Workout questions Post Op Suwanee, GA

I am new to this site and have been following all...

I am new to this site and have been following all these wonderful females for the past new months. I am 22 years old, no kids, very active (love running) but has never had a booty! I am looking to have my brazilian butt lift next may 2013. Dr. Salama is really busy and that is the soonest I could get in :-(
I have already sent in pictures to Dr. Salama and he has okay'd me as a candidate. Now just need to put down my deposit and set my date before pricing goes up.
I live in Iowa, so I will be traveling down to Florida for the procedure and recovery with either my mom or dad.
Lets hope Nancy calls me back today so I can start my countdown.

Height: 5'5
Weight: 150

So Nancy has called back and my date is officially...

So Nancy has called back and my date is officially May 20th!!!
My parents will be accompanying me to Florida from Iowa, so exciting but sooooo long to wait. Was hoping for a January date, but whatevr I'll just have to stock everyone else and admire their progress.

Is anyone else around this date?

Hi there, welcome and thanks so much for sharing your journey with us. I'm sure you'll get lots of support and advice from the other ladies in the run up to your surgery. Please do keep us updated on your progress.

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hey nurse, congrats on your date..my date in may 23 2013..i hope to see u there:D
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yes girl, hope to c u there!!!!
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So I am sooo obsessed with this site! I look at it...

So I am sooo obsessed with this site! I look at it before I go to bed and when I wake up. Its better then facebook n twitter haha... So I am having so many second thoughts about Dr. S, but each day I am getting more n more at peace with the decision I made. I was thinking about going to Dr. J but jeeze he is over 10k and Im about to start medical school!
My family thinks I am absolutely crazy for getting this done but I know it will give me the boost I need. :-)
Does anyone know about scaring? any vitamins or oils I should be taking now or applying to my skin? I want the best results and want to do my part (this is all new to me).
I am about to head to my dentist office, I had impressions taken of my mouth for bleach whitening, this is officially the start to the nursekw08 makeover haha! Then I will have school alllll day, then gotta hit then gym for a bit!
Read up on you lovely ladies later.

So I am again thinking I should reconsider Dr. S,...

So I am again thinking I should reconsider Dr. S, alot of ppl are not having the best results from him BUT I also have to say that Dr. J is not producing enough evidence that he is the next best thing... Decisions Decisions...

Does anyone have anything to say about my tangling feelings?
hey hun first off dont have second thoughts dr s is booked up all the way to 2013 for a reason.. second the girls who complain dont show evidence and from every pic i seen they all looked wonderful you just cant go into it with a unrealistic image... as for medications 45 days before your surgery start taking 1000 mg of vitamin C and 300mg of iorn (65 mg tablets--> 5 a day).. i recieved my packet late so i didnt know we were suppose to start taking those that soon so fyi!! keep us updated and dont have second thoughts!! lol good luck
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Ask about the deposit to make sure it can be applied to another procedure. Good luck with the consult just be patient don't rush into anything.
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Not hating on Dr. S what so ever but you just stated in your last post that Dr. S hasn't had ALL happy customers lately .. So think, do you want to be apart of that unhappy crew? It's like taking a chance and hoping yours will be better than the rest. Dr. J on the other hand has had about 10-15 recent posts from women who've seen him and everyone is satisfied and has the ASS to prove their satisfaction. Personally, I would rather have the job done right the first time. Who has money to spend on a return flight back to Dr. S and the time to complain about a job gone wrong. Just think hard and go with your gutt.. Best of luck !!
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So I was curious as to how many cc's Dr. S would...

So I was curious as to how many cc's Dr. S would be able to get out of me so I emailed Nancy and she replied "around 800cc." So then I clarified with her, per cheek or total and she said TOTAL!!!! BBL sister's many of you have done research and some of you have already had the procedure done, so is 9K worth that, especially after the swelling goes down? I have pictures up and I thought I had more fat on me then that but I guess not... Need some suggestions please

For those of you who have done this, you guys keep saying "1000cc or 1500" does that mean total or per cheek???
Hello nurse, I'm contemplating myself having BBL. I also sent my pics to many offices and got back from them pretty fast. All of them suggested me different procedure. From Salama I got too an May date but I think is too far away . All of them suggested lipo and BBL . The only one that said BBL and TT is dr Azurin. I think he saw what others didn't. In your case I think you should gain some more weight. Trust me, Nancy sees like hundreds pics a day and she knows if he can add more to your butt. If you want big butty gain some. I'm glad I found you here so we can share some info. I wish you good luck with everything and lets see what is good for us.
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Most of his results have been amazing and I think once we make it official with the deposit we start second guessing there are some amazing doctors and I thinks its who has the results you are looking for that you should go with your body looks nice already and from what I have seen the smaller girls have the most amazing results even when they were saying to gain weight I wanted to lose because the best results are on girls your size :)
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Look for Bblchick. She had 1200 cc's per cheek. That's 2400 total. So yeah. I think is 800ccs per cheek :) ask her again
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Just wondering if it's worth gettin lipo of your...

