I guess it is time to pay it forward and start...

I guess it is time to pay it forward and start documenting my bbl journey. This web site has been essential to all my decisions and led me to Dr. Hassan at Vanity. From what I have read Dr. Hassan is amazing but the facility needs to tighten up. So far I have not had any communication problems and {Ana} has even been texting me which I love. Initially I was interested in dr. mel ortega, I reached out to both coral gables and spectrum anesthetics by phone and through email but neither facility got back to me. cg confirmed they got my emails and would call me back but they never did. so I moved on. so far vanity is on point. I put down my deposit of 1000 for my bbl. That secures the price of 3800. Next I will ask my boss for 2 weeks off at the end of April which ana said was open 17 for consult, 18 for surgery , you pay half of the over all procedure to lock in your date. so my next step is talking to my boss... after I get the green light I will buy the air line tickets for me and my man, then start looking for a hotel. The recovery house that they offer is not an option for me because I will be with my man and he is a pot head lol.. but for those traveling alone that is where you might want to stay...so telly it is for us.

so abit about me!!!!! 31 year old brooklynite, mother of 2 girls 10 and 6, both born through C-section. fortunately I have no stretch marks or loose skin. just a lil baby gut and narrow hips that I want filled out. I got a 'nice body' but I want an AMAZING body. I want to look so good dudes wana smack they momma!! lol... Im 5 ft 4 150 lbs, which im comfortable with, I just want it more in my bottom portions. so that's where im at right now. I will continue stalking this site and keep updating. pix coming soon :} lata rs dolls. :}

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Welcome to TeamHasan doll! I'll be following your journey.
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Congrats on your future ass!
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Thanks I cant wait!!

dr. hassan is not board certified :(

Mind blown. I dont know why I just assumed he was. That was dum. If a dr. Is board certified they make it very known. Its part of their title!!!! If a doc is not board certified it means he either FAILED THE TEST OR DIDNT BOTHER TAKING IT. Im very disappointed and have alot to think about. Ima get a quote for fisher tomorrow and see if he will be available the end of april. Goodnight ladies

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Lol @ smack they mama good luck
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Good luck hun!! Choose who you think is best for you!
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I do believe in his ability but there is a stigma attached to drs who aren't board certified. That makes me nervous...

Got alot accomplished today!!

hey lovelies!! so I spoke to my boss today and we agreed on me taking 2 weeks off in the beginning of may. He said 'we usually only take one week at a time' I just stood staring at him blankly.. he said 'where are you going?' I said 'Miami' he said 'your going to Miami for 2 weeks?' I go 'no 7 days, but I wanted some elbow room....' he pulled up the calendar and we picked may 1-15. I knew I was pushing it. I have a lot of responsibility at my office. I even feel guilty for those who are going to have to cover for me. The one coworker that knows what I'm going to do joked 'once he sees you come back with ALL THAT ASS hes gana send you on vacation every month' its actually the truth because the next "vacation" I take I'm going to leave a b cup coming back a double d!!!! hehehe...
How do you ladies feel about that? Taking time off work then coming back STACKED. awkward right??? Those who have done it, how did you go about it? I feel really self conscious about coming back with a donk...
Anyway.. I locked in my sx date with ana by paying half of the 3800 {1900} May 2nd. consult on the 1st, sx on the 2nd. I also bought my plane tickets for me and my boo. I'm flying American air lines, 554 round trip for 2 ppl. Im departing new York at 6am landing in Miami at around 9. That should give me more than enough time to get to vanity for my consult. Ladies get your air line tickets sooner than later. The closer you get to your date the more expensive they get. I also booked 7 nights at the ramada, for bbl you have to stay out there 7 days, the room came out to 405 and its about 18 minute drive from vanity. I DID GOOD RIGHT?!?!

TOTAL COST TO DATE 3800+554+405= 4,759 =}
now ill start buying supplies..

Finally a rs sister hmu and told me Hassan is board certified in COSMETIC surgery. she took a pic of the framed certification while in his office. so IM GOOD. as of right now everything is a go. feels surreal, like Im just going through the motions. I guess it wont feel really real until im getting wheeled into the or "} goodnight and as promised pix coming soon...

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Ill look out for it but im good now Im confident in his ability to give me my desired results. Thanx
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It's a review here on real self (recent) Dr Hasan with answers about his certification
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Lol last vacation I got rhinoplasty. Its becoming a theme!!!!
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smoking and surgery

So im a smoker. Ive been smoking since I was 12 (so sad) and im now pushing 32. That's 20 years.. omg that's crazy.. n I would say I've been smoking a pack a day for about 10 years. I never knew that most cosmetic sx require you to quit smoking. I had a ba consultation a few weeks ago and I was so disappointed when the doc said I had to quit smoking for 6 weeks before the sx. It was a huge set back for me. She made it seem so casual as if I could stop on the spot. I left defeated like if something I wanted for years was slipping through my fingers. So fast fwd a few weeks n I set a date for sx for bbl at vanity but im still smoking. But I no longer feel defeated. I feel very confident in myself. I dont only want to quit for my sx but for my health, my looks, my children, and just to be rid of the filthy habit. So tomorrow im going to have my pcp prescribe me chantix when I go get my blood work done. The reviews are really reassuring. Someone called it a miracle pill after quitting and being a 2 pack a day smoker for over 30 years.
Ive read alot of detailed reviews here, but not any documenting the struggle of becoming smoke free for sx. My mother, who passed away a few years back, never got the chance to get a face lift she wanted because she couldn't quit smoking. I refuse to let cigarettes hold me back any longer. Wish me luck

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supplies?!?

