Jazzy Cutie's Transformation

Okay I guess it's finally time for me to begin...

Okay I guess it's finally time for me to begin documenting this journey. I have experienced trials, tribulations, & some minor set backs along the way! However we CAN do ALL things through HE who strengthens us.... Thus here I am counting down the days until this Jazzy Cutie is transformed into a Hasan Hottie! So sit back & come along for the ride ladies.

Surgery Buddies!!!

So I have two awesome surgery buddies, Wishfullthinkn & Bodified2014! We also have an honorary surgery buddy Bri'Bree! Ladies make sure u keep a paper trail (emails) of exchanges that occur between u and coordinators/schedulers/doctors/assistants/etc! Things are often not clarified and occasionally not mentioned. We've been through some changes with scheduling but we are still pushing forward!

Bri'Bree although u won't be there with us physically we'll keep u posted with tips & what to expect when ur time rolls around!

#3daysUntilWeRTransformed!
#HasanHottieOnTheWay

Hasan IS certified in COSMETIC Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery vs. Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body. Because treated areas function properly but lack aesthetic appeal, cosmetic surgery is elective.

Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is reconstructive in nature.

Understanding the difference between “cosmetic” and “plastic” surgery.

Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are not the same thing:

Cosmetic surgery procedures enhance a person's appearance toward some aesthetic ideal.
Cosmetic surgery is practiced by doctors from a variety of medical fields including dermatologists, facial plastic surgeons, general surgeons, gynecologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, as well as doctors from other fields.
Unlike cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery focuses on repairing and reconstructing abnormal structures of the body caused by birth defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease.

The link incase anyone cares to read on as I have...
http://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/How-We-Help/cosmetic-surgery-vs-plastic-surgery.html

Gonna be on CLOUD 9!!!!!

I gotta give a HUGE s/o 2 my homie/hun/my round/big sistah Robin..... She looked out for me on a whole 'nother level!!! I'll be higher than a hippie in a plane. Cloud 9 in more ways than one!

#PainFreeRecoveryAhead

No Zzzz in sight until it wheels up!

Well its almost that time for wheels up! I've been up & at 'em all day! Its 12:13am & I have yet to lay it down. I still have to complete another check list, take a bath, & give my girl a bald fade!!! TMI yea my bad! Oh & dont 4get ladies... Shaving is a No-No! U must wax, trim with clippers, use a hair removal gel, or laser!!! Oh yea did I mention I have to pull out at 3am... So toodles 4 now back 2 my last min preps lol

Prayers up... Our Bday is today!!!

Lord God at this time we come to you with a sense of gratefulness! We are grateful for the many blessings bestowed upon thus far. Lord God we know that we arrived safely here not by chance but by your grace! And we give You all the glory and honor for we know love and continued mercy shall not waiver! We enter into surgery with open minds and hearts. We cast out any fears or frets for we know that fear is not of You Lord God! We bind satan for we know GREATER is HE that is in us. You said to ask and we shall receive, well at this time we name & claim surgical success! God we pray that you guide our surgeons, nurses, anestheologists, and assistants' hands, minds, skills, thoughts, and techniques that they may gracefully and willing be an instrument of You. We thank You in advance oh Lord for we know that through You, we will experience not only a successful/uneventful surgery but a speedy recovery as well. Lord God we call out to You for we know ALL things are possible through You oh God who strengthens us. We rebuke negative thoughts, negative energy, doubtful fears, and open our minds and hearts to success beyond our hearts imagination. In your darling son Jesus name we pray..... AMEN!!!! It is DONE for Lord you said it IS

NEW SURGEON!!! Siddharth Bass

As of yesterday... My surgeon, surgery time & surgery location all changed! As a result I MADE SURE that my surgery price did as well! Of course I experienced anger, frustration, doubtful outcomes, lack of enthusiasm, & amount faced a lack of determination thus willing to throw in the towel! I thought it through and realized that fear is NOT of God. He teaches us Ye though I walk through the shadow of dark I will feel NO evil! I interpreted that as my dark being the unknown about Dr Bass and my fear of evil to be doubtful outcomes. I stood firm on faith and told Satan to get thee beneath!!! Not behind but beneath me. I serve a God who is GREATER and MIGHTIER than thee... So there is no place for this fear in my heart, mind, nor thoughts. I am yet praying, naming, and claiming surgical success! I know ALL things are possible through GOD so I leave it in His hands for I know HE has HIS hands on me!


My songs of encouragement and motivation that guided my decision making yesterday....


James Fortune ft FIYA - Hold On
http://youtu.be/qSUd_iypgXU


MS Mass Choir - It Is For Me
http://youtu.be/UNghv01-l38


Marvin Sapp - He Has His Hands On You
http://youtu.be/m1WQLipTwRQ

The explanation....

This is basically everything sum'd up ladies....
B4 PAYING Vanity inquire about their refund policy and do so via email so that u have a papertrail!!!.....

