Question to my Vets.

Ok, So I'm a 24 y/o female who has finally decided...

Ok, So I'm a 24 y/o female who has finally decided to take charge of my life and begin LIVING. My body is all jacked up! I have asymmetric breast, my fat is stored in my gut, I have NO HIPS and my ass is a PANCAKE! It has even made me suicidal several times throughout my life. Yeah, it's that bad. I've always wanted to act, sing, model and be in the lime light. I have the personality for it, swear I do....just not the self-esteem. I stayed in the corner in fear someone might see the tissue slipping out my bra that I used to mask the asymmetry in my breast; until a friend of mine recommended using socks....So it's been socks for the past 13 years. On top of this madness, God had the NERVE to give me NO HIPS or ASS!!! Like I wasn't a clown already. Anywhooooo so here I am, ready to change that. As a graduation(May 4, 2013)/birthday(May 21) present to myself I WILL be making my trip to Mexico. I will NOT go another year living in a box when I have so much more to give.

I'm torn between Dr. Campos, Dr. Cardenas, and Dr. Pantoja. I've been stalking this site for months and have finally decided to submit my pics for a quote to the above Doctors along with Dr. S(But his quote was too rich for my blood). I've read nothing but great things about all three doctors and I'm very comfortable with traveling there(Mexico) despite what others may think, I could just be that eager and that's fine with me. My husband supports my dream because he see's just how miserabele I am.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I know I may not be as exciting since I'm like 10 months away from my expected surgery date, but I'm searching for all the support I can get. My husband is there, but it's nothing like having intimate conversations and sharing stories and journeys with people who have dealt with the same insecurities/pain as you have!! Welcome me to the fam!!!

Ok, so I'm seriously considering going to Tj. Mx...

ok, so I'm seriously considering going to Tj. Mx for my Butt in Dec. for my winter break. Though I have not yet received my quote, I called all three, and they have my date available. I figured if they don't have my date, then I really don't care how much they charge. Dr. Cardenas office said she recommends I stay 5-7 days. But I'm still up in the air with where I'd stay Beauty cares does not offer meals (I spoke to Ronnie), and they charge $150/night, plus an extra $120 for transportation. Apart of Dr. Cardenas deal is a free night, so I'd pay for 6(900+120).... Club med has food and charges 805 for 6 nights, not sure if they charge separate for transportation. My husband wants to be there, and beauty cares doesn't allow men for obvious reasons, but club med does for an additional $70/night he can get his own room. I'm pretty sure I'm going to MX, and I plan on making a hefty deposite after I receive my quotes... I'm just praying my date is still available by time they give me my quote.

Anyone else been to either doctors, where did you stay?

Ok, So I've decided to get my booty done in...

Ok, So I've decided to get my booty done in December once the semester is over. I'll recover over the winter, then I'll get my breast done here in the states in May. Now as of right now I've contacted Dr. Funtes, Dr. Salama, Dr. Suarez, Dr. Campos, Dr. Cardenas, and Dr. Pantoja.... I've heard From everyone but Dr. Campos and Dra. Cardenas.... as of this very moment I'm team Pantoja. He's charging $3500 for lipo in the abs, flanks, upper/lower back and arms. Dr. Fuentes told me that my abs will not be completely flat (which is fine because I plan on hitting the gym anyway) and that I shouldn't expect a really big ass, just round. He told me he could get about 600cc in each cheek, so I asked him about my hips.... he said it won't be wide, but enough to have it proportionate with my abs. But he its charging me $4000, and included everything, but my arms. My arms aren't huge, but Pantoja insisting he'll take fat from there makes me feel like he's trying to scoop up every bit of fat he could find and that turns me on. I've heard things about him great and bad.... but you know what, I'll take my chances. I'm very confident that he'll give me what I want. Nancy is very attentive and responds to all my questions. Suarez rate is a hell of aot cheaper, $2700... but MJ response was so generic and plain. It didn't tell me anything about what his plan of actions were, and I haven't found any information/pictures of his work so that didn't keep me interested..... So I'm back to Pantoja. I'm also looking to stay at Grace recovery House for about 5 nights, 6 days since I'm going alone. My husband has to stay home with the dogs, we did the math and it would be $250+ to find a sitter and even more for a boarder, plus his plane ticket.... if I go alone we'll save like $800. I think I'll be just fine in Pantoja's hands and at the RH.

Can I get a BBL buddy? Tijuana, Mexico, the beginning of December!!! Let's exchange contact info.

Ok, So I've decided to get my booty done in...

