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"Loving the new Me!" - New York

After waiting 2 years to get my BBL, I finally got...

After waiting 2 years to get my BBL, I finally got my lipo and fat transfer (BBL)done on March 24, 2011. It's funny because as the days got nearer to my surgery date, I was not the least bit nervous. I had a great doctor in NYC, his staff was unbelievably awesome.

I always had a square shape and no rear. When I went for my consultation, Doctor T first spoke with me and explained the entire procedure, including healing process and what to expect as I healed. He was honest and upfront about everything. He was then opened to answer any questions I had. His staff are great!

The day of the surgery my doctor made me feel comfortable, he has a great sense of humor and had me laughing all the way until I was knocked out. I had lipo done on my upper abs, flanks and lower back. I had 750cc's put in each cheek. When I woke up I felt pretty good. I remember someone sticking a cookie in my mouth and having me sip on some diet gingerale. Doctor T's bedside manners were outstanding.

The first two nights was not too bad, I was very sore and bruised, thankfully my bruises went away in 4 days. Amazingly, I did not take any pain meds (Viocodin) I did take Tylenol 3 times, that's it. I didn't get naseous. On day two I did feel light headed, but once I layed down I was fine. I didn't have much of an appetite, but mom and sis (who took care of me) made sure I put something in my stomach. I was fine going to the bathroom as well (doing both 1 & 2).

Today marks my 3rd week post op. I sleep pretty good and wake up feeling sore, but after I am up and walking and shower I feel great! I walk a lot as well. I definately see a huge difference. I now have a waist and shelf. I must say however, I am a little concern with the rear bottom part because although I have a shelf and hips now, the bottom part of my butt seems a bit flat. After reading some reviews and seeing my doctor's assistant, I hear that in time it will drop and form nicely.

Today I am still sore around my abs and waist area and am still swollen but love my new look. I have gotten a lot of compliments from people at work that do not know I had this procedure done.

I would definately recoommend this procedure to those of you who want a butt.

I am waiting till I am fully healed to post some pics up. I am sorry I don't have any b4 pics, only my doctor does.

Thanks for reading!

Going on Week 4 - feeling great, still sore,...

Going on Week 4 - feeling great, still sore, especially in the mornings. I am also still swollen, not as much, but can tell on my lower back (above butt). I have been getting a lot of compliment from co-workers and friends. I haven't weighed myself yet, but will soon. Prior to surgery I was a size 12. Yesterday bought a pair of pants size 8!!! My butt looks good. It's still a little high up and rounded on top, as it goes lower, it seems like it's a bit flatter, however, when I am in my clothes I look pretty good because I have a shelf.

Okay so tomorrow makes 5 weeks post op, I'm...

Okay so tomorrow makes 5 weeks post op, I'm feeling good. I am still a bit swollen in my belly area and my lower back. I believe, and per my sister, my butt is dropping. I still wake up a bit sore in the mornings and throughout the day feel sore mostly in my mid section, but I get up go to the bathroom (at work) and massage myself in the areas where I feel soreness from time-to-time. I am still seeing that the bottom of my butt is a little flatter than rounder, I hope that this will change. I do however, have a shelf. I am posting two pics I took yesterday evening on my cell phone. I don't have b4 pics, my doc has those. I will try to get them next time I see him.

Thanks for reading!

So today makes 6 weeks post op. I'm feeling good....

So today makes 6 weeks post op. I'm feeling good. I still feel sore when I wake up, but for the most part good. At times when I get home from work and take off my compression garment I an still see the swelling on my lower back and my abs. I like the way I look in my clothes, especially skirts and dresses.

Not sure if it's me, but I think I can see my butt getting a bit rounder now, so I am happy. I will try to post pics up soon.

Thnks for reading!

Hello my RealSelf Friends! Today marks my 7th...

Hello my RealSelf Friends! Today marks my 7th week post op and I am feeling great! I still wear my compression garment, however, I don't sleep with it. I wear it to work and throughout most of the day but at nite the dam thing comes off. I can see that my butt is dropping a bit and it's getting more rounder, however I still see it a little flatter towards the botton. The swelling from my abs is going down too. I still have swelling on my lower back. During my evening shower, I massage the areas on my stomach that I feel lumpy and I do the same thing in the mornings, and I see a big difference. My waist is small, I LOVE IT. I still feel tender in some areas of my back and sides. I bought a new pair of jeans yesterday (Skinny jeans size 8)!! I love the way I look now. I still get a lot of compliments. I can't wait to hit the 3 month mark to see what my final results are going to be.

I am posting a pic I took this morning with my cell. I still have to get my b4 pics from my PS, hopefully soon.

