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RealSelf community says"researched and called every plastic surgery referral service -dr. m really knows how to take out every much of fat possible..whereas dr. s doesnt ..and dr. s put more butt whereas dr. m not so much50/50..." "I love the way he shaped my body so far, although I am only I month after surgery I hope I stay this way and not lose my butt and hips that he so beautifully created...." ":) But I did want to start loosing weight."
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Fat Transfer
A little about me: I was going to wait until everything was complete to write my review, but I'm so excited and anxious I figured why not now. I have been researching, this site and all these reviews since 2007. After child birth in 2006 I realized how I was prepared to care for a baby but not about myself after a baby. I became insecure about my appearance with stretch marks etc. I've always...
5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift
He was knowledgeable, courteous and did an amazing job. I loved his work. I'm very happy.
5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift
Dr Mendieta is nice, honest and extremely talented
5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift
Five month update: Wow. I have *exactly* the measurements I asked Dr. Mendieta for... I'm really blown away. My figure is gorgeous and looks completely natural... I'm a petite woman and so I didn't want a *big* booty, just some lipo to slim down and a little bit added to my (formerly flat) butt to give it a nice curvy shape... Dr. Mendieta gave me *exactly* that. He and his staff took great care of me and had so much patience with me as I was recovering -- I was afraid I wouldn't get the exact results I was looking for, and they just kept telling me, "Wait, wait, it's normal to be nervous but you WILL look just the way you want too, just please try not to worry..." And they were exactly right; that's exactly what happened. It is rare to find people like this -- very kind, completely trustworthy/straightforward, and beyond talented at what they do... I'm so thankful to Dr. Mendieta and his staff. Oh and I can't wait for swimsuit season:)!!!! (The following is a "diary" of sorts of my recovery period, feel free to read it or not:) ). Just one thing before that -- people seem to be very worried about pain (I was too). I was very surprised that the recovery was not painful at all. It honestly just felt like I had done a hard workout and was a little stiff; that's all. That's what they told me to expect so I think (?) it's normal for his patients. You will be very tired for the 10 days or so though. That is the most annoying thing. Oh and one other thing -- don't be scared off by the price listed above; he offers discounts for in the spring/summer. Unfortunately it was impossible for me to schedule this in that time period. I think last spring it was $9850 tho (but it could be different this year). Thanks for reading my review! Please let me know if you have any questions; I'll try to get back to you reasonably quickly:) FIRST ENTRY, APPROX 1 MONTH POST-PROCEDURE: I just recently had a Brazilian butt lift done by Dr. Mendieta and I couldn’t have been happier with the entire experience. Although it is much too early to comment on the final results, what I can say that it absolutely looks like I was born with this butt. It just looks completely natural; which is so crazy!! I think he's secretly a magician or something because nobody can be that good at surgery;) He's also a really nice guy -- he really acts like he cares about you as a person and I never felt like he was rushing me out the door even though I asked him a lot of questions. It's easy to forget he's one of the best plastic surgeons in the world because he's not arrogant at all and really acts like you're the most important person in the room and pays attention to you. His staff are really sweet even though I freaked out on them a couple times both before and after surgery (was actually my fault the both times …) The first time I missed a crucial email my surgical coordinator sent me, and so freaked out because they "weren't listening to me":P... Which was false, I was just being a space cadet. And the second time I was freaking out over how much I disliked my compression garment which to be honest was a bit childish of me because *nobody* likes their compression garment I don’t think, especially in the first couple days, but you still have to wear them to get a great result). Anyways, embarrassing:/ I apologized both times and they were nice enough to act like it was completely nothing and had never bothered them at all – very professional. Throughout the entire time from the first time I emailed them to my last check-up appointment after surgery they were never anything other than completely sweet, friendly, and polite to me. They did once or twice take a while to get back to me by email, but if it was something that really was time-sensitive or super-important to me for one reason or another they usually got back to me quickly and if they didn't, I just called them and explain and they either calmed me down and/or fast-tracked whatever it was if they could. Finally, this might sound a bit random, but I was also really impressed at how much testing they do to make sure a patient is a good candidate for the procedure -- and for plastic surgery in general. I have a couple benign/very minor health conditions and Dr. Mendieta *insisted* I visit two separate specialists to get specifically evaluated before the operation, just to make sure. I've had plastic surgery before but I've *never* had someone bring this up and I was just really impressed, because to me that made me feel that they really cared a lot about my safety and happiness in regards to this procedure (which is true, they did:)). Will post more later (a few months) when I can see my final results. I'm confident they'll turn out great:) ***UPDATE TO ONE-MONTH ENTRY***: I just wanted to add to my review that even on the first day post-op, I just felt achy, like I'd just done a really hard workout -- no pain. I don't remember much about immediately after the procedure, but I don't remember pain then, either -- again, just that 'hard workout' acheyness. That's what they told me to expect, so I think it's probably most people's experience with Dr. Mendieta. Also -- I don't know if I'm allowed to talk about price on RealSelf? I just don't want people to see the price listed above and get scared