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wish my drains would have stayed in longer might have helped with my swelling.... still swollen and hating it. DR promised it will go away but WHEN?

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I had a total of 9 drains. Came home from mexico with 4. REmoved the last one on day 29. just learned to tuck it in a pocket. i am now 6 weeks out and doing well. have intermitted swelling but not to much. Michelle and i were days apart. and we were bad girls and trying on clothes at the mall in mexico a week after our surgery. you should have seen the looks we got trying on clothes with drains everywhere. we were quite the pair:)

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I had a total of 9 drains. Came home from Mexico with 4. REmoved the last one on day 29. just learned to tuck it in a pocket. i am now 6 weeks out and doing well. have intermitted swelling but not to much. Michelle and i were days apart. and we were bad girls and trying on clothes at the mall in mexico a week after our surgery. you should have seen the looks we got trying on clothes with drains everywhere. we were quite the pair:)

Lol yes sooo true!! I was lucky and got my last drain out at 14 days. But I never had much output to begin with. But trying on cloths was pretty funny when you thing about it:) even better was the looks I got in the airport when I went threw the scanner and they saw a tube and ball.... Almost got a full body cavity search... That was until they saw the drain coming out of me and the not so pleasant liquid in it. Lol. They decided against the search and got my wheel chair ASAP.

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Oh to address the Mexico comment.... I wouldn't have had my surgery any where else!! The experience is great!!

The hospitals are clean!! (Popular belief is that they are dirty and you will get sick) HOWEVER let me assure you this..... When you are paying for your medical procedures with a great dr' date=' then you are going to get clean, hygienic and sterile environments. This is my second surgery in Mexico in the past year and a half (first was my sleeve). And let me say this.... I have had ALOT of surgeries the past few years at home in Canada.,,,, and after each one (even small incisions) I have gotten really bad infections to the point of needing Iv antibiotics...... BUT down here in MEXICO, I have NOT had an infection with my sleeve or now with my plastics!!! And I will attest that with my surgeries the rooms were clean, equipment was clean, staff was great and knew what they were doing. (And they really do care about your health).

Follow up by both the doctors down here has superseded the care back home, you are a person down here, ( not a number or a pay check).

You are unsafe areas as well. I have walked down to the closest mall by myself a number of times, people are friendly, hotel is clean and safe.

Not to mention above all of the extra medical care, hotel stay and the lack of "waiting lists", it is more than affordable. At least 1/2 the cost or less than back home. Plus you get more for your .[/quote']

Hi can you tell us how much you paid for the lot and was it all done at the same time?

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I am also curious on how much it cost for everything and do they take care credit or cash only ... I just hit my one year mark and have some surgery I want done that pretty close to what you got done but its over ten grand just for a Tummy Tuck here, so Mexico might be my solution.

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I am also curious on how much it cost for everything and do they take care credit or cash only ... I just hit my one year mark and have some surgery I want done that pretty close to what you got done but its over ten grand just for a Tummy Tuck here' date=' so Mexico might be my solution.[/quote']

I haven't had surgery with Dr.S yet but I have consulted with him and he quoted me $13,700, for arm lift, breast lift w/o implants, and lower body lift with short thigh lift, I thought that price was awesome since the Dr I consulted in Dallas is 10k for arms and breast only.

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Hi can you tell us how much you paid for the lot and was it all done at the same time?

As each person may require different procedures depending on what their body needs for PS. My cost was $13,700. Again that included a lower body lift, small inner thigh lift, breast lift and augmentation, 12 days hotel, hospital stay (all medications, OR room and staff, anesthetic...ect.) $600 towards my flights, transportation from airport, to hotel, to dr, to hotel and to the airport. The hotel also had Breakfast included and some evening snack/meals. It also included all post op medications, gauze, ointments and two sets of compression garments. The dr and nurse came to the hotel everyday as well which is a part of the package.

