Hi everyone! I am so thrilled to be back on RS. ...
I am so thrilled to be back on RS. I'm no stranger here, 9 months ago I got a BBL with Dr.Salzhauer in Bal Harbour, Florida. And to say the least I am in love with my results but now I'm going back for a Breast augmentation and a Tummy Tuck after after having my son. I am beyond excited because I know my results will be amazing. Dr.Salzhauer is such a great, great doctor... I dont know where to start. I am 100% comfortable that he and his fabulous team will take great care of me. However, surgery is always a little nerve-wracking and exciting. It's not just a physically change but a huge mental impact too. It's almost 5:00 in the morning and I can't sleep just thinking about it- less than a month away! I chose the wish pic from his gallery of work. These women's breasts are just stunning. I love the fact that they maintain a natural aesthetic, not too fake but just right. I have idolized this picture from his gallery for the past 7 years. I had no idea back then that Dr.Salzhauer would be my doctor all I knew was that his work was beautiful. I remember telling my then boyfriend, now husband- how awesome this doctor was. I guess you can say it was destined :) I'm going crazy looking up post-surgical garments again, supplements and etc.... meanwhile I should be sleeping but I am just too happy!
PICTURES OF ME ADDED
2 more weeks...
I think I forgot a little bit about myself. I am 5'8" Miami native,153 lbs. I had a Brazilian Butt Lift (where they move the fat from midsection, flanks, and other places and move it so you have a fuller, shapely butt) in January of this year. My results are stellar and for those who are curious I wrote about my experience on RS. This is my sanctuary as I know no one else is as excited for this surgery as I am. My husband doesnt understand, my family thinks I dont need it (annoying) and my friends are very nonchalant. I dont know about anyone else but their reactions kind of bring me down so I come here. I have my appointment on Wednesday at 10:15 am with Dr.Salzhauer so I will fill everyone in :)
What Do I need???
Surgery was yesterday
Day 2 ugh
All I can think of is taking a shower and taking this damn drain out of my body. I cant even think about how it feels when coming out. I can't bare to think about it. I've been moving around, getting my blood flowing, but staying hunched over is so hard. I just cant. There's this uncomfortable burning, aching sensation. By the way Dr.Salzhauer did a periareolar incision for the implants. I am using my arms. Not a lot but a little.
Thank you everyone for all the well wishes and advice. It really means a lot! It's so nice to relate to everyone and take to heart the genuine suggestions. Happy healing to everyone and thank you. Going to eat and then back to bed!
Had to post new pics!
Beautiful breasts and a sexy svelte tummy
Feeling better looking Great!
Happen to me. Recovery is difficult but totally worth it in the long run. I have a beautiful body all thanks to Dr.Salzhauer
Officially a week
I'm going back to school tomorrow. I've tried to keep up with my work but who knows how much I've missed by now. But resting was the best thing I could've possibly done for myself. My one year old has tried to climb up on me, even YANKING on my drain (OUCH!) but my husband has been doing a great job with him. I cant wait to post more pictures. This is such an exciting time in my life right now. I'm back in school, looking to open a new business and I've gotten an awesome new body :) Tomorrow is my post-op one week appointment. I get to see the man who made it possible, Dr.Salzhauer. For those who are healing and with upcoming surgeries-Happy healing and God bless!
Day After 1 week post op appointment!
I didn't feel anything lol. My nerves made the process more painful than what it actually was. I thought I would be in blood-curdling pain lmao NOPE, didnt feel a thing lol.
I'm back at school catching up on readings, etc. Sure feels nice to return to some normalcy. Recovery from my breast aug is great. Other than a little bit of soreness I feel great, so do the girls :)! My TT is healing, the scabs are falling off already, no longer hunching over, I'm back to normal... a little. Still eating pineapple, drinking water, you know, the usual to stay healthy. Hardly any sweets. I know my body's still healing but I was even thinking of doing sumo squats just to keep my legs a little toned..... maybe ill just wait. I can't wait to get back into the gym. I literally have a perfect body, now I just have to tone it.
I tried on this beautiful I got when I was a teenager, it looks great on. Then went to ask my husband something.... not once did he look at my face lol! ;)
A few days shy of 3 weeks Post-Op
Dr.Salzhauer did a 450cc silicone textured implant, he lipoed that annoying armpit fat I've hated since I've been cursed since puberty, He also did a full tummy-tuck and did additional lipo on my flanks. LADIES! MY WAIST IS SO TINY! I am only 3 weeks post op and if someone told I would look like this I would've said YEAH RIGHT!
I am currently wearing my garment. Its an XXSmall and I am wearing my side flank boards. My message therapist is working the hell out of my body with the combination of messages she does on me. I am so happy I cannot even explain what Dr.Salzhauer has done for me. He has changed my life forever. I am grateful to be a live example to his brilliance.
I am still on my pineapple and chamomile tea routine. It helps me with swelling. I do however need to work on my water intake. I have been eating really healthy. I refuse to get this for nothing.
If anyone has any questions please let me know. I am so glad to help. RealSelf is a great way to talk about these things without feeling judged :)
Anyway I've come to terms that I'm "plastic". According my sister I'm plastic, lol. Guess she's right but I look damn good so I'll accept it anyday. I know I was thinking about a Round2 BBL but my butt is big enough, I still have to look presentable, not vulgar. Those video modeling days are over. By the way the flank boards and foam pads are great. They dont leave an impression on freshly lipoed areas and add much needed compression.
