3 month PO.

At the age of 14, I lost over 100 lbs in 3 years....

At the age of 14, I lost over 100 lbs in 3 years. When I was 18, I had a TT and then shortly after a Butt Lift. I am 24 now and just had a BA which I love. However, the Butt Lift left me with a pancake behind and very awkward curves to my backside which I am hopeful to correct with a BBL.

I still have some loose skin on my arms and inner thighs but it's not too bad. I am going to try and gain 15 lbs or so once I find my surgeon and set a date.

Update: Virtual consult with Dr. Salma (almost a...

Update: Virtual consult with Dr. Salma (almost a years wait, ouch!) and Dr. Younai in Beverly Hills. Wow that's far away to travel =/ However he seems to have A LOT of experience with thinner girls. Any thoughts on these Dr's??

I don't know why it won't let me edit my previos...

I don't know why it won't let me edit my previos post but as of right now my top picks are
Dr Salama, Dr Jimerson, Dr Mendieta, Dr Younai. Main concern with Younai is that its almost cross-country and I don't see many review on here about him but his site has a LOT of thinner girls like myself. Dr Jimerson does amazing work but I want more of a 'heart' shape booty that gradually curves out than a shelf and I'm not sure what results I'd obtain from him, however he seems most aggressive with lipo. I'm afraid Dr. Azurin isn't aggressive enough with lipo which I will need since I have little fat to spare (even when I gain 10-15 lbs). And there have been some recent complaints of 'square' boxy butts with Dr Salama and he has no availability till Sep 2013, I want this done by Spring of 2013. However I love most of the work I've seen by him. So confused and my head is spinning =(

Just to clarify when I say I had a 'butt lift' I...

Just to clarify when I say I had a 'butt lift' I mean I had the SKIN removed from my back side much like a tummy tuck only the skin is lifted up and removed, causing me to have a more flat behind.

Hey guys. So I've decided that I really like...

Hey guys. So I've decided that I really like Salama's work and would love to go to him but I have a huge roadblock. The only time I can take off for the next YEAR is the last three weeks of Decemeber. If ANYONE has changed their mind about Salama and has put a deposit down for December they want me to buy or wants to trade a later date PLEASE message me and let me know!

Hey guys. There was a cancellation and i put a...

Hey guys. There was a cancellation and i put a depsoit down for dec 7th. But I NEED a date in the 2nd or 3rd week of December bc my vacation days aren't enough to take that week off. Pleaseeee message me if you have a later date in December and would like to switch!!!

I'm so depressed because my dec 7 date might not...

I'm so depressed because my dec 7 date might not work and no one is responding to my posts and emails about switching. I thought ppl would love to have an earlier date and be healed up before Christmas. I'm realizing I may be out of luck :(. If I can't switch to a later dec date I have to wait another year before i can do this :(

What an amazing staff Dr. Salama has. Cynthia is a...

What an amazing staff Dr. Salama has. Cynthia is a phenomenal coordinator and did everything she could to get my date pushed back to Dec 14 so I could get off work and gain the 15 lbs. So grateful and I can't wait! My bf is going with to take care of me. (I Now to just gain the 15 lbs. I have 30 days to do it! I usually eat really healthy and the pizza and greasy stuff is making me feel sick so I am thinking I'll go to GNC and buy a supplemental shake, I've heard one has like 1000 calories in it. It's going to be hard to put on weight but I'll make it happen to have this surgery.

Ok I know this is silly but I'm So nervous about...

Ok I know this is silly but I'm So nervous about anesthesia. I've been under general anesthesia at least 5 times but last time they couldn't get my iv and if took like 20 breaths of nitrous to put me out and i hated how it made me feel. I keep saying I wasn't going to fall asleep and would have nightmares and be awake like those girls on TLC "I was awake during my ______ procedure. Mostly I am nervous about gaining enough but the anesthesia is seriously on my mind.

Gained 2 lbs! May seem trivial but I'm on my way!...

Gained 2 lbs! May seem trivial but I'm on my way! Also looking for a place with a tv in the bedroom so I'm not bored out of my mind. What type of foam yoga rolls did you girls buy and did you use them at all to prop your tailbone and legs up when you were on your back/kind of sitting?

I am terrified I'm not going to have enough fat. I...

I am terrified I'm not going to have enough fat. I have been told before that a lot of fat would be harvested in my flanks and in the back of my thigh, but I'm reading here that a lot of Dr's don't take fat there? It's scary that Dr Salama hasn't actually seen me and felt where my fat is and I have nightmares that I'll get ready to go into surgery and he will tell me I am not a good candidate. Do any thin girls who have had to gain 10lbs or so have any words of advice?

Just wanted to update, I've gained a few pounds...

Just wanted to update, I've gained a few pounds and wanted to do measurements to mark my actual weight gain progress. Waist 29.75", Hips 37.25" You would think at 5'8.5 and 138 I would be more lean but that is where I'm at. Hope to get my wait down to 27" and Hips at 39". I wonder how much fat gain that will take. Hmm.

