Hi All, I am a 25 year old African American female...

Hi All, I am a 25 year old African American female and I am scheduled for my procedure tomorrow and I am so nervous!

I'm about 5'6 and I'm 220. I have always had a nice size rear but I am having the procedure because I want more roundness and projection in my booty.

Lol If anyone has had this operation and you have a similar body type please share you experience with me. I have a before pic that I will post today as well :-)

Hi all! Surgery is over!! This is day 2 and...

Hi all! Surgery is over!! This is day 2 and i'm very sore and bruised. Coming out of surgery I was very incoherent. Due to the anestegia. Very important for someone to be with you the first 24 to 48 hrs as you will need help. You won't have much of an appetite but I strongly suggest making yourself eat something so you won't feel too weak. I really don't need the pain meds but I do take them to sleep. I took my compression garment off just to peek at my body, and even though I'm swollen my stomach and waist are much flattter and my booty is bigger!! I will definately post b4 and after pics very soon. I'm already a little tired of laying on my stomach but 6 weeks to go. The countdown begins.

Hi All!! So this is day 5 and I'm feeling almost...

Hi All!! So this is day 5 and I'm feeling almost back to normal. I still have a drain in my back so hopefully when I go to my post op tomorrow they will take it out. Otherwise, I'm walking better and I stopped taking the pain meds cause I don't need them anymore. I'm still swollen and the one thing that's a little irritating is this compression garment. As the days went by it's loosened up a little so hopefully the swelling is going down. I finally have my appetite back. I can't eat a lot, but at least I can satify my hunger without feeling like I want to puke. Lol So I will put up another update tomorrow and maybe a pic to show my progress.

Hi All!! I went for my post op today and my doctor...

Hi All!! I went for my post op today and my doctor was able to put over 2300 cc's into my butt!! That breaks down to about 1200 cc's per cheek. I have about a week
and a half to go before I go back to wrk so eventually I'm going to have to practice sitting without really sitting lol. So far the results are definately showing with the lipo, big difference from my before pictures! So I will post pics soon as well.

Hi All, Sorry to keep you all waiting. I know I...

Hi All, Sorry to keep you all waiting. I know I haven't updated you guys in a while but I'm back lol. So it's been almost a year since I had the BBL (4/2011) and I can say "YES" there is definately a difference in my shape. My butt is definatley bigger, rounder, and looks better than it did before surgery. Even though I'm content with my new butt, I find myself not being totally satisfied. I know I need a tummy tuck to see the best results; However, I think with the amount of fat I had pre-op, my butt should be bigger. Futhermore, I feel my doctor could have done more lipo around my waist and stomach. I'm considering doing this operation again but with a different doctor. I've already contacted Dr. M. Salama in Miami for a quote, only this time I will be doing a BBL and tummy tuck together. I went to my previous doctor for a quote, and he advised he would not do a TT and BBL together. Not to mention, I paid almost 10,000 alone for the BBL and his quote for a TT is 7,800. Don't get me wrong, when it comes to my health and safety money is not an option; However, I don't want to continuosly be overcharged if there is another doctor who is just as good but less expensive. If anyone has had these two operations performed together by Dr. Salama please share your experience with me as I am leaning toward using him for these procedures. Also, I like my butt, but I want to LOVE it. I've posted some pics so ladies please tell me what you think. Also anyone who has had a 2nd BBL please share your experience. Thanks

Hi ladies!!! I can't believe the time is almost...

