11 week review

Finished with the baby making...lol. Next, ready...

Finished with the baby making...lol. Next, ready for the new me that myself and my husband can enjoy. I have always been self conscious about my body even with my husband. Especially now after having two c-sections and weight gain. I am 5'4 & 150lbs. Even when I was younger I never was a small girl. My inner thighs have always been huge!!!

I enjoy reading everyone's post here and checking out all the great before and after pics. Everyone on here is very courageous and inspiring. I hope that my journey can help someone like all the info here has helped me. Will post before pics soon.

Rescheduled surgery date...5/24/12

Rescheduled surgery date...5/24/12

My BBL fam, Iagave some questions if anyone can...

My BBL fam, Iagave some questions if anyone can answer. I looked for someone who does limphatic massage in my area. There was not that many therapist that did. I did find one she charges 70 per hour. Does anyone think that is kind of high since I will need more than one when I get home? Will I need a full hour or is 30 min good? I am having a tummy tuck also with dr. Salma do they massage your tummy also or just the butt?Your info is very much appreciated thanks:)

Good morning BBL fam... Got some bad news...

Good morning BBL fam... Got some bad news yesterday. A pipe bust in the condo I reserved and they had to cancel. Does anyone know of any place I look on the internet for 2 br condos??? Any info is appreciated. God bless

Did my EKG and preop blood work today. Hope...

Did my EKG and preop blood work today. Hope everything comes out good...21 days left!!

EKG and Lab/Blood work came back normal. Thank you...

EKG and Lab/Blood work came back normal. Thank you Jesus! Can't wait...not looking forward to the pain but so ready for the results. Florida here I come 20 more days:)

Surgery went well, had it on the 24. I had to be...

Surgery went well, had it on the 24. I had to be there for 7am but I dont think it started till about 8:00. Everyone in the office have been just great;) I'm not going to lie having both the procedures at the same time is exhausting. The first night was hard I had acid reflux so it was hard for me to drink but I was extremely thirsty! Dr said it was ok for me to take zantac. It did help but took awhile. Trying to get in and out of the car not fun. I was draining from everywhere it is very scary but normal. It was embarrassing because a group of women stoped to see if they should call for help:( also I had long stringy blood clots in the bulbs but dr said this is also normal. Well I still cant get in and out of the bed by myself. My husband has been a great nurse and cook. It's hard to sleep on my sides. I had alot of trouble last night. I have a big lump on my outer thigh from laying on it because I got those lipoed a little. I have been laying on my left side more than my right because of this. I hope it does not mess up my butt. I told the dr I did not want alot of hips so i don't think it will matter. I also told him I do not want my butt gigantic. I think he did a great job! I'm just very very swollen and brused. I will Update later when I'm feeling better.

Having my first massage tomorrow...does anyone...

Having my first massage tomorrow...does anyone have thae address and or Phone # to the massage therapy office??????

So I had my first massage today. I had to wait in...

So I had my first massage today. I had to wait in the office for about 45 min which was not fun standing. Naomi did say i could lay on the sofa but i forgot my pillow and with the tummy tuck i def need head support. They were running behind I don't know if they scheduled two people for the same time or an employee did not come in. The office staff there are always so helpful and pleasant considering how busy they are;) ok back to the massage let me just say it is no joke!!! I did not cry and the therapist said I did really well but it is painfull. Only certain areas like the lower sides of my back and hipbone around the TT insicion on one side. I was so stiff but after I truely felt like my body had been reformed. My body had a better shape to it. It reminded me of neading dough to soften and shape it. Lol. well talk to y'all later

So I seen the Dr. yesterday and I do have some...

So I seen the Dr. yesterday and I do have some advice. Take your pain med before every doctors visit because it's better to be safe than sorry. lol. Of course I did not and I had one front drain removed (very uncomfortable), the steri strips were removed from my TT incision (replaced with some tape) and I was stuffed into my first body garment. I was sweating by the time we did the garment. So you can just imagine how hard that was when your body is not completely dry. On a better note I meet my BBL sisters that were transformed on the same day that I was and it was a pleasure. Our conversation def helped the time fly by. Well I leave to go home on Sat. I have my 2 massage on mabe get drains removed after. I might have to go home with one and have my primary dr remove it when it's time:( ttl

I am feeling better and better each day. By the...

