Anyone who has done lipo or breast lift and implants, please feel free to comment.
24 Y.O. No Kids, Lipo of flanks, back, arms, upper and lower stomach & Breast Lift without Implants. Dominican Republic, DO
I know of about 3 people that have gone to Dr....
Anyone who has done lipo or breast lift and implants, please feel free to comment.
Next week!! Dr. Rubio
I am not nervous about anything happening to me I trust this doctor 100% and his reputation due to the women I have seen that have gone to him, I think I am just anxious more than anything. Ahh someone give me some words of support and encouragement!
Leaving tomorrow!! Dr. Rubio
While packing I came across some difficulty and found some reviews on here that helped me. I packed some plain white t-shirts and tanktops, some lounge pants, leggings, nightgowns that button in the front ( I have heard from several people who have done the breast lift with implants that raising your arms to put on a blouse will make you miserable), dial antibacterial soap to bath with, lofa, toothpast, toothbrush, neosporin, anti-itch cream, bio-oil to reduce scars, gauze, mosquito repellent ( I am highly allergic, sundresses, shorts, sandals, slipper socks, a bath robe, undies, no bras because I dont know what size I will end up and can buy my surgical bras and fajas when I get there. I also bought plenty of hand sanitizer and wipes, I want to avoid germa as much as possible.
I took some pics getting ready to say good but to these suckers!! Well not goodbye but ready to embrace the new and improved girls.
I am here!!
I appreciated the honesty but then expressed my concern, I always believed the implant gave a nicer result to the lift but he informed that couldn't be farther from the truth. Since my breast tissue and skin is so firm my lift alone will give me the result of what someone who needed implants would want.
We came back later for the results my bloodwork was fine, the cardiologist cleared me (the. Cardiologist gives the final ok, if she/he says no...you cannot have surgery) I then met with the anfstsialogist and was cleared as well. I was then scheduled to finally meet Rubio he was in surgery all day and has been very booked. It was around 6 PM when I met him he was very nice, examined me said I had a nice shape and with the lipo sculpture would come out excellent. He always explained to me that I donot need implants for the same reasons his partner mentioned earlier. Rubio also explained the high chance of my body rejecting an implant because it would be something so foreign and in my breast there wasn't a lot of space for it, to reduce and lift to make space for the implant would be pointless because my breasts are firm and dense and so is my skin so unless I plan to go bigger, which I don't an implant is not necessary and not safe either, I agree with him but I also just think the surgery would be more complicated so he rather not if he doesn't have to, I honestly prefer the implant though but he's the expert as long as I get the result I wanted.
At first the consult seemed very rushed because I guess he was in surgery all day and it was already 6PM so he consulted me quickly and his manager apologized on his behalf and assured me today he would dedicate his time to me. My surgery is tentatively scheduled for Monday the 11th since it is going to take a while and he is completely booked Friday(today). He assured me that with the lift no implants I will get the intended results and with the lipo sculpture I will come out perfect. He also stressed the implants have nothing to do with your breast staying up since my breast are fine its just a matter of repositioning the nipple.
I am expecting my period in these days it came down last night and while on the plane I noticed swelling in my hands and feet could be due to altitude and climate change, he noticed this too and ordered an exam today to make sure theres no clotting. He's very thorough and I feel so safe in his hands I have no doubts all will come out fine. He advised that I add some fat to my butt so it can come out all even, but I am weary because I don't want a big fake looking booty so when I meet with him again I will express these concerns to him.
Overall I feel very safe with him and although I am not getting the implants, I know he will do his best work and I will come out fine I really trust his judgment.
Finally, I am doing a lift with no implants, lipo sculpture of the flanks, back of arms, waist, upper and lower stomach. I am debating on adding fat to the booty, what do you guys think!? Apparently its something so common they don't understand why I don't want it!
2 days post op!
I been in discomfort all day back at the recovery house, but making it my business get up and walk a lot and drink plenty of fluids to reduce swelling.
