3 1/2 Month Update with Pic-taurs!!!
Okay I have started this train to rolling now. I...
I want my Jessica Biel Arse!
Anyway, I am including before pics on here. Doc told Angel that I could gain about 5-10 pounds more. I vary between 134-137 lbs right now. This is the most I have ever weighed so going over the 140 mark will be pretty emotional on me. Well of course I weighed 160 whatever when I was pregnant but that doesn't count as I had a person inside me.
I really love Jessica Biel's butt. I don't think this girl gets enough butt airtime. I can't stand her husband but I have loved her tush for years. ha ha
look at this butt chart I found....which one are you and which do you want?
found more butt pictures
arg! don't know if I am getting surgery or not right now.
In Spain right now
Anyhoo, my husband is driving me nuts while we are here. Complaining about everything. I am over it. He doesn't know how to relax. I am pulling out the bitch cards. I made him sleep in with the kids tonight. I am a type A person anyway but on vaca I am type B and need my down time. You know what I am saying? He isn't too happy about this surgery either but for the time being has stopped talking about it so much. He isn't coming with me as we run our own company and he needs to be there. Plus I think he would drive me batty anyway. During the 2nd birth of our child...I made him go home and not stay with me in the hospital. So much more relaxing with just the nurses taking care of me. hee hee
Confused on vitamins and mins
Looks like coated tablets are a no go for iron too...which is what I have been taking. Nice eh? I also just ordered supplements from make me heal. Anyone have any raving reviews?
I paid 45 bucks to have vitamins in 2 days...taking longer
12 days 12 days to gooooooooo!!!!
My clothes list (which I have to buy because I don't own these):
1. Granny panties
2. A wrap around dress (preferable something patterned with red on it so the blood stains won't be obvious) ha ha
3. gorgeous compression hose
Okay I had a total freak out when I called my Dr M's office the other day. Not Angel but Angela (I think) told me (first time I had spoke to her) that I would need to do my pre-op visit 2 weeks prior to surgery. WTF??!!! No one told me this and it isn't in the literature that they sent me via email (got nothing in the mail). Ack! So I called around to walk in clinics to see if they could see me...nope not if I have a regular doctor. What?? Yeah sure you don't say that when I come in for UTI's and such now do ya? Yes you want that money.
But then Angel called me and said that ask that in case my blood tests are off and I can repeat. But she also told me some patients have the tests done 2 days before surgery while they are in town. She told me not to worry about it. She also informed me that she is the person that books me the surgery and not a nurse either. So I have decided to look at this as a bonus (like I need to freak myself out anymore). The bonus is that it will give me a few more days to get my iron levels up. I don't know if they are down but I know I was borderline anemic when pregnant 5 years ago...so to be on the safe side. I will just and see my int med doc this Monday 1 week before surgery.
I also posted over on the TT side. As I am wondering if I need a tummy tuck. I don't have loose skin but my upper abdomen protrudes. I was thinking it was fat but now I am wondering if it is muscle also. I got some good advice from the docs on RS. Besides I wouldn't want to do both the TT and BBL at the same time. It seems they both need healing...one on the belly and the other on the butt. Besides I am not even sure if Dr. M is great at TT and geez that requires me to do another 3 months of research! ha
Okay my measurements 12 days before surgery from top to bottom:
Bra Line (right below): 32"
Waist line (both 1 1/2" above belly button and right at belly button are the same): 34"
Hip bone to hip bone: 36 1/2"
Hips (widest area of butt): 39"
Right thigh (widest area): 21 1/4"
Left thigh (widest area): 21 3/4"
Oh and if I haven't told you ladies that I had recorded a cartoon that was on t.v. about a month or so ago about BBL...I laughed my butt off (which may be why I don't have one) and put it up on you tube. Neve rmind they took it down. rats!
Holy shit Reef Girls have AMAZING asses!
Had my blood work, chest xray, and ekg done...1 week to go
Okay I had all of my tests done. The best part was my internal medicine doctor. God I seriously love this man. He saved me when I had post partum depression with my son 5 years ago and he didn't even bat an eye or disapprove or anything today. I didn't use the lingo BBL...no way was I going there. I said lipo and a fat transfer to my butt. He said (nurse also) they have never seen anyone go out of the state for plastic surgery. I told him Dr. Mendieta was the doc that teaches all of the other docs how to do this procedure. I bet you 5 bucks he looks him up. haha He said Oh I don't think they do that surgery around here. Errr...nope and I don't plan on letting anyone practice on me for this. He did give me some great advice. I told him I needed to buy those dresses that tie in the front for the surgery and wanted to get something that I won't care if blood gets on it. He told me to go to Goodwill. Damn why didn't I think of that??!?!! So I went and they didn't have anything. I guess they are still so in style that no one has turned any in yet for this year. Oh well it would have been nice to pay 6 bucks for it!! I had Walmart but looks like I might have to go there. At the least I will head to burlington coat factory (which I love) or Tar-shaa.
I think all of the Iron I have been taking has finally kicked in as now my (GET READY FOR TMI) is that dark greenish color or tar color...anyway it doesn't look the same.
love you ladies!!!
Okay trying to find a wrap around Maxi dress...Where did they all go?
oh i found a great website for jessica fan's
Here is what I have bought (links otherwise I will post photos):
-buckwheat pillows 2- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00020NRIK/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
-Abdominal pads: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001DEUFI4/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
-Plastic Sheeting (seriously reminds me of Dexter and I will be in Miami): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WJVVF2/ref=oh_details_o02_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
-Magnisium Citrate: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00013Z0ZG/ref=oh_details_o02_s01_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
-Flip Pillow (think I will take this on the plane with me...it bends...very cool): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CADEVK/ref=oh_details_o04_s01_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
-4 way Pillow (I got this but it is so fluffy...I will save and use when I get home. I actually like this better than the "husband" pillow my mother in law got for me years ago...or maybe it is just flat...like my ass?): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XI3O3U/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
-Head rest that you can insert into your bed (awesome...found this on another RS BBL): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GG9ECY/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
-Seriously use this Iron..don't buy that sulfate crap if you are even a little worried about your iron level canceling your surgery...this has more elemental iron in it..: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QKJJE6/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
-So I can pee standing up: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002AA2LD2/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
New Ass, waist line, and belly in 4 days!!!
Okay I am getting clothes washed to pack. I will have to buy some things while I am there. The only other person that knows about this surgery besides my spouse, girlfriend coming with me, 1 sis in law, is another woman that has had other plastic surgery herself. I told her about RS and how great it is to share info and such.
