Excellent Professional Board Certified Surgeon, Mexico (Lower Body Lift - Back Side) - Monterrey, MX

After massive weight loss, I had sagging skin . I...

After massive weight loss, I had sagging skin . I had previously had abdominoplasty in Guadalajara with Dr. Lazaro Cardenas. His work was good, but I did not care for the aftercare in his private clinic.

I felt like I needed time to heal between surgeries and for my autoimmune system to recover. So, I waited about 18 months between the abdominoplasty and the lower body lift (backside).


 

I had the lower back-side body lift because of...

I had the lower back-side body lift because of sagging skin. The best part is the very fine scar. The worst part was being either vertical or horizontal - There is nothing in between with this type of surgery. And, you cannot bend forward. So, I would never suggest having the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and the back-side lift at the same time. One requires you to lean forward and the other requires you to be vertical. There are some doctors that do both surgeries at once. Dr. Dennis Hurwitcz in PA will send you a book he has written on this subject. Very informative.

The worst part of this was trying to get up and down. Or rather, in and out of bed. Once you are up, that's great. So, I would go to the mall and stand up while drinking my smoothie. Or eat standing up.

Regarding personal things...It was easier to urinate in the shower. And it was difficult to defecate standing up and straddling the toilet. But doable. I was self-conscious of cleanliness.

Dr. Kirsch checked me every day for the first few days and then ever other day thereafter. Basically, I did sink baths and then used the shower spray on my private areas, legs and feet.

As with the tummy tuck, I was told to wear the compression garment for 6 weeks. I actually wore it for 3 months. It was no problem in Chicago as we have very cold winters. Dr. Kirsch warned me not to be complacent about wearing the garment. I used the one that I had purchased from Dr. Cardenas. And had a seamstress in Monterrey make it smaller as it wasn't quite tight enough.

I am really pleased with the outcome at the area near the waist. Since I had this procedure, I have lost additional weight in my rear end. And where I lost that weight (below the buttocks cheek) there is some droop. This is not the fault of the surgeon. I am somewhat flat in back. However, I prefer this to a butt implant.

Dr. David Kirsch K (Kleiman)

My gastroenterologist, Dr. Arturo Rodriguez, recommended a plastic surgeon in Monterrey, MX named Dr. David Kirsch K. He is a professional and a perfectionist, Comparing him to two other surgeons in Guadelajara, there is simply no comparison. His work is phenomenal. He is a surgeon and an artist. I, personally have experienced the lower body lift. The quality of his work product is excellent. The scars are very minimal for the lower-back side lift (tiny white line) compared to my tummy tuck scar (still reddish pink after 4 years). I have seen his facelifts and breast reconstruction on other patients. Outstanding. He as a video online in Spanish showing before and after on u tube. You can see the quality of his work in the video. Pay special attention to the masectomy reconstruction on a breast cancer patient. His work is beautiful. If you are considering having surgery in Mexico, you must consider reputation. Even though you believe you have thoroughly searched the background of a physician, that physician might not be the one doing the surgery. He may be training others and/or he may have "others" assisting. Yes. That is what I said. The big name surgeons in Guadelajara and Mexico City train other surgeons. Once you are under, you really don't know who is doing the surgery. That is what I like about Dr. Kirsch. He does all of his own surgery. Yes, he has a doctor assisting. But he is the primary surgeon. For those of you who are not familiar with Geography, Monterrey is 3 hours South of the Texas border. It is an modern industrial city and is not provencial like Guadelajara. Dr. David Kirsch was trained in Nancy, France, Switzerland and in the United States. He did his undergraduate work in Mexico. He is fluent in several languages including English. His staff speaks primarily Spanish. But he answers his own emails in English. Comparing Dr. Kirsch to other surgeons in Mexico: In one word: Professional. The resulting scars are very minimal. There is no comparison in quality. His prices are double that of the surgeons further South in Guadelajara. Basically, you get what you pay for. As for Monterrey, there is a really nice hotel near Valle mall in a lovely area. It's called SAFI VALLE and the rate can be negotiated to about $90-100 per day. He does not have any kind of B&B set up. It's nice being right across from the mall and next door to Quinta Real. Quinta Real has an excellent restaurant and so does the SAFI. He encourages you to walk every day after the first day. (carefully, mind you). Either in your room or at the mall. With this type of surgery, you must be especially careful not to bend forward and try to remain upright or flat on your back. It's especially important to be careful getting in and out of bed after surgery. You basically stand when urinating, etc. So, it's almost easier urinating over the shower drain and then rinsing yourself. He will advise you. His bedside manner is good. He's not as chummy as some of the doctors in Mexico. He does not hold your hand. He does, however, educate you, answer your questions and reassure you. And he is really sweet. His work is phenomenal. I have seen his facelifts and they are a work of art. I met a lady that flew from France to Mexico so he would be her surgeon. I have seen his breast reconstruction which is simply amazing. If you are trying to negotiate a deal, then go to Guadelajara or points South. If you want truly top notch professional results, he's your man. I highly recommend his work product. You will not go wrong with this doctor. It is important for his driver to know your airline name and flight number as he will be picking you up from the airport. There are two terminals: International and Domestic. Be sure he knows which terminal you are flying into. And there is an information booth that will make a local call for you for a small fee if you don't see him with a sign and your name on it. You can arrange with the driver for an airport return. The Safi Valle is a lovely hotel. You can find it on the internet and negotiate with their concierge bu email who speaks English. Check the hotel dot com sites before negotiating with him/her. Email is the best way and print a copy. So that you have a contact name, confirmation of price and reservation in writing. Great place and location.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 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
3 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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