I started my research early this year and I had...
I started my research early this year and I had three ps I was looking at: Schwartz, Dass, & Hazani.
With Schwartz, I didn't see too many before and after Bbl pic. I also spoke to his patient coordinator and although she was nice, I wasn't convinced enough to do an actual in-person consult.
For Dass, I had a consult, but his price made me feel like I should be able to find someone a little more within my budget.
This led me to Hazani and all the Hazani dolls. His price was within my budget and I really had a chance to bond with Hazani dolls. They all had their bbls recently and raved about his work. I was hooked. I scheduled a ba, bbl, and a TT with Hazani. My hubby convinced me to go slow and do one surgery at a time. I started with a ba with Hazani. My bbl surgery with him was supposed to be on July 18th, but due to low iron levels and my rhinoplasty, he turned me away. I was soooooo bummed, but my hubby said maybe it was a blessing in disguise.
I guess my husband is right. I had a chance to do more research and also give some time for the Hazani dolls to report their updates. Unfortunately, those dolls were less than happy with the end results. Add to that, I came across the Dass dolls and I see that the majority of the dolls are happy with their bbl results. Shout out to Submitt08. Unknowingly, her posts and pic convinced me to choose Dass. I want results like hers (thank you Submitt08 for taking the time to review Dass).
So now I'm booked with Dass for September 30. My pre-op is coming up soon and I am so crazy and nervous with anticipation.
This is my 40th birthday gift to myself.
I will post some before pictures later.
Pre-op completed and paid!!!!!
OMG. It's getting real now. I had my pre-op on Friday and surgery is paid. I can't believe I'm doing this. My biggest part of it is the mini tummy tuck. It's the scar I'm freaked out about. That's a whole lot of me being cut out. As much as I disliked that flap of skin, I'm kinda fond of it...I know it doesn't make sense...fear for the unknown, I guess?!?
Anyhow, I love that Dr. Dass did everything. He took the pictures; he walked me through what to expect and he answered all my questions. He is accommodating as far as what I want. He pretty much made me feel not rushed about the pre-op session. I feel so happy and excited about getting this done.
Now to decide how much booty I want. I'm scared of booty greed and afraid it will shrink so I think I am going to ask him for the maximum that my butt can stretch. Any comments/suggestions from you Bbl vets would be greatly appreciated in regards to how much. I'm 5ft and weigh 135lbs. I have thick thighs and legs.
So I'm getting the courage to post my before pictures. I can't believe what one pregnancy and aging has done to my body. Sadly, after 8 years, I finally gave up all my pre-pregnancy jeans. These jeans are sizes 26.
On the bright side, I can't wait for this Friday when Dass will do his magic. I'm getting stomach lipo, Bbl, and mini tummy tuck. I'm still scared about the mini TT. Anyone who has any suggestions, experience, or input with my upcoming surgery will be greatly appreciated.
Can't Believe it's Tomorrow
So I'm crazy nervous and I can't sleep. I'm going to get my mini TT and BBL in about 8 hours.
I feel like I'm nesting...kinda before I gave birth. I have my downstairs bed area set. I have the chux and all the medications ready. I know there are things I've forgotten, but just too mentally exhausted to worry about it.
I had a long day at work and trying to keep my story straight on why I'll be out for surgery. My story is a hernia...but someone asked me about fibroids but I told them hernia and I think fibroids is much better reason. Oh well...
Not even sure what I want. Hips, big butt...I'm just afraid of it shrinking so I want to maximize the butt. If it does shrink, I'll still have a butt, really scared of getting booty greed.
My husband also told me that this is a waste of money, considering that God gave me a pretty cute butt for my size and here I'm just taking it all for granted. Let me just say I wanted to punch him.
I have an ugly gut I constantly have to hide, my "cute butt" has aged and morphed into something I am no longer proud of.
I'm just rambling on now...so I'm just stop and post some beofre pics.
Wish me luck ladies and good night.
30 Sep 2016
Day of treatment
I can't believe I actually made it.
I'm feeling better now and walking around. This surgery is no joke. And to top it off, I have to deal with my period.
My husband has been very kind. He's normally crazy squeamish about blood, but he's been a doll and trailing after me wiping up all the blood.
And he's trying not to smack my butt. He says he's so tempted.
I'm feeling better right now, but the hours after surgery, I'm hating life.
