Post op with Dr. Jimerson Sx Date 10-10-13
I have been researching plastic surgeons in Texas...
Recovery Center/Healthcare assistance
I plan on having BBL done with Dr. Jimerson. My consult is in a week. Paying upfront to get on the fast track. Can someone point me in the right direction as far as all of the needed providers I will need? Hotel. Recovery House. Healthcare provider. Driver to and from appt./pharmacy/stores, etc. Who to call for massages.
BUST: 38 3/4"
WAIST: 33 1/2" 2in above belly button
WAIST: 39" at belly button
Can you say box??? haha!
Three weeks before surgery...
Three Weeks Before Surgery
Stop smoking! In some cases, we may ask you to stop sooner. Smoking can interfere with healing by constricting and decreasing blood flow all over the body which may prevent the wound from healing properly. Do not resume smoking after surgery until you are given permission.
IMPORTANT: Smoking causes severe complications!
There should be no alcohol consumption for a minimum of 2-3 weeks prior to your procedure. Alcohol causes increased bleeding, increases the chances of infection, depresses immune functions and may interfere with wound healing.
Make a list of all medications! (Over-the-counter and prescribed)
• Your patient counselor must have a complete list of all medications that you take, either over-the- counter (including supplements and vitamins) or prescribed, before your upcoming procedure.
• Many medications interfere with the clotting process of blood and it is crucial that we know everything that you are currently taking or may take in the near future.
• You will be instructed by your patient counselor to temporarily discontinue certain medications in the weeks ahead.
Check your refrigerator!
It is important that you maintain a healthy diet including many fruits and vegetables. However, there are certain foods which naturally contain salicylates, which affect the blood, and should be kept to a minimum for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. Cutting down on these foods will help reduce bruising after surgery. Now is the time to clean out your refrigerator and adjust your shopping lists for the weeks ahead.
Foods containing salicylates that should be kept to a minimum for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery:
Almonds Cherries Grapefruit Limes Peaches Raisins
Apricots Cucumber Grapes Nectarines Plums Tomatoes
Berries (all) Currants Lemons Oranges Prunes Vinegar
Two Weeks Before Surgery
Stop 2 weeks BEFORE until 2 weeks AFTER surgery:
• All Aspirin and Ibuprofen products including the drugs listed on the enclosed insert.
• All anti-inflammatory drugs used for arthritis
(Please consult your physician prior to discontinuing).
• All anti-coagulants
• Vitamin E taken internally
• If a medication is in question, call our office nurse.
THESE PRODUCTS MAY CAUSE EXCESSIVE BLEEDING!
START 2 weeks BEFORE until 2 weeks AFTER surgery (Strongly Recommended)
• Take a Multivitamin tablet daily. Most multivitamins contain some form of vitamin E, however this is acceptable to take prior to surgery. We do ask that you refrain from taking additional vitamin E.
• Take Vitamin A - 8,000-10,000 units, twice a day. This has well-documented beneficial effects on surgical healing and will also fuel your immune system.
• Take Vitamin C - 1,000 mg., twice a day. This is essential for collagen synthesis, which is part of normal wound healing. Your need for Vitamin C will increase after surgery.
• Take Bromelain - 1,000 mg., twice a day. (Pineapple enzyme - from a health food store) This helps to relieve the swelling associated with surgery.
For Liposuction patients only:
• Begin taking Slow Fe (non-prescription iron supplement) once daily.
One Week Before Surgery
BEGIN A LOW SODIUM DIET: (1 week BEFORE until 2 weeks AFTER procedure):
Limit sodium intake to 1200-1500 mg. daily. Limiting sodium will help you have less swelling and discomfort and allow you to heal faster after surgery.
GET PROPER NUTRITION AND REST: (1 week BEFORE until 2 weeks AFTER procedure):
• Avoid white carbohydrates such as bread, bagels, rice, potatoes, pasta and sweets.
• Eat healthy, regular meals.
• Eat 2 fruits and 3 green vegetables daily.
• Eat a small amount of protein at each meal.
IMPORTANT! Your diet can aid healing remarkably and reduce swelling and pain!
GET ALL PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED.
3 Days Before Surgery
• Wash the operative area with your normal soap or cleanser once daily for three days prior to surgery.
2 Days Before Surgery
YOU MAY BEGIN TAKING ARNICA MONTANA
• Take every 8 hours as directed and continue for 10 days.
• Continue taking Bromelain as directed every 12 hours between meals. This anti-inflammatory promotes healing. As an alternative, eat fresh pineapple.