Right now I can feel myself all tensed up...I need to relax!!!
The office called me 2 days ago and said all of my pre-op labs and such are fine. Good good!!! Yesterday they called to confirm my pre-op visit with Dr. M. Today they called me twice wanting me to come in early in the morning on Monday. Nope I can't get there any earlier than my flight bringing me in.
Hey my lovelies! (is that spelled right?)
I have never been away from my kids more than a couple of days so this will be a bit weird. I suck as a stay at home mom and I work now...but still this will be hard on them and on me. I have to make sure I take my anxiety meds every day so I don't get all crazy emotional. I am soooo not fun like that...Okay my period started last night which I am glad about. Today and tomorrow should be my heaviest flows...so who knows what Tuesday day of surgery will bring. Good thing I am taking iron or else the blood loss would be greater with period and all of those drain holes. Anyway, I am going to check to see how everyone else is doing and will check in again later tonight or tomorrow.
Past the hump day!
Anyway I am posting pics up. I am so beat right now...Ugh...percocet. I will post more tomorrow.
PICTURES POST OP!!!!
day 1 by myself
i can't make it though a movie or much of anthing else without a nap. in between naps though i go and get my free breakfast downstairs and stretch and move around. so far no massages withthe docs office. i will see him next on tuesday and he told me i could drive if i use my husk pillws. so not sure what to do....also be aware your face will swell up and your labia too
sorry if tmi but i have yet to have a bowel movement
It is hard for me being by myself right now too. my bf left saturday. miss her already. I will survive but typing or even watching a movie on my computer laying on my belly is not relaxing to me so much. i keep waking up every could of hours too and having very weird dreams on these drugs...so that at least is interesting. ha ha
Oh and by the way bring a LONG dress...not to the knee. I only brought one of these and I keep wearing it over and over again. The knee ones don't cover up the tubes of blood you have draining over the week. Plus one of them keeps popping open even while I am in bed. I stuffed it into a zip lock.
love you girls.
I SERIOUSLY HATE MY GARMENTS!!!!
First they gave me one with long arms in case they did my arms. They didn't so they said they would give me a discount. So they gave me the short arms but the legs are past the knees. I didn't have anything done on the knees. So that is irritating.
The 2nd one they gave me has the button hooks up the entire front like what you have for your bra. WTF? Well those little hooks were eatinginto my lipo'ed area. The doc wasn't there and I said I would rather the doc let me know if this is okay. Well he approved these....was not an answer to me. Then they gave me a foam to wear. I go back in tomorrow and this is what I am going to bitch about. This 2nd one is a bitch to put on by myself. ARG! So no I am going to try and get something okay with the doc and bullshit if I am going to pay another 260 or whatever for more of these shitty garments that don't fit right.
Okay PO day...errr Day 8 PO
So I have too much fluid still coming out of my damn body for them to take the drains out. Fuck. They don't push for the massages (which are done upstairs) and I am not sure why. Wouldn't that help? I just called them a few minutes ago but they don't do them tomorrow. I leave this Saturday night and cannot stay..I have a flight to catch. So not sure what to do.
Oh for those of you on my poop patrol I finally gave birth! ha ha It was at 1 week. Then I was going every 2 hours or so. Which really grosses me out wearing a garment and all.
Any advice from the ladies on the drainage situation?
I am also feeling very homesick and alone in this damned hotel. I am sure if I was with someone here I would drive them as much nuts as myself. My advice though is to make sure you have someone for more than just a couple of days....it is very very depressing.
Opppssss more pics to update from day 7 post op
Day 9 Post op
900 CC in each side
So I had my front drains removed today. It felt very weird. It didn't hurt but felt weird. My back drain is still in and has caused me a diaper rash ha ha. So he told me to get some desitin and put on. I am going to have my bf the rn remove the drain next week.
I just talked to my babies on the phone and am crying. I have never been away from my kids this long before.
I have a bunch of things that I am going to post over on the forum area for anyone that want the things I have left over for free....as long as you can come and pick them up before tomorrow around 6 p.m. here in Miami.
By the way Dr. M was looking mighty fine today and was so concerned for me. I know I looked a sight having no sleep for 2 nights, face a little swollen, and no makeup...but he was looking pretty hot in his suit...a suit I have never seen before...obviously not from the states.
I have stuff left over if anyone wants to pick it up today in Miami
I have chux pads, plastic tarp that I never used and is huge, hibix, etc....so many things. I will show a pic.
Redo 900 cc for both
Something funny happened on the way to the office
Awesome store you have to go shopping in!!!!
While I was in Spain last month my sis in law took me into a Desigual store (the put their S backwards). She is from Germany and said it is very expensive there. Not having my BBL yet I didn't want to buy anything. They had the most amazing cutiest shorts I have ever seen. All of their stuff is FULL of color. Nothing like I have seen here in the states. There 3 stores around Miami and 1 in NY and I think in San Francisco. I promise you that if you go in here you will be blown away...at least I would think they have the same clothes. I was so bummed about not being able to go while I was in Miami since I had no one to drive my ass out there. But if you do..there is one over by Lincoln, one by Dolphin Mall and maybe one by Aventura? This is their website and I bet they have some booty-lious clothes for us BBL girls..
Okay I booked my massage
So far I have noticed that my garment doesn't seem as tight but my measurements are still the same as they were before the surgery. Errr not sure how that is possible. But maybe that means that is just all swelling. I hope so. I really want my waist line...tiny bitty and cute.
Looking at all of the garments I am so confused on what a faja is, a squeem, and everything in between. I am thinking it might be night to get the stage 2 with the butt cut out. Anyone have any knowledge of this?
The search engine on RS really sucks! It just says "Loading" when I try to do searches on garments and foam. I have to go back into google and google garment or foam and real self to try and find any info. Kirsty help! ha ha
Ankles have turned into Kankles at 16 day PO
Just realized why I am swelling in my ankles
Oh and something else the lady reminded me of...take your PRO-BIOTICS TOO!!! Since the antibiotics will kill even the good shit in your body (wait is it good if its shit? ha)....she said take the pro-biotic (50 billion count or so) about 40 min. after the antibiotic. Remember your intestines is your 2nd brain. Of course on men that would be their penis being their 2nd brain.
