BBL on a Slim Woman. 33 Y/o - Manhattan, NY- Michael Gartner Doll- Worth It!
After searching through hundreds of doctors, I cam...
Ugh, so annoyed after wasting my time going to this office today...
Ugh, so annoyed after wasting my time going to this office today! I will write my full experience tomorrow, I am exhausted after wasting my time, but I’ll just let you know that after I asked if Dr. Gordon Andan was board certified in any area of cosmetic or plastic surgery, I was asked to leave the office and told he does not want to see me! Who does that? I would expect him or his office staff to explain the type of certification he does have or say something to make me better understand how it works, as this was my first time having this type of consult. Instead, they asked me to leave and while leaving, the receptionist tells me, he’s not certified in Plastic Surgery! While it does not say on the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery website that he is, it does say he is a board certified surgeon and in some states that's all you need to have, not sure how it works in NY. But what I do know is that, that was a horrible experience for me and I consider it a blessing that I didn't have him touch me! As a result of that, I was able to locate another doctor on here, Dr. Sadeh, and I'm looking forward to seeing him next week.
This update has been edited at the request of the reviewer. Last edit made 01/24/16.
Consultation with Dr. Schulman (so excited)
No appt. with Dr. Sahed
Ended up Consulting with Dr. Sahed
Had my consultation with Dr. Schulman today!
Update, consult on Monday with Dr. Michael Constantin Gartner, DO
My friend referred me to this doctor Michael Constantin Gartner, who is supposed to be the Booty King of New Jersey! I looked at his website and reviews, and he appears to be amazing! I saw at least 100 pics on his site and spoke to his office staff who stated that BBL's are his specialty. I am so excited, and I hope all goes well when I see him, I will be seeing him out of his NYC office and the surgery will be in Paramus NJ. That's not too far, I drive and my mom lives very close to that. I am soooo excited, I truly love all I have seen. Anyone, heard of him? Dr. Schulman said that if ppl do alot of bbl's they will have many pics on their site, and he does! Also, that they will do them at least 3 times per week, and he does! I feel more comfortable with him than I do Dr. Sadeh, only because I can see recent work, and a lot of it at that! Oh, his price is $8,500 for 3 areas of lip and $1500 for each add'l area, I feel like that is a great deal and within my budget.
Thanks for reading, sorry if there are any spelling errors!
Sx in 5 days, omg, so nervous!
pre op photos
Sx in the morning!
Today is the big day!
2 days post op Gartner Doll
I have attempted to write this review 2x's and accidently deleted it both times. Gonna make this very short and sweet. My doctor, Dr. Gartner is such an amazing doctor and sculptor! My sx was on Monday at 7:30am I got there early, found out that I weighed 133, which meant that from my appt. on 2/22 to 3/07, I gained 14lbs. That's so awesome! My doctor came in after a while, discussed what I wanted to achieve again and began marking me up and taking pics. I as extremely nervous and hungry. The anesthesiologist was very nice, and before I knew it the Sx was over and I was heading home. The first day was pretty easy, I had my mom, sis and fiance' with me and hardly any pain cause I was numb. I kept throwing up every time I drank Gatorade and ended up just buying flavored water. Throwing up from the Gatorade also made it difficult to keep my antibiotics down, but once I stopped drinking it, it stayed down. I was not leaking a whole lot and did not have any drains. Trying to remember the important things cause I'm sleepy and need to lay down, if I forget anything, feel free to ask.
My behind looks amazing, my stomach is snatched and the pain is very minimal. Yesterday my pain level was around a 9, but today I was able to get up and go for a walk with my daughter. I was very nauseas yesterday but my doctor said it was from the vomiting and dehydration, so now that I have been drinking mostly water, I am no longer light headed. My doctor and his staff has called me everyday to check on me and be sure I have no unanswered questions. I am so pleased that I decided to go with him. He was only about to get about 1000cc's of good fat and I got about 498 in each cheek. I have been staying off my behind, and bird bathing, the garment was extra tight around my cheeks, so we cut it a bit, so I wouldn't kill my cells. Hoping to shower tomorrow, as I really don't want to have to put this tight garment on again, I hate it! Ummm, I can't really think of anything else that is relevant, other than my doctor was the best, and my recovery is going well. Thanks to all of you for your support. I will post pics too!
I know I need to buy a measurer to accurately document my size, but until I get to the store, I'm using a show strong and will later line it up with the accurate numbers. Right now, I can see that I lost 1 inch since my SX Monday. This is both in my waist and audio around my butt and hips. I am concerned about losing too much volume, as I did slip up and smoke two weeks prior to my sx, but I told my doctor. The day of sx weighed 133, two days ago I weighed 135.8. I have not had much of an appetite, but I will start back to waiting so I do not lose anymore weight.
