WOW! So I just found a cancellation for January...
WOW! So I just found a cancellation for January 8th!!!! Less than 3 weeks to go! I am both excited and nervous! On one hand I feel like it can't come soon enough, on the other I wish it was a little farther away. I need to lose about 20 pounds and I have to do it quick! this adds a lot more stress but I'd rather get this all over with now then wait around forever obsessing about the what ifs and all.
I am 5"9 200 lbs and I want to be about 165, toned. I am getting the BBL with inner/outter thigh, chin, and arm lipo.
I want to get as much of the fat off of my body as I can so I can just go in and tone after. I am also a little worried that adding so many extra areas will take away from the focus of a super small waste and big butt. But this is his job right?
Second concern about adding so many areas is recovery. I wont be able to use my arms, or thighs, and I will have to lay on my stomach a o lot, so how will I be able to hold up my head if my chin is also being operated on? How do women do this? anyone out there also have these additional areas done I'd love to hear how the healing process was....
OK so it's Christmas and today is exactly 2 weeks...
OK so it's Christmas and today is exactly 2 weeks until surgery, I have my pre-op apt at salamas office tomorrow but he is going to be out of town. I am kind of worried right now that I am not going to be able to lose enough weight before surgery to get the results I want. I am 5'9, 200 pounds probably a 30% BMI, I want to be toned all around, with a bubble butt, goal weight is 160 pounds. I am searching everywhere for someone that had surgery around my height and weight to see their results. I am getting lipo on my chin, arms, inner and outter thighs, as well as upper and lower back. I'm worried I'm going to have too much fat for him to deal with and it will affect me getting a slim waist and bra line and that I will be left larger than I want to be but with a much better shape of course. Is it possible to tone up certain areas after surgery without affecting fat loss on the butt? I don't want to push this date back though, I want to get this over with the waiting and wondering and wishing is driving me (and my boyfriend) crazy. I started the paleo diet in hopes to lose as much of the weight as I can and go in for surgery and hope for the best and if needed tone specific areas afterwards and worst case scenario go in for a round 2 of lipo later.... ahhh I don't know!
Anyone have any info or advice that may help will be gratefully appreciated! thanks... oh and Merry Christmas =)
I just took and uploaded "before pics" as well as...
I just took and uploaded "before pics" as well as measurements:
ARMS - 13"
UPPER THIGHS - 25.6"
STOMACH (AROUND BELLY BUTTON) - 42"
HIPS - 43.3"
UPPER BRA FAT AREA - 36.3
CHIN - 24"
SURGERY NEARLY ONE WEEK AWAY! I'm really starting...
SURGERY NEARLY ONE WEEK AWAY! I'm really starting to trip a bit..... I was told to lose 20 pounds before surgery, I've been dieting and exercising and I'm the same damn size! My BMI is around 29, I am researching like crazy to find out if this is too much fat to get the nice tight results I want... Most of the women I see getting this done appear much smaller than me with a little bit of extra fat and their results are awesome! I am afraid I will still be a "big girl" afterwards, just with a curvier shape (which is good and all) but I fear maybe I should wait and lose the weight and then go in.... I'm going back and forth on this I mean I am so not happy with my body, I feel this surgery will greatly boost my confidence more than it is right now regardless of my weight, and that change is only one week away!!! but the "what if I waited, maybe I'd have better results" is bothering me..... and salama is out of town until the day before my surgery, the only time I can speak with him is the moment before surgery.... ughhhh! anyone have their BBL with around the same BMI as me? I'd love to see the results!
thanks for listening
4 DAYS from being Salamafied!!! Happy Friday...
4 DAYS from being Salamafied!!! Happy Friday people! wow time is flying by, I can't believe this is my last weekend in this body... I am so freaking excited. I have been running around shopping and getting everything I need, prepping the house, and then I'm just going to relax until the big day... I bought this nice looking directors chair with handles to grab when you get up and down, and a side table attatched, its perfect for sitting and having a hole in the back for your ass to hang out.... I also have a massage table I will use to lay on my stomach if I'm chilling in the living room.... I starting getting a bit nervous as I was out shopping it started to hit me what is about to go down!.... good thing they gave me some xanax for the night before b/c I'm sure I wouldn't get any sleep which would just make me more stressed and emotional..... I wasn't able to lose the 20 pounds so I'm probably not going to get all the extra areas of lipo that I wanted to add b/c its important that he focuses on getting that waist as small as possible.... most of the women I've seen are much smaller than me so I'm curious to see what my results will be in comparison.... that's all for now... check in later
THE LAST DAYS!! so the day after tomorrow I go in...
