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Has anyone considered this doc? He is very popular on Univision and PSJ, however, no one really speaks of him here. I would love to speak with some of his former pt's and see some before and after pics. If anyone has some info pls pass it on. I tried the search function but really nothing came up.
I’m processing whether or not it’s worth the risk to travel to Colombia vs. Mexico.
At this point, I'm considering Dr Juris and Sacristan in Colombia. I've crossed out Dr Amaya after reading posts on Univision. I'm also considering Dr Patoja and Dr C (the female, forgot her name) in TJ. Dr J has a stellar reputation on the other boards, and his work is amazing....I just wish for some more recent info. It's hard to Google translate every post on univision...sigh. Colombia is cheaper, offers more in terms of garments, massages, and I believe Dr Sacristan offers one month insurance in case something happens and you need hospital care….? He also does amazing work and seems to have an excellent reputation.
Also, Mexico is less scary to me than going to Colombia, because that long flight over the ocean is just frightening....Even though it is almost the same distance for me, since I will be coming from Atlanta. Also, if I have any issues in Tj, I would just have to cross the border and check into a U.S. hospital…. Hmmmm…. Any feedback? Thanks Ladies!! Angie
All of the Drs you mentioned I have also contacted. They are all on my list of maybe. I am still waiting on a quote from Dr. J. The woman you're referring to is Dr. Camina Cardenas. Juris and Sacristan were at the top of my list but the language barrier with Sacristan is an issue for me and Juris hasn't responded to emails yet so that's why I moved on to Campos and Pantoja. I have been reading the Univision forum like crazy so I really wanted to use Juris or Sacristan. I like them too because they will remove more fat they do mega lipo in Columbia. One woman got 19 liters removed by a Columbian Dr. They also include more in the quote. The garments, lymphatic massages, ultrasound massages, barriatric chamber treatments, medial insurance, and 15-30 days in a recovery house.
UpgradeMe wrote:All of the Drs you mentioned I have also contacted. They are all on my list of maybe. I am still waiting on a quote from Dr. J. The woman you're referring to is Dr. Camina Cardenas. Juris and Sacristan were at the top of my list but the language barrier with Sacristan is an issue for me and Juris hasn't responded to emails yet so that's why I moved on to Campos and Pantoja. I have been reading the Univision forum like crazy so I really wanted to use Juris or Sacristan. I like them too because they will remove more fat they do mega lipo in Columbia. One woman got 19 liters removed by a Columbian Dr. They also include more in the quote. The garments, lymphatic massages, ultrasound massages, barriatric chamber treatments, medial insurance, and 15-30 days in a recovery house.
I'm very concerned about the language barrier too. However, a lot of ladies here are going to Dr Sacristan and seem very happy...so maybe he has some staff members who speak english? I would hope the nurse at least speaks it.
Do you think Dr P's work is as good as the Colombian doctors? I've been spending hours, researching, just to find the answer to this.... I want someone who will really give me a small waist, big booty, and big fake looking boobs!! Lol!
I crossed out Dr Campos because I dont like a lot of the pic's on his website. Some of the girls look like they have flat tummies but no waist line...straight like a brick. And some of his breast pic's the nipples are too high. One ladie on PSJ showed a pic where she can't wear a halter b/c her nipples show at the top!!! But maybe I am wrong....sigh
No Angie I'm right there with you on Campos' boobs. That is why I crossed him off. My boobs used to really big and perky and pretty and I want them back that way! I am naturally a DD but they're drooping after my 3rd child. She was the 1 I tried to breastfeed for a while and boy did that mess up the girls. Getting my boobs right is what's most important to me. I want to get 650cc-1000cc implants too LOL!! I want them big! But natural looking big. I may not need to go above 650cc since I already have alot of breast tissue. I had Amaya on my list. He does an internal bra (laser) which is what I want to help keep the girls up longer and support the implants. I haven't found anyone else who does that in Columbia or Mexico.
I do think Dr. P's work is up there with the Columbian Drs except he won't remove as much fat as they will. They're much more aggressive with lipo. His boob lifts w/ implants look good too.
