STILL ROCKING W/TEAM SALAMA!! Mini TT & BBL June 2012 9 months post op.
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Hello all I am new to this community but not new...
- 10 May 2012
Hello all I am new to this community but not new to the idea of wanting a proportionate body. I am quite excited about finally getting my booty right. Tired of being a flatty! Lololol. I am 5'3" I weigh 128 (enough extra fat to suck out) and I'm 34DD 27 and no hips to mention. Lol. Yes I'm top heavy but bottom light. I have been doing research for years and now the stars have aligned and I'm ready!
I chose Dr Salama because of all you wonderful ladies here who have lead the way. I wonder if he knows this site is feeding his business. Anyhow I have 1child Thad wrecked my body and need it fixed. I called the office and spoke with Nancy super nice then yesterday Nomi. Wow he has a great support staff. I have been to several doctors one in ny who I have seen on a reality date show. I guess that explains why he seemed too busy to give my a proper consultation another that was nice but I didn't have enough fat. One this weekend that just rushed me through. So I came to the net thankfully to find you all. I am truly among friends in the struggle. Lol. Anyhow I don't have a date yet but did put down a deposit. I may have something in aug if I can't get something sooner. Do for now I too am stalking this site and happy it's here.
*1 child that wrecked my body.
- 10 May 2012
Hello all I am having the worst time trying to...
- 14 May 2012
Plane tickets booked now just have to decide where...
- 16 May 2012
Ok ladies I'm 6 weeks out from surgery. Plane...
- 17 May 2012
Ok, ladies I am 4 weeks and 3 days away from my...
- 24 May 2012
So today I just jump on the scale and low and behold I lost 5 pounds! Grrrr now where in the heck did they go and it is gonna be hell to get them back. All along I am at 128 and now I am 123 when I want to loose the extra pounds I couldn't and now I want to keep them and they run away! I guess I am going to have to implement an ensure with each meal trick! I just need to eat, eat, eat until I go for surgery.
Ok, on to another note my bags are mostly packed but I am still looking for a housecoat/duster that buttons down the front or zippers down the front for comfort and easy access to my garment. I am going to hunt at the cheapy store for that tomorrow. I have also seen a lot of you wearing compression socks?? Is that recommended or optional? Just trying to figure out if I need them or not?
I am also a wee bit concerned Mr. Larry and his shenanigans being late! I am super organized and waiting while in pain will not be nice. And cancelled doctors appointments with the doctor because the driver is running late is also not nice. So I am wondering what can be done to make sure that won't be the case... In any event if I have to hop in a cab (which I hope I won't have to since this is supposed to be "all inclusive") I will just so I can see the doc when he is available. After all I am flying all the way down there so I would like to be seen when he is able to see his patients. I am also staying on sterling road which I hear if a bit farther than the driver would like to go???? And I hear it takes longer to get to and fro... Ugh being in pain and not being able to make appointments is not a good mix.
Anyway to end on a happy note I am still quite excited and am anxious for all this to come to fruition. Thank you ladies for sharing your journey with me. Still counting down....
Hello My BBL sisters. I am officially about a...
- 28 May 2012
Ok so today I went out and bought my antibacterial dial bar soap (usually only use liquid). My suitcase is packed and someone posted a pic of a folding chair which I can't seem to find does anyone know where I can find one. You can let your butt hang off the back. I am still eating recklessly and trying to avoid my treadmill so I don't lose any weight!
I am contemplating CC's I want. I have seen where some docs only put 250-400 I don't want anything near that number. I want at least 1000cc's if that fits my frame. I want to allow for absorption and a nice rear that is NOT ridiculous. Any whoo I will post weekly until I get closer and I may post more. I guess isn't too much to say until I get to Florida. Wishing you all successful surgeries and healthy healing.
Hey ladies! Well this is my month! I am still...
- 3 Jun 2012
Any suggestions would be helpful about a 1 Bedroom rental would be helpful. My brother and child are coming with me but my brother snores like a damn bear and we must be separated by a door! My son is there for comfort :-).
Hello all welp I am all paid up! So yes it's going...
- 8 Jun 2012
Ok trying to wind down on this condo option. Thank...
- 10 Jun 2012
Ok I finally booked a 1Bedroom Condo on the beach!...
- 12 Jun 2012
Anyhow I am less than two weeks out and I am just ready to go although I won't be ready to come back home with no massage therapists lined up. Just why am I not doing what I need to do. I have a few other pressing things going on at home and am slacking a bit. I am going to find a therapist this week!
