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NEW PICS: Dr Perry 3/13/13 was my Lucky Day! - Miami, FL
- posted 2 months ago
- updated 29 days ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $7,400
- Wendell Perry, MD (Miami, FL)
To first read part 1 of my BBL journey, please...
- 16 Mar 2013
To first read part 1 of my BBL journey, please click here.
Ok girls, here's the skinny on the day. I woke up, showered and headed to Perry. He is SO cool and down to earth. I love everyone there. The nurses, Norma, the anesthesiologist, etc EVERYBODY feels like friends/family. Like I've known then for years. He took me back to change and mark me up. The nurse sits with you asks you questions etc (she had ver butt done in July and she looks amazing btw), then the anesthesiologist comes in and asks more questions and goes over your history. She was cool, honest and we laughed so much. One thing about me is that I'm a jokester. I love to laugh and make other people laugh. Especially in uncomfortable situations. Oddly enough u really wasn't nervous at all. Everyone kept commenting on how cool and relaxed I was. I did get nervous when they took me to the OR and put the IV in. Then I was nervous for 2 minutes before I was out.
I woke up on my butt and it was painful. Like laying on rocks. But more so than being in pain I was THIRSTY!!! You can feel where they put the breathing tube bc your throat is sore. Your mouth is so dry and your throat is super dry. I asked for water immediately.
Ok girls here's my updates for day 1-4 post...
- 16 Mar 2013
Day of 3/13:
Ok girls, here's the skinny on the day. I woke up, showered and headed to Perry. He is SO cool and down to earth. I love everyone there. The nurses, Norma, the anesthesiologist, etc EVERYBODY feels like friends/family. Like I've known then for years. He took me back to change and mark me up. The nurse sits with you asks you questions etc (she had ver butt done in July and she looks amazing btw), then the anesthesiologist comes in and asks more questions and goes over your history. She was cool, honest and we laughed so much. One thing about me is that I'm a jokester. I love to laugh and make other people laugh. Especially in uncomfortable situations. Oddly enough u really wasn't nervous at all. Everyone kept commenting on how cool and relaxed I was. I did get nervous when they took me to the OR and put the IV in. Then I was nervous for 2 minutes before I was out. I woke up on my butt and it was painful. Like laying on rocks. But more so than being in pain I was THIRSTY!!! You can feel where they put the breathing tube bc your throat is sore. Your mouth is so dry and your throat is super dry. I asked for water immediately. I woke up to them talking about food and someone said beef jerky. I said "beef jerky?" And everyone started cracking up. I was laughing. I woke up happy chipper and became pretty alert pretty quickly. When Nedege arrived the helped me up, which really wasn't hard, and put me into the garment. It really wasn't painful, tbh. It just wasn't. I received a medium. Dr perry was there every step of the way. From the minute I walked through the door to arrive for surgery, til the minute I got into nedege's car. He wheeled me out there ladies!!! He's really the BEST!!! Getting into Nedege's car was fairly simple. You lay on your stomach, but you have to lift up and kind of hop in. Really the only thing working against me. Post-op I felt pretty good, considering, besides anesthesia. I got back to the hotel and walking sucked bc I felt very nauseous. I'm not a puker. I don't know how people do it. I started dry heaving and pushed air bubbles. No food/water. Once I got those air bubbles out I felt immediately better. I came back to hotel and Nedege got me situated. I didn't sleep. I made calls, texts etc but my vision was very blurry from anesthesia. So if you RS girls got some wonky texts from me, I'm sorry. Lol. I was starving and asked Nedege to get me food. I told her I wanted Burger King. Dr perry said it was ok so she went. It's very weird girls. I expected to be laid up and miserable but I'm not. I pee by myself, eat, walk, lift my legs, use my upper body to get up pretty easily it's strange. I have taken one codeine pull 2 hours ago. Not for pain so mych but bc i wanted to sleep. But codeine really doesn't do anything for me, which is why I asked perry to prescribe me Percocet also. Those are for the massages. I'm not looking forward to those. Damn!!!! Drink aLOT of water. It's going to help your throat and dry mouth, EAT, and get up as much as you can. I notice that if I lay down for 30-45 mins straight I get stiff and sore. WALK!! I still haven't slept yet so I'm going to attempt that now. I foresee me getting up a lot to walk/avoid stiffness and pee. I forgot to me mention: I weighed myself at Perry's office before sx and I weighed 135.4. So this past week being sick end stressed brought me down about 8 lbs from where I was a couple weeks ago. But my nurse said when I got out of surgery that she had never seen so much FAT on a thin person. I had a LOT of fat on me. I'm going to confirm with perry how much he took out, but I asked him to take out the legal limit, and suck me DRY! Lol. I'm hoping inevitably I'm down to a 24/25 inch waist. He said 1600cc's per cheek and I believe 200 per hip for a grand total of 2000ccs. I told him I trusted his judgement although it sounded like a lot. I also reviewed my pics with him before surgery bc I told him I wanted "petite curvy" and he looked at me like "what? who?" In my mind petite curvy means 5'4"with a cute little waist, hips but not BIG hips (like 37-38 inches), and a bubble/shelf booty. He said my pics were all curvy not petite so I'm glad we sorted that put and decoded what I meant. He got what I meant by petite once I explained it. I'm very swollen now but I can already see such a difference in my shape/silhouette. I couldn't be happier at this point. I love this man!!!! Goodnight ladies!!!
