Hooray I did it, I lost 40lbs with exercising and...

Hooray I did it, I lost 40lbs with exercising and changing my eating habit, I'm really proud of myself. I am 5'6 and 180lbs now, it's time for the next chapter in my life "In Need of Curves". I've been researching this procedure for a year now. I have narrowed my search down to 3 PS's. I am feeling really good about Dr Cortes I feel he will give me the hips and well as the bootay projection I desire. I will be making my decision very soon. I really would like to make it happen by November 2013. Once I bring my husband on board with all of this, I think the decision to move forward will be much easier. He keep telling me to keep doing what I'm doing and I'll get the results I want. He doesn't understand my pain, there isn't any exercise in the world that will fill the dents where hips should be. I think now he's getting tired of me talking about it, he is finally realizing that I'm not going to let it die. I keep telling him he will benefit greatly.

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Congratulations on your weight loss...you are well on your way!!
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Hey love! U r doing very well on your weight loss....im proud of u! U go girly! Keep up the awesome job!
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Thanks Sexeeangel - I'm trying! One step at a time......

Consult with Dr. Schulman in New York

I decided to contact Dr Schulman for a consult closer to home. There aren't many Schulman bbl dolls on RS.

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Hey Girl.....Your transformation is on point. We have similar shape, I weigh 185. I want to be 175 for surgery.
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This Thursday will make me. 3 weeks post op! I weighed 175 lbs going in and am 5'5".
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Hey sis! Welcome! I'm a Schulman angel as well as @Booty4real!!! And we've had a wonderful recovery experience and results are off the hook!! Check out my pics in my review! You have made a very good decision!
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Wish pics!.......Looking forward to my transformation!

Looking forward to my consultation with Dr S in a few weeks. I am currently 183 lbs, I workout 5 days a week. My goal is to get down to 170lbs before surgery.

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It's so great you get to meet him personally for a consult! Thanks for the update hun! I'm excited for you! My phone consult with him will be within the next couple of weeks.
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I'm looking forward to my face to face with Dr S in 13 days. If everything goes well I plan to book surgery date immediately.
You already know what I'm gonna say lol On the real, if you got any questions, let me know......170 sounds on point at 5'6.....
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New York here I come..........

Yay........9 days to consult with Dr Schulman! If all goes well I will be setting date immediately. I'm so obsessed with getting this surgery. Ready for the new chapter in my life. I am so ready to start shopping for clothes again. My husband is coming along slowly. He keep saying he don't see what the problem is. I hide the imperfections well in clothes and try not to expose my naked body to often. I believe once I have this surgery, I will feel good about my body and then it will be hard for me to keep clothes on......lol.

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I tried uploading pics from my cell phone with no success. I will keep trying.

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Pre-op Measurements - Goal to be 170lbs before surgery

Weight - 180lbs
Bust - 41
Waist - 33
Center of Butt - 41
Upper Thighs Width - 26
Arms Width - 13

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Only a couple more days til your consult! Excited for you sweetie! I ended up having to reschedule my sx date with him. Cancelled Nov.5th & moved it to Feb.27th
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Thanks Girl! Wow u had to change your date, time flies February will be here before u know it. Yes, I see Dr S Friday, I hope I like what I hear.
Good luck!!
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Wish Pics

2nd attempt at trying to load wish pics borrowed from some of my BBL Sisters......

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Dr Salama - Miami Florida??????

What a woman to do.....lol. Dr Salama seems to hit the mark every time. I love the way he sculpts the waist. His projection is on point, he gives a nice round shape. Seems like he know what a girl loves. The curves......Wow!

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Inquiring minds want to know lol! Hope your getting closer to figuring things out
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Hey Booty4Real - Thanks for checking on a Sista! Been trying to post an update all day but trouble with RS. We just getting home from, we decided to stay overnight in NJ after consult. The consult went well all concerns/questions were addressed. Dr S seems to know exactly what I need to get this body right.....lol. I asked him about RS, if he reads patient talk, he said "No" he leaves that forum for the patients. Girl let me tell uuuuuuu, driving around in New York City was a doozieeeeeeeee! How does New Yorkers do it day after day? Folks just walk out into traffic with confidence that the motorist will stop....Wow! We got out of New York with the quickness. My nerves were shot between folks walking out into the street, cabs cutting u off and drivers not letting u get over. Sorry just needed to share my NY experience! Overall the consult went well I just have a decision to make.
Hey Lady :))) ok, glad the consult was informative! Teeheee---I understand completely-if you can handle driving in NYC, you can drive anywhere lol! Definitely look forward to hearing more about your visit when you are able. Glad you are home safe and sound-hopefully you can have a nice restful weekend

Consult w/Schulman - New York

Consult with Dr Schulman went well. Dr Schulman seems to be very knowledgable about the BBL procedures. I'm not confident that he will give that much focus on the hips. He did say that I will need a tt later due to loose skin in abdomen after lipo. It was hell getting to his office in New York City. Driving in NY was very challenging.......Geesh! I have one more consult before making a decision.

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A couple of our ladies have inquired about Round 2 and Revision rates-did you inquire?
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And I'm referring to a couple ladies who are considering Dr. Shulman

Salama BBL Dolls......

I must say I am amazed by Dr Salama's BBL results. His transformation is so impressing. The way he sculpts the body is amazing. The detail he shows to developing the waist and nice projection is a work of art. There are many BBL sistas here on RS that the before and after pics speaks volumes.

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Now I know sunny Florida must be rather inviting right about now lol!!
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Don't get me wrong Dr Schulman is very talented, I was leaning more towards him because he is within driving distance. However, after extensive research, Dr Salama may be able to give me the new look I crave. I don't want any regrets. Selecting the right PS is very stressful.
You have been doing the research.....it is such a personal decision. ...and we all know here at RS that Salama is an outstanding surgeon....plus sunny Florida can't hurt either, right?! lol

The Verdict's In..........It's Official Dr. Salama here I come! December 2013

Wow! My heart is racing! What did I just do! Did I just make it official? I'm freaking out over here. B4R and Elli890, help me please! I dream about this surgery day and night and now its time to make it happen. After months of research and almost a dozen consults, I feel Dr Salama will give me what my heart desires. I need to find a flight and condo (14 days) immediately for hubby and me. My emotions are all over the place. Did anyone else feel like this after biting the bullet and setting the date? I'm going to need a sedative to calm me down, headed downstairs for a glass of wine hope that helps. I need to start shopping for post op supplies.

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Congrats on your weight loss! Dr. Ghurani told me not to lose any of my stuffing but it's hard not to. Your month is nearing so you got a lot of work to do! I plan to staying a while at that new Serenity Retreat before retiring to my resort. I will be long gone by the time you arrive but If you plan on staying only the 9-10 days, the Retreat may be a good option for you to look into. I will be looking for your results. GL!
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I will be staying 14 days. I'm trying to find a condo. Where r staying?
Oh yeah almost there cant wait to see the new you. Best part is with salama you know youre gone look amazing. Good luck keep us posted
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Making progress....Losing belly fat! Can you tell?

