Hi everyone! I'm new to this site and I so badly...
I'm new to this site and I so badly want the BBL. I've been in love with Dr. J patient results but I've also grown to fall in love with Dr. Salama results too. As much as I like Dr, J results it's too expensive including the expenses I would have for travel , hotel etc. So I checked out Dr. Lagrasso office and it's affordable for me but I don't know... Not everything cheap necessarily mean good quality. I was all for Dr. Salama until I read a review yesterday and the girls butt didn't look any different until months later. Now that was the first bad review I read on this guy so not sure. I wish I could get the surgery ASAP but unfortunately I did not get approved for financing ( prob due to recent bankruptcy) :(
Ugh. Me..and my no booty
My big stomach...lol
So....strongly considering Dr. Duran
I guess while I"m waiting I'll send Dr. Yily an e-mail for a quote today.
Got a quote from Yily!!!!
-Liposuction of the abdomen, full back, armpits, flanks and waist
-Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) via fat grafting to the buttock
I'm sort of happy but sad because I haven't seen a lot of pics for Yily. Torn... :/
Still Waiting..at least Duran responded "Hi"
Thinking of hiring Bella Vita
So I hired Jazmine and I received a quote....from Baex
Until next time :)
Well that was quick.....
Surgery date confirmed.... Jan 29, 2014
Oh and I'll start working on my supply list so I have a lot of things to do. But I'm excited. ..time to watch Scandal...catch ya later......
Can't stop thinking about my new body
Honestly...I am so excited and nervous at the same damn time. I can't believe that something I've wanted to do for so long is finally about to happen soon. I just got out of an almost 7 year relationship (was engaged to be married) to a man that decided he didn't want to be with me anymore. Honestly, it broke me down to the core...I literally had to pick myself up and start all over. Now, I'm in a place where everything I wanted to do (but couldn't do) I want to make it all happen. I want to do it for ME. For so many years of my young and adult life I have been extremely embarrassed of being labeled as "no-ass-at-all". My brother used to make fun of me and men would see me and say dang she look good but when they checked me out from the back they would say "hell naw she ain't got no ass". I can't even begin to say how I hated myself because of it. Too bad they never even got a chance to know me. Don't get me wrong to have someone notice me is a plus but NOT the reason why I want to do it. I myself am embarrassed when I get dressed and have to buy booty pads or even wear different shapers to make my non existent behind seem sort of alive. So I am finally going to do something for me....and quite frankly...it feels pretty damn good.
I promise to update this as much as possible for those who are looking to follow my journey. I think the most important thing that women on here love is a well documented journey. If I'm able to answer any questions please feel free to inbox me or post it here (inbox is probably better).
Well...I better start working on my paper..no need to fall behind in school because of this #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat.
Later luvs xoxo
Stay away from the credit card....
1. boppy pillow
2. MMH (Make Me Heal) Pre and Post vitamins
3. Compression socks (I'm going to order me the anti-embolism
4. Maxi pads
5. Benadryl Extra strength itch gel
6. Antibacterial soap
9. No rinse body wash
10. Desitin Diaper rash cream
11. Bacitracin ointment
-Slip on shoes
- Plane ticket
-Other vitamin (maybe)
- Stool softner
- and probably some other stuff I"m missing...can't think now
Received my Supplies..
Everyday I'm feeling more and more comfortable with Dr. Baez. She responds to my e-mails and she makes me feel like I'm not just a number or whatever. I have asked her LOTS of questions and she answers them all. I keep seeing her work on here and I"m just too excited for 1/29/14 (The day I will leave the flat side) lol
Catch ya later ladies!
98 days and counting......
So I got my passport last week (YAY!!!) And NO I haven't ordered any more supplies LOL. The next thing I'll be purchasing will be my plane ticket which I plan to purchase that in the next few weeks. I'm getting so excited about this surgery that I'm already seeing my new body in my dreams. I'm also considering trying the ITworks wraps to tighten and tone my stomach a bit AND a guy from my church is going to train me (scared).
I am already at 185lbs and technically according to Baez I would have to be 180 or less. My goal weight pre-surgery is 160lbs. I've read a lot of reviews that recommend you be as close to your goal weight before surgery. So that's my mission.
Also for any ladies curious about the facility in which Dr. Baez does surgery can be change (to the hospital instead of the clinic) for an additional $500.
Until Next time ladies..
So...I've lost some weight
I have been dreaming about Duran's work and it is a freakin shame. You mean the same doctor that denied me? Yep, as a matter of fact she recently posted a picture of a heavy set lady and she did the DAMN thing! I mean I literally fell out of my seat when I saw the before and after pictures.
I don't know why or what happened to my pictures. long story but I'm posting my pictures and I will update as we go. I want to be able to motivate other RS sisters that whatever you want, don't be scarrred! LOL
Switching doctors..going back to Duran!!
