Hello everyone! First and foremost, my surgery date (06/06/2013) is something I just made up. I am having a really hard time choosing between Dr. Andrew Jimerson and Dr. Rami Ghurani. To be perfectly honest, there are things I like and dislike about both options. We all know Jimerson is the man when it comes to creating lovely booties, but from what I have read, his lipo is not so aggressive.
I am not petite, but I am not big either. I am 5'4 and about 150 lbs, but most of my weight is muscle and breasts. There is not really a lot of excess fat on my body, so I feel that aggressive lipo would be necessary for me to get the results I desire. Ghurani is Salama's partner, and from what I read, Salama does very aggressive lipo and Ghurani uses the same technique. However, there is not a lot of info on Ghurani. The only before and after result of his that I have seen is Asiangotbooty and although she looks great, one recent before and after pic is not really enough to sell me on someone's level of experience.
Now, I have a friend that went to Salama back in September and she looks absolutely amazing, BUT that was Salama's work, not Ghurani's. I would like to trust that because he is Salama's partner, his work is just as good, but the proof is in the pudding and there's just no pudding out here other than Asiangotbooty! And I'm not talking about just on RealSelf, I'm talking about researching him on the internet. When I google him, I find lots of information on Ghurani in relation to other cosmetic procedures that he does, but there is very little information about him in regards to BBL. I don't question that he is a good surgeon, but this is a very specific procedure, and I am nervous about trusting him that much based on one person's results and the fact that he has a good doctor vouching for him.
That same concept is universal with all professions... Just because a certain chef makes a delicious steak does not mean he can also prepare a delicious shrimp pasta... Just because you can drive a race car like a pro doesn't mean you can properly drive a bus... Just because you know how to handle a class of 8th graders doesn't mean you know how to handle a class of Preschoolers... It's all the same. It's clear that Ghurani has experience with plastic surgery, but does he have experience with this specific procedure? I don't really know...
Now, with all that said, some may say that it is smarter for me to stick with a doctor that has a track record of great results, which is Jimerson. And again, I have the utmost respect for this man because his work speaks for itself. I am just concerned that I may not have enough fat for the kind of lipo he provides, and I really don't feel comfortable having to gain weight for this procedure, because I know I do have enough fat as long as the lipo is aggressive. From what I've seen, a lot of the girls he works with are bigger than me to start with, so they have plenty of fat to work with during the procedure. I will post pics soon so that everyone can see my body style. I just wish Jimerson did aggressive lipo! If he did, I wouldn't even be debating this right now.
Cost is not an issue, because it's worth the price if it's done right. I just want to make sure that whoever I decide to go with will give me the results I want. I am confident that Ghurani will provide the sufficient amount of lipo, and then I am confident that if working with the right amount of fat, Jimerson will provide me the perfect booty and hips. Ugh, decisions decisions... Ladies, please help!! Anyone that has worked with either doctor, your input is greatly appreciated!