I was born with HIV and was diagnosed with type 2...
21 Aug 2014
10 months pre
I was born with HIV and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in November 2012. I'm 18 5'2 185 lbs. I am 138 lbs of muscle and the rest is fat. I noticed i wasnt the same size as other kids my age when i was in the 2nd grade and it was confirmed when my friend dajau came over to spend the night and we were taking a shower together and i realized that she could look straight down and see her feet but i had to bend over just slightly so see mine since my protruding stomach was in the way. In 7th grade i realized i had a flat butt and a flat chest compared to other girls, thats also when the move Phat Girls came out and i figured id try to love myself the way i was but i couldnt help feeling that i wanted something changed about myself so that i could truly love myself so i considered the possibility of having surgery done when i got older. My sophomore year in high school i decided to start researching my procedures that i wanted and i basically looked at myself in the mirror and decided what could i live with and what had to go, so i definitely knew that my stomach had to go so i thought of liposuction and then i want to have nice big boobs so i looked up breast augmentation and i looked at alot of doctors and RealSelf became my best friend.
21 Aug 2014
10 months pre
All my life my family had told me that my protruding stomach was due to my eating but then i figured i dont know how that could be when theres alot of skinny girls who eat way more junk food and alot of it than i do, not to mention that there were always comments about me needing to push away from the table and that i was going to get as big as a house and there goes two ton annie, so you can imagine that there was not much help with my self confidence growing up. Its hard to feel good about yourself when you grow up and go to school and get ridiculed about how you look and then come home to the same thing. So i recently went to the doctor about 2 weeks ago and she told me that my protruding stomach was called lipodystrophy and that i was caused by old HIV medications that id taken when i was little so that made me feel a huge relief because i had kept telling my oldest sister that my size was due to my medication and she swore up and down that it wasnt and that it was all me, so me and my doctor had talked a few days after my doctor appointment and she said it was sad that my family had blamed me for my figure when it was my medications and the funny part is is that when i told my mom she said she already knew it was my medication and i was like what????!!!!! So she basically insulted me all this time knowing that it was the medication not me so i was mad about that.
The Search Was On
21 Aug 2014
10 months pre
I searched for alot of things in a doctor, i wanted to make sure that i got a reasonable price and that alot of things were covered but also i wanted to make sure that the surgeon was able to give me the results that i ask for. I looked at dr meade, johnson, obaid, caruth, jejurikar, yily along with a few other DR surgeons, salzhauer and ken hughes. Dr meade didnt want to work with me due to my type 2 diabetes and same thing for yily, salzhauer and the other DR surgeons. I didnt go with Dr johnson because he's booked until October 2016 so im sooo not about to wait that long, then i didnt really find what i wanted in dr obaids before and after pics; I only didnt go with dr jeffrey caruth just because when I found out about my lipodystrophy i wasnt able to get a tummy tuck with him because he doesnt do them. So i ran across dr hughes because i was looking at bbl reviews and i saw a girl saw thank you dr hughes and then i had gotten a response from him to one of my questions and connected the dots and i liked his results and reviews.
21 Aug 2014
10 months pre
Today(August 21,2014) I called Dr Hughes office and talked to a nice woman i forgot her name but she told dr hughes to look out for me in his emails and a guy named Adam who is dr hughes patient coordinator said that he would help me schedule my surgery date and help with the financing. Next thing i knew dr hughes was emailing me and quoted me for my brazilian butt lift, tummy tuck and breast augmentation. I told him that i'd wanted to split up my procedures but he assured me that it would be better for me to do my procedures all together so that there would only be one anesthesia and one recovery and said that my results wont be compromised.
His Prices for Me:
Saline breast augmentation is $5000.
Liposuction of the abdomen, sides, and back with BBL is $10,500.
Tummy tuck is $8000.
SO my total cost is $23,500, He offered me $1000 discount for combining so its down to $22,500 and i paid $1000 towards my cost so now im down to $21,500. I'm so happy!!!