The Night Before Surgery
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! If you are having I.V. Sedation or General Anesthesia:
NOTHING to eat or drink after 12 Midnight the night prior to your procedure.
SAFETY ALERT: Failure to comply increases anesthesia risk and may cause cancellation of your surgery!
FOR FACIAL SURGERY:
• Wash and condition your hair as usual the night before surgery.
• Do not use mousse, gel, or hair spray.
IMPORTANT! FOLLOWING I.V. SEDATION OR GENERAL ANESTHESIA:
Make arrangements prior to the day of surgery for someone else to drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours after surgery!!
The Day of Surgery
• You may brush your teeth and rinse with mouthwash. Do not swallow any liquids.
• Do not use breath mints or chewing gum.
• Do not apply makeup, deodorant, lotions, fingernail polish, hairpins or moisturizer.
• Do not wear jewelry or valuables.
• Do not wear contacts. Bring a case for glasses.
• Wear loose-fitting clothing: a button up front shirt, elastic waist pants and slip-on shoes. No jeans or jumpsuits.
• Bring a scarf and dark glasses (to be worn afterwards) for appropriate procedures.
• Bring surgical garment (to be worn after surgery) if instructed to do so by Dr.
• You will need a ride to and from the office for the procedure (no taxi).
You will be given specific postoperative instructions for your procedure which will outline in detail what you should do for the next 24 hours and for the upcoming weeks.
WHEN YOU GET HOME: (General Instructions)
• Someone must be with you for 24 hours.
• Do not get up without assistance. Stay quiet and do little talking, movement, and lifting
as excessive activity may cause bleeding to occur.
• Pain medication can be taken soon after leaving the office if needed.
• If you experience nausea, use the anti-nausea medication.
• Sip liquids slowly, increase gradually. By evening you may have a light, soft meal.
• Do not drink any alcoholic beverages (beer and wine included) for 48 hours. They do not mix well with anesthesia and may make you very sick.
• Do not smoke.
• Do not drive or do anything that requires your coordination for 48 hours. Medication and/or anesthesia agents may interfere with good judgement.
Dr. J MIA
Surgery Date Scheduled 10-10-13!!!
Hips: $1,150 (DO NOT WANT, lady recommended though!!!)
Cash Discount: ($500)
GRAND TOTAL: $12,850
Any advise for the last minute since my surgery is 17 DAYS FROM NOW!!!????
I have a Patient Coordinator????
Phone Consult: 9-23-13
Surgery Date: 10-10-13
Since the day after I paid for my surgery in full, I have been unable to get ahold of my patient coordinator. She does not answer my emails or return my voicemail. I need to know if I am supposed to wear thigh high compression hose? If so, what number of compression? I don't even know if they have received my medical clearance. Which btw only cost me $52! (The doctor's form states unless you over 50, you do not have to have an EKG...so I had a physical and CBC as requested.)
Leaving my babies
Consult with Kim
ANYONE from OUT OF STATE-----READ!!
$145 for all medicines
Rx Relief Pharmacy Discount Card
Member ID Number: CCK001059
Pharmacist Help Line: 1-800-776-0760
A few items actually brought
Peroxide- DR office tells you have to have
Alcohol pads-disinfects shot site
Gauze pads and tape
Silicone sheets to prevent scars
Qtips- for cleaning around sites
Chux-large dog training looking pads
Dial & Hibiclens-do disinfect before surgery
Movies, books, laptop, notepad to write questions for DR on.
female urinal-found at Walgreens for $10
foam sheets-to wear under garment
You will need long padded socks, foam or something to put under your shoulder straps, under your thong section of garment and on back/belly to prevent permanent indentations (says DR's office.)
I bought a vibrating (not sure if that part was necessary) round, spiky ball from Bed Bath and Beyond to massage myself (refer to ivfmamma for further instruction on massages.) thank you, ivf!!!!! She has been the MOST informative RS user when it comes to BBLs. Please, look her up and see her amazing results!!!
Day 2 of Post op
Caregiver has four-wheeled walker with breaks!
I would have gone crazy in a hotel! So glad I have an entire home to recover in.
Drain out after one week
Randomness: You will want a pair of socks with rubber tread on the bottom. When you "get in&out of bed" you have to walk yourself into/out of bed on your hands. It helps to have the tread on the bottom of your socks to provide friction to keep your feet in place. After you do your push up onto your hands to get out of bed, you will walk your feet to the edge of the bed, lock your knees in place and back up out of bed. It helps to have a tall stack of pillows or the buckwheat roll I showed you to put your hands on top of to stand up straight.. Sounds crazy. Feel free to message. lol.