As I continue in my quest to get to 170lbs before the big day, I'm seeing progress. I'm losing inches in my abdomen. I will need a TT for loose skin.

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Congrats!
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Thanks Sweetie - I see you're a soon to be Salama's doll.
Good job babe! Keep up the good work! You can do this;)
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40 days to go!!!!!!!!! Condo Booked!!!!!!!! It's getting real.......Salama here I come!!!!!

Things are starting to fall in place. Condo booked for 14 days in Hollywood Beach. Will be booking air and rental car tomorrow. No turning back now.....lol.

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5 days post op-I feel great-walking around my hotel room, feeling fine, I see a nice waist and shape developing.  Eat healthy --and you will do great!! ((Hugs)) congrats on your weight loss-that is incredible!!
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Whoo-hoo!!!! I just got the "works" (BL/w implants, TT, back/flankes LIPO and BBL). I too had lost weight on my journey.  I am 5'6" and 185 at surgery date.  I wasvworrie, like you-my goal was 170.  Although I am only 5 days post op
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Good luck and congrats!
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Seeking Advice!

Hello BBL Sistas - I am in need of some advice. So, I sent an email to Dr Salama's office a few days ago to request a phone consult with the Dr since I'm coming from out of town and surgery is 32 days away. I wanted to talk to the Dr to get a better feel for the person operating on me. I was told that Dr Salama doesn't do phone consult, I will meet him the morning of surgery.....sad face! I was also told by the patient coordinator that after reviewing my pics Dr Salama feels that I need a TT which is no surprise to me because I knew that. She stated that Dr Salama normally like to do the TT first and have u return in 4 months for bbl. I am not traveling to florida for a TT, I can have that done locally. She said she wanted to prepare me for what could happen when I arrive because sometimes the Dr Salama insist that the TT is done first but he will make that observation the morning of surgery and different between the bbl and TT will be refunded to me. I know I will get better results by doing the TT first but that's not my preference and I should be able to make that decision and deal with the consequences. The fact that I'm not able to speak to a Dr that I'm paying a healthy amount of money to perform a life changing surgery is blowing my mind. I realize he's a busy surgeon but the ability to provide a personable experience with each patient shouldn't be compromised. This could be a deal breaker for me. Please ladies I need feedback...........

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Yes, it is oh so frustrating, but unfortunately a lot of the popular Dr's wont take the time out to speak to there patients because they are so bizzy. I went with Dr Jimerson and unfortunately I didn't even get to see him or talk to him until he came in to mark me up for surgery. And even then I tried to get in as much questions as I could that one little 4 minute moment before they rushed me into surgery.
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Hi MisNewBooty - You results are amazing, very natural. It's very frustrating not to be able to speak to the Dr. I spoke to patient coordinator today and Dr Salama agreed to give me what I want which is BBL first. That takes a lot of stress off....
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BBL IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to the BBL Dolls that listened to my concern and provided feedback!!!!!!!!!

The train is moving again! I worked with the patient coordinator to advocate on my behalf since I wasn't able to speak with the Dr directly. She stressed my feelings about wanting the BBL first and TT at a later date and he agreed. I'm so glad to have that behind me. There are so many bigger things to be worry about, I'm glad I don't have to spend anymore energy on that. I have less than 30 days to go........Yippeeeeee

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Almost there hun cant wait to see your pics. Who knows after lipo you might not  even need tummy tuck 
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Hi chitdiwn gal - I have new updated pics showing my abdomen progress but for some reason I'm unable to post them. I agree, I workout 5 days a week so my abdomen has decreased a lot. I'm trying to get the lower abdomen skin to retract as much as possible so lipo can do its thing. We'll see! I will post the updated pics of where I am now as soon as I can.
Great. There are some treatments now days that tighten the skin dunno if they work but if anything the tt option its always there :)

Making Progress

Can u see the difference in my abdomen? I am cutting back on my cardio regiment so I can save some fat for my big booty...

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Losing abdomen fat....Future TT to get rid of extra skin.

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You're welcome;)) For some reason the box wouldn't open down there so I had to reply here. Another great part about this surgery is the motivation it can give us  to get as healthy as possible. Congrats again on your accomplishment sweets!
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Heck yeah I see it girl! Great job!
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Hi Elli890 - Thanks Hun!  I've been working hard to get as much weight off as possible b4 surgery to give Dr S something to work from.  I was told by the patient coordinator not to lose anymore weight.   

25 days til I see Dr Salama!!!!!!!

I awoke this morning with a boat load of emotions. Like all my bbl sistas I am excited thinking about how having a more attractive booty would be a life changing experience. How just having the ability to walk up to a clothing rack with the confidence of knowing that any item on the rack will be enhanced by your beautiful body would be great reward for all the pain and sleepless nights. Oh what a feeling it would be to retire the butt pads that I often wondered if they were detectable with certain outfits. I am soooooooo ready to feel that sweet confident feeling of walking in front of my husband of 18 years (together 24) in my birthday suit without the fear of Ms Flatty dominating my silhouette. The feeling of fear is also present from time to time, you know that "what if" factor. I sometimes sit and think about the cons of this surgery and look at my family and question whether I'm being selfish. I've been unhappy with my body for a longtime, however, it was magnified times 100 when I lose weight. Any sign of curves, booty or boobs were all stolen within a blink of an eye. It took a minute for my husband to accept that I wanted to do this. He thought it was just a phase I was going through and that I would eventually get over it. Alrighty then, it's two years later and I am still talking about it That's when he realized that I was serious about improving my body. He supports me in my decision to do this but he still doesn't see the need, I told him to stay tuned.....lol. I thought the emotional roller coaster would start post op but boy was I wrong. I still go back and forth but I find if I stay immersed in all my bbl sistas wonderful results it provides the therapy I need during pre-op to help me get to post-op. I look forward to this change. Until next time!

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When he see's that body afterward's Lord A Mercy.. Girl, he is not going to want you out of his sight...Are you going to take someone with you? Or do you have a caregiver??
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Hello Cocacola1 - Yes, my husband will be traveling with me. We will be staying in Florida for 14 days. We have similar measurements, I am 5'6 @ 179lbs. I want to get to 175 B4 surgery. I would love to have enough fat for 1300/1400cc's. Do u think that's realistic @ my current weight? Your results are beautiful! You are banging for 52. I am 45 trying to get my sex back! I hope your recovery is going well ......
Tic toc before you know it you going to be with us in big booty land
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Daily 4:30am Workout Continues.....

A few pics wearing workout clothes. I will take pics after surgery wearing these same clothes.