I have gained the weight and am having a bit of fun keeping it. I just hope I will not have a problem after surgery with all of these poor eating habits. Oh yeah tried on a pair of pants that were fitted and guess what they are too damn tight! I can only imagine when I get my new bum how they will fit... they wont! I still have tags on them and will just exchange them for a bigger size in a few weeks. I am looking forward to the newer improved me :-). My unofficial official count down has begun in my head.
Thanks all of those that have shared and are continuing to share their progress.
Ok my TT & BBL sisters. I am in the single...
- 17 Jun 2012
Still on my count down 1 week to go! Oh and...
- 18 Jun 2012
Oh and for the "special" person sending me a pm wanting to charge me $225 if I choose not to use larry NO THANK YOU!!! I have been to south beach at least a dozen times and know the area well plus I have family and friends in the area! Why would I use a total stranger I do not know????? Also I can just rent a car since I will have someone with me! The nerve trying to solicit me! People are more than a little crazy!
On a lighter note i'm on my count down! Still deciding on using larry or not I am calling the office to see if I can get that credited back and I will use my own form of transport to and fro. Happy healing to you all!!!
Ok ladies well I am less than a week out whoot...
- 19 Jun 2012
So I have also decided to pack my mini blender so that I can blend bananas, strawberries, blue berries and protein to give me much needed nutrients. I think I am all packed (been packed for a month, giggle) I just add a thing or two when I read an update and say hey I need that and take a thing or two out when I read something and say ah don't need this.
Ok that's it for now just ready to go! See ya on the other side :-). I will update if I have something else unimportant to say. lol.
Ok, my BBL sisters I have less than a hand full of...
- 22 Jun 2012
To those who have already had their surgeries I wish you happy healing. The next official surgery day it will be my turn!!!
Oh and finally got condo squared away with cable....
- 22 Jun 2012
For recovery I'm intending to sit on that folding chair with my butt hanging off and sleep on my knees if needed. I emailed the lady about the special chair with tilted pillow she's not available right now ugh.
Ok my sisters. Chat soon!
Ok did last minute shopping to pick up a couple of...
- 23 Jun 2012
Happy healing to those before me!
Ok I am getting more than a few requests for this...
- 24 Jun 2012
This week is all me :-) Just a couple more days....
Thanks my BBL sisters I've been sitting on the...
- 25 Jun 2012
Hey my BBL sisters. Whelp I'm here in Kansas :-)....
- 26 Jun 2012
Sitting here waiting for Salama..... Nerves...
- 26 Jun 2012
Oh went into sign papers yesterday and met with...
- 26 Jun 2012
Hey all I made it to the other side. I'm sore...
- 26 Jun 2012
Hello my bbl sisters so here goes it. I went in...
- 27 Jun 2012
After signing more papers Salama came in. I was surprisingly calm he was funny but direct he made me feel comfortable. After fussing and fighting about the tummy tuck he was not going to give me I totally understood why. He was right and I got a mini. Can't see it yet
Got into or and met dr Alan who assisted Salama I introduced myself. The most I got outta him was a greeting he was quiet as a mouse. Oh a columbian nurse was there Salama has a team of multiple counties on his staff everyone from different places nice. She was sweet.. I got iv from alex asd asked him to let me know when I was going down he said ok Next thing I remember is saying please,please,please more water. The female nurse said that's enough it's the anesthia.
Woke up in a comfy chair a lil sore I was cocked to the side must have done this sub consciously. She was like time to go. From what iwas toldni said please I wast to stay here. Please 5 more minutes. Then when I was told again time to go I said again 5 more mins I want to stAy. Lol must a been the drugs. Oh took a percoset when I woke up.
My brother was there I remember being wheeled to the car I could care less if I was on my butt or eyeball. I crawled into car with my pillows and boppy. My bro said I did a lot os ouches on my way to condo which was only 5 miles away nod literally across from the beach.
Got to condo had water gatoraide broccoli soup from whole foods and rice I had him putin it it was delicious had it the day before and he had it waiting. Then I hadngrapes a banana and more grapes. I was so super hungry!! I took my perks every 2 hours for the first 6 now I'm up to 4-5 hours in between. I felt less and less and less groggy as the hours past I actually mentally felt great just achey and draining quite a bit. My throat is sour but tolerable and I need a good cough but can't get a good one it. I woke up every 2 hours to pee I use funnel but I'm able to go alons just tired when I get back to the bed. My brother changed my drains then my friend took the night shift all modesty out the window. I munched before each percoset so no nausea! One drain came loose so fluid everywhere ingot up took of my second button front $4.99 dres went to the bathroom and washed it and cleaned up while my girlfriend chained my sheets and chucks an the bet thank goodness I brought alot. I had cheese andcrckere around 6 and I feel really good just stiff and sore. I haven't looked at myself just trying to heal. I'll ask someone at the office today when I go see Salama.
