I have considered BBL procedure for many years....
I have considered BBL procedure for many years. Motivation for having procedure done would be self esteem and feeling extreme comfort with my body shape. Currently, I have to wear waist cincher's and double up with a spanx to gain the illusion of a waist and some what of a booty. I can't wait for the day I can retire my stash of support garmets, oh yeah and don't forget butt pads.
After researching many Dr's, I fell in love with Dr. Jimmerson's technique. Based on reviews and pics from his site, his work looks amazing. I haven't had a consult yet but plan to after this pregnancy. Currently, 202lbs, 3 months pregnant, and 5'6 in height.
Hey Ladies I could use some assistance. My hubby...
18 Jul 2012
11 months pre
Hey Ladies I could use some assistance. My hubby is not feeling the BBL idea. He says did I meet you with a FATT ASS "No" I met you with a "flat back". Very rude, but he loves me for how I am. I feel as if I need to make improvements for myself not for anyone else. He doesn't have to walk around uncomfortable with a funny shape booty -I do. He fails to understand my feelings about the situation and I don't think he's being very supportive..
Baby due end of January. Friend is getting married...
Baby due end of January. Friend is getting married mid August in Jamaica. Think I can get a date in June with Dr. J? Guess I better get the process started.
Hey BBL family, I have made a pact to myself to no...
17 Aug 2012
10 months pre
Hey BBL family, I have made a pact to myself to no longer discuss my decision to have the BBL done. No one I tell seems to be supportive. The closest I've gotten is telling my mom. She seems to just be okay with the idea, more so just in fear that hopefully everything goes well with the procedure. My hubby isn't supportive nor are my closest family members- so what's the point in talking about. My mind is made up!!!
Soo I was wondering If I give birth in January is...
28 Aug 2012
10 months pre
Soo I was wondering If I give birth in January is June too soon for BBL surgery. Haven't checked with the Dr's yet but just getting your opinions first.
So BBL Diva's and Divo's I just wanted to give you...
So BBL Diva's and Divo's I just wanted to give you a quick update. I called Dr. J's office yesterday and inquired about the BBL procedure. I spoke with a woman by the name of Dawn. She seemed really nice and friendly. She asked a lot of the generic questions name, address, type of procedure I was interested in, questions I had for her. I informed her of my pregnancy and how long was the typical lapse in time I would have to wait in order to get the BBL done. I am due in January but I want to have the BBL done in June. She mentioned that Dr. Jimerson usually requires you to be 3-6 months post baby to have consultation done and the surgery. Also once you have your consultation done they usually schedule the BBL for the following month. As far as price I mentioned to her that I wanted to lock in the cheapest rate. She mentioned she had been an employee with the office since February and the price hadn't changed since then. Also as far as promotions the staff finds out about promotions the same day it's published on websites such as Real Self. A few months back I remember seeing a promotion for bring a friend and both receive the BBL at a discount.
Let's see, she also mentioned that Dr. Jimerson usually lipo'd 7 areas total and he would discuss all the area's during consultation. I mentioned to her that I also wanted to have hips included and she said that during the consult Dr. J would go over the price for hips, if really necessary, and if it would be extra $$. So I asked about price and Dawn said the price is usually between $8,800- $9,300.
So since I am due in January I have to call between January and February and schedule my consultation for sometime in April and hope for surgery in June.. Wish me luck BBL fam!!!
Just uploaded some pics of current figure
Just uploaded some pics of current figure
Hey BBL Fam!! So just wanted to do a quick update...
Hey BBL Fam!! So just wanted to do a quick update on my convo this afternoon to Dr, J's office. I called the office today because I could barely sleep last night after reading an update on Brickhouse38 page she mentioned that prices for BBL may be going up at the beginning of the year. This surgery is already expensive so to think that price may be going up was a lil shocking. I know Dr. J is good but damn!!! The surgery is already $9,300 if financing and $8,800 if paying in cash. You know right now I am bussing my butt to get the $$ together so I don't think I would be able to afford it if the price went any higher. So long story (hopefully short) called the office and spoke with Damaris and inquired if the price was really going up and to how much. Damaris wasn't able to confirm if the price was going up nor did she make me feel SURE and comfortable that it wouldn't go up. She mentioned a few times that if I was going to have it soon that I could lock in the cheaper rate now by putting down a non refundable deposit of $500. I think I might just have to do that. I can't risk the higher price and I am also sure that Dr. J is the Dr. for me.
Looking to schedule my consult some time for March/April and schedule surgery for June. Also if I remember correctly Dr. J's surgery days are Monday, Thursday and Friday!! Keep this in mind. Also, though I have alil time before the new year comes in - think I will be making my deposit time time with in the next month.
So ladies how much ass is too much ass. I still...
So ladies how much ass is too much ass. I still have a ways to go. But at this point I am contemplating just how big to go. I was thinking 900-1000 CC at first now I have bumped it up to at least 1200 CC. But shoot it's already hard find an outfit due to my 2 watermelons I have on my chest imagine a pair of jeans or pants to fit over my new donkey booty. I wouldn't mind having to make cute dresses apart of my every day wardrobe. So the question is ..is it better to go hard or go home (in this case BIG or go home). I bumped it up to 1200 because I noticed ladies were beginning to complain about fat loss during the first stage of recovery. Seeing your booty swollen you love how big it looks but as weeks go by it's all just swelling and the remaining fat is what you have left.
Hey ladies just wondering how soon after surgery...
Hey ladies just wondering how soon after surgery do you include your waist cinchers under your garment?
Important questions to ask during...
Important questions to ask during consults?????????
1. Is the dr a board certified plastic surgeon and certifed with the American Society of Aesthetics and Plastic Surgeons?