Just wondering if it's worth gettin lipo of your arms... I've heard mixed reviews.

My favorite BBL RS booty is "mommymadeover" love...

my favorite BBL RS booty is "mommymadeover" love her results!!!!!
Hopefully I can get between 1100-1200cc due to the loss of volume that comes with recovery and what not. I am getting excited but every day is a emotional ride and I haven't even had the surgery yet lol.

I am in the process of getting teeth whitening and getting veneers placed on my first four front teeth, my family think I am going crazy but hey, we all want to be happy with ourselves and making that extra tweek here and there will do it! 2013 will be a great year for all of us! Im 22 and single sooo hopefully I start making it out in the dating world after my life clams down between work and surgeries lol...

*I ment doing teeth whitening not getting lol...

*I ment doing teeth whitening not getting lol...
hey girl check your inbox
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hope all is well. is there a reason u are selling your deposit?
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hey hun. i just had mine done a month ago. before u have some1 buy ur deposit talk to him to clarify thats all u can get. if he really did mean 400cc NO it is not worth it....but thats jus me. did u consult other docs??
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Changed my doctor and feeling wonderful about the...

changed my doctor and feeling wonderful about the decision!!!!

I am having my surgery with Jimerson on 28th September....
I don't have huge fats to play with; I am about 145lbs and trying to put on weight. JImerson seemed sure that I was ok for BBL. Jimerson is more expensive; but what I know is that his 900cc looks like Dr. Salama's 1100cc! He is amazing at what he does, provides insurance for up to 30days incase of any further medical needs and is very experienced.
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hey quick question. did they let yu sell ur date and get ur money back
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Good luck with your make over & good luck with medical school too.
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Hello ladies, Havent posted in a awhile been...

Hello ladies,

Havent posted in a awhile been crazy with work, school, and leaving for vacation. But I am back now and let me tell you, I can not wait to get my BBL!!!! I need it tomorrow, for real!!! Me and three of my friends went to Vegas for the iHeart music festival and daaaaaaamn those girls were on point. Im not knocking myself, I do believe I have a pretty face and very blessed up top but when it comes to my butt... FAIL!!! Went to a pool party at Encore Beach Club, had to laugh to myself cuz I could see some girls injection sites, Yikes! Ima post a pic of an outfit I wore out and I kept thinking to myself, this is going to be soooo cute with my BBL and lil waist!!!!
Oh my @nursekw08, I'm so happy that I came across your post. I am wavering between Dr. J and Dr. S, I spoke to Nancy on numerous occasions, but I have not made my deposit as of yet. I was unable to do my phone consultation with Dr. Jimerson. But I was reading all the reviews on Dr. S and like his work. However I too did not like the generic message, I also felt like he didnt inquire about what I wanted. but i still do like his work. Now I'm seriously puzzled of who I will like to do my procedure. I just want it to be done correctly the 1st time around. I will be posting pics later on this aftrenoon. also always go with your gut...
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I loved Dr. Jimerson. He was great and respected my wish to not have have a huge booty but something that looked natural and not huge. His injection sites and lipo scars are well put.
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Good morning to all my bbl sisters. Looking for...

Good morning to all my bbl sisters. Looking for positive or negative experience/ feedback on arm liposuction. I have annoying arm fat that I can't get rid of no matter how many push ups, pulls ups, triceps dips I do. Triceps never get toned. Please help!
Probably if you use laser lipo it would work. I'm also looking for my arms and inner thigs. But first I did my bbl my Dr didn't recommended bc I have a baby and I need my arms free to help me get off bed after my bbl and to hold my baby. But she explained that with laser lipo I will see the good results. So ask your Dr about that procedure method. Good luck with your bbl Hun ;)
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Honestly, I was gonna do arms but I decided to do upper back instead. I love to work out and I plan to do alot of pole dancing, spin, yoga, and gym work outs and I know I will be able to get my arms firm from that. I think the harder fat areas like upper back, flanks, and abdomen are the most important areas. Plus I here some girls saying they dont see a difference in their arms after lipo. So in my opinion, it's not worth it girl.
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I love pole class! Once I get my booty, nobody will be able to tell me nothin lol! Thanks for the input. I will start working them out harder before surgery :-)
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So I am worried I am not going to like the fat...

