Hello!! I found my surgeon on real self by going...
Hello!! I found my surgeon on real self by going through reviews. I am having the brazilian butt lift scheduled for next week!! I'm not nervous yet and don't think I'll be til the night before the procedure. I am 5'5" and weigh 172 lbs. I was 181 lbs and lost some weight. I stopped losing weight when I decided to the BBL. I would like the best results and want the Doc to have enough to work with. I have had a tummy tuck and a breast lift done a couple years ago. The breast lift with implants left me top heavy. When I lose weight, I lose my booty. That is why I've decided to do this. I will post pics and updates along my journey to help you ladies with your decision making. Please feel free to ask me questions to!!
I had my consultation on August 9, 2013. I paid the deposit that same date and secured my surgery date for 9/3. Had my physical and blood work completed by 8/19.
More pics posted!!
Just posted more pics!! Dr. S did mention lipo on my abdomen but he really doesn't think it's necessary. Girls, my tummy is flat when I eat right and besides I already invested in that years ago with the TT!!! I need to order that half foam roll from Amazon, thanks Booty4real for that tip!!! I haven't shared this with my man. My bff is going with me the day of my procedure. I'm a big fan of "not everyone needs to know your business"! People won't understand why I'm deciding to do this and will say "you're fine just the way you are". So it's a secret!! My man anf I don't live together and we're practing celibacy!! So, I don't think he'll notice. A part of me do want to tell him, maybe I'll tell him when it's all said and done!
Well Proportioned Please!!
As you can see in the pics, my breast augmentation left me top heavy! When I lose weight, I lose my butt. Boobs stay big!! Need to be well proportioned!
Trying Not To Go Overboard!!!
I love to be organized and some call me a clean creak!!!! So, with that being said....yesterday I cleaned my house (you can eat off the bathroom floor!!) and did some last minute shopping!! I purchased a body pillow from Target, vitamin C, more women's multivitamins, dial antibacterial soap, and the half foam roll. I drove just about to every sporting good store and finally went into Sports authority and they ordered it online for me. Should be delivered to my door in a couple days. Cost was $25 with 20% off (cause it was an online purchase) and free shipping! I will worry bout the stage 2 garment when I get close to that hump. My man was off of work too so I had him stocking up on fruits and veggies for me and the kids. Also had him looking for the Calendula tea that is good for post op swelling. I'm keeping myself well hydrated with H2O preoperative. I think I iust need to find a good scar reducing oil or cream for the lipo incisions. Oh yeah, my bff is getting the lipofoam for me on her way down here on Thursday. I'm almost there ladies!!! Praying as I always do!!!! Also praying for the young lady that was burnt severely!!!! Be encouraged sweet soul!! I will update maybe tomorrow or on my way to the center! Til next time my Luvs!!
I'm still up!!
Can't sleep! Cleaned and got my daughter situated for first day of school tomorrow. Having surgery on my baby's first day back to school....couldn't have planned it better! I took more before pics so that i can compare them side by side with the end product. Will post soon! Gotta get some rest now!!! Til next time ladies!! Good night! :)
I'm Home Ladies!!!
5 Sep 2013
Day of treatment
What a day! God is good! I made it thru my procedure! It was scheduled for 12:30pm and didnt end up in the surgery suite till 2:50pm. I'm a RN anf know how things can get so I wouldn't dare fuss anf besides everyone there was so supportive and nice!! To tell you the truth, I was more afraid of post op nausea!! But the anesthesiologist took great consideration in preventing that! Love him for that! The hour and 40 minute ride home was very uncomfortable, I wanted to sit up but laid in the back on my tummy. Dr. S did say that I could sit up for the ride home but I done paid too much money to not follow the rules!!! I'll take Uncomfortable for 200 Alex!!!! lol...I'm really sore and swollen but I have a high pain threshold! He suctioned 4 liters of fat from my bqck alone and placed 1000 ml (cc or 1L) into each cheek!!! I was shocked all that cam from just my back! I have used the bathroom 5 times already since agter the sx, made it yhe house at 11pm. My bff is awesome, she's staying the night and helping me with my kids!!!!! My man and I live in 2 different states. He doesn't know anything about my BBL, forgive me Father but I had to say I took a nasty fall today and broke my tailbone. I really didn't want to fabricate the story but I needed an excuse for when he sees me like this. Here some pics so far!
MY CURRENT SITUATION! MOOMOO! HAVE TO REMAIN DISCRETE! LOL
What A Chore!