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Good luck to you. I know you are going to be salamafied!!!!
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You are just a few days B4 me, I will check back in on you. Good luck! The excitement for me goes back and forth....
Hey, what is your date for December? I am also traveling from Houston to Miami for Breast Augmentation December 12. I am so nervous, I'll be traveling alone:/
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Almost time...... Another pic of current state!

Ok, my time is rapidly approaching and I want to document as much as I can so that I have a reference point to compare my end results. I need my waist snatched and hips filled.

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Stopping by to show you some love girlie;) super excited for you! Are ya ready to get bootyful!?!
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Yes I'm ready for it to be over before I find a reason not to go through with it. I'm trying to say encouraged. 17 days in counting!
We're almost there!!!! Your doing great on your weight loss!!
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Cleared for Surgery..........

Labs and EKG good.

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Wonderful news!
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Thx Sexeeangel.......
So happy for you...The clock is ticking....
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Current Situation........

Few pics showing current view from back and side. My transformation is 18 days away.

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Change in PS....

I changed from Salama to Schulman. I'm looking forward to Dr Schulman making me over. Not sure how to change the PS name in my profile. At peace with my decision!!!!!!

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Hey hunny bunny;) I had to pm Kirsty regarding my doc profile. She'll fix it.
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I reached out to her, I'll want to hear back. Dr Schulman hear I come!
Glad that you made your decision.. They both are great Docs..Dr Schulman definently makes the azz go Whoop Whoop.. It was good talking to you the other day..
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Labs requested for clearance!!!!!!!!

CBC
PT
PTT
HCG URINE
UA C&S
CMP
HIV
EKG

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Hey girl ur gonna look great , I'm excited for you. What made you change ur mind last between docs?
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Check your inbox....
Good luck, surgery date is right around the corner. I'm sure Schulman will make another masterpiece with your body.
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Feelings 13 Days B4 Surgery........

Wow! It's really going down in 13 days. I can honestly say, I'm not as nervous as I was a few months ago. I have educated myself as much as I can and feel confident that my surgeon of choice will deliver the best results for "MY" body type. From everything I hear this surgery is vey emotional. So, I continue to pray for the ability post-op to recognize "improvement" and not "perfection". To go under the knife expecting perfection is a lot to ask for from a surgeon. There is only one person that I Iknow that can deliver perfection. I go into surgery with a body with many deficiencies, uneven cheeks, cellulite, dents, loose skin etc, so I welcome improvement. As long as I'm able to say the famous words "I might not be where I want to be but I'm sure not where I use to be" then mission will be accomplished.

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Congrats on going w/Schulman. He is so consistent in everything he does. You're in great hands. Wishing you the very best on your upcoming surgery.
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Hey there BBL sis. You have come soooo far. I am happy for you and encouraged by you. I will be praying for you to get the results you want. Hang in there your time is near. I'm so happy for you dear.
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Thanks sweetie....I am counting down the days to my transformation! Have you decided on a PS yet?

8 Days and Counting...

Ok, so it's really going down! Reality has sat in, I am having surgery in 8 days. All the logistics have been taken care of. Looking forward to a having a phatty. I'm trying to mentally prepare myself for recovery. I think I'm well prepared but we'll see.

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good luck!
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Thanks!

Today starts my leave......

This time next week I will be recovering. I am officially off work for two months for recovery....

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Yay it's getting close! Good luck, I've seen amazing work from Dr.Schulman!
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Yes, I feel confident in my PS chose. I feel confident that Dr Schulman will give me exactly what I desire. Stay tuned girlie.....
Congrats luv! Beautiful update and ur going to be just as beautiful nxt wk as you are right now! Praying for successful sx and speedy recovery! Blessings!
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Quick Pic....

I would love to fill out these pajama pants.....

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You will very soon girlie! I imagine that's a great stress reliever to have that long amount of time for recovery :) Blessings
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Yes It's a blessing to be able to take off for 2 months to recuperate.
And filling those jamas is exactly what your tush will be doing! Tell him you want the max your booty and hips can hold! Let no fat cells be wasted:) You're going to look great sis!
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Christmas Shopping Completed......

So I have officially completed my Xmas shopping. All gifts brought and wrapped. I wanted to complete my shopping prior to surgery in the event I'm not up to the task postop.

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U got urself the best Xmas present
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Checking My List Twice....

All post-op supplies checked..

Prescribed Medication
Dramamine (for nausea)
Health Insurance Information
Stability Disc (thigh support while sitting)
Foam Rolls (thight support while sitting)
Soft Pillow (for back support while sitting)
Arina Gel (for swelling)
Calendula Extract (for swelling)
Body Pillow
Chux
4x4in Gauzes
Female Wipes
Ricola Cough/Throat Drops
Sanitary Napkins
Antibacterial Soap
Tooth Brush/Paste
Q-tips
Peroxide
Thermometer
Adhesive Remover
Ipad/Cellphone
Extension Cord
Foam Sheets
Triangle foam for lower back
Tummy board
Female Urinal (funnel)
Socks
Pajamas
Robe
Tank Tops
Shorts
Sweatsuits
Underwear/Bra
Slip on shoes
Towels (2 old towels)
Pineaple Juice
Orange Juice
Gatorade
Soups
Crackers
Protein
Post op I plan to eat plenty of foods with protein.

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You are on the move!!
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Girlllllllll
Ikr! I pray for geeat results!

4 Days Away.........

Feeling blessed! Ok, so my husband is officially off work for one month to take care of me postop bless his heart. He is well prepared. He went to the grocery store yesterday to prepare for my meals. He said he just need for me to concentrate on getting well he got everything else. God is goood!

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Sweetie-how r u doing on ur weight loss plan? I went to sx @ 185- same height as you- and got great results-- good luck!!!
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Girl I haven't weighed myself in almost a month now because I know I fell off a few times. I will be sure to take measurements tmrw the day before surgery. Good to know you were able to get great results @ 185lbs. If I didnt meet my goal of 170lbs I should still be ok..
Good luck mama!!! Can not wait to see the transformation!!
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Snow on the way.......

Ok, so bad weather is on the way! Today all schools and Govt are closed in my surrounding areas. Expecting one inch of snow per hour. My surgery is 2 days away. I will be driving to my surgery destination. I pray the snow doesn't affect my travels......geesh! Snow, Snow go away come back another day. Rain, sleet or snow nothing will keep me from reaching New York......lol.

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Yaaayyyy I'm excited for you!! All will go smooth. Stay with that great positive attitude! Can't wait to see your results!
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Oh yes..and I'm sooooo proud of you with your weight lose!! I wish I had that motivation. I'm 181 5'5 dr s didn't tell me to loose weight but I feel like I really should. Just don't know now to get myself going. But you did it!! Good for you!!!!
Thanks....... Girlie you can do the weigh loss thing just set the goal and push foward. You know its a mind thing anyway. It's best to get to where you want to be b4 surgery if you can. I will be following your journey.....

