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#1 oncology702

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:12 PM

Hello,
I had Lapband surgery last October in Tijuana, Mexico with Dr. Corvalla. I cannot tell everyone what a positive experience it was. I have 23 more pounds to reach goal and have scheduled post-bariatric surgeries for December 15, 2010.

After doing a great deal of exploring for surgeons,and thoroughly checking out credentials, I have chosen Dr. Alejandro Quiroz at Cosmed Clinic (www.cosmedclinic.com).

I am scheduled to have a lower body lift, full upper arm brachioplasty, and a breast augmentation with breast lift. I would be very happy if anyone who has had any or all of these surgeries with Dr. Quiroz could respond. I know that his reputation is top notch, but would like to hear about any experiences. I am interested in information about the scars from the procedures. Any and all info would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your time.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 08:10 AM

I went down and had a consultation with him. Really great staff, and excellent facility. Top notch. I will use him when I have my TT and BL done. Hopefully Januaryish. lol.
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Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:51 PM

I went down and had a consultation with him. Really great staff, and excellent facility. Top notch. I will use him when I have my TT and BL done. Hopefully Januaryish. lol.


I had a LBL with him in Jan 2009 I am thrilled with the results, however I had thigh lipo and I wouldnt waste my money on that again. I saw no improvement at all.I am planning on doing a lift and augmentation in March of 2011 with him. The main thing I need to stress is that if you need any paperwork filled out for jobs,benefits,disability get it done while you are there. Joyce has a major work overload and once your gone it takes forever to get anything done.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:45 AM

I had a LBL with him in Jan 2009 I am thrilled with the results, however I had thigh lipo and I wouldnt waste my money on that again. I saw no improvement at all.I am planning on doing a lift and augmentation in March of 2011 with him. The main thing I need to stress is that if you need any paperwork filled out for jobs,benefits,disability get it done while you are there. Joyce has a major work overload and once your gone it takes forever to get anything done.


I totally agree with the liposuction comment. I also have previously had liposuction and honestly the improvement (if any) is so minimal for those that aren't rail thin in the first place.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 09:07 AM

I did. The results for me were amazing. My lipo made a HUGE difference on my waist - HUGE. I had implants placed, an old c section scar fixed, lipo and he put that fat into my butt cheeks - that is what I would skip. It looks okay, but honestly - no one but me would know, and that part was NOT worth the HORRIBLE pain I had in that area.

I have sent 2 friends, and my mom and sister and 3 other friends will be going to see him within the next year.
Dont know highest weight - wouldnt weigh myself - I know over 200 but not sure how much
Deciding ....................Weight - 189.9
Pre-op.......................Weight - 184.9
Surgery Dec 22, 2008 ..Weight - 177
Jan 13, 2009................Weight - 162
Jan 28, 2009................Weight - 160
Feb 12, 2009................Weight - 157
Mar 4, 2009.................Weight - 153
Mar 18, 2009................Weight - 150
April 30, 2009...............Weight - 144 - this feels so slow now
May 5, 2009..................Weight - 143 - LMAO - yup soooooooooo slow
May 20, 2009................Weight - 140 - PS Today!!! Breast Augmentation, CC Scar Fix - and not a TT but almost a mini one (LOL) no muscle cutting just skin tightening, fat lipo'ed from tummy, back, waist, upper thighs - put into butt as I have none now!
September 28, 2009.......Weight - 136 (had unfil - am on liquids for 5 days so should be down to 135 soon) SIZE 6!!!


FIRST FILL - Feb 7/09 +2cc
SECOND FILL - Mar 14/09 had 1.4 in band from 1st fill, added .8 for total of 2.2
THIRD FILL - April 11/09 - up to 2.6

UNFIL - Sept 28/09 took out 1.0 so Im at 1.6 and feel like a million bucks!



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#6 oncology702

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:23 PM

I had a LBL with him in Jan 2009 I am thrilled with the results, however I had thigh lipo and I wouldnt waste my money on that again. I saw no improvement at all.I am planning on doing a lift and augmentation in March of 2011 with him. The main thing I need to stress is that if you need any paperwork filled out for jobs,benefits,disability get it done while you are there. Joyce has a major work overload and once your gone it takes forever to get anything done.



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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:31 PM

[quote name='CanadianBandster' date='19 July 2010 - 09:07 AM' timestamp='1279559269' post='87208']
I did. The results for me were amazing. My lipo made a HUGE difference on my waist - HUGE. I had implants placed, an old c section scar fixed, lipo and he put that fat into my butt cheeks - that is what I would skip. It looks okay, but honestly - no one but me would know, and that part was NOT worth the HORRIBLE pain I had in that area.

I have sent 2 friends, and my mom and sister and 3 other friends will be going to see him within the next year.
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Thank you for your response. Did you have the lower body lift done? I am having the lower body lift, along with full brachioplasty AND breast augmentation with lift. I have 18 days off of work, and wondering if I will be ready to return to work then. From previous surgeries I have had I have a high pain tolerance and have always done very well. I am a nurse in an outpatient infusion clinic , so other than overhead reaching my job is pretty basic. no lifting of patients etc. The other nurse i work with will be doing the overhead reaching for me.

Do you have any other recommendations for me or concerns. Maybe things that you wish you would hasve known going into it?
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:38 PM

I had a LBL with him in Jan 2009 I am thrilled with the results, however I had thigh lipo and I wouldnt waste my money on that again. I saw no improvement at all.I am planning on doing a lift and augmentation in March of 2011 with him. The main thing I need to stress is that if you need any paperwork filled out for jobs,benefits,disability get it done while you are there. Joyce has a major work overload and once your gone it takes forever to get anything done.



Thank you for your response. Is there anything in perticular that you can think of that would be beneficil for me to know ahead of time. Maybe something that you discovered after surgery that you wish you would have known ahead of time.

