I'm so excited!! I finally got my Sx date with Dr....
156 days to go...
On another note, is anyone going to TJ in December??
Sx date moved!!!
I do have to attend an orientation for an internship 9 days post-op though. It makes me nervous that it's so soon. Hopefully I'll get to sit on my boppy most of the time. What excuse will I use- I had back surgery?? I'm not feeling well? Uggh this situation is the only thing that makes me apprehensive about my new Sx date. Other than that day I'll have almost a whole month to heal.
Any suggestions for how to deal with an 8 hour long orientation 9 days after surgery?
What in the heck do I need to buy??!
-daily multivitamin (with iron)
-generic hibiclense (antiseptic body wash)
Do I need American painkillers?
Do I need to buy epifoam and a board, or will Campos' office supply those things for me?
Thank you to anyone who can answer these questions! :D
Looking for a recovery buddy
37 days left. Should I try to get a consultation?
Still considering Clubmed after hearing great things about it :)
I've ordered my Arnica tablets and Bromelain. I have bought a women's multivitamin (that has iron in it), so I've been taking that every day. I can't think of what else to do besides keep eating fresh vegetables, fruits, beans, tortillas, etc and excercising/running daily. I figure that the better shape I'm in, the better I'll heal. And it should decrease the risk of complications. Is there anything else I should do?
I already weigh 149lbs and I'm 5'4" and NOT liking it at all. My arms and thighs feel fat. However I'm only getting lipo on abdomen, flanks, waist and back so I don't want to gain any more weight. It'll just go to my thighs and their rubbing together annoys me. Is inner thigh lipo a popular thing?? I'm sort of considering it.
Awake for spinal block??
Photoshopped wish pics of me
Arm lipo worth it?
For all you BBL vets, whether you got arm lipo or not, do you have words of advice?
Looking for a RECOVERY HOUSE BUDDY Aug. 2013
In other news:
-I'm getting my blood test on Tuesday, which is exactly 30 days before Sx. Am I supposed to fast that day? I hope not..
-Got a doctor's appt on Friday. I'm hoping he'll prescribe me painkillers because I do NOT want to go through recovery with whatever they give you in TJ.
-Still trying to get a consultation sometime in August with Dr. Campos. I live only 2 hours away so I don't mind the drive. I tried to get an appt over the phone on Thursday and they said they would call me back. Of course they didn't.
I'm probably getting too fat for this. I'm around 150lbs now :( and only 5'4". I need to step it up with the diet. I already run 3 miles a day and do pilates. I'm afraid I'll have this Sx and still have fat left over. Especially in my arms and legs.
Going to Tijuana
I've gained half an inch in my waist and one inch in my hips..boobs don't grow :/
I'm sooooo apprehensive about going to TJ tomorrow morning. The only time Angie could squeeze me in for a consult was 8AM. I'm so nervous that I'll get lost in Tijuana. Their highway signs make absolutely no sense and sometimes there are no street signs! Driving there is such a nightmare! It is madness. In preparation I've made google maps, directions, pictures, everything. I've "driven" on Google street view across the border and to Campos' office three times to try to memorize the roads. Worst comes to worst, I'll get a taxi driver to show me the way to Dr. Campos' office.
aaahhhhhhhhh so nervous! But excited!
Met Dr. Campos
Plan B: Hire a taxi driver to show me the doctor's office. I ended up doing that and the driver was nice enough to take me even though I had no cash on me. He took me to a bank and I got money, and I gave him twice what he wanted because I was so grateful. I had my friend park my car. Like an idiot I ran into the wrong building because I was so stressed and worried about being late. Of course I checked all the floors and couldn't find Dr. Campos anywhere. I went outside and asked a random pharmacist if he knew where Dr. Campos was. And he knew! He told me to go to the last building on the block, Torre 7. I was so grateful to him, too.
So I ended up being only 5 minutes late. I still had to wait to see Dr. Campos. The staff was nice. I met another lady who had had TT and BBL and was there for a post-op. She was in quite a lot of pain but she was very happy with her results. Yay!
When I finally got to meet Dr. Campos I was very excited! I had all my questions written down. He had me take off my clothes and change into a robe. Then he came to look at my fat :( and smush my butt around. I asked him to give me the biggest butt he could. He said it would be difficult because my skin is tight, but he said he would try. I asked him if I need to lose weight and he said no. I also inquired about inner thigh lipo. He said I don't really need it, but if I want it, it would be $600. Meh. I'll think about it. So I had Dr. Campos print out my estimate and off I went.
