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Loving My BOOTAY! Updated PICS -Round 2 Dr. Pazmino 10/25/12 - hardness/flatness anyone???
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 8 days ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $8,050
- B. Pat Pazmino, MD (Miami, FL)
I was initially looking to have lipo... When I...
- 31 Jan 2012
- 2 days pre
I was initially looking to have lipo... When I learned that the fat can be transferred to my buttocks I felt it was a win win. I have stubborn belly fat that runs in my family and no butt which also runs in my family :-). I'm slightly hippy and have an average frame. I wanted to be proportioned with my DDs...
I leave for my BBL procedure on tomorrow!!!
- 31 Jan 2012
- 2 days pre
I'm currently in flight to have my procedure, I'm...
- 1 Feb 2012
- 2 days pre
I took the proper precaution steps and had two pre-op lymphatic massages to get my tissue ready to not retain as much fluid. I had one massage today and the other on yesterday (just in time)!! I will continue with them thereafter, perhaps 4 more sessions. The massage therapist specializes in thus manual form of lymphatic massage and said it will cut my recovery time in half. On today she advised that she has noticed a significant change in my stomach from just one massage. That change being less fullness and fluid. I was advised to drink lots of water immediately after and throughout thus process yo help move the fluids out.
Thursday is the final in office pre-op consult! I'm excited to hear what he has laid out for me. Fyi I brought all my pads, gause and bolster pillows and other recovery items with me. I also obtained my post op prescription from my local pharmacy as well before heading out. I THINK I'm all set!
Just had my final consult! I am very confident in...
- 2 Feb 2012
- 1 day pre
The day of the procedure I was nervous and my...
- 4 Feb 2012
- 1 day post
D a special chair to aid in sitting. It's not the most comfortable chair but beats laying on my stomach 24-7. Overall, I'm pleased. Pics will be up in a few hours. Thanks again all for the well wishes and prayers! Smooches!
I just returned home on last night and traveling...
- 8 Feb 2012
- 5 days post
Today i make 21 days post op. The soreness and...
- 24 Feb 2012
- 21 days post
3 week post op pics as of 2/24/2012. I'm still...
- 27 Feb 2012
- 24 days post
I'm a little over 6 weeks and feeling pretty good....
- 22 Mar 2012
- 1 month post
I've been off the boppy for almost a week. (I sat in my special chair for 2 weeks and on the boppy 4 weeks) At first sitting on my bare butt proposed an issue b/c it was still hard and ached. At this time my butt is still hard which my doc says is normal, i just lightly rub it from time to time to soothe it. I also use my hand massager since i stopped with the lyphatic massages.
I have to remain in my garment he said for a total of 6 months however i'm not confined to it 23 hours a day. After 6 weeks, if i go out for a few hours, the doc said it's ok to leave it off. I was originally a size 12 weighing in at 185lbs going into the surgery. I went into a size 10 easily and even now it's a bit loose. I suspect by August i would be close to an 8 but may need to remain in a 10 due to my donk. My waist is starting to shrink up and from the back i'm noticing my hour glass starting to form. I still have lots of swelling in my abs but see the definition starting to come in!!! I'm patiently waiting for the sides to go in in which i'm told this is usually the last area to dip in. I've also dropped down to a Large in my garment.
I began working out on Monday (3 days ago). I'm scared to do an intense workout for fear of losing my butt ;) I've been working out my abs and i play volleyball once a week. Sand Volleyball is the most cardio i will do in a weeks time. I'm actually feeling the effect in my upper thighs but know it ill take time for my body to get use to being active again. I overdid the ab workout b/c I was feeling a bit nauseaus and had to drink powerade and eat a light dinner to feel better. Key thing is listening to your body.
Ladies, the most advise i can give to all my fellow BBLifters is to exercise PATIENCE! That's the key. Drink lots of water, watch your diet and follow your post care instructions. RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH. Inbox me if i left anything out that you would like me to answer. Thanks! 6 week post op pics below
Update! I’m about a week shy of my 3 month...
- 24 Apr 2012
- 2 months post
I’m about a week shy of my 3 month post op mark.
I’m feeling ok. More irritable at times LOL. I’m starting to see my cuts around my abdomen. My stomach isn’t as flat. If I’m not mistaken, I believe Dr. Pazmino stated that it may not be as flat due to the fat under my muscles which may require tummy tuck (I'll pass!)