21 Aug 2014
10 months pre
My quote includes everything accept my meds but thats ok.
Wish Pics Coming Soon!!!
21 Aug 2014
10 months pre
I will eventually post my wish pics its just i have like almost 300 pictures so i am trying to make a photo album and take pics of them in the album to post them.
Wish Pics Coming Soon!!
22 Aug 2014
10 months pre
Ok so actually i have 320 wish pictures which consist of:
So as u see i have categorized them already so i can show my surgeon exactly what i want and what i dont want. Wish pics are so important because thats what your surgeon will base his technique and ultimately your results off of so that's why i made yes no and maybe pics so that way my surgeon will know what to do for me.
22 Aug 2014
10 months pre
So as you know i will be getting liposuction of the abdomen back and flanks and it will be transferred to my butt well for my tummy tuck and breast augmentation Dr Hughes says that while he is doing the tummy tuck he is going to do the breast augmentation while doing the tummy tuck by the tuba method while im still open i want it under the muscle so he is going to do that but going into my pectoral muscle from my tummy tuck. Heres the link to watch the video of what is going to happen with me as far as my tummy tuck and breast augmentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uw9L5Rlp7A&index=3&list=UUBKyrtByvsBDUjKwK_JpCeA
Now here's a link to what my brazilian butt lift will be like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWp1fWpvNhU&index=8&list=UUBKyrtByvsBDUjKwK_JpCeA
I am really excited and i cant wait to get my surgery done especially since its going all be done together and i will definitely talk to him about my positioning for after the surgery.
How To Follow Me!!!!
23 Aug 2014
10 months pre
I will be posting links to the videos that I make and post to YouTube so you can see me live recovering and also read about it. Also just let me know if you want to friend me on facebook I'll send you a message with my info so you can follow me after I stop posting.
Who were the people that I interacted with when i called Dr Hughes office
25 Aug 2014
10 months pre
Front Desk Assistant:
Debbie she had TUBA done and said that she will have a tummy tuck done later on down the road. She is awesome and very kind.
Adam he is very thorough and informative and makes it really easy to set your surgery date he is also really nice.
Then last but not least:
Dr Hughes he was very nice and responds to your emails very quickly so that was amazing and the best part of all.
27 Aug 2014
10 months pre
I am posting a link so that you can all hear about how i researched my procedures and pretty much from start to finish as to where i started up to where i am now.
Just icing on the cake!!!
27 Aug 2014
10 months pre
OK so i asked dr hughes how much it would be to add hips and he said an extra $1000 so im going to go ahead and throw in some hips because i have some dents in my sides after my beltline and the beginning of my thigh so yah i want to have nice full hips and im working on trying to print out my wish pics so that i can show you what all i want and what all i dont want so yah. So now my new balance is $22,500. He said "I typically can fill the hips up to 360 cc per side for $1000. This basically just covers the added time in the OR". So yah. i will be getting hips added. I know it seems odd to up the price for just some hips but when i come back home i want to look like iv had a total body transformation.
Watch Me!!! Updated
29 Aug 2014
10 months pre
If the link does not work you can find me on YouTube by name, my name is Sbreezy2014. My picture is a black girl with rainbow colors on her hat. GO to Surgery Journey and there you will able to watch me in person giving updates on things.
Travel and Living Accommodations
29 Aug 2014
10 months pre
OK so i never got a response back on my video about my choice for travel and living which was that as far as travel it was between train or plane and my living was between a hotel or a house from Airbnb. SO i decided to go with train for my travel because going to los angeles i can have coach seats and then coming back i can have a room with beds so that way i can lay down and recover. I chose the house with Airbnb because its alot cheaper than a hotel per night the one i chose is $86/night and it has 2 bedroooms one has a queen bed and the other has a twin bed and then theres a pull out couch thats a full size or queen bed also. The great thing about the train is that BREAKFAST,LUNCH, AND DINNER ARE INCLUDED IN YOU PRICE!!! Then as far as the house you get to utilize the entire house. I will be using Amtrak for the train.
