here are my pictures i gained about 20lbs i HATE this excess weight
so here are my before pics, i am usually 125 i'm 5'6
i have been gaining weight since aug i'm now 150
i have never been this big, it's hard and depressing to walk around with all this excess weight. i can't wear certain dresses if i do i need a body shaper.
i truly can't wait to get all off this fat sucked out.
i gained weight to have enough fat. i doubt i would be approved for a round 2, i need everything done right the first time around,because i don't want to keep putting my health on the line.
anyways i need some support from you dolls, as i have supported and so many of ya'll and cheered you guys on and sent prayers your way=)
no one really knows i'm getting this done besides my mom and 2 girl friends, and i only told them i was getting lipo...
i never mentioned the bbl part because females can be "catty." my one friend has always had a nice big butt so she would really clown me lol, i have always had the boobs, she wants implants, and i have never clowned her about that lol. i will eventually tell them after the fact, i just don't want them to worry to much.
it's crazy how much kids and simply aging can change your body shape, if you would have told me in high school i would be considering this i would have called you crazy lol.
i'm so glad this procedure is around and has been perfected it has changed a lot of people's lives for the better, and i pray it does the same for me!
some supplies i got
so i got this nice lawn chair on sale via amazon
i like it because i can sleep on my stomach easier, and the face part is
cut out, cushion is a nice touch as well. it wasn't to bad to lay on face down,
if that gets to be to much, i will cut the bottom out and sleep on my back, since i'm usually a back & side sleeper.
i also like how it folds up nicely for easy storage or travel.
i got the boppy pillow on craigslist you will be surprised at how many
pillows are on there in great condition for cheap, it made no sense to spend $40+ on a new one just to sit on it, i paid $10 for mine it is full and in excellent condition she only use it for 2mths.
i also want to get a bbl pillow but the price is a bit high, being that you will only use it for a short amount of time. i have found some other alternative on amazon
i will look in to getting those if the boppy pillow becomes to soft.
if anyone is trying to sell their pillow please let me know.
setting up my sleeping space i have 4 more days till my bbl
so i deiced to make my make shift bed today, i am a back sleep i tried to sleep on my tummy last night and i gave up i can't do it.
hi i decided to trace my butt and cut my lounge chair with a knife, before surgery and it turned out great. the only thing is you will need alot of pillows to get comfortable,
i'm gonna post some pics of what i did.
i also have a Memory Foam Zero Gravity 3 Piece Wedge Pillow Set, i got it 3yrs ago, it definitely comes in handy to use under and on top of this contraption lol.
surprisingly enough, it's really comfortable to sleep on, and it's facing the tv, so i think this will be the best recovery option for me when i come home.
what are you ladies currently doing as far as sleeping?
pre-made meal prep
so last night i decided to make a bunch of pre-made meals
i don't have a man to take care of me just my mom & dad and kids
they will be at school and my parents work. so i wanted to have my meals ready
while i'm home during the day and when the kids get home they can heat the meals up for me and themselves as well.
i made everything with really low salt kind of bland tasting because i dont want to swell up=)
Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser Liquid & Massages
so i brought some more supplies yesterday, one of the things i made sure to grab was Walgreens Antiseptic Skin Cleanser, (it's the same exact thing as Hibiclens) it's a few dollars cheaper, what it does is help to reduce bacteria and prevents skin infections thereby reducing the risk of cross-infection.
they are running a special buy 1 get 1 50% off i got a full bottle with a pump
and i also got a little bottle as well for refill purposes.
you should start using this 3 days prior to surgery , i started washing with it yesterday and i liked it, it created a lot of suds and it smelled pretty good to.
it also left my skin really smooth, i will use this from now on until i am fully healed.
i have also been getting deep tissue massages once a week for the past 3 weeks,
it make me feel better and i want to be relaxed before surgery.
i have my last pre massage, tomorrow night around 8pm after that i will go home sleep and head to surgery at 6:30 am.
one more day left...
