5 weeks new pics :)

I initially was going to get traditional lipo but...

I initially was going to get traditional lipo but after speaking to the doctor and seeing the amazing results, I decided to just go ahead and put the fat getting sucked out of me in a good place. I got lucky and paid the procedure so i'm booked in apr 24 which from what I heard this doctor Salama is booked until august.

I'm 5'3 160lbs but i've lost 45 already and don't want to loose anymore so that they can get a lot of fat out of me. I already have a butt but I want a more curves and a bigger one. I will post pics of my before and after for everyone to see and hope this finally happens. Also if anyone has any recommendations on how many cc's I should get please let me know

So I just did my lab work for a pre-op clearance...

So I just did my lab work for a pre-op clearance and spoke to Ruben will be meeting the doctor on the 4th will let everyone know how that goes hopefully I can get 1000cc's on each side.

So my lab results came back as perfect. Very...

So my lab results came back as perfect. Very expensive though 275, my preop was supposed to be today but, was rescheduled for the 10th. I'm trying to loose 10 more lbs before my surgery and can't wait to see the doctor. I hope he gets better, he's done a pretty amazing job on all you girls here on realself.

So I went for my consult today and let me just say...

So I went for my consult today and let me just say that the place was packed. I was scheduled to see the doctor at 1:30 and didn't see him until 2:30 but thats to expect since he was a week behind but I felt like he didn't spend that much time with me and if it wasn't for reading these forums, I probably would have left. He basically explained to me the complications that might happen that I would need to wear the garment for 2 months, not sit for 1 month, I can start tanning or going to the beach after 5 weeks, take any medication that has silicone for scarring, and then sent me to Ruben for my time of operation. Also if anyone has any suggestions for anything as far as preparing for my surgery please let me know. Thanks

Ok so my surgery is 11 days away, I'm having lipo...

Ok so my surgery is 11 days away, I'm having lipo of my arms, inner thighs, flanks, abdomen, and back but I don't know how to explain to the doctor that I don't want a high looking shelf rather that I want a wide big butt, I dont know how to explain but I will post pics so you can please help me in telling my doc.

So my surgery is in 9 days and I just got of the...

So my surgery is in 9 days and I just got of the phone with a relative that has discouraged me. I'm 22 years old and have always struggled with my weight after losing 45lbs, I have been able to maintain this weight for 2 years and this relative says that I will gain the weight again because I don't have the discipline to keep my weight even though I have for 2 years. No matter how much I loose weight I will never get the hourglass shape I want and that's mainly the reason I want to do this I want a silouhette that I like. Has anybody on here gained any weight after the BBL?

I've bought pretty much everything for my surgery....

I've bought pretty much everything for my surgery. Bought generic brand of Percocet, just had a deep tisssue massage to relax my body for surgery and made an appoitment for a pedi the day before surgery. So excited 7 more days till surgery.

So I got a call from the Dr.s operating...

So I got a call from the Dr.s operating coordinator and was literally begging me to reschedule. Apparently some out of towners were coming in for my date. So I asked my employer to change the dates and they agreed so she was happy. One good thing I got out of this is that now I'm the first person getting operated so the doctor will be fresh, not tired at all and can take all the time necessary on me.

My surgery is 3 days away, i'm a little nervous...

My surgery is 3 days away, i'm a little nervous but have faith everything will turn out great. Have not written a review yet but everyone in Salama's team have been great will post after pics as soon as I can

I feel to nauseous to write a full review. But as...

I feel to nauseous to write a full review. But as soon as I can I will post pics

So i'm 2 days post op. Let me just say that the...

So i'm 2 days post op. Let me just say that the first day was the hardest but its getting better. Im walking around and forcing myself to eat. Im so swollen on my arms, and they hurt the most. Sleeping on my stomach is a little uncomfortable but, my advice is that you won't know the pain until you actually get the procedure done. Also drink the pain meds they help alot. Im bruising like crazy so I'll post pics when I get my drains out. Also my ass is huge. I hope is goes down some but my main concern was my waist as you can see in my pics. I barely had a waist and now it's tiny. My preop measurements are 39, 31,44. Also when can I take these socks off lol

This picture does not do me justice but please...

This picture does not do me justice but please excuse my drains, Im draining like crazy. Also I'm anticipating taking a shower BBL sisters what's the best way to do this. I will post more as soon as I take a shower and wash my garment.

So its getting better, I was able to shower and...

So its getting better, I was able to shower and man does it feel good. I had sudden burst of sadness but was able to look at my bum. The botton portion looks nice im hoping this shelf look goes down which is the only thing I don't like. BBL ladies how long till you see your final results, does the booty go down alot, also did you guys have to wear a tab in the front its very uncomfortable. I took a pic but im so bruised up ill wait till they leave.

So im having one of those days where i regret...

So im having one of those days where i regret getting this surgery. Not so much on the resuts but rather the pain that comes along with this procedure. I have a bad headache and dont know what to do sleeping is still a hastle and I havent gone number 2 yet. Im so miserable right now. Anyone going through the same boat that can easee my pains?

Hi, everyone sorry I haven't posted any pics. Im...

Hi, everyone sorry I haven't posted any pics. Im just so bruised up and mom is the worst picture taker I can't do it. Anyways feeling much better took and enema and swiss kriss and i've been going number 2 again. My one question is am I the only one that gets itchiness on my buttocks? I mean its itchy and I haven't seen many comments about this?