So I just read a not so great review of one of...

So I just read a not so great review of one of salamas patents and now I am absolutely terrified! Maybe i got caught up in all the hype. I put a deposit down and won't even get to talk to the doctor until surgery. This far his staff is amazing but I am tripping right now after reading what this girl went through and how unhappy she is with her results :(

Thinking of buying a kneeling chair for post-op,...

Thinking of buying a kneeling chair for post-op, any advice on this?

Btw my bust is 34", and I messed up my hip...

Btw my bust is 34", and I messed up my hip meaurement, its 37.5". So I'm 34 27 37.5 or so

Hey Girls, just wondering if you had any links to...

Hey Girls, just wondering if you had any links to useful loose fitting dresses you bought or yoga foam rollers, etc? I need to start my list. =)

My bust is 32" idk why I said 34"! I need to write...

My bust is 32" idk why I said 34"! I need to write this down first lol

Girls, am I crazy for thinking I can gain this...

Girls, am I crazy for thinking I can gain this weight in time? I am STUCK at 140 and I'm really freakin out. I need to be at LEAST 150 to have enough fat. I'm starting to wonder if I'm
Crazy for thinking I can do this and I'm going to get down to FL and be told i don't have enough fat. :( Has anyone been able to gain 10 lbs in a month?

Anyone know why I would need to pay $300 extra for...

Anyone know why I would need to pay $300 extra for "uv guided lipo"? I was told it was because I'd had lipo before but I only had a TT. Has anyone else had to pay extra for this?

Just noticed that there are like 4 or 5 girls who...

Just noticed that there are like 4 or 5 girls who say they have a dec 14th date with Salama. Did some of them cancel or something? I was told he is only doing 3 that day. Who all is dec 14th 2012?

Apparently I can't do measurements well. Took new...

Apparently I can't do measurements well. Took new ones today at 142 lbs and got these results
Waist (smallest part of stomach) 29"
Across belly button: 35"
Hips: 37 (right above butt, smallest part of hips$
Bust: 30.5

Weight is start to go to my legs, especially in the back so I think I'll have to add posterior leg lipo and possible outer leg as well.

I think the most difficult thing of this procedure...

I think the most difficult thing of this procedure is having your parents call you and tell you they feel like this 'isn't right' and 'something bad is going to happen'. I need support so badly right now. I am trying so hard to be positive but with the recent reviews about seromas and everything I am starting to wonder if I've made a good decision. One day I want this so bad and have all the faith in the world in Dr. S and then I read a review on here and get so discouraged. Trying to keep my head up high today. Finally up to 141 (goal: 150+).

Hey all. Just wondering if you guys got the Arnica...

Hey all. Just wondering if you guys got the Arnica 30C and Bromelian for 2 weeks post op? I've heard people say Dr Salama's office gave them Arnica at their pre op and I'm not sure. I plan on buying it today but I couldn't find it at target. Ideas?

Not sure how I feel about contuining to post, My...

Not sure how I feel about contuining to post, My privacy has been comprimised. I don't want to post details about the situation but I am being told by realself that my photos in my Q&A can't be removed. Really upset about this.

Officially gained the 10 lbs needed, reminds me...

Officially gained the 10 lbs needed, reminds me how easy it is for my slow metabolism to gain weight without diet and excercise. Hoping to gain another 5 to 7 before surgery. Just hope I'm able to keep the weight stable afterwards. Gaining this makes me even more eager to get this done, I am not happy with how I look at this weight. =(

My bf is being very supportive and I'm so thankful for that. I know I must drive him crazy with all this BBL talk.

Had to change username for privacy reasons, just...

Had to change username for privacy reasons, just letting you guys know! 146 lbs today and 10 days to go! (I started at 136, trying to gain 15 lbs)

Just wanted to mention if you want to see my...

Just wanted to mention if you want to see my befores just look at my Q&A post. I will be posting afters but don't want to post any more befores it's too depressing :( up to 148 now.

I also made a pillow with a yoga mat in foam...

I also made a pillow with a yoga mat in foam inside. It's kinda heavy and I'm not sure if I should take it with me or not. Are we allowed to sit on a yoga mat within the first 10 days?

Why oh why do I watch shows on TLC about nightmare...

Why oh why do I watch shows on TLC about nightmare Anesthesia experience and the ppl being paralyzed and able to feel the pain? Idk why I freak out about this every time! This is silly for me to worry about being knocked out. It literally makes me anxious just thinking about it. =/

Just for my own peace of mind, how was everyone's anesthesia experience with Dr. Salama? I've heard good things but my last experience with it was pretty awful and so I'm just curious to all you vets out there. Thanks!

Anyone know how dr salama schedules his surgeries?...

Anyone know how dr salama schedules his surgeries? I was told I'm last of the day at 230
So that means 3 ppl are before me I think? Jw. I have a feeling ill be waiting way past 230
If he has 3 before me.
I'm gonna be a nervous wreck all day :/

Ok, I am two days pre-op and I have to let this...