Snow is falling....

The snow continues to fall but I repeat this weather will not stop me from traveling to NY tmrw....

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Toot toot......chooooochoooooo
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Hey B4R - Can u believe it? The time has come for me to suit-up one last time....lol. Sombody pinch me please! Am I really doing this? Say a special prayer for your girl........
Hi! I am booked with Schulman for Feb. 20th! I know you are super excited! Yes don't let the snow stop you, I actually live in Jersey only about 45 min. from where he does surgery and I can tell you the weather is not that bad .. It snowed but it stopped. Its expected to snow again on Saturday, But there is no expected snow fall for tom. up here. Have a safe trip, I will send a prayer up for a speedy recovery for you!
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Day Before Surgery!

Tomorrow is the "Big Day". Ok, so I didn't make my goal weight of 170lbs. I am a little disappointed in myself for not meeting the goal weight I set for myself but oh well this too shall pass. I'm feeling confident that Dr Schulman will mold my body into a masterpiece. I pray for a sucessful surgery, speedy recovery and the ability to recognize improvement not necessarily perfection. Here are the updated measurements (some improvement).

Weight - 179.4lbs
Bust - 41
Waist - 32
Center of Butt - 40
Upper Thigh Width - 25
Arm Width - 13

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Wish Pics.....

I plan to share these wish pics with Dr Schulman tmrw borrowed from another bbl sista. Pics shows the desired projection and waist to hip ratio.

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Sending prayers and blessings your way!
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Thanks a bunch! I need all the prayers I can get....
Good luck...you'll do great
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New York Bound.....

Ok, so today is the day for my big transformation. I'm feeling good this morning well rested and mind at ease awaiting the new me. My hubby is in amazement at how calm I am because he knows I'm a big stresser. All I can say is "God is Good"! With each year I've learned to pray about it and let it go, not pray about it and worry. I realize what's meant for me I will have with abundance. I would like to say thank you to all the ladies that helped me get to this point. We may take it for granted when we're providing support to each other whether it be a kind word or knowledge but know there is someone out there in the RS-Land gaining courage from everything we share. I would like to send a special thank you to: Booty4real, Cocacola1, Increaseme, Elli890, MGBWM27 and Lemi720 for never hesitating to share knowledge. I have always believe in maintaining a open pure heart because you never know in what form a blessing will come. We started out as strangers but day by day relationships were formed....Women supporting Women truly a blessing. Let me stop here because the tears are forming. I will share update just as soon as I'm able.

My weight day of surgery: 178.6lbs

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Waiting to hear and see how you're doing sis!
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See you on the other side.
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God Speed
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I made it to the other side.....

Hello Ladies..I have been having a rough time. I'm good but for some reason I am super swollen in all lipo areas. Is this normal? I'm stiff and some pain as you would expect. As soon as I can I will update you guys and post pics..

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Swelling is very normal walk drink pkentt of water and pineapple juice cranberry and apple tbey are natural juices that prevent swelling .....get ur rest that phatty has plenty of time to mk her debut! Happy healing!
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Typo . Plenty
Post pics baby!
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Post Op Pics.....

Sorry for the delay in posting pics. Still in a lot of pain but better than the day before. My hands and upper thighs are swollen twice my normal size. I heard back from a few of the ladies saying it's normal. I've been eating, drinking, taking meds and sleeping. I'm up every 2 hours walking. I pray for longer sleep span. Getting in and out the bed has proven to be the most difficult task. My how you depend on your arm strength. I had abdomen, upper/lower back, flanks, inner/outer thighs and arms (basically almost the entire top half). A big cup has been my best friend. This surgery is not meant to recover alone. My hubby has been absolutely amazing. Ladies you have truly prepared me for this journey. Until later ladies....

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Looking great so far! Im so happy for uuu happy healing and an easy recovery!
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You look beautiful date twin :). You know, I underestimated Dr. Schulman's waist-defining ability
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He does the BOMB waist and hips. He gave me exactly what I ask for. Get well Hun! We are date twins, my husband said he saw u come out..

Before & After Pics......

I will take more pics as soon as I'm able to take garment off to shower...

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Very happy for you!
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Looking great!
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Thanks Sis! Now onto recovery. ...

Swollen lower half of body......

Ok ladies to ease my mind, I reached out to Dr Schulman this evening to inquire about the lower half of my body being sooooo swollen. He immediately responded via phone call and informed me that my concern is normal. Without having my paperwork in front of him, he stated from memory that he removed about 7 liters of fat and re-injected 1650 to each side (includes hips). Swelling is very normal because of the amount lipoed, he said he would be concern if only one side was swelling. He also mentioned that it's very important to watch my sodium intake. While I had Dr on the phone, I mentioned not being able to sleep for more than 2 hours. He advised to make pillows my best friend, adjust them accordingly to allow me yo lay on my stomach with my feet elevated. If still having difficulty sleeping benadryl will help.

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Try getting thigh high compression stockings I wore those only cuz I had my knees lipoed but I think it helped alittle.
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Wow ur gonna have a gorgeous booty 1650 wow . YeAh when u have a lot of lipo he told me the same thing the swelling is more and lasts longer, so no worries. Does the Percocet knock u out?
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Yes Percocet still knocks me out but I'm only sleeping 2 hours because my legs get so uncomfortable. I will keep forcing myself to stay down longer.

Thoughts.....

Hello Ladies, I was just laying here wondering how different my recovery would be without "Arms" and "Thighs" lipoed. Just a thought! In the end, I know I will be happy that I made the choice to do both.

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Hello doll feel better and know your pillows are your best friend
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Thanks Sweetie.....I've tried every pillow position known to man....lol. I'm surviving "Day by Day" this too shall pass...
Hang in there! Your booty is crackin!!!!! Looks fabulous! I'm sending healing vibes your way gurl.
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keep it moving!

Walking is the key to a speedy recovery. Starting to feel a difference from walking each and every time I'm up in the middle of the night for bathroom break. It does make a difference. Sitting idle too long will cause stiffness with the QUICKNESS.

