I have joined this sight and can not stop looking...

I have joined this sight and can not stop looking at pictures of other post ops. I'm nervous but so excited. Every yr I tell myself ... I will get it done. On the fly I just said its now or never :) and booked with Dr Salzhauer. I will be getting a TT, BBl, BA. I'm currently 5'4 and a 1/2 ( have to mention the 1/2) and 128. I have sagging sling on my stomach and my boobs and butt are no where ... Close to what they were before kids ( which I love dearly). My first I gained almost 100pds she was 8.9 natural birth , second was 7.11
And was natural by 3 rd and 4th were c sections....
I need help I am traveling from NY and will be flying to Florida on my own I need a recovery place and referrals of nurses ... And pls chime in on what I need to bring with me and what I should buy to wear... All info is much appreciated ... I will post pics soon of pre op...

Wow I can't believe it's over with

Dr Salzhauer has done an amazing job, so excited with my results. I have a great aide her name is Liz who has really helped me out through my roughest period. Definitely not out of the woods, but feeling so much better on day 3. I stopped the pain killers yesterday it was making me to nauseous . Here are some before and after

My wish pictures I showed Dr Salz.

These were the pictures I showed at my pre-op and again during surgery day...

Sleeping bbl, TT and BA

I am sleeping like a baby I bought wedges with me in my luggage when I traveled to florida. Dr. Salz. Said because of the amount of surgery I was getting done he would want me to stay in florida for at least 2 weeks. Sleeping with the wedges and floaty has really made a comfortable position were I can sleep soundly...

My new best friend (pinkie) aka floaty

Looking for SX buddy

I'm here 10 more days till sept.13 and there is an empty room with 2 beds available great area inbox me if your interested

Day 8

Yesterday drain was taken out, yay!! Today I felt very tired and napped in the afternoon overall sleeping okay( I sleep on my sides or in the floaty )

Right side

Something's I found helpful for recovery

-eating small meals every couple of hours
-keeping hydrated
- arnica pills (I think helped with my bruising)
- lipo foam it really helps the garment to be tolerable ( provided by some PS)
- moving around to build endurance
- wedges for legs and head for elevation
- stool to get off and on bed
- toilet lift especially if you have multiple surgeries ( I put pressure of seat on the back of thighs and not my butt) this also helped when I felt extremely weak and couldn't bend the first 2 days

** I found being innovative with sleeping arrangements has help with the amount of sleep I got
- will post pictures
Happy Healing !!! Hope this is helpful :)

Noticing that one butt cheek/ hip is a little larger than the other

Although I like my results I'm starting to knit pick... Here I go my left Butt cheek/ hip is bigger than right... Hope it evens out... Crossing fingers

Butt update 14 days young

So doing a little update my butt has not really deflated yet... If it lost volume than I have not really noticed not sure how many CC 's he put but I'm happy waiting for swelling to go down... Lipo to the back has been tingly to the touch... My last day in florida yahoo gonna see my babies tomorrow I'm ready for my daily life ( at least I think I am) :/

Bye Bye Florida :) what an adventure

Bye bye Florida, here I come NY... Traveling with my best friend boppy pillow :) , have to protect the investment ... I'm also carrying on board one of my BIG wedge pillow( can't squeeze it in my luggage ), I look like a total lunatic :o/

Time flies it's already 23 days PO

Well feeling much better than last couple of weeks, although I still get tired sooner than usual. I took 6 weeks off from work to recoup and not compromise my surgeries. Doing a lot of my routine duties at home with the kiddies although my parents have really helped out a lot ..
Sleeping is much better I am sleeping on my sides, boobs are a little sore when I wake up so now I came up with putting a rolled up sock in the cleavage which keeps them stable so when I wake up they are not sore :)...
TT is still covered with soft cloth tape and surgical glue underneath I haven't looked yet until sept 29th YEKS... I think Salz is very pre cautious with incisions opening so he wants us to keep support on the incision sites as long as possible...
All pains are slowly subsiding although I have to say the lipo to the flanks and sides of bra roll sides are still very tender at times when any if the kids touch me there I flinch.
I put my husband to work a couple of yrs ago he bought me a huge back hand held massager, in which I stored away and never used till now. He dusted it off and he is using it on my back on low pressure in which I feel like it is breaking up the scar tissue and relaxing my muscles. After he is done I feel very relaxed.
So happy I invested in my self I smile every time I pass a mirror or get out the shower...
By the way my family is not use to seeing me with a butt so they get shocked every time I turn around :) my mother would always start giggling because she is in disbelief and my husband says "damn" ... Feel sorry for him because he can't touch this for 3 more weeks ;) I'm to afraid to damage something, I know TMI ...

Tummy Tuck incision revealed

Looking Great, happy with the scar thus far. Incision line is thin, and scar in some places is a little dark but overall much prettier than my C- section scar which was thick and raised. I'll start scar therapy when I get the ok from SALZ office. I will call tomorrow.
So I'm the type of person that can look at other peoples incision, surgeries but I freak when it's me. So needless to say I was having a conniption in the bathroom thinking on how to take off the medical tape that was still stuck to the skin. I tried andtugged at it and it was pretty secure, so I went Into the shower And made sure it was soaked and pulled it off slowly. Much easier to get off when wet.