Ok, So I've decided to get my booty done in December once the semester is over. I'll recover over the winter, then I'll get my breast done here in the states in May. Now as of right now I've contacted Dr. Funtes, Dr. Salama, Dr. Suarez, Dr. Campos, Dr. Cardenas, and Dr. Pantoja.... I've heard From everyone but Dr. Campos and Dra. Cardenas.... as of this very moment I'm team Pantoja. He's charging $3500 for lipo in the abs, flanks, upper/lower back and arms. Dr. Fuentes told me that my abs will not be completely flat (which is fine because I plan on hitting the gym anyway) and that I shouldn't expect a really big ass, just round. He told me he could get about 600cc in each cheek, so I asked him about my hips.... he said it won't be wide, but enough to have it proportionate with my abs. But he its charging me $4000, and included everything, but my arms. My arms aren't huge, but Pantoja insisting he'll take fat from there makes me feel like he's trying to scoop up every bit of fat he could find and that turns me on. I've heard things about him great and bad.... but you know what, I'll take my chances. I'm very confident that he'll give me what I want. Nancy is very attentive and responds to all my questions. Suarez rate is a hell of aot cheaper, $2700... but MJ response was so generic and plain. It didn't tell me anything about what his plan of actions were, and I haven't found any information/pictures of his work so that didn't keep me interested..... So I'm back to Pantoja. I'm also looking to stay at Grace recovery House for about 5 nights, 6 days since I'm going alone. My husband has to stay home with the dogs, we did the math and it would be $250+ to find a sitter and even more for a boarder, plus his plane ticket.... if I go alone we'll save like $800. I think I'll be just fine in Pantoja's hands and at the RH.

Can I get a BBL buddy? Tijuana, Mexico, the beginning of December!!! Let's exchange contact info.

Uh-oh.... ok so it's no secret I have a weife back...

Uh-oh.... ok so it's no secret I have a weife back and narrow hips.... like an upside down triangle. So I'm asking all my doctors to tell me what I can reasonably expect. Nadia(Dr. Pantoja) responded with letting me know Dr.P will make my abs flatter,.my waist as small as it can get, and inject every gram of fat into my butt. So I asked her why doesn't he graft to the hips!?? She explained that there is no muscle there so all the fat will get reabsorbed. So instead he puts it on the outside of the butt to give an appearance of hips! Dammit!! I'm tired of padding my damn hips!!! I want real hips!! So that threw me all the way off. I want a nice booty, so I don't want to waste any fat in my hips if it's not going to last... But when I see Dra. Cardenas patients repost her letters to them, I always see her stating how much she'll put in the hips... sometimes 300cc on each side.... I would love to hear from some of her patients. Does the fat get reabsorbed months down the line?

Ok, so I'm still waiting to here from Dr. Campos...

Ok, so I'm still waiting to here from Dr. Campos and Dra. Cardenas camp... I'm really leaning her way now after I've read more and more things about Dr.P patients. I trust him and I trust my body(as I'm very healthy ), but the fact that he doesn't add hips PLUS he's had so many complaints kind of gave him a back seat to Dra. Cardenas. I'm just PRAAYYIINNGGG she doesn't even COME my way with tummy tuck talk. I'm a married, child-less woman. I plan on popping out two of them thangs in the next 5 years or so. So a TT is out of the question...my skin is tight. I have a gut, but no loose skin. But I know she wants to tuck everyone's gosh darn tummy away, It's so hard to find pics of patients who have just gotten the lipo and bbl as I want. I keep sending Fatimeh little random emails like "I'm really looking forward to hearing from her" just to try to stay relevant hoping she'll say something to Dra.Cardenas that'll get my quote sent asap, but it's been a week so clearly it's not working huh? I just want this so bad.

Just some info for you ladies (or men...

Just some info for you ladies (or men transitioning to ladies....to each is own) regarding not sitting and wearing the right type of garments. We all know not to sit, but this explains exactly why. So contrary to what I've seen, the one with the booty cut out is NOT ideal after a BBL.... This article explains why. It makes.so much sense. I hope you all find this as useful as I did.

The recovery period for the brazilian butt lift is 3 weeks. If you sit sooner than that it can prevent some of the fat grafts from surviving. Sitting during the recovery period is harmful to the new fat grafts because it exerts a tremendous crushing pressure, up to 400 pounds per square inch in some areas, on these tender cells and tissues. Even the areas that are not crushed are under such pressure that blood flow is shut off.Squatting and stretching are not as bad as sitting, but they can place significant shear and tear stress on the tissues. The blood vessels that keep the cells alive and the grafts themselves are held together by a mesh of tissue called the extracellular matrix. This matrix is composed of protein rods and cells that link together. In the beginning it’s a gel like structure. It can get deformed by folds in the garment or constant low grade pressure. This matrix is only 50% as strong as its going to be at the 1 month post op. This is why stretching, squatting, etc., is not ideal in the early postop period.

