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Hello girls! Real Self has been the most visited...

Hello girls! Real Self has been the most visited site according to my laptop since November, and I finally took the courage to post here :)

I'm 5'7, 150lb.. I work out consistently (Even tho have failed miserably in the last 6 months) and try to eat as healthy as I can (candies and chocolate are my weakness) I have heard of all these great doctors here (Salama, Cortes, Jimerson, Hughes, Bruno etc..) However I'm not really willing to travel to the East Cost and suffer in a 5-6 hour flight, So my top 3 choices were Cortes (Texas is far but better than MIA), Hughes and Bruno from California (2 hours flight only, yay)

These were my experience with the 3:
Lucy, Dr Cortes' assistant, is absolutely adorable and made me feel comfortable while talking on the phone, however when it came down to the surgery she said I had 2 options: gain 9-10lbs and have implants to add projection, or gain 20lbs!! Damn! 20 m*therf*cking pounds.. I could already see my chubby bulldog face in the mirror lol.. well well

Hughes on the other hand was very quick and available on answering my e-mails, I liked him and he told me for what I wanted I didn't need to gain any extra fat and that I had enough, since I already have a lot of projection ( I think so too) and what I really want is only a thinner waist and round bubbly butt. But I was still afraid.. What if the results are too subtle and he can't get enough fat? I mean, I know he is a great surgeon, and I saw amazing results from him, so, I trust him, but I wanted more opinions since now I had a doctor askng me to gain 20lb (do not want implants!) and another one 0..

Then it comes down to Dr. Bruno, he also answered me fast and was very lovely, warm and professional in his reply. He told me for what I wanted 5-10lb would be more than enough and he would give me a very slim figure. He also adressed that since I'm an out of town patient his assistant Marisol would be able to help me with travel and hotel arrangements (extra points).

So check my pics and tell me what you girls think about me having enough fat.. I photoshopped my pictures (very poorly done lol) to show how I want to look like after.

What now? Still confused..

So today I called Marisol, Dr Bruno's assistant and she told me I could have my surgery as soon as January if I wanted so, I immediately felt butterflies in my stomach and told her Iwould figure out the best date and call back.
I don't know.. all of a sudden I felt I wasn't ready to make a decision, and with so many girls telling me that Dr Dass and Dr Hughes do better sculpting I get even more confused. BTW I haven't contacted Dr Dass yet, since he doesn't have an e-mail on his website, does anyone here have this info?

The issue with the weight gain still persists, and the main reason I worry about going with Dr. Hughes is that he told me I need no extra fat and he doesn't recommend weight gain that can't be maintained, why would that be? I'm afraid that I would not be able to get good results, or that they would be very subtle, but I also fear gaining too much weight and not being happy later if the liposucction doesn't clean all the extra gained fat out

You girls are AWESOME!

Loving this community already, I don't know.. it might sound silly but I already feel at home here.
I'm telling you this site is worse than crack! I can't stop looking at all these gorgeous ladies here, and I swear I'm straight lol

I finally called Dr. Dass office and OMG by far the best treatment ever, not that the other doctors or assistants treated me badly, but Leslie made me feel like I already knew her for years. I just sent them my pics, so let's see what they say :D.. In the mean time I've been playing around with Photofiltre (the poor brother of Photoshop lol).. a girl can dream

I guess I found my doctor..

So, I just talked on the phone with Dr. Dass, and that's it, I guess I found my doc! He just made me feel so comfortable and answered all my questions and fears, he went through everything and was very comfortable to assure me I would get very similar results to my wish pics.
Dr Bruno is awesome too, I have no doubts, but being able to talk to Dr Dass on the phone just made all the difference for me.. since I will be probably be traveling right on the week of my surgery

By the way

Dr. Dass also said I didn't need to gain any weight, so he shares opinion with Dr Hughes which is also a hell of a doctor from what I have seen in the before and after pics

Ding ding..

So Dr Dass charged me about 10300 for the surgery (he is gonna lipo my arms, bra area, back, waist, inner thighs and a bit of the outer thighs.. ouch! And I don't know if I'm forgetting something else. This also includes all the medicines I will need and 2 garments.. I was really expecting to spend max 9.500 on the surgery, but I guess it's worth it (I don't know if the other docs also include the meds and garments, do they?)

