I am in my mid 30's and don't have any children...
Finally found a wish pic...well I think!
Monday will be my first appointment
I started getting my pre op surgery supply list together. I see it's a lot and can surely add u fast!!
Tomorrow is my consultation with Dr Alkon. I am exited just to see he is going to say. I wish he had more pictures on line. I saw a few review, but nothing to validate it. I am hoping that he has more pics at the office. The more research I do, the more confused I am. is this part of the process!! ?? I am thinking about setting up a consultation with Dr Schulman in NY. His resume is pretty impressive although he is a little pricey. But this is not the time to be shopping for a bargain! I will just delay the surgery a little longer. My other option is Dr Salama. I heard he is booked till Oct. I really wanted to have this sx this summer. But want the best so if I have to wait, then that is what it is!
Thank you RS ladies! You guys are angels!!
Well, I posted yesterday that I had a consult with Dr Alkon in NJ and was not impressed by his lack of pictures. He told me that he was too busy to take pictures and that I can understand but isn't that what his staff is there for? I'm just saying?? They are suppose to hook me up with a few patients who he had worked on, but realistically do I expect someone who he butchered? Probably not!
So, now I move on to ask my RS family for recommendations, advice and any other feedback that may help me and there it was...a little word of advise that I should prob research a little. So, back to doing my homework
Well....I will continue stalking all you big booty gals and pray that soon I will posting my post op pics :0)
Please keep us updated. Sometimes what you may think is not that important, can confirm that gut feeling we had.
4/4 is my consultation with Dr Schulman!!!
I do get a little scared at times thinking about the anesthesia. I stopped smoking cigarets about a month ago. I wasn't really a heavy smoker so I was just able to drop them. Unfortunately I do smoke weed ( pls don't judge me ) .
I know that I should stop and I will ...eventually . I mean people have a glass of wine with their dinners, I rather smoke a joint after mines ;0)
I have been doing research and I do need to stop. I am figuring 4 months before the surgery should be enough. I am def not smoking anything after surgery..well at least for the first 3 months. Maybe I won't miss it and totally stopped.
Are any if you smokers? If so, did you smoke after the procedure? I am to scared to damage any fat that is transferred. Esp at the price tag that I may be paying!!
Got the call....
I can't wait though!! Ready to brace the change :0)
Appointment with Schulman
I am def going thru with the procedure just need to calm my nerves.
Post op massages
Questions to all my Schulman dolls
Pink Room in Elizabeth, NJ
I was happy to hear that she had so many great things to say. Made me feel a little more at ease. I am still nervous, but at this point all I can do is pray that all goes well; before, during and after...
Here is the info to the place and remember, they are not in Spanish people time (that's what I blame my tardiness in), they adhere to their store hours!
2 more months to go!!
Asking for input for my experts
Meant advice from my experts
How does this bobby pillow work?????
Imagine how crazy I really would be after surgery! Can you say PSYCHO???
Change my date to July 1st! It's getting REAL
I obtained my paperwork and went to the doctor to get my lab work. Problem was I wasn't feeling well and knew something was wrong with me. I went In thinking that my allergies were acting up but after my blood work came back realized I had a sinus infection. I started freaking out like omg can I have surgery with antibiotics In my system ???should I push this back??? I promptly emailed Rachel and was asking her what should I do. She assured me that I can take antibiotics and be ok. I was a little more at ease but still decided to google it. I found out that some surgeries require the patient to be on antibiotics to eliminate infections. That eased me up. Not that I didn't believe Rachel but I needed to be sure. I went to my PCP and got some amoxicillin to eliminate this nasty ass cough and nasal drip that I have. While I was there I asked my doctor the same question., should I reschedule? Is this safe blah blah blah. She assures me that I would be fine by July 1, but she wants to see me in 7 days to rest my white blood cells again ( my first test came back that they were elevated). I emailed Rachel and wanted to thank her and apologize for being a bug a boo! She told me that Rachel was on vacation and it was actually Amanda that was helping me this whole time. I was like I want to kiss you guys because she never mentioned who was replying to the emails. All she was doing was answering my questions. That just proved they are there to help someone without needing recognition. Amazing. I have to send them a thank you basket after my SX!!
So, here I am 3 days in with meds and I feel good. I been able to continue working out with out coughing up a lung and am able to breath normally. I started getting my medical supplies and getting myself mentally prepared for my new booty. I started taking my pre meds and vitamins to prepare me for this journeys. I'm stoked because I should be all good by the time my bday comes (it's on 10/23) .
