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3 weeks post. Snatched and Stacked (new pics)
- posted 3 months ago
- updated 2 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $7,799
- Moises Salama, MD (Aventura, FL)
Hello my BBL sisters! I have been browsing this...
- 16 Feb 2013
- 22 days pre
Hello my BBL sisters! I have been browsing this site for many months now and have been motivated by the various experiences shared. Now finally I have the time (and courage) to post. I couldn't push it off any longer with my date coming up so fast cause lawd knows I need the support! I also feel it's important for me to talk through my experiences because I have learned so much from others who have.
Now....I have had a flat booty all my life and BBL is my dream surgery! There is other "stuff" out there, but I would be way to scared to inject anything foreign into my ass....um no, never gonna happen. I know everyone wants a great body and posterier but as an AA female, its expected that you have at least a donkey if not a stallion (for all my RHOA fans, lol). Well, the booty gene skipped me. And to make matters worse, I have a belly and back fat...ugh. I dont have any kids so I can't use that excuse, lol. My highest was 215 after slowly creeping up over time. Well I have worked very hard and sacrificed good food and carbs and lost lost 30 lbs in the past year. I am currently 5'6 185 and I hope to lose 10 more pounds before my procedure. I turn 30 this year and this is my bday present to myself!! My procedure is 2 months before my bday so hopefully I will be healed and comfortable enough to really enjoy my new body.
My date is March 11th and I am traveling by myself and am looking for a buddy! I plan to have a nurse of course but if anyone else is getting theirs done on or near this date and are interested in buddying up, let me know.
I also have a dilemma... (opinions / advice appreciated!) A friend of mines has a short weekend cruise planned 3.5 weeks after my procedure date. Do you think I can go? I hate to cancel but it would be pointless to try to go and not be able to enjoy myself. I would try to avoid sitting as much as I can, but I'm sure we will be sitting around eating/drinking, etc...Other than that, I am not really sure how much time I would be in a sitting situation. I dont sunbathe, but if i found myself out like that, I would try and lay on my stomach if i could. is 3.5 weeks too soon?
The other thing I am trying to figure out is how soon before I can work. I really dont want to take 2 weeks off of work, so If i can take off just 3 days to a week max and just work remotely the next week. I just need to understand what the pain level would be and if I would be comfortable enough to work. I work on the computer so i would pretty much be on emails and calls all day. I'm also realizing now that pain meds may have me groggy and unable to work at all.
I will be posting my before photos real soon!
Went ahead and added my before pics. Boy they are...
- 23 Feb 2013
- 15 days pre
Hi ladies....So....i've been scouring the net for...
- 1 Mar 2013
- 9 days pre
So since it looked like either way I would spend a ton of money, I decided to go priceline name your price. I said what the hell, If I am going to pay a grip for a hotel then I am going to go all out and get a nice one on the beach hopefully on a good deal. My priceline criteria was for 2 adults since I wanted at least 2 doubles as I plan to have a nurse and a friend the first day). Well, they ended up putting me in Daddy-O hotel.....It turns out daddy-o hotel is a boutique hotel with only KING beds!!!!! It looks gorgeous but Ummmmmm NO. I cant do that with a nurse.... I called and tried to cancel, explained I needed 2 beds and told them about my surgery, etc. They were not hearing it. I called both priceline and hotel and no budge. I was literally about to cry because I refuse to pay that much (nearly 2 stacks) for anything that is already way over priced and not exactly what I wanted. So I called my CC to cancel it (the guy at Chase was so understanding and said I shouldnt have a problem....thank God for that). The thing is I need to wait for the charge to post to my CC before I can cancel through my cc. I am not about to book any other place until I am sure I can cancel this.
I need to be focusing on packing and getting everything I need, but I am still focusing on the hotel....Oh I tried air bnb and looking for rentals etc, but they are either not available, not meeting my needs or nearly as expensive as the hotels....And i need to be close to the dr because I will only have help for a couple of days. I am at a loss and back to square 0....I am hoping that by tomorrow the charge will post to my CC and I can get it removed. Suggestions welcome
Well the stress of the hotel has been lifted off...
- 3 Mar 2013
- 7 days pre
Ok ladies...1 week away and finally got a chance...
- 3 Mar 2013
- 7 days pre
So here is my list. It's a compilation of what was instructed in Salama's packet, what I want, and some ideas that I've read here. Anything else I need to add?? Especially if there are any good things for scarring because I get hyperpigmentation.
Clindamyacin (antibiotic...I'm allergic to penecillin)
Doc-q-lace (stool softner)
Zoloft (will pick up tomorrow cuz the pharmacy was out)
Dial Antibacterial body wash - Lavendar and Twilight Jasmine (Is this ok to use?? or do I have to use the plain antibacterial soap for my body...its so harsh and drying on my skin)
toiletries (toothbrush/paste, Cetaphil face wash, spf moisturizer, loofah, lotion, q-tips)
Pads (What are these for again? I got the ultra thin maxi's that I normally buy, I will go back and buy the thick ones if needed)
Cottonelle Wipes (Gentle Aloe & E)
Vinyl Mattress Cover
Funnel to pee. (it was 87 cents at walmart. Boy I seriously had to laugh at myself when I was searching the auto aisle to find this)
Several maxi dresses
a few little sweaters to go over the maxi's without shoulders
socks for surg
my bella cusina mini blender
the other items I plan to purchase but have not done yet are arnica capsules/gel, bromelain, and maybe benadryl?? Dont you need an perscript for the epifoam? I didnt get one. Also detergent (walmart was out of travel size)
I saw a lot of women had gatorade. They are like 80 calories and I dont like to use calories in my drinks unless they are alcoholic... lol....any alternatives to the gatorade?