I am feeling better and better each day. By the end of the day it feels like I've gained 10lbs due to the swelling. It feels like I am going to bust out of my garment. I am still in a lg garment. I am concerned about going down to the Med due to the butt bubble formation. I already see how this could happen to me also. I can see an indentation under my butt cheeks. I massaged that area today a little. I also had my second massage today since i've been home. The place that is doing them is called Massage Envy. They do have them in other states. I signed up for a package deal thats very good prices! The first massage I had there I dont think I explained the way I wanted it done well because the lady did not do my inner thighs or stomach. I booked with someone else today and I was very thorough and it went great!! They have more than one therapist that does lymphatic massage there.I was going to try them until I found the person I liked but I found her today! My husband does not want me to post my before and after pics online for everyone to see and I respect his wishes. That is why I have not put them up so just private message me. Talk to yall later

Ok so I'm two weeks post op. I am now noticing the...

Ok so I'm two weeks post op. I am now noticing the swelling going down a little faster than the first week. I put the med garment on today to celebrate my 2 weeks. I definitely had the butt ooze with the large garment also. What I did to stop it was stitch the back of the opening half way. I just finish doing that to the med garment and it is working well so far. I'll let you know if things change. I take the garment off to do #2 anyway so I don't need that part open. I will update you guys more later.

Hi everyone.. I know I have not updated in a...

Hi everyone.. I know I have not updated in a while, sorry. It would be so much easier to do from my phone but I am tech illiterate unfortunately.lol. So I am happy with my butt even though it has decreased in volume:(. My over all shape from the lipo is just great I am def loving it. I have curves now and I feel so much sexier in front of my husband. I can tell he like the new curves to which really has done wonders for my self esteem. I have been depressed though my journey due to my tummy tuck:( The sweeling just does not seem to be going away. I am still numb from my belly button down. I just dont know if it really is sweeling or just fat that will need to be lipoed at a later time. My Iower stomach from my belly button down is still numb. the area above my belly button is flat and this is the area that Dr. Salama said he could not lipo so I'm confused. I do plan on calling the office to see if he lipoed the lower part of my abdomin from my belly button down to the scar. If he did i guess its just still sweeling. I can feel the muscle above my belly button under my breast area is tight because this area is flat and I LOVE that. It just the lower part i wish it was just as flat but hopefully in time it will be. I will just have to give it the 6 months to see thats why I have not called the dr yet. My stomach does get more uncomfortable and tight during mid day untill i go to sleep so mabe it is sweeling still. Just to let any one getting a tummy tuck know.. this does get depressing. Especially after looking at other tummy tuck pics and there belly is flat after the first 2-4 weeks:( I keep telling myself mabe I heal slower. I still feel more comfortable wearing my compression garment during the week. I have gone the weekend without it and let me tell you I am ready to put it back on after two days. My stomch gets all tight and I dont like the way my clothes feel rubbing on the numb skin. Well guess thats all for now.If you have any questions feel free to ask. TTY later sistas.

My 11 weeks review update was deleted and it was...

My 11 weeks review update was deleted and it was long so I promise I will retype later. sorry
Miami Plastic Surgeon