My first massage after my BBL at 19 days PO
1. She highly recommended that you find a lymphatic massage therapist that didn't just do a weekend class. These types usually do de-tox lymphatic massage and not lymphedema massages. She said that you want someone with experience especially after surgery in case the lymphatic system has been damaged by the surgery.
2. The size of the lymph vessel is the size of a hair follicle and located directly under the skin. It also run VERY SLOW and not like the blood vessels.
3. The lymph nodes are basically a cleaning system. There are some proteins that are too big to get through the cleaning process and can pool in an area.
4. Surgery will disrupt the lymph cycle in your body. The garments ARE VERY VERY important she couldn't stress enough. The garments are for the lymph system to keep it running smoothly and not causing pooling/edema and basically says "hey you can't hang out here so keep moving." I thought that make sense.
I realized a couple of things for myself. The hardness in my groin area is because of the opening of the garment. So the lymph system was basically stopping around that area. I am enclosing a picture you can see that the legs and the lower ab both go to the groin area lymph nodes and vessels. So she worked on this with me and gave me a spikey ball that looks like what you give kids with sensory disorders or give your dog to run along my groin area (either above my garment or on skin). I also need to put pressure up against the opening of the garment. So I am doing this with the granny panties, then a thick thick pad, and then regular underwear on top of that. I'll let you know how this works.
So she worked on me and it so wasn't like a massage I have ever had before because it feels so light and like she is just pushing skin horizontally. She said most patients are like..um are you even doing anything? ha I can understand that one!
Now I am wondering if me ordering the butt out on the garments are such a good thing because it will mean that I will have piling of fluid in that area. I also need stronger 15-20 compression hoses too. I hate the ones with the toes in them since I cannot wear sandals but she said the fluid could pool in my toes.
She also stressed as soon as my garment was starting to feel loose then I NEED TO go down to a smaller garment to keep the lymph system flowing smoothly. I did not really have this stressed too much by my docs but have learned this from you lovely ladies here on RS. Thank god for their forums women because otherwise I would be lost!!!
SO DEMAND your massages!!!!
I also got the best damn sleep I have had since the surgery last night too. So that tells me the massage really helped!!!!
Lymphatic Drainage Helpers
The other pics is for skinbrushing. Skinbrushing is also done for kids with sensory disorders...one of my kids has this. You can buy these gloves at any target or drug store. The therapist had different ones. You put them one and for your legs you start at your feet and maybe a few inches at a time rub up towards your groin area. You know it is working if your leg gets cold chills and your hair stands up. It "excites the lymph system" per my therapist. I wonder if it works better if someone else does it...to me its like trying to tickle yourself.
The last photo is some more foam pads I ordered. The wrinkled one is the one I have used since in miami. The thicker one is one that I just got from Amazon. Obviously I ordered the wrong one. Shocker! ha
And please don't be an IDIOT like I was and peel off the sticker and stick it to your skin. Yes it is used for stuff like that with people with casts but not for BBL patients. I know they office thought "okay another idiot patient here overthinking shit." And they gave me a new one. haha
But I think the thicker pads may help till I get my new garments in.
My kids wanted to try all of these on me and my legs...of course they are looking at me like WTH when I start using the hard ball on my groin area. I just wonder once school starts what the hell they are going to tell their teachers. "My mommy uses these hard balls on her vagina."
I know I know be patient...but it's so hard!!!
We are headed to NY to visit family this next week. I may just have to go for a drive and find a faja/garment shop somewhere in Long Island.
I got into a pair of my shorts today so that was so nice. I am filling them out.
Okay I took some more pics today and maybe I shouldn't have. It is only 19 days po and the angle of the camera isn't the same since my husband took the first ones and I had my arms held above my head. Anyway...what do you girls think??
ARG! Got my faja's in..one is wrong size
Finally something goes right after my FRUSTRATION GARMENT HELL
I had looked up a place in the town I live in (which is no faja/no compression garment city...its like BBL Limbo) and thought okay I will just have to take in the faja that needs the butt adjusted to make it wider. I dont' want to kill any of the fat cells with that damn tight circle.
Then I thought awww shit that means I got to put on my non-tight marena to wear today and g-d knows if the alteration place could do this in 1 day...rememember I am not in Miami...I am in freaken Vagina..I mean Virginia.
But then I thought you know the faja I just got #0529 Salome Powernet extreme-free was MUCH cheaper than the marena garment. So if I am going to destroy one then it might as well be this one. Plus I had already worn it without underwear so there is no way I can return it.
So I took out my itty bitty sharp sissors and I cut the stiching around the ass. I didn't make any new shapes or anything. That piece between the butt cheeks has stitching running vertically so I knew it would not ruin it...well okay maybe I didn't...you know I always want to think I am smarter than I am...ha ha So anyway, I did it and tried it on and (PRETEND TO HEAR ANGELS SINGING AND CLOUDS PARTING AND A RAY OF SUNSHINE ON MY ASS)...it fit and feels GREAT!!
So I am wearing it today and I put my new ab board in which feels very odd but okay. I will try and take a pic later. Funny having my butt out of the faja it totally gives me the projection that I want to stick around. Please please Butt Gods if you can hear me....
2nd, the other faja which actually has more of the powernet in it's ingredients (ha ha) needs to be a M instead of a L. I did try it on though and mother F'er is tight but (again here the angels)..the place I ordered it from The Pink Room is right off of I-95 by Newark airport so my husband says sure we can stop by on our way to NY on Thursday.
I won't know what the hell the women are saying as my year of college Spainish has poured out of my brain but I know those women will set me right!!!
Then i figured that I will take the 2 marena garments and get them altered when I get back to be used as a stage 2 garment.
I told my husband no more money on garments and I didn't know what I didn't know.
Love you gals!!
"Honey your butt looks like you have a shelf on it."
Okay I need some advice!!! The piece that goes between your cheeks on the cut out butts...how do you make that comfie? Mine is okay if I am standing but once I sit on my pillows it is like a WEDGIE FROM HELL!!! It hurts my already diaper rash crack and my tailbone. That is the only part causing me problems right now.
I have also learned as of this morning to put my compression stocking on BEFORE putting my faja back on. Imagine if you will...me trying to pull these up on my feet with the stiff faja and my ab board in. I was trying everything and broke a sweat...such tragedy. My husband came up and was laughing at me. So he tried. For the love of g-d I told him he would never be a cross dresser...he was no help and almost strangled my ankles. I had to talk slowly to him...honey it is just like putting on socks but thicker...are you sure you got a degree? oh that is soooo bad.
