I'm 5'4" 106 lbs. Carry most of my fat in my abdomen. I have a set date of April 19th with Dr. Salama and I'm wondering if going through this procedure is worth it. I'm about to pay off my credit card debt and financially I'm wondering shoud I take on this new expense. you know what I mean?
I see all of the girls on here post surgery and their results look amazing, I've been putting on weight like I was instructed to by Nancy, about 10 pounds prior to surgery. I just dont know if this is right for me.
Pros: Nicer Shape, More confidence, flat stomach look better in clothes
Cons: 8K in debt, extra money for transportation, hotel, etc.
possible complications, Surgery!
Hi Everyone, I'm 5'4" 106 lbs. Carry most of...
Hey is anyone going to Salama during the week I'm...
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Ive put on more weight. Im now 114 lbs! Super...
Sooo, it looks like I'm going with Salzhauer. :)...
dont get me wrong I love Salama's work but what concerned me the most about going with him the drains. I did a little research online and found out that having drains could pose more risks for infections. I was then confirmed by Salzhauer's office that, that's one of the reason why Salzhauer doesn't use them. Medical technology/procedures have advanced so much that they need drains (maybe it's case by case). Any who the girl I spoke with said I didn't sound very excited about this procedure once we confirmed my date and deposit. I told her it's because the deposit is so much $$!! I've become frugal after becoming a mom. Even when treating myself or doing something nice for myself I find it sometimes hard to do. But I just need this gut gone and my butt to stay! when I think about how I'll look or what it will feel like, I get excited. I guess I'm just still scared. is anyone else? I hope I'm not alone in this :/
Typos: I meant to say they dont need drains...
They said I cant give my date away, call them now...
Ahh! it's almost here!! I'm in Miami, still have...
I found a place off of Airbnb.com and I've yet to see it in person. I have a consultation with Salzhaur this afternoon at 5pm. (I really need to work out my hours).
any-who, I'd love to get together with you girls since we are all in this experience together. Please pray for me. :) I 'll update after my consult today
Met with the Doc yesterday. Let me start off by...
I waited in the office for about 1hr or so ( he had a lot of appts) when I did see him, he was very energetic, and kind. I told him what my concerns are (anesthesia safety, where fat will be taken from, scars, look desired, length of surgery etc).
He said that since my skin is tight, he probably cant give me a Nikki Minaj booty (LOL) I said it's okay, I'm not looking for her booty but put as much fat as you possible can- I'll be happy. His asstant showed me her behind ( I wasl already checking it out) and said that she had hers done a couple of years back. I was so surprised! it looked so natural, and beautiful, I was gonna ask but I didn't want to rude. she even let me poke it. :)
they'll be giving me a call today to tell me what time my appt is.
Dr salzhauer is the best. :) so happy with what...
Dr salzhauer is the best. :) so happy with what...
Alright, lets start from when I walk into the...
I walk into the operating room, passed out thinking 'I cant believe i'm doing this'. Then I woke up thinking I'm so cold! they had all kinds of blankets on me I started crying and asked the nurse for a hug. I was a emotional to say the least. My but hurt so bad, I just wanted to get off of it and get on my stomach. she gave me more pain killer while I waited for my nurse to take me home. Let me tell you this, that ride home was the worst! worst! worst! soon as we got in, i took the pain killer and it felt like it took an hour to kick in. Once the pain was gone, I crawled on my knees to my laptop and continued working. the first three days are the worst but each day you feel a little better. I'm about 8 days out of surgery and I'm feeling more and more like my old self. I cant wait till the numbness goes away. my stomach has shrunk, I love the way I look with or without clothes. I wear the garmet and triangle pad all the time. I went into work for the first time yesterday and my boss was making fun of the way I walk, my friend who is taking care of me says I walk like an old lady. LOL I cant wait till I start walking normal. I've been driving around but not without discomfort. I keep my butt elevated I have a boppy pillow underneath my legs and a paper towel roll behind my back. I'm sleeping longer throughout the nights and I use a long body size pillow to sleep on (looks like a lincoln log). This pillow helps me bend my legs for more comfort. Things I NEEDED after surgery;
Arnica Montana (gel)
Bromlain pills (1000mg) for inflamation
wash cloth and baby wipes
yogurt or crackers (reduce nausea from antibiotics)
***everything else is an option***
Weight before surgery;
wouldn't it be magical if my waist drops to 22"!!?? nothing a few crunches couldnt do ;)
Also Salzhauer sends you a video everyday on how your feeling, what to expect and what you should be doing. His nurse came the next day to visit and to give me a new garmet. His staff is available all the time. I couldnt have made a better choice. He truley is the best in Miami.
6 weeks post op pics!!