Recovery Options and Pricing
29 Aug 2014
10 months pre
Ok so i wanted to look around and see what all were my options as far as recovery and i found recovery places and also care-giving places. Well i went with the care-giving places because you can get a private duty nurse for cheaper than one night alone at a recovery place. I called Pearl recovery retreat to ask about how much they charge for one of their private duty nurses to come out and they said it would be $50/hr so thats even if you are at their facility or if they come to your home so it would be $200 for 4 hours of care then i called another place which i forgot their name but they said it would be $22 for a unskilled caregiver and $35-45 for a skilled caregiver so i was like who has unskilled people working for them. SO i finally found this awesome place called Pasadena In-Home Care and they charge $23/hr if its like 5hrs or more for care but its still $23 per hour but if its less than that then its $24.50/hr so with less hours you request for care the more you pay but the $24.50 is the most you will pay per hour so thats almost half of what pearl recovery retreat charges for their nurses to come to your house also its $250/day to get a 24hr caregiver. So you can see how if you got a private duty nurse for 5 hours from pearl recovery retreat then that would equal to ONE WHOLE DAY of care from a 24hr caregiver. Also if you want them to run errands for you with Pasadena then it will be 56 cents/mile how great is that so if they travel 10 miles thats only $5.60 you have to pay them also that saves you from having to rent a car because they will pick you up from your airport or wherever you arrive from to your living accommodations and then to your pre op and surgery and then they will come and care for you at your living accommodations and they will change your dressings, drains, help you in and out of your garment, do your laundry, prepare meals for you and much more. SO i am definitely going with Pasadena In-Home Care and getting a care giver for while im there in Los Angeles recovering.
Dieing of Boredom
OMG I am dieing of boredom with waiting for my surgery all i can do is go in circles on real self where i look at reviews and look at all the recovery stuff. I have homework and work but in my free time all im use to doing is looking at reviews and things but now im tired of that. Time is going by soooo slow i hate that its so far away but it has to be for expense and for finishing school well like getting in some more courses. All i have left to do is print my wish pics which i found out i can get them done at Walgreens for 10 cents a pic with a minimum of 100 pics but i have like almost 350 wish pics but i have 7 picture categories because i initially wanted to make sure that my surgeon knew what i do and dont want as far as my results for my procedures so yah i kind of went overboard but it was because i felt like the doctors in my area didnt give the results i wanted. But i have to make my photo album of my surgery journey so i can post the wish pics here on real self. SO that you can see the results i wish to get and hopefully you will see some that you like as well. The suspense is killing me!!!!!
Photo Album In The Making!!!
OK so last night i finally printed off all of my wish pics i just have to go to walgreens to pick them up. I have 333 wish pictures so im excited about it. My next step is just buying the album and pages for the album. So im 1/3 of the way to getting you my wish pics and i hope i can help alot of you out with what you want your results to be also with what you DONT want your results to be like. I have 7 categories that i will post along with the pictures so this way you can see what i do and dont want.
Youtube Slideshow of Wish Pics!!!
Today when I get off work I will finish separating and organizing my wish pics so that I can make a slideshow of them which I will upload to my YouTube channel so you can see all of them individually before I make my.photo album. I have already posted here on real self 2 ways to find me on YouTube and watch my videos. I hope you guys enjoy!!! ;-)
Feeling A Little Skeptical :-(
OK so i just read this review about dr hughes from today, a woman said that seh went to him for a revision on her bbl and that he hadnt fixed her stomach fat area that they agreed to be lipoed also she said that he was going to fix a dent in her right butt cheek but it didnt appear to be fix since the dent was still there. So im like ummm hmmmm. I havent had any type of bad experience yet with dr hughes nor his staff but its things like that that i try to look out for in a doctor when i go to pick because paying for something to get done and then it not happening is depressing to put all your time money effort and energy into something only to get none of what you expected in return. Dr hughes responded to her post.