I dont know where to start! Alot of the items I see are simple enough but I get overwhelmed when I start looking at fajas and foam boards. Should I get flexible or non flexible? Disposable ones or non disposable? How would I know what size fajas I will be after sx?? Any advice will be helpful thanx :)

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It's not easy to quit smoking, I know personally. I smoked for over 20 years. I started when I was 17 in high school. I got tired of promising myself I would stop and never do it. I made a promise to my son that I would quit on his birthday. I tried and that lasted maybe a week. Of course, he found out and was very hurt, which hurt me in return. Until 1 day, i saw a groupon deal for South Beach e cigarettes and decided to try them. Wish I tried them a lot sooner. I haven't picked up a cigarette since, and is been a yr and a half. My husband smokes also, but that didn't get me to fall off the Wagon. I actually hate it when he smiled around me now. Sorry for such a long comment, but I just wanted to share and encourage you, and let you know it can be done.
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Smokes, not smiles. Lol .. I love it when he smiles around me!
Oh I thought dam his teeth must be mad yellow from smoking. Lmao. Thanks tho, do u still smoke the e cigs?

lol

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Hassan is def board certified , I was in his office I seen all of his certificates on his wall . I even took a picture of them .. Not sure where you heard that you can't believe everything you see on real self
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I read it here then went on vanity's web site. If you read dr. Fishers description it says he is double board certified in the first sentence but dr. Hassan's discription doesnt say anything about him being board certified in his the entire paragraph. They only talk about education and some achievements. Vanity should clear that up. Thanks I actually saw someone else took a pic as well.
I went to the board certification website about a week ago and i 2 realized he was NOT board certified. if you have a certificate in your office but your name is not in a world database for board certified plastic surgeons in the us idk which to trust. Not bashing hasan because i love his work and was considering him for myself until i saw he wasnt certified. Your the first young lady ive read so far to acknowledge that.

i need curves!!

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Hey doll, Dr Hasan is board certified in cosmetic surgery. People automatically assume that plastic surgery is intended to help people who are not satisfied with their overall look, however they are more reconstructive than cosmetic. Cosmetic Surgeons are specialist in that field. Look into finding the difference because there is a big difference.
I looked and I found so from now on i won't eve n b saying I'm getting plastic i will instead say cosmetic Ty thickathanasnicka very much for clearing that up for me now it's down to just down to diaz and hasan. I appreciate the information.
I spoke w Sheila and she confirmed he is not board certified because he has to recertify but he is on probation and can't get his certified until October.

I bought my 1st supplies-5 weeks to sx

So I didn't buy much. I was in my local dollar store so I picked up a few things

2 PACKS OF CHEAP MAXI PADS
DIAL ANTI BACTERIAL SOAP
HAND SANITIZER
BABY WIPES

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You are going to have fabulous results! I wish you luck in continuing your journey!
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Thank you so much ")

My poor Boo

I invision my honey gazing out the window at palm trees and girls frolicking in bikinis while I groan from the shadows "honey I think I soiled my Faja" or "baby time to change my bloody chux" poor kid
seriously were going to be in miami and hes going to play nurse the entire time. I feel sort of guilty.... but then I think about whos going to reek the benefits of my new found bootay n suddenly I dont feel so bad ;)

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Lol, my hubby is coming with me too. He's hanging his abs lipo'd, so I don't know how much help he'll be after the nurse is gone. Lord help us! Lol
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Ahhh man sounds like the blind will be leading the blind!! Lol good luck doll ")

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ARNICARE CREAM 11.29 (similar to arnica gel)
NON-STICK PADS 4.49 (I thought these would be useful for incisions that are draining to prevent blood/fluids from sticking to pads/gauze. Ill update if they
were useful or not)

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ME

I prefer simulating results on myself to predict what my results might look like using the plastic surgery app rather than using wish pics. Dr. Hassan does not view wish pics because he does believe
they are realistic and I agree. I might put up some asses that I admire, but I not that I am aiming to achieve. Everyone's body is different and even with the same doctor and similar build no 2 results will be identical. Not to offend anyone who displays wish pix. By all means, Wish away!!!!!

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Exactly! Lol

somebody pls give her dr. Hassan's # lol

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Hey what airport are you flying into im going on the same dates as you !! exact same amount of time inbox me if you can .
Hey. Im in ny leaving from JFK....

My bun care regimen

I get tiny hair bumps on my thighs along with the occasional break out on my cheeks which have left marks. I want my buns clean and clear for bbl so I've implemented my buns into my skin care regimen. I exfoliate in the shower with a shower brush I got from target along with nuetrogena clean and clear body wash. When I get out, after thoroughly drying off, I wipe my thighs and cheeks diwn with a stridex pad. After that dries I apply palmers skin therapy that I also got from target for 12 bucks and some change. I really like this product. Ive noticed marks lightening up and its a good consistency to work over entire. A little runny but I dont mind too much. I plan on using it after sx as well.

Also my sx is in just over a month but I try not to think about it too much anymore. I was way too obsessed with this site and bbl. I was literally thinking of it every minute of the day and dreaming of it EVERY SINGLE. I really need to focus on the here and now like my family. So thats all for now. Later ladies