THE LAST DAYS!! so the day after tomorrow I go in for surgery and I feel surprisingly chill.... I'm cleaning the house, setting up everything for convenience, creating my little nest in my room, I have all my fave shows on demand (gonna catch up on past seasons) Dexter, shameless, etc) got my PS3, bought a couple new games, I have my nightstand with all of my meds, snacks, gatorade, my laptop.... my bathroom stocked with all of the medical stuff, female urinal funnel, pads, hooks for the shower, etc got the kitchen stocked up with soup, protein shakes, vitamins, etc.... I don't know how long I will be stuck in hibernate mode but I'm prepared for the long haul if need be!
Tomorrow I'm going to get a mani/pedi (no color), my eyebrows waxed, my roots done cuz lord knows it will be impossible to do these things without being able to sit on my butt for six weeks and I don't want to look a hot mess the whole time. I have decided to get a peel for my face, some botox, and a little lip filler during my little hibernation period, so I can come out looking shiny and new all at once! I'm sure my nerves will start kicking in tomorrow, thank God for xanax! check in tomorrow xoxo
11:15 PM, in Fort Lauderdale, at home with my...
11:15 PM, in Fort Lauderdale, at home with my boyfriend, just popped two xanax waiting for them to kick in.... I'm really dehydrated and usually wake up with dry mouth throughout the night so it's going to suck not drinking any water after midnight but that's not a big deal.
I'm not even nervous at all... the only thing on my mind is the fact that I may have too much fat on my stomach and upper back to get a nice slim, toned abdomen and tiny waist. I have not really seen any girls my size go in, only skinny girls who gain a little bit of extra weight. where the tall, thick, white women at?? *crickets* .... ok!
I noticed only like 2-3 girls have commented on any of my posts.... I thought this was a place to support each other? anyway.... I can't wait to get this fat off my body and into my ass. I think the reason I'm not even the slightest bit nervous is because this is my 3rd time going into plastic surgery, I feel like I'm an O.G. at this point... and the last time I went in for surgery I had the Gastric Sleeve done IN MEXICO, which was absolutely terrifying when I woke up and noone spoke english around me... so having surgery in the U.S. is a luxury! plus this surgery is far less complicated than that one and I haven't heard of anyone dieing from this sort of thing, as opposed to cutting your stomach and sowing it back up.... I'm sure things can happen but it's far less complicated than my last surgery....
I absolutely HATE waking up from anesthesia.... both times I woke up panicked, confused, shaking, nauesous, hard to breath, extremely uncomfortable and in pain.... I had no idea where i was or why I felt this way, total panic mode! I think anesthesia does something to me... I almost want to ask them if they can give me something to calm my nerves when I awaken so this doesn't happen to me again... does anyone else know this feeling?
How long does the surgery last typically? Ok going to lay down... wish me luck... I'll see you on the other side!
I had my surgery today and I wanted to report to...
8 Jan 2013
Day of treatment
I had my surgery today and I wanted to report to you guys right away cuz I know how we live on every word we read to imagine the experience (I'm looking out for ya'll) so let me tell you....WOW... I feela lika sheet! (you like my accent) but I also don't feel as bad as I thought, just uncomfortable, as long as I'm laying still I'm cool, my neck is a bit stiff but I try to switch sides also I had lipo on my chin so I have a very tight wrap and it gets hot and irritated but again, I'll live.... idunno if its the pain meds but I've been quite the comedian since I got out of surgery my boyfriend has been cracking up. i jokingly made it "clap" for him lol. Let me tell you I am SWOLE... like I'm smuggling watermelons under my skin. I accidentally brushed my ass against the door when I was waddling though and I swear I thought I wasn't goint to make it... can we say sen-sa-tive!? (all this stuff is to be expected) I am all drugged up right now so hopefully I am doing a good job at telling you guys what's up. By the way, I specifically asked for vidcoden because Percs make me feel like shit, I always throw up on them and they make me so itchy, vicodin was the way to go! just a heads up... ok so,
I went in around 12:30 and came out around 5:00 I think.... I spent some time recovering in the recovery area with the nurses. I remember when I came too, I was like I HAVE TO PEE! she said no no you have a catheder inside of you, your bladder is empty, its just a sensation... I didn't believe her I really felt like I had to relieve myself I kept begging for her to let me go to the bathroom and she wasn't having it lol. then she put my dress on, (I wore a long halter dress) and fuzzy slippers and a loose hoodie... she sat me down in the wheelchair and said don't worry your butt is ok you are on the boppy pillow. She put my sunglasses on and wheeled me downstairs and outside where my boyfriend had the car pulled up.... for some reason I started crying hysterically, I didn't even know why.... they were both like "don't cry you look beautiful"
THE CAR RIDE HOME - FML, I am tall ok, so my head to knee ratio when laying on my stomach was crammed from door to door, and one arm didn't fit on the seat so I had to use it to hold the floor to make sure I didn't slide off the seat.... I live about 30 minutes away but we hit 5:00 rush hour traffic and that ride couldn't have lasted longer I swear! I felt every bump! I was very nausuous from anesthesia and in pain so right before I got in the car I took the nausua and pain meds and drank some gatorade... oh man my neck is really stiff as I type this. My face is very swollen and under my eyes too, maybe its from the chin lipo.
