Ok soooo I'll try keeping this short & sweet. I'm...
Ok soooo I'll try keeping this short & sweet. I'm 31yrs old, I live in Bklyn NYC, I have two daughters 12 & 2. Starting my BBL journey I weighed 136lbs. I have gained about 15lbs for this procedure, I'm around 153lbs now :/ I have been overweight almost my entire life. I lost about 150 lbs, took me 12 months to do it and I was left with tons of skin. After losing all that weight I was still insecure with my body... I think even more than being overweight. Weird right?? I lost all my boobies so first surgery was a breast lift with implants with Dr. Azurin (RIP) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL August 2013. Next was my tummy tuck with Dr. Polavarapu at NYEE, January 2014. So now, here I am, getting my booty done. As you will see in my pics, I need it lol. Soooo after doing some research, I decided to go with Dr. Fisher. My pre op appt is on Monday August 11th and surgery is the following day. I'm staying at Mariams recovery home and even though I haven't stayed there yet, I want to recommend her services to anyone having surgery in Miami. She is soooo sweet and I can tell it's genuine. She calls me personally and takes her time to make sure I understood her services and what she recommends is best for my recovery process. She finds way to help cut costs and her response time is almost instant. I'm having my post op massages with her and I even scheduled a pre op massage just to ease my nerves a lil. I'm not too nervous, just anxious to get this over with.
SUPPLIES: So I have VERY MINIMAL supplies. I don't think I'll use half the stuff I see ppl buying for their BBL. I got one vedette 929 size 36 (m), one vedette 136 (sm), 5 pcs of lipofoam, two tubes of arnica gel, Vitamedica healing supplements kit (arnica & bromelain), boppy pillow and chux. That's it. I have my ab board, compression socks, and squeem left over from my tummy tuck. I will also get a few lil things like baby wipes, anti bacterial soap, stool softener, etc... But that's all easily accessible. I tried to order the PeeEz thing but it takes too long to ship from Amazon. So I'll figure something out for that. I have a couple loose fitting dresses and slippers already. I'm also getting a lounge chair to cut a hole in for my booty so I can sit when I get home.
So in all... I will be here just to share MY personal experience with Vanity and their staff, the procedure itself, snd Mariam's recovery home... I'll post pics along the way. I haven't taken any pics yet of my 15lb weight gain. I will post when I do.
(Btw labs are done, everything looks great, my hemo is 13.3)
?BBL w/ Dr. Fisher August 12? adding my 'wish pics'
Forgot to add my wish pics....
Made it to Miami.
I had my pre op with Dr. Fisher... I was told the labs I sent from home were ok so no need to do more blood work. I'll be his first patient in the morning. He said I don't have much back fat. He will get a majority from my stomach and flanks. I didn't show him my wish pics, I just told him to 'hook me up'. I'll post a more detailed review after surgery. Btw, here are my pics showing my 16lb weight gain.
Ok girly's I made it
I'll write a more detailed review within the next couple of days explaining the day of procedure and my follow up care at mirians. As for my results.... (Drum roll please)..... I'm a lil disappointed. Yes, you are seeing right. I gained *16lbs* for surgery and I feel like my waist could be smaller and my butt bigger. Maybe my expectations were too high?? I'm not by any means knocking doctor fisher....the more I look at my post op pics, the sadder I feel. Sorry ladies. I hope this turns around :(
Pics of Mirian's Recovery Home
Everyone is very friendly. It's four bedrooms 2 bathrooms (Mirian and her husband stay in one). One bedroom is off the living room (mine) other bedrooms are opposite the dining room with bathrooms in btwn (one across from each other), and fourth bedroom is opposite kitchen. My bedroom doesn't have a tv. The living room has a big one so it's cool. I chose to stay in the front room because the girl that was here before I left said it was too hot back there. And she was right, as I helped her pack to go home I said is be staying up front please lol. Her husband is very nice. But speaks very little English. I downloaded a translator app on my iPhone and it works! Muy Bueno! He helps with anything u may need as Mirian is gone most of the day. I hired one of her nurses (Barbie) for the first 4 hours after surgery and for 4 hours in the morning the day after. But day 2 turned into 8 hours. It was needed. She helped me with everything I needed, washed my garments, my blood stained clothes, helped me shower, etc. she's very nice. Mirian bought a big funnel to put in the bathroom to assist in peeing, but standing over the toilet works just fine. First massage was ok. Not as painful as others described. Eating a meal the same day out of surgery and then on is very important. I was starving coming out of surgery. Anyway, til later, here are some pics.
