1 YEAR POST OP BBL (SALAMA)

I am a heinz 57 mixture with Italian, Canadian,...

I am a heinz 57 mixture with Italian, Canadian, & Mexican. I am 34, 5'3 and 173 ( looks like I'm the biggest on here), but have to admit that I don't look that big. After having 2 kids, being on the pill, then tying my tubes... I got fat :( I'm so insecure with how I look and feel. I took after my daddy & my biological mom who both have no butt.. Pretty sad, but at least I have boobs, lol. My sis got blessed with all the booty but yet has no boobs. Wish I was blessed with both.

I have been researching this procedure for over 2yrs already, going on 3yrs... Very frustrating especially being in Texas now for 7 yrs and originally from Cali and no Dr out here in Texas really knows how to do it and with the results that I want. I take a picture with me and they tell me that the pics are photoshopped and there was more work than just a brazilian. Very annoying. Also the 6/7 drs I went to go see, all told me that I should get a tummy tuck. My thing was F the tummy, give me a booty and then I'll do tummy. I found 1 Dr who wanted to charge me $9,999 for only 120cc's in each... Are you freakin serious, oh heck no, damn rip off. Then heard on the news about another Dr who was performing the Brazilian on a woman and punctured her heart... Are you serious?? That is another reason why I am kinda fearful of going under =\ When I noticed a lot of women were going to Aventura Fl for the procedure, I was curious and looked it up and my mind was set. I have a very supportive husband who is by my side in my decision, I know it's also because he loves the fact of me having a big booty ;) I don't want Nicki Minaj big, but I want round and bubblelicious because right now, I am seriously flat as a wall where in high school, my close friend called me Long Back :( so embarrassing. I want to be able to wear yoga pants and have some booty there, my butt is sad and looks like how Eeyore on Winnie The Pooh sounds, lol. Spoke to Nancy at Salama's office and said that I would also need a tummy tuck. When she said that, I got nervous because I am so worried about the pain and plus with the cons of it since my friend (the one who use to call me Long Back) got a tummy tuck and got a nasty infection and the Dr had to go in a redo it, talk about OUCH!! She tells a lot of our friends to stay away from tummy tucks. I know it all depends on the Dr, she went to somebody in California. I also just read that somebody got the Brazilian & TT from Salama and she didn't like the results. I totally get that your body is hella swollen and takes time to take effect. Curious though, the ones that get TT, do they also wear the garment right after the TT & BBL?

Another thing... Where is somewhere good to stay while out there and not so expensive??

Give me any feedback please, the more, the better :)

I would post before pics, but still not that confident yet, it would be a scary sight to see =\

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@Nicki86, Yes, my final choice is Salama. It seems like I've been to every PS out here in Texas and they all over charge on the procedure and some don't even know how to do the procedure... very frustrating. I have been on RealSelf for awhile now, but never wrote anything, I was a stalker instead, LOL!!! Then I started noticing that over half of these women are going to him, but now I'm nervous because I've seen a couple of negative reviews on him and recently one that's from Texas also and she had a TT & BBL. All I know is that I will be happy with a flat tummy & some booty, It doesn't have to be POW, but at least more than a wall. When do you get your booty?? What Dr did you choose? I can go and see on your page who your Dr is. I wish mine was right around the corner, but mine is still 6 months away...too long for me. I worry about the pain that comes with it. Oh well, this is something that I've always wanted for a long time. I think when time gets closer, I will post pics.
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Hey girl, Good luck on starting your journey... So is your final choice Dr.Salama? At first I didnt want to post my pictures on here becuase I HATE my body and it looks nasty, at least you have boobies, mine are small, but I will be happy with my booty once I get it...lol. Im in Texas also, just moved here.
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Thank You... I have been looking, but nothing has caught my eye. I read so many of the reviews that I don't know where a good place to stay.
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I just heard that Salama is not doing both...

I just heard that Salama is not doing both procedures at once. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... This is why I went with him. I do not want to go elsewhere and especially out of country. Nobody here in Texas is as good as Salama, they're all conservative and proper. This woman needs a flat belly and a nice booty. Please if anyone knows of anything, please fill me in. Either way, I'm going to call the office tomorrow first thing in the morning.

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Basically I have been hearing all kinds of things...

Basically I have been hearing all kinds of things on here.. I need to stay off this sight from now on because of some complaints that people complain about. Things are changing now and I am so bummed out :( I was all excited and now bummed.. Really Sucks!!! People need to wait awhile to see their results before they start complaining, just common sense!!!

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Too be honest with you.. I have faith in Salama especially seeing no lie about 12 PS out here and they all aren't that great when it comes to BBL's. Oh well.. it is what it is. Exactly, I am thinking exactly like you about not going in with high expectations. As long as I don't have a wall anymore for a butt, I'm good. I hate wearing long shirts to cover my ass, I want to wear clothes that fit and look good. I know what you mean by posting pics. My pics would be super scary, lol. I hope all goes well with you & this journey. I seriously feel like closing this account and deal with everything between my husband & I and not worry about what other people complain about on here. It's hard though, this thing is kinda addicting, but I need to pull away from it.
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Hey girl,
I am in the same boat as you. Being on this site is making me question this... When I first came on here n seen all the good that dr.salama was doing it made me make up my mind n put down a deposit. But now people complaining n not waiting a few days after... One thing I am nervous about is them having one driver n so many girls... N yes the PS in Texas do overcharge. N you know what, I'm trying to not go in there with too high of an expectation... Like you I fiend for a flat tummy n a lil more booty. I get my booty wit dr.salama oct.4, n I'm mad excited. I had pic posted but I hated looking at the gut line that I have.
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I'm not going to stress over this issue that...

I'm not going to stress over this issue that happened, it's done & over with. Just SUCKS ASS!!! Oh well, I'm not the Surgeon, he has his reasons why he changed his mind, I'm not mad at him. I just thought it was a good deal to get both procedures done at the same time (TT & BBL), now we have to pay separate times. One thing though, his work is better than the PS out here in Texas and for what Texas PS charge.. is out the roof. It's worth going to Salama. Just have to wait now til Dec 13. I hate the waiting game.

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Good luck with everything girl...u should post your pics. i am sure you look amazing right now and all the ladies on here will tell u that this is like a little fam..encourgment and support to get through this procedure is so important and this site is truly a lifesaver. have confidence and get excited!!
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BTW I am scheduled for Feb 4 2013 and looking for a December date so if you end up needing to switch to a later date please keep me in mind!
Hi there Gorgeousalways... I have been looking into this procedure for 3 years already and the time has come for me to finally get it done. I seriously wanted it in July, but he's seriously so booked, it's not even funny. When they said December, I was a lil torn because that was so far out. Made it happen though because, I actually have my mom flying in from Cali to watch my kids for me while I'm gone. Already about to book our plane tickets and get a vacation rental. I hope you find somebody that will trade dates with you. Thank you for the kind words about me looking amazing right now, no.. I am so not confident with my bod, it's so scary!! No Lie

Flights & Condo Booked!!! Wish it was December...

Flights & Condo Booked!!! Wish it was December already. I haven't been losing weight as I should but am watching what I eat, only dropped 3 lbs, but hey, that's ok. My kids are gone to California for a month and come back next week so hubby & I have been living like honey mooners, lol.. if you know what I mean, but damn.. Wish I had my ass too really enjoy our honey mooning!!! I hardly ever come on here but I do check up here & there. When it gets closer to time for surgery then I will post before shots. Who knows, maybe sooner because my husband is saying I should post some, but I'm saying a lil before the surgery date I will.