Stay the hell away from Mineral Oil Fleet enema's!!!
I worried and worried and worried what the hell was I going to tell my husband's friends and my in laws (3 sep visits) about me and my thick ass pillows. Then again yesterday at work I finally had someone ask me why I was sitting with all of those pillows. All I had to say was "I had out patient surgery on my tushy." So funny as my mother in law automatically thought it was hemorrhoids and started telling me about she needed hers to be taken care of, the guy at work said "oh I don't want to know" and walked off. My father in law thought it was back problems. So just say what I did and then shut your trap. Don't say anything else. Don't keep talking and shit. Because they are going to respond.
Okay for some reason this past week I have been soooo freaken blocked up in me pipes! My husband said he would pick up a fleet enema for me. I have only ever used the gliserine ones made for babies. But this is a no joke..I got big rabbit dry bits coming out of my tortured tush. Poor thing..first diaper rash and now this and to have a faja that goes up the crack of me arse.....ugh!
So he gets this mineral oil fleet for me. Well I put it in and wait for 30 minutes and it doesn't make me have "the urge." ARG. Did my husband buy the wrong kind? So I get ready to go to bed and by the way my period also started...lovely. Gotta love dealing with 2 holes at one time.
The next day we got out for breakfast and it was the first time I was sitting on my pillows. Well golly gee what decides to come out of me??!!! That f*&(*(##ing mineral oil (no poopy but looooorrrrrdddddd it smelled like it). My ass jumped up and ran to the bathroom. Guess I needed some more embarrassing points on my record. My dress was ruined and had to leave without having my breakfast. For the next 3 days that oil was coming out of me. WTF??!!!! Never again never never never!!!
Oh here are some pics....
5 week blues...should I have went with my other doc choice?
Okay things I love about Dr. M:
1. He doesn't give back rolls and if you have them he will take them away. I don't think Dr. Salama is as aggressive on the whole back rolls
2. He used some of my boob fat that was moving under my pits...damn boob pits. I had BA done in 2000 (I started out as a negative A...ha ha I was so flat they were coming out of my back). Him taking some of that boob fat makes me look slimmer.
3. He makes you look natural and works on your body from my boobs to my thighs.
Things I don't care for:
1. Their garments suck and they overcharge for them
2. I don't have the projection I wanted nor the small waist line. I have to wonder though about the waist line if some of this is my body's fault and he wasn't able to make it smaller (I don't feel a lot of extra fat around it)
3. He should be more proactive about the massages of lymph system.
If Dr. M and Dr. S could be blended together I think they would give one killer of an ass!
This girl got the ass I wanted!!! Maybe mine will morph into hers...ha ha
Today I was looking in the mirror at my abs and I am happy to say that I can see a bit of muscle screaming to be worked out again and made into a lovely six pack. My belly hasn't seen the 6 pack since 2003. Everybody say poor belly. ha ha
I must say too that the SQUEEM totally rocks! I wore it yesterday over my old garment from Dr. M (have not had anytime to get the thing resized...problem with having 2 little ones and running your own business). I love the way it makes my waist look. I think WTF (not what by a why the fu-k) has latin women been holding this and the faja out on the rest of us U.S. women? Seriously had I know about both of these (as I am not a huge spanx fan) my ass would have bought these a long time ago!!!
Hell I wore girdles when I was only 100 lbs because I had this pocket of fat on my lower abs would looked great with my boy figure and I was only 13 years old.
I told our counselor today about my surgery. Yea I figured...shit she can't tell anyone...right?! ha ha She said she never looked at my body before because I have such a pretty face and I just light up when I smile. I thought that was so sweet. Then I thought hmmmm...should I bring in my before naked photos and then she can see my flat tush? Nah...
One thing for you ladies that haven't cross the surgery line yet. Keep in mind for 6-8 weeks...mine is for 8 weeks...you will be carrying around 2 pillows with you where ever you go. It cracks me up. I sat on mine during services yesterday and they make me much taller when I sit. Probably didn't make the peeps behind me very happy. I feel like an old lady carrying around these 2 pillows though. Oh and you cannot use the pillows on cushy chairs or couches either..no support. So you have to find hard chairs to sit on with your 2 pillows sitting 2 feet higher than the person next to you. ha
Oh fyi my massage lady gave me these 2 little baggies to put inside my garment. THEY WORK WONDERS!!! If you have any protein hard spots or swelling. Just stick these little guys in and they will soften it up (for the hard protein spots) and move that fluid out of there. Amazing because she made them there and you think damn they are too soft to do anything. But they do! I can take a pic later if anyone wants to see them.
One more thing...DON'T WEAR AN UNDERWIRE BRA WHILE HEALING
Here are some more pics
Okay I am adding in a pic of these funny looking little bags that my massage lady made for me. She totally rocks. This is her 2nd career and she is a smart cookie. She took pieces of foam (pretty soft) and cut into 1/2"-1" squares and put them in this little sock thing and tied it off. I put it on the hard parts near my pelvic area. She said it pushes the protein along as protein builds up and is too large for the lymph system to carry it. So it makes it keep moving..."Move it along Protein..nope you can't sleep here...get off the damn bench...get going!" I can hear it waving it little cop stick at the protein.
Also took some 5 week PO pics...I can never get these pics to look what I see though. I am going to blame it on the iPhone.
Hit the 5 week mark...some more pics to make your life easier after BBL
The 2 pillows ARE THE BOMB! Screw those noodle things for the pool. These pillows will keep your ass up off the seat. No more flat ass for me! They are about 35 bucks a piece. I ordered mine and then my dh bitched about oh you don't need to spend more money on the pillow cover...we got one at the house. Yes honey and why don't you go find it. Who the hell keeps extra circular pillows at their house? No body I know. So that is why one is naked and one has a blue cover on it. Silly silly. They are 100% buckweat hulls and that is what gives them density. So they will hold your azz up! I use them driving in my car and sitting at work. So one pillow under your thighs and the other on your lower back. It feels mighty weird and you will flash everyone getting out of your car like I did...but who doesn't enjoy a good peep show?
The green bag is what I carry them in everywhere I go and I have 3 more weeks to go baby!!! Wooohooo!
Oh by the way if you don't buy a cover for these then this is what is going to happen if you have a young kid. My 5 year old opened it up and dumped out a bunch of the hulls all over the floor. I saw it and though WTF kind of popcorn is this? (we just ate popcorn) Man I was not happy he did that! Grrrrr...So now I use that pillow more for my lower back since it has less hulls in it.
