Alright, so I stalked this site for 3 months and...
Alright, so I stalked this site for 3 months and decided, yes....Yes, please get it tight and right and join the BBL club!! I am getting the hips and butt added on with the smart lipo. I told Dr. Okoro I wanted 900cc in each cheek, and he said wow, but I hope he comes somewhere between 850-900, because I want to see the projection. Not sure about a rack, but definitely some projection. I want those upside down heartshape hips everybody keeps talking about, but we'll see, and hopefully the tiny abs too.
Can't wait, but I must admit I'm scared of the pain and how long I'll be bedridden but I think that Dr. Okoro is a great doctor...He's board certified, super-duper nice, very caring, listens to your dream booty story, and honestly I chose him because he has experience with people with diabetes, lupus, or health concerns. I felt like I'd be in safe hands...So, for any woman out there who's trying to decide between being a number and actually being safely cared for, Dr. Okoro is for you. I'm hoping to get the rack, stack, or bubble a$$ets I want, because I surely grilled him and showed him a bunch of pictures...We pointed and sorted thru that monitor of his until I was satisfied that he'd take care of me and what I wanted to have done.. I told him I wanted gradual sedation the entire time without the sedation wearing off, because someone mentioned feeling nothing until the end and the butt shots being painful, so I clarified those fears as well..Anyway, his entire office is nice from the front desk to the nurse, and I've bugged them all, but the nurse has answered countless emails, and they filter my call through all the time over the past month or so...
I purchased a lot of stuff that have been suggested by many women already, but tomorrow I'll finish buying more food, since I'm not sure how long it'll be before I'll feel up to leaving again after the procedure is done...I did find this interesting little stool in walmart that is soft and I can have my new butt hanging off of by sitting on my thighs, so I'll put a picture up of that. Plus I got this upright pillow I'll sleep on that is comfy too, because I detest sleeping on my stomach so this was the best option.
I'll keep everybody posted
A couple of helpful items I found...4 days until bbl!!
Okay ladies, so I'm getting excited and scared of the pain at the same time, but I'm only 4 days away!!
Anyway, since I hate sleeping on my stomach, I looked everywhere online and stores to see what would make me comfortable the most, and I decided on this pillow I'm attaching...I also found this cool little stool, I'm attaching...They both came from Wal-Mart...
I'm feeling a little better and looking nice...2 days post OP..
I've been sitting in this butt out chair for half of the day and I guess I just want out of this house now that I feel halfway decent. Anyway, I gained 3 inches between the butt and hips. They gave me a xanax pill right before I went into surgery, which relaxed me even more...After I finally laid on the table, they gave me the IV sedation(I requested ahead of time), and I felt absolutely nothing else until one hour after the surgery when they were getting me up out of there...The pain was horrible that night, and the next day though I took those pain pills every 3-4 hours..I never had nausea really, and I had my normal appetite...Today is 2 days later, and I'm feeling much better...They gave me hydrocodone, but that crap didn't do much...The 800mg of motrin helps swelling, and I feel it helped better for my fever and the pain I'm having..
My stomach and sides are extremely flat, and I did tell him to get aggressive with the lipo...I like my new hips pretty much and I have that subtle coke bottle going on, and the butt was fine, yet sort of conservative...I'm happy with the results, and he did a great job, though I would've liked a tad more butt...It's all good though.
3 days post op, in the same bebe skirt
Today I'm feeling a bit better, yet still swollen and sore to the touch. I definitely recommend lipofoam, because this garment pinches like hell without that cushion. NYCutie gives plenty of helpful advice on my page below for more tips. ..She's a one year veteran. .. Anyway, let me know if you like my new look in this same Bebe skirt I took pics in before my surgery. .I think Dr. Okoro did a great job for my size and frame.. 5'7" and 150 lbs, so this butt and hips looks phenomenal on my frame, because any bigger would have made me look real fake. ..Dr. Okoro did his thing!
Day 6 post-op
Ladies.....Sigh....I want TO SIT DOWN!!! I'm going to lose it! I can't get quality sleep or work like this! Almost a week in and I'm already tired of not sitting or laying on my side...I haven't even used a Boppy to sit, so I'm doing well...I have to go to my 1 week appt. tomorrow,, so I'll be using the pillow tomorrow. I also have my first lymphatic massage tomorrow, so hopefully I'll enjoy that, and it'll help this pool of fluid LEAVE my V'jayjay area.
I'm still pretty swollen, with a couple of hard lumps, which equates to discomfort if you touch my stomach or back, but other than that, I think I still have volume in my butt and hips. This process is still worth it, and I'm glad I took the plunge, because my body looks sexier than ever. I'm so glad to have this flat stomach, until I don't know what to do..
Tomorrow is my first real day out of the house in a week, so I'm excited... I'll try to take more pics...