Results are looking great girls!
Happy healing to all
POST OP- FEELING GREAT
I just want to put it out there for anyone who needs support or advice or just general questions please PM me. There's nothing like having someone in your corner when everyone else thinks your crazy for doing what you want to do.
24 Nov 2013
It's been some time... I know! I've been healing up and my results are great. I had my last visit with Dr.Salzhauer on October 30th. Everything went great. Seeing the doctor and his beautiful staff is always a pleasure. They always manage to make my day. Yenni and Rosy are the best :)
I still keep my garment on for half the day. If not the entire night than the entire day. Not because I completely believe that in someway the garment is shaping my body but the pressure feels so good against my belly button area. I was recent really sick with a stomach flu last week and all that throwing up hurt my abdominals for days. I've learned that the garment is great for reducing swelling however it is not necessarily what shapes one's body. And with that being said I am so lucky to have a great doctor who has sculpted my body beautifully.
And while I still keep the garment on for a sense of comfort it's not necessary. I found the messages helpful too but it is not necessary to be excessive either. I do acknowledge that it moved around built up liquids the first couple of weeks but now there's no need for it. By the way I finally got the steri strips taken off my nipples on my last visit. The scar is non-existant. LOL it's like I never had a breast aug. The results are so natural and beautiful. I dont know if its just me but I always want to show off the goods now lol. I'm just kidding. However, my breasts are so perfect in everyway. I have no idea how Dr.Salzhauer does it- but he does :)
The tummy tuck is healing great. I was so scared of developing an infection or necrosis but luckily that hasn't happened. That was a very big concern of mine. I was aware of all the risks especially since a tummy tuck is such a huge surgery. When I wear clothes I am pleased to say I no longer have to worry about that extra pouchy apron of loose skin that accumulated at the bottom of my jeans. UGH IT WAS SO UGLY LOL! I really don't know what to say or how to thank Dr.Salzhauer for changing my life other than telling you ladies how wonderful he is.
I am here for anyone who needs an extra push of support. Trust me, I know how bothersome it can be when loved ones say, "you dont need it" or "I think you look great the way you are" I dont think they understand at all. Keep in touch!
For all those dealing with the nay-sayers....Dont listen to em'. You know what you want and chances are you've wanted this for a really long time. I know I've wanted my body transformation since I was 13. YES 13! I knew I would inherit my paternal genes of being bad bodied lol. Love-handles, armpit fat, flat butt, no-boobs :( Not very fun in a city where you've got sexy biking clad women walking around everywhere. During this whole transformation I've realized that no matter how beautiful you look on the outside, the inside has to match or else you've got nothing but a shell. An empty (sexy) shell lol. Even though I'm all done with my surgeries I want you lovely ladies to know how awesome Dr.Salzhauer and his wonderful team are. And regardless of who you see if there's anything I can help with please let me know.
Happy New Year and New You ;)
I've started a new recovery regimen. Silicon Strips over all incision sites. I almost feel like they are dead give aways that scream-I GOT A BBL! And a BBL is just common in these parts of Miami its expected. I've also started carboxyl therapy so I see how that goes and I'll let you know :) Hope to be there for anyone who needs someone to lend an ear. XOXOXO
5 months post op :)
I am at approaching my 6 month post op mark :) I have to say everything is perfect. Dr.Salzhauer is remarkable. His work speaks for itself. I love my body and the way it looks. I have a very good friend awaiting the same procedure within the next month or so. As I know it is a very exciting and nerve wrecking time. It is so exciting to start shopping for garments, taking care of the necessities before your transformation takes place. I never forget how I used to look. EVER. I am so appreciative of what he and his team has done for me. It's pretty incredible. I have a wonderful hourglass shape. I am so open when women ask me if I've done anything and I will often tell them who my doctor is. Let's face it- I live in South Florida and chances are 1 out of 2 women have gotten some form of cosmetic surgery. lol thats not actual fact obviously but many people do get some type of "work done". I am trying to keep up with my new body and work out accordingly. Trust me when you gain weight it goes to all the right places BUT you have to be careful :) I'd rather look tight and firm than sloppy with a big ole' butt. I no longer use the garments, I do not need to. The doctor is who shaped my body not the garment, although it did help with swelling. Messages were helpful for the first couple of weeks. I am incredibly grateful for Dr.Salzhauer. Anyone coming to Miami looking for a great surgeon- LOOK NO FURTHER. I would definitely say do not fall into the hype of which surgeon is popular because everyone is different and no one is the same. In other words, don't expect the same results as someone who went to the same doc. I would encourage everyone to explore your options and just because it's a deal doesn't mean that should be the deciding factor. I wish happy healing to all!
Dr.Salzhauer is a wonderful and very talented plastic surgeon. He is such a caring, warm-hearted and genuinely kind doctor. And from a previous experience I can honestly say I will never go to another plastic surgeon after seeing him. He cares about his patients on every degree imaginable and his work is that of gifted sculptor. His team is just as charismatic, warm and caring as him. They swiftly responded and catered to all of my concerns and were like friends in times of need of moral support. Awesome doctor and team to match.