Hi ladies! I'm 5'3" and 167lbs. I gained 60lbs from pregnancy & haven't been able to get that body back. I'm so excited & so nervous at the same time. Can't believe I'm finally doing it after 10 yrs of talking about it! Any advice on prepping for my appt or diet & exercise is totally appreciated!
Hi ladies! I'm 5'3" and 167lbs. I gained 60lbs...
Ok, ladies, as I get closer to my consultation,...
So, I've been seeing a whole lot of BBL things on...
So I finally had my consult appt. I know it took...
When I got inside the office, it still wasn't the warm welcome I was expecting. IDK, I guess I'm used to people at least saying hello when you walk into a business. First impression almost made me change my mind but I didn't fly that far for nothing. Anyway, I completed my forms and moved on. I was called back into the room and told to undress and I did so. Dr. S came in shortly after, introduced himself, and then told me to take the gown off. I was so nervous. I know he's sees this stuff all the time and he didn't think twice about it but I sure did. In my mind I'm thinking "Damn, I just met you...At least buy me dinner first!" LOL. Anyway, Dr. S was definitely straight forward and to the point and that's just what I was looking for. He wasn't trying to sell me a dream booty--just showing me how he could enhance mine. Apparently I'm "A" shaped but I want to be "Heart" shaped so bad. We shall see....On a side note-all the questions, I've been thinking up and writing in my iPhone somehow ended up deleted! And when did I discover this?? As I was sitting in the freaking lobby completing my forms. I couldn't think of half the things I'd written to discuss. So p'd off! I know that contributed to my nervousness. All of a sudden, I was nowhere near prepared and naked. What a combination..
I read on here somewhere that Dr. S does not like wish pics. He told me that is NOT TRUE!! He wants to see what you envision, just be realistic with your expectations. He also told me I may want to consider a tummy tuck first.. Ummm, no I don't Dr. S! That was not what I wanted to hear but I knew he was keeping it 100. I didn't know how to feel about his suggestion but I've given it so much thought. His pros and cons why def make sense but I looked up tons of other TTs and realized I just can't do it. I'm sooooo grossed out by the TT scar and I always have been. I'll take my chances. I'd rather SPANX it up everyday than look at that scar when I take off my clothes. No offense intended to anyone, just what I want for me. I want to love what I see and I know I'd still be disappointed with it, so it's just out of the question. I don't have tons of sagging skin but of course there is some. The results I expect may not be achieved with BBL alone but I'll see what I'm working with afterwards. I have been looking at other options though, just in case I'm not completely satisfied. Has anyone considered SmartLipo after their procedure? Looks like that may be a possible route but that requires further research and review of my post-op results. I've seen a couple before and after pics of ladies who chose that over TTs. While none of them were super flat in the end, the sagginess seemed to be less apparent. And that was with the SmartLipo alone. Shouldn't the combination of a BBL and SmartLipo yield better results??? Anyway, it is a procedure, I could get close to home, if needed and it wouldn't require a lot of time away from work.
Dr. S said I could lose about 5-10 lbs before but no more. I'm wondering if strength training and eating right will help with toning and tightening of the skin? I'd like to start that before sx and def get those 10lbs off. He did confirm that the max fat he can take by FL law is 4L. I'm figuring if I lose the 10 on my own that will give me the best results. Then, *crossing fingers* maybe I won't need anything else after all. Ugghhh!! I just want to wear my crop tops again. It's time to get in the zone. I have work to do and I know time will fly by.
Last but certainly not least, Nancy and Cynthia are the BEST!!! So friendly and funny. They are like two peas in a pod. They sealed the deal for me choosing Dr. S. This will be a long process and knowing that the people I'm dealing with are compassionate and competent goes a long way with me. I heard someone in the hallway saying they were looking for me. I opened the door and Nancy said are you XXXX? I said yes and she just ran over and hugged me like we were long lost friends. I followed her to their office and it was nonstop conversation until I was out the door. I was cracking up the whole time I talked to them and I felt so much more at ease. I think I spent more time with them then I did with Dr. S!! Reuben wasn't there but hopefully I'll get to meet him next time.
I must admit I'm becoming so booty obsessed. Every...
Stalking this website is overwhelming to the say...
I want to get this done and I'm already thinking about needing revisions with Salama. That can't be good. He told me I had an "A" shape and I want as close to a coke bottle as possible. I read another girl's review where she really wanted an hour glass shape. He told her he injects fat in the same places on everyone and let's the fat do its thing?? This can't be the mindset of Jimerson and Yily, can it? I mean, they've created some masterpieces! Shit! She was much smaller than I intended to be pre-op. My doc needs to be creating miracles as far as I'm concerned. And WTH is an "A" shape anyway? I always thought I was more pear than anything due to these hips of mine. Ughhh! So frustrating! I don't like wasting my time or my money. Has anyone doubted Salama but went through with it and glad they did? Or how about those that changed their minds about him? What sealed the deal for you? Let me know, ladies! I need that insight only vets can give.
