Is Anyone Getting a BBL in May 2015??? By: (Dr. Pantoja) Mexico, MX

So...I have paid my $500 deposit and I have my sx...

So...I have paid my $500 deposit and I have my sx date booked, and my plan ticket has been purchased. My email quote price is $3800. I have been reading everyone's stories and of course I am nervous!!! I live in Texas and will be flying into San Diego to have a BBL. Dr. Pantoja will liposuction fat from my stomach, inner thighs, arms and entire back. I am debating if I am going to either stay at ClubMed which is pretty costly but worth it! Or should I stay in a hotel room and allow a relative take care of me? Also, I need to know what all should I pack and what type of clothing should I bring? How many days until the drain plug is removed. I am going to stay only 3 days after surgery and will be flying back to Texas. and I have to return to work 5 days after surgery. I am a customer service representative. My job duties consist of: practically sitting on my butt and answering the phone and getting up and down to scans on merchandise. For those who have already done this procedure please feel free to leave me advice in the comment box. Thank you.

Decisions

So I got approved for vacation time at my job, paid my non-refundable plan ticket, paid for my after care hotel room, put down my 500 non-refundable deposit, and have my savings for my procedure in a savings. I just got a phone call for a interview that will give me a life time opportunity in closing a deal of having a CAREER!!! Really good money! But...if I get this job it will most definitely put this plan on the back end and I will lose my plan ticket money and the room money but of course I can reschedule the appointment. Guess I'll find out Friday if I even got the job.

My body vs. what I want

The Doctor said based upon my pictures he believes he can get atleast 1000 cc's into each check so...mmm maybe I can be successful with this look or shit atleast I'll get an improvement of what I got lol

29 days before sx!!!!

Yikes, already starting to pack. So many mixed emotions...scared, excited, anxious, nervous, etc. Well as far as my bag supplies:
boppy
perioxide
hygiene kit
guaze&tape
disposal gloves
vitamin c
anarica tea
anarica gel
pads
bed pads
neospirin
baby wipes
sanitary Clorox wipes
hand sanitizer
laxatives
stool softeners
iron pills

WHAT ELSE AM I MISSING LADIES????????????

ooh yeah, I still need...
arnica pills
epi foam
female urinal
compression stockings

Passport?

Do I need a passport for Tijuana Mexico?

23 Days Left...(Dr.Pantoja-MX)

So I'm starting to get nervous! I feel like I'm missing somethings after looking at everyone else list of things. I have a bobby pillow that i used for my baby...will that type work?

Where can i purchase Epi foam, arnica pills, faja/compression?

Oh and did I mention im scard shitless about not having a passport and praying im able to return!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...to late to get a passport!

Meds?

How much did you pay for you medication?
What was prescribed?
A friend of mines who got the BBL sx done said she brought her own meds before coming to MX. Im just trying to get an estimate of how much I need for medication.

Dr. Pantoja SX buddy??????

I have been trying to find who is having sx the same day as me 5/15/15. I really would like a sx buddy?

Lipo foam/epi foam information

Hey, Ladies...

Just wanted to help out with information on where to get a supply that you will need for after care purposes. You can go to AMAZON.COM and search: epifoam and they are only $7.99/sheet you can get 3 for $22 plus $10 shipping fee which totals to about $32. Which to me is really cheap compared to having to pay $90 at Dr. Pantoja office.

Hope this info helps :)

Should I upgrade to a BIG SEAT returning on plane?

Should I upgrade to a BIG SEAT returning on plane? or will I be okay sitting in the aisle or window seat returning?

Plan seat information!!!

So, Ladies...I called to see about paying for a BIG seat which was $50 and I explained to them that I was having SX and that Im ordered not to seat. She informed me that they have medical seats that you do not have to pay for they have extra leg room and space. I believe it is called a "bolk hat seat." Also, she scheduled me for a medical wheel chair to return. YAY!!! Thought i would share this information with you ladies so if your ordering extra seat space etc this FREE option may work for you guys.

Hope this helps someone :)

13 days until...

OMG this is starting to get real...dun dun dun duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!!!! Its almost my time to transform unto a Pantoja doll. I believe I have almost everything together. However, I still have not came into contact with whomever is having surgery the same day as me 5-15-15 and by the way for some reason all those 5's in the date kind of ____________ me! yeah. But any who I am quite anxious and excited.

