- erTHIS is A Nightmare
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This is probably a long shot, but incase there is...
- 3 May 2012
This is probably a long shot, but incase there is anyone who has an appt in June scheduled for BBL with Salama and wants to switch for end of July for whatever reason--was just putting out there :) Well Ive been on this site for awhile, just reading posts and having the BEST convos with some really great women so i decided to just put a post up since I am scheduled to go for this procedure relatively soon. Ive been thinking about it for awhile now (4,5 years) and I think its time. Im not getting any younger and I just reached a point where I want to be happy---no ecstatic about my body. I want my confidence back and I think this procedure may help. Im something in the middle because im not a big girl, but im not skinny either so there are definitely places for fat to be taken from for the grafting. As my journey continues, I will update everyone because Ive been super fortunate to get advice from the BEST women on here (formerly undacvrbeauty(i see u :), enjoyself, frootytooty, butterhoney, deedawnta, hopeful828, beautiful10, barbz1, Laurense, lana234, mynuself, bootyful, bottomup, sabrinax, orlando7193, luxury19, jerajaela, nevaeh, mrs. billionaire, amarettpcream, sexylexy45, want a new body, sexykeri, bootywork, hellokitty15, danielle01, buttbutterfly, sabrinax)--had to name all of you cause youve been so great and so supportive when i was at my most vulnerable and i appreciate you guys--really i do...... Soooooo i will try my best to be as supportive to anyone else who is going through this and to share my experience as much and as often as i can :) Lastly, If theres anyone out there with a salama appt in June willing to switch for the end of July let me know...I know its a long shot, but hey whats life if you dont take a shot at it, right? Stay positive every1--i know im tryin to :)
Hey guys :) Hope everyone is doing well and that...
- 15 May 2012
In any case, apart from that whole downside, Ive also been looking into the recovery period of this procedure in the event that I do survive this. An important role that we play post op is nutrition. Ive been really worried about where or what Im going to eat in Aventura cause Im not from there and am unfamiliar with the area........However, I did come across this website thats good cause it has lists of good foods we should shop for...Protein is important to help the body heal so heres a link:
I hope this is helpful to everyone.....also, if anyone has some words or experiences or anything they can tell me regarding complications theyve had with this procedure (from Salama or any other dr.) please let me know. I want to know what im in for :/ Also if you happen to have had a wonderful, easygoing procedure thatll make me feel better so please share...thx
- 16 May 2012
Hey guys...im scheduled for July 27th and...
- 16 May 2012
Im generally a pretty chill person and i really do try to help and be there for anyone even if i dont know them so when people do weird things it really hurts and throws me for a loop...im just wondering why she couldn't have just told me that another date was better for her......jus to save me from getting ready for June......ugh--im so freaking sad now. Well I'm researching more about this procedure and will let you guys know of anything i find in general...hope everything is going ok for everyone :)
Private message me if anything :)
Wowzers....scheduled next week and im freaking out...
- 5 Jun 2012
-use paper cup with hole for peeing--i dont know if i really need the urinal.....waste of money? what u guys think?
-undershirt to wear under the compression garment (avoid skin irritation and irritating the lipo incisions)
-iron pills? (although i thought we were supposed to take those before the surgery)
-long dress (es); sweats
-comfy shoes that are easy to slip on---TOMS sound about right or sandals
-lots of chucks (hopefully i dont bleed too much--well maybe i should so i drain)
-ive seen body pillows--but why? just for more comfort? i can use the pillows--no? i can sleep on my tummy i think with no huge issues (knock on wood)
-compression socks (well the doc gives these so i dont think ill need to buy again)--opinions?
-swiss kriss (laxative)--he gave a prescription for stool softener so do i need swiss kriss in addition to the stool softener too?
-im bringing some dvd's so i can atleast watch some movies while im laying there in pain (after my walks and exercise, of course)
-boppy pillow is provided by his office i think so no need to bring one right ladies?
I am scared--i know i said that and you all know-----but shit---OK LADIES---MY BBL GIRLS--its time----start throwing out as many random thoughts or advice as possible---! its comingggggggggggggggggggg--the day is almost here---damn!
Well guys--surgery scheduled in just a couple of...
- 9 Jun 2012
Guys! You are all my angels.....im so so so sorry...
- 12 Jun 2012
Hi everyone. will update as much as i can but I'm...
- 14 Jun 2012
6/10/12: flight arrived to aventura in the morning and salamas driver was there waiting for me. He had a few other girls to pick up also. So he decided to drop me off at my hotel to get situated and check out the area before he picked me back u at like 3:00 for my preop consult with salama. When i got to the hotel check in time was supposed to be at 10 but the person that was in there wouldn't leave so i had to wait for 2 hours. it was ok cause after the first hour i asked if i could put my luggage in another rm in the meantime so i could go to the supermarket which was across the street. I bought a case of water, 2 cases of gatorade, some microwaveable meals, bananas, some fruits, pineapple juice. When i was done with that, they finally had my room ready and Larry came to get me for preop. LArry picked me up then picked up another girl who had her surgery after mine so that was kool to meet her....Felt good to meet people because i felt so alone. Well we both got to the office for our preop consultations and there were a few other girls there as well. Most of them had their sureries done already so it was like a big ol' party in the office with us sharing our stories, insecurities, experiences and makin jokes, etc. That calmed me down...