i have to pee constantly, its a pain in the ass (literally) to keep getting up and down. I boughht a thin funnel from the auto department to use, I sit on the toilet backwards, with the lid up and I press it very tight against my skin and it works just fine, then I rinse in the sink and put it back, wipe with baby wipes, pat dry and good to go .... I will say I don't like my vag being exposed it feels wierd and its really tight down there I keep trying to pull it away but it hurts. My drains fill up really fast, the fluid is pouring out of me, I get really weak and faint feeling. trying to eat is hard with my bandage and while I'm standing up, if I lay down its hard to swallow, but standing up makes me nausuous. I have to call in in the morning and make my follow up appoinment with salam for tomorrow. Im' starting to feel a bit queezy so I'm going to stop writing for now, will report back tomorrow on some other things and post pics.... drop a comment let me know you're out there ladies! xo
Hey ladies, thank you for all of the positive...
Hey ladies, thank you for all of the positive comments, I'm so happy to read them all! Last night was tough! Today was also very tough, I cannot stay comfortable I sleep maybe 30 minutes at a time, an hour if I'm lucky.... I have had the worst headache, the pain pills aren't helping at all with that. Maybe even causing them. So I nearly fainted every time I stood up to walk today... even at salamas office I almost passed out right in front of him, they had me lay down and gave me a capri sun for blood sugar. he said he put 1400 CC'S!!!!! he took out so much fat from my waist, my ass is like sub human! Honestly I didn't want this ridiculously huge ass, just a nice shape and improvement from before, so I'm curious to see what happens when the swelling goes down. I told him exactly what I wanted and he gave it to me ( a nice round bubble butt, and a tiny waist) I did not do arms, he said I had a lot of fat on my abdomen and that if he did arms it would take away from the fat he'd take off on my waist so I said skip them..... I AM SO GLAD I DIDN'T DO ARMS are you kidding me??? my arms are the only thing that work on my whole body right now, I have to use them for everything, I can't imagine if I couldn't use them right now I don't know how women do it... I'm actually regretting doing my chin because I have to put so much pressure on it when I'm laying on my stomach and its killing me, also I have an earache in both ears and they keep popping like I have fluid in them, ick... I hope its worth it in the end.....By the way, Everyone in his staff is very friendly and helpful... I got to chill with salama for about 15 minutes prior to my surgery and he seems like a real down to earth guy, we talked about our jobs and how realistic my goals are and what are most girls expectations... he says a lot of women get used to seeing the swollen butt in the mirror every day in the beginning and they get attached to it, not realizing that its not their real size, just swelling and when the swelling goes down they think its so much smaller but in reality its still a major improvement from their original... 1400 cc's is pretty much the max! I'm tall 5'9 with a large frame so hopefully it fits me well. I feel really crappy today, like a vegetable, every thing hurts, my stomach, sides, back, my vag is burning, I'm peeing like every 20 minutes, I don't know where this fluid is coming from! l... my waist is TINY, I have never been shaped like this in my life.... he did a great job with my shape, but I'm too miserable right now to really appreciate it fully. I go in for my massage friday at 11, I hope I feel better afterwards. I will try and post pics beware its very bad looking! p.s. I'm super doped up from vicodin, I don't even know if Im speaking english... hope so! Did I mention my first massage is friday at 11:00am? is it bad?? Im so sensitive right now I cant imagine someone rubbing these areas.... ok check in soon.
EAT, PEE, SLEEP, PEE, WALK, PEE, DRINK, PEE,...
EAT, PEE, SLEEP, PEE, WALK, PEE, DRINK, PEE, PILLS, UP DOWN UP DOWN UP DOWN.... today is better than the first two... I'm getting my appetite back a bit, trying to poop and I just can't, I took my garment off and really tried, what a mission, for nothing lol... hopefully the magic happens soon. Vicodins are giving me huge headache/migranes, I tried to go without and woke up in intense pain, started crying, what a baby! I'm going to pop two before my massage tomorrow and then ask if they can switch me to something else. hard to type right now so I'll check in later. tah tah
Hey guys, day 4 here... Today the pain was better...