8 more days....

Well, this date is quickly creeping amongst me. Im nervous about not having this passport! Hope there wont be any prolongs for me getting on that plan to come back home! Also, any regrets on choosing to stay in a hotel with assistance. I simply cant afford the med recovery home at the moment. Im just nervous about having someone with me who probably aint gone know what to look out for as to the recovery home there have been dealing with many cases and know how to respond from experience. But if i was doing this procedure locally they would be sending me home any way so must be bearable. Lord help me through...im a BIG baby to pain!!! Other than that...im about to pack my bag and count down until its my turn. In the mean time you ladies who believe in the most highest send a sincere prayer up for me. Thank you, I will keep you all posted who is tuned into my reality journey!!!!

Medications Dr. Pantoja Prescribes after SX...

Hi Tandee, the thereapist works here in our office, as soon as you arrive the day of surgery, we can make the appointment here.

The medication the doctor will prescribe is:

ANTIBIOTIC: Levofloxacin 750mg. 1 pill every 24hrs. for 12 days.
PAIN MEDICINE: It could be Tramadol, Ibuprofen or any other medicine that is effective for you.
STOMACH ACID REDUCER: Omeprazole 20mg. Take 1 pill every morning fro 12 days.

5 more days...

I will be in Dr. Pantoja office if the lord says the same. Even though I am nervous I am very excited to go through with this. I am ready to retire the butt pad boy shorts and butt lifters!!! Did anyone else wear those? What started out with a one time thing for just going out became a permanent situation for people to not notice the difference and a mental stimulus to feel more confident inside for what I felt looked nice. Now to finally be getting something that will prayerfully forever uplift my confidence about my body...makes me really happy. I am a believer that whatever happens was meant to happen. Keep me in your prayer and I will keep you all updated on my journey...thanks

Tomorrow is my day....

Well, Im all packed up! I have arranged to have the BIG seat so I can be comfortable both ways to and fro! I also have assistance with wheelchair service upon returning. Im still skeptical about not having this passport but I have brought with me all documentations to verify if needed. I will be flying out tonight at 9pm and will be having my procedure done tomorrow scheduled for 9am. I have with me help from a family member. I have chosen to stay in a hotel for 1. its cheaper 2. if I was local they would send me home therefore, recovery home seems like a waste of money to me 3. transportation only cost 120$ for back and forth and my room is 436$ from the 14-19th. If I stayed at the recovery home I would have had to pay 1125.00 total. but instead I choose 556$. I do like the though of extra security with someone watching over me that has been around many people who has had this procedure however, they are not nurses or doctors they are simply compassionate people assisting. Don't get me wrong if we need help I will be calling them lol. However, im really worried about the location of being in Mexico all the horrible things that I have heard like drug cartels, trafficking, and border issues. But I know and believe I am covered in the blood of Jesus. Also, I will have to return home to my two children after this procedure and have to get back on board immediately with motherhood taking my son to school, and dropping my daughter of to her care provider and then work on the 20th from 1-10! yikes. will I be ready for all that? everyone varies as I have read. any who I will keep you all posted and most definitely please pray for a fast and safe recovery and for me to get back home to my loved ones if you truly believe in God the most highest. Thank you all for the support it has meant a lot.

Clothing....

What did you ladies find the most comfortable to wear? I packed a lot of maxi dresses, tights and tank tops. For night wear...big night gowns (any suggestions on clothing)

Should I...

bring a heating pad or no?

omg!!!!

So...I arrived in San Diego last night. To first find out that my bag was not there. Everything gone! Only thing I carried on was my information ID and money thank God. Well they took my number and said they will call and or email if they find it!!! Not to mention the Hispanic lady who took the report was so rude and not sympathetic at all. So Anita Dr Pantoja referred transportation lady picked us up and took us to the hotel in Tijuana and left. Well come to find out we were at the wrong location. So here we are in 60 degree rainy weather surrounded by Spanish every were and people who speak very little English and to top it off we do not have phone connection. So we took a taxi at midnight to the right location which thank God it was right around the corner. Well we get there and luck if such a thing keeps being successful. The receptionist tells me they cancelled my room and they don't have anything available. Well I texted the transportation lady Anita which she was really nice. She called them and all of a sudden they had a room to let us stay in for 100$ which we only needed from 1am to 9am. I facebooked my husband and he tells me my son is sick and vomittting. And now here I sit in Dr. Pantoja office with so much on my mind. Is God giving me signs? On a bright side...the safe is really nice like everyone said. I'm waiting for my blood test results. I have taken my pics and paid my dues. I will keep you all posted please pray for me.

its my time...