A compression garment is very helpful during the recovery because the low compression prevents tissue swelling. Tissue swelling is the enemy of good healing. The pressure is not nearly enough to crush tissues or shut off circulation. A compression garment with the buttocks cutout would be the exact wrong thing as it would allow swelling in the buttocks and prevent drainage into the surrounding areas. As a matter of fact, it would milk swelling from the surrounding tissues into the uncompressed buttocks.Why 3 weeks then? These are the key things that must happen for a fat graft to be successful:*Blood supply must reach the fat graft before it runs out of nutrients.*Blood vessels must get incorporated into the graft successfully.*All the tissues- fat grafts, blood supply, and surrounding tissues must be knit together successfully by the extracellular matrix.It takes 3-4 days for the blood vessels to grow into the fat grafts. During the new few days, the blood vessels begin to strengthen. The extracellular matrix surrounding the fat graft takes another 2-3 weeks to reach enough strength to withstand minor stresses. This is why 3 weeks is the absolute earliest a patient can begin stressing the tissues. A patient should plan for 3 weeks mostly of rest on her stomach or sides, getting up occasionally to limber up the muscles, but avoid things that place stress on the healing tissues.The three week recovery is important in achieving the best possible long lasting result. Sitting on your buttocks during the first or second week will likely prevent some fat graphs from taking, resulting in a less prominent buttocks which you could have had by not sitting.Ricardo L Rodriguez, MD

Ok, so now I'm just plain ole sad :-( Dra....

Ok, so now I'm just plain ole sad :-( Dra. Cardenas finally has Fatimeh respond to me. She says she wants to do TT on me. Out of all the other doctors I've consulted with, she, the TT queen, is the only that even mentions it. She says I have "sagging skin" which is a joke, because I don't! Then when I told Fatimeh that though I respect Dra. Cardenas response, that I didn't agree that I have sagging skin. That's when Fatimeh said that I may not have it now, but I will after the lipo. That explanation I would have respected if that was the response initially, but now I feel like she's just so adamant on doing it because she doesn't know how to sculpt without literally tucking away our belly's. If that's the way she does it, that's great... because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her results. But I'm already insecure about the problems I DO have... don't try to add on to my body's downfalls. Just say "I prefer to do a TT on you because I feel like you would get the best result

*My post got cut off somehow... sorry* Am I...

*My post got cut off somehow... sorry*

Am I making sense?Either way I don't want a TT, but I would have been more open to the idea if I felt it was honest. Then she says she recommends doing lipo on my inner thight 0_o, My little chicken legs does not need lipo lol.... seriously, I have itty bitty legs. I PRAY for fat to go there, I couldn't imagine intentionally taking it AWAY.... So needless to say, I'm looking else where. I'm really, really, really sad... like damn near in tears sad, because I flipping love her work. This whole experience has me emotional :-( Ok, welp... back to searching I go!

YEAAHH!!! So I pretty much spoke to Nadia(Dr....

YEAAHH!!! So I pretty much spoke to Nadia(Dr. Pantoja's office) all day. She was even responding to my emails after hours from her personal phone :-) So I asked her for her and Dr. Pantoja's honest opinion on whether or not they felt I "needed" a tummy tuck, she responded that I would get great results if I did, but that:

"....It depends too on your circumstances, if you are planning to have more children soon or if you have enough time off to recover (4-5 weeks). "

So I told her I do plan on having kids in about 5+ years or so. I responded "...I'm sure a Tummy tuck will deliver better results, but do you think it's an absolute "must have" as in I would not have good results without it?" And this is her response:

"of course it will be a great improvement with just the liposuction and fat grafting. The tummy tuck is more an option when you already stopped having children and want definite fix to your abdomen, extra skin and muscle repair. Right now, you can have the laser liposuction in your abdomen to help tighten up the skin and it is recommended that you wear Epi-foams during your recovery to help stick your skin back to the muscle flatter and faster. "

So that's EXACTLY what I'm going to doooooo!!! I'm so happy!! I'll get the traditional lipo to transfer the fat to my bootay, then I'll do the smart lipo to destroy everything that's there and keep my skin tight :-) So yup, he's my man! I don't want to hear nothing about no damn tummy tuck ANYMORE! Lol

Ok, so it's official... 12/10/12 will be the first...

