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Not the Results I Had Hope For.... my Butt is Almost Back to What It Was Before
- updated 1 year ago
- Not Worth It
- Cost: $9,100
- Armando Soto, MD (Orlando, FL)
This was the most painful and uncomfortable thing...
- 20 Jun 2010
This was the most painful and uncomfortable thing I've ever been through. I've experienced childbirth, breast augmentation, a spinal tap, and a few other painful procedures in my life but nothing compared to the pain of the butt lift. I didn't start feeling relief until 10 days post op and even then it was still uncomfortable enough that I was still on pain meds. On top of all the pain I had terrible constipation from the pain meds and heartburn that I believe is from the garment being so tight and the fact that I had to lay flat all the time.
I'm 4 weeks post op and I waited this long to write a review because I was hoping that my opinion on the experience would improve once all the pain subsided and I saw the results. Unfortunately for the amount of money I paid and the pain I experienced I would have to say that this procedure was not worth it. There's only a small improvement from how I looked before (IMO mostly due to the lipo). I think that with just lipo to shape the surrounding areas I would have gotten similar results. I wanted a dramatic change and right after surgery I thought I might have it but as soon as the swelling started going down and days went by my butt got smaller and smaller.
Let me say that I DO NOT BLAME THE DR. I believe he did the best he could but for some reason my body just didn't seem to hold the fat. When I went in for my initial consultation he encouraged me to gain 20lbs in order to have enough fat to achieve my goal (I wanted a huge booty w a massive "shelf"). I gained 23lbs and was hopeful that there would be plenty of fat to give me the look I wanted but it just didn't work out. Now I'm very concerned because I'm still 20lbs over my normal weight and my butt is already almost back to what it was before so what will happen when I lose the 20lbs? All of this will have been for nothing. I also have a fat pocket on my side that is very noticeable.
I wish I had just remained my normal weight and gone into have a little lipo to shape the surrounding areas. It would have been a lot cheaper and less recovery time & effort.
My advice to anyone considering this procedure is think long and hard about whether or not you want to gamble with your money because even with a great Dr. there's no guarantee that you will get the results you want. I looked at so many before and after pictures on this site and others before I decided to have the surgery. There was one person's pictures in particular that I was so impressed with that it was the deciding factor for me. Unfortunately for me, my results did not come out like hers even though we had the same Dr and the same amount of CCs (she also paid a lot less). I guess you win some and lose some.
My understanding from what I've read is that what you see at 4 weeks is a pretty good indication of your results so I doubt I'm going to miraculously sprout a huge shelf at this point. All I can do is hope that some time down the road someone invents a less painful, less expensive procedure that has more of a guarantee for results. I have some photos that I would be willing to share through PM.
I went to see the DR yesterday and I'm feeling...
- 23 Jun 2010
It's been almost 2 months and I feel like...
- 18 Jul 2010
I went to another follow up a few days ago and I...
- 2 Aug 2010
I went to another follow up a few days ago and I guess this is it as far as size. My swelling has gone down in my back so my "shelf" isn't going to get any better. As far as the area on my back, I'm told that it is loose skin from the lipo so that sucks. I will be going back in a few weeks to have some work done on the area below my hip that has a dent in the skin. It should only take 30-45 minutes and I won't need anesthesia so that's good. There's still some issues with my scars that we need to discuss further and we'll do that at the next appt. I'm going to start taking pictures weekly because I'm convinced my butt is shrinking. Not that there's much I can do about it but at least if I take pics I know that it's not all in my head. Sorry if this update seems real negative but that's just how I'm feeling at this point. I had such a great expectation of how I would look and it just didn't work out.
Getting the BBL was the WORST DECISION I'VE...
- 17 Oct 2010
Overall I have more problems now with the way I look than I did before. I have awful looking scars, a dent on my side, loose skin and rippling on my back, and my belly looks lumpy not smooth. Oh and lets not forget that my butt isn't even close to as big/round as I wanted it.
MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN
It's been a long time since I've been on...
- 12 Feb 2012
My Doctor: Armando Soto, MD