I've crossed over! BBL & TT w/ Dr. Jimerson *2 Weeks Post Op w/pictures*
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Hello to all the BBL sisters! I've been looking...
- 18 Dec 2012
- 1 month pre
Hello to all the BBL sisters! I've been looking into getting a tummy tuck for the last 5 years. I first got pregnant at 17 and have 4 children total, 1 via C-Section. My children are now 15, 20, 21 and 22 years old. I literally haven't seen my navel in 22 years! I turn 40 in 2013 and I refuse to celebrate my birthday with anything other than a BIG Booty and a flat stomach! I am 5'7" and 196 lbs. I'm comfortable at 175 lbs, so if I loose 10 lbs. I'll be right where I need to be.
I've been researching the procedure for a tummy tuck and already had a consultation scheduled when I ran across RealSelf.com. I was immediately impressed with Dr. Jimerson's results. Although he's more expensive than what I originally planned to spend, I feel Dr. J is the expert for the look I'm trying to achieve.
All my life I was teased for not having "black girl" hips and butt. I've worn butt pads for the appearance of a bigger butt and compression garments to make my stomach appear flat. I am so ready to burn them all! I've lost weight, down to 150 lbs at one time. I looked too skinny, lost the little butt I did have and had absolutely no curves! Well I'm soooo ready to change all of that! I love being thick, never looked good skinny. I just need to put the extra fat in all the right places!
I've been stalking this site for almost a week now. I've learned so much from your posts and pictures. I have my phone consultation with Dr. J tomorrow. I'm super excited! I'm hoping to schedule my surgery for the week of January 28, 2013. That's right I'm ready to go!!! I've waited long enough! Keep you guys updated on my story.
Ok, so I had my consultation with Dr. J today. I...
- 19 Dec 2012
- 1 month pre
Only disappointment of the day was the timeframe for surgery... I was told they're booked out until May 2013! My heart sank to the floor. I can't wait that long! I had my medical clearance done today and have my cash in hand for surgery. If anyone plans to cancel in the month of January PLEASE let me know. I'll even pay $500 for a January surgery date! There's no way I will be able to get this done in May. I will be on business travel and hoped to be healed by then. HELP!!!
Hello BBL sisters! Work has been crazy since the...
- 13 Jan 2013
- 17 days pre
I've been focusing on getting all of the items from the "needed" list (thanks BootieBeauty78 ;-). They are slowly trickling in via US mail and fed Ex. Half of it i dont know what to do with, LOL! I'll be stalking your posts to find out when i'm supposed to do what and take what (hehe). I'm learning so much from you guys, thank you! One of the things i'm really concerned with is the extra garment. I want to buy an extra for sanitary reasons, but don't know what size.... I'm 5'7 about 190 lbs. I'm also having arm lipo/upper back/bra rolls, so didn't know If I should get a garment with sleeves... again what size? Does anyone know if Dr. J will use a garment with sleeves with these procedures? I looked at the recommended styles 1630 & 1632 on Lipo Express. They also sell the garment with sleeves. I believe there is a garment store in the mall close to my house. I will check it out.
I'm all booked at the Holiday Inn Express, but thinking about changing to the Embassy Suites that's approx, 6 miles from the office. My caretaker has a car and is going to take me to my appointments, shopping, etc. so the distance to/from the office won't be a big deal. I like the long hallways and openness of the Embassy Suites which will allow me ample space to walk around. Of course they have a microwave, fridge, separate room with sofa bed for my caregiver and free breakfast daily for the both of us. I'm having quite a bit done (BBL, TT, fat transfer to hips, lipo: inner thighs, upper back, bra rolls and chin so I have her for 4 days post surgery and all appointments.
Other than that, I'm just trying to get all of my business in order so surgery time is stress free! Still have about 5 or more lbs I want to shed so I've cut out carbs, sodas and sugar. I'm also walking 3 miles in the afternoons. I'll post some photos just before surgery. That's all for now! TTYL!
OMG, got a phone call from Dr. Jimerson's office,...
- 15 Jan 2013
- 15 days pre
I already changed my plane ticket and hotel. I fly to Atlanta in the morning! I can't tell you all how super excited I am. My bags are already packed! There were only a few items I considered buying based upon reviews I've read. Y'all please let me know if they are necessary and I will have them shipped to my hotel. The items include:
- Yoga Mat
- Spanx compression cammis
- Spanx compression shorts
-adominal binder or foam
-lipo express tummy board
Gotta to do some last minute grocery shopping for the house. My caregiver is out of town and is flying back to take care of me! She is so sweet! You guys have to use her. She has given the ok to share her number so InBox me. Pre-Op is on Thursday. I've started my Make me Heal Pre-Op vitamins as well as Bromelain. Thought I two more weeks to she'd some weight, but oh well! Super excited!!!
BBL sisters, it's been an eventful day today!...
