POST OP day 7..and I cry everyday!!

Hi sisters!! I am 31yrs old and had a baby...

Hi sisters!! I am 31yrs old and had a baby 13months ago.. After being homebound for 3months and not really paying attention to my weight because I was to busy being consumed with motherhood I finally looked in the mirror!! And wow I need some changes!! I am 5'6" and a little over 200lbs! The heaviest I have ever been!! Now I have never been pencil thin. I've always been known as the girl in the neighborhood with a big butt.. Since I went through puberty I was always button heavy with little boobs. But now I'm just plain chubby!! My brother even agrees LOL!!

So I heard of this sx a few yrs ago but never felt I needed it. Well with my weight gain, aging and having a baby I definitely believe my body has reshaped itself!! So as of now I am new to Realself "How Yall doing"!!! I have read dozens of post and have reviewed different doctors. I really want to spend as much time as necessary researching this procedure so I can get the best results.

I am more concerned with safety and side effects then anything. I have emailed Dr Jimmerson, Dr Salama and Dr P. This was only 2 days ago and as of now I have received a email back from Dr P. He seems very nice but Im not ready to make a decision as of yet. My current measurements are 38D-40-49.. I really hope to lose 25lbs before surgery because I know I have @ least 60lbs to play with.

So this begins my journey to go from frumpy to sexy!! My goal measurements would be 36-32-50!! I'm not unrealistic I know this will take excersing and dieting besides the surgery. I am willing to do this. Wish me luck ladies and please give me feed back on your experiences and who you'd refer me to.. thanks ladies!!

I got the quote from Dr. Perry. I have read several reviews from his patents and looked @ his before and after pics. I am happy with his work but nhavent made up my mind yet. As u read I am not a small woman and actually already have a big butt.It's just with the weight gain after/during my pregnancy I have gotten less round and more WIDE!! LOL
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No I haven't had surgery, I'm playing the waiting game til the big day...
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Where did u get the 6299 quote from? N make sure to read reviews n look at as many pics as possible...
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Hey ladies ok I got a response from Dr.Salama's...

Hey ladies ok I got a response from Dr.Salama's nurse Nancy of course their cost now is quite a bit higher than the quotes I've seen other ppl quote from him.. But I'm still so excited and looking forward to making my final decision. My main concern is my well being. Of course I want to look awesome afterward but I want to have zero complications mostly. My health is more important to me than having a huge butt because mine is already big. Also I'm really going hard trying to lose @ least 25lbs pre-surgery!! I want my body to be as close to 25lbs over my ideal weight as possible. I'm still trying to figure out how to upload pics so as soon as I figure that out I will put the pics up. I don't really have a wish pic because my butt is pretty much as big(but wider and not as shaped lol) as most of the wish pics I've seen. I just want to look the best I can. Nicki Minaj and a lot of those other woman are smaller framed then me so I can't imagine being that size because I low I'm about 4" taller than her and wil never be that little. I saw Trina in person @ the all-star games in Vegas 2007 and she looked really small next to me. I think Delicious off Flava of Love is more of an ideal of what I'd want. So anyways thanks so much for this site and please give me any info u ladies may have.. thanks
Hey ladies ok I got a response from Dr.Salama's nurse Nancy of course their cost now is quite a bit higher than the quotes I've seen other ppl quote from him.. But I'm still so excited and looking forward to making my final decision. My main concern is my well being. Of course I want to look awesome afterward but I want to have zero complications mostly. My health is more important to me than having a huge butt because mine is already big. Also I'm really going hard trying to lose @ least 25lbs pre-surgery!! I want my body to be as close to 25lbs over my ideal weight as possible. I'm still trying to figure out how to upload pics so as soon as I figure that out I will put the pics up. I don't really have a wish pic because my butt is pretty much as big(but wider and not as shaped lol) as most of the wish pics I've seen. I just want to look the best I can. Nicki Minaj and a lot of those other woman are smaller framed then me so I can't imagine being that size because I low I'm about 4" taller than her and wil never be that little. I saw Trina in person @ the all-star games in Vegas 2007 and she looked really small next to me. I think Delicious off Flava of Love is more of an ideal of what I'd want. So anyways thanks so much for this site and please give me any info u ladies may have.. thanks
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Have you got more consultations booked in? You're definitely right to focus on your health and make sure you're super confident with the surgeon you choose.

