TT & BBL Secduled for May 2012 with Dr. Salama in Aventura, Fl

Hello all! I am 30 yrs old a mother of two boys....

Hello all! I am 30 yrs old a mother of two boys. 5'1 150lbs. I carry most of my wait in my midsection. Before having kids i was very thin and hated it, after kids I'm heavy and hate it! I just want to be able to like how i look in clothes. Maybe wear a two piece swim suit!! I'm very nervous although i have some time to go... the thought of the surgery sometimes keeps me up.

Any advise on things to expect and or things i will need, would be greatly appreciated!!

Ok so please don't think I'm crazy. i just had to...

Ok so please don't think I'm crazy. i just had to change those photos, i couldn't stand to look at them! I also included some of me dressed. My family and close friends tell me i look fine...and have definitely given me the big butt title. I wish i saw what they do,but i don't!

I finally booked my flight and hotel stay!!...

I finally booked my flight and hotel stay!! Nervous is the word....i can't belive I'm really doing this!!

Omg this is becoming so real...spoke with Larry...

Omg this is becoming so real...spoke with Larry yesterday. Scared and excited all in one!!

So I'm here in Aventura FL. The flight was a...

So I'm here in Aventura FL. The flight was a little rough. Larry picked me up...he's really nice! Went to see Dr. S he explained everything. I'm going in at 7am. Scared and nervous! Please say a prayer for me!

Well I'm going in! Soon as i can i will update.

Well I'm going in! Soon as i can i will update.

Hi ladies, sorry for taking so long to post! So...

Hi ladies, sorry for taking so long to post! So I'm on day 7. It's definitely a rollercoaster ride some days good some not so good. First day out the hardest part was the nausea...it made everything else feel worse. Once i had that under control i was ok. Although i had the caregiver i was doing everything on my own. The pain is tolerable as long as you take it slow. I'm generally happy with the results. I don't know how many cc's yet. I know it's not as much as most, i didn't want to go to big. Tomorrow i get my drains removed, compression garment, and go home. Really happy to be going home! I've been on my own since day two. So I'm really home sick! I want to thank a fellow realselfer who was here at the same time. She and her mother were angels! She was a great support! Thank you! It's kinda hard to got at it alone. Anyway wasn't able to post pics just yet but i will when i get home. Thank you everyone for the prayers and well wishes. I needed them! So i'll be posting again reall soon.

So here are some 9 day pics. I'm a little upset...

So here are some 9 day pics. I'm a little upset cause he put 1100cc in each. I didn't want that much and I told him that...but whats done is done! Just hope it don't stay so big. Today i feel kinda good. I think its because I'm home..yay!! Doing a little more everyday! I'm sure i will be happy with the finished result but i could never and would never again!! Maybe its because i was alone. It took a toll on me emotionally and mentally! And now I'm stuck with this globe on my back!! Lol, we had discussed 800cc. But again cant go back now. Thank you all that supported me and if there's anything you'd like to ask please do. I will continue to update as time goes on.

So I'm on day #2 in the hospital. I came ro the ER...

So I'm on day #2 in the hospital. I came ro the ER to have a little pouch of fluid aspirated and it turned out i had an infection. So i was admitted. This sucks everyone is treating me like taboo. They told me that I'm fine i just have to wait ro see the plastic surgeon they called in. I'm hoping he's willing to aspirate this fluid. Wish me luck!

Hi ladies, I'm home they let me go yesterday w/ a...

Hi ladies, I'm home they let me go yesterday w/ a Rx for antibiotics. I feel good. Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes. I just want to make clear that this in no way was something that involved any wrong doing on Dr. Salamas part. This is just one of the risks and it comes with the territory. In no way did he promise perfection. Yes it is scary but at the end of the day i did this to myself! With that being said again I'm feeling good and hoping for a smooth healing process moving forward.

Can anyone tell me when my butt will begin to...

Can anyone tell me when my butt will begin to shrink? Just tried on shorts from last summer and my ass looks huge. I don't like it...it's too much! And I haven't notice any shrinkage! So if anyone knows when it will begin please enlighten me. It's already begun to soften. I'm wondering if women that already had ahead start in the butt area, dose the fat stay better? Hoping that's not the case! You all are probably think I'm crazy!

Hello all, sorry for the delay! So Im 4 months out...

