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  • Writer's pictureTerry T.

TERRY'S STORY "Unleashing Power and Confidence: The Unforgettable Mexican Tummy Tuck Journey!"

Updated: Jun 23, 2023



Surgery date: Mai 2020
Surgery performed: Extented Tummy Tuck + 360°Lipo
Surgeon: Dr Juan Bernardo Baltazar Rendon
Procedure Price: US$5,900



Get ready to embark on my Life-Altering Tummy Tuck Odyssey with TopPlasticSurgeonsMexico!

Hey there, I'm Terry, a proud mom of two awesome kids who bring me endless joy! Seriously, these little munchkins are my whole world. Being a mom is like pure magic, but let's keep it real, folks. It's not all rainbows and unicorns. We rarely talk about the real struggles and how our bodies go through some major changes. Time to spill the tea, mama!


Don't get me wrong, I love my imperfect body that gave life to these kiddos and stayed healthy throughout. Grateful for that, no doubt! But let's face it, after popping out two kids, things ain't exactly the same down there. It's okay to embrace our imperfections, but it's also okay to want to do something about it, you feel me?



"It’s true that being a mom is an absolute miracle but sometimes I feel it is so glamorized and the struggles and changes to our bodies aren’t talked about enough"

During my pregnancies, I packed on the pounds like there was no tomorrow. But one fine day, three years back, I said to myself, "Girl, it's time to give yourself some TLC." So, I rolled up my sleeves and worked my booty off to shed a whopping 80 pounds. Yeah, you heard me right!


Fast forward to today, and here I am, a living testament to the power of self-care and determination. Imperfect and proud, baby! It's all about accepting ourselves while also taking charge of our happiness and confidence. Let's rock this mom life and show the world what we're made of!



Tummy Tuck after Massive Weight Loss | TopPlasticSurgeonsMexico
Before & After Massive Weight Loss


So, here's the deal, folks. After all the hard work and shedding those pounds, I thought I'd be looking fly. But nope, life had other plans for me. Multiple pregnancies left my abs in shambles, with muscles separated like they were having a breakup party. And let's not forget the extra skin hanging around like it owned the place. Ugh, it was a total nightmare!


I reached my ideal weight two years ago, and man, I've been itching for a tummy tuck ever since. But you know how it goes, money matters and all that jazz. Plus, I was freakin' nervous about the recovery process and that scar across my belly. It had me second-guessing like crazy.


But let me tell you, after months of back-and-forth, I finally made up my mind to head down to Mexico for this surgery extravaganza. San Francisco prices were out of reach for my budget, so I started researching plastic surgeons in Mexico City. And guess what? TopPlasticSurgeonsMexico popped up as the first result on Google. Boom!



"I ended up scheduling my trip within an hour after hanging up the phone and planned my full Tummy Tuck surgery on May 2020".


I dove headfirst into reading patient reviews and success stories about the clinic. Let me just say, I was sold. Then I had my first contact with David, and holy smokes, that dude knew his stuff. He made the whole process feel less intimidating, and we talked through every single detail to ease my mind.


You won't believe it, but within an hour of hanging up that phone call, I had my trip scheduled. May 2020 was gonna be the month of my full-on Tummy Tuck extravaganza. I couldn't wait to rock that bikini with a newfound confidence!




THE BIG DAY HAS ARRIVED - DEPARTURE DAY FROM SAN FRANCISCO!

Man, oh man, I can still vividly recall the rollercoaster of emotions leading up to my procedure. But what stands out the most? The day right before, when I made the brilliant decision to search "Full Tummy Tuck" on YouTube. Cue the horror movie soundtrack—definitely not my finest moment!


"Felt so nervous but at same time like a kid on Christmas eve!!"

Anyway, let's fast forward to the big day—departure from San Francisco! The alarm rudely blared at 5 am, and let me tell you, I was a bundle of nerves. But you know what? Underneath all that anxiety, I felt a giddy excitement, like a kid hyped up on Christmas Eve! Yeah, that kind of anticipation.



Next stop: Mexico! Touching down, I was pleasantly surprised by how smooth the airport security process went. No crazy delays or pat-downs, thank goodness. And guess what? As soon as I stepped out, there was my personal chauffeur, Gonzalo, holding up a sign with my name on it. Talk about feeling like a VIP!




DAY ONE IN MEXICO—LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!

My driver whisked me away to Hospital Angeles, where I had my much-anticipated consultation with the one and only Dr. Rendon. As I walked into his office, his friendly secretary greeted me and filled me in on all the tests scheduled for today and tomorrow morning. Gotta make sure we cover all the bases, right?


Naturally, she wanted to know what medications I was taking, so I whipped out my pill stash, and she jotted everything down meticulously. Then came the paperwork extravaganza! Oh boy, it was a mountain of forms to conquer. But hey, I was low-key thrilled to see how detailed they were, leaving no stone unturned.