away, because he does seem to advertise discounts at certain times of the year (I wasn't able to schedule then, unfortunately). I think it's every (?) year in the spring/summer (?) and I know the discounted price for this year was $9,850. Someone please let me know if we're not supposed to post about that kind of thing? Thanks. Anyways, finally -- don't be scared of the post-op medical massages (if you decide to get them). I was scared it might hurt, but it's just this funny little device that she places on you and it vibrates gently. I'm pretty sensitive so for me it tickled a lot, so I had to take Tylenol beforehand so I wasn't laughing throughout the entire thing, and then it was fine. You don't have to do the massages though -- it's just if you want to. Thanks for reading my review and please let me know if you have any questions:) ***TWO MONTHS UPDATE*** Okay so they've told me I still have some more healing to do but I already look fantastic if I do say so myself. My only problems body-wise are 1) trying not to become too vain 2) dealing with all my guy friends who no longer want to be just guy friends and 3) dealing with all the younger guys who've started pursuing me (feels very weird but I'm getting used to it). My stomach is flat as an ironing board and my waist-hip ratio is exactly 0.6999999 which is insane because the ratio Dr. Mendieta and I were going for is 0.7 (or slightly smaller) .... I don't know how he got that close to our goal. He is truly a miracle worker. I no longer have to wear my compression garment or sleep on my stomach (yay)! Nothing hurts or is numb or anything like that, not that it ever was but just thought I should specify. Sitting is comfortable. Sleeping is comfortable. Etc. I keep getting compliments on my flat stomach (it's cute that the younger guys seem to be in awe of this -- went out clubbing with my younger sister this weekend and got "You have the most beautiful body in the world", "You have the most amazing body I've ever seen", etc. etc. and similar compliments from partners at my weekly ballroom dance class who were amazed by my small waist as they guided me around the dance floor). All the compliments felt a bit weird at first but now I'm just relaxing about it and enjoying the flattery:) Everyone seems to assume my body looks the way it does from genetics or working out and I can see why because it looks completely natural. Will update again in a few more months when I see the final-final result:) Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.
5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
My PS and staff where very careing and extremely graciouse!
5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift
He's a great Doctor!! He was so reassuring, professional, polite, and funny!!!
4 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift
Dr. Mendieta is VERY personable, nice and sweet. He always greets me with a hug and a kiss. He is very positive, clear and to the point. He takes his time to answer all questions you may have and I have never felt rushed. He did all he could to give me the figure and bottom I wanted and although I wanted it bigger than I got it, he is not to be blamed for that (read my review of my surgery for more info). Overall I'm satisfied! His staff is great! Everyone is SUPER nice. All the girls that have had the BBL done by him in the office are open to sharing their experience and even stand and turn around in front of you for you to take a close look at their results! I love them all, especially Viv..* (dont want to put her out there without her permission). She has a body and a butt out of this world and she is soo sweet and patient. She has talked to me several times about my concerns and always knows what to say to make me feel better. Xoxo Things to know: - this doc is much more expensive than others in town ... he is very good, but in my opinion this is overpriced a tad when comparing to others - garments are not included and are 214.00 EACH including taxes - massages are NOT included and are $80 and $120 each depending on which one you want. They recommend at least 10 massages :-O so that's an additional $800 or $1200.00 in massages. If you chose the $80 massage there is an additional $40.00 fee for a thing you have to wear fir the massage - Of course no meds are included either. - I think that covers it!
5 out of 5 stars Breast Fat Transfer
Dr. Mendieta is an artist. He has the best credentials out everyone I reviewed for this procedure, and I am a picky choosy person with my docs. After working in a top notch hospital for 3 years at some point of my life, I look for more than the average patient in a regular healthcare professional, so when it came to a PS, I had even more on my wishlist. I got what I wanted and more! Yes, he is more expensive than other docs out there, but for me, the deciding factor was quality and tastefulness of the results ( a rolls royce and a chrysler 300 look alike from afar right? But look closer...) Yes, he is more conservative with his contouring than some dics, but he puts your safety and the end result before agressiveness, the result: a natural looking contour, with less uneven areas and without the cartoony Jessica Rabbit fake figure (nothing against it, if it is for you, by all means, just not my thing). I have read some negative comments on here abt his staff, and although I can only comment abt my personal experience, I have to say one thing: VIP service, attentiveness, follow through, manners and knowledge. Angel is his surg coord, and her name doesn't even begin to do her justice, she is a true Angel!!! Colleen, the receptionist is sweet, kind and very approachable, Valerie and Norma, the OR and RR nurses are no nonsense awesome ladies who know their stuff and can get u out of your whiny state quickly. Andrea, I don't know her position, but she went over my pre op and my garment fitting is very nice and has great advice for you always. Also, there are other staff members there who I feel horribly bad not remembering their name, but everyone I've met, from the anesthesiologist to the cleaning lady are as superb as Mendieta himself, who is a very personable man, and a wonderful doc. The results have yet to be seen in full, but overall experience with the 4 Beauty Aesthetics team is A+++
5 out of 5 stars Liposculpture
hes the best*
5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift
Great staff, friendly, caring, willing to answer any questions after surgery the doctor will call you nights/weekends to do so, and very skilled surgeon.
