OK ladies. After contemplating writing this review I feel that it is my duty to keep it real with you guys. This site first led me to selecting my doctor and I want to assist others in the future. With that said, I probably won't be posting again unless things drastically change. I wanted to change settings on her but unfortunately I cannot do that. I am sure that I will get a lot of negative comments and some not so negative. With that said, if u want specifics please inbox me as I think for my sanity I will not read the comments section. that is how deep it's about to get. so if you don't want the truth read no further. however, if you want the truth so that you can make an informed decision please proceed. here goes:
First off as previously stated I have met some wonderful ladies on here. Thanks gals you know who you are. This review may bounce around a bit as I will type as things come to mind. Soooooooooooooooo here goes again. Customer service at EPS IS FABULOUS!!! They respond quickly and are very efficient. Ruben, Nomie, Jennifer and even Nancy are GREAT! Celia and Eileen are fabulous and give the best massages. However, the staff isn't performing the surgery. Dr. Salama is pretty cool too. However, I do think he could be more personable. I think he has too many patients and the office isn't equipped with enough staffing to handle everyone. The practice has grown very fast. Which is great for business. I am sure that is why they training other physicians to perform the bbl so that Dr. S has some help with the workload. I do feel like NOW the place is run like a butt factory.
In the beginning I selected DR. S because I felt that he did the best butts. However, all of his butts in the past few months have not been his best work in my opinion. For starters he has started given less cc's which seems to be about 1200cc per cheek. I am assuming that he has been doing this for a better fat survival rate, fewer seromas developing as well as avoiding fat necrosis. Which I agree is probably in the best interest of the patients. imo, he doesn't give hip injections. why the office continues to maintain that he does is beyond me. what he gives are lateral butt injections which give the illusion of hips once the waist is lipoed aggressively. just ask his past patients who didn't have hips preop and requested them.
as for my results i am not pleased with the result. I am unhappy with the lost of volume. i think you women are paying hard earned money deserve the truth continued to update you on my journey. speaking for myself i think my loss of volume is very sad and some loss of volume could have been avoided. i should not have to pray to the fluffing gods after praying close to $7000 cash for a bbl.
i agree dr. s does the best lipo however has his most recent work been up to par imo: no. i don't think you should have to feel obligated to have a round 2 and/or revision surgery to fix major things that could have been avoided.
one of those biggest issues being the garment. the garment imo causes a lot of unnecessary compression. i do however, think they are trying to resolve this but at the moment are so focused on solving the issue with seromas that they are not listening to patients whom say the garment is too tight and is causing unnecessary compression on the butt as well as contributing to square or box butts. i think that if i hadn't worn the garment in which i was told to wear that i could have avoided a lot of loss of volume as well as maintained a more round shape post op.
as for my tummy you guys can look at the pics for yourself. idk what was done but the shape of my tummy at 8 weeks is not normal!!!! i do have lots of swelling and some scar tissue but the way my tummy pokes out is not only contributed to lose ab muscles. u can see that the bottom of my tummy is flat due to the wonderful lipo and the middle and top not so much. wtf happened? granted i had a ton of fat preop but i am unhappy that my tummy is uneven. not to mention the scarring leftover from the seroma. look at my preop pics and you be the judge. my tummy was not uneven preop. it was fat but shit atleast i had fat allover. also, look at my waist or hips or whatever you want to call it they are clearly uneven. i am not happy about that. my butt is alright. i mean it does have more projection than preop but nobody has noticed that i had work done on my butt. kind of sad. i think my butt overall looks fuller but not rounder nor has the projection that i was hoping for. i do love the s curve though.
i am not bitter nor ungrateful. i am sure that i will get attacked but whatever. i hope that in the future you guys will do a lot more research than i did. i hope that you are realistic in your expectations as i was. i mean honestly, had my tummy not been so jacked up post op i probably would be pleased. however, in a year or so i need to have it fixed which sucks. not by choice but because i have to. who the hell wants to walk around looking like that. i am embarassed to get undressed and cant wear a bikini looking like that. i also need to get my uneven hips or waist fixed as it is clearly obvious when i wear fitted dresses. it is very noticeable. even my husband and a few friends notice. you can look at the pics and see that.
with that said i am sure you guys wanna know the following: i am not happy with my results. i do think the office staff as well as dr. s are willing to fix these things. dr. salama is very helpful and is not a monster. this is not a bashing session but moreso about my results. but i am not comfortable going back to him for a revision.
this entire experience has been emotionally and physically draining. i will make appointments with other doctors for a second and third opinion.