2. Is the anesthesiologist board certified?
3. Is the office/surgical room certified/accredited?
4. How many years of experience does the Dr have in the sx of interest?
5. Does the Dr have hospital privalleges? How far is the closest hospital?
6. Is the office equipped for emergencies?
7. How much lidocaine per/kg do you use? (recommended 35mg-45mg)
*Things to be aware of*
Do they use lidocane? lidocane can slow down your heart, lower your blood pressure and aggrevate your brain causing seizure than coma
Fluid over load can cause your lungs to drown
clots/loose fat that travel to your lungs, heart, and brain= DEATH
perferation of the abdominal wal;s or bowels, you would need surgery within 24-48hours to save your life
too much fluid=dilution of the blood SYMPTOMS: lightheaded, restlessness, drowsiness, ringing in ears, slurred speach, metallic taste in mouth, numbness of lips amd tongue, shiverig, muscle twitching, seizure
too much lidocaine for too long= laxy heart muscles and aggrevated brain
poor patient health. excessive fat removal, using too much fluid, ans multiple procedures increase riak of death
So ladies and gents my mind is made up I'm having...
So ladies and gents my mind is made up I'm having a bbl done next summer no matter who approves. Just wanted to update everyone on a recent discussion my hubby and I had. He explained to me that he does not agree with the procedure and also feels that I do not need to have the procedure done. But he would never allow me to go thru. The experience alone. He mentioned that he will be coming along with me to have the BBL procedure done. When he told me this I became super ecstatic, glad to see that he finally came around and just making the decision to support me. Guess he see's that I'm not joking.
If your looking for the booty cut out garment...
If your looking for the booty cut out garment check the link below!!
For the last few months all I've seen is DR....
For the last few months all I've seen is DR. SSSSSSSSS supporters.. Now I check out latest posts and it's all about Dr. J. I am happy and super excited to see more Dr. J supporters. Good luck ladies that are going down this road and have chosen Dr. J as their main man.
Hey hey hey... so ladies I am super excited. I...
Hey hey hey... so ladies I am super excited. I spoke with the HR department at my job and they informed me I would be able to qualify for 4 weeks paid time off. I couldn't be more thrilled too hear this news. Now I am in the clear.. At least for now. I can schedule my consult and my surgery date with a peace of mind. Now just need to decide when in June and hope the day I choose is available.
Quick update: called the office today and tried to...
Quick update: called the office today and tried to pay on the deposit. They were very persistant with making sure that I had my consultation prior to making a deposit. So I even informed the lady I was talking to that I would prefer to make a deposit now and that I was aware of the non refundable policy and that I was willing to take that risk. I also mentioned that I was informed that there would be an increase in price and she tried to tell me there would not be. So I said I wanted to lock in my price and date now and that if in case i wasn't able to and the price increased I would no longer be having the procedure done at this practice. The BBl price is already rediculous and I refuse to go any higher. So long story short she put me on hold then came back with a consult date of December 5th. This works for me!!!
Getting alil excited- consult is tomorrow morning....
Getting alil excited- consult is tomorrow morning. Sent over my current body pics and my wish pics. Lets see what they have to say.
So today I had my consult. It was scheduled for...
So today I had my consult. It was scheduled for 10am and I think I received the call from Shelly around 9:45. Shelly is definitely a sweetheart and has a great personality. We clicked really well. She asked me lots of medically related questions then proceeded on to discuss my pictures and what she would recommend regarding the BBL procedure. The first words out her mouth.. were "oh yeah you definitely need hips" and we both laughed because those are a definite must and I was already aware. She also recommended upper and lower back roles. She continued on to describe the procedure and mentioned a lot of details I was already aware thx to doing prior research. We finished up and she asked if i had any other questions and i mentioned that i had a few questions for Dr. J. said no problem put me on hold to see if he was free but he waw actually in the kiddle of surgery. So she informed me she would have him give me a call. So Dr. J did indeed call about 3-4 hours later. I was so happy to hear his voice. He is super down to earth and talks to you like an uncle or older brother. I was cool and laid back with him and I got the same vibe from him. He looked over my pics and told me listen. I'll take care of you and once your on that table you'll be my focus. He said don't worry your family now.. I'm going to hook you up.
So with all this said. I'm happy and very satisfied any more questions I told him I would hunt him down. And he said well you know where to find me... in this office. . LOL
So I am scheduled for June 28th and super excited! Deposit is paid now on to the big saving. Also Shelly recommended i lose at least 10 lbs and Dr. J said at least 20. So pre prego weight was 199 and hoping post baby I go back down to that and maybe lose a lil extra. Long time goal by surgery date is 180. I can do it!!! Sorry in advance for typos. I'm updating from my phone.
So ladies I was just thinking if certain states...
So ladies I was just thinking if certain states have a maximum on what they can remove during surgery would it be smarter just to focus on your main problem area's. So in my case Dr. J can only remove 5000 cc and when I was talking to Shelly yesterday she mentioned that could be sucked up by just abs and flanks alone. So what I'm thinking is to focus on the main areas included in the BBl and don't add anything extra. YES it is cheaper to add in additional areas now while your already under the knife but why pay when you want get 100% results. Remember that 5000cc has to be divided by abs, flanks, lower back. Also Shelly mentioned that if you came back for additional areas at a later date to be lipo'd it would be 4 G's. So what are your thoughts??? I think I'm gonna stick with the regular BBL and don't add anything. If the bra roles are unbearable I'll get them sucked out another time. If I'm going to pay extra at least I'll know I'm getting exactly what I'm paying for.
This was taken from Beautiful10's page- hope no...
This was taken from Beautiful10's page- hope no offense taken just trying to prove logic to my thoughts and concerns regarding paying extra for additional areas that most likely won't get touched anyway. By the way her Dr. was Salama not Jimerson
I'm ok with my shape I am defiantly not 100% happy with my body. I went to see dr S and showed him my concerns. I paid to have full lipo in my upper and lower back and stomach and love handles but he did not do my upper stomach or my upper back. Now that swelling has gone down in other areas it's very obvious because my lower area is smaller and flatter than my upper. I have fat that bulges around my upper back (bra hook area) and I'm pissed! Anyway he says he couldn't do those areas bc he reached the max on how much fat he could remove bs I don't know why he didn't tell me that or refund me for the work that he did not perform.