So let me say the entire staff is unbelievably amazing. Help in uncountable ways. They are letting my sister stay. They are helping me locate my bag. They are going to give me supplies I need. Pantoja has a hilarious humor. Before he addressed my surgery he started with things that i was stressed about and kept telling me to relax. Well I have ten minutes before surgery. Oh and the massage was so bomb! Relaxed me and took away my headache. Well its time to transform into my dreams. God watch over me. Pray for me everyone

made it to the other side....

Hey Ladies...sx went well. The staff is amazing. I don't have any pain. Im not stiff, im not itching, i just feel sleepy. But they dont have a faja on me either. Other than that wishing I could eat a good mexican dinner but nope they denied me. Only water, juice and fruit. But I snuck some chips so I'm light weight OK. Appreciate those that prayed for me. Also...I'm appreciative that Dr Pantoja only had me as a patient today. A got his attention lol. Only thing getting on nerves is this catheter nobody warned me on this thing. I'm not number. I can sit up on my own and walk. Oh yeah and Dr Pantoja said he put 1,300 cc in each cheek that sound like alot but from the pics I don't see that much. But OK...I'm going to get some rest.

post op.

I'm being. Release today. No pain. Just feel really soar but I am able to move on my own. We are going to take a taxi back to our hotel where we will stay until the 18th. Oh great news my bag was found..but its still not in my pocession. But bright side a great thing I didn't wasg money on everything. Well ladies any questions?

how many cc's

Dr. Pantoja put the max...1350!!! He said he couldn't go any bigger. As far as what it looks like. Idk...my sis took Picts but it doesnt look big to me..so I will see during shower time and post more pics. I know I said this a million times but the staff and dr Pantoja are truly compassionate about what they do AMAZING.

photo post op 2

took my faja off...

To freshing up. Since I finally got my bag from the airport. And I had my sis take some more pics. My ass is huuuuuuuge!!! These photos do no justice. Damn idk if I wanted it this damn huge but uh yeah I wanted ass for a long time and now I got plenty of it

picture without faja

I have really bad bruising underneath my breast and the rear of my arms.

3 day post op

So today I had my follow up Appt. Dr. Pantoja said everything looked amazing. He removed my drains. Then I got my first lymphatic massage. It was not as painful as I have read from most. But it was not the most enjoyable either. Of course skin is very tender to touch. But when the liquid was drained all out there is a since of relief. My soarness is in my back majority. Mmm he adviced only put pads on drain areas and then in a week start using epi foams. Then I was released. So I'm flying back home to be with my family. As far as my decision on the hotel vs. Recovery home. I made a great decision. I didn't need assistance with anything. Just moral support and company and my sis supplied that. The language barrier of no one speaking English and the differences in our money was a frustration but other than that everything was great!!! Praying for a fast recovery. And wishing everyone else blessings with theirs

4days post

kinda irritated!!!!

So I emailed dr pantoja office and asked if my stitches was dis-solvable? They tell me, No...in 5-days they need to be removed by a dr or nurse! uh its day 6 and had i not asked would i have known. nobody ever in office mentioned the stitches. i only asked because they are itching.

1 week!!! playing in clothes...

Loving filling in my clothes.

Detail Update...

So...my bruises are almost completely gone. However, my lower and mid back area has a numb sensation but hurts as well. If that makes any sense. Taking medication as prescribed, dedicated to wearing my faja 24hr a day (annoying), drinking nothing but water with arnica tea bags in it, and keeping my incisions clean and dry. Other than that im back to work were im the front desk receptionist therefore, i sit on a boppy pillow and try and get up and stand as much as possible. sex life? i still do my wifey duties...we only practice the doggy style position being he can grip the ass and hips but he know if he touches my back or my waist all pleasure is off until im totally recovered lol. so we been good in that department. im loving my changes...im not going to say shape because you dont see that permeant result for about 3+months but the stomach is flat as i never imagined the back is fat free and the ass has shape to it that does not vanish when putting on clothes...im a happy camper.

