This is my surgery journey. I decided after having...
This is my surgery journey. I decided after having liposuction in NYC last year. That I needed an excellent surgeon that could do my tummy tuck, full body lipo, a more sculpted ass, lipo under my chin. Knowing what I know now. I would only schedule my surgery in Cali. Arrive 3 days before surgery date, do your labs, consult w/ your surgeon. Also make sure your hemoglobins are a 13. The costly mistake of listening to office personal cost me $300 in iron infusions.
I will never stay at a recovery house. The $100-$125 per day being spent there can go to other things that you may want done out here. What I don't like with recovery houses, are when ladies arrive from around the world, we are not your ATM. Also most of the recovery houses do not have real nurses, that are exclusive to each patient. I got a private room on Airbnb $10-$15 per day. Because I paid weekly I got a lesser rate. When having a Tummy tuck you must stay in Cali for 18 days after surgery plus 3 days before surgery. Airbnb allowed me to have a luxurious private room & bath in luxury gated community. I hired a surgical nurse that specialized in post op care @25 for 6hrs. My nurse is awesome, she was at my bedside before my surgery, prayed with me before I got into the surgical table. My anesthesiologist & surgeon confirmed she worked for them in the past, and they wanted her back. When I woke up my nurse was the first face I saw. My nurse signed off on my paperwork, take care of my prescriptions, gave me my anticoagulant, and tramadol injections. Also she taught me how to get out of, and into the bed.
I appreciate her translating all of my paperwork at each daily post op appointments. Dr Florez does not believe in post op massages, because they are too pain, and traumatizing for patients after surgery. I had daily hyperbaric oxygen treatments, and presstherapy. The presstherapy is a machine that gently massages, and squeezes the fluid out of your drains. I am also thankful for my custom made stage 1 & stage 2 faja's, plus my face wrap all for $125. I do recommend having a nurse with you 12hrs daily for the first four days. I liked having my own quiet, peaceful place to recover, with my own nurse doing everything for me, and I didn't have to share her with other ladies at the same time I need her. I also liked that my nurse washed my faja's, and when my pain was bad. My nurse got very strong pain meds in injections & pills to make me more comfortable.
The money I saved without using a RH, allowed me to do other cosmetic procedures (teeth zoomed, eyebrows, lashes, etc)
I will post my before & after this week once my drains & stitches come out.
4 days post op, nice curvy waist, nice butt! Side view in bed w/ drains
I have no complaints my journey has been very comfortable, peaceful and stress free. I will never advise my friends to stay at a recovery house. It feels good to go home with money, and have extra cash for other beauty treatments.
My Nurse is available for only nice patients.
I do not know where to begin Yarleny was my angel. Yarleny signed my surgery authorization papers, being on record as being responsible for my care. My sweet nurse arrived a few hours before my surgery, directed my nurses as to how to do my IV, take blood, she got all my post op prescriptions in advance from my Anesthesiologist. My Anesthesiologist loves her, all the nurses knew her, even the lady that custom made my faja loved her.
Yarleny prayed with me before I went under anesthesia, and was the first face I saw when I woke up. I had no complications, no pain, and I was shocked that Yarleny was able to get scrubbed up, and watch over my surgery, and she helped to put me in my faja.
Yarleny was so kind to me the staff wanted her to work at the Clinic, ladies would see us out in the street, and request her card. Yarleny is a gem. I hope that no rude, mean spirited ladies call her, and mess up a good thing here in Cali because she is a real professionally trained surgical nurse, that has no desire to work with recovery houses. Yarleny only does personal one on one care, and she cooks like a chef!
4 days Post Op
Today I was able to have a sponge bath, and change into a smaller custom made faja. I am still bruised, and swollen. I am able to stand straight, the pain, and inflammation is a lot better. I am glad I don't have to go thru the torture of having painful post op massages.
My nurse makes me fresh calendula tea, straight from the flower. I bought the flower at the grocery store in the fruit, and herb section. Calendula gets rid of post op itching, swelling, and inflammation.
