Surgery set for Nov with Dr Mendieta. Need some good post op tips - Miami, FL

What started out as a joke turned into a snowball...

What started out as a joke turned into a snowball or inquires and research. Although I have a small frame (5"1' and 118 lbs) I've wanted a sexy bottom with a bangin' waistline. My hubby convinced me that the BBL was the way to go. I've seen a lot of b4 and after pics that has encouraged me more :-).

With all the reviews on this site, I feel a bit...

With all the reviews on this site, I feel a bit more at ease going thru with this BBL. My friends think I'm crazy but after they see the results I hope that they will see what an improvement it does to my figure. I hope that I will feel the same way. I keep getting mixed emotions about it. Sometimes I'm super excited and other days I fear I'm making the wrong decision. With more reviews that I read and more beautiful b4 & after pics I see, I hope that this fear will subside.

Ok, where to start? Well I had already chosen the...

Ok, where to start? Well I had already chosen the Dr I wanted based on his credentials. The next step was just to send in my wish pics and my b4 pics for Dr. Mendieta to review so he can evaluate whether I was a good candidate. This "back & forth" of info via email went on for a couple of weeks because I have 2 jobs and don't have a lot of free time to have phone conversations; Plus, I live in Nevada and my PS is in miami. I finally got to talk to Angel and she told me that althought Dr. Mendieta could contour my body, I may not get the projection I desired from my wish pics :-( I know this wasn't her intention, but I felt like she was trying to talk me out of doing a BBL. I don't know if it was the tone of her voice or just the feedback I had received, but it was a bit discouraging. I must admit that it did bum me out for a few hours after I got off the phone with her. My husband comforted me and made me realize that this evaluation was solely based on measurements and photos; that there are other variables involved that the Dr cannot see (ie skin condition, elasticity, fat deposits, etc). I decided to continue with the process & get the ball rolling on reserving my surgery date. I sent my down payment and my surgery is set for Nov. 28, 2012. I definitely wanted to get it done b4 the end of the year so I would be fully recovered in time for bikini season. That gives me roughly a month and a half to gain the weight I need for the BBL. Dr. Mendieta reccomended I gain 10-15 more lbs and I have been doing the necessary things to do so. As of today I am 125lbs and think I should probably get up to 130. (considering I started @ 118lbs). Gaining the weight is def not the hard part. I'm actually having a little bit of fun with it. My fear lies more with the recovery process. It really doesn't bother me if people recognize that I've had "work" done. I fear that I will be unhappy with the results or that I wasted A LOT of money on misery, pain, and unsatisfactory results. I'm sure everyone goes thru questioning your decision.

Would anyone like to share their experience with...

Would anyone like to share their experience with sleeping on ur stomach and what things you did to be the most comfortable? Plus, I keep reading about swollen vaginas and that kinda scares me. What did you ladies do to alleviate discomfort or prevent/help with this common problem?
Miami Plastic Surgeon

He seems to be the TOP doctor with many accolades in the field.

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