Plastic Surgery -- Fulfilling A Dream

Is This a Trend That Will Fade Away?

More and more Young Americans are thinking about this procedure, that could change their lives. Many have already done it, and depending of their financial status, others would try to get more info on it. We recommend to study the sites available on the net. YouTube is a good source. We know of certain Doctors, but it would be better if you get your questions answered on your own timing.

Angela contacted this surgeon from Latin America and got a call back from a call center located in Miami. She was already 36, with a decent Job as a Family practice Lawyer. Her family was always worried about her weight. She couldn't help to be overweight. Divorced at 34 and taking care of her twins, was not an easy task. Her nanny used to make wonderful recipes from Brazil and she was glad she wouldn't have to deal with the house chores anymore.

The Appointment nurse asked her some questions and all was clear: She wanted to have a liposuction and then a "Lipectomy" to flatten up her tummy as desired since she was in college... or maybe way back to Senior year at High School.

She was asked for allergies and recent visits to a Hospital. Seemed that everything was perfect. This plastic surgeon had a website with exciting reviews and her nanny had good vibes about that Physician.

The trip was going to take 2 weeks in all. Two days at the clinic under direct supervision from the team or surgeons. the next ten days she would have to stay at a nearby Hotel for further check up.

Angela left from John F. Kennedy at 5.45 a.m. and arrived at 2.15 p.m. The destination?

CALI COLOMBIA

2.15 p.m.

THE PRESENT

The staff was used to pick up new patients from abroad, and to her surprise they spoke decent English. The Cab went through Downtown Cali for about 45 Minutes and then arrived to her Hotel as promised on the phone interview. The service was excellent and she felt secure. Downtown Cali wasn't bad at all...was like driving through Downtown Miami, but she was warned of not going anywhere else on her own. Like in any city, there were places where you shouldn't have gone to at all!

Angela was scared, but the doctor perfectly answered all her questions and gave her the confidence she needed. She knew that an Intervention in Florida or California would've cost her 5 times more...and she took her risks.

'PARQUE DEL PERRO' LOCATION

THE CLINIC

7.35 AM

The results of her blood test and Urine samples gave the green light to the Medical Staff to proceed. The specialist wanted to know if she was able to withstand those 5 to 6 long hours routine. They chose general anesthesia, and as an extra procedure her buttocks were going to be reshaped and 'enhanced' with her own 'liposuction fluid,' sort of pumping your own fat into your derriere.

The team was very professional and the intervention was a success. Angela was sound asleep until 4p.m. Her lips were dried, and she was hungry and sore as she wake up. Her whole stomach was covered with Gauze and surgical patching tape. The local T.V. on the wall was in Spanish and she felt as though she was in another world. The music that the nurse aid was listening on her cell was close to Mexican. But it was a local 'Vallenato' from her boyfriend. Angela wanted to get this thing done and come back home. But an attorney cannot get her way in another country, so her mental 'ipso facto' motion was denied.


48 HOURS LATER

HOTEL ROOM

SECOND FLOOR

She was resting at her bed and had a personal nurse to give her those follow up massages and change the gauze in order to fight any infection. Drainage was encouraged to get rid of those extra unwanted fat around her waist. The bad thing was not being able to have a decent shower. Warm wet towels were supplied and thank God! The bathroom was big enough. Actually This Hotel was bought by the Doctor 6 years ago, and that was a good move for the sake of his foreign patients.

Angela would've thought twice before doing it again. The experience was scary enough. The food was not too bad, She was not allowed to eat regular food for the next 5 days. All she could eat was chicken broth and Jello. Not coffee or Juices for now. Another problem that she found was that her Post Op Surgery Liposuction Compression Garment Body Suit Girdle was just a pain to get herself in it. A modern torture with a C section feeling. The price for becoming a super Mom was at the door to pick up the emotional tag.

What she heard about Violence and Death was a myth, and the Doctor was used to those negative news. Her recovery was slow and she was asked to walk through the small hallway for as long as she could. She needed a person next to her so bad, but she was almost done. What she missed the most, were those Philly steaks and a good Pizza. The wounds were receding, because her tummy was itching...enough pain and so much to be done!

Little by little and after she got her stitches out. She was seeing a new person on that mirror. Her behind was rounded and made her look younger. Her smile was different now. Some wrinkles on her face were gone, and she felt light. She wanted to dance that song from prom night, but she forgot she was still in pain. Ouch!

THE FINAL DAY

9 A.M.

She packed up her luggage and said bye to the cleaning lady, that used to clean her room faithfully. They hugged and... even thought they could barely understand each other, they knew in their hearts that women care for each other in any language. This Spanish lady gave Angela her blessings in her own Catholic 'cross my heart' way. After checking out from the Hotel, she noticed that the driver and the bus boy were seeing a new woman, and that was a good sign for her.

2 P.M.

AT THE AIRPORT

The Plane was set to depart at 3 p.m. and Angela was asked by carrier staff if she was handed any bag at her last minute, or if she did her luggage on her own. Deep inside she felt the words like a numbing procedure. She had enough for two weeks and just gave the right answers to get her final okay for departure. She knew she couldn't leave the Country in danger of her own health.

The plane took off on time and she felt as though this foreign land was her own for a while. She was thinking about this new life waiting for her back in the States, and eventually shut her eyes, after her rambling thoughts got tired of those charming white clouds on a heavenly view of this forbidden paradise...!

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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey Lord - I have had some plastic surgery. I don't regret it and I'd do it again! Lol. I would NEVER go to a foreign country though! It can be several thousand dollars cheaper but I have heard horror stories about that. I've heard of ladies getting breast augmentations and then they get back to the states and find out they only injected them with silicone and it doesn't stay in place very long - long enough to get home:(

I think if you have something wrong and surgery can fix it - even if they want to call it plastic - go

ahead! Id just make sure I had the top doc (if you want a for sure good doc - find out who the other doctors go see!) great hub!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Kelly,

There are doctors and..doctors. This story is based on true stories from persons I know. The silicone stereotype is already old news. The events are real as though you were there. You have heard of horror stories... sure they are out there, and they can be found on youtube. The videos were too graphic to put them in here. I just wanted to capture those moments when you..just wonder, what in the world you were thinking? Believe it or not, there is a great amount of persons that travel abroad and do the cosmetics needed. From Cartagena, to Rio Brasil, the industry is flourishing, specially for those young girls that think that nature was not fair enough with them.

Thanks for your comment! and tell Dave that he has a beautiful wife!

LORD


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

So that where you were.. :) Very interesting hub. If I had the disposable income I would certainly have some work done. A woman should do what ever it takes to make her feel beautiful and if there are ways to avoid aging, I am all for it. I don't think young children or anyone under 18 should have it. (Reminds me of the mother injecting her toddler with botox.. thank goodness she is in JAIL!). Great hub.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Nice comment Tammy,

I will tell you this...this story is based on real events and feels like we were there. Imagination and reality blended as one. Thanks for your feedback my friend.

LORD


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

interesting hub, Joseph. I was thinking there'd be some kind of murder and mayhem and then I realized that this wasn't a piece from Thoughtsammiches. Enjoyed. Good read.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

That was funny PDXKaraoke,

This based on a true story, so the insights are real... as you might've felt it. No mayhem fro now. Lol! No carnage either... so far.

LORD

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