would i recommend dr. s to someone at this point no. i don't think his butts are worth the current asking price. dr. jimmerson imo has better butts projection wise, shape, you dont seem to lose as much volume and he does hip injections. of course he is more expensive but you get what you pay for. think about it if you need a round 2 you end up paying the same price. however you only have to endure the recovery once vs twice. i don't know if jimmersons results are due to technique but clearly it's something. maybe eps should slow down on booking new patients as dr. s work is clearly going down.
be careful and please do your research. this review here that i am writing takes gutts. you haven't seen an honest review on this blog like this ever. not tooting my horn but this is as real as it gets. all of the pain i went through was in vain. i mean i look a lot better than i did preop but when you are paying your money you deserve to be satisfied and that i am not. i think my expectations were pretty realistic. i didn't ask for much.
i wish you girls much luck with whatever you decided. again, i am not trying to sway you from dr. s nor am i trying to sway you towards dr. jimmerson. just want you to be informed. dr. salama is a pretty nice guy and i do think he has good intentions however, i think they are performing too many surgeries and are losing touch with the patients. the garment is a huge issue!!!!! i don't know how they can fix it but hey thats not my job. again the staff is nice and helpful but they are not the ones performing surgery.
this is my journey not anyone elses. i hope you guys look at my pics and look good. start from the beginning and you will see i am not making this up. i know that my full recovery can take up to 6months to a year but i doubt anything changes drastically. i dont expect my butt to grow that much. if anything it will get smaller. i dont think a ton of swelling will go down nor will my tummy even out.
i will get a revision to fix the issues that i have but i am gonna find another doctor and do a ton of research. at that time i may start another profile or i may keep this one. i think i have the right to say what i want and be honest.
my tummy is getting softer and my butt is pretty much completely soft at this point. that is how i know my tummy has a ton of leftover fat because its not that hard or lumpy. it has spots of swelling but not lumps. the swelling is mostly on the side. the seroma scarring is hideous and i hate that. i hate my box butt too.
overall again i look better post op but i paid too much money to not be completely satisfied or almost satisfied. at this point i am sixty percent happy. i mean no one noticed i had my butt done which is sad. even other trusted friends and family agree that they wouldnt pay for what i had done and agree that i need a round two and need my tummy fixed. shucks i am sure dr. s would agree too. oh yeah this is another point, please know this blog is planted with fake profiles. in due time you guys will see this.. also notice that there are more profiles for folks waiting to have surgery vs patients that have had surgery. isn't that weird.
also ask yourself why so many need revisions or round 2. also if you have a good butt job it should look good in everything. not just leggings. i look better in my garment or fajas vs without it. wth! who wants to wear a fajas or girdle for the rest of there life. again, this is not an emotional rant. i am keeping it 100 with you girls. at first i was gonna reach out to the eps office but decided against it. i mean if you didnt get most of it right the first time why the heck would i pay the same dr for a revision. the office is willing to work with me and the wonderful ruben has reached out but at this point i am so dissappointed that i dont want to be bothered. i simply want my tummy fixed and that is all. ok i think i have covered everything. i am not satisfied, will not go to dr. salama again even though he does the best lipo i have seen. imo i think he works better on girls that have less than 4liters of fat and are somewhat small. that seems to be the best work he does. ok for real ladies this is it. he has a women shadowing him.
at this point my bbl wasnt worth it! some girls are happy with results but i am not. i want my jacked up tummy fixed. dont tell me its just swelling and blah blah blah. i am no longer in denial. i think that if dr. salama gave patients more individual attention and reduced the number of surgeries he performed that he would have more happy patients overall. remember when bbls first came out dr. mendieta was the man. now look at him????? food for thought. good luck guys.
oh yeah in case you guys ask: yes i have worn my garment and board for 8 weeks and still no change in my tummy. because of the compression and wearing it so much it did cause my butt to shrink though but not my tummy. hmmmmmm why. when i wear my garment and board my tummy is flat. when i take it off to wash it or shower and it's off for an hour my tummy pokes right back out, thats how i know something is wrong. i can wear it all day and take it off and tummy is flat. but as soon as its off for a bit for me to massage it or use heating pad that tummy pokes right back out like nothing happend. i mean i wear garment all day and sleep in it. why is tummy still looking a friggin mess. so i dont wanna hear what none of you who havent had surgery have to say. i wont be surprised if this real review gets deleted because its so brutally honest. imma post more pics full body this week so u see more of what i am talking about.
btw i paid cash for this surgery and that has a lot to do with why i am so pissed. i work hard for my money. i am hoping all you girls that are unhappy start speaking up like i did.
as for ruben i know you read and hope u dont take this personal. u r great and have a wonderful personality but are not the doctor which sucks. i think i have the right to speak up, detail my experience and share how i feel. dont be offended. u really are a sweetheart