My waist is starting to go in just a little but I don’t see much progress in my inner thighs. My back is starting to smooth out and I’m still a bit sensitive in my lower back. I’m not as swollen as I was in the past so I see where the swelling is going down. My abs and stomach look their best in the morning! I’m like wow! When I look in the mirror!
My butt is still a bit hard in its center area and there are a few lumps. I’m hoping this will subside as I continue to heal and that the butt will eventually soften up totally. How long does it usually take for the butt to soften up and the lumps to smooth out? My butt has definitely rounded up and I’m starting to see the hangover at the bottom of the butt cheeks. I’m assuming even more fullness will come as the hardness softens up and POPS out!
Overall I’m feeling ok. I’m a bit irritated in this suit (it’s hot) and I have a few sharp pains, some throbbing has increased and soreness. I’m assuming that my skin cells are starting to wake up!
My garment is a little loose and I may have to go down to a medium but I don’t know how a medium is going to fit over this butt. I am wiggling and dancing the large over my butt at this time. I’m continuing to wear the cushion in my back and the board in my front stomach area on an almost daily basis. Some clothes I just can’t get away with it in. It bulks me up! But for the most part I do wear the padding and board. At night I wear the larger garment with the padding to give myself a little break and wash the one i just took off and during special events I may go without the garment for a few hours and place it on upon returning home almost immediately.
I’m very excited about my progress at this point and EVERYONE notices the difference. I had my birthday party last month and I must say I made a lasting impression! As always I do appreciate your responses, tips and remaining in close contact with me as I continue my recovery.
Today marks 3 months since my BBL. Overall I feel...
- 3 May 2012
- 3 months post
I just had my followup consult with Dr. Pazmino...
- 7 May 2012
- 3 months post
I just ordered my waist cincher!!! Slimming...
- 22 May 2012
- 3 months post
Bad News!!! The waist cincher was way too big(42)...
- 26 May 2012
- 3 months post
Wow... Where to start... these 6 months went by...
- 2 Aug 2012
- 6 months post
The best advice that I can give to you ladies and gents is to be patient. This is a very intense procedure with an extensive healing period. Patience patience Patience! Remember that your body is different form others and will heal at different rates. Don't expect to see the results you want the day after surgery... Give your swelling time to subside and your body time to heal. That was my biggest issue... Drains were not used on me so I saw much more swelling for extended periods of time than the other ladies. Dr. Pazmino has however began using drains. He's done a few on here after me and the healing period and swelling went down a great deal.
It's sad because prior to this process, i never knew how out of shape and extremely fat in the center i was! It was embarrassing! I am going back in a couple months for more lipo. Dr. P has a new vaser lipo procedure he's began using... It melts away the hard stubborn fat and tissue that is hereditary in me and my family. This is my alternative to a TT... Whereas a lot of my stomach fat is gone... I need the remainder of this fat out and is on schedule for more lipo of the abs, flanks, upper back, up to my arm pits and inner thighs in October. We've spoke on him adding to my hips. No need to let the good fat go to waste! So we're going to add 1-1 1/2" of hips on each side to give me more of that hourglass look.
i will probably post 6 months post op pictures in the next few days.
I'll talk to you all soon!
Hello All! What an experience!!! and i'm going in...
- 20 Aug 2012
- 6 months post
I purchases some undies maybe a month ago and it looked like i "grew" a bit more... well needless to say the new panties i purchased a month ago are to darn small! It's cutting off my circulation so they've been trashed! I dont' know if i'm gaining a lil fat and it's going to my butt but i definitely don't mind it at all! :)
My measurements i believe are 36-34-43 1/2 i would like to get my waist down to a 29 hence the reason why i'm going in for more lipo in October. I was a pretty thick girl... I didn't realize how big i was. i was totally shocked at my before and after. Even though the pics show a pretty major difference, i still want more work done. I'll be honest and say i have not kept up to the best workout and eating regimen but the 2nd time for me will be a charm. I'm in a loose 10 now whereas i was in a tight 12. My butt is taking up most of the space in my pasts. My goal for my upcoming surgery is to add maybe 2" to my hips and fill in and round up my butt a bit more. I think my projection is perfect but i wouldn't mind that SLIGHT hangover... so lipo to the abs, flanks, upper back and inner thighs will happen in October with a bit more addition/fill-in. I pretty much will leave it up to Dr. Pazmino to give me what he feels is best to achieve the most NATURAL look.