Me before surgery
I hope my waist gets small like how it was. When can I start wearing my squeem waist cincher?... I forgot to ask :/
In need of a new garment
I heard that there's a garment store by vanity.... Anyone know where it is? How are the prices? Thanks in advance. Btw, shout out to my girl ttlatina.... She sent me this pic and it did make me feel better :)
1 week post op
Here's a look at 1week post.... I just got home and I'm feeling ok. Back and neck are sore from sleeping on my stomach. I have a sore spot on my stomach where my drain was. I pulled my own drain out cuz it was falling out and was 75% there, so I just removed it myself. Same day doc fisher was going to anyway. I tried to keep it in cuz I noticed it from the night before but the next morning it wasn't feeling right. It didn't hurt to come out. Dr. Fisher said I'm doing okay. He also told me to stop taking the antibiotics,it was too much for my tummy to handle. I just ordered the small vedette929 size small so I'm waiting for it to come in the mail. Thanks to everyone who has been checking in on me.
Two weeks post....
Ok tomorrow makes two weeks and I'm feeling good. Week one was def annoying. Glad I made it past that 'hump'. Booty is rounding out and poking out more. Trying to hide it at work didn't work. The streets are talking lol :/ hoping I don't shrink too much. I'm still weighing in at 153lbs. But ppl say the weight looks good on me :) I'm going to go down to about 145lbs and try to maintain. Posting pics today but I'll take better ones soon. I'm going out for the first time Friday night and I'll take pics and post over the wknd. Thanks for the support everyone :)
3 weeks post
Not too much going on. I still swell and my weight is still at 153lbs. I like the way my booty looks more, in the garment. It lifts and makes it look more 'plump'. Today at work a customer yelled out to me... "Wow your booty looks great!" Lol. ;) here's a couple pics from my Labor Day wknd. I'll post more pics soon. I've been so busy with work and my lil one is turning two so I've been putting her bday party together.
P.S. I've been scared to go on a diet cuz I don't want my booty to go down... I'm still using my boppy, and one hip is slightly bigger than the other :-/ I'm using a blow up pool tube to sleep in ( I put my booty in the hole and use three pillows behind my head, works good) thx and I'll update again soon...
Ok, I've been MIA but I'm back. I'm exactly 7 weeks post today and I'm doing ok. Still weigh 153lbs. (Went down to 149 but ate and drank heavily over the wknd). I sit on my booty no prob. Feels ok, still use boppy to drive tho. Idk why. I called vanity to see about a round two and fisher is running a special, bbl with 4 lipo areas $4500. Anna is my coordinator and I'm going for a ROUND 2 in March or April 2015!! I don't have enough hips for my liking and I'm looking for a more upside down heart this time around. I'll be putting a deposit down this week.
I'm still here....
21 Jan 2015
5 months post
It's been a long while since I've updated but I'm still here. I booked my round two with fisher for March 9th. He improved my shape overall in my round one, but I need him to really fill me in this time and give me the hips I want. My preop and surgery is on the same day, Anna is my coordinator this time around. Staying at Magdalena's recovery home. Not buying too much stuff for my round two, I didn't use half the stuff I bought for round one. I weigh 142lbs now, was told to gain 15... That's the fun part though lol. I'll update again soon.
3.5 weeks to go until round two... "Dinggg"
11 Feb 2015
6 months post
So Im in the process of my weight gain regimen... I'm 11 days in and 10lbs+ already ????. Maybe I should slow down a lil. (It's fun tho, eating without regret).... Vanity promised me a free garment so wondering if I should order a small size vedette as backup. I used medium first round but was too big from the beginning. I had to order a small as soon as I got home. But my butt will be bigger this time so will small be too small?? Not sure what to do. Anyway here are a few pics. Current weight: 150lbs. Gonna go up to 160-165.
Paid in full. Ready for surgery.
25 Feb 2015
6 months post
So I paid for my round two, now patiently waiting.... SIKE! I'm so eager for this to be over with. I have A good feeling about this second round. I received my new waist cincher in the mail along with the chux pads. Just waiting on the lipofoam, due to arrive any day now. My bbl pillow came via UPS but I wasn't home to except it. They will attempt delivery again today. Anna hasn't sent me my invoice yet. I'll def be bugging her until I get them emailed to me. As far as my weight gain, for some strange reason I dropped 4lbs a few days ago!! How could that possibly be I asked myself. Especially after all the stuff I've been eating (In love with the new Ben & Jerry's "the tonight dough" flavor. Yummmm! Gonna miss it). Anyway, I weighed myself again this morning and I'm back to 155lbs. Although I've gained the 15 like asked, I'll keep going until surgery time. Maybe he can use a lil extra fat to inflate my hips a lil more ;) Labs getting done today. Thinking of buying a new bed before I go, I'm not anticipating the stomach sleep. That was def one of the least liked part of surgery. Ill post more pre op pics soon. Thanks for reading! :)
Dr fisher on vacation next month??? Any truth to it?
26 Feb 2015
6 months post
So I just called vanity to again ask Anna to email me my paid in full receipt. She's off today, of course, so Margaret said she would leave the message for her to get back to me. I asked Margaret if Dr fisher would be on vacation next month because the rumor is, is that he would be on vaca March 16-30. I'm suppose to have my final post op appt with him on the 16th. Margaret said she heard the rumor and that there was no truth to it. I guess we won't know for sure until March 16. Smh.