So I've scheduled me surgery for 11.2.12. I am...
So I've scheduled me surgery for 11.2.12. I am excited and nervous at hell. I have been considering doing this since 2003. Why have I waited so long? Well the prices back then were way out of my budget at the time. I have had a tummy tuck and fat transfer to the buttocks was not an option. So several years later, I am able to afford the surgery. At first I was really admiring Dr. Salama's work. I wanted to schedule a procedure with him but he is scheduled out to April of next year (2013)!!!!! I am patient but gezzzz. Dr. Perry was actually my first choice. I was drawn to Dr. Salama because he produces HUGE bottoms.
I use to have somewhat of an hour glass shape but that was years ago. With the tummy tuck they sucked out most of my hips and what little but I had lol. I now look like a boy from the waste down. I will post before and after pics once I have the procedure done as I am far to embarrassed to share at this time.
I did make a call to the office and spoke to Norma. She is very nice and patient :). I then sent my pics and received information back from Dr. Perry within 24hrs. WOW!!! A few days later, we discussed the procedure. He was very open and explained the procedure in detail to me. I have a good feeling about his character. Now...what worries me is that there are not many girls who post reviews after the surgery. The pictures I saw were not very flattering compared to other pics from other doctors on this site. I did send him an email regarding my concerns. I am waiting back to hear from him (it has been less than 24 hrs). He mentioned an estimated amount of fat to be extracted which was like 3000 cc's. I am having the entire abdominals, entire back, flanks, inner thights and arms done. I think this should be enough fat LOL. I am looking to get volume in my butt and hips with a narrow waste.
At this time I am just waiting on the prescriptions from Norma. I will not have them filled until October which would be appropriate since my surgery date is in November. What I also liked about this office is that fact that I can make payments without any fees!!! :) So I am super nervous and will keep my journey posted for others who maybe intersted in this surgeon. My current measurements are...drum roll - 40, 38 1/2, 39 :( Sad isn't it?
Lucky for me, this won't be the case for long (my measurements). I can't wait to unleash the real me!!
I just got off the phone with Dr. Perry!!! He is...
I just got off the phone with Dr. Perry!!! He is soo funny to me and down to earth, yet professional lol. I wanted to discuss whether or not my "wishpics" where feasible and the cc's I wanted. I am getting my upper/lower abs, entire back, flanks, arms inner arms, and inner thighs to be liposuction. OUCH!! The fat will be injected into my bottom and hips. I will be staying a total of 9-10days as recommended by Dr. Perry. I was explained the first night will be rough..Uggghh. There are no drains. I have 3 garmets and 6 massages in my schedule. My cousin has access to a condo in Miami and will be accompanying me there. I do have hotel fee's just in cause this does not work out.
So during my discussion with Dr. Perry we have goals set for me to get at least 1000 cc's in my bottom. With the option of maybe more. November seems like forever away. I have other things going on and even considered a second job during the "wait" to purchase another wardrobe, items to help me recover and devices/pillows to help me stay directly off my bottom once I presume my pre-surgery lifestyle. I'm sure my clothes will fit differently. Besides who wouldn't want to purchase a few things after a make over such as this. I've read girls are buying directer chairs for sitting and what nots to help them with driving. Thanks for the heads up. I've booked my airline ticket with Southwest roundtrip for $290.40 :)) with the option to add a hotel if needed the closer I am to the date.
At this time I am trying to get use to sleeping on my stomach. It's taking some work but I think I should have this down by the time of the surgery. I've been shopping around for a massage therapist and have many option in my area. Great prices too! I will continue to take my vitamins and discontinue the vitamin E 3-4 weeks prior to surgery..
Any and all suggestions are appreciated!!! Well I'm on my way to a better body. I do believe Dr. Perry will give me the projection, hips, and waist I want.
My deposit has been paid. I had to move the date...