Versatile, open-minded, creative, combined with an experienced and keen eye for detail. My main philosophy is that "no two individuals are the same, therefore, no single technique is suited to all cases."
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
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Awards & Recognition
The Top Beauty Experts, 2014
"Vitals Top 10 Doctor," 2014
"The Art of Gluteal Sculpting," Quality Medical Publications, Inc.
Patients' Choice, Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award, 2014
Voted Top Surgeon by the Consumer Research Council of America, 2002 - 2005
Distinguished Physicians Florida Medical Association, 2005
Elected to Great Minds of the 21st Century, 2003
International Who's Who of Intellectuals, 1993 - 1994
Two Thousand Notable Men, 1992
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate:
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, 1982
BS in Psychology, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1985
Medical: MD, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1989
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies:
General Surgery, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, 1994
University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, 1997
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinborough, Scotland, 1994
Aesthetic Surgery, Beverly Hills, CA, 1998
Plastic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1998
Treatments offered at 4 Beauty Aesthetics Institute, Inc.
Blog Posts and Articles
Why is the Mommy Makeover right for you?I can tell you that the main reason the Mommy Makeover has gained popularity is because it allows the patient to undergo various procedures at once, saving them a significant amount financially. There are various fees that go into every surgery performed. With the Mommy Makeover, which can include liposuction, tummy tuck and breast augmentation, you are only charged these fees once despite having multiple procedures.The Mommy Makeover is a very...
If you are considering a Brazilian butt lift, you probably have a variety of questions. While I do try to answer most common questions in my blog, one we haven’t broached is what your butt will feel like after a Brazilian butt lift.The best I can do is to tell you that your new butt will feel exactly like you.With the Brazilian butt lift, we take fat from other areas of your body, in most cases from around the abdomen, and transfer it to your butt. This is why the procedure is commonly...
When I consult with a prospective patient about the Brazilian butt lift, one of the questions I always get is about their final result.“Dr. Mendieta, what will my butt look like?”There are a few points that I always make very clear. One, your body is genetically predisposed to hold fat cells in certain areas. This may be in your abdomen, or it may be in your butt. With the Brazilian Butt Lift, we are transferring fat cells from your abdomen and grafting them onto your butt.Now the way...
Almost all of my patients ask me when they are allowed to start working out after their Brazilian Butt Lift. This isn’t surprising. Some of my patients are assigned to booty camp before surgery, allowing them to gain the necessary fat cells so that I can perform the surgery. This leaves many eager to hit the gym post-operation.While I do recommend that all of my patients maintain an exercise regimen in the long run, immediately following surgery I suggest nothing but caution and patience...
Are you thinking about a Brazilian Butt Lift? Whether you are just starting your research on plastic surgery, or you are a few days out from surgery, you want to make sure that you feel good about the finished product.You want to feel good about your Brazilian Butt Lift.Here are a few recommendations I feel you should consider.1) Do your research – This is one of the most important aspects of the entire process. You should go through as many resources as possible to develop a wealth of...
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Hello, and thank you for reaching out to us.With the BBL, your surgeon will take fat from your body, in most cases your abdomen, and transfer it to... READ MORE
BBL ladies & doctors: what type of pillows do you use to sit on? For example, on the plane ride after BBL surgery?
Hello AllminesWe answered your question in the video above. Please consult with an accredited, board certified surgeon. It is all about designing the... READ MORE
Hello, and thank you for reaching out to us.This is a very common question. I always ask my patients to wait 4-6 weeks before engaging in sexual... READ MORE
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Hello, and thank you for reaching out to us.My recommendation is that you find an ASPS board certified surgeon in your area and set up an in person... READ MORE
Hello Littlelemon We answered your wonderful question in the video above. Please consult with an accredited, board certified surgeon. It is all... READ MORE
There is potential for stretch marks to develop whenever skin is stretched. I do agree that you should use Mederma for at the very least 6 months. I... READ MORE
Hello, and thank you for reaching out to us.I always recommend that patients researching the Brazilian butt lift try to see as many before-and-after... READ MORE
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