So it was a difficult decision but I decided to changed doctors. I will be going with Dr. Ghurani from Vanity Costmetic Surgery. I got an amazing Black Friday special and I could not resist considering I would feel more comfortable in my own neck of the woods. I love love LOVE Duran's work and if I could really not be so scared to fly out of the country I would do it just for her...but the situation is it's easiest to get things done here. I had initially planned to use FMLA with my job and I heard from reading other RS post that they won't sign the papers until after the surgery, etc. So, that will not work for me because honey I need my j-o-b (LOL). So I will keep everyone updated and I can't wait to get a nice juicy booty. To be honest, I'd be happy with anything other than what I have now..LOL
Don't have a date yet...
Happy Holidays RS!!!!!!!
Starting today I promise to track and update you all every single step (ok, I'm lying lol) most of everything during the next few weeks. My tentative surgery date is 1/24/14 with Dr. Jonathan Fisher..I cannot wait. I want my booty now!!!!!!! If I could get it done tomorrow, I would (no lie)...I will upload videos and pictures (the whole nine yards) and I will not be about that foolishness that I see here on RS. My profile will only be about surgery pre and post op. That is it. :)
Take care (time is winding down)
I will be back soon!
Just got out of the hospital..
Well I just got of the hospital after being there for 4 days. I'm good...nothing major (Thank God) so please forgive me if I haven't responded immediately to your message or post. Also, I am getting crazy nervous. I just told my mom who has tried to convince me that I do not need it. No worries though because I AM GETTING IT. NO MORE DISCOURAGEMENT. WHew! Now that we've gotten that out of the way (lol) I am trying to prepare the FMLA paperwork (leave from work) and also make sure my money is right so I can be comfortable (but uncomfortable) during the surgery. I am really excited and I cannot wait I just want to hurry up.
I am going to try and set reminders to post pics and videos during this entire journey (please bare with me...I'm also a grad student so things can get hectic)
I'll be back in a few more days ....maybe lol
The tea for today!!!
So...here's what I found:
Dr. Fisher is a board certified in Otolaryngology. He is NOT board certified in plastic surgery (Which is what we're getting). Sooo, I can no longer choose him as my doctor because of this. It's like going to a foot doctor for a dermatologist issue (does that make sense?) I do not want to discourage others...you most definitely have to do your research in this journey. You all can check with any plastic surgeon on this website: http://www1.plasticsurgery.org/
That site is the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. As it states from the site: "nyone can wear a white coat, but not everyone is board-certified. Using the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' free Find a Surgeon tool, you can find information on qualified, highly-trained plastic surgeons around the world.
The U.S. and Canadian surgeons listed in this service are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery® or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada®.
All surgeons listed in this service are active or international members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. You can search for an ASPS Member Surgeon by geographical area or name.."
Do your research and let's make an informed educated decision about our lives.
bye for now
So I'm still going with Fisher and I am about to confirm whether or not I'll be sticking with the 24th of this month as my surgery date. I will keep everyone updated.
Happy Friday luvs!!!!!
Consultation Day!!!!!!!!!!! Part I
I'm kind of nervous but in a good way. I can't believe it's really happening. Oh before I forget, when I initially started looking into having surgery I wanted to apply for credit for part of my surgery but I initially was declined. The other day I said to myself that I was going to reapply and was approved via CareCredit. So I'm jumping for joy. The only thing I need to purchase is massages. The lady at Vanity quoted me $550 for five or six (can't remember) and 10 or 12 for $550. Now I'm going to do my research to find a good person and at a cheaper price, if possible.
The office in Miami is very clean so far and nicely decorated. I feel good... I'll be back with an update on what the doctor says at my consultation...
Consultation with Dr. Fisher Part II
He said that with the lipo it will leave me with a bit sagging but he wouldn't recommend a tummy tuck because I have not had kids yet etc. So I'm ready to get reconstructed and he's going to help me with it.
I feel so comfortable with him. I do labwork on Wednesday so I'll document that as well LOL. I feel very comfortable with him and I told him "I'll see you in the operating room" BOL.
Time is winding down.........
Received Pre-Op Instructions today!!!!!!!!
Vanity Cosmetic Surgery
The week before of the surgery you cannot:
· Drink any alcohol
· No natural tees
· No herba life
· No protein shakes
· No aspirin (if you have any pain you may only drink Tylenol)
· No vitamins
· No birth control pills
*****IF YOU ARE TAKING ANY MEDICATION PLEASE LET US KNOW******
The day of the surgery you can't have
· Any Acrylic or gel nails
· No nail polish
· No jewelry
· No creams
· No make up
· No eye contacts
After the surgery
After the surgery it’s recommended to walk 20 min per hour everyday, starting the day of the surgery.