Hey guys, day 4 here... Today the pain was better then any day so far... but I'm really feeling faint when I stand up for too long. I have not been eating and drinking like I should and I feel very worn down easily. I had my massage today, I made sure to take an extra half of my vicodin, and it was uncomfortable but nothing I couldn't handle.... 2 things though... I was very disturbed by the noises my body was making, you can hear the fluid squishing and squeezing all the way through as she's moving it around, it was disgusting... and there were like solid chunks in my drain I guess its fat... sick! sorry to be so vivid but this is what it is. 2nd, the drain where my pubic bone is (front drain), is the most horrific pain I've ever felt in all of my life, no over exagerations... as soon as she touched that area I burst out in hysterical sobbing, it was uncontrollable, it felt like my body went in to shock, I was shaking so bad.... she had to skip that area but said she has to come back to it eventually because thats where she drains the fluid into the lymph glands... she said she never saw someone react like I did, I can feel the rubber tube right under my skin in my pubic area, it is a very sharp intense stinging, I am wondering if this is normal or should I call in about it... I can also feel it when my thighs rub against my pubic area when I walk or sit up, its the worst pain I've had out of everything, it feels like the tube is about to poke right through the skin. I am terrified of having it pulled out I think I'll have to be sedated first!...
other than that! I feel a lot better today, my waist is so much smaller than I expected considering the amount of fat I had before, and Eilyeen the massues says its going to get way smaller. My ass is too big, I look ridiculous...I'm embarassed when I leave the house lol... how long does it take for it to go down? put up some pics, looking rough!.. will check in again soon xoxo
By the way I wanted to add that I am extremely...
by the way I wanted to add that I am extremely constipated, I can't go to save my life! I have tried every laxitive, stool softener and nothing works =( any suggestions?
Ok sorry guys this is not a positive entry, I may...
Ok sorry guys this is not a positive entry, I may be down because of the pain killers I'm not sure....but I'm Not gonna lie, it's been rough! I had my first massage yesterday and I became very swollen last night, I felt like the foams were cutting into me so I took them off to try and get some sleep, also my chin strap from the chin lipo cuts off my air tube when I'm laying face down , I wake up and find it hard to breath and my face completely swollen and hot. I can't imagine its good for me to lay face down all the time after lipo there I'm sure its best not to put pressure on your chin 24/7 but which is more important ass or face?? I end up tearing this chinstrap off every 20 minutes for a breather, I'm worried about results but I can't get comfortable to save my life. My back and neck have began to really bother me from laying in the same uncomfortable position, thinking about having to do this for the next 5+ weeks and I can't imagine I think I will go insane. The pain pills- they make me very moody and I don't feel right on them, so I keep trying to quite them, everytime I do I wake up feeling like my whole body has been put through a meat grinder.5 days out, someone tell me when life begins to feel normal? my ass is so incredibly big It doesn't fit into anything I own I'm praying for the swelling to go down so I don't look like such a freak show. At this point, with the amount of pain, and the appearance of my ass, the difficulty doing anything and the uncomfortableness 24/7 is making me regret this surgery... I keep saying to myself "you should have just worked out really hard in the gym!" I need to be more positive I know, I keep waking up praying its going to feel like a normal day but I'm sure its still to early on day 5.... tell me do you get used to living like this week after week and when does it get "normal" I cant wait to get these drains out. sorry to be so negative... bummed today. xoxo
on the bright side, I went #2!!! yay!!! this was becoming a real problem after 5 days but the magic finally happened and man do I feel better! woohoo
Day 6, it was nice to vent yesterday, thanks for...
Day 6, it was nice to vent yesterday, thanks for the comments I love getting them! Better today, definetly have my ups and downs.
Well my garment is too short for my 5"9 frame so its literally cutting off circulation vag and on my arms and shoulders so I've been tearing it off in the middle of the night because my arms will go numb and then fall back asleep, I think from doing this the fold on my back that used to be filled with fat is starting to fill up with fluid (I posted some pics) it was so flat right after surgery, and now its starting to look flabby again... I think I'm getting my second massage tomorrow so I hope that helps. I am wearing a 2xl garment from dr salama... (huge right?) I'm supposed to go tomorrow and get my drain out so I will def mention all this stuff then also the cut out circles on the ass of the garment leave a perfect curcular indent around the middle of my ass.. will this go away? I've seen some women cut there but I'm not sure thats a good idea. My roomate saw my body and said "wow you look like beyonce!" I tried putting on some workout pants and get out of the house but I couldnt figure out how to hide my drains. I walked to the store and went shopping, I felt drained of energy pretty fast. Its been so beautiful out I'm thinking of going to the beach just to breath in some fresh ocean air, I'm getting cabin fever.
So as far as the laying down on my stomach 24/7 goes, I ordered a water pillow it forms to your face, and I ordered a portable massage chair I will post a pic, I can sit up and have my ass hang over the back and theres a nice cradle for your face... I hope it works the way I want it to... ok my arms are getting sore from typing.... check out the pics, drop a comment, much love ladies!! xoxo
Hey guys I have a question about the second...
