So Far, Very Happy with My Results! - Miami, FL

After having my second child and losing...

After having my second child and losing approximately 40 pounds I realized that my body was never going to look the same no matter how much I worked out. Losing more weight was not what I needed and wasn't what was going to give me the body that I wanted. I initially just wanted liposuction in my abdomen and flanks. However, when I saw Dr. Mendieta's website and saw him for my initial consult I decided that I wanted to do the BBL. I was always pretty happy with my booty, however, I thought it would look much nicer if I added some fat, especially to the top where one gets the shelf and projection, which looks really nice. I had my fears of getting a booty that was too big because some other women who have had bbl's often complain that once they gain some weight it all goes to the butt and then they have a butt that is way too big. So, I made sure to ask the doctor that I wanted to have a nice, round butt but nothing too over the top. I mean, we all get older, gain weight, and have the possibility of having more children and I didn't want to end up having a butt that would end up being too much to handle in the long run. I also had fat transferred to my breasts because after breastfeeding both my kids, they had lost a lot of fat.

I had my surgery Dec. 14, 2011. The doc removed the maximum of 4 liters of fat from my abdomen, flanks, and thighs. The day of the surgery I was weighing 131 lbs. and I am 5'3". As we all know, general anesthestia is great...didn't feel a thing; it was like going to sleep and waking up a minute later, when in reality I was in surgery for over 3 hours. When I woke up, didn't have much pain just felt very weak. They didn't put my garment on the first day because I bruise easily and I did so very much immediately after surgery so the doc wanted to see how my body reacted. I put on the garment the next day, in my follow up visit. I must say that I saw the stars for the first time in my life when the nurse put on my garment. Painful to say the least. I didn't take it off for two days. The sencond -fifth day I have to say were the most painful. It was hard to move, to get in/out of bed, to walk...everything. Thankfully, I had an appetite and ate well, which is very important for a speedy recovery.

My mom spent the first 4 days with me day and night...don't know what I would have done without her. My husband helped but he had to care for our kids. My recovery after that, I must say, was pretty successful and quick. All my bruising had diminished at 3 weeks and I returned to work after 12 days. As for my results, I am extremely happy with my abdomen; I never in my life would have thought that any doctor could give me an abdomen like this and such a tiny waist. As for my booty, it is bigger than before although I still don't see anything drastic given that I still have a lot of swelling in my lower back. I must wait until all that goes down to really judge my results. I truly love my results. Dr. Mendieta is an artist and he sculpted my body as best as he could manage. I want to go back and have lipo on my arms and upper back, (just because I'm really pick) and have it transferred to my breasts again. No more to my booty...this not sitting or laying on my back has got me crazy. Two more weeks and I'm done!

To sum up, eventhough this surgery has been costly and painful, I don't regret it at all! I'd do it all over again and would definitely recommend it to anyone who can take the pain and sacrifice (this surgery is not for the faint at heart!)


Yesterday I was 6 weeks post-op. I still have...

Yesterday I was 6 weeks post-op. I still have swelling but it is surely going down. Some new pics!

Miami Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Mendieta is highly experienced and skilled doctor. He provides his patients with realistic expectations and doesn't promise miracles just to get your money. His office is amazing: it is beautiful, high-tech and most importantly, very CLEAN! His staff and nurses are very nice and even share their own experiences with their surgeries with Dr. M. They prepared me well for the surgery by providing me with extensive info on what vitamins and meds to take (and not take) as well as other things to do to prepare before the surgery. The day of the surgery, the nurses and the doctors were super nice and comforting and answered all my questions...as silly as they might have been. I have no complaints as to my post-operative care. Everything went by smoothly without any complications.

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
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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So strange No Pics in any how These "happy customers"?... I know if it were me, I would be elated to post Before And After pics for others who may want to see his work. If privacy is a problem, then hide your Face.
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Hi girls, is there any new Mendieta dolls out there. I am thinking about going with him. But don't see any reviews since 2012 :-(
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I know me too :-/
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hi do you think you can email me your before and after pics? I am having this surgery in 30 daysss
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yes bootyhappy, please post. i would love to 'see' your result that you are happy with. thanks
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Hi BootyHappy, I dont see your pics either, did you remove them? Please repost as I am deeply considering dr M to contour me some new wide hips!!

Thanks.
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Hi BootyHappy... For some reason I don't see ur pics. My surgery is on Monday with Dr. Mendieta and I'm a nervous wreck! I'm very nervous about the outcome, not the surgery. I'm just scared that I won't get the projection I'm aiming for. I will see him for my pre op tomorrow and Im going to be more on point when asking questions. Any advice? I wish I could see ur before and after pics....
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Hello, wow! wow! wow! your results are amazing! Dr. Mendieta is kind of my dream doctor because he is really a sculpture and although I have seen a couple of maybe not amazing results most of them are and yours is one of them. I have a question for you did you ever find out how many cc he gave on each side?
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You look amazing! He did an amazing job on you. You look really close to what I keep picturing for myself. How many CCs did you get?
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Your results look great!

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You look wonderful, your PS is a true artist. It looks so natural, money well spent.
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Bootyhappy, I am sure Dr. Mendieta is, I have seen some of his work, and the man is an artist, he is just great! Good luck to you too, I hope you get the results you are looking for.
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11,000!!! thats without garments, pillow, and massages
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@Bootyful, WHAT???? Why are these doctors charging so much monies? This surgery is getting so popular, so they charge what they want to. I not getting any garment or pillow either. The pillows cost like $30 Target and Walmart and I found a garment online for $55, so I am going with that. They told me I have to pay $55 per session for the massages. Well good luck, what hotel are you staying at? I will be at The Best Miami Hotel which is 7 miles from the surgie center.
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@Bootyful, lol lol you are right. We will be crying together. He quoted me $4500 for 12 areas of lipo and BBL which is an awesome price. How much did they quote you? You can also look at my page for the info.
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I am getting lipo in the abdomen, full back, and arms. So many people are going to Salama. He has a much better price than Mendieta. How much is your quote? We'll be in pain around the same time...haha
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you look great! I'm scheduled for surgery with Dr. Mendieta Feb 15, I'm a nervous wreck! More nervous about the outcome than the pain.
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@Bootyful, how will be doing your surgery? Dr. Salama will be doing mines on the Feb 16th. I am more worried about the pain that anything.
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Good luck! I'm sure your results will be fantastic. Dr. Mendieta is very skilled at what he does.
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Your results look great! How many cc's did u get?
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Thanks! I'm not sure exactly. However, in my first post-op visits I believe the nurses told me that it was 750cc's in each. I'm not too sure about that because that was the day after my surgery. I was in a lot of pain and memory of those first couple of days are kind of shady. But, I'm gonna ask in my next visit.
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You look amazing! He is really good at sculpting, that's why I want to go to him.
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He is a modern day Michelangelo...a true artist!
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Congrats, your results are awesome.
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Thanks!
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