The bulk of my fat has survived and i'm very proud of that. It pays to properly separate the good from the bad fat before injection ladies! Honestly, I did not show Dr. P a wish pic. I talked to him and advised him what i was looking for and he made it happen. I have some updated pics and will do side by side before and afters. I am a bit more confident but i don't allow my new body to change me, who and who's I am.
This was a very humbling experience for me as well as a very emotional roller coaster...I had a very supportive family, BF and friends here from real self! I appreciate the encouragement, follow-ups and shared experiences! Much love and I will keep you all posted on my next procedure. We are going to use the vaser lipo procedure which melts the fat and tightens the skin. This should take my waist in a bit more and give me the more hour glass figure with the hips addition. Initially i was done with adding to the butt but why let "good" fat go to waste!? *wink*
Until next time ladies...
I had a physical consult and post checkup with Dr....
- 12 Sep 2012
- 7 months post
Everything is still well with my BBL. I'm getting...
- 6 Oct 2012
- 8 months post
I see areas that i would like to have retouched. I'm going for my 2nd deep tissue massage of my butt today to help to soften it up a bit before I go in for the 2nd round. Dr. Pazmino stated that he can go in and break up the fat to help soften it up but I prefer to try and have it massaged out and see how much more softer i can get it before the procedure.
I like the projection of my butt but I think I would like to have more fullness and definitley expand my hips out 2-5" more. I would like my butt to be more of a full heart shape. Dr. Pazmino and his staff has assured me that this 6 technique procedure of the improved BBL which now includes the full Body Lift will give me the results that I want and I will be 100% satisfied. Fingers crossed, because this is the LAST time i'm going in! :) We spoke on lipo the abs, flanks, remaining of upper back, under arm fat, upper arms and inner thighs. My hope is to be at a 34-30-45.
I'm not looking forward to the recovery but I'm told that it may not be as bad and based on the areas that i want more fat added center of the butt (where it's hard and slighly flat due to the hardness) as well as hip expansion, I may NOT have to go without sitting on my butt for too long. I was asked to just bring my boppy and my portable chair. So hopefully i don't have to go the full 6 weeks without sitting.
I've included updated pics. Your thoughts.
Ladies, all i can say is I am in love with my...
- 9 Nov 2012
- 9 months post
This round 2 had me down a little bit longer than the first round. There was no talknig on the phone and laughing and giggling with my friend girls like I did last time... I honestly could not get out of the bed until the morning of the following day. Surgery started at 830am, i was waking up around 530p. In fact i received the nickname "sleeping beauty" at the facility! I had drains this round which i did not have the 1st round and I must say it messed me up mentally. The pain was bareable and not as bad as the 1st time or it could be that I was a veteran to this... The drains (4 total, 2 bulbs) however were a bit uncomfortable around day 7 when my feeling was starting to come back. It was almost impossible to get a good night's sleep wtih the drain coming out of my navel. The pressure really made sleeping uncomfortable on the tummy. i did not want to sleep on my sides for fear of messing up my hip injections.
For 11 days i only wore the compressed vest that Dr. P has especially made. My garment would not fit over the vest... Due to me only having my top half compressed my bottom have was very very swollen to the point where my bottom half was shaped like an apple! Can you say stoked!? I was very panicky and contact Dr. P's office immediately. I was so worried about my results coming out the way I want them b/c I made up my mind that this was my final round. In fact I loss appetite and did not eat for 1 1/2 days worried about the swelling... I should have known from the first round that this procedure is a very emotional roller coaster.. You're up you're down...you're happy you're sad... you love your results, you don't like them much... You all need to understand that your body has gone through great trauma and it's in the healing process.
I had lipo of the entire back, under arms, entire tummy, flanks, a little from my outter thighs and my inner thighs. I just made up my mind that there's no hope for the inner thighs and i'm ok with that b/c my legs are not the biggest... Dr. P added fat to my hips, filled in my butt and he also sculpted my lower back a bit more to give me a more sloped transition into my butt! I love it!
I had my drains in for 11 days. The navel and butt drains did not hurt BUT the ones in my groin when his assistant removed those (at the same time) hurt like i don't know what! The drains inside me seem like they were a foot long. When cleaning the drains, it feels like it's pinching your insides but there's a trick to cleaning them to minimize that discomfort: simply pinch a much smaller portion at a time until the discomfort subsides. Also after a few days of cleaning, the discomfort due to the air build up (as it was explained to me) goes away eventually. After my drains were removed, i went into my full garment and thank goodness for that. I saw my upper hip areas staring to go down almost immediately. Along with the garment I wore the board in my ab area and the molded fiberglass to my back. This makes all the difference in the world ladies b/c both are so thin and you cannot see it through your clothing. The vest on the other hand made me feel like a TelleTubby...
