Royal lower body lift with Dr Carmina Cardenas in Mexico

weg4th5
on 12/31/17 8:20 am - CA
RNY on 11/13/16

Hello everyone!

November 14th I went to Baja and had a lower body lift with Dr Carmina Cardenas and her wonderfully talented team. I had gastric bypass over a year ago and found that I had so much excess skin. The new clothes I was buying for my tinier frame just didn't look right. After an exhaustive amount of research I chose Dr Cardenas because I really liked the results she gave her patients. She was also wonderfully sweet and honest. She and her team were never pushy and were extremely supportive. I stayed in the beauty care recovery house for a week and it was the best decision I could have ever made. I really needed that time to start the healing process and to have good pain management with the help of nurses and the doctor 24/7. I am I guess about seven weeks out now and am still puffy but am seeing such dramatic results. I still can't believe this is my new body. Only one of my pics would post but if anyone is interested I have others and would be most happy to answer any questions

Gwen M.
on 1/3/18 10:56 am
VSG on 03/13/14

I've never seen a vertical incision go up so high on the chest - what purpose does that serve? Will you be getting a breast lift later? Or is this incision in lieu of upper body work?

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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weg4th5
on 1/3/18 4:31 pm - CA
RNY on 11/13/16

It was for the extra lax skin. My whole abdomen was tightened excellently. I am scheduled for a lift and implants along with brachioplasty this summer. The rest of my upper body tires wise is pretty tight so no need for anything else except for when I mentioned.

Gwen M.
on 1/3/18 4:49 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Interesting!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Heather L.
on 1/10/18 1:43 pm - North Vancouver, Canada
VSG on 03/26/15

My surgeon has told me that if he had done a vertical incision to address the laxity in my upper stomach, it would have had to go as far, if not further, than that. While I wish the laxity had been addressed, I'm glad i didn't have to go quite that far.

VSG Mar 26, 2015 Dr. Sharadh Sampath -- 5'3" -- 45YO -- HW: 294 - SW: 261 - CW: 177 - GW: 150 (140? 133?)
Bi-lateral Brachioplasty May 8, 2017 Dr. Owen Reid
Lower Body Lift Oct 2, 2017 Dr. Owen Reid

"Weight is lost in kitchens, health is gained in gyms." - Dr. Yoni Freedhoff

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samiamiam
on 1/26/18 12:32 pm

WOW, I am so happy for you! That tummy and those curves! Wow,

I would love to see the before and after pics! Did you also have your breast done!

I am hoping to have my plastics next year and have to go to Mexico to be able to afford it.

Could you please tell me everything you had done and the cost. Was the aftercare center for a week included?

Did they do lipo?

Thank you

Tammy

Thank you to all who take the time to share and give me advice.
Teresa
weg4th5
on 1/27/18 12:59 pm - CA
RNY on 11/13/16

I had a lower body lift with pubic lift, fleur de lis, outer thigh lipo, fat grafting and butt lift. She quotes 10 k for all that with everything included meds, docs, food, hospital stay, after care recovery house, follow up, 24/7 nurses. I have pictures on real self and BariatricPal pal. For some reason this forum is difficult to post pics to. Too much trouble for me lol. Just search dr Cardenas on those sites and you'll find my reviews. Lots more pics.

samiamiam
on 1/29/18 4:58 pm

Thank you, I will try to find your photos!

MyBariatricLife
on 1/27/18 12:55 pm

Beautiful !!!

Living larger than ever,
My Bariatric Life

Dizzy

jlamundson
on 3/14/18 5:44 am - Duluth, MN
RNY on 05/12/10 with

Did you have to go to Mexico prior to the surgery for consultations? Who does follow up care when you get home?

            
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