Hello, my name is Jen and I have been lurking around in this board for the past couple months. I had my Lap Band a little over a year ago and have lost 100 pounds so far and I think I have 30 more to go. I am looking to go to Dr S in Mexico to get everything done. Well for sure I need a TT, Thigh Lift then more than likely arms and neck if I can afford it. I know for sure I would make the trip by myself and was looking to see if anyone else was planning to go to Dr S as well. I was thinking it would be nice to have someone to recover with. I was just thinking if someone else was gonna make the trip alonel it could be nice to support each other.
I have no date planned and havent even contacted Dr S yet. I still have 30 pounds left. I know I could probably loose them pretty fast especially if I had motivation of a Surgery date. I am guessing I could loose 10 pounds a month so I could possibly be ready as early as Dec. (but I am flexable) I thought by asking around early this would give people time to do research, maybe consults from other surgeons ect.... Some of the reasons I choose Dr S is:
#1 all the positive reviews here on OH
#2 the price, I could probably only afford one procedure if I stay in the US
#3 I am actually looking forward to the recovery in Mexico. (sounds weird but I know at home I would be on my own, My house is not recovery friendly. I live on the second floor, so that would be hard to do. I also sleep in a loft which means to get in bed I would have to climb a ladder (so out of the question) I wouldnt have help showering ect... So for that reason I am looking forward to having a nurse check in on me daily and help with these
#4 Oh yea this is a big one,, I dont want to have multiple surgeries. I only want to be in pain once, I only want to take time off work once, I only want to pay once. I only want my hair to fall out once. ECT....this is a big reason for me.
I know alot of people are concerned about the surgery being in Mexico. Honestly I have no desire to go out of the hotel or clinic aside from maybe going to the Applebees across the street or the Drug store assuming I need stuff. I dont think I would be in any shape to do more than that.
Anyway thanks for reading my post. I hope I end up finding someone to go thru this with me. So if you are considering this let me know or friend me. I will be around this forum participating a little more from now on because I have a zillion questions but I dont want to ask them all at once. But thanks Jen