Hasan didn't know that I had high blood pressure bcuz he said that they NEVER mentioned it nor showed him my records although it was in my chart! First they said I could just get a physical from a doctor there for an additional $100, then Yanais said no just go to Dr Bass he is willing to do ur surgery. I meet with him the next day but he said it wasn't explained to him when Yanais asked him if he would do my surgery. So they called my doctor but him & his nurse were on vacation & no other doctor at the practice could give the clearance. I kept being brushed off with no answers! I finally got tired and wanted my money back and then they wanna pull some BS about me having to file a claim for it & it taking 4 weeks to process! Plus.... Then they try to keep $1,500 if u cancel BE AWARE!!!

Clearance Forms!

So Vanity presents a facade as though they follow precautionary protocol to the highest of standards. Well at their request of a pre-op clearance letter, I consulted a physician in Florida, as well as my PCP when I returned home. Both physicians inquired about the date of the surgery as well as the "Request For Clearance" forms. It appears as though the "SURGERY" MANAGER" as she referred to herself, was taken aback when I relayed the expiration date of a clearance form (30 days ladies be aware)!!!! She repeatedly said it doesn't matter as long as she gets it ...Wha tha Wha??? Next concern, Vanity DOES NOT provide u with a form specifying which exams they need performed in an effort to provide clearance! I had to ask numerous times for SOMETHING IN WRITING detailing exactly what concerns they have. Although I requested the form on letterhead, it was merely typed on white copy paper.


At this point its like do u all need a clearance from us or should we request from u!?!?!? There are various conditions to test pre-op. Since this is an elective surgery, insurance WILL NOT cover these exams, nor doctor's visit. Random test can be costly & unnecessary! Be sure to get the correct clearances upfront! I'm going to present these findings to the WELL INFORMED (ha) staff at Vanity. Perhaps they will adopt a form in an effort to have a uniformed process & more cohesiveness. Wasted trips get costly & I have YET to find the seeds that yield money bearing trees!

Blood pressure readings... Last night, then tonight

I'll be documenting these everyday until my doctor's appointment next week for a check-up. As I informed Vanity & provided them access to via the Follow My Health app, my blood pressure is monitored & controlled! The app gives records that are stored at the physicians office dating back to 2012. In that time frame my numbers have been cut in half & my medicine dosages have decreased as well!

Buddy space available!!!!

My surgery buddy, Bri'Bree and I welcome anyone looking to cut cost even further. If u r interested in saving some $$$$ around the end of May inbox either her or me!

Vanity BS!!!

Short update that more details are on the way... I went and obtained the clearance from MY PHYSICIAN as requested. My doctor even went a step further & sent over records PROVING the clearance. I was STILL declined for surgery with NO CLEAR reason as to why! I'm also still awaiting a refund. It exceeded 4 weeks so I had to involve my bank.

Finally!!!! A refund......

So I finally received a refund as a result of my bank performing a dispute! I guess Vanity didn't have time to reply yet so I'll give you all an update if anything changes in the next few days or weeks.

Anyone needing Ortega rate info....

Imagenes Cosmetics.... $3,500 including lipo, bbl, consultation, labs, anesthesia, follow-up visits, garment

CG Cosmetics.... $5,000 (4,500 special)
Includes lipo, bbl, anesthesia, consultation, labs, follow-up visits.

Spectrum Aesthetics.... $5,999
Includes lipo, bbl, 5-day stay at recovery house, garment, 2 post-op massages, anesthesia, consultation, labs, follow-up visits.

Miami end of June early July!!!

Sound off ladies.... Anyone headed to Miami end of June early July check in with ur date & surgeon.

Notice the changes ladies?

I'm HAPPY (in my Pharell voice) to report that I have secured a new surgeon and new date! I will now be undergo a magnificent transformation at the hands of Dr Mel Ortega on June 28th!! Whoop whoop and yes the price remained the same... $3,500 which includes lipo, fat transfer, labs, EKG, and a garment.

Skin Regimen

Okay ladies here a few products to assist in skin tighten and resurfacing pre and post op. I initially used the L'oréal Revitalift skin firming cream. I alternated between the day and night formulas but after comparison I personally found the night time formula produced better results. I now use the L'oréal Collagen cream at night and during the day, it was recently placed on the market. It restores collagen in the skin and aids in skin resurfacing. I will continue with the collagen formula and resume the revitalift post-op. It was suggested to use a skin firming cream pre-op to help the skin retract after liposuction if u skin has poor elasticity; since I developed stretch marks after my son's birth I fell into that category. I have also purchased palmer's cocoa butter to make sure my buns are ready and willing to accept some fat lol.

In regards to the revitalift, I'd recommend the nighttime formula!

Shaving Info (as requested timeforme3)

I found this online and COPIED this excerpt!!! Its from a NYtimes wellness blog. Below I will post a link directly from the C.D.C. Website regarding shaving pre-op.....

