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Cliff-Notes: I had lipo in 2009 with a doctor in Virginia. Thankfully lipo has come a long way! I'm going to Dr. Balgobin (Minneapolis) in May. Goals are to finally have a shape - i'm a square, no hips. The slight BBL is to achieve the right profile. I'm nervous about the "new" things involved with lipo these days; the lymphatic massage for one. I'm thankful that Dr. B doesn't use drainage...
5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift
Hello Ladies, I’ve stalked this site for over a year and have finally decided to have the BBL procedure. I’ve researched the doctors in Jacksonville, FL where I live and also in Miami. They all have some great reviews but I couldn’t find a doctor as consistent with their work as, Dr. Christopher Balgobin of Arijai Aesthetic aka Dr. BBL. His attention to detail and organic talent is what ...
Hey Hey Hey! I'm 5'3 right NOW 178lbs. I started my surgery journey at 177 then went up towards the end of last year to 188. In the last month I've been able to come back down, with a goal of getting to 175 (although that MAY not happen, being that surgery is in 3 days! Whoot whoot!) I'm so excited to have Dr. Balgobin doing my BBL + Lipo 360! I've Been researching Dr Balgobin for about a...
5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift
I was part of the Dr.Miami squad doctors contest and I won this surgery with dr.b! SINCE DAY ONE HE HAS BEEN RESPONSIVE (hard to come by with doctors who have a good following ect) he messages me back usually within the hour EVEN ON VACATION ????! His staff was so friendly and welcoming , they had balloons all set up so pretty the day of surgery, everyone was very understanding my anxiety was...
My surgery was scheduled for March 21, 2017. Dr. Balgobin called me today & told me that my hemoglobin was too low.. Liposuction patients need a minimum hemo level of 12 & mine was a 10.1 All of my other test were good. I'm so disappointed. He. Also told me that he doesn't want to reschedule me until my levels are normal. Luckily there is no fee to reschedule when due to a medical...
5 out of 5 stars Liposuction Revision
Dr. Balgobin really made my confidence come back full force. I don't feel the depression I did before. My everything was so torn and I had to walk around in a skin I hated. I do remember thinking he realizes how much deeper than the surface this is for some of us. I feel so complete as a woman and I'm not even fully healed yet. People can be so mean...I've been laughed at wearing certain...
I originally had my BBL scheduled with Dr Miami but after reading his more recent reviews and him not sharing as much work anymore, I decided to switch surgeons. My question is has anyone had their BBL done with Dr. Balgobin and if so, how did you like your results? Also, would you recommend staying at a recovery house or having family come and just staying at a hotel? This is my first...
Hello ladies like most of us on Realself I have been on this site for about 3 months. I originally booked my BBL with Dr. Fisher in Miami but will reading more and more reviews about Eres and a lot of ladies saying that they are going for round 2 I decided to ask for my deposit back. That process wasn't long at all, I actually went through my bank to get my money back. My coordinator told me...
Two years ago I started researching lipo. I'm not a huge fan of the big booty look but do think I could use some help in getting a rounder rear. After extensive research (includes visiting Dr. Salama in Miami and Dr. Balgobin in Minnesota; following physicians and "dolls" on social media; talking to friends who have gone through BBLs), I think I'm going with Dr. Balgobin ("Drbbl" on Instagram)...
I'm ready to get myself right and plus I turn 30 next year and it's a great birthday present to myself! I'm just ready for a better me! I'm 5'5 195 pounds and I will lose 30 pounds before the procedure, You definitely want to be close to your goal weight as much as possible Bootydoo be gone!!!???????? Well Spongebob has surfaced. Before weight loss 195 pounds 5'5 Walmart is the shit but...
Dr. Balgobin is a Board Certified Physician and the CEO/ Medical Director of Arijai Aesthetic and Wellness in Burnsville, MN. He has extensive cosmetic training in liposuction, fat transfer, lasers, and cosmetic injectables. He has trained with 3 Board Certified Plastic Surgeons including Dr. Miami.
Awards & Recognition
Fairview Ridges Hospital Excellence Award 2008
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BS, Health Science, Benedictine University, 1997
Medical: MD, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, 2001
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Family Medicine with Obstetrics, University of Minnesota - North Memorial, 2004
Treatments offered at Arijai Aesthetics and Wellness Center
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CORE intima is a CO2 laser that helps improve the appearance of the external genitalia. You will notice less irregularity in color and the skin will... READ MORE
Good question. Kybella is a great treatment for a double chin. It however requires multiple treatment like coolsculpt can. Liposuction is another... READ MORE
Allergy reactions after tattoo removal happen due to exposure from the broken up ink after laser treatments. There is no way to predict who this may... READ MORE
Hello. Scar can be improved with a small subcision procedure or dermal filler like Radiesse or Bellafill. READ MORE
I am a mom of 3 wonderful kids and I want to know if smartlipo is right for me. I have a hernia above my belly button. (photos)
Hi,I would recommend a tummy tuck procedure for your best results. Liposuction can also be done with this procedure READ MORE
It sounds like you would be a great candidate for the O shot. It involves a blood draw to isolate out your body's own platelets. These are then... READ MORE
Hi,This is a large tattoo that will requite multiple treatments spaced every 6-8 weeks apart. Seek a package deal to have guaranteed removal of the... READ MORE
Hello,There is no need to wear compression after Ultrashape. This is a non-surgical body contouring procedure. READ MORE
This is an unusual experience you are having. Sompe people can be more sensitive to the treatments. Ultrashape should be painless with no downtime. READ MORE
I had Restylane Lyft injected into my upper cheek area yesterday (Monday). My doctor said it was okay to wear makeup... But!
I love Restylane LyftIt is OK use makeup after filler. Fillers usually set after 2 -5 days. You may notice some swelling a day or so after the fill,er... READ MORE
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