I am fairly new to the site and decided that I would post my story, as I see most of the ladies here have done. Its nice to be able to share this journey with others who are walking the same path.. Its difficult trying to justify this to family members who view you as being 'fine the way you are'. The only other person that is aware is my husband.
I have always had a complex about my butt. I've always been slimmer than most of my friends and it always frustrated me when guys would choose girls simply because of the way they were shaped versus their personality/looks. I've attempted wearing pads or lift support garment for my butt. It's not a flat butt, but it's no where near bodacious either. The lift support made me look like I had more, but I just couldn't wear the pads...it was embarassing and I felt ashamed. My butt is sloped (no butt at the top). I've always been regarded as beautiful, pretty, stunning and have received comparisons from Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett, to Amber Rose (when we shared the same cut). Thats neither here nor there. I get tired of hearing it sometimes when feeling like my body doesn't give me the complete package.
I am 5'4, 122 pounds presently. My measurements are now 34-27-38. I've already attempted to start gaining weight. I've gained 2 pounds to reach 122 and this was my first week of pigging out. I would like to gain at least 10-15 more pounds to achieve the results I would like. My wish pics will be posted soon, but I'm being very reasonable, IMO. I'm not looking to be the next J Lo or Kim K, however I would like something noticeable for the money I will be spending. I've known about the BBL for some time, but never researched it until like two months ago. I've already had two consultations with Dr. Markmann in Ellicott City, MD. Based on his reviews, photos reviews and my consultations, I'm totally confident in his skill and expertise, but mostly worried about achieving the results based on the amount of fat I'm starting with. At my current weight, he believes he can only inject about 200 cc's per cheek, so that really bothers me. I don't want to pay all this money and be left with something I'm not 100% satisfied with. He thinks it will make a noticeable difference on me, because I am tiny. Luckily, my surgery isn't until Feb 2013, so I have time to really focus on gaining some pounds. I would like to have a fuller butt with a small shelf, especially towards the top. I have small hips, which go with my small body and I want a butt that would compliment my small frame, not make me look like a cartoon character...so with that being said, I have reasonable expectations. I believe this surgery will make me feel better about my shape and also allow me to wear certain clothes that I would never wear normally. I generally don't wear extremely fitted clothes (mainly due to my fashion personality and partly due to my shape), but I would be more open to wearing more fitted clothing if I wanted to, after this surgery. I may like a fitted dress every now and then, but when I try it on...I don't like it on me.
You girls who've had this surgery done, look wonderful...I would like to attempt to look like you all, but it's going to take a lot of weight gain, which also isn't very easy for me. My metabolism moves at the speed of light!!! LOL I would love to talk with some of you and see pics of before/after shots. I will be posting wish pics as well my before shots soon.
I wish all of you much success who have had the surgery and those of you on the bridge to BBL surgery. Would love to chat!!!!
BBL Part 1: Dominican Republic
Hello All!!! I am fairly new to the site and...
Hey ladies!!! I just posted some pics. I have my...
Eating everything to put on some weight, so I can...
I'm getting worried about this SX. I'm having...
I've even considered just a very rigorous work out...
I have decided after really giving it alot of...
I also worked with a lady named Cynthia Perez!!...
After a bit more research on each doctor and the...
Finally bought a scale to monitor my weight gain....
So my doctor, along with other doctors with whom I...
Just want to clarify the difference between fats...
The fat under the skin, that you can pinch easily is subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat is the only fat that lipo can safely remove.
The fat in the abdomen cavity is visceral fat. This fat surrounds the intestines and other organs in your abdomen. Visceral fat cannot be removed with liposuction and there are no known methods to safely remove it.
Education is key!!!
I just noticed something. We ladies are here to...
Have you all noticed this too? Seeing someone 6-12 mos after gives me a better idea on what I should and shouldny be doing or if the surgery really does provide long term results as doctors claim.
So ladies, hope all is well in your world. Right...
