Dr. Freiman did my Mommy Makeover last June. From...
Dr. Freiman did my Mommy Makeover last June. From the onset, my asymmetry was obvious. However, Dr. Frieman was conservative and thoughtful. He allowed me a year to heal and settle. After contacting him that the asymmetry was still severe, he stood behind his work and is revising the breast lift for free. I am paying extra to get bigger implants now that my chest is stretched from previous surgery. He has been very communicative, thoughtful and kind during this whole process. He has never made me feel afraid that he would not honor his work or annoyed or indignant. He has been wonderful, open and I am excited to get these babies fixed and bigger!
4 days out!!!! Excited and nervous. How many CC's?????
I am so ready to get this over with. I am curious how many cc's I should get. I am at 304 now and want to go 500. I am a small D right now. Wonder where it will take me?
PREOP day before surgery.
Ok. Here is a fair review. I am not sure if Tatiana is very busy and they don't have enough help, but what a nightmare the paperwork fiasco can be. I email all the labs, EKG and Mammogram and no one can get it because she is not here today. So, I have to email all of it to them and do this while signing a mountain of paperwork. Then, they tell me I need a medical clearance when it was not marked off on the paperwork she sent me. So, I am sitting there thinking that I have paid for a recovery house, flight, all of the labs and now this? I was freaking out a little bit. They talked to the anesthesia doctor and he said my EKG and blood work was great, so he was ok with me not having one this time. I didn't have one last time for the whole Mommy Makeover?? Odd. Also, I have had a total hysterectomy and they still want a pregnancy test? Another little setback. So, they took more blood and said they would call at 4 p.m. or before with my surgery time. So, hopefully it is all ok. This makes your nerves crazy when this is happening and you are out of town. I am going to do a separate review for the CG Cosmetic Recovery House and Evelyn for any of you coming out of town and choosing that option. Well, wish me luck!!! Tomorrow is the big day.
Evelyn recovery house with CG Cosmetic
Here's some pics of recovery house with Evelyn at CG Cosmetic.
Mark ups and surgery in an hour!
20 Sep 2016
Day of treatment
Dr. Freiman came in all chipper and sweet! He agreed to 700 cc. so I am going a little over double from 304 cc. I am so excited. Lipo on back fat and some hips. For lumps. This place is clean as usual. Cleaner than most hospitals I have seen!
The pain!!! First day po-op pain!!!
As last time, the pain is horrible day one. It is about 3 am and I woke up slightly less sore. Snapped some pics and am swollen, bruised and HURTING! But so worth it in the end! Now, just to wait for end results. Boobs take a couple months to drop and sometimes you go through a spongebob square boob phase and Lopo swells take time. The end result, though? So worth it!
A little irked. Doctor changes plan and I find out hard way.
So, the one side is still bigger and I think in my mind that it will be okay because we decided to do 650 mL a one side that was bigger and 700 on the side that was smaller. Today I go over post op follow up and I am given the card for my breast implants warranty. I noticed that both of them are 700 high ultra high profile and this makes no sense to me. He did not do it he said he would do it now I am worried that it's going to continue to drop and be more asymmetrical any of them before. I am very frustrated . I am going to see him tomorrow and ask him what he was thinking. I don't know what he was thinking if he had some kind of issue with the pocket or created another envelope or something to cause him to change his mind but it would've been nice to know that. I am a little nervous now and hope that I don't have to come back again because I am tired of shelling out money and think should've been done right the first time. It really doesn't look like he took that much skin from the breast either and I am a little worried.
Doctor explained his choice. We are good now :) 700 cc Ultra High Profile
So, Dr. Freiman had a plan! I have to learn to trust my doctor a little more. It is just hard after a few times I have been burnt. He told me he tried the sizers in 650 cc and 700cc and they just looked better with both 700cc. He said the one size was swollen more because he took actual skin and did surgery on the lift so not to worry. I have to say....these babies are huge. I am excited to see the drop and fluff. They are getting prettier everyday. I was confused why he would use ultra high profile on my chest size (36-38) but he told me I needed more upper pole fullness and less side boob, so that is the choice he made. I had a small c to start and plenty of fleshy breast tissue to make these feel very nice. They are tight right now, but gorgeous.
So, the liposuction was all over the back and to eliminate the massive side boob and manback I had going on. When you have massive weight loss, it is common to retain the fat in the back and for us to have that weird look no matter how thin we get. It is a very stubborn area to get fat to leave. Dr. Freiman told me he went to town on that area. It looks like both sides of my body were attacked by a shark. I am purple and black all over. I am so excited to see what the results will be and I know it takes a couple of months. Hips were done too for the lumps and bumps.