Hey guys I have a question about the second garment, I got my second massage today, it wasn't bad at all, I barely had any fluid and she said I was healing nicely and that I wouldn't need that many more massages, maybe 4.... the garment she put me in after the massage, it was ridiculously small! it wouldn't even go up past my hips (newly fat grafted hips) but she insisted its going on me! It took her a good 10 minutes slowly manipulating this thing and stuffing me into it and man it hurt! every part of me was being cut off and spilling out during the process.... we got it on and she was dripping in sweat! it wasn't actually that uncomfortable, but what made me uncomfortable mentally is that my newly grafted hips and buttocks is so tightly squeezed into this thing, surely this puts so much pressure on the new fat cells, is this going to kill the fat?? I can't sit or sleep on my back or side cuz the pressure would kill the fat cells so isn't this the same idea? I was very worried. she had to call nomi in to get a second opinion on it being too tight... nomi was like well we don't have a bigger size and the one you had on before was too big so its going to have to work. I got home and had to go #2, so I had to take it off, I am currently wearing my other one right now because I'm thinking I should get dr salamas opinion when I see him tomorrow before putting it back on.... has anyone heard anything about it being dangerous to the fat cells to wear a garment that is too tight in the hips/ass? I understand about the midsection where its been lipod I can buy a waist cincher for that... should it be tight in the hips and butt?? someone let me know... I am terrified of losing my ass under any circumstances...
other than that, I feel pretty damn good, damn near normal now... got my back drain off and may get my front one out tomorrow.... antibiotics are done today, my appetite has improved and so has my energy.... yay! ok so please someone tell me about the garment I'm concerned.
WOW, listen to this.... So I had my follow up...
WOW, listen to this.... So I had my follow up appointment with Dr. Salama, Adventura is about a 30 minute drive (me laying on my stomach), so we get there right on time for my 1:30 appointment, and the room is totally packed so I go outside, 30 minutes pass, more people show up, have to wait in the hallway.... 1 hour passes, nobody comes out, pop my head in the room same people crowded in one room, more people crowding the hallway, some fresh out of surgery looking very faint.... 2 hours pass, I call and ask how much longer she says she doesn't know and she'll call me when I'm ready.... we wait another hour, my boyfriend starts getting pissed, we leave go eat subway, get back, wait another 30 minutes, we were finally seen at 5:00 (3 1/2 hour wait) standing, mind you! Dr salama comes in checks me out says I look good, answered my questions and went on his way. The wait was so bad, I was supposed to get botox on my appointment, they didn't even remember! I didn't bother bringing it up b/c I just wanted to get out of there, we literally spent our whole day waiting around. I dread going through this every week. It's obvious he is overbooked but doesn't want to refuse new clients b/c he wants that $$$$$$, feel me! my boyfriend is like how greedy!!!! Dr salama didn't make me feel rushed though, he sat down calmly and patiently answered all of my questions, I really like how he is, he's very calm, professional, and friendly.
NOW... my new garment... so they switch you from the white garment from surgery to this dark brown one that is alot more firm (less stretch) and runs much smaller... so I told them it wasn't working and they gave me a size down in the garment they give you from surgery (white one, more stretch), its much more comfortable. I asked him, do I need anything on my butt or can I just use a waist cincher, he says no you don't need anything for the butt, but the problem with a waist cincher is that it cuts off right at the lower pubic region and that area tends to get swollen with fluid so it becomes very uncomfortable. Soooo, I went home, cut the holes (it's a butt out garment) I cut the holes so they give more, and I cut the thighs so they are now more boy short length so I can wear shorts, etc with them on..... I feel so good at this point the only complaint I really have is not being able to sit, I feel like I have a long way to go! Still have my drain out, prob will get it out next week. and for the massages, I'm paying a bit extra to have the girl (Eileen) come to my house, no more waiting, and no car ride!
Hope everyone is doing well! drop some love is your checking in please!
DAY 8 WOW, listen to this.... So I had my follow...
DAY 8 WOW, listen to this.... So I had my follow up appointment with Dr. Salama, Adventura is about a 30 minute drive (me laying on my stomach), so we get there right on time for my 1:30 appointment, and the room is totally packed so I go outside, 30 minutes pass, more people show up, have to wait in the hallway.... 1 hour passes, nobody comes out, pop my head in the room same people crowded in one room, more people crowding the hallway, some fresh out of surgery looking very faint.... 2 hours pass, I call and ask how much longer she says she doesn't know and she'll call me when I'm ready.... we wait another hour, my boyfriend starts getting pissed, we leave go eat subway, get back, wait another 30 minutes, we were finally seen at 5:00 (3 1/2 hour wait) standing, mind you! Dr salama comes in checks me out says I look good, answered my questions and went on his way. The wait was so bad, I was supposed to get botox on my appointment, they didn't even remember! I didn't bother bringing it up b/c I just wanted to get out of there, we literally spent our whole day waiting around. I dread going through this every week. It's obvious he is overbooked but doesn't want to refuse new clients b/c he wants that $$$$$$, feel me! my boyfriend is like how greedy!!!! Dr salama didn't make me feel rushed though, he sat down calmly and patiently answered all of my questions, I really like how he is, he's very calm, professional, and friendly.
