BBL in Mexico- Dr Campos - Tijuana, Mexico with pictures!35 yrs old, one child, fitness addict...
I have done a lot of research these past months...
My consultation in Tijuana
I went to San Diego 3 weeks ago and I booked a consultation with Dr Cardenas. Gabriel from Beauty Care came to pick me up from my hotel to San Diego and drive me to the clinic. It just took us 20 minutes to get there. He was really bubbly and friendly with a very soft voice. I really enjoyed his company. I stayed in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego it really wasn't far to get to TJ. When I arrived there, first impression, the clinic is really nice and clean, modern and the staff friendly. I was just relieved to see that the clinic was real and really existed. Lol. I was asked to fill out medical questionnaire by Fatimeh the assistant. She is really nice. I had to wait 15 minutes and was asked to go to the Dr's office. She explained the procedure to me, I asked all the questions I had. She was patient, took her time. I took my clothes off for her to see the areas I need to be improved. She said that I do not have a lot of fat to be lipoed and that she could only transfer 600cc per cheek. She wanted me to have realistic expectations. She said that she could give me a rounder butt but it wouldn't be a big booty. These are the pictures I sent her 6 weeks ago. I work out a lot, I am happy with my shape and despite doing squats like crazy my butt is too flat. I'm happy with the rest of my body though. I'm not perfect but I have one child and I do my best to keep things under control. I have just always wanted a bigger butt... Please do not judge me. Some of my friends think that I don't need anything done, I am maybe a bit vain or insecure. I just want to be happy and confident... I'm not sure I am still going to have the procedure done.
Changed to Dr. Campos!!!!!!!!!
I have now booked with Dr Campos for the same date because the reason why I am doing this is to have a bigger butt. I love his results from the pictures I have seen so far.
A few weeks ago, I did not want to have the procedure done anymore I was so unsure but these past days I have made up my mind and I want this so bad. I have put on 5 pounds during the past 6 weeks. Dr Cardenas and Dr Campos have not asked me to put on any weight. I just decided to put on a bit. I have received a quote from Angie last week and I am going to make a deposit tomorrow. I am so excited!
Deposit paid Dr Campos, TJ
I paid my deposit today!!! I am so excited... I hope I have made the right decision!
I sent an email to Angie to let her know that I have transferred the money into the account. She replied promptly. So far I am very happy with the communication I am having with her. She always gets back to me on time.
BBL not permanent?!!????
There is something else, I am cuttently not happy with. I have paid my deposit on the 12th and sent Angie an email, I have not heard from her since. I hope my date is secured. I also sent my blood results and she has not replied. I know my results are good so I'm not worried. But if they weren't and I needed to adjust something or take supplements it would be really bad to ignore my emails. Funny how quick she was to reply when I needed the bank details for my deposit. She always replied promptly. Hmmm not impressed! But I won't let that upset me...
Weight gain, body issues...
Only a few more days to go! Flying out on Wednesday!!!!
I have lost a bit of the weight!!! :((((
Lipo (3 areas) $3400 ( seen it at $2800 in another review, same Doctor)
Transfer to butt $800 (seen it at $600 in other reviews)
Facility $1200 (seen it at $1100)
Anaesthesia $500 (same)
Girdle $180 (seen it at $120)
Post OP Med $125 (same)
Optional arm lipo $1000 extra ( I don't need it though).
I think they have increased the prices recently or maybe I was overcharged? Any comments?!
Quote (part 2)
It doesn't bother me to pay a bit more. It's still cheaper than in Miami where I wanted to go. I was quoted over $9000 just the surgery.
On my way to the airport!!!! :))))))
A few things I have packed...
- few gifts for nurses and whoever looks after me :)))
Hi from San Diego
I am in San Diego!!!! :)
I am meeting Dr Campos tomorrow. Just for a few checks that are still missing. I haven't done them. I need a urine test. I had only done the blood tests.
I took a picture this morning. If I can get my belly back to how it was before the weight gain... I have put on the weight just for my butt. I didn't need lipo. I do need it now though!!! I feel terrible... :(
Unfortunately I did not meet Dr Campos today. I got there a bit late so he was already operating. The office is really nice. Tania looked after me. She is very pretty and very pleasant. I also saw Angie, even though we didn't speak much. She was very nice as well... I did my blood test, they took a urine sample and then I filled out some paperwork and then I left. I'm glad I went today. At least I know what to expect now when I go back for my sx. I still don't know where I am going to stay for my recovery. I was considering Club Med because I love the beach but I won't be going there anymore because I am not happy with Marvin. He refused to pick me up from SD and suggested I take a bus or trolley and walk across the border alone!!! He said he could drive me back to SD for $75. He didn't want to wait in the line and wanted me to go there alone!!!
