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Cecily C.
on 6/21/18 8:50 am - CA
VSG on 02/22/17
Topic: RE: Day 41 post LBL, medial thigh lift

Maybe it was. Worth asking! He seemed quite sure it was safe to do all at once and from a surgery standpoint I was fine, but maybe I just didn't have the reserves to heal from it all at once.

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 154.4

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 6/21/18 7:39 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16
Topic: RE: Day 41 post LBL, medial thigh lift

You know I was thinking about the issues you have had with healing. Maybe having such extensive surgery at the same time was just too much for your body to handle? Maybe it would have been better to do the LBL alone and your thighs separately? I know most of us group as much PS together as possible to save $, but maybe it can be too much stress for the body. I wonder what surgeons would say about that... I will ask mine when I see him late this summer if I remember.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

Librarian67
on 6/20/18 11:40 am
RNY on 02/28/17
Topic: RE: Mexico Plastic Surgery Questions

Hi Jocelynn,

I don't have any experience with PS in Mexico, but I did have an extended abdominoplasty and extended mastopexy about a month ago with Douglas Forman in the DC area. Because PS isn't usually covered by insurance, paying out of pocket can be really expensive. I understand. Costs are certainly cheaper in Mexico and DR, but personally, I am not comfortable with not having a local doctor to follow up with.

I have had no complications and am healing well, but I have had appointments with Dr. Forman 1-2 times a week through this week. Due to the amount of skin that he had to remove, I had the drains in for almost 3 weeks and even after they were removed, he had to drain fluid from my abdomen. He has consistently checked my progress, which is something that wouldn't have happened if I was not able to follow up with him. I am sure that there are very good plastic surgeons in Mexico, it's not that. I just have concerns about long term care with someone I will never see again.

Just my 2 cents.

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

Cecily C.
on 6/20/18 11:33 am - CA
VSG on 02/22/17
Topic: RE: Mexico Plastic Surgery Questions

All my complications started at least 2 weeks post op (pneumonia, tons of wound dehiscence that needed to be cleaned out). I am now over 6 weeks post op and still have open wounds that need my surgeon's attention. I curse that it's a 3-4 hour round trip to see him. I can't imagine what I would do if he was in another country... So ask LOTS of questions of what you're supposed to do if you need ongoing care well after you are released to go home.

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 154.4

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

Crazeru
on 6/20/18 11:10 am
Topic: RE: Mexico Plastic Surgery Questions

Dr Sauceda is in Monterrey Mexico and the majority of his practice is WLS patients. I had the works done in 2011 - LBL, BL, arms, sm thigh and a full facelift including upper and lower lids. Went back in 2013 for an upper body lift. As you combine procedures the price goes down. I know an LBL (lower body lift is 7200), anything over 7000 and your 12 night stay in the hotel is paid for and up to $600 back of your airline ticket. You'll be in the clinic 3-4 days depending on how you are doing. Paty (Dr Sauceda's RN), comes daily to the hotel to help you shower, deal with stitches and drains and get you back into your compression garment. Dr S generally comes by when he can while you are at the hotel.

Dr Sauceda will be in Las Vegas Aug 3rd and 4th and is available for consults.

We do have a group here on OH. Check out my siggy line. Lots of threads to answer most all of your questions. It's not as busy now as post ops have moved off OH to a private group.

Chris
HW/225 - 5'1" ~ SW/205/after surgery 215 ~ CW/145~ BMI-25.8~Normal BMI 132 ~DS Dr Rabkin 4/17/08
Plastics in Monterrey - See Group on OH Dr Sauceda Jan 13, 2011
LBL, BL, small thigh lift, arms & a full facelift on 1/17/11
UBL 1/21/13
Love my Body by Sauceda

Travelher
on 6/20/18 11:07 am
Revision on 10/04/16
Topic: RE: 12 weeks post lower body lift

thanks! yes the LBL has been great. can't wait for the swelling to be gone.

Band-RNY revision age 50 5'4" HW 260 SW: 244 (bf healthy range 23-35%) bf 23.7% (at 137lbs) cw range 135-138.lbl with butt lift and mastoplexy March 23, 2018...2.5lbs removed.

Pre-op-16lbs (size 18/20...244) M1-16lbs (size 18...228) M2-15.6lbs (size 16/18...212.4) M3-10lbs (size 16..202.4) M4-11.4lbs (size 14...191) M5-10.8lbs (size 12...180.2) M6-8.4 (size 8/10...171.8) M7-6.4 (size 8...165.4 lbs) M8-11.6 (size 6...153.8) M9-5.6 (size 4/6...148.2) M10-5.8 (size 4....142.4) M11-4 (size 2/4...138.4) Surgiversary -1 (size 2/4...137.4) M13-2.6 (size 2/4...134.8) M14 (size 2/4...134.8) M15 (size 2...135) M16 (size 2...131.4) M17 (size 2...135) M18 (size 2...135) M19 (size 2...138) M20 (size 2...135)

Jvajtai
on 6/20/18 10:39 am
Topic: RE: Mexico Plastic Surgery Questions

Thank you. I agree about the surgeon being one who specializes in weight loss patients. We definitely have special needs when it comes to plastic surgery. This is not just for beauty.

wannabesupermomm
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on 6/20/18 9:12 am, edited 6/20/18 2:13 am - New York, NY
RNY on 10/25/16 with
Topic: RE: Mexico Plastic Surgery Questions

Congrats on the weight loss and maintenance! I don't have an answer for you, but in my search for a plastic surgeon I started using realself.com. Its been a great source to find surgeon's and see people's results/reviews. I see lots of people reviewing plastic surgery in Mexico, as well as Dominican Republic (if you are interested in that too.)

The only piece of advice I can give which is straight off of this board is to find a plastic surgeon who specializes in extreme weight loss patients.

Good luck!

RNY w/ Dr. George Fielding @ NYU 10/25/2016

LBL, BL, MASTOPEXY, FLANKPLASTY, BRACHIOPLASTY w/Dr. Joseph Capella @ Hackensack 07/11/2018

Stay tuned!

Jvajtai
on 6/20/18 7:09 am
Topic: Mexico Plastic Surgery Questions

I had RNY Gastric Bypass in December 2010. I have lost over 200 lbs and maintained that weightless for over 5 years. I am looking into having plastic surgery, a lower or full body lift to be more precise. I am looking for any advice from anyone who has had this procedure in Mexico. Who do you recommend? How was your experience? What was the cost?

As I am getting closer to getting this dream fulfilled, I am becoming a little nervous and more and more excited. I want to walk into this as prepared as possible.

Thank you.

Jocelynn

wannabesupermomm
y

on 6/19/18 8:52 pm - New York, NY
RNY on 10/25/16 with
Topic: RE: 12 weeks post lower body lift

You look fantastic. Your stomach is so incredibly flat and toned! I hope you are happy with your results, I sure would be!

RNY w/ Dr. George Fielding @ NYU 10/25/2016

LBL, BL, MASTOPEXY, FLANKPLASTY, BRACHIOPLASTY w/Dr. Joseph Capella @ Hackensack 07/11/2018

Stay tuned!

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