Re: pics. You can't upload pics from a mobile device at the moment, but as long as you'e using a computer all you need to do is go into your review where you usually update and a short way down the page there will be an area, which says "add a photo". If you have any problems just send me a PM and I'll help you out.

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Hi Kizzy, welcome and thanks for sharing your journey with us. My advice would be to make sure you have several consultations, make sure your surgeon is board certified and go with who feels right for you. Please do keep us updated on your progress.

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Hello ladies I'm just so stoked!! This page is...

Hello ladies I'm just so stoked!! This page is really answering a lot of my questions and even thinks I hadn't thought of. I haven't decided on a Dr yet or a date but I'm thinking March or April( during kids spring break). That way I don't have to worry about if my 13yr old is getting to school on time while I'm out of town for @ least 10days. I am really taking this decision seriously so I'm definitely not gonna rush my decision. I have sent pics to Dr Salama and been corresponding with Dr Perry via email. I think they are both good drs so either one should be sufficient. The only concern I have with Dr Perry is that he doesn't use drains... Trying to massage and drain myself seems very hard and inconvenient. Ughhh so hard on the brain!!

Hello sisters well ive been a part of the...

Hello sisters well ive been a part of the sisterhood for about a week and it has really helped me alot! i love reading reviews, looking @ pics and discussing things with the ladies. The majority of everyone seems to have made the right choice for them as far as PS goes. the complaints seem very minimal which is encouraging!! the reviews that had complaints all with the exception of 2 in my opinion the ladies looked great as compared to their b4 pics. I think us ladies need to be very realistic as far as choosing our wish pics!! Because there are things that factor into the pic 1)it may be photoshopped 2) she may have implants(which can make your thighs/butt alot bigger than fat grafting 3) she has gentics that a large percentage of women were not born with.. Taking these things into consideration every woman's body is not the same and a PS can only do so much. If your starting off with a flat butt and are only 15lbs over your idea weight its impossible for you to thik you will end up looking like BUFFY THE BODIE.. SO ladies please have resonable expectations so you are not dissapointed in the long run!! Well myself I am just really still going through the motions of finding a PS that fits my needs and that im comfortable with. Im still waiting on an email from Dr jimmerson's office. i will be posting my b4 pics. Again im 5'6 200lbs+ and 40d-42 waist-49/50 hips. im trying to lose 25lbs pre-surgery. thanksso much for this forum ladies snd good luck on all your journeys!!
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.. I just received feedback from Dr Salama's nurse...

.. I just received feedback from Dr Salama's nurse Nancy saying I need to lose weight like 65lbs!! That's ridiculous!! I'm over my idel weight but I carry it very well.. I will be like a tadpole if I lose that much weight! I'm also very upset now... I knew I needed to lose weight but I don't won't to be skinny!! I like my curves except in my gutt lol.

Hey sisters I've decided to go with Dr Perry!I...

Hey sisters I've decided to go with Dr Perry!I choice him because he's very nice, professional and I like his work. So now comes the leg work...I need to start researching hotels, massage therapist, getting supplies, saving money and everything else...wish me luck ladies and please offer any advice!
Wow 65 pounds sounds crazy. I wonder how they arrived at that number for you...Well congrats on picking a surgeon & Good Luck!
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Absolutely..I don't want to be thin either! I Feel encouraged when I see other plus size women on here. U don't have to bee pencil thin to look good! I actually seen a thin girl who had this surgery over the weekend and it was so obvious! Her hips were way to big and her legs were like pencils...it look terrible!
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No problem...me and you are similar in height and weight...they told me the same thing about loosing a ton of weight...I was 215 when i started my weightloss and now I'm down to 195 but I don't want to be under 175.
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Ok BBL sisters I am back@ the starting line. I...