"The doctor had excellent bedside manner, which made me feel comfortable".


And then, the moment arrived. I met Dr. Rendon himself. Let me tell you, this doc had the best bedside manner. He had a way of making me feel at ease, like we were old pals. Patiently, he tackled my never-ending list of questions, and boy, did I have a big list! He wanted me to be fully informed about any potential discomfort or pain during recovery, and he had a game plan to tackle it head-on.


After giving me the once-over, he confidently declared that he could definitely work his magic and remove around 15 to 20 pounds of excess skin from my belly. I mean, cue the happy dance, because that news got me super pumped!

Naturally, with all that excitement, there was no chance I'd be catching any z's soon. So, once I settled into my cozy room at the Scala Magna Hotel, I grabbed my trusty tablet and indulged in two movies. Dimmed the lights for the ultimate ambiance, and eventually, sleep finally found me. Ah, what a day!




DAY TWO IN MEXICO—SURGERY DAY, BABY!

Bright and early at 7:00 am, my trusty driver picked me up from the hotel. We zoomed off to the hospital where I kicked off the day with blood tests and a visit to the in-house GP. Gotta make sure everything's ship-shape before we dive into this grand adventure. A little while later, it was payment time for the surgery, and you bet I went through all that paperwork with a fine-tooth comb. Gotta dot those i's and cross those t's, you know?


Oh, and let's not forget about meeting the anesthetist. Back in my hospital room, this cool cat strolled in, introducing himself and shedding light on the wonders of general anesthesia. I fired off my questions, and he patiently answered them all. My surgery was scheduled for 9:30 am, but guess what? It ended up starting at 11:30 am. Not exactly thrilled about the delay, but hey, gotta roll with the punches, right?


Before I knew it, my legs were getting all wrapped up in bandages, and I was being wheeled down to the operating room. I wasn't even nervous, thanks to some relaxant meds they gave me beforehand. Once we were in the OR, I got hooked up to the anesthesia and things started getting trippy. The room was spinning, and I faintly heard the anesthetist whispering, "Good night, good night."





Fast forward to the aftermath of the surgery.

It lasted a solid four hours, and when I woke up in the recovery room, I was shivering and shaking a bit. Turns out, it's totally normal, but man, it wasn't the most comfortable sensation. The combination of general anesthesia and my blood pressure acting up made me feel dizzy and queasy.


But guess what? Despite all that, just a few hours after my surgery, Dr. Rendon swung by and showed me some pictures of my brand-new tummy! Oh, the excitement and anticipation! It was like witnessing a true transformation. Can't wait to see the full results!





LIVING THE RECOVERY LIFE AT THE HOTEL!

You know what? It's been a year since my surgery, and I gotta tell ya, the pain isn't the first thing that comes to mind anymore. Sure, it was uncomfortable as heck, but somehow, I managed to handle it like a champ.

Let's talk about those drains that were placed under my skin for a whole week. Ugh, let me tell ya, they were absolutely revolting. Having to empty them was straight-up nasty. But you know what? I was damn proud of myself for dealing with it like a boss.

Every single day, Dr. Alexandra—a total sweetheart—came to my hotel room. She inspected my progress, changed the dressings, and helped me squeeze into that oh-so-flattering compression garment. I was beyond lucky to have her by my side. She was supportive, understanding, and on top of her game. Seriously, she knows exactly what Dr. Rendon expects during recovery. She's seen countless patients like me, so she's got every little detail locked down. Talk about being in good hands!

Around 10 days post-surgery, I was feeling like a million bucks. I was ready to hop on a plane and head back home to see my kiddos. So, in the afternoon, my trusty driver swung by the hotel, grabbed my bags, and off we went.




Now, let's talk results, baby!

One month after the operation, the dressings were finally off, and let me tell ya, those incisions were looking clean and healed to perfection. A sight for sore eyes, no doubt.


And now? Well, today, I couldn't be happier with everything I went through. If I had the chance, I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. But let's be real here—it wasn't a walk in the park, not by a long shot. It wasn't glamorous or easy. Nah, it was a challenge, but you know what? It was worth every single second. Over a year has passed, and I absolutely adore the results I see in the mirror. The team at TopPlasticSurgeonsMexico made me feel like I was their one and only priority. From start to finish, my experience was a solid 10 out of 10. So, thank you, thank you, thank you!



TERRY'S RATING Patient from San Francisco, USA

5/5 Overall rating / Outcomes 5/5 Doctor's bedside manner

5/5 Answered my questions

5/5 Time spent with me

5/5 Phone / email responsiveness

5/5 Staff professionalism 4/5 Payment process 4/5 Wait times 5/5 After care follow-up (in Mexico) 4/5 After care follow-up (once in my country) 4.7 / 5 TOTAL RATING



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