I'm excited about the procedure - Brazilian Butt Lift - Aventura, FL

Hi ladies!! I'm excited about the procedure but...

Hi ladies!! I'm excited about the procedure but some unexpected changes happened with my family's schedule, so I'm looking to change my dates so everything at home will be covered while I'm out of town. So if anyone needs a later date... let me know. Thanks so much.

Height: 5'7"
Weight 189 lbs



Thank you RealSelf members for being so supportive...

Thank you RealSelf members for being so supportive in helping me to prepare for my surgery and helping me with my date change. Oct 8th is the big day

I have to give a huge thank you to ***Brandnew***...

I have to give a huge thank you to ***Brandnew*** for switching dates with me :-)!

Shout out for all the ladies going in next week...

Shout out for all the ladies going in next week and happy healing for out RealSelf sisters in recovery!! I have't booked my hotel yet, I really want to stay near the Ft Lauderdale airport because they consistently have great rates and I can just take the hotel shuttle to and from the airport instead of troubling Larry, but they said that that area is too far for Larry... added a few before pics

Hi RealSelf sisters! We all know that the risk of...

Hi RealSelf sisters! We all know that the risk of getting seromas increase with aggressive lipo, however I'm wondering if we can increase our chances of not getting them. Whether you're a bbl vet, just starting your journey, about to go into surgery or recovering from a bbl procedure, I'd really love to hear your thoughts about ways we can help lessen our chances of developing seromas.

Here are my thoughts ( I posted this on missmiami's thread as well :-) )

I know that aggresssive lipo comes with the risk of seromas, but I have a theory. After surgery our bodies are constantly filling with fluid in the lipo areas to heal itself, if we were able to keep compression on it, or in other words [bold] don't remove the compression in the torso area for at least a week so that the skin has a chance of reattaching to the tissue better[/bold] (no showers -maybe sponge baths for a week but torso has to remain compressed). It seems that as soon as the garment comes off, the fluid immediately fills those spaces preventing or slowing the skin and tissue reattachment process and increasing the risk of seromas. I wish we could get our massages with the garment on for the first week.... I'm sure there's probably problems with leaving compression on the lipo areas for 7 days, but it seems like taking it off causes so many problems. This would be more preventative and wouldn't be helpful if the seroma has already developed...

Would love to hear what you ladies think!

I can't believe I'm up at 1:03am. Flew in this...

I can't believe I'm up at 1:03am. Flew in this afternoon and met with Afrobeauty and her beautiful mother, shopped, went to pre op and shopped some more. It was good to finally meet Rueben and Larry. My surgery is at 11:30 am, Afrobeauty is before mine, so please keep us in your prayers.. thank you so much.

I have to give it up for ladies who keep us...

I have to give it up for ladies who keep us updated after having their bbl sx and give a HUGE THANK YOU for all of your prayers!! I was very uncomfortable after my surgery and could barely come on RealSelf, but when I did and read your comments, I can't tell you how much that encouraged me! You guys are great!

I'm trying real real hard not to fall in love with my swollen size, but I can't help it .. lol. I received 1100ccs and have no idea how many ccs were removed, but I like the size, even though the day after surgery, I thought it was too big and wanted it to go down some. Back at home.. thank goodness, but when I was fresh out of recovery, I kept asking myself "how in the world did Nini walk for 2 hours!" haha I walked my 15 minutes every hour or 2 and couldn't wait to get back to bed :-)

For those who will be using a nurse.... I used Best Care and received a really nice nurse, HOWEVER she kept asking to leave before her 48hrs were up....1 day to her was 8pm to 8am :o .. LOL! (this was very irritating... she did this both mornings)

I thought coming home was going to be tough, but thank goodness it wasn't for me...and this whole experience has made me very thankful for my family. I have so much catching up to do, all the new reviews and updates!! FabNewMe, it's good to see you updating and thank you so much for encouraging me when I was so discouraged! Baltimore, Nini, Forever, Afrobeauty, Brandnew414, Joselyn, Jayln, fit2bsexy, abettame, missy007, secretcharm, miss incredible, missmiamei, yassie, portland, MsFlat2FabAzz, Candiapple, BlossomedLily and Sexybaknew... A BIG BIG thank you ladies!!