OK so i have separated the pictures into groups so now all i have to do is organize them from best worst, then ill put them in a slideshow for yall to see.I have 7 categories but the pic on the top right is just one wish pic of how i dont want my tummy tuck to look(she has dog ears).
Feedback on Wish Pics!!!
Let me know if there were certain ones you liked, or if they helped you out with what you wish to achieve with you results for any bodily surgery, also if i did a good job on putting it together. I wasnt able to organize them from best to least just because it was a lot of pictures.
Ok so I will right down the dates that i pay and how much so that way you guys can watch my price go down and see how long it took me to pay it off. I will show the original amount and the breakdown of my procedures and their prices. So once i get down to a low enough amount to where i can finance it through wellsfargo, i will post the dates, payments and all that other info.
Generous Wish Pics!!!
Ok so if some of you have read some of the comments about my wish pics you will see that i have quite a few, 325 to be exact. Feel free to look through them and take pictures of them to have for your own wish pic collection. The pics i have are mainly form other girls here on realself and then a few are from the internet but thats about it. I know its alot of pics but trust me when you want to try and make sure that your surgeon knows what you want, you will definitely want to go through my wish pics. There are 8 categories the last one is just one pic of how i dont want my tummy tuck to look like. You can just click through to the next pic in the slideshow you dont have to just watch it.
DIet And Exercise
OK so as you guys know i do have type 2 diabetes, well i am trying to get my A1C down into the normal range and i have been going to the gym at my community college. So for my breakfast i have instant chia oatmeal or a english muffin breakfast sandwich( with turkey sausage and cheese), then as a snack i have celery cut into small pieces with peanut butter, and i have sliced peaches and small oranges to snack on on the way back home from school. Then for lunch i have one piece of tilapia fish and a salad(containing cucumber slices, shredded carrots, blue cheese crumbles and of course the salad leaves). For dinner I eat whatever my mom fixes or noodles. I take alpha lipoic acid supplement to help with lowering my blood sugar and i have a pack of milled chia seeds to help with the blood sugar too I can sprinkle them on or into whatever food or drink that i have. As for the exercise I get on the elliptical machine at my community college gym for 30 minutes and put it on cardio. I plan to do more exercises but since i work i can only go to the gym on my off days which is like twice a week so i have to make it count when i go. I am trying to make sure that i get good medical clearance for my surgery and the diabetes is the only thing holding me back but hopefully not for long now.
I found another woman on here that is getting her surgery done a month before me. I am so excited I cant wait to see her results so I can kind of pinpoint what mine will look like but we may not have the same build so idk but the only difference between her and i is that her boobs are going to be silicone and mine are going to be saline.
I feel like the topic that I have written about will help alot of you ladies because I know that alot of you may have gone through this too because its about how people look down on people who get surgery for a dream body instead of working out to achieve it.
Heres the link:
Breast Size May Not Be Happening
OK so i emailed Dr Hughes and told him that i wanted to be like a d/d size with 500-625 cc moderate plus or high profile implants and he said that i have breast constrictions and that I will have to be measured but I've seen a lot of women start off the same size as me or smaller and get big results. He said that I would need something above 400 cc and that he will get me my best and not someone else's. I kind of feel like when you go into breast augmentation its a collaboration of what you want and whats possible. If that's the case then I don't mind the measurements but I don't want the bigger sizes to be cancelled out before I have a chance to try them out and see how they look on me. These are a few of my wish pics for the type of boobs I want.
Top 15 Pics for Yes Boobs, Butt, and Body.
I have my top 15 photos for each category that show the results that i'd want for boobs, butt, and overall body look. They are not in any particular order.
Top 15 Contd
Sorry but i accidentally pressed post instead of add more pics
So my original Raw price quoted was:
Liposuction of the abdomen, sides, and back with BBL is $10,500.
Saline breast augmentation is $5000
Tummy tuck is $8000
Last Minute Additions:
Hips is $1000
Bra roll is $1500
Raw Total is $26000
$1000 off for combined procedures
$1000 put down towards first payment and to seal in surgery date
It came down to $23500 before i added the hips and bra roll so then I add the hips and bra roll which comes out to a extra $2500, $23500+$2500=$26000. Then when you apply the $1000 discount and $1000 down payment which is $2000 then its $26000-$2000=$24000.