Ok, I am two days pre-op and I have to let this out. I am so confused when it comes to this site. I have confidence in my doctor and choice but reading what is going on in some of the blogs is really scaring the shit out of me. I want to stop reading it because I know I am going through with this but it's difficult to not get on here and read the blogs. All I have thought about the past week has been surgery and it's hard to stay distracted. But I think it's probably for the best until post-op. I just really need to maintain my peace of mind right now. See you all on the other side.

Well, I made it to the other side. Hard to update...

Well, I made it to the other side. Hard to update much bc I'm so itchy and in pain, but I'm glad the surgery is finally over. I'm in an XL garment stuffed with padding so it's
Hard to see the results. My first post op is tomorrow. I only got 900 cc and I really hope it stays put, seems like most girls get over 1000 but I know he took as much as he could. I cried when they started to put me to sleep and I was so embarrassed but the anesthiologist did a great job putting me out peacefully versus my last experience the OR. Do to girls know any salama girls that got less than 1000 cc's? Btw Cynthia and Nancy's are such dolls and SO comforting and nice. Dr Salama was very professional and I definitely trust his work. That's all for now.

This has been far harder than I ever dreamed. I...

This has been far harder than I ever dreamed. I guess my skin in my butt didn't stretch out like Dr Salama would've liked it to. I went to my 2 day post op today and my stomach is just all loose bumpy skin that just hangs. I am so discouraged right now. I tried to shower but I can't get the garment off bc of the pain and swelling. I had to switch to viciden bc the Percs made me itch awlful. I know he did the best he could but I feel like my body is so messed up no one could fix it. He told me it didn't turn out like he would've liked bc my skin just wasn't stretching enough. I am trying so hard to keep my head up

Still somewhat down today. tried to get my garment...

Still somewhat down today. tried to get my garment off again today to shower but it hurt too much and got stuck halfway off. My stomach is cramping but still haven't had a BM. And to top it off My waist is still bigger than my pre op size before I gained at 30" :( My swelling must still be in full effect. My legs are huge as well from the inner and outer thigh lipo. I am not very happy with my body right now. I have loose skin in my arms and stomach and back before surgery even after my circumferential TT and the one area I needed loose skin in to hold day in my butt he said it wouldn't stretch enough. How ironic is that? Sorry for the rant just feeling down today. Hoping the swelling subsides soon. I know DR Salama did an amazing job on me, I am just upset with my own body.

Finally got my garment off today. Still so swollen...

Finally got my garment off today. Still so swollen in my legs and thighs but my overall shape looks ok. Hoping once my butt drops ill get more volume in the bottom. Overall i think he did a great job given my before. Pic up.

I am so sick of laying on my stomach. My neck...

I am so sick of laying on my stomach.
My neck and back kill. Began taking ibprofen today with the ok of Dr Salama. I'm scared if my booty is this small now at the stage when everyone else's is usually huge it's going to only shrink to near nothing as swelling subsides. I hope my body doesn't absorb it all :/ I think Dr Salama did a great job given how small I was in the back before though.

I have to say a quick thing to make sure no one...

I have to say a quick thing to make sure no one else makes the same mistake as us and stays in the Hollywood beach hotel.
We rented a condo here that looked pretty nice only to discover the unit was dirty upon arrival and there is a RANCID smell coming from the fridge. We have bought bleach, Clorox, Lysol, etc to no avail. Nothing kills the smell and its really stressful. We tried to tell the owners but she is forgeign and very hard to communicate with and just keep asking why we didn't say anything right away (I was in surgery all day). Anyway they won't fix it and this hotel is pretty disgusting all in all so I just want to strongly advise that no one here makes the same mistake.

On another note im feeling ok today, able to do most things on my own. I am nervous for the massage tomorrow but I hope it helps with the swelling. Also my monthly visitor came :/. That's all for now

Edit:Hollywood beach resort not hotel

Edit:Hollywood beach resort not hotel

My first massage is in a few hours. I planning to...

My first massage is in a few hours. I planning to take 2 vicidens as I woke up several times so tight and stiff from only laying on my stomach. Tried to reposition myself on my side with pillows and came down right on my right butt cheek. It hurt so bad and I cried like a baby for all the fat cells I prob killed.

Also, thank all of you so much for your encouragement and support. I think I would go crazy without it. My bf has been amazing and supprtive but obv can't understand why I get upset about things and worry about my results. Will update after massage.

Massage went well, it hurt but not like I expected...

Massage went well, it hurt but not like I expected it to. Eiyleen(sp?) a sweetheart. But seriously, these foams are ridiculous!
I have three in front and one in back and I look huge in them. Anyone know how long we have to wear them?

I was able to get my back drain out after a...