Butt/stomach 40.2/3 inches
Waist 29.5 inches.
6 days post op
Butt/stomach 39 inches
Waist 29 inches
Today I am feeling so much better, could almost sit down for my BM, no more meds, and body feels great!
not wearing my garment, unnecessary supplies
Guess who just bought their first pair of jeans!!!
Compression & waist cinching techniques!
I have been saying I was going to write this review, so here I go! So, the day after my surgery, I put on my garment provided by my doctor, (I will provide a photo below) and it was extremely tight! Not only could I not get my but cheeks to fit through the holes, but the pain around the cheeks felt like pure hell! I contacted the office and they told me I could make small slits around the area where my cheeks should be exposed, which will provide comfort and prevent any pressure on the newly transferred fat cells. By the end of that week, I lost 1.5 inches and the garment no longer fit, it was very baggy in many places, like my butt, back and stomach. With so much additional room in the garment, I knew that the compression that was needed, was not being applied. I looked online on Amazon, Ebay and some other random places and was unable to locate the type of garment that I was seeking. So, my surgery was on 3/7 and from 3/8 to 3/18, I did not have a garment! I contacted my provider’s office and was told they would send me another one, which they did not, and I had to figure something out. So, I had to improvise instead of just jumping and buying any garment that I found online and risk it not being the type I needed. That being said, when I used to work out, I did a lot of waist training, so I reverted back to what I knew…… When I left the center the day of my surgery I was provided with a binder, which was a wraparound compression type piece, with Velcro at the end. So, what I did was, some days I would use a product called Sweet Sweat, which is a clear cream that induces sweat while working out, or if it’s worn during the day. I used the Sweet Sweat and wrapped one layer of saran wrap around it, along with the compression wrap on the top. I would wear that for about 12 hours, than remove the saran wrap and just use the compression wrap. I also, put on two layers of leggings that I had prior to the surgery, and since my body was swollen, it was tight enough to create compression. When I went to the doctor for my 1 week follow up, I wore my homemade compression garment, and my doctor was in shock at the results he saw! My provider could not believe how much my swelling had gone down, especially considering the fact that I did not take any pills or anything for the swelling. (I will insert pics from my first visit above) I am, and was so happy with the fact that my stomach managed to locate the abs that I once had prior to the weight gain, lol! BTW, I ended up locating a garment that I paid $141 for and here I am a week later and I can’t fit it any longer because my waist is too tiny, and with the diet I created, my hips are spreading, lol, such a waste! Back to my homemade garments!
Thanks to everyone!
I just wanted to take the time to thank you all for reading my reviews and commenting. All of your compliments and questions have really made me feel good about my results and about helping you all to decide on the provider you would like to consider. While I love the decision I made, to go with Dr. Michael Gartner, I understand that everyone has to go with the provider that is the best fit for them. I hope that my updates and information I have provided has helped you all a great deal with your journey, we are all family now, and feel free to inbox me at any point if you have any questions regarding my journey. xoxo
6 weeks post op
I made my six weeks on Monday, and I'm overjoyed with my results!!!! My doctor told me that what I am seeing is pretty much weekday I can expect and that if it goes down anymore, it will be a very unnoticeable change. Right now, my behind had not changed in size in about 4 weeks, and I love it! My swelling is 99% down, he told me I no longer need the faja and I'm cleared to workout! I also signed a consent form to be on his website, yayyyyyy! I love, love, love my results and the office staff over there! I'm actually thinking of taking some pictures to show the future dolls the positions I used to stay off of my behind for 5 weeks. I returned to work and everyone's heads turned, lol, loved it! I feel so much more confident and this was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have about my recovery and techniques. I just took a pic, gonna post it for you all to see.
Beware of pictures in Doctor photo galleries!
I just wanted to write this because I noticed that, like myself, many women who are looking to have a BBL (and other surgeries) done by a doctor, we first base our opinion off of the pictures we see on their websites. As many of you see in my own photos, I have a great deal of projection and not much hip. This is a comment that many have made, and some just look at those pics and assume that this is the type of work my doctor always does. However, this is not the case, we are not able to base our decisions or opinions off of a picture, because we are uncertain about what the patient asked for. With me, I did not want anything to my hips AT ALL! I only wanted projection because I knew I was working with a limited amount of donor fat. Please do not exclude doctors based off of someone else's pics, take the time to do your own research and let the doctor know what your goals are, everyone does not have the same goals, therefore, will not have the same result.
Have a great day ladies!!!
3 months post!