Baby due is 6 weeks. Not as crazy excited about...
Baby due is 6 weeks. Not as crazy excited about the BBL as in the past. More calm and a feeling of relief for booking my date before price increase. I have'nt really looked into pre op paper work- maybe I should. Thinking how soon should I start to prepare for surgery and buying supplies. I don't want to rush out and purchase uneccessary items.
So I had a big decision to make. My cousin calls...
So I had a big decision to make. My cousin calls me and tells me he's engaged and that his wedding is July 13th in GA. So me and my big bright ideas spends 2 days trying to figure out how in the world am I going to have my surgery on 6/28 then make a wedding on 7/13 only 2 weeks post sx - I have come to the conclusion "it's not gonna happen". Don't get me wrong I would love to attend the wedding and I feel sooooo bad now but I am putting myself first and on the front line. I have waited years for this booty and now my day is coming near. Also I would be away from boy boys for to long, and the expense of staying in GA would be to much for my pockets not to mention the discomfort and swelling during my healing process.
Hey ladies I was just wondering can the I-surgeon...
Hey ladies I was just wondering can the I-surgeon ap be used on an Ipad? I don't own an iphone but I would like to see how I would look with a bigger booty. Please help or any suggestions on other softwares.
Yes the I-surgeon app works on Ipad.. pretty cool...
Yes the I-surgeon app works on Ipad.. pretty cool app but the sound effects are lil annoying.
So besides the app update.. I worked an overnight shift tonight so this was the perfect time to start doing my research and getting price ideas for cost of travel, flight, hotel, and car rental. So far these are results. I did not search the hotels that were recommended by Dr. J's office I just did a general search to see what would come up. The hotels I searched all were around 3 Stars and the price range was 43-$80 pn. $80 is definitely my max for hotel considering I will be in GA for 9 days and 8 nights. Just to give you an idea of cost, my top pic hotel is the Residence Inn Atlanta Gwinett Place which is $69 pn and $552 for 8 nights. I don't want to go over $700 for hotel stay. Budget for car rental and hotel is $1000. So far car rental looks to be about $230/Mid size-$250/Full size. Looking for cheaper but not going over $250. So far Hotwire is cheaper than Carrentals.com For flights, right now flights are $311 RT. I intend on using the reward points from my credit card to get the ticket half off.
The pics in the orange bikini are 8.5 months post...
The pics in the orange bikini are 8.5 months post the birth of my first son. As you know I am currently expecting my second son and hoping I go back down to this same size. These pics are how I looked when I conceived.
So excited for the new year to begin. Anticipating...
So excited for the new year to begin. Anticipating the arrival of my baby boy and then going to start preparing for my BBL. For all my west indian ladies Machel Montana keeps playing in my head. Miami carnival - can't wait to show off my new body. Not to mention labor day in NY.
Hey ladies hope everyone had a great holiday. So...
Hey ladies hope everyone had a great holiday. So today I was in the hair salon and there was a woman that had a banging shape and booty. I was under the dryer plotting away just how I would get a pic without her noticing. So eventually I got my pic. Now another few minuts goes by then another woman comes in and her booty was looking even better. So here we go all over again. You know I had to snap a pic of that ass Ladies don't get me wrong. I'm not homosexual I just was amazed by her booty and I want Dr. J to give me one just like it.. lol Now still under the dryer few minutes pass and mom walks in. I tell her what I've been doing and my southern friendly mom takes it upon her self to explain to first girl i already took a pic of that I liked their shapes I'm having surgery and if she could ask the other girl if I could take a pic of her booty. So the girl burst out laughing then proceeded to tell the other girl then everyone in the salon burst out laughing. Shit I could care less about them laughing I was laughing too but in the end was just concerned about a pic. Long story short I didn't get my pic, think she was too shy. Oh well at least I got one of the first girl. Come to find out they were sister's.
Hey ladies I've been MIA from updating but I am...
Hey ladies I've been MIA from updating but I am still avtively replying to other's blogs. Just wanted to update on my pregnancy and BBL process. SOOO I'm still prego, my son was due on the 23rd and it's now the 26 and he's still not here yet. This was expected considering my first son was 9 days late and I had to be endused. I'm happy to be carrying a full term and healthy baby but miserable -that I'm still pregnant. Just hoping that he doesn't go over 9 lbs which is probable because my first was 8.5. Not much to update on BBL. I've been updating my list of necessities but haven't purchased anything as of yet.
Hey RS family!! By the grace of God I delivered a...
Hey RS family!! By the grace of God I delivered a healthy baby boy a 5 days ago. He was 9 lbs 6oz. I am truly blessed and loving my lil boys. So now that I am not prego anymore I can begin to work on my body. In total I gained 28 lbs. At delivery I was 227 and pre baby weight was 199. By my 6 week check up I'm hoping to be back down to my pre baby weight of 199. Wish me luck!! It happened with my first so praying it goes the same with this one.
Just a quick update it's been 2 weeks and I've...
Just a quick update it's been 2 weeks and I've lost 22 pounds. Woohoo I'm so excited.
Having mixed feelings not about the BBL but about...
Having mixed feelings not about the BBL but about these damn bra roles. Really wish I could include them in my sx but don't see it affordable nor do I think I will get the best results. It's not that I don't have faith in my Dr. But in my opinion if I am spending the extra cash for them to be lipo'd I want them completely gone.
Hey BBL Fam? Lots to think about? Considering...
Hey BBL Fam? Lots to think about? Considering selling my sx date with Dr J is this possible not sure how I should go about this? I recently purchased a home there is lots or work to be done. I've already invested 20G cash into my tenant unit now my unit is live able but not comfortable and happy when I walk thru the doors everyday. I also need a breast reduction thinking maybe I should do this first and it'll be free. And just do the bbl later at least 6months to a year later. What do you think?
