Hello Realself Ladies! I just wanted to share my journey of my BBL (and hopefully a Tummy Tuck by next Spring). I have two kids which has changes my frame from 5' 6" -128 lbs to now 160 lbs. I've seen a few surgeons who have told me that I need a TT because of separated abdominal muscles but I should use the fat they can harvest for the Brazilian Butt Lift first and then come back for the TT later.
I really enjoyed my consultation with Dr Ortega on June 24th (2 days ago). He was patient, kind, professional, thorough & answered my 10 million questions and concerns. He took time with me and didn't make me feel rushed. He gave his honest opinion about the concerns I expressed. He also shared that I may not have enough "good fat" non fibrous fat to do what I'd like to do. I have to gain 10-15 lbs before the procedure. Ugh!
I was told that before by Dr Salama & Dr Mendieta. Found out Dr Gurami (sorry if it's misspelled) works there also. Ghurami does not have the same prices as Ortega.
I was happy to know, through my research before going to the appointment, that Dr Ortega has been a surgeon for 28 years. He also was very thorough in explaining the BBL procedure and that he "does NOT" inject any Fat into the Buttocks Muscles at ALL! He explained that it is a RISK that is NOT worth taking! I asked why & explained that I thought it was a part of the procedure. Dr Ortega said that some surgeons do their procedure that way but muscles are VERY VASCULAR; full of blood and that blood circulates throughout the body. As a result of injecting fat into the butt muscles you can have an embolism where that fat lodges into a vein, ling, heart, brain or other area of the body which could result in DEATH! He said it has happened to other surgeons before and if if happened once to someone else there is NO JUSTIFIABLE REASON to make it a part of his practice or procedures! I loved that! He does NOT use drains for his BBL procedures. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
He was not trying to Up Sell my sister or I who both had our appointments that day on other procedures. He was very courteous, knowledgeable and explained each question we asked thoroughly. He got points in my book!
Karla was also very sweet and genuinely concerned about my care and questions. Right now they are offering a promotion for Brazilian Butt Lift of $4500 which includes 12 Lipo sites. The deposit is $500 Non-refundable!!
*My only concern is that there is only 1 Person working in his office that has had a BBL by him. (All of Mendieta's & Salama's staff had their BBL's) Mendieta's were perfecto but with an almost $10k price rage with a $1,000 deposit.
The surgical coordinator who had her bbl by Ortega has a beautiful figure. He added "hips" she said and fat to mostly the lower putter crests of her buttocks. Her Body was absolutely amazing!! She has a Really Naturally Beautiful look. He did a great job on her! She had a tummy tuck but I can remember if she said that he did it or another surgeon. She is a pretty Hispanic lady with a short bob & mom of 3 who said her mom had a procedure there & she decided to have her BBL with Dr Ortega. She is on his website & YouTube testimonials-- which should show the patients before & after (pics or videos) so the viewer can see the testimonial and the TRANSFORMATION. It was a little shocking to see her there because of the way she is portrayed in the video as just a "patient" when she really works there. On the positive side , she is extremely friendly, showed us the work he did & it was nothing less #Amazing!
I had a really great experience and think I may go with Ortega. I asked Karla for a week to place my deposit at the protected promotional price of $4,500 BBL OR $5,000 with recovery house, food and care giver. She gave me until Wednesday July 2, 2014.
I'll be posting additional pics of my before and wish pics for you ladies.
If anyone has had a BBL by Ortega with In the last 2 years pls message me and share your experience, pics and contact number.
I'm excited but nervous! I really would like to do this once and get really good results. Until next time...