Let me tell you, finding your way back to the border and into the CORRECT LANE is a nightmare too. Last time I got stuck in secondary inspection for two hours and this time I got into the wrong lane! I was in the SENTRI lane, which is kind of a fast lane for people who have permits to pass into the U.S. I felt like an idiot. A legless guy in a wheelchair approached me and offered to "pay the officials" (yeah right!) to let through into the correct lane. Otherwise the fine would be $2000. Of course I freaked out. I payed him half of what he wanted (since it was the last of my cash) and he led me to a part of the divider that was broken. I squeezed through and got into the lane for regular people. Going through customs was the easiest thing compared to almost every time in the past! They only asked three questions, and off I went. In hindsight I should have just pretended not to understand any Spanish, ignored the wheelchair guy, and let my friend talk the CBP officers into letting us in. I did a search online later on and it seems like you only get a warning the first time. But whatever. I learned my lesson: never drive in Tijuana. It never gets any easier or less confusing! The signs point you in the wrong direction. No one respects the rules of traffic. No one stops at stop signs, people run red lights, the traffic circles are anarchy because there are no lanes. It's an accident waiting to happen. When I go for my Sx, I will definitely NOT BE DRIVING!
Anything else I should pack?
Still, I think I have prepared fairly well so far. I have packed almost everything. Here is my list:
-tush wipes ?
-slip on shoes/flats ?
-boppy pillow ?
-body pillow ?
-US pain meds (Percocets) ??
-gauze pads ?
-Chux (or towels) ?
-frozen peas ?
-anti-itch cream ?
-crackers and soup
VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS
-arnica montana ??
-2 pairs of socks ??
-pajama pants (dark colored) ?
-zip-up hoodies (dark colored) ?
-coconut oil ?
-face moisturizer ?
-makeup remover ?
-hair ties ??
-contact lenses ??
-contact lens case ??
-contact lens fluid ?
-folder of all correspondence ??
-laptop and charger ?
-wish pics!!! ??
One check means I have the item and two checks means it's already in my bag. I am only staying in Mexico for two days, so I am not taking everything. I live 2 hours away so I figure I'll just drive back and forth for my post-ops.
The only thing that bothers me is that I have not received word back from Angie about my labs. I had my results faxed to her 9 days ago. I have emailed her twice and have received no response. *Sigh* I guess I need to call the office on Monday. I wish they could just TRY to get their shit together in that office.
Advice on healing at home
I am just anxious because I don't know what to expect. Generally I heal very well and have never had any illnesses or complications. But you never know. I figure if I have any problems I'll just go to my PCP, who also happens to specialize in liposuction (is that unusual?).
Anyway, any advice on healing at home is very welcome. Thanks in advance.
Dealing with the office
I keep telling myself: "You get what you pay for". Apparently you have to pay for basic customer service.
I guess you have to be very persistent and patient. I'll be glad once this is over.
Other things I am doing in preparation are:
1. Daily exercise. I am almost 100% sure that staying fit and keeping my body functioning is the best way to ensure my probability of having an uneventful recovery. Of course I am no doctor but it seems logical to keep working out. The healthier you are, and the better your circulation is, the lesser the likelihood of having complications. This is my educated guess.
I do 30 minute workouts from fitnessblender.com and then jog 1-2 miles after. I do this 5 days a week. I'm down from 3 miles a day, but that's ok because I don't plan to do that after Sx. I think I'll try to replace running with cardio that's less intense on my knees and shins.
2. Taking bromelain, arnica montana and iron pills daily.
3. No more drinking :( Bleh. This is actually my least favorite part of preparation.
4. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. I DO let myself have more treats (like frozen yogurt) than usual :) It's fun. However I definitely won't be keeping that up after Sx!
5. Got a robe to wear to Sx. I'm afraid it'll be a pain in the ass to try to pull any of my workout pants on and off post-Sx.
In all honestly though I'm scared shitless of this Sx. Mostly I am afraid of complications and PAIN! I hope hope hope for a smooth recovery!
Going to Mexico tomorrow morning
Apparently MetroPCS does not have any services for calling the US from Mexico?! That really sucks. I'm just worried my mom will call and I won't get the call. I'm only going to be there 3 days, but still..she gets worried or angry when I don't pick up. Most importantly I don't want her to know I'm in Mexico because she will get suspicious!
