I FINALLY MADE UP MY MIND to have the Mommy Makeover in late July or early August!!!! YAY ME!!!!
I am 42 (black/mixed with indian)...married...two grown young men...no grandkids...its just hubby and I at home...NOW its time for me to JusDoIt meaning its time for my MOMMY MAKEOVER...time to GET my SEXY back...I have been looking into PS here in the States which I have gone on countless consulations that range from $18,000 to $12,000 being the less expensive...I am not lookn to be in DEBT because its TIME for hubby and I to LIVE LIFE meaning its time to TRAVEL...so with that being said I am going to go to Tijuana or DR where there are GOOD PS that does not CHARGE a price of a 2013 car for a Mommy Makeover...PLEASE DO NOT JUDGE my decision and say I am being CHEAP...NO I AM doing what I FEEL IS BEST!!
I have received quotes from Pantoja, Campos, Fuentes, Cardenas, Yily, Robles, so on and so on...and I think imma go with Salvador Pantoja if I decide to go to Tijuana and I think Dr Robles if I go to DR...
I have seen reviews here on Pantoja and Robles TT and BA (which is my MAJOR concern)....I am not lookn for a VIXEN booty...I just need this EXCESS TUMMY SKIN GONE and my SAGGY BOOBS LIFTED...I will look into the booty lifting next round...
I live 3hrs away from San Diego which is very GOOD for going to Tijuana for my surgery....Pantoja quoted me $6800 and offers unlimitied post ops visits...
Now, I will have to FLY to have surgery in DR with Robles who quoted me $5900...she has a very good package that includes a 10 day stay at a RH...but, I will have to add on 4-5 days extra to see if I can have the drains/stitches removed...cause I will not be able to make trips back to DR....
PLEASE let me know your SUGGESTIONS for PS that is GOOD with Extended Tummy Tucks and Breast Lift with Implants!!!
Thank You All!!!
NO SURGERY THUS FAR :-(
I FINALLY MADE UP MY MIND to have the Mommy...
I FINALLY MADE UP MY MIND to have the Mommy Makeover in late July or early August!!!! YAY ME!!!!
I AM STILL UNDECIDED! both Docs are WONDERFUL!...
Okay...I am really LOVN Dr Robles TTs...and, her...
Okay...I have seen several of Dr Pantoja TTs and he's still one of my TOP options and he's 3 hrs away...but, I NEED some JAW DROPPING TT's reviews...my total expense (Nadia helped me) is $7882 which I will round off to $7900...he accepts credit card payment (additional fee)
Okay...I have added Dr Yily cause of " MzJuicyFruit87 " (checkout her REVIEW)...it took awhile to receive my quote and I just filed it in my "tummy tuck" folder cause of her "cash only" payment...anyway, I am now considering her but, its not like YEAH!!! my total expense (no help) is $8510 which I will round off to $8600...and she only accepts CASH
Well, at LEAST I have OPTIONS :-) and, there are DIVAS on here whom are really HELPFUL and I enjoy my CONVOs with them...
Okay I posted pics of my body to give you all an...
FEEL free to leave me any suggestions!
I would like to BUDDY up with a Pantoja patient or...
Got my IRON/B COMPLEX/VIT C/and something that...
I wanna see more of Dr Pantoja's tummy tucks! I...
I'm SAD! gotta change my surgery date...OMG! it...
Okay I'M DONE venting...carry ON!
Hey RealSelf Divas...I have bee BUSY...new...
Anyway, I am still going with Dr P...and, I am still lookn for more TUMMY TUCKs pics...anyone GOING to Dr P to have a TT and Breast Implants SOON????? let me know :-)
LOL...I'm just scrolling thru the reviews and LOL....
