Post Op Day 5!! Before and after pic added!!

Hello all, I'm a 30 yo mother of 3. 5 5' and 170...

Hello all, I'm a 30 yo mother of 3. 5 5' and 170 lbs. Aiming for 160 prior to surgery. Was initially only scheduled for a TT with Lipo on 2/1 but decided to get the fat transferred to my hips which has dents on the sides, as well as the upper portion of my butt. My PS doesn't perform those together so I'm getting them 1 week apart. I was paying an extra $2000 for the lipo on top of TT , so I said why not go all the way and get the BBL as well for an additional discounted cost. I have a fairly decent shape as well as butt size, I'm just pretty much looking for that more curved effect of the hips, and roundness at the top of my butt effect. It protrudes out a good amount, but seems to sag a bit. Any advice/info on recovery/sleeping, garments etc... would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks :)


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Hi there, welcome and thanks for sharing your journey with us. Good luck with your upcoming surgery, I hope all goes well for you!

Please do keep us updated on your progress!

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I'm scheduled for 2 surgeries... BBL on 1/24 and...

I'm scheduled for 2 surgeries... BBL on 1/24 and TT 2/1 I came across a recovery kit on makemeheal and I was wondering how would I go about starting my post op portion of the kit. Do I start the recovery pills right after my BBL, or should I wait the week and start following my TT. Of course the latter would make sense. But I would love to speed up my BBL recovery as well. Any advice ladies?? TIA :)


Hello! I actually found out about him thru this site. I had a few consultations throughout the NYC area, with him being my last. He was very knowledgeable of the procedure, staff was friendly, overall a great environment. Everything that I was looking for in a PS. I'll definitely check out your blog as well :)
That's great :)
Thank you! And i'll be sure to keep you all posted :)

Hey you all... Less than 2 weeks away. Getting all...

Hey you all... Less than 2 weeks away. Getting all of my post op supplies in order. Messaged a few ladies who seem pretty informative, but they haven't gotten back to me just yet. My Vitamedica kit should arrive today. Started my Vit C and Iron this week. Now I'm wondering about the garment. Was thinking of the Vedette 317 since it seems to be pretty common. How is the sizing on that one?? Don;t want to order the wrong size. Also Iv'e been reading about the foam and boards. What exactly is that for?? I'm getting both lipo and TT. Would those things benefit me? TIA!!

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So here are my dreaded Post Op pics. My main focus...

So here are my dreaded Post Op pics. My main focus is lipo of my mid section and transferred to my hips and upper buttox. I have the projection, I'm really just looking for the shape/curves. I have dents in my hips that sucks balls!! With those filled in it would give me the shape that I'm looking for. As you can see with my belly, it's horrendous! After the BBL there should be lots of skin left, hence the reason for my TT a week after my bbl. 11 days to goooo!!! Can't wait :)

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Sorry for the black and white pics. They seemed a...

Sorry for the black and white pics. They seemed a bit easier on the eye this way lol


Hi I see you're from Brooklyn as well Good luck ....your surgery is soon too.
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Added a few more before shots, along with me...

Added a few more before shots, along with me wearing my Body Magic which gives me the exact bootay that I'm going for! Wonder if I can wear this as a compression garment as well...


Broookklllyyynnnn in my Fab voice lol... Yes, very soon! Thanks! Waiting on the green light from my PS now as I got my lab work back today, and my iron is a bit low. Faxed it to him, just waiting on the verdict. Would hate to have to reschedule :(

Hey lovelies!!! I had my lab work sent in to my PS...

Hey lovelies!!! I had my lab work sent in to my PS yesterday, and I was a bit worried at my Hemoglobin being 11.3, a tad bit lower than the normal 12-16. Missed a call from them last night, and returned it this morning. Thought I was going to get the dreaded "we have to reschedule" response, but instead they told me that my levels were fine, to continue with the iron, and that they actually wanted to move me to an earlier date of 1/22 instead of 1/24. I passed on it though and decided to keep my initial date.

But with that being said, I highly recommend everyone to make sure that their iron levels are in order at least 1 month prior to surgery. Also try to get your lab work done a bit earlier just in case you need to step it up a bit with any particular vitamin. I did it last minute, less than 2 weeks before. No bueno! If it were any lower I would've been screwed. After our long waits, it would suck to have to postpone for something that we could've addressed before hand.

Also received a few more packages within the last couple of days. I'll be sharing all of the things that I purchased for this sx. Shouts out to ForeverBooty for sending me a very detailed list that she compiled from various ladies here. Was extremely helpful!!


BROOKLYN!!!! :) GL on your surgery!!

Did your PS lipo your abdomen as well?? Or did...

Did your PS lipo your abdomen as well?? Or did they just do the TT with lipo of Flanks and other areas?? I ask for 2 reasons. First, beings that I have most of my belly fat in the area that he would be removing for the TT. I'm wondering if he would collect it first to use towards my BBL. 2nd I see lots of ladies who have gotten just BBL's complain of lumpy uneven stomachs afterwards. Seems like its caused from the lipo. Since I'm getting a TT as well, I'm wondering if I will have this problem (lumpy areas) also.

Now for those who have experienced the lumpy stomach, how did you all fix it?? I have ordered the lipo foam from Contour Md, but I'd love to know what helped even and smooth it out, as well as how long it took. Thanks in advance ladies :)


Yes..he will most likely lipo tummy too..I had lipo with my tt
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Ok thanks! Happy healing to you :)
Thank you :)

So anxious!! Can't wait to get rid of my bra...

