Well I put down the $300 and my date is April 12! ...
Well I put down the $300 and my date is April 12! Nadia has been great about answering e-mails quickly and taking time to go over my questions. I just hope I come out looking good, and un-lumpy. Still haven't told my BF...
Anyone been to Pacific Dental in Tj? I'm getting a...
Anyone been to Pacific Dental in Tj? I'm getting a cleaning, fillings, and a whiting done there the day b4 my sx.
Thinking about staying at the Real del Rio....it's close to Dr Pantojas office i'm told. Kinda bummed realizing that i'm not going to be able to eat solid foods after my chin implant. So i'll be uncomfortable, in pain, swollen, and starving..... and yet i'm so excited! LOL
I got my squeem waist cincher size M in the mail...
I got my squeem waist cincher size M in the mail today. It took a bit of effort to get it on TBH. I like the way all the flab is smoothed out, but I still hate how wide I am... guess that's just the way my frame is. My ribcage sits practically on top of my hip bones, so there isn't much (if any) room to cinch in my waist with lipo. I wonder if I can get Dr. P to take a few of my ribs off and make some room ; ) haha.
After I flattened down all my fat with the squeem,...
After I flattened down all my fat with the squeem, I realized i'm a lot more straight up and down in the hips than I thought : ( Dr. Pantoja doesn't do fat grafting to the hip. Now i'm having second thoughts... but I already paid the deposit and have an sx date. I don't know if i'm just panicking or I really do need another dr. Why does he have to be the only one that doesn't do hips???? Am I out 300 if I pick another dr.? Crap.
Ok so i'm done freaking out.. kinda. This surgery...
Ok so i'm done freaking out.. kinda. This surgery needs to come the hell on so I can go back to acting like a relatively sane person.
Well just booked my room and non refundable plane...
Well just booked my room and non refundable plane ticket. Then I go on MMH and see a bad Pantoja review... dammit.
Well i'm wanting a BA/BL next year so if things...
Well i'm wanting a BA/BL next year so if things need fixing hopefully he can do it then. God i hope things don't need fixing! I know that everyone heals different but I think by getting the "old school" tumescent lipo we are more at risk for imperfections... I emailed Nadia for more before and after pictures because i'm a pain in the ass, lol.
I ordered some essential oils (lavander and vanilla) and a plug in diffuser for my hotel room. Hopefully some aromatherapy will help out after surgery.
F I hadn't had to change my date i'd be getting...
f I hadn't had to change my date i'd be getting ready for surgery right now. I wish I had been able to do it today, I want to get this over with!
I'm wanting to buy an extra compression garment so I don't have to be out of mine while it's being washed. What kind does Dr. Pantoja use? Any other suggestions? I'm in between a med and a small so i've been getting medium everything b/c they tell you to size up but if he takes out of bunch of fat IDK if that med is going to compress like it should. These things are $$$.
I'm having my BF over tonight, and i'm FINALLY...
I'm having my BF over tonight, and i'm FINALLY going to tell him about the surgery... nervous. The last thing I need at this stage is someone judging me or trying to change my mind. I know he's not going to like it but hopefully he won't be too weirded out about the whole thing. I'm a grown ass women so why do I feel slightly ashamed when others learn about my sx?
WOW so I was all ready to be relieved of this...
WOW so I was all ready to be relieved of this burden and it all went to hell. My boyfriend and I ended up getting in a big ass fight. He left and I texted him about the sx and he was just like "that's crazy wtf" and then just nothing. I don't even know what's going to happen and part of me doesn't really care.
ANYWAY lol. I got some arm compression sleeves from make me heal (the white ones) and they aren't very comfortable. I guess comfort isn't priority #1 here tho lol. I'm starting my iron pills today and I already take a multi vitamin, and i'll start my arnica and bromelain pill two weeks b4 surgery. I usually eat decent but work is crazy and i've been eating take out WAYYY too much. Must get the motivation to cook at home again.
