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9 Months PO w/ Dr. Salama
- posted 9 months ago
- updated 27 days ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $10,000
- Moises Salama, MD (Aventura, FL)
Please read Part 1 of my BBL journey by clicking...
- 17 Aug 2012
Please read Part 1 of my BBL journey by clicking here.
26 Days PO:
I had a turn around today, ladies! I've been very bummed about my loss of volume, but I put these pants on (same ones I took pics in at 2 weeks). Ass is still there! Lol. Also, just to clear up any misunderstandings about why my booty went down so quickly, I want to post an email from the fabulous Ruben!
What you are losing is inflammation and swelling. Fat does not disappear that quickly. Keep in mind that your body is full of fluid after surgery and it takes time for your body to drain that. Once that drains, fat is accommodating in your buttock.
So do not cry and in a couple of weeks I’ll show you how much of a difference your buttock and other parts look.
Keep me posted.
He's such a doll :-) well, on another note, I'm feeling really good! Only issue now is getting back to normal with bending and stretching. Everything is still tight, and uncomfortable when I bend. I have a bit of discoloration on my tummy and sides still. My tummy is looking better and better, thank God! The swelling in my feet, ankles, and calves has subsided completely! I'm still a little hard/swollen in my pubic area, groin, and tummy. Booty is giggly and a firm soft. It's not hard anymore at all, but it's like a nice big firm booty. I do want it to soften up a little more, which I'm sure it will since I'm not even 4 weeks. Well, today I started sitting. I sat through church. Entire service. Felt really weird and uncomfortable, but not painful. I'm going to continue driving with boppy and pillow for another 2 weeks. No excess fluid build up, no major issues on my end so far.
Well, ladies, for those of you who don't already...
- 17 Aug 2012
5 weeks post-op:
I am doing well in recovery. I have been getting two massages a week since surgery, and have 3 more in my package. Speaking of, ladies that are familiar with my situation with Massage Envy, I spoke with a manager about my first two massages done with the woman who does the lymphatic massages that consist of light touching. She credited my account for those two massages, so I didn't waist my money :-) I'm very pleased with Massage Envy, and love my masseuse! I am still dealing with a lot of swelling in my groin/pubic area/lower tummy. It's the worst after a full day at work. I was told by my masseuse that all the fluids go down with gravity and collect there, so it's very common. I use the heating pad for at least 2 hours a day, and it works wonders! I hate the garment, and everything that comes along with it, but I'm still using it. I've listened to my love PrettyGirlFLA and I use my board regularly. It does wonders, as well. I just put my belly ring back in last night :-) I've been going to the gym since my 4th week mark, doing upper body weight, and 30 mins on the treadmill with a slight incline. So far so good. I'm feeling better and better every day. I still get stiffness in my lower back, and stomach. Stretching is the only way to relieve this, but it helps like nothing else can! I've finally started showcasing my body out in public and on social networks and I get so much attention. I've had old friends message me asking me if I got ass shots. Haha. I tell them all the Brazillian Butt Lift workout video, and they all buy it. I'm absolutely loving this, but I can't stop shopping!! I was in sears indulging in some Kardashian Kollection dresses (gna post pics when I get home later... They were made for me!!!!), and heard these ladies in the dressing room next to me saying Bebe was having a sale! So exciting!! Bebe dresses fit my body like OH MY GAWD!! I got $150 dress for $73!! Heck yeah!! Anyways... Nothing much going on other than swelling and tightness. I will be driving from ATL to Colorado Springs at the end of the month for a vacation/wedding! So I'm very excited to show off this new bod! Well, ladies, I'll post some more pics tonight, and I'm in the process of getting Ms. Kristy to post the links to Part 1 & 2 to the opposing reviews, for easy access. This sucks they cut you off. I guess I write too much.
One last thing; I'm still in love with the EPS Miami team! Ruben is amazing!! He answers me like literally ASAP every time, and is so concerned! He ALWAYS puts me at ease with whtever issue I'm having! LOVE LOVE LOVE TEAM SALAMA!! (I go hard about my doctor and his team) :-*
New 5 week pics up!! I love my new shape! shoping...
- 17 Aug 2012
I weight 159lbs! So, I've lost 11lbs since day of...