I haven't updated in a while. I've been all...
I haven't updated in a while. I've been all depressed about this whole money situation. I'm trying to exhaust every possible option for getting money for the BBL and I don't have much time. My surgery is scheduled for less than a month away and I don't have all the money for surgery. Soo I have a plan! Though I asked my boyfriend to co-sign on a loan and he said he would, I don't trust his credit. So I'm going to ask my father if he'll co sign because his credit score is superb. My father has no knowledge of my BBL so there for I will inform him I'm having breast reduction surgery and its mandatory because I'm in so much pain. So ladies cross your fingers and wish me luck.
Although I have already placed my deposit and...
Although I have already placed my deposit and locked in my sx date with Dr. Jimerson I called Dr. Salama's office this morning to inquire about a consultation and their current fees. In the beginning I was anti Dr. Salama because many of his patients were returning after surgery complaining of seromas but recently I haven't noticed this. His work has always been compareable to Dr. J. There were times that I could always tell a Salama booty either because of the shape he always gave or place blame on the butt in garment that he distributed post sx. In any case what had me reconsidering Salama was the amazing job he does sculpting a new upper body which is also my problem area.
Now what I've noticed is that a lot of women on real self must have Salamas old prices. I called and Nancy told me the price for a BBL is $9199 and $500 per additional area. Price does include full back, flanks, and abs. I completely forgot to ask about hips but lord knows I can't leave the surgery bed without those. But shoot for that price it's almost the same as Dr.J who's original price was $8800 and $1000 for hips.
So listen to this BULLSUGAR.... So I just applied...
So listen to this BULLSUGAR.... So I just applied for Medicalfinancing thru Dr. J's site and these people had the nerve to call me saying yes I got approved.. Now listen to this crap loan is at 20% interest rate. A $1600 security deposit fee held as collateral that is refundable after complete loan is paid. Also required to pay a "NON REFUNDABLE fee of $1,325 which can be broken down into 2 payments. So they do refund the 20% interest paid on the loan if paid within 12 months. So I applied for $8000 full procedure is $9800. Soo I wanted to get approved and I have been at an additional cost of $1325 and total of $2925 up front .... Not including the $1800 I need to pay because I only applied for $8000 not $9800 Ladies is it worth it??? 2925+1800=4725 these numbers look like a waist of money to me how bout you? Hope this isn't to confusing.
Hey RS family!!! Hope all is well. So in...
Hey RS family!!! Hope all is well. So in preparation for my BBL I've decided too try out the HCG diet. I'm really excited about trying this diet and I'm starting to get in my diet frame of mind. Currently I'm still nursing my son and I'm really enjoying this. I love my baby boy to death and I find it really comforting for the both of us when nursing him. He's just the sweetest lil butter ball turkey ever. Since I'll be going on the diet soon I will be cutting out the breast feeding due to the chemicals in the hcg and the lack of calories I will be in taking (500) per day. I haven't done any research on breast feeding while on this diet so if anything changes I will update you all.
Soo as you noticed the surgery is still on I haven't cancelled or rescheduled. I received my state tax and now just waiting on the federal so hoping I receive it within the next 3 weeks. Praying on it! I'm also relying on savings from this month and the month of May. As a back up plan I may take out the loan everyone is talking about that gives you max of 3g's.
Hey does anyone have the direct web address for...
Hey does anyone have the direct web address for health care finance direct.. I googled it but not sure if it's the correct site.
It's official surgery is going down June 14, 2013....
It's official surgery is going down June 14, 2013. Now just looking for a cheap flight. Ladies what's the average stay? Dr J says at least 10 days but my sx is on a Friday. Intend on arriving Thursday am for my pre op and departing on Monday the 24th. Now I feel I should just leave out on Saturday the 22nd instead of waiting till Monday because they will be closed anyway during the weekend. What do you ladies think?? Eight days too soon to go home?
Can't wait so excited now the real planning begins
Can't wait so excited now the real planning begins
Hey ladies I am begining to purchase my items for...
Hey ladies I am begining to purchase my items for sx and just wanted to order a few extra garments now. Which garments do you recommend? Defintely wanted a thong garment and also a mid leg garment one that I can possibly cut a hole where my new hips will be. Ladies who got new hips did you cut holes in all your garments??
Hey ladies I am begining to purchase my items for...
Hey ladies I am begining to purchase my items for sx and just wanted to order a few extra garments now. Which garments do you recommend? Defintely wanted a thong garment and also a mid leg garment one that I can possibly cut a hole where my new hips will be. Ladies who got new hips did you cut holes in all your garments??
So ladies I am a month a way from surgery and...
So ladies I am a month a way from surgery and there is lots to be done. Buying plane tickets this week Tuesday/ Wednesday are the cheap days to book flights all airlines usually drop prices those days. I was so pissed I was suppose to by them this past week but I was waiting for my mom to give me the "OK". I didn't get the OK till Thursday and the flights went from $232 to $280. I just hope they go back down to at least $250. So I haven't purchased not one thing. I need to go thru my list and just start working on the must haves.
A update on the funds. I have $6000 in savings. $800 available on a credit card and I was recently approved $3000 on a personal loan. So there's my total $9800.. Whoo hoo it must really be meant to happen after all these years. Weight check in I went from 200lbs to now 195lbs pat on the back!! Goal is to lose my 10lbs more but I am not going to kill myself. I need to save some fat for the booty.
Hey ladies my day is coming near.. I was just...
Hey ladies my day is coming near.. I was just thinking about how my new body would look and the new found confidence I would have. I can't wait to feel sexy enough to wear some nice lingerie for my baby. I have always felt too shy and uncomfortable so I never wore it. I have one outfit I brought maybe 5 years ago and have yet to wear. Maybe now I finally will.