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hey ive got dec 14, good luck to you and maybe we wil meet
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Hello QTQT2012... Yes, you're a day after me. I am so excited & yet so nervous. Still 4 more months away and time is going by so darn slow. Wish it would hurry up already, lol. I know we'll end up seeing eachother, if not, I will keep in contact with you through here :)
hey girl im oct 4th now :D so i will update on my experience :D oct 4th seems sooooo far away :(

Ugh... I am feeling a little down. I'll be honest,...

Ugh... I am feeling a little down. I'll be honest, I'm thinking about the whole procedure and I am so scared of the pain afterwards and what if I don't like it and what if this and that??? What if I didn't pick the right Dr, I feel that Salama is getting too booked where he just see's us as a number now. Shoot.. I know this man lives fat, lol!!! No, but for reals, I feel like if he won't hear me out.. maybe that's a good thing that my husband is coming so he can ask him what he plans to do for me to look good, well anything better than a flat butt, right? Ugh.. I love everyones results after the procedure so I guess I found the right Dr ;) I just want the recovery part to hurry up and get done already, Lol.. I'm such a dork since I still have 4 more months to wait. Ugh.. need to get this fear outta me.

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LOL, im doing hip hop abs 6 day slim down, than weight watchers program for 7days than who knows i wanna be 150(-25.6lbs) or 160(-15.6lbs) or 170(-5.6lbs) who knows lol ive got 6weeks and 6 days left. my mom said she would be my partner but she cheats nd gives up lol.... im a sucker for carbs too :( ive been doing well though. good luck to us both.
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Stay Focused & Determined... It will be all for the long run and you will love your results :)
i hope so girl, my stomach is sore

I HATE THE WAITING GAME... My Diet Has Been Crappy...

I HATE THE WAITING GAME... My Diet Has Been Crappy Lately, But It's Ok, I Am So Motivated Right Now Since Time Is Seriously Flying By!!! Paid In Full & Everything Is Booked, Just Have To Stay Healthy :) I'll be quite honest, I am so fearful with the pain.. I'm afraid when I come out of surgery, I will want to box with the nurses and be psycho.. lol. I guess that's how I was when I came out of surgery when I had my tubes tied, they had to give me a shot to calm my butt down. Please advise me of anything I should get now for my trip in December.. any info is good so I'm fully prepared. Thanks BBL Sisters ;)

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Hey girl, i was wondering if you'd like to switch dates .. my surgery is on the 20th of november and im not quite ready . Lemmie know if youre interested through a comment .. my inbox isnt working
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Girl.. that sounds good, but I will be out of state on that date. You don't understand how bad I want this done, but I planned my trip with the fam bam already about 2 months ago and can't cancel now :( I am so sorry. I know you may be able to find somebody to switch with you.
hey where are you staying ??
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Now I'm getting impatient!!! I know time will fly...

Now I'm getting impatient!!! I know time will fly by. I mean 2 more months til I visit my home state California to see family & friends. Then when I come back, I'll only have a couple more weeks til I fly out to beautiful Florida. The only thing I'm scared of is that I may not have everything I need for recovery and I'm so scared of the pain and the massages.... please somebody reassure me that everything will be ok, lol!!! Until next time my BBL sisters. The beginning of December I will post before pics.

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Oops meant to say 1 more month til I go on vacay...

Oops meant to say 1 more month til I go on vacay to Cali with the fam bam then when I come back, I will have just a couple of more weeks before I get the B Double O TY ;)

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our time is almost here..i hope for the best in recovery for you and all of us december salamas!!!
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GETTING MORE & MORE NERVOUS/ANXIOUS!!!

GETTING MORE & MORE NERVOUS/ANXIOUS!!!

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It's coming!!!! and no u arent the biggest on here. I weigh 175 5"1 (157muscle)
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I'm doing the best that I can to lose weight. I'm down to 166 but I am focused and determined to lose more. I too carry my weight pretty good (I think). I don't think and a lot of other people don't think I look that big. Getting more and more nervous with the date coming up. I'm so scared of the pain. Call me a baby, I don't care. Guess I should prepare myself for the worst ;-)
I cannot believe how time is flying by so fast!!! Have to start my iron next week already.. not ready for constipation, lol.. sorry for TMI. Girl, I'm trying not to focus on recovery since I'm dreading it. I hope we all recover very well =)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO EVERYONE!! Already told the...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO EVERYONE!! Already told the hubby that next year I will dress up since I will have a nice booty ;)

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I'm counting down with yoou: -)
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Girl... I'm stuck on which Iron Pills to get... where do you get Iron Pills that are 300mg?? Thinking I need to order online. I found some, but not sure =/
Or check walmart gnc sams club

Only 2 weeks and 3 days left for me to get the...

Only 2 weeks and 3 days left for me to get the booty done. I'm scared and I'm excited. I'm hoping & praying that Salama does a great job!! I think anything added to my butt will be great with the pancake that I have now for a butt... I hate it!!! Will post pics next week, before pics will be scary, may break your screen, lol. I gained 4 lbs with the holidays and vacation I was on in California, so back to a strict diet and exercise!!! I need to lose the 4 and then maybe 5 more then I will be good... hopefully!!! Well until then, ttyl.

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Super anxious!!!! I will post a before pic soon. I...

Super anxious!!!! I will post a before pic soon. I know I'm not getting any response to my updates or anything cuz a lot of u pass by the ones who don't have pics, but it's ok... I'm doing just fine with trying to figure everything out on my own. I just like looking at the ones that are around my date and the after pics. Notice that realself is getting to be more negative than positive. Wishing you all BBL family the best. May post when I land and after signing my life away ;)

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good luck on your surgery
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Thanks :)
Good luck on your journey girl!!! I hope you get the results you're looking for
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So I have 10 more days til the big day!!! Trying...

So I have 10 more days til the big day!!! Trying everything I can to stay healthy, but it's either allergies or a lil cold. Stuffed up nose, post nasal drip and that's irritating my throat. Trying to push the fluids and fruits and veggies and vitamin c, zinc, down my throat. Any advice will help BBL family ;)

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Time is dragging. I'm still nervous, but I know...

Time is dragging. I'm still nervous, but I know that's all natural. My allergies are kicking butt mad what sucks is that I can't take any otc meds :( oh well. Well till next time.

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Tomorrow is the big Day! Please update us :( I wanna make sure you doing ok! Happy Healing :D
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Guera I'm so excited for the both of us!
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:) I think Wednesday morning when we're at the airport, that's when it'll hit me and nerves will kick in. I really want surgery to be quick and over with already.

So my time was 7:30 a.m. Salama is an awesome Dr....

So my time was 7:30 a.m. Salama is an awesome Dr. Now the pain is bearable for the beginning except for the burning where the front drain is... sucks ass. Peeing sucks ass, I've tried the water bottle but that's a joke... I pee everywhere on the garment and my piss stinks like the medicine when you go thru surgery. Ate chicken noodle soup, crackers, gatorade, ginger ale, and water... I don't have an appetite what so ever but have to eat. Laying on stomach sucks ass. Ok, well we'll see how it goes 2mrw at garment change, hope I don't sock someone since my body is sooooooo damn sensitive... ouch. Would I do it over, maybe but tummy tuck next time :-) just wanted to inform u how I'm doing. I'm not sleepy at all. I know there's no pictures but will post soon.