ANYWAY...I am EXCITED to have my permanent work schedule (recently promoted)...I have literally been LIMBO for 2 months 1 week in regards to my work location n schedule...workn for the COUNTY is bitter/sweet!
so I SCHEDULED my schedule for Aug 27 th (that's one yr from when I joined RealSelf)...so that's kinda COOL :-)
OH hubby n I started our own trucking business "Gunn's Transportation" YAY!
Nothing really to UPDATE...still lookn forward to...
I am still getting MY SURGERY NO MATTER WHAT....I gotta FIND some MONEY or a CREDIT CARD by JUNE...LOL
I HOPE EVERYONE IS HAPPY WITH THEIR RESULTS or WAITING PATIENTLY FOR THEIR SURGERY!
OH...I HAVE KEPT MY WEIGHT OFF TOO!
I contacted Nadia (Dr P assistant) about another quote but HE's gonna HONOR the quote I got 1yr ago...AWESOME!!!!!
I contacted Laura (Dr Robles assistant) about another quote and its gone from $5900 to $6200...OLE WELL!!!!
Okay, I am driving distance from San Diego (where Dr P's driver picks up)...
Okay, I am soooooooo FAR AWAY from DR (where Dr Robles located)...
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DR PANTOJA PATIENTS
phat_mommy4 (I AM STILL IN CONTACT WITH HER)
DECISIONS DECISIONS DECISIONS!
I'M NOT HAVING SURGERY TO GET RID OF FAT! I HAVE EXCESSIVE SKIN! and, my BOOBS ARE SO SAD! LOL
IS it ME or IS it THEM...
NOW I got some pics up but I aint WISHING to BE like that person! HELLO, you can't have a tummy tuck and come out with a 6pk let alone a 2pk! LOL
The pics I chose are soley to give my PS an IDEA of what I want to accomplish AFTER she/he gives me a FLAT TUMMY! my tummy has to be FLAT no matter if I am standing/sitting/laying/flipping/skipping/YALL GET THE POINT! hahahahaha
PLEASE BE REALISTIC SO YOU WANT BE DISAPPOINTED esp if YOU are NOT paying $$$$$$$$$
PRAYING PRAYING PRAYING
TUMMY TUCK is not a WEIGHT LOSS surgery!
• Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) removes excess skin and stretch marks after pregnancy or weight loss. During a tummy tuck the plastic surgeon directly removes excess abdominal skin and fat, and also tightens the abdominal wall.
• Tightening the abdominal wall pulls in the abdomen (seen best on side view pictures) and corrects any bulge or diastasis that resulted from having children
• If you happen to have a significant distance from your lower ribs to your pelvis (common if you are tall), then the mid-line tightening will also cause notable bowing of the musculature along the flank region, and this will improve your hour-glass figure.
• For most patients, between 30-50% of the abdominal skin can be removed. This gets rid of any stretch marks that had been present on that skin. The remaining skin has to be stretched out to cover the whole abdomen, and this intrinsically makes it thinner.
• A new belly button is created. With "standard" scar length tummy tucks, the rotational component of aligning the scars helps pull in the waist line (improving the hour glass shape as well). Longer scar lengths (extended abdominoplasty) has the benefit of an anterior thigh lift.
• A surgeon may perform liposuction in conjunction with a tummy tuck (most often the flanks or "love handles")
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A seroma is a pocket of clear serous fluid that sometimes develops in the body after surgery. When small blood vessels are ruptured, blood plasma can seep out; inflammation caused by dying injured cells also contributes to the fluid.
Seromas are different from hematomas, which contain red blood cells, and from abscesses, which contain pus and result from an infection. Serous fluid is also different from lymph.
Seromas can also sometimes be caused by injury, such as when the initial swelling from a blow or fall does not fully subside. The remaining serous fluid causes a seroma that the body usually gradually absorbs over time (often taking many days or weeks); however, a knot of calcified tissue sometimes remains.