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Plastic surgery Autopsy report: Woman died after buttocks surgery An autopsy showed Maribel Cardona died of a lung embolism from fatty tissue that reached her bloodstream after buttocks augmentation surgery. By Maria Perez mperez@ElNuevoHerald.com Maribel Cardona, the 51-year-old woman who died shortly after buttocks augmentation surgery performed at Vanity Cosmetic Center in Miami in July, died of complications resulting from the surgery, according to the results of an autopsy. Cardona, also known as Maribel Hernández, traveled from her home in Naples to the clinic located at 8506 SW Eighth Street for a Brazilian buttocks lift, which is done by extracting fat from the patient’s body, generally the abdomen, and injecting it into the posterior. Amy Spinelli, Cardona’s neighbor, said that, according to the woman’s five children, Cardona learned about the clinic through a friend and went there because the procedure was inexpensive there. Spinelli said that, according to the son, Cardona, of Puerto Rican descent, tried to cancel the procedure after her family insisted on the risks involved. However, Cardona’s son told Spinelli that at the clinic his mother, a Walmart cashier, was told that the down payment of $4,000 would not be refunded, so she went ahead with the surgery. Cardona, who went to the center with her boyfriend, began to have difficulties breathing shortly after she was taken to the recovery area after the operation, according to the autopsy report. Anthony Hasan, the doctor who operated on her, said in July that about five minutes after the operation, the anesthesiologist told him that the patient was conscious and talking but that Cardona’s level of oxygen and blood pressure were very low. Hasan did not return calls from El Nuevo Herald left at the Vanity clinic, where according to the center’s web page and an operator there he is still part of the staff. Cardona did not respond to medications and was rushed to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where she died a hours later of a lung embolism, or blockage, caused by fatty tissue. Such embolisms can happen when the tube used to inject the fat pierces blood vessels in the deepest area of the buttocks, inserting fat particles into the bloodstream, said plastic surgeon Onelio García. “This should not happen [to a surgeon],” said García, a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with nearly 30 years of experience and a professor at the University of Miami’s plastic surgery division. Hasan, a dermatologist who is not certified as a plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, was an intern in general surgery and a fellow for three years in plastic surgery. In the state of Florida it is legal for any doctor, regardless of their specialty, to perform plastic surgery operations. Hasan’s profile on the Vanity center’s web page says that he specializes in breast augmentation surgery, as well as liposuctions and tummy tucks. However, there is no mention of any experience in buttocks augmentation surgery. Hasan said in July that he had been performing cosmetic surgeries since 1999 and that Cardona was his first serious incident with a patient. In 2007, Hasan was sued for malpractice in Miami-Dade. The surgeon reached a settlement with the plaintiff and therefore it could not be determined whether there had been medical negligence. Also in July, Hasan was on probation under the indirect supervision of a doctor after pleading guilty of conspiring and cooperating to commit fraud and giving out a prescription medication,Viagra, with labels containing false information. “Those charges have nothing to do with the practice of surgery,” Hasan said in July. “I lent my name to someone I trusted and he abused it.” Hasan does not carry malpractice insurance due to its cost, he said. “Like 95 percent of plastic surgeons.” “I checked everything that had to be checked and, honestly, I don’t believe I could have done anything different,” the doctor said of Cardona’s surgery. Spinelli remembers Cardona as a woman with a young appearance and spirit, who loved to listen to Latin music and go out dancing with her children. “Everybody loved her,” Spinelli said. “She was always smiling.” The death of Maribel Cardona is not the only incident with a patient in the Vanity center. In November, another patient, Linda Escanaverino, had to be hospitalized for four days and needed a blood transfusion after buttocks augmentation surgery. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/31/4031171/woman-died-after-buttocks-surgery.html#storylink=cpy
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Are you warning us about Dr. Hasan or the procedure?! You have completely freaked me out! Thanks
I've had the procedure done before and was due to have round 2 at Vanity the first week of May. I've had my concerns due to their poor administration but I overlooked it. Yet to see this post that was printed in their news paper this past Monday has definitely heightened my concerns in regards to Hassan's level of experience and lack their of in regards to cosmetic surgery. I think we should ALL be 100% aware prior to surgery in order to make an educated decission in regards to sergeoun selection. I had a sx appt scheduled with Fisher and I paid the total surgery cost. It just alarmed me today when I received a call from the clinic stating that he would be in Italy do to his baby. I then remembered another post on here stating he was off all of April due to his wife's due date. I then informed the rep of that and I additionally stated that there's no way he would be able to take a new born on a 14 hour flight to Italy. Her response was he was going to visit his son in Italy !!!! I replied to her that due to this lack of integrity something else must be going on that they aren't mentioning. So I typed in Vanity Cosmetics cancelation policy and the article came up. I think the locals have seen this new article and are canceling with Hassan and they are now trying to reroute them to others within the practice. Out of pure professional curtosey and standard Crisis P.R. A statement from Vanity and their attorney should've went out to all of Hassan's patients awaiting surgery to ease all discomfort and address the issue. A big butt and small waist is not worth anyone's life or safety and Vanity should be operated as a medical facility and not a "meat market". I would ask how many patients he will be operating on that day to ensure he is not rushing and your not dealing with possible negligence due to surgeon exhaustion...

In regards to the woman who died

I want to thank the sisters who have made me aware of the woman who passed away at vanity. Its tragic. Unfortunately its a risk we all take when deciding to get a procedure. Complications are a risk of sx. May my angels be watching over me.

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out of town prices in new york!!

So maybe I can stay in ny when I get my boobs done !!!

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How are you doing on the no smoking?
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I bought some ecigs and they have helped but I haven't entirely quit. I had to reschedule my doctors appt I will be seeing my pcp Tuesday. Im going to try chantix which has a quit rate 44% on the first time trying which gives me hope. I only 3 weeks so I definitely have to get more serious with my efforts. Its so dam hard :(
Girl I know, addiction is hard period. I was trying to get to 160 before my surgery and stop eating sweets and drinking cokes but I'm sipping on one right now. It's worse than crack! (I'd assume lol...) and I gained two pounds! Ugh I'm gonna try to lose it and eat clean starting tomorrow since I just have 5 days. You can do it girl. Prayers lifted!!

pcp appt went well

Although I have not gotten my labs back yet my pcp is confident I will be cleared. She is supportive and appeared to be interested in the procedure herself! Lmao.. so I did my ekg which was fine and she asked if I wanted to do a chest xray as an added precaution so I figured why not and she gave me a referral.
Also she prescribed me the chantix and I plan to start taking it very very soon.

I have a cpl more supplies I need to pick up but besides that im just patiently waiting on my date which is less than 3 weeks away. Im just in chill mode :)

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chantix

Is a quit smoking aid for those who dont know..