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Congrats on your journey praying for a speedy recovery.
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Back2Me45 wanted me to let you all know that she is doing good just dealing with the swelling and mental part of it all. She will post more before the end of the week... You are on the other side now.. CONGRATS!!!! My sister Happy healing and God Speed..
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Let my twin know I'm right there with her. Underestimated how much this could suck, but we're on the other side and it will be worth it in the end

1 WEEK PO Today.......Shower @ 6 Days PO

First Shower @ 6 Days Post Op - The process started @ 7:00am - ended 9:15am:

Ok RS Dolls, I'd been dreading taking off the garment to shower in fear of fainting, swelling and not being a able to get the garment back on. Well my hubby removed the garment and proceeded with the task of removing all the foam attached to my skin with adhesive. Thanks to "Elli890" for recommending a must have adhesive remover the task was not difficult . I took a peek at the bruises and swelling for the first time. I had already prepared my mind for the bruising but somehow I still got emotional. My hubby proceeded to assist me to step into the shower with warm water waiting. Ladies my fear was put to rest after feeling the warm water run down my skin. I washed my front area as best I could and hubby took care of back. I step out shower feeling like a new woman. My hubby immediately ask me to step on scale to see how much water weigh I'd gained, well my eyes liked to jumped out of head when I saw 196.6Ibs on the scale. A whooping 18lbs gained from my pre op weight. Well, I got depressed immediately thinking about all the hard work I put into losing weight before surgery only to have it return in one day. My hubby assured me that I will lose the water weight. I was still in a slump for the remainder of the day.

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Glad you're doing well! Can you post the info on the adhesive remover?
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1 WEEK PO Today - The Infamous "First BM" @ 6 Days PO"

Ladies "TMI" So it happened that feeling you get in your stomach when you know it's about to go down. The Big BM was here and wasn't taking no for an answer. So I had already prepared my husband that the day would come but we just don't know when so we needed to have a disaster recovery plan in place. Well it was time and we needed to act on everything learned in training. We attempted to execute the original plan with NO success. We were running out of time, desperation set in, there was no more time to waste. My hubby immediately laid out plastic on the floor lined with newspaper on top and told me to squat over paper and go for it. The expression on my face was one that was "classic" but I followed instructions. With a few deep breathes and a couple of pushes it was over. A heavy load had been lifted "literally". Because of this big 48" booty I wasn't able to wipe myself so hubby had to setup to the plate to take care of me. Ladies don't take for granted that you will be limited in your mobility for sometime. So be sure to have a plan A, B and C in place. My hubby asked me later if there were anymore surprises he should be aware of......lol

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Thank you so much for sharing and yes rest assured a lot of it is water weight and as soon as the swelling goes down you will probably be under your surgery weight. I'm so excited for you ladies and for myself in my Kelly Rowland's voice you're my motivation. Thanks again for sharing and keep your head up!!!!!!
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1 WEEK PO Today - Swelling/Sleeping

Day 7---- I just wanted to to take minute to share my recovery 7 days in. I can honestly say I'm not in a lot of pain it's the stiffness that's overbearing and not being able to sleep for more than 2 hours at a time. I have excessive swelling in my legs, feet and arms that starting around day 3. The arms are better but the legs and feet has gotten worse. I contacted Dr Schulman to seek advice. He stated because of the amount of lipoed swelling is normal and because of gravity it goes to legs and feet. His recommendation was to continue to watch my sodium intake and drink plenty of fluids and over time the swelling will gradually subside. It just freaks me out to see my skin stretched to capacity as if it's going to pop. My prayers are simple these days. I ask God to reduce the swelling, minimize stiffness and make it so I can sleep more than 2 hours. AMEN! This is not a easy recovery, you have to mentally prepare yourself for each phase in order to survive. I wouldn't be sharing the full truth if I didn't mention that I have questioned my decision to trade in a perfectly pain free body for one that causes me pain daily but I continue to glace at the PO pics for reassurance. I also remind myself that the discomfort will pass. Until next time ladies.....

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Yes, you are doing great! And boy, what an amazing shape already!! Hubby needs a gold metal! Great man and support. You two are really working the "recovery road" well;) All the swelling will subside, keep them legs elevated when you're not standing or walking. Everyday gets better from this point forward.
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Girlllll, even with the water weight your SHAPE has been AMAZINGLY transformed......WOW. And, as you know, the fluid retention to this extent is only temporary. First shower....first BM.....you are hitting all your post op recovery milestones......and in about one week, your gonna feel soooo much better!
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1 WEEK PO - Stomach after lipo

Quick pic of my stomach after lipo. I knew from day 1 that I would have loose skin after lipo. A TT will definitely be needed to perfect everything but if you ask me today if a TT is in my future, my answer would be "HELL NO". I will continue to wear my garment padded with foam in hopes for some more shrinkage. My stomach is already flat just has the extra skin. We'll see!

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Hey girlie , u got the hard tasks out the way, its so funny that's how I had my BM also on my doggies weewee pad for the first week. U actually get used to it, thank god for ur hubby what a great guy. The weight gain is just swelling dont pay attention to the scale ur body is looking great and u still got 80% more improving to go cuz it's going to change for the better. I'm 1 month post op and I'm still 10lbs more then the day of sx so it's take alittle time but once ur swelling goes down ur not even gonna care what the scale says cuz ur gonna love ur tiny waist and big butt. Ur doing great Hun
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Hey! Great review. It's fascinating how similar our experiences have been emotionally. U look great! And things def change from one day to the next. Yesterday I was freaking out about my belly. This morning, I can tell its shrinking already. Lol. Hang in there sis!
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It will all be worth it, ur looking good! I noo its tough but u can get thru with this. Im next oh god help me lol
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Medi-Sol Skin Adhesive Remover (Hospital Strength)

A few ladies have asked about the "Adhesive Remover" I used the Medi-Sol Skin Adhesive Liquid Remover (Hospital Strength) ordered from amazon. This product was recommended by Elli890 best thing going.

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Thanks sweetie... I keep looking at my before vs. after stats and I know once I get through the recovery "It Xmas all day every day" Don't mean to scare you, I just want to share it all no sugarcoating..
Thanks Girlie.... I keep telling myself that I chose this and I to continue the race in good spirit. Each setback is only setting me up for a bigger comeback. When I mentally sway, I have journeys like yours that keep me pushing.....
Girl this has been an experience in one week. I'm holding on! I got my eyes on the prize!

1 WEEK SIDE VIEW after Stomach Lipo

At the request of "ebonymichele" here is a few side view pics of my stomach. Excuse all the bruising. Hope this helps...

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Merry Christmas sweetie! Checking in on ya to see how you're doing.
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Merry Christmas Elli890! I'm hanging in there, swelling is improving day by day. Patience is the key!
That's good hun! I'm glad you're improving :)

2 WEEKS PO

BUTT - A whopping "48 to "47"
Dr Schulman gave me exactly what I asked for. I may have asked for a little too much....lol. Remember I started at "41". Trying to embrace the new me.....

CURRENT WEIGHT - 194.2
As you can see I'm still struggling with the extra fluid weight. I'm trying to get back down to my day of surgery weight of "178.6".

