Taking my Talents to South Beach!!! - Miami, FL
I first contacted Dr. Salzhauer back in August...
Weighing my options on a bbl liiiiiiiike...
So someone asked me...
Lymphatic Massage Research -SOME INSURANCES WILL PAY!!!
Now for the real! A Spaulding Rehab opened inside my gym so I popped in and YESSSSSS!!! They do lymphatic massages! I am too excited about this because my gym is near my home and this is where I'll be getting my massages while I'm out of work. How convenient?! Anywhooo! The patient coordinator called to tell me that lymphatic massages are only covered if you have an RX for physical therapy. I have a PPO so my insurance covers me wherever without all that "in/out-of-network" crap so I'll be good.
But just to let you all know, a private clinic, (first clinic mentioned), can do lymphatic massages but a clinic that is a part of a larger hospital, (Spaulding), would need a Drs note for physical therapy.
And as always, when in doubt, call your insurance company!!! Why pay a ton of money when you don't have to?
If you want to waste money, send me a private message and I'll give you my paypal info! :)p
Consultation W/ Dr. Miami
I've really been avoiding this app, trying to busy myself with real life and not be overly consumed with surgery in 2016, knowing I'm not getting my procedure done until alllll the way 2017 -_-. Anyway, Dr. Miami no longer does scheduled consultations, his office takes the first 10 healthy girls and does walk in consults only. Knowing this and also knowing that I have a surgery date, I decided to book an appointment for a live consultation. I made an entire vacation of it and even took a day trip to the Bahamas from Miami. :)
I was so star struck when I got to meet with Dr. Salzhauer so I'm glad I made a list of questions cuz lord knows I had a lot. Lol! He walked in, (with Yeni), and asked me to show him my belly so when I dropped my gown, the first thing he said is, "Yep. You're ready for a tummy tuck"! Lmao! I took that to mean that there were no prerequisites to me being eligible for surgery. I just need to not get fatter. Lol! I had lost 8lbs before I left for Miami so I'm gonna be mindful and try to be between 150/155 going in. He doesn't think I have a hernia but is prepared to deal with one just in case. I also will need muscle repair. UGHHHH, I was trying to avoid that, *rolls eyes*. He suggested lipo 360 which basically just means lipo all around my mid section including flanks (which is included with the tummy tuck), and full back, although I think that's just bra roll and lower back. That will also cost me an additional $2k which would've been $2500 but I asked my coordinator, (Monica), to give me the price based on the day I booked my surgery (Oct. 2015). She was happy to oblige. The total is now $9245. -_- He told me that my body was great, (why thank you, sir), and that was pretty much it. I did feel a bit rushed but I also don't feel negatively about being rushed because he did answer all of my questions, (I'm just glad I had a list). One of the things I love about Dr. Salzhauer is he didn't allow me to be dramatic. Lol! I asked him if he could lift my lip so my teeth show more when I speak and he was like, NO! Lol! I also asked him to give me a skin graft on my elbows. Lmao! He told me he would stitch my elbows to my thighs then I could see him in a few weeks to do it like in the olden days. Lmao! He really wasn't here for my drama. HA! Another thing I love is when I mention the fact that my hips went in on the side of my butt, Yeni just dismissed it and told me, "That's how natural butts are". And then when Dr. Salzhauer examined me, he didn't try to sell me a bbl. He just kept the convo on what I was there for. I took full body pics and he showed me how far my scar would go out and it's about an inch beyond the 'v' in my private area.
Let's get physical!
Dr. Miami is embarrassing me. Smh! Every one who knows I'm going to him keeps sending me his videos and it makes me want to block him on social media and hide under a rock. Smh! I do still stand by my decision to go to him. I believe he shines in the tummy tuck and belly button department and I am very much interested in that machine he uses that feeds patients back their own blood. It basically cuts the need for blood transfusions which is a plus in my book. I can't say that if I were going for any other procedure that he would still be my choice and I am certainly NOT going for his online shenanigans and persona. -_-
Anyway, since I've actually met him in person, I do like him a lot. I trust that he has my best interest in mind. I will continue to compartmentalize and block out the foolishness.
Until next time.
Pros: I LOVE HIS WORK!!! Cons: His online antics annoy me. Lol!