Detail Update...

So...my bruises are almost completely gone. However, my lower and mid back area has a numb sensation but hurts as well. If that makes any sense. Taking medication as prescribed, dedicated to wearing my faja 24hr a day (annoying), drinking nothing but water with arnica tea bags in it, and keeping my incisions clean and dry. Other than that im back to work were im the front desk receptionist therefore, i sit on a boppy pillow and try and get up and stand as much as possible. sex life? i still do my wifey duties...we only practice the doggy style position being he can grip the ass and hips but he know if he touches my back or my waist all pleasure is off until im totally recovered lol. so we been good in that department. im loving my changes...im not going to say shape because you dont see that permeant result for about 3+months but the stomach is flat as i never imagined the back is fat free and the ass has shape to it that does not vanish when putting on clothes...im a happy camper.

2wk post op

Loving my improvement. However, do the dents decrease by healing? & I'm losing volume to my buttocks ;( still bigger than what I went in with but wish I could have kept what I looked like the day after sx. When can I start working out?

before and after photos

Big improvement. I'm satisfied. Now all I need is a breast lift. And I will be awesome!!! Can't wait until I can get in the gym and start toning up my new body.

irritated

As the days go by I'm losing my ass. Stomach however still flat.

Darn didnt get my measurements before SX...

My current measurements is 41, 29 1/2, 43 1/2 dont have a clue what my measurements where before sx...shrugs. Oh well. Does anyone know when i can start working out.

about today...

22 days post op...

Well I'm drinking water with arnica tea bags in it, ive been a bad girl and have not been watching what I eat but I plan to work out once able to :/ the soreness is fading but I don't feel completely healed. I still feel a sense of numbness to my lower back and just a little tenderness to my tummy. My butt ofcourse has lost some weight due to all the swelling going down. However, if you look at my before photo and my desire photo lol I most definetly got blessed with that shape. It's just not as huge as Her's...but I'm happy! I plan on going back sometime next year to do a breast lift but...I have been kind of thinking of a implant. Undecided. My breast are a natural 40 DD but they are not perky due to two children. Anywho here's my photos taken today.

1 month post op (pics coming soon) TODAY!

Ok my honesty....I eat wreck-less...no dieting, i have not had a lymphatic massage since the one and only one i got after surgery, my stomach is flat but i have creases and dents, ive been dedicated to wearing my faja they gave me with the epi-foams, i have no back fat, my butt is nice but i wouldnt mind being BIGGER, My ass is soft and it jiggles therefore, i guess this make believe flluff fairy lady came and shook me up! lol. i still have an annoying numbness to my lower back. i asked the dr how long will that last he replied 3-4months WOW!!! i plan on going back for a breast lift probably next year sometime in feb 2016. if i have fat i would like to plump my cheeks up a little more with a round two session. i can sit on my butt perfectly fine. i have no pain. which i never had pain in the butt only sides and lower back. which still consist! but just soreness.mmm other than that ask me questions???????????????????

1 month post op pics

5 weeks post op

Well...my only concern is my stomach is hard, there is dents, and creases. I have only had one lymphatic massage and that was three days after surgery in dr. pantoja facility. I can't say I have done self massages as I should so this can all be from lack of after care on my part. Will this ever go away? As far as my buttocks...I have more shape then I ever had so I have no complaints. Any suggestions on getting these rock like feelings out my tummy? And how long does this numbness last in the lower back area?

2 1/2 week post op

Well ass is fluffy. Still have shape to hips and butt but...its not BIG like I want it. Stomach is flat but....its dents and creases and hardness and uneven. The numbness in my back I guess is gradually fading away but it most definetly still is not 100% normal yet.

new pics

I've gained feeling back to my lower back. There is just a tingly sensation. The soreness is a memory of the past. Honestly this was not a painful surgery at all to me. And the most part I feared was waking up after the sx and not during. And I accomplished both. My extra hips Dr. Pantoja gave me...stayed. My curve/shape to my butt still there. I did however lose a lot of volume and honestly want more fullness. I'm still in need of a breast lift. So...next yr guess who is going back?
Mexico Plastic Surgeon

So far the staff are really nice and helpful over the phone. I emailed my photos and request on a Saturday night and they replied first thing Monday morning.

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