Okay the other is my other seat. I switch back and forth between my 2 pillows and my work seat to the camp seat. I can sit with my boot-tah hanging off of it. I was going to return it since my 2 pillows work well but I find it helps me from my thighs going too numb. So I switch between these 2 and then I will use my husky pillow to put on the floor and kneel on it to at my desk. Seriously if you get these things and you have a desk job...YOU WILL BE SET! Okay now my ass needs to get back to work. This RS site sucks me in!!!
ordered my 3rd set of fajas
5 1/2 weeks PO Pics
I will have my husband take naked photos of me possibly tomorrow. I was going to do today but he said not with all of those creases from the garment. ha ha I tell you though ladies that even though he put up a fuss in the beginning and we don't talk about the money...he his totally loving my body. And plus I am soooo glad we kept the liberators ramps because I can lift my ass off the bed while we do it!
Updated Naked pics at 5 weeks 5 days PO
Side view from Pre-Op to 5 weeks 5 days PO
Ankles and feet will look like Fat Elvis without compression hose.
The jobst ones were working. I have 2 pair but I just put my damn finger through one of them. Ugh! There goes 40-50 bucks. Shit. My therapist though gave me a catalog of Ames Walker though and the same damn thigh highs are 17 dollars. WTF??!!! Seriously. So I ordered 2 pair from there 15-20mm Hg with open toes. I can wear them with certain sandals.
Make sure you put them on first thing in the morning too and BEFORE you put on your garment. Otherwise your ass will look like Charley Chaplin falling all over the place, grabbing for the counter and falling and shit.
Got my vedette garment in...too big
Well my kids babysitter who started 2 weeks ago said that I have the nicest figure. Well then I vomited all of my BBL surgery onto her.
wooohoooo! I am so happy about next week!
Like I need to put more thought into it.
So I got my other thong garment in...I thought I ordered the Ann Chery one but damn one showed up as Ann Michell or something like that. $*%*%*%^!!!!!! ARG! Both companies have the same name of the garment. WTF??!!! Seriously??!!! So I have it on right now because makemeheal won't let me return it. I HIGHLY SUGGEST that you only order faja's/garment's from companies that will let you exchange! But I am lucky in that this one actually is good compression.
My "butt out" or "butt hole" garment. ha ha So easily amused I am....well the thin strip that went between my butt cheeks started acting up. It was so....ouch ouch ouch everytime I moved or walked or breathed. I think I had hacked the thing up too much. Well I had it and I cut the damn strip out. Well then of course there was no compression and the back started rolling up. Okay 2nd faja I had cut up and now in the trash. arg. So now I am left with my original 2 too big marena garments from surgery day and 2 thong faja's...1 of them being too big and 2 squeems. So I am not buying jack shit more for my ass! literally!!!
This weekend I went to an octoberfest (why they are having it in september...don't ask me). I went to see my old roommate from years ago. Well I didn't get my pillows out of the car and it was raining and such. I thought for sure they would have picnic tables which would allow me to hang my very expensive ass off of the end. No such luck...damn. They had fold out chairs. Way too upscale. So I sit at the edge holding my ass up in the air....kind of like a plank of wood on a seesaw. I figure I am going to have the strongest thighs after this 2 months.
So I really look forward to this next week of being able to try and sit again!!! I have heard stories about it....burning, stinging, catching fire....anyone want to chime in? Love ya!
Constipation....who's got it?
The Smooth Move tea is used when you don't have one IN THE CHAMBER and you drink it and by around mid morning the next day you would birth something large outta your poop shooter. So keep that in mind with what garment or faja you are wearing!
Damn my waist line--isn't going down!
Garments Garments Garments You Big Pain in the ASS but you make me look so fine...
--2 Marena's mid thighs
--3 Ann Chery's (1 butt out, 2 waist cinchers)
--1 Ann Michell (thong)
--1 Salome (butt out)--
--1 Vedette (thong)
--3 Squeems (latex waist cinchers)
First off I had to pretty much buy the marena's from my doc. They worked the first 2 weeks I guess but then they became too loose. When I say "too loose" in garment world that doesn't mean they are falling off of me. Garment world is a whole different world you will see. By god I know there is no way I would have ever in my life figured how to put one of these damn things on before my BBL. I seriously hated spanx but wore them when I had too.
A couple of notes:
1. The words "THONG" and "COMPRESSION" DO NOT GO TOGETHER! Yes I have to yell this out to the world. It may be fine for non-BBL ladies of the world but DO NOT BUY if you have had a BBL. Most of us had drains near our tailbones or incisions trying to heal. Just imagine a BIG TIGHT WEDGIE going between your butt cheeks. It f'en hurts when you sit (on your pillows or whatever) because it stretches it even more. OUCH! I went and bought a bra strap extender to help but because it makes it loose then the waist line will bunch. I purchased 2 thongs from Makemeheal . com but they don't allow exchanges or returns at all. Do not waste your money on these.
2. Do not buy the Butt out unless your are comfortable cutting the butt out even more. My doc didn't do the faja powernet type of garments but a lot of docs do and they cut the butt out more for you. I sliced up my 2 butt out garments and they worked well till they both turned into thongs...see number 1 to read about that....they both ended up in the trash.
3. You will shrink rather fast in a squeem. I highly recommend you get the next size down when you buy your first one.
4. Garments are just for looks. They help your lymphatic system to keep draining all of the crap out. Not only do you need garments for your BBL but you need them on your legs if your feet, kankles, coochie, or whatever swells up. Gravity is a bitch and your legs will demand that they will not be ignored!!! Buy the thigh highs if your ankles swell and buy knee highs if only your feet swell.
5. Stick with the brand you like and then go smaller. If you switch brands then you will get a whole new sizing structure.
6. Remember that latex doesn't breath so DO NOT wear all day every day!
7. Get your lymphatic drainage massages because the garment can only do so much.
8. If you live outside of Miami, Florida, DR, New York then don't expect to have anyone alter your garment...you will be buying a new one.
9. ONLY BUY YOUR GARMENT FROM A PLACE THAT WILL EXCHANGE/REFUND your money after you try it on (with your underwear ladies...gross otherwise)...You will notice that the manufacturers of the faja/garments will not exchange them...so whatever company your order from will end up eating that cost. If they are legit and good they will do it to keep your business.
10. Powernet rules! It doesn't stretch like Latex and it will hold you in.
Here is what I had wished I had done and will now give you the advice. Keep in mind that I didn't have my arms done. I had my upper thighs done some but not much.