Here are some pictures 30 days after my surgery. Posting some backside pictures as well. If you guys have any ? Feel free to ask.
Feeling about 80% myself, lipo to sides still are sore not excruciating , every know and then boobs get a little sore. Overall getting there slowly and happy with results
Miami Plastic Surgeon

Very polite, personable and talented. You can tell he loves his job and it's beyond just the $$$.... When I traveled in the day before surgery for the pre-op, I felt very comfortable. What I found really funny is I had to jiggle ,wiggle and roll down my Spanx in front of him and I felt totally at ease... I literally have stock in spanx.... Dr. Salzhauer is professional and knowledgable in his field but what shines is his personable disposition and experience .

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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you look great
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Thank you, I'm happy with the results.
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U look great!!! Question, was the float good for a bbl or just the TT?
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It works for both, butt does not touch the bed and the tummy tuck is at a reclining position putting less pressure on both areas. Therefore less compromising and better results (at least it worked for me) hope this helps
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Great I must get one then, thanks!!
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Thank you for your amazing updates!
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Hi sweets ;) ! Yes, I agree with the other ladies ...your body looks so natural and your stomach looks fantastic :)) you must be Super super happy! I'm glad your feeling almost back to you :)
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Hey Girl, how r u ? Yeah looks very natural, that is what I wanted.
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your belly button lookes so natural. so does your body, it does not look like you had anything done, lookes like natural body. your scar is perfect! every time i look at your pictures i get more and more excited about my surgery, the first few days were you able to walk around? did you need any transfusions ? im following newqueen2014 journey and i had no idea it can be that bad.
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Thank you I, told Salz I wanted a natural look being the Mon if 4, I just wanted a better me. Day1-3 I was able to walk with support. I was able to clean myself since day one. I needed help getting out of bed 1-5 especially in mornings. Day 2 when the nurse came in from Salz. Office, I was able to stand on my own, il be it hunched but I was able. Look at first set of pictures. Day 6 was able to walk out of the condo and go to 2 different stores, 45 outside taking my time. Day 7 walked about 2 miles with my Aide by my side to a local shopping center, taking my time and very cautious. I did not need a blood transfusion, I was so nervous about this that I spoke to SALZ personally about this concern a week before surgery, he informed me that they were affiliated with a hospital if need be. I prepared my body 3 months before surgery using blood builder, and used it after as well. I bought this on Amazon (great reviews helps with iron and blood levels). I'm not sure if this helped at all with my recovery. I think key things are to hydrate, take antibiotics, iron, walk and eat. Always think positive. So in a nutshell I had one terrible day, I would do it again in a heartbeat. I did stay in Fl. For 2 weeks not to compromise the surgeries.Everyone is different and their bodies process pain and recouping differently, I am very fortunate.
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U look awesome!
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Thanks you, I just read ure review glad you went in for help. You should be feeling much better tomorrow. Still praying for you :)
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You look so amazing!!!
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I love your results!!!
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Awe, thank you... Pretty happy overall. Dr. SALZ, did a great job :)
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Beautiful Results! Happy Sunday!
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Thanks Bella :)
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YW :)
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wowwww! You look fab girl!
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Awe, thanks! From flat hinny and chest to baba boom :), very happy
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Hell yea baby! Do it big!!! Woooooooo!
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You look absolutely incredible! im getting the same procedures done with dr salz, how was recovery? im really scared with recovery. i wanted to ask where did you get your floaty and how exactly did you sleep in it?
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Thanks, the surgeries is durable but not a walk in the park. Fortunately I have a high threshold for pain. I had one really Bad day my 3rd day, I had a a temperature, and was in a lot of pain( I also stopped my pain medicine because it made me sick) I don't recommend that for anyone, but I had too. I had a nurse name Liz who helped me day 3- 8. My husband was with me for 2 days. Fortunately the nurse kicked into gear and helped me tremendously. Overall pain was the most my 3-5. After that pain was manageable with ice packs and Tylenol. Movement, eating and the advice of the aide really helped in my recovery. I bought my float when staying at the condo in Florida, it's a store called wings. But you can buy it at target, amazon or walmart. I slept using a wedge behind the float with serval pillows on top and at the bottom of the float I used a leg wedge and place pillows in it to level with the float. I slept in it with my butt barely touching the bed. The float helped because my TT incision was not comprised neither my rear. I slept like this for 2 weeks and thanks was able to sleep on my sides wit the use of lots of pillows
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Thank you so much, gladly im very similar to you, i have a high pain tolerance and have had several surgeries before and they have been a breeze, also have had a c section which i know wont even be half as bad but it was a breeze for me. you have been really informative, ill be following your directions and sleeping just like you stated to see if im comfty and again you look AMAZING! congrats on the new and improved you! God Bless.
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