I am usually a stomach sleeper, but with the mini TT, it's not comfortable at all.
The worst part of this surgery for me has been the sore throat.
Thank you to all the dolls that helped prepare me to this point. You ladies rock.
I wanted to see what I looked like but was too afraid to unwrap myself and not be able to get back into the garment.
My husband wasn't willing to come near me. The girl I usually have come help was not available. So I had to be stinky until this late evening. I called my bestie, who happens to be a dude. He brought over a gal, Aida, to assist me bc he was scared he wouldn't be able to do it.
Thank goodness for good friends and Aida.
This is tmi, but I stunk to high heavens. I was hoping to delay the shower for another day, but I'm glad I didn't wait.
Taking off the garment was such an ordeal and I almost accidentally ripped off my drainage in the process.
The biggest complaint I had was the crazy itching. The shower helped but I really wanted to scrub myself down with a Brillo pad.
Now for what I saw. I LOVED what Dr. Dass did. My waist was tiny! My hips and ass huge but I think the swelling and some fat loss is to be expected. I think both will get smaller as time goes by and it will be perfect.
Doesn't Get Easier
Omg. I was up and about feeling good day 3. That didn't last long.
After my shower yesterday, my friends decided to throw out the foam boards bc it was icky...like stinky bloody icky. Then I read the instructions that said to put it back. I read the instructions the next morning. So the whole night I was in pain. First off, I felt like I had heartburn and it was attributed to the red onions in the salad. I never eat onions. This time, I said I need to be a big girl so I ate it. Big mistake. Second mistake, I felt good so I started weaning myself off the Norco and took one pill instead of the suggested 2. Ugh!
Third issue: bm. I'm dreading it and how I'm going to do it. I just don't want to get all gross and have to undress myself by myself. Such an ordeal.
Also, the pain I encountered was from my upper back bra area. It hurts. A lot.
And I also figured out why it took three people yesterday to zip me up in my garment again. We put the garment inside out on me and we were zipping up like d.o.r.k.s!
Another issue I've been having is the draining. In addition to the drain that I have to drag around, my stomach area is also draining. Isn't this why I have that drain bag?!? And let me tell you why drain bags suck. I forget I have one and start to realize it when it's being painfully ripped from my abdomen. This stupid bag has caught on everything you can imagine, door handles, my undies, drawer handles. Not fun at all.
Another issue is the compression socks. it is so tight and cumbersome and a constant reminder that I can no longer see my knees. My daughter asks me, "Mommy, where did your knees go?" This is never a good sign :/
Just when I thought if you make it last day 1, you're good to go. Day 3/4 was the pits.
Add to that and I'm driving myself crazy thinking, "What did I do myself?!!"
Am I going to look absolutely cartoonish, like fat everywhere and then a crazy snatched waist? Think Jessica Rabbit. I'm scared. These emotions are driving me nuts. Also, my friend told me before the surgery, make sure your bottom half and your top half can get through the same doorway.
While I'm at it, I might as say that I'm still up at midnight bc I don't know what to tell my mom. Me, a grown-ass woman of 40, is afraid to tell her mom :/
And to be honest, I've been too afraid to look/explore my new body. Crazy...it almost feels like I'm going to break, that's how small my waist is.
Anyhow, thank you for allowing me to vent and be crazy. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Almost one week update, side by side comparisons
I know it's super early, but just wanted to show you ladies what a difference. Of course, I'm not expecting model material results nor do I hope to be a porn star. I just wanted to feel better about my body after what aging, pregnancy, and crazy fad diets have done to my body :/
1 week Post Op Checkup
Going to the post op was interesting since I had to Uber. I think I freaked out the Uber guy when I requested that I sit in the back, actually laying in the backseats of his car :/
Anyway, the nurse, Megan, is fabulous and kind. I was so excited to get my drain out. Little did I know what this meant.
Thankfully, I was supported by an exam chair, otherwise I would've fainted to the ground. This whole drain business has been so icky for me. It makes me queasy thinking about it. Ok, so she told me to take a deep breath. She then proceeded to pull this drain from my lower stomach area. No joke, but it was like watching a horror movie where either your guts are being pulled from your stomach or the nurse is pulling a snake-like creature from
your stomach. You take your pick. It was never-ending and I couldn't believe how long this mutha-f-Ing drain was. She had initially told me most people don't feel a thing. I guess I wasn't lucky enough to fit into that category bc I felt everything. It was hot and painful as I watched her pull the snake-like tube out of my stomach, and it felt like it went in for quite a while. That damn thing wasn't short. I don't know how the f they fit all that tubing inside me.
