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My Mexican Facelift at Cosmed Clinic - Mexico, MX

I say Mexican Facelift, but it's only a few miles...

I say Mexican Facelift, but it's only a few miles south of the boarder and they even have a Medical Lane at the boarder for fast crossings should you need to get back to the states in a hurry...but not to worry there is no need to rush back as this Facility is state of the Art, cleaner and newer than most Hospitals I've seen. Dr. Quiroz an his staff are just wonderful and all speak English with 80% of his patients being from the US and Canada. I did not go there to save money, which I did and that was a blessing. I went there because of his recommendations for his work with patients who had lost a great deal of weight. My face lift was done to remove the jowls and turkey neck left hanging after losing 100 lbs. Not only did I have the face/neck lift at the same time I had a arm lift and a anchor breast lift with a saline implant. My husband and I were picked up at the San Diego airport and driven to the beautiful Center, (I felt like I was in Beverly Hills when I went inside) had some routine tests done and later meet with Dr. Quiroz. The staff arraigned a Hotel Stay for the night and the next morning we were picked up an taken to the Clinic.

Surgery was a breeze (I slept though it...lol) and woke up early evening in the recovery room where I spent the night. My husband stayed in the onsite Recovery Bouquet where I joined him the following day. I can not say enough about the recovery center, it is small and well staffed, the nurses there were very caring and made me very comfortable. I really had no idea the pain that would come with all the work that I had done. I can take a lot, and this was a lot to deal with at one time. My husbands' thought on the subject was if you are going to be in pain anyway you might as well get it all done at once. Well that was easier said than done, because the pain is three times as bad. I am so glad it is over and I made it, but the first two weeks were bad....I think my arms hurt the most as the tissue is very tender under the arms....And my neck was right up there too...felt like I had cardboard placed under my skin....but enough of all that. It is all good now, in fact it is great. My face looks wonderful, and I now have skinny girl arms and perky boobs....what could be better. After staying 5 nights at the recovery center we spent another week at the near by Marriot. (His staff arraigned our stay which turned out to be less than a Motel 6 here in the States) I had my follow up appointment and was released to travel home. A quick trip back to the airport and we were done. I traveled back 6 weeks later for a follow up visit, this time we drove in parked our car at the boarder, took a 5 min cab ride to the center, had my visit and after a quick trip back across the boarder we were back at our car at 1:00pm thus having a full day left to enjoy San Diego...I will take some pictures of my current face, my profile picture was taken last year way before my surgeries....you can see the folds in my face and the turkey neck which are all gone now!

Before Picture

This picture was the last one taken before my surgery. It shows the deep lines on my face...

another before photo

Even with the big sun glasses you can see the wrinkles...

After picture

5 months post op....

After picture

5 months post op...

Coming up to the 6 month post surgery mark

My Doctor told me it would take 6 months to fully heal and see the results, so I thought I should share where I am at today. First of all I just read from a PS on this site, that the pain from a face lift should be slight and last 2 days...He obviously has never had one himself... (I'm sure he most likely tells women childbirth doesn't hurt either...lol) Anyway back to my healing. First of all being a person that bruises easily I was prepared for the worst and it didn't happen, in less than a week I was out in public and going to restaurants as I recovered. I was on pain medication so I was feeling okay...I looked better than I felt, I use the word felt but in reality I could not feel a thing in my checks, ears and neck. I was a little scared that I would not ever feel normal. The incisions healed quickly but the loss of feeling remained in various degrees all the way up to this week. It's like my face knew it had six months to heal so it used all of it. I asked my hubby if he could see much of a difference and he said "Are you kidding me? a huge improvement" so that made me happy. I am very happy. Anyone that has had this type of surgery knows it's no walk in the park, and that it takes time to heal from it, but the results are so worth it all...If you are considering such a surgery, I say do it, we only live once, we might as well do it up!

New picture taken last week...

So happy with the results

7 months out....

Seven months out and there are no signs that I had any work done at all. Inside or out. After a few months I looked pretty good but had limited or no feeling in much of my neck and sides of my face, which I am happy to announce have all come back...Last week I went to visit another Plastic Surgeon, simply because I plan on having more procedures and I wanted another opinion on how best to handle them. So anyway I thought why not go to one of the very best Beverly Hills PS for a consult. During that consult for other areas, I told him I had recently had a facelift and he told me that just my looking at me he could not tell that I had any work done. I took that as a huge complement to the great work Dr. Quiroz did with my lower face/neck lift. And just for the record, both doctors were on the same page as what else I needed to have done.

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

I am not one to publicly announce this, but last week I had a big Birthday, I turned 60!!! My plan has always been to have a facelift, so I made in just in time...I feel like I am 40...Thanks to Dr. Quiroz I look it, or pretty close...LOL

Was looking at someones wedding photo when.....

So as I was looking at a friends wedding photo I noticed this pretty lady in the crowd, then all of a sudden I realized it was me...how funny and how great is that!