Thank you for all your well wishes and prayers. Ask away anything I forgot. Oh Salama gives you arnica pills.
Update Ok today I needed to go back to 3 hours for...
- 27 Jun 2012
So saw Nomie she is an absolute doll. She had me lay down and just gather my strength before she changed my tummy garment I had her take a photo I will post in a bit and she put on a nice new non bloody one. She is so kind and gentle as you can be in this situation. My er nurse was there her name escapes me but she is funny between my lil spanish and her lil english we had some laughs! My time with Salama was good I didn't feel rushed he said what he had to say and answered any questions then he was off! oh i got 1200cc's he said that is all my lil square butt could take. lol. I said it wasn't big he said it was I don't see it but it is too early to judge. It is just swollen and red and bruised I will try and take a pic soon of that. It had a lil shelf I'd like to see a slope but like I said far too soon to know what form my body will make my bum. He can only add the
cc's but your body does the rest.
I got some soup took a nap and am just laying around with trips to the bathroom every 2 hours. I see Celia tomorrow I am not looking forward to the pain that she will be bring with her!
Thank you for all your support my bbl sisters. Sad that I didn't get to meet any of you at the office or surgery center.
June 28 th. I go back ad forth how I feel.. I'm...
- 28 Jun 2012
Other than being tired and super stiff I'm ok. I walk real slow and each movement is a huge effort.
Update: Ok gang I am 3 days post op and I am...
- 29 Jun 2012
Other than that I am just lazing around which I should be walking but I am just tired. Nothing else new to report but you can ask any questions you would like. Happy healing to those on the other side, and your time will come soon for those that are waiting to join us.
Oh I posted pics and I see my shape starting to form berry berry nice.
Day. 3 post op. I dons need percs Tylenol is fine....
- 30 Jun 2012
Ok I have not went to do #2 for a week. My bro got Swiss kriss at 4am. Stool softener at 6am no action I just feel bloated and yucky. For those that have went through this please help.
Update hey ladies.... Finally had action in the...
- 1 Jul 2012
Ok saw Salama today his nice and looks so serious sometimes even when cracking a joke. I said when will my hour glass show up? He said man your obsessed with this hourglass your only 5 days post op... We both laughed I said if I liked my old shape why would I come to you?! We both laughed again. Nomie put on a tight med garment not hooked I screeched too much I'm not taking any more pain meds so that probably was the problem. Then she gave me a large to take home and to use med later. In pulled out the side sponges I couldn't breathe... I'll have Celia help me tomorrow after my massage.
You know I'm glad I did this surgery but you sure do have a different outlook once it's done. 1 I won't be coming back for revision no matter the outcome. 2 I don't like being uncomfortable and having people do stuff for me. I also hate taking all these meds.....
Any who yesterday I walked to the boardwalk. It's about 30 steps from the condo I can see the beach if I take 2 or 3 steps out the front door that's nice.. But I mostly see the bed and bathroom.
Happy healing to those who are on the other side, and your time will soon be here for those waiting...
Update Hey my BBL sisters. Not sure if I have been...
- 2 Jul 2012
Ok so the details since this is what I use to live for. Today day 6 honestly each day you feel a lil bit better I do move around just slow and the heat out here is HOT so that makes it a bit harder. Last night I took that damn garment off and threw it somewhere! I started with one eyelet then another and another and another and before I knew it it was across the room! I couldn't do it i put my belly band on.
celia came a 4pm ove her she is super sweet and did massage with ultra sound then hands. I took a half a perc today wasn't interested in handling the pain without meds. I felt great after she helped me put my large garment on with that damn foam which makes it tighter. It felt much better today now I am waiting for food and getting ready for home yaaaaa.
Update: Ok where did I leave off... July 3rd...
- 6 Jul 2012
July 3rd was my 8th day post op and I had to pack up and leave my condo before my doctors appt which caused me to be 45 minutes late. I thought I would see Salama but I did not I saw Lovely Nomie and Celia for my painful massage :-). So I go to the doctors office which I had to wait since I was late and Celia was at lunch and Nomie took me straight to a room to lay down. They are super accommodating and always seem to really think of the patients comfort. So Celia came in with her upbeat self, I love that she speaks spanglish which is what they call it in the BX (where I am from) and always say pero instead of but. She is just so nice head to toe and she has a great personality till she puts her hands on me then I get to balling up my fists again then start fake shadow boxing, we both just giggle. So my 4th massage was just as horrible as the first it hurt like hell and ofcourse after she was done I could almost do a skip and I am so loose.