Liposuction on backfat update.
I have gained 10 pounds! It is swelling and fluid retention because I can barely eat anything. I hurt so bad, it is hard to move and eating is just not on my mind. I got on the scale just to see and about had a heart attack. My clothes fit different and I know it water, but still, not easy to see that jump without a slight hissy fit. Anyway, here is a picture of before the lipo on back and two days later. I am more swollen now, but I can see a difference already. Cant wait for a few months to pass and the swelling to be gone and the slimmer back to emerge.
CG Cosmetics Office
For those of you who think this is a 3rd world Clinica with dirt everywhere or for people who were angry and reviewed it as such, I say no way. This place is not in a hospital. However, it is cleaner than most highly respected hospitals I have visited. The folks at CG Cosmetics are CLEAN and I was very impressed. Here are some pictures of the waiting room. I posted the inside clinic pictures in some other reviews. Spotless and well-maintained.
I will say this. Tatiana is overwhelmed and they need some help. They are disorganized and not on top of things like they should be. I feel it is because they are understaffed. I heard many other patients complain of the lack of organization and left and right hand knowing what the other was doing. The facilities are clean, doctors have high credentials. The administrative staff, however, are very unorganized and overwhelmed. This part is frustrating. You could tell the nursing staff was also frustrated with the lack of organization. If anything is going to hurt this business, it would be that.
I am falling in love with my breasts!
These are the boobs I have always wanted and only had when I was first nursing and engorged. They are big, perky, beautiful and I don't have a ton of side boob like I did. I am so glad I went with the ultra high profiles. It eliminated too much side boob, gave me beautiful upper pole fullness and I love the shape. I am seriously glad I went 700cc because each day I fall in love a little more. They just keep getting prettier and prettier.
12 days post op update :)
Still swollen and the bruising is fading. THANK GOD! I looked like I was attacked by a shark on both sides of my body!! My back is still swollen, too. I also developed a hard lump on one side that I am massaging each day with arnica. Still wearing the garments! My breasts are awesome. They are huge, huge, huge. Between a DDD and F. I am in love with my breasts compared to what they were prior to this revision. Him using ultra high profiles really helped with projection and upper pole fullness despite that I am wide chested. I can wait to see what everything looks like when all the swelling is gone!
A few tips on Lipo recovery as far as worry!
1. You are going to gain weight. They inject you with water and you swell. I gained 12 lbs. No, I did not overeat. I was in a percocet coma for 3 days. I went to doctor on day 3 and was up 12 lbs. I did not eat 35K calories in 3 days. Trust me. So, yes, you will swell. I have lost 7 of it so far and I imagine I will lose a few more except for the 2 lbs each boobs!).
2. You will bruise, get a lump or two. Just use a lot of arnica and take the pills too.
3. Be patient because it takes a few months for swelling to subside ESPECIALLY if they closed you with stitches and did not use drains which most PS do. Massages really help with this.
Love you guys and happy healing and looking awesome and stuff!
4 weeks post op, Lipo swell :(
I am still very swollen from the LIFO. Over all, I love my breasts. They are still a symmetrical and there is still a little trouble with too much skin on the one side. The size, however, really seems to make me feel better about that! The projection is beautiful and I am absolutely in love with these breasts. If he could just take a little bit more skin , They would be perfect. I think he tries to be conservative but does not realize my laxity is very bad and he put a larger implant in so you should have taken a bit more than he wanted to. Oh well, we will see overtime as the other side drops how even they will be. They still look a lot better than they did! My hips are smaller but I don't feel comfortable showing them yet because they're still very bruised and not very sightly my back pictures you can see I am still very swollen especially up top. Overtime this will get better. My waist is still a bit swollen but I know it will improve over time too. Light bow is one of those things you just have to wait to see the results and it is very tough but it is worth it!
Swelling with back lipo is by far the worst. Love boobs but STILL asymmetrical.
Dr. Freiman said he went to town on my back. So the swelling is still really bad 6-7 weeks post op. I have to wear my garment or my waist and back swell like crazy. Hips look way better. No lumps. My breasts are still very asymmetrical. They are dropping very fast. They are dropping way faster than first surgery but I am thinking that is because pocket was already stretched and implants are twice as big. Hopefully they won't sink too much lower for a long while. Have strange scar area pain when I stretch too much. Figure that is normal. Love the size. They are not too big for my frame and really balance me out. I have more work to do. Arms, thighs and butt. I am going to work out for a year and see where I am. I need to lose about 25-35 lbs to be where I have a baseline and build muscle mass because I was very sedentary for about a year due to some anemia issues and needed hysterectomy. Now I am ready to hit it and see where I am with some muscle gain and fat loss. Likely will need arm lift, thigh lift and butt volume. We shall see!