- 18 Aug 2012
So, I've been siting non-stop since 3 days before...
- 19 Aug 2012
So, I've been siting non-stop since 3 days before...
- 19 Aug 2012
6 weeks PO- Ok, so let's talk chin now.....
- 21 Aug 2012
Ok, so let's talk chin now.. Overall, I'm happy with the results, because, yes it is an improvement, but it is not what I expected. As I've said before, he did not lipo my jaw line AT ALL. But then again, I should've known that (and not assumed) since it is CHIN lipo, not chin & jaw, or jowls, but w/e, I'm still happy. I'm hoping it's still swollen a little, cause it still hangs down some, so we'll just have to wait a few more moths to see the final results. Regardless, it looks better, and I'm happy I did it, with no regrets!
I'm still at the same place with the BBL results. Happy overall, just wish my tight skin wouldn't have caused so much absorption. I love my shape, still, and am happy with all the lipo'd areas. I still have swelling in my back and lower tummy/pubic area. I am going to the gym regularly, working upper body, and light cardio. I sit like normal. I put ALL pressure on my butt, and it feels completely normal! I only use the boppy to drive. I've stopped wearing my garment all the time, just at night mostly. I wear my waist clincher to work, though.
Well, I'm 6 weeks today, and am happy to be this far through recovery! I feel pretty much back to normal, other than the swelling, and the garment/board/foams issue, LOL! :-)
Just wanted to let y'all know, if you're planning...
- 22 Aug 2012
I'm getting all emotional today, thinking about...
- 25 Aug 2012
7 weeks- Hey ladies! Not much going on over...
- 29 Aug 2012
Hey ladies! Not much going on over here, so I'll try to update as much as I can. I feel pretty much back to normal finally! I've stopped wearing the garment completely (early I know tisk, tisk) and only wear my waist clincher. I've gained an inch around my waist, I'm guessing because my current waist clincher sucks, LOL! I ordered my squeem vest off amazon for $45. It should be here soon. So, I still have some stiffness in my tummy and the small of my back. I know this isnt going anywhere any time soon. I still have A LOT of swelling in my tummy and back. I hate it. My pubic area is huge!! Ughhhhhhhh!!! Also, I still have discoloration on my tummy. Anyone know when this will start to fade?
I had my LAST massage yday! Kinda sad that's over! I'll miss my massuese!
Dang, I can't believe I've finally gotten to a point where I don't know what to say on here any more. Of course I'm progressing, but at this stage in the recovery not much new happens, and what is happening will last another few months. Kinda crazy, though, cause I'm known for my frequent updates, LOL! I promise I wont leave you, ladies! Might not update as much from here on out, but I'm always here to answer questions.
I'm leaving tomorrow morning for a cross-country roadtrip from Atlanta to Colorado Springs. Very excited, but I will be on my ass the WHOLE time! Not like that's anything new, since I've been siting 3 weeks now. But I'm excited to show off my new body, and meet my husbands high school friends! I'm sure I'll have plenty of fabulous pictures to share with you. The one I uploaded last night was taken yday at 7 weeks. I'll fix the orientation when I get home. I just noticed its sideways again, dang RealSelf!! Good luck to all the ladies who's surgery is coming up soon. There's A LOT of ladies in October! It's bitter sweet, cause that's when I was supposed to go!
8 weeks 2 days PO: FLUFFING IS REAL!! Well,...
- 6 Sep 2012
Well, ladies, I'm back from my vacation, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Sitting in the car for that 22 hour drive wasn't as bad as I thought. Now I did use my boppy and pillow just for cushion, cause I sat directly on it! I had a blast in Colorado, and enjoyed showing off my new body!
I got back home, did my measurements and my booty GREW 3/4 of an inch!!!! Fluffing is real girls!! My honey says it looks more rounder and fuller. Plus it jiggles like CRAZY now!! I LOVE IT!!
I'm still experiencing swelling. I've noticed it went down a lot in my back, but my tummy is still hella swollen. I don't wear my garment at all now. I ordered a medium squeem, and it's too big. I ordered a small, but will wear the medium until it gets in. So, since I haven't been wearing the garment my waist went up almost 2 inches :-( not happy about that, but we'll see how the small squeem goes. Oh yeah, about the squeem; it's really comfy!! The straps don't cut in and it seems very well made. I have no complaints! But then again, I did come from that awful garment I was stuck with for (supposed to be) 8 weeks!