My deposit has been paid. I had to move the date to the 9th of November for personal reasons. I am currently working a second job, I want a new wardrobe and have plans to travel within 30 days after the procedure. I am excited. Right now I am waiting on my pre/post surgical instructions from Norma. August went by so FAST...I'm guessing the surgery date will be here before I know it. I am super nervous!! I have started looking for a massage therapist in my area and found a few.
Now that I have gathered my thoughts....my cousin...
Now that I have gathered my thoughts....my cousin pulled out, which means I had to find another person to fly to Florida with me and get a room. I've found and work a second job now. I've considered shortening my trip because I seem Dr. Perry is NOW comfortable with the 8 days I plan on staying. Norma informed me of my new appointment time but I had to ask for it. I guess there were many changes made in how Dr. Perry schedules his appointments and performs surgery. I'm thinking Norma would have given me all the information once I arrived a day earlier than my surgery date (shrugs). So I found a place but am afraid because I didn't have the greatest reviews. I got a flight+hotel deal. The car rentals seem reasonable and the Inn has a 24 hour shuttle. We are very close to MIA. I had considered getting another ticket (1way) to return because my guest leaves 3 days prior to my departure. I'm not sure if I should stay the weekend +hotel fees or return home. Right now, the expense is about the same. I plan on contacting Miriam and scheduling my massages with her. I still have my clearance and rental car to get. According to mapquest we are like 17 minutes from the surgery center and 10 minutes from the beach. Works for me. Just wondering if Miriam travels to do the massages or if I have to drive there. I haven't read any particulars in the reviews except that it HURTS. I'm nervous and ready to get this over with. I have some support, non supporters, and a few haters lol. But I opened my mouth to a few ppl and got feedback. I saw a recent review and Dr. Perry was the surgeon, man did that convince me MORE I have the right doc for the job!! I was really nervous at first because I wasn't reading any reviews from woman who opted for a large projection. I do want the curves! but the BBL is what all this is about. IJS
1 month and 6 days til my big day!!! I'm...
1 month and 6 days til my big day!!! I'm practically going crazy, since my cousin flanked out on me...I purchased another ticket for a willing traveler (who passes up a free trip to FLORIDA?? I'll never understand) I have the hotel but was unable to secure my entire stay..I'm like 3 days short. I am working a second job so i believe this will resolve itself. Either I say and travel out of Miami or purchase another ticket and depart out of Fort. Lauderdale..I don't know how I'm going to feel or if I will even be up to it to travel to Fort Lauderdale from Miami. Right now I'm thinking I will just book a hotel room for the 3 nights. (rolls eyes). The car rental is a joke. OMG, I have tried to book 3 cars from expedia and a few other sites and once I enter my credit card information and press BOOK I get a notification the car is not available on the dates I selected. All awhile the sites are deducting the coverage (insurance) from my credit card. Ugghhhh!! This is really my first big trip I've planned and I am okay at it not great. I'm just worried I will run out of cash. I made a payment of $1700.00 today and Norma called me and told me she was only able to get $500.00. WTF? She will be able to get the rest of the money this week, not sure what the issue is because the money +some is in the account. Does anyone know where to get a garment from? I have the option of purchasing from Dr. Perry's office but I want to weight out my options. So where I am right now...after this payment 1 more payment and my surgery is paid off, must get a rental, book a hotel for 3 nights or purchase a one way ticket out of Ft. Lauderdale, obtain $$ for my massages, and still looking for a Family Physician for my clearance (I have an OBGYN lol). This is as stressful as planning a freaking WEDDING!!! LOL Plus Im scared to death especially the closer I get to the date. I am hoping and praying I get the results I want and am happy with because I don't see myself going for a second procedure. I guess worse case I could cut down on my areas I wanted lipo on and just move on. Well here is my recent recap, any suggestions or ANYTHING please post. Happy Tuesday!!
Wish i could change this to BBL..but I have it...
wish i could change this to BBL..but I have it under butt augmentation ugghh. Anyway, I passed my clearance and very excited. The latest results from Dr. Perry have been great. I feel I made the right decision by going with him. :) I'll keep you posted on my journey.