- 17 Jan 2013
- 13 days pre
I had a slight scare after my pre-op. Dr. J was concerned with my iron level at the time of my medical clearance. It was slightly below normal. I immediately started taking iron pills. The patient coordinator stated before surgery tomorrow morning Dr. J. Wanted to discuss having so many procedures at once and thought we may have to scale back.... What? Oh No! My heart sank...... "Tell Dr. Jimerson I've been taking iron and I should be good now!..." The only way to get cleared was to go to the nearest walk-in clinic to have my iron checked and faxed to Dr. J. before C.O.B.... Once again, I called the Hyatt shuttle and they drove me there and waited for me to finished.... What a blessing! My iron was perfect! Dr. J said I was good to go!
My phone rang around 6:30, it was Dr. Jimerson's office again. I was hesitant to answer thinking "what else could be wrong?" It was Dr. J himself!!! He wanted me to know due to the storm, we were going to start my surgery one hour later. OMG, what a relief! This is really going to happen!
I've posted some last-minute pictures. If I don't talk to you all again before surgery, I'll see you on the other side!
Hello Ladies! I've crossed over to the other...
- 19 Jan 2013
- 11 days pre
I woke up in recovery with the shakes. My body was so cold, the nurse had to warm me up a few times. I remember her saying Dr. Jimerson took the max 5000 and did not get to my arms. I was too out of it to ask how many CC's he put back in. I will call the office to find out.
I am SO glad I didn't get my arms done! I've had to use my arms for so much, I can't imagine how much harder it would be without them. I've had to use my arms to get out of bed, wipe myself and to eat. Ok so, recovery so far hasn't been that bad, my stomach feels like I did a 1,000 crunches. My butt feels hard and stiff, but it hasn't caused me any constant pain. The worse is getting in/out of bed. I couldn't do it without the help from my caregiver. I'm also finding it difficult using the female urinal without wetting my garment. I've started lowering myself over the toilet to pee, which still does not totally eliminate getting my garment wet.
I know some of you had questions as to how to sleep after having a TT and BBL at the same time. I'm sleeping on my sides. One of the patient coordinators suggest I get (2) body pillows, put them together and place my hips in between the crack. It's been working out fine, but I'm wondering if I'm putting too much weight on sides.
So far I'm happy with what I see thus far. My caretaker keeps saying you have a phat one, lol! Yesterday I attempted to walk the length of my hotel room, but would feel like throwing up any time I was out of bed. Today has been a little easier. I walk the length of the room about 10 times before getting back in bed.
I haven't had much of an appetite but making myself eat so I have some energy. I've had low sodium soup, fresh fruit, and protein shakes. I'm also drinking Gatorade. On scale of 1-10, my pain is about 7 which is primarily from the TT. I've posted a couple of pictures. Can't wait to hear the amounts he put in my hips because it doesn't look like very much :-(
Going back to sleep now. Thanks for all the prayers and good well wishes!
Hello BBL sisters! I made it though week one, let...
- 28 Jan 2013
- 2 days pre
I attended my post -op appointment. My front drains were still emitting more than 30 cc so I only had the back one taken out. Nurse said I'm healing just fine. I ran into Dr. J as he was headed into surgery. I thanked him for my new booty! He is so down to earth! I like what I'm seeing thus far, but still waiting to see what my hips will look like. I got 1000 in each cheek and only 200 in each hip. I wanted 300, but oh well nothing I can do about it now.
I got the green light to start lymphatic drain massages, but I'm going to wait until my front 2 drains are removed. I'm having my massages done at the Massage Envy about 10 Minutes north of Dr. Jimerson's office, but the nurse at Dr. J's says she has the contact info for a lady that will come to you. I have a membership with Massage Envy and have 5 massages I can use without having to pay.
Overall, I feel good. I can stand up straight. My lipo'd areas are still sore and stiff. I get out of bed and walk as much as I can. usually every 2 hours. My butt seems like it's already trying to soften up in some areas. I hope to keep the current volume. My lipo'd chin looks great! The swelling will take about a month to go away. The chin garment wasn't tight enough, so i bought an ace bandage which works just as good. My body garment is starting to loosen up. Planning to order a smaller size and have it shipped home. That's all for now. I've posted a few new pictures. Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes!
Hello Ladies! I finally made it back home to...
- 5 Feb 2013
- 6 days post
Flight back was ok. Walking through the airport was worse than the flight itself. I sat on my boppy pillow and put my neck pillow behind my back. Let me tell you I felt guilty sitting on my butt! I was like I'm hoping this isn't killing cells right now!
Made it home expecting to find my smaller garments delivered and waiting, but they aren't here. Ordered them from Lipo Express a week ago! Ughh! The garment I wore after surgery is way too big and isn't compressing anything at all! I'm going to continue my lymphatic drainage massages because they do make a huge difference. I can already feel some rough spots starting to form in some of my lipo'd areas. Overall I'm happy with my results so far!
I've seen some of the girls talk about a belly board or foam. Can someone tell me what that is! I'm not sure my stomach is getting enough support in order to be flat. I added a new picture taken today. To all the ladies who asked questions I haven't forgotten about you! I'm playing catch up today.
I chose Dr. Jimerson because of his amazing results!