I am 5'1" and about 118lbs. - Brazilian Butt Lift - Tampa, FL

I actually have a fairly decent butt but was...

I actually have a fairly decent butt but was bothered by my saddlebags. I went to the doctor originally for lipo and he suggested the BBL so that I could also fill in the 'dents' in my butt cheeks and add a little fullness to the top.

My husband thought this was a wonderful idea. I am excited to have my saddlebags, inner thighs, and abdomen lipoed and then my rear enhanced. I will also be getting my cankles done in the fall of 2012. I am 5'1" and about 118lbs. I will be adding before images this week since my surgery is scheduled for next Monday.

Day two: I am still quite sore all over like I...

Day two: I am still quite sore all over like I was beat up but I think I look pretty good. I slept fairly well last night after taking vicodin and using a snoogle pillow(I highly recommend the snoogle!!!!!!). I only had the garment from the doctor on last night per his instructions. The garment that the doctor gave me has a sizable hole in it so it was easy to go pee and if I had to poo but haven't done that yet. I kept water by the bed and drank through the night. I do have quite a bit of swelling and when the doctor weighed me today, I was 7 lbs heavier than right before surgery so I think I have a lot of fluid to get rid of. I am wearing a spanx that goes from right over my chest down to my mid thigh and over that another garment of the same size that zips and hooks on the sides that came from the doctor. It is very tight but comfortable. Today, he put on the spanx so it feels different but actually more comfortable because it is softer against my skin. One problem. Very small hole to pee through....and certainly not big enough to poo. So, I used a funnel(worked wonderfully!!) I have posted a picture. This is an automotive one but I imagine most would work the same. I put it through the hole in the spanx and made sure that it was tight against my skin. I imagine I will have to remove the whole ensemble when it is time to poo. We'll see. Hmmm, what else? Well, when I got there for surgery, I had to get naked for more pics and then walked down to the or where I got naked again while standing so that they could clean my back before I layed on the table. There was a young 'scrub tech" in there so I was getting embarrassed but he was so polite and kept looking away from me and once they put the happy juice in my IV I didn't care anyway. When I woke up, I was wearing the compression garment and under a blanket in recovery.
I feel pretty good with just 600 mg of Motrin during the day a few times and vicodin at night. I feel best if I get up and walk around every couple of hours too. I guess that is all for now but if anyone has any questions about hings I haven't thought of, let me know. I will post the before pics and day two pics in a couple of days....they are on my hubby's camera.

Today is the 10th day after surgery. I am not so...

Today is the 10th day after surgery. I am not so sore and the bruises are starting to yellow. I have been using vit. K cream that seems to have helped a bit with that. I also used foam pads between the compression garment and my skin in the places I was most swollen and it seemed to make a difference. When I first saw my body on the day after surgery, I was sooo disappointed because the skin was loose and I wondered if he did a good job. Hence, the compression garments. They have done a wonderful job of squeezing me into 'my new size' if you know what I mean. I had originally gotten the spanx in the nylon dept that my doctor told me to get($38) but when I got a large run in it one week after surgery, I felt it wasn't durable enough and went out to buy the $84 version and it has been much better. It is tighter on my hips and thighs and feels better too. I have added some before pics and honestly after looking at them again, I realize my doctor did a great job.....and its still getting better cause my legs and feet are still quite swollen as is my back and stomach. Oh, the crotch in this new spanx is much better and more open so I do not need to use a funnel. Yaaay.

Well, today has been two and a half weeks since...

Well, today has been two and a half weeks since surgery and the latest happening is itchy skin. My entire torso is very itchy but since the skin on top is numb, scratching it does no good.
Tampa Plastic Surgeon

My doctor was very professional and answered all of my questions thoroughly. The staff was very friendly and made me feel quite comfortable while there. I am quite happy with the procedure and am anxious to see the final results since I am just two days out.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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