Ok BBL sisters I am back@ the starting line. I have just been reading so many reviews and seen so many pics that my mind is just boggled! I have never had surgery and don't want to regret my decision. I don't want to go through this a second time so I just want to make the best d decision for me. I'm not the type to just jump on a band wagon so I need to do research before making such An important .decision.. I just keep praying that GOD will lead me in my choice..

Oh I'm sorry I didn't say what I was starting over...

Oh I'm sorry I didn't say what I was starting over with lol.. my doctor choice. Not to say I don't like Dr Perry because his manors are great, he's informative, kind and smart. I'm just not completely sold on his work..if Amy of the ladies have any recommendations on a great Dr please feel free to comment.
Good luck on ur journey Hun. I know u will choose the right Dr for you but if you don't like to deal with drains then my Dr is the right one. There is also Dr Azurin that don't use drains but my Dr she also do a great finish using laser lipo. Give a search girl if you feel u like her let me know ;) http://www.drlacerna.com/dr-melinda-lacerna.htm
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Just read ur review! I totally understand about ur body "reshaping itself" its like i woke up one morning and my sh** morphed! LOL, I had to do a double then triple take!!! im trying to get my weight down now, planning on having my sx in March, my consult is next month so im on it! Anywho, good luck on ur journey i'll definatly be follwing ur progress! : )
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Hello! Thanks so much! Yes it is definitely true that age, pregnancy and weight gain can change ur frame :-( . I will be also following ur journey and thank u for following mines!:-)
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I woke up today feeling great! I am completely...

I woke up today feeling great! I am completely happy with my decision and can't wait to get to Miami! Dr Perry was my absolute first choice buttfor my own benefits I needed to do as much research as possible.. I've talked with Dr Perry over the phone like 3 times in September and feel very comfortable with him. I spoke with Norma 2 Weeks ago and she started my folder/profile. So now I just need to make my deposit. I am also still determined to lose more weight prior to surgery.

Hey Chica... Just wanted to give you a shout! I received my quote from Perry and I'm just waiting to have my phone consult with him before I make my final decision. I want to get this done the first week of April 2013 is possible.
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Hola Chica!! I'm so glad u decided on Dr Perry! He is so nice, smart and informative. I knowweare gonna look great!
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I can completely understand the emotional roller coaster you are on because I was on the same one until the day before surgery mainly because of the reviews that made me very nervous of the recovery process. But Dr Perry made me feel very conformtable and reassured me. I am loving my results. From the moment I met Dr perry I fell in love with him but just like you because there wasn't alot of pics of his work made be scepktical. The procedure for me went well but because he doesn't use drains it is very important to have the massages early in your reovery period before the incisions close up. And these massages are EXTREMELY PAINFUL I think I would even say unbearable. But good luck and you will be satisfied with your results.
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SO HELLO AND GOODMORNING MY BOOTIFUL SISTAS!! I...

SO HELLO AND GOODMORNING MY BOOTIFUL SISTAS!! I haven't updated my reviews in quite sometime but I am still on board with getting my sx. ITs been a lot of back in forth in my head about choosing the right Dr., the health risk and the healing process being that I am a full time mom and work full time as well.. I just have come to the conclusion that 2013 is my year!! As moms and women period, we sacrifice so much of ourselves and in turn life seems to pass us by. but not this year!!! Im taking life by the horns and riding into the sunset lol (if my 13yr old knew I just said that corny statement he would be like mom "U FORCING IT"..BUT WATEVER!! So I am definitely aiming for a late March or early April date. I have lost a little over 12lbs since my last post and am trying to lose no less than 20 b4 sx but really 30. I have posted new pics and as I stated b4 I do not have a flat or small butt I would just like it to have a better shape. But my main goal is aggressive lipo in my trouble areas. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP I HAVE GOTTEN AND I KEEP ALL U LADIES IN MY PRAYERS!!

Oh just to update I have finally had myself...