Hi ladies! I have determined that 2013 will...
The dentist seeing me was temping in my regular dentist's office. He initially put me under local anesthesia, shooting numbing gel in my mouth and gums and then went to try to pulling my teeth out of my gums. I cut the damn fool! Told him to get off my mouth and stop because he was hurting me like hell! He had the nerve to tell me he couldn't do anything about the pain I was feeling, so I told him to get out of my mouth!! My regular dentist came in and said, "She has really, really strong bones. You can't just give local for her." I was thinking to myself, that's exactly right! Now get that imbecile out of here! Anyway, she took over and put me under Nitrous. I'm telling you, that stuff felt so good!! I've never been so emotional around strangers before. She was asking me questions about my boyfriend and I just began to laugh and laugh. I guess that's how she knew I was ready. I could hear the first tooth as it came out and I just began to cry like a baby! I was pissed about my tooth so I just bit her! She said "Ouch, she bit me" and I guess at that point I knew I was wrong so I just started apologizing over and over again! Lmbo! It was just so crazy. Anyway, my orthodontist expects the space to be closed and braces off by July. I can't wait for that! I'm going to throw in teeth whitening after that and then I can focus all my energy on my BBL.
Hi Ladies...not feeling things today. I wish I...
If you used FMLA leave for time off, did you tell...
Just want to say I've been noticing these bodies...
My measurements 39 - 38.5 (WTH??) - 43.5; 167...
39 - 38.5 (WTH??) - 43.5; 167.4lbs
Think I'm going to keep track of this weekly for a record and accountability. I've got 7 months to lose 7-10 more lbs. BTW, by the time I had my consult I was up to 172 so I've lost a few lbs since then.
REALSELF, I'd like to be able to update my entire...
Added side shot pics of me in my clothes. I like...
38-37 3/8 - 43 3/8; 166.4lbs
How Early Can I Get Qualified for Financing?
Gone for a min, now I'm back again!
I fell off the wagon with the weight loss but I'm back at it again. I'm 166.8 now, so I'm not far from my goal. Losing a pound a week, should put me where I want to be. I can't wait until I'm all slim waist and booty poppin'. Life is good.
My flight is already booked, hotel and rental car are taken care of--I've been getting it in behind the scenes. I was approved for Care Credit financing, so that worry is out the window. I'm only worried about my supplies now--I don't want to overpack. I have:
5 maxi dresses
thick maxi pads
3 fitted T-shirts
2 Wife beaters
Still on my list of things to purchase are:
Heating Massage pad
Ladies, am I forgetting anything?
Just some helpful links...
Taxicab Confessions "The Gym"
The Bad & the Ugly
60 days and counting...
So yesterday on my way to work...
Started the 7 week push-up challenge last week...
I'll be starting the 24 day ab challenge from Bigbootytinywaist next week. I've been using Palmers Massage Cream for Stretch Marks on my butt and Palmers Firming Butter on my stomach, back, thighs and breasts daily since 60 days pre op. Idk if they're working yet but I smell so good! I know my routine may be a bit much for some but anything I can do to help mold my results the way I wish, I will try. Besides, I used cocoa butter for stretch marks when I was pregnant and I don't have stretch marks soooo, I'm trying it for my booty. Hopefully, it will pay off--taut skin and no stretch marks. I've also started 100 mg of iron as of 45 days pre op as the office instructs. I need to jump on the Vitamin C though. Idk how much of that I need. Does anyone know if a multivitamin will suffice? Can I drink OJ instead?
I was wrong...
29 days to go…
This Garment Business...
Paid My Balance Yesterday!!!
Had my blood work done today...
Three days ago, I called my doctor's office to make sure they could do every test Dr. S was ordering. There was one they weren't sure of (the UA & CS) but they researched it and found out they could do it. Cool! That eased my nerves. Fast forward to today. I'm leaving work heading to the dr--hop in my car, and it WOULDN'T START! The radio and all that was coming on tho--It's a friggin' 2012! (Smh...had to have the damn push button start). So at this point, I start to panic. I call the dealership and they tell me, they cannot take me right away bc they're too packed. I started pleading with the guy on the phone and he tells me that it sounds like my brake sensor is going out. He tells me to start stomping on the brake as hard as I can and it should start. I'm in my stilettos, stomping this brake out like I'm trying to prove a point. I hear him say, "Good God! Is that you stomping?" I was like yeah...he goes, "Well, it should be good now." I gave it two more stomps and sure enough it came right on. He laughs and I tell him, "U don't understand, I have got to get to the doctor!" Ladies, y'all know I was thinking about my blood work--it's less than 30 days. He laughs again and says "just come by here after you leave the doctor and I'll take care of it for you." SCORE!! Whew! I was not trying to replace car parts right now.
