When I tell people that I want to get a Mommy...
I'm 31 years old 5'7 and 104lbs. I am a single mother of 3 kids who have been wanting this since my body went to crap due to the weight loss. Pregnancy didn't even cause the damage. I was always a naturally thin girl (I always weighed 120lbs). I always wanted a thicker look (because I believe curves are beautiful) and I managed to accomplish that after my third baby and actually keep it. Due to stress years later, the weight just fell off leaving me this droopy sad result.
I was not used to being self conscious of my body (well at least my front side). I always had an issue with having a flat booty and my nose but my boobs and abs were the one thing I loved to show off. I want to go back to that and I know Dr. Salzhauer is the one to make that happen.
I'm so excited about my surgery. It's only 3 weeks away. Once I have this all fixed, I could be myself full force instead of letting my insecurities get the best of me.
Visit To Dr. S office today
Update! Update! Update!
Anyway, I had my medical clearance done with Dr. Kirschner instead of Dr. Aquinin like it was originally planned. I must say I was very pleased with my visit at Dr. Kirschner. The staff was friendly, very minimal waiting (I don't think it was even 5 minutes that I was in the waiting room once I finished filling out paperwork) and Dr. Kirschner made me feel very comfortable which is important. So lesson learned here ladies...whoever Dr. Salzhauer recommends to go for a medical clearance (whether it's Dr. Aquinin or Dr. Kirschner) you will be very pleased. They both will make things as easy going as possible.
On Thursday, I went to get my mammogram done. It's a good thing that my boobs are already somewhat pancake flat because a mammogram was a bit uncomfortable. Not too bad. Just think of it like if you were to put your boob on a George Foreman grill (without the heat though of course). Once I was done with that I went to the pharmacy to put in my prescriptions I'm going to need for surgery and bought some iron pills that I started taking.
I can't believe I've lasted this long without smoking. I know some of you have been wondering "What's the big deal about that?" Well if anybody knew me personally, they would be amazed as well because cigarettes and I have a special bond Not anymore though. I've started using a vapor (e-cigarette) called Clean Smoke. I made sure all the liquids I bought have no nicotine. I realized that I probably wasn't addicted to nicotine but instead just the act of smoking and the fact that I can smoke the vapor ANYWHERE since it's not smoke, it's even more appealing to me. I haven't used it as much lately because I can't find the charger to it but oddly enough I haven't been craving to smoke like I thought I would. Woo hoooo!!!! I have been having nightmares that it's the day of my surgery and I'm talking to someone about getting work done, I throw a cigarette butt on the floor and the person tells me "Aren't you supposed to be smoke-free for your surgery?". I then freak out "Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!" All that waiting and endurance and I was so stupid to subconsciously smoke a cigarette the day of my surgery. I freak out really bad until I wake up and realize it was just a dream. That would be about the dumbest thing I could do right now because I want this so bad. I guess that's why when I'm awake I really don't crave for it....because I crave for something more.
I can't believe in 4 days I'm going to be parting ways with my Victoria Secret extremely padded ultimate push bra. You've done your job setting that false illusion but your services will no longer be needed. Do not pass Go....do not collect $200! No more taping down my excess granny skin with my CryptKeeper belly button. No more same angle poses with my pictures because of my nose. Limitations will soon be lowered. My first plan of action once I have my new body is to frolic around naked in Bay Harbor Islands. LoL Jk!!! Maybe I will just start in my own home while my kids are in school. I haven't done that since I was a teenager.
Yaaaaaaay!!!!!! It's finally done! =D
The First 24 Hours Video
Got My Splint Removed....Yaaaaaaaay!!!!!
Can I say I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE my new nose! Never in a million years would I think I would ever say I love my nose (the one thing I always wished people never looked at). Since I took off my splint my nose started swelling up a bit (which is normal) but even with the swelling, I love it. And if it looks like this when its swollen, I could imagine when it heals. This is the best choice I ever made. I am forever grateful for Dr. Salzhauer. He is a true artist!!!
How I Learned To Do Breast Massages
Nose Pic Updates
So I posted more pictures to update you on how everything is looking. These two pictures in particular is to show you how my nose looks. Though I am equally happy about all three procedures' results, I have to admit the rhinoplasty is the one that has me bouncing off walls with happiness. You don't understand. I used to hate my nose. I mean HATE IT!!!!! Now I can't stop looking at it and I'm falling in love with it more and more each day. I used to be paranoid when someone looked at me too long and now I want them to look at me and I can't stop smiling about it. The rhinoplasty has had the most effect on me. At one point in my life my abdomen and breasts were in good condition but my nose was always an issue. NOT ANYMORE and I love Dr. Salzhauer for that. He has officially bumped my self esteem to a whole other level it's never been to.