So I am worried I am not going to like the fat graft to my hips, I dont really have hips now, but I also haven't had kids. I feel if Dr. J does his work on my abd with his great lipo then I will have an image of an hour glass figure without having to get the lipo to my hips. Any suggestions or thoughts are welcome :-)
Also it is a myth that child birth gives you hips, honey I have a 2 year old and I still have no hips. Some women may spread a bit but no one comes out of labor with a coke bottle shape, more like tears, hemroids, and stretch marks lol. All jokes aside get a little fat added to your hips to perfect your look.
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I think adding fat to the hips is very important, in my opinion and from men that I know, having a big butt with no hips is not attractive. The point of having a big butt is for it to not only be seen from the back but also from the front.
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Exactly- thats why I went smaller on the butt and added hips! I am much happier with the result...
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I'm scheduled for a consultation with dr J on...

I'm scheduled for a consultation with dr J on Thursday at 3. I'm really excited to make my deposit and get things moving. My parents will be coming with me to my surgery, but only problem is I need to figure out what month I'm going to have it done. I'm going to Jamaica in December for my moms 41st bday and she's using a lot of we vacation for this trip. So I'm thinking march even though I would love to have it done in January for my birthday. Oh well. How long does Dr J require you to be in Atlanta post op? I hear ppl talking about his nurses helping with putting on the garmet. Do you go to the office for this? What do you tell ppl afterwards. Cuz I'm going from no cakes to A$$ so I kno ima get busted out haha.
March is a wonderful month. I'm going the 28 & I have the first surgery. Maybe u can go second.
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:-) I wanna go when other real self bbl sista's will be down. I'll let you know on a date come Thursday.
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how does he do consults by phone or in person...
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Called Dr. J's office today to make sure my...

Called Dr. J's office today to make sure my consultation time is at 3pm, I read a review saying that a girl had missed her phone consultation because Dr. J called early. The receptionist said that he will call between 12-5,which is his consultation times, but said he should call around the scheduled time. Will keep everyone posted on my phone consult with him, excited to have a set date!!!!
Don't get to excited! I was scheduled for today and they NEVER called!! UGH they called Monday to remind me to make sure I will be available. And nothing!! Still can't get through to reschedule.. Hopefully u ACTUALLY get urs! I waited for about 2months!!!!! :/
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Thats crazy! Did you call today to find out whats going on? I called and this lady answered... Weird... Anyways, Ive waited about 2 months also for my consultation... I'll let u know how it goes, sorry to hear your bad experience. :-(
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So how did it go?
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Good morning, Sorry this will be kinda short n...

Good morning,
Sorry this will be kinda short n I'm sure full of misspelled words. I'm in the airport and I can't connect to the Internet so I'm updating from my iPhone. Anyways, yesterday was my consultation. Everything went well, Dr J is very nice and informative. My consult personnel is Shelly and she seems to be friendly. So the consultation was set for 3pm, so 2pm my time. They didn't call until 2:45 so I'm assuming they were busy today n ppl had tons of questions for them. Dr J told me that I would only need hips n the BBL no other areas, actually told me to GAIN WEIGHT! He joked and said he could c my muscle in my leg and wanted to see fat lol. Not to happy about that but I told him I will c because I know how my body is and the first place I gain wt in is in my face! Just call me guinea pig, because my cheeks get so round. The. He started in on the questions, I was concerned about complications and having to do a second round since I run a lot. He told me I couldn't do marathons after this procedure with the risk of losing my grafting. I booked my procedure for march 7th which is a Thursday at 7:30am, I'm the first one of the day! Which is fine with me considering you can't eat after midnight. I'm always starving when I wake up, rarly skip breakfast. I'm very blessed to have my parents accompanying me on this trip, my poor dad is very anxious and is wanting my mom to stay the whole time because he says I whine but I think she will only stay for the first 2-3 days.
My dog is coming for the trip, I know but whatever. He's a daschund, 1 years old and travels with me n my family everywhere. So that's on my dads to do list, find a hotel that welcomes dogs.
My total is 8,800 because I'm paying cash. Biggest purchases I will make this far in my life.
Dr J also told me all the extra vitamins a lot of girls consume or blog about are unnecessary. Just need to make sure I'm not anemic, which I'm not.
Flight status shouldn't be an issue. My dads beat friend is a flight attendant and we get buddy passes all the time so I won't have to worry about purchasing a flight. My moms friend also works for the Atlanta falcons so the hotel, I believe the Hilton, is only $25/night. Hopefully they allow pets :-/
I think I've hint everything. Now for the saving to begin.
Oh wait, when I booked my date. There was only 3 days avaiable in March. Just an FYI ladies. You can always book before your consultation to lock in your date. I believe dates avaiable were Thursday the 7th, Friday the 8th or the 17th (not 100% on this last date).
Lmk if you have any questions.
Ugh stuck in Chicago for 3 hours!!!!!!