New Total: $24000
I talked to Dr. Hughes today because he told me that I'd have to wait on the bra roll to be liposuctioned and so I told him today that my bandwidth is a 36 because of the bra roll fat that I have so if I get my boobs done with that then yes illl be a 36- whatever cup size but if i come back at a later time to get the bra roll liposuctioned then I will have a smaller bandwidth and thus will have to get some more new bras so I asked him if he really thought that it cant be done with everything else then fine but if it can I want it and he just told me that he can add the bra roll in for the price we agreed upon which is what i posted in the updated quote price. I am so happy I cant wait to get the surgery done and I will eventually make another update with all the payments made up until a few weeks before my surgery so that you can watch my price decrease before I finance with Wells Fargo, also I spoke with Adam and he said that it would be better if I went with Wells Fargo because he said that its a extra 10% when you use one of the financing companies they offer. I hope this helps some of you out.
New Wish Pics Photo Album
I put the photos from smallest category to largest since alot of people had problems getting to the other albums due to the biggest one being first.
Heres the link:
Updated Wish Pic Album Link
I just changed the color of the slideshow thats all:
Things Are Looking Up!!!!
Well you guys I will soon be working a better paying job that pays $10/hr so I may have a better shot at being able to pay for my surgery entirely in cash, I'm so HAPPY!!!!!!!! I thought a while ago that with the job I have now that I wouldnt be able to pay for my surgery by cash in full but now it seems that I will be able to. I hope all of you who are getting surgery before me are having just as good of luck as me as far as being able to pay for your surgery and all the other expenses.
Hey ladies ok so i am not getting the tummy tuck so that takes my procedure cost down and then also i recently spoke with adam because due to the holidays and family members needing money i have depleted my savings which sucks so i will be using care credit and a bank to help with financing my surgery, my family will be coming with me and a friend so now its a matter of calculating out travel expenses and rooming just stuff like that. I'll make a video on my youtube page soon to give you more of the specifics.
UNfortunately ladies i will not be able to pay for my surgery because the funds i had went towards family members so i have nothing in my savings and although ive tried going to multiple financing companies i was denied by 95% of them due to me not having a long enough credit history so i feel horrible right now because you never truly fail until youve failed yourself which i have so yes i am very sad to say that i will not be getting my surgery done in May 2015 i will have to wait until i can save up money again and get my credit better before i will attempt at it again. I think that God allowed me to have tears now so that i can have more smiles later on, so thats my optimistic outlook on it. I wish you all the best on your procedures.
YES!!!! Ok so i was contacting Dr Hughes office to speak with Adam and i told him about how i have been having a hard time getting financing for my surgery and he told me that United Medical Credit sent him something saying that I'd been approved for a loan so I called them and sure enough by the grace of God i was approved for a loan of 21,600 and it covers the cost of my procedures but i do have to pay $9600 down on it but that goes to my surgeon so I am just so happy because I had given up on ever being able to get financed for the surgery and then this fell from the sky for me so I am beyond excited also Adam told me to try Enhanced Patient Financing I'd also tried Medical Financing and I got approved for them but they wanted me to use the money within the next 2 months so I will have to wait until March to reapply to them or Ill also try applying to Enhanced Patient Financing. This is just such a dream come true for me and it is completely life changing I cant wait to get to Californ-I-A lol
Procedures List and Pricing!!
I will be getting:
Brazilian Butt Lift: $10,500
Hips by fat transfer:$1000
Bra Roll Lipoed: $1500
But I've already put $1000 towards it so its actually $17000 in all.