Days 2&3 post op: Hey girls, today is post op day...
- 16 Mar 2013
Hey girls, today is post op day 3 for me. I'm rocking it like a hurricane, lol. I feel great. Today was definitely tougher than yesterday, I'll be honest. Yesterday I woke up really stiff. I also couldn't fall asleep the night before (night of surgery) until 6:30am. Sleeping is difficult bc of the position. I am usually a stomach and side sleeper but you cannot sleep in your sides if you have hip fat transfer so it's ONLY stomach for me. Your arms fall asleep so easily so you literally sleep face down. It sucks. But I'm getting better at getting comfortable each time I sleep. Anyway, you wake up very stiff. That's the hardest part. It's not painful for me, so much as I'm stiff. But once you get moving you're good again. I had first massage with Eric yesterday and rocked it. It felt good, actually, and everyone was shocked I didn't cry or tell them to stop. I can't explain how it feels except to say that it's almost orgasmic. It's definitely a pleasure/pain situation lol. So it's odd. Came home and slept, ate etc. I cannot stress enough the need to EAT, drink and take your vitamins girls. These two things I truly believe are what has made me the post-op tank that I've been. EAT!!!! Woke up and had first shower today. It felt good. Skin was very itchy feeling and I was very sore/sensitive from the massage yesterday. I ate, drank took two percosets and prepared for the massage. I'm not going to lie, today's massage was much harder on me. It was draining. The shower had made me feel tired, then going directly to the massage was killer. Eric is great though. And the girl who also massages me is fantastic. Everyone is so nice. I really, really recommend them. They're assertive in doing their job, but also empathize. That was important to me, which is why I chose Eric over Miriam. We found a pocket if fluid right over my pubic bone and with some work we drained it! The blood/fluid just pours out. It's crazy. I lost 3 lbs of fluid within a day from the first massage. How cool is that. I couldn't be happier with my results. I'm bruised, exhausted, doughy feeling etc but I'm enamored by my results. It's such a transformation and I'm SO happy with everything thus far. How I look, Nedege my caregiver, the surgery, the massages, dr perry and his team, ALL of it. I'm actually going to be sad to go back to NY. I'm going to miss these people. They've become family to me :( I'll update again tonorrow AM after my 3rd massage.
Hey girls. I am SO SAD right now. I'm packing up...
- 18 Mar 2013
Today Nedege picked me up and we went to South Beach. It was my first day sitting up in the drivers seat. I used a boppy pillow and a blanket rolled up behind my back for the drive. South Beach is beautiful!!! I live on the beach in NY/Queens before hurricane Sandy wiped out my home, but this beach was different. The water is gorgeous. The weather, beautiful, and the people were SO nice. I wire a maxi dress which was strange bc I noticed people (especially men) staring at my body. But I couldn't flaunt it bc my arms are green from bruising. Lol. Can't really conceal that. Lol. Ugh!!! I don't want to go back to 38 degree weather tomorrow. FML. Lol
We ate lunch at this cool bar/hotel called Clevelander. It was cool. We stood at a tall table and are, so I didn't have to sit, and it was pretty inconspicuous. Lol. I had a blast with Nedege. She's really like my sister from another mister. Lol. Going to miss her sooooo much :(
Went to Perry for my final post-op appointment after lunch. He was great as usual. I love his carefree, laid back personality. He's so cool. I asked a million questions. Just to clarify ladies: you cannot drive until 10 days to 2 weeks post op. he doesn't like fajas bc of the way he lipo sculpts, which is very close to the skin. He says these garments indent the skin bc of his particular technique, but says wait 4 weeks post op to use one if you're going to use one. He says my waist is going to shrink even more, considerably (I'm in a small garment, 27.5" waist already 6 days post op), but that my hips and butt probdbly wont shrink much more. Maybe another 1/4". I'm excited about that. He says most volume is lost up to 7 days post op, but bc I'm 6 days already I should be good.