Hi ladies!!! I can't believe the time is almost here. When I booked my surgery last fall it seemed like Jully would never get here. Now I'm less than 2 weeks away from my TT and 2nd BBL w/ Dr. Salama. Last year I had a BBL w/ a doctor here in Orlando, and after spending almost 10,000 I didn't think I would be doing this all over again. My main concern when I first went for my consultation last year was my tummy as I wanted a TT; However, I was convinced by the first doctor to do a BBL. I figured all I really needed was lipo in my tummy area and that would fix my stomach. At first the lipo did great, but lipo is not a permanent fix for the stomach area. After a year, the fat has settled back in my mid section and I have loose skin around my middle area. Also, this doctor didn't offer post op massages nor did he give any stomach boards or stomach pads to go under my garment which I do believe would have improved my results. With this going on, I don't really see the effects of the BBL. I'm somewhat satisfied w/ the BBL by the first doc, but I am definately in need of the TT. Initially, I did go back to the first doctor to voice my concerns and I was also willing to give him a 2nd chance to do the TT and BBI. He was not willing to touch up my BBL nor match dr Salama's price. Not that he had to but I feel he could have met me in the middle somehow being that I was a previous patient and I already spent 10000 with him. Any who I am scheduled for july 13th and Im excited and nervous all at the same time!!! I will be staying at the Hampton inn in aventura for about a week after surgery. Thankfully my friend is coming along so I will have help. Im not so nervous about the BBL since I have had this done before but I am nervous about doing them together. My only question is really how the hell will I sleep??? Any ladies who have done these operations together please feel free to share any advice as I'm sure I will need it :) lol. I have also included some before and after pics from the first surgery. Oh well here we go again and hopefully for the last dang time.

Ok ladies!!!! I can't believe it's finally time!!!...

Ok ladies!!!! I can't believe it's finally time!!! I jus made it to the surgery center and I'm about to meet the one and only Salama!! So my surgery is about 5 hours I'm getting a mini TT and butt lift. So here we go I will update u ladies as soon as I can!! Happy Healing!!!

Hey ladies sorry to keep you waiting for an update...

Hey ladies sorry to keep you waiting for an update :) I am now 3 days post op, I only got the bbl. When I went to sign my paperwork with nancy she informed me that dr Salama was not doing the Tummy Tuck and bbl combo any longer because he was not pleased with how the butts were turning out. So we decided I would just do the bbl then come back for a full Tummy tuck in 6 months. Which I really do appreciate his honesty because he told me I would not be pleased with just a mini tuck, even though he still would have done it if I wanted him too, but I'm not trying to waste money and not be pleased so the best way to go would be to do the procedures separately. So being that I had a bbl last year, it was not much fat in my lower back so I figure he didn't have to lipo as much there because I don't have that much pain in my lower back. However, he did lipo my upper back and flanks and I can definately tell because it's much more sore and sensitive. Most of my lipo was in the waist and stomach area. On the first night, on a scale of 1 to 10 my pain level was a 5. I didn't even take any pain meds until the second night and that was jus so I could sleep through the night. I even drove the first night using my boppy pillow. Lol but I wont be doing that anymore. Other than that I have been eating full meals and drinking plenty of water and Gatorade. I went for my first post opp and saw nomie. I didn't leave with a garment on so I got a garment today. The garment makes me feel better and helps me walk better too.
So I have my first message tomorrow and I definately taking 2 Perc's before I go.
Hopefully that will take away some of the pain, so not looking forward to it :( well bye ladies for now.
I'm super swollen so I didn't bother to take pictures jus yet but I will post some soon.

Hey ladies! So I'm finally home, I left aventura...

Hey ladies! So I'm finally home, I left aventura on wensday and went home. Before I left I went by the office to get the smaller garment and my drain removed and I was on my way. The the dr was checking me he brought up an important point. He saw the creases in my skin from the garment and he said its important to position the foam and board on those creases to smooth them out. He said how your body heals that's how it will stay. And that I know all to well from the last dr. The dr before gave me a garment and a binder that always folded and no foam and boards so I healed just like that with folds and ceases in my back and abdomen :( which hopefully will now be fixed. Also from having previous lipo with no massages Celia told me she could feel the fluid that had got trapped in the scar tissues from before. So I'll be making sure to keep up with them to keep getting that fluid out. Overall I feel great and I'm loving my results already. People who have seen me and didn't know I had surgery already notice the difference!! One of my guy friends came to see me who didn't know I had surgery and he looked at my azz and was like DDDAAMMNN!! He then proceeded to give me a big SMACK on my new, tender, swollen, booty and turned around and punched his azz dead in his face!!! That mess had hurt!! Lmao then I had to explain of course. So he knows now he has a few more weeks before he can do that again. So the only thing that gets on my nerves is the fact that I can't drive and im basically home bound for at least 2 more weeks :( anyway ill get through it. So ladies if you guys have any questions please ask away!

I don't know if I posted measurements yet so here...

