32yo, 5 Kids, Wanting TT, BA+lift and Lipo - Dominican Republic
Hello, I'm 32, 5'7", 175 lbs (hope to be 160 by...
Update with before pics
I talked to my mom last night and she is on board with coming to the DR with me. She is a RN with over 30 years experience in the OR so that means I will be in good hands and can save some money and be more comfortable besides renting an apartment off of airbnb.
I applied for my passport so that will give me just enough time to get it by the 6 week max timeline. One less thing to do. I'm going to wire my Dr the money for my deposit cost thing in the morning. Just waiting on my savings transfer to clear. I'm wanting the surgery date on March 4th. I plan on flying out on the 1st that way I will have one whole day to get settled in and enjoy the beach before I have to get my preoperative stuff done on the 3rd. I'm so incredibly thrilled that this is finally happening. Been planning this for 6-7 years. It's past time.
Date set plus wish pics.
These pics are my wish pics. Hoping for a nice balanced hourglass figure. Kind of like kim kardashian BEFORE she had work done to enlarge her butt. Marilyn Monroe and Scarlet johansson are other good examples. I DON'T want a giant butt. The plan is to use a little lipo on the lower back and thighs to make the butt I have seem bigger.
All reservations set
I'm still working on weight loss. I'm down another 5 lbs to 169. It's going slower than I like, I've had a few setbacks. I'm sick with a cold ATM and I have a hard time controlling my eating with working extra time and taking care of the kids and getting everything ready. Hopefully I can get back on track and lose at least another 5 lbs before the big day. It's not as low as I was wanting but not too much off.
I'm worried about my kiddos and how they/we are gonna handle the separation. I've never been away for more than like 3 days and that was only one time. How are we gonna handle 3 weeks? I plan on using face time and all that, but I know it's the snuggle time we will all be really missing. My 2 year old still sleeps with me about half the time... It's gonna be rough.
Today is the day!
Day 2 update
Other than the drain drama I'm doing pretty good. My back bothers me more than anything else due to all the hunching. I could probably almost stand up straight by now but dr. Fg wants me to keep hunching for another week to keep tension off the TT incision so it stays nice and thin. All of his advice and recommendations as when I can start to do things like stand up straight, raise my arms, start to drive, wear normal bras, etc are all much further out than any other dr I've read. He's just very cautious with everything. It's a pain for me but it's a big reason he has such low complication rates and great results. He takes as few risks as possible. Its paying off, my results look great so far.
He has really impressed me so far. First with his aesthetic work. He has very natural results that are exactly what I'm looking for. Most of the other doctors in the DR that I was looking at were much more over the top and voluptuous than I was looking for. I don't want to look like a Barbie doll. I want to fool you. ;-) Secondly he is more approachable and accessible than any doctor I've had in my life. He always responds to all my questions quickly, especially considering he is working all day besides. All the other Dr's I had quotes from had their assistants email me canned, scripted quotes, some of which weren't even for the procedures I had asked for! In fact now that I think about it, they still haven't gotten back to me with the quote I asked for. Their loss. I've picked someone who had the time to pretend they care. :-) Edit to add: Now that I am post op I have to say Dr FG is amazing. He is a complete perfectionist and is very concerned with quality over quantity. He is very conservative with his surgical technique and does not take risks because he wants to remain in control of his patients results. He spends way more time individually with each of his patients than any other doctor that I have even heard of and seems genuinely kind and caring. If you have a hard time getting a quote from him rest assured, it is because he is incredibly dedicated to caring for his current patients and he is totally worth waiting for. I feel incredibly lucky to have gotten into his surgery schedule when I did, but knowing what I know now he is totally worth waiting for no matter how long it takes. His office and clinic is very small but just as nice and clean as anything you would expect in the US. His assistant Karel is incredibly sweet and caring and is eager to help you any way she can. In fact I head home in just a few days and as much as I miss my kiddos I am already sad that I have to say goodbye to these incredible people. I feel like I'm more than just another patient to them but a good friend.