But there is good news for me! My companion was able to get Friday off, so I'll be able to stay in Tijuana from tomorrow afternoon until Saturday morning. Or maybe we'll come back Friday night. Not sure yet. I'm so glad! It's nice having the extra day to be there just in case I need to see Dr. Campos or to get my first post-op massage.
I'm sooooo excited! Almost everything is packed. I'm just a little sad because I have two beautiful cats that I will miss very much for these 3 days. I worry about them a lot when I have to leave them at home. So maybe I will come home Friday night.
Got to Mexico a couple hours ago!
Ok so this hotel is pretty cool. The view is nice enough and the employees are helpful. The king size bed is good. Weirdly, it's only about 6 feet long (so like if you're a tall person you'd find your feet hanging off the edge). Oh well. The best thing is it's only about a 3 minute walk to Dr. Campos' office! I'll be walking there tomorrow and getting picked up by my companion, who is fabulous and fantastic for coming here with me.
We went to Costco to stock up on water, bread rolls and bananas. I paid about 135 pesos, or about $10 usd.
We are about to go get some food, probably Mexican food. Being here is a lot like just being in the US though. You have all these American things like Subway and McDonalds and Costco. The bellboy was very nice and informed me of places where we could eat something good. As a side note, most people here do not speak English.
I am getting nervous now eeeeeee!! I will post on the other side!!!!
6:44am, day of Sx
I had a hard time sleeping last night because of the heat and my anxiety. It also sucks not being able to drink any water past midnight! I am parched.
I can't wait to get this over with. Keeping my fingers crossed that Angie won't give me any trouble! I've paid, so I should be good to go.
I will try to update as soon as I get out of surgery!
On the other side now!
I won't overexert myself though. I've read of other ladies overexerting themselves when they feel good and suffering the consequences later.
Dr. Campos: excellent!
Dr. Whizar (the anesthesiologist): professional and funny. He made small talk and made me feel better.
Angie: Really a sweetheart in person!
Isabel: THE BOMB!
I will update later with all the details of the Sx day when I feel better. Thanks to all you lovely ladies!
2 days post-op
I woke up to a beautiful sunrise. I got to Dr. Campos' office a little early. While I was waiting outside the office on the 5th floor, I had the privilege to meet another BBL sister! That made me happy.
Angie arrived around 7:30 and let us in the office. We filled out some forms and waited. I was surprised when they called me back first. I thought I would be second. I was led back to the that famous room with the mirror and given my surgical garments. I got a surgery gown, booties, panties and a cap. Then the wonderful nurse Isabel came in to give me some pills and the tiniest cup of water. I'm not sure what the pills were for- maybe an antibiotic and an antiinflammatory. Isabel checked my vitals, weighed me, and left.
Then came Dr. Campos! He took a bunch of pictures of me. I asked some questions: could he try to make my butt as big as possible, when can I start exercise again, etc. He said he would inject as much as my skin would allow, and that I would need to hold off on cardio for 3 months.
He left, and then a short while later it was time to go! I was led to a room (later to be my recovery room) with comfy beds. I laid down and I met the anesthesiologist, Dr. Whizar. He asked questions about my experience with anesthesia, as well as small talk questions. I asked him when I could drink again. I think he said "later tonight"...? Not sure if he was being serious! While this was going on, Isabel (I think) gave me my IV. It didn't really hurt.
After that things started getting fuzzy. I was led (or wheeled) to the operating room. I was rubbed down with a rag soaked in iodine. I laid down, and the short blue curtain was put up in front of my face. That way I wouldn't be able to see anything if I were to wake up. Then I remember being told to roll onto my right side for the epidural. That didn't really hurt but I remember it being kind of painful when they were putting the plastic tube in my spine to administer the anesthesia. It hit a nerve. Then, Dr. Whizar poked me with something several times on my chest to see how well the anesthesia was working. After several pokes I couldn't feel it anymore. Then I drifted off.
I woke up once when I was on my back. I could feel Dr. Campos working on my belly. It didn't hurt of course but it felt weird. I woke up again near the end of my surgery. This time I felt Dr. Campos injecting my fat. I remember seeing blue scrubs and lights. I was thinking "damn, I wish they would either knock me out or hurry up and finish"! It was somewhat unpleasant.
I'm getting sleepy so I'll finish this later...
Surgery day continued
OK. So I seemed to have woken up in the recovery room with blankets. My memory is fuzzy though. I felt horrible. I tried to nap, and I did. A few hours later, my BBL sister joined me in the recovery room. She's such nice person and a real tough cookie! She was handling her surgery a lot better than I was.
