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BBL Toss Up - Spain or Miami?

The size and shape of my bum bum has always...

The size and shape of my bum bum has always bothered me and ever since I had my son my tummy has been shall we say well....yikes! but I have still struggled with the idea of a BBL and ask myself often “does it really matter what my butt looks like?” and yes, it does matter...it matters to me

So WOO HOO, I AM GOING FOR IT! This is an exciting time for me but choosing the right surgeon has been hard. I live in London and was thinking about travelling to Miami or perhaps Atlanta to have my BBL done. The doctors in the UK are not at all experienced in this area perhaps because in London it is still considered beautiful to be bony and boyish and the skinner you are (and I mean bone) the more attractive you are, but I don’t subscribe to this idea of beauty and want curves please!

I don’t want to waste my time and money on UK surgeons, I think they are frightened of injecting CC into bottoms, so I have short listed a few Dr.s abroad but am leaning toward a Dr located in Spain. Spain is only two hours flight from where I live in London and I think that this is better for me than flying 8 hours to Miami or Atlanta.

Anyway, I have read tons of reviews and it appears that everyone’s BBL experience is different. I also think the surgeon needs to be an artist; a sculptor and really understand the contours of a woman’s body. My main concern is my fat survival rate as well as, of course the pain but overall the results I have seen on Real Self look fantastic and I think it’s worth doing .

I will keep you posted on my progress and I hope that everyone on here gets the results that they want and truly deserve

Today I had my consultation with Dr Aslani, who...

Today I had my consultation with Dr Aslani, who operates from a clinic/hospital in Spain and he was very professional and made me feel at ease. He spent an hour talking to me about my procedure and what I hope to achieve from it, he told me that there are two main shapes when it comes to BBL’s; one is the ’Peach’ and the other the ‘Hour Glass’. I wanted the latter as well as projection and he told me that he was pleased because I have the appropriate shape for it as I have wide hips, enough fat and a nice wide base to lay the fat on.
Dr Aslani uses the Jet Liposuction technique to do his BBL’s which apparently has a higher success rate in terms of preservation of ‘good’ fat or live fat cells. We talked about the fact that many ladies on RS have lost up to 30/40% of their fat after their procedure and need to redo their BBL but he was confident that in my case I may lose around 15% which is not too bad. As it relates to post op care, he told me “don’t sit on my grafts!” which I thought was really funny and made me laugh a lot, he told me to take care especially up to two weeks after I get my BBL done.
Dr Aslani suggested that I have Vaser lipo on my abdomen as I do have a bit of a ‘situation’ going on there. He suggested vaser because he can really sculpt my abdomen area with it and it should also tighten my skin and give me a nice little waist like Jessica Rabbit
I asked him how many BBL’s he has done and he said about 500 which made me feel relieved.
To me, Dr Aslanin came across as a professional surgeon not a salesman and he takes his work very seriously. I loved it when he said I do not tell you what you want to hear but I tell you what I think is achievable and realistic. It seems some patients don’t want to hear the truth, and want to press ahead even with a BBL if they have no fat. Every woman is different and every woman will respond differently to her treatment. He also pointed out the difference between fat and skin. Once the fat has been taken out some women get baggy skin and this can look like fat especially in the back area. Anyway, he is coming back with a quote and I am hoping it’s not too much above the ball park figure they have already given me. He has availability in March April but I am hoping for a cancellation so I can get in before then

Communications with his office was fantastic. Totally on the ball, friendly and polite

Hello lovely BBL family! I just wanted to share...

Hello lovely BBL family! I just wanted to share something with you all. I have been researching a lot and I think it's so important to see evidence of a surgeons work and talk to the surgeon directly. In the UK the before and after photos I have seen are to put it mildly; poor, so much so that I know I will not have my BBL here. No matter what a surgeon says, if he/she cannot demonstrate his work, I am not going to go for it.

It seems that the USA is the best place for BBL but travelling from London is no laughing matter.
I just think that it's better to go with a surgeon who is not afraid to give you the results 'you' want (within reason of course) and a surgeon who can follow up with after care if there are complications. I don't know about you but I think it's so important to go with your gut feeling, if something sounds perfect but just does not feel right...you know what to do.

So anyway, my shape looks pretty 'out of' at the moment and I will post some pictures of my body, which has somehow turned into an Fcup rectangle, soon. The Dr I had my first consultation with advised me not to put on anymore weight and not to lose any either. If I do get to go with Salama (which if I am honest is what I want to do) as Jimmerson is an hour from the airport in Atlanta yikes! I have to stay looking like this for months as Salama’s waiting list is way long, if all goes well and I can get it together to go to Miami I am going to ask to be put on his cancellation or swap list and see if I can get in earlier. Decisions, decisions...

Woo hay! Ask and ye shall receive! I asked Dr...

Woo hay! Ask and ye shall receive!
I asked Dr Aslani for more BBL photos and they have now been uploaded into his BBL gallery. I am really pleased with the photos on the site and I am close to making my final decision. My next step is to get a video simulation of my butt to see what is achievable and then to schedule a date. I am pinching myself...lol, is this finally going to happen.

BBL family I can't wait to get all of this fat sucked off of my abdomen and flanks. I am a size 14 and should go down to a 12, I am really excited to get back in the gym, and start really taking care fo myself.
Will keep you posted with regards to my simulation
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Hello BBL Family! Just a little update to say that...