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I have a boil on my back

Im really upset that I have what seems to be a boil on my upper back close to my shoulder. A boil is a form of infection and 2 weeks before sx is the worst timing. I dont know why I got it and its so painful :( . My skin is really thick n I dont think it'll come to a head on its own. I might have to get it lanced at the hospital. I should be preparing myself for sx not suffering through this ish!! Bummed n in pain...

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It's called ichthammol!! Try it I swear it works. It draws bad stuff from under ur skin. http://www.amazon.com/Perrigo-Ichthammol-Ointment-20/dp/B005ZDD19Y/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
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I went to 3 pharmacies looking for that and was wondering if it got pulled from the market..ill look some more tomorrow :/ I started the chantix monday morning so to soon to tell. With chantix you can smoke until they become so undesirabe to you which is suppose to happen after a couple days.. so fingers crossed. But this b*tch a** boil sure did distract from what should be my main focus right now. Im pretty upset about it :(
Did u ask the pharmacist? It's behind the counter usually not out on the floor.

my labs came back notmal

Except im low in vitamin d. I asked anna if that was an issue and she said "no girl you just need some sun" lol I said "we cant all live in the sunshine state" so some good news today.

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How do you feel? Boil gone?
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I feel alot better!! Thanx. Im going to write out a detailed update cuz ive read a few reviews that complained of boils and abscesses after sx. Prids is a miracle ointment. I need to spread the word :)

Normal not Notmal lol

Sheesh Rs Please add an edit option...

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PRID'S DRAWING SALVE FOR BOILS

Ive read quite a few woman complaining of boils after having sx so I wanted to tell ya about this salve called prid's drawing salve. Im not particularly prone to boils, this is the 2nd one ive gotten. The first
one was about 6 years ago between the vajayjay lip n thigh. It was horrible. I
couldn't walk for days and ultimately had to go to the e.r. to get it lanced,an
incision is made on the boil and the puss
is pushed out. The boil is stuffed with
quaze to prevent puss accumulating again. I was cursing and punching the
wall screaming at the top of my lungs. Plus theres still a scar/hole..Needless to
say I didn't want to go through that
again. This boil was on my upper back,
shoulder area n I think I got it from
smacking too much baccitration on a
new tattoo. Got a lace bow on the back
of my neck. The tat is beautiful. The boil
next to it not so much :( anyway it was
HUUGE and extremely painful. I did alot of research again and again read about prids or ichthammol ointment. IT WORKS. it draws the puss through the skin without breaking it. Its taking a few days but its dam near flat and not hurting anymore. Its really hard to find so if you suspect your getting a boil order it online asap. I went through hell finding it in my area...

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Rest assured hun Dr. Hasan is board certified. It's too much to post here but I have it all on my blog.... Ur in good hands! Oh & about those boils that reminds me of black draw it prob is the same compound just a different name.
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Thank u. At this point it has become too much too keep up with. Im confident in his ability so im done obsessing over it. Although his name does not come up in the american board web site. And his staff verifies he is not. At this point I trust his credentials either way. Theres so much contridictating info out there its easy enough to check it out oneself. Thanx tho.
Not sure which board u were on but he is listed on the American Board. Yea it does get overwhelming but trust me all is well. His re-certification was completed in 2012 and its good for 10 yrs. There's the link, he's listed & with certification dates. http://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/How-We-Help/cosmetic-surgery-vs-plastic-surgery.html SHOW LESS

I want to do my arms :(

I have a sleeve tattoo on my right arm that I got because I love sleeves on woman. . After I got my arm done I realized I love sleeves on very skinny arms. Not big ole dezle arms like mine!
The only thing holding me back is
recovery will be hard enough, and I will be spending most of my time on my belly holding myself up with my ARMS! Uuugghhh what should I do????

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I know once I was sure I wanted to do it and got my $$ right I wasn't trying to wait
Glad I could help lol I feel accomplished

:(

I cant wait to fill out clothes the way I use to. I useto have a really nice ass when I was alot slimmer but as my waist expanded my booty did not. I look like an arrow in this dress. I would of never wore this with my current shape. What excites me the most about bbl is walking into a store buying what I LIKE AND WANT instead of what works for my body. That's no way for a fashionista like myself to live!!

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I am trying to find airfare and a decent hotel in Miami for the end of May does anyone have any suggestions' I am planning a sx with Ortega.
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I got a room at the ramada I paid 405 for 7 nights. Cant tell you the conditions of the hotel yet but ill update after next week...
Thanks Amazing' I just put down the deposit for my sx, I was trying to find a package with the air fare included since I am bringing my 2 kids along, keep me posted thanks'

FML

I think I have a staph infection. After I got that boil and cured with prids I got 3 more small ones in the same area. I spotted them early on and started the prids before they got too big and crazy but im really terrified of getting more and that I have a staph infection. I do accupunture and recently got tattooed, both ways for staph bacteria to get into the skin. My sx is scheduled for friday and im going to see if my dr. Will allow me to walk in and see whats going on with me. I might benefit from antibiotics. Im really upset and depressed over this. I hope I can get this cleared up asap.

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Saw my wonderful pcp

She's not sure if its staph but prescribed me some strong antibiotics that cover staph and other skin conditions that cause people to get boil like Mrsa. I guess I would prefer it to be staph because mrsa causes boils to be reoccurring and it is very hard to treat from what I have read. I really hope I can this to clear up before my sx date on Friday!!! PRAY FOR ME SISTAS!!

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Prayers going up Hun and I'll be following your journey
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U don't think fisher is good?
Yea fisher is great. He has been unavailable alot lately and is also more expensive .. plus I find that his butts ride high. My opinion..

