Had my surgery April 19, 2017 w/ dr ORTEGA!!!

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I want great results! A trustworthy reliable...

I want great results! A trustworthy reliable service with great quality staff, safe environment. Attentive during and after my procedure. A comfortable stay. Upfront and honest with fees. Dream curves and a great price.
I'm stuck between Dra Robles and Dra medina!!!!!!
Dra Robles has the final look I want but Dra Medina has the experience I want....

Choosing Dra Tania Medina

I've been watching Dra medina's YouTube videos and I actually prefer her now. I have a few weeks to make up my mind and get this journey started. I want to take off 4 weeks from work so I can take care of myself better without the stress of meeting a deadline or feeling obligated to be at a place at a certain time.

Outcome of my wants

Wish pictures

Pushed Back Date to Have More Pto Hours to Take off Longer

I am more and more excited to revamp myself to the point where I actually have the confidence now, knowing that my life will change in a few months. I am so excited to record my journey and to inspire other women or men who will read this. I am still in the emailing process with Dra Tania Medina, but I am now a fan of her work. I enjoy watching her personal YouTube page and also finding the reviews of other patients of hers and seeing their results. The 6 month updates are always mind blowing!!!

My before pictures

I am super excited to change my shape. I know how I want to see myself when I look in the mirror. I am currently single and I'm doing this for myself. I am just improving my look to what I feel. I am okay with my current body. Depending on what I wear I have a nice curve in the back. Working out for me isn't for me at this time. The areas I burn more fat is my areas I wanna keep, so this surgery will be perfect for me. I will exercise to stay healthy instead of to lose my gut and burn all my curves away. That's one of my reasons for this surgery. The other is to never where a girdle again! I had a c section so that area underneath needs to be cut out cause the pouch isn't moving anywhere. I thank god for plastic surgeons that can give us the dream bodies we deserve.

Before pictures

More before pictures of me without pants on

My wish after surgery

More before pictures

Before pictures

Wish

Want this

Fat or extra skin?

I'm hoping that I have fat to transfer and it's not just skin . As the months are getting closer I see less fat on my body. I want lipo and fat transfer with a tummy tuck so give an overall satisfying look, but I'm worried that when I go to DR I'll be turned away from the procedures that I want. I'll try to gain weight in February to help out, but I'm hoping that I don't need to cause I don't want a fat face ???? and huge arms cause fat stores well in those places.. Just up thinking ....????

In a few months?

Yes

So anxious

I'm anxious but at the same time milking this time to prepare myself for the new life I'm about to enter into. Confidence goes along way. I know that investing into myself physically is gonna be a huge gift to myself. I'm working on also mentally and spiritually building up myself as well. I haven't made my deposit just yet. I'm hoping that a few friends of mine can also join my new journey so we all upgrade ourselves. I might go earlier than the date posted. I plan to either way get it done in April whether they join me or not though. But a close buddy and sister to have with you is even better. I dream of getting this done. Ready for the upgrade

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I'm so ready to have my wish body. I am just in the choosing process at the moment. I have my eyes on dr mcadoo in Florida so I'm looking a little crossed eyed at the moment. I just know America has laws regarding how much fat can be taken out and I don't want to have to go back for a revise. I just want one shot where I leave with my desired outcome. Of course people don't believe in going out the country for this procedure but I feel safe with Dra Tania medina. I will continue to do my research though.

Body goal potential

I am so excited for a new shape. I can see the potential for my body goals. I can feel it and I can't wait to live it!
I am imagining it now and I walk with more confidence knowing that it is happening. I am collecting paid time off for my healing period as well as saving up extra money for my supplies. I am having dreams about getting the procedure as well as healing and already having it. That means that it's already in my subconscious mind and it has to happen. lol I am trying not to put many pictures up but these befores will be something that I can look back on and know I made a great decision for myself..

Decided to Stay in Usa. Leaving Lax to Miami

So far I enjoyed Emily for spectrum and she made me feel comfortable enough to feel secure with my choice. Surgery booked as well as flight. So now the count down will begin for that wonderful day!
I was asked to gain a little more weight and I have no issues with that lol
Of course I'll be going about it the healthy way. I'm excited. I will be traveling alone but I'm a big girl I can handle it!

Excitement

Countdown

Ready for This to Be Done Already!

I had to make a decision otherwise I would have never made a decision. I decided to go with dr. Mel Ortega from Miami. I will leave lax April 18th and have my surgery April 19. I will be at the sunshine recovery home which was one of the recommended from my coordinator Emily. Who I had a great experience with so far. My surgery deposit has been made, my rh deposit has been made as well as my ticket which I got an amazing deal on. I will leave April 26th to give me some healing time. I don't wanna look like barely can walk when I get back to the airport. Don't need people all in my business lol. I will be alone but I have a few friends in Miami that I can reach out to if needed be. I'm just excited for this work.

