Plastic Surgery in Cuba - compression garments

TDotDana
on 3/2/18 2:47 pm, edited 3/2/18 2:49 pm - Toronto, Canada
RNY on 01/23/17

Hi Everyone

Its been a long time since I posted - I am now just over a year post op (Jan 23rd was my 1 year)

I am now looking into plastic surgery in Havana Cuba - at the Clinic Garcia - in fact I may be going as soon as April 1st :)

My question is - I have to buy compression garments - and was told to buy them online - but with all the choices etc it makes my head spin

Do any of you have any recommendations for sites to buy these through? Alternatively I live in Toronto so if there is a store someplace I could go in to that would be great too!

If any of you have gone for surgery at this clinic I would love to hear from you too.

Thanks in advance

Dana

HW - 283lbs (1991)** LW - 206lbs (2014)**CW 265lbs **Slimband - March 8, 2013 ** 275lbs @ Preop Diet**  261lbs on surgery day**Referral TWH - Feb'16**Orientation TWH - May 11/16**Psychologist TWH (Dr Wnuk) - June 24/16 ** Social Work (Anna Wallwork) - July 20/16 **Nurse (Wei Wang) - July 25/16 ** Nutrition Class (Lorraine Gougeon) - Aug 15/16    Endoscopy TWH - Aug 18/16  Dietician (Laura Scott) - Sept 15/16 Surgeon Dr Okrainek Nov 18/16 ** PreOP @ TWN Jan 9/17 *** RNY & Lap Band Removal Surgery @ TWH Jan 23/17 w/ Dr Urbach

Tracey 112205
on 3/2/18 3:54 pm - Bumfuknowhere, Canada

What are you getting done? Tummy tuck require one kind, arms another, thighs another, etc. Does the clinic give you even one when you get it done or you have to bring it with you? If they give you even one then when you see it, you could make sure to get something similar.

TDotDana
on 3/2/18 9:12 pm - Toronto, Canada
RNY on 01/23/17

My clinic is recommending that I bring it with me - because they do sell them there - but they said the selection is limited.

I am having abdominoplasty and arm lift - and I am hoping to get gynecomastia done at the same time

HW - 283lbs (1991)** LW - 206lbs (2014)**CW 265lbs **Slimband - March 8, 2013 ** 275lbs @ Preop Diet**  261lbs on surgery day**Referral TWH - Feb'16**Orientation TWH - May 11/16**Psychologist TWH (Dr Wnuk) - June 24/16 ** Social Work (Anna Wallwork) - July 20/16 **Nurse (Wei Wang) - July 25/16 ** Nutrition Class (Lorraine Gougeon) - Aug 15/16    Endoscopy TWH - Aug 18/16  Dietician (Laura Scott) - Sept 15/16 Surgeon Dr Okrainek Nov 18/16 ** PreOP @ TWN Jan 9/17 *** RNY & Lap Band Removal Surgery @ TWH Jan 23/17 w/ Dr Urbach

michelle W.
on 3/3/18 9:01 am
RNY on 06/12/17

what kind of prices do they have for plastic surgery there.. I was considering that too.. but couldn't find anything on them?? do they have a website??

Referral - March 23rd 2016 TWH Orientation - June 15 2016 Social - Sept 6 2016 Nurse - Oct 3 2016 Nut Class - Nov 14 2016 Psych - Dec 14 2016 Nut Jan 4 2017 Surgeon - Feb 24 2017 Pre-op May 23 2017 Opti start date May 29 2017 Surgery Date - June 12 2017 HW-285 CW - 165 Opti start weight - 261.5 SW - 256

Preop-23.5 Opti-5.5 M1-13.8 M2-14.2 M3-11 M4-9.5 M5-9.9 M6-6.8 M7-9.4 M8-5.9 M9-4.2 M10-4.6 M11-2.4 M12-

TDotDana
on 3/3/18 10:50 am - Toronto, Canada
RNY on 01/23/17

I went through a company in Quebec called HSI - Health Services International -

I paid them 500$ CAD to represent me for 5 years -so I can go to Cuba as many times as I want in the 5 years and they will coordinate if for me - for no extra costs.

http://www.healthservicecuba.com/

The prices for the surgery are quite good - for abdominoplasty and arm lift its 2725$ CUC which is the same as USD - this is what was quoted for myself after they looked at pictures etc

here are some general quotes that I got - but keep in mind this is if you were to do each one seperately - because each price includes clinic stay and care etc...