I saw chucks/surgical underpads on the list in my packet but I couldn't figure out what these were and no one in the pharmacy knew....anyone know?
I started to doubt the results I would get for a...
- 6 Mar 2013
- 4 days pre
Heading down tomorrow....My nerves have calmed...
- 8 Mar 2013
- 2 days pre
Off to meet the other bbl ladies at our lunch and...
- 10 Mar 2013
- 1 day pre
I been running around all day for last minute...
- 10 Mar 2013
- 1 day pre
Thanks for all the love and prayers ladies. I'm...
- 11 Mar 2013
- On day of treatment
in bed resting. Msbootyinc and her family have been truly amazing. I have crazy hips and ass now. Pics coming soon.
So I'm maunevering really well. Everyone tells me...
- 12 Mar 2013
- 1 day post
Ok so first things first. I'm doing fine. Still...
- 14 Mar 2013
- 3 days post
Ok dolls I haven't updated for some time now but I...
- 21 Mar 2013
- 10 days post
So Celia was my massage therapist for my 2nd and 3rd massage and she was such a sweetheart and really good. The massage hurt really bad on my lower stomach where Dr. S was the most aggressive with the lipo. I mean burned! Even with the Percocet. I did feel better afterwards but I ain't gonna lie, it was tough. Oh and I got my last drain taken out yesterday too and that nearly made me cry too it hurt like a bitch! I had no idea the drain was so deep in there as it was getting pulled out of my stomach. Glad they're gone though. Phew. Luckily Dr. S referred me to a massage therapist in my local area so I already have my appointment set up with her for tomorrow. She travels so I don't even have to leave my house which is a plus.
So I have to say I really love my new shape... Dr Salama did the damn thang!! My stomach still needs a little work but with religious garmet use and extra pressure hopefully it will get where it needs to be. I'm surprised how flat it did get so far though considering where I started as I'm a little bigger than most of the girls here. Oh the other thing that still needs work is my back. I still have this 1 fat roll but its supposed to go down if I keep using the foam which I plan to do.
Oh and I have a dent in my booty! It's not super deep but if it doesn't fill out I may need a revision. I showed it to Dr S who told me to just keep an eye on it and send him pictures and it can be filled in later on if needed.
And the new garmet girls......mines was craaaaaazy tight. I only got it after my 2nd massage and I kept it on til the next day when I took a shower then put the old one back on. There was no way I coulda got that thing back on by myself. Celia deserves an award. I did bring it back to my 3rd massage and put it on again. Fast fwd to the next day with me arriving home now I had to take if off again and I'm back in the old one. I'll try and put it on after my massage tomorrow and hopefully stick to it for a while. It was super tight I was waddling in it lol and my ass was on fire. Celia seemed to think the size was perfect so I really need to try to use it to perfect my shape.
Ok gals the latest pics posted are not from today but from almost 5 days post where I have the dress on then 1 week post where I am not in the garmet.
2 weeks tomorrow and I feel great. My ass is still...
- 24 Mar 2013
- 13 days post
So I had my first at home massage on Friday with a mobile masseuse Dr S recommended in my local area. She barely spoke any English so that was a struggle but luckily I know a little bit of Spanish so we were able to meet half way. Whatever else we couldn't communicate she called her husband who spoke good English. So She came to my house with the massage table which was pretty big and comfortable and I must say she did a really good job. She pointed out some hard lumps under my skin which I didnt even realize were there but she said the massages will take care of them. Ill definately continue to use her for the rest of my massages.
Oh and my garmet!! The stage 2 was hurting like hell before but it's a lot better now. Its still super tight but its bearable. So I must have been just really swollen before which luckily has subsided some and I can even get the stage 2 garmet on and off by myself now. The hard part it just getting all the hooks connected. That part is a workout in itself. I even walked around in the mall for a few hours yesterday and was fine. For sure I had some stallion booty stares. Oh I bought a dress from Bebe for my cruise and my body looks bangin in it ;)
So it's 3 weeks tomorrow and I go back to the...
- 31 Mar 2013
- 20 days post
As far as recovery goes I'm feeling great except for soreness still where lipo was done. It's tender to the touch but not as tender as before
Also my stomach has went down a lot! What I thought was pudge or leftover fat was actually just swelling and I still have a little bit of swelling so it should go down more.
I still have a dent in my booty though. I pray when my booty drops it fills in or else it will need to be addressed. I still have a back roll though but I am hoping it will flatten out with the use of garmets when the swelling goes down.
Oh and I got a squeem! Found a lady in my city that sells them so I was able to go try it first and bought it last week. I got the medium and wore it over my garmet. That bitch was tight as hell. I went to sleep with it on and had to take it off in the middle of the night. It ended up bubbling in the middle too where my waist is smaller so it doesn't lay completely flat which seems to be a problem now. Oh and I ordered the vedette 128 in a medium. I got it on but that ish cut off my circulation so it's on hold for now. I went ahead and ordered the vedette 113 in a large waiting on it to arrive so hopefully that will hold me down for a bit. I need the removable straps with thong type garmet to get by on the outfits I'm gonna rock such as the leather dress pic.
Well ladies I am leaving for my cruise at 3.5 weeks on Thursday with boppy in tow. I'm just go an have to work it out somehow. First obstacle is work tomorrow....
My Doctor: Moises Salama, MD