Going with Dr. Schulman-Final Answer!

I've never had a butt and it's always made me self...

I've never had a butt and it's always made me self conscious and lack confidence. I am ready to feel like sexy. Life it too short to spend it in a body you don't like.

Hi everyone. Do I need compression socks for...

Hi everyone. Do I need compression socks for post-op? I read somewhere that I did and keep seeing everyone in long socks immediately following surgery but not sure of the purpose. Btw, this forum should be called "SalamaSelf.com because he run this mutha. I'm antsy and nervous about my surgery next month but time will come soon enough.Condo is booked and I go in for medical clearance next week so hopefully I'll be good to go so I can book flights and a rental car. I'm mainly nervous that I won't like my results-that my ass will be too big and fake looking and attract too much negative attention but at the same time I don't want to go in and ask him to make my ass just average size, ya know? Hopefully 1000 cc's will be a happy medium. We'll see!

Hi everyone. Do I need compression socks for...

Hi everyone. Do I need compression socks for post-op? I read somewhere that I did and keep seeing everyone in long socks immediately following surgery but not sure of the purpose. Btw, this forum should be called "SalamaSelf.com because he run this mutha. I'm antsy and nervous about my surgery next month but time will come soon enough.Condo is booked and I go in for medical clearance next week so hopefully I'll be good to go so I can book flights and a rental car. I'm mainly nervous that I won't like my results-that my ass will be too big and fake looking and attract too much negative attention but at the same time I don't want to go in and ask him to make my ass just average size, ya know? Hopefully 1000 cc's will be a happy medium. We'll see!

I bought 2 of these half cylinders (pictured...

I bought 2 of these half cylinders (pictured above) from Amazon hoping that it will be good for my flight back to put under my thighs and let my butt stay elevated as not to touch the seat. I tried it in my work chair as well just to make sure it wont smush and remain sturdy as I sit on it. It seems like it will get the job done for both the flight back and at work but we'll see, it's kinda hard. But overall I think it's better than a pillow because it's not sturdy enough and will just flatten when you sit. This is like a yoga block but round on the top and flat on the bottom so it wont be rolling around. Just thought I'd share.

So, I have had this random condition that causes...

So, I have had this random condition that causes my lips to swell up and have hives for about a year. After going to all diffierent types of docs they say the cause is "idiopathatic" which means no known cause or in other words, "I dont know what wrong with you and I'm not gonna try to figure it out even though I went to school for a hundred years to study medicine". Very frustrating. When I booked the surgery, Ruben told me it should be fine, my docs said it was fine and I had my medical clearance today. Last week I emailed to have them confirm with Dr. Salama just in case I was in the middle of a breakout of hives or swelling the day of, I wanted to be sure he was comfortable operating. He finally called me today and said after talking to fellow colleagues, he cannot do the surgery until they get to the bottom of the cause. My heart dropped! I've been dealing with this for a year and there has been no cause found so I doubt that there will be one in the next couple of weeks in time for my surgery! He said that if I can get clearance from my specialist he will consider it but doesn't really want to take the risk. I am panicking a little but hoping that my specialist will be available first thing tomorrow and will call him to let him know more about this issue and that he has no reason to be concerned since I dont have issues with breathing, tongue swelling, or throat closing which are his fears. Best case, she convinces him soon so I can book my flights and move on. Worst case, he says no and I lose all hope of having a better body and confidence. Pray for me BBL sisters. Anyone have any similar issues? I need all the advice I can get.

So, my specialist called Dr.S and he says he has...

So, my specialist called Dr.S and he says he has to think about it and will get back to me in a few days. Looks like I can take a preventative med just in case of allergic shock but he has to be comfortable with that idea. Hoping for the best. At this point, it is what it is and there is not much I can do but find another doc, possibly spend more money, and wait. I want this incredibly bad. Anyone who knows what it's like to live in a body you don't like knows how important of a decision this is. We'll see.

So, my specialist called Dr.S and he says he has...

So, my specialist called Dr.S and he says he has to think about it and will get back to me in a few days. Looks like I can take a preventative med just in case of allergic shock but he has to be comfortable with that idea. Hoping for the best. At this point, it is what it is and there is not much I can do but find another doc, possibly spend more money, and wait. I want this incredibly bad. Anyone who knows what it's like to live in a body you don't like knows how important of a decision this is. We'll see.

So, the verdict is in. Dr. Salama is not willing...

So, the verdict is in. Dr. Salama is not willing to do my surgery and take the risk of my unknown allergies flaring up during the surgery. I am beyond sad and disappointed and wish I would have NEVER mentioned it. People with severe allergies have surgery all the time and Ive never had an anaphylactic shock in my life so his logic I don't understand but I do respect his concern. I still wish I would have withheld this information or informed him in a different way that was ambiguous. Thank God I havent lost too much much money since I hadnt paid anything in full nor booked flights. At the end of the day, I know my body, I know people have anesthia with my condition and live to tell about it so I have another consultation with another doctor. This time I won't be diving into all the details about my condition, I'll take meds before as my specialist recommended and pray about it. I refuse to let this keep me from having the body of my dreams. Good luck to all you of you Team Salama ladies. I am jealous but it's not over for me. Much love to Dr. Salama.

Like they say everything happens for a reason....

Like they say everything happens for a reason. Although, it sucks that I am not having my surgery this month as planned, I am more confident going with another doctor that I will get my results I want without complications. I love Dr. Salama's work but maybe he wasnt the doctor for me. I am looking forward to booking with Dr. Anzurin or Dr. Perry (leaning more toward Anzurin; his photos are flawless and Dr. Perry it taking awhile to get back to me). I may just fly to Fla. next week to get a real consult. I had a consult with Dr. Francis (hell to the no wont be going with him; his work is crappy and he is creepy) and Dr. Schulman (he was SO great but not sure I want to spend $10K when I can spend less round trip to Fla). Going in for a real consult made me realize that I dont have all the fat I think I do to get 1000cc which I dont think I need anymore anyway. The doctors both seemed to think that 600 would be good on me for the result I want and for the fat I have. So, although Im still in limbo, things are looking up. I feel better and I will have my surgery by the end of 2012 by any means necessary! #leggo. Special shoutout to Nicki86. She stays putting me on to new doctors and info like Dr. Anzurin. I really have benefited from her posting and commenting everywhere about everything and it has made this disappointment so much easier to bounce back from.Thank you Nicki86.

So I was going back and forth with Dr. Perry and...

So I was going back and forth with Dr. Perry and Dr. Azurin in MIA after meeting with a more expensive doctor whom I loved in NYC. I loved their work and their prices but I was nervous about planning all over again to go to MIA for surgery and risk something going way wrong like with Dr. Salama. At the time of my consult with the expensive doctor, I couldnt afford his rate but low and behold I got a HUGE financial gift from my dad and now I can afford the doctor in NYC and don't have to travel all the way to MIA! WOW! I guess as cliche as it is, everything happens for a reason. My new doctor is Dr. Matthew Schulman. He's not RealSelf famous as some of these other doctors but, his work in fantastic and he was so nice and patient with me at my consult, I think it'll be worth the $10K. I'm going to help put him more on the map. My new date is November 13, 2012. Wish me luck.

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