Hey sisters. I'll do as much as I can until I get tired and need a break lol. There will almost most definitely be a part two to this review since I'm standing to type. Okay, lets start with my arrival to Vanity for my pre-op. First of all, they never called me to confirm a time, so just go in. I went in at 1:00pm because I knew Hasan leaves for the day at 2!! Keep that in mind girls. The place was packed, it was no English speaking going on lol. Fine with me, I don't care. I checked in up front, couldn't take a seat because there were none lol, they called me to the back to take my pictures. Sent me back to the waiting room, had me fill out some paperwork, sign my life away. Paperwork was extensive but took no more than 20 mins. You're just signing and initialing. After a 20 minute wait, Hasan came in the office. Asked me what I'm there for, asked me about previous surgeries, where I heard of him, then told me stand up, take off my top and pull my pants down to my hips. Told me I'm a tummy tuck patient and to expect extra skin. Fine, I expected that, I have three kids lol. I did not show him any wish pics. I told him I wanted a slim waist and my hips rounded out. He said fine for the hips, and he will slim my waist as much as my rib cage allowed without making it look like my ribs was showing, which I appreciate, cause nobody wants to have ribs showing. That's gross. He spun me around, grabbed all my fat, made some drawings, I got dressed. He asked me if I had any question for him and asked me where did I come from. Called me "my love" the whole time (which he probably does to everyone), was soft spoken and kind. He has done work on his face and reminds me of a cartoon villain lol but I like the man and his work is truly art. I am 100% happy with my choice of doctor. His assistant sat in the room the entire time, texting away on her phone, looking bored out of this world. I thought it was extremely rude and I think it also annoyed Hasan by the look on his face. She was slumped against the wall with her head on her hand, texting with the other hand. She looked like a bump on a log, like she had a million other things she rather be doing. Scowl on her face the whole time. Whatever, bitch *side eyes*
Get back to my hotel, twenty mins later I get the call from my "been gone since I paid coordinator" Margaret, trying to sell me shit. You can read about that two reviews up if you want. Unbelievable.
Okay, I arrived the next morning at 7:30 for my sx. Walked straight to the back, wait ten minutes. Some lady came and told me to pee. (pregnancy test). I did. Went straight back to the OR. Miserable assistant was there where she had highlighted and starred notes saying that I did not pay the extra $500 for the upper back, with exclamation points, haha, bitch. She looked exhausted like she had gone out the night before and still had on last night's club makeup. Seemed totally uninterested in her job and patients. Hasan was late and had not arrived yet, his assistant was bitching about in Spanish how he is late every day, she kept repeating it in Spanish over and over again to another worker. Like, whatever. Take your miserable ass home and go to bed. The anesthesiologist came and saw me, started me an IV, just fluids. I did wait about 45 mins for Hasan to show up. Annoying, but oh well. He marked me up, took additional photos, and of course his assistant started complaining to him in Spanish to make sure I only get the ten areas I paid for, not 12. He said he will ask me again. They did not know I could understand them, for sure. So, he asked her to excuse herself and then said to me, Hunnie, you paid only for ten areas, I cannot do your upper back. I felt my blood start to boil and said Why wasn't this addressed with me yesterday at my consultation? Why wasn't I told that it wasn't included? He seemed genuinely surprised, and a little pissed, too. He said he contracts with Vanity, and that it was his assistant's job to explain that to me, and that it should have been done after the consultation in the office. Because of that, he said no worries, he will do the upper back. I felt like laughing in her face, since I could see her nosy ass standing there outside the curtain. From there, I went to the operating room. Anesthesiologist gave me a relaxing med through my IV, the assistant wiped me down with room temperature brown liquid. I laid on my back, they put the mask on me and I was out.
Woke up on my back, shivering. Not freezing like everyone says. If you've had surgery before, you will know the shivering is from the anesthesia, not cold. It slowly subsides and is an awful feeling. They gave me something additional for pain as well as muscle relaxer to help with my shivering, but I had to ask for it. Make sure you do, because you aren't actually shivering- what you're doing is tightening your muscles because your body is been through trauma and you are in shock. Tightening the muscles causes pain and panic to set it. You also shake, you can NOT relax your muscles and it is very uncomfortable. After 30 minutes or so mine started to relax from top to bottom. My calves were the last thing to stop tightening up. Then they put my garment on. No bueno. That shit sucked. Wasn't the worst in the world, it was the fact that I could barely turn over to help them pull it on me. I literally felt like my entire body was full of wet cement and had a very hard time to move. Zero strength in my arms, and since my entire midsection is BRUISED BADDDD, you can imagine how it felt to try to roll over side to side. Nightmare. After that, they move me to a different bed to wait for my ride.
I couldn't lay down in the backseat and had to kneel. I barely could make it back to the hotel, less than 2 miles away. When I got back, I laid down across my chucks pad and did not sleep. My mom fill my prescriptions (antibiotic, Tylenol codeine 3 (30 pills), and a anti nausea med) Even though I specifically told Hasan that Tylenol Codeine hurts my stomach, he gave me anyway. I'm glad I had my doc back home give me the Vicodins, because that's what I been having unless at night time so I don't feel stomach pain. I got up and walked a lot, I try to do arm circles and hip circles and very light stretches. I drain a LOT the first day- all blood. At one point it was running down my garment down my legs. Here is a tip- if you need to reach Vanity after hours, do not select "2" for current patient. They send you to voicemail which they don't call you back. Select "1" for new patient. If they think they are making new money from you, they are there around the clock. Whores. I hate that fucking place. Within two hours after my surgery, some hoe at Vanity call me. Not to check on me, to try to sell me massages. Hahha these bitch are unbelievable. Excuse all my cursing but I am still upset. Margaret already told me the massage are $70 each if you don't buy a package, which I wouldn't, because I leave tomorrow to West Palm. This girl on the phone told me they're $100. I said I don't want shit from you, you not getting anymore money from me, I think your customer service at Vanity is the worst, nobody calls to check on you, they call to sell you shit, and I'm not buying it. I'll be there tomorrow for my post op, don't call back my phone. CLICK. I'm sorry girls, but I'm fed up with this BS.
The very worst part for me so far is getting in and out of bed. Other than that, I feel fine. I can tell that my stomach and back is swollen, I am considering buying one massage at Vanity today to make it bearable for the ride to West Palm. Can anyone tell me how effective the massage is as far as making a difference in your comfort level for at least 2 hours?? I will update more with pics after my shower. Loving my results so far, that I can see lol.