Forgot a few things. One Dr J said that having...

Forgot a few things.
One Dr J said that having the massages directly after surgery is also unnecessary. Hints why one of the BBL sisters on her disnt have one until week 2. He said I could wait until I get back home to start them because "your usually not ready for massages until week 2". But I will probably have a few done after week 1 down in ATL so I know what they are suppose to be done. I live in the mid west and there are not any doctors that preform this surgery.
He also talked about the garmet and that I will most likely go through 3-5 of them. He said he would lmk the information to buy them. When he does, I will post it.
I am so happy to hear all went well for you today! Man it looks like I'm gonna have to try for April now? March must be a popular month? I was gonna reschedule but I gotta get in there And get the next thing smoking LOL!
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OK I really am going crazy! Didn't think this post went thru! LOL
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I think it's popular because its right b4 summer and its also tax season for some people. Taxes are a huge up. I'm looking forward to mine.
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So this morning I was talking with the boy about a...

So this morning I was talking with the boy about a possible BL/BA after my BBL. He straight said "Oh you trying to become some fashion girl off a cove... (long pause) Are you going to leave me once you get all this stuff done?" Well damn, didn't know he thought I was so shallow, I tried to laugh it off and so did he but I knew he was serious. Im getting my veneers in the next month, teeth need to be a bit more whit for my liking, then my BBL this March with Dr. J! I had him watch the TI and Tiny show so now I think he understands how amazing Dr. J is and what a banging difference I will be after :-) Of course like everyone else and their man, he's all like "I think your perfect the way your are." Well this isnt for him and not for anyone else but myself, which I feel he does not understand. Hope he comes around...
Im at home sick with the stomach flu ugh! I feel miserable!!!
Wow, you have a little booty business going on already. You are gonna look fabulous after your procedure. My sister did Jimerson too and she is happy with her results. I am scheduled for round 2 in January with Salama. I will make sure I post before and after pictures. Good luck and I hope you get the results you are looking for.
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Thank you! I hope I come out looking good. Your sister is happy with her results, why aren't you going to Dr J? Why a round 2?
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Dr. J for round 2? Noooooo...... He is a little too pricy for me, I paid $4500 for mines back in February and not trying to pay $9000. I am only paying $800 for round 2. My sister is not 100% happy, she needs round 2 and he aint cutting no slack on that price so no Dr. J for me. The reason why I need round 2 is because I have so much fat left back. Upper and lower back, inner thighs, flanks etc.
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I know this should be a duh type of question but...

I know this should be a duh type of question but seems like no one really talks about how their jeans fit post surgery. So if someone could help me out with this question, I would greatly appreciate it. Happy Friday everyone :-)
Great question. Seems like ppl don't talk abt tht. I am hoping my dresses will look a lot better. I have seen ppl say their panties don't fit. Cost a whole lot of $$$ to be the same size.
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I like how your looking at it in a matter of. Cost wise, should you want to be the same after a 9k surgery??? Probably not lol. Maybe look better but if my butt is bigger I shouldn't assume I will be able to slide into my 27 slim fit miss me jeans. Great point!
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Happy for you, I am tryin for march, but have to have breast surgery on 11/13/12....so I didnt pay to lock my date in yet.....I happy for you....I really wish I could find a deal like that on hotel say...My AAA give me a small discount though...I wonderful how u have parents that coming with U. Congrats Love
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Good afternoon ladies. I was just wondering about...

Good afternoon ladies. I was just wondering about massage locations by Dr Jimerson. I know he doesn't require them but I would like to get atleast two before heading home. Of anyone has information on places please let me know. Happy healing to those who are recovering!
Hey girl goes everything going in ur journey??
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I saw a girl went to dr. Janhos Bella forms spa for massage only. It doesn't look tht far.
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Ill check into that. Thanks
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Hi! I've been very much MIA with updating but I've...

Hi! I've been very much MIA with updating but I've been on RealSelf everyday looking at everyone coming out of surgery. I was wondering if anyone could send me a list of supplies I will need for this procedure. Also, what compression garment have you ladies found that is really good??? Should I buy a garment before my surgery of wait till after? Only thing is with waiting is that I don't want to order the garment and be waiting on it to get here while the old one is loose. My journey is going well and I am glad to be apart of RealSelf. Have found a new BFF/BBL chicka that I talk to everyday! Happy healing to everyone recovering from surgery.