PreOp cpnsult...First time meeting or talking to salama. He looked at my body and said it was a good candidate for the operation--but sometimes i feel he says that to everyone..lol. anyway he said my stomach had enough fat and i can add arms if i want. he told me where the incisions would be (2 on the side lower abdomen -- by top of vagina, 2 on the upper and lower butt, one in the back, one in the middle of the butt crack, and belly button--ugh)...also where the drains would go--2 one in the butt --in that butt crack incision and one on the vagina. was able to ask him some questions that were bothering me that i was unable to get answered but he kinds of goes through his whole explanation and tells you to ask your questions after cause he might answer them on the way....preop done--said by to the girls--headed home--thought a lot about why the hell o was doing this. still wasn't sure if this was something i should do....even at this point--smh
6/11/11: surgery day :( --woke up at 4am cause i could not sleep...kept thinking about my family and how much i loved them and why i was putting myself through all this. what if i dont make it? what if something really bad happens? dont want to hurt them....i prayed a bit and felt better. Larry picked me up later and off to the surgical center we went. Surgical center was clean--looked professional but was in an office building--this is the kind of surgery you want to have in a hospital guys, but you get what u pay for. There were 2 nurses waiting--Monica and another nurse--i forgot her name cause i was so nervous..she had me change into the surgical gown, hat, pee for a pregnancy test and put on the white compression socks and surgical slippers and paper panties. was hard to pee in the cup cause preop instructions says you can't eat or drink after midnight the day/night prior to surgery. i hadn't drank or eaten since 9:58 pm the night before --but i eventually peed---a little bit. Dr. S arrived--spoke to me a little --took pics. Another dr. came--asked me why i looked so nervous and i told him cause this was a big surgery and my life could be on the line....he said ill be fine and on came the anesthesiologist who was actually a nurse anesthetist i think. he asked me his own set of questions : have u had previous surgeries, been on anesthesia before, allergic to any meds, etc....on to the surgical room i went. laid on the bed--he put the iv in..vision got blurry, started slurring my words, and i could smell the medication or whatever he was giving me from the inside out--ugh....i was out......
Woke up with a very dry mouth and throat. looked around and only the nurse was there--no salama--he had started on his next surgery. i was slurring my words saying salama salama--lol--cause i begged him to make sure he's there when i wake up cause i wanna hear from him how the surgery went....they got him and he said "you woke up--you got 1000cc's"--i wanted to talk and ask questions but couldn't....later on when i looked at that post op paper it said 1100 cc's--i had begged him him for 500-800 before cause i had some butt and was afraid he would do a huge huge thing that i can't handle--but he did what he wanted or thought was better anyway so i dont know if asking him on your preop makes that much of a difference. u can try. i hunk he says different cc's look different in everyone.
Butt felt so hard and so heavy...I was in so much pain--my stomach was hard and ididnt even know if it was tender cause i didn't dare touch it. worst feeling.
i got to my room and the hired nurse was there. i walked a little bit and that night i tried waking through the night--sleep for 2 hours. wake--(usually when i had to pee) , drink and walk for 10-15 minutes...i was really afraid of this fat embolism stuff. so i was walking a lot.
I used a cup to pee and it worked for the first garment--but the second one , the pee got everywhere--the opening is more towards the back in this garment.
looking in the mirror--my hips look huge and butt looks big---nursse notices that one hip is way bigger than the other--im in so much pain--cant even look--i just put something on and take my pills and got to bed.
6/12/12: pain is pretty unbearable today. everything just hurts but i keep walking and walking--eating and eating...drinking and drinking...aas much as my body would allow
today had to go to office to get the garment changed by nomi (nurse)---hurt like hell but she was patient--but it hurt.....it was a large and still really really really tight...she said it had to be. but it was so so tight.
6/13/12: 3 days post op and still in pain--the pain pills help a little bit but not much. dont want to take too many so i take 1 at a time every 3 to 4 hours...also have to take the antibiotics (3 pills 3 times a day). ugh. i showered cause i had to get my first massage today and again--this not only hurt it burned but celia is patient and she's nice--tellls u to breathe. helps but not really--lol. everyone says u feel so much better after the massage...i still felt tight and after the massage she put the board and sponges to help my stomach look better----
Stomach looks severely distorted---theres a huge for in the middle and the belly button part which used to be in the middle is off to the side. its horrible but can't change it now...the board is supposed to help make stomach look better but with the already tight garment, wearing the board was unbearable the whole day and nigt. i couldn't breathe --i got no sleep and was just on tears. its horrible...this night i regretted doing this to myself--i just kept whispering this was a mistake--this was a mistake,....and i still think it was.