NOW... my new garment... so they switch you from the white garment from surgery to this dark brown one that is alot more firm (less stretch) and runs much smaller... so I told them it wasn't working and they gave me a size down in the garment they give you from surgery (white one, more stretch), its much more comfortable. I asked him, do I need anything on my butt or can I just use a waist cincher, he says no you don't need anything for the butt, but the problem with a waist cincher is that it cuts off right at the lower pubic region and that area tends to get swollen with fluid so it becomes very uncomfortable. Soooo, I went home, cut the holes (it's a butt out garment) I cut the holes so they give more, and I cut the thighs so they are now more boy short length so I can wear shorts, etc with them on..... I feel so good at this point the only complaint I really have is not being able to sit, I feel like I have a long way to go! Still have my front drain in, prob will get it out next week. and for the massages, I'm paying a bit extra to have the girl (Eileen) come to my house, no more waiting, and no car ride!
Hope everyone is doing well! drop some love if your checking in please!
I just tried on the same (ugly) boy shorts that I...
I just tried on the same (ugly) boy shorts that I had on before surgery (hot pink "angel") they were comfortable, don't judge me.... anyway, the before and afters speak for themselves! I'm only 9 days out so my waist will shrink and so will my butt (which I want) but not too much! I feel great today, I'm just getting bored.... I want to go to the beach and get some sun, go shopping, go out to eat, etc.... but I'm going to at least wait until my front drain comes out to do all that so I'm trying to be patient.
I forgot to mention a little fun fact about dr. salamas office.... So if you read my last post you'll know that yesterday had to spent a total of 6+ hours dealing with my appointment (including driving to and from another city, waiting, being seen, etc.) and they basically said "Sorry, there's nothing we can do" ... BUT what I forgot to mention was the day before I had a massage appointment, we made the appointment for 3:00, I'm on my way to my appointment when I get a phone call from Nomi saying "you missed your 2:00 appointment, I'm sorry we have no other appointments for today and according to our policy we will have to charge you"..... she got my time wrong! So I called back and explained and she set me up for a 4:00 appointment and apologized. I think its funny that they charge you if you're late (at the time it was 2:30, she thought my appointment was at 2:00) but they were 3 1/2 hours late for my appointment and I was forced to deal with it.... just a little irritated about that.
Anyway check the pics, I put them side by side..... I want to tone my thighs they are too big, I don't mind being a little thick but I want to have nice muscle definition, I will definitly be working on a 6 pack, there is no more fat anywhere on my stomach he got it ALL! and my upper back and arms are still flabby, so I will be working that shit out to complete the package... oh and my chin looks a lot better already from the lipo, still a bit swollen but an improvement for sure! can't wait to start shopping and get my belly button pierced again! ahhhh! drop some love! thanks xoxo
DAY 10. I finally tried on some pants to see what...
DAY 10. I finally tried on some pants to see what my butt looks like and I will post them just to show my shape and size. My butt is bigger than I'd like it to be I'd like it to go down some, not too much but I don't want to look like I had an ass job, I just want a nice curvy, bubble butt that fits my body. It has definetly gone down in size since the beginning, at first it looked scary and deformed and beat up. I like how its shaping up. Don't mind the outfit, nothing I would wear outside, just some old clothes (really old) that would have never fit me right before surgery. One thing I want to mention, my stomach is super lumpy, and hard, some parts are fluffy like theres still fat pockets, hopefully still swelling. Also, I have stretchmarks on my sides, this area looks like the skin is wrinkled it looks gross, hopefully its just from being in the garment. My drain is slowing down a lot, I am sure it will be ready to come out on monday. Then I will feel a lot more normal. My XL garment is too loose, I am going to switch to the smaller garment and cut the hips and butt. I had a massive headache today not sure why. Also I have some hard lumps under my chin, sometimes I see definition and think I like the results, and other times its soft and mushy and still looks like my old double chin... I haven't been wearing the chin stap like I should, I HATE IT SO MUCH. but I don't want to mess up my results so I'm really trying to suck it up and just wear it... definetly needs to be massaged. ok I'm out, check in tomorrow. xo
DAY 13 POST OP, I'm getting my front drian removed...
DAY 13 POST OP, I'm getting my front drian removed in the morning, I can't wait! This thing keeps getting snagged and pulled on everything. I noticed it is like totally healed into my skin and already scarred with the little stitches under my skin...and it doesn't really hurt inside anymore either I hope its not attatched to the inside of me when they rip it out (I'm scared). I had my 3rd massage and she told me I have no fluid build up at all and that I really don't need much more massage.My waist is so tiny and hard I can't imagine it getting any smaller but if so, good shit!! My BUTT.... it has gone down for sure, as well as my hips... which is good, because I looked like a freak of nature and it was embarassing lol! Right now, my but is exactly how I want it, its perfect.... the shape has changed, its a perfect bubble and perfect size... I am so paranoid about it shrinking I keep reading these women say they want round 2, I don't ever, ever want to think about such a thing are you kidding?? The amount of time and pain recovering from this and the money spent I don't want to relive this again, no way. I'm almost 2 weeks out, does anyone know when the shrinking usually stops? I have tried very hard not to look to much in the mirror to try not obsessing over size. At the end of it all it will still be such an improvement from before. 1400cc's is a LOT, I can't imagine I will be unsatisfied in the end... I wish I hadn't read some of these girls stories of it shrinking too small it has me paranoid.