One more thing, this foam that everyone is talking about. Is it supplied by Dr J or have you ladies ordered it on your own? If so, where did you order it at?
Only month away.I didn't get foam. I waited to get another garment until after sx right before I left GA. They sell the garment in the mall & Dr. J will give you info. As for waist cincher JCP has a good one called Flexees that's good. I used that on top of garment at about week 2.5-3. I have a list of supplies on my blog that I posted in August. Hope that helps you. :-)
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Hey girl! Looks like your surgery is exactly a month after mine! I'm excited for you! I have a lot of the same questions as you do! (Jeans fitting... Will they still fit, but just look way better? Lol) and I am curious about the epifoam as well. I've been calling the office nonstop and can never get anyone on the phone. That sucks! Good luck to you sweetie!
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Hey nursekw08 :) yea unfortunately I haven't secured date yet but think I can lock it all in once I have lump sum :) but yea I too gotta gain weight as you've noticed (and I'm getting ready to hit gym now) lol.. I just want the best results n gonna stop cardio a month pre op but still continue to tone esp arms.. Glad ur back with us on RS :)
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I am looking into financing through Healthcare...

I am looking into financing through Healthcare direct but it asks for the provider ID number... Does any know Dr. J's ID number?

Surgery on march 7th, I was suppose to go at...

Surgery on march 7th, I was suppose to go at 7:30am. But I switched to financing and the office seriously called me, yes personally called me which is funny because its so hard to get someone on the phone. N moved my time to 1:30pm!!!!!!! I was livid!!!!!! Her excuse, which was unprofessional n a lie was that a small surgery was happening before mine and I had to get bumped. Funny thing is, I got moved the same exact day I switched to financing. Smdh. Very unprofessional!
Ok, I'm done ranting on that subject. Surgery in month, so much to do. I need to order this board. What size? Medium? It's the board Dr Salama gives to his patients.
Also, I haven't gaied the 10 lbs Dr J suggested. I've actually bee
n a gym rat and lost 5. I want these arms n legs to tone up a bit. Hopefully he finds enough fat for my wish pics.
ur date's coming up! well i havent had it but im set for dr j to lipo my inner knees and curious myself... hows everything going with ur weight gain? ive toned my arms more n reducing cardio time, my fellow gym rat, so good luck babes
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I had inner knee lipo. Idk how I feel about it. It doesn't hurt there like my thighs do. My knees down are still swollen.
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Oh okay. I have this annoying fat but I don't want my legs to look funny if he takes of too much fat.
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Surgery in 19 days! So many bumps in the road but...

Surgery in 19 days! So many bumps in the road but sticking with my plan. My sister Is coming now. We are staying with my aunt so saving money that way. Flight book, surgery paid off and medical clearance cleared and office has received them. Speaking of the office, it's hell trying to get someone on the phone. Even when trying to make a payment! Was on hold Wednesday for 40 minutes!
did you get a boppy and if so where did you purchase it from
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No I haven't but you can buy them basically anywhere. From Walmart to targets to babies r us.
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I have been trying for days to speak with someone so I can pay for my sx. And I was trying to get mines done the same week as you.
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Im a gym rat, so I've been enjoying the gym as...

Im a gym rat, so I've been enjoying the gym as much as possible before I have surgery. Yesterday I ran a few miles and did the step machine, then later that night went to a cycling class and Im sure ppl were looking at me funny, 1) because I was staring at myself the entire time wondering how my butt would look after surgery 2) I was singing/rappin Cashin Out :-)... My RS BFF PrettyPhysique knows how I do haha...
Anyways, for those who have gone to a cycling class, yesterdays class was basically all "jumps," so as I biked up and down sitting and standing I watched my bootay in the mirror... Sure I was all off from everyone else but all I could think of was my new body in less than TWO weeks! Exciting but nerve recking!
The guy is kinda coming around, I don't think he fully understands how I will look when I come out... Should be entertaining.
Will b watching for your surgery and KA-RAZY post-op results
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Thank you. I'm praying I come out looking good!
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sending prayers....keep us posted!
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Question for all you lovely ladies that have...

Question for all you lovely ladies that have ordered or used the board from Dr S. Do you start using it right away or what?
Flight leaves in 8 days! Can't wait!
good luck I know you will look great!
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where can U order the board
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http://www.annmichellstore.com/detail/index.cfm?nPID=3468
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Countdown till take off! I'm extremely excited...