Things I still need to get~
Things I still need to get~
thermometer (i'm staying alone and i'll want to monitor myself)
things to wear under the garment (did anyone wear only the garment?)
and thats pretty much it, i'm going to buy a 2nd garment from the dr while i'm there. I'm still debating buying a boppy pillow. None of the doctors on real self recommend them and I don't see how its different than any other pillow. Pressure is still on your butt right? Someone please explain this to me like I am a small child. lol
I was emailed my surgery conformation and pre-op...
I was emailed my surgery conformation and pre-op instructions a few days ago, and all the supplies I ordered online are starting to arrive. Eeeeekkkk, lol.
I'm hoping that i'll be able to see my friends and family around 2 weeks after my SX and not have them ask me about my body/face. Still about a month to go!
I've got all my supplies. My BF has finally come...
I've got all my supplies. My BF has finally come around and is happy/nervous for me, he knows how much researching I do (i'm obsessive). Now I just wait which is the hardest part. One min i'm happy and the next i'm feeling super down, 1 more month until there is no turning back. Scary but i'm ready!
Oh and i got my pre op email from Nadia and it says
IN THE PREVIOUS DAYS TO THE SURGERY:
1. Remember NOT TO TAKE any medication, without consulting it with Dr. Pantoja previously. (Including for pain or colds and those that contain ASPIRIN (acetylsalicylic acid or derivatives).
2. Let us know any change of health (colds, infections, flu, etc.)
3. Let us know if you take any medication to regulate the blood pressure or the coagulation of the blood, for the heart, to treat diabetes, arthritis, nerves, depression, contraceptive pills or any infusion or “herbal”, complexes or drugs.
4. The results of your Pre-op lab work must be reviewed previously by the Dr to confirm that you are healthy.
5. You shouldn’t smoke at least three weeks before surgery and four weeks after.
6. Start taking 1 iron pill every morning to boost your hemoglobin levels.
THE DAY PREVIOUS TO THE SURGERY:
1. Eat light foods and avoid alcohol.
2. Extreme the hygiene (complete and careful bath) because it contributes to prevent the postoperative infections.
3. If they are going to carry out a procedure in the pelvic or abdominal region please shave.
4. Do not eat or drink anything, starting 8 hours before surgery.
5. Do not take any laxatives or enemas.
THE DAY OF THE SURGERY:
1. Avoid bringing objects of value, make up or enamel in the nails.
2. Children less than 12 years are not allowed.Before the surgery:
1. You must file in, in the reception of the Clinic, the day: _________ at _______ hours.
2. DO NOT eat or drink anything starting 8 hours before your surgery.
3. In Admissions, they will ask you to fill all the paperwork: you must fill everything and sign it before going into your room.
4. Before going in to surgery you should carry out the complete payment of your surgery, in cash or certify check, in agreement with administration rules.
5. Personal checks are not accepted and the use of credit cards is not recommended because these generate an additional 3-5% charge.
6. Bring functional clothes (night gown and slippers).
7. Once in your room:
• Undress and put the garment that we will facilitate you, (without underwear), take off all the metallic objects (clock, ring, bracelets, etc.), as well as any removable dental pieces.
• It is recommended not to bring value objects or depositing them in the administration of the Clinic.
• If you are a woman. Also you must remove any make-up and mail enamel and body piercings.
I woke up yesterday feeling like I was swallowing...
I woke up yesterday feeling like I was swallowing glass shards and not being able to breath through my nose.... i'm freakin' sick. At least I have a few weeks to recover but i'm flying out on april 4th for business and coming back the 8th... then flying to San Diego on the 10th....whew! Does anyone know how soon after surgery we are supposed to use the lipo board?
Hey girls! Less than a month to go, ahhhhh!!!!!!...