SWELLING
So ladies as for the swelling in my legs and feet. I can honestly say there's some improvement. I'm moving around the house a little swifter. I have not clothed and left the house yet. The more the swelling goes down I'm starting to see the shape of my thighs and Knees again. As for my stomach, back and arms there is still some swelling but very mild compared to legs and feet. My arms just feel like a good workout, if I could do it again I would still do my arms I see great improvement. My stomach and back are both still tender to the touch, I think Dr S sucked out every ounce of fat available on my back I can feel bone....lol. My opinion, thighs are very delicate and special which make recovery touch. My legs has dominated my recovery totally. I would not touch my legs if I had the chance to do it over again..

SLEEPING
I'm happy to report that I am now sleeping a whopping 4 hrs instead of 2 hrs at a time. I prayed and prayed for God to give me more sleeping time. Still if I lay to long my thighs feel like they're cemented to the bed (no exaggeration). I literally have to lay there for at least 10-15 mins wiggling my toes and trying to move my legs before I can gain some mobility in my legs (very heavy). This concerns me greatly but I'm trying to be patient and wait it out. To go from legs that walked 50 miles a week to barely being able to lift them is concerning but I know I'm in recovery. Im still not able to bend down to pick anything up from the floor just yet. I will continue to walk as much as I can to build strength to my legs daily.

DIET
I'm eating very healthy and drinking plenty of fluids. I'm actually still have a daily BM which was not normal for me before surgery. My diet consists of plenty of protein and vegetables and water.

My recovery continues.....

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New pics posted....

2 WEEKS PO

STOMACH IMPROVEMENT
Hey guys I forgot to share my stomach progress in my previous post. My skin is retracting slowly. The skin is not hanging as low as before. I welcome any improvement. See pics day of surgery and now from compression. I will continue to compress to see where it takes me.

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2 WEEKS PO - Bruising......

I have very little remaining bruising. My arms and upper thights are still bruised and sore to touch. I still apply Arnica gel to bruises after shower.

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that is so awesome girl!!!!!!! lookin great
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Thanks Hun.
I know you see that HOUR GLASS even with the swelling.......your results will be STUNNING.....along with his safe practices, responsiveness to patients and outstanding results, this is why our wonderful surgeon is getting such well-deserved accolades! You hit it on the head, we must be prepared for have an abundance of patience as our recovery is progressive over a course of time. Once it's all said and done, we will be sharing that RS Top 10 list together!
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Look @ That Phatty. ...

Look at that Phatty! Dr Schulman did that! What a difference from where I started.

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You go Ms Lady.....He did that!
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I like seeing you get excited now! It shows your feeling better and progressing in your recovery :))
The emotional part of this surgery is real. In some cases you go from being very independent to depending on someone for almost everything. I definitely feel better I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for keeping me lifted Girl.....

2 WEEKS PO. .....Stage 1 Garment

I've been wearing my stage 1 garment religiously, I only remove it to shower and wash the garment (no more than two hours a day). Actually, I feel protected when I'm wearing it if that makes since. I wear extra padding on my back and stomach to further compress and it really works. The pics does nothing for how my stomach is really retracting. The rolls on my back have flatten also. Consistency is the key. I'm amazed at my stomach. I still have swelling on stomach and back but I can definitely see the light. I will be looking to purchase a butt in garment at the 30 day mark....

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Hey I forgot to ask you this earlier. Sorry if I missed it hun but looks like he gave you a garment with arm sleeves attached?
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You looks terrific. He did an excellent job!!! Wishing you a continued great recovery. And thanks for posting a pick of your garment. I'm doing everything you are and hadn't seen a patient of his wearing arm compression fresh out. I took a snapshot so I can tell him I want your garment exactly. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!
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You look fab cant wait to be a schulman doll in march happy healing and happy hoildays hun the swelling would pass u going to look great xoxo
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Lipo Foam

OMG....Lipo Foam is the business! I had to take a minite to share. I've been wearing lipo foam under my garment since surgery and let me tell you my back rolls have totally flatten and the extra stomach skin is shrinking before my eyes.....Wow! I was mainly wearing the foam to give me that extra cushion security because my skin didn't feel like my own. Ladies I am proof that lipo foam is worth purchasing.... I purchased 2 sheets from Amazon.

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You look really good, I bought two of the foam sheets was that enuf for you....should I get more? I'm trying to get the most important things....
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Because I had my lower and upper abdomen and back lipoed I wish I had purchase 3 sheets to distribute amongst the full area to allow maximum compression under garment. The sheets are definitely worth purchasing, I have great results using them. Hope that helps!
Wow you look so nice, I can't wait for my turn....feel better....
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3 WEEKS PO.....1st Post Op Visit

Ok, so I made it through the New York snow storm for my 1st post op visit today with Dr Schulman and I am happy to report that I'm healing as expected.....no major concerns to report just still signs of swelling in lipoed areas which to be expected. Dr Schulman is truly the best at what he does. He confirmed that he removed 8.1 liters and injected 1650cc's in each side. I'm a happy Sista!

My weight today is 188lbs. I'm still 10lbs over my weight reported day of surgery. My booty is "46" today down from "48" day of surgery and I am still totally pleased because sometimes it's not about the size of the booty it's the overall sculpting that gives you that POW shape. When I look at my before and after pics truly Dr Schulman gave me curves. You can clearly see how my abdomen skin has retracted thus far from lipo only......NO TT and I'm still very swollen so it only gets better. Even with all the remaining swelling you can still see my new shape. "Smiling like the joker"

At 3 weeks, my only discomfort is stiffness if I lay or sit too long and tenderness in my abdomen and back. I continue to create new ways to sit without putting pressure on the gold. I tried on a pair of sweatpants for the first time today and I stood in front of the mirror in amazement. Wow......it's me! My husband rubs me down twice a day to keep my skin moisturized and I swear when he gets to my "Phatty" he rubs that beauty oh so gently while staring at it like it's a crystal ball.....just say Daddy is loving the new me. ......Sorry TMI.

To all ladies going through recovery stay encouraged it gets better. Daily I move closer to regaining the full me. Use your pre-op/post-op pics to remind you that the temporary discomfort endured during recovery will be a thing of the past and you will soon be enjoying the new you. The key is definitely patience. ...
Until next time........

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You look amazing , congrats
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Thanks Hun....
Thanks missy...keep up the terrific healing...
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1 Month Post-Op

Recovery is moving along smoothly. Still have a little swelling in legs, abdomen and back. From time to time I get tingling pain in abdomen and back. I am focusing on trying to get my tummy to retract a little more. I have two huge fibroids in the lower abdomen so my tummy will only flatten so much. My results are very natural. I have loss volume since surgery, I started 48 butt and now 45 1/2. I welcome fluffing! My butt is still sore. I sit using my boppy. I have not gone without compression yet so I don't know what that feels like. I feel more protected with garment on. I will see family today so, I await to see if anyone notice my new phatty. I've gotten totally use to carrying this phatty around. Yippee.....I'm sleeping 6 Hours now! Still experience stiffness if I sit too long. I try not to sit for more than 20 mins at a time. I plan to stay away from jeans until 3 months. I have not been shopping for new clothes yet, I plan to wait until the 3 month mark to see what I'm left with. Can't wait to exercise. I see Dr again in six weeks.