Wear the 2 marena garments that the doc gave me for 2 weeks
Purchase and wear 1/2 day Squeem and the other 1/2 day my Ann Cherry Powernet Waist Cincher (#3005 or #1024). Then wear these for the next 3 months every day.
I am now today at 8 WEEKS!! I just ordered my Ann Chery's and if you stick with 1 brand then you will know what size you need next. When you go switching brands then you will end up with the wrong size like I did with one of the thongs and cannot exchange. Waist (get it) of money.
So I am coming off of my period and I get to go have my annual pap smear today. Lucky me. i know i know you wish it were you but I drew the short stick!
Talked to the Nurse
Waist Training or Corset Training...Yep I am jumping on the train
Okay anyhoo there is this lady named Lucy that I have found on line. She totally kicks corset ass...if corset had an ass I mean.
I have paid her 20 bucks for a consult. I sent in measurements of my bod and she will send me a list of corsets all over the place that would be what I want. Obviously I want one to wear under clothes and to not affect my new azz.
So here is some of her info girls:
Lucy's website: http://lucycorsetry.com/
Here she talks about the Squeem vs Corset...seriously we all knew this...didn't we??? er maybe not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7uyEVry45I
I am attaching the corset I ordered from Amazon. If it doesn't fit I can send it back. But in the meanwhile I will wait for Lucy's to write me back. I gave her a budget of 150-200 for a corset.
Her facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bishonenrancher
First Time Sitting in 2 official months!! Aug 6-Oct 6
I also just got my first Corset today. I am going to watch how Lucy's threads her and hopefully wear it tomorrow.
I am thinking of selling some of my stuff also from this surgery.
Love ya ladies!!!
Update and places for newbies to look for a condo to stay
Okay I am looking for a place for my fam to stay next spring break...2 great places on the internet that can help you find near your doc's.
I had to pay 14 bucks but it is a great place for all condo owners to list their condo's for sale or rent and you can go through them. They were also nice enough to even check out someone for me that I found on a different website.
This one doesn't cost anything and I got a 400 dollar a night condo for 187. I worked directly with the owner and he was legit (I admit I was paranoid I would get screwed). I wish I had known about these places before booking my room in miami for BBL.
Okeedokee, so update on me. My husband said he would take some updated pics of me this weekend. Too hard to do myself since the camera angle can make you look like your ass is bigger or smaller.
Sitting again.....errr...it feels very strange.
I am also going to be selling my garments. Not the one I had surgery in but the other ones that I only wore 1 or 2 times.
I am now going to order a real corset. I am wearing the off the rack one I purchased through amazon. I really like it. I sit up straighter and it feels like a garment but the pressure is only in the waist...not the hips or ribs.
The lady Lucy that I purchased info from sent me this for only 20 bucks....holy shit this woman rocks and knows her corsets!!!
Thank you for your consultation request! First I'll answer your questions on what to wear underneath: corset liners are traditionally used, although you don't have to go out and buy them necessarily. You can buy thin cotton tank tops or camisoles and wear those under your corset. If you find the whole shirt too cumbersome, then you can cut the top part of the shirt off and just hem around the raw edge, and you're left with what is essentially a tube top but you wear it from your underbust to your hips. I actually find that I feel less sweaty and more comfortable when I wear liners under my corsets, even though it's another layer to wear. This is because they wick away sweat and moisture, and prevent the corset from chafing your skin or making it too clammy.
Microfiber tube tops also work well, although buy the ones that are long enough to extend down your whole torso (not the tiny little bandeau style ones, as it won't be long enough).
I have a video on corset liners and substitutes here:
I also have a tutorial on making your own liners here, if you know how to sew:
I should warn that there's no such thing as a corset that is perfectly smooth underneath clothing - there will be a few bumps here and there if you're wearing it under a thin, tight shirt. However under normal blouses (not skin tight but form-fitting) and such, a smoother corset that does not have embellishment, bright colours or external channels should be alright for you.
Now onto some corset recommendations - if you have any questions about these at all or you need help narrowing them down further, then let me know. :) Remember this is just the initial report - your consult fee also includes answering any and all questions you may have until you're comfortable purchasing your next corset. I'll try to the best of my abilities to answer ALL your questions no matter how many, but since I haven't tried every single cut from every maker, depending on your questions I might recommend contacting a specific maker with certain questions as they know what goes into their products better than anyone else. But rarely are these consults just the one report, it's common to have follow-up questions so don't feel that you're bothering me in any way if you need clarification.
I will start with the OTR pieces, and move on to the custom pieces:
Isabella Corsetry: I've tried three underbusts from Isabella. The most popular piece by far is her Josephine corset, which is advertised as having an underbust about 7" larger than the waist, and hips about 11" larger than the waist. The Josephine measures 10.5 inches from underbust to lap, which is exactly the length of your own torso - but if you are afraid of the Josephine being a touch too long, or if you would like more mobility, then go for the Victorian underbust - it's the same pattern as the Josephine, just cut higher on the hips so you can sit down properly and it will give you more mobility. I measured my own Victorian underbust and it is 9" exactly from the underbust to lap. The picture on the website does NOT do it justice. The corset is much too big for the model, and it looks horribly wrinkly as well! Here is what the Victorian underbust looks like on me, it's curvier and does not have the same wrinkling (this is also standard size, not custom fit): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7EVIxyhDCw
The Victorian underbust is $166, and the Josephine underbust is $150. Whether you order the Josephine or the Victorian, I would recommend the size 24" for you.
MystiC City corsets: This is $80 and all cotton so good for daily wear. If you went with the standard size, I would go with the waist size 24", as it fits your measurements pretty well (it would just be a teeny bit loose in the hips, which is not necessarily a bad thing if you plan to wear this over the waistband of your jeans). This is the only Ebay brand I trust, as I have contacted the company owner (Sylwia) directly, and she drafts the corsets herself by hand. The measurements on the listing says that it's 12" in the center front, but 9" on the side Although, if you are nervous about the fit then you may be able to contact Sylwia about upgrading to custom fit. It's something that she rarely advertises, although four of my friends have had it done. :) Admittedly it is not as smooth as other styles suggested in this report (it is not constructed in the same method so it shows bumps under a thin shirt), but I'm mentioning it here for the price, for the fact that it's all cotton and appropriate for daily wear, and for the possibility of getting it upgraded to custom fit. However it does take quite a long wait, as she's currently in the rush before Halloween.
