Salzhauer doll!! Bal Harbour, FL

Hello ladies, I had posted a review however I...

Hello ladies, I had posted a review however I didn't know how to update it to the tummy tuck blog instead of the bbl blog so I decided to do a new one. I am 26 yr old and a mother of two and had been debating for the past 3 years to do a tummy tuck. I then decided last year to finally go through with it. I have to tell you this has been a hell of a roller coaster. After having several consultations I decided to go with Dr. Salzhauer in Bal Harbour. My surgery was on the 19 and I have to say that t has been a tough and rough week. As a lot of you ladies may know having two kids and trying to fit a surgery in your schedule is hard especially when you are a young mother. To tell you a little about my surgery I arrived at 12 at the office and right there and the. I started signing papers and they have me my gown,compression socks, and my little funky socks. After being there nervous Dr. Salzhauer arrived and started marking me up and I told him that I wasn't able to afford the bbl so I asked him if he could give me a more defined butt with his liposuction techniques he smiled and said you got it" then the scary part is when the anesthesiologist walks in and you start thinking that you have to basically sign your life away to this guy which the anesthesiology part of the surgery was my scariest fear. I then told him that I was in his hands and he made me feel really comfortable all I remember is him telling me let's go and laying on a table and him asking me where I got my boobs done lol he kept asking me questions about where and what made me chose getting my implants through my belly button anyways all I remember is him giving me an IV and I looked at the time and I was knocked out that was at 1 50 something and when I woke up all I felt was someone tugging on my stomach telling me "this is going to hurt sweety it's just the compression garment we are putting on you are out of surgery and you are fine. I then started shivering and was really cold and had the nurse give me some warm blankets and knocked out. I remember her sitting by my bed and telling me drink this Gatorade and you will feel better and asking me if I needed more pain medicine I kept saying yes more lol. All of his staff have been very supportive and nice but I have to say his nurses after surgery and post op are the best. Anyways after a couple of hours she said you are ready to go. She wheeled me into the car and gave me a kiss on the cheek and remember her telling my driver make sure you call me if anything. The first couple of days were not bad the tummy tuck to me does not hurt other than coughing and when I laugh however the liposuction part of this has freaking sucked!!!! And my belly button looks like someone did damage to it I know it's going to look different but damn!!! He took nine pounds off me and I feel good but the liposuction has been Killing me I've been trying to massage the hard spots in my lower back and I have literally bulges in my hips of how swollen I am. I want to hear from you ladies what have you guys done for those hot hard swollen areas from liposuction they so not let me sleep at night since I've been trying to be good and weary girdle even to sleep at night it starts burning like if I have a fever down there it's the most weirdest feeling ever and painful :(. I also want to know how long did you ladies stay bloated for?? My stomach went down and of course I don't see no stretch marks or anything but I look like I'm pregnant!!! All the comments and feedback is great appreciated and thanks for letting me vent. I wish you ladies a speedy recovery to the ones that have had their surgery and good luck to all the ones that have upcoming surgeries. I do have to add I do think it was worth it! Just a lot of damn pain! lol , xo

If you feel like its a fever down there, you definitely want to call your PS, you might need to go on some antibiotics. Other than that, you look nice and flat! I have "rocks" where my PS did the lipo of my inner thighs. I alternate 20 on/20 off between ice packs and wet heating pad. It helps a lot. make sure you keep your garment on, it will help with the draining and it also helps you feel secure when you stand. Have you reduced your sodium intake? it makes you swell and btw, you dont look pregnant, you look really flat!!! hang in there!
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Wow! That's a lot of bruising! I have my surgery tomorrow morning! I am so scared and nervous! Your results look good so far! Will look forward to seeing more post pics as your healing xxx
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Thank you my love! I know and I'm still swollen and hard as a rock! I am so miserable!
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Looks somewhat flatter today