Weight Loss Surgery After Plastic Surgery
I have recently been thinking about weight loss surgery ever since me and my sister had a conversation last night about my plastic surgery she said she would've been more accepting of me having surgery of it were something like gastric bypass and so i decided to look into it and i feel as if the gastric bypass is a good surgery for me if I were to choose a weight loss surgery for after my plastic surgery but the only reason why I don't want to get weight loss surgery just yet it because I need the fat for my brazilian butt lift but after my plastic surgery I do want to get the weight loss surgery just to help my self with managing keeping the weight off also a fun tidbit is that it has been shown that weight loss surgery such as gastric bypass has helped tremendously with reversing type 2 diabetes in people who have it that are overweight and according to my bmi i am overweight but after my plastic surgery I wont be but i still want to make sure that i keep my weight off even though dr hughes does aggressive liposuction I still want to make sure i stay as fit as possible since i do have type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and they were both caused due to me having lipodystrophy which causes metabolic syndrome that produces those sort of health issues. I will go to have a consultation with a local bariatric surgeon just to get some answers on what all would be my options. I want to make sure I get a amazing body by plsstic surgery but be able to maintain it and improve my health through bariatric surgery.
Same Old Same Old
I have decided against the gastric bypass because if I got it before my plastic surgery then I wouldn't have any fat to go towards my Brazilian butt lift surgery and if I got gastric bypass after my surgery then when I loss weight I would have lost my butt since I don't know how my fat cells would've reacted to such a drastic weight loss change. So it was a matter of did I just want to lose weight or did I want a nice body figure so I chose to have a nice body figure since in the process of getting the Brazilian butt lift they take all the fat from one area and put it in another one.
Medical Clearance Here I Come!!!
OK so I went to my diabetes clinic and they were able to put me on a extra medication that is suppose to help my metformin in lowering my A!C which is currently 8.2 and the nurse told me that it should lower my hemoglobin A1C down to 7 and I emailed Dr.Hughes and he said the Hemoglobin A1C limit is 8 so I know for sure it will be less that 8 by the time of my medical clearance. So now I am waiting to see my doctor in April to get medical clearance for my surgery and Dr.Hughes says that medical clearance is just to make sure that my conditions are well managed which they now are....ahhhhh I am so excited and I will be making a video on my Youtube channel after I get my medical clearance done and once I have secured a second financing loan for the other part of my surgery cost. I am using United Medical Credit and they are financing $7945.21 and so the remaining part that I have to cover is $10,200 but I will be putting $3200 towards it so that way I will only have $7000 to finance with this other company called Enhanced Patient Financing which was recommended to me by Adam. I hope those of you who have already gone through the brazilian butt lift can tell me all about it so I can sort of know what to expect and if you did a combination of bbl and ba then let me know how the sleeping and stuff went for that too. I am about to be a Hughes Hottie!!!
So Close Yet So Far!!!
Ok so as of right now my surgery is almost completely paid via financing I have a loan from United Medical Credit for $18,145.21 of which $7945.21 is going to be financed for 2 years they were the best company to go to when care credit wont accept you also they sue the same bank as Medical Financing so you have to choose one or the other when asking for a loan. The next company that I was just approved for today was Enhanced Patient financing which was recommended to me by Adam so after United medical credit they left me with $10,200 to pay well I got approved for $3060 so now I have $7140 left to pay but I am going to try to get myself to $4500-5000 to pay in cash from my savings and then finance the rest but I am going to have to talk with Adam to see where else to go to get approved for the remaining small balance since I was denied by care credit, wells fargo and spring leaf financing. So I am so close I can almost smell the beach way over there but still so far that I know im stranded several miles away in Texas. Help me find some more financing companies that you were able to get approved from.
Possible Surgery Date Change
Ok, so my mom just started a new job in my local school district and they finally hired her on full-time and so she will have to wait until the school year ends so she can come with me and my dad down to California, she wont be out until June 4th and I am worried that with it being almost a month away that I may not be able to get the date changed but if I do itll be for the 9th. Do yall know if I can get my date changed so soon?
Surgery Date Change is in Effect
I was able to change my surgery date to June 16. Due to my mom not being able to get off work until June 4th and also it gives me more time to save up.