I love Beauty Care for their service and I feel like I have known them for a while now.
Tijuana (part 2)
This review is based on my experience. I am not telling anyone what to do. I am only sharing what I have experienced so far. I'm sure Marvin is a great man but unfortunately I didn't get to discover the positive aspects of his personality. I felt violated and betrayed! I wrote him an email to tell him everything I wrote here. He apologised. I am not going to think about it anymore! But what a day!!!!
Last pre surgery pic
This is going to be the last pre surgery picture that I am posting.
Will update after surgery. Wish me luck and thank you for your input. It really helps! I appreciate it a lot...
Thank you Lord!!!!
First pictures post surgery
Surgery went well, I praise the LORD!
When I got there at 7:30, I was given some consent forms to fill out by Angie, then I received a yellow pill (from Isabela the nurse) to calm my nerves. She is very helpful and extremely good-looking with a perfect shape btw. i wonder if she's had some Campos magic***done :))))
Dr Campos introduced himself, marked me up and we discussed what i wanted to achieve. he says i look very good already bodywise and ge would'nt add anything to my hips. By making the waist smaller my hips, my lips will automatically have the right shape. He's very charismatic and good-looking. Then straight to surgery (2-3 hours) Woke up in a lot of pain, felt dizzy when I got up. Dr Campos was already gone before I woke up so I didn't get to speak to him abt the surgery. I felt it was a shame... But the nurses were there and very helpful too. They said that he wasn't far away in case of an emergency! Martin from Casa De las Lilas was there to get me. We drive home to the RH. I had a very tasty soup and a home made smoothie! I love it here!!!!!! Recommended!!! Only downside is it's quite far from the DR's surgeries and in case of an emergency (20 minutes by car), it could be inconvenient. But the Dr's office told me that Club Med is even further away. The closest one is Beauty Care. It's around the corner from Dr Campos, Dr Pantoja, Dr Cardenas. They all equally good I have just follow your heart.
My travel buddy says my butt looks good. It looks a bit flat lying down though on the pic. Will post more soon... I met her here and we decided to share a room. She had the same procedure done yesterday by Dr Campos! :) and looks awesome. I advised her to post a review here on RS.
New pics 1 day post
Casa de las Lilas
Lupita ( I think that's how you spell it) looked after me all night last night. She washed my faja full of blood. Everytime I call her she's with me within 15 sec. I just took my first shower! She showered me like a baby! I am swollen and covered in bruises. The lipoed areas are dark blue. Started taking Bromelain tablets today. Thanks God I didn't do my arms. I would have passed out. i rely on my arms to get off the bed. I had lipo to my waist, belly, inner thighs and inner knees hence all the blood of my faja. Need to buy a spare one today! They sell them here at Casa Lilas. I truly recommend this house. It doesn't feel like a clinic but a home. Tomorrow I'm having my first massage! My skin feels so sore and my butt is hard like a rock! These pics don't make my butt any justice. It's hard to get the angle right. Apart from the ones Lupita took of me. All others are mirror selfies lol.
Day 2 update on my recovery house- Casa de las Lilas
Before and afters so far
Day 3 - Shower time new pics
El "Doctor" must have gone through some kind of metamorphosis over night. He is as sweet as sugar today!!! Thanks God, since being a mother, I have learned to forgive... Before I would have ignored him until I leave this place. Lupita my favourite nurse was on shift over night again. I feel so good! She is so wonderful... I am having my first massage this afternoon at Dr Campos' office! Will update later! Hope it doesn't hurt too bad! XOXO.
My first massage!!!
When we got back at Casa de Lilas, el Doctor "Antonio" was already awaiting us. He was so nice to me that I almost felt bad... But only almost!!! Lol... I think he is a kind man. It's just for me being European I was really shocked when he shouted but he probably didn't mean to. It broke my heart when he said he would wash my feet for me today. Because of the massage I drained a lot and my legs and feet were full of blood. He took me to the shower and was on his knees rubbing my feet. I'm not mad anymore, I think it was his way of saying sorry! It is all quite emotional here. Recovery is hard. I sleep 2-3 hours per night max. Mainly because of the pain! The nurses here are very helpful. I can't praise them enough. Lupita, Maleda and Lolita. Then there is Laura the accountant. She is here in the office during the day. She speaks English. Today she taught me about the Mayan Culture in Mexico. I came here for a big booty but I am going back with so much more! I have learned that I am very adaptable. Any environment, any culture, I don't mind. The gated community where Casa de Lilas is located is actually kind of cute maybe I'm getting used to the dust everywhere and the pollution. It doesn't bother me anymore. I still don't like the area outside the gated community though! My Spanish has improved and I actually would love to learn it properly now. If you don't speak Spanish, I still won't recommend it here for you but if you have no issues with your surgery, it is ok. But the problem is you don't know beforehand if you're going to be ok or not!