OMG just 4 days left. I'm super excited and I see...
OMG just 4 days left. I'm super excited and I see Dr. Perry's pics are getting better and better. I keep dreaming about this and scared to death that I can't handle the pain. I'm still going thru with it..scared or not. I want this to happen, for ME. I can't wait to see how I fit my clothes. I am just praying I love my results. Anyone else going around my surgery time?? I could use a BBL buddy.
I can't sleep. I'm too nervous. What my new body...
I can't sleep. I'm too nervous. What my new body will look like is all I think about. I'm scared, I exspect pain but some of the reviews scare more. I can't help but to continue torread reviews and post op pics. Seems afterwards everyone is glad they did the bbl. I think I know what to bring with me. Guess ill get more comments and questions after the surgery. Once I post my results and pre op pics. It's a little lonely in here for me. Wish me luck and keep me on your prayers if your reading this.
I'm nervous as hell. I'll be in Florida in 2 days.
I'm nervous as hell. I'll be in Florida in 2 days.
Finally home. Even tho there was not any support...
Finally home. Even tho there was not any support on here from other members, I do appreciate the great reads and advice. I'm doing fine and am glad I choose Dr. Perry. Everyone is amazed at my results and I just pray things get better...I will post pics soon.
Im back at work. I can shower with no problem now,...
Im back at work. I can shower with no problem now, even wash my legs!!! I am still swollen in the mid area and losing volume like crazy, which is a little scary. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am taking a few vitamins but if there are any that help with connecting blood vessels to the new fat please let me know. I am also sleeping better, the garmet is loose in the mid area and sometimes I feel like it is strangulating my butt and hips. shopping for a new garmet this weekend.
ALMOST 3WKS POST OP AND I FEEL PRETTY GOOD. I CAN...
ALMOST 3WKS POST OP AND I FEEL PRETTY GOOD. I CAN FUNCTION AND DO MANY THINGS MYSELF, EVEN STRAP ON MY HEELS. I FEEL THE BEST AFTER A HOT SHOWER/LOTIONED DOWN. IM MORE FLEXIBLE. I THINK MY BUT DROPPED SOME AND IT IS GETTING SOFTER. IM NOT SURE WHAT THIS "FLUFF" THING IS OR HOW LONG THAT TAKES BUT LET ME KNOW IF YOU DO KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS. IM STILL TAKING VITAMINS AND AM EATING A LOT. MY HIPS WENT DOWN BECAUSE I CAN REMEMBER THEY WERE WIDER THAN MY SHOULDERS AND NOW THEY ARE NOT AND THE MEASURING TAPE TELLS ME SOMETHING IS DECREASING.. LUCKILY NOT TO MUCH OF MY ASS CAUSE I NEED THAT!! LOL SWELLING IN MY LOWER BACK AND UPPER BACK. MY VAJAJA IS PERFECT, I HAD SOME FAT REMOVED FROM THERE ALSO. I LOVE THE APPEARANCE OF MY BODY. I TRIED ON SOME PANTIES AND I WAS LIKE DAAAAAAAAAAMN. REGARDLESS OF THE VOLUME I LOOK 100%BETTER THAN I DID PRIOR TO SURGERY. DOING WHAT I CAN TO MAINTAIN MY BUTT AND HELP IT GROW. ANY SUGGESTIONS, QUESTIONS, OR WHATEVER...LET ME KNOW. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
I was getting back to the office after a brisk 20...
I was getting back to the office after a brisk 20 minute walk in heels no doubt, and someone asked if I was going on an interview. I asked why did they ask that, and they said it was because I was looking fabulous. HA no I just got some curves in MIAMI is what I thought...I've worn this outfit before but I guess the curves really bring it out! Very happy and don't want anything to go down lol. I'm eating like crazy and taken several vitamins. I feel pretty flexible ..Im at work sitting on a pillow with my ass kinda tooted up in the air, all pressure on my legs. but I've noticed in the car driving the top of my butt aches a little now sure if this is because its on the car seat, so i;ve learned to lean a little when driving putting more pressure on my legs. I am HAPPY!! I will post pre/post op pics ass soon as Dr. Perry emails them to me. Plus a few pics i've taken in clothing without my face.
