I also consulted with Dr. Cardenas, Dr. Victor Gutierrez, Dr., and Dr. Campos. Price range was all similar, but included different things. I decided on Pantoja because he had more recent reviews, consistent results, nice even stitching and seemed to specialize in small waists. I'm so glad I went with him. I was probably around a 27" waist (due mostly to excess skin) and now its 23"
I wanted a Mommy Makeover but I was still lactating, as I breast fed for over 3 years and had stopped just 4 months prior. The Dr. wouldn't take a chance with infection and I am glad he veers on the safe side. I wanted BBL but there just wasn't enough fat. He took what he could - a tad off my upper back and arms and flanks and put it all in my hips. It was very little, but it did make a difference. I always looked very top heavy so the little changes he made had a huge impact. He also took the TT almost all the way around and gave me a bonus butt lift. It looks like I had BBL but its all me! So I don't have to worry about losing the fat. That was definitely a nice surprise. So what I thought would end up being an underwhelming result turned out to greatly exceed my expectations. I didn't think it would be possible for me to get this shape because I have a lot of muscle pack and didn't think I could be sculpted without all the fat to reposition. He stitched up my torn upper abs that were causing excruciating back / sciatica pain that was was getting worse. This fix alone was worth every penny. Here in the US the doctors use mesh to close up the abs. I did not want mesh inside me! Dr. Pantoja did multiple layers of dissolving stitches including
the fascia. It was the hardest part of recovery but so worth it. The back pain was almost instantly gone!
I ordered a fajas colombiana in XS and it was too big! So I am now in the XXS set on the smallest clasps.
His stitching is amazing and now on week six are pencil thin. Recovery was easy, I wasn't even nauseated or dizzy when I woke up. The private nurses were awesome. I was in the clinic 2 days. The private driver - Anita - is wonderful, on time, patient and made herself available. Ask the Dr.'s office for her number. She drove me to / from San Diego airport and over the border both ways straight to/from Dr.'s office. The price was a steal.
While i was recovering I found a great medspa called MoldArte. They have amazing promotions. I've done 2 PRP (vampire facelift) sessions on face and I'm seeing great results. I was considering a mini-face lift but now i'm feeling I don't need it!
Before pics are about 1 month prior to surgery, clothed pics are Halloween and being silly and wearing a wig. I'm 5' 4" 120 lbs.