Also, did you have external sutures or staples, or did he use the glue on you. How are your scars? Any AND all info you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

I have 18 days off, which kind of worries me. With the LBL, breast aug. with lift, AND full brachioplasty I know I will need every bit of that.
I didnt know that you could have work papers done. Is one eligible for disability benefits with an elective plastic surgery?

Thanks in advance for your time.
Marianne

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:27 PM

I didnt have LBL - just what I put in my signature :) I handle pain pretty well too....and have had other surgeries. The only one I wish I wouldnt have done was getting the fat I had taken out put into my butt cheeks lol - sorry, but the results were not worth the pain. Well to me anyways!
Dont know highest weight - wouldnt weigh myself - I know over 200 but not sure how much
Deciding ....................Weight - 189.9
Pre-op.......................Weight - 184.9
Surgery Dec 22, 2008 ..Weight - 177
Jan 13, 2009................Weight - 162
Jan 28, 2009................Weight - 160
Feb 12, 2009................Weight - 157
Mar 4, 2009.................Weight - 153
Mar 18, 2009................Weight - 150
April 30, 2009...............Weight - 144 - this feels so slow now
May 5, 2009..................Weight - 143 - LMAO - yup soooooooooo slow
May 20, 2009................Weight - 140 - PS Today!!! Breast Augmentation, CC Scar Fix - and not a TT but almost a mini one (LOL) no muscle cutting just skin tightening, fat lipo'ed from tummy, back, waist, upper thighs - put into butt as I have none now!
September 28, 2009.......Weight - 136 (had unfil - am on liquids for 5 days so should be down to 135 soon) SIZE 6!!!


FIRST FILL - Feb 7/09 +2cc
SECOND FILL - Mar 14/09 had 1.4 in band from 1st fill, added .8 for total of 2.2
THIRD FILL - April 11/09 - up to 2.6

UNFIL - Sept 28/09 took out 1.0 so Im at 1.6 and feel like a million bucks!



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Posted 26 July 2010 - 05:00 PM

I had a LBL with him in Jan 2009 I am thrilled with the results, however I had thigh lipo and I wouldnt waste my money on that again. I saw no improvement at all.I am planning on doing a lift and augmentation in March of 2011 with him. The main thing I need to stress is that if you need any paperwork filled out for jobs,benefits,disability get it done while you are there. Joyce has a major work overload and once your gone it takes forever to get anything done.



I am going to have my surgery there too. What did he charge you for thigh lipo if you dont mind me asking. Dr here wants 4 G
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#11 oncology702

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 01:00 PM

I am going to have my surgery there too. What did he charge you for thigh lipo if you dont mind me asking. Dr here wants 4 G



What surgery is Dr. Quiroz going to do on you, if you dont mind me asking? I am scheduled for my 3 procedures on December 15, 2010 @ 7:30 a.m. :rolleyes:

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:51 PM

To follow up on what i said earlier, I had fat from my stomach put in my face and was not happy with the results. Very uneven and did not do the area I was most concerned about. Didnt find the patient area in the back clean...at all...bugs in lights etc. Had botox to forehead, worked great but only lasted 1 and 1/2 months. I contacted Joyce and told her about it and about a problem I had at the border. She had me send a letter about the border but I never heard back about the other issues. I was really disappointed. Oh well, I guess.
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 01:04 PM

awww bandiva that sucks :(

My experience was great and it was clean while I was there :S
Dont know highest weight - wouldnt weigh myself - I know over 200 but not sure how much
Deciding ....................Weight - 189.9
Pre-op.......................Weight - 184.9
Surgery Dec 22, 2008 ..Weight - 177
Jan 13, 2009................Weight - 162
Jan 28, 2009................Weight - 160
Feb 12, 2009................Weight - 157
Mar 4, 2009.................Weight - 153
Mar 18, 2009................Weight - 150
April 30, 2009...............Weight - 144 - this feels so slow now
May 5, 2009..................Weight - 143 - LMAO - yup soooooooooo slow
May 20, 2009................Weight - 140 - PS Today!!! Breast Augmentation, CC Scar Fix - and not a TT but almost a mini one (LOL) no muscle cutting just skin tightening, fat lipo'ed from tummy, back, waist, upper thighs - put into butt as I have none now!
September 28, 2009.......Weight - 136 (had unfil - am on liquids for 5 days so should be down to 135 soon) SIZE 6!!!


FIRST FILL - Feb 7/09 +2cc
SECOND FILL - Mar 14/09 had 1.4 in band from 1st fill, added .8 for total of 2.2
THIRD FILL - April 11/09 - up to 2.6

UNFIL - Sept 28/09 took out 1.0 so Im at 1.6 and feel like a million bucks!



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#14 quennee

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 10:44 AM

I kinda can agree with Bandiva regarding a few items, like I said I used Dr Quiroz in Jan 2009 for LBL and lipo. I was planning on returning to him for my breast lift in April 2011, however I am seriously thinking of going with Dr Campos. I have emailed Dr Campos and/or staff on several occasions and have had immediate responses. I have emailed Joyce and it takes weeks to get back to me. I have set up a consultation appt for both doctors in November, so we shall see. I was happy with Dr Quiroz but the way they have Joyce try to handle it all is ignorant. They need to hire people or allow others to help her. If you have any questions please ask.
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:35 AM

Dr. Campos and his staff are amazing. I have never had any problems with communication of cleanliness of his Surgery center.
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Goal Weight Per Dr. Miranda 166

1st Fill 5/9/09 1.6cc
2nd Fill 7/15/09 .6cc
Unfill 9/19/09 1.8cc
3rd Fill 3/20/2010 .4cc
Total 2.2cc in a 4cc band




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