Liposuction of the knees ( Found this online)
You’ll experience pain, tissue trauma, swelling and bruising for about a couple of months
It will take a few weeks before you get over the stiffness
Because your knees bear the brunt of your weight, you can’t be overly active before the time is right."
So I think it's all normal. I just didn't know it would take long. I thought it's just a small area and no big deal! Otherwise I wouldn't have done it simultaneously with all my other procedures.
Yesterday was a rough day for me. I started my period. I was dizzy and lightheaded. My blood pressure was low. El Doctor was worried and wanted to take me to an hospital but I said I'm ok. I didn't want to move or go anywhere. I would have rather died if I had to rather than going anywhere! My knees were swollen again. I was feeling depressed. El Doctor said it happens to a lot of the ladies recovering to go through a "mini depression". I felt really bad. I starting having doubts about doing all this. I was unhappy and ashamed with myself. Feeling shallow and superficial for not loving myself the way I was and putting my body through all this... Thinking about my daughter and was kind of bad role model I was having done all this... And so on. A dark day for me! I even wanted to delete my review! And not write anymore...
Lupita helped me a lot. I owe her everything right now. She is amazing! ;))))
Lolita the morning nurse is just ok but still nice. She is the best cook here though.
Maleda the day nurse is lazy, can be rude and not always helpful. She told me to stop acting like a baby yesterday because it made me "fea" (=ugly). She is knitting all day in front of the TV. She does the bare minimum but is still friendly when it suits her. If you're easy she's nice. If you are giving her extra work, she shows you that she's annoyed!
The pain is terrible so it is important to take the pain killers on time before the pain even starts. She always forgets. Yesterday she gave me my pills an hour late. I had to ask for them. She would have probably forgotten. She was watching some Saturday night Mexican show on TV. I was already in so much pain my body couldn't cope. Then I felt dizzy. And my blood pressure dropped.
I'm feeling better today. Much better! Sorry for being negative. But I have to be honest! Had I known all this before, maybe I wouldn't have done it! But it's a journey. There are good days and bad days!
My friend Ana went through something similar a few days ago. I felt good after sx. So I was thinking she was just a bit sensitive and homesick. Until it happened to me lol. I cried myself to sleep like a baby!
Please try to be with a loved one if you can! A husband, a sister, your mother... Someone who can be there for you! Right now I only have God and Lupita! :) Today is going to be a good day because that's what I have decided!!! I won't have it any other day...
Day 6 pictures
Didn't need a Tummy Tuck (TT)
As a mom, I do have a bit of loose skin on my belly below my belly button. Dr Campos explained that I could end up with some loose skin after SX unless I went for a TT. I personally prefer a bit of loose skin than a TT scar. Unless your belly is extremely soft and you have a lot of loose skin. I'm just very swollen at the moment... But I'm pleased with my results so far. I can't wait until the swelling goes down. :)
My buddy Pineda12 is on RS!!! Yeah :)))) Campos doll....
She is a new person now!!! Please check Pineda12's page and show some love... :))))) She left today!!! I'm alone now... :((((((
Day 7- Feeling better!!!
I just read my previous updates and now that I am feeling better, I am actually glad that I am at Casa Lilas. It is extremely clean, they use bleach every day, they change the bed covers every morning! The food is great! My biggest worry was catching an infection and I didn't!!! They use gloves each time they touch you unlike other recovery houses. I feel really good now. I am able to walk and shower alone. I love my results more every day. The Doctor has been really nice and helpful. Yes he can be harsh and unpleasant at times. But he is also extremely meticulous and thorough in every other aspect as well. The place is clean!!!! He is on time, you get to your massages on time, no messing about, he is extremely professional!! If he was more fun and more laid-back everything else would also be different here. I didn't come here to make friends at the end of the day! I would still give Casa Lilas an 8/10.
I recommend Casa Lilas to all of you and if you need more info call El Doctor :)))
+1 (619) 342-7913.
Recovery Houses in Tijuana
Casa de las Lilas:
+1 (619) 342-7913
+1 (619) 7525158
$130-$150 per night
+1 (909) 266-1364
$775 for 5 nights then $100 per additional night.
Beauty Care Recovery House
+1 (619) 730-0295
$150 per night
Grace Recovery House (have no info). Just google them.
Recovery Houses Tijuana (part 2)
Tel: +1 (619) 730-0295
Worried about my butt getting flat!!!