So nervous

I sent my check this week to Dr Dass office, and it feels so real now that my surgery is going to happen sometime soon (Probably in January)

Last night I could barely sleep from over thinking so much about it. I've had nightmares where my butt looked totally uneven and weird, and the lipo on my thighs made them look crooked and weird.. lol
I dunno I just felt like I needed to vent.

26 days...

Until my surgery.. and I feel like in a rollercoaster. Some times I can't contain myself from being so happy, and other moments I wanna cry and start second guessing my will of having this surgery done, scared of complications and such. But I think it's normal, right? For you girls that bought Arnica Montana whats the best brand/type out there? Or are they all the same?

More b4 pics

Pics that I just took today, a bit ess flattering than the previous ones.. I guess I have put on a lil bit of weight.. I can't want until Dr D'Ass gives me The Ass :p

Inner thighs

Also, I'm seriously thinking about asking him to not do my inner thighs.. I'm not really a big fan of the GAP that many girls like..but he said probably the fat with best quality in my body was probably located on the thighs.. but what if they look too skinny after? Woud that be what they call "chicken legs"? lol

Pix transformed into wish pix

lol, I can never get the frontal one right.. it's looking a bit bizarre

Dream bodies

Had my surgery today!!! :)

Helloooo girls.. I just had mhy surgery today, I wasnt sure yet about the date before, but yesterday I had my in person consult with Dr Dass and my surgery today!!
Dr Dass is absolutely amazing and attentive, he answered every single one of mt question with details, he was truly interested in finding ut what I wanted for my body, absolutely professional and respectable.. will conmtinue.. gotta go to the restroom

My surgery

I arrived in the clinic very early, we started all the procedures at 8am, the staff they had there was so adorable and friendly that I didnt even feel nervous anymore, I was confident and happy.
Dr Dass entered my room to do the marks and talk to me more, at no moment he rushed me, he is pretty much the most patient and calm person I've ever seen. He guaranteed me he would give his very best and would have me looking the way I wanted. He exhaled such confidence that instead of anxiety and fear I was excited and relaxed :)

Well, they took me to surgery room and I didnt even see at what time I fell asleep.. I just remember waking up and Dr Dass telling me everything went great and smooth and that I would look very good.. I was desperate to flip over and lay on my belly lol

When it was time to get in the car, the sweet nurse(se is absolutely adorable) said she would not let me go laing on my back because she was scared it was dangerous and put a pillow down so I could sit down. As soon as she closed the door and the car started moving I started crying A LOT ,just like a baby, saying I was gonna loose all my fat and didnt wanna sit on my butt rofl! Made my poor bf stop the car on the street right outside the parking lot and went laying down on the front sit :p

My butt doesnt hurt at all, what really kills me is under my belly button and my arms, the pain is HORRIBLE..whenever I have to stand up or lay down, or move to any direction..I cant wait until the first week passes by and the pain starts getting better!.. Oh another thing.. Im leaking a lotttttttt of the fluid doc applies.. I pretty much feel like a fountain ahhha, every time I move around a lot of liquid comes out,, kinda like when you have a super heavy period and feel that river coming down.. well, imagine that feeling coming from 13 holes around your body hahahaha

Pics :)

Im so happy.. Dr Dass has blessed hands..
I have a ton of pads under garment

Star reviews

How do I put star reviews for the surgeon? I go to Edit and only gives me the option to write, but bnot star rate

I survived the second day post op

For the girls that havent had the surgery yet, be aware its no joke! Be ready to endure a lot of pain, discomfort and frustration for being so dependent of someone else.. I'm convinced that I have the best boyfriend in the world.. He is helping me with everything I need and doesnt even complain that he has to wake up 230 in the morning to gie me antibiotics :p

I'm n a stae where I can stay awake if I want to, or sleep deeply if I choose to.. I think the meds are giving me this effect.. the good thing about sleeping is that time goes by faster.

