TT and Lipo - Edinburg, TX

I got surgery with Dr Rios on Jan 10, 2013. So its...

I got surgery with Dr Rios on Jan 10, 2013. So its been almost three months. I feel great and I didn't have any complications. In the pics you will see the difference of before and after. I do recommend him. I had the drain pump for two weeks (as per his rule) and Im glad I did because I didn't have any of those fluid build ups. Im in my early 20s but my two daughters took a little toll on my belly.

One of the things I really liked was that after...

One of the things I really liked was that after surgery they gave me an emergency number to call if I had any questions after hours. So one time during the 3 days after surgery, late at night, I was crying in pain. So my husband said I should call to ask what I can do. So I called and a female nurse answered and as I cried on the phone she comforted me and just calmed me down. She said she could give me a pain patch but I refused it again (because you cant do both pain meds and patch). I just had to share that cause I was feeling pretty miserable and I felt much better after that comfort.

Also when I stopped feeling the actual horrible pain, one of the two meds started making me throw up. Common side effects are nausea or extreme itching (as I have read) well mine ended up being vomiting. Let me just say vomiting is horrible when you are healing. So experiment and stop taking one or the other to see which is making you feel worse and just stop taking it.
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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
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Hi everyone, I just joined realself. I'm looking for anyone who has had surgery with Dr. Rios. I recently had a consultation with him and I was very pleased. I am going to get lipo with fat transfer to the butt and a tummy tuck. Before I book my surgery, do any of you have any before and after photos of his work? I can't seen to see yours Ninja1. Can you message them to me? Thanks :)
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Hi BB, I am also considering a tt, and I was thinking of DrAvila...do you know anyone that has had one done with him?
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Hi ChicagoBella, I looked around this site and I think there is a review about Dr. Avila's work. I am actually going with Dr. Luis Rios. I will post my journey! You can see my experience and his work. I hope it goes well. I am already booked for early June of this year.
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I have heard that dr. A does really nice work. I just had a LSL 12 wks ago, so it will be awhile before I can consider a tt...i wish u the best... keep us posted.
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Do you know any one that has had their with Dr. Rios? I wish you the best....I am going to schedule a consultation with Dr. A... and see how that goes first...I just had a LSL in san Antonio 12 wks ago, I'm still recuperating from that surgery...I look forward to seeing your transformation.
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My co-worker had her TT done with Rios and she is very pleased with her results. I had a consultation with both Rios and Rodriguez but Rodriguez was way over priced. Good luck on your consultation with Dr. Avila. I hope you recover soon from your LSL surgery.
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You look absolutely great hun- big difference! =). Your PS is great - I love your results
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Thank you so much!
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Wow what a big difference. You look great. Can't wait to get mine. Thans so much for sharing your pictures with us. I have appt with dr Rdz today. Dr Avila and dr rios r closed today. We will see where I end up. I'm praying to my God almighty to lead me to Make a wise choice.
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You will be fine don't stress! Goodluck and keep us posted.
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I loved my visit with dr. Rdz. I was there about 2 hours. 1 hour was with him. He explained everything well and I loved the before and after pictures. I also want breast implants but my husband won't let me get some. Only problem is the $$$. I have no idea how I'm going to pay. I have excellent credit but hate paying interest. They said care credit is only is one yr free intrest. I can get a credit card for 24 months free interest but it will be large payment. I wish I was rich.lol wanna cry
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I'm glad you had a good consult with him I wasn't very impressed but I did find him the most expensive.
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Well if I go to Brownsville it will be $8500 or mcallen its $9000. Cuz of facility charges. But he said I didn't need any lipo and I told him that I did want lipo on my bottom back cuz when I where jeans i have a muffin on back too so he said ok but it's like $800 more :-(. Also I told him I thought I had hernia so he checked and he said he would repair that for me for no additional fee. He saw a mole on my butt,lol, and said if it bothered me cuz he could remove it for free too. So then I have 5 moles on my neck and told him about those and he said he could remove those too for free. I even told him my hair and lashes were falling like crazy and he gave me prescription of lattisse and said to check with my doctor about low thyroid. I also like that drain comes out in a week and he gives medication for blood clots and not shots to self administer.
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That's super awesome that you loved your consultation! I did care credit but I'm going to aim to pay it off soon because of the mega high interest rate
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Yes I'm glad he's giving you those shots they are very important. My cousins said that after you take those shots to make sure not to get cuts for a good two weeks after the shots are finished because you can bleed to death. Also, when he says it's 8500 with no Lipo right away you need to ask "can you lower that to xxx?" Always always try. How freaking awesome he's removing your unwanted moles. Rios had said he removes Hernias free as well. He touched my gallbladder scars to check but he said he didn't feel any. Also I got free latisse samples in the mail (through rios) as well. I just started using it about a week ago so ill let you know if it works. Did you schedule a date yet?! I also wanted boobs but my husband stopped me because my total price with a breast lift would have been about 13k.
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Luckily since I work full time and go to school online for my masters I am using my school loan reimbursement to pay for my surgery. The way I look T it is that with a school loan the apr is super low so why not. So I've been saving. With rios my surgery date is July 10 unless I decided to go with dr decherd when I meet him n person on April 8th
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Look at gabs mommy profile she looks good and dr charged her cheap compared to other doctors. I had a nurse tell me she saw its who went to that dr and they look good. I'm considering going to her too
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Just make sure you get two weeks off from work and at least three days from your school work. You're just going to be in so much pain but it'll pass. And freeze dinner for your family for four or five days. But you have time still. Make sure you have help around the house as well.
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Well I'm a teacher so luckily I only do summer school till June so I have all of July off and my real good friend is a nurse so she said she will check on me once a day. But freezing dinners is a good idea. Question what are dog ears after some women have their tt done
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GABs mommy was only being charged a bit over $9000 for both Tt and ba. I think I'll consult with her dr. I don't want big boobs just wanna look good for my husband without the extra padded bras.lol. That other doctor I went to was charging me more but I got price down but still so much. My husband said to not go with someone cheaper cuz ill get what i paid for but I see you all and results are great and your happy with your results. Go to gabs mommy profile and let me know what you think of her results and her dr. Price for tummy tuck was a bit over $5000. Dr has office in edinburg and mcallen. I called a nurse that works with my gynecologist and said she saw patients that went to that dr and she recommended that dr.
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you look great! yes...the two weeks of drain pumps was a pain and necessary! Wow--you are young! meaning too young for surgery.
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Yes but I needed it! and thanks :)
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It looks good but what do u mean u kept ur same belly button? He didn't make u a new one?
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It's the same belly button I've always had. I think some drs make new ones. Mine was just moved to my new stomach. He made a hole and sowed my same belly button into it.
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