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Happy healing
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Thank You.. waiting for my dinner to come. Hubby went to get it. Need to take all these pills.
Holy smokes... the pain is crazy. I'm not a big pill popper and it's 6:30ish but the pain is kicking in now so I have to eat which I don't want too and take a pill. I survived. 2mrw is garment change and I'm afraid that I may punch someone due to the pain, lol. Will update later.

Only got 4 hrs of sleep last night. Ugh, I'm so...

Only got 4 hrs of sleep last night. Ugh, I'm so tired. Percocets don't help me with pain at all. Hubby went to go get some Vicadin for me.. hope those work. Can't wait to take Motrin. I have burning sensation in lower abdomen. I've been eating like crazy and drinking like crazy. Haven't been nauseous, thank God because when I do a lil cough, it hurts like hell. All I have to say to all of you is drink drink drink drink drink and eat lots of protein and iron rich foods. Got foams put in today. Not even going to try to attempt a shower. I can be dirty and smelly until Sunday. I get my 1st massage on Monday... eek, kinda scared with that. Tried to post a pic from my Galaxy but won't let me. I have a before and after. When I get home next Friday I will, maybe Saturday. Once again... I'm happy with my results so far. I don't mind my butt shrinking a lil bit. It's huge!!!

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Happy and fast healing ♡
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Got a lil bit more sleep but not much. My head is...

Got a lil bit more sleep but not much. My head is pounding like a mofo, I'm already proned to get migraines to begin with and sleeping on stomach isn't helping with that. Head all the way down to my neck are so stiff and hurt. Don't like pain pills but have been taking them to ease the pain and the burning sensation in lower abdomen. I had a break down last night bcuz I feel bad being so independent on my hubby which takes real good care of me. The condo we're staying at is so amazing, Aventura is gorgeous but the people here are rude and drive like mad men. Would I come back? Heck yeah but with my kids and make it into a nice vacation. I feel as if my body is shrinking already. Hope from this day on, it at least gets a lil better each day.

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Hey, hope you're healing goes well!

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Thank you... I'm praying for a speedy healing. This ain't no joke. Can't wait for the outcome though in the end... it'll all be worth it.

Today is day 4 and I feel like my butt is going to...

Today is day 4 and I feel like my butt is going to explode... literally. My lower stomach burns too. I feel burning in my butt. This journey is rough. I don't know how these girls do it by themselves. Guess I'm a big baby. Thank God I have my husband with me. He's a great help. Make sure you all drink tons of fluids as soon as u get out of recovery. Make sure u eat protein and iron rich foods and do your walks... can't push that enough. Went out to eat today and stood at the bar. I looked like a dork but I really didn't care. People stare when I walk bcuz I waddle like a duck, but I play and act like if I had a mommy make over or a c-section, lol. People are so rude here and drive like mad men. I went to whole foods to get pineapple juice and I guess I was walking to slow for her and she was so close to hitting me with her car so I slowed down even more and started cursing at her. So many high class people with their nose stuck up in the air :-\ Grrrrr. Haven't gone poop yet and it's worrying me. I'm so scared to go poop. I need to buy my Yakults to get me going again. I've been losing my appetite lately. The 1st 2 days I was eating like a pig. If u have any question... feel free to ask. Finally able to post pics. My before shot is horrible, surprised I didn't break the camera. Gonna rest now.

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Looks good already girl!! Hope you feel better soon... maybe afterthe massages?
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Hey u look great girl! How r u feeling towards ur new body? Thanks for...the advice on recovery ♥
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Thank You!!! I'm feeling good about my improved body. I went in with real expectations and told doc to do what will look best on me and he did just that. Wonderful Dr he is. When is your day? Drink drink drink drink drink mad drink more and more as soon as u get out of recovery.

So had a better night in the fact that I wanted to...

So had a better night in the fact that I wanted to sleep more but couldn't because I was to stiff. Woke up to go pee and walk for 20 minutes then fell right back to sleep. Woke up in the morning and ate 2 eggos and glass of orange juice with a Vicadin to get ready for torture (massage). I was so nervous and stressed to where I was working myself up crying... I know, big baby. Got to the office and seriously wanted to break down, but didn't. So Eilyn called me back and my hubby came to help me undress. Then I kicked him out because I didn't want him to see me in pain. So laid on my tummy ans she massaged my legs which felt good and I though yo myself "if it feels like this, I'll be good!" Ha ha ha.. that was a joke. She worked on my back and OMG.. that was torture. Yup, I cried no screaming. Breathing hard in the pillow and a low cry. It was no fun. She was getting stuff to drain so that was a good thing. Turned around to lay on my back, at that point, I didn't care about my butt. She started working on stomach and the worst pain was my sides, talk about painful. The lower abdomen burned like hell. I had a towel over my face so I could cry and curse if I had you. I wanted it done asap. As soon as I was done, had the hubby dress me and I felt lighter and not as stiff. Still can't walk the greatest. I was starving after and got me a done whopper... yup, double. Took the top bun off and ate it. I had a craving for meat.. weird. It was delish :-) seen another couple in the office and they were hella cool. We're all trying to be here for Bootylicious since she is here by herself :-( my heart goes out to her since her friend left her. I'm telling you... you can't do this on your own, she even says it. Her room has no microwave, no room to walk around. Having her come over when my husband picks her up to wash her garment and clothes. Like I said.. this surgery is no joke and u need someone who has patience and who is willing to be there for u. It's not a vacation, that's for sure. Well I'm gonna laydown for a lil bit then go get some water, I'm so thirsty now... real thirsty.

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Ok... lesson learned. I need to stay away from...

Ok... lesson learned. I need to stay away from sodium, I blow up with it. No more Gatorade for me either. Nothing but water. Massage really helped me out today. I have been on my feet way too much today and need to rest. I have the attitude, I can move more and I'll be fine.. yeah right. My feet are so swollen. No more salty foods. Nothing but pure healthy ;-) I didn't spend all this $$$$ to gain weight back I mean I lost 26 lbs before this surgery. Gotta keep it looking mighty fine, lol... I know.. a total dork. Have a good night everyone.

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Hope your doing ok I know its hard to do it alone it gets better after say 3 and your past that .... I hope your still doing great happy and fast healing :)
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I'm doing way better after the massage. I'm going to call 1st thing in the morning to hopefully schedule another one. It hurts like hell, but I know what to expect this time ;-) I just need to lay off sodium stuff that's when I feel I blow up. Sodium is my enemy so done with Gatorade since it's full of sodium. Thanks for the warm wishes :)
night girl I have my first msg tomorrow so scared girl
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Went and had my 2nd massage. It hurt but not as...

Went and had my 2nd massage. It hurt but not as bad as the 1st. Only 2 spots where I'm sensitive, I teared up. I'm still stiff and my butt is so hard and feels like I'm carrying around 20lbs around. My back starts hurting. I've been weening off of the Vicadin and switched to Motrin and that works too. Tried to take a trip to Miami for dinner and that was a joke. My hubby and I ate... I eat standing up at the bar. Coming back to the condo, we see a flash... yup, red light camera... ugh. My husband was so upset. I feel bad bcuz we're out here in Florida and he's couped up in the condo. So I sacrificed and laid in the back and went out to dinner. I was so sore from standing te whole time so I grabbed a chair and sat on my knees. I get so many looks, but I don't care. Have to say that today was a lil bit better for me. Now gonna go to sleep... well try since I wake up every 2 hrs so Damn stiff and always needing to go pee. Will update 2mrw after my 3rd massage. Goodnight BBL Family.