I guess today I feel better but I'm still swollen ass hell. Scar is lower than how it seems in the picture. Happy healing to you ladies, xo
Hi, Drea! I'm considering Dr. Salzhauer as well. So far I absolutely love what I know and what I've seen. How many cm below your bellybutton is your incision and is the actual incision straight and symmetrical? That is one of my biggest concerns going into this. Thanks so much for putting this review up.
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You should! He's a great doctor and I loved what he did just it will take a couple of more weeks for me to see the final results. As far as the centimeters my scar is from my belly button? I have no idea lol it's low I would have to measure it and from what I see is somewhat straight but I can't really tell from the pictures I take I also wanted him to remove a tattoo I didn't want so on the left side it's somewhat lower than the right I think but I didn't care much for that as long as I can cover it with my panties lol and the Problem is I still have the surgical tape he put on the day of surgery and on my post up visit he told me not to remove it until my one month follow up. It's low enough to hide from my panty line though. I will try to take more pics so you can see the scar a little bit closer.
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Okay, thanks so much. I am definitely going to be following your recovery...and stalking your page for new pics...LOL! You know how it is, I'm sure. ;)
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2 week post up picture, Salzahauer patient

Today makes 2 weeks since I had my surgery and I'm pretty satisfied with the results. I can't wait till I take this tape off though!! I also have my 2nd massage today. Thank you to all the ladies that have been so positive that have posted comments or that have sent me direct messages. Xo!! Drea

2 week post up pic Salzhauer patient

Forgot to add the pic lol
You look great!
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Your belly button looks so different now!!!!! I love how it looks in this new pic!!!!! You look phenomenal!!!!
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Hey!!! Thank you :) ;) I'm still very swollen though and right under my belly button seems hard for some reason harder then on the top part but he said it's just swelling. Feel free to stalk lol!
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3 weeks!!!! I made it! Salzhauer patient

Today I make 3 weeks and one day I can honestly say I'm super happy with my results. I have my days that I'm emotionally drained but I know as the weeks pass the swelling and the results will look even better. Thank you ladies for all the positive feedback I have received :)
I also have to thank you for keeping up with your journey on RealSelf. Any nervousness and doubt that I've been having has been all but wiped away by looking at your last couple of photos with these amazing results.
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Shut up!!!!!!!!! You are soooooooo tiny!!!! I'm in absolute awe!!!!! Wow! Wow! Wow!!!! Do you have any pics of how your belly button is now?
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Salzhauer patient

I am so freaking happy with my results it's not even funny!!! I could've never imagined myself with my stomach and waist like this!!!
He did one hell of a job on your waist!!!!
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Amazing results! Congrats!
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Girl you look amazing. He did a great job...
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4 weeks post op visit! Salzhauer!!

I'm in love with my body I don't even know what to say!
I just read ur whole story and I'm in years right now. You look amazing... I'm 5 days away from my trip and 7 till the big day. We share the biggest fear... I'm glad ur past urs. I just can't wait to be on the other side of this already. I can't handle it anymore. My nerves are shot. Best of luck to you on your new and improved bod. Tks for sharing doll!!
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It's mind over matter like your default says trust me! It's going to be a rough first couple of weeks for you and trust me when I tell you that you will have your ups and downs then one day you are going to wake up and say shitt I look good. I mean the results are that after surgery but your body changes so much after it's not even funny! It will be over before you know it. Wishing you the best and thumbs up for being such a brave woman to do this! Take care love!
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Yes he did!! I'm in love with my waist!!! Let me know how your surgery goes I sent you a message!
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I love this guy!!

I wish I would've done this sooner! I'm already thinking of doing my implant change with him next! I couldn't be more happier!
Wowzer! He did an amazing job! Loved how he gave you a waist! I now want a TT performed by him too!
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You Look Amazing!!!! I love your results
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That extra skin pic is intense lol!!! He does amazing work, you look GORG!
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6 weeks post op before and after Salzhauer patient

Added a before and after pictures for a comparison! I have officially made it to 6 weeks I still feel like shitt sometimes that damn lipo wasn't a joke!!! But if I would have to do it all over again I would!!!
How visible is the scar?
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Thank you!! I had a tummy tuck cause I had two kids and my stomach used to hang. My scar is from hip to hip but you can't see it under my underwear or my bathing suit. Now the scar is thick and raised but I scar ugly and I seen some people that you can't even see the scar. If it's just a mini tummy tuck I would do it because the scar is very small. I'm 26 and I got the full one but if you are younger than me and no kids I would really think about it. Regardless the decision you chose I am sure you will look great! You already look good ass hell! Keep in touch and take care :)
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Thanks. You think a mini is worth it? Or should i just wait a few years after i hve children and then do a ful? Are they able to do a full over a mini? Tha.ks for the help xo!
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Miami Plastic Surgeon

This doctor has earned 5 starts on my end from the consultation to the day of my post op visit I wouldn't trade him.

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
5 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
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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