2nd BBL April 19, 2013 NYC

All of my life, Ive been the chubby girl until i...

All of my life, Ive been the chubby girl until i turned 13 and went from 200 pounds to 111. I graduated high school at 17 at 125 pounds. Currently, i am 21, 5'5", and weighing in at 145 pounds, size 9. I am ok with my size, however, due to my dramatic weightloss over the years, my butt is no where to be found ! However i do have some hips and a small torso .. ive always been more bottom-heavy from the front, but sideways, was a different story. I need more booty !! Soooo .. i looked into the brazilian butt lift procedure after many attempts of going to the gym and drinking protein shakes to muscle up my butt, which didnt help much ....





Soooooooo, recently ive been researching surgeons to have this procedure with .. i was stuck between Dr. Pakeman, Dr. Lefkovits, and Dr. Francis ... Im so excited to be having my brazilian butt lift on Dec 20, 2011 with Dr. Lefvokits ... I chose him because he is willing to do more lipo of unwanted areas for a great price, as opposed to others charging almost $4000 per area (arms, thighs, legs, flanks, abdomen) ... According to my doctor, i dont have much fat .. he may only be able to inject 300 cc's into each buttock and some into the hips ... This concerns me because i am afraid i may not see a difference in size or shape :-/ ... And its general anesthesia so that freaks me out even more !! All i can do is pray that he can find as much fat as possible !! Im hoping for 900 cc per cheek, but hey, we'll see ... Ill post pics and keep you guys updated !!!Updated on 20 Dec 2011:Well guys today is the big day !!!! My surgery is in a few hpurs ... Im sooo nervous ... but im praying about it ... Ill put up the before.and after photos later on tonight and then update weekly ... Wish me.luck !Updated on 21 Dec 2011:Well yesterday was my big day. Butt is looking a little bodacious from the back, but not so much from the sides .... I think it looks good though for 380 ccs in each cheek and 100 ccs in each hip ... But who knows for how long . He lipoed my arms, thighs, whole abdomen, and flanks . Overall, i like it .. im extremely swollen though .. takes me forever to get out of bed though .. i have no idea how to post pics on here. Can someone help me out??

Hey guys . So, today is day 3 post my surgery and...

Hey guys . So, today is day 3 post my surgery and im still swollen and sore .. and on top of that, i just got my period yesterday :-( .... This is a christmas weekend that i will never forget .... Well, i like my results so far ... Love the front, love the back, but the side of the butt should be rounder .. however i am still swollen so thats just what it looks like for now ..... I havent been eating much .. just crackers and water ... And not sitting is becoming easier .. instead ive just been kneeling ... Lol ... Oh yea and my hips before were a 38 .. now its 41.5 inches ... And im still wearing the garment .. So ill keep you guys updated

Hey guys . So, today is day 3 post my surgery and...

Hey guys . So, today is day 3 post my surgery and im still swollen and sore .. and on top of that, i just got my period yesterday :-( .... This is a christmas weekend that i will never forget .... Well, i like my results so far ... Love the front, love the back, but the side of the butt should be rounder .. however i am still swollen so thats just what it looks like for now ..... I havent been eating much .. just crackers and water ... And not sitting is becoming easier .. instead ive just been kneeling ... Lol ... Oh yea and my hips before were a 38 .. now its 41.5 inches ... And im still wearing the garment .. So ill keep you guys updated

So i am 1 week and 1 day post op .... I had my...

So i am 1 week and 1 day post op .... I had my first massage and ultrasound today ... I feel a lot better, although still swollen .. i have to do about 4 more massages until the swelling goes down .. the people are telling me that i can sit whenever i want but me being paranoid, ive been standing and kneeling because you just never know ! ... And once again, i saw the doctor for like 10 seconds .... Well, my butt looks ok . Wish it were bigger but they said i have to wait for the fat cells to expand .. -_- .. dont know what to believe anymore lol

Hey ladies ! Well, its been exactly 6 weeks since...

Hey ladies ! Well, its been exactly 6 weeks since i had my brazilian butt lift with Dr. Lefkovits ... I like the outcome ! However, i am looking into a second procedure to round it out more from the sideview .. most of my swelling in my lipoed areas went down, and i havent had much reabsorbption, thank God !! .... I will post pics later

So guys i am almost 3 full months post-operative ....

So guys i am almost 3 full months post-operative .. about 15% of swelling left .... i dont like my results, i cant even sit here and lie to myself ... He didnt lipo deep enough and he didnt inject enough fat ... Im doing a second procedure June 2012 with Dr. Pakeman who was my first choice .... I should have went with my instincts .... When i went back to Dr. Pakeman's office, they even noticed that i still looked almost the same and that the job was done very sloppily ... Well, you live and you learned .... But i have faith in Dr. Pakeman ... im just hoping for the best ... Because i dont want to do this a third time !! Lol

Hey everyone ! It has been 1 year and 2 months...