I did not anticipate removing my Garment so soon, but when nature calls, nature calls! Really was a relief to do a #2! I did not realize what a task taking off the garment would have been. I took it off, did my business, washed up, and by the time I put it back on all my energy was about washed away. I was trying to stay away from the percocet but the pain was wiping me down so I had to take a pill. I was able to measure I hope I did this right, 34 32 waist and 45 romp! With all the prepping for the procedure I forgot to take my pre op measurements. Talk about swollen!
Here are more pics! I showered again today and might I say that it felt so good to have that garment off!! After the shower, I massaged my tummy and all the sore swollen areas with bio oil. Felt great! Oh, and the bootay jiggled as I was walking naked...lol. Felt great! I have beeb taking the arnica tabs and Calendula extract, and yes, they are a BIG help!! My bruising and swelling should be 50 times worse but aren't! Thank you Jesus! The bootay is coming right along, not too big and definitely not small. Perfect size for me! Here are some pics before Aunt G (garment) locks me up!
My pubic area was swollen and I didn't habe any lipo done to my tummy, just to my back! So, I folded a hand towel and placed it across the bottom of my tummy and pubis, and also placed two wash rags folded into quaters along the side of my curve underneath the garment. Made sure that they weren't wrinkled. Noticed swelling decreased by half within hours!
What a Day!
Healing is draining! Ladies make sure you get plenty of rest as you heal! I know that is hard to do as mother's, housewives, employees, bosses!! Today it took me forever to remove that foam from my back, then it was mandatory back to school night, thank God my love is here with me tonight and picking up a lot of my mommy duties! I feel drained! The more support you have, the better. The more stuff comes off, i.e. dressings, foam, fluid, swelling, the better I start feeling. I really need to rest and no that I haven't been doing so like I should. Everything is looking goodd so far, PRAISE God! Still swollen but coming along!
Shout out to all my strong ladies...
Shout out to all my strong ladies that are having or have had a TT, breast augmentation, multiple areas lipoed all during one procedure. That is a lot on our bodies all at once but you ladies have strength and bodies have healing power! Benefits are one overall healing, one leave of absence, one anesthesia, one recovery. Set backs is PAIN! lol. ..but I tip off my hats to you hot mamas, NO PAIN, NO GAIN!
So, I schedule a massage for today. I was really looking forward for that relaxing massage to take away some of this pain. The massage therapist told me that she wouldn't feel comfortable giving me a massage being them only 7 days post op. That sucked! I understood why she wouldn't have felt comfortable giving me that massage and its okay. So I just came home took a nice long shower and massage myself and I feel good. I'll tell you one thing I feel a whole lot better than I did 3 days ago. My booty is looking nice! I am still hiding it with big dresses. I wore maxi dress yesterday, and noticed my love staring at my butt . I still haven't told him that I did this procedure I'm just sticking to my breaking my tailbone story. Here are some more pics that I just took!
Feeling 80% Better!!
Hey my Brazalian Butt lifters! I had my 1 week follow up appointment last week with Dr S. My stitches fell out on their own and I didn't even notice them. I was feeling very sore at my appointment and swollen. Have to admit to you that I have not been resting like I should have been. That is mainly because I am a single mother of 3 and always on the move. I was able to rest all day Saturday, my ninth day post op & it helped tremendously. That one day of rest decreased my swelling significantly and gave me back 80 percent of my energy. It is very important to rest after having a procedure like this. I have to keep reminding myself the main goal of the garment which I'm also going to remind you. You are trying to achieve maximum compression at the liposuction sites with the garments. So with that being said, the butt area does not need compression. Dr S explained to me that the areas of liposuction needs maximum compression for the maximum results. This is a very crucial the first 3 weeks after surgeryas shape is being maintained.
I was able to attend my class 1 week post op and church service without anyone noticing me not sitting on my behind. Ladies, you can try this to see if it works for you. I have a medium-sized to large handbag that you can either put your regular stuff in, or stuff it with some linen. I am still wearing big dresses and skirts. I placed my handbag at the end of the chair near the back of my thighs and lifted the back of my skirt a little and sat on it. The bag wasn't seen because I covered the sides with my skirt. It really wasn't bad and it was quite comfortable.
At the end of week 3, I will switch to a stage 2 garment. The stage to garment is warm from week 3 to week 8. I ordered a squeem size medium, hope it's nit too big. my stahe 1 garment is a large and it has not been as tight around my but like it was the first week so I'm guessing I should order garment 2 a size smaller. My measurements as of yesterday are: 34" chest 30.5" waist 43"hip. The swelling has gone down significantly and booty is still holding.