I wanted to go back to my hotel room with my sweetie, but I was hopeless. My legs were barely able to move. I tried to get in the wheelchair but I slipped and was sprawled all over the floor! That frightened Isabel, and she had to pull me off the floor and get me in the bed! Poor girl. She is a real warrior nurse. She worked all day and all night. Anyway, I was in no condition to be released so Angie convinced me to stay at the clinic overnight.
It got dark, and I tried to sleep but was finding it very difficult. Our wonderful nurse Isabel made us comfortable. She adjusted the pillows so that we could sleep on our backs without flattening our butts. We received some anti-nausea medication and something to put us to sleep through our IVs. That put me to sleep for a while, but when I woke up it was still only midnight. I was miserable. I was in pain, I couldn't get comfortable, and I couldn't sleep at all. I tried to drink some water and pineapple juice but I threw up in my cup. Isabel was so sweet and through out that cup, then tried to help me get comfortable.
I dozed on and off until about 4, when Isabel gave my BBL sister and I our showers. She washed our garments too. The shower was pretty unpleasant. Then I was shivering for a while afterwards. Isabel said it was because of the anesthesia. A couple hours went by and I tried to eat Jell-o and drink water. I threw that up too. Gross. Isabel had me kneel down and into some cushions in a praying position to improve my circulation. I guess I wasn't getting enough blood in my head. I was so dizzy and nauseous.
After what seemed like ages, Dr. Campos showed up and reviewed our aftercare instructions with us. Then we met our sweeties, made our aftercare appointments, and were allowed to go home. I was really feeling like death at this point. I was wheeled out to the truck and had a hard time standing up. Once I got to the hotel, I took a Percocet and a nice hour long nap while my sweetie ate at the breakfast buffet. When I woke up, I felt 100 times better! I'm sure the Percocet had a lot to do with that, but I think the sleep did too.
Well that's about it. In conclusion, I was pretty miserable for the first 24 hours. We left the hotel at 1:00PM. Getting into the Medical pass lane was, again, a pain in the ass. We got lost several times. Apparently we were in the wrong lane again (the Ready Lane??) and the border agent tried to give my sweetie a hard time. I was laying on the floor of the truck where we took out the seats and put in blankets and towels. The border agent asked what we were doing in Mexico, and when my companion gave him the answer, the agent said sarcastically "she won't be the first, or the last, to get a 'medical procedure' in Tijuana". He said medical procedure with air quotes! Asshole. Then the agent came around to look at me laying on the floor. Apparently my robe was open, and my pussy was visible with the drain tube. The agent jumped back, all grossed out. Haha! That made the story believable, and he let us through. Once over the border, the ride home from Mexico to LA was not so bad, and I've been feeling decent at home.
I'm trying something new.
I've had a bit of an issue with my drain. I think it might be clogged with a chunk of fat. I tried "milking" it several times but all I got were a few drops of fluid in my tube. Alarmingly, I got a few drops coming out of the incision site outside the tube. I didn't want to mess with it too much so I stopped.
I think part of the solution to this is better compression. I don't think my garment and my foam are compressing me enough. So, I put my sturdy steel-boned corset on top of my foam and garment. I laced it pretty loosely though just to be safe. I don't really want to faint. It is a 24" corset when laced completely shut. I had been able to close this corset before surgery, but I am nowhere near closing right now because I am as swollen as a stuffed sausage!
I have noticed a slight increase in drainage since putting it on, so I am happy. Maybe this will also help shrink and shape my waist. I'll see what Dr. Campos has to say about it when I go for my post-op on Wednesday.
Thanks for reading, and thank you in advance for any suggestions or comments :) Happy researching/prepping for those who are pre-op and happy healing to all you post-op ladies!
Not feeling so good...
This might be TMI but I haven't had any problems with #2 because I've been eating tons of fruit. I don't know why, I normally don't like fruit. But now it's like all I want to eat! I had diarrhea today though so that was upsetting.
I've had some scary moments where I've felt dizzy and weak, but they have passed thankfully. I just need to make it to tomorrow! Tomorrow we will be driving to Tijuana for my massage. I hope I'll get to see Dr. Campos and/or get my drain removed, but that may not happen until Thursday.