Did I tell you that Dr Dass called me yeterday night just to know how everything was going? He also gave me his personal phone number and offered me his uber code so I can get $20 off t do my post op visit next Tuesday. He really is a hell of a Doctor :)

My swelling has gone down a lot and my butt is more shapely already.. my abs hurt like I got punched 100 times when I get in and out of bed lol

2nd day


I. So much pain right nos in the abs lipoed.area. its ok when im still but so so bad if I move slightly.. yesterday all the pads and foams felt like too much for me. Im a bit claustrophobic and started having a crisis.. bf and I took everything off for a second and I was so happy with the lipo results I didnt recognize myself. The happiness didnt last long be ause I was about to pass out and could not breathe. We put everything ba m on as qui ly as possi le and I was pale as a ghost.. eeek was rough night.. but going to day 3 already


OMG my belly looks like Im expecting an Alien Baby hahaha. whats that huge pouch on my lower abdomen? Will it go away? Dr ass really transformed my body, but at the moment Im a bit scared of how it looks, I know its because of all the swelling and liquids etc etc He told me it would happen and asked me to not freak out too much in the first weeks haha.. im trying

other pics that didnt go

loving tje new shape :)


This procedure recovery is no joke,,,
Im really jealous of you girls that didnt feel much pain/discomfort.. These last days I was going through hell, feeling very lightheaded, weak and in pain.. WEll, today I went to my post op and the doc drained a lot of fluid from my abs with a syringe. Ouch! It was great tho not only cause now my bumps on the lower abs are gone but now I feel much much better.. No more lightheaded, weak and the pain on my abs has decreased A LOT.. Im pretty sure that extra fluid is what was making my body uneasy :)

my belly

Much happy with how its looking.. gping back to drain another lil seroma poxket now ;( it stings bad.. then right after going to the airport and fly back home finally :).. oh . I have the to wear that white cushion on my crotch because im tall and the garment was strangling my lady bits lol the first pic I took after the first drain and the other pic is my seroma

A lot of news gathered in one post

Dr Dass was great and did the best he could to drain every single drop of fluid.. he even massaged my belly a bit to bring any remaining fluid from my waist down to that pocket.. He also gave me a binder for better pressure, and because the garment is really killing my vajay.. and what do I know? As soon as I get home from the flight theres already a M&*#^*&$&*# fluid collecting there AGAIN aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh im so pissed at my belly right now.. and the thing is that these pockets if not drained and treated might harden and become scar tissue.. giving a lump belly 4ever,.. ugh. im really depressed about it, and now I cant go to my doctor to drain more in a few days :( The bed in thehotel was extremely tall and i made a lot of effort every time i was moving around, and also had to open my garment because I could not stand the pain on my groin (I didnt say here but I also did fat transfer to my pussy outter lips and it looks beautiful, but I dont have courage to post pics).. so yeah.. open garment + tall bed helped my belly to get more fluid formation..
I have a plan of attack.. my belly is on the floor and exatly the same height of my storage bench (those long black ones with a fluffy coat over it) so I put it in front in front of my bed, rest my legs on it, my butt hanging in the air an my back on the bed.. so far it feels extremely comfortable and I have never been so happy in my life to be able to lay on my back.. the days in the hotel were a real HELL but I didnt wanna bitch here too much lol Lets hope that this way there wont be much friction on my belly and the fluid will be reabsorbed and stop showing up! *Praying*
My scars got very irritated because of my open garment touching it all the time up and down, then to make it worse I bought a soap that worsened it even more =/ Good thing I stopped using it the next day, but it was enough to make it look so terrible.. scared of getting ugly scars


my BED is ont he floor.. not my Belly hahahhaha

I taped my seroma lol

Yesterday night I was so mad this ugly ball of liquid showed up again on my belly that I had an idea... I taped it down to smooth it on my skin lol... not sure if its a good idea or can be dangerous.. I never saw anyone doing it..

Does anyone here feel their worst in the morning? I always wake up so sick and hurting so much.. my stomach feels sick and tight, my belly feels sore and upset..cant stand. You girls that get second rounds have guts and balls! Seriously, I admire your courage and strenght.. I feel like I dont ev err wanna have any surgery like this in my life again lol, even tho im happy with the results so far this recovery is no joke...