Thanks for reading!!!

Well today I officially make 2 months post op. I...

Well today I officially make 2 months post op. I am feeling great. I am still a bit sore around my ab area and lower back, but not as much as last month. I can see my butt getting a bit more rounder as well. I love the way I look in dresses more than pants. It's out there, lol! I will be going to a GALA first week in June and bought a beautiful gown that shows off my curves. I will take pics and will post soon!

Thanks for reading!

Hello RealSelf readers!...so yesterday I made my...

Hello RealSelf readers!...so yesterday I made my 11th week post op. I feel great. Still a little sore around waist area and back, but not as bad. I am happy with my results and still looking forward for the 24th of June, which will make my 3rd month post op. Many of my friends and family tell me that I look great...and I feel great. I love the way my new clothes fit me, especially skirts and dresses. I added two more new pics taken yesterday. I still haven't gone to my PS to get my b4 pics, but I promise I will.

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Dr. Douglas Taranow

5 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
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Hey, could you give us a one-year update on your new backside? I think we are all curious on how things are after such a long time has passed. Thanks!
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Hey, Nezzy I wanted to know how you've been doing you look great! You're swelling should be completely gone now and I wanted to know how the bottom of your butt worked out you were concerned with it Does it look better now? Are you still loving your results?
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you look great! what did u do preop to only take tylenol post op?i really dnt want to take heavy meds after.im researching and really want this bbl.after five babies i have lost my feminine shape.at one time i had a beautifl dancer shape.:( not anymore not even with exercising
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Just wanted to know does your bum feel natural and soft or is it hard and stiff I really want this bbl but it wont be a point if it doesn't jiggle
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hey sexxyNezzy where did u go im looking to have mine done verryyy soon and im in
NY NY help!!!
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SexxyNezzy Your results are fabulous. Your pics., story and review of Dr. Taranow has put him in up there on my short list of surgeons I will be consulting with. My question is who else did you consult with...I was thinking about Dr. Lefkowitz and Shafer (but his consultation alone is $200 and his pictures on his website are not impressive enough for me to MAYBE see some good ones in his office). Happy Healing :)
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Hey girlie! Have you popped out at the bottom a little bit? i can tell i dropped a lot. i look really good in dresses. im three months post op tomorrow, cant believe it. i kept a lot of the volume so thats cool, still having issues with this belly. i have a appointment next week, so i will keep u updated.
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Hi Girl2 so sorry I am reasponded so late. I am happy with my results, it did drop, but girl I want the bottom a bit bigger! LOL...I do receive a lot of compliments. Thanks for keeping in touch. I should put recent pics up.
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SexxyNezzy!! Girl we are in the same boat. The bottome is not big enough to me either. I have my appointment next week and I'm going to let my doctor know whats up, they said they will do touchup. I need the underbra strap lipoed and put into my butt. However, my shape is waay better than it was, I'm really happy, just want minor revisions. I also came to the conclusion that I will need a tummy tuck. I had three kids and was hoping the lipo would work, but with the skin still a little strecthy I can use the tummy tuck and then I'm finished! I cant wait to get this all over with. I'm for surely get more fat added to the bottom and sides of my butt!
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You look great...Congratulations!!
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11th week pics look FAB! Congrats.

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Thank you Sharon, I feel wonderful!
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You look amazing sexy nezzy!
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THANK YOU LANIE!
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You look good girlfriend!!!!
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THANK YOU GIRL!
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looks great! any tips on not being able to use your butt lol you know what i mean bathroom/sleeping on it sitting anything will help
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oh and how much did you doc say you kept of your cc's?thnaks
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I only took a week and 2 days off, my job requires me to sit, so I sat however, putting the pressure behind my thighs and kind of lifting my butt in the air. I got up and walked every hour. I got 750 cc's in each butt cheek.
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I love it!I'm about to start saving for mine. doing research on drs. now before I have a consultation. u look great. I'll b checking back in with u in a few months to c how your doing :)

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Veve80, good luck to you hon. Yes, it is important to do your research first. I don't regret my surgery, I'm loving the new me! Good luck to you and thank you for reading :-)
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Hey SexxyNezzy, you look great! Dont see why you think you need a second round of BBL cause you look fab!! Take care.
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Hi MsPinky, I guess it was because of the not so roundness towards the bottom. But I guess as time goes by, my transformation keeps improving. I love the new me!
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Looking hot booboo!!! I bet you're stopping traffic, naw wait, causing car wrecks with that booty! :) :) :)
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Hey mama, thank you so much. I feel so beautiful, I feel complete. You look great yourself girl.
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