Miami Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 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
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Hey- thanks so much for responding to me- I asked you a couple more questions about liposuction healing I hope you don't mind answering? Thanks love xxxxxxxxx
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I have another annoying question! Thanks for responding BTW this helps a lot, I don't get conclusive answers from a lot of people xxxxx
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are you still wearing your garments too? I wish I could see your results?
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Hey girl2, I was just about to inbox you. After my sx I deleted most of my pics off my phone and computer.
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Cinnamon2' How are you doing? Let us know!
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Hey belleisis! I didn't think our reviews would appear if we didn't have photos. It used to be that the person updating couldn't see their own review but other members could, but after the policy change members have commented that no one can see their updated review after they took their pictures down. I don't know if that's still a problem. I'm doing great... love my lipo results, still swollen in lower back, flanks and waist. I have some flat areas near the bottom of my cheeks that I'm hoping can be corrected. How's things going with you?
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I am so happy for you C2! I didn't realize that you'd had your surgery. You WILL fluff out and settle. BTW, I think that "fluffing" is actually gaining a l'il weight after surgery and stopping the use of your compression garment. I wore mine for 3 full months, and as soon as I stopped, I gained an inch in my hips that I know is not swelling. It has stayed consistent, day in, day out. Give yourself time-- at least 6 months, before you even think about a touch up. If your surgeon took care of "bidness", things tend to get better, rather than worse with time. Patience is key. One tip-- if you had your hips done, try not to bend down at all for 6 weeks. It's a tip that some surgeons don't tell you. You want to keep those shear forces off of your hips to keep the fat cells alive and fresh! I'm doing great. Bought a BC wrap dress today @ Banana Republic that I would not have DREAMED of wearing before. I'm planning on posting post op pics soon. PS: lower back, waist and flanks will be the last areas for swelling to resolve. Like I said, patience is important. Keep me posted!
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Reviews appear on your page regardless of whether you post photos. I think that your followers will be updated if you update your page, bit I'm not positive about that.
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C2, I only had 700 cc divided between 2 hips and it has made a world of difference. You will be fine!!!
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cinnamon2, you're post was very well said!
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hello im very happy to read ur review and glad ur ok its always good to no the sisters are doing good u will continue to be in all our prayers...I love ur results cant wait til my turn
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Thanks secret charm! Are you still stuck between 2 good doctors or have you decided yet? Thanks so much for your prayers and look forward to seeing your results!
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Hi ladies,

I know some of you have concerns over pictures, so let me explain what is happening and if you have questions you can PM me.

Because photos are an essential part of the story you're telling, we no longer offer the option to self-delete photos from a review.

We made this change in response to community feedback on reviews where photos were deleted. Site visitors who provided feedback compared this to ripping pages out of a book; it completely changed the story and made it difficult to follow a person's progress.

We can still delete photos at your request; all you need to do is PM your Community Manager (in this case, me) to confirm which photos you would like to have removed. However, we do hope you'll consider the impact this will have on your review, and for others who are learning from your story.

As mentioned, if you have questions please PM me as I am able to reply more quickly to PMs.



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Thanks Kirsty.
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Thank you kristy that gives me a little pice of mine :)
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No problem at all, we appreciate your understanding. :-)

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You said it cinnamon :-) its THAT option the gave us the courage to share our pics .
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It really made us feel safer about sharing our personal lives...hopefully they'll reconsider.
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Yeah I'm not sure if I will be posting anymore pics if I have to go through someone else to delete my photos. If all we have to do is PM you and they will be deleted, what's the difference between that and us deleting them ourselves? What are you going to say "No you can't delete them?" I'm not upset because I've already had all of mine taken down, but it's saddening because this will deter others, just as it has done for myself, from posting pictures on here, because only God knows when or IF they will deleted. I'm not happy with that, so I will post updates, but not sure on the photos anymore.
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I completely agree with you. When I pm'd Kirsty I mentioned this as well and told her that the most valuable aspect of RealSelf will be diminished because people won't post their pictures if they aren't free at will to delete them. She said she would pass along the feedback so hopefully those who do make the decisions here are still open to consider the feelings of the posters and not just those who view our photos.
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Hopefully they get that figured out because this will hurt them tremendously
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Hey PP, I think that one solution is to post pics wearing leggings and at least a bra. After all, if we are having BBLs there is no real reason for us to show our breasts or to be completely naked. After all, at the end of the day, It's the clothed silhouette that matters. I absolutely will not post nude pics of myself on this site. I believe that it is absolutely unnecessary, given that RS claims ownership of everything we post.
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Well I don't take nude pics period lol so I def wouldn't take them for this site but I have tattoos that will show even in tights. I don't mind showing my body but I wanted up block out my tattoos and I did. So I'm okay now
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How are you feelig and doing doll !
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Hey sexybaknew! your big day is coming!! Im a little down about my projection, this may be something you're going to need to need to really emphasise during your pre op with him. The recovery is very long, the impact on our families extends beyond our time in Aventura, so please please express your concerns to him no matter how fast he's talking, he's a very sweet guy and will listen but you've got to not concern yourself with being rushed... it's okay to ask him about the ladies wanting round 2s who are 8 weeks post op. We're pretty excited right after sx and are very swollen, but down the road is the real deal and you're paying a lot of money. My recovery is coming along pretty good though.
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