Oh I took some bikini pics with my new butt and taped stomach :) looking good

quick review.. my new bed

Hahaha just posting it cause im so happy.. look what my boyfriend just did for me.. I took the pic when I was trying it out but we now covered it with blankets to make it fluffy.. and my asss is all hanging out in that hole lol.. paying on my belly was making me miserable

pics for last post

Pics didnt go


14 days post op :D

Finally I already feel like myself, hardly any pain now, I'm not so stif anymore and this morning I noticed my butt starting to feel soft.. which is a veryy good sign because it means the fat is taking and feeling comfortable where it is (the body is not killig or rejecting it) .. According to the measuring tape I only lost about 1 or 2 inches, however it looks much smaller since it was so swollen and weirdly shaped.. Im completely in love with my curves!! Dr Dass did an amazing job!!! I will be posting pics in a few minutes :)


First of all thank you so much for the lovely comments in this site.. You girls have no idea how important and comforting it is for me to read all these positive comments in a moment of recovery like this :) iM SO HAPPY.. I tried to take pics similar to the ones I had here but the light was so bad.. I took another one with a better light that does more justice to how Im looking :)


Waist Before: 28 - After:26,5 (still swollen on belly)
Abdomen Before: 34 - After: 31
Butt Before: 42 - After: 44,5'

According to my boyfriend my butt is not looking smaller after losing the swelling, its only my hips (I was looking very wide on the first week, and now I'm 100% BOOTYLICIOUS

First time in a thong :)

Dr Dass did EXACTLY what I asked :) A rounder butt (not huge or anything) and very thi waist.. I'm so happy :) And I feel like I hardly have any swelling left.. Im just praying that it doesnt get any smaller and stays like this.. can't wait until I can start working out and get it even rounder and firmer in shape :)

belly lumpiness

Just for record.. :( Anyone else got lumps like these? Mine are soft and the bottom ones are liquid seromas that are very slowly being reabsorbed

Massage with Arnica Oil and lots of compression...

and this is how my belly was looking this morning :) - The cotton balls are there to press the seroma and help the body absorb... been working like a charm. I just spent about 5 minutes on each trouble area last night doing massages that I saw on youtube and compressed the areas a lot to go to sleep. Im sure if I leave my belly uncovered for awhile it starts coming back though
Theres something I've noticed.. the little dent right over my seroma started showing up as my seroma started being absorbed, and if i feel with my finger its like the seroma has left a little "pool".. does it happen or am I crazy?

Have I told you guys how ridiculous it was trying to find a doctor to drain my seromas for me?
First I started by calling regular non plastic surgeon doctors, and the receptionists would not even know what I was talking about (I would ay "seroma build up after lipo" and "drainage with a serynge"), and some right after I said I had lipo would just tell me to go back to my doctor or that they didnt do it there.. wtf? Seriously ANY NURSE can do this shiet -___- I think I could do it myself to be honest, I just dont have the balls cause it hurts.. lol
One of the clinics said I must go to the ER!!!!!!!!!!!! ER???????? ROFL... feeww

After that one I decided calling the plastic surgeons nearby.. Most would say they "don't touch post op patients of other docs", and other that accepted doing it said I would have to pay 100 for the consultation (?) and then an "extra fee" for the dreinage that might vary from 50 to 120 depending on how the seroma is...
Did I smell some ..cough.. RIP OFF..?

Well whatever.. apparently my seroma is going away by itself.. but I did get very pissed about all this fuss these people make for a freaking serynge seroma dainage.. it was retarded

sorry for the rant.. well, before I was mad, but now I just laugh at the ridiculousness of the situation.

I will be searching for a masseuse today :)


Today Im 19 days post op and got only 3 weeks to go until ythe6 weeks mark relief. Its being so difficult for me to find a masseuse in the area. I would like someone that could come over but most of them only receive people in their offices and I so dont wanna lay on my butt.. not even with towels to support. I feel like ive lost so much volume. The shape is rounder than what I started with b4 surgery but gosh its so much smaller than the first week ( when I was actually crying because it was so big lol).. well.. measure ments comparison from 2 weeks ago and now:
hip area (where the dent we all hate is: 42.5 / 41
butt: 46 / 44

In two days my 4th week starts and I so hope my butt stays as is... one more thing to keep in mind is that this is my body 100per cent out of shape.. and when I used to work out from my 18 until 23 yeyars old ( just turned 25) my butt used to be muuuch bigger and rounder than right before surgery.. so lets see


I would never think 6 weeks would take this long.. Just reached my 3 weeks mark.. 4th week starting tomorrow

Please Please Please butt, don't get any smaller.. I love you as is.. lol

4 weeks completed today! :)

