Bay Area Baez Babe In the Making!! - Dominican Republic
Hello sx sisters! I am dazzled to be a part of...
14 days and counting!!
I'm so proud of us!!
7 more days and to bbl or not
Was it worth it? Hecks Yes!!!
23 Days post op
So sorry I haven't updated in a while. I have been healing and back to work. The photo is 23 days post op from my mini tt and Lipo. The Dr said I'm still very swollen and need 10 massages. So I will post in a few weeks to show the difference. Thank you all for your support and sweet messages. The pain only endures for a time but joy comes for sure! Best decision EVER.
need massages but happy so far
why a mini tt for me?
What I learned in this process..
I for sure learned a lot going through the process of having surgery in the DR. I am going to do my best to list the do's and don'ts from MY experience. Feel free to leave feedback and ask questions.
*Pack light. Only take what you need. You will be in your faja 24/7 after surgery so you only need a sun dress or two. Plus you will have to carry that heavy ass bag on the way home and you will be too weak to do so.
*Buy the size faja that the doctor tells you. They know best! She told me to buy a xxx small 2 days after surgery and I only purchased an xs. 6 days later it was loose. When I returned to the states, they did not sell them that small anywhere and I had more swelling than I would have if I had listened.
*Live in your faja! Pee in your faja! Poop in your faja! Relax, it has a generous flap. And you can't take a bath or shower anyway so what you getting out of it for. It should be washed every 2 days or so but I swear on everything my shape is snatched due to me listening to the dr. My bf had lipo with Dr. Baez the year before and never wore hers and she was so disappointed because she didn't look good at all. You HAVE to wear it! It gets easier over time.
*Drink tons of water. It will support the reduction in swelling.
*Cry if you need to. This is a difficult process and you go through many emotions. You are not alone. Use your network for support.
*Take lots of pics along the way. Your body will miraculously change shape over time. Photos will help you see your progress.
*Be patient with your body! I'm only 3.5 months out and I look so different than I did just 3 weeks ago.
*Relax before and after surgery. Take your vitamins.
*Treat your scar with oils twice a day. I just heard from a doctor friend of mine that I need pracasil plus. Its an intense prescribed cream that apparently erases scars old and new. She let me know that it was the answer to making the scar virtually disappear. I'm excited to try it. I'll post updates asap.
Things I wouldn't recommend:
* I came home with my drain and it was a freaking nightmare. Do your best to get it removed while in DR.
* Listening to people who have not had cosmetic surgery every. This experience is very personal. YOU choose what you want, how you want to look and who will perform the procedure. Trust your doctor and voice ALL concerns and questions. Know your options and what you are ready to commit to.
*DO NOT CHANGE YOUR DOCTOR WHEN YOU GET TO DR ON A WHIM!!! I met a sweet sister on real self who I connected with through text and whatsapp. She already had arrangements with one doctor and switched when she got off her plane. She had never consulted with the doctor prior or researched his work. Unfortunately she suffered terrible bur (sores that look like burns) along her tt because her tummy tuck was pulled too tight and stitched poorly. I cried when I saw it. I couldn't imagine having such awful burns and dead skin. She really felt low during her recovery and I haven't spoken to her in a month although I have reached out. I pray she is ok.
*Don't stop getting massage. I am healing well but have swelling in the lower stomach. Dr. Baez suggested ultrasonic cavitation. It's the lipo they do with a laser and massage. It kills fat cells/drains them to excrete through lymph nodes. I booked a few sessions for next week so I'll let you know what's up!!
Whew ok. That's all for now... All that I can remember off the top of my head. You pretty ladies take care. xoxo
Doctora Baez was the BEST choice. She is honest and compassionate. I felt very safe under her care and would have done it all over again. She is responsive to her emails and an overall great surgeon. Don't hesitate to check her out!