Whoop Whoop flights booked for me and Ma and only...
Whoop Whoop flights booked for me and Ma and only bringing my 3 month old. Starting to get lil butterflies and I think it kicked in once I paid and processed my flights. Now I would like to get at least 2 back up garments but I noticed I'm making it so complicated for myself. Not sure which ones I should get. My clearance is scheduled next Tuesday so I'm excited about that. I pray everything goes well with that. Also full payment is due no later than Friday the 24th.
Oh yeah nolonger staying at the Hyatt instead will...
Oh yeah nolonger staying at the Hyatt instead will bbe staying at my uncles house who lives 13 minutes away from Dr. J. Thank GOD because that saved me 900 bucks and definitely won't need a rental because where am I going? I'll be surounded by family so what ever I need someone else can go and get it.
Oh yeah update on the unsuportive hubby.. So now all of a sudden he wants to come along. Well I told him about a week or so ago I did not need him to go because my mom was going with me. He now says he will take off a few days from work and come be with me because he knows I will need his help and he doesn't wan't me going thru this with out him.. So my response I told him I didn't want him to be there if he wasn't going to be 100%. Your not supportive so why do u want to come? I feel like I can do bad by myself I don't want any negativety around me during my recovery. So nope I'm all set he will see this booty when I get back to Boston.
Clearance today- What happens if my iron comes back to low?
Hallelujah !!! My clearance was today and so far so good. Now just waiting for my blood work to clear, should be cleared by tomorrow. Question for the VETS, what happens if my iron comes back to low is this an issue? It has been low in the past and sometimes shows that I'm anemic. Should I start taking iron supplements just in case 3 1/2 weeks away. Super excited !!!
Are hips still $1000 with Dr J??
Whats the current price for hips?
2 week count down begins
Well ladies I am officially 2 weeks away from my sx date. I am super excited and not so much nervous, just ready!! This process was such a long journey and I am blessed to just have made it this far and without interution. Money came thru on time, stuck with my first choice Dr. and just overall feeling blessed to be able to make myself happy though others may not agree nor understand. Thank the Lord for allowing all this to happen and come together. Amen
How much time needed before returning back to work?
Hey ladies just woderding what's the average amount of time you've taken off from work/school. Should I do 3 weeks or 4?
Hey ladies check out the latest pics I found this yoga role which I think is better than the yoga mat. The role is firm and super durable. I won't ever have to worry about sinking or flattening compared to the yoga mat which eventually flattens after sitting for so long. I believe I purchased from Marshalls for around $15.I will post a pic soon using it.
Will keep u elevated and very durable
Not as firm, too low and easy to rock back on the new booty
2" compared to 6" which u do prefer.
Dieting is extremely challenging. Thank the lord I don't have to far to go. I am not looking to lose a drastic amount of weight. So far, I was on average 199lbs and now that I started to dedicated myself to this freaken diet I have managed to get down to 193. By the way this is my 7th day. I have fluctuated alil between 192-195 because I did cheat alil and let me tell you it's not worth it. By the next day after cheating just on maybe a handfull of sausage (Jimmy dean/ and the italian suasage hubby made in the spaghetti) I put on 2 freaken lbs. I still don't quite understand how this diet works becuase I haven't done all my research which I do plan to - one day. I know that sounds bad but "OH WELL". All I can tell you is it does work if you stick to it. Only based on food regimne no gym or working out. So goal weight is 180lbs. Even if I get down to 185 by surgery date I will be satisfied and easily able to work out and lose the rest.
Nerves starting to kick in
Though I am super excited I am starting to get a lil anxious and nervous. I had the weirdest dream that I got to the sx center and the nurse started to work on me and not Dr. Jimerson.
SX at 7:30am 6/14
Hey RS family!! So the big day is tomorrow morning. It's been long awaited and I have finally arrived. I had my preop today. When I first got there I was handed this ipad looking thing and had to fill out like 30 pages of questions. Seemed like it took forever to get to the end. Then I was taken in the back by a nurse I forgot her name but shes really young and sweet. She took my blood pressure and weight and then did more paperwork. I did meet Shelly and got a good look at her booty and let me tell you that booty is fat. Its shape looked like to basketballs under her long maxi dress. So I received my prescription list and a copy of the signed documents and was on my way. I have to be there at 6:45 and can't eat anything after 12am. Oh yeah my uncle whom I'm staying with has a NutriBullet which I've been dying to try so I'm off to make me a smoothie.
Kiwi are natural blood thinner
I'm sitting here reading thru the NutriBullet book and it says that the Vitamin E and Omega -3 fatty acids within the kiwi seeds have a thinning effect on the blood, which may reduce the risk of blood clots.
14 Jun 2013
Day of treatment
My surgery was today. When I first arrived Rene took me in the back I got undressed and started an IV. The anesthialogist named Kevin came in talk to me about going under. So Dr. J comes in which might I add he's more handsome in person. So he comes in and the first thing he says is so you want a big butt and some hips and I replied I sure do. So he has me stand and I take of my gown and he goes to town marking me up. I asked him about my lil post baby pooch and he said I would need a full tummy tuck. That's not happening.
So I told him the shape of booty I wanted. Didn't show pics because I left my phone at home. Sorry ladies if my post sounds confusing at all. I'm typ and eyes are rolling back.. b later
14 Jun 2013
Day of treatment
So looks like I'm feeling alil better. Post surgery pain wad at 12 now its like a 7. Before I was taking baby steps and needed assistance getting up from the bed. I have switched to the couch and though it uncomfortable at least I can get myself up. I order the P Ez or what ever its called and it works perfectly. I will take a pic. I ordered off Amazon for 89 cents and $5 shipping. Booty isn't in much pain but my back and belly hurt the most. Garment wise I do think it's alil loose but I have 2 other ones that r stupid tight. Ask any questions but for now this is all I can think of. Oh as far as CC I think the nurse said 900bin booty and 200/50 in hip. Not sure if that wad a dream so I meed to confirm.