I have literally been eating anywhere from 3000-4500 calories per day between food and one shake per day. Anyone looking for weight gain tips just hit me up. It is very hard for me to gain, so I am very happy with the results. The key is eating small high calorie foods and combining little things with the food to give it higher calories. (For example: eat 2 packets of oatmeal for breakfast(160 cal. per packet) and add chocolate chips and cranberries (120 cal. combined), drink an Ensure Plus (350 calories). An hour later eat a cup of flavored full fat honey greek yogurt and add a whole banana (390 calories combined.)
In 2 hours, you have consumed roughly 1200 calories already and the day is hasn't even started. Not only are you eating decent food, but also getting good protein. I have lately started eating regular Oreo cookies everyday as a snack. One Oreo is 80 calories, although once this package is gone...I'm gonna pruchase Double Stuff Oreos next time..lol!! Anyway, I eat 8 Oreos with 12 ounces of whole milk. Guess how many calories this is??? You ready for this.....1,025 calories. I know, thats terrible. Anyway, I am enjoying this now. After surgery, back to eating healthy, no sugary foods and more exercise.
Forgot to mention, that obviously there some pros...
Boobs are bigger
Butt is bigger
Filling out jeans
Cellulite forming in areas I have never seen it
Huge gut ( need a gut buster)
Clothes are getting too tight
Always feel stuffed
Lately, I have been so stressed out about weight...
Honesty, integrity, recovery and long term results are top priority on my list. I have to keep telling myself not to get caught up and 1- 3 mos. post op pics mean absolutely nothing. I have to keep telling myself that I want a doctor who only performs one surgery per day, so I know time is being taken to make sure I end up with the perfect body.
Well.....after my 3rd consultation with Dr. Markmann regarding my newly gained weight, I was so happy leaving the doctor's office today. All the weight I've gained has really paid off. My doctor says he can now give me anywhere from 750-1000 CC's per cheek which is great for someone my size. One thing I did confirm with him is: the weight you gain or lose for surgery has to be maintained to keep the results. You can't lose weight for surgery, then afterwards start eating like crazy again. YOU WILL NOT BE HAPPY WITH THE LONG TERM RESULTS!!!! Please ladies, keep this in mind.
Anyway, I have to determine how many calories I need to maintain this weight, find the right foods to eat after my surgery and then stick to it. I will be so glad when I can start seriously exercising again after surgery. I am so thrilled with the news. I will get my first wish pic now!! I don't want anything over the top, no video vixen booty, just much more shapely in my clothes and to feel good about anything I put on. I did pick up my vitamins from the doctor's office that I will need for surgery. It's the best thing, because every supplement I need is combined in one. No taking a hundred pills to get what I need. So glad for this and it only costs $80.
I will keep you posted ladies, no doubt. This has become more exciting for me now. I really have something to look forward to now. Best of luck to all of you and let's keep supporting each other from the 1st week to a year after surgery and so on!!! : )
One bad thing is that now that I've gained...my lipo is going to be a little more expensive now. Boooo!!!
Just posted new pre-op pics. I am wearing a butt...
I have read several reviews from a few ladies...
Anyway after reading the reviews, it just put things in perspective for me. I understand that I need to have lower expectations with this surgery and know that it will improve my overall body appearance, but the amount of CC's or a wish pic will not determine what I will truly look like. For instance, just because I can get 1400cc/per cheek, doesn't mean I will look like Yaris Sanchez. I need to go into this with the mind set that after surgery, I will have an improved overall shape than what I had before. These wish pics really don't mean diddly squat!! Most of them are photoshopped and majority of people really don't look like this in person. I am only using them to show the doctor what appeals to me and to show a pattern of what I desire. For example- If I have lots of wish pics where most girls have butts that sit higher up, this gives an idea of what I would like to see from my surgery. I can't expect to look just like it, but at least see an improvement from what I desire. I think the biggest disappointment I've seen from most of the ladies who have had surgery is projection. Everyone wants more projection!!! I do too, but again I need to tone down my expectations and at this point just hope for a better outcome than what I started with. Thanks ladies for sharing your stories, tips and knowledge about this procedure. I will continue to read and learn as much as I can from you, doctors, as well as other websites so that I can share with the next person.