Before And After Shots
It's been awhile....
It's been awhile since I updated my blog. So much have been going on all at once in my life while recovering from the surgery. Good thing the recovery wasn't bad at all where I was incapable of doing things because I would've been screwed. Well after a couple weeks into my recovery, my two boys came down with a cold. I would tell them to stay away from me because I couldn't afford to get sick but of course being a bunch of clowns they would cough on me on purpose trying to be funny. Sure enough I got sick and it was bad. My body was extremely achy, I got a fever, horrible cough, the works. My poor boys felt bad because of the bad condition I was in. (Normally when anyone in my home gets sick, they would pass it down to each other but I would never get sick which is why they didn't think something bad would come out of it). I'm feeling better now but I just have this bad cough that won't go away and I've been sleeping a lot more. Also I ended up moving out of Miami (which is why I was glad I was able to get around). I'm now staying with family in Kissimmee but I miss Miami dearly. I will be back there soon because that is where I belong. As far as my results, can I say I LOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!! My nose is still a bit swollen but I notice it's going away more and more each day. The scar from my tummy tuck is barely visible (like it was from the c-section) and I can't even see the ones on my nipples which is awesome. Dr. Salzhauer sure did his thing!!!
Before and after pictures of my nose
Plastic Surgery Didn't Change My Life For The Better….Michael Salzhauer Did!!!
So I'm 6 weeks and 3 days post-op. There's not much to report as far as physical changes. I'm healing great and my results are still looking fabulous. Emotionally speaking I have seen such a major difference in myself. Now that I'm looking the way I always wanted to, my confidence has been blossoming more and more each day. Not in a conceited way where I feel I'm too good for most people but my personality shines a lot more to others. Before I would look like a nervous tweaker when someone would be looking at my face too much because I didn't want them staring at my nose too long. When I would smile, I would either hide my face or do a half smile because I didn't like how my nose would look huge when I smiled from ear to ear. I ended up having to move back to Central Florida to go live with family due to financial hardships in Miami. I was shopping for clothes with my sisters for Christmas and we were at a store where they didn't have a changing room. I wanted to know how an outfit was going to look on me and I asked the sales guy if I could try it on. He didn't know how to respond but I didn't wait long for a reply so I just started changing right there. After the third outfit, the sales guy had a smile on his face and my sisters couldn't stop laughing at how glued his eyes were on me. This would never had happened if this was pre-surgery because I would've been too embarrassed to reveal that my boobs look nice and plump due to wearing two push up bras.
I don't know if it's because of the surgery procedures or my new boost of confidence or a mixture of both but I have been receiving a lot more compliments from both men and women. I have no shame in telling people that I had work done and when I tell them, they are even more amazed because they tell me that it looks so natural. Mission accomplished but I still have to give credit to Dr. Salzhauer.
I would say that plastic surgery changed my life for the better but I don't think that was the case. I really owe this new way of life to my Higher Power for putting Dr. Salzhauer in my path. While working for Dr. Salzhauer, he gave me countless valuable advice about life and being a better person despite whatever challenges were in front of me. I strongly believe this prepared me for my new body because it has kept me humble. Not many people have the opportunity or guts to make such a bold decision to make a change with plastic surgery regardless of how bad they have a problem with a certain part of their body and they live their entire life being inhibited by it. I am extremely blessed that I was able to make this change and it was one of the best choices I ever made for myself. I am even more blessed that I was in the hands of one of the best plastic surgeons in Miami because there are people who do make the bold decision to get surgery and end up getting results they are not happy with or their experience wasn't the greatest.
I never doubted one bit that I was making the right move by getting surgery with Dr. Salzhauer. From researching him on the Internet for 7 years here and there and then having the opportunity to work for him and get to know him and how he is as a person, I knew that I was in good hands. A man who has the biggest heart, gives his all in everything he does and has a true genuine care for anyone he comes across there really wasn't nothing to fear or doubt.
2013 has become a true year of transformation for me because of Dr. Salzhauer. That man has changed me for the better both inside and out. Because of him, not only do I look a lot better in my eyes but I have become a much better person as well. Thank you Dr. Salzhauer. You will forever be one of the top influential people in my life. I wish all of you ladies feel the same way towards your surgeon because trusting them with your body is basically trusting them with your life.
I have been researching Dr. Salzhauer for 7 years and I even worked for him at one point. There is no other doctor I would trust with my body to give me the results I would be more than happy with than him. He truly cares for patients not just because they are his patients but because that is his way of being with anyone.