I was able to get my back drain out after a looooong wait at the office. I tried to rest my
Head against the wall after about an hour and clocked it right against the edge of the TV. Lmao. So embarrassing. Anyway my 2nd massage is tomorrow then the office closes so I assume ill get my butt out. Which I need bc I feel like my butt is shrinking so fast. But I've heard many girls don't like the ones they have. I need something wider in the hips because I have a very wide hip frame from the front, but with good compression in the waist. I'm a little sad that my waist doesn't look much diff than before my weight gain. I started at 29" before gaining and after surgery I'm 30" on 6 days PO. I guess time will tell. I also can still see my back rolls but I'm hoping foam will help that. He did a good job filling in the area around my scar though and it's nice to not see my backside dip in at my hips. I am just terrified at how much more ill lose. I've heard less cc's tend to not reabsorb so much but idk. And I have no idea how ill be able to hide this surgery stuffed to the brim with foam and looking semi pregnant. I am trying to stay patient though. No regrets this far. I was able to walk over an hour down the boardwalk with my bf today and that was very nice. I am so thankful to have someone here to support me or I think I'd go crazy. More tomorrow. Hopefully some pics to come as well.

Today I went from a XXL butt in to a M butt out. I...

Today I went from a XXL butt in to a M butt out. I am a little depresssed because aside from seeing my scar from my previous surgery on my butt stand out among my results I also see that the portion of my butt that projects out the most seems flat. Like its been smushed up against something. I'm not sure if its normal or not. I hate to post the photos because they depress me but I need your girls opinions. In the pic I am also stuffed with foam so disregard the weird
Shape. Also this butt out garment DIGS into the bottom of each cheek. I want to cut a little snip into it but I'm afraid ill ruin it. Has anyone cut their butt out garment?

I realize I have been complaining way too much. I...

I realize I have been complaining way too much. I need to focus on the positive. Honestly I'm not so bad in real life per say but I guess I use this 'blog' as an outlet so All this negative stuff comes out along with my concerns, so...
Five things I'm happy about as off 7 days PO
1) I was able to get 900cc, starting out with no fat and having to gain 15 lbs in one month, that's pretty damn good. I'm lucky he was able to find that much fat on me
2) I look damn good in a pair of yoga pants
3) my flanks are looking amazing thus far and will soon hopefully be gone
4) the dents in my thighs are gone :)
5) I have met some really amazing ppl on this site that really keep me in good spirits

And on that note, bedtime for me

My garment was driving me crazy last night, it was...

My garment was driving me crazy last night, it was cutting into my butt so bad I couldn't sleep. I text Ruben at 5am about cutting it and he responded right away. He is so nice.
He told me where to cut it around the butt portion and it feels much better now. The thong still feels too tight as do the straps since I'm so tall but hopefully that will stretch. One day in this garment and I am already down to 28" waist from 30" the day before. The other garment was just too big to compress me. I have folds on my inner thighs from the lipo and the other garment not compressing my legs but Celia told me to massage it and It will heal up with time. Feeling better each day.

I realize that my scars on my backside look so bad...

I realize that my scars on my backside look so bad because of the swelling still in my backside and how hard my butt is right now. I am hoping the scars calm down as the skin relaxes a bit. Otherwise I took some pics today and am very happy with how things are taking shape. I held a LOT of fat in my flanks before the procedure, so he went to town lipping that area, I still have a bit of fluid but things seem to be shaping up since the change to a smaller garment. I still have some rolls by my arms that I hope to correct with foam once I can cram a 5th piece of foam in my garment. Trying to also massage out inner thighs which have fluid build up, this is by far the most painful area to touch. Really stiff today but each day gets a lil better. Pics up.

Also, since we can delete pics now ill update some...

Also, since we can delete pics now ill update some before when I get back home.

Also forgot to update about my 2nd massage...

Also forgot to update about my 2nd massage yesterday. Celia is so sweet and nice. This massage hurt a little less but she went to town on my inner thighs and that was by far the worst. She told me i was the best patient
Of the day though because i handled the pain and never cried or yelled. She didn't seem happy that i was in an XXL and she squeezed me jnto a medium and we were both laughing as she painfully crammed me into the garment. I asked her what else I could do to help the fluid move out of me and she told me to do yoga. She couldn't remember the name of the positions in English so she proceeded to get on the floor and show me the positions! Haha. It was priceless. My advice for the massages is to handle the pain by breathing in your nose and out your mouth as Eileen instructed. Focusing on that helped me a lot.

Ok. This garment is a serious pain. The straps did...

Ok. This garment is a serious pain. The straps did into my shoulders because I'm so tall and the legs do not compress enough because i had inner and outer thighs done and my skin is all loose i really need something butt out that's tight in the waist and has taller straps or adjustable straps or something. This medium I'm in from lipo express does not accommodate my proportions or height. Any suggestions on a new garment?

I have to say that Dr Salama is really a great...