Some things I'm learning with this process...10 Days post op...
I was so afraid that my garment wouldn't allow me to breathe initially, so I got a size large. I think I actually should have gotten a medium, because now I'm technically needing a size small...When your garment isn't tight enough, then sadly you're not getting the most optimal compression you can get on your tummy...After about a week these lumps (scar tissue) start to appear deep underneath due to the lack of compression. Massaging it helps, but it takes a loooong time to go away...So it's best to not give an inch or size up when they measure you for your garment or ask you for your size...Which is the mistake I made...To help with this problem, I'm wearing the tightest, level 3, Spanx that exists on the inside of my garment, and pulling my binder very tight...However, the tummy needs that inside compression to reduce swelling and lumps, that the binder can't provide as much as the garment inside actually grabbing your stomach...They'll be giving me my stage 2 garment by this Friday, which will start week 2, so that will help as well...
Okay, but you girls should have seen me tiptoeing off of my pillows while trying to drive to the doctor last Thursday...My seat was all the way leaning back so that I could sort of heist myself off the pillow...It was crazy, maybe dangerous, but it worked...Whatever works for you..I really am trying not to sit on this expensive azz I tell ya, lol...
Anyway, so I had my lymphatic massage on this past Friday, and a session today as well...I felt a little bit better afterwards...Tianna was working those lumps out of my stomach as well..
day 10 post op pics
Sometimes these pics don't stick if you try to attach too many. Sigh.
Two weeks post op bbl
Today I'm feeling a bit achy. .I'm officially able to sit down, and I'm using my pillow to still in my thighs as much as possible. Nope, my hips nor butt even want to be touched. They still sting deep inside, so I'm here at work still standing up, and I took some Motrin. .. Sigh. .I was only planning on sitting at work only, and not at home at all, but it looks like I can't sit at all still without feeling achy.. Pillows aren't helping, so I'm just gonna have to keep standing until I start feeling better. . On the bright side, my stomach is getting flatter, and my volume still seems to be here for now. .. Anybody have any other advice?
Day 14 post op pics
I'm paranoid about losing any volume, I swear.
Feeling good today..Swelling decreased. . Day 16 post op.
Yesterday I had my free smoothshapes procedure that came with my bbl package. I will get 3 more of these procedures, because I don't have excess skin, so I won't need the Excelis treatment that would normally come with the bbl package.I think it made me feel a little better, yet for the first time I was bruised pretty badly. I never had bruises prior to the smoothshapes procedure. They also gave me the oral arnica that I was supposed to have in first place, and after a while I swear I don't feel as swollen all over. the oral arnica works 100 times better than the on a arnica rub on gel, which I don't think works at all.It was really a miracle. I didn't go to my stage 2 garment, although I tried it on and it really felt like a perfect fit, however I didn't want my hips and butt trapped in that garment just yet, so I'll wait another 2-3 weeks and keep wearing my level 3 spanx camisole on top of the garment I have, and of course the binder.the arnica pills they gave me didn't have many tablets in it, so I will look for the bromelain/Arnica/grapeseed combination that they gave me. I may even order from the same company at Dermavance.com, because the herbal combination probably works better together.
Weej 5 Post-Op on tomorrow
Hi Ladies! Sorry I've been a stranger, but I've had some family issues going on, but that's all cleared up, thank God...Anyway, here's what I've learned since we've last chatted.
=My bra size has gone down from 36C to 32C (although they really don't sell 32C's, so I got a 34C..I think that my upper abdomen fat being lipo'd had a lot to do with this.
=Get the tightest garment on the day of surgery, because it will decrease the swelling and keep your abs tinier in conjunction with that binder...
=My abs fit an XS shirt/top, which is down from a size Medium
=My hips and butt are up from a size 6 to an 8-10
=I saw another person that paid for a corset consultant, and she gave information that www.orchardcorset.com is good to wear over your stage 2 garment and after you take it off...The doctor told me today that I only needed my stage 2 garment on through week 9, but this XS garment fits and feels well on the tummy, because it's already shrunk to that point, but it has my butt and hips smashed way to much...I don't know if this is a good thing, because I want to keep my volume, yet I need the good compression of an XS on my tummy...Oh well..
=I still have swelling, and if I take that garment off for 2 seconds, I swell up quick...My abs are cute and flat when I do see them to shower though.
=I'm not sure that there's been much change in volume..My butt and hips look about the same. I haven't sat in 5 weeks, so maybe that's helping, who knows...
I'm still happy I did this. Maybe next week I start trying to do my Zumba Abs workout again to make sure no fat gets on my abs.
Question ladies....If we lose weight by correcting our diet, will we lose some butt? I'm thinking we would, because pre-lipo days, that's what would happen. I want to salvage my abs by eating right and all, yet, I will drop weight doing that, thus losing booty! Help! What should us newbies be doing??