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  1. Smith783

    Forced to do Bypass

    I had bypass in Nov 2015 and haven’t had a single complication at all. I’ve maintained over 140 lbs of weight loss and it was the best decision I’ve made.
  2. Smith783

    Surgery in Mexico

    I had surgery on 1/21 by Dr. Carmina Cardenas. She was amazing. Highly recommend her.
  3. I am all booked with Dr. Carmina Cardenas for a 360° Lower Body Lift with FDL! I cannot wait. She was amazing in person. Spent so much time with me answering my questions, sharing pictures with me, and explaining everything. She was very inviting and friendly - something I haven’t felt with other doctors I consulted with (exception being Dr. Michaels).
  4. I’m going to Dr. Camina Cardenas next week for an in-person consultation. She’s in Tijuana. I’m super nervous because of all the horror stories that come out of there for plastic surgery. I’m near LA and had consultations with Katzen ($33k) and Agha ($42k). It’s insane how overpriced they are. Dr. Michaels in MD quoted me $18k.
  5. I have an in-person consultation with her on 11/21 to "determine the quality of my tissue" and to discuss in person exactly what I am looking for since I dont want fat grafting etc to my butt/thighs like some women prefer ... I reached out to Chelle Jett on here because she has had surgery by Dr. Cardenas. There are others on ObesityHelp as well that recommended her. I will be honest - I live in the Los Angeles area and we hear the horror stories about plastic surgery that goes wrong out of Tijuana so it's been a huge back/forth thing for me to even look into going down there.... I think bc so many people on these forums have recommended her - thats the only reason I will entertain Dr. Cardenas along with the fact that she has spoken at many medical conferences with Dr. Timothy Katzen from Beverly Hills. I am scheduled to have an 360 LBL and Inner Thigh Lift with him on 1/20/2020 however I will be cancelling because I cannot get over the fact that I absolutely hate his bellybuttons that he makes ... its the little things! I have quotes from Dr. Katzen, Dr. Joseph Michaels (Maryland), Dr. Cardenas (MX), and have a consultation tomorrow (11/15) with Dr. Agha (newport beach).
  6. Smith783

    Bowmar protein powder

    I just recently got a 5 lb tub of their Blueberry Cheesecake flavor - its meh to me! But since I have 5 lbs of it - I will grow to love it lol... I put it in my oatmeal for breakfast to have protein oats! I, personally, love the zero carb flavors from IsoPure for powdered protein options!