Before the procedure, I had pendulous and large breasts that I would smash into minimizer bras and still feel self-conscious in my clothes. I spent many years believing that the plastic surgery needed to fix them was very expensive and very painful-- I was wrong.
My mom was the first person in my family to see Dr. Quiroz who performed her eyebrow lift (she looks incredible and its been 4 years and she still looks ageless!). After her very positive experience, I knew I had to have Dr. Quiroz fix my breasts. He explained to me the pain level I would experience (a lot lower than I imagined) and gave me realistic expectations. I brought in countless photos of "after" breast reduction patients showing him what I wanted and what I did not want. He took down notes and I got exactly what I wanted.
The Cosmed Clinic was beautiful at the time of my surgery and it has since moved and its even more luxurious than before. My mom went back in 2 months ago to have her chin/neck lifted (once again, amazing results-- she almost looks younger than me (I am 26, shes 51!). Dr. Quiroz' staff is available and ready to work with you on scheduling, questions about the procedure, answer after hours calls when you have questions after your procedure, and they are honest (a rarity in the plastic surgery world where most doctors and staff promise you the world.) Dr. Quiroz is patient, allows you to ask all of your questions (I am the type who has many), kind, and understanding.
After my breast reduction and lift, I went home after I woke up. As I live in LA, I was able to just drive home and recuperate. My mom's last procedure required her to stay over in the new Cosmed recovery area where she had nurses and staff available for 24 hours a day. My breast surgery was less intensive so I could go home, but either way you do it, the recovery is comfortable. A couple times that we went to Cosmed, we stayed at the Marriott in TJ which is down the street from the clinic and had a great time. After my surgery, I was given a prescription to fill at the local farmacia for pain, but I was surprised about how little pain I was in. I had drainage tubes and was wrapped tightly, so that was the most uncomfortable part of the whole thing. Ten days after my surgery, I returned to Cosmed where I had my drains removed (weird feeling!) which made me feel instantly more comfortable. Two weeks later I returned again to have my many stitches removed (again, weird feeling!). After that, I did not have to go back (I am not sure how this all works when you dont live close to TJ) and I just waited for my breasts to fully heal. Took about 6 weeks intotal. At that point I was able to run (WOW! what a feeling not to have your boobs bounce into your face! haha) and I even moved my furniture into my new apartment when I started law school.
After my breasts fully healed, I was a new woman. I had confidence! I was going bra-less, wearing thin strapped dresses, halter bathing suits (no neck pain!), tube tops, and *gasp!* fitting into clothes!
My experience was so positive that I will be going back in next week to have liposculpture done on my stomach and arms. And, as I said above, my mom has had two major procedures done at Cosmed (forehead and neck) So, as a family we love Cosmed and will definitely going back in when beauty dictates. :)
Also, I know that some people come on this site and say that Cosmed staff are writing the positive reviews. I can assure you that I do not work for Cosmed or am related to anyone that works there. I am truly just a happy patient and my mom and I are so thankful that we found Dr. Quiroz because he has truly changed our lives!