I still feel the same about disappointment in projection and hips, but I'm still happy with my results. Like I've said before, a revision is a definite. I will be waiting until October of 2013, though! The fat on my back is absolutely rediculous! I hate it! It's like there's no difference from pre-op!
Another thing I want to touch on before I go is to give a little word of wisdom from a woman who's already been through this and has done years of research. Please be realistic with your expectations. I have seen SOOOO many women on here lately saying they want this and that women's body, and hope they get this or that. It's fine to desire a certain shape and say "if I had her body I would be so happy" but we MUST prepare ourselves to NOT get those results. Our bodies are just that-our bodies!! We can't do a body transplant, sorry! Lol!! But we can reshape, and better what God blessed us with! Also, ladies, please dont get too used to the swollen booty. I did, and was devastated when it went down! Until next time, ladies!
Some people really piss me off on this site!!...
- 10 Sep 2012
9 weeks PO- My booty is officially 43 inches...
- 11 Sep 2012
My booty is officially 43 inches again!! Fluffing def is real!! Cause it went up an entire inch ladies!! VERY happy about that! Other than that, nothing new to report.
I will say, that I don really notice much difference in my chin. That's very depressing :-( oh well.
So, I checked my credit yesterday, and CareCredit...
- 14 Sep 2012
CARE CREDIT DOES REPORT TO THE BUREAUS!
Almost 10 weeks- I have a question for my...
- 15 Sep 2012
I have a question for my fellow pale (or light skinned) BBL sisters.. I have had discoloration on my tummy (I'm sure from the aggressive lipo and bruising) since surgery. It's fading, but still there and noticable. Just wondering if any other ladies experienced this, and if so when did it go away?
Oh, and I have NOT had a period since before...
- 15 Sep 2012
13 weeks PO (3 months) So, I have finally...
- 9 Oct 2012
So, I have finally reached my 3 months mark. I feel completely back to normal other than occasional tightness, and tingling sensations. I am 100 % happy with my decision to do this surgery, and share it with everyone on this site. I love my results, and this surgery has definitely changed my life in the sense that I finally, for the first time in my life, feel comfortable in my own body. I love the way I look, and I love to show it off! I have the body I never thought I would EVER have, and it just makes me feel great! I can buy clothes without trying them on and have confidence that it will look amazing on me! Everyone who sees me tells me how great I look, and my husband absolutely loves it. He can't get enough of me. I have gained a little weight in the past few months, and my booty actually grew another inch. So, yes, the booty does grow with you, lol!
The only thing that I can say I am not happy with is my back. I realize that Dr. Salama reached the legal limit allowed, therefor my upper back was left almost untouched. That is why I have scheduled a round 2 on June 24th to get my back completely lipo'd along with my auxiliary and then have it injected into my hips for a little more curves. I love the size of my butt, I love the projection, I just love it all. It's perfect. I thought I wanted this huge ghetto booty, but now that I have given myself time to get used to it, I LOVE my size! It's clearly big cause I stop traffic, and even have women going crazy over me! Lol!!!!
So, I am going back to my home town in a few weeks, and am so ready to show myself off. I was planning on sticking to my story that I have been working out a lot, but while discussing it with my Mom, she made a good point: everyone who grew up with me, will know I had plastic surgery. Why? Because I was flat cakes pre-op. I have NEVER had a body like this!! And no amounts of working out would have changed that! Literally, a back with a crack, LOL!! So I'm kinda torn as to which way I should go. I used to get mortified with the thought of my childhood friends knowing I had plastic surgery, but as I've progressed in my journey, and the months have passed I've started to not gaf! I almost want to scream it so the whole world will know. I guess it all just boils down to me being so comfortable with myself, that I don't care about others opinions at all! And my mother was so right, it's so apparent I had work done to those who knew me before. So, I would like some thoughts on this... Any and all opinions will be greatly appreciated.
Btw.. I've missed y'all :-*
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- 11 Oct 2012
Current measurements- 34-30-44
- 12 Oct 2012
I LOVE MY ASS, that is all :-) Oh yeah, and...