My only problem that I am experiencing is sitting or finding a comfy way to sit. I got a bobby pillow and I feel like I am sitting on it wrong. Also driving and sitting at work is making me worried. I told Dr S I wanted 5 weeks off and he laughed at me like u don't need that much time off. I was like dam I wanted to stay off the booty for as long as possible. Lol
I have rolled up towels and started practiceing with those. They are not as firm as I would like. I am thinking about getting a yoga mat and using that. I know some of the girls used a bag with towels in it or a half foam to sit. I am going to try it all before next week.
I am sooo stoked. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!!
I know there are a lot of BBL experts out there and I want to ask for opinion. Should I go larger? Or do I tell Dr Schulman to do what he feels will look natural? Or do I just give him my wish pic and hope for the best? I know that some people have emailed him wish pics, I haven't. Should I be concerned?
I am almost there and I can taste it!!! Although I am a little nervous, I am super anxious!!!
4 more days!!
I received my half foam roller today (thanks Booty4real)...that child never lied. It's perfectly shaped and sturdy enough to hold me up and off my butt. I am gonna try to use it tomorrow along with my bobby pillow to see how it all works out while in driving. I ordered a small one so I can pop it in my bad and take it with me. I am planning on using it at work. It's discreet enough where people won't see what I am sitting on. I will lower my chair so it dosent look like I'm sitting high up.
I know all the ladies that have crossed over prob understand all the anxiety that I am experiencing. I am scared/anxious/excited and nervous...all at the same time. I keep reminding myself that god got this and I should not be concerned....
I do want to thank you ladies for all the support and love that you have showed me. You guys are the best!!!
I am sooooooo nervous! Tomorrow is the day'
I went to the Pink Room today to get my ab board (thanks B4R) and the lady was like oh my god...Dr S is gonna hook u up. Don't be worry. I said I am scared of the pain....she said no pain no gain! Lol. Sooo true!
I took a nap after work because if know I wouldn't be able to sleep tonight. What did you guys do the night before to ease the emotions? Any advice please let me know :0)
I'm finally A Schulman Doll
Just like everyone else I sleep for only a few hours. That sucks cuz I'm always tired. When will I sleep a full 8 hours? I need my sleep. Lol
I haven't had a BM but took some stool softener and drank prune juice. I have my own BM so I know it's gonna be challenging. I will take some tomorrow and hope for the best. I haven't had much of an appetite but have tried to eat every time I take my meds. Aww man I don't know how people even think about round 2. Round 1 is killing me.
Well I think that's all for today!
First shower 4 days post op
Jumped in the shower but prob
Was only in there for 10 minutes. I had to get out and lay down.
I washed my garment while I was taking off the foams and could not wait to put it back on. I felt like it was my security blanket. My body felt weird with out it.
Overall, I feel ok. Everyday gets better and better. Still no BM. I made some pear, broccoli and fruit juice today which hasn't kicked it yet. I usually have problems going to the bathroom, so I knew this would be a challenge. If you guys have any suggestions on what I should drink, please let me know
I am attaching a few pics. I will take more as my healing progresses.
Day 5 and shit got real (no pun intended)
On a more positive note, I had my 1st BM but that was also a mess. I wanted to go more to the bathroom. I feel like I have so much crap to release...sorry tmi but atleast I have one out of the way. I started drinking the Shakeology protein drinks. When I was doing their excersises routine I use to drink those faithfully and they made me go faithfully so I figured it would help. We will see. I will keep you guys posted.
I have a question on this garment. It felt sooo tight on my butt last night. Not on it but around it. Is that normal!? Feels better today. Wonder if my ass was just swollen??? Anyways...I will keep you posted on this eventfully journey of the big booties!
I have a rash :0(
What's so weird about this BBL is that I knew it was gonna be painful (which I believe has been tolerable) but actually it had just been annoying! From the swelling to the itching I'm like ughhhhh I need a break. :0/
Anyway here are some pics of my redness.
1 week post op...but I don't want my booty to shrink anymore
I am still bruised but I see where it is improving. I mean I am only one week in :0)
Now my question to you BBL experts is how much more will my booty go down and when does it fluff? I know I am WAY ahead of myself but not knowing is also killing me.... I measure her and she is at 47 which is where I would like here to stay at after she fluffs.., is that realistic??
Here is a pic I took today
I received an email from Dr Schulman...I love this man!
So today I received an email from Dr S asking me how I was feeling..my heart melted. I was like omg....he cares. Wanted to know how I was feeling and if the rash occurred because of the adhesive, the adhesive remover or just the dam heat ( he didn't say it like that...lol). I am in awwww... He reminded me that he will see me on Thurs and we can see how everything is going.