Almost that time

I am staying at sunshine recovery home. I am 1 month and 4 weeks from being made over. Excited and anxious
Feels surreal in a away.
Hoping that I get what I am wanting !!!

Before and after photos

Before pictures because I will be wearing this after so I can compare my before and afters

Coming fast

Friday I'm gonna try to get my lab work done. Soon it'll be official. Can't wait until I'm landed in Miami and prepping for my surgery and also can't wait to the flight back home and the healing recovery process! So much I want to do with myself this year.

Two weeks pre op

Waiting for spectrum to return my calls. Two weeks pre op.. took my labs and physical/ekg. Want to clearance email or phone call.. I called today they had a power outage and said they would call me back never did.

Experience so far pre op

We all have our own experience and as it's getting down to the wire things can get a little critical, when meeting their deadlines to have everything. The problem with that is they can't be reached majority of the time, so things can go smoothly. I can see that it's a booming business and the flow of customers are heavy. But I want to have the same effort I got in the beginning to continue. I will say they have been pleasant when speaking with them but just not being able to reach them, can get you thinking the worst. Over on my side my MD has cleared me for surgery and My lab work looks great. Just need the email clearance from them and then I'll make the 50% payment. I am excited for all of this but nervous. I haven't spoke to my RH since February, I paid the 200 dollar deposit and reserved my days but yesterday I emailed them and no reply and today I called and it just rung and a voicemail hasn't been set up to leave a message. Not too thrilled about that at all. I will continue to try to contact them through the next few days. Time goes so fast before I know it I'll be recovering and missing home lol. Just can't wait to tidy up this figure to something more suitable

All I wanted to see

After I write they deliver, lol. All is well now!! Feeling better.

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All smiles and day dreams

Will be flying to Miami next week

More before pictures

Excited for my procedure. Lost a few friends along the way sad about it but hey. Not everyone is meant to come to the next journey of your life. It's only gonna be epic from here on

Surgery affirmations to help relax and ease your mind. Breathe in deeply, hold it and breathe out until you're relaxed then read

I am confident about surgery. I am safe on the operating table. I am happy about going in for cosmetic surgery. I am ready for surgery. I find it easy to undergo surgery. I can think about surgery while staying calm. I have complete faith in my surgeon. When I think of surgery I only think of positive thoughts. Staying calm and relaxed comes natural to me. Surgeons are highly trained people. I am ready for surgery. I am at peace with having elective surgery. I am so grateful for a successful and painless surgery. My body is in perfect radiant health.

Sad to leave my daughter (9yrs)

She's doing better and holding it together more than my last vacation (for now). I will be in Miami from 18-26th and I know I'll be back before I know it. Just excited more and more by dr Ortega's work. He's finally popping up more in my timeline. Seeing his work makes me sure I chose the right surgeon. My bestie is having hers done by dr smiley out here in Cali. We were gonna go to the DR but they weren't responding to her and I just rather been in the states still. Although I love their work. My reasons for picking my surgeon was based on there overall results and how quick I wanted it done. All the money I've saved was from putting away not from my income taxes like most people. So I randomly picked April for my date because I want to be healed for summer and my daughter's birthday in September. It's all working out. Once I made a decision, things fell together. I heard that's all we need to do is decided and god/universe moves in and work out the hows. And that happened, I am just excited to be recovering more than anything to fly back and finish my journey out here with my family. I return to work may 4th. I heal fast so I will be good by then. I had lipo done in Cali 2013 and she didn't snatch my waist, I was looking way better than before, but could've been better she didn't recommend massages so I wasn't aware. She just said I will heal on my own. So a lot of the fluid didn't reduce and I stayed numb and swollen about a year due to my incisions closing and healing so fast right after surgery, once a week she had to re open so it could drain out, but that was making my incisions bigger. When I would go out, by the end of the night I was tight and uncomfortable around my waist. This time I will be much aware in what I need. I leave to the LAX airport Tuesday morning at 4am my flight leaves at 6am and I will update more later.