- 18 Oct 2012
Oh yeah, and happy National Ass Day, ladies
I know don't why this pic didn't upload last week,...
- 22 Oct 2012
Oh, and ladies... Please be nice to one another. This site is for encouragement and growth.
I'm out of town right now on vacay, and I got the...
- 28 Oct 2012
Hey ladies. So I'll be 5 months here in about a...
- 3 Dec 2012
So, I got this surgery thinking that my body will be forever changed, which it was, but not in the ways I expected. I thought that removing fat cells from an area would mean that weight wouldn't go to that place in the rate that it would before. What I mean by this is that I thought instead of all my weight going to my tummy like it used to, that it wouldn't. I'm NOT saying that I thought I wouldn't gain weight on my tummy, I just didn't think it would be as fast and drastic. Well, my dumbass stopped going to the gym, continued to eat the way I did before surgery, and just continued the lifestyle I had before which got me to the point of even needing liposuction. Well, I still look damn good. Ass has gotten colossal, but with the weight gain, my tummy has come back, too. It's not noticeable at all to the untrained eye. It's not that I've really gotten bigger visually (even though my waist is now a 32), but like when I bend over or am laying down on my sides, I have rolls AGAIN!! Also, the weight gain has caused lumps. Not necessarily saying this is Dr. S's fault (I still go hard about EPS, still love them, and they still communicate and check up on me), but it looks to me as though a (teeny tiny) bit of fat was left on my abdomen, and with my weight gain it has become more prominent. Don't get me wrong, my tummy doesn't look gross, I still look damn good, and a thousand times better than I did, I just wanted to tell you ladies what can happen after surgery. There's not a lot of women who continue to update after surgery is over. I made a promise a long time ago to commit to this site. Even though I can't stand RealSelf, and all the ignorant people who have turned this into a hateful, bashing session, I will not turn my back on the wonderful GOOD-hearted women who NEED these stories long after surgery!
With all of that being said, I want to again say that I blame myself for all of this. If I would eat right and exercise I could have abs, like a bunch of my other bbl sisters have accomplished. But I'm a fat girl at heart, and I love my food, hehe!! The munchies are a mf, too ;-P
My husband and I have committed to changing the way we eat, and exercising to get this body looking top notch. Regardless, I'm still going back to Salama to get all this back fat taken out and my auxiliary done, as well. As always I'm open to all questions. Have a great holiday, ladies, and remember this site is to be motivational, so love and support one another, or keep all of your comments to yourself. God is good all the time, so lets make Him proud!
Posted some 5 months pics. Check the back fat, and...
- 6 Dec 2012
Current measurements 34-32-44
Current weight 170lbs O_O
Almost 6 months PO- Not much has changed....
- 1 Jan 2013
Not much has changed. Just wanted to give y'all a current picture :-)
Oh, and my stretch marks on my booty are horrible! Any suggestions as to how to get them to fade will be greatly appreciated.
Ok, so before I begin my rant, let me first say...
- 2 Jan 2013
Ok, so I've been thinking about going to talk to Dr. Jimmerson, being that he is in Atlanta with me. I have been entertaining the idea for many different reasons, including the fact that I won't have to travel, and I can recoup in my own home. Also, I desperately want hips, and I feel like he can def deliver. Well.... I called to set up an appointment today, and I am totally baffled at what I was told. I will say everyone there was completely professional and very nice, even after I got a little heated with them.
So, after telling them I will be paying cash they tell me they can get me into a consult in April, and that if I was financing it would be October before he could see me. Which this just blows me. I feel like (and this is coming from someone who was in the medical field prior, so I know how things go) consults can be fit in very easily. Dr. Salama doesn't make you wait 10 months for just a consult. Even to this day, if I needed to see him, he wouldn't give me any problems! So, I told her that I would be wanting my surgery any time after July (since that would be my year mark), and she tells me that she can not schedule a consult further than 90 days pre-op, which is understandable, and then she proceeded to tell me that I would need 2 consults if I came in earlier. I told her that was not an issue for me, yet she still refused to schedule me sooner. I said, defensively, that I didn't think it was right that she requires people to book surgery before a consult, and she proceeded to explain that most women who call have done extensive research and are sure that they want Dr. J to be their surgeon (totally understandable cause I was like that with Dr. S), but what set me off was that they treat all the patients as such. That you can not have a one-on-one with Dr. J before making up your mind. Not every patient is sure they want Dr S, so why should we all be treated that way? I told her that I already have a date set with my previous doctor, and I will not just bail on him. I told her I want to meet with Dr. J in order to make a decision on wether or not I want to use him, but she would not allow that to happen. I am appalled at this. I'm sorry, but I just don't feel it's right that you force someone to set a date and THEN have a consult. I'm very disappointed, because this has totally deferred me from going to him. Oh, and might I mention that he was going to charge me a FULL BBL price, when all I need lipo'd is my UPPER back, and a little fat graft to the hips. I don't see how that compares to a FULL BBL...
