Just Scheduled BBL with Hasan! - Miami, FL
I just scheduled my BBL with Hasan for Dec. 3rd. ...
Booked the Recovery House!
I just got off of the phone with Rosemarie and I'm booking at her recovery house for 7 days (A & R Recovery). It's DEFINITELY more expensive than some of the other options now that they've changed their prices on the website and b/c I'm bringing a guest. When I was researching, she had great reviews from other girls. Fyi, they charge 100/day if you bring a guest, she gave me a $100 discount. I don't know if that was always a policy but it is now. My sister liked how that house looked better since she'll be sitting around reading or on the computer, so her comfort was a big factor in that decision. So for 7 days for me ($1650) and sister ($600) brings that total to $2250. Without the extra person it's about the same as Mary and Elite Nursing Concierge because Rosemarie includes all of your supplies in the cost. I purchased an extra faja for $100 and she threw in a massage (better than nothing i guess), and still probably cheaper than my sister staying at a hotel since 3 meals/day are included for her as well. I got the faja thru her b/c I didn't want to deal with sizing issues if I purchase one beforehand. I'm going to send her my weight/measurements 3 days ahead of time and she'll buy what I need. I know there is a markup.
Another FYI: If you didn't see it in the comments from my last post, Mary was $150/day w/o massages, $200 with... no supplies were included, but a guest was free.
Review of Rosemarie so far:
Rosemarie was very knowledgeable about the entire process and Vanity's procedures. I haven't heard anything from Vanity since I put my deposit, but it's still over a month away so we'll see. I'm waiting to hear when I have to do my bloodwork. If any VETS have insight on this please comment. Either way, back to Rosemarie. She told me that I'll have to go to Vanity the day before to fill out paperwork, do last min tests (pregnancy test, etc), and make sure I'm all paid up. She said for me to come to the recovery house early the day before so they can drive me to Vanity since all that has to be done before 3PM. All of our interactions have been pleasant and she definitely is already helping me feel comfortable. My 7 day package includes:
3 meal per day (me and sis)
-Transportation (me and sis)
-2 Massages (+1 extra)
-1 Garment (+1 extra)
-2 Lipo Foam Boards
-1 Lipo Board
If anyone has questions I'll do my best to answer them.
I'll do before pics and wish pics closer to the date :)
Reasons for choosing Hasan...info on complications from surgery
When I was researching Drs, I spoke face to face with a local one and asked him about the complication with BBL. A big one from the fat grafting is pulmonary embolism due to too much fat entering a vein or artery and making it's way to your lung. (Paraphrasing from what I remember). He said that the method to reducing that is quick movements when reinjecting the fat back into the body so even if you do get some into the blood stream, the amount is small enough to pass thru. I looked it up some more and that's one of the main reasons they make you wear compression socks after surgery , as the blockages usually start in the legs and move their way up. Clots are also a big reason they tell you to move around/walk to promote circulation.
Some of the rare complications that he mentioned for liposuction (& other surgical procedures) include infections, bleeding, skin ulcerations, nerve injury, seromas (fluid under skin), pulmonary edema (fluid in lungs), hemotoma (bleeding under skin), and puncturing an organ.
There are DEFINITE risks/complications with this (and any) type of surgery, even tho they are the rare cases. From what I have been reading, most dolls that experience complications get infections or dizziness/fainting/low blood pressure due to the blood loss and need to be admitted to the hospital for treatment... i've read some who experienced "garment burn" (garments that are too tight creates sores that look like 3rd degree burns) and fat necrosis. The best thing I can say is make sure you do read all of the possible negatives, be HONEST and thorough in disclosing all of your pre-existing conditions, and again, prepare your body to heal as much as you can before and after surgery.
Let me also say I'm sure there's a bunch of stuff I've missed. I just wrote this as a reaction to replying to another user. I am also by NO means a medical professional. You'd all be better off using google, or more importantly, asking your doctor or surgeon. It's just good to be aware of the risks so that we better take care of ourselves. And also try to learn the early warning signs and symptoms.
I'll end on a happy note...that the complications are rare, and Dr's check your information to make sure you're not at increased risk for any of the issues i mention. So keep yourselves safe dolls so we all leave this experience with positive memories :)
How active were you after week 1??? Flight Booked! & Birth Control question
I've booked mine & sis's flight down to Miami, but here's my question:
I'm staying in a recovery house for a full 7 days (A&R Recovery), but I'm going to book a hotel for 7 more days in the area before I hop on the plane. There's some nice places on the beach where I can walk up and down the street or boardwalk. Also there's some places next to some nice malls. Am I being too optimistic? Or will I be still stuck in bed for most of the time on week 2? Any VETS have some insight?
