Excited!!!! Only 4 More Months - Miami, FL

Hi ladies! I am so excited that i booked my...

Hi ladies! I am so excited that i booked my procedure with Dr. Salama in Miami for Tuesday Jan 31. I have reading all reviews daily and decided to chose him for my tummy tuck and liposuction of my flanks and arms after talking with Nancy and the price and pics had me sold. Just need some info on what type of vitamins/supplements i should start taking??? Or other supplies?? Any suggestions?? Just want to be prepared. Also booked my flight and hotel already. My husband will be traveling with me so im so thankful for that. Just need to arrange sitters for my two lil girls for when we are gone. Other than that im patiently waiting for my date to come. I probably would have gotten a sooner appt but i wanted to wait til after the holidays to go thru it.

3 more months before im snatched

So i just recieved my email from Zuny with my orders for my medical clearance which should be done as soon as possible being that im only 90 days out. Today i called my family doctor to schedule an appt for my medical clearance and then i will have my labs done. im pretty healthy so i should be ok. Getting closer and im excited but i want some great results with no complications so ive been praying for the best throughout this process. Also i have been working out just about every day to tone up and possibly drop 10 lbs before surgery to get the best results. i currently weigh 166 lbs and i am 5'4. preop measurements are: 39in, 35in, 44 in. not too bad but def needs work...my tummy is just plain ugly. i also decided to add liposuction of my arms when i get my tummy tuck thou im now contemplating if i should just get my back or the flaps under my arms almost by my armpits. thou i could use all of those areas my budget wont allow all of that. OAN: My husband will joining me on my trip to Miami to help take care of me. Thank God! And i have already booked my hotel, flight, and leave from my job!!! Praying that all goes well for me!

ive been cleared for surgery

im so excited my date is very close now after the holidays i will be all set. My PCP cleared me for surgery and set my labs and EKG with my clearance letter to dr salama office and i will be making my final payment friday! Lord knows im ready but im nervous and excited. im going to upload some preop pics

preop pics

pre op pics

27 more days

i cant wait! im leaving to head to miami from neworleans on sunday Jan 29th. trying to finalize everything i will be bringing on my trip. Everything else is done thank God. i am having trouble filling my prescription for my pain medicine since it is written for a doctor outside of my state.. anybody encountered this problem???

12 more days before I'm snatched

So I have begun preparing! Starting to pack now in hopes that I don't forget anything. I'm excited and nervous but It's been a long time coming...my husband has been a major support system for me so that will hopefully make things so much easier. oh and I've lost 9 lbs so I know weigh 159. my goal is to lose 9 more lbs and try to.maintain

Made it to Miami

So our flight came in Sunday night 1/29/17. Thank God for a safe flight! As I mentioned my husband is with me! our hotel I'd not what we expected but I guess we can deal with it. Monday morning for 10 a.m. I had my preoperative appt with Noami and even spoke to Nancy! they were all very nice and everyone in that office looks good! not sure If it's surgery or not thou lol... there were a few girls at the office who recently had procedures done BBLs I think cause they were all coming get massages. they had been staying in the recovery house. they seemed to be happy and doing well. Now I'll fast forward to this morning! Surgery scheduled for 7 a.m. can't wait thou I haven't gotten to see Dr. Salma yet so that made me a lil nervous but the girls assured me all is well! I'll touch base with yall after surgery! say a prayer for me!!!!

Out of surgery!!!!!

Out of surgery and in bed. yayyy I survived!!! I'm in alot of pain. I have a million pillows under and around me.. getting comfortable is a task... took a pain pill soon as I got to the room. my husband went get me a smoothie. liquids only today. I have to go back to office tomorrow at 1030! they said I can shower tomorrow... wow I wonder how that will be... i will continue to update yall... oh and Dr. Salama was very nice and down to earth. He made me feel good! He seemed to know exactly how I wanted to look! I'm falling asleep I'll post pics tomorrow

pic outside Elite PS before surgery

Day 1 post op

So surgery was a success! i survived! Thank u God! After surgery i went ontl rexovery for about 2 hours and then i was able to go home. i felt okay i guess feom the anethsia and the morphine rhe nurse gave me. when i got home i also took another pain pill to keep the pain from coming on which is one of my worst fears. my husband bought me a smoothie since they told me to stay on liquids today and then advance. i dont have much of an appetite but i know its crucial to eat as part of healing process. later that evening we tried a small amount of red beans and guess what i vomited all over . i took some zofran and sticked to water and gatorade the rest of the night! All i can say is qhen the medicine wears off it feels like a truck hit u. please control ur pain if u want to get thru this! oh and i only have on an abdominal binder on because they will fit me into my garmet later. i also have 2 drains in. i have to see the doctor today again at 1030. i will see how i look for the first time so i will post more pics

post op day 2

post op day 4

I'm moving better... still in pain and very sore but my meds are helping... haven't had a bowel movement yet either. I get to see Dr. Salama today for a followup. My husband and I are flying out tomorrow morning and ill probably still have my drains in yikes... im hoping myself and my friend can remove them ourselves when the time is right since we both are nurses we feel ok about removing them. I just don't want any complications when I return home.

I'm about 2 weeks post op

it has been a very rough and emotional journey I must say! from dealing with my husband who supports sometimes to feeling sore and trying to take care of kids it's been a huge struggle for me but I have some support so it's not all bad. the worst part is the soreness, swelling, itching, and trying to walk straighter. my compression garments are tight but they definitely help with swelling. at first I didn't see it but now I do. about to start scheduling my messages. I had to wait 2 weeks after my TT to get messages to my sides and abdomen. I was only able to get messages to my back where I had lipo also. I included some updated pics I will continue to write about my journey.

update

I'm approaching 3 weeks and I'm feeling ok. I did manage to get a head cold that I've been battling with but other than that I feel good. I got my first lymphatic massage at massage envy and It went well. I will need many more but im on the right track. I've included some updated pics cause I began to try on clothes I would never wear before this surgery. I was excited for how I looked

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