Forgive my English
I've suffered with gynecomastia since the beginning of junior high. Like many here, it ruined my life in so many ways. Around 18, I tried to lose them by working out, eating well, running, doing all that kind of stuff. But it didn't work. So i went on the internet and found out about surgery.
I didn't have much money so i looked for a cheap way. I knew that foreign countries usually have the same quality of surgeons (if not better) than the US for a fraction of the price. I live in the Los Angeles area and knew that Mexico would be my best bet. After much research and searching i found Clinica de Cirugia Cosmetica in Tijuana. The price for gynecomastia surgery was only $1,800. Super cheap compared to what i usually found!! So being in college and not having a job really, i began to save all my money for about a year. And finally, i had enough about a month ago.
I drove there without anyone knowing. Not even my parents. It was very very risky situation because i didn't know what to expect in a foreign country. Especially since i was alone in this. I also wasn't quite sure how professional this facility would be. Even though it looked very legot from their e-mail, website, etc, i still was nervous about it.
I drove for about 2 hours from L.A. before arriving at the Mexico border. Let me tell you guys in advance, TJ can be very confusing. The street signs are situated in a way where you can easily miss your turn or exit. Also there are many one way streets that make it difficult. But luckily the building that i was looking for, was not only the tallest building there but the most modern/beautiful looking. So i pretty much just found it by eye. When i got there, the staff (like in the e-mails) were VERY kind. VERY professional as well. They took me in quick! My appointment was at 8am, by 9am i found myself in the room, putting on a medical shirt thing and waiting for my operation in just a couple minutes.
All in all, the surgery went well. unfortunately, i had a very rare occurance. Two hemorrhages. Which is very very rare, probably won't happen to you. So i had to have an additional 2 surgery that same day.
I stayed over night (Which cost $100 per night) But they have nurses there all night checking up on you. The room is very comfortable with its on bathroom/ TV/ small couch/ large window BEAUTIFUL view. The next day, i left back home...very sore. Many bruises but i felt great because already i can see that my chest was waaaaaaaaay smaller. I got home and my parents were worried sick. Let me explain, i wasn't intending to stay over night. They were asking questions and noticed that i was weak. That i couldn't really move. Finally, i admitted to them what i have done and explained to them that i didn't want them to try to stop me. They were supportive and understood my situation.
2 days later, i went back to take off my bandages and get a quick check up before my main 2 week check up. Dr. Salas was very generous and very professional. My mother got to meet all the staff which already knew me by name. Very personal and loving staff. (Now my mother wants some surgery there hehe) To my fortune, the doctor said everything looked great and normal. That i would need to come back in 2 weeks for the final check up before being able to take off my surgical garment.
I am only 7 days post op and i already do not feel sore, and can already move normally. Though, i'm not supposed to do sports for at least 3 more weeks. I feel great. And my chest looks great. My life has changed and i feel like i can now do anything i want. Have a girlfriend, go out, take off my shirt, meet people, ANYTHING.
I would 100% recommend this institute to anyone looking for a cheap, professional, great results for gyne. http://www.drjsalas.com/principal.htm
Dr. Jose Luis Salas Martinez
Clinica de Cirugia Cosmetica
$1,800 - surgery + all doctors fees / anesthesia / etc
$90 - surgical garment
$100 - overnight stay
Professional as can be (you do research)
Clean institute in very modern building
very nice and helpful staff/nurses (most very pretty too hehe)
NEED passport or birth certificate to cross border
I hope to all with this problem that they fix it right away. I'm now 20 almost 21 and i am so grateful that i have fixed this at such a young age. I am now free!
Any questions, i'll be happy to answer, since i feel it's my duty to get this out there because i remember how lost i was before when i didn't know what to do.