Oh just to update I have finally had myself measured by someone credible and my true measurements are: CHEST 40DD- WAIST 40- HIPS 50....My WISH IS TO GET TO 38D-30-52
Good luck on your weightloss. Your date will be here before you know it. Go team Perry!!!!!!!!
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Just wondering did you get massaged close to your incisions? Do you feel that irritated them and prevented them from healing. Does it cause scarring?
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Ok so I woke up early this morning to see Dr...

Ok so I woke up early this morning to see Dr Perry's new work of art and my jaw dropped!! I have no doubts and I am beyond stoked!!
I mean how was ur sx
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I havent had sx. Im scheduled for early April. I have my pre pics up..
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When is ur sx
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Hello to all my Bbl sistas I want to start by...

Hello to all my Bbl sistas I want to start by saying GOD is good and I know important blessed and highly favored!!! Secondly as my title states I am now going with Dr Yily. This decision did not come without much research, sadness and continplation. I absolutely love DrPerry and have no doubt that he can give me the results i want. At this time i just financially can't go with DrPerry and have no my sx within the next 6weeks. My concern as i have always stated is my health, well being and wanted to have this done by mid April. Though DrPerry is my first choice i have confidence in Dr Yily as well being.

I have met a wonderful BBL sister that i...

I have met a wonderful BBL sister that i communicate with daily. My deposit is paid and flight already booked. I took a few weeks to update my review due ti the slight emotional roller coaster I've been on with my decision of not going with with my favorite PS DrPerry . But again i am confident with DrYily. I FEEL she is also wonderful and very tlented. I am stoked about my upcoming procedure and can't wait to enjoy my new body!! Also I have educated myself of all risk and have researched DrYily to the best of my ability. THANKS AND GOD BLESS US ALL!!

Hello ladies I am just so stoked!! This journey is...

Hello ladies I am just so stoked!! This journey is difficult, frustrating, sad, happy and a whole bunch of other emotions balled up in one. But as the saying goes "HE NEVER SAID THE PATH WOULD BE EASY, HE JUST SAID IT WOULD BE WORTH IT"!! And Lord that's what im praying for!! My weight loss is coming along great and im more motivated than ever! Im learning to eat healthy now so I can continue on that path post sx. I have just about everything I should need for my 2 week vacation. The items I have are as follows:
NEOSPORIN
DIAL ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP
BENADRYL GEL& SPRAY
FUZZY SOCKS(5PAIR)
SUMMERS EVE FEMININE WASH
MAXI PADS
VITAMIN C PILLS & MOISTURIZING CREAM
ARNICA CREAM & GEL
FOLIC ACID 800MG
IRON 28MG
VITAMIN B COMPLEX
STERILE GAUZE PADS
MEDICAL TAPE
LATEX FREE GLOVES
FLUSHABLE FEMININE WIPES
MAXI DRESS(4)
BEATERS
GRANNY PANTIES
AND OTHER CLOTHES

If there are things that I will definitely need PLEASE LADIES LET ME KNOW!!
Im planning to bring entertainment with because I know I will be extremely bored.. So now my main concern is waiting on my passport and getting my medical clearance. So I posted new pics since I,m down 8lbs since the last pic I posted..yayy me!!
U looking good in the new pics ! im proud of you sis, keep up the good work ; ) i cant wait to me you, our time is almost here !!
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Thanks sister!! Im trying to get my bodacious body started pre sx lolbvs !! I can't wait wait wait either sis !! We are gone be the bomb.com!!
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You did forget a boppy pillow and benadryl for the itching caused by the epidural.
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Good morning! Got my butt up this morning ate a...

Good morning! Got my butt up this morning ate a healthy breakfast; oatmeal, half banana, 240 cc water and 120 cc orange juice. Then took a 2 mile walk/jog. To all the ladies our bodies are our temple so make sure u love her and nurture her. I want this to be the first and last time I have to lose fat via lipo. Being in good health is very important to me for my kids and my future. Keep up all the good work all the lovely ladies trying hard to get healthy and lose the pounds!! God is with us all!!
hey confident, when is your surgery?
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Ur gonna look great after sx.mu haven't updated n a whole. Hope ur weight loss is going according to planned and everything is great. Good luck!
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*you ....*while. Darn autocorrect
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Well ladies this has been such a longgg and...

