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I am about 30 pounds away from reaching my goal and I am hoping that I get to it by April, I am thinking of getting a boob job and I am interested in hearing other peoples comment about how much it cost? Where did they get it done (US or Mexico)? and how long did it take for you to recover??

Oh also about the scaring, what it bad?? Is your sensation still their???

Thank you!!

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I had a boob job back in 2003 in Cincinatti for $5000. I love my boobs, i went from a B to a full D and don't regret it for one minute. I have full sensation in them and had no complications. I know it is much cheaper in Mexico and Thailand but personally I would go to Thailand and make a vacation out of it if you are concerned with $$. They are world know for their expertise in cosmetic sugery whereas Mexico not so much. It costs about $1500 for a augmentation in Thailand vs $5000-$10,000 here in the states.

~Liz~

03/10/06

241/165/160

5'7''

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I had a breast uplift this year without implants. If you find a Dr that specialises in it, he can create a lift and perkiness without implants.

Have a look around, it can save some money not needing the implants.

I had the lollypop cut which cuts around the nipple and down the breast. I didnt need the cut under the breast. If you only need implants without a lift then you can have a small cut under the breast or in your armpit.

With the uplift I never really felt pain, it was only discomfort. It feel exactly like when your milk comes in after having a baby.

Good Luck

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PS - I have not regained sensation yet 8 mths later, its not looking good for it coming back either. I dont mind the results far outweigh the minute sensation I had left after breastfeeding 4 babies :P

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I have had my consultation and the appointment is set for mid-November for both a lift (w/ small implant) and a Tummy Tuck. I have breastfed for over eight years and after 7 months of weaning, have NO breast tissue left. There is nothing there to "lift" except skin. I will get the implant just to have anything at all. I had 6 pregnancies with 4 live births (a.k.a. four kids) so my stomach muscles (what are those?) are gone, stretched out, ruined. My 3rd baby gave me an umbilical hernia; she did reuse my existing stretch marks which was really nice of her. The hernia will need to be repaired at the time of the tummy tuck. All in all, the quote is a little over $12K. I may spend more just to spend more time in the hospital for recovery due to having small children at home. That will increase my cost but I think it will be worth it.

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PS - I have not regained sensation yet 8 mths later, its not looking good for it coming back either. I dont mind the results far outweigh the minute sensation I had left after breastfeeding 4 babies :)

This isn't good news for me... I've never had kids and believe me, I just want my "Twins" to be perky again. My doc thinks a lift without implants might do it, and I prefer not to have implants if I can avoid it - but I want to look DANG GOOD. I think I've lost too much volume for just a lift... and if I'm going to lose sensation anyway, then I figure I might as well just go all the way and have the full Hollywood look with small natural implants.

Decisions, decisions.

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Would anyone go to Mexico for any cosmetic surgery???

Well, first some background.

I live conveniently located to Mexico, speak Spanish fluently and fly a lot.

Would I go to Mexico for plastic surgery (or PS)? No.

And similarly, I wouldn't be comfortable going far across this country for PS.

For me, after my Tummy Tuck, I absolutely positively needed a local doctor for follow up. Yes, I was fine, no I didn't need further hospitalization but I did need access to the doctor's office for follow-up and continued care.

It's not just a condemnation of Mexican health care (which is certainly more affordable in many cases, than comparable American care) but for me, the thought of going to get something as serious as cosmetic surgery in a foreign country (or anyplace even domestically that is far from my home). It's too much of a gamble for me.

I know everyone won't agree and I realize there are scores of patients who had great Mexican plastic surgery experiences. I just couldn't roll the dice and take a chance of being one of the few who had complications, but was far from my surgeon.

As always, I wish you good luck in your decision.

{ To answer the unasked question:

Would I go to Mexico for a LapBand surgery?

Only if Dr Rumbaut was my surgeon and even then, only if I lined up local after-care before I even made the first phone call. I'd want a local LapBand surgeon here ready to take on my care who was familiar with not just Mexican Bandsters but with Rumbaut patients. But again, that's just me.}

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I agree with NewSho on this one--Unless I had a competent surgeon like Ortiz or Rumbaut doing my PS I would NOT get it done in Mexico just to save $$. The reputation there for PS just isn't that great and I wouldn't want to compromise my health. I am going to Thailand to do it IF I will need future work done down the road (tummy tuck, breast lift) after I have kids. They are known around the world for their expertise in PS and it is just as cheap as in Mexico. You would have to pay for the airfare but I would just make it a vacation beforehand....Oh, BTW alot of ppl don't lose any sensation in their breasts with implants. I don't notice a change at all, if anything they are a bit more sensitive now after my augmentation. ;)

~Liz~

03/10/06

241/164/160

5'7''

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On September 26 I had a lower body lift and breast reduction. I had my lapband 2 + years ago and have lost 120 lbs. The weight loss made my life so different but the final step in my journey has been overwhelming with emotion to see my body transform into a "new person". The actual surgery was 9 hours and has been a rough but is proving to be very rewarding. I could never have done this without the support of an outstanding surgeon who's main focus is WLS issues. His understanding of "our needs" and knowledge of plastic surgery has helped me feel secure in my decision to finish this journey to a new me. The only advise I have is that you are TOTALLY ready for the change, both physically and emotionally before taking the last step. Do your research and feel comfortable with your team of doctors. It has been a long 2.5 years and now I can say it is starting to be fun. Instead of redecorating my house I am redecorating ME. Best of luck to all!

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Dr Rumbaut doesn't do plastic surgery but he strongly recommends a plastic surgeon in Monterrey - his wife and (if I remember correctly) daughter had plastic surgery performed by this surgeon. Next time I talk to him or his office I'll be sure to get the surgeon's name and post it for anyone interested. If Dr. Rumbaut trusts his wife and daughter to this surgeon, that's a pretty strong recommendation as far as I'm concerned.

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Hopeone: Did you travel to your surgeon or were you able to find a WLS specialist in your area? Are you able to exercise yet? What was your pain level? Sorry for all the questions, but I'm very interested in this subject. I wish you well with your recovery and new life.

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This isn't good news for me... I've never had kids and believe me, I just want my "Twins" to be perky again. My doc thinks a lift without implants might do it, and I prefer not to have implants if I can avoid it - but I want to look DANG GOOD. I think I've lost too much volume for just a lift... and if I'm going to lose sensation anyway, then I figure I might as well just go all the way and have the full Hollywood look with small natural implants...

UPDATE: As of last week, my plastic surgeon now says with my continued weight loss, I'm losing further breast volume. So if I want the perkiness and roundness back... it's definitely looking as if I might have to consider implants. :phanvan That sucks - Like, gee, don't I have enough foreign objects in my body - with my "Silicone Freeloader" (my band). ??? Stay tuned.

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Looks like.....by the end of summer or maybe in another 2 months, I may need a breast lift and implants. I have lost soo much volume and the perkiness is just gone. After I put on my bra or sports bra, I have to reach down into the bra and pull my breast up so that my nipples are centered, that's how bad they are. Also, breastfeeding both of my kids as well as losing 100lbs within 7 months has taken it's sweet toll on me.

Not sure when I will do this but it has to be done and I'm sad for it. I don't wan't to be the Bride of Frankenstein with all of these incisions but I have no choice. Makes you think twice about eating too much anymore. I sit sometimes and think... if I had just done pushbacks from the table and got up off of my butt and worked out..then I wouldn't have needed surgery twice this year, not to include another surgery next year.

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