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Yes anything salty is the devil while we are swollen makes us retain water lol yes the massages are worth it for sure and heating pad get one its so good
Got a question for you sexybaknew... the heating pad, how do you use it? Do u just wrap it around you with the garment on? For how long. I'm dreading the massage but it seriously made me feel better. At night I felt so stiff though. I've been staying away from the pain meds. I'm sticking to Motrin and pure pineaplle juice. Gonna make sure I eat before my appt and take a Vicadin so it helps maybe a lil bit :-\ I can't stand sodium or the bad carbs, they stick to me like glue and I didn't pay all this money to gain... hell no!!! Water and fresh fruit and veggies it is and protein.
I feel you on not gaining It back ;) an yes over Your garment you put heating back on stomach like it heat until its warm inside then do your back if you like and flanks make sure you get the inside if garment warm ... You can do this before massage it helps loosen you up for your massage :)

Had a rough night and I got so cramped up a lot...

Had a rough night and I got so cramped up a lot even tried moving my legs around and didn't help. I'm on my 6th day already so I ate some toast since it's bland. I'm so tired and I mean tired where my eyes are swollen and look black :-( I am tired of being stuck in this condo not doing shit. I'm tired of this garment already but I understand its for compression, I miss my kids to death :'( I want to go home to my own bed and couch. Well gotta get ready for my 3rd massage and then come back and rest or walk or I don't know what. I'm done with pain pills been switching to Motrin instead. I'm not a big pain med person so maybe that's why I'm starting to feel nauseous... who knows??? Oh... I also feel my garment is getting loser so that's a good thing that means swelling is going down :-)

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So I went for my third massage and it hurt. Celia...

So I went for my third massage and it hurt. Celia said I have fluid build up. She can do some massage.. she's good. She helped me with my garment and said what size is this. She seemed upset due to the fact that it was too big for me mad that's why I have fluid. So she switched me to 2 sizes smaller after talking to Salama and telling him I need a new garment :-\ I told her that it will not fit me. She got it on and stuffed all my fat and bit did it hurt so bad. She gave me a butt out one and I swear it's cutting my circulation off all around the butt cheeks and it's seriously ripping me another asshole :'( it's giving camel toe... it's horrible. I HATE IT!!! Above my coochie burns so bad. The arms are ripping me the ass part is hella tight. I'm so miserable :'( had to contact Ruben and the hubby talked to him and he said to switch back to the other. It does not look right at all. I am not being in the plane like this all day Friday... hell no. What I'm irritated about is that I feel after the massages a nurse should come in and see us to see if we're healing right and if we should get a new garment or not. Don't leave that to the massage therapist. I kinda see it as yeah "Just Another Number" shit... I have to go home with a drain... I was trying to avoid that. How come they didn't see if I needed a smaller garment a couple of days ago. I HATE the butt cut out one... sucks ass. Fuck... I'm so mad. I feel as if I got burned on one of my stretch marks above my coochie... it hurts so bad. I'm so tired of being here, I'm ready to go.

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I'm sorry to hear that you not feeling good with ur new garmet :( why do u hasve to go home with a drain...thats crazy. Who gonna take it out, that seems stressful alone. Please keep us updated & feel better sweetie.
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i hear you guerita...and all ladies below....i went from xxl at surgery to large to medium within 10 days. the large and medium are butt out...i even put on my blog that it felt like i was being molested...that only lasted two days...its so much better now. i wear a gauze in the coochie section and feels awesome. the butt out is the best garment for lipo and bbl....the butt out compresses tge waistline more since fabric ends before butt...the threading is tighter because it does need to loosen up for butt..cuz its cut out. my butt is teardrop and plumpy. i got 900 cc and im very happy. this surgery depends alot on your after care because its fat and fat cant be told what to do...you must guide it and support it. please be patient...be of good faith and know that its temporary. out of your entire life just devote 2 months to this and it will change your.lufe. youve taken a step to a beautiful new you...embrace it. be patient. be faithfull and honor your own wishes and purpose of the surgery. we are all bbl sisters and here to help. my blessings your way _=D
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I agree BBLTrain. You hit nail on the head!

I will update later. Soaking up my kiddos. Soaking...

I will update later. Soaking up my kiddos. Soaking up my mom too before she flies back home to Cali today :'( been super emotional lately.

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I know what u mean about the garment. I went from an XXL butt in to a M butt out. The compression around my butt hurt so bad it gave me huge indents and kept me up all night last night. I finally text Ruben at 5 am and he told me how to cut it to relieve the pressure. He's so nice, I felt awlful bc I knew I had to of woken him up. Anyway now the worst part is the shoulder straps because im so tall, they dig into me awlfil, and the thong part is wayyyy to tight. Hope your new garment works out better and that you had a good flight home :)
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Oohhh! So u can cut the butt out without it ripping everywhere?... Nice! Would love to kno how.. I couldn't handle the butt out either it was too tight and cutting had to switch to butt in but I don't want too much compression on my butt and it is pretty tight.. Sigh these garments r a nightmare the lipo express r tight beyond belief I can barely breath
How do you cut them to relief some pressure bcuz in 2wks I'm switching to the one they gave me or maybe a week and a half. I'm short and the arms were still digging into me. Yeah that thong part rips u a new hole, lol. Please do tell how to cut it ;-)

Sorry I haven't updated sooner. Well on the 20th I...

Sorry I haven't updated sooner. Well on the 20th I went to go see Salama and he said I was healing good and I had my 4th massage and it felt good. I love Celia... she knows how to use her hands. They took my back drain out and left my front one in and he showed my husband how to take it out... Eeek, I'm kinda scared o_O I know it will be ok though... I am not going to watch him do it. I hope it's not painful at all. Had my garment changed with the butt in and Nomie was not wanting me to get the size that I wanted but Salama told my husband to get that size and even Celia was there and heard the Dr. so she went and got me the size Salama said. Nomie was so against it and I don't know why..... she is/was not my favorite person at all, she's real cold and knows how to put on a front in front of your face. All the other girls are as sweet as pie. Anyways said our goodbyes and went back to the condo and packed. Went to go visit my girl Bootylicious which is a strong woman who did all this by herself.. I give her so much credit. Took her out to dinner and we said goodbye :-( I DO NOT SUGGEST ANYONE TO DO THIS ALONE AT ALL!!! PLEASE FIND SOMEBODY WHO IS TRUSTWORTHY AND UNDERSTANDS THIS IS NOT A VACATION AT ALL.. YOU NEED TIME TO RECOVER.

Friday 21st... We flew home. Before we left, my husband cut out the butt on the garment since it was tight in the butt. It was a lil uncomfortable but it wasn't tight anymore on my rear. We get to the airport super early and it was dead so my husband found 3 seats together without arm rails and yup.. I plopped myself down... laid down for 2 hrs and our flight was delayed and hour.. we were frustrated and I was swelling up in my legs. I got preboard, said I had surgery on my back. I got front seat of the plane. Sucked the whole flight... there was turbulence 2hrs of the way so that meant I had to sit and boy it hurt and was uncomfortable. Stood for 1hr. That day was horrible. I was glad to be home. Spent time with my mom and kids.

Saturday 22nd.... rested all day long. My mom left back to California and my kids were great helpers. Missed them so much. It's like I caught up on all the sleep that I lost out there in Florida. Still can't sleep past 2 hrs at a time, I get so cramped up, my back starts hurting so I have to get up and walk around. Also, during the day my stomach was so upset and I'm thinking it's all the antibiotics finally getting out of my system. Was not fun taking on/off my garment all those times. Anyways... slept ok at night. I'm noticing my legs hurt more, it feels like growing pains.

