BBL 14 months!!

My phone consult with Dr J and his staff exceeded...

My phone consult with Dr J and his staff exceeded my expectations. After a recent divorce and total new lease on life, I've decided to "do me". I'm a LUPUS survivor of 10 years and I want to celebrate it. Once I get medical clearance, I will be reserving my date.The thought of elective surgery may sound crazy to some ppl but to me, it's a chance worth taking.
 

I'm scheduled to have my BBL with Dr. O Dec 4- 2...

I'm scheduled to have my BBL with Dr. O Dec 4- 2 weeks!! My b-day is Dec 8 so HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!
The ladies of REALSELF have been very helpful & supportive. I could not have made this decision without them.
I'm looking forward to the "new me" for the new year. In the words of Fantasia- I'M DOING ME THIS TIME AROUND!

I'm scheduled to have my BBL with Dr. O Dec 4- 2...

I'm scheduled to have my BBL with Dr. O Dec 4- 2 weeks!! My b-day is Dec 8 so HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!
The ladies of REALSELF have been very helpful & supportive. I could not have made this decision without them.
I'm looking forward to the "new me" for the new year. In the words of Fantasia- I'M DOING ME THIS TIME AROUND!

Title of the post has changed. I'm officially...

title of the post has changed. I'm officially scheduled for my transformation Dec 4- 2 WEEKS!!! I'm going with Dr Okoro because he has worked with Lupus patients before, he has more to offer, and does the procedure with you awake- lessens the recovery time. My before is horrible but I'm considering posting. I'll post my journey when it begins.

Headed to ATL. 48 hrs til the new me. Post op...

Headed to ATL. 48 hrs til the new me. Post op scheduled for 11 am. There's no turning back now!!

Just arrived in ATL. Pre Op scheduled for 11 am...

Just arrived in ATL. Pre Op scheduled for 11 am tomorrow. 48 hrs til my new me. There's no turning back now!!

Pre Op this morning- all went well. Dr O & his...

Pre Op this morning- all went well. Dr O & his staff are wonderful. He was very informative & he made me sooo comfortable. I'm so relaxed now. Hopefully I'll be able to actually sleep tonite.
I can't wait to meet you tomorrow- new me!!

OMG!! U neva know how useful your butt is until u...

OMG!! U neva know how useful your butt is until u can't sit in it. I have been creative but this is for the birds.
I JUST WANNA SIT DOWN!!! LOL
I am officially off my antibiotics & pain meds. I have no bruising & surgical sites are beginning to form scabs. I don't have wi-fi & the pics are taking forever to load so I'll have to do it when I get home- tomorrow. I can't wait!!

3 weeks after surgery & I feel amazing. Still with...

3 weeks after surgery & I feel amazing. Still with some swelling & tenderness in my abdominal area & flanks but overall, feeling good. The hardness to my butt continues to decrease & it's beginning to feel more natural. I still can't sit for extended periods of time but I'm getting used to it. The abdominal binder will force you to have split personalities but it's well worth it.

BEAUTY IS PAIN!!

4 weeks post op- doing good. I still have swelling...

4 weeks post op- doing good. I still have swelling to my flanks, lower abs and lower back- but not much. My butt is soft and jiggly with only a few sections still hard and healing. My boyfriend told me it's gonna take him a while to get used to me having booty, he had accepted I would never have any-lol. All soreness to my abdominal area is gone but my flanks are still very very sensitive. My hips are still sore but since I still can't sleep on it, I only feel it when I turn over. I've been told- you didn't need to have surgery. I've been told- that's a waste of money. I've been told- that makes no sense. But at the end of the day, even with me still healing, I am happy and satisfied. The only downside is I cannot wear any of my cothes. They fit my butt to perfection but the waist is sooo big, even a belt does not work. After healing it'll be time for shopping. Just in time for the summer!!

It's been two months since my BBL with Dr Okoro....

It's been two months since my BBL with Dr Okoro. All of the swelling is gone and I'm loving the new me. This surgery has given me a new found confidence that I've never had or ever imagined having. I'm working on getting my tummy tuck by the end of the year. I can't stay out the mirror looking at my slim waste and natural looking booty. I'VE CREATED A MONSTER!

14 months later

Sorry I haven't updated in a while- life caught up with me and I've been busy.
14 months since my surgery and I couldn't be happier. I have confidence that I struggled to have for so many years.
Call me shallow but my new body has changed me physically and mentally.
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon

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You look good and thanks for updating
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Thanks
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Hey girlie!!! Lookin good baabbyyy..... Lol.
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Thanks honey!!
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You look great, you don't look like you need a tummy tuck
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Thanks. It's not as evident on the pics. But nonetheless I'm happy. I would tell anyone that has the means to get it done- DO IT!
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I am so glad you done this especially after a divorce and overcoming lupus so two hand claps and a snap. You go girl.
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Great results!
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Very nice results!
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girl i am so happy for you, i know how you feel with people judging you because you have an illness, what makes people think that we don't want to look good and feel confident? anyways you have inspired me and i can't wait to have my surgery soon! how was it being awake? did you feel much pain? your body is banging!!
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btw was there anything special that they had to accomdate you with during surgery? or afterwards due to your illness? thanks
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Hey lady are u still coming up this month? We need to hang out again. You'll r crazy! Love the shirt:-). You lookin good baby!!Will call u this weekend!
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Hey lookin very nice congrats!!
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Just crossed ur story for first time. Happy continues healing and may God continue to bless you. 10 yrs lupus survivor is amazing :) plus u look great
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Hey miss lady checking in on you. How are you feeling?
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feeling good, thanks. i have my 6 week f/u monday so I'm prepping for that. cannot wait to get the all clear to sit down forever. I'm taking the bus to ATL & flying back. Uma said I'll be fine sine it will only be 3 days away from 6 weeks. i have some concern with my very lower ab not staying in the wrap so it is not going down like the rest of my stomach. but that area still appears to be swollen to me so I'll let the experts look at it. maybe we can meet up when I'm out there. i get in saturday night
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Hey lady where are you staying? ? Lets do dinner. U probably not doing it tight enough. Will show you what I do to get it to stay. U may need to order a new cincher its $5. Glad ur doing well inbox me ur#
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I'll be staying by my sister. i dont know the street or area but she literally lives down the street 15 mins from the atlanta office- no turns, just straight. i purchased a new marena binder a few weeks ago. i wear the old & new at the same time. i'll send u my #
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Ok we can do a late dinner at red lobster on the corner of EW Connector since that's close by your sister. Ok cool
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Girl u look sooo good!!!
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thank you. still waiting for my lower ab to go down some more. also a awkward dent has formed in my stomack- possibly from the garment causing a crease when i sit down. i hope its not permanent. i'll wait til week after next and let Okoro advise me from there. i really do have a new found confidence. now i need to get a life & get out the house more. that's too much money to sit on the sofa 24/7-lol
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Lol girl ur crazy! !! Wear your garment then put on belly cincher, it will keep crease away
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my garment is way to big- should get the new 1 tomorrow. i'll send a pic of it to your in box
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oh well. can't send pics to in box. trust me- it's awkward
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Really mine was an xl it got big at about week 4. My booty stretched it..lol. That small stage 2 is gonna be tight n kill ya..lol.
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