Everything seems to be a GO

Im leaving at 3:00 am to make my 6:00 am flight should land in miami at 9. Will pick up my rental (I paid just over 200 to have the rental all week) so then ill shoot over to my hotel (if I have enough time) then vanity.
Another expense that I should mention is paying my cousin 200 to watch my kids in my house... although this chick just said so what are you doing with them for the weekend? o_O I should of known better to assume a party animal like her would sacrifice her weekend so ill make other arrangements.
Anyway my back is clearing up. Currently no new boils. Just one that's healing so I pray no new ones occur. I guess ill update what I packed later on. Im tired as hell. Its been raining all freaking week out here and I had mad last minute running around to do. Im going to wash my hair, blow it out then try to rest up before my travels. 2 days til sx.

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Girl, take pics of everything around so we can have an idea of what is close by and the office. I'm so excited for you!! I'll be praying. Right now we're having thunderstorms (I'm in MA) hopefully you have better weather down there. Xoxo
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Thanks ma ive been snapping away. I got my sistahs!! Cuz boy was I thirsty for pix lol Thanks its Hot out here!!
Prayers going up hun
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Some Pix

I really want to give a long detailed review but its been a whirlwind of a day. Im running off 3 hrs of sleep and surgery is scheduled for 9am. He only has 2 surgeries tomorrow so hopefully the wait wont be long. Thanks for all the well wishes :)

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I can't wait to get on the plane heading so
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Lol heading south! Shucks'
How is your room? Is it clean? What part of Miami is the hotel? ......I know you are super nervous, anxious & excited. Praying for u as we speak.
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next stop.....

TITTIEVILLE

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Yeyyyyyyyt!!!! Alleluia!! Thank God. Happy that everything went well. Thanks again for keeping us posted sweetie..Go rest some more :-)
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Hi doll, i to stayed at the ramada very nice and clean!
Hi, not jumping in the conversation, was just strolling thru, the ramada was very nice, and located around everything you can imagine. Gd luck

My last post tho

I had just got up and was still loopy from anesthesia lol everything went well and I promise a detailed review as soon as I feel up to it including details about the hotel.

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more pix

Pix of vanity and my hotel

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Holy itching

Its 4am, morning of day 3 and the itching is intense. The frustrating part is how numb my skin is so scratching is useless... I was hoping I would be one of the lucky ones with a breezy recovery but ive been going through it!! Shout out to the females who go through this alone. I dont know how I would of coped with my man aka nurse aka slave boy! Anyway I pulled down my faja which brought some relief instantly. Doing research helps so much because I was prepared for the itching! I brought cortisone cream and some anti itching pills that my dr prescribed me a few months back because I was breaking out in hives. Diphenhydramine. They also make me drowsy and aid my sleep.
When im walking around or pacing in my room I feel pretty good but laying down I feel like a fucking paraplegic! Once I lay down its very difficult to move.
Also I got my 1st massage today which wasn't so painful but I didn't drain much. It didn't really bring any relief either. Hopefully Mondays massage is more effective.
Pictures right now would be very misleading cuz im sooooo swollen so ima wait abit to post pix.
Btw dr. Hassan is amazing. I promise details about him, vanity, and my hotel soon.

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Great bottom, Dr. Hasan is alright in my book, both he and Fisher advised that I lose weight, thanks for sharing your journey with us, how are you doing this morning?
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Thank you. Im feeling better.. Dr. Hassan is a wonderful dr. I am so glad I chose him. I was debating doing my ba back home but I really want him to do it. If you chose him you'll be delighted. How much weight do you need to lose?
Hey Hun do u think fisher is as good as hasan? I'm really tore between both of them and I am scheduled for next week. This is really driving me cra:/

pool/lounge area

Now this is what I call recovery mode

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Are u ok sweetie??
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Hey im good thank you. I was getting frustrated cuz I was writing long ass updates and posting mad pics that were posting! Ima try again tho
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vanity and Dr Hassan.

I would like to start off saying dr. Hassan is AMAZING. nothing short. MY MAN THINKS I GOT A CRUSH ON HIM. lol. But its just admiration. Hes funny, charismatic, distinguished, down to earth and blunt without affending you. Quite dapper as well when I saw him out of his scrubs :) plus he's a dr. Point blank. Its unfortunate that he has had his previous issues. I hope they dont plague him forever. When I mentioned rs he said "not you to? Your hassanafied?" I said "no not yet but I will be" so the day of my follow up when he was walking out he said "youve been hassanafied" AND POPPED MY IMAGINARY COLLAR. lol I also see he takes alot of pride in his work. I showed him my Hassan doll album and he was Thrilled! He said " you got more of my work than me you should send me that" :) he did his best to give me the cheeky look I wanted and came to see me right after I woke up from sx to assure me of that. He also said he got my waist smaller than he thought possible cus I have an athletic build. He told my man to have his baseball bat ready :) Dr. Hassan does aggressive lipo and said "ill leave you with this much fat" and pinched the skin on his wrist. Lol. OH DO NOT BRING DR. HASSAN WISH PICS. HE FINDS THEM STUPID. HE SAID HE TELLS SOME WOMAN WHO COME IN WITH THESE UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS "it ain't happening honey" LMFAO!!!!!!
In regards to vanity ive had zero issues with them. They've exceeded my expectations. All the staff is really sweet. Ive only waited once, an hour before sx. Im sorry for those who had better than wonderful experience with vanity or dr. Hassan.

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Hey girl you look good ;) Im scheduled for Dr Fisher in June... I hope u don't mind how much cc of fat did you put can't wait to see more pictures
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I keep forgetting to ask!!! Ill post some more pix but they really dont do it justice and I know its alot of swelling so Im trying not to gas myself lol
Lol I know you will look even better

my current situation

Its bigger in person. I keep bumping it into things.

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Did u have your nail polish on whole in surgery sorry for all the questions
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Your booty looks good by the way:)
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Hey Hun did u see any of fishers patients? I'm scheduled with him on the 12th
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more pix

My pics dont all post at once! So ill post them in segments..

