Gimme That Big Ole Butt! (Oh Yeah) - Aventura, FL
I've been wanting to get BBL for a long time now,...
Measurements and Pre-op Pics
More pre op pics
Flight is booked already
Lucked up on a Condo!
time has come for my Sx...yes, it's tomorrow. I've been in SunnyIsles at the Ramada Marco Polo Resort since Sat the 3rd...so I've gotten a moment to shop, dine, and relax. As a salon owner and mother of three, I barely get an opportunity to rest, so I'm finally settled in. I met with Salama's staff today at noon. The office was very easy to locate via gps. I arrived and was greeted with a very warm welcome from Nomie. She seemed very excited to finally meet me, as I'm sure I've worried the piss out of her since the very day that I scheduled my procedure. After filling out tons of paperwork, I was escorted to the back... Nomie explained everything step by step. She answered all of my questions with confidence..even some of the scary parts that made me a little uneasy, Nomie seemed to smooth it all out for me. I'm not going to lie, I am extremely nervous about this procedure, especially because I don't get to meet Salama until tomorrow. I was like....what the heck? Tomorrow? I mean, I've never once spoken to the Dr.....this makes me nauseous . After Nomie left the room, I was introduced to Cynthia in the finance department. We spoke for a long while, and was surprised to discover that we share so much in common. She was open and honest with me, and very complimentary of my current figure, which I'm not unhappy with. I felt good that she feels so confident that I am a perfect candidate for this procedure. I explained to her that I am happy with my shape, but I want more volume...seems like the older I get, my butt seems to lose some of it's shape. I voiced to Cynthia a few of my extra concerns ie: thighs and other areas of lipo that I may want to visit during the procedure. Cynthia advised me to pay the extra $500 per add'l areas of lipo...which came out to $1000 more. She then stated that Salama may or may not see fit to lipo these particular areas, but would refund my money if He doesn't feel the need to lipo the areas in question. My instructions are to arrive at the facility at 7:30 am to meet with the Dr. I'm so so so so scared and nervous. I'm afraid that I won't get any sleep tonight. My mom is here with me, and has been super supportive. I will try to update you guys ASAP. Keep me in your prayers guys!
I'm alive! Surgery Complete
Yes 1800 CC's
1 Day Post Op! I don't think ya ready for this Jelly!
Day 1 post op
Slept most of the day!
First Massage Handled like a Champion
America! Watch Out! Ass Coming Through! Beep Beep!
I finally had a crying moment
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Help! This Garment is Killing Me!
Watch out for diarrhea when taking Clydamycin! It can cause C Diff
C - difficile is a bacteria in your intestines. It is found normally in healthy and ill people alike. There are millions, perhaps billions of different types of bacteria in your body. Bacteria are an important part of your health. They help break down and digest food. They also ward off many "bad" or foreign bacteria that you may come in contact with. In fact, the "good" or normal bacteria on your hands can kill certain bad bacteria which you may pick up handling food or touching everyday items and fixtures.
How do I get Clostridium Difficile Colitis or Antibiotic-Associated Colitis?
Your body has lots of "good" and necessary bacteria. It also has some "bad" or dangerous bacteria. Clostridium difficile is a "bad" bacteria. Fortunately, when you are healthy and not taking antibiotics, the millions of good bacteria in your system keep the c - diff under control and in smaller numbers. However, when you take an antibiotic, the levels of good bacteria are reduced down to a smaller number. If your c-diff is strong and doesn't get killed by the antibiotic along with the good bacteria, then it is possible that the c-diff will overpopulate inside your intestine or colon. When this happens, you may get the illness called clostridium difficile colitis.
When you have an imbalance of bacteria and c-diff takes over, it creates two main types of toxins that affect your body and give you the symptoms of the actual disease. The toxins attack your intestinal wall and left untreated may cause ulcerations. Your symptoms may include diarrhea and cramping at first. The later stages are commonly flu-like symptoms of weakness, dehydration, fever, nausea, vomiting and in advanced stages - blood in your stool / feces. If a patient is left untreated, they can die from it. This is rare.