Sunday 23rd... woke up stiff, walked it off. Now just hanging with the kids. I can't wait to take the drain out. Once that is out.. I think things will be way better. Going to try the butt out garment in another week. I love how my results are coming out. Pretty impressed. I've been doing the heating pad on and off and it helps. I even give myself massages. I have a question... do any of you get sharp shooting pains? I do and I hate them :-\ well that's it for now. The 1st week was rough but as the days go by, they're getting a lil easier, I just want the sore spots to not be sore anymore, wish the swelling would be completely gone but I know with time, things will be all in place. Happy Healing To All!!!!! Thanks So Much For Everyone's Feedback... Much Appreciated!!!

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BBL Train.... you have been so helpful through all of my journey. Thank you my Texas neighbor ;-)
Anytime girl. We are all here for eachother ! Happy holidays !

Have to admit... each day does get better. I'm...

Have to admit... each day does get better. I'm happy I found a Dr who will take my drain out for me rather than my husband playing Dr and doing it. Today I did a lot on my own and only asked kids for a lil help ;-) last night was a lil rough due to staying in one position.. got a bad headache so I would just get up and pace around from the kitchen to the living room bcuz I did not want to lay back down. I dread laying down now. Other than laying down in one position, everything else is doing good. Need to start giving myself massages and need my husband to give me one on my back. Back to watching A Christmas Story with the fam. Merry Christmas Eve To You All... Be Blessed!!!!

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Today had my drain removed, I found a PS out here...

Today had my drain removed, I found a PS out here to pull it out for me. Thank God cuz I don't think I could've done it. When I went, I told the nurse that there was bad burning from the incision where the tube was coming out from and when she went to cut the stitches, she tells me "No wonder it burns you, there's a suture digging in your skin." She cut it and she pulled it and showed me and it was big, the piece that was stuck in my skin. Then she asked if I was ready for her to pull out the drain and I said "Go For It!" Ouch.... it burnt the whole tome she pulled it out. That thing is about 9 inches long. Even burnt afterwards for about 30 min. I feel so much better now. I'm so glad it is out now. Going to order another garment 2mrw from Salama's office. Yup... doing the butt in so my husband can cut the butt out. The butt out garment is way to darn tight for my ass... I don't like it and neither does he on me so I can't complain since he is the one that paid for my ass ;) he's such a
Great guy... 15 yrs together and still in love as if we first met ;) anyways. I'm loving my results. Yes I'm not skinny and yes I still have all my stretch marks but love the shape of my body. Salama did his work on me. Tummy tuck is later on in life... maybe... we'll see. I'm so happy I'm not a long back anymore, I have booty now :)

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kudos chic ! time massages to 20 min front and 20 min back, twice a week....till you have 10 at least. lots of healing ur way !
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So glad it went well removing the drain and that you're feeling better :)
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Ugh... I found a dent in my butt... I am so bummed...

Ugh... I found a dent in my butt... I am so bummed out :'( hoping when booty drops and gets soft, it'll fill it in. I am just happy that I have A new butt rather than my old flat butt. Need to put the board in today, kinda dreading it since it looks so uncomfortable.

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How much did he charge u and how much would u say u spent on a room?
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I spent $6,500 but that was half a year ago when I booked and put the deposit down to keep that price before he went up in price. I stayed in a 1 bedroom condo for about $900 for 9 nights. Look on Homeaway.com
The board isnt uncomfortable at all. I actually sleep with mine. Ive noticed a few lil dents here and there in my new buty well at least to me they look like dents but people tell me they cant see anything. Im dying to sit my ass down!!
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I am 16 days post op and feeling good. I have a...

I am 16 days post op and feeling good. I have a lil burning but that is due to the fact that I need a massage desperately... I get one 2mrw, Thank God. I'm going back and forth on ordering a Squeem. I think I am. Ugh.. the only thing that sucks is that I can't sit and my poor kids are just here at the house. At least my hubby is taking them out. Well yesterday I went to the mall with the hubby and kids, had to sit down on my knees in the backseat which wasn't bad. Went into Hollister and this dumb broad bumped into my ass so hard that I felt it hrs later. I wanted to sock a bitch... she didn't say excuse me or sorry. Instead of reacting with a punch or cursing at her, I grabbed my ass and my daughter was so sweet and concerned. Mind you she's only 13 soon to be 14 in a couple of days. She said let's go mom, it's too tight in here and too many people. Other than that.. I'm good. I've been living with my heating pad too, it's such a good thing when I start hurting.

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I have a dent too :( actually 2 one bigger one smaller. I'm hoping they fill out too. And yes, the board is uncomfy!!!! but it does make things super smooth :-)
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I'm hoping they go away when things start dropping and softening up. I like the board but sleeping with it hurts. I wear it during the day but not at night. That's exactly what I have too, 1 smaller & 1 lil bigger :-/
I have dents too, at the bottoms of my cheeks. I think once things drop and settle they'll be fine :) we have to remember that we are still SO early in the healing process. Personally I think the board is best when laying flat or sleeping, I hate trying to sit in my directors chair with it! But it really does make my stomach look way better than the foam did there. Hang in there :)

Happy New Year BBL family!! I'm doing ok. I just...

Happy New Year BBL family!! I'm doing ok. I just want the swelling and the burning to go away. I know with time it'll go down. I also have to keep reminding myself that I am not skinny and I have extra skin and stretch marks so I won't look like a lot of the thinner girls. I do admit that I love the fact that my stomach is so much smaller than before and my butt looks good. Kinda bummed out due to the fact that I wish I had fat injected in my hips, I have very tiny but yet my shoulders look like can be a boxer, they're so broad. Can't wait to receive my Squeem. I'm fed up with the garment. I really feel that it's compressing too much on my hips and thighs. I just need compression on my stomach, waist, and back the most. I will post pics on thursday.

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Happy birthday!!!!
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Thank You
Happy birthday!. Let me know what you think of the squeem
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Well I'm 3 weeks today and I had to drive my kids...

Well I'm 3 weeks today and I had to drive my kids to school. They went back today after Christmas break. Talk about sitting... it sucked. I put a pillow and the boppy and that didn't work, I mean it was cushiony but just sitting period hurt :( but I have to take my kids to & from school so I need to suck it up and just do my job. I am sad that my kids aren't here... they were such awesome help. Just waiting on my Squeem vest. Better be here today since I paid for 2/3 day delivery. Will post a pic later. My butt isn't huge but it's perfect size for me ;)

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Hey GueraB I never drove with boppy as it was too big. I used the neck pillow that people use for flying to put around their neck. I placed it right under my thighs letting my butt hang off and I put another neck pillow behind my back so my butt didn't push against back part of driver's seat. It worked for me and didn't make me sit up so tall in car as boppy would. If you are interested in the yoga mat method check out RosaPR's blog. She has pics for that on her blog. Good luck & continued healing :-)
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Thank you for the info :) may have to try that.
at 3 weeks i too drove on boppy and was fine. it waa umcofortable but didnt hurt. i drove 10 min to drop off at school... you will be fine girl :)
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Well I feel as if I should be thinner but have to...

Well I feel as if I should be thinner but have to realize that I do need a tt but that will come next year. I just need to work on my arms and work on my tummy. I don't want to lose weight in my butt since it has gone down a lot. Mind u, it was flat to begin with so what I have is good. My hisband is already saying round 2, oh hell no.. he can go thru the pain with me too amd he can get it done also, lol. Sorry the lighting is different than the before pic but that's really me :)

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Wow girl it looks great! glad you updated...I hope he does mine round like that!
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Thanks Mama! Mine has shrunk so much, but it's so much better than day 1 ;)
Your new booty is nice and your hubby is too funny.
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They never told me how long to wear the...

