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    I'm seriously considering going to Mexico for a tummy tuck. I simply cannot afford to use my plastic surgeon here in the states again, and I've seen excellent work come out of Mexico. Does anyone here have experience with plastics in Mexico? I'd love to hear who you used, how much, results, the whole experience. I have no idea how to get started on this, so any help is appreciated.
    No pre-op diet
    Day of surgery 11/4/14: 5'4" 213lbs
    1 month: 187
    2 months: 171
    3 months: 155
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    7 months: 131
    8 months: 125
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    1 year: 109
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    Default Re: Tummy Tuck

    Hi Katrina,

    I had a great contact with Dr Alvarez's team when looking for a bariatric surgeon in 2015, he has a stellar reputation. I still follow him and this blog might help

    https://www.endobariatric.com/weblog...astric-sleeve/

    Here is the contact details for the plastic surgeon

    http://www.perfectaplasticsurgery.co...ecta&section=3


    HW : 150 kgs
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    10/01/2016 : 103 /5th
    01/21/2017 : 98 /1 year post-op
    February 2017 : 100 lbs lost
    07/22/2017 : 96
    10/21/2017 : 93
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    01/02/2018 : 96!! regain (medication)

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    No experience; but I'm sure you will do good vetting of any facility in terms of # of complications or infections. Maybe someone knows a good medical tourism site. You are very brave! I do agree about the cost stateside; and many of us don't have (and I'm grateful) a true medical need, so I guess it is elective.
    [I]HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 18 MO = 129.0

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    Turns out I'll probably just stick to my surgeon here at home - the one who did my lift and augmentation. After a couple of online consultations, the price isn't any better at all. I was told that I only need a mini lift and no lipo. They want $4,680 for that with a 10 night stay. That doesn't include airfare. A mini with no lipo with my PS is only $5,000. However, after speaking to the finance lady in his office, she says only 2% of their patients qualify for a mini. A fully tummy tuck is 6k with him. I still feel that is much better than trying to travel and be away from home for so long. Also, I'm surprised it's only 6k, thought for sure it would be closer to 8 - 10k.

    So, I'm saving up my pennies! Not an easy task since I don't work, but I'll get there eventually.
    No pre-op diet
    Day of surgery 11/4/14: 5'4" 213lbs
    1 month: 187
    2 months: 171
    3 months: 155
    4 months: 148
    5 months: 142
    6 months: 136
    7 months: 131
    8 months: 125
    9 months: 120
    10 months: 114
    11 months: 111
    1 year: 109
    1.5 years: 105
    2 years: 108
    2.5 years: 102
    3 years: 113
    4 years: 115


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    I'm surprised that the cost is that high out of country; hmm. Always best to check out the tried and true as well. Saving well that's hard whether you work or not, these days. We're retired and on fixed income, so I hear ya about penny pinching.
    [I]HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 18 MO = 129.0

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    Default Re: Tummy Tuck

    Quote Originally Posted by Katrina View Post
    I'm seriously considering going to Mexico for a tummy tuck. I simply cannot afford to use my plastic surgeon here in the states again, and I've seen excellent work come out of Mexico. Does anyone here have experience with plastics in Mexico? I'd love to hear who you used, how much, results, the whole experience. I have no idea how to get started on this, so any help is appreciated.
    I did the TT here in the states with a local doctor for several reasons but the main one was being close in case of complications and I also didn't want to be stuck in Mexico away from home for a week



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    Default Re: Tummy Tuck

    Hi Katrina, just checking in to see if you had your tummy tuck yet? I'm seriously considering this myself. Just worry about getting the time off of work. -Mara


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    Hi, Mara. No, I haven't had it yet. I am still saving, and probably only halfway there.
    No pre-op diet
    Day of surgery 11/4/14: 5'4" 213lbs
    1 month: 187
    2 months: 171
    3 months: 155
    4 months: 148
    5 months: 142
    6 months: 136
    7 months: 131
    8 months: 125
    9 months: 120
    10 months: 114
    11 months: 111
    1 year: 109
    1.5 years: 105
    2 years: 108
    2.5 years: 102
    3 years: 113
    4 years: 115


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