Sx done 7/27/2012 Bbl Aventura, Fl Dr. Salama Pics soon come

My oh my! Where should I begin? I can't even...

My oh my! Where should I begin? I can't even begin to tell you how much I felt SSOOOO uncomfortable with my backside. I have a (or rather should I say had a) small frame (after two kids that shit went right out the window) and I am VERY, VERY, VERY top heavy. 34M to be exact. And no that's no typo. M as in Mary! So you can only imagine what I look like in the rear. Anyone wants some of IHOP's flapjacks! lol. Even though I have a little something back there, my top so overshadows everything. So I decided to do something-make the bottom match the top.

Dr. Salama. Here I come! I am so stoked at this whole experience. I used to think it was all a dream. I never thought in a million years that I would do any other plastic surgery other than a breast reduction. But I'm still in my child-bearing years and I'm not quite done yet with having children so the breast reduction will have to wait.

I'm 31 yrs old 5'7" and 207 lbs. I just had a baby about a year ago so my weight definitely went way through the roof unlike my first pregnancy which I remained pretty constant at 160 lbs. All my life I've been known as the black Barbie or Dolly Parton. After Dr. Salama is done with me I will be known as Upsidedown Dolly Parton :)). It's so weird how I came to choosing Dr. Salama. I was on vacation in Fl. While there I figured I'd schedule a consultation just as something to do since I'm down here. Nothing serious since I was still in the researching phase. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would go ahead and schedule my BBL. I met with him February 15th. He was very informative, gave me realistic expectations and his staff was immaculately wonderful. I'm not made of money but i thought the price was unbelievably affordable! I'm from NY, So for a procedure like this up here I would have probably paid double and had very less than favorable results. And to me, NY is not the marketplace for a procedure like the BBL....So it was a no brainier. Also in my opinion, no other PS on RealSelf received rave reviews as much as Dr. Salama. So I want to send a huge thank you to the other girls here on RS who helped me come to this decision.

I was considering Dr. Nedra Dodds in Atlanta, Ga. I think she gives fantastic results but she was more expensive. I also loved Dr. Markman's work as well but there was no bloody way in bloody HELL I was gon' pay $20k for a BBL. Dr. Mendiata had some unfavorable reviews and Dr. Panzino doesn't inject enough for me. Dr. Salama recommended injecting anywhere between 1100-1300 cc's. My only fear is with cc's like that I don't want to look like some video vixen or stripper. No offense to anyone! I just want to look moderately filled in the back. But as Dr. Salama said because of my top this would even me out. So we'll see. Before pics soon to come!

YAY! I just booked my hotel. We're only in March...

YAY! I just booked my hotel. We're only in March and I don't know if I can contain myself til June. I'm so excited! :))).

I'm going to be staying at The Best Western on...

I'm going to be staying at The Best Western on Stirling Rd. 6/12-27 $1055.

Just spoke with Teresa8296 and Ruben and we ok'd...

Just spoke with Teresa8296 and Ruben and we ok'd switching our dates. So now I'm set for July27th. Yayy! I needed the extra time to loose some of this weight. I'm doing the Hcg diet. Please wish me luck! I need it. Thanks Terry!

Does anyone know what the recovery pain level is...

Does anyone know what the recovery pain level is like? What could you compare it to? For those of you who have given birth before, would you say the pain is equal to or worse than labor pains? Idk it just seems like as my time is nearing, I starting to feel kinda guilty leaving them behind and so I'm thinking about bringing them with me. I'll be staying in Fl for two weeks. I know it sounds CCRRAAZZZYYYY but I've never been away from them for more than a couple of hours? Even though I know they'll be in great hands with my husband! I'm still feeling torn. If the recovery pain is anything like labor pain, then I think I can deal with it (because I delivered both my kids au natural and no epi) while in recovery. I don't want to make it seem like labor is a walk in the park. By no means do i mean that at all. I feel like i saw the devil each time I gave birth but I feel torn. HHEELLLPPP!!! I need a snap back to reality!

I am just a few more days away from getting my new...

I am just a few more days away from getting my new body! I only pray that 1) I come out alive to speak about my results and
2) That I have some nice results just like a few honorable mentions: Enjoyself, Luxury19 and RosaPR just to name a few. Wish me luck!

Hi Bbl sisters! I know I've been M.I.A for some...

Hi Bbl sisters! I know I've been M.I.A for some time. It's just that recovery was kinda hard and I'm having a real hard time processing my feelings, my new bod and everything that has happened thus far. So if you would be kind enough to give me sometime to myself, I would greatly appreciate it. I promise I will give a detailed review and post pics. Thanks!
Miami Plastic Surgeon

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YOU LOOK GREAT!!!!! ;-) from what I seen
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Hope you heal well!! Much love
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Great to hear you had the surgery and your in recovery mode, I left mestusage on your vm. Just was checking on you to make sure that you were ok. Happy recovery, talk to you when your feeling betta. I hope your having a smooth recovery, GOD bless you.
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Hey girl,

bump the review for now, your health is way more important. Please take time to get better. Sending prayers for even a better recovery. 

You can do it! Be strong!
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Glad to hear from you!! And that your ok. Hope your feeling good!
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GLAD TO KNOW EVERYTHING WENT OK.....TAKE YOUR TIME....#TEAMSALAMA
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Taking good care of yourself physically and emotionally is the most important thing right now. Take all the time you need.... hopefully you'll be feeling better in a few days.
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Hey girl, I feel ya... I've been MIA too. Will call you soon to check on you.
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How are you? My prays are with you. happy healing.
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Hope all is well......waiting to hear from you. I am at the Hampton Inn ....not too far from Best Western.
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Hope ur surgery went well and that u r ok. Please keep us updated.
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Hope all is well for you...Hope you have a speedy recovery..my bbl is August 6...
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Hope you are doing okay!
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Havent heard from u!! Just wondering how ur doing??
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Tomorrow is your big day! Good luck and happy healing!
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Good luck to you......Happy Healing.....Hope you get that booty that you want!!!
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wishing you a speedy recovery and awesome results. I arrive on the 31st, my sx isnt until the 3rd...if you need anything let me know.
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Well finally!!! I was just thinking about you yesterday...I so happy for you. The time will be here before you know it.
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UpsidedownDollypar,
Good luck with everything and keep us posted with post-op pics and reviews. Everything will be just fine and your going to look really good. :) Can't wait to see your after pics.Good luck hun.
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Hi Lina414. I'm actually still numb over the whole thing. Idky but I am. I finally decided to just bring the whole family. So it will be me (of course), my two kids and my husband. We got a two bedroom condo to accommodate us all. It cost me extra but I wouldn't have it any other way. I think it helps me with my convalescence. Thanks for the well wishes and good luck to u too.
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How excited you must be right now?good luck with everything! BTW did you decide on bringing kids? Im actually debating on that as well.
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10 more days!!! Can't wait to see your results....
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I know! I can't believe it! I'm still numb over the whole thing. Maybe while I'm on the table then Imma be like, "Omg, what am I doing here?" lol.
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Probably because you have been waiting so long. Once it gets closer u"ll be estatic!
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Hey hun...your surgery is almost here yay!!! How do you feel?
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