They never told me how long to wear the compression garment for so I'm kinda lost on how long?

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your welcome kit states 8 weeks
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Ha ha ha... maybe I should read it again. Ooops, too funny. Lol. Thanks BBLTrain.
i have already stopped wearing my garment 3 weeks po...i honestly dont think it does anything for the butt, i think it puts too much compression on it when u take it off and on. it doesnt feel right to me. i just wear a really tight garment on my stomach with the boards and foam, the vedette 500
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Well today is 4 weeks post op. I feel my butt has...

Well today is 4 weeks post op. I feel my butt has shrunk a lot but you know what? It's so much better than before. I mean I had nothing now I have something :) I still have a lil tummy pooch but I can live with that, the hubby doesn't mind at all. He's so happy with my new butt and even when I get down at the fact it shrunk, he's such a great encourager. God I'm Blessed With The Best Guy! I know I need a tummy tuck but my butt was my priority. I still have some numbness in my back and flanks. I don't think the Doc took so much out of my tummy due to the fact that I have mommy skin... loose skin and stretch marks. Other than that... I'm still healing and I'm praying my butt stays just like this, if not then I know a tummy tuck will make the illusion that I have a big butt. I just look thick now and not just flabby so I'm a happy camper :)

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You look great! Don't worry, my butt has shrunk so much in the last 3 days. It looks totally different with and without the garment on! which is frustrating b/c I have to hide it at work with the garment on but without it's not that noticeable. I think size really stablizes at 4 weeks though or so I've heard, then the fluffing stuff happens when our swelling in our legs and back goes down even more and the fat softens, so it's only up from here. And thank you for your encouraging post on my wall. I wish people in our real day to day lives were as nice as most girls on this site.
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Awww.. thanks babe. If I keep this size butt then I'm good. It shrunk the other day like one day to the next. Ok... what is this fluffing? I want the swelling to go down on my back/flanks. Two spots on my flanks burn. There's tons of compression there too. You're very welcome for the post. Be you babe and if you're being you and they act the way they do then u know they're only hating acting jealousand envious of your new body. Shoot... I'd be envious but not to talk trash or treat u like crap. I would ask you questions in regards to who did your butt cuz I'd want a butt like that. No but for real... you look amazing and for you to lose that much weight Is also encouraging and inspiring. Stay strong and don't let their miserable selves get to you. Just smile and wave, lol.
Hey Guera, How are you feeling??? You you great girl!!! Having a nice body requires a lot of work to keep it that way!!! Keep working on it every day!!
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I'm 32 days post op and when I take off my foam,...

I'm 32 days post op and when I take off my foam, board, spanx, waist cincher, squeem.. my flanks start feeling like they're on fire. Guess the sensation is all part of healing. I hate it. Nerves take a long time to heal :( has anybody else experienced this sensation also? There's also lil pink marks on my flanks, they've been there since day one so I don't know if those are burn marks from the cannula. Who knows, I just want to heal for good already. The healing part is so annoying.

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I tried to see the pick with blue shirt but it said cannot be loaded or something. :)
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Are you sure? Try it again and see if it opens up. I tried it right now and it opened up :-/ let me know if it still doesn't open up.
oh ok, its fine now, thanks.

What the hell is up with this place? Shoot... I...

What the hell is up with this place? Shoot... I try to update but maybe bcuz I'm bigger and still need a tummy tuck and don't have banging results, people don't respond which is fine with me bcuz all that matters is that I LOVE MY RESULTS! Then all this drama crap saying people are photoshopping their pics. Seriously this place is for encouragement not for put downs. I give up. I feel like deleting pics and getting far away from this site. I hate drama, I'm too old for it.. I'm not a young spring chicken. I'm an old woman. I back Salama up all the way. He does great work and I'M HAPPY WITH THE NEW ME AND THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS!!!

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Hi amiga! I saw you have your rant and thought I would come in and drop some lines! I am 7 weeks myself and let me tell you - i have had no time to update even my own blog. I will say this, give without expecting something in return. some people are more readers then they are commenters so its ok girl. Plus, some girls are getting way to picky and swear they are made of clay....expecting Salama to chistle them like stone. UM NO! We are made of living organisms, skin, water, oils, faths, tissues, skins etc and each behave individually and differently! I am so so so damn happy with my results! I am not perfect but he got me way closer than I was before. My body is so changed! But I can throw some names out of girls bashing and when you see their before pics and their after pics...you see the greed and immaurity, He is a surgeon not MATTEL factory! I havent seen a single shitty before and after...everyone is hella skinnier, everyone has a waistline and a bangin butt!
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I have seen people not follow diets, liquids and garment regimen and then you see them whining about results, People doing the grown up before its okay too...they dont understand how orgasms affect your recovery....you loose vitamins and body weakens. You wanna know why most teenage boys get all skinny at that age, cuz they are playing with themselves and sucking dry! Well, ladies follow all the rules and start your surgery expecting some fluctuations.... his work is the best out there. I chased him for 2 years....ive carefully read his reviews and other surgeons reviews...other blogs and you know what ? There is no flanks, waists like his! Some girls are left with some fat but he has a limit and while you may think that hey that girl looked bigger than me...she may have not been in person. Pics can't show all and girls just be real, dont be friggin greedy and sopt thinking your plasticably moldeable....your not! Any who, now I had my rant. Darling, I think you look marvelous. He found your shape...it looks great...whole different body. You look so feminine and beautiful! Rock it out !
Awww... thanks so much BBLTrain, you are amazing babe. You nailed it on point. I see these girls bashing Salama and I don't understand why. I knew he couldn't make me look like a porn star or a famous chick. All of our bodies are different. I went in there saying to him "You Do What You Think Is Best For Me, You're The Dr.. Not Me!" My husband said to me "Babe, Have Faith In His Work." Salama looked at my husband and said real polite and sincere "Thank You." That's exactly what I had in him was faith. He marked me up and was talking to himself while marking me saying "No not this. If I do this it won't look right." Then he told me to look at what he was talking about and he was right, wouldn't look right. I did not go with a wish pic. I basically went in there with a "Make Me Look Better Than The Way I Look Now" attitude. Do I regret not losing maybe 10 more lbs? Yes but oh well... I love the new me. You're so right about the 4 liter limit. I love my flanks. He's an artist. Umm.. I fall into that catagory about the garment. I stopped wearing it, lol but I have foams amd board with Spanx, shirt, waist cincher, and my squeem. I can't breath or really walk. Lol. The other night I went grocery shopping and I swear I thought I was going to get hit by a cart in my behind, lol. Thank you for the encouraging words.

5 weeks today and man do I itch so badly on my...

5 weeks today and man do I itch so badly on my back. Sucks big time. Got my Vedette today... it's tight. Dang... shots out to my girl Bootylisious, she looks so freakin amazing. Salama did art on her. She's gorgeous and such an amazing personality. Love That Girl!!! Nothing major to report. I am doing great. My incision at the bottom right butt cheek where he injects the fat bugs me, It feels like how a bruise would feel... it's a lil irritating. I was comparing tummy tucks with good drs out here & there's no comparison to Salama. He does amazing work all the way around so I will make that he will be the one to do my tt. ;) be Blessed my bbl family

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You look awesome! Thank you so much for your detailed posts. It helped me a lot with my decision… I am going to stick with Dr. J. Please send more pictures.. Good Luck.
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Thank You. I will post a pic soon ;)
The Benadryl hardly worked for me. I went through a pack of the pills in a week and the cream in a few days. It takes time for the itching to go away. Ever since I tried eucerin lotion it has been helping a bit but I think it's the garment that is the culprit. Ruben told me to get a prescription called atarax from a dermatologist I never got it cause the itching has gotten better.
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I know I need to post pics but too be honest I'm...

