I arrived in Miami on the morning of Friday, 1/23. At first, we were going to depend on Uber, but last minute decided to rent a car for one day to run errands (drop/pick up meds, hit Target, get a nice fattening meal, check out a faja store, etc.) Since we weren’t going to need medical assistance the first night, we rented a nice condo from AirBnB.
The pre-op appointment consisted of taking a pregnancy test, filling out and signing paperwork, giving information about your medical history, taking before pics, etc. We did not see Dr. Ortega that morning, because it was going to be a 2 hour wait, and realistically, we already paid our money, so it doesn’t matter if we saw him then or right before SX. I was given a check in time at 6:30am and my cousin at 9:30am.
The day of surgery, I was picked up by Maida (Keyla’s counterpart) and Maida’s niece, Marianelly. From the moment I got to the car, I knew it would be perfect! They insisted on putting my bags in, and for me to do nothing but get comfy and prepared.
When I arrived at the clinic, an assistant took me to a room to get prepped in SX clothing. Dr. Ortega examined my body, looked at the incisions from a previous lipo procedure and informed me that he would be taking fat from my inner thighs as well, since I didn’t have much fat. Super excited and confident because that wasn’t included in the areas that I signed up for, but he wanted to make sure I was perfect! He asked me to look in the mirror and show him what I wanted changed. First, I said projection, and he immediately pointed on the dents that I have in my side butt, without me even finishing my sentence. At that point, I realized that he was the real deal and he knew exactly what I needed to have done.
I showed him a pic of Kim K, as something I DIDN’T want, and then proceeded to show him a pic of what I wanted. He agreed that the natural curve (pear shape booty), would be best because of my current shape. He reassured me that he would not give me a “rack shelf” booty, even though some women must request that. We literally laughed and joked about everything. From me being single, to marriage, to a movie he recommended I watched. He came in street clothes, and was TATTED UP! That was so funny to me. Great guy!
After speaking with Ortega for 20 minutes or so, the anesthesiologist, Sergio, came in and went over my medical history, asked questions about using drugs, etc. Then it was time! He placed the IV in my hand, I asked if he was starting to put the sedation meds in there, and then I was gone! Woke up in recovery, on my ass, which is surprising, but the assistant turned me over and put me into my garment, which was definitely not a pleasant experience. Ortega removed 2000CCs, and placed 1000CCs in each cheek.
Maida came back to pick me up, assisted me with peeing, I took meds, and fell asleep for a while. She has been cooking some of the most delicious Cuban meals. I wish I never have to leave. Literally, she has been here for my cousin and me for EVERYTHING. We try to be as self-sufficient as possible, and she yells at us for doing so. So freakin cute! Maida and Mari are tremendous. I would highly recommend them both.
Today, I am super sore, especially my stomach. I have been taking my meds (Percocet, Cephalexin, and a drug for nausea). I am also taking OTC zzzQuil to get some sleep at night, arnica pills to help with the bruising, Juven drink mix to help rebuild my immune system, and arnica gel.
I was leaking everywhere, while my cousin didn’t really leak at all. The pain is bearable. I am more stiff than anything. No pain, no gain, right? Taking a shower was EVERYTHING, but putting the garment back on was not so pleasant. Also, I guess because of all of the liquids that I’ve been drinking, I have pee’d so much. I definitely recommend the Pee Ez, because I can’t even imagine having to squat over the toilet.
Check out my pics that I attached. I am in love with everything already. Still extremely bruised and swollen, but I am beyond ecstatic to see my final results. I will update you all again after my follow up appointment and lymphatic massages.
If you have any questions, just let me know!