My nurse is giving me plenty of natural juices to reduce swelling lots of fruits and 6 small meals a day. As you know I didnot do the implants instead he put my breast tissue under the muscle as if it were an implant. He did an amazing job. I had my first massage today felt uncomfortable at first but felt amazing after I felt brand new after cant wait for the next one.
Sorry I took long to update ladies been on pain killers. One peice of advise bring pain killers from the US the ones they give you here suck. My pics below post op remember I am very swollen he went aggressive on the lipo remOved 8 liters of fat 2 from the front and the rest from the back,flanks arms and waist. He said he did his best work as always but specially me because my mom came to him and did amazing work On her. Im getting married and June and he said I will look like a celebrity bride. If your looking for a doctor Please consider him hes the most expensive but for very good reason.
3 days post op!
I been in discomfort all day back at the recovery house, but making it my business to get up and walk a lot and drink plenty pf fluids to reduce swelling. I had my first massage yesterday it was amazing after the first couple minutes not as miserable as people said it would be.
I spiked a small fever last night 1 degree above normal but it went down right away I did number 2 today alot and I am doing follow up appointment today. Hes running some bloodwork to check hemoglobin, and my xray to check my lungs to check for any fluid buildup but I am doing fine.
He said he made me look like a celebrity bride since I am getting married in June. He put the breast tissue under the muscle like an implant. I am still very swollen but love my results. If your considering doctors please consider him hes pricey but for good reason very cautious and careful with everything.
So much discomfort!
But yes my ekg came out fine the hypertension is normal but I need to just relax more and rest more. i didnt get a massage today because since I was without a faja for like 6 hours she didnt want me to spike a fever, the massages are intense but feel good after.
I never want to be without a faja it was brutal!!
I cried a lot today and had like 2 meltdowns because I want to be good already I havent showered in 5 days and cant shower till the Doctor clears me who knows when that will be. I felt very depressed and was regretting everything saying that this isnt worth it but I need to give my body patience and the time to heal correctly and I know when my final results set in I will be happy I did it with noregrets. i just need some encouragement at his stage the surgery to the breast and all that lipo is not an easy thing but I knew this already Expecting it and experiencing it are two different things, I just have to tough it out.
8 days Post Op!!
Im so scared of going back to the US and something going wrong like popping a stitch but That is unlikely if I follow all the instructions I was given. Elbows make me nervous now like I am always on the lookout for someone to clonk me in the boob with their elbow or purse.
Im still not sleeping 100% back to normal but slightly better.. With time I guess
I finally showered today, yay!! And feel much much better than I did even 3 days ago. The massages have helped so much with the lipo pain, he sucked out 8 liters of fat ... Crazyy he said I could handle it because my hemoglobin was like 15. I have mild tenderness now still swollen but not nO where near how I was a few days ago. I been resting as much as possible.
I have sensation in my nipples to which is good, I am very glad with the decision I made. I am never putting myself threw this again, my boobs will have to be to the floor to consider this again.
Cant wait to get home and resume my daily life.
Thanking God for pulling me threw this and know I will be 100% healed with many prayers.
10 days post op and flying back tonight!
He is pricey but well worth it, extremely cautious and has a lot of experience and a great reputation. He answers all messages, questions at any time, he is very thorough with his analysis and tests, he catches onto everything and is super cautious. I felt safe in his hands and that is most important when traveling to another Country for a procedure. I am very glad I choose him and I am very satisfied with my results, his staff is excellent. If your considering surgery consider him, much pricer than most Doctors if not the pricest but for very good reason. He gives you realistic expectations so don't expect him to make you look exaggerated, I told him what I wanted and he and his partner executed perfectly. Dr. Llaverias his partner was excellent his bedside manner makes up for what Dr. Rubio lacks but all the while they were both very good too me. He is very busy soo booked early and also he is one of the few if not the ONLY surgeon in DR that is a member of the Board of American Plastic Surgeons!