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U looking amazing and your stomach looks good too!!!!! Congrats twin!!!! What's your next appointment date?
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Thanks Twin.. I go back 2/21..
U look greattttttt!
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Another 1 Month Post-Op Snapshot....

So, I visited family today for the first time since surgery. Just say all eyes were on me trying to figure out what changed. Is it the butt? Is it a tt, etc? I dare not to volunteer any information. So finally after all the stares, one relative just came out and asked "Did you do something to your body"? Well for a second I thought to spill the beans but instead I decided to declare that the squat challenge and crunches is what contributed to my new look. She looked at me and said you look great. She then proceeded to ask do I think it would help her.....If I ever felt guilty in my life it was at that moment. Somebody, Anybody pull me away from this conversation. I really didn't think my change would stand out as much as it did. My booty is not huge. Ladies just know ain't no hiding the new you. Folks will notice.......Some will be happy for you and some will envy you. Everybody wants a nice body! Embrace the new you and keep it moving....

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OMG!!! Sis you look great he really knows how to project. I can't wait until you start to fluff. So glad that you are feeling better..
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OMGoodness!!!! you look beautiful! He did an amazing job on you! So happy for you!!!! Love the BM story! lol You have a great hubby there!
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Thanks Sweetie....Yes Dr Schulman really transformed me.

6 Week Post Op Update

Hello Ladies.....Ok it's been 6 Weeks and "Juicy" is recovering well. At this point, I am loving my results. I've decided not to measure again but instead just enjoy my daily improvement. I do have a few flat spots but still better than pre-op. I still have some swelling in my abdomen and back that improves daily. I'm still wearing my garment and squeem religiously. I've been wearing a lot of sweats, leggings and t-shirt for comfort. Looking forward to the 3 month mark to wear a pair of jeans. I tell you this thing stops my husband in his tracks. He absolutely loves "Juicy". I went to the mall the other day and tried on some dresses and just let me tell you, I felt like it would be a crime to expose "Juicy" like that. Spring and Summer is coming and I have to build enough nerve to expose this thing. Never thought I would have concern about showing the new me off.....Crazy Right!

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Looking great!!! R u sitting now?
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Thanks Sweetie......Holding out til 2 months to sit.
Very nice! I know your husband be staring at you like a set crazed maniac!
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6 WEEKS PO - Clothes On

I wanted to show you guys what I look like with clothes on at 6 weeks.....The 6 week pic is not very clear but you can see the difference from pre-op... The pic really doesn't do justice for this phatty.

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lmaoo- I am cracking up at the first visit with family post op- Girrrrrl I would have said the same thing! but now I know your a good person #officially! haha because I HATE to lie! because you feel so bad after and for me it makes me want to tell the truth even more- But this!! This I will take to the death! haha- Squat challenge, some cardio, and crunches- Thats my story and I'm sticking to it! lmaoo- but I know ppl are gonna be like "how many did you do"? , can I work out with you! lmaoo - lord - but that was to funny because I could just place myself in your shoes in that moment- Well I'm almost there 2 weeks till I crossover baaaaybee!! lol - You look great btw-
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Girlllllll u are funny "That's my story" just be ready for the questions once your say you worked out to get the fabulous results. Remember some people are bold you will be surprise at some of the questions they will ask, be ready. You will soon be joining me on the other side. I'm very happy for you!
you look great what are you currently weighing?
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2 Month PO Update

Ok, so it's been 2 months and I am feeling 80% back to normal. I still have a little swelling in my thighs and abdomen. Also experiencing the sharp pains and sensation in my lower back that comes and goes. Ladies it's true the tape measure is the devil. My butt measured 48 a few days after surgery and today I am 44 inches......sad face! We get so use to the swollen booty that we become disappointed when the swelling subsides. I noticed most of my loss on my lateral sides, the fat didn't hang around. This is such an emotional ride. I can't help but think about revision/round 2 but I know the moment I tell my husband what I'm thinking he's going to lose his mind and question why I would want to go through that recovery again. It's just a thought right now! I know it's still early and I hopefully have the fluffing stage to experience. I just wanted to let you ladies know that the thought has crossed my mind. I was one of the folks that said no way would I elect to go through recovery a second time........That's why you never say never. I'm praying that I don't lose anymore volume. I will assess where I am at the 3 month mark. Other than volume loss to my prize possession, I am really happy with the overall sculpting. I still have not worn jeans yet. I want a rounder booty with a little more hip appearance. I'm wondering if I would even have enough fat left to enhance the areas I want improved. I aways refer back to where I started to help me appreciate how far I've come but I still can't help but wonder how just a little more fat added to my Phatty would be great. Has anyone else felt like this do? How do you shake it?

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Sis, you still killin it with that shape!! You look freakin awesome! Don't be discouraged, voice your concerns to Dr. Schulman and see what he says. I'll take your hips anyday! :-)
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You no longer have those dents in your hips.
Thanks Sis! Yes, I will run it by Dr S to see what he says. Yes, those unattractive dents are definitely gone thank God. I think I just want more hips....hehe.

2 Month PO - Another Pic

Another 2 month snapshot.....

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You're tummy just keeps looking better. Amazing :) Hunny you are looking so good! I don't even want to look at myself with swelling from fear of getting booty greed when it goes down lol. But for real, your curvaceous & bootiful with that phatty! I understand though... you want what you want.
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Lol I laughed so much at your bowel moment update... Looking great
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Thanks girl... That 1st bowel movement was definitely an event to remember.

2 Month PO - Wearing butt/out Garment

I just wanted to share a pic wearing my stage 1 garment at 2 months.

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Look at all that cake! Woohoooo
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Woohooooo!
The booty looks round & plump in your pics. Beautiful results. Of course all respect if you go in for round 2 but she looks great and flattering to your overall shape. :-)
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Lateral Butt/Hip Volume Loss......

Hello Ladies I just wanted to share a pic that shows the fat loss in the lateral butt/hip area that I spoke about in my 2 months PO update. This is why I was considering a revision to improve my lateral butt/ hip area. Dr S did magic on my waist it continues to shrink. I wish I had more hips to give a better ratio.

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Happy healing looking good
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You look great !! Love your results
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U look great luv! Wonderful transformation! Wait til ur six mos to even think abt a possible revision Bcz our bodies while transitioning tobits final shape changes so many times and the swelling plays tricks on our minds as well. It takes abt a year for our bodies ti return to its natural state! You look great!
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10 Weeks PO Appointment w/ Dr Schulman -- I received my Schulman panties!