14 Jun 2013
Day of treatment
Sx 6/14/13 day one pics
So today is day 2 post op I have been walking more like pacing the bedroom and trying to get my blood circulating. I walk for at least half hour to 45 minutes. The more I walk the more fluid drains which is good. The color was dark red at first and now has lightened up. I also noticed a few blood clots I think 3 in total. I am also itchy especially in my hips, back and alil in the booty.
Day 3 post op and feeling better than yesterday. I'm able to get up from the bed just a lil bit better. I don't feel as weak nor do I feel like I'm straining myself. Pain level is about a 6. I've been stretching my back, arms and trying to lift my legs. The itchiness is still there especially where the hips meet the booty. Which is great that means its healing. Oh just looked at my drain and the fluid now is like a light red kinda pinkish. My garment is suppose to come off today at but I'm scared. I don't know if I'm ready yet. I've been soaping up and washing pretty good but on the 3rd day they said to take it off for at least an hour. We'll see. Any questions or suggestions let me know
Another clot is this normal??
I finally got my garment off and I'm in love. I noticed I do have a lot of swelling and fluid around my waist and right where my baby pooch was at. My belly is overall really flat. Loving my new body. Massage scheduled for tomorrow.
Under this garment I have the lipo foam and also a rolled up towel in the front
Hematoma in lower abdomen
Day 4 Post had my massage today and noticed the fluid from day 3 in lower abdomen was still there. Immediately after massage called office and described the movement in fluid and they told me to come right down. So when I get there Shelly brings me to a room in the back then soon after Nurse Kim comes in puts on her gloves feel my tummy then starts draining. Now she removed 50cc at first then I asked was she going to do other side. At first didn't look like she was but glad I asked because another 50 cc drained from that side. The draining was right in the area u get a pouch at after child birth. I want to blame this issue on 2 things. One my garment was too big since day one. Secondly the garment is not tight in the area between the vagina and under the belly button. There's a lot of space there so I added foam, a board, and a towel and still not enough compression.
Dr J garment Day 2
This is Dr J garment. I was super swollen and had it filled with foam and boards.
5th Day Post op
Hey ladies I just wanted to chime in and tell you all that post surgery it it highly important to have a squeem vest or some type of waist cincher for post surgery. I made the mistake of not purchasing a squeem because I wasn't sure what size I needed. I need one bad to start training my waist. The black thong garment is working good for now buy I am wearing it under my original Dr. J garment. All you really need is a super tight waist binder and your original garment. I'm not worried about buying a new full piece butt out garment I will just have this one taken in. I feel 50% normal. I do a lot of upper body stretching. Leg lifts I can even squat down now with minimal abdominal pain. Some ab pain but most is in the lower back. I also had my first bowel movement today and I still have the bandage covering the top of my butt crap and to avoid getting poop on it I squatted down as low as I could without the heels touching my butt and that's how I wiped. To poop I also squatted over the toilet I did not sit and I spread my inner thighs/ booty as much as I could. It worked perfectly and it wasn't sloppy.
Ladies can I tell you I am so happy I went with Dr J. There are always risks when going under the knife and I will admit there r areas that could use a touch up but, I am happy. I haven't done any measurements nor do I intend to.. religiously. The booty is super juicy and my hips are round hopefully they fluff alil bit. I also have a bruise on the outer part of the booty on my right cheek. With my garment on in that same area it looks like a small dent or maybe some fat cells died. Also the fluid pocket I had suctioned appears flatter but not flat enough. Massage scheduled for tomorrow if it still appears to have fluid in it I'm going back to the office to have it drained again.
One Week Post Op
Well ladies today makes my first week post op. I am healing very well still very swollen. Today I had my post op appointment and a total of 45 CC's were drained from my lower abdomen exactly the same spot where I had the fluid drained from previously. My stomach is quite flat and tightening very well. My love handles are gone which is truly a blessing I do have upper back fat that I need to work on or maybe in the future consider lipo. But for now I will be hitting the gym still have not purchased a squeem instead I purchased a waist cincher from Macys for the time being in a medium. Its super tight usually in Macys garment I am anywhere from a large to an extra large. The medium garment that I purchased today I put over my garment and 3 pieces of foam and the original padding Dr J sent me home in that covers lower back and sits in the very top of my butt crack. It is extremely tight so I know it is definitely doing the job when it comes to compression. Pics added. Think the cincher was $42 but got it for around $30 with Macy's card.
2 Week post op
Hey ladies so tomorrow will make 2 weeks post op. I'm feeling much better. I'm still taking the prescribed meds. No pain really just tightness in the lower back.
Massages are a must. I had 3 massages with Tiana from the Wellness Sanctuary. She's really sweet and very flexible. During our session she mentioned there was some hate being thrown her way and I'm here to vouch for her. She's reliable, licensed and certified and specializes in many areas of massage, not just lymphatic drainage.
The booty is still very prominent. My new waist with swelling has been measuring at 36" and booty at 46" as the months go by I'll try to keep u updated.
Ask any questions
Ladies don't think I mentioned this but the day of my flight back home which was on the 11th day I stopped by Dr. J office to have the hematoma drained just in case there was fluid in there.. and it was. I had 65cc drained on one side and less than 15 on the other. So this is to inform you although u may have a seroma they can come back. Now that I've been home I think I may have some fluid built up but nothing that I'm worried about. The nurse that drained the fluid on my last visit informed me that seromas will eventually dissolve and go away. Your body will naturally get ride of the fluid. The main issue is compression I have yet to have the garment taken in so I intend to asap at least an inch or two.