Hey ladies!! I have a question for my vets. Did...
For some of you who don't know about this old...
Anyway, lemons (juice) are very inexpensive and will take some time, but it does work. I actually had a scar that hyperpigmented and I started applying lemon juice twice a day and in a couple months, the scar had completely faded. I already know I will have to do this once my surgery scars heal, because my skin is prone to hyperpigmentation. Like I said, an inexpensive way to do what expensive products promise to do. I will follow doctors orders and use what they suggest to help heal scars, but I know my skin well enough to know better. You can even go a step further in aiding the lemon juice by applying fresh aloe and vitamin E oil to the scar and this will speed up the fading process as well. Hope this helps : )
Hey BBL vets- My doc provides 3 compression...
My doc provides 3 compression girdle garments after surgery. How long should you wear the provided garments and when should you switch over to just a self-purchased waist cincher style garment?? After you make the switch, should you only wear a waist cincher or should wear something that continues to compress the entire waist/abs/buttock area? I read that alot of the compression garments help to reduce swelling, but they can also help reduce inches as well. That's great for your waist, but I don't think I would want to compress my hips or buttock area in this case. What do you all think???
Just added pre-op pics!! I posted one pic at my...
Hey there RS ladies!! Haven't checked in for...
For a few days, I thought I wasn't going to be able to go through with my surgery. I work pretty hard for my money between self employment and a PT job. I only have a small window to get surgery done as my schedule slows down during Feb. Of course it's the holidays and everyone has a bunch of excuses as to why they can't pay you your money....because jobs got canceled, blah blah.... In addition, hours get cut on the PT!! Wth?? Who cuts hours during holiday?? I think only haters do this...lol!
You know how it is when you are trying to save up...always something to stand in the way. I swear I felt like punching all those responsible for standing in the way of my goal. I am now only able to come up with 10,500 of my own money. Luckily, I have a fabulous husband who says, 'Babe, don't worry about it! I will give you what you need to get it done.' I love him!!! He is one of many blessings and I don't know what I'd do without him.
Anyway, quick update- Weighing in at 139 and going strong. Would like to weigh about 145 for surgery, so that will mean 6lbs to go. I will start drinking my Serious Mass shakes on a daily in Jan., so I can get my weight up by 2/21. I am only drinking 1-2 per week right now, but it shouldn't be a problem. I am praying that Dr. M sucks all this added fat completely out. I will be terribly upset, otherwise. Hopefully, I will not have to report anymore obstacles/folks trying to play around with my money. If so, you will probably hear about them getting brutally attacked by a crazy woman on the news...lol!! j/k
Well, if I don't talk to anyone before then, do have a wonderful holiday!!!
I have decided after reviewing and researching Dr....
Just confirmed that Dr. Azurin is not a fan of...
I also confirmed with my doctor that he too, has been injecting fat into the muscle for 15 years, so this is nothing new. It always seemed as if Dr. M's patients reported having much more pain than patients of some of the other doctors. This could further explain why, in addition to being 'under' much longer for surgery.
New pics using Plastic Surgery Simulator. If my...
After reading 100's of blogs from patients, it...
For me, I have been researching doctors still due to doubt that I may not get the projection I want or waist size I desire. I believe that doctors tell you certain things in advance, so if in fact something isn't the way you expected afterwards, they can say well I mentioned that beforehand. I know that if I eat correctly, my waist can reach a size 24. It was that small just last year and I gained a little and it jumped to a size 27. Now that I have gained more purposely, my waist is like a 31. Basically, I know my fat cells are capable of shrinking down to that small of a size if I eat healthy.
