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Happy Canadian - Las Vegas, NV
- updated 1 month ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $6,000
- Arthur Cambeiro, MD (Las Vegas, NV)
He deserves nothing less than 5 stars for his...
- 1 Jan 2013
He deserves nothing less than 5 stars for his professionalism and skill as a surgeon. Wow, I never dreamed recovery could be so good and so quick, especially at my age of 47. I think recovery & excellent results are directly related to skill, and he's got plenty of it. He's a master at what he does, no doubt in my mind after the fact! I am very happy with my results so far and it can only get better.
About Me: I am 47 yrs old, have children &...
- 3 Jan 2013
I should mention I was a smoker. I quit 5 weeks before the surgery, it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I also followed every single instruction of the doctor as far as what not to eat, or take for herbals & medications which can complicate things. The list was long! I did not drink alcohal at all either, I didn't want to jeopardize my recovery or results. I think my great recovery had a good deal to do with doing what I was told. No cheating!
Results & Recovery: I expect to be a full C cup by time everything settles, the doctor assures me I will be and I don't doubt him. If anything, I may be larger if I compare my frame & CC size to result size of others (not supposed to do that I know). 400CC implants (smooth, round, silicone) under the muscle are what I have. I assume having children already allowed for the bigger CC's than I expected since there was some stretch to the skin already.
Not a single bruise, just a wee speck of blood on each bandage when they were removed the day after surgery. I had more pain in my back from the very tight bandages in the first 24 hrs than I ever had from the surgery in the front. I was not sick or nauseous at all after waking up, that was actually a very big fear of mine because I had to get into a taxi to return to my resort! My husband wanted to rent a car but I was afraid we'd get lost so we didn't. The anesthetic doc assured me beforehand I would not be sick, said there was no reason to have those side effects any longer with what they have to work with these days. He was right, and again I was impressed with Dr. C's choices of who he works with. Administering anesthetic is another skill that comes with experience.
I can't recall the name of the pain killer prescribed (generic name) but it was the equivalent of Tylenol 3 I believe. I took them every 4 hrs the first 24 hrs and after that every 6 hrs for the next 2 days that was it. The morning of day 4 I was out and about and being a tourist, shopping and having fun. Just took frequent rests sitting down, like every hour or 2. Only thing I really couldn't do was open doors (some are really heavy) but my husband took care of that so it was a non-issue. I was also worried about having to raise my arms for the scanner at the airport when we left. Dr. C. assured me by that time it wouldn't be a problem (day 7 after surgery) and he was right.
The incisons are going to heal very cleanly. One is almost non-existent, I can tell already. The other not as well but that is my fault for stretching/reaching too far too soon I felt the pull when I did it. Awaiting scar therapy instructions from the good doctor as I write this!
Even more thrilled with my results now that 3...
- 17 Mar 2013
Dr. Cambeiro said I should be a 'full C' when all...
- 17 Mar 2013
4 months post op now and all I can say is I am...
- 16 Apr 2013
From 6-15 weeks I stayed the same, measuring as a 34D/36C but last week bras started fitting differently and when I measured I had grown a half inch. So I guess all those who say dropping & fluffing will make you bigger are correct. I honestly don't wish to get any bigger they are already more than I bargained for!
No issues at all, the odd zinger the last couple weeks, more side boob developing as they fluff and an incredible difference in softness since the start. My hubby assures me they look AND feel totally natural.
My Doctor: Arthur Cambeiro, MD
Hard choice with so many good doctors to choose from out there, reviews really help narrow those choices and that is why I am taking the time to write one for Dr. C. I was a fly-in patient, that means I chose him and booked the surgery before actually meeting him in person. Huge decision, very scary! Why would anyone do that? Typically because of costs, I wanted my surgery in the US because it was cheaper by far than in Canada but I didn't pick this doctor because he was the cheapest out there because there were cheaper ones. I chose him because of his skill, credentials and his location worked for me. I trusted his credentials which are impeccable, and spent weeks reading, researching and digging deep on google before initial contact with his office for a consult. From there, a few weeks of email discussion and I chose to go ahead with it. They made it work in the perfect time frame for me, that too convinced me it was the right choice, if it wasn't meant to be it wouldn't have worked out so easily! I was prepared to cancel and lose my deposit ($500) if I didn't like him or what he presented when we met. In the end, I trusted my instincts and I don't regret that at all, my instincts were bang on. That was evident as soon as I met him in person. My results speak for his skill and mastery, as did my quick recovery. He was honest about what would work for me and I am glad I trusted his judgement rather than sticking with my own. He knew what size was perfect for me and told me exactly why. Since I did my research, I felt I knew that already and he confirmed it all basically, that told me he was honest and was considering my health and future not just making me happy in giving me what I asked for. I think there are too many women who ask and insist on more than they can handle, I just wanted natural results with as little risk and few complications now and in the future as possible. That is what I got. I almost canceled last minute after reading about staying away from plastic surgeons in the spotlight and he seems to be in the press a lot, but come on he's location is Vegas! Glad I went with my instincts, not his fault he's a natural for the camera, personable and involved in volunteerism in his community - he's also got a sense of humor it was one of the reasons I chose him in the first place, it makes him real. He is worth serious consideration if his location works for you.