Also I wanted to update everyone on garment sizes. On the lipo express website based on measurements I should have been in an l/xl. After sx I woke up in a 2xl. I wad like WTF. So at my post up the nurse explained why they put u in a larger garment post sx. The reason wad because of all the swelling and dead weight. She said just imagine its already hard getting in your post op garments so just imagine directly out of surgery. She said sometimes it takes 2-3 people and sometimes a person to hold your feet just to get u in the garment. So glad I got that clarification. I had my surgery on a Friday by Monday a lot of swelling went down and my garment was super lose. So I've been wearing my butt out garment just with the waist cincher underneath.
2 days shy of of weeks post
Been a away for a lil it but I'm back. Finally have a minute to myself to share my experience. So I am almost 4 weeks post BBL sx and I must admit I do feel amazing. I feel a lot more confident and everything I wear looks great or as my sister said to me " damn, that dress looked nice before but now it's screaming your a Bad Bitch". You know that had me gassed up. Lmbo!!
So lets get to the facts. At the three week mark my lower back and booty went into this itching festival.. It was crazy I was just walking around scratching and rubbing my lower back and the upper part of my butt. Now at week four its died down alil but still exists. Now Dr. J staff said these lil bandages on the booty would eventually fall off but mine are still hanging tough. Also becoming really un attractive to look at. I feel like peeling them off but what if the holes aren't closed all the way?
Lets see, update on the seromas as mentioned before I had fluid drained from my abdominal area on 3 separate occasions and now I think it may be time again. The area on my left that didn't have much fluid now feel like it does. It could just be scar tissue and me getting myself worked up. Now here we go.. Searching for someone that will drain these darn things and how much will it cost? This SUCKS.
Other than seromas I wore my first pair of jeans today, so weird I could feel the booty jiggling as I walked. I will be taking lots of pics soon just haven't had the time nor someone around me to take them. Reality has set in. I return to work on Monday after being out for four weeks.
Also ladies update on the foam roll I've been using. I use it to drive I just leave it in the car. At home I either kneal down or lie accross the couch. I have bar stool chairs so they are to high to sit on. So in the car I use a boopypillow for my back and the role at the back of my thighs. I must admit I truly hate driving because u can't sit to long in this position. Everything eventually goes numb, whether your driving or not. Starts at the calve area and moves down to my feet and toes to the point of complete numbness. This happens anywhere from 30-45 mins in this position. So I would not suggest long rides.
If I think of anything else- definitely will post.. Xoxo
5 week pic
Looking good feeling better. Numbness going away on lower back. Still ichy though. I have a stinging sensation in flanks when in the shower. Over all moving well sometimes I pop a muscle relaxer because laying on my belly I tend to get really stiff and uncomfortable. Other than that all is well. Ladies get ready for your sex life to increase. "JUICY" is a trouble maker. This new body has my head gassed up. Feeling like a bad BI. I get compliments left and right. My waist and booty has shrunk a total of 7 inches. Started at 36 waist and 46 booty. Now 32 waist and 43 booty.
Ladies just wanted to do a quick update on the yoga role. I use it for sitting and driving also with a bobby placed behind my back. I can't sit for to long no more than half hour because my legs then toes go numb. I can't feel a thing mainly on my right foot. Even at work now I can't sit for to long when sitting on the role because again I get a pain or numbness. As if the position cuts of circulation.
Love my bubbles.com new garment
Hey ladies I ordered a new garment from a site called www.lovemybubbles.com. This site sells a few butt out garments made of the same powernet material of Lipo Express garments. This one is a size XL and its to big. The site said to order odera size bigger because the material is super tight. So I order my exact waist measurement hoping it would be just right. Nope.. to big so my girl wants to try it on. Hopefully it fits so she can buy it off me. I definitely need a large. I also plan on ordering the squeem and going by their size chart says I'm a medium. So ladies does that mean I should get a small or get my size?
Also think I'v been measuring my waist incorrectly. I've been measuring from my belly button and apparently your suppose to measure from the smallest part.. Whoops!! New measurements coming soon. Also price on this garment was $84 and $5 shipping.
2 month update JCurves
13 Aug 2013
2 months post
Well ladies figured while I have some down time let me pay RS a visit. So it's been 2 months and a few days. I am feeling good. Self esteem is thru the roof. Clothes still fit lovely. My overall pain level is a 2/3. I no longer get the stinging pains on my flank area. I sometimes wake up with lower back pain from sleeping with a pillow under my head. Only way I avoid pain in that area is to sleep complely flat. My measurements are still the same 32 waist and my butt is a 44. It has grown an inch in the last 2 weeks from doing squats every day with 15lb weights on my shoulders. Also, I am wearing a squeem vest in a size medium. I have been wearing it for about 5 days now and after the 3rd day was able to get it on the smallest hooks. It's overall comfortbale but it does rise up in the back area wear my wasit meets my lower back. Not painful but after constant pressure it gets ichy. Besides that I feel great.
So I have an issue HIP HIPS HIPS!!!!! Where are they??? For $1000 I expected alil more. I am not satisfied and don't see where the money went. Granted my waist is smaller but I still have the same dents I had before. Even after sx I noticed the dents and they told me give it time to heal. So now it's been 2 months and no hips. Has anyone else gone thru this???
1 Week shy of 3 months post op
Hey RS fam!!! I have been gone for what seems like for ever. I miss being active on RS. I do pop in from time to time to check in on the latest BBL posts. I haven't posted on my own page because I have been some what of a loss for words. I have been going thru alil rolor coaster with the issue I have with my hip area.
In my last post I mentioned having paid extra for the hips but don't see what I paid for. It really is begining to bother me. I put on sexy dresses have a nice booty but then I have the same sponge bob shape with dents I had from before. I still feel someone what square shaped at least from my waiste down. So I called Dr. J's office and explained my concerns. The rep I spoke with forgot her name explained that I was still going thru a healing phase and to give it more time. My response was if I have dents nows.. I am sure they are permanent. They are my original dents. She asked if I had slept on my sides at all. NOPE not at all still lying flat on my belly. I could see if they were uneven then okay maybe the cells died off or something.