I kinda fainted, but between her and the chair, I didn't hit the floor.
Side note: I think all the Halloween horror nights act should include having people watch a drain being pulled out :/
After that, there was gross fluid everywhere and she stopped it with a gauze.
She answered my questions and then the ps saw me. He said everything looked good.
I left feeling like a human being again and I felt 80% better.
Fast forward the awkward uber ride home where I'm grateful I put down a chux pad when laying in the backseat. It looked like I had butchered a pig on it after I got up and left.
I got home and out of my garment for cleaning. The drain site is bleeding profusely and the area is now crazy swollen the size of an ostrich egg.
I had to lay down again bc now I'm back at feeling 50%. This pain and not feeling myself roller coaster is so tiring.
But on the bright side, I'm soooooooo happy about the lack of drain now.
I know this update was long and kinda tmi, but wanted to be honest about what it felt like.
After drain removal pics
Today is one day after the 1 week mark. I just had the drain removed yesterday and the swelling is down just a tad more. Results are looking better and I had so much fun trying on my dresses.
Negative Effects of Surgery
Hi all...just wanted to update about a concern I have.
Right after the surgery when I got home and sleeping for about two hours, I woke up with the pinky and ring finger of my right hand all numbed. I figured I had slept wrong on my hand so it had fallen asleep. That wasn't the case.
Throughout my recovery, whenever I raised my right hand (washing my hair in the shower) or have my right elbow bent (laying on my stomach and typing on phone), my pinky and right fingers would become numb and swollen. I gave it some time and I asked the nurse about it and she said sometimes during the lipo, nerves are going to get damaged, resulting in loss of feelings in some body parts.
I guess the nerves in my pinky and ring fingers were damaged as it gets inflamed and numbed whenever I do anything. It is painful and annoying. On Friday, I will be 3 weeks post op and yet, my fingers haven't returned to its normal selves.
Any doll experienced this? Please let me know that whether it's happened to you and if it gets better. I'm praying that it gets better. I know it sounds insignificant, but my fingers get hot and swollen and this is pretty painful.
Naughty, Didn't Follow Dr. Orders
Ok...this is tmi, but ladies, with your new butt, your man is going to have a extremely hard time keeping his hands off you. At least mine did...I tried to abstain as long as I could, but at the post 3 weeks mark, I gave in. I forgot to ask Dass what the post care regarding sex/intimacy was so I researched this question through RealSelf. I found no real consensus among the doctors; some said as early as 2 weeks and some advised waiting the full 6 weeks. I also looked on other dolls reviews and again, some engaged in rough sex with no issues and some just took it easy and gentle.
In addition to the sex at the early stages of my recovery, I also drove at the 2 week post op mark. There was no way around it and I did try to use different pillows to sit in the car. Didn't work and I also ordered a booty pillow. I just felt you had to use muscles just so you can balance on the stupid pillow and doesn't that defeat the purpose?
Anyhow, I had to drive an hour long after I was 2.5 weeks. Work requirement and I couldn't do anything about it.
Ok, now on to my co-workers...everyone stares at me weird. I think my boss suspects something bc she's always looking at my waist and butt. I had a couple of co-workers try to pry it out of me through their questioning techniques. I just keep to my story that I'm recovering from the hernia surgery.
Hopefully the sex and the long duration of driving didn't do too much damage to my butt.
I will post new pics soon.
4 Weeks post -op
I'm so happy to be nearing the 6 week mark. I've been lazy about wearing my stage 2 faja.
I finally took off the tape over my mini TT. I have to say that although it looks better than my original tummy, I'm not quite as happy with the mini TT job. I think it is a bit sloppy and I wished that I had the time and patience to wait for a separate surgery for the mini TT after my bbl instead of doing both at the same time.
In the past, I've had different ps do different parts of my body. I truly believe that different ps specializes in different body parts. I think I made the right decision to go with Dass for my bbl, but I should've researched a bit more for a different ps that specializes in TT and mini TT.