So anxious!! Can't wait to get rid of my bra rolls, back fat, flanks, and these hips in order! Wondering how many cc's I should tell him I want. My measurements are as follows:

34 right under bra
33 smallest part of waist
40 hips/butt


I'm mainly looking for that curvy look, no so much projection. Just a sort of rounded booty, with curvy hips. My hips have an indent on them, and thats my main issue. So of course he'll have to fill that in. I'm just really looking forward to that coca cola shape. I love my curves and would prefer that over anything. Hopefully I'll get that small waist Iv'e always wanted as well!!


Where did you get your body magic garment from
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I ordered it online a few years back. I love it! Wondering if it can work for a post op garment

Well ladies, I'm getting dressed now, then off to...

Well ladies, I'm getting dressed now, then off to Manhattan I go!! Super nervous, but excited as well!! Please send those prayers my way. Will update as soon as I can. Good luck to those having procedures down today as well!!

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Had my bbl this morning. Dr and staff were great....

Had my bbl this morning. Dr and staff were great. So far not too much pain, mainly soreness. Tried the Vicidin on the ride home and that had me a lil loopy. I opt for Extra Strength Tylenol after that and it seems to be working just fine. Experiencing a lil dizziness every time I stand up but I think it was due to lack of eating. Had some soup and I feel much better. So now in recovery mode. Will update more as I'm able to. Will try to snap a few pics as well. Until next time ladies :)


Feel better, have a speedy recovery
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Congrats! Happy healing ! Your very brave going to do tuck after this! Can't wait to c finished work! Feel better !
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Happy healing !!
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Post op day 1 pics added. Still super swollen....

Post op day 1 pics added. Still super swollen. Forgot to mention I don't have any drains. I assume it may take a bit longer for all the extra fluid/swelling to go down. Still only taking ES Tylenol for the pain. Drinking pineapple juice and continuing with my Iron, Vit C and Vitamedica kit. So far sleeping laying on my stomach had been the hardest part. I tried my foam so I could sleep on my back and it worked for about 2 hours before it got a bit uncomfortable. The stiffness from laying down is the only thing that causes pain. If I'm standing or walking around I'm fine. Yesterday I put my foam under my garment as its a Large Marena and wasn't as tight as I'd like it to be. Today I started with my size Large Squeem over it. Gives better compression on the areas under my arms and breasts which are really bruised and swollen. I remember my PS saying he removed over 2 liters of fat, and used 800cc in my butt, not sure how much in my hips. Will get full details at my appt on Monday. That's pretty much it for now. Can remove my gauze and shower tomorrow, can't wait!! Til next time ladies :)


Ur waist looks small.
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Glad to hear you made it to the big booty side hun!! Good luck with recovery!!
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Thank you :)

I was able to take my first shower since Sx, and I...

I was able to take my first shower since Sx, and I must say I felt great afterwards!! My husband went to work this am so my mother stopped by and helped me. Removed all the bandages, covered the stitches with bandaids and massaged Arnica gel all over my back. She washed my garment so I grabbed some old Spanx that I had along with my Squeem vest for the meantime. Had some Progresso Light soup now I'm feeling great!! Still randomly taking ES Tylenol. On a pain level of 1-10 I would say I'm at a 4. It's more so soreness than actual pain. I am having an issue with sleeping on my stomach. It's causing me neck aches! That really sucks! But overall it seems to be getting better by the day. Hope it continues this way. Til next time ladies :)


Looking good...happy healing!
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So today is PO 3 and I have noticed a major issue!...

So today is PO 3 and I have noticed a major issue! I removed my garment to shower again, and I notice major indentations on my hips. I mainly got FG on my hips and outer butt area, and the garment that I have zips up on the sides, right wear I had the transfers!! So the marks from the lining and zippers are all along my hips. Afraid that its going to alter my results :( I ordered another garment, but haven't received it just yet. So what do I do?? Can I wear my Squeem vest and regular underwear?? Or is compression necessary on my butt and hips as well? I read that compression is only required on the lipo areas, which would be my flanks and whole back. Would the vest suffice for that?? I wore the Spanx for a day, but those were a medium and seemed on the tight side as well :( I have my PO appt tomorrow and will follow up with the garment issues then, but what should I do in the mean time?? Advice please ladies!! TIA


Look into contour md, I ordered 5 different garments from various sites and none of them fit right, but contour md has a garment custom made for bbl patients , love it, it even has an adjustble stomach compressor. If you go their website it's the style 51z
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Thanks so much! Will be looking into it tonight. I'm determined to find one I feel totally comfortable in
I wouldn't put compression on butt or hips. Just midsection until ur garment comes. I'm currently wearing a garment w butt out from day 1.
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Added a before and after pic to show the exact...

Added a before and after pic to show the exact areas my PS targeted. I requested that the dents on my hips be filled in. I only had my back and flanks lipoed and told him that hips was my only focus. He totally succeeded in that! I just hope that I don't lose any of the volume on the sides. I never wanted to add projection or fullness to my butt. Just hips. If they stay I will be super happy!! *crosses fingers**

Has anyone ever experienced loss of fat after transferred to hips?? Would love to keep these hips for good!!


P.S ur ass looks Fabulous huney!!
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Wow I've been dien to do this if thts the price I'm deff doing it too!!
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