Also, forgot to mentionn that the rep set me up for a 3 month post of apt. So I am scheduled to talk to Dr. J in about a week and a half. Also required to send him updated pics. So will keep you all updated.
8 Month update Dr. Jimerson
Hello followers and newbies of RS. I have been gone for what seems like for ever. I have been trying to find the words to muster up to tell you about my experience. To cut to the chase I "almost" love my booty. Its basketball round and juicy. Couldn't have imagined anything else. What I am sooo disappointed about, is my hip area. Its bad!! Before I could wear a bikini and just look over weight about now I look and feel deformed. I have this hot dog of skin sitting on my right side right where your underwear would sit. Even putting on underwear is depressing because I can see and feel this skin sitting there. The hips I paid for are either to high or just weren't put in. I gave it time to heal before I went in and started critiquing my body. I have a trip in May to DR then to the Bahamas in August. What am I to do? I intend on reaching out to Dr. J's office to discuss my concerns. Any thoughts on how he ma u react?
REAL DEAL about Lipo and pic
14 Apr 2014
10 months post
Juat wanted to give you an update I am ten months post BBL. I have a small in some cases large pouch that hangs and is very visible in certain clothes. My hips are not filled in though I paid for hips. Also due to lipo or fat injections one side of my hip area is higher than the opposite. My back/butt has a crazy shelf although I asked for a slope. Didn't have full back lipo only looks like the area right above my butt was lipo'd. I am satisfied with my overall belly and lipo on my flanks. Tell me what else!
Dr. Cabal death's / court cases
27 Apr 2014
10 months post
I love Dr. Cabal and his work but this article is to recent and I need my life.
Woman dies after cosmetic surgery by dubious doc
By Isabel Vincent, Melissa Klein and Jose DevarezSeptember 21, 2013 | 10:35pm
Hector Cabral (left) during his sentencing in April 2012, and Erika Hernandez who died 17 days after her surgery
Photo: Christopher Sadowski/Facebook
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New York authorities last year slapped a crooked quack on the wrist rather than seek jail time — a deadly deal that might have cost four women their lives.
Hector Cabral, accused of the unauthorized practice of medicine, could have been thrown behind bars for 20 years, but instead paid a fine and returned home to the Dominican Republic, where he continued to pursue his bloody brand of plastic surgery.
Licensed in his native country but not here, he continued to lure American women to his operating table for cut-rate cosmetic procedures.
Erika Hernandez, 31, traveled from Washington Heights to Cabral’s Santo Domingo offices last month for an operation that would have cost more than $15,000 in New York. But Cabral would do the tummy tuck, liposuction, lipo sculpture and butt implants for about $6,000.
The seven-hour surgery was not even over when the anesthesia began to wear off, and Hernandez awoke screaming, “Damn, it hurts!”
An operating-room aide snapped, “Damn, shut up!”
Hernandez related the nightmare to her friend Jennifer Torres, who accompanied her friend, the mother of seven children ranging in age from 7 months to 15 years.
“Erika came out crying. She said her right leg hurt,” Torres told The Post.
After 17 days of excruciating pain and high fevers, Hernandez died Aug. 29 at another clinic in Santiago.
“It’s pure malpractice,” said Hernandez’s mother, Adela Ventura, who blames not only Cabral but the New York authorities who let the butcher off easy.
Cabral, 52, was busted in 2011, accused of trolling for patients at hair and nail salons in Washington Heights, where he would examine women — sometimes drawing on their bodies with markers — and entice them to visit his sleek-looking International Center for Advanced Plastic Surgery in the Dominican Republic.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman charged Cabral with 10 counts of unauthorized practice of medicine for the beauty-salon exams.
But Schneiderman’s office struck a deal before trial. Cabral pleaded guilty to just one charge, got no jail time, and was instead fined $5,000, ordered to pay $23,055 in restitution and do 250 hours of community service — back in the Dominican Republic.
At his sentencing last year, former patient Lissette Mejia of The Bronx said she woke up from her procedure with burned skin across her stomach.
“He just simply sent me here to New York to die,” she told the judge.
Cabral’s clinic was closed for 10 days this June by Dominican authorities after three women — all from overseas — died. Cabral, the clinic owner, was reportedly not the surgeon on those cases.
Hernandez and her family had no idea of Cabral’s bloody trail.
“They shouldn’t have let him go to kill my daughter,” said Ventura.
A Schneiderman spokeswoman said “when it became clear the court was not going to put this doctor behind bars, we insisted on the largest possible restitution allowable by law.”
But a court spokesman countered: “This was a plea offer made by the Attorney General’s Office. The option to take the case to trial was one they chose not to exercise.”
Cabral’s brother, Hector, said “all proper procedures were followed” and that Hernandez herself “abandoned her treatment.”
Hernandez was part of a “lipotourism” pipeline from New York City to the Dominican Republic. By one estimate, 80 percent of plastic-surgery patients in the DR live outside of the country.
In 2003, women began returning from the Caribbean nation with serious and disfiguring bacterial infections that required months of antibiotic treatment. With nine New York City women infected, the city issued warnings in 2004 against traveling to the DR for surgery.
“Ultimately, what’s more expensive — saving some money there or losing your life,” said New York City plastic surgeon Steve Fallek who treated a woman with the bacterial infection and others disfigured by cut-rate surgery.
1 yr later I've come a long way + pics
I had surgery June 2013. It took a full year for most of my body to heal. Many months after sx I still had weird sensations in my flanks and certain areas of my right butt cheek. I am able to lay flat on my back without feeling uncomfortable. This was an issue when doing certain exercises at gym classes. I will be going for a round 2 of touch ups. My hips are still pretty flat and I have a few flat spots on my booty that need to be revised. I am on the waiting list and hope to be back in ATL before the end of the year.
I leave in a week for ATL
Hey ladies I leave in a week to ATL for a touch up to the booty. Dr. J will be filling in my hips and hopefully rounding out the booty more.