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Looking FaB ;-) #Question: I read your post about chantix and quitting smoking. I am having the same issue! I really want to quit in general for my Health/ Child and have been looking I to this procedure for a while now. :-(( Any advice would be well appreciated! Feel free to message me. Hope your healing is quick God bless!
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Is the non stick pads useful?
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Yes I used them up while I was draining. They're bigger than they look on the box so they served that purpose when I ran out of pads. Although for 10 in a box for 5 bucks your better off buying a few more packs of cheap pads or gauze...

waking up from sx

Well ive had quite a few sx in the past so I know already that I dont react badly to anesthesia. Actually I like it. Lol. I woke up disoriented and weak. Foggy but no Nassau or dizziness. My mouth was really dry. I kept crying for water and the nurse made me promise I wouldnt guzzle it and get nassaus so I just drank enough to wet my mouth. My voice was horse and cracking. Dr.Hassan came to see me and I
was trying so hard to register what he was telling me, which was I had alot of muscle tissue in my butt so it was being resistant to that fat but that he feels he got alot of fat in anyway. I really appreciated him coming to see me after sx. They make you get up to get dressed and then lay you back down. At this point I really wanted to leave so I kept focus and GET IT TOGETHER. the nurse said if I felt dizzy when I stood up I would have to stay longer so even tho I did feel abit dizzy at this point I fought real hard to pretend I was good as she walked me to the car which was out back instead of the front entrance. Also I did not pee excessively. No major pain just sooo sore. I couldn't move my body an inch in I needed to while laying on my stomach. Everyone reacts different to sx and anesthesia. It definitely helps if youve had sx in the past to know how you'll react.

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Thanks
Thanks for taking the time to answer me. Can't wait to see your results
My reply was so long I used it as an update lol

Massage

Today was my last massage. I got the package at vanity because I didn't want to take any chances of going back home with fluid. I had 2 sessions left and im leaving very early tomorrow morning so i
did my 2 remaining sessions back to
back which was critical!! Today's was the
most painful and she was very aggressive. Probably cus she wouldn't
have another session with me and
wanted to get out as much as she could.
I paid 350 for 5 massages. Yes they are painful but I kinda grinned and bared it. She recommended 5 more when I got back home for best results.

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Home sweet Home

Im hooome and I ran straight to my closet :) My flight went well. LADIES call your airline let them know you just had sx and request a wheelchair. THEY PUSH YOU THROUGH THE AIRPORT AND JUMP YOU IN LINE!!!! And I told them I got a bbl. IDGAF lol I had to stay seated most of flight but I sat on my yoga mat and had a pillow that made me more comfortable. I also was ganna pay 30.00 a seat to upgrade for more leg room on the way back but they waved the fee cuz the seats were available so hey it doesn' hurt to call and try :) some pix but my boo has to approve the rest before I post them:)

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IN THE LAST UPDATE DO YOU HAVE YOUR FAJA ON?
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No I dont have it on. Thanks. Ima post some more up now :)
YOU LOOK GREAT
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real quick

Before I have to take them down!! Lol

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OH MY GOD is all I'm gonna say!
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:)
Looking great I'm counting down my days....I can't wait. ...happy healing!!
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comparison

I had gotten so good at shopping for my body that people thought I actually had one!! Even had myself fooled because this pic shocked me. I would of never wore this dress with my former body type... CONFESSION I SLEPT WITHOUT MY FAJA LAST NIGHT. I thought I would of woke up the size of blow fish but I didn't :) best dam sleep ive had all week, especially since it was my 1st night back home on my 1500 mattress... anyway I want more massages. My stomach is getting lumpy so im looking places up. Also I need comfy garment so ima go to this spot around my way. I go back to work thursday (dreading) so im focused on getting better asap. Lata dolls

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after sx

These didnt upload. ..

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He did a VERY good job!!! You look very natural and your waist is on point!!! Happy healing!!
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LMAO!!!! Sounds like something my guy would say!!!

ONE WEEK POST OP

So with Im feeling alot better. Being home in my comfort zone makes a big difference. I bought a squeem yesterday. The salesgirl convinced me to get a small even though I was telling her I think I needed a medium she kept persisting I get a small. Since I had been out my faja since the night before I wore it out the store. A few minutes later I noticed my breath becoming shallow, which is one reason drs. Are against waist cinchers. Then I started getting light headed, then I got nassaus and my man had to pull over so I coukd vomit. CLEAR INDICATION THAT IT WAS TOO FREAKING SMALL. LOL. I took it back for a medium and even though its alot more comfortable I still ended taking it off through out the night and put it back on when I woke up. I know I need to be more determined to keep on..although it does not have bones in it has these seams that are leaving alot of creases in my skin and im not sure that's a good thing. So here are my CURRENT COMPLAINTS: skin is very sensitive to touch. I walked around naked thus morning because everything, even my silk robe bothered me...
Also vanity or dr. hassan never mentioned I had stitches and sent me home with them. I thought they were dissolvable when I realized they were there but I found out from another rs sister that they are not. Its disappointing after all the great reviews I gave them because that's pretty negligent and im not the only one so make sure they remove your stitches before you leave. You'll have them where fat was injected, not auctioned out. Those are left open.
Another thing that's bothering me is as i lose volume im disappointed that hips still have dents in the sides that I asked for him to fill in. I had fat left over fat because my butt muscles were being resistant to the fat so why couldn't he just fill those areas in??? I never wanted a huge ass but i hated my narrow hips im still left with that issue. Actually I find thedents even more apparent ninow because the way my waist is sculpted then it dips in. :( if your very animent about hips dr. Hassan isn't the dr. For you.
But here are some pros. My stomach is sooo flat. I went to buy an outfit to return to work in, and I cried knowing I can buy ANYTHING I WANTED. and not what worked or flattered my body type. Shopping with restrictions for so long is frustrating. I walked in like I owned that store!!! Its extremely liberating. So here are one week post op pics. If I lose anymore volume im going to be bummed...anyway Later chikas!!