I know I need to post pics but too be honest I'm not model status or big booty status. My butt was huge at first but who's isn't. I mean I got 1,000 ccs injected which is a great amount with my rear being so small. I also believe before surgery I was losing weight and to begin with I had no ass well working out made it worse, I lost more there. Well I guess that's where I lose my weight. I haven't worked out and I'm eating super good ;) so why is my butt disappearing? I mean it's still cute and bubbly but too be honest, it doesn't match my body. I need my tummy tuck. So I called up Nancy and I will put my deposit down towards my tt and I will schedule it summer 2014, so a year and a half so that way all my swelling is down and gone. If I take pics don't mind my pooch and leftover fat. I knew I would have some since I was overweight and need a tt.

Another thing that's bugging me is this burning sensation that I have on my flanks. I'm doing everything I can to make it go away but nothing works. There's even pink marks and what I'm thinking is that I got burnt with the cannula. I looked online what burns from it looked like and they said it would be pink on the skin. I mean he did get a lot of fat off my flanks that's for sure ;) I'm just tired of feeling it when I bend which that I hardly do since the burning bugs me when I have the cincher on. Speaking of cincher. I'm sick of it! I want to be wearing normal clothes without cinchers and spanx under and board. I have one pic that I took. Yes I know I need more from front and back. Will do it soon. Sorry I haven't updated lately. I'm just so self consious about the way I look.

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Just so you know the tt is not that bad as long as you are just getting a tt...its when you get lipo tt and muscle repair its not painful and recovery is longer!!
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I meant to say ist not painful as long as you are on top of your meds its more of a comfort thing
I'm getting the tt with the muscle repair and lipo. I have to wait a year since I'm only 6 weeks post op BBL, so I'm not gonna get it til a year and a half.

Here are a couple of 6 week post op pics. Mind...

Here are a couple of 6 week post op pics. Mind you, I was not thin to begin with but love the way Salama left me. I am going to get a tt and I know that will bring my butt out more. I was over weight going in but Salama did great. He sucked the heck outta my flanks, he sure does do aggressive lipo. I am still swollen but I know that takes time. Overall... I'm pleased with my outcome. No complaints at all. Started sleeping on my sides and it feels good until my waist cincher starts digging into my shoulers. I still can't sleep on my back, it hurts. I sit on my pillow only to take my kids to school and I've been doing that for awhile as soon as I get home, I stay off my butt. I will update at my 8 week mark.

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Hey your body looks so much improved. It is nice to see satisfied ladies. I am 13 days post op and this tight ass garment and the damn swelling that has moved. Down to my knees is killing me. Can't wait to pass this stage.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE COMPLIMENT :) Ugh.. girl I do not miss the first 2 weeks at all. I hated the 1st week the most. The garment sucks ass. I hated it. My feet and calves looked as big as my thighs, no lie, I was getting kinda scared. I would walk so much that they would still be swollen. I feel ya. The time will fly by ;)
Dr. S sculpted you very well!! I think u look great without the tuck!! Thanks for updating!
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Well I'm 7 weeks today. Nothing has changed much....

Well I'm 7 weeks today. Nothing has changed much. I know I'm still swollen in my back and flanks. My tummy is not pretty but I can cover that up, no biggie since tt will happen next year. Shoot, Salama hooked this Guerra up with a nice butt and a waist. Can't complain!!! He's seriously amazing at what he does. So I looked up local ps around here and no thank you for the tt. I'm sticking with Salama. I love his tt work. Oh yeah... I'm still not sitting a lot. Only to drive my kids to and from school. Maybe next week I may sit a lil more ;)

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Looking sharp......pow.booty!
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Hey baby girl;) can't wait to see how much more amazing ur body will look w ur TT;) maybe it will inspire me to get one! Xoxo
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Awww... thanks love. I'm so excited and I have a year of waiting. That gives me lots of time to lose weight in my arms, well tone them :) I hate my arms.

Grrrrrr.... I hate this burning sensation in my...

Grrrrrr.... I hate this burning sensation in my back & flanks? It's so frustrating. I was told and even read that it can last up to 6 months. I'm so tired of it. Guess ice packs will be next. I also have days where I'm super swollen in lower back and when I massage it out, it helps. It's all compressed very well.

I just have to keep reminding myself that he really didn't touch my stomach area due to the fact that I do need a tt. I wish I could get the tuck next month but have to wait a year :'(

If any of u have any remedies for my burning and soreness back & flanks please fill me in. Thanks Luvs. Glad the Ravens won the super bowl even though I'm a die hard Oakland Raiders fan #RaiderNationBaby as long as they beat the 9ers ;)

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I'm a little over 4 months pst op, and I still have the burning sensation...it gets better and better with time though.
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:-( boooo, something I did not want to hear. Well I'm glad you're saying it gets better over time. Thank You So Much For The Feedback, Mucb Appreciated ;-)
That sucks! I guess we take a lot longer to completely heal than we think. As for remedy idk? R u still getting lymphatic massages? Maybe that will help?
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Nothing new just still swollen. I'm ready for my...

Nothing new just still swollen. I'm ready for my tt, next year 2014. Love my booty. Still the same size as it was at 4 weeks.

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You totally do not look like you need a tt... Is that extra skin, or extra fat? Because it looks more like you may just need a bit more lipo, unless that's extra skin. Either way, I love your before and after pic comparisons, you can definitely see the difference. Happy healing love!
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It's extra skin :( I wish it was extra fat, I've had a couple drs tell me I need a tt including Salama. Thank you so much for the compliment about my before and after.
Wow you dnt look like you need a tummy tuck. U look good.
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It sounds kinda fishy to me. Then the screen name...

It sounds kinda fishy to me. Then the screen name they chose, yeah... I know it's not legit. Somebody by the name of Nichole Fukuoka. Ummm, what the heck? Anybody else get a message like this? It seems weird to me.

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Hey lady! So it seems part of your message is deleted. Not sure if RS deleted it. But someone contact you with a weird name to do what?
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I guess to partake in a new thing on RealSelf called My Journey on RealSelf. It's legit because I contacted Kristy on here and she is aware of the message. Just caught me off gaurd.
I got a request a while back when i was about six weeks into recovery. At the time my doctor was going to be featured. It was from realself as well. Hmmm
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Nothing Exciting Here. I'm sitting more without my...

Nothing Exciting Here. I'm sitting more without my pillow. Haven't lost anymore and looks just as it did at week 6. I have a consultation next month for a tummy tuck with a different Dr just realizing that it'll be better if I do it in the state I reside in or even my home state. It'll be a process.. need to gather information and details and see pics before I decide on anything. If nothing attracts me, then Salama will be the man.

My butt still has sore spots. I went on Tuesday for a massage and she said that I still have swelling. I wear my waist cincher, foams and board at bed time.

Hope everyone had a blessed valentine's day.I know I did ;)

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Thanks for the updates your transformation is great you will love it after your tt I go in on March 5 I'm 5'4 170lbs I'm asking for 1500cc per cheek and 400 each hip (going for the Max)
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Thank You. Yes I cannot wait for the tummy tuck. I have tons of loose skin and I hate it. Good luck with your BBL journey.
Dayummmm girl. Lol your bum looks great! Thanks for the updated pics! Waiting on a response about volume loss? I'm not going to Salama so I know my results will be different but I've been really concerned about when I would be able to see the 'final' product after my sx. Thinking of rebooking for June 2013 instead of Nov 2013! Yay.
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Well 10 weeks today. Let me tell you, I itch so...