Then Nomie comes in I think she is just going to remove the drains... I know that the back will hurt less than the front, but WOW the back was uncomfortable but the front OOOOOOOOOOOOUCH!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR I bit down on the towel I was laying on. It just felt like burning even after she took it out she said (insert my name here) I am holding it in my hand. That was so painful!!!!!!!!! She squeezed out some of the fluids from my drain in my back and she said it was protein. I then put on my garment and said goodbye to my Elite Team and was on the way home.
Went to the airport and they saw me walking at the speed of a slough offered me a wheel chair which I used for my things. They then said at the desk you have too many pieces to go on board you must check some. I had 2 carry on's and 2 boppys I said I just had surgery and my boppys are for me to lay on.... They said ok (big smile). I handed my doctors note when I got to the desk before departure and I noticed this delta guy just standing there and he said i'm here to help you. He took all my stuff and brought it to my seats. Oh did I mention they gave me a whole row to myself so that I could lay down. The attendant said there is no law that says you have to be seated you just have to be seatbelted. So she went off came back helped me get comfy laying down gave me 3 blankets and a seatbelt extension so that it wasn't tight around my mid section. So I slept the whole flight. Got to NY and they had a wheel chair waiting for me I kinda sat on my boppy on my thigh slanted and they waited with me while my ride took a damn hour to get there but they waited. So the flight was GREAT!!!
Next day I was just swollen it was hot as hell in NY and I was less stiff by the day but just uncomfortable. I have a therapist set up for next wednesday.
Riding in the car with that damn boppy may get you killed! That damn thing is too bulky have a suv and it is already high it makes me higher and I am damn near at the ceiling. I went out and bought that roll pillow but it seems after a while your butt gets closer and closer to the seat. So with my right arm I kinda suspend myself in the air. I know sounds crazy but wait till you have to do it and you will know. Just getting in and out of my car is such a hassle so I am glad I never have too far to go.
Day 11 I am all swollen my back tummy and lady parts all like one big water mellon. I dare not take off my garment except to shower and right back on it goes before I am all dry. I am still not wearing panties.. why because I didn't like the feel of it on me and with this garment I didn't want another damn thing squeezing the life outta me! I did put on a pair of scrubs today and they were tight where before they fit with space. So I am still wearing sun dresses and don't care if my garment shows through. My back is still sore as hell you know the most discomfort from this whole thing besides my butt being swollen and stuffed to capacity is the lipoed areas i.e. my back. My tummy tuck (mini) incision bothered me NONE but my back YIKES!!!
So there it is please ask all you like. What I have found is... after the transition you become less obsessed with the site so I am not stalking like I use to but if you send me a message I will always reply. Best of luck to all my BBL sisters.
Small update on day 12. I switched to medium...
- 8 Jul 2012
I sleep pretty comfortably on my sides and this is the position I sleep in anyway. I use the boppy between my let and an arm of it under my torso and that helps. I sleep for many more hours through the night about 4 or 5 where as before it was just 2 hours at a time to pee. I still use my rubber lady urinal so this stops me from having to take the garment off just to pee. Anything to not take his garment off is a good thing! I have my sponges in the triangle on the back and the two rectangle pieces on the sides. One had a half circle missing from when I tried to yank it out 2 nights ago because I JUST COULDN'T TAKE IT! I am eating way better not but not like before surgery. My mood has been somewhat somber don't get why you get that way after surgery......
My butt is still hard and my tummy still feels like an alien's from the inside when I take my garment off but to the touch it feels like skin but on the inside it just feels weird! My silhouette is nice but dunno about my projection...... but then again may be too soon to tell at 12 days. Each persons body heals differently, but you know Salama said the most interesting thing.. He said he did the same exact thing to each persons butt. So it is your body that will truly form how it will form because he is doing the exact thing across the board. I found that to be quite interesting... So with all that said I know my butt is bigger because when I put on a pair of panties they fit like they NEVER have fit in the past so I must just wait and see.
Wishing all of you happy healing and those not on the this side yet your turn is coming soon!
Question for those who have had their surgery...
- 8 Jul 2012
Ok 13 Days Post op. I went back to work today......
- 9 Jul 2012
Garment and but hanging out of the middle. Pain in the butt! Grrr. 1st I was wearing my garment with out any undies it was just easier to go to the bathroom and it was just easy access. Well I put on a pair of panties and it made a huge difference because I was having some serious hang and when I sat and felt that part of my butt I was like this is gonna mold just like this grrrrr.
