I am in my early 40's. Mother of two. My first pregnancy in my middle 20's tore my belly up. I am 5'5 and weighed up to 100lbs. My body was swollen everywhere. I have worked out for years on in dieted, tried everything. The skin and stretch marks I have are not going anywhere. Thank you all of you ladies out there. Because of your reviews I have decided to treat myself to a new better me. I have not been able to wear anything low cut or a bathing suit in 17 years. Currently 5'5, 150lbs. The stretch marks I have are awful. I have never seen worse. I know most of this will be gone with a TT
10 weeks post op Tummy Tuck, Lipo and BBL with Dr Cardenas
Hello, I am in my early 40's. Mother of two....
Well these doctors have all my decision easy...
I emailed Cardenas, Pantoja, Robles (called three times in three days) and Yily,
Got an email the next day from Cardenas asking for photos, got and email from Robles asking for photos along with a questionnaire. Auto response from Yily and nothing from Pantoja.
I sent the same photos and questionnaire that Robles office sent me to Cardenas.
Still the only response has been from Cardenas, both email and phone. So the winner is Cardenas.
Here is what was quoted:
I suggest a Full/ Extended TT Lipo and FG to your butt and Hips, we
will get ride of the apron on your abdomen and achieve a flatter
stomach and a tapered waist with a very tight Muscle Repair, I would
also do a thorough liposuction to your upper and lower back, flanks
and waist. And also a nice volume to your butt by fat transference, I
do not have limits on fat grafting, so be sure I will do my best, once
your tissues allow me to do so. I am very respectful of patients
desires, so the size of your butt will be according to your desires.
Quote F/E TT, Lipo, FG $5900 dlls
Quote includes stay the first night at the clinic (every extra night
fee is 200 dlls), clinic expenses, surgery room expenses, surgical
team fees (anesthesiologist, nurses, helper and surgeon), post op lab
Does not include compression garment nor meds as out patient, not
either your whole stay at the Recovery House.
Quote honored for 6 months only.
So with that they were going to get me in on March 15 but that filled before I excepted. Well somebody backed out and I am going March 6th. Talk about service. Fatimeh (the assistant) is really super nice.
Now what I have to decide is where to stay? My question is for the ladies that have had somebody go with them to help. Should I stay in a recovery house for 2 1/2 weeks or a few days then go to hotel and let my husband take care of me? How hard is it to change the bandages and care for a tummy tuck, along with emptying the drains? Was considering The Grand Hotel Tijuana since they have medical services.
Thanks for any advice and to all who have posted on this website.
By the way I noticed I put up to 100 during first...
Well, got appointment for my lab work and getting...
Well tomorrow is the big day. Flew out Spirit...
Flew out Spirit Airlines today to San Diego. We have decided to stay at the Holiday Inn which is right up the street from the clinic and across the street from the Hospital. We went ahead and hired Ronnie Jones from Beauty care recovery for our transportation. All we can say is Ronnie is fantastic. He picked us up at the airport within 5 minutes of our plane touching down at 9:50am this morning. Ronnie took us to Beauty Care Recovery center to check it out since we couldn't check into our room until 3:00pm at the Hotel. He took us to the clinic where we met Fatimeh. Fatimeh is very very sweet. She was very informative on what to expect tomorrow. Ronnie then took us out to lunch. After lunch Ronnie took us to our hotel. We can't say enough about Ronnie on how nice he is and how informative he is about Tijuana, the clinic, recovery house, tips on things to get since we are staying at a hotel. Ronnie has also made himself available for transportation to and from the grocery store and any place else we may need to go for supplies. That's all for now. We will be back update tomorrow.
Well had my surgery yesterday. Glad my husband was...
Well, it has been a fun filled week, lol. Not...
I love my doctor, Dr. Cardenas, she is wonderful, and Fatimeh is the best and even Ronnie is still as helpful a can be.
Ronnie was so sweet and picked up a boppy pillow for me this past Sunday, he went to the States to get it, awesome man. But the greatest thing is Dr. Cardenas coming to my hotel on a Saturday, do you know any doctors who do that? She checked on my incision and said it was alittle red and I needed to lay down properly with extra pillows, which meant my hubby had lost more, lol. But this hotel was great and gave us more. Dr. Cardenas also said everything looked good and the swelling was normal, I feel stiff and sore. She said my stitches can come out soon and still waiting but it is good since we are here for another week. Then the greatest thing was Faitmeh, she came on Monday to get my compression garment on, I brought some with me but I have to pull them up and it is not good for my incision, so this one clips in the front like a Bra, lol. And this women knew how to put them on, lol. Like it was nothing, guess she has done it a few times, lol. On top of that she taught me how to clean my drains out, which are a pain.
Well the recovery has been slow, of course we all want it over with quickly, I did have headaches that Dr. Cardenas said was due to the medications they used but they are gone, was by Saturday night I felt better. Still need assistance from my hubby to get in and out of bed, which is hard when I have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and he is sleeping, so I try to do it my self and kills me. Last night I did it and see blood on my back where I should have woke him up. I have had a hard time bugging him, he has been so wonderful throughout this whole experience, watching time for my meds, making all my meals, he even did all the shopping and to give him credit he did good! Why did I not have this surgery sooner so at home he would do the same, lol. But I am SO grateful for everything he has done for me, I can not put it all down to tell you all how GREAT he is. Anyway, I have been trying to shower everyday to wash my incision, I can do it by myself now, but it still feels like a piece of my midsection is gone.
As you see from the 7 day post op pictures I am still bruised and swelled, but I know it will go down. I have my time of the month coming so bloating has set in on top of the swelling, lol.
Well, from my email from Ronnie, who still even checks up on me and I am not even at his recovery house, I will see Dr. Cardenas today to get all these stitches out, Yay! So, I will post again later and feel free to ask me anything. Thank you!
14 days post op now. I still have my drains in but...
Well I have not posted here in a while but...
Looking at Laura in Tijuana, Walkiris Robles, MD, waiting for quotes. Texas doctors and immediate surrounding states. this is your chance to earn my business. I am looking for TT and Lipo. Let me know what you charge, you don't have reviews don't bother.