Well 10 weeks today. Let me tell you, I itch so freakin bad and I Googled that ish to see if I'm ok and it's all part if nerves reattaching and it's a good sign. I swear it looks like I have a disease always itching. I slept one night without any waist cinchers or spanx and omg I turned to the other side and it felt like somebody was giving me an Indian burn but 20 times worse, felt like my skin was going to rip open. Not doing that again, gonna make sure I sleep with a cincher and spanx on. It was an ugly feeling. I'm sitting without a pillow now. I had to sit on the floor to help my daughter with her science project and oh gosh it hurt so bad trying to get back up, will nevet do that again cuz it feels like my butt was all squished and gone, lol, it wasn't, it was all there.

My thing is I have no idea what fluffing means.... what is that? I will post a butt pic soon. I just took one of my waist since my sister wanted motivation to lose weight, she's crazy but it worked cuz she's at the gym everyday.

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Hey Girl, I just read your whole journey, you look soooooo good now! Go Girl! I can't believe there's people that would have something negative to say! :( ur new body looks awesome! I found you because you posted a comment on my wall. I hope my results look as good as yours! I feel like the doc didn't put enough in my butt. :( we'll just have to wait an see. It sucks ur doc wouldn't do the tt&bl together. I wish I would of known sooner, I could of referred you to mine. He seems to know wt he's doing. Lol the only plus side to not getting it done together is, you can lay on ur tummy. I hate life right now. I can't lay anyway! Lol it is so hard trying to find a good way to sleep! I wake up a few times a night swore! My Doc prescribed me oxy-codone omg, its great for the pain. He's really good! He even comes to you after ur surgery to check on you. I thought that was awesome! I sure didn't feel like getting in the car only days after my surgery. Well everything on me still looks swollen and ugly but as soon as it gets better I will post some pics. And since ur not getting your tt till next year, one tip on how to show off ur sex body at the pool with showing ur tummy is....buy the bathing suits that look like a bikini but they still have a strip down the middle in the front. Those are sexy, they show off ur butt & waist, yet they hide the tummy. Take care Girly, XOXO
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Youre rocking that bootie Miss Guera. It suits you quite fine ☺
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I'm 3 1/2 months post op. No change at all just in...

I'm 3 1/2 months post op. No change at all just in need of a tummy tuck majorly bad. I have no new pics since it still lools exactly the same. Still don't know what fluffing means. My butt feels nice and jiggly and feels
like real fat ;-) I love my booty. Dr S missed a couple of spots but I'm ok with that since I am planning on getting a tt in December with another Dr due to the fact that I want to stay in my state. Don't want to spend way more than I have too on hotel, flights, food, and more importantly... being away from my kids. I hated being away from my life (my kiddos). My husband and I did the math and it would be the same if I was to fly to Fl or stay here and drive 3 hrs away. Salama was giving me a GREAT price for a tt since I was one that wanted both procedures done at the same time when I booked last June and he wasn't doing both.
I still have burning sensation all in my back but learning to deal with it. When I sleep on my back... it hurts, so basically I can't. Whe. I sleep on my right side, it burns the most. I notice when I sit for too long, my butt hurts bad. That's mainly it.

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it looks great!!!.. im def gunna do my revision with salama
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Hi guera we have same height n weight if you don't mind me asking what were your measurements before n after bbl thanks!
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I didn't do my measurements before. I didn't really care because I knew I would have a nice butt after surgery. I'm sorry =/

I am almost 5 months post op. My butt is the same...

I am almost 5 months post op. My butt is the same as week 4. I love it. Now my stomach on the other hand looks horrible now that everything is soft... it's all hanging and loose. I workout everyday well except Fridays and the weekend.. that time is for my fam. I eat clean but I do admit, I splurge here and there, but I don't over do it. I can contain myself. I'm sooo happy that I don't have a flat back anymore, I finally have a scoop. Already set my surgery date for a tummy tuck in December with Dr Cortes. Super excited about that. I need a tt soooo badly. All the drs I've seen have told me that I need one. Once I get that, I'm done with my body. I've always wanted a butt and a flat tummy again. Oh.. dr Cortes is also going to lipo all over including inner thighs and more on my bra line and I'm asking for arms too. I haven't gained weight but I haven't lost any. I'm scared to lose since I don't want to lose my butt. Dr Salama is amazing at what he does... I have no regrets going to him. I kinda regret not getting hips. Dr Cortes is going to add that too. I just want the time to fly already. In 2 weeks, taking the kids on vacation to Playa Del Carmen Mexico to chill on the beach :-)
I still get burning sensations all on my back and mainly on my lower fkanks. My scars are noticable because I'm soooo white skinned. Need to get outside and turn brown especially before our trip. Other than that... healing process is almost over since I still have burning sensations. In the pics, you'll see how after healing that my tummy is loose and needs help... it's not fat, it's extra skin. No matter how much I workout, that nasty ugly skin will still be there :'(

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looking good
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Thank You
@GueraBooty Let me start off by say that you look amazing Ma! Dr Salama Hooked you up My question is I am Schedule for Dec 9th with Dr. Cortes But after seeing Dr. Salama work he is just as good he has that Projection I am looking for if you had to do this all over again would your 1st choice still be with Dr. Salama or Dr. Cortes you can inbox me if you want!!! in all honesty I thinking about changing to Dr Salama .
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9 months post op (no pics)

Nothing has changed, just the fact that my butt is perfect in size ;) I would post pics but nothing special. I do not like how loose my stomach is. Counting down the months for my tummy tuck. I'll be posting after that. All I need is the tt and I'll be good. No more surgeries after that. The bbl was a pain in the butt. Hoping the tt is a breeze. When I think about taking a pic.. I'll post it. Sorry I don't post every month like I should but nothing drastic has changed.

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You look amazing- your doing it the right way getting Tt separate from bbl. you will have way better results - nice tummy and booty to match
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I am 2 days post op today with the tt. Girl... the bbl is way worse than this tt. Bbl was way more painful. I can't see my results yet due to being all wrapped up in a garment with lots of foam.
Hello - Did u request hips with Dr Salama?
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Dec 13th was my 1 year post op bbl

Nothing has changed at all. Butt is all good and is still cute and bubbly. Yesterday had my tt with dr cortes in houston and I'm very impressed with it. I haven't seen my results. I see it as if I'm flatter than before, than I am good. The bbl is way more worse than the tt. I wouldn't get a bbl again but a tt, yes I would. Also the tt makes you realize that you use your core muscles for everything. Crazy. I started a new tummy tuck review but just waiting on approval for them to post.

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Wow. Great Job by Dr. Salama. I just want to say though that your tummy wasn't as bad as you made it out to seem :-). But I get it, I get told all the time that I look great I don't need surgery etc etc. You want what you want...but i've seen some floppy tummies (mine included haha) and it was really not bad. But I'm glad you have the body you want! You seem very happy and I'm more encouraged with my decision to go with Dr. Salama. Thank you for sharing.
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Girl... when I sit, tons of rolls. When in a plank position... nasty crap hanging. I think my tummy could've been done so much better. It is what it is. I am hoping Salama can fix me up again next June. He's doing a mommy makeover on me. You're in good hands. Salama is a true artist when it comes to booties. Thank you for your thoughts love ;)
Your booty is AWESOME! :)
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