Pre-ops as requested :-)
- 2 Jan 2013
New pics. Taken today 1/18 at almost 7 months PO....
- 18 Jan 2013
I have been going hard with the work outs. P90X and running every day. I feel better than I have in my entire life. I look great and I FEEL great. Since I've been stretching heavily and doing yoga a little, I don't feel any of the tightness in the lipo'd areas. So safe to say I am 100% back to normal. I will DEFINITELY say that it took the entire 6 months to feel this way, but thank you JESUS for blessing me to this point!
I send all of my love and prayers to the ladies recovering & preparing! XOXO
Oh, and the only thing that is photoshopped on my...
- 18 Jan 2013
A little words of wisdom: For the ladies who...
- 19 Jan 2013
For the ladies who think they will be able to hide this surgery from people who KNOW them, please be prepared for your plans to not happen the way you want. Especially if you go from flat cakes all your life to a big fat juicy booty.
Me? I honestly don't care any more, cause its so obvious, and my bottom isn't even huge. Coming from where I was, though it's clear I had work done. EVERYONE who KNOWS me, KNOWS I had work done. I can deny it all I want to, but in all actuality, there's no denying it. Especially you ladies who think you can hide it from your significant other... Ladies.. When your booty goes from no jiggle to you being able to throw it back like no other when you're having sex, trust me he/she will notice. Vets, please tell em!!! Haha!! Have a great weekend ladies!
7 months: I just noticed there's no tummy pics....
- 22 Feb 2013
I just noticed there's no tummy pics. As you can see its very lumpy. :-(
In my collage picture you can see the lumps in my...
- 23 Feb 2013
Ladies, I saw one of our BBL sisters on IG...
- 28 Feb 2013
I saw one of our BBL sisters on IG being made into a joke. Love was looking all bootylocious with her mattress on the floor, box spring showing, clothes every where, place was a mess. So, PLEASE make sure your backgrounds are clean and neat before you are all over the Internet being made a fool of. It's nothing to crop and edit pics.
Blessings so everyone!
8 months- Ass continues to grow as I continue...
- 12 Mar 2013
Ass continues to grow as I continue to gain weight. I know you ladies have heard this from me before, but I'm getting off my ass, and getting in the gym for real, cause this lumpy stomach is not cutting it for the bikini, and the only way to control it is to lose weight. Other than that I'm happy. Lumpiness and discoloration is still there, but as soon as the weather gets above 60 I'm going to start tanning. Hopefully it will fade with a little sun. We shall see.
OMGosh I had no ass before Salama worked his magic on me! Thank God for him!
A friend provoked me to dig for some old pics,...
- 27 Mar 2013
I must reiterate (yet again) that all of you ladies should have realistic expectations. I browse the site from time to time, and it pains me to see so many of you posting unrealistic wish pics. Not only that but MOST of the pics you post, are photoshopped, and I know this FOR SURE! Remember, you can not get someone else's body frame, only yours. You can change your shape, but you will always have the same frame. And just like with anything else, your frame is the base of your shape, and it defines your results. Food for thought.
Good luck ladies! XOXO
9 months today- Only update is that since...
- 10 Apr 2013
Only update is that since tanning my discoloration on my tummy (from lipo) has faded!! Very excited about that! I've posted pics so you can see.
I forgot to add yesterday that I've pushed back my...
- 12 Apr 2013
My Doctor: Moises Salama, MD
Dr. Salama is amazing! Such a sweetie! Ruben and all the girls have been amazing, as well! I am beyond pleased that I chose him!! I love my doctor and his team!