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I'm 30 years old, 5'1 or 5'2 on a good day and I...

I'm 30 years old, 5'1 or 5'2 on a good day and I weigh 185 lbs. I've gained 30 lbs over the last two years. Until now, I had always had a flat stomach, huge thighs, and thick/big arms. No hips and a little bit of butt. However now my stomach outweighs my behind. I've become a little self conscience about my appearance out of my clothing and overall I'm just not happy with my body. I've tried dieting and the gym. I will lose 15 lbs and gain it back. My weight just hasn't been stable. The older I get I've noticed my body changing. I decided to do something about it and through research I've come to the realization I want a BBL and if possible I would like my arms and inner thighs lipoed and fat grafted to my hips. If all of these areas are not possible with one surgery I'll accept the most important areas: my butt/hips, upper/lower abs, flanks, and all rolls in my back! I've scheduled a consultation with Dr. Wendell Perry next month but after looking at Dr. Moises Salama's work, he will be my second consultation. I'm here for advise and direction...

Ok. So I just rescheduled my consultation to...

Ok. So I just rescheduled my consultation to November 1. I needed to get in there early so I could have the procedure done when I wanted. This site has been so informative. I am ever grateful! I've eat, sh*t, and breathed this site since I stumbled across it. My emotions have been on a roller coaster. I've gotten butterflies and I haven't even had my consultation yet :/ Am I the only one this has happened to? Today I plan on getting my note pad and jotting down as must as the pre/post op items I will need. I've been taking my iron pills because my hemoglobin tends to run borderline normal to low and I don't need any problems with that. Can some of you ladies share with me some of your thoughts prior to being operated on? This will be my first major procedure and I just want to know if it's normal for me to freak out and get excited all in the same breath LOL. I'm scouting for side booty wish pics...hehehehe don't judge me :P

Ok, so I had my consultation with Dr. Perry today....

Ok, so I had my consultation with Dr. Perry today. Loved his energy and personality. I asked every question I could think of. The good and the bad. The receptionist Norma is a sweetheart. As I waited for some scripts, I saw a patient that was one month post op. Hands down she blows Kim K. out of the ballpark. We touched bases on my skin type. I'm prone to scar with keloids. He gave me recommendations on how to treat my skin post op to eliminate maybe scarring. After many discussions with my husband, we are most comfortable with having the procedure performed in a hospital. There is just a level of comfort in case an issue should arise. My intentions were to get braces first then lipo but after going to the dentist Friday, it's recommended that I wait about 6 months so now lipo is in first place again. The doctors suggestion of lipo areas are: upper/lower abs, fullback and sides, arms, and inner thighs. Since I already have some butt, he will round it up and put in some hips. Dr. Perry really does give you a level of comfort. At no time did he make me feel rushed or pressured. He's very forth coming on what to expect.

Ok so I'm torn between a rock and a hard place....

Ok so I'm torn between a rock and a hard place. Care Credit approved me for $3000 the procedure including hospital fees are roughly $8700. I could get more with a co-signer but I don't want my husbands credit pulled. I have cash but I don't feel comfortable forking out so much at one time. Some people hate debt but I prefer to make small payments monthly and pay it off at my convenience. When owning a home you never know what can happen. A few months ago we had to change our roof. When things break the money has to be there to fix it. I don't know what to do :/

After much thought and foreseen circumstances I've...

After much thought and foreseen circumstances I've decided to put BBL and/or Lipo on the back burner. After the holidays I will challenge myself to commit to exercising and eating better like for starters eating breakfast. I want to be able to say I at least gave it my all the "right" way before introducing my body to the knife! If/When I do decide to have the procedure it will not be spontaneous and definitely with the individual I feel will give me the best results. In all honesty, once you have the procedure your lifestyle should change to maintain the results you've paid for.

In addition to focusing on proper diet and exercise, I am going through the process of getting dental braces, possibly porcelain veneers, skincare...everything non-invasive. I wish everyone the best throughout their individual journeys. I'm in the Miami area, if any has been to good dermatologists or orthodontists, please feel free to drop their info so that I can check them out. Thanks in advance!

As stated before. BBL is on the back burner. When...

As stated before. BBL is on the back burner. When the time permits itself I will be working on losing about 30lbs the hard way. Unfortunately I won't be able to start until the next 4 weeks for medical reasons. I'm having a procedure done that wont allow me to. But I have been working on my mouth. After 3 consults I decided to go with Dr. Teresa Bello-Burgos & Associates. If you're in Miami she's located in Doral. I had been going to another dentist office that I was dissatisfied with and for good reason. My new dentist found the cavity I knew I had that my previous dentist said I didn't have. I will be having my consult for braces in two weeks. Super excited! My teeth aren't jacked up but my bite will be corrected therefore helping the issue I have with spaces. I want celebrity teeth lol. Hope everyone is enjoying their new year, bodies, and etc. Smooches ladies.

I'm reading these blogs, commenting on them,...

I'm reading these blogs, commenting on them, looking at the replies and SMH! Each individual on here has a blog of their own that they are entitled to express their feelings and experiences. It's their truths regardless of if someone else may agree with them or not. I began as an individual that only looked at a picture to see what I wanted which was great results but not really looking at the pictures. Once you really look at them the truth is staring you right in the face. I read the blog updates and didn't REALLY read them well and when I did I realized what some women were trying to convey to others seeking to get this procedure. In a nutshell I was naive to this site. Now that I have PAYED ATTENTION to eveyrhting I know and see what's really going on. Everything isn't exactly what it seems and that's for sure. There are women really trying to help us understand what's going on and in their frustrations it doesn't always come out right but take it for what it is and that's help.

It's baffling when a person has a less than perfect experience they are attacked when they speak on it or when they give you a warning. Why not just take heed to the advice and proceed with caution when selecting a plastic surgeon? I've never seen a group of people stan for an individual when they have nothing to gain but all to lose. If your surgery isn't performed correctly, I'm sure the PS isn't going to offer you the same loyalty in return. Why? Because it's a business for them. At the end of the day, there's a bottom dollar to maintain. I'm not accusing any plastic surgeon of not caring about their patients but if someone has gotten corrections done for FREE speak up but I highly doubt it. As the patient, you always lose and the surgeon wins. It's your buck in their hand. With that in mind try to be more considerate to people. I've never been the type of beat a dog when they're down.
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