Hey girls! Less than a month to go, ahhhhh!!!!!! I'm finally getting over this cold, and I got my period today so I probably won't have it during SX which is great. I AM SOOO NERVOUS bc i'm noticing that to me a few of the pics i've been seeing of Dr P girls, their butts look squarish right after surgery... none of the other doctors pics really look like this so i'm REALLY REALLY hoping it is a temporary thing and then they round out. I emailed Nadia about it but of course she's not going to say "yeah he gives square butts" LOL. She did send me a few pics that looked like the girl was a few months in and her butt was round soooo IDK. It's not like i'm changing docs at this point so whatever happens, happens.
Well like everyone else on this board i've been...
Well like everyone else on this board i've been reading about the Yily drama..... my heart really goes out to those suffering right now. I know one (or was it two?) of DR. Pantojas' patients caught an infection a few years ago..... really makes you think. This stuff can happen ANYWHERE and since most of us are traveling to have surgery, wether it's in or out of the US, it's not like you'll be right down the road from your surgeon the entire healing process anyway. Things can and do go wrong..... if i end up in the hospital i'll freak out.
*sigh*... hoping for the best but prepared for the worst!
This waiting game is killing me right now. SO READY!
This waiting game is killing me right now. SO READY!
So I should have done this weeks ago but I haven't...
So I should have done this weeks ago but I haven't gotten my pre op blood work done yet! So I called my Drs office and they are freakin' closed today and monday for easter. So that means even if I get an appt. on tues I won't be getting my results back until the day before i'm flying out, or possibly even on the day i'm leaving. Crossing my fingers everything is normal so it won't be a big deal, but i'm soooo nervous. I also lost 6 pounds from being sick, usually i'd be happy about that but not this time. I needed that fat!
So I went to the doc and found out I weigh 126 lbs...
So I went to the doc and found out I weigh 126 lbs : ((((( I was 137 this time last year and I thought I still was.... hope they can do this bbl since i'm still flabby.
My surgery is friday, i'm getting my suitcase...
My surgery is friday, i'm getting my suitcase packed. AHHHHH THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!!!! I'm excited but also so nervous. I really hope everything goes well, and i'm safe and sexy. LOL. I'll post more when I fly out.
Just found out that my layover flight from Chicago...
Just found out that my layover flight from Chicago to San Diego got cancelled. They are trying to put me on something that will get me into SD tonight, I really hope it works out bc the lady from DR. P office is picking me up at 11:00 pm at the SD airport tonight. These airport people are trying to tell me I have to stay in Chicago tonight and fly out in the morning, but I have a dentist appt. at 9:15 ugggh. WIsh I could drink!!!!
OMG ya'll, when I imagined the complications of...
OMG ya'll, when I imagined the complications of this surgery actually getting there was NOT ONE OF THEM! Still holding out hope..... Grrrrr everything was so carefully planned out as far as the schedule of all my rides and appointments. Plus I'm carry a large amount of cash, and my bank teller was a total bitch to me today. HOw am I supposed to know you can't get thousand dollar bills anymore damn not my fault I'm a baller. JUst wanted to be able to stuff it in my bra LOL.
Getting on a plane to Houston. Should be in SD at...
Getting on a plane to Houston. Should be in SD at 10:40 !!!!! Sooooooo happy!!!!!!!
Honestly I just want to go home : ( I just spent...
Honestly I just want to go home : ( I just spent over 12 hours in a dentist chair. I expected to get a cleaning and few fillings and a whitening. Instead I got a LOT of fillings and 4 root canals. I didn't even get the damn whitening bc I ran out of time and money.... I expected to spend around 700-1000 at MOST but my bill was over 5000, more than my BBL and the other stuff combined. I feel sick right now and my credit cards are maxed out. I feel like everything is going very wrong and that makes me not want to have surgery tomorrow, plus I spent the money I saved already. Now I'm just going to be in debt : ( sorry this is so negative but I feel like someone punched me in the gut.
Ok I'm at the doctors and I just got my blood...
