About 9 months ago I was sleeved in Tijuana, MX by...
About 9 months ago I was sleeved in Tijuana, MX by Dr. Ramos Kelly, MD. I was extremely nervous traveling to Mexico for a surgical procedure but after having one done in the states with no success I just could not afford to do it again for $16k. (My insurance did not cover any) After having many phone conversations with Dr. Kelly and skype interviews I decided to go with him. He made me feel very comfortable and I felt he was always genuine. I sent him several x-rays and ultrasounds, and results of other test prior to me flying out there so he would be sure that he could perform the surgery. Since I had been sleeved previously he wanted to see pictures and images to make sure he could do the revision. Dr. Kelly was able to re-sleeve me for only 1/3 of what I paid for the failed one.
Traveling to MX
We flew from Texas to San Diego where Dr. Kelly's wife picked us up. She was very sweet and informative. We drove over to Tijuana and met Dr. Kelly at the hospital. The hospital was not your average prestige hospital. You have to remember you are not in the states anymore. It was clean and the staff was wonderful it was just outdated. There was a language barrier but Dr. Kelly had his assistant with us nearly the whole time who spoke fluent english.
I was sleeved later that night around 4pm, just two hours after surgery I was up walking around. I spent one night in the hospital then I spent 3 nights in a 4 star hotel that Dr. Kelly took us too. The hotel was beautiful, they had special foods for us (chicken broth, Popsicles, juices etc.) Dr. Kelly and his came to the hotel every day to visit with us and check on us, his son even brought me flowers)
After 4 days I flew home with no complications, I was very comfortable and hardly sore at all. My incisions healed nicely and I am very happy with my results.
My starting weight the day of surgery was 309, Today 9 months out I am 234. I am 5'7 so I also carry my weight well. I have never been a "fast loser" but I am happy with losing 75lbs in 9 months! I have 50 to go until I reach my goal. If you have any questions please ask me!
1yr Post Op
It has now been 1 year since my gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana, MX with Dr. Kelly. I am down 115lbs! I need to lose 40 more lbs before I began my plastic surgery. I am looking into having an abdomino and breast implants. I am so happy with my results!
Update! More Progress
I am not almost 1yr and 2mos out. I am still about 118lbs down but I have now started defining my body. I'm trying to lose 40 more lbs until I consult for plastics. (boobs and abdominal) I started crossfit/HIIT training about 5 weeks ago and I have seen a huge change in the look of my body! Pictures below!