Hey everyone ! It has been 1 year and 2 months later since my first BBL . I am now ready to repeat my BBL on April 19, 2013. The doctor did explain in the past that a 30-35% chance of fat reabsorption is possible, and i fully understand that .. BUT it is also a process that may or may not be achieved in just one shot . I have no complications, and I do see an improvement . However, i know i will achieve what I want even more this time around .. im fine with the buttocks, but now I want more HIPS ! I will post photos .... Overall, i am excited and thinking positively !! Wish me luck !!
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4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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2 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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I want my butt round. Did you post pictures up with dr pakeman
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Brightside is u know what to expect this time. It will work in your favor
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hey
I see you have a surgery coming up and wanted to wish you good luck with it. ;)
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@modernlady I also checked out Dr. Lefkowitz and I was a bit smaller and wanted him to focus on lipo'ing my stomach which he told me was just skin NOT. He too wanted to do my arms which is almost zero fat and behind my knees. I am glad my anxiousness didn't just let me go and have him do my surgery. I waited and am now going with Dr. S in Miami. I also didn't really like the silhouettes Lefkowits had. Dr. S seems to focus on projection and silhouettes. Anyhow I am also from NY I am flying to Miami to have my work done seems like they do more volume of patients and have better results. I hope your second round goes better.
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hey did you see dr. salaman yet?
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I'm sorry you went through this baby girl. But I tried to warn you.... Like you said you live and you learn.
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280cc's, that' not a noticeable amount. Why did he go that?? He knows better!!

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because hes a scumbag all about money hell cut you open for few dollars he botched my arms which he lipoed and left loose hanging skin he did a terrible job...he coulda said hey you need a lift..instead he saw the money i was working with used it up and said ater that i eed a lift and its more.. when he coulda said at first save more and get a lift not take what i have now botch me then say oh btw you need a lift and massages are mandatory..he gave me loose arm bands no compression and sent me on my way no sensitivity to my pain my flanks were not lipoed he states he saw a difference i saw nothing...he basically stole my bread..
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I have not been on here in a while. I had to see what doctor you was talking about. I gotta say before I choose my doctor I went to him two different times for a consult and each time something told me run and don't come back on my second time I asked myself why did I even go back there knowing it was the same doctor. I could tell he was about money he has no care for the patient he is rude and he will try to draw you in with a slightly low price. I ended up going to a excellent doctor and omg I love my new body. My number in haters went up. Check out doctor Matthew Schulman he is great.
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I wish i could go to Salama, too !
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The first week of May,It upsets me,because I feel like they talk a good game,but they really dont live up to it.he injected 280cc and 100 in hip,but my almost all reabsorbed totally.Now I too have to spent more money to have it done again.
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MAY 2011
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I wish I could go to DR SALMA,but I cant travel that far right now.
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Not sure . He said he will let me know for sure in june when i come back depending on how the tissue heals ... When did you have yours with Lefkovits? And how many ccs did he inject?
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how much is dr pakeman willing to charge you for your second bbl? I had a bbl with dr lefkowitz,im looking to get a second one.
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@madeinthailand ..... I sat down 3 weeks after surgery ... Honestly, i probably on reabsorbed about 5% ... Everything else stayed ........ After my surgery i took off 2 weeks from work (im a medical assustant so i move around at work a lot) ....... I only receive 1 massage .. 85% of my swellings went down by just wearing the garments alone and thats after 6 weeks ... I still have that 15% of swelling left
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I work at a desk as well. It took three weeks to really sit down. I went back to work 8 days after the procedure.
I bought one if those pillows, which I used.
It's best to take at least 7 days for maximum result. As far as massages, it's a daily routine.
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hey hun, I'm glad everything went well. I wanted to know how many days did everything take? from the surgery date to the last day of the massage? and how long was it until you were able to seat down? Because its hard for me to take weeks off work and I work at a desk all day.
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It went well, not in too pain as I read or expected.
Dr. Francis is marvelous. I'll be posting more as the days goes on, to give real up to date infos.
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Oh really?! How did everything go, girl?
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So, today was "The Day". Dr. Francis did my lipo and BBL.
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Yeah my doc told me I can start sittin after 10 days but like you I am scared to. So I have eased into it by using a boopy pillow when I do sit and I don't sit for long at all
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Actually they quoted me the same price, that's why I have such a dilemma.
Thank you so much for your feedbacks. Stay tune for my selection and pics.
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So diana, do extensive research, check their credentials, and most importantly, talk to both of them and see who is more determined to give you what you want ... And good luck :-)
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