Everyone's healing is different. Heal at your own pace! It's very important to listen to your body!
Here are more pics with me sitting on my handbag, hopefully this more clear. I'm realizing that before tonight I have not sat down while I'm home. I sit to drive, at church and in class and even then I get up to stretch because my legs goes numb. I'm starting to get used to sleeping on my tummy and standing to eat... FYI- Dr. Schulman tries not to use drains and he doesn't need to using his scoop technique. I did not have a drain just maximum compression where he created the scoop.
By the way ...
By the way......I wear my stage 1 garment at all times!! Only comes off when I'm getting ready to shower. I model the panties and the pants just to take pics for you gals to see how my booty is coming along...lol I still keep her hidden!!
New at Home Sitting Idea!!
Look ladies, I have not been sitting comfortable in my house ever since my procedure. I found a new comfy way to sit without putting pressure on that tush! All you need is a step stool or something to that nature, a few square pillows and a coffe table or the side of your bed and voilà! Make it happen baby! :)
Surgery Prep list:
Here's a list of the things I found necessary post op, please add on to it if I left anything out:
arnica tablets (easier to take and absorbed better rather than applying the gel cause garment will be on at all times)
Calendula extract (taste better mixed in an ounce of orange juice)
vitamin C pills
multi vitamins for women
bio oil (walmart, don't apply on fresh open wounds)
half foam roll
nex care band aides
dial antibacterial body wash
prescribed pain meds
extra pillows (for the car ride home and for sleeping)
stock up on groceries (fresh fruits and veggies) and household items
clean your house (don't try to clean post op)
run errands pre op
gauze pads (for drain sites)
surgical tape (to hold gauze pads)
feminine pads/ tampons (if it's that time of the month or gonna be)
seamless tank tops (to wear under neath garment to prevent irritation from garment)
Plenty of rest!!!!!!!
Please feel free to add to list the things that helped you post op!!!!!!
Pre op list....
If you haven't had the surgery already....don't spend money on extra garments! Wait and see what your PS suggests and will give to you post op. You will wear the stage 1 garment for up to 3 weeks so you have time. You will not know what size you'll need til you get to that bridge. Don't spend unnecessary money, we spent enough on our booty investments! :)
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Trying on some clothes!
1 month post op
Here are some pics, I will write an update later.
Right now I was wearing a medium squeem during the day and both the stage 1 and squeem together at bedtime. My medium is now too loose. I'm down to 168lbs. I ordered a vedette 103 size 32 but its a lil too snug. So. my aunt is taking the medium squeem in for me. I'm healing well. Lipo areas are so tender and sore when I don't wear my garments. Garment definitely gives you support you need for healing and feels much better when they're on.
Lost more weight but.....
Lost more weight but measurements are the same. Everything is looking good. Lower back lipo areas are sore some days but I'm back 100%. No more swelling! The stage 2 garment is so uncomfortable, literally gave me indian burns! Here are some pics!
Almost 3 months post op!!
23 Nov 2013
2 months post
Where has the time gone?? I'm feeling great! Had my 2 month (a lil late though) with Dr. Schulman yesterday and all is well. I have been losing weight down to 163 lbs from 175 but no volume lost form booty though. That's only because Dr. S used back fat and back fat is stable fat. You don't lose it quickly with weight loss. No more tingling sensations in my lipoed areas and I no longer use a boppy to sit. I'm starting to fluff and jiggle/wiggle! And the attention is something else based on if I choose to expose it or not!! I'll let the pics speak for themselves! Be inspired ladies! Much love!!
Ooops!! Here are the pics!!
23 Nov 2013
2 months post
3 months post op!
I'm 3 months post op and I feel great! I'm still wearing my squeem and stage 1 garment to bed and around the house. I'm so happy that I made this investment and didn't share what I did with everyone. I absolutely love my PS for what he's done. Continue to do your research ladies, be motivated and encouraged with the decision you make! ?
Dr. Schulman is very knowledgeable! He is very active in the medical community and has gotten a lot of recognition from the news, celebrities and his colleagues. He will give you exactly what it is you ask for when it comes to sculpting your curves! I did my homework on plastic surgeons and was willing to travel to Atlanta to Dr. Jimerson. I live in the tri state area and was very grateful I came across Dr. Schulman! My consult went great and he is the #1 go to plastic surgeon in New York for the BBL procedure. Very clean office, professional staff, and convenient surgery scheduling dates! Ladies don't travel far or out of the country because you really don't need to when you have Dr. Schulman!