Dr Salama and staff is awesome!!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 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
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@GueraBooty thank you girl, your too sweet:) the recovery is tough with the tummy tuck in my opinion. I like the way I look in the Am but my stomach does get bigger though out the day, I promise:( I was not that overweight before surgery and don't get me wrong, I do not have love handles or rolls now. That by itself is great! BUT I feel like with the money that was spent I was expecting my lower abdomen to be FLAT. I' ve seen other girls who come out looking flat. I came out swollen and even though it has went down its still pooches out. I know every ones body heals differently. Mabe mine is stubborn.lol. I am giving it till the 6 months though to know for sure if
I need to address this to the Dr. I know some girls say its the worst pain ever but it really is just like a stiff soreness. I will pray for you so God may take away your fears. You will do great. I would do it again in a heart beat! Dr. Salama is really an artist!
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Awww... Thank You NOLA9 your words and encouragement mean so much to me right about now. Yes, I have been doubting lately, but I know it's all fear but in the end, I know I will come out ok and I will look fab :)
I am so sorry how your tummy is being stubborn. From the sound of it, it sounds like it is still swollen if it gets bigger at the end of the day. I don't know. I have a friend who got a tt 2 weeks ago and she said she loves her flat stomach, but she does have a lot of swellness. Have you addressed the issue with Salama, if so, what does he say? I still want both procedures done, but that's not happening :(
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@lilbetty...thank you:) I think I do have before pics where you can see my stomach better. I did not have a lot of extra skin that's why I have a small scar going up and down. Dr salaam said that is where my belly button was and he did not have enough skin to pull it all the way down
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GIRL... I Still Think You Look Amazing. I Don't See Any Swelling, But I'm Also Not In Your Body & I Know How Us Women Can Be, We Can Find Any Lil Thing On Ourselves To Complain About, Lol. I Would Love To Have Your Results :) I Hope That Your Swelling Goes Down, But Yes.. It Does Take A Full 6 Months To Recover Fully. Too Be Honest.. I Am Getting Scared & Nervous Now With The Pain. I Think My Husband Is More Excited Than I Am.. ha ha ha!!
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Nola- Thank you so much for the updates. It's been hard for me to find before/after pics from Dr. Salama... all I find is BBL's...I am scheduled for a TT and Breast Lift/Aug with Dr. Salama for Feb 2013. I like the few results for TT's that I have seen, but would like to see some more..would you have before pics of your tummy? You look amazing!!! and I can't tell that you have swelling...
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Sorry I meant the swelling is depressing. Do u still have any swelling from the TT?
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Hi optimistic I hope your recovery is going well.. Omg I'm so glad it is there! Now I don't have to rewrite it. I am wondering the same thing concerning the process of healing. This is a longer journey then I expected. It was worth it in my opinion but the sweeping is ddpressi
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We can see it I think there is something wrong with the website. The same thing happened to me the other day, but it is there.
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Thanks for sharing. I feel you on the garment thing. I feel much better with mine on. Funny before it use to stifle me and now it comforts me. lol. My tummy is still all weird. I wore no garment yesterday and it was dented in by where my pants were buttoned. I put my garment on and my figure is much better. I am wondering when I will fully heal....
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HEY NOLA I AM HAVING A TT AND BBL AND FULL LIPO OF THE BACK...ANY TIPS ON SLEEPING. I AM SO NERVOUS!!
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I doing ok I don't think I have lost any volume since my 12 day pic. I'm just can't wait for the swelling to go down in my lower abdomin by the TT and my private area is soo swollen still. It's a bummer cause I want to see a flat tummy and it's not there:( Hopefully It will go down soon. I think mabe it's because I have not been drinking the water like I should. I think the hydration might help to eliminate the swelling. We'll see I'm working on that today!!
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Hey Nola just checking in on your progress? How are you feeling how is the healing and how is the butt coming along. It sounds so awkward to ask another woman how her butt is..lol only on this site is it ok. Do you have same volume? Have you lost any? Also please share with us if and when you "fluff" up/out. Its so crazy how the results vary.

Happy healing!
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Sure just inbox me your email;)
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hey Nola :) would you mind sending me some pics too? id REALLY appreciate it :) will inbox u my email too if thats ok
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@nola can u share some pics with me
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Thank you erthis is a nightmare for the well wishes;)
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pushy--lol.......nola--hoping u feel better soon :)
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Hi sweetheart. Glad to hear you are coming along well. I'm happy for you. Yes , I second ANewMe2012's notion. No naked or underwear pics, of course as hubby wouldn't like that.
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Nola when do you plan on posting b4 and afta...just wondering... telling us and showing us is a big differences...we would love to see your results...
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Thank you optimisticpalm!! The compliments really help your spirt after going through this procedure.
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Thanks for the update. Nola I must say you entire body looks great. Giggle giggle.
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How did u see her body I'm jealous lol . I would really like to see the end results.
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Hey NOla how many ccs did u get
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I got 1000-1100cc in each cheek. It's not going to be exactly the same in each because he has to make them look proportional.
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Happy to hear u doing well. So how do u rate the procedure and dr. Salam results??
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