Antibiotic usage is usually the initial cause of developing this disease. Additionally, antibiotics are usually the cause of recurrent cases of c-diff. Ironically - two very powerful antibiotics are used to primarily treat the disease! Ironic, isn't it?
So , with that being said, I am now off of the antibiotic, and am taking 4 probiotic restore pills per day, in order to replenish my body's normal flora of bacteria. Probiotics are also found in yogurts, skim milk, etc. I started my dose this morning, and can already tell that it's working, I only had one bad cramping case of diarrhea late this afternoon, but it was mild compared to the past 24 hrs. I did sleep all day, as my body has been pretty weak from all of the cramping. I posted this because sometimes I tend to ignore warning signs that my body gives me. I should have notified my doctor immediately after having more than 1 severe case of cramping and diarrhea, but I thought it was normal and would just go away...needless to say, it got way worse. My Doc May or may not prescribe me a new antibiotic to ward off the remaining bacteria, I won't know till Wednesday at 3. Anyway, I'm up and feeling better. Ladies. Listen to your body, call your Dr. , that's what we paid almost 10 grand for. Oh, I got a new garment also, size 3xl.. Fits great and so does the foam! Yay!
Salama is still Mesmerized with this Big Ole Butt-Er-Fly!
Had my 3rd massage yesterday with Celia, and in the middle of the rub down, I'm interrupted by none other than the ASS man himself, Dr Moises Salama! I was laying on my stomach so I didn't know it was He who'd come in. All He said was...."Now that's a Biggg Butt!" We all laughed so hard. Then He got serious. He was very concerned about the fact that I still have diarrhea. He put me on another antibiotic (Flagyll) for 10 days, He also told me to text him at least 2x's per week, and also to email him with updated photos. He really loves my ass...seriously. He decided to keep the front drain in, so looks like I'm going home with it, since my flight leaves In the morn. Celia finished up my massage, and was in disbelief at how quickly my body is slimming, as I already need a stage 3 garment in an XL. It's $140 so I didn't purchase one yesterday. Thought I'd shop around a bit...only ones I found were $20 cheaper online..so I am gonna stop by the office in a few and pick up one since I need to switch ASAP, then I will order online in the future. Thank God for boyfriendsss with money..yes, more than 1 s, stands for several..LOL..gotta have the main one that's dumb as hell that you just love with all of your heart mind and soul, and will beat a bitch down over his crazy ass, bc the clown puts it down and keeps you emotionally entertained (mind you, I've never slept w/anyone but him) , gotta have the one that loves you and appreciates you for no reason and you hate yourself bc you will never feel the same about him *sigh*, and gotta have that one over 65 yrs old that lives to spoil and pamper you bc you're his trophy. Anyway, that's 3 garments XL, L, and M. *POW* !!!!! So, I hugged all of the girls in the office, especially hugged Nomie and Cynthia bc they are dear to my heart, I promised to visit them in 2 months on a Wednesday bc I will be recording in the studio for a major project in March or April. Nomie gave me my flight clearance letter for standing during the flight, and she gave me a board to use to flatten my tummy more.
I hadn't posted pics bc I switched from the condo with the full size mirror, to the Circa 39 hotel, which is beautiful btw, it's normally $149 per night but you can bid on Priceline under 3 star Southbeach area and get it for $75 night, trust me, it's 4 star status. It's walking distance to Fontainebleau..so you know it's in a really nice area..plus it's on the boardwalk. It's a 30 min drive to the office, but very easy to get to. I just hate that I don't have a full mirror...I'm going through withdrawals. All I want to do, is look at myself in a mirror. Vain, I know, blame it on Salama. I'm turning in my rental car today at 5, so I'm switching to a hotel inside the airport, the only amenity that I need, is a full size mirror. LoL.