Ok, so it's official... 12/10/12 will be the first day of my new life! My husband WILL be going and I'll be staying at a hotel, it's looking like The Real Del Rio hotel which is right around the corner from the office(According to my google map, it's a 1 minute drive) I'll do what many has done, fly into SAN 12/09 take the bus and trolly($2.25 for both) to the border and hike on over, and depending on what time of day it is, take a taxi to my hotel and enjoy the last day of my stupid body!!! Yup, I have it all planned out in my head. So I'll start stacking up on little things, large sweat pants here... a boppy pillow there... my vitamedica pills.. here. So the money I have closer to my surgery date will be saved for pocket money which I total to about $550 including $150 for an extra garment I'll buy from Pantoja(I have NO clue what size or what type, so hopefully I can buy it from him so I can have two),$100 for food, $180 for meds(even though I plan on getting a list of meds/anti biotics and buying them here in the states, we'll see), $50 transportation, and whatever money. I'm putting in for our passports this week and searching for a boarding place for my fur babies(2 dogs)

I don't know HOW I'm focusing on my studies when the corner of my pages in my notebook are filled with math for my surgey :? lol, only 3 months and 11 days to go. A hell of a lot better than 8 months as I was planning before. OOOOHHH I'm so excited!! I just can't hide it!!

Quick update: I know I've been so hype about...

Quick update:

I know I've been so hype about my Pantoja boo, but I've been talking with (Campos crew) and I think I'm about to switch. As I've gotten closer to my date, it's just been bothering me more and more that i won't see immediate improvement. As my husband said "Your ass is going to go from flat to swollen to flat, to only God knows what 3 months later?? people are gonna say 'oh my goodness, her ass is wildin" Lol So despite Campos taking a month to respond and Angie doesn't respond as quick and detailed as Nadia.... I feel a little more secure going with Campos and putting up with his team than i do going with the nice people and in fear i won't get what i want. Omg, how depressing would that be to come out the same way i went in!!???? Does the fat injected into the hip get reabsorbed?? Can someone who's had this surgery please fill me in. Thank you :)

I SERIOUSLY wish I could take Angie and switch her...

I SERIOUSLY wish I could take Angie and switch her with Nadia(Pantoja crew), that would make life soo much easier. She is so disorganized, so slow, and sooo forgetful it's annoying. I get off the phone with her (because I gave up on emailing her questionsa long time ) she says, as we're talking, that she's sending me the paper work and updated quote, 3 hours later....NOTHING. So I email her to say "this is the email address, send it here" she sends me the paper work, no quote! Now I have to hit her up AGAIN to say SEND ME THE QUOTE, she makes me feel like I'm a bother, I hate emailing her. I just wish she would send me everything at once so the next time I have to deal with her, it's the day of my surgery! Highway

Ok, after ripping into Angie on here... I must say...

Ok, after ripping into Angie on here... I must say she's back on my great side :-) My updated quote was sent in yesterday and I've mailed in a $2000 cashier check. I'll be booking my ticket tonight. I'm tooo excited. Watching all you Campos gals keeps me so excited! I'm tired of the booty pads feeling like they're shifting out of place and feeling all subconscious. I'm yearning for you December 10th, 2012!!! I'm gonna get my boottaaayyyyy!!!!!!!!

My outfits are packed, and payments are on track....

My outfits are packed, and payments are on track..... But I'm scared :-(.... Scared I won't get the results I want. I've been having dreams where there was fat left in my abdomen, dreams that my booty wasn't big enough.... The only good I see out of my fear, is that if I expect the worst then I wouldn't be disappointed. It can only get better, right? I'm not scared Campos won't do a good job, I'm scared my body type doesn't give him much to work with. Man, I'll be so disappointed if no one notices.... I'm just scared. :-(

Ok, so I'm a flexi nurse which means I make my own...

Ok, so I'm a flexi nurse which means I make my own schedule at work. So the time off is not a problem, I don't need permission... However, I know I will be drilled on my two weeks off and why I suddenly need to sit on a cushion... lol So here's my story. *Clears throat* My two weeks will be taken off to go visit my family in NY, "While in NY I was helping my sister put together my nephews new bed. In the midst of doing so I tripped backwards over a tool bag that was on the floor and my tail bone landed directly on the edge of the bed.... I thought it was broken ooooohhh it hurt so bad just to touch it or move my legs, The ambulance came and brought me to the ER it turned out just to be sprained Thank Goodness!!! So the doctor says I need to sit on a donut to alleviate the pressure because it's PAINFUL to sit. I also need to be on light duty for about a week or until I no longer feel like it's a strain on my lower back.... no pulling, pushing, or lifting on patients" BAM!!! That's my story and I'm sticking to it lol

A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO MY BOO SWEETONYOU!!! She's on...

A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO MY BOO SWEETONYOU!!! She's on her way to MX today to get her bad ass body TOMORROW!!! I'm so hype for her, I had to update my status thingy. Be safe and strong my RS sis!

I keep looking at my protruding gut and wondering...

