27 Years Old,no Kids Yet but FINALLY Feeling Fabulous - Dominican Republic
I been wanting to do surgery on my imperfections...
For those who have asked Before & After pics
Sorry you haven't seen any of my after pics, I had posted it with my previous post but it didn't upload. Therefore here is another update post with my pictures. I'm healing process is going good but very slowly. For those who are going into surgery or are in Post-op please be patient, this is a very long healing process mentally more then physically. You will go through many stages, sadness , anger, regret , pray, laugh, cry but it's all normal. Just take it day by day, do everything your doctors tell you! There's many times where I tell myself I'm not even half way into my healing, be patient!
Sorry for the pictures being different ways, they upload this way. Any questions or advice leave me a comment below ????????!
Happy New year 7 weeks Post-Op
From old review posts: MY PROCEDURES
" As some are aware I was suppose to go my surgery back in 2013 with Dr. YILY de los santos. However, I didn't go with the procedure until now being 27 years old and wanting different things for the best natural results I decided to go with Dr. Julio Molina and I am very happy with my choice. RealSelf I guess doesn't allow some changes on posts once they are made like the doctor information, & the procedures getting done.
So this is my actual information.
Doctor Julio Molina - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Surgery Date: Nov. 11, 2015
Procedures : liposuction in stomach , entire back/ Flanks, arms and a little in the back/ inner thighs W/ Gummy bear tear drop silicone Implants with a Lift. I didn't do a Bbl- because my butt was already big although in the pictures doesn't really show. However I did transfer fat into upper hip sides known as laterals , he gave me laterals to show more curves and rounder butt."
2 Months Post-Op ! Yay! Speaking on Post-Op care! This is more important then anything!
I am very scared of getting fibrosis and my stomach looking ugly and nasty with hard pumps. I have made it my priority to take as many massages as I can buying them in packages known as "Lymphatic Massages (for post-op) ! It's usually recommend 10 sessions after surgery but I have way over passed that because as long as my body don't feel normal and completely healed I will be giving it the treatments it needs. Example : my lower back is still hard, my legs and stomach still feel hard balls not as much as before but don't want them to turn to fibrosis.
I also massage my body myself when ever I don't go to my massage appointment or if I don't have one. I do one day yes , one day no. And skip weekends.
After my surgery 5 days post-op I began my massages. After that , during that week I did about 8 massages in total in DR. When I got back to NY, I did 10 more massages in a place in Bronx, NY and after I decided I needed more. So I purchased a Package winter deal of 12 sessions ( massages) , place located in College point Queens. I am so glad I came here they are amazing and from the first day of being treated here I seen a difference. I will make another post another day about this Spa I'm going to now that I loooove.
Tip: I advice that you make sure your not just getting a massage but that they are shaping you as they massage as well! That is very important. The surgery isn't what just give the shape to your body but massages take a BIG effect to it too!!
Any questions comment me !
Best Bruising / swelling creams & gels
Thrombocid Cream ( only sell in DR or find online Amazon / Google ) * This cream for me was better then ArniCare gel
Arnica GEL/ cream - sell in Pharmacy like CVS or rite aid. ( specific one I liked but only sell in France )
Lateral VS hips
So I've been asked many times since my procedure " what are laterals? " or " what's the difference between lateral and hips? ". I made this quick little update to give a visual explanation for better understanding.
Hips - they hang and full out a little lower/ to the side.
Lateral- full out & at a higher level. The side of the body so you'll see more of an arch from back to butt.
None is better then the other, it all his according to what your wish is of how you want to look.
* Hope this has helped =) ????????
Yay 3 months Post-Op
I still wear my Griddle/ Faja everyday! I am now doing about 2 days of 12hrs without it during the week. But other then that it's always on even during sleep WITH my foam boards.
It is very important to still use faja and boards to help continue to mold your body during your post op months which are for your 6 months recovery days.
As far as my boobies they are looking nice, really really itchy at times especially when I use the scarring cream. When it itches I try not to scratch and just pay them or lightly rub. Avoid scratching because you can get stretch marks or cause scarring tissue. Here's some updated pics of me!
More pics of my side view! 3 months yay!
My surgeon information.