I drained a LOT and really took my massages like a champ. It hurts at times ladies, but you have to bear the pain and let them DO THEIR JOB. No matter how much it hurts. Eric and his staff blew my mind. Just their professionalism and empathy alone was top notch. I saw the way my body transformed after each massage. And knew the way I felt after each massage. I felt like Wonder Woman. If you're not exhausted both physically and mentally after each massage, you're not letting them do their jobs. Stick it out.
I had my final massage with Eric tonight. I cannot recommend him enough. I absolutely LOVE him. He has magic hands, ladies. The best. Plus he wants you to talk. Wants to get to know you, wants to take your mind off what exactly is going on in that room. Lol he gave me over a 2 hour massage tonight, which was mind blowing. It's literally a pleasure/pain/orgasmic experience ladies. By the end I could barely stand up straight, or see straight. I was spent, so tired. When I left I felt sad. Him, Carlos, his wife, and staff are such wonderful people. I'm so happy to have gotten to know them all. :(
I'll update again tonorriw night once I arrive back in NYC, and let you know how the flight went. God, I soooo don't want to go back to my shitty, negative living arrangement. Pray for me girls. Lol :(
Hi girls. So I flew home yesterday. Almost cried...
- 20 Mar 2013
I had a middle seat on flight back. The guy next to me threw a fit bc I asked him to sit in the middle and give me the aisle seat. Lol he was moved to a different seat altogether and I got to have two seats. Yessss!!! Also met this lovely Italian woman flying back to Rome. I got up a few times to go to the bathroom and roam around. Sitting made me paranoid but it was ok. My booty was unscathed. Lol
Got home. It was difficult to go back into mommy mode. My daughter is only 4 and doesn't understand. We let her sleep in our bed last night bc she missed me and when I was putting her down and prepping her for bed, she kicked me twice by accident in the hips/butt. I yelled out "ohhh" and she started bawling. She doesn't understand that I'm fragile and has just missed me. She says I hurt her feelings (I yelled out, not AT her, but I get it), and told me to leave. I slept on the couch. Total mind fuck....
Today she went to pre-k and I got to sleep after getting her ready. Woke up around 1pm, ate etc. she came home and BOOM I was in full blown mommy mode all by myself. She asked me to get her something from upstairs and when I was bringing it down I FELL down the stairs!!! Are you kidding me??!?!? I screamed bc it hurt So bad. She started crying hysterically and I had to console her, but in reality I was worried about my butt, in so much pain, and on the verge of passing out. Once I consoled her I ran to the mirror to check out my throbbing right cheek. I massaged it and made sure it was ok. I literally feel like that was my "snap the fuck out of it" moment. And since then I've been up doing lots of mommy/daughter stuff. I can't let my CHOICE to have elective surgery make me lazy, take away from my daughter, or scare her in any way. Being a mother comes first. I come second.
I decided to switch garments bc this garment is basically tore up. I bought a strong/firm control vedette thong garment after consulting Norma this afternoon. She said it would be a good idea bc the hip holes in my garment are creating creases/dent in my right hip. So in going to switch it up. I also ordered that Wahl handheld massager that MD recommended. That's all for now girls. I'm going to sleep like a baby tonight. Lol
I just measured myself: 27" waist and 40" hips....
- 20 Mar 2013
Damn, I love my ass ;) That is all. Lol
- 23 Mar 2013
Hey girls, I have a bit to update but not enough...
- 25 Mar 2013
I'm two days short of being 3 weeks post op. I...
- 1 Apr 2013
I've been using the massaging technique Eric showed me and using a rolling pin to massage myself. My daughter has been home all last week and will be home until wednesday for spring break, so I haven't been able to get a massage yet since I've been home. Hopefully Wednesday will be my day.
My only complaint about my butt is the lack of roundness and fullness on the lower part of the cheeks. I dunno, it kind of slopes off on the sides of the butt into a V. I think this is because of the garment to be honest. Not Perry's skill level. The area that is flattened is the area that wasn't cut between the hip cuts and the butt holes cut by perry. I wish he'd issue girls a different garment, bc this one really sucks.
At the end of the day, I got exactly what I asked for. My butt is an apple bottom/shelf/bubble butt. I didn't want fullness in the lower part of the cheeks. That isn't what I initially asked for, and that's not what I got. In retrospect I wish I had asked for a little more fullness on the lower butt. But maybe a round 2 is in order. I dunno if I would do this all over again though, bc I really do for the most part love my results. My body is sick, and will only get better in the next few months, and my butt is BOOTYLICIOUS without being too crazy for my body shape/size. I'm happy!
Just want to say good luck to the girls going in...
- 4 Apr 2013
Any of you vets know anything about a triangular...
- 5 Apr 2013
I can't believe it's been 4 weeks already. Whew!...