I got off the subject a bit, but I feel that this BBL surgery is basically a hit or a miss. Some get lucky, some get better and some don't feel it was even worth it. Fact is, some have spent very little with good results and some have spent alot with little results. That has got me thinking. I'm not sure if I want to spend this much money ($14,300) for something that I may not be 100% pleased with. That being said, if I can't achieve the projection I want, I am not spending that kind of money, period!! I have now gained weight and still can't get the projection I desire. A waste of time, energy, and stress of dieting and not being able to wear clothes, because they are too friggin tight, IMO!! It's a blow getting dressed everyday. I also realized that gaining weight or losing has nothing to do with your long term results. If you are small or big, the same fat cells are being injected. So if you gain weight later, they will get bigger and vice versa. Gaining weight only helps you achieve close to your desired after surgery. Why is that?? Your fat cells are larger at that time.
I would rather spend less and be satisfied and not 100% happy than spend alot, be satisfied, and not 100% happy. I have realized that this surgery isn't gonna make me 100% happy, because I really can't get the results I desire (unless I gain a ton of weight). If I could get what I wanted, I wouldn't think twice about spending more to get what I want. My husband is in agreement with me as well. On that note, I think that I am going to probably find another doctor who can possibly produce results I can live with for less money, but still do great work at the same damn time. : )
Hey ladies, Happy Holidays to you all!! Just...
Just an update...after a few more consultations with some other docs on my top list, it seems that Yily is the best choice for me. She can work wonders for small girls like me, her sculpting is the best I've seen from any doctor, I've spoken to at least 7-8 girls that love their results AND her prices are much less due to her location in DR. I have received my quote of only $4215 which includes everything!! Massages, recovery, meds., everything!!! I still plan to take percocet with me for pain. I already booked my flight for $488 through Delta Airlines. All I need now is to get myself super healthy by taking vitamins daily, working out, drinking at least 64oz. water per day, and eating clean. I am really excited and very confident with my decision. I know that she can give me what I am looking for. She even told me she could make me look similar to Yaris Sanchez, just a smaller version!! Thats a good goal, so we will see. Anyway, I am now just preparing and getting my supplies together. HAppy Holidays to all of you and take care!!
Weight/Measurement Update Was 120 lbs./...
Was 120 lbs./ 34-27-38
Now 140 lbs./ 36-31-40
Most of weight gained is in mid section.I don't think I will gain anymore at this point.
Happy New Year!!! Lets pray for a great year of...
Hi ladies- I've chosen Dra Yily as my doctor. I've...
Ladies..trying to get organized for my return trip...
I think I will wait and ask Dra Yily about what...
Feb is around the corner. Starting to prepare my...
VitaMedica Recovery Kit
Marena Compression Garment ( back- up)
3 maxi dresses
Big bulky sweater ( plane ride home)
Pair of leggings (plane ride home)
Packs of oatmeal
If I think of anything else, I will add to the list in an additional post.
Additions to list- Feminine...
Special Band aids
Daily pill organizer
Percocet ( if necessary )
I'm curious as to when you can begin taking your...
Ladies...I posted the pic of Yaris only to give...
Didn't even realize, but time has been flying....
Ok, I heard so many horror stories about iron...
Off the BBL subject!! I had the most awesome BA...
I was told I would need a lift by Dr. Azurin, when I had a virtual consult...so I kindly said buh-bye!! I knew I did not need a lift.
Anyway, I had planned to see Dr. Markmann for a BA consultant, but I liked Dr. Chiaramonte so much and was so overly impressed by his professionalism and skill, that I have made the choice to book him as my PS for BA surgery. He also does the most BA's in his area and trains others doctors on the procedure.
I will start a new review on that journey over on the BA board when I get ready to have the surgery done.
That's all for now ladies!! Thanks for reading : )
Ladies, all this time I have been measuring myself...
Being as though I measured wrong at 120lbs, I would say my before measurements were:
36-28-39 (the fat I had then was in waist, flanks, abdomen...none at bra roll)
Measurements after weight gain are: 37-31-42 (most of my weight gain is in the mid section between bra roll, waist, abdomen, and flanks)
We emphasize to all our patients that lymphatic...
Patients undergo this post operative treatment for at least a three month period. Even if you don’t perform liposuction at Bella Forma Cosmetic Surgery Center you are welcome to have this treatment done for you at our Center.