I'll check in after drains removed... ahhh scary
Got my drains out today, I almost passed out, they...
Got my drains out today, I almost passed out, they had to have me lay down in the hospital bed for about 10 minutes to get my energy back. He said it was normal, wow. Not a good feeling, I felt it tear through all of my tissue, I did not want to look at it because I was afraid it would have chunks hanging off of it ew!
He put me in a Medium garment, Originally I was in a 2xl, nice!
DAY 15, can't believe its been 2 weeks man! I FEEL...
DAY 15, can't believe its been 2 weeks man! I FEEL GREAT! I look good! I was so insecure and felt so fat before surgery, now I LOVE LOVE LOVE my body and the way I look in clothes.. before surgery I was a large top which my stomach bulged out of and looked horrible, and now I'm a medium.... I'm still an XL bottom but I expected this because he added size there, I am still a big girl, (5'9, 194 lbs) but my shape is out of this world! I just went and bought brazillian cut bikini bottoms and I posted pics, now, I'm not perfect ok,,, my butt is a little lumpy and so is my stomach, but I was not expecting to be perfect I mean I was totally out of shape before surgery. But MY WAIST IS SO SMALL and it curves down to this perfect circular bubble, I'm in love with myself haha I can't stop looking in the mirror. Now my first time outside with normal clothes on, I went to a restaurant to pick up a to go order and it was packed, I waited in a long ass line and everywhere I looked people were staring at me, women, men, etc... I felt very uncomfortable! lol. Sometimes I'm worried you can tell I have a fake ass and people are saying oh look at her fake ass! but my boyfriend says no they are staring because you have a NICE ASS. I guess I'm just not used to the attention... and let me tell you DIRTY looks from females man. I laugh to myself because of what I looked like only 2 weeks ago, its crazy. I still have work to do, I want to tan, and tone up my stomach, back , thighs and arms.... my scars still arent heeled and they are very noticable I hate them.... and I want a boob job next. then that's it I swear to god no more nip tucks for meeeee. anyway thanks for all the love ya'll it makes me feel so good to have support.... I feel so excited to show off this body, I bought some cute ass clothes (including a midrift!) and I'm going to make a little trip to my hometown next week and pop into a bar I know everyone wilil be at and I want to see what kind of reactions I get! Plus I need a night out, and some DRANKS! hopefully I don't get too drunk and accidentally sit on my new booty... its funny, sometimes I forget and I'll sit down for a second and it feels so weird, like hard and numb and then I jump up like oh shit I forgot! lol...... My booty has shrunk a lot but it is like THE perfect size now and I do not want it going down any more, I still have 27 days till my 6 week mark I pray to GOD it doesnt shrink anymore, I'm so paranoid all the time now =/ OK pics up! drop some love xoxoxo
19 DAYS POST OP, FIRST TIME OUT AND ABOUT......I...
19 DAYS POST OP, FIRST TIME OUT AND ABOUT......I have to vent! Last night I went out in my hometown where I was born and raised, I wanted to show off. I wore spandex high waisted striped pants and a midrift top.... let me tell you I have never in my life received this kind of attention. Every single person was looking at me, women were hating left and right, some hit on me, every time I looked around people were staring, men were all over me, one chick tried to fight me because her man tried to talk to me, she whipped out her phone trying to prove his love for her in her text messages (Crazy chick!), I heard every thing from "where did you buy that at", "is that real", "you are a gift from God", "you have the nicest ass i've ever seen in my life", "can I touch it" (wtf!?) ....at the end of the night my friend who is a bouncer there said "you were the talk of the town tonight, everyone was talking about the girl in the striped pants" he said a lot of women were hating trying to say "she isn't all that", one girl even went extra hard on the hating talking about "her stomach has stretchmarks", she was really trying to find something lol!........ none of my friends believed me when I told them I worked out, they all knew it was fake, my girl was like um no you have a nikki minaj booty, you never looked anything like this!
I have to say I liked the attention but I also am not used to it and I'm not used to women being mean and nasty and hating me for no fucking reason, talking about me and ripping me apart, men talking about me like a piece of meat, I felt like my ass was the only thing people noticed about me which is weird because I'm used to people commenting on my facial features... I have to learn how to deal with this kind of attention because I'm getting it everywhere I go. what did I expect?!!!!!!! my boyfriend is like hello what did you think was going to happen you got an ass job! I think it also might be because I'm white and now I'm shaped like kim kardashian. I'm not complaining, Its just going to take some getting used to..... hope everyone is well!