If you decided to go to my doctor please let him know you were referred by me to him, if you getting your informations and referral from me! Thanks
1st day into my cardio workout!
I didn't go overboard or extra hard. I went and did what my body was capable of doing and made sure to listen to my body when it was too much. I didn't go to the gym yet because they haven't opened the new gym Ima go to around my way. So today even tho it was Super cold outside I bundle up and went to the park. I went onto the track and jogged 800 yards and speedy walked the rest so in total I completely 1 mile + I took my jump rope and did 220 on that. It was much of a workout as I normal would do but it's my started. Can't wait to continue and to be able to give more.
My goal right now is to lose 20 pounds (although I know I still have water weight on me ) and from there after I complete 6 months and more I will move on to toning my body and building muscles ! Yay !
Any tips on what else I can do as far as cardio????
4 months yay
5 months ! Will post pic after this post!
6months passed, I'm 7 months ???????? yay!
PS : Ladies please read ALL of my post, many of you ask me questions which I have talked about in previous posts. I won't be answering anymore repeated questions , but I can direct ya to the post to get ya answers. But please read my thread, I posted My PROCEDURES , workout & massages post op care information on all my old posts. I made this to help you ladies with your process, so ya can see what was necessary or Not, as well as show ya how amazing my doctor is!
DR. MOLINA IS A GREAT DOCTOR. HE IS PATIENT AND SUCH A SWEET HEART. DONT BE HESITANT WITH CHOOSING HIM. EVERYBODY RESULTS ARE DIFFERENT, but he is the only doctor I've meet so far who truly puts his patients health first.
8 months ????
11th Month recovery ! ?? TIPS ON PREOP & POST-OP CARE
I just want to take a moment to first off THANK YOU ALL! For being so supportive and following my journey with my recovery.
I an finally feeling GREAT , i am going to be on my 11th month on September 11th of recovering. I can honestly say this was one of the hardest things ever. I get asked a lot about my recovery and I'm glad to always help in every and any questions. My recovery wasn't an easy one as some of you may know. I didn't probably take care of myself pre-op , eating everything I wanted, this effected my recovery a lot. I retained A LOT of fluids in my body that lasted me up until 4 months of recovery. This is why I advise everyone who will be going through these procedures that it is important to take care of yourself before surgery so that your recovery can be the smoothest. Eat healthy mainly a lot of veggies ( cucumbers help with body water/fluids) and fruits ( pineapples are best for recovery ) , drink lots of water , and take your vitamins ( iron , folic acid , ect ) !
AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE (POST-Op) it is Crucial to TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. ALOT of girls message me asking if they should do massages after surgery ( mainly because the us doctors tell them it's really not recommended) & if they can do it themselves. DO YOUR PACKAGES POST-OP LYMPHATIC MESSAGES, atleast one package of 10sessions. This is called lymphatic massages for a reason these masseuse ladies are trained and learn the proper way to massage the body after surgery , they also use certain Creams and injections the body might need to help the healing faster. The massages also help heal the body into its shape so it's not only in the surgery table that this occurs. I suggest to do at least 1 session of massage so that you can see how it's done and then be able to do them on your own. I myself did 3 sessions ,1 of 8 sessions, 2 of 10 massages , and the last which was 12 sessions. I am still planning to go back and get another set of sessions because one side of my back still feels weird , numb and a little pain which I know is due to lack of pressure-able massages. I also give myself messages after every shower , every day this does help. Also make sure to eat CLEAN after surgery and begin exercises WHEN YOUR DOCTOR advised your ready. For bruising healing , best creams I used were Arnica or thrombocid Cream ( bought this in Domincian republic but check online to see if you find it). Thrombocid for me was better then the Arnica.
Hope this quick little update of tips and advise can help you ladies. Feel free to DM me or comment.
I searched for years doctors! I wanted my body better but I wasn't going to just go to anybody. This is my life in somebody hands! Dr. Molina delivered just that! All naturalness and to enhance my body with more modifications! He made the best version of ME! Dr. Molina and his wife were physically by my side every step of the way till today. Now that I'm back in my city, we still communicate concerning my recovery and process! I love them and thank god for their visions and amazing work!