Many people ask me about Orchard Corset's pieces, so I have resorted to mentioning them by default. While their CS-426 corset would fit your circumferential measurement in a size 26", the length of this corset is very similar to the Josephine underbust in that it's exactly 10.5 inches from underbust to lap, so it is up to you whether you would like to take the chance on it being too long, or limiting your mobility on your hips. They do have several fabric options however - I would choose the cotton finish (which is new as of last week, I believe) if you want something abrasion resistant, hardy and breathable for your skin. If you want something that is sleeker under your clothing and doesn't have a lot of friction, then satin may be better, but it also has a tendency to wrinkle, and doesn't look new for quite as long because the fabric can catch and run in places. I believe they are typically around $75. If you use the code CORSETLUCY15 then you can save an additional 15% on your order (it's a special code just for my viewers).
Now for some custom pieces:
Jupiter Moon 3 corsets is another custom option. Jennifer's underbust corsets are usually in the range of about $160-$180 for standard sizes, and $180-$200 for custom sizes. This is the base price - everything added on (even a busk) will cost more, and those upgrades add up fast. You don't need a busk (and it will actually look smoother under clothing without a busk) but it might get a little annoying to pull the corset over your head every time. A note on the construction of her corsets - they have a strength layer of twill (not coutil), with heavy, thick interfacing. Her standard corsets also don't typically come with a waist tape which is a point of concern for some people, but if you ask her, she will put in a waist tape for you (I'm just not sure if it will require a mockup). She says that she has never had a corset rip or a seam pop from a lack of waist tape, but I thought I would mention it for completion sake.
Of course, she makes the corsets to your liking and she has a huge stock of fashion fabrics - I've seen her work with silk, satin, twill, poplin, novelty fabrics etc. So if you would like something hardy and possibly close to your skin tone, she may be able to do that; and if you would like something prettier and sleeker then she can work with that as well. Her standard corsets tend to be quite dramatic in shape with a conical ribcage, and she hand-bends the bones at the waist line to give a distinct shape. If you find this silhouette not to your liking, she also has another silhouette you can request called "Sloped curve"; you can see what that looks like if you see this page here: http://www.jupitermoon3.com/shape.html
I have just checked her size chart and if you were to get a size that fits your hips, then the underbust would be far too large (conversely, a corset that fits in the ribcage would be too tight on the hips) so I would recommend contacting her about custom sizes. Go for a size 26" if you want a gentle silhouette, or go to size 24" for a more pronounced hourglass.
Another place to check out that is less expensive than Jupiter Moon 3, would be Heavenly Corsets. Her corsets are also made with English coutil, all flat steel bones (not spiral, but these flats are quite flexible) and waist tape - but I have to admit that at this point, I am kind of begrudgingly recommending this brand - she makes one of the most affordable custom-fit corsets I know of, and they are quite strong and functional, although some aspects are a bit annoying.
I bought my wasp waist training corset from her almost 3 years ago and it's survived both myself and another friend, although the lacing system in the back can be a bit annoying. (I ended up adding more grommets in between the pre-existing grommets for better control of lacing, because it was making a () shape in the back instead of staying parallel). If you watch my review, you can also see that the training corsets are not necessarily the prettiest to look at but they are functional and they are pretty smooth under clothes. They also offer corset broche as a fashion fabric at no extra cost, so you can get satin coutil (it's a strong, cotton-backed satin), polka dots, floral/ rosebud, or just plain herringbone coutil as your fashion fabric.
Don't worry, I wouldn't tell you to buy the wasp waist version! The hourglass training corsets are about $230 I believe and are suitable to be worn every day, 23 hours a day. Since that is above your budget, she does make a "non-waist-training" version, which is about $150 and is still quite strong/ made with coutil and double-stitched on the seams, so probably as strong as any other piece mentioned in this report. If you want to see a chart for the differences between her waist training" and "non-waist-training" corsets, I made a table here:
And here is a link to her non-waist training hourglass corsets, she makes them 4" smaller than your natural waist so likely size 26":
One place I would recommend with a grain of salt is Meschantes. Their training corsets tend to be pretty good quality (the one trainer I had from them was fair quality) and their corsets are all hand made in the US. From what I understand, they take graduates fresh out of fashion school so they can gain experience, which helps maintain a certain standard of quality but also keeps prices down since they're essentially interns - this avoids the use of 3rd world sweatshops, however their customer service leaves something to be desired. As there are so many people cycling through, there is no way to guarantee which corsetiere you're going to get - if you order a custom piece from them, there's a possibility that it may show up late, or in rare cases not receive a corset at all. :S
Generally speaking though, if you purchase from their Etsy store, they tend to honour those orders since they get positive/ negative feedback on this site. Their custom corsets tend to range from $100-$200 for underbusts, and if you're interested you can also purchase the $50 markup for the "Tight-Lacer Special". This is not totally necessary (as I know it will put you over budget!), but may help if you plan to use this corset on a daily basis as they include double boning, longer laces, a reinforced busk, and also has two corset liners included in this price. Going with their "waist training" corset might be the most reasonable choice; it's usually plain cotton in black or beige.
Please note that on their Etsy store, buying directly from one of their listings is typically the standard size, which is 5" larger in the ribs and 8" larger in the hips (compared to the waist) which means that you would likely be able to fit their size 26" standard size corset with a 1-2 inch gap in the back. I wouldn't recommend the standard size unless you're in a hurry; I would rather send them a message or email to set up a special order for a custom fit piece.
One last recommendation that I would make for you is Madame Sher. She is a teeny bit out of your budget, with her corsets starting at $220. Her corsets are made with a strength layer of twill (or mesh, for the summer pieces) but otherwise constructed sturdily, with a waist tape, sturdy grommets, and the patterning is quite comfortable in my opinion. Her corsets are made-to-measure and capable of giving large reductions, so you should be able to get a size 24" waist if you wanted. She has the added perk of offering affordable summer corsets - although admittedly, the mesh in these corsets are a little more stretchy than cotton, so it's not something that I would recommend using 23/7. It's not extremely firm, but it will definitely provide some compression. Another caveat is that her wait times are quite long, as she's in high demand.
I have two corsets from her, an overbust and an underbust, and have reviewed the mesh underbust - if you're interested in seeing the silhouette: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMPbDw5xQ9o
These are my top suggestions for you - if you wanted something OTR, then I would recommend Isabella Corsetry - I believe they have the longest track record, and I have been impressed with the quality/ how well the pieces hold up over time. If you were to get a custom-fit corset, I would likely contact Heavenly Corsets first, as they have the highest quality materials... and then Jupiter Moon 3 after that.