12 Apr 2013
Day of treatment
Ok I'm at the doctors and I just got my blood taken... Im def still doing the surgery and I know I should have just walked away from the dentist (I already feel sick about it I know I probably made a huge mistake you guys). So I'm here and hopefully my test all come out ok.
All the tests are good! Oh and be thinking about...
12 Apr 2013
Day of treatment
All the tests are good! Oh and be thinking about our RS sister miss curious. I just heard from Nadia that her flight was cancelled too and she can't have surgery until 6 tonight. Having your flight cancelled SUCKS lol. I'm putting the past behind me and getting dis ASSSS.
Surgery was a breeze, but (and I'm not trying to...
12 Apr 2013
Day of treatment
Surgery was a breeze, but (and I'm not trying to scare anyone) I felt like I was awake half of the time but I didn't feel any pain at all. Just chilling in my recovery room now. The only thing is my arms are still flabby but I think that's a common complain from all the docs. I locked up my iPad, phone, ect. In the safe they give you and couldn't get it back open! I felt dumb but Nadia came back after she had gotten off work to come and open it with the master key. The service is really really good here, they really make you feel like your their only patient. Haven't seen myself yet except for my arms, I'm very excited to see!
I would kill for a glass of water tho : ( they...
12 Apr 2013
Day of treatment
I would kill for a glass of water tho : ( they gave me a tiny one but I'm freaking parched. No water bc of the anestesia. That is really my only discomfort right now.
I asked the doctor for a better shaped booty, not...
I asked the doctor for a better shaped booty, not a big one tho. My butt is perfect now and I don't want it to go down!!!!! No idea what the cc number is, the doctor went to a medical conference Guadalajara today so I didn't see him. Full experience will be posted when my iPad charges.
I got up and took a taxi to the clinic, got there...
I got up and took a taxi to the clinic, got there at 9 and the lovely Ruth and NAdia were there to greet me. Then we went down to another room and I got my blood taken. After that Ruth weighed me (124 lbs lost weight from not eating before surgery) and took my pre op pictures. My blood results were good, hemoglobin was a 14.5 thanks to my daily iron pill woo hoo. Then we talked for a bit in between her taking phone calls from patients and me filling out forms, that phone rings off the hook! The EKG doc came in and I was trippin because he looked JUST like my 10th grade Spanish teach mr. Duarto LOL. He did the EKG and told me to relax but it was hard. Everything with that turned out fine and then I sat down and read a magazine. Dr P was upstairs checking on paitents who had surgery the day before and were being released. Finally the dr came down and me, him, and Nadia when into his office, I told him what I wanted (forgot to show the wish pics tho dumb). He's a very nice man! After that they took me to the preparation part of the OR where I changed into the gown and put on the compression stockings, which felt like the same size as the tights I wore to my piano recital in 6th grade I mean those things were TIGHT! One of the nurses came in and did my IV then Nadia brought the lock box for all of my valuables ( which I later couldn't get open so she had to come back with the key sorry nadia!). The anestesiologist came and was very sweet and outgoing, he asked me some questions and walked me into the OR where a male and female nurse were. I kept asking if the spinal block sedation was going to hurt about 5 times and he told me not to worry. Then he told me to lay on my side in the fetal position and I felt a pinch and some pressure, it wasn't bad at all. I layed on my back and started to go numb. It was so weird trying to move my legs and Wiggle my toes and not be able to at all. I kept telling him I wasn't asleep yet and he kept telling me to close my eyes lol. I'm not really sure what happed after that but I do remember feeling my arms being jiggled around (no pain) and the anestesiologist telling me to close my eyes again haha. It felt like I was sort of awake the whole time but I know I wasn't because when the dr finished I was on my back and everything felt like it had taken around 15 min. I looked up at everyone and kept saying how easy that was and being at the dentist all day was much worse. I felt kinda giddy or something. I had a bunch of chux pads and some sort of bandage wrapped around me so I couldn't see myself. Somehow I got to my recovery room but I don't remember how at all. Literally the second thing I asked for was my ipad so I could update real self lol. The nurses couldn't believe I was even awake, they said most people just slept. Part 2 later!!