Love my breasts even with the asymmetry. Ready for lipo back swell to be OVER.
30 Nov 2016
2 months post
I love my breasts. 700CC was best choice ever. In fact, I would have one bigger if he had let me. I know gravity will be harder on these girls. Now, my back lipo. What a pain. I swell constantly still, have painful bruising feelings to the touch of my back. I can't see result yet and it looks as if he carved my lower back more than anything. I needed that upper back fat pad cause now it looks worse. I have the back of a brick layer and my arms swell a lot too. I will be glad when this is over. I go to get my nose done on Friday Excited! In touch with Dr. Fisher to address the thighs, butt and possible arm lift. I am ready to be my best after years of obesity and not caring about looking nice. I almost 42 and I don't have forever to enjoy this. I hate I wasted my youth feeling insecure and in a bad relationship. I love my hubs now and he is so supportive. Here are some photos and updates.
LIPO of the back is a long process of healing and swelling. My breasts are finally dropping and looking great
17 Dec 2016
3 months post
Liposuction is a long haul healing process. My breasts are amazing! Today I am a little swollen, so you will not see the full results of my back or my waist. My hips, however, have completely healed and are not swelling anymore. I have dropped a whole pant size because of the lipo he did to my hips. They are smooth and absolutely wonderful. My flanks are smooth and I have muscle definition in my stomach on days I am not bloated. I can honestly say this doctor did an amazing job. He was patient and he did what I asked. My breasts are absolutely wonderful. They no longer run and hide in my armpits when I lay down. My husband is absolutely mesmerized by them. I can wear anything without a bra and they stand straight up. I am so happy with these babies. It was worth every bit of recovery and extra effort. If you have massive weight loss and need a lift and implants, please be patient and realize that you might have to have more than one surgery. Your skin quality and what gravity does to your body after 40 (and especially after a massive weight loss or multiple pregnancies like me) is very unpredictable. To have a doctor who honored his work even though some of it was nature, was amazing to me. I have nothing but great things to say about that clinic. I know some of you might've had bad experiences, but I can say this with all confidence The clinic offers tremendous value for the quality of work you're getting.If you treat those women at that clinic with respect and kindness, even though they can be a bit dysfunctional at times due to the volume, they will treat you wonderfully back. I have had a great experience from the whole thing. Dr. Freiman is wonderfully sweet and he is very very attentive. He can come across as busy and somewhat insensitive to some, because he so busy. But he came in the last time I saw him and said 'you have completely changed as a person. You look great! 'That made me feel so good inside because honestly, I have spent a good part of my 20s and 30s feeling horrible about myself.Not just from the outside, but in the inside I have transformed. I was overweight so many years and so shy. I was ashamed of myself and had no confidence. Plastic surgery is not an easy way out. It requires a lot of bravery and a lot of healing and patience. Some of us have tried our hardest to make things better, just to find out that loose skin and the effects of being overweight for so long are nearly impossible or very hard to conquer. For everyone of you going through that journey whether you were just trying to improve on your own, or recover from massive weight loss, I applaud all of you. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you took the easy way out. All of us who have been through this know this is not the easy way out!Plastic surgery is not for wussies. I love you all and thanks so much for all of your comments and for all of your experiences that you share because they have been invaluable to me. For anybody on the fence about going forward, I say you have to feel comfortable, but do not wait until after you were 40. It is so much harder to heal when you are over 40. Things that used to be no big deal for me in my 20s and 30s are now a major hurdle. With that said, it is never too late to follow your heart and do the best for yourself. You will never regret that. Happy healing and happy new journeys to everyone who reads. Happy holidays to all of you.
New Year and 4 months post. Drop and fluff complete.
My first breast lift and augmentation was not the result I really wanted. I had major asymmetry, they were too small (305 cc) and overall, I was not happy. I went for revision in September and we are now in January. They have totally dropped and fluffed and I love them. Asymmetry is much better. My tummy tuck result is great and if I worked out, I would have a 6 pack with no problem. I love my results. My advice for MWL patients is to be prepared to have two surgeries with skin quality being some of the main issue. You sometimes have to go through that to get your result. Dr. Freiman is lovely, stands behind what he does and I trust him very much. The clinic is a little dysfunctional, but it is worth the savings to deal with some of the disconnect in communication inter-office. The volume of patients that come really necessitates the staff being a bit larger, but the place is VERY clean and I am happy. I would go again with no problem. Love my HP 700 cc breasts. 5'7, 175 and large frame.