I am preparing for surgery this coming January...
I am preparing for surgery this coming January with Dr. Carlos Rios. I am going to be removing silicone I had years ago. I am quite nervous as this is a major surgery. I don't know what to expect in terms of recovery. I can tell you all a little bit about my growing symptoms over the years. I had my buttock injected over 10 years ago, I have never had any issues with it until about a year ago, I started to get inflammation, the hardness and lumps, now the substance has since migrated to my lower back.
I am not going to continue to beat myself up about this, I made a mistake and I just have to correct it. I am not here for anyone's judgement also. A lot of people like to judge and make stupid comments. But I'm not here for that nor am I sharing my journey with those who are only here to judge. I am sharing my story so that NO ONE GETS HYDROGEL, SILICONE OR ANY KIND OF BUTT INJECTIONS. It's not worth it. When I got mine done there was no talks of fat transfers and bbls, everyone was doing injections. I know other women who are doing the same and getting rid of this toxic as soon as possible. I am just counting the days down to do the same.
I have met with Dr. Transir Mir whom was very knowledgeable in this type of surgery but due to insurance reasons and costs, I could not go with Dr. Mir. But he was very nice and I had a good consultation with him. If you have proper insurance and can afford him, I say do it.
I am going with Dr. Rios, I received my quote, for if he only has to do the laser technique (which is less), and also if he has to cut me open and operate (which is more). I don't really care at this point about the costs, disfigurement I am just ready to get this part of my life over with and get back to the healthy me.
After my removal with Rios, I will be flying back to do my reconstruction with none other than Harold Villalobos (who was the one who referred me to Dr.Rios in the first place) I will be getting a breast lift with implants, lip and bbl to reconstruct any deformities I may have after the removal. After my reconstruction, I can honestly say I am done with plastic surgery. I don't regret having any of my procedures done, but these injections I wish I never had done. The biggest mistake of my life, but with the help of people like Dr. Rios and the most high. I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I will keep everyone posted on my journey all they way through the reconstruction phase.
Peace to and blessings to all
Switched to Dr. Andres Felipe Diaz Paz
Hi ladies! I hope that everyone has been well. I wanted to just update everyone on my upcoming surgery.. I was initially going to go with Dr. Rios for the removal of my hydrogel injections but have since had a change of heart. Due to the latest, disturbing reviews of some other young ladies, I have decided to go with Dr. Andres Felipe Diaz Paz. Who was recommended by another woman in my surgery group on Facebook. If I had to compare, Dr. Diaz Paz has way more reviews than Dr. Rios and his reviews are at least 4.5 out of 5. And he has over 116 reviews. I sent him an email with photos and he responded very very quickly and we have been in contact since. I have fallen in love with his liposuction and breast work! I have decided to let him do a breast lift with a small implant during the same sx as the removal. Which I asked him f that would be possible and he stated yes. I could have both procedures done at the same time. Which is great! Two birds one stone. I wired him my $500 deposit today and am setting up my Airbnb (I hate RH) and then flight and I'm all set. I can't wait to meet Dr. Diaz Paz and his staff.. so far I see good things coming from them.
Getting ready for surgery! I am so ready to get this over with
Good afternoon ladies! Happy MLK day today, I'm hoping all you ladies are having a wonderful day today. Just updating my journey for you ladies, I fly in about a week and a half from today to Cali, Colombia. I am scheduled for removal of biopolymers with Dr. Andres Felipe Diaz Paz. I am very nervous and excited all at the same time. It's time to finally get this toxic out of my body and get back to being as healthy as possible. I haven't packed anything as of yet but I do plan on bringing mostly sun dresses, things I can easily get in and out of. I have also a stage 2 faja garment. For after surgery. Not sure what they put you in right out of the OR but I already have my stage 2 faja. I am going to walgreens to get some compression socks for my legs, maxi pads, and a few other things. If any of you ladies who have been through this survey have any suggestions on things that I should bring with me please chime in.. or send me a private message. Any help is greatly appreciated. Lately, my pain level has been low to moderate, same burning sensations, same hardness and Lumps in the same area.. lower back pain. I have added a couple of pics so you all can see my before.. I don't have anything in my hips.. and the only part of my buttock that was injected was my top shelf area and lower back, about 3 to 4 inches down from my back there is no silicone.. maybe some have migrated over the years but I didn't have anything injected there.. praying for the best outcome.. I will definitely keep you ladies posted on the Airbnb I rented, etc..
Flying out tomorrow.
I am flying out tomorrow afternoon to Cali, my appointment for pre-op testing is early am Thursday and surgery Friday morning... yes I am nervous but also very ready to put this chapter of my life behind me.. for all the ladies that have been through this, there is light at the end of the tunnel.. don't wait, don't procrastinate, if you had it done yesterday or years ago, get it removed. Lord knows what the long term damage will be. Luckily for me I don't have much of this product to remove, but for those out there that are going through the back pain, the lumps, the hardness, migration of the product don't wait! Get help as soon as possible because it only gets worse with time.. there are plenty of good doctors that can help. If you have health insurance Dr. Tansir Mir in Manhattan is one of the best, so sweet and so professional. Unfortunely for me my insurance just wasn't the best to go with Dr. Mir, but I would recommend him to anyone... But I am very very very comfortable and pleased with choosing Dr. Andres Felipe Diaz Paz, his staff has been keeping up with me all the way until now, Lizeth has been in communication with me for over a month. Wishing everyone the best, see you all after surgery! Love and light ladies ????????
I am 100% silicone free! Surgery went fantastic! Dr. Andres Felipe Diaz Paz is a miracle worker
27 Jan 2017
Day of treatment
Hello to all my ladies, I got out of surgery about 12 maybe 1pm this afternoon and I am thrilled to have all of this silicone gone.. from a 1 to 10 my pain level is a 1 very little discomfort. Yes I opted to have open surgery it's was the only way to ensure 100% of the product was removed being I only had it on the upper portion of my buttock.. ladies do not spend all your money getting this removed in the US, in my opinion Colombia is as advanced in their technology as the US, Dr. Paz performs 2 of these removals a week every week.. this is what he does.. I am still a bit dizzy from the Anesthesia but will continue to update you ladies as I go. I am walking around already, yes you heard right. I am walking around and going to the bathroom on my own.. here are a few pics of what was removed.. I will post more updates I'm still waiting on my room to become available.
Feeling much better
I posted another review not sure why it hasn't been approved yet but wanted to update you ladies with some photos. Even my skin color is coming back! I just can't wait until reconstruction and then I'm done !!
Finally ready to head home..
Well I have packed and on Tuesday morning I head back home Timmy family. I just want to say how happy I am with my results with Dr. Paz. I couldn't have asked for a better job.. All these days I have been here he has seen me every week to make sure I am healing properly to answer any questions.. I just don't have anything bad to say.. I have attached a photo of my buttock which is filling in nicely already.. this was taken today. If you have had injections my advise is do not wait and there is hell abroad. I spent $4,100 total on my removal (open surgery) which included post op everything, fajas, medications, etc. and I am pleased behind measure. The color of my butt has even returned.. : ) I am ready to go home and get ready for my final reconstruction round, which will be epic!
Love and light ladies