My butt has pangs of pain here and there every so often and sometimes still a lil itchy. I sleep on my sides and when I turn and touch the middle part of my but if feels like I am laying on something even if it is just wrinkled sheet it must be smooth under my side or it is uncomfortable. My butt is still hard but it seems to be softening a little bit on the lower end.
I took a photo today for you BBL girls so that you can see my progress my butt is nice :-) I am still super swollen on my waist and lower back so that should look better at some point. I will keep you posted you can ask any questions you like.
Hey my BBL Sisters! Just wanted to give you...
- 13 Jul 2012
Just wanted to give you an update! Nothing too interesting going on though but I know how it was when I was waiting... So ok on day 14 no biggie, as I said before and as many have said before me with each day that passes you truly feel a lil bit better. This week I am still using my little stool where my but hangs off the back, but there is a price to be paid! My thighs are sore, but that is ok I'd rather that than my but flat! lol. I know that at 2 weeks we can use the boppy but I refuse! I just don't want to sit on my butt for now it cost too damn much money to go squashing my precious fat cells that have been so strategically placed.
I find as long as I am moving and walking I feel much better than sitting (with butt hanging off of my little stool). My garment is also easier to get on and off. I am still swollen in the front and my back, lower more than upper. I slept in my large garment the other night while I washed my medium. Let me tell you it was comfy which means it is now too darn big! It fit nice around the butt and the stomach area it was not really that constricting. I probably could go down to a small but I don't need my precious bum constricted.
I finally had my first massage today. Hallelujah! She was $50 for half hour and she actually went a little longer. Can I tell you I now feel less swelling I feel all lubed up. It was NOT as painful as Celia (love her) or Elin (love her too) but then I am 17 days post op so I am healing some parts were a wee bit uncomfy but no pain involved at all! I was walking to my car this morning and thought I felt a little giggle but not sure (side eye) i'll let you know if I feel that again. lol. I think my body is coming along nicely and I don't want to comment on my final outcome because the final product has not been produced. What I can say is from what I can see now I am happy. My shape and my but are much fuller than before and I am currently happy in which the direction my body is going.
Wishing you all well! Happy healing!
Need some help from those that just had surgery...
- 17 Jul 2012
Hello my BBL Sisters, Welp it has been 3...
- 18 Jul 2012
Welp it has been 3 weeks and 1 day. I have added some pics for you all to see. I know I was super obsessed with pictures as the girls went through their journey so I totally know how you feel. But now that I am on the other side I can see day to day so you kinda are not too interested in pics since it is now happening to me. But I will share just like others before me shared with all of us.
Ok, so as I have said each day I feel more and more like the old me, but not 100% just yet. I had my second massage since I have been home yesterday and that lady totally sucked. She did not hit any of my lymph nodes and she massaged me over a damn towel. Needless to say I will be going back to the first lady I went to in the damn first place! She was totally good and I just wanted to have some options... I guess not.
At work I am less stiff when I sit down for about 45 minutes at a time. I still use that stool where my but hangs off. Each time I get up am stiff though just not as stiff as last week, but stiff just the same. I get up slowly... I am still in the Medium garment and my damn butt still hangs out in the damn middle. Nomie said to cut the epi foam and put it where the creases are but it still leaves dents??? Ugh I may get a garment that compresses the mid section with the thong thing so my but is not bothered. Because truth be told I slept in the Large garment the other night while I washed my medium and my but felt quite comfy in that large and so did the rest of my body lol. I put on my Medium when morning came though. When I pee I still pull my garment to the side and do not take it off. I only take off my garment for #2 and showers other than that it stays on. Lucky for me I love hot weather so my garment doesn't make me hot in these hot days I am actually quite comfy in it except for where the arm pits are I am a bit sore there from the cut of the garment and how it fits, thats a bit annoying!
Hmmm trying to remember anything else.. OH I woke up last night mortified to find I was laying on my damn back!!! Grrrrrrr I immediately rolled over on my right side. Now how in the hell did that happen I am not a back sleeper! Also, when I roll from left to right when the bed touches my butt it feels like I have small golf balls in my but so to even lay on my butt is not comfy so I wouldn't go into that position naturally.