I keep looking at my protruding gut and wondering if I should try losing a little bit of it because I want my belly to be as flat as an ironing board when I'm done.... but on the same token, I want to preserve as much fat as possible. I've seen chicks up here who's belly was as big as mine and went flat without a TT, but I'm scared I'll be one of the few who has fat left there :-( I want a flat belly and an itty waist just as much as I want a big ole booty! *Sigh* Oh what to do, what to do, what to doo hooo.. I'm ready for this semester to be over so I can just stare at before/after pics all day!!!!

Ok, labs came back today... I will be submitting...

Ok, labs came back today... I will be submitting them to Campos via fax. Once I get the confirmation that they have recieved it and it's a go.... I'll be sending in this money order for the remaining balance that has been sitting on my draw for weeks. I didn't want to send in any more money until my labs came back ok. I have that kind of luck where my surgery will be paid in full, flight booked... but then like my urinalysis comes back all jacked up or some crap like that, and they don't do full refunds so I was extra careful since rescheduling would be out of the question for me. Between work, school, and the holidays it'll be that week or next summer :-/ Anywhooooo So I'll fax that off and take care of the rest.

QUESTION: Does anyone know if they charge me for the full stay at the hotel on check in or when I check out? I'll be staying at City Express

Am I supposed to be nervous? My only worry as of...

Am I supposed to be nervous? My only worry as of right now is Campos saying he wants to d a TT on me :-/ when I get there, and how do I deal with he questions from nosey people? I'm going through my bum stage where my hair isn't done and my eye brows are looking bushy(I feel so ugly. Thank GOD I'm a married woman and I have a man to come home to lol, my self esteem is so low right now)...I'm saving all that till a few days before take off so I can keep it fresh because I'm sure post-op I'm not trying to sit in anyone's salon for ANYTHING! So it's a sacrifice for the greater good.

Just got confirmatiom from Angie that my labs are...

Just got confirmatiom from Angie that my labs are a GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hotel to be booked(Offically), I've been booked for my hotel in my head since september lol. Flight booked. Money order to be sent off for remaining balance and I'm STRAIGHT! By the end of today I will be oh so official! 18 days till my Butt Pad Burning Ceremony! WOOO HOOO!!!!!!

Man I'm here at work practicing how I'm going to...

Man I'm here at work practicing how I'm going to sit without putting pressure on my butt -_-.... man this isn't going to be easy at all. I'm taking myself off the schedule at work for 3 weeks total. If I feel better before than, all I have to do is call and say I'm coming in, so that's the plan, but this next 2-3 months at work and school are going to be hella interesting. I'm guess a substantial amount of swelling should go down by then.. right? :-(

It's bugging me out that two weeks from now I'll...

It's bugging me out that two weeks from now I'll be recovering with my new fatty. I'm not nervous, it's just that everything's happening and I'm ecstatic! By time I blink, I'll be heading to the airport :-) I'm hype!

This time next week I'll be up and personal with...

This time next week I'll be up and personal with my new boo thang, Campos... YEEAAHHHHHHHHHH!! I just have a presentation and two finals for school this week and I'll be able to do nothing but sit back and watch time go on by!! I started my cycle yesterday(YEAH!!!), so I'll be taking some iron pills. Other than that, not much to report. I'm praying the hotel room has English speaking stations, unless I'm going to feel sorry for my husband who will have nothing to do while I'm gettting Camposified(I just made that up lol).

Enjoying my last couple of days where I can...

Enjoying my last couple of days where I can fearlessly sit and lay on my ass.... Days like this will be missed dearly for the next two months :(.... *sigh* The price us woman pay to look and feel beautiful.

I was on my way to the hair salon to get my hair...

I was on my way to the hair salon to get my hair done... then I realized.... I'm going to be in a hotel with my husband, the man who see's all of me every day, child please... now I'm heading to my wig spot. I'm going to be hurting, the last thing I need to worry about is hair on my neck. I need something I can take off and fling across the room when I feel like it. As long as my eye brows are done, and my toes are fly.... I'm good. I'm going to be sexxaayyyyy

Ok, it has been a LOONNGGGG day! My flight was at...