SIlicone Breast Implants But No Hips
OK so I feel as if even though I have more time to save up I wont be able to come up with a extra $1500 for me wanting to get silicone breast implants now even though I am under 22 your surgeon can still give them to you as off label which just means that i am not getting them at the recommended age limit put on by the FDA but if you are under 22 yes you can still get them but talk to your surgeon. So about the hips situation i am going to not get hips just because i don't really need them also sometimes when people get hips with the Brazilian butt lift the fat doesn't stay long so since the hips are $1000 and silicone breast implants are $1500 more than the saline implants then I am going to get rid of the hips and that way all I have left as extra to save up for will be $500 instead of $1500.
On My Way
I am waiting for my doctor to give medical clearance for my surgery and then I will be able to put some more cash towards my surgery and finalize my financing options. My surgery is in 2 weeks im excited and barely getting butterflies. I am also awaiting my family to finish paying me back so that i can have all the cash money available but I found out that my credit score has gotten so much better than it was back in january and all 3 are now close to 700 so i am very excited so i will definitely see if i can rearrange my financing option with United Medical Credit. My parents have already booked the hotel for 2 weeks and my mo bought my dads plane ticket for when he leaves after being with me for a week and when im good to go home he will fly back and drive us home. I can't wait to see how I'll look after it all. I also can't wait to go shopping for all new clothes!!!!
LAST WEEK WORKING
This is officially my last week working, I will be leaving for California this saturday with my parents and itll be a 2 day drive for my dad. I will be getting in on june 15 for my pre op appointment and then on june 16 is my surgery date. I have been trying to call in and make sure that they got my medical clearance so that that part is taken care of and i tried to call to make a payment towards my surgery but i will have to transfer that money to my chase bank account since i had it saved with wells fargo. I cant believe its really almost here I can't wait!!! I also dont have any supplies that id need for recovery so i still have to get on that.
BORN TO BE WILD(SONG)
So it is currently june 12 and later on tonight on june 13 at 3 am i will be heading out to california for my surgery itll be a 2 day drive from dallas,tx for my dad and i will give yall an update when i get there on sunday june 14 yay!!!
Date Change and More
16 Jun 2015
Day of treatment
Ok so yesterday I went to the surgery center and it is quite small but not dingy like how everyone said it was and I got to see Dr.Hughes and took a picture with him and I saw Dr.Boris too which was awesome and I saw adam and he wasnt rude like alot of people said he was. But they changed my date to the 17th instead of today the 16th because if i had it done today I'd have to not have had food for 8 hours before my surgery which would've been at 2-3pm on today versus 10am on tomorrow. But it gives me time to do some before pics so i guess its ok.
Only Hours Before Surgery
It is currently 7:47 am here in LA and my dad wants us to leave at 830 so that we can get through all the traffic to be at the surgery center by 10 and my surgery is at 1030, yes the traffic gets so real out here its crazy!!!
Surgery Date Change and Complications
So on Wednesday June 17, Ok so they changed it again to tomorrow because they forgot to tell me to not take my diabetes medication so my blood sugar was low and they don't have any glucose fluids to keep up my blood sugar during surgery so they told me to not take my diabetes meds at all tonight and then come back tomorrow at 130 and they'll do it. Hey ok so the surgery lasted 6 hours they started at about 1:35pm and within the first 2 they were worried about my breathing but I finally started breathing good and they continued then it was 2 hours in the recovery room and I've been home since about 10 last night on June 18. It's hard to lay on my stomach because it hurts my boobs and they and my butt are huge and dude I can see my feet I'm so happy but they had to drain fluid from my stomach which hurt but they got it all.
Heres one of 2 videos to update yall
Late Night Complications and Video Update
I had issues with my surgical bra afterwards and I am now wearing a XL training bra from my mom but the bra they gave me was like the bra that i wore to get sized in which i felt was weird and so my parents took it off and i had bad bruising and swelling that made it hard for me to sleep and my garment started to cut into my side and my parents helped with that too so I'm glad they adjusted that too. If you don't see my videos on here I will post a link to my Youtube channel so you can follow me on there.