I have noticed my butt is getting a little softer by the day I am wondering if it will drop. I saw a neighbor the other day and I had on sweats and she asked me if I had on a garment with padded butt?? I was like ahhh no! They don't come padded!!!!! Then she reached out and kinda pinched grabbed my butt!!!!! I was a cross between mortified/horrified/surprised and puzzled all at once! My butt was a bit firm but it is mine and real. Hello! He was like ohhh girl your gonna look good when you heal. For those just tuning in I told NO ONE about my BBL the only thing anyone knows is I had a mini TT that is it. That is all they are gonna know the rest is MY BUSINESS! I have noticed now I am checking out my own butt. My clothes hang on my lil shelf Salama gave me and my clothes move differently than before. I wear scrubs so you can't see much but I can see my butt is super round and big! I like it. I haven't worn anything besides dresses or scrubs since I came home I just can't do all that work. I did try on a pair of jeans this morning and that was a fight but it was on my butt like (in my black rob voice) Whoa! lol Not ready for the stares yet so I am just gonna keep my scrubs and dresses on, but in dresses my butt does that left to right thing with the fabric :-) kinda nice. I am enjoying the new me being formed. I am happy with the progress so far and look forward to seeing the final product. Thank you Dr. Salama for helping me get to the me I felt I should have been all along (((((HUGS)))))
Any questions please feel free to ask
Ok I am 24 days PO and I am posting more pics...
- 20 Jul 2012
Hey BBL Sisters. 4 weeks post op here. I just had...
- 24 Jul 2012
So how do I feel. I feel like my old self mostly. My butt is nice and big, bigger than before. The projection is nice for my height and weight but the hour glass figure that I wanted and requested not so much... I am trying not to be too judgmental because I am still in the healing process but if I don't have the hips I want now I doubt they will grow in the next 1 to 2 months.... :-/. I just don't know. I am super happy I did the surgery and if I had the option to do it all over again I would, but I would stress hour glass figure which I did and we spoke about it before and after surgery....
So all and all I am happy not 100% satisfied since I think what I thought would happen didn't. However, I do have nice/decent projection and a better overall figure and sometimes it seems you have to do the damn thing twice. Not sure if I have the stomach to do any of this again. So I will have to say I am ok with what I have so far at this point. The last photo is 4 weeks today.
Happy healing to all that have come to the other side, and for those waiting waiting for you all to join us!
Update: Here we go... Hey my bbl sister. I am...
- 26 Jul 2012
So what are his suggestions?.... But of course revision...duh... More money, more money more problems! No thank you! I'm gonna just wait and see how I look and feel in 5 more months. But I doubt I can do this not sitting thing recovery thing again... And what in the Britney speers does a revision cost????
On another note. I'm still using my roll pillow in the car, still sitting on my stool with butt hanging off and still sleeping on my sides until I feel safe to keep my remaining fat! Now that I think about it my side fat must of reabsorbed right away had he not sent me a pic o would of sworn it was never there.... Oh oh...... Perhaps me sleeping on my damn sides may have done it??? Grrrrr but how in the he'll to sleep??? Another reason why he doesn't do TT with bbl!!!!!! Co ant sleep on tummy so must sleep on sides where precious fat grafts are struggling to be revasculated.....
Ah whelp can't win them all, and as I stated. My new shape beats the old. So for now I'll just have to wait and iee if my booty fluffs out.. But again I am liking my lil shelf and bigger size and just for that I thank Salama.......
Happy healing to my sisters on the other side and those on the road to meet is!
So what are your thoughts?
Hello my bbl sisters. Well it's been 5 weeks whew...
- 1 Aug 2012
I still am using roll pillow and back rest when I drive and at 5 weeks plus I'm still using stool to sit with butt hanging off. I find sometimes at night I roll onto my butt and I get all upset but what I realize it's not uncomfortable... I still shift to my SIDS I'm a side sleeper anyway. I sat on the couch just to test out my new bum and as it was sais before I did feel like I was sitting on the remote control. But when I checked no remote control just butt lololol. I then laid down on my sides. I just don't want to sit yet. Yesterday I sat on a bench outside to see how it felt and it felt ok... Then I quickly shifted all my weight to my things then after about 60 seconds I stood up lololol I'm my own booty police.
To all the vets 5 weeks and beyond when did you sit? Also when did you sit comfortably?
I do feel good about my results but I've found I feel differently depending on the week. But please know this I look 100% better than pre op. I also still steal glances of my donk when I pass a store window and just giggle to myself at my secret. No one but you all know and I mean no one! People are too mosey and judgmental! I am loving the new me! But as I said before I wear uniform so I haven't showcased my new figure just yet. I think maybe when I stop wearing my garment which is about 3 weeks away! Can't wait. I bought a thong garment this weekend!!! I have a small but my post op garment from Salama is a medium. That damn thong garment had me wake up at 5 am and fling it across the room and I put on my medium garment half damp! That thong is something vicious. First off the damn thong is too thick and felt like it was splitting me in half! It did shape me nice though. I may try it again at 6 weeks.
