I just wanted to write a little about my experience. I had surgery on July 7th, 2011 in Mexico. I'm not happy so far. I'm about 5'4 and weigh 140 lbs...I usually weigh about 128 lbs but I specifically gained weight for this surgery. I do have some booty to start out with. My main concern is my butt not my love handles, back fat or stomach bc at my regular weight at 127 lbs I dont have much of that. I was picked up by someone from the doctors office from San Diego airport and dropped off at the hotel "real del Rio" the night before surgery, which the rooms weren't that bad...but who wants a nice room when you have a HARD BED.. I HATED THE BEDS, i asked to change the room and the bed in the other room was the same, HARD. It was so uncomfortable, and it cost me $70 per night.
The next day I was picked up by Hilda the nurse and dropped off at the clinic where I met Violet. The clinic is nice, nothing special, but it is nice and clean. I saw the doctor when he came out and he shook my hand for the first time and told me he will talk to me in a little while bc he had another surgery...So I waited...In the meantime Violet asked me to pay the remaining balance ($2,200 because I put in $500 for deposit + $150 for grittle and medication )....Now Mind you, I had only just met the doctor for the first time, how do you ask someone to pay the remaining balance without a consultation or speak to them?I went ahead and paid it anyway...A nurse took my blood ( WITH NO GLOVES ON )...!! Whatever, I let it go.... Then I was asked to go in another room and get undressed by the nurse and wait for the doctor...The doctor came in and took 2-3 pictures of me then began the 10 minute consultation...I told him I wanted at least 600 CCs in my butt...I told him my friend put 800ccs in her butt and I want at least 600CCs....WHich I KNOW HE WAS ABLE TO GET enough fat from my love handles, back, stomach, inner and outter thighs...He said well this is what Im going to do....and he told me he would only do lipo on my back, love handles, a little bit in my inner and outter thighs...I said what about my stomach, he said it doesnt need any lipo...
I asked to have lipo on my arms also bc a few years ago when I was 155lbs and lost weight my arms are still alittle fat and have some hanging skin...He said, well that arm looks absolutely normal to me....Whatever I went in for the surgery...
3 minutes after, I think I was asleep....I woke up and I was in the recovery room...I stayed there the whole night.. I was bruised in my thighs...The pain was fine, from 1-10 it was probably a 3 or maybe 4...the only thing that hurt was my back because of the lipo there......I tried to touch my butt and see if it felt big...and it didnt....I asked the nurse how many cc's did the dr put in and she said 220 ccs ! WHICH IS NOTHING ! The next morning I spoke to the doctor for about 5 minutes and he said he removed 2 liters of fat ! That's not enough !
I Wanted a bigger butt (obv if a smaller waist came with that from the lipo it would be very nice, but if I wanted a smaller waist I could have just lost weight and not gained 13 lbs for this surgery !!
So this is day 6 since thursday and i feel pretty fine, my back doesnt hurt as much...I like my waist and even though I am swollen it looks smaller and I know it will only get smaller..My thighs looks about the same, we'll see once the swelling goes down, but when you usually remove a lot of fat from a place even if you are swollen you can see somewhat of a difference...which in this case my waist and back is smaller even though it is swollen so if my butt was bigger and ALSO swollen it would LOOK BIGGER, but it doesn't, it looks the same..
I think the doctor is not a bad doctor, but i think he doesnt spend enough time with his patients because he is very busy and he's trying to do as many surgeries as he can...he was doing a couple of surgeries a day ! I saw him probably a good 20 minutes for the whole time I was there, his nurses did everything..