I would definitley recommend using the adult diapers for the drainage. Again the navel and butt drains are open so they just drain out. I didn't like the feel of the drains down my flesh and it will also seep into your vaginal area resulting in rashes, irritation, etc... so in additiion to wearing the diaper, I added a kotex right over the navel (going across) and back/butt drain (going downward) to catch the fluid. the first few days I had to use gauze between my butt cheeks in addition to the kotex for the back drainage.
The flight home I was advised I can sit on the boppy b/c he stated he didn't add much more to the butt whereas sitting on the boppy would affect it. I stood up for about 45 mins before we reached turbulence and I had to buckle down for the rest of the ride. I was told to not sit on my butt at all for 2 weeks. Then sit on boppy (getting up quite often between time) for about a week then i was free to sit on my bare donk! I was instructed to wear the garment for 3 months for now... and the board and fiberglass molding for 1 month. The only concern that I have is the garment that I brought with me does not reach my full back in which that area was lipo'd as well. I sent a picture of how low the garment is and perhaps i will obtain a 2nd garment that fully covers my back and underarm so we can have pressure applied there for a more smoother result.
Overall i'm excited, my honey loves my body and gave his approval, my friends are amazed of this 2nd turn out and most important I am in love with me once again.
I've attached 2 weeks post op pics. let me know your thoughts. Smooches!
I would also like to send a sincere thank you to...
- 9 Nov 2012
- 9 months post
I've added comparison pics Before - Round 1 -...
- 29 Nov 2012
- 9 months post
Round 2 was definitely needed!! With my follow-up I was advised I can transition into the compression vest. The full garment just was not working out for me and the opening really messed with my "good girl". I dont' care for the rubbing and the opening was not big enough, I had to cut it to make it semi-comfortable.
I'm going to start on my arnica tablets to reduce the remaining swelling. I began going to the gym last week and I'm slowly getting back into my workout routine. I have a lot of areas I want to focus on and hired a personal trainer to get me there by March. My concern areas are my upper back (it seems to be a little meaty to me) but i was advised that was due to the lack of compression and the high back compression vest should help to move the swelling out and tighten the skin. I should receive my vest this week so we shall see. I'm glad my hips went down b/c they were extremely wide due to just the upper body compression for 11 days. My measurements are 34 (bust) - 32 waist - 44.5 (hips)
To help get rid of the stretch marks and scars i've been using Vitamin E oil (4000 I.U.) and cocoa butter twice a day. The scars are finally starting to fade. I am still badly bruised along my sides and in my back area as well as tender.
To date I feel pretty good about the work done. I have the more reverse heart shaped bottom, i have less fat in my ab area and Dr. P created curves by adding hips. My areas of concern is my back. Again, the upper back was lacking the compression b/c my original garment did not come high enough but i'm hoping the compression vest will correct this. Per personnel at Dr. P's office, the tightness will eventually occur the compression vest would just help it. We shall see ;) I don't have as much smoothness in my lower back but the dip and slope created with the fiberglass placement when tranisitioning to my butt area made up for this. Hopefully my personal trainer with strength training can help me get rid of this.
Overall, i'm satisfied. I don't know a round 3 may be in my future to get as much more fat out of my stomach that he can possible get, arms and more back fat :) We'll see how i'm looking in 3 months. My butt I love, my boyfriend canNOT keep his hands off of me and obviously the massage therapist was impressed as well b/c he had a "hard on' when doing my massages so i no longer go to him. It was okay'd that I can get cupping massages and this will help in loosening and softening the fat in butt area. I need more jiggle and my new massage therapist and I area working to take care of that. I have a membership at a massage spa whereas i get lymphatic massages just once a week but last week's massage even coming in a month was a bit painful. He didn't even make it to my abs b/c we ran out of time but this is prove to me just how aggressive the lipo was.
I'm excited and can't wait for the end results. Smooches!
I will be 5 months post op on 3/25/13. I can say...
