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Brazillian Butt Lift
- posted 3 years ago
- updated 3 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,000
- Mel T. Ortega, MD (Miami, FL)
I am 2 days post op and am in some pain but it is...
- 19 Dec 2009
I am 2 days post op and am in some pain but it is manageable. The worst pain is from my arm. I got cellulitis from the IV (it loosened when they flipped me) and meds got under my skin. Since you need your arms to drag yourself in and out of bed, it reallly hurts. The doctors tell me that it will go away with antibiotics.
Still really swollen. Can't wait for next week to see if there is more contour. Right now my behind is HUGE but my abdomen and stomach are swollen also. I changed the garment because the one the doctor gave did not cover my entire back. There is also pain in my lower back. I think tha is more from laying on my stomach though. THe arch is almost unbearable. We will see....
Well almost 2 weeks out and I am feeling pretty...
- 29 Dec 2009
Well almost 2 weeks out and I am feeling pretty good. I did have a huge issue with my IV infiltration (left arm swollen and rashed all over) but my body contour is AMAZING! I haven't put on "real" clothing as yet, mostly sweats and yoga pants. I tried on a pair of shorts and the were TIGHT over my behind!
I am ecstatic about the outcome and can't wait to see everything once all the swelling goes down on my lower back. I was afraid that my butt would be too big but I am satisfied and hope it doesn't shrink too much more. I stiil am not sitting, lots of laying on my sides and belly and kneeling on cushions to eat! All doctors and sites say different things about how and when so I am being cautious and taken the recommendations of the longer time. I have changed garments twice now (as the swelling goes down, I get a smaller size). They are expensive so you may want to start off with a super tight one but I was afraid that the tension would be as bad as sitting, not too mentiom breathing!
I do have some bruising on my inner thighs, torso and buttock but nothing like I expected. I am hoping that the skin on my stomach will tighten more (the doctor is convinced it will). I go back in 2 1/2 weeks for follow-up.
The staff have been great in taking care of my concerns. I have had 2 extra visits to take care of my arm and am happy with the report the doctor has with me.
Will give updates as I go...
14 days today! I feel great. The bruising from my...
- 31 Dec 2009
14 days today! I feel great. The bruising from my inner thighs are almost gone. I am still waiting for swelling to subside. I can definitely see a difference in the volume of my butt however, the shape pretty much remains the same.
I think I should have asked for liposuction to the back of my thighs, just below the lutt cheeks to enhance the shape.
My Doctor: Mel T. Ortega, MD
Thorough and down to earth. Makes you feel very comfortable. I was able to have 3 consultations with him to make sure that I was making the right decision.