I have to say that Dr Salama is really a great doctor. He met me today on his day off so I could get a smaller garment because I am getting crazy fluid build up in my legs. He didn't rush me and answered all my silly questions about what is "normal". I got the front drain taken out, it was snagged on several areas of scar tissue and stills burns hours later, but I'm so glad he did it versus myself bc it was pretty painful. Anyway, Im really liking how everything is taking shape. I do notice that I still have some leftover back fat or swelling on my left side and an area where my butt dips in on the left side as well. I really hope this is swelling and will even out with time. Maybe i should but more foam on my back there? I'm not sure. But overall i love how things are looking, especially in my lower back where I used to store a lot of far in my flanks. Any thoughts on the areas of asymmetry appreciated. Pics up :)

Merry Christmas! I flew home yesterday. It...

Merry Christmas!

I flew home yesterday. It was kind of a nightmare. Out of no where a huge firey burning sensation starts shooting down my hip and thigh. I didnt even cry during the massges and this pain had me crying and moaning in front of everyone :( I have no idea where that pain came from but I took a vicoden and it subsided after a bit. I got lots of stares on the plane. We requested the very back row. Unfortunately I Pretty much had to sit most of the flight because the only place they would allow me to stand was a 5'inch space between two bathrooms. What?! I was more afraid of someone or a door smacking me in my new butt then to sit on the boppy. I just tried to use my legs and arms and the boppy to minimize any pressure to my butt. The burning pain came back this morning. I have no idea what it is from.

I took new pics today. I really like how I look overall but I'm worried that my left cheek looks way bigger. I also have a dent in my hip on my left side which you can see in clothing. Also my left back roll is still there though my right is gone. Here are some new pics. Please let me know what you girls think. I hope it's just swelling. Overall though a huge improvement from before.

So I text Dr S today about my asymmetry and the...

So I text Dr S today about my asymmetry and the skin/fat/dent on my left side and he said I can't keep having my bf do the massages, they have to be professional so I have an appt with massage envy tomorrow. Idk much about them but the other person I found in Indy wanted 90$ for an hour. Whoa!

I have to put my boards in today. I really hope I can get this lumpiness down in my stomach and smooth out my back. I added some pics of my 14 days PO, my butt is still 42.5" but it's starting to drop a little so it looks way better. Haven't lost any volume as of yet since day 5.

I am really freaking out right now. I took pics...

I am really freaking out right now. I took pics today and my butt looks deformed at the bottom! I asked Dr S about it and he said to cut the garment but I've already cut it at the top and sides and i don't know if cutting it more will compromise the garment. Please vets tell me what's goin on :( pics posted

Hey girls. I pulled the garment up at the bottom...

Hey girls. I pulled the garment up at the bottom and it seems to be helping in only a matter of hours. Will update later on If the marks go away. All I can guess is that I slept funny and the garment went where it should t have overnight. Hmm.

I am so incredibly relieved. After fixing the...

I am so incredibly relieved. After fixing the garment my butt returned to normal within hours. New fat is seriously like play-dough! Attached pictures to show what it looks like now. I feel bad to for freaking out and Bothering Dr S :( Anyway this whole thing has made me thankful for my result more than ever. I just gotta make sure that garment is always pulled up at the bottom of my butt!

PS, when did you all start having a glass of wine or so after your procedure? Pretty sure I read no alcohol for two weeks but wasn't sure. I was hoping to be able to have a glass or two at New Years :)

I'm having to sit on the boppy for probably 40 min...

I'm having to sit on the boppy for probably 40 min a day to and from work in the car plus time at work starting next week and I was just wondering when you guys started having to sit on the boppy and if you think it affected your results?'i use the directors chair with the butt cut out at home but probably won't be able to take it to work. I made a pillow with a yoga mat and foam in it to sit on my thighs at work but its really uncomfortable. What did you guys do? I'm 15 days PO and I'm just worried I'm going to inhibit my results.

Hey girls, not much has changed since my last post...

Hey girls, not much has changed since my last post. I am nervous to return to work on Wednesday and about driving, and using the boppy/yoga mat, etc at my desk to sit. I am also nervous about how I will sit in meetings, etc. I am curious to know when you girls began to use the boppy/yoga mat, how you used it, and how long you used it to sit on your thighs before actually sitting on your butt. I am planning to use the yoga mat/boppy for 6 weeks at least. I plan on using my garment for 8 weeks, but I am in a small and I will need a waist cincher at some point or a XS lipoexpress butt-out. If anyone has an old XS lipoexpress butt-out or small squeem that no longer fits I wil buy it from you! I am wanting to buy a squeem ASAP but I'm not sure what size to get. My waist fluctuates between 27.75 and 29", and the squeem will be going over my garment and board, is that how most of you girls wear yours? A small is a 28-30" waist and an XS is 25-27" so I'm leaning towards the small. Any advice?

As far as the asymmetry goes, it's still there, especialy in my left flank and upper back, I had almost no back fat to start but its still there only on my left side. I'm hoping the squeem vest will help with this by adding extra compression. Any suggestions from the vets on this? I really hope it goes away =(

Otherwise I seem to be healing well, no seromas, etc. I am grateful for that!

Happy New Year!

I am also not sure why my waist is still at 28",...