Gah 28 days ago I was swollen looking like a robot, with a huuuuumongous ass and preggo from an alien baby.. :)
Im happy to say that since 8 days ago my measurements have remained pretty much the same at:
Waist: 26 (lost half inch)
Abdomen: 31
Top Butt dent area: 41,3
Butt: varies from 44/44,5 depending on the day... and yes I measure everyday lol..
Everyday my bf has been massaging me watching youtube massage videos for post lipo and everyday I notice improvement of the bumps.. belly is almost looking normal.
Bad news: from sleeping so much on my belly ive noticed my boobs are getting very irritated and a shit load of stretch marks showed up! They feel droopier too and im so not happy about it :(.. im trying to sleep with 2 big pillows under my belly and head, leaving room for my boobs to hang freely.. it has helped..
By now I can already walk like a normal person, but feels soft and not numb anymore.. only a bit numb in the top sides a bit. I feel no lumps or pain on my butt at all, feels great and I guess its how it should feel. Girls, if you feel bad pain or nodules you really need to talk to your doc.

forgot the pics

This is me today while separating some clothes to GoodWill..which is pretty much all my old tight pants :)
And the ones that used to make my butt look "pointy" or shapeless now lok amazing... the one im wearing in the pic is one of them

for record

I found a notebook w my measurements from when I used to work out.. in my best shape the top area of butt/dent area used to be: 39,5 inches/ 40inches and that was swuatting and doing the bridge exercise like crazy.. I was super in shape, but no round tush

man I wish..

We could add info to preview reviews. I keep forgetting stuff and having to add new entries.. right before surgery the measurement of topbutt/dent was 37/38 and a 35.5 lower abdomen which is now 31

6th weekversary!!!

It's a very special date to me.. how I wished for this date to
But then I just realized I still don't feel comfortable to sit down.. I'm tooo protective of my butt and I really don't want it to reduce anymore..

One thing I want to tell you ladies: I remember from the beginning I had seem or felt no difference at all on my arm lipo.. they looked exactly the same but sore.. it didn't bother me because they were ok looking in my book, I just did them to get more fat for the bbl. However since last week I've noticed my skin tightening more and more, and now my arms are starting to look AMAZING! I can see a fine muscle line and they feel firm, shapely, fit and nice.. not squishy anymore..this was a good surprise :)

My belly was making me cry from the lumps (they werent terrible, but still.. I always had a smooth belly) but about 3 days ago I woke up and they were about 85% smaller... doctor guaranteed me it's just swelling and my belly will flatten out.

My booty is about the same size as before.. only the lower part of my butt reduced half an inch, but the top part where they applied the fat is still the same measurements as week 4!
My waist however is now a 25! :) Hoping to get at least a 24

And of course, since it's the 6th week I will post many pictures showing my progression :)

Pics Part 1

Belly Improvement In order: 2nd week(with foams) - 4th week (very lumpy) - 6th week (with black pajamas)

Incisions improvement (pardon my bathroom mirror.. it's dirty and I had just taken a shower)

Pics part2

Remembering that my scars kinda suck because I used a priductiI was allergic to and didnt know :(

Last but not least.. my arms :)

Unfortunately I could not find any pics rom before the surgery that showed my arms well, the first pic is from post op but from when it was still looking and feeling exactly the same as before and I had not noticed any difference. The recent pics are from today a few minutes ago!


When I said my lower butt reduced half an inch I meant it stayed on 44inches constantly (before it kept going 44 - 44,5 depending on the day), top butt remains at 41,5 and waist is now 25 :)


Hello girls :) I'm about 2 days shy from my 8th week and I noticed that now my butt has finally settled.. It feels like I was born with it and even though the measurements are still the same I feel like it looks bigger.. My belly bumps are barely noticeable right now and I believe it will continue decreasing since it still feels a bit sore to the touch.. Dr Dass really took all the fat that he could :)

Almost 15 weeks :) New pics

Helloo.. I know I've not been posting consistently but I guess it's because our lives get back to normal and there are no more many news about the surgery anymore, but I intend on keep updating my diary every now and then to keep track of the results. It will be interesting a couple of years from now to see how the results of the surgery old up as time passes by :)

ONe more time I would like to thank all the support I received from you all :) Thank you!
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