This is kind of a big deal: I think they gave me the wrong garment. I had lipo on my inner thighs, and they gave me a garment that only goes a third of the way down my leg. I had really horrible bruising and swelling on my thighs because I had no compression. So I went and bought some adhesive athletic bandages and wrapped my thighs in them. It has helped dramatically! My thighs look almost normal now.
Well that is it. Many hugs and kisses and thank yous to all you lovely ladies!
The worst part was definitely when the masseuse had me sit upright (on my butt!!) and massaged the hell out of my back. She removed two of my stitches. The one in the middle of my back was fine. However the stitch above my crack was very painful! I think what happened was some of my tissues were starting to attach themselves to the stitch. So of course it hurt when she ripped them out.
Apparently I drained quite a large amount of fluid from my back. I looked down at the absorbent pad I was sitting on and saw a lot of bloody fluid.
I do feel better after the massage though! Just a little.
Feeling better, drain removed
Dr. Campos told me the hole left by my drain is quite large. They had to use a large tube because I was bleeding so much during surgery. The hole looks a little scary. He wanted to stitch it up but I was a big baby and begged him not to. At that point I was just overwhelmed with pain and anxiety. So he just taped it up and gave me very strict instructions on how to take care of it. I will follow it to a tee (whatever that actually means)!
-Put antiseptic gel on it every day.
-After 5 days take the tape off VERY gently.
-Disinfect with the gel.
-Put new antimicrobial (Micropore) tape on it.
-Leave on for 5 days again.
Well that's it. I'd better go buy myself a new garment today.
I put my body through hell today, don't do this!
Today I went to the orientation for my internship. I really really didn't want to, but it's an important internship so I had to. I definitely did not last the whole 8 hours! Thank goodness I was able to leave around noon. I was standing or on my knees on a chair the whole time. It was terrible.
The two train rides and bus ride back were annoying but not so bad because my timing was good. Everything arrived almost as soon as I got there. Yes! That almost never happens. I even semi-ran to squeeze myself between some train doors. I really didn't want to wait for the next train. I was pretty beat by the time I got home though. I had done a lot of walking and putting up with people on public transportation. (I don't mind public transport, just rude people on the bus.)
So I really don't recommend doing something like this on post-op day 9. I only did it because I absolutely had to.
In other news, I took some naked pics! Sorry about all the blobs. My butt still looks kinda flat from the side :( I'm going to stay positive about fluffing though! It's way too soon to judge and I'm sure I'm still quite swollen.
Recovery is finally happening
My measurements for today are:
Not perfect but I am very happy! I love my waist. I hope it keeps shrinking as swelling goes away. I'm hoping for a visit from the fluffing fairies too ;)
I was concerned because I have a lot more pain in my left cheek and hip than my right. Doctor said it was normal. He had a weird explanation: that plastic surgeons, whether they are right-handed or left-handed, will put more strength and vigor into one side of your body. That side will hurt more. It's a strange explanation, but whatever, if the doctor says I'm fine then I'm happy. He also checked out my drain site, which was a huge hole last Thursday. I refused to get stitches (I'm a big baby!) so I was worried about infection. Doc said it looked fine. Yes!
I'm glad everything was ok, and I'm happy I went. You never know for sure.
And I just feel really good today! I only took one tramadol in the morning and I've been pain-free all day :D Just a little stiff and sore like usual. I'm so happy with the progress I'm making. I love how I look. I'm a happy camper for now! Oh and ladies, the attention you get when you're out and about is real! Even when you're in sweatpants and a hoodie. Just warning you.
I'm making one last trip to Tijuana next week. I still have two more massages to get at the office, and hopefully I'll get to see Dr. Campos for a post-op too.
I had to go to a 3 hour internship function on Friday, which was post-op day 15. That was really awkward because I tried to sit a couple times, but ended up standing up most of the time. However, driving was fine with my boppy pillow. I had tried (terribly unsuccessfully!) to drive at post-op day 8, so I was surprised by how easy it was by day 15.
On Saturday I had to go to a training that lasted 8.5 hours!! That sucked but I was able to get away with standing in the back of the room for the majority of the day. I sat for maybe 45 minutes total, besides driving.
Today was another story.. I had to actually sit down with clients, so I ended up having to sit more :( I did use my boppy, so I think I was able sit without putting much pressure on my butt. There was no way I was going to look professional standing up and talking down to the clients. However, at home I still lay on my belly and avoid sitting. There really is no need to, since in Dr. Campos' instructions it just says to avoid sitting for 2 weeks. However I'm just paranoid!! I'm going to avoid sitting/laying on my back as much as possible for 4 weeks I think.