Countdown till take off! I'm extremely excited ready for a vacation from work. Anyone going to be down in ATL march 5-17th?
From a nurse to another one wishing happy healing and beautiful booty..lol
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We in the last Couple of days of little bootiness next stop boot luscious
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Hey Love. Ive been hearing about your journey from PrettyPhysique and Bubblegum28. Im praying for you during your surgery. You will give me hope cuz Im not too keen on gaining a lot of weight. Good luck lady.
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Leaving tomorrow for ATL. Very excited. Hopefully...

Leaving tomorrow for ATL. Very excited. Hopefully it's warm weather because we just got another winter storm. Ice covered roads and another 4" of snow.

Ok, so I'm really not bashing his office but the...

Ok, so I'm really not bashing his office but the lack of communication and patient care is terrible! I didn't have any problems before this office became the next best thing next to water. But there's just so many unprofessional events that I have had to deal with.
Last week I got a call from one of the patient coordinators who literally tried to change my surgery date!!!! She was all like "can we switch your surgery till Friday the 8th because we have an inspection on Wednesday." Now I did it funny that just a few weeks ago I called them inregards to my migraine medication I was on, they called me back but not for my medication but to say "your financing right... Well your surgery will be moved till 1:30 instead of the 8am slot." WTF I was pissed. Got over that. But then when they called regarding them changing my date shit didnt make sense. They wanted to change it for an "inspection" but then when I told them no that I had already booked flights and massages pending my actual date, they acted all funny. Long story short, the coordinator got back on the phone saying she "thought" my surgery was on Wednesday and not Thursday and was moving dates for those having surgery on Wednesday. This didnt make sense because Dr J isn't even in the office Tuesday for pre op clearance. What a joke.

Yes there's more. I get a call today, keep on mind surgery is Thursday. A d the nurse is all like "ok looking over your clearance and just wanted to ask you when did you stop taking your migraine medication and the multivitamin".... I did get an attitude with her simply because they require clearances to be submitted three weeks prior to surgery and then for them to call and follow up on the clearance three days before surgery is ridiculous!

Dr J needs to either hire more staff or stop taking on so many cases.
Sending you healing thoughts and prayers girl! I know it's frustrating but keep your head up and the results will all be worth it.
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Sorry your going through this....hang tough....I'm sure it will all be worth it in the long run
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Hey girl. I've been talking to your friend prettyphysique and I wanted to come through and show you love. I know you're having problems with his office, I can definitely relate, me and my mother went through the same thing. Just try to keep positive even though they make it hard for you to stay positive because for somebody to be cutting on your body and the office is so unorganized it puts you on edge. However, let go and let God. Now I'm not one of these bible toters out here but considering we're signing our lives over for more than a hour I figured this is the time when a girl needs to go to God, Allah, Buddah, whatever the hell lol. But just take some deep breaths and clear your mind. You will have a good surgery and you will come out looking great I know it! Now after the surgery when you're all healed that's when you go after his ass and his poorly ran office but right now since its a few days before surgery just relax and stay positive, let go, let flo....got that from girlfriends lol. Good luck and I can't wait to see your results, everything will work out!
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Got a call from southwest last night at 8pm...

Got a call from southwest last night at 8pm stating my Chicago 10:40 flight was cancelled due to weather. I freaked out of course, being the drama queen I am. But we were placed on the earlier flight that's suppose to miss the storm. Gotta love loving in the Midwest. Ugh!
Waiting in the Omaha airport now to board. Keep y'all posted when we land.
glad U made it in.....hope when u get to the office things are much, much better........Communication is sooooooo important.......U want to feel like your receiving special attention......Anyway...Praying you have a excellent surgery and healing results.......
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Safe travels.
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Glad you made it... Ill hopefully see you there also.. My surgery is on the 13th.... Flying in from hawaii! Super excited... Good Luck on your procedure hunn!
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Surgery time at 10am!!! All packed n ready for a...

Surgery time at 10am!!! All packed n ready for a new start.
Pre op today went well. Staff very nice and entertaining.
Congrats and good luck :-)
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Praying that all goes well! Go get those curves, Ma!
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sending prayers!
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Will post pics later. Every time I stand I can't...

Will post pics later.
Every time I stand I can't be up for longer then 5 minutes. Nausea at its best. The nurse I had, oh man oh man. I'll update u guys later.
Pretty physique is mr girl, looooove u girl!!!!
Congrats! Cant wait to see your results!!
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Everything will improve :-) feel better soon.
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Hope your getting plenty TLC! Happy Healing!
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So my surgery was last Thursday and let me tell...