11 months out

I'm am 11 months out from having my lower face/neck lift and sometimes forget where I started at. I didn't take any before pics but here is a picture taken a couple of weeks before surgery, I blew it up so you could see the wrinkles there were many. My only regret is that I did not have the brow lift at the same time. I now plan on going back for one of those and possible a upper eye lift. My advice to any considering such surgery, do it earlier rather than later....

Came across a couple photos

Here are a couple photos that were on my phone camera, one is two weeks before the other is 12 days after, you can still see the incisions
Dr. Quiroz

Dr. Quiroz from the CosMed Cinic is the best! Very skilled with weight loss patients, worth traveling too, to have him do your surgeries...He spent so much time with me over the phone, online in person, you never feel rushed when you see him, you feel like he would spend the day with you if you needed it...His staff is very professional and beautiful, the whole environment is beautiful, makes you feel so special...

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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You look incredible. You truly look 20 years younger!! Congrats on the amazing transformation :)
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Thanks so much, it was the face that pushed me forward to having all the surgeries, I couldn't stand the wrinkles that greeted me every morning...so I had to act fast. The weight loss was great the wrinkles were a horrible side effect.
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beautiful! Just great! You are such an inspiration, really! I read all your different posts, You are a go getter. I really love your spirit. I think it's so awesome you have done all these different things to make you whole, and look like you feel! I hope I'm always blessed enough to things like this for myself too, it's life changing, in a good way. I had major doubts about the HCG, but I'm all in now because of you,thank you! I just need a jump star, it's such an uphill battle, age ,hormones, and such. If I can lose this extra 30 lbs I would be ecstatic! Keep inspiring!
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Thank you so much, such sweet words...My hormones were the cause of all my problems, I used to be a great dieter, but then all of a sudden nothing worked. As hard as I worked the scale only moved in the wrong direction....HCG was the first thing that worked in years...I believe that's why all the bad press, it works too well...the big drug companies hate it. Obesity is worth Billions of dollars, no big drug company wants to cure it, only treat it. I did the diet for one reason only, and that was to prove to my daughter that nothing worked for me. Only then I started losing any where from 1/2 to a whole pound each day...fast forward 9 months and I had lost 102 lbs...that was 3 years ago!
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You look really good!
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azdee. looked great before her procedure and now she looks fabulous,I wish I had the money for a facelift, i feel old and insecure, so sad we have to age so unfair but that's life just have to sit here and wait for estee lauder or lancome to come out with the holy grail of an anti aging cream
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funny only the lancome costs just about what a facelift costs!
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Was the $5,500 for all three procedures?
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no I tried to break it down, 2,500 breast, 2,500 arms 3,500 face 1000.00 hospital fee, $900 anesthesia, $800 recovery center for hubby and myself and then $800 for another week at the local Marriott while we waited for stiches to be removed and given the final okay to travel home...
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that would be great price for all the three procedures
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You look really great!! Would love to do my lower face and neck done. I'm turning 48 in a few days. Do you think now is better then later? Or should I wait a few years?
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do it now and your look more younger at about 36 to 38 years of age or maybe even younger
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It all depends, if it's needed for age the norm is 50-60 years old. If it's needed for weight loss, then do it asap. Mine was a double whammy weight loss and age! I had three proceedures done at once the lower face/neck lift, arm lift and breast lift...three times the fun, but glad it's all done now. What ever you decide, make sure it's a real face lift one that will last. At first I started looking into lite lifts, mini lifts, but they don't seem to last a lifetime like a good face lift will...This is not the kind of surgery you want to keep having to go back for!!!
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I agree! One and Done! Yes I lost 135lbs and my neck has fallen and can't get up lol
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People think I look 30 ish now and that's why I think sooner the so I can enjoy it longer lol
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I was able to put off the face lift by being fat, but when that changed it was the first thing I had to do. I had jowls that looked like a old dog, and for the first time ever a wrinkly neck...I was very happy with my PS, really gave me back my face...I know several ladies who lost a lot of weight and had face/neck lifts in their 30's
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AZDEE to be honest you looked good before the surgery and now you look like a million $'s, can you post some more pics thank you and Happy New Year
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Are you going to Mexico to get the facelift and if so good luck hope you'll be very happy with your results and enjoy your new year with lots of health
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That's definitely a thought sweetyroo. I'm going to do my research first ; )
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Check out the cosemed website, I can't say enough about Dr Q. He is board certified in both the US and Mexico was trained in the states where he practiced for years before opening his center (just 5 miles south of the boarder) In fact he lives in San Diego and commutes to work. I would say over 80% of his patients are from the US and Canada. They pick you up at the airport and the center has a recovery bouquet where there are nurses 24/7 and it's very reasonable to stay there too..
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I am totally going to check him out for my face ! Thanks!
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AzDee do u know if they except Care Credit Medical Card? I dint see it on the website just now...
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They have some sort of medical payment company not too sure, you can email them any questions, also check out, you tube, you can see the new center there too
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Ok great will do that Thanks
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WHATTT!!! Happy birthday, you look AMAZING! 60 is the new 40!
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