Here's The Youtube Link for how I was doing on Day 2
After Shower Pics
Me after taking a sponge bath my mom took them and it sucks that i still have fluid in my stomach so on Monday i will be drained again which hurts like hell.
Day 5 Post Op No Fluid Build Up
Omg so i woke up from my nap and id been readjusting my garment and so i finally had taken it off so my parents could put it back on and I felt that my stomach has finally attached at the bottom so i am very excited to know that I may no longer have any fluid when I come in on thursday june 25 which hopefully means that I can go ahead and head home.
Spoke Too Soon
Well i actually ended up getting quite a bit of fluid in my stomach unfortunately so i jinxed myself also something that was weird was that I called this morning and found out that I had an appt at 945am and it was 845 when I'd called but the worst part was that I finally got around to seeing the nurse olga to drain me and just when she got to the end i got so woosy i passed out and it was hard to talk but they got me back normal and so i told them that what I had been eating was fruit and salad and they said that I shouldve been taking an iron supplement, mulitvitamin, and protein shakes so they also gave me a fully body garment and i have my old binder garment on top of it so after leaving me and my parents left and went to the store and got all the stuff they said we needed to get and i feel so much better and its a bit hard to get through the chocolate whey protein shakes when it gets frothy but other than that I am glad that i may actually be going home friday on my last appointment hopefully.
1 week Mark
So I finally figured out how to get my garment to compress where it needed to and it be comfortable and so once I finally got around to taking a shower tonight i felt the bottom of my stomach and it felt attached finally and no fluid at all so I am so happy that I may actually be able to go home tomorrow after my Dr Appt at 9am. It was nice to have met miznewbootie twice in person and I will miss all Dr Hughes and all of his staff.
So on friday i thought i was all good as far as no more fluid but once again i was wrong and so my mom had called in dr hughes to figure out what to do since id have to keep coming back to have it drained so dr hughes had olga put a small drain in so that it can get out all the fluid until it dries out that area and then we can remove them ourselves so we started heading back to dallas.
2 Week Update
Ok so one issue that I've run into with this drain is that without the garment on theres more fluid but with the garment on theres less fluid and so I ask dr hughes what to do and he said wait until theres no fluid for 3 days and then take it out, now I'm not sure how to know if that would really be true or not since theres a difference in fluid volume when my garment is on or off, aside from that I am doing pretty good on swelling going down in my body but nothing really major.
Details on Booty and boobs
Dr hughes got 5000 cc from me and transferred 2500 into each butt cheek and for my breast implants they are 480 cc on both moderate profile natrelle under the muscle through transumbilical. I forgot to start doing measurements so I wont even start now but thats what he has done for me.
Drop and Fluff
How long will it take for my butt to do the drop and fluff thing?? because I wanted projection but I'm wondering if due to the swelling in my stomach area that i'm not seeing it yet also the middle section of my but is still hard with fat so I know I have to wait until that softens up but I really wanted projection so I'm worried about the drop and fluff thing.
OK so i had my drain in for a week and i didnt know that the tube inside me wasnt long enough to go all the way to the right side of my stomach so when we saw that it was done draining we removed in on Sunday june 5 because I had shown my nurse olga pictures of what my bulb and tube looked like well I didnt know that a sort of wall had formed from where the tip of the drain was to the exit site so last night when i went to take a shower i felt a small pocket of fluid on my lower right side of my belly button and olga advised me that i should keep the garment on for 2 more days and see what happens and then try to contact plastic surgeons that can either drain the fluid or insert another drain but another thing is that we werent told that i was suppose to massage my lower stomach. So now i have email my doctor here in dallas to see if she can refer me to a surgeon at parkland hospital and if i cant get a soon enough appointment then I will see about this surgeon that I found today that may be able to insert a drain since he also does the brazilian butt lift procedure; then if thats not possible then we may have to get a quick round trip ticket back to california to have another drain put in and then hurry up and fly back to dallas.