Day 1: flew into San Diego airport on 9/26 Angie arranged for Josue (a nurse that use to work for Dr. Campos) to pick us up. He took us to the bank, walmart, showed us where Dr. Campos office was, the hotel, and out to eat because we were starving. I'm really thankful he was one of the first people I met down here. He was really nice and assured me that I picked a great doctor which was such a relief. It's already crazy that I flew across the country to another country to get something major like this done. Oh I forgot to mention my boyfriend came with me to take care of me. I love him soo much for it. I don't know what I would have done without him.
Day 2: surgery date. So we arrived early to Dr. Campos' office around 7:15 am. We're staying at the rio de real hotel which literally is 5 min walk to Dr. Campos office so we walked there the morning of. I filled out some paper work and decided to add my inner thighs to get lipo'd which was an additional $620 to my original quote which was $5445. That quote included a faja, the procedure, meds, and 5 lymphatic massages. I had the consultation with Dr. Campos an hour later. In that time, Pati one of dr. Campos nurse came in and gave me two pills. One that makes you feel relaxed/loopy like you've had a couple margaritas. Which made me feel nice. Dr. Campos came in and of course I grilled him with 1 million questions which he was able to answer.
After the consultation they put me in a room that had a hospital bed and a small tv to wait. I think it was around 1pm when they prepd me up for surgery. I met the anastiausologist who injected the epidural. Btw getting the epidural isn't too bad just a mild pinch. After that I started to feel everything get numb. Once I knew it I was in surgery. I was awake most of the time but didn't feel anything and when I did I told the anastiausologist and he immediately up'd the dose so that I wouldn't feel anything. The whole time during surgery I could feel dr. Campos and nurses touching/ moving me around. Eventually I knocked out. I woke up in the same room that I waited in and my bf came in and told me that they wanted me to stay over night because they had taken out 8 liters of fat and injected 1.5 in each cheek. Crazy!! I didn't really want a huge butt or crazy hip and to think dr. Campos put that much in is crazy to me but I love the results. Even tho dr. Campos said that I would have saggy skin in the stomach area it's pretty flat which I'm really happy about. Once the swelling goes down I'm sure everything will look amazing. I will try to post up pics later.
Overnight stay: so I'm really happy that a they decided to keep me overnight. My nurse was Pati. she is like a saint. She was soo calm and patient with me and always asked me if I needed anything or if I was comfortable. Ohyea staying overnight is an additional $150. The next morning Pati took off the bandages and wiped me down with antiseptic wash. I almost fainted but she insisted that I take deep breaths and gave me fruit juice and jello which made me feel a lot better.
Once I was ready my boyfriend arrived to pick me up and the guy who checks blood came by to make sure my vitals were ok. My hemoglobin levels were at a 7.1 which they said was ok and Pati said my skin color was normal and that I would be able to go back to the hotel without a problem.
Day 3: so far everything is going good. I'm just trying to rest and walk around as much as I can. My body does feel stiff and at times is hard to get comfortable. Overall tho it isn't anything that isn't bare able. Everybody is different but I am soo grateful and thankful to God that everything has been ok so far and of course to my boyfriend who has been next me day one.
I will keep you guys updated once that days go by.