Hello all, sorry for the delay! So Im 4 months out...I feel good still swollen a bit in the tummy. And haven't regained all my feeling on my left side yet. Lipoed areas are soft and feel normal. The left upper part of my stomach is still very swollen. Not sure why...maybe both side don't heal at the same exact time. Any how I do like very much how my clothing fits. All my old stuff still fits me, its just looser on my waist. I haven't had to buy anything new. My butt looks a bit fuller but Im measuring the same as before surgery. Over all Im happy with the out come...but if I could go back I still would not have done it. Just my personal feelings about it! Good luck to all that are looking to do it. Word of advice don't hope to look like someone else...weather you go through with it or not if you don't love you before this...surgery wont change that!!!
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Thanks for sharing! you look wonderful!~
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Did he do your TT and bbl at the same time??
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How r ya? Any pics
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Wow! you look great already! when the swelling goes down you are going to look amazing! You can tell he gave you a great shape even with all the swelling! Hope you are having a fast and easy recovery! I am going to have the same procedures done. How many hours was the surgery?
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Also, in what position did you sleep most of the time?
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Good question, truthfully i have no idea how long I was under! I should have asked but i didn't. Sleeping if getting a tt and bbl is gonna be on your sides. There's isn't any other way! And tou will have to switch side about every hour to every hour and a half.
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I came to your review hoping to find an answer to this!! i will also have a tt and bbl! I figured I would heal on my sides but didn't know how often I'd have to switch sides. thanks!
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hey how do you feel, is the swelling almost gone, what about your butt shape are you liking it? i dont really like mine yet, i see a patern of the same butt...i hope u feel better about ur shape than i do about mine...i guess all i went thru i expected more...
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I feel soo much better. Alot of the swelling has gone down...not all but alot of it. Mostly this week I noticed the difference. My stomach I'm starting to like, my butt however I don't think that will happen! It's just too big! And because that's not what i wanted I'm not happy with it. But again there's no going back...what's done is done! I'm just excepting it and moving on!
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funsized ny you look GREAT!!!! your booty looks like a good size, but after its all said it done i hope you like it. Congrats!!!
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I hope so too, thanks!
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Hello...how's your recovery doing!? I just booked my TT and bbl for nov..I'm nervous, any advice?

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you r goning to have one banging body when all that swelling go's down an i do mean one banging body
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Lol thanks ...I hope your right!
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How is your tt recovery so far? Was it as bad as you expected? How soon were u able to stand Up straight post op?? Do you like the results of your tt thus far?
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I think everybody is different and we all respond different with that being said no amout of research could have prepared me for the reality of it. We tend to look at it in light cause we all want it so bad. Make no mistake tt surgery is a very big surgery. You dont realize how much you use you stomach muscles till you can't use em. The pain was tolerable for me but annoying. I can't say I'm 100% happy just yet, my tummy is still really swollen, the scar is super low and thin which i am pleased with. Standing up straight was hard but for about the last three days I've been straightening my back pretty good with out pain or discomfort.
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That is very true! I'm glad you're doing better. I think it'll take some time to see the end results and I think you'll be pleased when it's all said and done.
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Wow, if you hadn't said you had a tummy tuck, I wouldn't even know.... there's no scar!!! I don't even see it! He did a great job on that and everything else! You look great and you'll only get better. :-) Wishing you a speedy recovery!
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Thank you!
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Thanks girl for all the advice and for sharing your journey. We all do appreciate. We will continue to support and pray for you. I hope you will eventually get to the size you want. I know it may not be comforting to hear this but its better to have it big as you can exercise and lose weight than to go for the surgery, pay alot of money and end up not seeing the difference. Look after yourself and be blessed. Keep us posted.
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Lol point well made, and i do agree! I'll defiantly keep you all posted! Thanks again for the prayers!
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Funsized, I'm glad you're out of the hospital and I wish you all the best hun to a speedy recovery. So sorry you had to go through that but it was very enlighting to see the way to handled it and didn't blame anyone. You're 100% correct when you said this is what we signed up for and with that there are risks. I'm just really glad you're ok.
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Thank you!
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So what happened funsized, did the doctor, eventually take care of u at the er?
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Well yeah they took care of the infection. No they did not remove the fluid. They told me that it's a small amount of fluid and that it may take care of it's you self. But I'm going to hunt for a PS to help me out.
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