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3 months post op and love my results

That is not the actual cost, but I am trying to...

That is not the actual cost, but I am trying to decide who has the best price and has a great reputation. Now, I am waiting for a consult on an AFB in hopes that their price will be better than some I've been quoted. I have two kids, C section, stretch marks, cellulite and a weak core, two ab surgeries later. Today is 24 April, date is set for a consultation next month.

Okay, So, I received a quote from Dr. Salama. It...

Okay, So, I received a quote from Dr. Salama. It will be $8400 for the TT/BL combination and $6500 for the TT/BA and he is booked up until August and will not do all three at once. Sad Face.

Dr. Campos will do all three for $8200 and he said he can put about 300-700 CC's in each cheek. But I want more! :( Anyways, I think that is a good price.

Has anyone heard of a Dr. Angel Appiani in Buenos Aires? I received a quote for everything for $7250 through RefreshMed. That quote was with Mentor Implants.

Dr. Luis Holguin quoted me for everything $6500. Has anyone heard of him or know where I can see some of his results or reviews?

Dr. Luque quoted me for everything for $6900. I was also unable to find many reviews on him.

I also have a consultation with Dr. Mata on Eglin Air Force Base. I will be covered for any revisions in the military. However, I am unsure of how to check out some of his results or to know how much will I have to pay altogether until I have my consult and I am SO ANXIOUS! I am unsure if he can even DO a BBL. But I digress, and have started to achieve approval from the Medical Group Commander to get surgery offbase.

OMGeeeee the Air Force wanted too much money! I...

OMGeeeee the Air Force wanted too much money! I wasted my time getting a consult through them. NOW, I have to wait for the hospital commander's approval before I can put a down payment on a civilian doctor.

I called this week about a date with Dr. Campos and he is booked until October. YIKES!

Is there anyone out there that wants to switch surgery dates for Campos, Cardenas, Salama or someone else? HELP!

I am still awaiting approval, but I put down a...

I am still awaiting approval, but I put down a Deposit for a BBL and TT with Salama. I could not get the original quote, since the price went up so now it is 9k. Sad face.

So, I have a meeting with the General today about...

So, I have a meeting with the General today about my surgery! And I put a down payment with Dr Salama and totally forgot that they held my previous surgery date for me until I found out something. Soooo my surgery date is now 20 August!! I am excited! Buuuuut, if the General gives me his blessing to have my work done outside of the country, I am going with Dr. Robles in the Dominican Republic . Dr. Campos is just as booked as Salama and I am too anxious to wait any longer. If he says no US only, then Dr. Salama it is!

IF I am able to go outside of the country, anyone interested in trading dates, I paid $900 deposit with Dr. Salama. You can call to verify and we can work out arrangements for my reimbursment and our surgery date swap.

Well, I may need for someone to take my surgery...

Well, I may need for someone to take my surgery date with Dr. Salama. I put a down payment of 900. General says he highly suggests that I go to a facility that is approved by the joint commission for the utmost safety. I am not sure if Dr. Salama's facility is certified. :(

Whoo hooooook! General gave me his blessing! I am...

Whoo hooooook! General gave me his blessing! I am going to havr a mommy makeover instead of a bbl and tt. Dr. Salama dont do those together anymore. Anyone going in August?

I am soooo excited! I received the General and my...

I am soooo excited! I received the General and my Commander's approval, the paperwork is filed in my medical records and today is the first day in August! I ordered my garments today; all fajate garments, since I've heard they were the best. I made sure to find all of the ones that said "Ultra Compression" so I can get the max compression possible, since they will stretch in time. I got my vitamins, bromelain, I already kept Arnica at the house I just have to get more. I will need to get scarring products, since I hyperpigment, scar and keloid easily. I even got some hair skin and nail chews from GNC with Collagen and Biotin. Ahhhh!

OMG! I retook my labwork and my hemoglobin is even...

OMG! I retook my labwork and my hemoglobin is even lower... 9.8! I have been taking vitamin c, iron, b complex and folic acid EVERYDAY how is this possible? I mean, all I had prior was eggs, cheese, bacon, hashbrowns and coffee. I hope that it is the fact that I am on my period that has something to do with it. I have been crying on and off all day because my surgery is Monday. Pray for me, you all!

Had the surg! I had to wait until the afternoon...

Had the surg! I had to wait until the afternoon because I had coconut water that morning, so I just went shopping, marker drawings and all! I got the call and was there early. I was chatting until I felt my eyes get heavy from anesthesia and woke up incoherent as hell, not knowing what happened. But a few mins later when I realized, I smiled here and there through all the pain. I am feeling better than I did last night. My smaller breast seems to have the implant wayyy up there but I expect it to drop more once my skin stretches and my body adjusts. I have not seen my body yet but Ialready know I will love my resulfs!

It has neen almost three weeks and I love my...

It has neen almost three weeks and I love my results! I am still swollen in the abdominal area, but I guess that goes away in time, according to my doc and my research. I healed pretty quick. Here is what I took

Arnca and bromelain
Be Beautiful collagen and biotin chews
iron and colace
vitamin b complex and c
zinc
Plenty pineapple, soursop and orange juice

Pics coming soon.

It has neen almost three weeks and I love my...