Oh and I went out for the first time this past Saturday night and I had FUN! I really missed drinking. I had a delicious glass of beer at a local bar, just 7.5% alcohol, but I was definitely feeling it!! Normally one glass would be whatever, but I was totally feeling that alcohol about 2/3 of the way through! You have to pace yourselves with alcohol after this procedure because you've lost a lot of blood! I ended up having 4 beers and a bit of wine that night. I was fine. IMPORTANT NOTE: This might be obvious, but DON'T drink if you've taken any painkillers!!!! I waited about 36 hours after my last tramadol to have a drink. It's a good idea to check with your doctor before you go out drinking, just to make sure.
Well that's about it! I am sooo happy that I've started feeling normal again! I'm still very stiff, but it's tolerable. I do light stretches. I think I'm a bit swollen also, but I'm going to be patient with that. I'm looking forward to my massages and my post-op with Dr. Campos this Wednesday and Thursday. :)
Waist training and compression
It's important to just take it easy with waist training if you're using a steel boned corset. However I really do love the way it looks when laced tightly. I only lace it tight like this for the last 15 minutes or so. For the rest of the time it's just tight enough to provide compression.
Last trip to Mexico (for a while)
I had my last post-op too. Dr. Campos said I'm coming along very well. My drain site is healing well. I asked him about a hard lump in my left butt cheek slightly above the crease. It's about the size of a quarter (in diameter). He said it's probably dead fat cells that have scar tissue forming around it. Gross, I know. It has gotten softer though, and I was told to massage it daily.
I asked Dr. Campos how many CCs I got. It turns out he put 1200 on each side! Woot! That was way more than he said he would put in my quote. When I received my quote, he had said only 600-700. So I am pleased that he was able to put in 1200. Dr. Campos said I have about 850 surviving, which is normal. I am a happy camper :)
Shrinking a bit, hoping to fluff soon
The past two weeks have been pretty uneventful BBL-wise. I did lose another half inch in my booty but I also lost a whole inch in my waist! I think it's just the swelling going down. I did invest in a size small Squeem Magic Lingerie waist cincher. This thing is great! Way comfier and more practical than my old fashioned steel boned cinchers.
I definitely don't have as much projection I would have wanted, but I'm pleased with my overall shape. I think the doctor did the best he could do. I would do a round to in an instant, but I'm going to wait until I'm finished having kids (don't have any yet).
My current measurements:
I've been "strapping" my butt by wrapping my athletic gauze around my legs. I hope this will help shape my crease. I think it's working.
I have scar tissue on my abdomen and right thigh that is making my skin look lumpy. I massage these two areas vigorously in the shower every night. It hurts but if it softens the scar tissue then it's worth it.
I actually had fun shopping yesterday! I bought things I definitely wouldn't have worn before: space pants and a tight coral pink skirt! I'm excited to wear these fabulous finds :)
Thanks for reading, and my well wishes too all, whether pre-op or post-op!
Week 7 update
I don't wear my Squeem anymore, nor do I strap my butt cheeks. I don't think either of these things would have much of an effect at this point.
I do still sit on my boppy pillow in my classes and at my internship. I don't think I would damage my fat cells if I were to sit without it. It just feels uncomfortable to sit on a hard surface.
I have only three qualms:
-I still have numb areas on my abdomen, flanks and back. They're slowly improving.
-I don't have much of a crease :(
-I wish my butt were a lot bigger!!!
Other than that, I'm pretty happy... My measurements are still the same as last time. I keep obsessively checking my butt to see if it's shrinking though! I feel like it looks a lot smaller than I would like, but the tape measure stays at around 41.5, give or take a quarter inch. Otherwise, school and work are keeping me super busy so I don't think about it too much.
Oh one last thing: I started working out about 2 weeks ago! I definitely missed my workouts. I still don't run of course! All I do is baby workouts from Fitnessblender.com. I like the standing core exercises and arm exercises. I do a bit more each day. I think it's helping with my flexibility and softening scar tissue.
a few more things
I keep telling myself that I do look 200% better than before. Maybe, just maybe I'll fluff a lot and magically get a butt crease. We'll see.
I had some fun wearing weird clothes I haven't touched in years!
I think Dr. Campos is very professional, personable, skilled and talented. I am so glad I chose him to do this procedure. He is very busy though, so he might not be able to give you tons of time for consultations and post-ops. I think he does the best that he can.