4 days shy of 3 monts post op..
- updated 1 year ago
Finally I have an appointment booked,That was like...
- 16 Apr 2012
- 5 months pre
Finally I have an appointment booked,That was like jumping through hoops in itself.. If I would have gone with my first instincts, I wouldn't have went through all the trouble I did.
I loved Dr.Salama's Before and after pictures and he is highly reviewed on this site,but I wasn't really sure about flying to the east coast and I live on the west coast. I did some checking around and booked a phone consultation with a PS in my neck of the woods.. My appointment time comes and goes and I get no phone call or email stating that They wouldn't be able to keep the appointment.I finally get to talk to the Doc and discuss what needs to be done,he tells me his patient coordinator will call me back with a quote, She calls me back a couple of days later,with an outrageous quote, it pretty much floored me.. Not only was the quote really really high,she told me I needed 5 areas done,when I asked her what the extra area was ,she told me the arms..For one, I never discussed that with the doc,and 2 the pics that I sent in didn't show my arms.. WTF!! right? The office staff is the first people in contact with the patients, I think it is really important for any doc to have a good office staff.This lady was just shrewd,and very drab..
Just for the heck of it I decided to call a PS thats 30 minutes away from me.. he didn't have any before or after pictures on his site,so I thought they may have some,I could look at in the office.. When I called to inquire the lady informs me she don't have any before or after pictures and cost would depend on what size implant I wanted..I informed her that I was not interested in implants,I wanted fat grafting.. She says ok ,what would you like to know? I asked her how much it would be and she told me around $8,000 ,I asked her how many areas of liposuction that included..She told me that's not included...HUH!!..I told her you have to do liposuction to get the fat to graft to my butt.. She said, I'll call you back tomorrow let me talk to the doctor. I told her never mind I wouldn't be having that surgery done there..Have you ever felt like you were one dumb a$$ away from totally loosing it.
A few more days go by, and I'm kicking around the idea of flying across the country. I finally make up my mind and decide to give Dr.Salama's office a call..Wow I'm impressed, I talked to Nancy she was super friendly and informative..I sent my pictures in and booked a date for surgery..That goes to show ya trust your instincts..
I'm wondering if any of the lady's here have gone...
- 27 May 2012
- 4 months pre
Surgery only a month and a half away.. after much...
- 12 Jul 2012
- 2 months pre
Well my BBL sisters,only about a month away....
- 31 Jul 2012
- 2 months pre
I've got the MMH- pre & post op vitamins
female Funnel 2 different kinds
the soaps and the ointments, I'll get when I get there..
I noticed,some of the ladies wearing something under their garment.. what is it? are they camisoles,another type of compression garment,do they have a function or are they just for comfort reasons?
First thing,it says shower with antibacterial...
- 5 Aug 2012
- 1 month pre
Ok went to my GP today going in for my blood work...
- 7 Aug 2012
- 28 days pre
All new BBL sisters listen up.. Don't wait until...
- 25 Aug 2012
- 10 days pre
Ok,I finished off the last antibiotic for the UTI...
- 29 Aug 2012
- 6 days pre
I've been staking this board for what seems like forever..
When you go in for the pre-op visit do you get any options?does he ask what you want as far as shape,projection,shelf anything like that..Or does he just start drawing and what he thinks is what you get?
Is it weird for me not to have any particular expectations ?other then an improvement..Are there questions that I should ask him.?.
I got the all clear from the doc,surgery Tuesday.....
- 1 Sep 2012
- 3 days pre
The first night was tough, lots of pain pills went...
- 5 Sep 2012
- 1 day post
Well I'm now 3 weeks post OP.. Recovery has went...
- 25 Sep 2012
- 21 days post
Recovery has went well,I know I walked 30 country miles the first week,and drank gallon, upon gallon, upon gallon, of electrolyte mixes.. I drained an incredible amount of fluid. I see that alot of ladies on here are getting yeast infections,I took Acidophilus Probiotic pills, and did not get a hint, of a yeast infection.. if you don't wanna take the pills stock up on yogurt and eat it every couple hours or less.. The massages hurt like HELL!! The ladies that have their surgery on Thursday, have it made in the shade...you have some recovery time before you start the massages.The second week was badl!! I had some digestive problems,and had to switch to the larger garment until my system sorted its self out, and some more swelling went down..I'm now in the smaller garment,the foam pads suck ass..I am a person that has to shower,packing everything back up is a pain..I felt like the Michelin Man,and looked like a barrel with an ass.. So I took care of that problem.. I ordered ,Compression Thong Shaper 6011t By Squeem.. I have since ditched the foam rubber, I'm wearing the thong shaper under the doctor issued garment, its smooth,its tight and it makes dressing and undressing so much easier..it fastens with hook and eye in the crotch,it makes going to the bathroom a little tricky,but its doable..and you are squeezed in all the right places..it even replaced the triangle pad you wear in the back...I have some picture from 2 weeks post op,I have to get them from my phone to the computer.. stay tuned..
3 months post op and I still have some small...
- 30 Nov 2012
- 2 months post
I had really good results with the lipo,even tho I'm not totally done with the swelling..
The Recovery from this procedure is rough,I consider myself a strong person,high tolerance for pain,strong willed.. This surgery just about broke me.. The fact that I would even consider a round 2 surprises me.. Round 2 can't be as bad as the first round right?
Dr Salama is very professional,he told me what I needed to know, he was very respectful,and answered my questions.