- 10 Apr 2013
Sunday was a bad day for me. I still hadn't received my fajas. One is STILL "lost" in the mail *rolling my eyes at USPS for that one*, the other way too small so I had to send it back for an exchange, and the third was never sent (error on their part), and I've since been refunded. What a perfect storm of disappointment for me. The garments that perry gives suck. I used them for 3 weeks before I buckled and bought the Ann Chery zip front garment. It's much better than Perry's, but still not as good as a faja. They are like butta girls. Lol. Anyway, back to Sunday. I didn't have my garments yet, and it was laundry day, so I went garment-less all day bc I needed the two that I had clean for my rotation. I live in NYC and send my laundry off. They said it wouldn't be done until 11pm. Ughhh!!! I went ALL DAY!!! I thought, no big deal it'll be ok. Boy, was I WRONG! By 10pm I was almost in tears. I felt so fat, bloated and swollen I started buggin. Hard! I was critiquing my body so badly and I was PMS'ing hardcore, so all around it was no good. I got my garments back and stuffed them with my board/foams and woke up still swollen, but not nearly as bad. Monday was still hard emotionally, but it's since gotten better.
Monday I made a comment on MD's page in response to her comment about a possible round 2 for me. I received a lot of texts/messages about this. First off, I was hormonal and very depressed about my garment less Sunday (seriously girls I looked like a busted can of biscuits by 11pm lol). Luckily my real faja arrived and i cannot tell you hiw much i love it. So much better thsn perrys garment. Or even the Ann Chery garment.
I mentioned possibly doing this again, but I also said I would not make any hasty decisions until the 3 month mark when I'm fully healed. I think it's unfair to say you hate your body before the 3 month mark. I also think you have to be realistic about your expectations BEFORE going into sx. If you start with a square, flabby body like I did (love handles and NO ASS), you cannot expect to come out looking like Yaris Sanchez in one shot. My wish pics weren't Yaris, but you get what I'm saying. BE REALISTIC!!! I wanted petite curvy, and I got that. I will say that the first week post op your ass is huge, and you are kinda shocked by it at first (I really was bc I started with nothin in the back lol), but then you kinda get used to it. Then the swelling goes down, it softens, gets jiggly, and drops. It's the harsh reality, ladies. What if looks like on day 7 is not what it's gonna look like on week 4. BOOTY GREED IS REAL!!!
My only real gripe is my fat under the brains and armpit (front and back area). Perry did lipo it on the back. But directly under the armpit I'm not numb, so I know it wasn't lipo'd. That's kind if it'll rotating to have a trim body and fat spilling out over your faja and bra. It's gross. I'm hoping with diet and exercise I can get it right. If not, THAT is why my round 2 idea came in. To lipo that area aggressively, and instead of just wasting the fat, to transfer it to my butt again. Like I said, BOOTY GREED IS REAL lol. In NO WAY, SHAPE OR FORM was my comment on MD's page a testament to my dissatisfaction, unhappiness with my body/butt, or a did on Perry at all. Like I said, this man changed my life and I'm in love with my results.
Moral of the story ladies is that you MUST give this procedure and recovery 100% dedication. You cannot start complaining 2 weeks post op that you're unhappy bc how you look then is not truly indicative of how you're going to look at 3 months. Your body goes through MAJOR trauma. Give it time, rest, and follow your drs guidelines and post op rules. I went garment less, which is a no no (not bc I was trying to break the rules, but out if necessity of having clean garments), and have since learned my lesson.
Watch your salt intake, watch your diet, start working out once your dr says it's ok. Be healthy. You don't just suck the fat out and call it a day. This is an investment and it requires maintenance just like anything else. I started working out again today, on my week 4 mark. I burned 1000 calories in cardio. I own a cybex arc trainer and have always trained balls to the wall on it. Today was no exception. 1000 calories equates to about an hour and 15 minutes on level 100 resistance (which targets the butt/legs), and at different inclines (climbing and skiing today). WOW!!! I didn't realize how hard I worked until about an hour ago. My ass HURTS. Not a bad hurt. Like a good, building muscle, workout hurt. I'm do excited to get back into my healthy eating habits and gym regimens. I know that by the 3 month mark I will be healthier, have a smaller wAist, and be much more toned. You can't just get lipo and expect to look a certain way. You have to WORK FOR IT and do your part. Perry did his part, and now the rest is up to me ;)
Hey girls. I went to an engagement party last...
- 13 Apr 2013
I also wanted to update my measurements. I took...
- 13 Apr 2013
26.5" waist. If I pull tight it goes to 25.75" (that's crazyyyy)
And in the center of the booty I'm 41.25"
I'm so happy, ladies! You have no idea. I finally have the body I've always wanted!!! :)
My Doctor: Wendell Perry, MD
Girls, you will never find another doctor like this one! I'm freshly post op, but just this far he's the sweetest, most skilful surgeon you're EVER going to meet.