today has been a busy day getting ready for tomorrow morning,
i got all my stuff packed i'm staying for at least 2-3 days.
i have my pillows, and i also brought an extra faja, i decided to try it on
so i can see the before and after, it's tight but it fits comfortably,but i can see it being hard to put on and take off.
i also decided to make my own bbl pillow, i didn't feel like paying $100 for something that i will only use a few short weeks. i got a CanDo High Density Half Roller for 7.99
then i topped it off an Extra Firm Foam Foot Rest Cushion it has a strap on the back of it for Lumbar Back Support but i use it to hold on to the half rollers. it works great it seats me high even on the couch. i also got a Yoga Bolster pillow, but it wont be here till tomorrow.
i'm on my way to get my weekly massage, they have really helped to relax me!
after the massage, i plan on getting a good nights sleep so i can get to the hospital on time.
wish me luck.
OMG this swelling is no joke!
Hey everyone I've been doing OK I'm not in much pain but the swelling is making me miserable! I had to wait to get in to my massage place I'm here now waiting to get my 1st lymph massage. I was supposed to get the in the hospital but by the time my order was placed Fri the massage people had went home and they don't work weekends.
I went to my first post op on Tues the doc said I was healing well, he took out my stitches, but noticed I was still very swollen they need up ordering me a bigger xl garment for free, it came today. I have been eating healthy low salt but they said I may be drinking to much water and pineapple juice so I have to but I'm still swollen. I'm praying the massage helps also got my insurance to cover it so I will be coming a few times a week. I think this swelling has been the worse part I can feel it in my back and sides. I know it will be better but I'm hard to deal with at times. I'm taking ibuprofen 600mg to help with the swelling both I hope these massage do the trick
i took a shower today and decided to take some pics on my laptop.
iv'e been going through a lot of swelling lately and it's been annoying, but i got a chance to compare where i started,
to where i'm currently at, and i'm happy! over all my shape looks a lot better and my doc took away all my trouble areas.
while there is still swelling, i am confident that once it finally dissipates, i will be left with a flat stomach and nice curves.
i love my massager
hey everyone so as you all know i have been dealing with severe swelling, well last thrus when it got real bad,
i ordered this hand held massager from amazon to use between my lymphatic massages.
when i tell you, i have been using this thing since Saturday and it's a God send! my surgeon and masseuse said that it's a great thing that i got this, they both said it well help speed up my swelling recovery. anytime i feel my body swelling
i use this massager it works so good, especially on hard to reach places like my lower back!
the massager helps to dissipate the fluid build up in my lower back, hips and thighs.
if you're dealing with constant swelling this may help you.
my swelling has gone down by 30% since using this =)
2nd lymphatic massages and pictures
so today was a good day, i woke up a lot less swollen.
i was able to bend down easier, pick things up, and even tie my shoe. my vagina isn't swollen anymore but i still have some swelling in my thighs and stomach.
anyways i went for my 2nd lymphatic massage today
my masseuse is really cool we have a great time together.
she said she can tell i'm moving a lot better this week.
last week she had to help me take off and put on my garment. she also stated that she is noticing that i am having a lot less swelling in my stomach, flanks and back.
she also loves the fact that i am using my massager in between seeing her.
anyways after i left there i felt so good that i decided to take some before/after picture of my in my garment, i was so surprised by the difference, that i decided to try on this dress i got 2 weeks ago, i have never worn it, it's a size med and it fit like a glove! i was in shock to see how much my shape has changed for the better, i still can NOT believe it's me!
i've been so used to seeing myself out of shape and heavy from gaining all that weight over the past 3mths, it feels so good to actually feel good in my clothes, i had been very depressed before the surgery. even though i'm not all the way healed and i'm still slightly swollen in my tummy,
all i can say is my doctor did the damn thing! i am so happy and excited that i feel like going shopping right now, and it's past midnight lol.
leggings, jeggings, and jeans oh my!