4 weeks post op massage Union, NJ
18 Dec 2016
2 months post
Here is my 4 week post op massage. I go to Carolina Nunez whom has done my post op for Rd 1 & Rd 2. I love the machines Carolina has that helps get rid of inflammation, the massages, the heat lamps, and the calendula Carolina uses on me to help post op itching.
Carolina also custom makes foam to wrap me in which sculpts me better than wearing my faja 24/7
9 weeks post op
18 Dec 2016
2 months post
I am 9 weeks post op, and I will see Dr Florez in NJ during the Christmas holiday. Before he heads to Miami, and then back to Cali. I saw Dr Florez during the Thanksgiving holiday, I could not have asked for a better pre op, surgical, and post op experience.
The care I have received has been beyond what I ever could have imagined. I love my results, and can't wait to enjoy my new body.
6 Month Update Tummy Tuck Scar
16 Apr 2017
6 months post
It has been officially 6 months since I had a TT, and Full Body Lipo. I am very pleased with my results, and scar. I am equally thankful that I have seen Dr Florez in NJ November 2016, and last week, April 2017. I have not had any issues. My scar continues to fade. It takes 12-18 months to totally heal from a TT, and the scar completely fades after a year. I will not get a tattoo to cover or hide. If after a year, it hasn't faded enough for me. I will have whatever is visible microneedled.
The Ferrari of Faja's & Post Op Care! The Pink Room Shapewear, Union, NJ
16 Apr 2017
6 months post
I first visited The Pink Room after having lipo with Dr. Shahine in NY 2015. What I loved about my experience was the kindness of the ladies. I was at the old location in Elizabeth, which was very nice. I was in a lot of pain, I had just had my post op massage. The lady that was doing my post op massages, is from Colombia, and advised me to get the top of the line faja, if I wanted extremely good results. I was told the brand "Forma Tu Cuerpo is "the best" to wear 24/7 due to its extreme comfort, and shaping capabilities. The faja I purchased was a Stage 1 & Stage 2 which meant that I did not have to purchase 2 separate faja's. The faja is only sold to select merchants in the US, and they are more expensive than the other brands.
When I researched the brand, The Pink Room carried the faja. What I learned was the garment was higher buying directly from the surgeons office. My first faja was a XXL, it took 2 ladies to get me into the faja. Once I was gently put into the faja my pain was less, my swelling went down within weeks. My curves were insane, I could not have asked for a better experience. I wore my faja for 6 months, it felt uncomfortable when I did not wear the faja. I had a lot of inflammation. After 6 months of wearing my faja, I dropped 2 sizes (Colombian sizes run small). I bought a different brand that was not forma tu cuerpo, and that faja was uncomfortable.
Fast forward to 2016, I had fully body lipo, and a TT in Colombia. After getting back into the US I stopped at the new location in Union which is absolutely stunning! I love the personal attention, the silk bath robes you wear before you try on the garment. The elegance of the table you lay on so that the ladies can help you get into the garment. I loved being properly measured, and given my measurements. This boutique is an experience for ladies that only like the finer shopping experience. I would never shop anywhere else for my faja's except this place. While I was shopping, I bumped into a mutual friend of a very popular NYC radio station. When I am at media events I always get complimented on how sleek, my dresses, skirts, and pants look in person as well as my online pictures (no photoshop) my secret is the Pink Room.
I decided to share the boutique here, because I get so many emails asking where to get the best faja, and what brand do I recommend, and where to buy. The Pink Room hands down is the best, and their 5 Star reviews on social media seem to agree. I also buy my calendula flower, calendula cream, ab boards, Colombian dark blue jeans, and the beautiful gifts, that are given as a thank you, always makes me feel good. This is why I will always be a loyal customer to the boutique, and the ladies I meet their are simply amazing. I want to give a special thanks to Maria, Olga, Yanni for going above, and beyond to make each lady feel like a queen! The pics I have added does not do this fabulous boutique justice.
Tummy Tuck Scar 6 Months Post Op
16 Apr 2017
6 months post
I am very happy with the TT scar of Dr. Florez, he told me last week, as I continue to heal, the scar will fade.