Sorry BBL ladies, for not updating sooner, but I was concentrating on my post-op healing first before anything. I thank you all for all your prayers & support. So, Nov. 26, 2012, I had my BBL touch-up with Dr. Salama. He remembered me well, even though I'm from out of town. He knew, I'm "Enjoyself" & told me that so many of his patients requested my results & brought my post-op pics & he recognized my body from those post-op pics. After surgery, when I was starting to wake up from my anesthesia, Dr. Salama came over to me to let me know that my surgery went well. He said he did NOT use any drains on me this time, because it's NOT necessary because I don't have that much body fat left in me. But he said, he was still able to remove a total of 600cc's of fat from my upper back/bra strap area & my inner thighs combined. He told me, he then put 300cc's per lateral side. I asked if that will be too wide or too big for me, but he assured me that it will go down a bit & it will be the perfect size for me. I continued laying there face down for another 1/2 hour & I was cold in spite of the blanket. I also had a bitter taste in my mouth & scratchy throat due to the anesthesia. The nurse then helped me get up & wheeled me out & they gave me my surgical document with all info, including the written amount of 300cc's per lateral side. She wheeled me towards our car where my husband is waiting & he drove me home. I was EXTREMELY SUPER SORE on my upper back & especially my inner thighs, but not painful & NO nausea, NO vomiting, NO fainting, NO fever. It took us 10 minutes to get home to our hotel. My entire face, especially my eyelids were so puffy & swollen from laying there face down. OMG, I looked horrible, lol. But other than the post-op swelling, extreme soreness, I felt fine. I was active & hungry immediately, so I ate a good amount of food & drank lots of water, gatorade & pineapple juice. I walked around in my hotel room every hour or two & I peed every 20 minutes the next 3 hours. Sleeping was rough. Not only I had to get up every 1/2 hour to pee, but I had to struggle getting in & out of the bed, because my upper back & inner thighs were extremely super sore. The first 3 days was the worst soreness while the first 4 days was the worst swelling & bruises. My thighs & knees were so swollen & looked like tree trunks & covered with bruises, so not a pretty sight, lol. Anytime, after it gets better & better. I got 3 massages while in Miami, both from Celia & Eilyn. Both very good, (massages did not hurt this time) & both very sweet. Immediately post-op surgery, I was wearing a large compression garment with the sheer soft butt cover. I liked this garment so much better, even though it's way too loose on my waist, but the material is so soft & comfortable & I can manage getting in & out of this garment. But 7 days post-op, they changed my garment to small size LIPO EXPRESS brand, butt cut-out & I DON'T like this compression garment at all. This garment I feel that it's way way too small for my hips, but the waist line fits really good. I always need a helper to put & remove this garment, because it always gets stuck on my hips/booty area & will not stretch much to fit my hips/butt area. Although the small waist is perfect fit for my waist, but too tight on my hips. They should have given me medium size instead. Also I don't like the rough, course material of this LIPO EXPRESS garment. It's so uncomfortable. I flew back home to NY, on my 7th day post-op after Dr. Salama examined me. My flight was almost 3 hours & I alternate standing up & sitting on my boppy pillow every 20 minutes. My ankle got swollen like last year due to the flight & being on my feet all the time.
I am now 2 weeks post-op & so far so good. Other than the extreme soreness, bruises & swelling post-op, which are diminishing each passing day, I'm recovering very well. I love my results! My tiny remaining upper back fat/bra strap area fat are now gone & my lateral butt/hip is now a little bit rounder & curvier. I did not have that much area to get fixed for this touch-up, so I knew that my result for this touch up will not be as dramatic as my 1st BBL. Since I'm only 5' 3 & 1/2" & currently purposely gained up to 135 pounds for this surgery, which is my all time heaviest weight ever for me, I did not ask for a giant wide hips, but just a little bit more roundness to my lateral side is what I needed & I got just that. (My average weight is around 125 pounds). My hip/booty pre-op touch-up was 41 inches & now it measures 42.5 inches post-op. Dr. Salama & his entire staffs, (Ruben, Nomie, Nancy, Celia, Eilyn & the nurse & anesthesiologist) have always been professional & caring. I am continuing getting my lymphatic massages here in NY, as I still have plenty of post-op swellings remaining everywhere including areas that we're not lipo'd but still got swollen post-op like my face, fingers, my entire body especially my inner thighs. My soreness has decreased a lot & my bruises is now 95% gone, yay!!! (Liposuction complete full recovery could take up to 9 months to 1 year, so patience is needed)
*****SEE NEW PICS OF ME AT 4 DAYS POST-OP, ALSO 6 DAYS POST-OP & ALSO 2 WEEKS POST-OP (NOT WEARING ANY COMPRESSION GARMENT, hip/booty is 42.5 inch)*****
For those ladies in NY wanting to know where I go for my lymphatic massages, I go to NELLY CABRERA from Bayside, Queens. She charges $90 per 1 hour massage & she is a licensed massage therapist & trained in lymphatic drainage massage. Her website is www.nellycabreralmt.com
****I had a great pleasure of meeting in person, BBL Train, she is so nice & she now has a nice new body & booty. I hope you healing well!!!****