Ok, it has been a LOONNGGGG day! My flight was at 9:30am EST and was to arrive in Denver at 11:34, so my foolish behind is thinking "ok, that's a two hour flight" lol WRONG! I'm so slow, Denver is two hours behind, so it turned out to be a 4 hour 4 min flight lol. I connected to my flight to San Diego, got there around 2:30 (5:30) and was STARVING! I got on the 922 then on the blue line trolley, only to learn they were only going half way because of construction, so my husband and I had to get off and get on a shuttle, then get off again and back on the trolley, ugh! Then we took the hike across the border, it wasn't bad at all! I just followed everyone, went through a turnstile and BAM I was in Mexico. This dude straight tried to gip me, I thought he was a taxi... no he wanted a tip to TAKE ME TO THE TAXI lol... boy move. I have wheels on my luggage and there is a huge sign that says "Taxi stand", why would I need you to take me there?? Anyway, so I walk over the bridge and there's this beautiful taxi lady. She spoke english so I hopped in her taxi and she brought me to my hotel. I asked her for the food spots and she showed me as we were driving by. We got to the hotel, checked in... came to our room, dropped our luggage off and we were out on a hunt for food. We're at the city express, the room is small, but it gets the work done. We walked to the Plaza Rio, went to the food court, my husband just HAD to get a burrito lol I got something to eat and we walked back to the hotel. So far, I feel nice and cozy. Mexico is NOT SCARY AT ALL!!! I took my shower, shaved, and now I'm about to lay down and relax. Tomorrow is my big day and I'm so ready to get it on!!! A special shoutout to my girls Sweetonyou and Taylormarie, you two have truly became my sisters and have been there for me behind the scenes and I ambos aprecian mucho (appreciate you both a lot). Well that's all mis amores. I am safe and sound.... and cozy. I'll update as soon as I can!!! ~Muah!~

Hey beautiful ladies!! I'm still not up to give...

Hey beautiful ladies!! I'm still not up to give the detail description i want to give, but I didn't want to leave you all hanging; especially considering how much you all have been there for me so I'll just give the basics. As you all know surgery was yesterday morning. I have no pain, but I'm still and sore as hell. Go do 1000 squats 1000 situps and 1000 lunges and you'll feel how i feel. Getting up from any position is a pain the ass, literally....and pain in the abs too. My husband has been so awesome and I would feel awful if a stranger had to do the things he did for me. My drain leaked out all onto his foot this morning while he was getting me dressed. I felt awful, but he kept saying it's fine. The funnel ladies is a must, i don't know what I'd do without especially with the amount of times I've been going. Still no BM, and honestly, I'm ok with that right now. Campos told me during our consultation yesterday morning that my skin was extra tight and he'd be lucky if he could get at least 900cc.... Please, my boo stuffed 1140 cc in each cheek and i feel every gram of it lol. I'm doing great, i go for my first massage tomorrow, lord help me. My skin is so sensitive, I don't know how I'm going to manage. Smh. I want to give full detail like start to finish, just give me a day or two when I'm feeling a little bit better. Thanks again ladies for your support! ~muah~

I got my first massage today and it hurt so good!...

I got my first massage today and it hurt so good! I had a lot of fluid in my abs and back and she milked the heck out of me. Other than that, I'm just doing a lot of walking and drinking trying to relieve myself of being sore :-/ my next massage is friday and I'm so ready for it. On another note... I got straight A's in school this semester. I wanted to jump around, but it hurt, so I just wobbled real fast. :-)Till next time ladies

Ok I'm here in Denver, waiting for my connecting...

Ok I'm here in Denver, waiting for my connecting flight. It's one week post OP and I'm feeling better I'm about 50% there.

Flashback to Dec 10:
I wake up at about 5, because my body was def still on EST. My husband and I go get him breakfast and we head over to the office. At first, I had the wrong building and my heart started pounding, but then I asked and this dude told me he moved to the end of the block....no biggie. I get in, and meet Angie....very pleasant woman. I begin filling out paperwork immediately. Then less than 10 min. I'm being told to go back to the room.... I was like "Huh?? That's it?? We're ready? Will this be my last time seeing my husband before surgery"....it was!! I let out this squeal, and everyone laughed...it just got real! I went to the back, my nurse directed me to take off everything, put it in a bin and change into a gown. I did, and waited patiently to meet my boo, Campos. He walks in like 5 minutes later and I began my strip tease (lol), He began marking me up and was like "you're really tight", in my head I'm like "damn Campos slow down, we just met".... And then I realized he was talking about the skin on my butt, lol... So he's like "I'm going to try to at least get 900 cc, but I can't make any promises, because you're really tight", I'm like I know, I know. So they guide me to my room where I get on this bed and I'm chillin. Then my nurse comes in and gives me meds to calm my nerves and then she starts my IV...then pain meds via the IV. A couple minutes later, Dr. Wiser, the anesthesiologist comes in with his funny self and starts talking to me. He goes "Do you drink", I said "no", "Do you smoke".... "No". "Do you have children?"....."No".... "What the hell kind of boring life is that?? No drinks, no drugs, no sex????" Lol! He was too cute. Once we're done and he explains the procedure and I ask to be put to sleep...he exists the room and back in my nurse comes to take me to the bathroom. Then to the OR where she proceeds to give bath me in iodine. I started trembling, that damn room was cold. Dr. Wiser said he'd give me something to warm me up... He did the spinal tap and whatever else he put up my spine warmed me up instantly....then they placed this blue curtain across my head the block me from seeing what they were doing....next thing I know, me and Dr. Campos are skipping in an open meadow field holding hands....then I wake up to my body rocking side to side....then I was out again. I faintly remember them telling me they were going to flip me over... then I woke up in the room I was in before...hurting.. and soaked in blood (hence my garment being bloody up top) He left two of the incisions (my upper back and belly button) open to drain out.... And it sure did. I rolled over and saw that Angie was my babysitter. She was sitting right by my side. I asked her for pain meds, then I was knocked out again. I woke up yelling "I can't move my legggssss, Angie!!! They won't move!!!!" Then she was like that's Supposed to happen. It'll go away in about an hour or two.....then I was knocked out again. I woke up able to move it a little, then they put their hands over my legs and told me to push up against their hand.... I was still to weak. We did that a couple of times until I was about ready to kick everyone in the room....dammit, I want to get up and see my husband!! Then we finally began getting me dressed......that's when I realized I had a catheter. That was kinda freaky, they were in my va-j-j and I wasn't even aware of it. She got me dressed, I'm like YEAAHHH I'm going to see me husband.....then she just leaves. So my impatient, high as a kite behind decides I'm just gonna get up by myself and go to my husband! Mind you, as a nurse, I know better than this....I was definitely HIGH! I get up and just stand at the side of the bed and I hear the girl next door to me go "Hey look that's my friend" and my nurse runs in to catch me before I drop to the floor and directs me back into bed. I felt horrible! Like Wth was wrong with me! So I lay back down and she comes in with a wheelchair, finally and wheel me out to my husband and then down stairs to a cab. We get in and to my hotel we go.