The lymphatic system is an extensive drainage network that helps keep bodily fluids levels in balance and defends the body against infections. This system is formed by LYMPHATIC VESSELS that carry LYMPH – a clear, watery fluid containing protein molecules, salts, glucose, urea, and other substances.?The spleen works as part of the lymphatic system to protect the body, clearing worn-out red blood cells and other foreign bodies from the bloodstream to help fight off infection.?
One of the Lymphatic system major jobs is to collect extra lymph fluid from the body tissues and return it to the blood. This process is important because the substances are continuously leaking out of tiny blood capillaries into the surrounding body tissues. If the lymphatic system did not drain the excess fluid from the tissues, the lymph fluid would build up in the body’s tissue and they would swell. On the other hand, this system consist of LYMPH NODES, which are small masses of tissue located along the network of lymph vessels.? These nodes house LYMPHOCYTES, a type of white blood cell that fights germs and stops infection from spreading by trapping disease-causing germs and destroying them.
Working with Lymphatic Drainage
lymphatic drainage is a circulatory therapy, an ally against water retention, cellulite, and bad circulation, but it also functions as protection and defense of its own organism.?The lymphatic system is a physical therapy that stimulates the exit of wasteful liquids, decrease swelling, pain, and symptoms of circulatory diseases. This treatment is performed on the whole body, but with more dedication to those affected swollen areas (Edema) like the legs, shoulders and abdomen, as well as chest and back. This manual therapy sums up body wellness to eliminate toxins, and to increase the body’s immune response.?This treatment requires several sessions to obtain important results, which can be seen in the decrease of swelling, heaviness and pain.
*For Dra Yily patients!!
Dra Yily says you should have a doctor or nurse drain you when you get back home. This is probably nearly impossible as most docs in US won't touch patients who had their surgery abroad for safety reasons. Most of Yily patients complain of fluid build up in the first few days, but some have it for weeks. The best thing you can do is make sure Yily drains you as much as she can while u are there with her, get massages everyday while you are in DR, and then get continuous lymphatic drainage massages when you come back to the states. I plan to set aside a budget of about $850.00 just for these special massages. They are extremely important not only for drainage release after aggressive lipo, but for smoothing out those hard lumps that may occur after aggressive lipo.
This is the price we have to pay for aggressive lipo ladies. The only other alternative would be finding a doctor who performs gentle lipo, but the surgery would take much longer and would be much more expensive.
Ladies- be extra careful when sending your deposit...
If anyone knows how to list Yily's name correctly, please let me know so that I can contact WU for the 5th time and make sure it is correct. Please tell me what her paternal and maternal names are, only if you know for certain and sent money to her with no issues already. This is how WU list the information, and if it is wrong, they will not let her pick the money up.
This is really starting to work my last nerve!!! I was fine, set and prepared until having to deal with Western Union. More than likely, I will not be sending anymore money through WU ever again. Customer service is some B-O-O-T-Y!!!
When you send your deposit via Western Union, you...
When you enter her name, the form will ask you to list the First Name, Paternal Name, and Maternal Name. If you don't know this, you will be stuck on stupid and if you try to guess, there is a good chance that some letters will be cut off of her name if you are not writing her name correctly in the spaces. This is what Yily tries to explain in the long informative email (that includes how to send the deposit) she sends. Well, I just confirmed with Yily myself and here is how you should list her name via Western Union:
First Name: Yily Loramny
Paternal Name: de los Santos
Maternal Name: Rosario
If you write it in like this, Dra Yily should have no problems picking up the money you send. If you send it online, contact the Online Dept. of Western Union afterwards to verify that name appears correctly. Even though you write it correctly, verify with them after you send it. Unfortunately, there online system doesn't update properly and they could have something different than what appears online. It happened to me, so trust me on this!! The no. is 800-525-3403 and you don't wait long to speak with someone which is good. Hope this helps!!
It has been a pain in the butt dealing with Western Union for the last few days, but finally confirming with Yily allowed me to get this straight. The CS is terrible at Western Union, so the less mistakes you make in filling out your money transfer, the less you have to deal with Western Union in trying to make corrections.