So 21 days aka 3 weeks aka halfway there! 3 more...
So 21 days aka 3 weeks aka halfway there! 3 more weeks to go until I can sit down!!! God how I crave a good sit session. I can't believe I've lasted this long it's been quite a journey. Let me tell you what I have learned from this experience so far and I will also tell you what NOT TO DO....
SO... the first 5 days to 1 week are SHITTY. No way around it. You are going through major trauma and your body is like OH HELL NO WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, I HATE YOU FOR THIS!!! You are swollen, weak, beat up, leaking fluids, in pain, immobile, can't sleep, emotional, can't poop to save your life!! I couldn't stand for more than a few minutes without feeling faint... you have to get in your fluids, gatorade (which I hate) and get up and walk!.... I requested Vicodin instead of percocet, why?? b/c percocets make you itchy and feel like throwing up and I don't need to add those feelings to this already shitty feeling. Vicodens have no side affects no itching, no nausaua. After about 5 days, I was feeling pretty damn good..... oh and at this point your ass looks crazy big, like scary!
Fast forward to today and I will tell you, I have good days and bad days with this.... sometimes I get really depressed... I am so sick of laying on my stomach all the time. I DO NOT SIT for any reason whatsoever, my boyfriend drives me everywhere and I lay on my stomach.
I refuse to use the boppy pillow it doesn't help at all, my ass is way too big and spills over onto the seat putting pressure on it. Let me tell you what I have done wrong:
1) I jumped the gun and took a little road trip to my hometown (I drove) its an hour and a half there and an hour and a half back, plus driving around town... I ghetto rigged the boppy pillows with some foams and still felt like I was doing damage. I felt tingling sensations in my butt while I was sitting, I was thinking ahh the fat cells are dissapearing and I can feel it! Well guess what, I have some flat spots and bumps now that I never notices before. NO GOOD.
2) I went out and drank during this little trip and I came home and fell asleep in some gym shorts with a really tight waistband... guess what... I woke up with a very deep indentaion around my entire stomach from the waistband, that was 4 days ago, and some of it is still there!!! I fear I may have permanently disfugured my stomach from this!!!
3) the garment... I don't wear it all the time.... I wear it like 60-70% of the time. I am starting to feel like I'm getting "fat", some of the areas are begining to look flabby, and cellulite is showing up.
4) my ass sometimes is TOO BIG, everyone stares, I see people laugh sometimes I feel like they are making fun of me or something... all I know is I am a spectacle in public and I'm not sure I like this... I wanted to look good but not too obvious.
my ass is 49 inches around.... it hasn't shrank much since 8 days out.... I'm happy about this... I may want to drop a couple pounds and if its "too big" that means I can save some of my ass when I drop the weight. My stomach is lumpy and weird looking, but my waist is tiny! I am happy with my shape, its so much better than before and I would definetly recommend this surgery to anyone who wants a better shape. 3 more weeks to go, I just want to be able to sit, go to the gym, so many things in life require sitting and I feel like I'm missing out! But I know this is all worth it in the end! xoxox
2 years after BBL
Wow it's been forever since I've logged in. I want to update on my results 2 years later.... My ass is TOO big. I am a constant spectacle everywhere I go and I am sick of it. People pointing, staring, commenting laughing, making sexual comments, etc. life isn't normal. I get asked at least 3 times a day of my ass is fake. I didn't want it to look obvious I just wanted a nice curvy shape. Can I get a reduction ?
3 and a half years post BBL
Hey guys, been a while! So I'm back because I'm not happy with my body... I have always felt that dr Salama went too big... 1400 cc's in each cheek even though I told him I didn't want it to look obvious I just wanted an overall better, curvier shape. Well my life has not been the same. It was fun in the beginning when I was living the club life in Miami... But living an every day normal life with a huge fake ass is wearing on me mentally. I can't go anywhere without hearing people comment, getting stares, dirty looks, even looks of shock like they can't understand what they are looking at... When I'm standing in line or walk out of a room people are talking about my big fake ass. I am tired of being a walking target for criticism. People don't take me seriously. Guys just talk to me because of my ass and some even find it disgusting. It doesn't look natural, especially on a white girl. People refer to me as a white Nikki Minaj... Who has the fakest looking ass on the planet, not the look I was going for. I've gotten comments like "she needs to change her diaper" and "look at her with her 2 for 1 ass" I have gotten to the point where I have anxiety everywhere I go and I stay home depressed... I am going on medication for it. I can't believe I spent all this money to live like this...I don't know what to do. I'm thinking about a revision. Some women want to go this big and I respect it... But I am not a model or a stripper or a video vixen so looking like this isn't doing me any Favors in the real world :/
Also, I have a lot of cellulite and it's shaped kind of odd and one cheek is bigger than the other... I have attached pics... The areas where I got Lipo are lumpy and veiny as well as loose skin.