*The day before your surgery an assistant will contact you to give you the last minute instructions and the time you must be at the clinic. Please reply this message as a confirmation that you received the instructions a week before of your surgery.
So tomorrow I will do my blood work since they could not do it on Wednesday. I will update you all tomorrow after I've done my blood work...
5 more days!!!!!!??
So I tried to get my blood taken once again and it was a complete fail. Apparently, my veins are so small and deep that they couldn't get the three measly tubes they needed. So I got a script to go to Quest Diagnosis to get this done. I'm so anxious and excited and all other emotions at once. So I'll try and go to quest tomorrow if they are opened...
Until next time
4 More days until I get a booty
Well I'm in lala land all this week and I'll be posting updates everyday until day of surgery. Hopefully I'll have a friend post on my behalf in the event I'm in too much pain to do it myself.
Later dolls!! Xoxo
3 MORE DAYS!!!! 0_0
I appreciate all the love and support from each and every one of you! I am so overwhelmed with everything. I just realized I do not have any clothes to wear for surgery day. I am still waiting for my garment that I purchased from "The Pink Room". I do not know why I have not received any information from them. I am going to call them because otherwise I'll have to purchase one myself. Oddly enough I sell these type of garments but I am sold out on the one I need.
I did have someone from the Miami office call me who did not speak any English and then hung up (weird). So I called my coordinator and told her and she's up on it. I just need confirmation that they signed my FMLA papers and received my test results (which they should by tomorrow).
That's it for now..I am truly excited that I'm finally doing something for ME.
Almost time to retire the name "Noassatall". :)
2 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Time is winding down..so I ended up calling the Pink Room about my garment. They shipped it out yesterday but it says it won't get here until Friday afternoon btwn 12-4 :(. So more than likely I"ll end up buying one from the office. I'll be returning it...maybe my surgery may be in the afternoon (I doubt it) But I"ll officially know tomorrow what time my surgery will be and any other instructions they will give me.
To say I'm excited, is an understatement. Once again, I'm putting my trust in God first to use Dr. Fisher to successfully mold me again. I can't believe I'm finally doing this and I am ready. Continue to pray for me and I may ask my old surgery buddy (Mysexyback35) to log-in and post on my behalf. I'll ask her..she's super cool :).
No big updates..today is my last day at work. I'll be taking a leave of absence and when I return to work I should be at least 60%. Thank you Thank you and Thank again for following my journey!!!!
Tomorrow is THEE BIG DAY!!!!!!!!
So I received a call today from Juliet (Dr. Fisher's Assistant). They said my labs were good and I'm all set for surgery at 11AM tomorrow. I was instructed to not wear any creams or make up and to wear loose fitting clothes. Also do not drink or eat anything 8 hrs before surgery! I am so nervous and scared and I can't believe it's finally coming true. I've dreamt about this day for years and now it's about to be reality. My garment is not going to arrive until tomorrow but I'm going to cancel and ask for a refund. I'm just going to buy one at the office there. Whelp, I'm just getting last minute things done ( just bought my arnica gel and maxi dresses and robes ) so I think I'm all good for now. In a couple of hours I'll go get my gel nails removed per their instructions :( but all for this new booty ha ha ha
IT'S ABOUT TO GO DOWN!! SX day see y'all on the big booty side :)
I made it over!!!
I made it over .. A bit stiff and I can't post any pic now but I'll ask my friend to do it tomorrow depends how I'm feeling. Just popped my pain pill and antibiotic .. Full review coming later but I promise it will come. I asked Dr. Fisher afterwards in recovery if he gave me a juicy booty he said yes that I got about 1700 CC. I have yet to look at it because I've been dizzy and slightly nausea.
Post op appt in the AM
Thank you for your prayers!
Post op appointment !
So I had my post op appointment today. Who would've thought that taking off a faja would be so painful !!!! But the things we go thru to enhance our beauty.. My friend was able to take a picture but I'm still in pain and doped up on medication....until next time.
2 days post op
If I would change anything it would be hiring a nurse. Right now I have friends and family rotating. Well if I get pictures by tomorrow then I'll post them but def on Friday!!
Until next time
Didn't get massage today...