I am also not sure why my waist is still at 28", before I gained weight pre-op it was 29", makes me a little sad =(

See pic, idk why the bottom of my butt cheeks...

See pic, idk why the bottom of my butt cheeks looks like this
I also woke up with a sore throat and tons of swelling. I stayed home and watched avatar for New Years so I didn't drink or go out so I have no idea how I got sick :(
Also I have lost a lot of volume.
Really depressed today...sorry for the rant

Added more pics in garment. Will speak with dr...

Added more pics in garment. Will speak with dr tomorrow. I hope to God it's fixable.

Added more pics. This is the garment I've been...

Added more pics. This is the garment I've been wearing since day 7. It's the lipo express butt out size small.

Came home from work, somehow I've managed to catch...

Came home from work, somehow I've managed to catch a cold regardless of being inside the house all the time. Ugh. I think I got it from the masseuse at Massage Envy.

Eager to talk to Dr S today, will update later.

Dr S called me and talked to me for a good amount...

Dr S called me and talked to me for a good amount of time. He told me that I should get a different garment becuase the back of my garment isn't riding high enough on my posterior thigh from cutting it. I bought a new one from the office ($140, whew!) and it should be here in a few days.
I need to remind myself to be patient , I know I probably still have a lot of swelling. Time will tell.

So I had a conversation with my boyfriend last...

So I had a conversation with my boyfriend last night, which was pretty eye-opening for me. I really can't expect to go from a flat square pancake butt to perfection in just one round. I am so grateful for what my results look like compared to what I was before. Yes it's shrinking, and yes I have some dents around the bottom, but I am still early in the healing process. And if I need to get a revision, so be it. I will deal with that when the time comes. But so far, things are looking pretty good. I want more roundness and projection, but I need to learn to just be happy with how far I've come. Overall, my results look great. I still have a lotttt of swelling, so I got a referral from the doctor and I'm going to a Physical Therapist because my insurance will cover that but not lymph drainage from a Massage Therapist. I spent about two hours calling around and finally found a hospital that has someone that's certified.

I'll post pictures when things start to drop more...my results really look the same as they did last week. I'm curious to know when most swelling subsides and the point in which it's fat resorption and not swelling.

I'm still home sick from work, with some sort of double ear infection and sinus infection. Hasn't been fun but I'm fighting through it.

I went ahead and uploaded some before pictures to show you all again how flat I looked before.

So I went to a physical therapist Friday to get...

So I went to a physical therapist Friday to get lumpy drainage done. Afterwards I felt a lot better but she used very light touch and I have been reading that deep pressure lymph drainage after lipo can actually damage the tissue and contract the lymph vessels. I am so confused on who to go to now. The appt was $375 and I hope to god my insurance covers it. I am going to try a diff massage envy I guess but I was wondering what your girls experiences were with the massages?

I am still incredibly sick with a sinus infection and got into a huge fight with my bf last night. It's hard bc I am all cooped up inside and he is going out with friends tomorrow and I guess I got really down about it. I can't wait to feel normal again :/. I am so stressed out. How did you girls manage your stress after surgery?

Added some 22 days PO pics. Still SO much swelling...

Added some 22 days PO pics. Still SO much swelling in my legs and tummy. Can't wait till it goes down.

Took some new pics today. I still see a lot of...

Took some new pics today. I still see a lot of fluid and swelling on my left side, hope it does down. Also at the widest area where my butt comes out it doesn't round out like a nice convex butt, it is kinda flat there, not sure if this will drop or change over time. Overall Im happy with everythjng as long as these things resolve with time. Measurements:
Bust 31"
Waist" 28"
Hips: 40"
Butt: 43.5"

I really wish my legs would go down. I hope its...

I really wish my legs would go down. I hope its swelling. My butt looks small because my legs and my posterior thighs are huge =(
My left side is still bigger than the right.
Why oh why do I have so much swelling? I have been doing the heating pad, lots of water, massages, etc.

Hey girls. I really need to get my stomach area...

Hey girls. I really need to get my stomach area tighter b/c it's been swelling really bad. If you went to a seamstress, how many inches did you tell them to take in? And if you got a vest, what kind did you get? I'm debating b/t the squeem and the vedette 500.

Also I have been wearing tights to work with long shirts and no one seems to notice. That's good but also makes me realize how small it must really be, and it's still shrinking when I look at it but it still is 43 1/2 inches, am I going crazy? lol. I think it's also b/c my legs still look hugeeeee.
Anyway, suggestions on compression for stomach are greatly appreciated!

Also I still have that weird indent in each butt...

Also I still have that weird indent in each butt cheek about 4 inches out from my midline. It's hard to see but I have no idea what it is or where it came from?! It starts from the midline and as it comes out laterally it is like slanted outwards. Will try to take a pic later. I've never heard of other girls getting this?? Hmm.

I honestly couldn't imagine sitting at 4 weeks, it...

I honestly couldn't imagine sitting at 4 weeks, it hurts so bad! Just curious when you ladies finally sat (no pillow, no yoga mat) and if you think it affected your results.