So my surgery was last Thursday and let me tell you the issues with the IV's r a shame. The nurse who is only 3 months out of school forreal missed my vein. Now I know a hard stick but I can assure you I'm not a hard one. Anyways surgery went well, same routine like everyone else. Only thing is the CRNA gave me some versed and I don't remember walking into the OR room or anything. Dr J did ask what I wanted and I also asked for his professional opinion.
Post op was rough for me. I don't do well under anesthesia. I didn't end up leaving the facility till after 3 because I was so out of it.
The first night of surgery was pure hell. For one my sister didnt force fluids and I tried getting up be myself and I fell! Foundyoumissneebooty talked about how stiff you are in the garment and the time she fell when getting her phone fixed. Yes, that was me. I feel backwards like a stiff stick. I couldn't stop myself. I smoothly went off on my sister who is my caregiver because I called her a million times and she was sleep downstairs.
I use a men's urinal and it works just fine for me. I stick it up there and handle my business.
Day two was okay, I was eating regular food but needed to increase my fluids.
I went to the Atlantic station for lunch with my cousin who lives down here and that trip took every once of energy I had. I was so happy to get home and rest.
My JP drain is draining well. Yesterday we took of the bandage and for the first time I only had 20cc out!
Taking off the garment for the first time was PURE HELL!!!! I have chronic migraines and I could literally count my heat beats in my head. I was light headed and it took three ppl to take it off and put it back on. Now yesterday was much better. My sister slid it on and off with minimal difficulty.
I'm still very swollen and taking medications as scheduled.
Today we r going to go get me a clincher and a "small" garment", I'm medium now. I'm just going to get it ahead of time so that I don't have to wait for it to be shipped to my house.
What I brought was enough, although I packed too many yoga pants. I didn't over pack. Most of the stuff I brought was gauze, disposable wipes, alcohol swabs, Scissors, dial soap, maxi pads (padding the shoulder straps), gloves, protein bars, heated blanket, mag citrate, urinal.
We brought food and small things down here. But I promise you, that you will not need all the stuff ppl promise by. It's a waste of money and waste of space.
I have not had a BM yet but will try again when I take off my garment.
If anyone is in ATL lmk.
Oh, first massage is tomorrow. Excited for that.
Dr J placed 800cc in each cheek and 200 in hips. Took out 3600
Maxi pads for the shoulder straps, I didn't think of that. Garment must be hella tight then! I wish they supplied us with easier garments (like a zip up or something), they sound hellacious. My head hurt reading your post lol. And your nurse, was her name Blake like some people are saying? Dr. J should know from all the complaints that she needs to practice elsewhere, not on his patients! Glad you're doing better, let us know how the massage goes. Are you using Belinda as well for massage?
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Yes I am using her. She is coming to me which is nice.
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ur booty look great! what?! ur so slim! how on earth did dr j find 3600 on u? i see that he's more aggressive on lipo thank i thought (thank God) cuz ur the 4th slim patient in 2 or 3 weeks who've seen dr j n he somehow extracted 3000+ ccs of fat. thats it. im not gaining all that weight. he's proven he can do without all the extra fat cuz Lord knows i dont want any fat left on me (not literally) outside my hips , lil on thighs and booty. great projection for real! cant wait to c more pix. :) happy healing
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I'm having the worst headaches nothing is helping...

I'm having the worst headaches nothing is helping them!!!! I wake up all hours of the night because of this headache and stiffness. I'm so exhausted! I can't wait for my massage today.

Also for those how put their garment on n off. How did you do it almost? Or was there someone always helping you?
Glad your getting better by the minute....Congrats on your sx.....U look great..... O yeah @ bubblicious thanks for the tip of getting garment on and off
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Poor thing! I hope it gets better soon.
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Renee, the head nurse gave me a HUGE tip: I thought that pulling and bunching the garment as far up my thigh, then working it over my butt was best. She said "no", and now that I tried it her way, it's easier. Pull to maybe mid thigh or lower thigh, then stretch and pull the material up the leg, thinned out, over your butt. I also squat and work my hips from side to side, helping the material to inch up over my butt. Bunching the garment makes it hella difficult. Plus, early on, your arm strength may b a bit diminished, especially if u r taking the muscle relaxers. Hope u feel better very, very soon!
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Doesn't matter how much you read and prepare for...

Doesn't matter how much you read and prepare for this, it's not the same. Some days I'm fine then in a quick second I'm balling and can not move. I considered myself a very active and healthy person and one would think I could endure pain and get myself up and at 'Em...... Hummmm not so much.
Mornings are the absolute worst. Nights are terrible, I can't move and get stiff every two hours on the dot. I just can not wait for the day that I'm able again. Ugh!!!
Follow up Friday to get my drain out. Thank goodness. It hasn't been draining for the last three days.
Also my migraines r terrible. Worse then ever. Dr J instructed me to stop my pain pills n lovenox because it could be contributing. I hope it works because these r out of control.
Every bit on my body blew up yesterday. My ankles r gone, my knees are non existent, n my vigina..... Yeah she's about the size of a watermelon. Laughing but I'm soooo serious. My thighs r inflamed and hard as a rock.... Lord help me baby Jesus!