Sooo, I get to the doctor's office and check in. I get back to the room and immediately start telling the doc that I'm having elective surgery and I need the tests done. She's super cool and she had no problem with that. But then she says we don't have the capability to do EKG here so I may have to refer you somewhere else. WHAT?!?!?!?!! But I called and verified this already!! Damn office workers...Are ya kidding me right now? So long story short, couldn't get that done. She says she'll make a note of that to Dr. S. Idk what I should do about that right now. If I HAVE to have that, then I'll have to pay ANOTHER doc for ANOTHER visit!! Ugh!!! My ass better treat me good!! Does she know what I had to go thru to get her??
Anyway, I leave the dr's office (can u believe the car started right up?!) and hit the dealership. Sure enough, they covered the cost of everything. That was a blessing bc my warranty didn't cover that (of course, right?). As I was leaving, one of the sales reps started trying to pitch to me for a new car. I was like nope so then he said "At the very least, I'm taking you to dinner!" Owwww!!!! I know that's right, boy! Lmao, let me stop…on second thought, he was cute…I may have to think about it.
Ms. Bum Bum Competition
Can't believe it!
1. I will continue to take my iron pills and vitamin C as instructed.
2. I will password-protect my phone just in case my boo-thang has an idle mind while waiting.
3. I will keep the details of my procedure on a need-to-know basis. My coworkers are nosey as hell and they're already asking me where I'm going!! DAMN!
4. I will stop obsessively analyzing booties once and for all---ok, I'm going to break that one...smdh...and last but most certainly not least,
5. I will pray, pray again, then pray some more!
That's all for now. Wishing all my BBL ladies with upcoming dates, successful and uneventful procedures!
Officially 5 days left!!!
Missing my update..
Out of Surgery
swelling to go down. Ok, my arm is numbing now so I have to go. I'll update tomorrow.
Eight Days Post Op
I had my first two massages with Eileen and Celia. THEY ARE NO JOKE!! Ladies, DO NOT forget to take your pain meds at least an hour before your massage. U will need it!
I flew back from FLL yesterday. My flight was safe and on time, (thank God) but it was packed. Had to sit on my boppy during the whole flight. It felt so weird--like I was sitting on one of those toilets seats kids use. The boppy isn't that sturdy so I'll need to find another way to comfortably prop my thighs. I felt like I was mashing the pillow down and flattening everything. We'll see...My little sister saw me and was like, "what's wrong with your butt? What did u really go and do?? It's huge!!" I was so caught off guard and embarrassed, so I told her I had lipo and my whole body is swollen....I mean it IS true, I just left off the fat transfer part...idk how I'm going to conceal this.
This procedure will definitely show you your strength--mentally and physically. Many blessings to ladies that add arms and legs, BA's and TT's at the same time. That's a lot of trauma for the body to endure at once and recovery is just that much harder. I want to thank u ladies for all the well wishes and prayers. I really appreciated each and every message.
Hope I haven't F'd up my results too bad :(
I Can't Take It!!
Leggings and Jeans
Oh boy! I bought some new jeans...
I was a little confused about how long to keep wearing the foams, so I asked Nomie about it. She told me not to wear them anymore so I took them out of garment. Boy, did I pay for that today!! Not enough compression and my stomach blew the hell up! Vets, how long did you wear your foams? I hate how big all that stuff looks under clothes but my new garment still hasn't arrived. Grrr! I accidentally shrunk this one in the dryer but it did buy me a little more time for my new one to arrive. I swear it's taking longer than I expected though. I'm going out tomorrow to find a cincher to put over this garment for the time being. Should I buy it to fit over foams and board or just the board?
6 Weeks Post Op!
So first things first..I have to say I didn't follow all the rules to the T..shit happens. I've been sitting with pillows and blankets at work since 4 weeks. I did stand and kneel as much as possible but NOT sitting at all was NOT an option for me at work. I believe I lost some volume and I do have slightly dimpled areas because of this so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who doesn't HAVE to sit. The areas don't bother me as much right now bc my butt looks really natural. I'm not phased enough to consider a revision at this point but hopefully, they'll look better after fluffing??? Idk...Now my stomach on the other hand....hmmm..I'm definitely considering a second round of something but I'm going to hit the gym with the trainer first to try to get it done the old fashioned way. With that being said, I feel my body looks a hundred times better! Dr. S really shaped me the way I wanted and I am eternally grateful for that. I haven't gotten a lot of attention for it bc I'm still disguising in lots of layers of clothing, garments, foams, corsets and squeems. It's really cold so that part isn't that hard to do. I will say I saw an old "friend" that I hadn't seen since last summer on a day I just happened to wear my vedette, a fitted tee and jeggings. He went bananas! Needless to say he's been blowing up my phone since.