Ladies!! Please, please please send your deposit...
Also, when you send deposit, follow up with Western Union on the status of your transfer from start to finish. Extremely important. Follow up with these jokers to make sure money has been picked up and transfer has been completed.
Send your deposit to Yily ASAP to lock in your already, previously confirmed date!!!
Almost that time. All packed and ready. Oh, still...
Hi everyone!! Just heard from Dra Yily. She said...
Yes , ladies....she finally has a Paypal Account....
Sorry ladies for not responding sooner, which I am...
I sent her an email reply TODAY to the email that she sent yesterday about starting a new Paypal account soon. I told her when she got it up and running to let me know so I could send it. In the meantime, I would see her on 2/18.
Two minutes later, she sends me an email telling me she has a new Paypal account which I relayed to you all as soon as I found out. She gives me an email to use for sending the money through Paypal. I send it within 5 minutes and then respond back to her letting her know I sent it and please let me know she got it. No email back afterwards.
Three hours later, she responds to every email I sent her within the last week....EXCEPT, the most recent email about confirming that she received the deposit. In all the other emails, she proceeds to tell me that she has started a new Paypal account and gives me A COMPLETELY F%CKIN DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESS TO SEND THE MONEY!!! I am pissed, because now I am confused about the email addresses, which is the correct one, and the fact that she responded to every other email, EXCEPT the most important one.
At this point, I am ready to cancel this surgery altogether. Its waaaaaay too much confusion, IMO. I don't want to tell you all the wrong email address to send the money. I wish I had better news. I like order, and this shit is way out of order! I'm sorry ladies to be using such profanity, but when I am mad....I am all the way turned up to about 10. Yily needs to get it TOGETHER!! I am getting off RS for a minute to just chill out for a few days.
Ok, ladies. Excited again!! Got squared away after...
Weighing about 145 now, and just started working out again. I don't want to be completely out of shape once all this fat is gone, especially in the abs area. Been doing some core training, leg exercises, toning and minimal cardio. Strangely enough, I have never had to work out my arms much in my life. My arms are ridiculously strong and solid, but still small. Without flexing any arm muscles, my arms are hard as bricks..crazy, I know. Even guy friends that I know comment on that. Weird, but I guess it's just genetics. Either way, I want to be in decent shape, not flabby after surgery.
Still have to buy:
Grabber (for bending to pick up things)
Insulated small freezer bag (for few perishable snacks like yogurt, lunch meat, etc)
Hey ladies!! Finally my deposit has been sent and...
First time I sent deposit, she gave me the wrong email address, so I canceled payment. Second time I sent payment, Paypal processed payment via e-Check which put a hold on the payment for 5 days, probably because her account was new and hadn't been verified yet, so I canceled payment again. Today, I checked in with Paypal on status of her account and noticed the option was now available to send payment via instant transfer. I proceeded to send another payment, and she accepted it about 20 min. after I sent it. Whooh hooh!!!
The correct address to send payment is: email@example.com
Feeling even better now!!!
Ordered the Vitamedica Recovery Kit from...
I will also be taking wheatgrass and kelp which are rich in other minerals and bioflavonoids. Wheatgrass is a great way to detoxify blood, increase red blood cell count, stimulate body's enzyme system by enriching the blood, and its high alkalinity balances acidic PH levels (I haven't been eating healthy due to weight gain, so this balance is necessary for me). Kelp helps to get rid of the worst mineral deficiencies in people. Bioflavonoids help to strengthen cell membranes, especially those of capillaries that are often cut during surgery. Doctors limit the intake of Vitamin E prior to surgery to less than 400mg per day since it is hard to completely avoid Vitamin E. I am also taking 65mg Ultra Iron twice a day and Bio-Cell twice a day which helps to regenerate new healthy cells.
I want my body to be able to snap back as quick as possible and hopefully all this preparation will help to accomplish this.
Hey ladies, When you all stayed at CIPLA that...
When you all stayed at CIPLA that one night, did u take your phone or iPad into the facility? I am thinking about the safety of my personal belongings and wonder what you all did while at CIPLA. Thanks :)
Hey ladies- I noticed after looking at a couple of...
