Spring Special! Complementary Lipo to one minor area such as: -Arms -Inner thighs -Outer thighs -Inner knees -Chin Only Applies in addition to a Tummy Tuck ,major Liposuction or BBL done between March 21st until June 21st. Expires 06/21/2014 .... WHOOOOP WHOOP SEXY FYNE FOR THE SUMMER TIME LADIED AND GENTS! !!!!
& THATS NOT IT. ... MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE BEAUTY CARE RECOVERY HOUSE WITH THE DIRECTOR RONNIE AND SAY I REFERRED YOU AND YOU RECIEVE A DISCOUNT ON YOUR STAY AT THE BEST RECOVERY HOUSE IN TJ even if you choose to go with another Dr besides Dra Cardenas.. OMG I CANT EXPLAIN HOW WONDERFUL MY STAY WAS.... THE FOOD WAS GOOD, THE STAFF OF NURSES ARE EXCELLENT. .. THEY ARE THERE TO TRULY HELP YOU RECOVER AND NOT LIFT A FINGER. .. EACH ROOM HAS CABLE TV, beautiful yard, living room, spa and dental service that comes to you and much more.. And if you are feeling up to it they take you anywhere you want, mall, beach etc... oh yes Carmen has the hookup on a lady who bring REAL AUTHENTIC MICHAEL KORS and other purses to you. BUT THE BEST THING IS DRA CARDENAS COMES EVERY DAY & Weekends TO CHECK UP ON EVERY PATIENT REGARDLESS... WHAT A WONDERFUL Doctor..... WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE AND PPL.... OK TTYL ITS MASSAGE TIME, THEN GETTING MY TEETH WHITENING PROCUDURE, AND LAST OFF TO THE BEACH!!!!! MU@@HZ.....
BACK HOME.... REAL LIFE IN EFFECT
10 days post op before/after
questions..what to pack??, how much extra money to bring?? prices...
Complete Labs $85dlls
Hepatitis C $50dlls
Hepatitis B $40dlls
Compression Garments can be purchased here at the clinic, Dr Cardenas will let us know the size you will be needing after the surgery.
-Short Marena CG (above the knee) $120dlls
-Long Marena CG (below the knee, needed when you have aggressive Lipo in your inner thighs) $135dlls
-Compression Bra Marena $80dlls
-Epifoam (Silicon backed Adhesive foam pad to use under the Garment, in one side has silicon in order to help attach the skin to the muscle. $80dlls 3pads pack, or $30dlls each pad. Dimesions are 19.7cm* 29.2* 1.3cm
If you are having FG to your buttocks we suggest you bring a Boppy Pillow in order to avoid sitting fully in your butt and reduce the fat absorption.What you need to pack:
Toiletries: deodorant,tooth,tooth,mouthwash,lotiondial antibaterial bodywash, hair clips, hair products
Meds: if you plan on buying meds there its cool or get your primary care physician to write you a prescription for the meds the surgeon refers so you can get them cheaper under your insurance. If not look to spend about 160.00 on meds. Make sure you have arnica Montana pellets, and bromeline
Both help with healing. Bromeline is a natural anticoagulant and should be taken only after surgery.
Clothing: 2 robes. Best to get a grandma housecoat or moo-that zips up.
A loose fitting outfit to return in such as pajamas
Or a maxi tube dress. most of the time you will be walking around in the garment.
Slip on shoes because it is hard to bend over after sx.
Flip flops for shower
Extra: phone charger, tablet or iPad with charges,blanket for plane, spending money around 300.00
update with pics
update. ... day 22
I'm so ready to start walking up straight and work out. . I'm ready to speed up my healing cause it's so boring being home and not getting out .. my nerves are waking up in my stomach and it feels weird cause at times it feels like something is crawling on me or at times an aching feeling or a cold comes over the area. My hips feel super numb and my back is so sore still. I just try to ignore the pain and uncomfortable feelings and know it will be worth the pain... beauty is pain and pain=pleasure !!!!
OMG IM ABOUT TO DIE...
Anyway so I know I been MIA but I'm back... Lol OK so I hard a super hard time removing my bellybutton stitches. I got out like 8 but there were 2 I couldn't get out so I went to my local urgent care office and had them removed which I should had done in the 1st place due it it taking me 3 days to get enough courage to remove them bad boys. My garment is getting bigger which can only mean one thing to me.... Weight loss progress... With Dr Cardenas pulling my waist in 7 inches I can't help but get fuller faster. I'm loving it.