Now I'm glad that he emailed me because I have a question about my garment. I feel like it's too loose :0( at first the compression was great now it's falling off my shoulders, the strap is all the way up... I added a ab board and it's still loose. Is this normal? I have read that compression is key but I don't feel like I'm being compressed enough? Last week it was TIGHT...this week is just there... Makes sense?
Anyway I am gonna email him and see what he recommends...I will keep you posted ...
1st post op visit with Dr. Schulman
He then asked me to get undressed and examined me. He told me I was healing great and the reason that garment was so big was because I had a MED waist and a XL ASS! I just started laughing. I told him that is exactly what I wanted. We went on to discuss sitting and he told me that I can sit whenever I want, just to sit on my thighs. I explained that I paid enough money and will wait to sit at 8 weeks. He commented that is what he suggested but that not everyone adheres to his rules...UHMMMM....I am F%$# what you hear! LOL I took out my half roam roll and showed it to him. He said he prefer that I used that at work (since I have a desk job) and use my bobby pillow for work (since my commute is 20 minutes away) He reminded me to walk around periodically because once you sit on your butt for hours, that is when the fat cells start dying. Trust me ladies I WILL NOT GO MORE THAN ! HOUR SITTING ON MY DESK!! I may be overprotective of Treasure, but I rather be safe than sorry.
We then moved on to my ears. I had him sew them back up (had that dragging pierce look). Let me tell you ladies...that was WORST than my BBL...why? Because since you can only sleep on your belly you automatically turn your head to the right or to the left to get comfortable. For the 1st couple of days, I would wake up with blood on my pillow and sore as earlobes. It was horrible. He laughed (not at me but because I am very dramatic) and said yea, I never realized that. Probably because its not a normal procedure that goes with a BBL. I asked him if he would pierce my ears and he said yup, the old fashion way with a needle. I laughed and was like no really with a gun. He was like no for real, I stick the needle in the back and put the post thru the front. I was like dam it that is how they did it in DR when I first had them done...Going back to the motherland on me...LOL So I agreed because I trust my doctor. Besides, he mentioned that it may be difficult to find someone to touch his work. But, why would I want to. He is great!
Anyway, I got dressed and he cut the stiches off my ears and asked me what did I want to do about my garment. I pulled out a Stage 2 I had purchased and asked him if I can wear that. He looked at it and said yeah looks great. Its not a thong one and he prefers that I use a thong one for the 1st three weeks. But it was up to me. I told him I wanted to purchase a stage 1 in a smaller size and use the one that I purchased as a stage 2 later on. He was like are you sure? you can wear that one also, although the but is covered the butt still breaths. REASON 1000 WHY I LOVE HIM! I told him I was pretty sure because I wanted to keep the fat alive until 3 weeks just like he suggested. At this point what is another $100? He said ok and left the room.
Amanda came in and showed me the smaller garment. I asked her if I can put it on right there and then! I NEEDED COMPRESSION IN MY LIFE. Of course she said ok and left the room.
So, I probably don't have to tell you how great my doctor is again...or do I? What doctor doesn't want you to buy his products? They were never pushy, mater of fact he was like are you sure? Yes, sir I am sure!
So ladies that concludes my visit for the day. I am attaching some pics of my treasure in a smaller garment. I hope this helped you guys :)
10 day post op
Some man came up to me and told me that he wanted to bless my husband for landing the prize. Little does he know that I am single. Hahahahah
Anyway. I took B4R advice and tried on a jumper I bought. Initially I thought I could wear it to work with a blazer. Once I had it on I realized it's tooo much. But I will wear it out to dinner or other public places.
2 week post op today!
Anyway, if you ladies have any suggestions or ideas on how to make my first day back at work as smooth as possible, please let me know :)
2 week post op pictures
3 week mark...now that I can workout what can I do???
I am attaching some new pics. Ms Treasure is still holding her own at 46 1/2 or 47. Something's she gets a little swollen. My waist is 31 and my boobies are a 39. I'm trying to get my waist down to a 30 even a 39 would be ideal. We shall see.
Question...I know that we are cleared to work out. What are you ladies doing? I know minimal cardio but what about leg work? I was thinking on lifting weights at 8 weeks. By then all my fat should have settled..right???
Thank you ladies! Sending you all booty kisses!
4 weeks down...4 weeks more to go!!