Abdominoplasty : 2 150 CUC
Breast Lift : 1 630 CUC

Arm Dermolipectomy : 2 100 CUC

Thigh Dermolipectomy : 1 100 CUC

I know 2 people that have used them - and have had no issues at all - and highly recommend

HW - 283lbs (1991)** LW - 206lbs (2014)**CW 265lbs **Slimband - March 8, 2013 ** 275lbs @ Preop Diet**  261lbs on surgery day**Referral TWH - Feb'16**Orientation TWH - May 11/16**Psychologist TWH (Dr Wnuk) - June 24/16 ** Social Work (Anna Wallwork) - July 20/16 **Nurse (Wei Wang) - July 25/16 ** Nutrition Class (Lorraine Gougeon) - Aug 15/16    Endoscopy TWH - Aug 18/16  Dietician (Laura Scott) - Sept 15/16 Surgeon Dr Okrainek Nov 18/16 ** PreOP @ TWN Jan 9/17 *** RNY & Lap Band Removal Surgery @ TWH Jan 23/17 w/ Dr Urbach

michelle W.
on 3/4/18 5:13 am
RNY on 06/12/17

Hmm.. definitely a thought to have surgery there.. I already go to cuba yearly...sometimes twice a year.... Thanks for info.. will definitely be looking into it... but please let us know how it goes... :)

Good luck with the surgery..can't wait to see the results

Referral - March 23rd 2016 TWH Orientation - June 15 2016 Social - Sept 6 2016 Nurse - Oct 3 2016 Nut Class - Nov 14 2016 Psych - Dec 14 2016 Nut Jan 4 2017 Surgeon - Feb 24 2017 Pre-op May 23 2017 Opti start date May 29 2017 Surgery Date - June 12 2017 HW-285 CW - 165 Opti start weight - 261.5 SW - 256

Preop-23.5 Opti-5.5 M1-13.8 M2-14.2 M3-11 M4-9.5 M5-9.9 M6-6.8 M7-9.4 M8-5.9 M9-4.2 M10-4.6 M11-2.4 M12-

TDotDana
on 3/4/18 7:17 am - Toronto, Canada
RNY on 01/23/17

i will post and keep you updated - stay tuned...

HW - 283lbs (1991)** LW - 206lbs (2014)**CW 265lbs **Slimband - March 8, 2013 ** 275lbs @ Preop Diet**  261lbs on surgery day**Referral TWH - Feb'16**Orientation TWH - May 11/16**Psychologist TWH (Dr Wnuk) - June 24/16 ** Social Work (Anna Wallwork) - July 20/16 **Nurse (Wei Wang) - July 25/16 ** Nutrition Class (Lorraine Gougeon) - Aug 15/16    Endoscopy TWH - Aug 18/16  Dietician (Laura Scott) - Sept 15/16 Surgeon Dr Okrainek Nov 18/16 ** PreOP @ TWN Jan 9/17 *** RNY & Lap Band Removal Surgery @ TWH Jan 23/17 w/ Dr Urbach

Tracey 112205
on 3/3/18 2:14 am, edited 3/2/18 6:15 pm - Bumfuknowhere, Canada

Abdominoplasty you wear an abdominal binder. Mine was very high up the stomach to just under the breast and arms is a called a bingo bashed. Gynecomastia, I would think you need something like a binder but for the chest area. I got my compression garments from my plastic surgeon so not sure where you can buy them. Here is a really good site to show you what they should look like. It's out of the UK but at least gives you an idea of what they call each piece and what they should look like. If you are having all 3 at once, you may even be able to just buy one of the ones that is almost like a body suit since it would keep all 3 areas tight. Hopefully someone can chime in with locations locally to buy them from.

Okay let's try this again, it wont' let me hyperlink the URL. Will post it without in case it won't take again.

https://www.macom-medical.com/post-surgery/male

TDotDana
on 3/3/18 6:46 am - Toronto, Canada
RNY on 01/23/17

Thanks Tracey :)

HW - 283lbs (1991)** LW - 206lbs (2014)**CW 265lbs **Slimband - March 8, 2013 ** 275lbs @ Preop Diet**  261lbs on surgery day**Referral TWH - Feb'16**Orientation TWH - May 11/16**Psychologist TWH (Dr Wnuk) - June 24/16 ** Social Work (Anna Wallwork) - July 20/16 **Nurse (Wei Wang) - July 25/16 ** Nutrition Class (Lorraine Gougeon) - Aug 15/16    Endoscopy TWH - Aug 18/16  Dietician (Laura Scott) - Sept 15/16 Surgeon Dr Okrainek Nov 18/16 ** PreOP @ TWN Jan 9/17 *** RNY & Lap Band Removal Surgery @ TWH Jan 23/17 w/ Dr Urbach

Harpediem
on 3/3/18 11:27 am

Please post after you've had the surgery. I'm sure a lot of us would like to know your experience with the Cuban system and the quality of the work. The costs look a lot lower than in North America .

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