- 23 Mar 2013
- 1 year post
Now the downside; my concerns: I've noticed this AM that one hip appears to be a bit more defined then the other...I've noticed this since the day after surgery but was advised it was swelling. Either it went away or I just didn't notice in the past but I did not notice it again until I tried on a new form fitting dress this AM. I wasn't feeling confident at that moment and shipped the dress back today... on the side that's not as defined it's sore to touch so i'm assuming i'm swollen and i'm resuming my pineapple juice and will purchase more arnica gel on tomorrow. I began noticing last week how that side had a tingling sensation going on so it could be due to working out and swollen muscles, etc. I'm going to wait it out and see if its just inflammation due to my increased and intensed workouts and go from there. My next concern is the hardness and flatness on each cheek. I've spoken to several ladies whom had the surgery with other doctors that stated the same and that eventuallly it will soften up and fluff out. Some says there's is soft but flat and others just hard but round...I just have both going on... hard and flat. The flatness is where the fat is still hard so i'm hoping the fluffing is true. Else round 3 for a fixer upper... One cheek has definitely soften up and began to fluff and my masseuse stated that she noticed an improved difference so that's giving me more hope and her explanation of why it's so much harder for the tissue in the center to soften and fluff more than other areas of the butt matched exactly what Dr. P told me some months ago. So i'm remaining positive... it's just a self conscious ordeal for me when i can see flatness at certain angles... My next concern is the fat in my back. it seems like it increased a bit more in those areas after the surgery and due to the explanation i received regarding the fats depositing in various areas when they're not available in it's normal areas, it makes sense. With the working out, i'm noticing my back and arms are indeed getting smaller. The plus side is it looks like my thighs are getting a bit bigger!! YES! Lastly, my stomach. Even though I've come a longggg way, I would like my stomach to be much more flatter. Perhaps my surgeon reached the max CCs and my tummy is definitely mcuh smaller but i want to go a bit smaller. Again, I'm hitting the gym and crunching to get it much smaller and more definition. Else round 3 to finish her up!
Overall i'm happy with my results but want you all to know that i'm not 100% on round 2. I'm more 80% satisfied due to the concerns I've mentioned above. Hopefully as time passes I will begin to see the outcome that I anticipate as the other ladies stated they experienced the same and had a pretty decent outcome. I can honestly say that everywhere I go i'm turning heads. Sometimes more than I want to and I don't dress in a manner that would draw such attention... I receive glances from the men and the women....I was followed around in Walmart yesterday evening, gazed at by young boys... Sometimes the stares make you a bit uncomfortable and I begin to think perhaps I did too much... Men and women have been very complimentary regarding my body and a good female friend shared with me this AM how I had the "perfect" body... Perhaps i'm being hard on myself but I see a few more areas that needs perfection. I definitely feel more confident in my body but i've also learned that some of the ladies here allow their transformation to define who they are... Sometimes I feel some should undergo psychiatric evaluation before undergoing procedures such as these... It's sad.. I look at this as an enhancement to the greatness I've already possessed. I'm the same person I was a year and some months ago before round 1... I made a promise to my famly and my boyfriend that I will not allow this transformation to change who I really am... I feel that i've lived up to my promise...
Another downfall to this surgery is also losing a friend or two... My "BFF" complained that she was still a bit thick in the stomach and jokingly I replied that she can do the same thing I did and get it sucked out and her response to me was "I'm going to do it the RIGHT way...". That's just one remark of many... Needless to say I never told her about round 2 and we don't hang out as much anymore. We're still cordial and talk to each other but not like we use to. So ladies you will lose friends and you have "haters" on your bandwagon so get ready!!! It's sad and i'm joking about it now to soften the blow but in my opinion 1-they're not really friends from the beginning and 2- that means my Surgeon handled his business!!
5 months later, I do find myself becoming emotional here and there about my procedure, Sometimes i'm up and sometimes i'm down... I wish my stomach was flatter (it seems flat at the time of surgery and for some time thereafter but about 1 1/2 months ago it seemed as if my stomach just inflated...) I still feel the tingling sensations in my abs (which are more defined since i've been in the gym) and i feel the tighening in my back, abs and sides as well.
I'm excited that I have curves and I have a shape in and out of my clothing and without the garment! I'm happy but again, I'm aiming for PERFECTION!
Anyone experiencing hardness and flatness where...
- 13 May 2013
- 1 year post
My Doctor: B. Pat Pazmino, MD
Dr Pazmino and his staff spent tons of time with me and answered all of my questions! His staff and I braced when we first met on Thursday! It was as if we knew each other forever! They are great! My sis is thinking about having hers done in March.