Dr Schulman is truly the best! From the time I first met him all my worries were put to rest. His bedside manner is excellent, I never felt rushed from consultation to surgery to post op appts. He always answered all my questions and concerns in a manner in which I could understand. My 10 Week PO appt went very well, no issues to report everything is healing as expected. He informed me that I could resume life as usual (exercising, sitting, etc). He mentioned that I would still experience tightness in lipo areas and swelling from time to time for up to a year. I mentioned to him about my hips losing fat, he showed me the before and after pics taken in his office side by side to show the drastic improvement in my hips.......Wow! He said what was lose was swelling not fat. I received my Schulman panties......

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Sis you look awesome banging
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Hello Sis....Thx. Miss u!
Miss u too gotta call to tell u something

3 Months PO

Wow......It's been 3 months already! I'm doing well. I can honestly say my recovery went as plan no major issues. This phatty has a mind of its own. Some days it seems smaller then all at once it pops. I continue to eat healthy and do light exercise 5 days a week. My legs are not as strong as before surgery but my endurance is increasing. My Phatty still sits rather high, I'm not sure if it will drop at this point. Ladies I wanted to share a pic of me wearing jeans at my 3 month mark but unfortunately I've not been able to find a pair of jeans that will get pass my thighs. I need the stretchy material. My husband said this Spring and Summer is going to be very interesting. I tried on a summer dress the other day and before I could get out of the dressing room to show my husband a woman stop me and said ""You have a nice body"........She said I would love to have your butt!!!!!! I said Thx but to myself I said it wasn't always this way.....lol. I don't know if anyone else went through the stage of covering up. I found myself trying to find clothing that would conceal my Phatty. Well I soon realized that concealing this thing is not an option. My husband said concealing is definitely not an option......lol. For some odd reason when I approach woman who are experiencing "butt deficiency" I feel guilty. It's in those times that I don't want to flaunt my phatty because I feel the envy because what woman doesn't want a nice shapely butt. I'm continuing to get use to the new me trying to embrace all aspects. I continue to use Merderma on my lipo incision scars. I started sitting at 2 months. I still have fear of losing fat if I sit too long. Dr Schulman told me not to worry about sitting because the chances of losing fat now is very slim. It's funny how my husband is always touching phatty. He still rubs my back and phatty with coco butter to help get rid of the lipo incision marks. I still have no regrets. I say to the 40+ ladies it's never too late for improvement. At some point in life after taking care of everything and everybody else we have to make us first. Life is too short to live in regret always wishing. I say do your research and "Go for it" your won't be disappointed. Until next time dolls....

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Amen! So right about taking care of ourselves, sometimes we are so focused on being mommy and wife we forget we are still women. You look great! Cant wait for my time to FINALLY come!
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Yes, go for it ladies! Invest in yourself♄So glad to read that you're enjoying your results in spite of the rough recovery. It was all worth it sis!
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The pics are still uploading......check back Sis.

3 Months PO Pics....

For some reason the pics didn't load with my 3 month po update above. Trying again!

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Great you look great. I'm going in on 6/2. Can you inbox me tips to help have my tummy skin retract as yours did. Would be greatly appreciated. Update w pics when u get a chance. Happy Easter
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Hello Sis......I'm 4 mos po I need to update soon. You can start using a firming lotion on your stomach to help the skin tighten and once you get lipo compression is the key to tightening and shrinking that waist. Girl I am so proud of my stomach, I do still have a bulge in the lower abdomen due to 4 massive fibroids but I am still pleased. For me to have massive fibroids my stomach is amazing. I will post pics soon.
Fantastic!
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4 Months PO

I must say I'm doing well enjoying this amazing transformation. Every so often I still have a little swelling in my legs. This new body get extra looks from both men and women. A young lady just told me yesterday that I had a nice booty. My volume is holding steady. There are a few areas I would like to add a little more fat. I want more fat added to the bottom of booty and lateral sides for more roundness. My concern is where would the fat come from? I'll be Miami next month celebrating my birthday so, I've decided to stop in for a consultation with 3 Docs in Miami to see if I qualify for full round 2 or just revision. This booty has change my world, I love looking in the mirror now. For all the ladies thinking about doing it, do your research and "Just do it" and you won't regret it. As you can see in my pics, my stomach is not as flat as I would like it to be due to large fibroids but I am still overly grateful. I'm still contemplating whether to have the procedure to get rid of the fibroids or just leave them alone since I'm not have any problems from them other than the bulge. My ob/gyn doc says to leave them alone if they're not bothering me. I was able to find a pair of stretchy jeans that fit......yeah! Ladies I still wear my corset daily while lounging around the house and it does make a difference. I am so proud of my waist, I started from the bottom now I'm here. I never thought I would see a 28 waist. My waist was 44 inches before my weight loss journey.......So again even with the fibroid bulge I'm grateful. I am so grateful to Dr Schulman for giving me the wonderful platform.

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I meant phatty lol
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Looking awesome sis that patty is banging. thinking about round two already? Dang sis
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Awesome results!!!! At what week did you notice volume loss?
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5 Months PO

Progressing right along pretty much back to normal. Still have swelling in my thighs and knees if I don't monitor my sodium intake. I'm loving the new me. My husband has something on his hands. My leggings no longer has booty deficit. Wow.....This thing is a show stopper especially in bodycon dresses. My waist is 28 1/2 never thought I would see again in my lifetime. My waist was 44 inches before I started my weight loss journey so you see why I'm so excited. I will accept anything in the 20's. I desire more roundness at the bottom of my booty so I'm thinking about revision/R2. Not sure I have enough fat to do full R2. I don't want a bigger booty just a more shapely booty. Honestly, I don't think my husband can handle this thing getting any bigger. I will keep you guys posted on my decision.

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Hi Back2Me45, You look amazing. Your Doctor did a great job on you. Rock those hips mama.
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hey dear first let me say you look amazing i know it close to one year not sure if you are on RS that much but this is my choice for my bbl & lipo on 11/11/14 so love the art of this doctor thanks for your posting because i was wondering like the is no contact for him througt real self but i went to his office he has an award from RS for the most out standing doctor/surgeon on RS he is such a awesome person. you can drop me a line of some in scoops have a bless day
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Thanks Sis... I have been really bad with updating my page. I will be 10 months in another week. I actually have a consult with Dr S on Friday for a possible round 2 not sure I have enough fat to work with but we'll see. Dr S will definitely take excellent care of you.
New York Plastic Surgeon

Dr Schulman is truly the best! From the time I first met him all my worries were put to rest. His bedside manner is excellent, I never felt rushed from consultation to surgery to post op appts. He always answered all my questions and concerns in a manner in which I could understand. I will definitely consult Dr Schulman for future procedures. Other roles equally important are the anesthesiologist and nurse and their both exceptional. I couldn't ask for a better experience. Remember when chosing a PS it's not always about the price because "piece of mind" is priceless.

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