Hello BBL Family! Just a little update to say that I have indeed seen the new images that Dr. Aslani has uploaded in to his BBL's gallery. I did see them last week but forget to post a response about it. I am very pleased with the new images and am now waiting for Jenny to get back to me on his available dates. I was really looking forward to having a simulation done in order to get an idea cleared idea of what is achievable and how my final shape may look, however the images I had sent to his office were not compatible with their simulation machine. apparently the images need to be taken against a special type of blue background? Anyway, it may be worth seeing whether I can get the images done her and then send them over to Dr. Aslani. I have come this far and would really like to see the anticipated results.

BTW Dr Aslani if you so happen to read this, my earlier reference to having a waist like Jessica Rabbit was in fact a joke, Bumpalump does understand that you are a cosmetic surgeon not a miracle worker lol : ))

Still looking into accommodation is Spain......

Ooops sorry about the poor spelling ladies, was in...

Ooops sorry about the poor spelling ladies, was in a hurry! xxx
Spain Plastic Surgeon

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Any update?
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hello, what happened girl? finally earned his BBL? I like the results? HELP girls who are investigating, you should know that it helps to make our decisions. please
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Any updates ?
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How did it go ?
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How did it go?
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Hi hun have you had it yet ? pics ?
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Hey girl, it has been a while. What did you decide? I want to go to Aslani too, though I must say I've seen some better before and after pics in the DR. I wanted to go to yily, since I want a nice shape but tiny cute ass, though I've red some negative stories a out her on Spanish forums. She posted fake reviews herself at the end of 2011, here telefonist is horrible, since she never understands me even though "she speaks english" and I didn't find her in the list of plastic surgeons of the DR: http://www.sodocipre.net/miembros.html. + it's kind of strange that she has so manu US clients, and not so many from the DR itself.. it made me wonder... In any case whoever you choose, make a goooood research, I've notices so many positive stories on realself, but then read negative things on spanish sites. Hope to hear about your decision. :)
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Correction: Made a mistake, just discover that YILY is on the list of plastic surgeons in the DR! Hmm now for me it's Spain or DR ;)
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I have emailed back and fort with Jenny from Dr Aslani's office. She answered to all my questions but when I asked to see photos She sent a link to his Rhynoplasty photos :-( So I wrote back and still waiting to see Dr Aslani's BBL work. Love to hear from anybody who had BBL done by him.
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Hey Glamour girl, I am still waiting to see photos too : )
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Just go on his homepage there is plenty of pics there xxxx
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They have uploaded photos on their website. Also check out Dr. Vincente Ridrigo ( gingery). His assistant Joanna is just great!
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Hi Glamour, thanks I have seen the pics, I'll be sure to check out Dr. Vincente too hope all is going well with you xx
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Thanks Naomibody I saw the pics, verrrrry nice :) xx
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Hey there, So happy that your consult with Dr Aslani went well. It's great to see more girls from the UK on realself :) Your tummy seems as troublesome as mine lol, I've had three children and it's a mess. By the sounds of things Dr Aslani is going to give you a beautiful shape, so exciting!. I don't have hips, but I want an hourglass shape. Lets see what Dr Aslani advises. I have a consult on the 17th :D xx
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Good luck Hourglass! I know hubby is not so keen on you doing your BBL but once it is done I am sure he will love it! I hope you really get the best surgeon and get the results you want and truly deserve. Please keep me posted and let me know what you have decided to do. Like you I would really love to go to Miami...(I still might)...as I did ask to see ba pics but I did not get a response..this is the only thing giving me cold feet as far as Spain is concerned. Anyway am waiting for my quote..will keep you posted!
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Hey hun, Thanks! still working on the hubby lol. He's so confident and happy within himself, that for him to hear this is outrageous. He's suggested I get myself a personal trainer or a gym membership!! but in the past i have lost all my baby weight and I'm still unhappy with my silhouette. Dr Aslani does have some pics on his web page, and to be honest their not very impressive. The before and afters have a subtle difference, hardly noticeable. But having said that the few girls on RS have had good results, which gives some hope. Did he tell you what the cc limit is and how much he can inject into the buttocks??
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Hey hourglass hope things are well with you! Dr Alslani did not tell me how many CC's he would be willing to inject. He said it would depend on a few things especially how much my buttock will take without putting too much pressure on my body. He said safety is important and he's not going to do something that puts the patient at risk. Once the paperwork for my consultation comes through I will ask for more before and after photos. I am hoping he has some that I can see to put my mind at rest. Once I have done my BBL I am going to really work hard/smart to maintain my health and shape. No more pigging out with sugars and sweets. 2013 is going to be the beginning of a new me. Yay!
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It's good to know that safety is top priority...going into any type of surgery is stressful n scary as it is. It's reassuring to know your in safe hands. hope all goes smoothly for you on this journey, keep me posted. Xxx
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Hi there, welcome and thanks for sharing your journey with us. Have you had a consultation yet with Dr. Aslani?

Please do keep us updated with your progress.

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Hi Kirsty, I had it today, you can see details above. Am so excited!
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Awesome, glad your consultation went smoothly and hopefully the quote will come back within the ball park they gave you! I've never really thought of Spain as having a big requirement for BBL, but if he's done 500 then there must be, somewhere!

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Hey Kirsty, yes BBL is quite popular in Spain, I guess with so many beaches ladies want to look good in their bikinis! He also gets a lot of clients from Europe/UK. The demand for this procedure has rocketed and we have J-lo, KK and Beyonce to thank for that.... I would like to throw Nicki Minaj in that mix but I just can't lol! I am now researching accommodation as I plan to stay there for around 5-7 days. He wants to keep me in hospital overnight.....OMG
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