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, surgical site infections are a leading cause of complications among hospital patients, accounting for nearly one out of five health care-associated infections and thousands of deaths annually.

A study published in the journal Spine looked at a group of patients having spinal surgery and found that while postoperative infections were low over all, they were more common among patients who were shaved for surgery than among those who were not. The reason, experts say, is that shaving with a razor blade causes microscopic nicks in the skin that can become bacterial breeding grounds.

In its guidelines for preventing surgical site infections, the C.D.C. recommends that hair not be removed unless it will interfere with the operation. When shaving is necessary, electrical clippers should be used.

Dr. Ortega is AWESOME!!!!

Ladies just let me say.... Dr. Ortega is amazing & awesome! He is so genuine & sweet. We chatted and discussed various things even aside from surgery. He marked me up without me giving any direction nor showing him a wish pic! He said ok now look in the mirror. I hesitated & said nah I'll pass lol! He walks me over to the mirror & shows me his vision & I was elated.... He vision has nailed my desires without a guide!

He also went further to find areas to open that were previous scars to prevent anymore. Plus he suggested that we use surgical tape instead of stitches. Ladies he is wonderful!!!

Oh yeah here are a few pictures of the clinic. I'll upload more pix later. Now I'm just lounging until surgery.

RS sisters in Miami....

Hi ladies I'm in pain outta this world. My roommate & I both had surgery (2 days apart though) so its nearly impossible to assist one another. If there are any RS sisters in Miami willing to make a few dollars let me know. Jist basic assistance nothing medical

Finally some pix!

Here u ladies go.... Here are a few pix of my progress so far! I haven't received a reply from Dr Ortega yet regarding my lift; so I'm unsure if he added fat or not. From our discussion however, I think only the muscle was lifted. But here ya go

3 weeks post-op

New pic... Still upset about this back fat but oh well

4 weeks post-op

Here is a new comparison pic for u all!

Front view comparison

4 week comparison to pre-op frontal view

Imagenes/Images Cosmetics

If there are any ladies having surgery at Imagenes Cosmetic center within the next few months please chime in below. I can't recall if there was a revision policy outlined in the tower of forms we sign. I spoke with another RS sister & Spectrum offers revisions within 1 yr for $1,500!

Just a pic or two

I like the view in this romper so I decided to share. ;-)

REVISION

I have been trying to contact Dr Ortega for over two months via Imagenes Cosmetics concerning a revision.

I also attempted to post a question on here to him in hopes that he would read it but Realself denied my post.

I'm at my whits end on what to do! Dr Ortega was great & his bedside manner is AWESOME BUT LADIES I HIGHLY WARN against going out of state or country for surgery. When issues arise you CAN'T reach anyone!

Oh well thats my journey & my story I'm out!

Surgery Buddy(ies)?!?!?!?

Hello ladies I was able to secure May 9, 2015 as my revision date with Dr. Ortega in Miami. I amonce again looking to have at least one (more welcome) surgery companion. If anyone is interested and will be in Miami around May 8-13th feel free to comment here or inbox me. I have already looked into some rental condos, rental cars, & I have options for someone to accompany us HOWEVER, if you have someone accompanying u already then that is fine!

Imagenes IS AS BAD AS Vanity!!!

Let me begin my reiterating again that Yanet is the absolute worse! I'm at the point that I'm ready to SLAP the $#!T out of her, and I'm not a violent person.

I paid a deposit in FEB 2015 that in supposedly SECURED my spot & my date for a revision. Over the phone I was informed that the date would be May 9th! ADVICE... Perhaps u dumb inefficient @$$ coordinators should WRITE the SURGERY DATE in on your receipt & SIGN THEIR name to avoid such situations!

Now a week before May 9 I contact the office for general pre-surgery provisions.... ONLY to be informed that May 9th is OVER BOOKED and Im NOT on the schedule! WTF Then I'm informed that he ONLY does surgery 1 day a month!!! I ask for a JUNE date which I'm then informed that they DON'T KNOW YET and are awaiting that confirmation from Dr Ortega! I called constantly and was constantly told the same thing! I had the lovely @Bori123 PHYSICALLY ask Dr. Ortega his surgery date for June by visiting him at Spectrum. I call Imagenes TO MAKE SURE I got it in writing this time for the June date only to be informed that JUNE & JULY are over booked! How in the F! is that even possible if just YESTERDAY u claimed NOT to know his June date for availability.

To make matters worse Yanet gave me a constant run around for 2 months trying to even get a quote for my revision. Luz got results in 1 day. Now this trifling heifer wanna say that she is not sure where the miscommunication stemmed from... I STOPPED her in her tracks... IT WAS U! Every time something has to be handed over to her NOTHING gets done!

I guess she hasn't seen this article on Vanity but its damn sure time I file a complaint with the BBB on Imagenes as well.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/investigations/Popular-Cosmetic-Surgery-Center-Accused-of-Taking-Money-and-Not-Providing-Services-304339721.html
Miami Plastic Surgeon

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