I made it home safely...my son hates me
So I'm home, everyone loves the new me except my son! He said, "Mom!" What the heck did you do to yourself? You have a old lady booty! Yuck! I hate it! Why would you go and change your booty like that! I like your regular body! You look terrible now! No no no no no! My mom calmed him and basically said it was swelling, that I haven't changed, and once the swelling subsides, I will be normal. But, I mean gosh, my feelings are terribly hurt already, I know He doesn't understand, so I'm not taking it to heart, plus I know that I look great. I'm extremely happy with my decision. My boyfriend got to see me undressed, and also in a few sexy dresses...He wants me to go to the club tonight! I'm like hell to the no! Not ready to break out yet, it's gonna be gradual, no skimpy dresses, no outings...not for at least 2 more mths. I want the fluff to take place bf I start showing off. I'm just so glad that He loves this body! My daughter loves it too and my dad ,well dad doesn't really care what I do. Nothing I do ever surprises him. He wants my mom to get hers done now...LMAO! My mom said, never in a million years would she go through what she seen me endure! It was a big step to take and such a long road to recovery, I don't know how you ladies are even thinking of a round 2...but the booty greed is real! If you like my posts and you feel that I've been helpful be sure to hit that "thank you" button.
Exactly 2 Weeks PO... 1800 cc's and holding
Sex and Driving
When is it safe to drive? I return to work next week, it's a 20-30 min commute there. I am no longer taking pain meds during the day.
3 weeks post op...ready to TWERK
Guess what? Your girl made it to the 3 week mark! Has it been easy? NO! I am so used to being a socialite. I'm always out crowd pleasing, this reclusive ish is the blues. I had my first drink yesterday, my homegirl rescued me for an hour or so, I stood at the bar the entire time, for drinks. Funny, cuz everyone kept offering me a seat. I wore sweats and an oversized sweater, so my butt wasn't very noticeable, I am glad I was able to get out in public, yet I am anxious to wear real clothes. I'm still wearing my butt out garment from Lipoexpress.com in an XL..as I'm just now able to button it to the last set of hooks. This should last me another week or so until my new stage 2 garment from thepinkroom.com arrives (see pic). I am back working in the salon, Sat was tough, as I took on 10 clients. Bad idea. I made it through though... .a few of the clients knew that I was having lipo, but some of them noticed my butt was huge. I laughed it off and told them that body sculpting will alter your proportions tremendously. Mind you, I always had a butt, so it was easy for me to shrug the questions off.
My butt is really getting soft, I can tell the change week by week, it's a good change, exciting even. It's round, projected, and full, I'm loving every minute of the gradual change. Looking much better everyday.
A few of you wanted my measurements.... They are 36-30-49 ...kinda weird proportions, plus my waist is going down even more. I'm posting more pics for your viewing pleasure. I showered last night and was so tired, I ended up falling asleep butt naked. I woke up hours later with a burning sensation..like my skin was being torn apart and set on fire. I know it was the swelling that caused this reaction, plus my body is not used to being out of my garment. I threw that garment on so fast, you wouldn't even believe. I'm gonna start wearing it off for a while, I think my doc said 12 hrs..but I'm torn bc I want to wear it to work for back support and comfort, yet I need to wear it at bedtime..what to do what to do?
Measurements Pre and Post
Post are 36-30-49
Wow!!!! 8inches off my waist and 4 inches added to my hips. Sweet huh...lost some boob, but I'm not worried at all. I am getting those lifted soon. Yep
7 inches off my waist, not 8
Lola3105 good luck on your sx today! Team Salama babe!