I am having a hard time ladies, if you all could...

I am having a hard time ladies, if you all could keep my in my thoughts and prayers I'd greatly appreciate it.

As far as results go, I'm still really swollen and my back drain incision split open. I am also developing blisters from the garment rubbing me... =/ But I am staying strong and focusing on healing. My butt is finally getting softer and now jiggles ;)

Anyway, I will get through this. I am so thankful to have a family that is being very supportive and God at my side. That is all for now.

My butt is shrinking like you wouldn't believe. ...

My butt is shrinking like you wouldn't believe. It is also becoming incredibly flat and is not shaped at all like I had hoped. Without the garment, you can't tell much of a difference through clothes. I don't blame Dr. S for this, I just think that after the body lift it was just too much to go from how terrible my proportions were before to something that looks amazing. The weird multiple creases at the bottom of my butt also bother me greatly. And I have a very square butt and I'm not sure if this is just my shape that I'm stuck with. I also have a dent in one hip still, and one cheek is bigger. I know I will have to wait till swelling subsides, but I am almost positive I'm going to need to have this done again. I will absolutely stick with Dr S, though. Aside from my complaints my shape does look 100% better around the flank area where I had a lot of fat stored before. I just know it's not where I want to be. I think he does amazing work but I know I am a very tough case after having a body lift and all. He told me the skin was very tight. I will also need to look into posterior thigh lipo because there is almost no distinction between my posterior thigh and bottom of my butt due to all the fat I have on my posterior thigh. I should've done the posterior thigh lipo instead of outer thigh and inner thigh because I don't see much of a difference at all and I know he said it would be very mild due to loose skin. Like I said, nothing against the Doctor at all, he is an amazing surgeon, I just am really sad and maybe my expectations of what he does for other girls was too much.

Hey girls. I finally got my squeem in, since the...

Hey girls. I finally got my squeem in, since the waist of my garment compresses but not really tight like I want it to be. The squeem was REALLY tight, but I got a small which says for 28"-30" waists, and mines 27.75". I wore it for a day, it gave me sharp fire like pains in my thighs, but on top of that, when I took it off, my stomach was all bumpy and it left lots of creases in my skin! There is no way I could fit the board under it. How did you ladies use a waist cincher under your garment? I am 5 weeks out and really need a waist cincher and to think about what stage 2 garment to get to use in a few weeks.

As for everything else, I am just trying to focus on recovering and not critiquing things. I am still 100% glad I got the procedure done, it's just things in my personal life that have made my recovery incredibly difficult. What doesn't kill me makes me stronger, right? Lol.

Hey ladies. My results are finally starting to...

Hey ladies. My results are finally starting to come around. There are things here and there that bother me, and that hopefully resolve, but overall I am really happy with how things turned out. I am 3 days short of 6 weeks and I don't see how I could sit, it hurts when I accidentally put pressure at all on my butt. How did you girls ease into sitting?

the garment is driving me nuts, it itches me to death at night! I am planning to wear it seven weeks, what did you girls that had leg lipo done too use as your stage 2 garmet?

I added a new pic, I was hesitant because i know my ass isn't HUGE like a of girls on here like but it suits me. I had an embarrassing experience on my first night out when a girl chased me after I left a bar
And in front of the group I was with pointed at my ass and said "is that ass REAL?". So embarrassing considering the ppl with me didn't know and i thought I'd hidden
It well :/ the garment reallllly makes it stick out more! It's so hard to conceal.

Also I still need to sell a medium buttout lipo express garmet that never fit me if anyone wants it.

Hi Ladies, sorry for the delay in updates. A lot...

Hi Ladies, sorry for the delay in updates. A lot of things have happened in my life that have been difficult so I've been focusing on that.

I have emailed Cynthia about a revision, because I have some uneveness in my cheeks and hips and also dents where the garment must have caused some sort of issue. I overall have no regrets and I would recommend Dr. S 110%. I am just really hoping he agrees to do a revision so that I can be done with all of this! I know a lot of the BBLs are just inevitably two-staged, even when you do everything by the book.

I may post pics in the future but not for now. Hope all is well in the BBL community!

So a quick update. I spoke to Dr S and he has...

So a quick update. I spoke to Dr S and he has agreed to do a revision which will just include evening out my hips and flanks and inner thighs and using that fat to fix the asymmetry and my butt crease. I may have to add on chin lipo too because after gaining 20 lbs for surgery my nice defined jaw line is totally gone. I am terrified at what it'll cost but ill have till dec to save. He said it would be not nearly as much of recovery and would only require stayin 5 days or so, so that's good.

Regardless of needing a revision, I still have nothing but amazing things to say of Dr S and his staff. He talked to me for a good 20 mins and answered all my questions . He truly does want to make his patients happy. I am hopeful that the revision will take care of all the asymmetries and the weird butt crease. Just sucks I have to wait till dec and pay more to get it! Ill update once I get a scheduled date. Does anyone Have any ideas on a Cheap place to stay? My experience last time was absolute hell and since I'm broke I need a place under 100$ a night. :/

I thought I would add some pics to shows the...