Also, the pre-op paper said no birth control for a week before surgery, but the surgical coordinator for Hasan told me to stop a month before (which is pretty much now). What did you guys do?
Not too much new, still waiting on blood work papers
I booked 2 hotels that are the same price, one near the airport and one near the beach (nice view while I recover?? lol) for week 2. I haven't decided with one I want to stay at yet... I'll cancel one before December hits.
I'm still in the process of buying supplies for my trip. I'll put where I got some of mine & the prices so you guys know what to expect. So far I've gotten:
-4 maxi dresses to wear while recovering ($28, Goodwill, in case I bleed on them or something)
-2 Pack Pineapple Bromelain Pills ($9, Amazon.com, for swelling)
-Arnica Montana Pills ($7, Amazon.com, for bruising)
-32 oz Hibiclens ($18, Amazon.com, to shower with for 2 pre-op and some post op showers)
-Dial Lavender & Jasmine antibacterial body wash ($5, drugstore.com, less harsh so I'll use this 1 week post-op)
-Healthy Mama Stool Softeners ($15, drugstore.com, I hear a lot of people recommend laxatives and these are gentle and meant for pregnant women so I figured they should be good)
I still want to get an ez-pee, extra compression socks, benadryl for itching, baby wipes, something for scars, and maybe a waist trainer for compression. My surgical garments are provided in my recovery home package (listed in the 2nd post I did).
Highlights from the "week before/day of" paper:
1) You must confirm your surgery 72 hours before your date or it will be cancelled and $1,500 will be deducted from your account. It is a requirement that someone brings you to/from the clinic before & after your procedure.
2) 30 days before surgery: No smoking
3) The week before surgery: No alcohol, no natural teas, no herbal life, no protein shakes, no aspirin, no vitamins, no birth control, no acrylic or gel nails, no nail polish on hands or feet.
(However, I will add the nurse told me no birth control 30 days before)
4) "PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS" ... (From what I've seen they will require a medical release from your Dr if you are on medications, but ALWAYS be honest about any and all conditions you have!!)
5) They day of surgery: No jewelry, no piercings, no creams, no makeup, no eye contacts
6) Important info: An assistant will call you the day b4 surgery with last minute instructions and your surgery time; Shower with antibacterial soap before surgery ; Do not eat 8 hours before surgery, not even water ; After surgery it is recommended you walk 20 mins per hour starting the day of surgery.
Editing on Realself
1st "issue"... hopefully it will get solved quickly
THEY GOT IT!
Recovery House Blues.... Who has stayed with A&R Recovery???
IRON SLIGHTLY LOW :( :( :( Help! Advice!
1 WEEK... Starting to get nervous
I'm getting my bloodwork redone this Friday to make sure my hemo is above 11.5 like Hasan requires (it was 11.4 before). The results should come back before I have to leave.
Holy crap, only 3 days! What should I pack for clothing to wear??
VETS: I packed 5 maxi dresses, 2 robes, a bunch of tank tops for under the faja... what did you wear the most??
I bought some XL underwear (I'm normally a medium) since everyone says your regular underwear won't be big enough. Anything you guys wish you brought that you didn't? Can I wear leggings?
In Miami! Surgery day tomorrow
At Vanity! Day of surgery!
Back at A&R recovery
I'm pretty weak right now so I'm headed to bed. I have a follow up tomorrow at 10AM.... I'm not looking forward to having to take the faja back off lol.
Bleeding and peeing..... peeing and bleeding.
I know some of you will be disappointed but...
Day 3... booty greed is real lol
VETS... what should I do??
ONE WEEK REVIEW /review of vanity
Vanity overall wasn't that bad.
1) I expected some level of BS due to all my research and reading the previous reviews. They were horrible when it came to keeping track of my labs, but they did return my calls before the operation. They called 3x post op (so far) to check up on me.
2) My coordinator JENNY was excellent!!!! I can't recommend her enough. She answered every one of my questions, and directed me to the right people when she couldn't. She gave me her personal # when I was having problems talking to her thru vanity email, and even came down to meet me and talk to me on my preop day. She still messages me and asks me for updates a week later. An instagram doll had a question about her surgery and couldn't reach her coordinator. I texted Jenny and got a reply in minutes. I definitely recommend requesting her.