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You're results look great!! I've been searching searching searching because I want this done soooo bad but idk what doctor to do and you're leaning me towards hassan. Does everything have to be paid up front or can I do a payment plan? I want this done before Xmas. Please lmk. Thanks!
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No I'm worried because I just want my dents filled in ....you look great tho...maybe if you just give it some time it's still kind of early
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Yes im trying to stay positive. Especially since I now have a great foundation to build on...

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My back to work outfit...

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Yea that's pissing me off too. But I'm scheduled with fisher and I just called and they said hasan doesn't but fisher will. Idk if there just telling me that because that's who I'm scheduled with. That ain't cool at all
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Start asking fisher dolls
Um scheduled for Hasan this month and I need hips. My body is straight up and down so hips has to be a definite for me. It pisses me off because I don't like nobody else's work there but his!!
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these sweats tho

I woke up down and then threw on these sweats and a fitted tee..

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I hope Fisher do cus girl lord knws I needs me some hip lol.... Anna told me he will do it so I hope it's not BS....just counting down the days
Girl I hope so too because I have none along with my flat ass lol
I have 2 days and a wake up lol

10 days post op

Im not wearing any compression garment. Even the lightest of compression makes my sick. I think im allergic to fajas. Lol but fareal.. as soon as I put ANYTHING on I start itching then swelling, then getting sick, light headed dizzy n nassuas. Im not really trying to drop any more money on garments but I might look for a cheap one that provides some type of support when I go for a walk later. I wanted to make sure im not doing myself serious damage so ive done research about the need for fajas and from what I read I dont think my final result will suffer. Here's what a faja is intended for:
Compression to keep down swelling
compression to prevent fluid build up
to help skin retract
well the fajas are CAUSING swelling so that's counter productive.. i do have fluid building but massages can help more with that than a faja, and finally my skin has already retracted very nicely. From what I read the faja DOES NOT help sculpt you, that's done by the surgeon during sx.
I have foams, a board,1faja and 1 waist cincher. Hopefully I can start making use of them because i do believe they are beneficial, just not if they are making me sick.
Anyway I have been thigh strapping to help create the crease and I cant find much information about this practice but I do like the concept and it looks sexy lol.I cut my daughters stockings and tie those around my thighs, u can also use knee high socks.
I go back to work wed. And im really dreading it but hey I have to finance a new wardrobe for my new body!
As far as my results ive lost alot of volume as tge swelling goes down. Yes its disappointing but i knew it would happen. Again dr. Hassan did not use all my fat because of the muscle tone in my butt but that's cool. Im still happy with my results. My main goal was to get rid of my gut and injecting the fat in my butt was an added bonus. My butt is rounder and fuller than before and has already started to soften and jiggle. My stomach is still work hard and very sensitive to touch. I will add a seperate updat on total cost in a lil while. Also im going to be removing alot of pictures soon because im not so comfortable having them up on the world wide web! Ill leave some up and dont mind sending them privately. So here's a few more for those who have been following my journey. Future followers you can inbox me ")

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photos

Day 9 post op pix

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Looking greater each day...th@ thigh thing please update never heard of it but sounds good
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Great pictures, please share more about thigh strapping? I hope that my Dr. does hips, your bottom looks so natural on you
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HELLO MY BEAUTIFUL SISTERS

11 days post op and I feel great. My clothes fit like POW :) IVE BEEN WEARING MY SQUEEM ALL DAY. Earlier I had it on with my foams and a tank top over but I came out to run some errands and foams make me look to bulky but ill put them back on later. Yesterday I paid 20.00 for this nylon tank, the ones with the breast cut low and I thought it would of been great but I started getting sick 5 minutes after putting it on. I took it off and it took me an hour to recover. Weird right?? But this morning I woke up with alot of fluid so something gata give!! Thankfully ive been wearing my squeem comfortably today. Except I swelled after putting it on but ill just have to deal with that.
I NEED MASSAGES!! Finding affordable lymphatic massages in the nyc area is a BIATCH. if anyone has a hook up please let me know. I got in touch with ONE SPOT and the package is 85 an hour or 280 for 4. Im still looking for something more reasonable but I might have to bite the bullet and go with them if I dont find another place soon.
For those who asked about thigh strapping, I cant tell you much because I only came across one sister that mentioned it and I liked the concept. I think strippers do it to in order to make the crease of your cheek more pronounced. I tried googling it to see if before and after photos surfaced but nothing much came up. Ill take pictures and try document if I see any changes. I think ill be animent about tieong the stockings around my thighs because its not uncomfortable and looks hot lol... so no changes in my booty since yesterday. Same nice heart.
I wanted to tell ya about my man. He whipped out his weights and is "pumping iron" insecure much?? LMAOOO hes tripping cus hes already Sexy but I think the boos definitely feel a certain type of way. Thats all for now. Lata dolls :)

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I've seen the thigh strapping before. My doc even sent me some tapes that go under the butt cheek to lift it. I haven't tried them yet, cause I just got them. When I do my bbl review I'll include the pics of them. You look fantastic girl. Take care
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Well start your review already so I can come by and support :) have you made a decision about your doc? And I did see something about taping while doing yoga but I bypassed it thinking it was something else. Sounds interesting :)
Thanx girl

back to work

Fortunately my job moves me from different offices through out the day so im in my car right now on my yoga mat. I don't stay in one place long enough to sit much.
I found a cheap lymphatic massage therapist in the nyc queens area so anyone looking can inbox me. Its a guy tho. But he was recommended for litje 40.00 for the hour. Ill update how it went with him after my appt.
Sidenote: I got a "OH MY GOD" and a "DAM GIRL YOU GOT A BODY ON YOU" a little while ago. Lol...