What was not included... lunch and some evening meals (however being sleeved and having the Tt with abdominal tightening didn't leave me with much of an apatite anyway .... And I just grabbed an extra muffin at Breakfast to do my lunch and had brought Protein drinks with me). Tips and gratuities are seperate as well.

I had all of my procedures done at once. As Dr S uses twilight sedation with a spinal you can have longer surgeries with less complications after.

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I am also curious on how much it cost for everything and do they take care credit or cash only ... I just hit my one year mark and have some surgery I want done that pretty close to what you got done but its over ten grand just for a Tummy Tuck here' date=' so Mexico might be my solution.[/quote']

I pd with both cash (money order) and credit card. I to decided Mexico was the place to go as the cost here would have been closer to $30,000 for just the procedures I wanted (and no real follow up or lodging, meds or anything else) I researched for a good 8 months before I decided to commit to going to Mexico. But again the care, the after care, the follow up, the cost and positive reviews of Dr S are what made me decide to go. I would do it over and over again.

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I haven't had surgery with Dr.S yet but I have consulted with him and he quoted me 13' date='700, for arm lift, breast lift w/o implants, and lower body lift with short thigh lift, I thought that price was awesome since the Dr I consulted in Dallas is 10k for arms and breast only.[/quote']

Yes the cost is much better, the care is great and you get alot more for your $. He does an amazing job and is a perfectionist. It's well worth the $13,700 that he is charging!!!

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You stayed 10 days?

I have been getting quotes also in US. lower body lift including back 12,000! Breast are 6! Have not even asked about legs yet :(

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Brave souls. God bless. I know I couldn't do it. Im a chicken lol.

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You stayed 10 days?

I have been getting quotes also in US. lower body lift including back 12' date='000! Breast are 6! Have not even asked about legs yet :([/quote']

I was supposed to fly into Mexico on the 24th, and fly out on the 5th. (However had some flight issues where I didn't get in until late on the 25th). It is 12 days for the quote that I was given.... But trying to find flights that went from and to my little town ...in bc Canada... Was a bit of a juggle so my time was shorter.

In saying that there was another lady who prolonged her stay down there so that is also possible.

It is much more affordable to go down to Mexico and get all the procedures you need done. I know I am very happy with my decision.

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Thanks. So did you guys communicate via e-mail or video chat? Would you think same if you went alone? I likely could have a person with me for several days but not 12 :(

Can you provide his full name and facility? Super interested. I plan on having procedure in January or February. 10lbs to goal weight.

So glad you are happy...feels nice !!

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All of us were there alone but connected with each other through his network. We created a great support network for each other. Even of there was no one to connect with, I would go again alone.

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Thanks. So did you guys communicate via e-mail or video chat? Would you think same if you went alone? I likely could have a person with me for several days but not 12 :(

Can you provide his full name and facility? Super interested. I plan on having procedure in January or February. 10lbs to goal weight.

So glad you are happy...feels nice !!

I did go alone, and my own fears were unfounded. Lol. There are other people having surgeries within the time you are there. It is easy to spot in the mornings going down for breakfast.... The ones that are slow, stiff, bandaged or carrying drains. Lol. Everyone is so friendly. So connecting is so nice. I would have no fears of going alone again. You are safe and well taken care of. Monterrey is not the stereotypical part of Mexico you often think of. The area you are in is clean, upper class type area. Large houses, large hotels (bigger than my little town and cleaner. Lol), new cars, streets are clean. ... I have been to a few different places in Mexico over the past few years and I def felt the most at ease, safe and really surprised at how modern the area was.

I had connected with the dr via email.

The dr is Dr. Sauceda in Monterrey Mexico you can google him as I don't have the info on me right now. (I believe it's the Medical Tourism site he uses) I researched him for a good 8 months and was very happy with his reviews, the amazing work he does and of course now my results. His wife is the anesthesiologist and is very sweet. Dr S responds to all the emails and so you are getting his professional opinion right away. No middle man makes it way easier and faster to communicate directly with him.

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