Like others, I have been stalking RS for the past...
Like others, I have been stalking RS for the past year. When I began to consider a TT, of course, like many others I had some reservations but after carefully researching the procedure and reputable doctors who perform the SX I think that I am ready,,, Actually I know that I am ready. I have decided on Dr. Enriquez Hanabergh Jr. at New Life. I made my initial deposit and the SX is scheduled for November 8, 2016. I wanted to have the surgery sooner (April), but the date New Life had available conflicted with my vacation out of the country. I inquired about having the SX in the summer, but was informed by my Coordinator that the summer would not be a good choice because I would have to wear the surgical garment in the heat, which will make me sweat, leaving me prone to infection and a slower healing process, which make sense. My Coordinator Daimy has been extremely helpful. She has been able to answer all of my questions without hesitation and provided legitimate rationales.
My only quibble is that Dr. Hanabergh does not have many before and after pics for people to really get a feel of his sculpting abilities. I reached out to my Coordinator to have her send me a few pics. She immediately sent them to me. I feel comfortable with my choice, but just want him to give me what I want when we meet. I am considering taking a trip to New Life sometime in August in the hopes that I can meet the Dr. Pics will be posted later this week.
Pics as Promised
Here are the pics as promised. I am soon to be 46. I had a hysterectomy five years ago due to severe cramping and heavy periods. After the sx, I remember my PCP saying "you know your stomach gets bigger after that type of sx. " Could have used that bit info before having the sx. Anyway, I have noticed a difference in my waistline and its not getting smaller. I have tried sit ups, crunchs, ect. You name it , I've done it. Nothing is working or has worked so a TT is my last resort.
Pics as Promised
Here ya go... Although I am several months out, I am trying to lose a few pounds by November.
Pics of Dr. Hanabergh's work
These pictures came from my SX Coordinator Diamy at New Life
Airline Tickets Purchased
Super excited... I purchased the airline tickets. Leaving Newark, NJ to Miami, FL on July 25th.
TT w/Liposculpture and BL w/ Saline Implants
Decided to go for the gusto. Everything in one shot. Im getting a tummy tuck and having a breast lift with saline implants at the same time. Im super psyched. I ordered and received all of my post operative items too. Gowns, compression socks, disposoble wash cloths, gloves, antibacterial soap, ab board, arnica pills, gel, and tea, bromelain gold bond, rose hip oil, silicone stick, pads, chucks, slippers. You name it I got it. I just want to order an extra faja to switch up when one gets soiled. I wasn't trying to go overboard because I am not checking in any luggage with the airline. Plane ticket purchased. Recovery house reserved and airport parking reserved. I leave from EWR (Newark, NJ) on 7/25 SX scheduled for 7/26.
Time is Near
One week from today I will be headed to the other side. I'm packed and ready to go. Just confirmed my stay at the RH and got the all clear from my doctor. My massages are scheduled with Marion at Medical Massages. I'm super excited.
Ready, Set, It's A Go!!!!
Medical clearance documents were forwarded to my Coordinator this morning. I had a big scare because my BMI was too high. My coordinator immediately told me to send pictures for Dr. Hanabergh to review again. Thank goodness I don't work far from will I live. I immediately went home, took more pictures, and sent them to the doc. Come to find out the Dr. Hanabergh shared that my BMI will always be high because I have big thighs. Who knew... I almost had a heart attack. I was done when they said I weighed too much. Damn these thighs of mine. I cant loose them for the life of me. Miami, Florida here I come. This time next week my waist will be SNATCHED.
I made it to MIA this morning. Met with Dr. Hanabergh, surgery scheduled for 12:30 pm tomorrow. Trying to relax before surgery. I'm staying at Ana's Recovery House she has been very attentive and on point with everything. Also, she has a beautiful home w/ a pool. I am loving it here.
1 Day Post Op
16 Dec 2016
5 months post
Update: I rescheduled my sx date from July to December 15th. I was Dr. Hanabergh's first patient of the day for the TT. Thank goodness because it made the entire process more relaxing for me. I found that my blood pressure elevates at the sight of white coats. The anesthesiologist (Dr. Gomez) was so knowledgeable about his role in the operating room. I felt very comfortable with him placing me under. When I had awaken from the sx it was cold, but they placed a little heat under the blankets to keep warm. Sx was scheduled at 6:30am and I was out of there by 10:30am. The team at New Life were remarkable and they took great care of me.
I chose to stay at Anita's Recovery House for my post op needs. They are great. Tia, Anita, and Yeny (caretakers) are great with all of the women. They go above and beyond for all of the women here. If you are looking for a recovery house Anita's is the place to stay for your post operative needs. The house is kept in immaculate condition, pool, meals and snacks, and all post surgical needs (i.e. chucks, alcohol, vitamins, etc). Photos will be posted when the drains are removed.
8 days Post Op
23 Dec 2016
5 months post
Ok, I'm 8 days post and I am feeling very swolllen but loving what I am seeing. Dr. Hanabergh did an exceptional job. He was very attentive to my physical and psychological needs during this process. I still can't believe that I can look down and see my whooha. LOL... I haven't been able to do that in years. Anyway, I completed my antibiotics. I only took the painkillers as needed (for the first three days), after that I have been taking tylenol for discomfort. There is still a lot of numbness in my abdominal area, which is to be expected. My back hurts like hell, but I use a heating pad on it to help ease the pain. I still can't stretch upright or lay flat, but am managing. I will be removing the drains myself today. I have everything I need (gloves, gauze, neosporine, sissors, and a marble). The marble is to stuff my new belly button. Well see how it goes... Will post again later.
Loving the results
So far so good. I am very pleased with thevresults. Dr. Hanabergh did a magnificent job. I am super excited about the finished product.