I first saw Dr. Ortega 21 years ago after I had my last child and due to his lack of experience AT THAT TIME, I went with another doctor and was happy with the results. In the interim, due to health issues I gained weight and had to have gastric bypass back in 2005. After a 110lb weight loss, my breast were left with a huge amount of ugly hanging tissue and although I had a flat stomach, when I would sit down, it looked like I had a Shar-Pei sitting in my lap. Due to personal chaos at the time, I had to put all this on the back burner for 10 years. Finally, this year I decided it was time for things to change. I visited the plastic surgeon that had worked on me previously and although I am very confident that he would do an amazing job, he wanted to charge me a ridiculous amount of money. I visited with other doctors and for one reason or another, was not comfortable with what was presented to me. In mid-June I was scanning the internet for different plastic surgery options and reputable board certified plastic surgeons and ran across Dr. Ortega’s name again and since he now had 25 years experience under his belt, I thought I’d give it a shot. I went to his office and I told him exactly what I wanted…I wanted a lift and implants to maintain the same size I am (a D cup); I did not want PORNO BOOBS; and I wanted to get rid of the Shar-Pei. He said I needed what they call a “Mommy Makeover” and explained to me exactly what I was to expect. A reasonable amount was quoted; I paid my deposit; and my surgery date was set for 08/13/15.
I was beyond excited for my surgery and the day was finally here (08/13/15). All went according to plan and the doctor came in and made his marks and showed me where everything is supposed to go. He also explained that although he makes these marks accordingly, things may change once I am on the operating table and my tissue starts moving and changing under his scalpel. I reiterated that I would be very upset if I ended up with “PORNO BOOBS” and he assured me that this would not happen. I know that as long as I do exactly what the doctor tells me, I heal rather fast and scarring fades rather quickly. Of course, when I woke up, I felt as if I’d been hit by a Mack truck (actually ran over twice). Because of my drowsy state, my husband collected the detailed notes of what I am and am not supposed to do, when to take my meds, how to care for my incisions and Dr. Ortega even gave my husband his personal cell phone in case he couldn’t be reached at the office and we had any concerns or questions post op. My first follow up was the following day and even though I was substantially swollen and the implants still hadn’t dropped to where they were suppose to go, I was very happy with what I saw and that was just 24 hrs after surgery.
Today makes two weeks and once day since my surgery and am beyond ecstatic! I can’t stop staring at my cleavage…lol and I love my new belly button! Of course, I’m still swollen and can expect to be for about five more months but my breast look gorgeous and my Shar-Pei is nowhere to be found and as long as I wear my binding garments and keep my scars protected, I can only expect everything to look better and better. Dr. Ortega’s talents molded my body to exactly what I can naturally expect and I did not experience any of the “lack of customer service” issues that other reviewers have commented on. All my questions and calls have been answered and everything has gone according to clockwork plus what I paid for the entire “Mommy Makeover” will not put me in the debt for the rest of my life.