i can't believe it's been a whole month since i had my BBL
time has flown by. i went to see my PS yesterday and he said i'm coming along great. i'm no longer swollen, i still swell every now and then but not as bad as i was 2 weeks ago. he stated that he wants me to wear my garment for 2 more weeks then i can switch to my stage 2, he said that i no longer need to wear the foams pads but i like them
they make my garment more comfortable.
i have been buying all sorts of cute tops and dresses, so i decided to try on some of my pre bbl jeans and leggings and i am shocked to see that they still fit, i am so happy because i swore i would have to buy a whole jean wardrobe, it's like all my clothes look so much better with this ass lol.
the first thing i tried on were my leggings they are a size med and my ass is popping in them!
i then tried on my jeggings, and they looks so good! they are a size 7 and still fit comfortably i used to look so flat in them before.
now the last pair i tried on are my favorite pair of jeans, they are a size 7 with only a 2% stretch. they look like they are painted on my ass lol, they sit low on my hips but look really nice, i will most likely get these types of jeans in a size 9 so they will a bit more comfortable they are kind of tight.
i won't post again for a few weeks, i feel like i am talking to myself since my doctor isn't well known on here, so it make no sense to keep posting.
but i still enjoying looking at everyone's updates=)
Black Dress approved
I went shopping and, got a new dress. it feels good to go shopping and know
that your clothes will fit you properly, shopping is now fun again.
i love this dress, it's a size medium like i wore before,
but now my body is proportionate!
i got a chance to measure my self, now that i'm done swelling for the most part.
my ass went from 44inchs out the hospital to 42inchs today which i assume was mainly from the fluid and swelling. my ass is now nice and soft, i can sit on it with no issues, but i prefer to sit on my bbl pillow.
even though i'm down 2 inches, you can not tell at all, my ass is still phat!
my frame is now 36c-29-42 my stomach still swells sometimes, but it's gotten a lot flatter my surgeon, said i should get down to a 28-27inch waist, either way i am very happy with my results thus far, body con dresses are my new best friend!
officially 6 weeks post
so i turned 6 weeks dec 14th, some days i still can't believe i when through with this surgery, but i have yet to regret it one bit.
i finally wore regular underwear last weekend with a waist cincher, i went from a size 6 in underwear to a size 8 yeah!
it's was ok wearing panties, but it felt weird not wearing my faja for the whole weekend. since then iv'e been back in my faja, my PS told me i could stop wearing it 2 weeks ago but i feel more comfortable wearing it with the foam pad.
i will mostly keep wearing my faja.
the swelling has basically left, but every now and then my tummy & back still swell, but as soon as i get up and walk to the bathroom or kitchen it goes away, unlike before, so i am happy about that.
i have driven on my bare butt with out my bbl pillow and i did fine, iv'e been able to sit on my bare butt since i was 2 weeks post, but i still choose to sit on my bbl pillow just because it's more comfortable and i prefer to sit on it, but i can sit down just fine.
i get sharp pains, in my back and sometimes in my butt, they go away after a few seconds, it's simply the nerves reconnecting back together, it can be annoying but it doesn't hurt to bad.
i'm just glad i can feel again, after being numb for a month lol.
the fluid in my lower back is basically gone, when i rub cream on my lower back, i can now feel it, before i was so swollen i bearly reach my lower back.
i stopped getting massage a few weeks ago, the lymph massages were ok, but they didn't help speed anything up in my opinion.
from what i read, what ever fat you have at 6 weeks, should stay with you, i still wake up scared that my butt will disappear lol, but so far so good. i still sleep on my wedge, but 2 nights ago i decided to just sleep on my bed with out the wedges, and i slept just fine, i mainly slept on my sides.
iv'e been shopping like crazy, it feels so good to buy things and know they will fit me, i can't wait till it starts to get warm again so i can wear, all my outfits.
my mom is also loving my shape she said i was fine before the unnecessary weight gain for my bbl, but she said my butt looks real good now, she feels if i'm happy then it was well worth it.