My happy trail isn't straight (above the mini TT scar and below it) and both sides of my stomach is different levels of tautness. My right left side is pretty tight, but my right side is more puffy and still has extra skin. In addition, Dass had promised me a scar just a tad bit bigger than a C-section scar, but what he gave me is actually twice as big as promised and in fact, is very close to the size of a full TT scar, which I had originally wanted to avoid. And the scar curves up and is outside of the panty zone. This means I have to worry about what bikini bottom or underwear I wear bc you can see the scars on both my sides. It's not ideal, but at the end of the day, I'm done with this surgery and my tummy is an improvement from my original tummy.
It's just that I feel if another ps looked at it, he/she will say it's unprofessionally done and might even say it's botched. And I'm disappointed bc it wasn't cheap so I shouldn't have to be happy that it looked better than before :( For the price, I should expect more. It wasn't done for free...
Anyhow, I found a pic of my booty that my guy took at the 3 week mark and wanted to share it with you dolls.
How many cc's in the cheeks?
So I had a conversation with Nurse Megan today and remembered to ask her how many cc's were injected into each cheek.
I am disappointed to report I only got 800cc per cheek. She explained that my cheeks were so tight and he filled it to the max. I feel a bit disappointed as I had envisioned the numbers to be like 1000-1200 cc per cheeks. I don't think 800 was enough. And that meant they prolly disposed of a lot of my fat. I know that I prolly had enough fat to inject 2000cc per cheek.
Anyhow, I will be 5 weeks tomorrow. I can't believe how much the swelling went down.
5 weeks + 1 day post op. Yay!
The last posting was done when I was extremely tire and crazy stressed out from work. Basically, venting.
This is a journey with many emotional ups and downs. That's not to say that I don't think Dass did a phenomenal job. He did an amazing job with what he had to work with. I'm grateful I chose him to do my bbl and mini TT.
So I wanted to post some 5 week post op pics. Honestly the pics don't do my body justice. I just suck at taking pics and esp selfies. I think submitt08 should also give us all a tutorial on taking butt selfies. Her pics are amazing.
Anyhow, the results I think are also better without clothes, but obviously, I'd get arrested if I ventured into the community like that.
On a side note, I got an interesting "compliment" 2 days ago. A good looking man walks by me...he kinda stops & makes a "mmm" noise. I look up and smile. He walks away from me, but backwards and says, "I just have to tell you I appreciate that body. That's one nice butt."
I told my husband and his response? "You can tell him to make a donation to your surgery funds in appreciation." :/
Post 5 weeks pics
Somehow my pics didn't post :/
Let's see if it works this time...
Post 6 weeks and more emotional turmoil
12 Nov 2016
2 months post
Hi ladies. So sorry that I haven't been so responsive on this site.
I'm now post 6 weeks as of yesterday, but I haven't had the energy to enjoy or celebrate. I can say I've been laying on my sides for a bit and loving it. I'm so tired of laying on my stomach.
Anyway, I know that this site is for helping each other in surgery department, but I just also wanted to vent for a bit with my personal life.
My marriage is in shambles and I'm thinking of separating. My husband and I haven't been intimate in so many years and this summer I met someone I thought was the "one". He was very loving and is in fact the one who couldn't keep his hands off me. My husband hasn't touched me after any of my surgeries. Anyhow, fast forward to now where I'm completely devastated and broken-hearted bc my love affair cut off all communications without giving me a chance or reason why. He has blocked my calls and I'm totally depressed that I can't even enjoy my new body.
Ladies, please don't judge me as it's a complicated situation. All I know is that I'm so devastated and can't stop crying.
6 week Post Up-Date
22 Nov 2016
2 months post
Thank you beautiful RS sisters for the kind words and support. I can't express how truly grateful I am to you ladies.
I'm feeling better...time heals, along with prayers.
I just wanted to update you dolls with my post 6 week visit. Unfortunately, Dass wasn't available to see me, but Megan did. She said I was healing nicely and am allowed to resume normal activities. I love sleeping on my sides, but still paranoid that I will damage something. Sleeping on my back is a bit difficult as my stiff butt aches after a while.
I haven't been back to the gym, but will try soon. Again, I'm afraid I'm gonna lose more of my butt.
I have lost a lot of my butt, but I definitely see a difference. The before/after pics don't do my body justice. The after pics were taken after a big lunch and sitting in traffic for over an hour. You can imagine the creases in my body from the clothing after sitting in traffic on a very hot day.