During my post OP visit we realized there was still some fat left behind, and I'm ok with that. It's nothing serious. I still have my hour glass figure and I can work on my abs and arms as I had planned to do anyway. Any questions, please feel free to contact me. I'm more than likely to respond to a PM then I am to update. I have pics that I will be uploading hopefully tonight.

Oh yeah and a few more things 1. I got 1140...

Oh yeah and a few more things
1. I got 1140 injected in each cheek
2. He injected in my hips.... at no cost. So for everyone who Angie is telling there will be a $600 extra charge per hip (or whatever it was), calm down! He knows what you want he's going to give you what you need to get in.
3. I stayed at a hotel and it was fine getting back to the U.S. I went on a site to monitor the border crossing times. I left my hotel at about 5am Sunday morning, took a cab to the border ($5/64 pesos) and walked right in. The patrol men asked like two questions about what I was doing in Mexico....and that was about it. I just walked into the San Diego, hopped on the green line and headed to my hotel, then woke up Monday, got breakfast and headed to the airport. Everything went as planned

4. The drains SUCK!!! Mine keeps getting clogged and i have to manually stretch it out to get the clots out that's blocking it. Aside for the first night, I did not experience much pain at all, just soreness. Pain however did come in when i had to get in and out of bed. It's so annoying!!!!

5. You never know how much you appreciate sitting.....until you can't SIT!!!:-\

I just made it home... and the first thing I do it...

I just made it home... and the first thing I do it pull out my laptop and send you all pics.... isn't that love? lol

Ok, it's been a while since I've updated. Tomorrow...

ok, it's been a while since I've updated. Tomorrow will make me 2 weeks po. My results have not really changed, but I only know that because my measuring tape says so. To me, it looks like I've lost butt, but my husband says it's all in my head, I've just gotten use to it so it doesn't look as big. Whatever. This is exactly why I wasn't as excited about my surgery to begin with. I knew I wasn't going to walk out with my "dream body", just a body way better than mine... so here's my plan: I will be going back for lipo of my arms and inner thigh and another round of BBL along with smart lipo of my abs and waist to make it flatter because from what I understand, I can't get that lipo'ed again? I think. I've lived so long with my asymmetrial breats that I'm still not in a rush to get them fixed. A bikini would be nice, but I kind of like not having any fake parts/implants :-/ So again, my breast will wait, damnit I want that banging body I've dreamed of with an ass that goes POW! I love what I have now and I'll make it work.... WAYYYYY better than what I was working with before, but it's not breath taking just yet. Soon though... Soon.

Drain comes out tomorrow. And I'm still not sitting. Other than that, I'm about 55% back to me, once I'm able to sit without a boppy pillow I'll be great! Again, I have NOT lost volume, and I still look the same. My booty, in some areas, still have not softened up. Nothing else to report. I'll keep you all posted if anything changes and with my round 2 plans.

How can I tell the difference between fat and...

How can I tell the difference between fat and swelling. My stomach is big and it's making me sad. I'll be 4 weeks on the 7th and my lipo is looking real suspect. HELLLPPP MEEEE!!! Love you gals!