I've been comparing before/after pictures on Dr Patoja's website to Dr Sacristan's, and I noticed that Dr S gives a more defined waist line.....he does a triple tie muscle repair...maybe it makes a difference, appearance wise??? or maybe it's just that they do more aggressive lipo in Colombia? His waist lines seem to have more of an indentation.
What do you think? I may be going to Colombia after all....
Are these "new" doctors or have they been established for awhile? It's hard to know how good a doc is just from pics and reviews alone...one advantage the Latin American doctors might have is that they're probably not listed on RateMDs. Here's a good article about posting fake reviews on sites like this to boost a doctor's appeal. It talks about US doctors but there's no reason to believe that it would only occur here.
Doctoring the Web A plastic surgeon has positive online reviews. But not from that patient who died.
If you type the terms "San Francisco" and "plastic surgery" into the Google search engine — as countless people have —the first business that comes up is the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center. Beneath the name of the business sits a short review: "Dr. Rajagopal is an excellent plastic surgeon. She is caring and experienced." There's no source name attached.
A broader search for Rajagopal reveals countless positive reviews all over the Internet. She's apparently a "knowledgeable," "truely gifted surgeon" with an "artistic eye" and access to "cutting edge" technology. On Citysearch, 30 out of her 32 reviewers have given her five stars, and numerous patients say there aren't enough stars in the rating system for a doctor of this caliber. She comes in on Sundays. She gives flowers to her patients at the end of their surgeries.
"Once you meet Dr. Usha Rajagopal, you'd wish she was your mother!" Rosie W. of San Francisco wrote in a Yelp review of the doctor. According to a review on one surgery forum: "if any of you are thinking of going to Dr. Rajagopal, go right ahead. She is top notch, and really knows what she is doing."
There's just one big problem with all of these fantastic reviews directing readers to Rajagopal for medical procedures. It's impossible to know which of them — if any — were written by actual patients. In fact, some of the reviews appear to be classic cases of what's commonly referred to as astroturfing — ringing endorsements that look like a groundswell of support when in fact they are being paid for. The practice is named after Astroturf — synthetic carpeting designed to look like real grass.
Girl, I totally believe this! Sometimes I wonder if half the folks posting on these boards are really working for the doctors! Lol! (Esp those who go so over-board in defending their doctors. )
I've never heard of RateMD...I will have to check that out. Thank you!!!
Dr Juris gets rave reviews on Univision.com...and even on PSJ. So Does Sacristan. However, I've talked with someone I met here (MMH) on the phone who lives in Atl by me who just went to Sacristan...so he is feeling safer to me right now.
Yeah, I know what you mean, someone who lives in my area went to Pantoja and got good results, too:)
RateMD's only works for US Doctors and they've recently come under fire for doing the same sort of fake review Astroturfing even though they initially were created because of similar practices. I wouldn't recommend them, esp. not for Latin American doctors.
Hi ladies, i am scheduled to have surgery Dr sacristan July, 7th im actually leaving July 5th at 4:00pm. Are any of you ladies going around that time?? Well i met Dr Juris here in Miami earlier this year for a preop, very nice guy but when i asked him if he injected some-fat into the the muscle he said no, and he also has a limit of 500cc, i definitely need more than that since im flat as hell . We. So i decided to contact Dr Sacristan, hopefully he can give me the results i want
I went to Dr. Juris a few years ago, the man is amazing with lipo but if you are looking for big fake, round boobs and a big butt, I do not think he will give this to you. He is an extremely talented sculptor and I have such a small waist but I do not think he likes to do fat grafting as I asked him for it and he told me would sculpt my body in a way that my butt will look bigger after. Thus, he is not keen on fat grafting or else he would be the perfect surgeon because he is so superb at lipo! His lipo results are better than anyone I have ever seen hands down.
I wanted big, fake rounded boobs too and I didn't get that either. We had agreed on a size but he ended up going smaller since I am so short. At that point I was a bit upset but now I am so happy he didn't go too big as I don't like the top heavy look. I think Sacristan is great with boobs and Juris is excellent at lipo. I still don't think any of them is great at butts! I am going to Colombia next month and looking for a surgeon myself so I know how it is. The only reason I am not going back to Juris is because I want fat grafting and have been trying to gain a little weight for it as he really sucked out every ounce of fat the last time.
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