So I finally had my first massage today....and yes it was a bit painful but I do feel a bit better after it. I actually was able to take off my faja without any help. It took me about 15-20 minutes but I'm trying to be self sufficient. I had my friend take a pic for you ladies so you can see my booty lol
1 WEEK POST OP-Fisher
SO Recovery time comes. I hear a bunch of people calling my name and waking me up. The first feeling was that I was laying on a rock. It was so freakin cold there. They were asking me to roll over but that ass was holding me down LOL Finally I roll over..I had a hard time waking up because it was cold as hell but also I was dizzy. They were speaking Spanish and trying to help me etc. It was VERY PAINFUL having 3 women put on a damn faja. That was my buyers remorse. I was thinking why in the hell did I do this. But that was only because I felt really handicapped. Well hours must have passed by and they got me up twice to have me walk. First time, I felt so dizzy that I almost passed out (she gave me something in my IV for nausea and dizziness which helped A LOT) Second time it was better to walk around. So I finally got released that day at around 9:20PM at night. My friend had to literally rush through traffic to get my prescriptions in (pain med, ducolace, suppository, anti-biotic) so that I would not be stuck without it. That’s probably one thing that I did not appreciate about Vanity. I feel that they should have called in the prescription or gave them to me a day before so that I wouldn’t have to have my friend run around town to get my medicine filled. Oh well….
First night was hard. I was dizzy and nausea. Thank GOD for the Pez urinal. That will be your best friend. There was no way I can imagine going to the restroom without it Also, make sure to have lipo foam. They will charge you $80 for 4 sheets at Vanity. Total rip off. I didn’t pay it I ordered mine the other day and I’m waiting for it (I paid $46 with shipping for 4).
To the those considering Vanity: I can see now the confusion and slowness of the office in Miami. Those girls do need to get better. However, my coordinator was Claudia in the Plantation office. She is super cool. I call her "mi prima". Secondly, pricing is changing especially during tax season. Why? Because y'all be balling out of control and they want to too. LOL. But forreal I don't know but be prepared to have higher pricing for Fisher. My price did not include a garment but they do sell them at the Miami office and they size you there too. Garments are $120. Also, I would not recommend doing this recovery by yourself, no matter how independent you think you are. I would say to get a nurse at least for 3-4 or more. I think if you plan to stay in Miami Vanity has a recovery spot and if you didn't want to use their recovery there is a company called Care America? I believe you can hire a nurse to run errands for you on your behalf, etc. The pain has only been a bunch of numbness and soreness from the lipo. My stomach area is very sensitive as well as my back. My suggestion is to keep popping the pain pills.
Ok, laying on your stomach is THEE MOST uncomfortable position to sleep or to be typing ..so I'm tired and if you have any questions or whatever..inbox me or post it here.
Pic of stomach
2 WEEK POST OP-
As promised, I'm updating you all to give you pics and info about my recovery experience. Well.. For starters I'm off all meds.. I did start taking those make me heal post op vitamins or whatever. I also, ordered me some silicone strips from CVS.
I had my 5th massage today. Still a little pain on the sides so I definitely need the 10 massages. I have some fluid and hopefully it'll go away. I also saw Dr. Fisher today for a follow-up. He says I look good and that my butt will drop some more and I'm going to be satisfied with everything. I asked him questions about resuming my birth control and he gave me the ok for that. I have another follow up in about a week or so. They took my stitches out today too!
I also was told I'm able to sit but with a pillow and not too much sitting.
I tried to take the best pics possible pls let me know if you have any questions.
Shade being thrown ...really?!?
Some ppl can't appreciate a true person just trying to help others on this sure...
I'm still going to post a pic too! Hi hater, bye hater!
3 weeks post
Hope you all had a great Valentine's day!!
Do for vine! I ain't gon do it! LOL
Yes I'm late on posting... Not because I got discouraged but because I am a very busy person. I had my 7th massage today. Didn't hurt only on the sides.. But the massage therapist says it's coming along well. I also saw Dr. Fisher today and he's amazing! He says I lucked out because my stomach is looking really nice but there is still a chance for sagging skin. My butt will take it's time to drop but it will.. He also showed me my before pictures (I nearly died)
And I took pictures today.. I want to loose weight (at least twenty pounds) so I'm about to start walking 1 mile 5-6 times per week (dr says light cardio).
As always any questions feel free to hit me up!
As always, any questions hit me up!
Good night xoxo
YAY HAPPY 1 MONTH TO ME!!!!!!!!!
I may also get some more massages. I have my 8th massage tomorrow (I'll post pics then)
RS sis junkindatrunk made me smile with posting a pic so I'm posting a few. I'm cramping really bad (monthly cycle) so I'll post some more this week. I've had 10 massages already and I think I'm going to get five more because my sides still hurt a bit. I'm still getting those random sharp pains but doc says it's normal. I wish you all the best of luck with surgery!
Enjoy the pics! :)
Will submit pics this week
I met with Dr. Fisher on 1/13/14 for my initial consultation. He is very nice and knowledgeable. He provided me realistic results and he knows his craft. He's very friendly as well and does not make you feel bad. After having the procedure done I'm optimistic that my results will be great. Dr. Fisher is a very cool doctor. I felt comfortable letting him sculpt my body. He answered all of my questions and eased my anxiety that I may have had. I would recommend any family or friend looking to do this procedure to this doctor