Made it to Miami

So I made it to Miami. Flight arrived 15 minutes earlier which was good, but ended up getting to my post op late but they still seen me. A lot of girls come in and out. I have to arrive at 7am and can't eat after 8pm so I need to eat asap. I just want to unpack so I can get settled and more relaxed. I will add pictures of the recovery home

Made it to the recovery home

Cooked dinner for me was pretty good. Pictures of the room I'm in. I'll be having a room mate possibly tomorrow so I'm gonna enjoy privacy now. But I'll take my shower around 9pm and prepare for bed

Woke up feeling nausea and sore boobs

Period is coming but dang... and I could barely sleep maybe I'm still on Cali time, idk, but I just showered and I'm have to be a spectrum by 7am

Living room area

I'm just waiting for her to take me, two other women recovering at the recovery home its 6:28am out here in Miami. While I'm waiting wanted to share the living room area here at sunshine recovery

In surgery suit

Need a urine sample. I could barely pee tbh lol no food or drink after 8pm

New wish

Inside room

Inside room

Inside room

Marked up

Met dr Ortega he was very pleasant! Enjoyed his energy and made me feel comfortable meeting him. Thank you God for this new journey and the strength to recover! ???????? now just waiting on the anesthesiologist to come interview me then I'm off to surgery. It's cold in here. Haven't ate but I'm not too hungry just excited for now

The anesthesiologist was fine

I couldn't wait to see what hype was but yeah ladies he's fine! This hurts and is annoying but I'm only a few steps away from this bbl

The anesthesiologist was fine

I couldn't wait to see what hype was but yeah ladies he's fine! This hurts and is annoying but I'm only a few steps away from this bbl

Burning pain

I didn't have much fat to take out so I wasn't expecting a huge ass just enough To round my butt and hip. I'm at the recovery home now and they are taking great care of me I just wanna EAT! They gave me juice and pediatric drink which helps but how I wish I could eat some neat.'. Not really dizzy or nauseated just yet will update later my thanks for all the best wishes. Ned's kick ih I'm sleepy

Nausea is REAL

I cried cause my bank put a hold on my card I'm so sensitive right now. I can walk to the bathroom but I get nauseous by the time I'm walking back. My throat is scratched at the To I'm guess from the tube and my throat is sore and I can feel the cold in my lungs I have to Cough to clear them. I can't imagine having a tummy tuck and doing that. I don't see hips or butt tbh. I am padded up but no huge difference comparing to the other girl gurani patient. But I know ortegas 6 months and up results a CRAZy. Plus I didn't have much fat like most girls. I can barely talk because the throats and when I do I cry...

I threw up all my good dinner

I threw up and now I don't feel nausea I cleaned it all up to push myself and now I'm about to change my bed pads. My forearms feel tight and asleep (tingly) but my legs feel just fine. Honestly I pee sitting down facing the toilet and legs wrapped around it cause that feels more comfortable than standing up using a urinal. I get flushes of hot in my face time to time

Good morning

I feel better as time goes, massage starts in an hour

Massage with YAzna

This place is really nice and the staff are as well. Not sure as to why people have other reviews that aren't the best. YAzna is gorgeous. Haven't got my massage yet just got undressed and laying on the table for her to come in.

About to get massage

Getting ready for massage

Done with massage and pre op

Feeling a little better. Taking pictures in waiting room mirror. Waiting for other girls to get done.

One day post op. Took a nice shower

After my shower, about to get my garment washed right now I'm not wearing one

More pictures

I have a padded triangle for my lower back and I have gauze in the front where my drains were.

Day 2

After shower

Might not need a tummy tuck

I hope I don't because this was a true challenge so far!

3 days post op

Just took off my garment and foams about to use my roller for about 10 minutes then put it back on

Blurred out tat

After shower on day 4

Hips popped out

Not sure how but all of a sudden I have the Kylie hip thing going on lol I love it I feel curvy. I decided to wear my late to waist trainer over my garment since it has loosened up around my waist and I want it snug as possible. I ordered an ab board and another garment that zips in the front since I have the one that zips on the sides. My bottom is still hard and tender hoping that it doesn't go down anymore cause it is perfect. Now i need to work out on my arms and legs

12 days after

With garment and ab board underneath clothes. My waist is going down but I want it to stay shaped this way. Ordering new garment this is is loose now.

Just showered

Fresh out the shower... I'm gonna put my garment on just wanted to these on since I have before my surgery pictures with these shorts on. Wanted to compare. I see a huge difference! Okay now let me put my garment back on ;-) lol

Compare pictures

These are before surgery and after surgery ( one day shy of two weeks post op )

My garment came

This is an xl same as my first garment but this zips in the front , but this was uncomfortable putting on since my butt is still hard. But not sure if I'll be able to get a large cause it would NOT fit over my butt or thighs. It was painful coming on. Thong snap hurts

Hmmm

Not sure if I'm liking my ass tbh as of today the shape is starting to look deformed. I will give it more time since it's still hard and maybe the areas that are hard are creating the odd shape and once it's soft it will start to shape better. Idk but I hope so cause right now I'm not happy with what it looks like.

Update

I'm wearing a waist trainer. Butt is softer, still have hard spots and tender and burning if pressed on too long. Can't wait to be fully healed

haven't met him yet I do watch his YouTube videos a lot and ig stalk time to time. I like his work from what I seen I think he can improve my figure.! Finally met him and he was awesome. He and the staff were amazing. Thank you thank you thank you dr ortega

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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