Anywhoooo, should I be massaging my lipo'd areas or what? The massage place I went to last night was a joke and waste of my time. She barely touched me and was too damn concerned about my drain and bruising. I was too annoyed.
Very rough. Hope the days go by speedily!
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YES ma'am it is important to get those lipoed areas massaged. Dr. J says wait some does though, check to b sure. U are retaining fluid and that is normally. The compression socks should keep that at a minimum. When u go Friday myb see if he wl give u script for lasix. Eat, drink and take pills for swelling- pineapples and bromelain.
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Who did u go to for a massage?
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So I went to massage envy in laweranceville and...

So I went to massage envy in laweranceville and the therapist Rose barely touched me, was so concerned about my drain and blah blah blah.
So I contacted Belinda to see what the deal was. She states that lymphatic massages are a soft touch but you should see results right after massage in inflammatory areas.
I'm really confused because some of you bbl ppl that get your massages done state that it feels like your getting skinned alive.... What's the deal? Are they suppose to be with pressure or not? I'm open to all comments and experiences.
Hey hon. YOU look awesome! I have been researching massages for myself. Youtube says that Lymphatic drainage should be a really light touch. Ladies on this site usually describe it as painful. But everyone says you should feel immediate results. So get your refund. Sounds like Belinda is your best option. I will inbox you the contact info for two places that have been recommended on this site-can you reply with Belinda's info? Happy healing from one nurse to another.
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Manual lymphatic drainage massage is a light touch massage, but if you have hard spots or retained fluid, there should be a little more pressure in these areas to push the fluid toward your lymph nodes. It should be sore and tender when getting it done, but not necessarily painful. Well, maybe painful, depending on your body. But no, it shouldn't feel like she was barely touching you, because that sounds like it would be ineffective. As Belinda said, when she did my massages, I could literally feel the difference in my thighs and sometimes my sides from the beginning of the massage to the end, and she's used to working with Jimerson patients so the drains don't bother her.
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Yep, that is right. The slow motions should be directed towards you middle as a way to pump the lymphatic system to excrete waste and excess fluid. If it is good it will relax you and make you want to pee at the end. The painful ones tht ppl say is mld is nt that, but I dnt know Wht ppl call it but it wl push the fluid out that otherwise wld hv come out if there were drains.
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My medium post op garment is loose even with foam...

My medium post op garment is loose even with foam n board. Small is a but too tight on butt n hips. So leaning towards waist clincher. Lmk what brand you think is best.

Also, had a massage with Belinda. Let's just say it was amazing. Muchlre enjoyable n beneficial then massage envy. She even went for 2 hours n only chargd me for 1 because I was so swollen n tight. Today I'm feeling much better n def noticed the difference. Here is her contact into. (770) 771-2570
part of my message must have gotten deleted somehow......It was supposed to say "You look great!! any updated pics?? I will be going to dr j soon and im so glad to have found you on here, because I feel like we are pretty much exactly the same size!... That being said, I was thinking aint no way in H*ll this girl weighed 150! lol if so I have no idea where, cuz like I said we look exactly the same and Im 5'5 but only 118. Shelly told me I need to gain 10-15lbs. I am STRUGGLIN! but im doing my best to gain, its just not working too well. Anyway, seeing your successful results gives me hope! :)
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You look great!! any updated pics?? I will be going to dr j soon and im so glad to have found you on here, because I feel like we are pretty much exactly the same size!...H*ll this girl weighed 150! lol if so I have no idea where, cuz like I said we look exactly the same and Im 5'5 but only 118. Shelly told me I need to gain 10-15lbs. I am STRUGGLIN! but im doing my best to gain, its just not working too well. Anyway, seeing your successful results gives me hope! :)
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@Nurse08... Hope ur doing well......how much did Belinda charge for one hour,...??,.. Did she come to you...??
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Week three we are allows to do light workouts. Now...

Week three we are allows to do light workouts. Now I love going to the gym. Now for those who have fine post op three weeks. Do you wear your garment or what?
I have read so much info about lymb massages and they all say...It is not suppose to cause you SCREAMING PAIN if so it's being done WRONG...glad your feeling better...love your results.
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I love your comparison pic I love ur bootie
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Your migraines have stopped? U sound as though u have come through the roughest parts of your recovery and feeling more like your old self. Those first nights were AWFUL! I am so glad that u r feeling better, and I know that things will continue to improve. Take care
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