I just realized that I gave Nadia 5000 in cash for...
I just realized that I gave Nadia 5000 in cash for my surgery on fri , but I completely forgot about the 300 deposit I made to save the date months ago..... Should the 300 have gone toward my sx? Do they owe me 300?
I look a little strange, this swelling is crazy!
I look a little strange, this swelling is crazy!
Hey girls, I haven't been on real self because...
Hey girls, I haven't been on real self because honestly I've been really depressed about my surgery. Since I last updated I've had my chin implant switched out for a smaller one bc the dr put the wrong size in. Well I'm home now and it still didn't feel/look right so I went to a facial plastic surgeon here and he told me the implant was too high and it was coming up through my stitches, he said he could see the implant ewww. It would cost me 1300 to remove it so I'm flying back to tj and dr p is going to remove it for free. I look awful and have been hiding in my apt since I got back : ( my butt has gone down a lot and my stomauch is soooooo lumpy I'll prob never wear a bikini again : ( posted a pic of it. Why me????
Seriously i can't stop crying.... everyone else...
Seriously i can't stop crying.... everyone else has such good results... what the f**k happened?
Trying to stay positive but it's so hard.....I've...
Trying to stay positive but it's so hard.....I've seen good lipo and bad lipo, honestly right now this looks like a case of straight up bad lipo : ( everyday the swelling goes down and the bumpiness becomes more noticeable. I'll be two weeks post op Friday and back in tj on monday.
Please god let this get better : ( I didn't...
Please god let this get better : ( I didn't expect perfection but I definitely didn't expect a lumpy deformed stomach and flanks. My sides look like they have cellulite???? I wasn't overweight.... 124 pounds the day of sx. I thought that was the ideal lipo patient? I looked ok in a bikini b4, i thought this sx would help that, now i'll be wearing a one piece for the first time since i was 11. I'll be wearing a one piece for the rest of my life : ( : ( My BF is being so supportive but I can tell he thinks I looked better b4. So do I.
I'm in my xs compression garment, I have the foam...
I'm in my xs compression garment, I have the foam and board, I'm massaging 4 times a day after laying on the heat pad. I'm doing everything I can!! I saw a few reviews b4 my sx about smaller girls turning out lumpy and I thought "well maybe they didn't massage ect ect....." but nothing is helping this. Until you spend over 6000 dollars to end up with a weird looking messed up belly and surgery on your face 3 seperate times only to (hopfully) look the same as u did b4, don't come in my review telling me how to feel.
I had my chin implant removed last monday. My face...
I had my chin implant removed last monday. My face is still deformed. I need a mentalis muscle resuspenion to fix my chin, another $4000 : ( : ( : ( Oh and my lipo looks the same as before... the dr said I was "healing" and acted like i wasn't getting massages! Nadia said it would go a way but when I showed her my belly, her eyes got REALLY wide and she hesitated before she spoke : ( I miss my old face and body and my $$$$$.
This is BS. Dr. Pantoja totally fucked up my stomach and face...l was hesitant to say that before but it's true. Now it's going to cost over 10,000 to even try and "improve" all this mess. Every Dr. i've talked to says that I can *try* a revision, but there are no guarantees, and neither my chin or tummy will EVER look the way it was supposed to look had everything gone right the first time. Everyday I feel sick when I look in the mirror, and I feel even more sick when I look at my bank balance. I know that some people have good results with Dr. P but i'm not sure what happened with my sx. Now i'm broke and deformed. I'm not trying to be a debbie downer but i'm absolutely devastated.
I think i'm just going to delete my page... thank you so much everyone but this is too much BS for me right now : (