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Liposuction (Arms, Back, Upper/lower Abs, Inner/outer Thighs, Waist)

I am 34 years old and have had two children via...

I am 34 years old and have had two children via c-section. Initially, I just wanted to have my c-section pouch minimized but later opted to have liposucion in my arms, back, upper/lower abs, inner/outer thighs, and waist since there was minimal difference in price. I also had some fat transfer to my butt to correct some dimpling. Prior to having my procedure done I read every post on this site. I was very nervous but decided to take the plunge.

I went to Mexico to a doctor recommended by other family members. On 3/31/10, I flew from San Francisco to San Diego and had the procedure on the same day. I was picked-up by doctor's staff in San Diego and taken to the clinic (they called it hospital-its private) in Tijuana. That morning, I had blood work done and was checked by a cardiologist. By 2:15 pm I went into the operating room and by 5:30 I was out (I was told - don't remember since I was asleep most of the procedure- do remember waking up when doctor was doing my arm and then went back to sleep). Was told that 1600 cc were removed.

I spent the night at the clinic/hospital and was supervised by a nurse throughout the night. I was accompanied by my brother who spent the night at a hotel next to the clinic. That night I had some discomfort and felt sore but no pain.

The following day, bandages were removed. When I looked at my butt - it was huge- I thought I had made a huge mistake but was told that it was swelling. I was put into the compression garment...have no idea how I fit in. Before being discharged, I was given antibiotics, pain medication, and iron to take over the next week (s). Then, doctor's staff drove us back to San Diego to fly back to San Francisco. Some discomfort but no pain, on our way back.

The second and third day...OMG...pain kicked in from moderate to severe, swelled up like a balloon and had a butt bigger then Kim Kardashian's....that was scary. Took my pain medication for the firs few days- no help, so I took vicodin, which I had from my previous c-sections. That helped but stopped taking it after day 5 due to side effects, hate vicodin - felt nauseated and drugged. After day 6, swelling began to subside. At 10 days, I felt back to normal, just sore. At two and a half weeks, feeling good and went back to work.

I am now at three weeks. Most of my bruises are gone as well as the swelling. Swelling on my flanks and lower back appear to persist (that I can tell, doctor says it will take me about 2-3 moths for swelling to completely subside). I also notice that my right side is more swollen than my left side. My abs are looking better...not flat...but that's okay, considering I have two c-sections and that the doctor clearly told me that I was a better candidate for a tummy tuck. However, at this point I am not willing to exchange a flat tummy for a scar bigger than what I have right now. I am not looking for a model's body.

Thus far, I am happy with my results....I love not having my saddle bags because my pants fit better even though I am still a little overweight. I can also pull-off a flat tummy with clothes on. I do look slimmer than before. I notice lumps in my flanks but as the swelling is going down so are the lumps. I am also gently massaging them every night after I shower. Arnica gel has been amazing for bruising and swelling.

So, it has been almost a year since my lipo and...

So, it has been almost a year since my lipo and although I am happy with my results, I have decided to go for the tummy tuck in the near future, to get a flat tummy which I did not get with the lipo.

Dr. Hebert Schramm Urrutia

My after care follow-up was over the phone, per my choice due to being out of the country.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 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
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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Ok great..like I like that the pouch is gone, but my stomach isn't really all that flat better than it was of course but my abdomen still kinda stuck out..it hope ur still good and the seroma is subsiding. I m still a little lumpy . Thanks for ur kind words..happy healin:))
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Thank you for post. I had lipo of the abs and fat transfer,BBL I didn't do a TT but now I think I will ? Im on the fence about it ..Can't wait to see your results..happy healing:))
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Thank you Blasha. Im 5 weeks PO TT. Having complications with a seroma but nothing major Thank God. Hope your healing is going well :))
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Hi Luna is it possible that you can post pictures of how your body looks now, have you gained any fat on your lipoed areas, I desperately wish to have my fat back but only other areas that were not lipoed are getting bigger.
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Hello FaithandHope11, since my lipo sculpture I have gained 10 pounds :( You do gain in the areas lipod just not as much as the rest of your body. I just got my tummy tuck (2 days ago) so my pictures will not reflect the areas lipod. I'll write a TT review as soon as I can.
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Do you feel your thighs and butt got bigger, mine are getting huge but I still weigh the same its crazy how the scale really doesn't tell the truth, I've been measuring myself so this is how I know I'm gretting bigger. Thank you for responding most people don't. Also please update us on your tt, and why was it necessary, I think you looked good already. Was it that lipo caused loose skin? I'm experiencing this.
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No, I lipoed my thighs do they got smaller. They may look bigger to you because one is swollen for a good 3 + months. I went through with the TT due to loose skin on my tummy. Remember I was told I was a better candidate for a TT due to my previous 2 c-sections.
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Ok thank u
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Heberto is the doctor's first name. http://www.cmmae.com/cmmae/miembros.html
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@ Sammy_Foxs for some reason I do not think she is on here any longer, I inbox her and still no respond
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Hi I would like more info on your Dr. and by the way you look grate
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Hi,

Can I get the contact info also. Thanks.
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Were u able to get the info?
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Hi I want the doctor's contact information also. Thanks

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Wow, you are hot! Great results.
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Got it! Thanks so much :-) It sucks that they won't allow reviewers to just post the doctors' contact info. It would save y'all so much time in pm-ing!
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Hello everyone, I have family in TJ and my cousin just told me that Zona Del Rio it's actually an area with several PS. She gave me the name of Dr. Buen Rostro. She will also contact me later about different doctors. Hope this helped.
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Hi. I have googled the doctor information and come up with nothing. Could you send me his contact info, or direct me to a specific website for his info? You are looking fabulous!
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I just pm the info. Sorry for the delay. I have been out of the country and I'm barely catching up on replies...
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You should post the Dr's and clinics name or everyones sake!!! Thanx
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Lol...sorry. Initially I did but RS edited it. I have been trying to pm it to everyone .
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Hi, I never got the pm with the doctor's info. Would you mind resending it to wholisticdestiny at yahoo dot com? Thanks!
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Yes...
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You look great and that was the price for everything even for the junk-n-trunk wow could you email me the info avyoungblood at yahoo thanks a lot you look great
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Yep. And although I didnt go for the junk on the trunk- that was a freebie. I think that was the best part of my results. I will need a TT as they initially suggested :(
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