Ok hope my updates have helped as all those before me helped me. Didn't post a pic look the same as last week. Perhaps at week 6. Can't believe first it was a thought, then found this site next thing I know I'm putting down a deposit and now I'm done....just wow. Happy healing and to those waiting to come to the other side your day is coming...... Cheers.
Hello my BBL sisters. All is well. I am now 6...
- 9 Aug 2012
Ok so I have sat but when I sit on the couch it feels funny like I am sitting on round rocks wonder when it will all feel normal again. When I run my but does giggle lol I just laugh to myself. I look much better in clothes still, although I wish I had more volume and more projection. No one can tell I had anything done but I don't wear tight clothes it is believable. Somedays when I think my but has shrunk and is just a wee little bit larger than before I put on a pair of pants and say oh there you go... It is odd you feel small and wished you went bigger (went as big as I could go 1200cc's) then you put something on and it defies what you think you see.
I feel burning sensation sometimes when I lay down too long on my back. I still sleep on my sides when I am home and I am still sitting on a stool with my butt hanging off the back. I am so happy that I have done this surgery and doubt I would go back for round two because of the long recovery. Pro's everything. I fit my clothes better, I feel better about myself and my figure and just love the new shape. The booty hasn't changed my life in any real way other than how I feel about me. I just wish some of the volume would have stayed but each body is different and will only hold so much injected fat. I am still at 6 weeks so I wonder if my butt will change more like fluff?..... Hopefully I am at the point where no more volume will be lost.
Happy healing to you all if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
Hello Ladies, I am almost 8 weeks post op and...
- 19 Aug 2012
I am almost 8 weeks post op and I am healing well. My mini tt scar is just a hair line and I am still putting the tape on it for support. My butt went down some not since last time just in general. But I read somewhere where Ruben told someone that it wasn't fat absorption when it goes down quickly but the swelling that has gone away. I always some trepidation about being too verbal about my results since you don't see them at week 1, 2 or 3. But now I am at week 8 and while my results are better I wished for a bit more projection.
Ok still having the burning sensation all over my back to the point I have to jump out of the bed. I looked it up and basically it is the nerves waking back up and getting back on the job. That is annoying in the morning and in the middle of the night to have a burning back! Yikes! Oh and I noticed a bit of cellulite on my right butt cheek grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I looked that up and based on what they said (the doctors) it is not because of the surgery it would have had to have been pre-existing that the fat deposited doesn't give you cellulite... Hmm why not??? Isn't that what fat does. I think I am able to work out now, so I am gonna hop on that thread mill tonight! Because the weight gain before surgery and then not being able to work out only makes you flabby!
Self observation here is the crazy thing. Some days I feel sad because my but just isn't what I have seen other girls have and it is just a wee bit bigger or the same... Then I put on a pair of pants and I am struggling and I am like oh it didn't go away. Your mind truly plays games on you. All my old jeans fit but in the butt it is super tight and my thighs seem to be a bit larger also and my waist doesn't fit a damn thing. Nice problem to have trust. So my feelings are mixed.
Revision, it was discussed by Salama... but all that I went through expenses, emotional physical... I just don't know if I can do this again.. I have to think on it and see what the next 4 months presents.
Happy healing to you all!!!
Ok my BBL sisters. I am 8 weeks post op today. My...
- 21 Aug 2012
Let me know what you think. The pic with the green strips is the 8 week pic taken today. I would just hate to go through this again but I think more projection may be in order. I still have to wait 4 more months to even get anything done. But as I have always stated I look better than before and Salama is the best! Also each person's results is just that their own. Some may take one time others may take two. My body absorbed alot of the fat right away and I had 1200 cc's so I can't call it. My butt is fuller but I think I would like for it to be bigger. I will let ya know in 4 months.
Wish you all happy healing, and to those waiting to come over your time is winding down with each day!
Ok still 8 weeks and a couple of days post op. I...
- 22 Aug 2012
I removed my roll pillow as I was told by one of my bbl sisters from my car seat... Then I felt so funny I put it right back at the next red light! I am use to driving with it and I felt slight discomfort without it, perhaps it's just mental. I will give it another try tomorrow.
Ok, so been speaking to the office spoke with Ruben and he told me Salama was in the office today but of course I got no call. I am a little bit annoyed about that. While I do know that the "doctor" is quite busy however if they say he will call he should call. It seems as the office is more responsive pre-surgery than post surgery. I have valid concerns and need to make decisions and arrangements and can't get in touch with the doctor. I am just annoyed at this moment.