I hope these suggestions help to point you in the right direction! And once again, it's normal to have questions, so please don't be afraid to let me know if you have any other assistance at all; I'm here to help. :)
Thank you for using my consultation service!
Hey ya beauches!! Or however you spell it
I have been trying to order a special made one across the pond over in the UK. I am sure at this point these women probably thinks U.S. women are nutty given my responses and questions to them. Thank gawd for Lucy though. That girl rocks. She has been a HUGE help with this whole thing.
I had to break down and ask my husband to help me measure myself....of course he is asking me what am I buying now...I just kept on talking and making sure we didn't go back to that question. The one I am ordering will be a training every day corset so I want to make sure that it is comfie for me.
So anyhoo, these are taken in the stall so it is hard to judge them from the ones I took in my own personal bathroom. I am actually shocked that I hadn't taken any of my butt in quite awhile. I guess that is what happens when you forget about it..since I am able to sit now.
I still haven't gotten back into the gym yet. Dealing with a sinus infection and I will be on a plane to Boston tomorrow.
Love ya girls!
Some advice for newbies looking at all of the pics
1. Make sure you are looking at straight on naked pics of asses
2. Taking a picture from under the ass while make it appear more round and full (hence reason to have pic straight looking at front, side, back and a both butt cheeks from a 3/4 turn)
3. Pictures of vets in clothes...Make sure you know if the vet has on a garment. Garments will actually push the ass out more and make it more bubblishious as all of the pressure is not on the ass but around it...pushing it out more. So you may think...oh this docs give nice round butts and projection and blah blah blah and find out...nope he/she doesn't...and that vet had on garments/faja's under their clothes. Personally myself when I would wear my faja then it gave me a shelf arse and in other it just gave me a lot of projection.
This is why I try and take my pictures head on...otherwise I would take sexy booty shots that make me look like the next yummy ass girl..but I am real and why the hell would I want to be fake with the ladies on RS when this is the only place I can talk about my BBL...somebody change the name for the love of gawd!
The one great thing about wearing my corset is the fact that I eat less. You don't have a belly that gets to expand out at all. I love the way my body looks in it too. I wore it to work last week over clothes...keep in mind that I work in a professional office. My husband said it was too sexy..or rather he didn't use those words. He said his eyes were drawn to my boobs. He is right...they make the girls stand at attention! And salute! ha ha I am still waiting on the fluffing to start as it hasn't happened to me. Please fluffing gods. I went to the gym for the first time this week since the BBL and gawd knows how long before the BBL..ha Let's get serious please. My ass was not in shape. I was in mommy shape which is the shape you get when picking up 50 lb and 35 lb kids...Not what I used to have when I was a gym whore. One thing I have noticed though since having the BBL is now I have loose skin up above the garment and the corset now. I have Back Boobs. WTF?!! I never had those...Oh wait maybe I did and didn't know it because I wasn't squeezing all of this in? Who knows but I know that I have to do work work work work at the gym and even more important as I have read....your body is 80-90 percent of how it looks depends on the food in your mouth. Halloween is going to kill me.
AMAZING Scar Stuff!!!
First read this about scars: http://scar-reduction.com/
I use his super cop right now for my scars and seriously I see a change every freaken day. Nice!
Okay so I am going to post my pics. I tried to take them with the flash off (since I am in a public bathroom) but nope they were too dark. Hmmm...wonder what the lady taking a shit in the next stall was thinking with light going off. Lightening storm? Maybe I shoulda stuck it up under to take a pic of her....ha ha Just kidding. there wasn't nobody in there. When someone came in I became stealthy and threw myself on the ground like a possum.
okay I'm an idiot and cannot add..the last pics were 3 1/2 months duh!!!
2 years after BBL with Dr M
Okay one thing I have learned is when they take the fat around your tummy, back, arms...well expect to have loose skin. Yep I have loose skin. I mean it is not like paper thin but enough to bug me. I also didn't get a nice waistline. Maybe I should have been very vocal on this.
I was doing waist training last year but misplaced my trainer and then got out of the habit. I do like wearing it. It was especially made for me in London.
Love to you all!!! I will take pics later today.
Orlando nurses to rent?
Please ladies make sure to check check check your doctors!
Please google your doc, make sure they have an updated license, make sure they are a plastic surgeon and are not in any trouble...and make sure they are affiliated with a hospital. Also, remember you get what you pay for...if it is super cheap then maybe you need to look elsewhere...it will cost you more to try and fix their mistake later and may cost you your health...and possible life.
First let me tell you that I have over 6 years experience working with surgeons (some in PS but most in a different field) and 6 years attending in the O.R with them. Dr. Mendieta has an AMAZING bedside manner and that is very important to me. I want to know the person putting me under general is a caring person. I have been in when surgeons screw up and he doesn't have a god complex. At least not in the time that I saw him. My bf attended with me and she is an RN and she was very impressed with him too. The staff is amazing to say the least...sometimes it is hard to get them to email you back but if you call then you will hear back within a day. My only problem was the garments I found lacking that they overprice and I found massages not really talked about too much and I have learned since then how important they are. Angel is the first contact person and she sat with me like we were old friends and we got to chat after much contact via email. I totally love her and if you cannot get a hold of anyone else then contact her. Colleen works at the front desk and she is super sweet and very responsive. Adrea was my case worker? Not sure what her exact title is but she was helpful but she is not a nurse. My nurse for my surgery and I got to meet her the day before was Valarie. Valarie is amazing and I adored her! The payment was smooth as I did credit card and they do it while you are in a room and not out in the lobby. I never had to wait in the lobby each time I visited. I am hoping to make it back to Miami in the next year or 2 to get my after pictures. I did not want a large butt and I did not want hips. I wanted a waist line and a butt like Jessica Biel's butt. He removed 4 liters out of me and replaced with 900cc. He said he has 80 percent survival rate of fat cells. I am not sure what the average is. To me he is worth the price...I can't wait for my final results and give myself 3 months although the office said at 1 month I should start to see them. By the way make sure you have checked up on whatever doctor you choose...background and everything. Dr M has had no BBL deaths. There are other clinics that have... UPDATE MAY 2016: I want to say that I did not get the projection that I wanted from Dr. M. If I were to do over again I would pick a different Miami doctor.