6/14/12: massage 2 is today and i still haven't tried to move my bowel---i dont know how cause my stomach is so tender and butt so hard--not sure what to do--but will try--i want to move bowel and shower before celia comes....also i started bleeding a lot down there last night (my arms were bleeding a lot test too)..i was scared because its not time for my period at least for another 2 weeks so I'm wondering if he punctured an organ or intestine....will keep u guys updated.
6/14/12 contd: i moved bowel today----took the...
- 14 Jun 2012
i also showered afterwards. its hard to do all of this cause your stomach is so tender and when i say hard--i mean its really like rocks---rocks in your stomach....when barbz1 and enjoyself and all my girls on here said hard stomach and bricks for butts, i thought oh hard stomach--thats ok--ill pretend its abs or something---NO GUYS!! this is hardness that you've never seen or felt before...its tender and sensitive and it can't be touched--its like heated rocks under your skin...its the worst of the worst. the massage was the second for me and it hurt just the same...i did feel a little better after but during was really painful but celia understands--she keeps going but she's soft with it--even when she does it really hard. massaging the back feels better than massaging the stomach. She uses the boppy pillow when doing your front. i use a pillow under the stomach when i do the back--just feels better. She told me to keep eating as much as possible and walking. she also said to not use anymore of the percocet (pain meds) cause they make u sleepy...can use tylenol or tylenol pm for pain.
oh and its also helpful to take the perks 30 min before your first few massages that are the most painful. I'm hoping it gets better.
After massaging both times my skin everywhere was UNBELIEVABLY itchy--i felt almost dirty...it itched like fucking crazy. i hated that. i thought it was the oil she was using but she and Jennifer from the office said its the healing after massaging or circulation getting better after massages. it stops for me after a little while. but i hate it cause i can't scratch anything with the garment an cause skin is so sensitive.
rightnow i still regret doing this, but I'm hoping this hardness on stomach and butt goes away. the pain and all the extra stuff is something you will not understand unless you go through it--trust me on this. i went through this site for months and the beautiful ladies helped with a lot things and told me what to look forward to--but i STILL was far from prepared when dealing with it--everyone is a different tolerance so you may not feel the same...but for me---i regret it. i will update again tomorrow. ask me anything you want...will try and answer and help
oh and pics---i will upload but i had problems with my phone so I will keep trying. :) Pray for me guys--im getting through but hoping i make it through :)
6/15/12: still a rough ride for me...last night...
- 15 Jun 2012
Also.....when i took my temp earlier and it was...
- 15 Jun 2012
Had my drains removed yesterday. I had two drains...
- 19 Jun 2012
Ive been feeling better since they gave me fluids last week, but am still vey very stiff. The hardness in my stomach is disgusting, and everyone says it will take a long time for all of that to go away--longest I've heard is 6 months--that really is not a good thing...makes me feel really nasty. hate it but will deal...much thanks to all of the bbl girls over here and esp. on real self for helping me and keeping my hopes up :)
Well to sum up ,i think salama is a good doctor....
- 21 Jun 2012
As far as my results i feel that they are ok--nothing drastic to me. i was told i had over 1000 cc's but doesn't look that big to me. i lost ALOT of weight though i think. plus swelling going down little by little. i was stressed during my procedure so i think that had me losing more weight. my stomach is still very stiff and i feel the icky lumps all over but dr. s told me from the beginning that will take 4-6 months to be over with. back is still swollen and everything is still sore. i dont have much bruising and the bruising i do have is going away little by little. i took some of the arnica from dr. s office, but i really think celia's massages have been helping with the bruises.
Massages are iffy. some people say they dont need them--others say its a must. i dont think they are absolutely necessary but i do think they help a lot with fluid build up. They really do hurt like hell but i think they are good for you. Also the massage therapist kept telling me to use a HEATING PAD on my own at home. She said it helps to break down the scar tissue over time so i bought one at cvs. you can prob. find it in duane reade, walgreens too i think.
Also a lot of ladies have been developing fluid build up after the procedure and they have to go get it drained, when i asked dr. s about it, he said the only way he knows to try to avoid is a lot of compression, so wearing that tight ass garment as often as possible. I'm in a Medium now, and its tight with that cardboard but i know i will have to stop being a baby and get the small soon which I'm not looking forward to,but i gotta do it.
will update again soon ladies
CAUTION: as far as the heating pad i mentioned be...
- 21 Jun 2012
Hey ladies...so i bought a medium garment just...
- 23 Jun 2012
So i ordered a smaller garment from salamas office...
- 11 Jul 2012
About to be 5 weeks in a couple of days....then 6...
- 13 Jul 2012
i heard me derma isn't proven to really remove scarring completely so what else should i use? fade cream??? Suggestions ladies?
Oh yeah---and to think i only asked him for...
- 13 Jul 2012
Well I'm a couple days short of the 3 month mark...
- 7 Sep 2012
Oh and found huge dent on left butt cheek last...
- 9 Sep 2012
Well its been 7 months.....my results aren't so...
- 8 Jan 2013
So ive been looking for an Aprail date for the...
- 5 Mar 2013
Salama is by far the WORST
- 11 Jun 2013