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U look great girl! Wishing u a fast recovery :-)
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Thanks. Im 12 days post op and I feel pretty darn good. The first week is the hardest :)
Gave deposit with Salzhauer ;)

16 days post op

I love my body. It really is worth it. Although im not as BOOTYLICIOUS as some other hassan dolls, my body is beautiful. My waist is tiny and my stomach is flatter than its ever been. EVER. and my friends think im crazy when I say my butts not that big. Booty greed is real! I cant wait til start working out and toning up my legs and arms and trying to get a six pack. Plus some squats since dr. Hassan said I had a muscular butt :)
Ladies please get your massages. They make a big difference. If you cant get them done by a professional, massage yourself! Or have your boo do it. I like to massage myself in the shower while im soapy and slick :) Just be firm even if it hurts! It really helps smooth things over. My massage therapist is great. His name is Carlos and hes in jackson heights. My only complaint is that meters are only for an hour max and you wont be able to run back out in the middle of your massage, which is an hour and I caught a ticket, so im going to have to figure something out to prevent that from happening again. The massage therapist is a man and I thought I would feel awkward but im pretty sure hes gay and that immidiatley put me at ease about having a man rub his hands all over me while I was half naked! And if hes not gay he's very feminine. So anyway he has 2 packages, 5 massages for 200 or 10 for 395. Hes located in a physical therapy office. The hour includes ultrasound cavitation and infrared light treatment. I would definitely recommend him. He was very friendly and chatted with me the entire session. He was also very aggressive. He was rubbing my stomach hard and I thought I would fart right
there!!! Good thing I didnt tho!! Anyway my waist was TINY TINY TINY after. But its inflamed and swollen so I cant wait for my next session tomorrow.
I guess that's its for now. Some pix for ya :)

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You look great thanks for the update
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pix

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You look great! How many massages did you have in total?
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Thank you. I got 5 at vanity and 2 at home in ny.
What was your weight and height before surgery? Did they recommend you to gain any weight?
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Belly before sx

Sorry that I only have this one but i would delete anything unflattering

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Oh ok. I'm 5'3 and 138 I love your results. I'm thinking I need to gain about 10
At least its easier to gain than to lose!! Thanks :) he didn't use as much fat as he wanted because I had muscles in my butt resisting the fat. I weight 145 now. I believe the difference is the fat he didnt but I also believe I lost a cpl pounds after sx. My appetite has been suppressed since sx for some reason..
*didnt use

memorial weekend

Flossing the new body :)

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Wow looking good
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Thanks

ONE MONTH POST OP

Whoop whoop!!
I still love my results (for the most part) and recovery is coming along. No major changes. I find it odd that other bbl dolls seem to transform from week to week after sx, I feel that I have looked very similiar since the swelling has gone down after week one. Maybe its in my head.
I have some complaints though. First off
I wonder if dr. Hassan was rushing
through my sx when he was working on
the right side of my body. Every single
scar on the right side is alot bigger than
the scars on the left side of my body. Also they are not perfectly circular like
the scars on the left or simatrical. Also
my upper back looks exactly the same to me. I feel like I have scars up there for nothing because it really does not appear like any fat was removed and
now I cant wear tank tops because of the scar placement. Bums me out abit. Also hips were big for me and I do get very upset that at certain angles the dents in my sides look very prominent :( fisher does hips. I wish I would have known that before.
Besides that I feel pretty good. The only thing that still really bothers is skin sensitivity around my waist. Clothes irritate it even more so I spend alot of time naked at home. My sides and tummy are getting softer along with my booty. I still have alot of swelling in my lower back. I did not waist train or even wear my faja after week one. Believe me I tried. I had no tolerance for them. So I guess im fortunate to look as good as I do considering. Thats all for now :)

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oh one more thing

My right butt cheek is slightly smaller than the left and not as rounded. Another reason why I believe my right side didnt get the same TLC as the left...

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pics

Those are the scars by my shoulder

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What areas did you have liposuction?
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They say 12 areas. My stomach waist n full back
You look amazing!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

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Came to visit you girl. How was your summer so far? Your shape looks VERY NICE!! Hope everything is good with you, take care.
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Just wanted to tell you that your body looks AMAZING!!! I'm from Brooklyn too...lived there for 25 years...such a small world!!! Anyway, loved reading your story and I hope you continue to heal well!!
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Thanks :)

HEEEEY 3 1/2 months

What's ladies. I've been meaning to update for awhile but didn't really have much. I can't believe its only been just over 3 months since my sx. Feels like a lifetime ago. I've been feeling like myself since about a month after sx. My only current complaints would be occasionally I still itch. The itch sort of stabs me in my sides. Its a weird sensation. Besides that I would say I'm fine. When I first started sitting it felt like a lot of pressure on my cheeks. I started sitting without support at about 5 weeks. I stopped wearing my garment after 2 weeks. I'm not recommending this. I'm sure my results suffered. My sides are still hard and my tummy seems slightly uneven. I just couldn't do it. I tried several fajas and they all made me physically sick. Intense itching followed by being light headed then naussaus. Even with light compression. I did do some massages here in new York. My butt cheeks have evened out, must have been swelling. I covered my upper back scars with tats. I'm already heavily tatted so its no nothing lol. I could now wear tanks???? I'll cover the ones around my waist next. They are really dark n hideous. Well that's all lovelies. BTW my summer has been amazing ????

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Hey gun I'm great thanks. Counting down the months to I do my boobs. have u done ur bbl yet??

btw

I Still wish I went to fisher There is no fullness to my hips. Just being honest..

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No didn't get my bbl yet. Was recently medically cleared from some questionable ultrasound results. Still doing my homework and looking at Ortegas, Frieman and Dr. Neinstein. Saw Dr. Ryan Neinstein in N.Y last week for breast lift with fat transfer and really liked him. Very skilled doc (check Iferraro on RS) . Currently watching the revision rates to decide which one of the two I'll do first.... Who did you choose for your breast and when will you be getting your twins done? :-)
I will be doing my breast next may and I will be sticking with hassan. Even though he didn't fill out my hips as I wanted I still think he did a great job. Plus he primarily does tuba method which is very appealing to me..
Oh great!!! :-)
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