4 weeks Post sx
Ok, so my boyfriend drama! Never ending...the 2 old men just couldn't hang in there. You can't have a trophy on your arm, and expect not to pay the cost! I mean, look at me, and look at you! Let's just say ...FIRED! As for my main boyfriend, I'm still sad that after 2 years, He's decided to go down fool's hill..I've tolerated a lot of his bull bc He treats me so well, I say, He pays...plus He's an amazing lover. I just can't deal with his insecurities. Since this surgery, he's criticized, downplayed, and has just totally dissed this procedure. He said my butt looks the same as it did bf and keeps bitching about what all He should have done with the money. He stayed gone for an entire week, no call, no nothing... We keep getting into fights, so he took away the MasterCard that He gave me and told me to find another man, bc there are too many hoes out here that appreciates him and is dying to take my place...I'm hurt, but ok..he will see. So I ended up meeting a really nice guy on match.....lol! He's so freaking handsome...reminds me of Justin Timberlake. Yummy! Awesome job, fabulous home, great personality, sexy as hell, the works! Since I couldn't go out in public without that stupid hemorrhoid looking boppy pillow...guess what my guy did? He had a private chef cook dinner..it was so romantic...I think I hear wedding bells in my future! Hahahaha! I really do want to settle down with someone that deserves all of this love that I have to offer! My dress will fit perfectly! I do miss my tall dark chocolate boyfriend, but I need to be appreciated. Plus, I'm down with the swirl..and He's great eye candy, plus he's so considerate of my needs. Wish I could show y'all some pictures, but hell, u just got to use your imaginations. Ok, I'll share more later. I'm in great spirits these days and I feel like a princess! Life is good! Oh and if you like my posts, Don't forget to hit that thank you button! Peace, love, and much booty shaking everywhere! TWERK TWERK TWERK TWERK !!!!!
6 weeks PO!!! Realfriend Badge
6weeks post-op today! Wow! What a huge journey this has been! I'm finally able to sit on my fanny, but don't think I'll be sitting much! It's a weird feeling and there's always that tinge of apprehension that kicks in when you want to sit or lay on your back..I'm sure I'll be just fine once reality sets in. I've lost ten pounds from all of this ripping and running trying to be girlfriend number one to two dudes...ugh, what a job! I lied to my not so ex, told him that I had to sing on Valentine's Day, so I'd have to catch him on another day, He was very understanding. New guy, put in that work...flowers, dinner reservations, champagne, chocolates, the whole 9 yards. Went out to hear some live music at this place where I normally perform, saw my not so ex's best friend! I wanted to die bc I'm busted! Needless to say, I took that walk of shame, admitted that I was seeing someone, I like him, and don't plan on leaving...He had his fair chance! Well, not so ex is really pouring it on thick..working extra hard to get his "big booty" back! Shit, I don't blame him, I'd want my ass back too if I were him! Decisions decisions decisions. Outside of my busy schedule, I've been going out to some of my hang outs and Everyone, I mean, Everyone is gawking over my ass! Had a few nosy witches ask me what I'd done to my body? I just told them waist training...and I can help them get like me for a small fee! (LoL). Honestly, I cannot stand nosy fake hoes! Ugh! Anyway, I have been the talk of the city..no lie! I feel so good about myself, I'm just oozing with confidence! Although Salama did a fabulous job, I am thinking about a few minor touch-ups. I still have too much fat in my triangle area right where my back meets my crack. I've been using a triangle board with my faja faithfully, but I can tell that it's not going to help much. Also, one of my cheeks has a weird indentation right in the center of my area of projection...so I'm sure that a round 2 is in the making. I'm going to chat with him this week about dates, as I'm ready to get this boob job out of the way also. I may end up going with Dr. Fisher for the boobs though. His work is gorgeous. I'm a perfectionist when it comes to my body..from head to toe! A real high-maintenance type of gal! I work in the field of arts, so that is to be expected. Like they say, the booty greed is real! So, I'm back in the gym as of yesterday, felt great to be back. I started off low-impact on the arc trainer. Light weights focusing mainly on my arms, and I did some mean crunches...as my focus is to keep my waist in check! Summer is quickly approaching and I'm ready to let this ass loose!!!!! People stare at me everywhere I go, it's almost uncomfortable, but I know that they are amazed at my small waist and big donk! I did get a little shrinkage, but overall, the butt hasn't changed too much. I have to say, wearing the ab board is so important, also the foam pads and triangle board....they all help to maintain that sculpted look. I do get lazy at times and I won't wear my garment (new man doesn't know about this procedure, I only told him liposculpture.) but still, when you're rolling in between the sheets, the last thing on the brain is to put on a freaking garment. I paid way too much money, so I have to allow my body to heal at it's fullest potential. Been wearing my gear faithfully and the results are much better. My advice is to do everything by the book, there aren't any shortcuts to take. Look good, feel good! I'm posting pics now! Oh...I'm still itchy, burning from nerves healing, some swelling in my flanks, some inflammation. Still massaging once a week with a therapist. Still doing intensive self massages, heating pad, and using the yoga ball to keep the lumps away. I will update my measurements tomorrow..I'm sleepy. If you like my posts and find them helpful, hit that "thank you" button!
