....nervous Yet So Excited - Miami, FL

Hello beautiful ladies... I'm 34, 5'1 @115 lbs.....

Hello beautiful ladies... I'm 34, 5'1 @115 lbs...I'm scheduled for a bbl with Dr. Ortega on the 27th of this month. I'm flying in Miami the day before surgery and is only staying for 5 days. I'm now worried that is not long enough but I'll have to see how my body is after the surgery...if I need to extend my stay, I will do that then. Also, Dr. Ortega doesn't recommend getting massages til at least one week after the surgery, what do you guys suggest?

3 days til surgery.

Wednesday couldn't come fast enough

The pain...

Today is one day post. I was in so much pain yesterday. After being awaken, I remembered screaming "in so much pain". My throat was dry and wanted something to drink most of the time but nothing stayed down. I was miserable. Let me be honest with you, I had a beast augmentation before and this pain is by far the worst pain I've ever felt. But a little bit about Dr. O...I absolutely love him. I didn't have to say what I wanted, when he first saw me, he already said "I'm assuming this is what you want..." I'm only 5"1 with limited fat to work with, so the result he gave me by far exceeded my expectations.

some pics after first shower

just 2 pics my care giver took for me after my first shower

4 days post...

Pain has definitely subsided tremendously. But I still have problem with sleeping on my tummy. My back gets super stiff and my arms, hands get so numbed. My swelling has definitely gone down quite a bit compared to first day post op....I didn't have much fat to work with so he was able to inject 600 cc on each cheek. I'm loving the result so far, I just hope I don't lose tremendous amount of volume.

11 days post

all of bruising is gone. Most of my swelling is gone but my tummy still looks weird and feels really hard...I wonder when the feeling of hardness will go away....other than that, I'm loving how i look in clothes now..recovering from bbl is no joke...it's not for the impatient ones (I'm one of those)

full back

forgot to add this pic so u guys can compare the b4 and after of full back

1 month post.

So, I've lost about 30% of volume. It's still very sensitive even after a month. Although it's not as big as I want it to be but my doctor didn't have much to work with. Overall, I'm extremely happy with my results because I definitely love how I look clothes now. I went to jamaica for 7 days and gained a few pounds, didn't go to the butt at all.. my waist was 26.5 before the trip, and now it's 27...and widest part of my butt is 38".
Miami Plastic Surgeon

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