My massage therapist was a little suspect. I had to dump her after my 10th massage because she truly made me feel uncomfortable. No matter how many times I told her not to touch my butt and hips, her hands always found their way there. I thought maybe I was imagining things and being paranoid. Every time she touched it, I corrected her and each time she'd say, "oh, I'm sorry! I forgot." Really? You forgot three times in ONE session?? Yeah, ok. I tried to stick it out with her because she was specially trained in lymphatic massage but I couldn't do it. I had my boo fill in for the last two weeks. I can still feel scar tissue under my skin. Now that I can lay without the boppy, I will pickup weekly deep tissue massages with my regular masseuse for another month or two and see how it goes.
No one ever says anything about knee/elbow pads! I would strongly recommend them because you will definitely put your knees and elbows to work. Maybe I kneeled more than most girls would but you will get tired of laying down ALL THE TIME! By the time I noticed the damage done, my knees were so sore and my elbows were always extra ashy even after lotion. They are getting better but I personally would invest in something to protect them a second time around.
Nomie showed us how to remove the second drain once I was home. My boo pulled it out. The drain starts attaching to your insides so you will feel it ripping out. Somehow a piece of one of my stitches was left inside. The hole would not close up and he noticed something was wrong because the drain in the back didn't heal that way. He went in and pulled the rest of the stitch out about 4 days later. Painful but it closed right up afterwards. Now, I'm hoping the scar it left will go away. I'm using kelocote on it everyday. Girls, it's good to have someone around who will truly care for you and who will notice the things you just can't.
Finding the right garment is definitely tiresome. I don't live in an area with faja stores so I have gotten my mother to alter my second garment each time it got loose. I had to tell her I'm waist training so she'd stop asking questions but it worked. Anyway, I put my foams in and put my squeem or corset on top for tight compression. Overall, this seems to be the best and most cost effective solution for me. It's tight in the waist where I need it to be and supportive around the booty. My only problem with this one is that the butt cutouts make the butt look deformed when wearing it under my clothing. The piece going down the crack bothered the pure hell out of me in the beginning but it got better as the swelling in my butt went down. I also ordered the Vedette 130. I would say this garment only has medium compression. Not enough for the waist training stage. It also hooks in between the legs and I am NOT a fan of that! I also ordered the Forma Tu Cuerpo MRTA115 with the butt in to get away from that thong piece from the butt out garment. The compression was too tight to me in the butt area--no bueno! The Leonisa Boyshort Body Shaper is an excellent choice if you don't have big thighs. The boyshort kept rolling up on me and making a home in my crease. It's made of powernet with the exception of the fabric in the butt area to prevent flattening--very little compression there. I'm going to order a longer leg version of it for daily wear when I get to my final size.
Since surgery, I have dropped to 158lbs. My eating habits have changed drastically. I can't eat more than a kids meal size portion of anything. Some foods I used to eat regularly, give me a BM within an hour so I've stopped eating them. Trust me, pulling all this stuff off to use the bathroom, is not worth the temporary gratification. When you do eat, the compression from the Squeem will force you to put the food down! Eating too much will make you feel sick--almost to the point where you have to vomit. I'm moving down to a small Squeem now and I've ordered the miracle vest version so I can be without my butt out garment sometime. The Squeem makes the waist look snatched for real, hunnies!!!
Sleeping is a bitch!! Wearing all this stuff to sleep is sooo uncomfortable. I've woken up in the middle of the night a couple times, snatching everything off! I know I looked crazy but I had to get out of it. Now a couple nights a week, I sleep without everything. It is a little painful because the nerves in your back WILL let you know they are craving the support the garments give. I just tough it out until the morning and put everything back on. My body's always like "ahhhhh!" once I have everything back on...it's the strangest feeling in the world.
Forgot the Measurements!
Before surgery: 165-167lbs
Waist: 36 1/2 inches
Hips/Butt: 43 inches
Immediately After: not sure but I was 172 when I got home a week later.
Waist: 33 3/4 inches
Hips/Butt: 47 inches
Now: 158 lbs
Waist: 30 1/2 inches
Hips/Butt: 45 inches--my butt has been holding here since around 3-4 weeks post op.
Realself is requiring me to rate. I am not ready to so I just made him average for now. Couldn't help but notice Dr. Salama's work with all the pics posted on this site. It's very impressive to say the least so I booked my appt for Dec 2013. You ladies are sooo brave!! I can't imagine letting anyone see this body right now. I have found my "Dream Booty" pics and I'm praying for a masterpiece! LOL. I hope my expectations are realistic though, I don't want to be disappointed.