Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Member since 3/19/2017


  • 55 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 4 questions

Reviews & Stories

Mixed Emotions

Dr Thoman did my bypass surgery. I feel his is a good surgeon and is committed to his patients. His bedside manner is very cold however and he is not assertive nor does hi give good feedback. It's hard to get information out of him. I loved that he did not require a pre op diet or weight loss. His office is organized and he was able to schedule my surgery fairly rapidly. If you are... READ MORE

Neck Lift, Tummy Tuck, Breast Lift W/out Implants

I will be having a neck lift, tummy tuck, and breast lift without implants by dr carmina cardenas in Mexico. I was referred to her by a friend on bariatric pal and by real self. So far she and her staff have been wonderful and very responsive and I am looking forward to meeting them very much! I am both excited and nervous about my surgery. I'm am very excited about my surgery. I have... READ MORE

Questions from bellagetshergrooveback

Is my compression garment excessively tight? (Photo)

My garmet my doctor gave me is so tight that I can't eat and cause me to be uncomfortable. I can't imagine spending six weeks in this. Should I get a larger one? It's an XS and... READ MORE

It it normal to have this swelling and bumpiness 4 weeks post neck lift? (photo)

My neck still has a large amount of swelling directly below my chin. It hasn't changed barely at all. It feels hard at times and sometimes softer. I had a neck lift with... READ MORE

Is this a neck band and what can be done? 3 months post-op. (Photos)

I had a neck lift with incisions behind my ears and under my chin approx 3 months ago in Mexico along with other procedures to my body. My body looks amazing but my neck- I am... READ MORE

Do I have enough body fat for a BBL? (Photo)

Do you think I have enough body fat for a bbl fat transfer? I'm 5'6 and weigh about 130. I want a pretty big difference in my butt and a much smaller waist. READ MORE

Recent comments from bellagetshergrooveback

Damn swelling ugh. It's so hard READ COMMENT

Go to her!! READ COMMENT

She is amazing. READ COMMENT

Thank you. Dr cardenas really is AWESOME about pain control. I was in very little pain with her recovery team. Once home I had a couple bad days but it was well worth doing it with Tylenol rather than opiates. My mind was clear and my... READ COMMENT