I don't know if it's going to make a difference but common sense tells me that yes!
Can someone tell me if its better or not? Thanks. I wanted to order a few with the butt out online and in the meantime my one will do. Thanks!!!!
Butt out vs butt in...
9 days post- lost some volume but I'm still happy :)
I am getting lazy updating my page. But I know I am helping others. It's funny how once it's over it's like you don't want to talk abt it or think abt it anymore. The whole experience has had its negative aspects and you just want to move on...
Lupita (the nurse) took this pic this morning in the shower. My butt has lost a bit of volume. It looks bigger with my faja on. I haven't eaten much and probably lost some weight. I am not worried about it though. The nurses at Dr Campos' office told me passed the 1 month mark, it will look fuller again... They said I haven't lost the fat but the fluids from the swelling! Within the next 3 months it will keep changing constantly and they recommend avoiding the mirror!!! I'm still happy with my results and I love the little thigh gap that I now have!!! :))))
I am doing well, I am still happy with my results. Still stiff and not really able to move a lot though.
I have deleted my pictures. Please send me your email in a private message if you would like to see them. Thank you.
I went to Dr Campos' office yesterday and got my drain removed! I feel much better without it! I also had my last massage by the wonderful Adriana. It was so painful though!!!
Having a liposculpture and the BBL was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be! The pain and not being able to move, the stiffness, the painful massages and so on. And the mood swings. I now understand why they ask you prior to this if you suffer from depression. Because if you already do beforehand, you'll probably feel suicidal after surgery!
Dr Campos wasn't there. He is still in Brasil, he went to a convention for Plastic Surgeons. That is really cool to see that he really takes his art seriously!!!
14 days days post surgery today!!!!
Does anyone know if the butt will drop a bit? I feel that there is more fat in the top half and the bottom half!!!! Thanks... Other than that I'm still very happy with my results!
I meant I am still stiff.
Question!!!! Please help!
I meant that I feel that I have had nearly all the fat injected in the top half of my butt. I feel that the bottom half is still flat!!!! Will the butt drop??? Thank you.
3 weeks post and so happy!!!
The girls at Dr Campos are amazing! They have replied to all my email promptly. I was a bit worried about my swollen knees. But my knees are nearly back to normal again. Isabel, Tania, Patty and Angie are amazing girls!!! I miss my massages by Joana and Adriana! Dr Campos has a good team!!! I love them...
3 weeks post :)))
Nearly 6weeks post
My butt has finally dropped. It is softer now and looks very natural.
I am very happy with my results. The only thing I'm going to speak to Dr Campos about is a noticeable dimple I have in my right butt cheek. I don't know wether I need a revision for it. But you can see it through my clothes (fitted dresses). Other than that I love my results. I'm still a bit swollen around my waist but no more pain. I haven't started working out yet. My knees look really good, too. It was worth the pain. I really do recommend Dr Campos to everyone. :))))
3 months post!!
5 months post and still happy
Just a quick update!!! I'm
still very happy with my results. My butt is still there, I haven't lost any volume since my last update. I get a lot of compliments and attention. It is sometimes annoying because they are people you don't want the attention from. But well you have to deal with it. Overall I would say that I am more confident and more comfortable with my body now. I have a new boyfriend, too and he loves my ass. I haven't told him that I have had anything done... He hasn't asked me even though I think it had crossed his mind...lol. Dimple is still on my butt though. I am also working out, doing a lot of squats and butt exercises. I am no longer posting pictures. Please inbox me your email address for pictures. Good luck!
6 months post update
One year post !!!!!
I haven't lost any volume. My butt is still big and round. I'm very happy with my results.
The dimples are still here. I hope it doesn't get worse over the years. I still work out and watch what I eat. I'm worried that my butt might sagg over time and I understand why Kim K wears Spanx 24/7 for extra support.
I'm no longer posting pictures because I would like to remain anonymous.
Good luck with everything.
Dr Campos is a very skilled Doctor. I am glad I picked him. I am extremely happy with my results. I would give Dr Campos 5* for his skills and my results. However, the last time I saw or heard from Dr Campos was before I was put to sleep for my surgery 8 days ago. We had a 15 minutes consultation. When I woke up, he was already gone. I have not heard from him since. No phone call. No email. Nothing. I had my follow-up appointment today but when I got there, I was told he is out of the country. He went to Brasil to a Convention for Plastic Surgeons. It was all a bit unfortunate and based on that I could only give one star for time spent with me... I was seen by a Patti and Isabelle instead. They are both amazing, especially Isabelle. She is a really nice person, always smiling and explains everything well. I would have loved to discuss my results with Dr Campos and feel it's a shame I didn't get the opportunity.