I have hated my body for the past two years. I...
I have hated my body for the past two years. I gained so much weight in all
Of the wrong places. I'm 4'11" and weigh 116, which isn't a lot but I carry it so badly. I decided I wanted a BBL about a year ago and seriously started pursuing the though in September. I had my first consultation at a med spa and I wasn't sold. The fact that he would perform the whole procedure while I was awake was a little terrifying. I had my second consultation a couple weeks later with Dr. Franco and I was sold ! I actually met with a doctor and not an assistant and he was confident in what he could do for me. A week later I called to schedule surgery and now I'm set. I cannot wait ! In the meantime I want to work and developing some good habits to be in good health for surgery and just researching the best tips out there.
I had my Pre-op yesterday !! It's a two week pre-op but I went at the three week mark due to scheduling reasons. I was weighed , 115 and taken back to the room. The doctor came in and looked me over one more time and took pictures. One thing we did change was that he was going to also do a little lipo on my inner thighs. My thighs aren't big at all but I have notice these two little fatty spots when I wear shorts and stuff. He said the reason was to be able to add about another 300ccs to the booty. :) He took before pics and answered all my questions ! I had an index card full of em. My finally question was ... "are my results going to be worth it and drastic?" He said "yes! You are going to look fantastic!" After that I signed all my consent forms and went over more details for surgery day and got my paperwork for labs and my rx.
Some before pics
I couldn't stand to see my previous pics right away every time I saw my review.
My doctor says he teaches whoever takes me home and myself how to massage the lipoed area. Do you think the benefits of getting a lymphatic massage by a professional makes a big difference in results and healing time ? Also how do I find one that specializes in that??
Still haven't gotten my labs done yet , I need to do that tomorrow. Still haven't paid complete cost, still waiting on a revised quote due to the change in location of surgery center. I got my rx's taken care of today hopefully. My usual pharmacy wanted to charge me $168 for 2 out of the 3 meds but the doctors office found it for a fraction of that cost. I think I am starting to get nervous. I'm just worried that my results won't be drastic enough for me. I don't want subtle. But then I don't want ridiculous results either. I haven't found anyone in my area that offers lymphatic drainage massages ... super annoyed with that. Other than that, I'm just here trying to patiently wait the next two weeks !
I've read a lot of reviews where arnica tablets were taken during recovery. My doctor gave me an extensive list (several pages ) worth of medicines to avoid after the 2 week pre op time frame. I basically decided I wasn't going to take any medicines before, not even vitamins lol im so paranoid. If you used Arnica did u take it before surgery as well ? And what about the gel is that beneficial ? I'll be getting all of my things I'll need post op during this next week. I've been reading soooo many reviews to get good tips and ideas. I love this site! Lol
So many thoughts
My brain is all over the place. I'm mainly so excited !! If I could talk about it all day I would but I don't think anyone wants to hear me lol.
Right now my thoughts are "are my results going to be drastic enough for me" , "what if I don't notice any difference" , "is the pain going to be unbearable", "how long before I think I'll be ready for sex", "Am I going to have enough help", "Do i really need to buy this or that ". I'm mentally draining myself. Time fly by please !!!
Saying bye to my old body
Yesterday I woke up with a raging headache. I wasn't able to get the whole house completely cleaned like I hoped. I fell asleep at 6pm and slept for 13 hours !! This headache has turned into a migraine. I'm in so much pain and can't take anything. I also started my monthly yesterday. I PMS sooo bad. It makes me feel like I'm ill. I was supposed to start on the 1st and would've been finished by the 7th. I didn't start till the 4th so now I'm annoyed with that. I guess I'll wear a tampon during surgery ? Does anyone know if that's okay ? I need to call today and ask if the same person dropping me off for sx needs to be the same person picking me up. I've got almost everything I need , I didn't go over board at all on the supplies. I am just missing the PEz thing... I'm not sure where to find it locally in stores. The Walmart i went to didn't have them. I'll be meal prepping tomorrow night and then I'm ready !!
I made it
The one Norco I took right after surgery really did me in for the entire day. I felt like complete crap. I have switched to extra strength Tylenol only. I'm very swollen and sore. I'm pretty much hating this garment right now. Can anyone recommend a pain medicine that didn't cause them nausea and vomiting ? Ill have my doc switch me to something else. If not .., Tylenol only it is -_- :(
Post op appt
Went well. He took off the garment and massaged me a bit. OMG that was painful. I felt like I wanted to pass out. He had me lean over the table and put a cool pack on my neck and back and gave me sprite. He was so awesome. We are all very excited about the results. Results are definitely drastic. Lower stomach , back and vagina are super swollen. I only have bruising on my inner thighs as of now. He changed my pain med to tramadol. I'll try that and hope it doesn't make me sick. *fingers crossed* pretty tired of laying on my stomach, my arms get numb just as I get comfortable. Right now I'm resting on my back on the couch and my legs on the coffee table. Booty just hanging. It's a good relief for now. Soreness today is worse than yesterday. I'd say about an 8