FINALLY POSTED PICS. I WAS VERY SWOLLEN ON THE...
FINALLY POSTED PICS. I WAS VERY SWOLLEN ON THE POST OP PICS (OFCOURSE) BUT I MEASURED 52INCHES. THE PICTURES REALLY DONT DO MY BODY ANY JUSTICE BECAUSE IT WAS LOOKING ROUND AND RIGHT. SINCE THEN I HAVE TAKEN A FEW PHOTOS WITH CLOTHES ON AND UNDERWEAR..I HAVE YET TO DOWNLOAD THOSE AND SHOW THEM OFF. I WILL POST SOON. I STARTED TAKING ZINC FOR CELL GROWTH SO HOPEFULLY I WONT LOOSE ANYMORE VOLUME. I AM CURRENTLY 43INCHES IN THE HIPS..I AM STILL SWOLLEN IN THE ABDOMEN AND WAIST AREA MEASURING 35 INCHES THERE. LOOKING FOR A SMALLER GARMET FOR MY WAIST AND TUMMY. FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND I SHOULDN'T LOOSE ANYMORE VOLUME BUT I SHOULD BE LOOSING SOME SWELLING AROUND MY ABDOMEN. I AM STILL EATING LIKE A STARVED PERSON AND SOME AREA'S ARE STARTING TO ITCH. I'M DOING SOME MASSAGES MYSELF AT HOME AND CAN NOW SWAT TO TIE MY OWN SHOES!! STILL A LITTLE TENDER ON THE SIDES OF MY WAIST BUT NOTHING BAD. ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I'VE CONSIDERED A FEW BUT BUILDING PILLS AND CREAMS IF I DON'T GET MY VOLUME BACK. :(( BUT i THINK I SHOULD BE OKAY ONCE EVERYTHING HAS HEALED. THIS IS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER IF YOU HAVEN'T FIGURED THAT OUT YET.
I'm a month post op. I feel okay overall, better...
I'm a month post op. I feel okay overall, better than last week. I do have soreness' and pain right above the crack of my butt. I also found at the ,hump, of my butt was getting flat. I just massaged upwards and the fullness came back. When I take pictures im not satisfied unless im taking pics in a upward angle of my butt, only then does it look full. I'm telling u to invest in a garment after surgery, I bought two at a local department store..they are still a large size so I can get the on the I apply a waistline clincher for my back and waist. It was difficult to find one I liked because most of the garments slim your hips too. I don't want to slim down my butt and hips I paid took much to get them. I measured myself as usual and I measures 43imches..somedays im 42 1\2 I don't know what that's about. I still have not heard back from the Dr. About my volume loss or pictures. What's up with that? Seems theses days ots hard to get in touch with anyone at the office. I paid for two garments the same size which I believe shrank my hips down
Regardless of my before o am aware there was nothing there that's why I opted for the procedure
I felt I had realistic expectations going in but the loss of my hips and some ass has me a little disturbed, I paid cash as most of us has, and to be honest I would have liked a lot more volume. can't wait till final results cause my waist is smaller bit swollen. Here are my current measurements... 38 bust..32 waist and omg. 42hips. I just measured before I posted. So again I don't know if my ass is shrinking not just my hips. Or both. Smh would have been mocw if the doc had gotten back to me when I was having problems with my garment right away bs. Over a week later. I do believe the garment reduces some areas and not just ones with a lot of swelling. I also tried to shit my review down, its not like there is much support anyway..but I had decided to be supportive of others.
First day at work without the garment. Just...
First day at work without the garment. Just panties, waist clincher, and fitted t-shirt. Hope I make it thru the day!!!
Read great reviews about Dr. Perry. When I spoke to him I was very comfortable and he did not rush me when I had questions. I found out about him by reading several reviews on RealSelf.com.
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