For anyone interested in having bariatric surgery in Mexico, I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Baja Bariatrics with the surgeon Dr. illan.
When I booked my surgery, I looked at several surgeons. I wanted to get it done relatively quickly so I wouldn't talk myself out of it or have nightmares for months prior to going. I was able get financing through a personal loan place online called The Lending Club through credit karma which is who we use to monitor our credit. I ended up going alone because my friend had to work. And my husband had to stay behind to work and take care of our kids. All the website information that I saw kept saying "gas pains" and I didn't want that much flatulence around anyone anyway. Lol
I decided on dr. illan because he is a trauma surgeon and has the experience I felt my kids deserved in the event, God forbid, something went wrong during the surgery. He also works a few days a week as an Emergency Room surgeon in a large local hospital in Mexico. His pricing was comparable to others and he didn't do 4+ surgeries a day. Mine was actually the only surgery the day I had mine which made me feel like the center of attention. Lol The Facebook group also greatly helped answer a ton of my questions. I had been on bariatricpal but it took forever to get questions answered because it was a forum, and I didn't find out about this page until a month after I had surgery.
My surgery was on April 1st, and I have officially lost 60 lbs. Attached to this post are pictures from my trip, pictures of progress and things I use and live by that have helped me with this whole process.
My beginning weight was 246
Surgery weight was 236
When I weighed myself at the hotel I was back at 246 (swelling, fluids, water retention- I'm guessing)
My current weight is 186
I am 5`7".
and I am 27 years young