I thought I would add some pics to shows the "pros" of how the bbl helped to carve out the "swoop" and at least give me a solid shape that a revision will hopefully make really nice

Looking to trade Sep 18 revision date with Salama for earlier date Jan,Feb,March,April

Due to an unfortunate life event, I am looking to trade my Sep 18, 2014 date for anyone that is having Sx or revision with Salama earlier in the year. Message me if you want to swap. Thanks!
Miami Plastic Surgeon

He is a great doctor and his staff is amazing, especially Ruben, Cynthia and Nancy.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 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
3 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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I was wondering how much he quoted you for your round 2?
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I can't discuss that here as it is unique for each individual's case I think
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Hey you... how are you? I'm sending you a private message ;-)
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I think the crease or double like crease has something to do w our original crease n then when they added the fat to make our booty's bigger n then we wore the garment it made our butts bigger but it doesn't take away original butt crease.... Bcuz I noticed the same on my butt, but I just think it will b hard to correct:( although by adding more will help the appearance!!!
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i know spanks have no compression lines, but i don't know if spanks support or shape the but like the fajates do 3 months out, i also know where cheap spank brands are that work well inbox me if needed
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Nice projection for sure, but I understand how you feel about the lower creases. Hoping Dr. S will fill it in nicely. Those darn garments must be a pain. I b upset too.
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what kind of garment did the dents? i'm wondering if spanks can help smoothe that area out, and you start massaging it every day?
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I'm not sure that massaging it will help as I have tried and am now 3 months out. It was the lipoexpress garment butt-out, I don't remember what the butt-in was one but it was what they put me in post-op, it's in my blog somewhere lol
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i would do self massages daily, and maybe but foam under your cheeks and wear a tight ass faja (butt in only) every day.... i think 3 months is still possible to work it out, also very tight spanks if possible or any smooth butt in garment--- the fajate
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any recommendations on one to wear?
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did you wear foam? or anything? what type of garment do you feel caused the dents? the butt out garment? can't wait to see pics so we know what you mean
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I wore all the foam as instrcuted. I used the garments they gave me, butt in for a week and butt out for 7 weeks. I think the butt in in the first week might have done it, I will see what Dr. S says =/
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What brands? Did u use? I would switch to a fajate. And if not use spanks In contacting the company on fajate because I feel there are many websites selling fakes
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ANYWAY WE CAN SEE YOUR RESULTS NOW? please a quick pic?
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Wow, that's amazing, how do u not sit on ur butt for six or seven wks? Especially when u drive or go to work, go to the bathroom etc. Please let me know!
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How are you doing? 7 weeks 2mrw for you ;) hope all is well.
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Hey... how are you? I'm sorry I never responded. I'm also dealing with a lil bit of the lost booty blues. My husband says yes I lost some but it looks great. I like it too, can't complain since it's way better than what I had before ;) I actually like the vedette way better. I wear a Spanx under it and another waist cincher over that then the vedette. I've been itching so badly lately and it sucks. It's at night the most. I think I was burnt with the cannula cuz I have the same marks as day 1 and they burn so bad. The marks are pink.
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You look amazing. Your butt looks great!
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Thank you :). Do you have the link to the vedette
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I actually ordered it on vedette.com I totally feel you on the laying on your sides. It hurts when I go to far towards my back. My butt still hurts. It's weird.
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You look great to me :) Wish you could post more... Listen, that girl from the bar was just jealous and i bet tipsy/drunk. That is the WORST combination for someone to be in. I bet a lot of guys were checking YOU out at the bar. What she did was to boost her jealous ego, and many like her, obtain it by putting others down. You will get to meet more jealous ones like her down the road, what you need to do is work that ASS! I am about to get my butt done for many reasons, but a big one is to boost my self-esteem. I am happy that you got yours done and i cant wait for mine. Many girls here have been saying they work out or bought one of those home bbl dvds workouts instead of surgery. I would say: "touch it, and u tell me if its real or not...." :P
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Hi mama... hope you're doing ok. Thinking of you since we hit our 5 week mark.
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I'm getting there. It's a process and several things have happened that I never imagined dealing with but I'm working on just focusing on the positive. I bought the squeem though and it's miserable! Makes me all lumpy and bumpy, I never saw how that other waist cincher worked out for you? How have you been doing?
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Going thru surgery is the hardest part. Although your are having some issues regarding your comfort. once you made it out of surgery, then you're gonna be just fine. I wish you the best and thank you so much for sharing your surgery experience with all of us. It is great that you are informing us all about your ups and your downs, as I am sure we will all be here for you to vent, sympathize n empathize with you. We are your outlet as you are our informer, especially to those of us that didn't have the bbl yet. Be well sweetie, take it easy and try not to over extend or exert yourself.
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hope the healing process gets better for you.. praying for you
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