1800 cc's of questions
2 months! I made it! Thanks Dr Salama!
It's so hard to believe that I hit the 2 month mark. It's been such an emotional journey, and it's far from over. Dr Salama created a beautiful masterpiece, I will forever be grateful. This journey is so emotional, but thanks to my Realself Sisters, I made it through! This site has been a Godsend for me. I'm too emotional to say much more...just so happy to celebrate this joyous occasion with you guys!
3mth Follow up with Dr Salama
Checking In on Everyone
7 months later! Wow!
Happy 1 Year Booty Born Day to me!
Happy New Year! I've missed being on the site, yes, everyone has truly been in my thoughts and prayers. Just wanted to update you on my journey thus far. First and foremost, I want to say that Dr. Salama was the best choice of a surgeon I could have ever decided upon. I diligently researched him, and the outcome was fabulous. I am complimented on my derrière daily, by both men and women. My esteem is the highest that it's ever been in all my life. I admit to some insecurities like: "they must be talking about my butt", "maybe it's too big", "does it look fake", or if I'm out and I see someone with a cell phone out, I'm wondering if they are photographing my big ass! So, trust me, your ass woes wont just go away over night. Us women always have some OCD issues, but we must face them, put them under subjection, and move on. If you don't, you'll end up having multiple surgeries to fix issues that aren't even an issue. My advice to you is, learn to love yourself first.
My measurements : 38-31-48 ...very disproportionate if you ask me, but only on paper!!!!!! Hahahaha! In real life, this thang is the truth! Good Googly Moogly!!!!! I have perfected my freak'em walk too..I'm not kidding, these men and women will not leave me alone! They love to touch, and even want to kiss my ass. Girls bring their man over to me to show him too..we all just shake our heads and laugh! Warning: if you don't want positive or negative attention, then don't go after things that end in the word "argumentation".
My boyfriend, same NuNu....its going on a year for us , has gotten used to all of the attention. He is such an awesome companion. He knows every single thing about my procedure. He's asked questions, and I've given honest answers. If your guy cannot be your biggest supporter, then He's not your guy. I'm only talking to you women who are in a new relationship, or looking to be in a relationship. I cannot speak for you ladies who are already married for years and have now decided on this surgery. I think that not all of your husbands may be so supportive, for various different reasons. That's something that you have to think about prior to changing your appearance.
Anywho, I'm still extremely happy with my results and I thank God for Salama and his staff. I am gonna post a few pics from our Mexico trip..all hands on me! LoL! I even won a twerk contest..I can dance though, so I probably would've won with a flat ass, but I was the talk of the resort! My man is one proud fella! Hope you all are well, and I pray that your journey brings you ultimate satisfaction. I am gonna see Salama in May to talk about the slight revision that I told you guys about in my last post or two. Good luck. Don't forget to hit the like button if this post was helpful to you! Much love
2 1/2 years post BBL by Salama
Round 2 in 2 weeks
Round 2 reduction in 2 weeks
Dr. Salama went above and beyond to give me the shape that I wanted. I expressed to him that I was very happy with my God-given curves, as He agreed that I had a very nice figure. Of course with aging and childbirth, gravity can definitely make you a bit flat and saggy. Dr Salama took his time to listen to my request, He made me feel extremely comfortable in his care. His staff, Cynthia, what a doll, went above and beyond to accommodate me. Nomie, was also an angel! My nurse anesthetist, Alex, took special care of me also! I left the surgery center with 1800cc's of fat in each cheek! I am ecstatic about the outcome of my surgery! I have the smallest waist and stomach ever! Salama is truly an artist...I feel like a beautiful piece of art! A special thanks to the massage team Ms. Celia and Ms. Eileen, these ladies will make you cry and feel 100% all at the same time! Thanks to Elite Plastic Surgery Miami! I will recommend Salama to everyone!!!