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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Hi did you get your surgery? How are you feeling? Would love to see some pic's. I also live in NY and am considering Perry and Azurin, I have a consult next week with Schulman. Would prefer not to travel. Can you send me some pic's to my email- if you dont post them.
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I had my BBL with Schulman also. He was great and definitely not conservative like the other docs I consulted with. I see his name all over the place and have seen him a bunch of times on tv recently talking about his BBLs so I think the secret may be out! Good luck to you and I am sure you will love the results.
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HI hi ! I'm in the area....booked with Salama now, reconsidering someone closer...has Schulman much experience with the bbl or just fat transfers? Also, is there a fee with his consults?
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So happy for you. Can't wait to see what kind of work this Dr. puts out.
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Glad u found a doc. Gl keep us posted
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Hope you find your doc soon...Dr.Perry is a little slow at getting back he usually calls really late you can tell he's really busy call his assitant Norma and let her know you really need/want to talk to him...Good luck
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Hey hey hey,

Someone sounds like things are good. 
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Hey girl! I see someone mentioned him but I read a couple good things about dr gabay too! It's worth a shot. Don't give up you'll get there!
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Aww, I'm sorry to hear that your surgery was cancelled. You must be devastated. I hope that you are able to get your desired results one day. Good luck!
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Wow. Have you tried going to a different dermatologist? Maybe someone else can diagnose what you have. Good luck.
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I've been to so many doctors and they cant nail down a cause. This has been going on for a while so I dont imagine I am going to get a diagnosis overnight to have surgery with him. Im just gonna prereat and book a different doctor.
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Sorry to hear this. That has to be frustrating, however everything happens for a reason. There are more Dr's you can try.
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Well if it help any....I ride past Dr.Gabay everyday while I'm omw to work. Let me know if I could be of some assistance!
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Is that a celeb in your profile pic? Bangn.... exactly what I want to look like! Sexy but still conservative
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Hope you find the doctor that will understand. I can only imagine the frustration! Keep looking and take care of your previous situation in the meantime. I'm with sista above better safe than sorry! I only hope I get medically cleared with no problems! After years of physical abuse who knows what might pop up! You're in my prays....don't give up!
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Thanks for the support. I dont know what I'd do without yall's comments and ability to relate to this whole desire of wanting an ass. Ppl just dont get why Im so upset. I'm sure you'll be fine. If your health is stable on the day to day and major health issues, you're good. My medical clearance was good but I just had to go an open my big mouth about my hives. Was tryna be extra cautious but in retrospect I should just took precautions on my own and kept it moving. thanks again for helping to cheer me up.
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Hey girl, keep your head up... It's only something trying to knock you down but as long as you get back up, you will achieve your booty goal... Wish u luck with finding another dr... I know you'll find another one soon
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Thank you. Im sitting here in tears. No one understands what a disappointment this is. To not be happy with your body is the worst thing. Now I was almost there and it's just taken away from me. Every other good doctor is so expensive and I cant afford to spend $11K any time soon.Meanwhile I have to try to pick up my life where I left off and try to cope with my unhappiness until I can figure this out. Not to mention this ongoing health issue. it's just a lot.
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I understand how it feels, you have your hopes high then... Something happens... It hurts a lot look up dr.gabay in Philly, low prices, good job... Seen some info on him earlier. He's under 10k. Do keep yourself down fight for what you want girl...
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OMG! Thank you so much Nicki! I forgot about Dr. Gabay. You just made me feel 1000% better. I dont see many reviews for him but I see a couple that look good from one he did this week. Thank you for mentioning it and giving me hope. I'm gonna call him on Monday for a consult.
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Lol, I meant don't keep yourself down...
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MeMYSelfI,
Oh noo! Im so sorry to here that but lucky for you there are many more doctors who do the surgery well. I hope you find someone your happy with sweety. Good luck hun. :)
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