Well ladies this has been such a longgg and tedeous journey!! I feel like I have been on a thousand roller coasters up to this point!! What I can say is I am ao over joyed that I found this website last summer!! I have gained so much knowledge from all you ladies!! This website has had me up all night at times just reading and waiting on updates..lbvs!! I have read reviews that were both good and bad. Ladies that loveddd their results to ladies that posted Youtube viseos of seromas. Ladies that had bodies sculpted,to perfection to ladies with uneven hips and lumpy lipo.. Ive seen huge donks to very conservative ones. Ive been able to know exactly what supplies I needed by just reading!! I am not someone who just looks at wish pics and skips the review. I feel thay this is a true sisterhood!! I want to S/o a few ladies that I respect very much JUSTRIGHT2013, GETRIGHT2013, BIGBOOTYV1968 & especially my new found siater HUBBYSDREAM!! U ladies are great!! Im sos toked and I must mention I finally got my passport saturday!!!! So ladies I will be on my plane in a couple days and having sx APRIL 5
Hey Sis. I hope your doing ok. Praying for a speedy n healthy recovery.
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when was her sx?
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Hey does anyone know how ConfidentBeauty2012 is doing?
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Hello ladies im 4 days post op and still very...

Hello ladies im 4 days post op and still very swollen and stiff!!! I will write a full review later... let me tell everyone Yily has stepped her game up on the big booty side!! Everyone I see that went to her last week had cake cake cake cake ..lbvs!!!
congratsss!!
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Congrats girl! Thanks for update now get your much needed rest!
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Yes that's good to hear!!! Happy hearing hun
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Hello ladies this is still not the time for me to...

Hello ladies this is still not the time for me to write a full review because my hands are very swollen and my back is very stiff!! I am on an emotional roller coaster!! Those of u who are moms and find it hard to be away from ur children this will be a hard journey!! Especially if ur leaving the states...i cry everyday!!
Hi doll r u? hope u ok? how is ur booty
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Hey Ladybug Ive been thinking about you and I hope you are doing better. Im sure you are ready to see your children. I pray that you get some peace and have a speedy recovery. Cant wait for your update.
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Hope you feel better soon
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6weeks post-op and loving it!!!

Hello ladies I am truly sorry for the delay in my update of my sx!! I am now 6weeks post-op and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY RESULTS!!! Let me start off by saying I did not get the bbl But instead got a tt and lipo to my back and arms. I was always on the fence about the bbl anyways and when the Dr saw my butt she insisted I did not need a bbl.. She said WIth the TT and aggressive lipo I would be more then pleased with my results and she was RIGHT!!! I love love my body!! I must say due to the pain, stiffness and being homesick in DR I was initially regretting the sx.. But as I healed and got home to my babies my spirits have surged!! Even my son loves my new look!!:-) .. I have not kept the fact that I had lipo and TT a secret so now like so many of my friends want the sx lol!! I am still really swollen and Somerset I wake up stiff as a board:-( !! But recovery gets better daily. I do want to disclose that roughly 2weeks ago I went to the emergency room due to a hole in my incision and foul odor and I did have an infection. It was nothing life threatening and ER DR said it was common with TT. I have been back working since 3weeks post op(light duty) of course. I have not yet purchased my phase 2 garment because I am a huge procrastinater.. But I can not go more then a couple hrs WIthout my garment I feel naked without it!! I am planning to start exercising within the next 2weeks. I am just waiting for the hole in my incision to completely heal.. IT WAS GROSS!! I will post a pic of it!! Well I will post later but if anyone has questions feel free to ask:-)
Pls keep us posted and prayin that ur recovery is goin well....
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Omg !!! Can't wait to see pics
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Glad to hear our do in better
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