Lipo, Tummy Tuck, BBL, Buccal Fat Pad Removal - Tijuana, MX

After reviewing a few surgeons in Tijuana, I have...

After reviewing a few surgeons in Tijuana, I have decided on Dr. Pantoja. I am scheduled for an abdominoplasty, liposuction, BBL, and buccal fat removal on 9/17/14. I will be staying in his clinic for two nights then recovering at Club Medical for an additional 4 nights.

I'm very excited and somewhat nervous. I've had a lot of cosmetic and plastic work done but haven't been out of the states for it. 3 years ago I had lipo to my upper/lower abd, flanks, and chest but was left with a little excess skin that only an TT will fix.

Is anyone else having surgery with Dr. Pantoja around this time? I'd love to have a surgery buddy to chat with. Also I'd really appreciate any advice on recovery after a TT or BBL.

Nadia, Dr. Pantoja's surgical coordinator, told me pain is controlled with tramadol, toradol, ibuprofen, or Tylenol, or for "those with a LOW pain tolerance" they will give codeine/tylenol. This is very concerning to me. After every procedure I've had done I've always had adequate pain control with hydrocodone (for most procedures) and Percocet for the larger procedures (forehead reduction, septoplasty). What was everyone else given at Pantoja's office for pain control?
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Good luck;)
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Looking forward to your experience with Dr. Pantoja. I am headed there in December for BA and TT. Good luck!
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Thank you. Good luck to you too!
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Good luck
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Thank you!
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GLAD you have a REVIEW! Its not too many people on here with Dr P reviews...
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Thank you! I know the reviews I've read have sure helped me.
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Depending on ur pain tolerance but tramadol/toradol works pretty good.
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Hi I had surgery with him a few months ago, and the tramadol & believe it or not, tylenol PM worked wonders!
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Good luck!
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Thank you for sharing! I appreciate any advice.
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Welcome to RS ! Best wishes and chk out my journals pArt 1&2 just might be beneficial to you !
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Yes, i had lipo and BBL with Dr. Pantoja like 6 months ago and i only had Motrin 800mg, it worked perfectly for me because i only felt sore but i think it will vary depending on your pain tolerance. Good Luck!!
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Good luck ... I'll be following you .. Thanks for sharing
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Thank you! I'll post more later.
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