Sorry these aren't the best but Im still bruised...

Sorry these aren't the best but Im still bruised up. Asked Noemi itchiness is from the skin strethching need to buy Palmers asap.

So today is exactly one week after my sx its...

So today is exactly one week after my sx its getting easier im only sitting when I go to the toilet, and while driving. Im a lil scared ill loose volume doing this but i have to get around to places and have no one to drive me. Also I will be completely honest I have not been wearing the arm sleeves 24/7 maybe 12 hours out of the day and I need advice on making this sleeve more comfortable. Anyone who came here to Aventura knows how hot it gets here and im a local and I can't take this heat with the sleeves. So any advice on making them more comfortable? Thanks
Preop measurements 38, 31,42
Post op 38, 29, 46

So todayi'm 8 days post op. I just finished my...

So todayi'm 8 days post op. I just finished my work shift of 7 hrs and it wasn't bad at all it kept me busy and standing and moving around which was good for me. I'm eating very little maybe 3 meals a day consisting of cereal, protein bar and spinach and chicken for dinner. What I was wondering if this is healthy what should one eat after this. I want to loose about 15 lbs. Thanks everyone.

So i'm 2 weeks post op and have not noticed much...

So i'm 2 weeks post op and have not noticed much loss of butt volume and I hope it stays like this. Much of my bruising has gone down, only have bruises on my legs and arms. My stomach and back are so hard and tender, haven't posted any pics because I want to wait for the swelling to go down as well as a burn mark on my waist to go away. Adding insult to injury my face is very pale, and I get winded if I do any vigorous excercise, went to the doc to check and they told me I have low hemoglobin, meaning I'm anemic right now. I've also had headaches that won't leave and was wondering if anyone else is going through this? Other than that the massages are a pain but as soon as they stop touching you in that area the pain leaves so there about a 7 for me. I've switched to a Medium garment with board and pads and everyday the swelling is subsiding will post pics in a month since none of my pants fit me. So BBL sisters do not buy anything before surgery wait till after your surgery to buy clothes.I used to be a size 6-8 and now none of my jeans fit me, I have to wear stretchy pants or sweat pants to get it over my butt and thats with 900ccs.

So im 16 days post op and very content with my...

So im 16 days post op and very content with my recovery and shape but only depressing matter is I got a burn mark on a side of my waist. I honestly don't know what happened but now im worried im gonna have a huge scar on my stomach, guess I couldn't have a perfect outcome and something bad had to go wrong but oh well will post pics when it heals.I don't think its the docs fault my skin might have been to sensitive to the lipo or garment. Anyway i'm posting a pic of the scar

So im seeing the doctor tommorow will let everyone...

So im seeing the doctor tommorow will let everyone know how that goes. I haven't lost much volume but I would like to know when will I see my final results of my bum as in how much more do I need to wait to see how big it's gonna stay.

So today I'm exactly 3 weeks i've lost about 9lbs...

So today I'm exactly 3 weeks i've lost about 9lbs since my surgery. Everyday I getting smaller as far as my lipoed areas and my butt is getting rounder and i'm very satisfied with the size, Im praying it doesn't get smaller. The doctor did notice that 2 areas on my butt lost volume but even I didn't notice that and neither did my best friend until he pointed it out. My burn is healing very well and im waiting for it to heal completely so I can begin applying mederma to it. I'm having a total of 12 massages since the doctor mentioned my stomach is still very swollen. My current waist measures 29 but I was hoping for 27 but the doctor assured me it is going to go down alot so I'm happy. My back is really smooth except for some upper bra fat which can not be lipoed, So anyone claiming that he didn't lipo that it's because they can't lipo there. My arms haven't really gone down that much but my thighs have gone down 5 inches since the surgery and he only lipoed my inner thighs. I can honestly say I'm very happy with my outcome, he really gave me an hourglass figure I wanted and I'm getting alot of attention from the men. None of my coworkers think I did a BBL they just think that my new waist makes my butt look so big lol. I can't wait to sit, just one more week. I'm currently in a medium garment and it fits me loose i'm looking to see if I can get it tailored in or just switching to a smaller garment.Will continue posting pics for you guys but from my experience aside from the burn mark I am truly happy with Dr. Salama's work for now not sure later.

So i'm 5 weeks out. Extremely happy with my...

So i'm 5 weeks out. Extremely happy with my results and my stomach and lower back are finally getting soft. My last massage is this friday and so glad I had Celia she really helped me with the excess fluid retention and swelling. Shes a little stronger than eileen so ofcourse you'll feel pain with her but there worth it. My burn is healing good and in some areas it's not noticeable. My butt jiggles like theres no tommorow and I haven't lost any volume since the last time I mentioned it. If yall have any questions feel free to ask.

Hi, everyone sorry about the pics hubby wanted me...

Hi, everyone sorry about the pics hubby wanted me to take them down.I'm 8 weeks today and swelling has come down a bit still have some hard areas in my stomach.
Miami Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Salamas staff was wonderful. Literally got there and in less than half an hour I was knocked out. Monica the nurse really helped me relax after surgery, Ruben and Nancy were very attentive. I cant see my results but from the mirror I can really see his work. Im swollen but I can tell he really saw my vision and even though I'm in so much pain it's still worth it.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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