I am not certain if she is in fact using a different garment, but it definitely isn't the same as the one that LBP, Superflyygurl87, or Laury130 used.
If she is using a different garment now, but the cost is still the same...you may want to look into purchasing the original Fajate Columbian garment that was actually $142.00. For most, garments are extremely important in shaping after surgery. It's something to look into and research, but I may still purchase the original brand. These are said to be some of the best on the market. I'm not about to pay $140 to Yily for something that isn't worth it and only retails for $60 online.
If you ladies know anything about this, please share!!
Check in ladies if you are having surgery with...
Hey ladies- Dra Yily emailed this morning and...
I also confirmed with her that surgery balance CAN be paid via Paypal , so you don't have to carry ALOT of cash with you the day of. If you plan to stay at the JM Spa/Recovery House, then only cash is accepted here.
Hey ladies- anyone been on their period around...
Ordered Faja on Thursday and a Squeem vest on...
Squeem from classicshapewear.com ($79.50)
Faja from misfajas.com ($142.00)
Wondering if getting a root canal before surgery...
Decided I would go to dentist appt for root canal....
So ladies.... I went to dentist, got root canal,...
Whole Gains Protein Shake (mango protein...
Wheat Grass powder ( mix with juice)
Apple juice boxes
Pineapple juice boxes
Dried Fruit ( Banana, Pineapple, Mango)
If I think of anything else, I will be sure to get it before the end of the weekend. I want to be relaxed the day before my flight. I refuse to be hungry and starving in between meals at RH.
Alright ladies- tomorrow I fly to DR early AM. I...
One thing I want to tell ladies. If you have talked to me, I am a very positive person. I try to answer every question from anyone who sends one my way(if i know the answer). I don't treat anyone differently, unless you say or talk to me in a manner thats intolerable. I am very honest about the way I feel and never want to disrespect or offend anyone on this board, or just in life generally. I will tell the good, the bad, and the neutral parts of my experience. I ask that you ladies please respect my opinion of my journey. I will do my best to keep you ladies updated for my first 3 months and answer all of your questions. I will be following all instructions of Dra Yily, and will be off for 1.5- 2 months to heal, rest and recover. I found someone to continue holistic lymphatic massages here in my area after I come from DR.
My stats again for pre op:
5'4", 145 lbs.
I did gain 25 lbs for surgery, because I wanted to. My previous stats were: 34-27-39 roughly.
I am excited about seeing Dra Yily and hope that she can give me the best results possible as well as do the same for every other lady who chooses her.
I'm really hoping for a speedy and complication-free recovery and ask for all prayers and positive energy!!!
Hey all, I just reviewed my list again of...
I just reviewed my list again of drugs/supplements to stay away from before and after surgery. Get this!! Oxycodone aka Percocet is on the list. Geesh!! This one was hiding and I didn't see it before. That explains why doctors in US prescribe Hydrocodone aka Vicodine instead. Guess I will carry my Vicodine instead of Perc. Just thought I would share. Note: This list came from a doctor I was planning to have surgery with before booking with Yily. When I get a moment later tonight, I will post the list so you all can see it. Just thought I would share.
I arrived in Santo Domingo about 2p. Took me about...
By the way..for those who don't know. At JM Spa,...
Up already, getting myself ready and prepared to...
I am gonna wash up, since I showered late last night and throw all of my stuff in a bag. I am carrying with me:
Maxi dress (for day after surgery)
Chux (pads for bed)
Maxi pads (to go underneath garment)
Bandages (for back incision especially)
Vitamins(for morning after surgery)
Meals yesterday were:
lunch-Black beans, rice and chicken
Dinner- Chicken with plantains
Ok ladies, I want to thank you in advance for all your prayers, support and encouragement. I will not be taking my phone or iPad to CIPLA, so I will speak with you again when I return to RH. Thank you all once again for everything!!
To read part 2 of my BBL journey, please click here.
RealSelfUpdated on 20 Feb 2013:Real Self