Seromas are particularly common after mastectomies, partial-breast radiation therapy, abdominal surgeries, and reconstructive surgery
******* Treatment *******
Seromas or lymphatic leaks (lymphoceles) may be difficult to manage at times. Depending on the volume and duration of leakage, control of a leak may take up to a few weeks to resolve with aspiration of serums and the application of pressure dressings. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) conducted by a trained professional can also assist in managing and treating seromas.
If a serum or leak does not resolve, for example after a soft tissue biopsy, it may be necessary to take the patient back to the operating room in order to place some form of closed suction drain into the wound. This usually is not necessary and conservative management prevails.
******* References ********
1.Jump up ^ Wong, Elaine K.; Truong, Pauline T.; Kader, Hosam A.; Nichol, Alan M.; Salter, Lee; Petersen, Ross; Wai, Elaine S.; Weir, Lorna; Olivotto, Ivo A. (1 October 2006), "Consistency in seroma contouring for partial breast radiotherapy: Impact of guidelines", Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 66 (2): 372–6, doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2006.05.066, PMID 16965989
2.Jump up ^ Schwartz's principles of surgery: self assessment and board review, 8th edition, chapter 11, patient safety, errors, and complications in surgery
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So who's at FAULT for the development of SEROMA? what if the patient takes the drain out before instructed...or, does not get the recommended massages...or, does not follow the recommended diet...and, what if the PS takes the drain out before its time...or, does not tell the patient to get massages...or, does not tell the patient that proper diet...
its BEST to RESEARCH and ASK QUESTIONS and GET SHIT IN WRITING!!!
Nadia (Dr Pantoja) and Laura (Dr Robles) - Assistants
AFTER SURGERY COMPLICATIONS QUESTIONS TO PS here on REAL SELF!
I also talked to my mom about your private doctor to see if she is open to see a patient who has have plastic surgery...I told my mom to give her my number so when I get the questions answered from the question I posted here I will go over it with my mom doctor...and, if she is open to see me (which I know there will be a fee and yall know I am going to ask) and the fees are reasonable then my DR option is more realistic...
I AM IN NO RUSH TO HAVE SURGERY cause I AM HAPPY IN MY LOOSE SKIN....LMBO
SERIOUS??? an answer to my question...
I'm TIRED of THINKING!
I am PROUD of ME!!!
My Slimin6 Results!
Okay I did the SLIMIN6 to JUMP START my TONING GRIND...REMIND YOU I went from 260lbs to 170lbs...I wasn't into WEIGHT LIFTING cause of my OWN MISCONCEPTIONS...HOWEVER, when I JOINED TEAM BEACH BODY I was INSPIRED (by the trainers) to GET TONED (mainly my upper body) without getting HULKY BULKY LOOKN....LOL
so LOOKN at my DAY 1 pics and DAY 42 you can SEE a lil difference in my TUMMY (got a 2pk) and my waist is SLIMMER...NOW my BOOTY lifted just a lil (you can barely til on the pic)...I'm very UPSET that I didn't TAKE before pics of my BACK n ARMS...MAINLY because I didn't THINK it would be a CHANGE in 6weeks...WELL SLIMIN6 PROVED ME WRONG!
WEIGHT: lost 8lbs
WAIST: 30" to 27"
HIPS: 45" to 43"
THIGHS: 27" to 26"
ARMS: 12" to 11"
ANYWAY...I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY! after my 21 DAY FIX CHALLENGE I am going to COACH the SLIMIN6 CHALLENGE! SO GET READY!
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Maybe Best For Me...
MADE MY $500 DEPOSIT! DRUMROLL.......
1) Dr P was ALWAYS TOP on my list...
2) Tummy Tuck and Breast is what I'm lookn for...
3) COMMUNICATIONS remained the SAME from DAY 1...
4) DRIVING DISTANCE (3hrs)...
5) UNLIMITED POST OP visit....
6) MY DECISION MY SURGERY MY LIFE...
I'm STILL HERE....
HAPPY SATURDAY 08/16
HEY RS DIVAS!
NO SURGERY :-(