It has neen almost three weeks and I love my results! I am still swollen in the abdominal area, but I guess that goes away in time, according to my doc and my research. I healed pretty quick. Here is what I took

Arnca and bromelain
Be Beautiful collagen and biotin chews
iron and colace
vitamin b complex and c
zinc
Plenty pineapple, soursop and orange juice

Pics coming soon.

It has been a month and the swelling went down...

It has been a month and the swelling went down significantly. I just stopped using the silicone strips to let my skin breathe a bit. I am only using the mederma right now. I found this stuff that is supposed to be better than mederma because it is pure silicone, but I forgot the name. When it comes in the mail, I will let you guys know.

He made one breast (the bigger one) 460cc's and the smaller one 540 cc's. The 540 breast is taking longer to "drop" compared to the (once) bigger breast with more skin and breast tissue. I don't want to use the stabilizer strap and make the 460 breast drop any further... any advice?

My tummy tuck scar is healing nicely. But the scar in the middle is thicker, and darker than the scar that is on my hips. I still have just a little fluid and having trouble finding someone around Biloxi/Gulfport that does lymphatic massages. So, every once in a while, I massage myself. I can tell when it works, because I urinate ALL DAY!

I still enjoy my results. I am back working out,...

I still enjoy my results. I am back working out, but still struggling with my pushups. And have not yet received anything from Dr. Salama to give to my care provider saying when will I be okay to pass a military physical fitness test and what things require more time. i.e. running, situps or pushups may be okay for examination after x amount of months, etc. this was what I was afraid of. I still have not received the requested copy of records to place in my military records either. I have had speedier process making payments and getting lab results. It is making me skeptical to go back for surgery two. IDK...

11 months post op

It its been 11 months I'm still loving my results. However, I have a keloid on my tummy tuck incision area.
Dr. Moises Salama, MD

Loved this guy and and his staff! Not too crazy about the post operative needs once you leave Miami.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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All4me, I got saline, moderate profile. Thanks for the compliments ladies!
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I got approval from my commander and the hospital. But Tricare didnt pay for it, I did.
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how much did the AFB quote you? how can I go about finding out about other doctors on different bases. I am in the Washington dc area. you look great!
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Hi Izzy :)! You look amazing girl! I am in the AF, could you tell me what steps you took to get TRICARE to approve your surgery?
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Your results are great...Did you get saline/silicone? moderate/high?
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You look fantastic! Thanks for posting pics, it helps us waiting to see what we go from to what we can become! So helpful :) You look like you're going out to party- excited for that too!
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You look great! Scheduled for MM (TT & BA) Dec 19th. Nerves running wild, so seeing great results help. What were your measurements/size before and now?
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Thanks girl! I loooove my results.
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hey girl, glad to hear that you made it to the other side...
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thanks Collage. Nicki86 girl I am bursting with excitement today at work! Now, only if I can find someone to sell me their surgery date so I can get a BBL next. lol
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Your day is slowly approaching are you excited?
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good luck :)
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i just wrote a long message omg n it aint go though im mad
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Send it again MIni! I'll find out hopefully by next week if the General will sign me off! Turns out, basically, he wants to know that the facility that I attend has either American or International approval. Dr. S. has florida state, so we shall see.
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Do you still have that date available ?! i absolutely need a sooner date because of school :( if so pleaseeee let me know :)
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I see nothing wrong with Medical Tourism....some frown upon it but why? The United States also have many malpractice suits and fatalities that are silenced......Foreign countries also obtain professional, ethical, moral, and competent surgeons, just as the U.S has unethical, unprofessional, immoral, and incompetent surgeons as well.

Nonetheless, I pray that you find a great surgeon that can meet your procedure needs. I am 5 days Post Op and I just had my Mommy Makeover. I too did the medical tourism thing as it is becoming extremely popular. I am currently still recovering in Mexicali, Mexico. I will be departing on the 22nd when I am 10 days post.. Once again congrats to you!
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I know, Bizzy! I wished that I could hit up the Dominican Republic or Mexico, but it is hard to find international facility accreditations with some of the docs that I want. :(
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I am very excited! However, the search begins again. :(
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Looks like you picked some great docs. I am scheduled for Cardenas and met with Campis. I love Robles tt and Salamas bl. You seem pretty lean. you want to be sure your ps can harvest every single drop :-)
Good luck!!
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Thanks girl! You ready? I'm trying to stay there but it is not the easiest when you gain 5-10 lbs of water weight during "that time" every month. lol!
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I am super ready. i leave out tues.
5-10lbs water weight...wowwww. i wont trip about my.mood swings lol
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Mines Oct 29th! I wish mine was sooner...... Are you excited?
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Girl...... YES!
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Woohoo!
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Hello, I am going to the Dominican Republic to have my surgery. The two doctors I am considering are board certified and Dr. Pizzoglio is said to be the best PS in the Dominican. I haven't decided which doctor but it will be either Dr. Pizzoglio or Dr. Hungria. I'm getting TT, BA with a lift and lipo of flanks, inner thighs and back all under 7000.00. I can't afford the prices in the U.S. I have done my research for years on the Dominican Republic and the surgeons there...hope this helps…My surgery date will be sometime in October on 2012 and I can’t wait! If you contact either doctor they will respond and answer all your questions...

http://www.alejandrohernandez.com/eng/

http://drhungria.com/en/dynamicdata/productinfo.asp
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