38 Yr Old Mom of 1 - New York, NY
I had my surgery done at elite body sculpture in...
2 days post op
Day 4 post op
Still in the air if this was worth the $ I spent. I guess my story will continue.
12 day post op
Enough about $ I know Plastic Surgery is expensive but sheesh these massages are no joke and wish I would've started them earlier then what the doctor suggested. I got a package of 10 massages for $700 in Brooklyn. I've had 1 with them started using a much better compression garment and was told I needed a half moon board instead of the foam my surgeon gave me. Started using that and I see a difference after 2 days. I needed carboxy therapy for some hard areas on my waist n back (that hurt like hell) but all for the sake of a snatched waist I suppose.
12 days later after the fat transfer to my buttocks I feel its defaulted already. Hoping that's not the case because I paid way to much $ and have suffered laying on my stomach and sitting in a home made chair with a hole in it to have a deflated butt. I know I'm still swollen so I'm giving it time till I start texting my surgeon on how unsatisfied I am. I was told by plastic surgeon to wear garment for 2 weeks and that's all I needed. ( not what my Colombian massage therapist told me) she said 3 months with garment and no jeans since the fat transfer to buttocks can be disturbed by the tightness of jeans.
Can't wait to be able to see my before and after pics once my 10 massages are done. Hopefully that helps shape my body to what I wanted.
To be continued......
18 days post op
Lympathic drainage massages are going well I've had 4 to date. Next week will go Monday thru Friday.
I hope at 3 months I'm fully happy with results because at the moment I feel certain areas will need revision and honestly I don't know if I could do this all over again. I'm keeping a positive mindset. My 3 month appt is set for July my body better get to what I wanted and what I paid for by then. I guess I'll post my pre op pics ( gross)
Back roll still there grrrrr
28 days post op
No significant change still have certain fat pockets left still waiting on it to go down some more but in mean time trying everything possible to reduce inches and fat in my body. I have 2 post op massages left which they are using now focused on body contouring with wood therapy freezing the under the bra fat and electric shocks on my abs to tighten them.
I think I might need another package of 10 body contouring massages which sucks after paying so much for surgery to still have fat pockets leftover.
Praying it goes down by month 3 I wanna be beach ready
1 month post op
Back rolls still there
For what I paid and went thru it was for me not to have a complaint and it be done correctly the first time around. Been drinking a gallon of water a day, salads and no fried foods I have some ice cream to " feed the fat" which I feel should have been more fat put in like I asked but he put 500cc I haven't sat on butt in a month and it's not as hard as people think it is. I have my beach chair with hole cut into it and lay on my stomach to sleep as usual. I work with children so I kneel a lot during day. I've vowed no sitting for at least 2 months but going to push for the whole 3 months to save what ever fat I have.
My interaction with the doctor was minimum. I saw him at the consultation briefly which he arrived late to, so the office manager was giving me the run down of the procedure after we were done with even pricing is when the doctor came in hurried. The day of surgery I saw him briefly for the pre op pictures he marked me up and walked into the surgery room he told me I wouldn't feel a thing and all would be fine. When he threw the antibacterial soap on me I guess he thought I was a car the way he threw the soap on me. This procedure was suppose to be less invasive then regular lipo because I was awake but in all reality I felt every poke and prod. In pain 95% of the surgery. Instead of him calming my nerves he kept telling his new nursing assistant to talk to me to calm me down. He walked out of the procedure a few times to do what I have no clue. I get sent home and no call to check in on me not from him or the office. Which I felt was wrong. I was in so much pain I wanted to die. Next morning I wake up to my eye lids swollen which with their minimal invasive procedure shouldn't have happened. I call the office and speak to the Medical assistant she said it could be the antibiotics and I then asked her if the doctor doesn't call is that normal she said its company procedure for him to call and she would speak to him. I knew that wasn't going to sit right with him. Well he calls and I was in bathroom and he leaves a message saying hi it's dr Perkins calling again which got me very upset because I knew DAMN well he didn't call the night before or that day. Ridiculous how much you pay for this procedure and how we patients help pay for their LV bags and shoes and then get treated like we are a bother. I should've gone with a more mature doctor.