The new me

I have 2 kids, i am 35 years old 5'6 143 pounds. I...

I have 2 kids, i am 35 years old 5'6 143 pounds. I lost about 30 pounds along with my butt which is why I struggle with my weight, wanting to be lean but also wanting some booty!! About 3 years ago I start thinking about having the bbl done and in July of 2012 I decided I was going to do it and began my research. I have a consultation with doctor patzmino and doctor salama next month and I am super excited to be starting this journey. If there is anyone on here that had the bbl done by Dr. Patzmino or Dr. Salama please share your before and after pics with me.

Okay so I have seen both Doctors and I am most...

Okay so I have seen both Doctors and I am most impress with Doctor Salama, let me start my saying I did not like that they were over booked, my appointment was 12:30 and I wasn't seen until 2:40, however I loved how he took his time with me and was very informative and meticulous although he had sooo many ladies waiting to be seen. He appeared to be very knowledgeable and experienced with the bbl not to mention there were several ladies there who had there surgery within the past 5 days and they all look awesome which is why I patiently waited to be seen. I also really like Nancy, she has a great personality and was very helpful. From all the research I’ve done Doctor Salama was the one I felt would get the results I desire, after having consultations with others I feel completely confident that he’s the one.
Also two months ago when I became absolutely sure I want to have the surgery I began gaining weight because I knew I was too small, I went from 140 to 147 (I’m 5’7 not 5'6) and I felt confident that would be enough, well during my visit with Dr. Salama he informed me that I needed to gain 10 to 15 pounds….. I’m like what?!? You don’t see all the back and belly fat… lol Idk if I can do that by April 4th, it took me two months to gain 7 pounds, he said he like to use more than enough because some of the fat will not survive. I have posted my before pictures me @147 and a edit version using an app of what I may look like…lol although I didn’t do a good editing job.

Surgery getting close..... yay!!

My pre-op appt is 10/22/14 and my surgery date is 10/23/14. I’m so excited and nervous at the same time. My medical clearance appt. is today and I’m hoping everything go well with that. I would be so disappointed if it didn’t : - (( .

My weight though!!

When I decided to have a bbl I weighed 140 pounds and I'm 5'7 not 5'6 Dr. Salama told me to gain about 15 pounds which I did without working out and I looked a hott mess.. I felt I was too big... I see some ppl get it done and still have too much upper body fat left so I started working out again and got too small..... Then I decided to only do cardio twice a week for only 20 minutes and strength train 4 time a week... Which seems to be working... Allowing me to carry fat in all the lipo areas while keeping everything else toned..... Whew!!! Lol! And some days I still feel too fat and some days I feel too small.... The struggle is real... Lol.
I'm going to post my pre pics and measurements Saturday the 18th four days before my sx.

Pre-Op Pics 5 days before surgery

Hello ladies... wanted to share my before pictures and measurements.

Height 5'7
Weight 154
Bust 36
Upper waist 29
Waist 34
Hips 41.5
Butt 42

Everything is done..... I'm just patiently waiting on the 23rd.

Pre-op Appointment

Just left Dr Salama office and he said he wants to lipo my inner thighs because I may not have enough fat..... The one good thing about it is I don't have to worry about him getting carried away and giving me a butt that's too big... I want it to be big enough to be seen but small enough to look natural. Anyway I'm scheduled for tomorrow morning at 7:30, we're prayed up, packed and ready to go.

Surgery went well

Got out of surgery around 12ish. .. feeling good... just a Lil discomfort when lying on my sides. The hubby is doing an amazing job at taking care of me.... I truly hope this ass get smaller because it's too much for me right now... I know it's swollen and all.... so I'm hopeful ... I will post pics later.... thanks guys for your prayers I truly appreciate it...TTYL.

pics

I should have taken pics last night so you all could see how super sized it was from swelling.....smh... had me and the hubby scared... but now I'm loving it. Not too big not too small

pic

My first message

OMG.....this was a painful experience. I took it though.... my sides was super painful and made me tense up lol.. but I felt like a million bucks afterwards. Then getting into the new garment was like a work out.... we were both out of breath afterwards. .lol!! So now I'm in a large. Also just in case anyone wanted to know I got 1200cc per side.

My 2nd message

Jesus take the wheel....... This one was worse, I think because she was more aggressive. She was like, it's going to get better, I'm like I knowwww but whennnn.... Lol!!! I'm not complaining about it because it's necceary for a good recovery, although I was in pain I was being playful.
My back drain was removed and I'm almost sure the front one will be removed on Monday.... Feeling good about that. I also inquired if I could stretch my body after my walks for the stiffness and was told I could ... That's what's up. Ttul.

2 week update pics

Week two..... yay!! I still have a long way to go and my body will continue to change which I look forward to. I feel great I'm currently not having any problems thank God. One side of my butt is progressing quicker than the other...ugh, but as long as they both look the same for the final look I'm good. I would still like to lose another inch from my butt.
My 2 week measurements
(After sx my butt was 47 inches smh)

Height 5'7
Weight 159.6
Upper Waist 29
Waist 30
Butt 45
Hips 42.5
Miami Plastic Surgeon

I love Dr Salama work!!! He gave me exactly what I was looking for. I had my BBL done by him and I love the results. Now I have the body I would've had if I had no kids. The staff is very professional pre and post op and the appointment wait time is good. I have already recommended Dr Salama to others and would continue to do so. Also regardless of how busy he he is he always takes his time with you and answers all your questions... I really love that about him.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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