Drink water constantly. It will help with flushing the lymph out of your body and help with bowel movements.
You want a female urinal that has a handle and catches the urine. You cannot squat over a toilet with the pink and purple urinals I've seen on realself/amazon. I found a white one at Walgreens in the medical section for $13.
Rub in a massage manner your whole body that had lipo done every day. It helps decrease the scar tissue build up (knots).
It's nice to have bed risers under the posts to help getting in and out of bed.
I mentioned the massage does not hurt. It doesn't, but afterwards, the areas you had massaged will burn/sting/be on fire.
All's well that ends well
1st- GET UP AND GET OUT!!!
Get out of the house. Walk around the block. Walk up and down stairs!!!!! It will drain the lymph off quicker!!!! The lymph will make your butt swell up and get hard...it will hurt!!!!
2nd Have the massage lady do the lymph drainage on your butt also!!!(it is A SOFT TOUCH!!! NOT HARD MASSAGE!!!) You will be glad you did!!!! Do it every day that you can afford. When you are not sleeping, getting massaged or eating... WALK!!!
3rd Have lots of Kleenex tissues to fold up into little rectangles. Put these in the upper and lower creases of your butt cut out and under your triangle. (Ms. Sue made me a new smaller triangle so it won't leave that huge nasty ugly permanent line on your lower back I see on a lot of unfortunate ladies) Put tube socks or pads ALL around your arm cut outs, especially if you're tall. Otherwise, you'll be rubbed raw.
4th I again strongly recommend the walker with wheels on it like my caregiver had the first week and a half for walking outside in case you get tired. Also, having the raised handicapped toilet handles is a MUST for your bowel movements. You've never experienced difficulty until you have a constipated BM and have to hold yourself up off of the toilet.
Have lots of pictures to come soon!! P.S. And I will say this a million times...the after pictures on RealSelf DO NOT DO ANY JUSTICE to real life!!! My butt is HUGE and you would never know it by looking at these pictures!! haha!!!!
Two Weeks Post Op
I hate the material of the garment. When is it okay to switch to a different material?? It really hurts the nerves on my lower back. Any recommendations?
21 Days Post Op
If anyone has any suggestions, PLEASE, HELP!!!!
The angle of this picture makes my butt crack look weird, butt it's not that bad in person! haha!!!
Jimerson Staff NEVER RETURNS calls or emails
Yes, I love my results. No, I do not like their lack of professionalism. After reading BigBootyTinyWaist's blog, I am downright furious at the lack of assistance I've received from my Dr.'s office. They do not provide you with adequate aftercare information. I've had to learn all of it online here. Without helpful reviews like her's and ivfmama's I would not know anything!!!
Ugh...So, here's the picture of what the small Stage 2 garment did to my shoulders. I am back in the medium. It provides almost no compression. I took my small to a seamstress yesterday. She is going to try to elongate the shoulders, enlarge the butt out holes and shorten the leg length. It cuts off the circulation to my lymph node behind my knees!!
At four weeks now, my back still feels like it has electrical impulses all throughout. My lower back and flanks sting like they're on fire!! I have not almost no relief since day one. I'm sure I've already said this but I'll say it again. Not only did I tell my Patient Coordinator, Michelle, that their standard issue of Hydrocodone has no effect on my pain and I would need a different drug, but I told Kim the nurse! She insisted it would work because it works for everyone! Uh, NO! Not me. The only slight relief I've had is from the muscle relaxers. I have called and emailed with this concern since surgery 10-10-13 and have yet to be called back.
How am I supposed to attempt to go down to a smaller size garment, squeem, cincher, etc. without some pain management?? :(
Stepping down off my soap box.
Driving, Sleeping, Sitting
Loss of Fat
Out of my Garment for Two Days
Only two points to make when referring Dr. Jimerson. 1. His work is amazing. 2. The time spent with me and his office staff's professionalism rate below par. My pre-op and post-op appointments were both with Kim. The only times I spoke with Dr. Jimerson he was walking through the halls. I would have never seen him at my post op had I not opened the door to let some air in. No one ever told me if my wish pics/expectations were realistic or not. I have been in severe pain since surgery, but I cannot get anyone to return my calls. Happy with work but disappointed with lack of aftercare.