So I am official! I have paid my deposit ($2000) and locked in my surgery date with Dr. Hasan on January 7th and I am beyond excited! He is pumping out fat asses and tiny waists left and right lol. My coordinator at Vanity has been Anna and she has been so great. I am very controlling and ask a million questions about everything and she has been so patient and thorough and prompt. I don’t think I’ve ever waited more than 20 minutes for a response from her during business hours. I was a little concerned that once I paid my deposit she would disappear (as other people have said their Vanity coordinators do) but she has continued to be available and helpful. She emailed me my lab work requests (even though I don’t need to have them done until mid-December) as well as my pre and post-op instruction sheets. You can believe that I will be hanging onto the rest of my money until the last minute though lol. I could have actually paid in full when I made my deposit, but I’m not crazy lol! I want her to have at least SOME incentive to respond to my emails hahaha.
As for me, I am 29 years old, no kids, 5’7’’ and 145lbs. I recently lost about 40 lbs and my ass was the first thing to go lol. I literally have NOTHING back there. Anna said I will need to gain 5-8 lbs before the procedure and that will DEFINITELY not be a problem haha! My husband and I are actually going together for procedures! He’ll be having full abdominal/back (12 areas) liposuction on the 6th, and my BBL is on the 7th. My master plan is to drive him to his surgery, have my pre-op while I’m waiting, take him home, then hopefully he’ll be feeling well enough to drive me to my surgery the next day and he can have his post-op while he waits for me. That’s best case scenario obviously, if he’s not feeling up to it I’ll have to call an Uber or something.
I’ll just give a little rundown of what we have booked so far. We arrive in Miami on January 4th and will be renting a car to get around. We are staying until the 13th (9 days) because we live very far away (Canada) and I want to stay close to the doctor as long as possible in case of any complications. We rented a beautiful little vacation rental house and only paid $645 for the full 9 days! It’s a full unit with 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen, patio, yard. It has air conditioning, free wi/fi, cable TV, is near a pharmacy/grocery store and is only 7.5 miles from Vanity on top of that! For equal amenities in a hotel we would have paid close to $1700 probably so we are very happy with this deal. The owner has been super sweet and gave us a discount code for our rental car (Enterprise), and a HUGE email detailing all the stores/restaurants in the neighborhood and how to get to them (including his favorite dishes at each lol) , the nearest malls/shopping centers with directions and suggestions for touristy type activities and night life. Talk about helpful! He even goes as far as to explain what type of parking you can expect when you get to these places (i.e. on street, paid, free, valet, etc.). This is a really great option for accommodations if you have a care giver coming with you and won’t need a recovery house.
I’m planning on buying exactly ZERO overpriced supplies from Vanity. The fajas, ab boards and lipo foams they use are readily available online for half their price. I prefer to have things in my hand ahead of time, but I’m worried about getting the right size garment so I think I’ll wait until I get to Miami and go shop for one the day before my surgery. I’ve been told by another girl that Marian sells really great ones, 2 for $150, as well as boards and foams so I’ll probably email her to ask about that.
Well I think this is a long enough post lol. I’ll keep updated about my spending and Vanity experience, hopefully it stays positive!