So just keeping you all updated with my journey.
Today was a great day.
Yesterday I literally had a meltdown in the afternoon and came down with a shocking migraine. And was crying ect, I went to bed @ 5.30pm and woke at 7am!! I now realise I was suffering from exauhstion. Jet lag is a bitch. Lol.
So I woke feeling great and positive.
I met with Esperanza this morning for my first lymphatic drainage massage. I can't recommend her HIGHLY enough. She is an absolute GEM!!! Her energy is so soft, calm, and maternal. She is beautiful inside and out.
I have attached her no in this update in the pics. Please, contact her if you are in Miami needing post surgery massage.
Dr Mendieta doesn't recommend anyone in particular for massage and doesn't push it.
It's extremely important for results and recovery. I purchased 10 massages. The cost was $700 usd
Worth every penny :)
This afternoon I headed off to my pre op apt with dr Mendieta.
It was wonderful!!!!
Now, this is something really important I want to cover for ALL patients in America, well really all over the world.
Normal health insurance DOES NOT cover plastic surgery. Now, this is soooooooo important to have if something goes wrong. Esp being in a different country, and believe me, things do go wrong. I nearly died in my last cosmetic procedure (botched job in Aus) so this was a must for me.
Amazing Marisol my patient coordinator was able to arrange this for me, and now the whole of dr mendietas future patients!!!
They didn't have it before and I pushed and pushed it, and finally Marisol was able to get permission to enrol all of dr mendietas patients, yay!!!!! So "your welcome" in advance. Lol.
The name of the company is "cosmet assure"
Ok, so where was I?
All went well when I arrived at dr mendietas rooms, I met with my lovely nurse Andrea and of course Marisol, I filled out all my paper work and then dr mendieta came in!
What a lovely man!
Now for anyone that has says he is rushed etc. he isn't, he will cover everything that needs to be done, and discussed, he is just snappy.
I get it as I am similar, I think fast and talk fast so I rolled out all my questions quickly and he answered really well, he is realistic but also creative. He showed me some awesome "after" images on the vectra that he can give me- oh my god amazing!
Also, he was impressed with my 15 pound weight gain and believes I now have enough fat,
I also wanted my arms lipoed, that unfortunately brings the cost up by $2500 as dr Mendieta doesn't like doing arms/requires to change tools is fidly etc.
but I want amazing results and don't want to leave any stone "unturned" lol. So decided to get this too. This Brought my cost up to $15,500
So about $18,000 AUD for me. Ouch but, worth it I know! I'm blessed to be able to afford this, and I came all the way here to Miami, so may as well go all out ;)
I forgot to show dr Mendieta my wish pics, so asked for him to come back into consult room, he loved the pics and asked me to email them to him so he can have them all printed out on screen in surgery tomorrow! Yay! I gave him a big cuddle. He is cute, he told me how he had his booty done and I asked him to twerk for me lol. I have added the wish pics to this update too, total dream body right there!
Andrea the nurse gave me all the scripts etc, and also the pillow they provide, now can I just say, their pillow is THE bEST!!! Omg, so I also purchased the BBl pillow online, which is huge, awful and impossible to sit on!
Dr mendietas is so much better and smaller, so thank god now I will actually be able to go out in public and use the pillow, no issues. This was really stressing me out.
This afternoon after consult etc (which took about 3hrs all up) I head to publix, and got my last few supplies. Then pharmacy for scripts.
I requested to have antibiotics as they no longer provide for patients due to possible resistance build up, but I wanted them, esp for the fact I seem to be prone to infection. (Last two surgeries infections)
I plan on keeping pain meds to minimal, but shall see obviously how I go.
Oh, and I also have the nurse for 24hrs, then after that I have beautiful Esther whom I also met today, who is the care giver for dr M, she has a little boutique company and is a real gem. I have hired her for 3days for 3 hrs a day. Her fee is $450 in total. I def will need the support.
Sooooo big day is tomorrow! Surgery is at 6.45am, so excited. Just had a beautiful big salad now going to relax and head to bed!
Will update tomorrow after surgery! Yay!