Hello My BBL Sisters. I am curious as to why has...
- 23 Aug 2012
Hello My BBL family, Ok so I talked to the...
- 30 Aug 2012
Ok so I talked to the doc! I can say this while all the folks at Elite are absolutely fabulous sometimes you just want to get the info from the horses mouth! So I spoke to him about my concerns and it has been said you can't base your results on anyone else's (although we hope for the same results, myself included). While we have the same desire in common for a larger butt, our bodies are vastly different. So I know I have said I can't do this again, but my desire to get more projection far out weighs anything else :-). Also revision is not as rough as the actual procedure. So in 6 months I will consult with the doctor again to see where I am at. While I have said many times before I am happier than where I started, I just think that I am not quite at the finish line yet and want more projection and more just a wee little more hips if my body will allow... so with that being said I may be right back in Florida seeing my booty doctor in the new year... I need to lose this darn 10lbs I put on for this surgery first! Then figure out where he will get the additional fat from... grrrr. Those of you who had thigh lipo can you chime in and give any feed back. From what I have read most are not happy with that area being lipo'ed.
Healing. I think I am healing well, burning less in the lower back and back area. I am now sitting on my butt in the car but not happy about it, lol. I still think I am damaging my precious fat cells. I don't think I am going down any more at the same size since the last pics. My back swelling has gone down a good deal and I think I am still swollen in the tummy area. I give myself light massages every few days and it is still tingly. I still sleep on my sides but I always have and when I wake up on my back it doesn't feel strange. But when I turn from side to side I can feel my butt all in the way. It jiggles when I run which is super weird and it is uncomfortable... If I ran I would be in great discomfort with all those small pings of pain when that booty jiggles.
side note - doc asked me if I would be willing to gain a lil weight because some of the women that get the bbl butt's get bigger with weight gain... Ahhh Nope still trying to lose the 10lbs I put on going to get the surgery 20lbs overweight is not my idea of of anywhere I wanted to be before or after this process. He also said I can feel free to exercise! So treadmill hear I come!
So there you have it! Any other things I left out please feel free to ask.
Just an update about some of the crazy fans on...
- 2 Sep 2012
To all my sane sisters happy healing and beware of the cybor stalkers............
Hello to all my bbl sisters. Its been a while but...
- 19 Nov 2012
Anyhow I am 5 months post op all is great except my butt has been a bit tender when I lay on it I suspect because I have gained a few lbs and it's my precious fat cells growing yaaaaaa. My tummy is flat and my waist is small thank you Salama!!! My butt still needs some projection. I will go back for revision this summer when I get back in the country. I'm still super happy I did this and yes I am going back for round two!
Wishing you all well........
Hello My BBL Sisters. It's been a while since my...
- 7 Mar 2013
My results: I am happier than I was before surgery. Do I want to get a revision yes! I never did get the projection that I expected. I spoke with Salama in October and he promised we would speak in December to see where I was at and now in March I can't get in touch with the man. So now I am just waiting to hear from them.
I wish you all the best. Do I still recommend this doctor? Yes, he is good but super busy and I am not even sure he is getting all of his messages!
Ok ladies I have added my photos again for a while...
- 29 Mar 2013
I am 8 months post op and rolling onto 9 months. What people want to really know... was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY FREAKING LUTELY! Would I do it again 100 times over. What I have realized or failed to realize while walking around with my new body is that there is a change. I just feel like this is the me that I have always should have been and I forget what my body looked like before (yucky). Now I love the new me. Is it perfect no. Do I want changes? yes! Will I go back for revision? Yes. Do I expect perfection? NO. I expect to just tweek this and that and just make the new me better. Now today as I look at my before pics I am like damn what a difference. I have that jiggle that I have NEVER had. If I shack left to right my but is just like a milk shake, lol. All my old clothes still fit just my waist is insane and small. I wonder where he will find extra fat to get me just a little more projection. I want to go back this summer his schedule and mine providing. I am realistic and optimistic I don't want a big ole "donkey booty" just a butt that will fit my frame and size.
I will take more pics soon once I find them or take them later or in a few days. Any questions feel free to ask!
Oh I almost forgot. I have gained about 10 pounds...
- 29 Mar 2013
All I can say to my sisters that have taken this journey before me, thank you for sharing. For my sisters that have/are taking this journey with me thank you for supporting. For my sisters deciding/waiting/wanting to take this journey you will be supported.
All the best to all of you. And even though I may not post often I am still here just in the shadows!
He's good, honest and to the point!