3) Hasan- I only saw Hasan once for 10 mins right b4 surgery when he came in to mark me up. He wasn't rude, but he was not very personable. He definitely was straight to the point, and that was really the only interaction I've had at all. So far I'm loving my results tho, so as long as things keep going well, I can't complain... he did exactly what I asked him to do. All pre-op and post-op was done through nurses. They have all been nice.
Recovery House Review
I was picked up on time at the airport. Rosemarie had given me a description of the car and the name of the driver. He kept his hazards on when he drove around so that helped to distinguish him. I asked the driver his name when he came out just to confirm (he spoke mainly Spanish). We went straight to Vanity for my pre-op and then to the house.
The house was very clean and neat. Rosemarie was away for a few days but was still available through text/call. As soon as I walked in I was offered food & drinks (by Maite) and asked if there was anything special I needed. I requested Ensure and pineapple juice. They already had pineapple juice, water, and gatorade, and the girl (Barbie) picked up Ensure for me later that day when she went to purchase the rest of the items included in the package. There was one other patient there so I got to choose from the 2 remaining rooms. I chose the room in the back because the house did echo and could get noisy when a lot of people were in the common areas.
The day of surgery they hired a nurse to stay 24 hours (she spoke mainly Spanish). I had my sister on the other other bed, so the nurse stayed in the common area and would come check on me periodically to take my blood pressure and temperature. (I will say I thought it was odd that when she checked my temperature and it read 86º, she didn't check it again... Not sure why since 86 means you're about to die from hypothermia lol.) Barbie would come check on me as well, and Maite (who cooks and cleans) would come to ask if I was hungry/wanted anything to drink. If I wanted food, she'd bring it to me in bed. Maite always did my laundry and returned it folded, changed my bedding, and cleaned my bathroom. She worked extremely hard and was always pleasant. Barbie always checked to see if I needed anything and made sure I was always comfortable. Rosemarie was also nice but not as proactive as the other two. You'd have to specifically ask her to do things, but she would help when you asked.
I only really had 2 issues while I was there, and one wasn't their fault.
1) One night a girl (and she brought friends) who was supposed to to stay at the house but cancelled and wanted her $ back started violently banging down the door at 10PM for maybe 45 mins when everyone was about to go to sleep. No one knew who it was at the time, and it was late. Plus when you've just had surgery, and you're in a strange place, you feel extra vulnerable b/c you know you can't fight or run if you have to. The police took forever to come and it was a whole big scene for a few hours.
2) When Rosemarie did return, more non-patient guests would also come by the house. It would be one thing if we were told about it, but when you walk out to a common area and see strangers staring back at you it gets annoying.
On a separate note, the two people who were the most helpful during my stay (Barbie/Maite) are starting their own recovery house.
The website is;
www anewliferecoveryhouse co ==> (put the periods in) (yes it's .co)
Contact #: 786-641-9671
The first 20 patients to RSVP will receive a FREE surgical garment and 3 FREE massages
3 week progress
Love my results so far, but....
These pics are from a couple days ago. Hasan got so close to the muscle you can almost see abs! I can't wait to start working out! I still wear my foams under my faja just for extra compression and i like the feeling better than the faja material. My seroma is still there but too small to aspirate so hopefully it's gone in the next few days. Once it is I'll switch to spanx during the day.
Anyone who says you can achieve these shapes from diet and exercise is full of shit lol. I've always been active, and if I got my waist to where I wanted it, my ass was gone...and if I had an ass it's because I was gaining weight everywhere. Even though my butt is slowly approaching it's original size, it's still more than I would've had if I had lost the weight to get my stomach to how it looks now. I probably couldn't do a round 2 because I don't have any fat left on my stomach, but we'll see how things look after the 3 month mark.
Overall (so far) I'm happy I did this, and I'm happy I chose Hasan. I can't wait for the recovery/healing stage to be over because I'm definitely sick of these fajas and the random swelling lol.
I can't wait to start working out like normal. I can feel soreness in my butt if i jump or bounce even though it feels pretty soft. There are still a couple of hard spots deeper beneath the soft fat on top.
I don't wear my faja anymore when I'm in public, but I wear it around the house and to sleep. I usually put my foams in (to keep the skin smooth) and a waist trainer on top to sleep in.
If I was only rating results, Dr. Hasan would get 5 stars. Luckily results are the most important part. I deducted a star overall because I never saw him before or after my surgery day. I only was able to receive care from the nurses who were all very helpful and nice.