I don't know if I posted measurements yet so here they are:

Pre op
Bust: 38 D
Waist: 38
Hips: 51

1 week post op
Bust: 36
Waist: 33(with garment, foam, and board on)
Hips: 54 1/2

I'm almost 3 weeks post op. yey!! Question ladies,...

I'm almost 3 weeks post op. yey!! Question ladies, did you guys wear the garment for the whole 8 weeks? This thing is already getting on my nerves.

Hello ladies!! So i am now 3 months post op and I...

Hello ladies!! So i am now 3 months post op and I am still loving my results from Dr. Salama. I so wish I knew about him sooner before I waisted my money with Dr. Soto in Orlando. I have included some new pics. Any questions please feel free to ask.

Hello ladies!! So i am now 3 months post op and I...

Hello ladies!! So i am now 3 months post op and I am still loving my results from Dr. Salama. I so wish I knew about him sooner before I waisted my money with Dr. Soto in Orlando. I have included some new pics. Any questions please feel free to ask.
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Dr. Soto and his staff are very professional and courteous. I'm somewhat satisfied with my results

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2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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course after one year the fat come back if you don't change your eating habits.
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Whoa! Got dang! Go girl amazing results!
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You look great! Thanks for sharing
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Hey hun did you have to lose weight first. I'm about your size.
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WOW!!! you GO GIRL!!! Salama-tized!!! You look amazing!!! Can you post recent pics to show your progress?
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Omg you are my new wish pic!!!!! And you have similar measurements I'm 36 33 50 now!!!! I hope I can get your results ...you don't even need a tummy tuck ...you should try those it works body wraps I think they would get you wear you wanna be !!!!
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I just commented but I seriously can't get over the difference between the two surgeons, esp in the pic u posted wearing the same dress. You know life is just like that sometimes! You got the best in the end. But omg I want to look like the pic with the peach skirt lol I can't get over this! I'm so glad for Real Self bc it is hard to choose a surgeon. Some doctors have certain specialties, others just don't "get it" when it comes to our vision. And I'm done now.
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WOWWWW you didnt even need the tummy tuck! Awesome! You look amazing. Ah I want a butt now!!!
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Oh And I will be using your final pic during my consultation. Perfection!
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Thank you for posting this! You're the only person I could find on this site with a similar body type to mine.... I was going to go to dr curves but now I'm going to check out salama thank you so much!
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Girl I wasted money going to Dr Soto. I had a TT and brest lift with augmentation 2 years ago. It does not even look like I had a boob job,and my breast are still a little saggy. My belly button did not heal pretty and I wasted more money doing a belly button revision with him. I have no clue why he is rated top doctor!!! Im glad you found Dr Salema and are happy with your results. Im working on researching to find a new Dr to fix my boobs and belly button.
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You r beautiful
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I like your results over all and I'm mad u had to go to two diffrent docs. But your overall outcome is beautiful and I'm gonna use your final pic for my outcome pic. That's that k michelle booty I'm talking bout. Go Girl!
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I'm using you picture as a wish pic
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Hey sexy doll.. you look great!
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Your body looks amazing!!! I'm just wondering how it has held up since the surgery. I'm having it done almost a year before my wedding and wondered if you may have lost any projection in your butt and if the liposuction only, on your stomach still looks as great? You are my wish pic, please advise?
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Hey Doll, I want to thank you for your compliment. When are you having your surgery? I was very swollen after my surgery for about 4 weeks. I did lose some volume on my butt but not tons of it. Like I have mentioned on here i will add more fat on the top part of my butt so it looks more full. My tummy looks the same, not much has changed. I started to train again so I want to better my physique. I am glad that you like my body and that you want to use it as one of your wish pics. Are you going to Dr.Cortes as well?
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That's how I want to look. Look great.
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ooooo child that booty tho! love it salama did a wonderful job on you
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that last pic looks like two people wearing the same dress AWESOMSE TRANSFORMATION!!!
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YYYAASSSS Salama can KILL us "bigger " ladies as well! ! ! YOU look amazing after your round 2!!
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OMGGGG! I LOOOOVE your results and we have the same body type I think! I'm so excited now! I was all scared but Dr. S made you look great! You have smaller stomach than I do but I still have hope! Did you get your arms done or anything?
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Dr Salama did the damn thing! You look great!
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