Going to the Dominican Republic

It's been 2 years; I've gained weight and have decided to go to the Dominican Republic with Dra. Fatima Almonte for Lipo of my arms, abs, full back, waist, and underarms along with breast lift w/ implants May 6, 2015. I will start a new post to track my progress.
Mexico Plastic Surgeon

I love, love, love Dr. Campos....

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 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 times
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How do you feel about your results with campos? Did the fat stay? Were you happy? I am thinking about going to him. Thanks
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I was very pleased with my results. I was shaped like a man and he did the best he could do to make me look feminine. My waist/hip measurements preop were 39-42.... after surgery it was 36-45 giving me a 9 inch difference between. From the back, my shape is gorgeous even with the weight gain, but I was still left with a lot of fat in my abdomen :-( He does not do excessive lipo like some of the other doctors, unless he has changed his technique, but with me it was about getting enough fat to fit in my butt and shaping me. I wish he had sucked up more fat-- but I take responsibility for not being in better shape. Just try to be as close to your ideal weight as possible with him.
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how does your tummy look now?
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Where are you boo?!
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hows your swelling doing love?
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Hi hun, hope ur feelin betta by the day cant wait, its almost that time. 8)
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You will look bigger for awhile in the tummy. I thought the same thing but one day I woke up and my waist was TINY. I wanna say it was around 4-5 wks po.
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Hey Boo , hope youre doing great , love youuuu btw i got 27 more days !!!!
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Yeaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!! Girl you're going to be BAD!!! I'm so excited for you!! Love you too! Those days are going to go by so fast!!
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Lol yes girl , iCant wait iwish icould wake up && it be the day of my surgery but ihave a couple pounds to lose so I'm not rushing it , it will come soon enough && lord knows I'm not looking forward to the healing process .
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hi Kim K congrats on your surgery!! although I am not a vet I met with a colombian lady who will be doing my massages after the surgery whp gave me tons of advice She suggested like belleisis said wearing your compression garment for UP TO 6MONTHSS! which sounds crazy but thats what decreses the swelling and as she said helps the skin reattach after lipo She also said lyphatic massages afterwards is essential in getting the fluid underneath your skin OUT and going in the right direction (toward the lymph nodes to be excreted from your body by urine) have you been getting messages at all?
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Hi Kim, At 4 weeks, you DEFINITELY still have swelling. Even so, it's easy to see how much curvier you are now! One good way to tell if it's swelling is if you still have any tenderness or pain. Are you still wearing any sort of compression garment? They really help with swelling. I wore mine for 3 months. I am a little over 3 months post op and I still wear a Squeem compression vest to support my lipoed areas. Most of my swelling is gone, but I still have swelling and tenderness in my waist and flanks. It takes a lot of time to see our final results.
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Thank you so much, I was getting real worried. I have been very inconsistent with my garmet, i start to itch from time to time and it drives me nuts.... But i do see a huge difference after wearing it. What I'm seeing now is completely different from the pics I posted a couple days po. I have a gut like what I had to begin with, i do have A LOT of soreness and it's tender to the touch.... I'm guessing it is swelling due to my hard headedness. I suppose I'll stop being stubborn and continue wearing the garmet :-\
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Oh, YES. Wearing it consistently will give you better results . Be sure to keep it even and smooth to avoid irritation. You can also get some Benadryl gel at the drugstore. It will help with the itching. I still have some itching at 3 months post.
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You're awesome! Thank you so much.
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6 months!!???? My goodness!!! This is why I wanted to get it done during the winter, couldn't imagine wearing this anything thing during spring/summer, but 6 months will put me right about there. Grrrr, the things we do for beauty. I haven't gotten any massages since I've been back, I suppose I should look into that too, huh. Ok, I'll book two next week. Thank you so much!!!!
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Most docs only require you to wear the garment for 6-8 weeks. After that, it won't really have an effect on your final shape. Many women continue to wear some sort of garment for comfort. I only wear a Squeem compression vest now. I no longer wear any compression on the buttocks. Maybe you can check with Dr. C to see what he says.
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My boo looks good!
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Hey girl you look great I hope you're healing well!! Question, did you you have to have a passport to cross the boarder??
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I used my passport card to come back, it's much cheaper than an actual passport. To get into Mexico you don't need anything, it's when you're coming back into the US.
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Congrats on ur sx!!! U look great!!!
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Thank You!
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glad he didnt charge you for the hips really good congratulations.
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Yeah girl, that's what I was trying to tell you. Don't mention it, just go and he'll give you what you need. I didn't say anything to him about hips, he just started marking me up because clearly, if you look at my pre OP pics, I had NO HIPS AT ALL, so I would look stupid with a booty and hips like that. But I do understand your frustration nonetheless, and I want you to be confident in who you choose. Keep me updated hun.
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