I haven't really started working out, I walk but not doing any heavy weight it muscle strengthening. Which is really what I need to work on. I'm waiting to speak to Dr Schulman on Friday to see when I can really get down and get dirty with my fitness. I am scared to lose any fat , so I rather wait another few weeks. I had asked Msisiskali for her workout regimen and she blessed me with her knowledge. So I am adhering to it. I plan on targeting those booty muscles on or about the same time when I start sitting. Lord.... I can not wait. Lol
Anyway, here are my current booty pics or atleast a few.
Xoxoxoxo booty love and kisses!!
I received my Schulman panties
Dr Schulman told me I was healing great and didn't think I wold lose any more fat on my butt ( thank you booty goods). He said it actually may start looking better cuz my waist will get smaller and Treasure will fluff! I asked him about my right side of my abdomen being bigger n he said that it feels it's him being more aggressive on that side because he is right handed and he has noticed that most of his patients are swollen on the same area. But it will go down. I thought I was retaining fluid. But that wasn't the case. We discussed my scares. I had a fibroid n cyst removed last year. And although he dosent usually use those areas to do lipo, he didn't want to put more marks on my body so he used those to do the lipo on my abdomen. Another reason I love that man. He said it was a little mire challenging but less scaring for me. Reminded me to put sunscreen on my scars along with mederma. Reminding me that the UV rays can still penetrate thru the clothes. We discussed my garment and working out. I told himi want to switch between stage 1 and 2 especially since I started working out. I have been super swollen after exercising. He told me that was normal and I could use it. I asked him about wearing my abdomen board and garment and when should I wear it. He said although people think that it molds you, it really dosent. It keeps you cinched so you don't get swollen but the molding is up to the surgeon and his techniques. With that being said he said to only wear it for 12 hours starting my 5th week. I told him I wear it 23 hours a day. He started laughing and told me if I tell him that in 4 weeks he will tell at me. Lol.
So I got my Schulman panties today and she is eating them up. I know my butt can only get better from here. Can't wait till she fluffs!!!
Thank you sissys for all your help. I couldn't do it without u guys!!
My 6 week check in!!
Anyway, quick run down b/c I'm still typing. From my cracked screen. But it's on the to do list for this weekend. Lol. So I 6 weeks post up and Ms Treasure is hanging in there. Sometimes she is average and at other times she just comes out of no where. I started working out and notice that I get swollen FAST! By the end of the day if I don't compress myself, I will feel crappy in the am. I use stage one to sleep when my stage two is drying otherwise I try to have my stage 2 on at all times. It's comforting to me. Without it I feel lost and fat! I know in not but I feel it. It's prob that crutch Dr S told me about. Lol
My waist has remain at about a 30. And a 30 1/2. Would love a 29. But I don't know. I think that for being 6 weeks I am healing great. I just can't wait until I can sit. I am thinking about emailing Dr S and asking him if I may sit a few days early. I want to go out that weekend . I want to enjoy Ms Treasure and shoe her off a lil.
Btw- be prepared for the attention. Sometimes it's overwhelming. Lol. Here are some pics. Enjoy!
7 weeks!!! 1 more week to go!!!
6 1/2 weeks I had to sit for a few hours. Ms Treasure had a date she could not pass up the opportunity , so I had to go ;0). I sat just as Dr S instructed and would occasionally get up and walk around. As soon as I came home, you know I had to pull out the measuring tape. Lol I know is crazy but hey!!
Anyway, here are a few 7 week pics. Not much but as you can see, she is stilling holding up. Im still about 6 pounds up but plan on hitting the gym right after my 8 weeks is up. I figure even if I don't sit on a machine, I can at-least do Some squats with outing thinking I am killing all my fat! Lol
Currently my measurements are
38-30-46.5 and weight 186. I'm stacked. lol. I also know I'm a little swollen. I am enjoying my summer. Lol. I TRY to wear my stage 2 a lil more often than Dr S recommends. I prob wear it Btwn 15 to 17 hours a day. On the weekend maybe 13 to 15. I feel so comfortable with it.
Ok ladies. Hope all is well and ttyl.
I can finally sit down!!!
I know it's early but how do u know when u fluffed? Does your booty just get softer? I am anticipating what to expect. Lol
I still wear my garment. Although I didn't wear it all day yesterday. I wanted ms treasure to enjoy her bday!!! Lol but am snatching her up tonight. I am still using the ab board and girdle most if the day. I'm sure Dr S will tell at me for that. But it just feels sooo much better!
Well sending booty kisses to all.
Btw here are a few pics of my week 8
Although I am about 10 days post op, I can honestly say that I love my Doctor. I know that I am still early in the recovery stage; but I feel that if anything goes wrong, they will definitely walk me through it. As my recovery goes, I will continue updating the site :)