getting Informative Information About What to Expect After Facelift/temporal Forehead Lift - Celaya, MX

My goals are to look fresher and have my skin more...

My goals are to look fresher and have my skin more firm. When I turn my head upside down I can see how much my skin and muscles have sagged over time. I have not had surgery yet. I have spent two years researching this online and telephone and referrals from persons who have had a procedure in the past . I went for consults in the U.S. and I determined that I was being offered a full facelift that was in reality a mini facelift. This is something that prompted me to investigate further. I think having a facelift in a hospital is much safer for me. I have concerns about doing it in a rented place that you leave after you are done. I also think having a dedicated anesthesiologist is important for me.

Dr. Carlos Barrera

I did my research on the doctor to make sure there were no complaints and went with a surgeon who has many years experience in facelifts and that included my realtime interactions and ease of working with the person I liaison with in order to arrange this surgery properly. This is a great help when getting surgery in another country.

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Hi Christine ~ I'd love to hear how everything went during your consult with Dr. Barrera. I think you emailed him photos of yourself before you went down to San Miguel de Allende and that he emailed you back with his suggestions. Were his impressions of your face and what he felt you needed done the same once he saw you in the flesh? Did he suggest that you have any additional procedures or tell you that you didn't need something done (such as a brow lift, as an example). Any idea of how many hours your surgery would be? I'd also like to hear about where you stayed while you were visiting SMA and if you felt it would be a suitable recovery place. Thanks so much for answering my questions, I appreciate it. :)
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Hi Christine, I am leaning toward Dr Barrera. Have you decided on one of his recovery facilities? He has two to chose from. One is a B &B and the other looks more hospital-ish or clinical. Also, you mentioned your cost at $6000.00. His website states $6500.00. Take care and thanks for your response. Really appreciate it. Pam
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Dear Pam, There are a few recommendations that Dawn has referred me to. I am not sure what the clinical one is but please let me know in case my friend does not come with me. On the top of the site for Dr. B. it says $500 off but under it states $6,500. I believe the price reduction is still in effect. I was referred to another place that is lovely and they will help a bit too. Terrazassanmiguel,com or otherwise called La Terrazas. There are a few choices. The one I chose is Casa Grillo with two bedrooms, two baths, LR,DR full Kitchen with all the perks of wireless, tv, 400 english movies to chose from and U.S. channels, DVD and tape player and everyday housekeeping and breakfast and private courtyard. The place upstairs is a one bedroom similar the the top one is a studio with a smaller kitchen. This one has the greatest view and both second and third floors have a lot of light. The person who owns is American and his manager is American and offered to get me groceries etc , extra pillows. The owner knew of Dr. B. and told me he does fantastic work and is very very nice too. It is very close to some Gardens that a person who goes there very often (to San Miguel that is) says is a great area. I chose Dr. B. for a reason. I feel very confident of his skills. I am in contact with others who are going to get surgery. When are you planning. I could only get the end of May but things open up if you are in a hurry. You can also stay in the hospital a fourth night if you feel more comfortable for an addtl . $100. Glad to meet you. Christine
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Hi again Pam, I looked at his site again and you can see the $500 discount in blue at the top of the page, sometimes hard to see. Also he will do for addtl $250 a dermabrasion over the lips. That is a great price. The person who is the liaison is a very congenial and easy to work with woman. Her name is Dawn. She will send you referrals and before and after photos etc. Still interested in knowing this clinical type setting. Best to you, Christine
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One more thing. It is not just the price at all. My friend was just down in Cancun and got some dental implants at a place called PERFECTION. She was given a cost of $4,500 for a future full facelift(forehead not included) and no stay at the facility where surgery will take place. I am talking her out of that as the hospital stay is a very necessary part of the safety one needs with such a surgery.
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Happy to met you too! Casa Carly is the more clinical looking facility of the two. There prices are not listed so I will have to call. I have emailed, may get a response tomorrow. I will be going alone so will need the extra. I LOVE the idea of an extra hospital stay for $100.00. What a bargain! I will be coming from TX.
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Check out Las Terrazzas too cause Kathi the manager has offered to help and also makes you breakfast. If you go around the same week as me we can meet up. I am getting surgery on May 21. C
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Thanks Christine, I'll keep in mind. Love to meet you. I'll check out Las Terrazzas. Take care
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Thanks for starting your story on RealSelf! Are you doing this in Mexico because of a lower cost, or do you live there?

I hope you'll continue to share your journey with us. Looking forward to your updates!

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Dear Angie, I really researched everywhere, Thailand but too far after all. NYC with out of sight prices. I always wanted to go to San Miguel Allende and I am close by. What really decided me was the consults I got in Albuquerque nearby and they were really pricey and no hospital stay, no dedicated anesthesiologist and not doing all the work and misleading about a full facelift when in fact an s-scar fl or mini fl. I research Dr. Barrera and no problems. I have been in touch with persons who have done it with him. The hospital he is using is just for surgeries of every kind and not where many sick people are so there may not be more chances of infection. Yes the price is very reasonable. $6,000 for upper lower eyes, temporal forehead lift which really comes down to a very subtle brow lift and neck too. The other place I had initially considered had a very misleading website and promises that were not true. After much to do with that person acting as liaison the price was way too much and most went to that person and not the surgeon.The surgeon was only going to get 4,500. The place I would have to stay to have the surgery ( staying after 6 days and was being charged for 9 days when the hospital is really included in the price. ) sending money to this person without a contract or similar. I cannot go on with the problems. Not the hospital advertised on web etc. SO it was good that I had also researched this other option. Thanks for your question. Christine
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I thought this a private communication, Can you rmove? THis is why I do not like to write on these sites.
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