Hi Ladies! I have been stalking RS for a month or so now, and all these reviews are so helpful! I decided to start my own to help also.
So I am 22 years old. I have been an athlete my whole life. I recently graduated from university and now I am working! (I feel so grown up! :) ). Even though I have always worked out, I have not been happy with my body. I have midsection fat that is super stubborn. I have had a bubble butt, but its muscular. I have no waist and no hips; a very muscular stature. I have been contemplating surgery for a year or so now. I wanted to wait until I was out of school and sports. I wanted to see if I could workout and gain a waist with waist training and hardcore cardio and weight training, but my body just isn't built to lose fat from there unfortunately. I started to damage myself by starving and sometimes purging to lose weight. Luckily, I was able to get out of that dark place. I decided that to be happy, I needed this operation. I just wasn't happy with how I looked, and I felt insecure. People would tell me I am beautiful and I wouldn't believe them at all. My boyfriend got sick of me asking, "How do I look?" etc. and I would get jealous when a girl with a really nice body walked by. I just got sick of my mind always focusing on how I looked.
For this surgery, I want to remove fat from my abdomen, lower back, flanks, and inner thighs, and transfer it to my butt and hips.
My parents, close friends, and boyfriend have all been really supportive of my decision. I was scared to tell my bf, but I explained everything and he hugged me and said he would be there for me through it all (aww!!) and my parents are helping me pay for it too. I only told 3 of my close friends who I know aren't gossips who are being so sweet and supporting me, and my wax and lash extension ladies, so that I could plan for appointments right before the surgery.
I had my consultation with Dr. Shifrin on a Friday. The ladies that work at his office are so so nice and accommodating. Holly (receptionist) is so sweet, as well as Donna (office manager) and Blanca (surgery schedule coordinator). When I got there, I had already filled out my paperwork online. I was brought into one of the patient rooms, and soon after Dr. Shifrin's co-surgeon/assistant? and a female assistant came into the room. He walked me through all the details of the surgery from beginning to end (How long it would be, what the procedure entails, recovery) and then asked what I was looking for. He was really impressed because I was very detailed and precise in what I wanted, which he appreciated. He and the assistant told me to get undressed and put the robe on, and they would be back in soon. After, they said I could speak with Dr. Shifrin also. So they came back about 5 minutes later, and he took a look at me. He said that what I want is definitely attainable. I showed him wish pics also. I don't want anything too drastic. I just want a nice, hourglass shape, with an ass that is proportionate to my body. After they left again, Dr. Shifrin came in and introduced himself and took a look at me. He said the same thing, after looking at me, hearing what I expected, and looking at my wish pics. It made me feel good that there were two opinions.
After getting dressed, I went to Donna's office, which is towards the back of the entire office (which was super clean and modern and nice!). She is such a sweetheart, and told me that I was in great hands, and had my quote and documents prepared in a folder for me. She explained the dates I need to think about (pre op date, surgery date, and 1 post op date), and gave me some things I should get. She then introduced me to Blanca, who I ended up calling 2 days after to schedule my dates!!! I am so excited guys, this is all I have been talking/thinking about. I have 45 days until surgery!
I have attached some pictures of me that are just selfies and whatnot, and I will post pre op pics soon. I am 5'9, 165-170 pounds. I have a TON of questions for other dolls who have gotten through this, but I will put all that in my next post. Thanks!!