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I am a mommy of 2 little girls (5yr old and 1yr...

I am a mommy of 2 little girls (5yr old and 1yr old). After I had my first one my tummy's skin looked a little bit loose but my stretch marks were looking bad. I lost all the weight I gained when I was pregnant with my first but was not happy with my tummy's skin but over time my stretch marks started fading. So anyways I got pregnant with my 2nd one and gained 60 pounds and after I had her I lost 40 of it but I am still working on losing the rest. I already picked out my surgeon and it is Dr. Tjelmeland at Meridian Plastic Surgery Center. I will be paying about $10,500 and that is including everything. He is going to do liposuction to my hips and do a umbilical hernia repair and tighten my abdominal wall muscles. I have been planning this for about almost 2yrs. The reason why I haven't done it sooner is because I haven't lost the weight that I want to lose. I want to weigh 135 when I have this surgery because in my opinion I think my results will look better if I am smaller. I weighed 178 about 2 months ago and have lost 23 pounds by working out and drinking Herbalife shakes with a low carb diet oh and working out 3-4 days a week. I need to lose 20 more before my surgery and I believe I will accomplish this before my tummy tuck. My goal here is to get advice and gain more knowledge about this procedure and to show my tummy tuck journey to others who are also considering this procedure.

I posted a picture of me after loosing 23 pounds,...

I posted a picture of me after loosing 23 pounds, I know it doesn't look like it but I am working on losing about 25 more.

Ok I am so confused now. I am thinking of getting...

Ok I am so confused now. I am thinking of getting my surgery in DR with Dr. Robles but I am scared to travel by myself. I was thinking of getting a tummy tuck with a Brazilian butt lift. After I had my surgery here in Tx I was planning on getting a bbl next year but now I'm thinking why not get it all at once and get it over with. I know for sure I want both. What do you all think? I've heard good things about Dr. Robles and I've seen pictures and they look good. I'm so confused now lol

So I told 2 people that I'm really close to about...

So I told 2 people that I'm really close to about me wanting to go to DR to get my surgery and they are not supportive. They think it's safer here in the US to get my surgery than out of the country and I told them every surgery has its own risks no matter where you get it done. Its not like I haven't done my research on doctors in DR or on the procedure I want done. They don't understand how I feel trapped inside this ugly body. They tell me that I don't need a tummy tuck that I just need to lose weight to fix my stomach. Ugh! that pisses me off.

Ok so I sent my deposit to Dr Yily to hold my date...

Ok so I sent my deposit to Dr Yily to hold my date. Now I'm just going to wait for a confirmation. I'm so excited! I hope I get the date I picked. I wrote to Dr Robles about 2 weeks ago and never heard back. I love robles and yily's work, they are both very talented in my opinion.

I got a confirmation today from Dr. Yily, I will...

I got a confirmation today from Dr. Yily, I will be having my surgery June 10th if its God permits me. I applied today for my passport and everything went smooth, I paid a little extra $ to get it quicker and now all I have to do is book my flight and buy my supplies that I will be needing. I'm so excited but nervous at the same time. I started taking Iron and vitamin C on Wednesday and I will be taking other vitamins too. Oh and I need to go to my primary doctor to get my tests done and my prescriptions. Dang, I have so many things to do. Oh and I need to lose 10 pounds before surgery. I know I will be able to ( I think ) lol I weigh 155 and I want to be at 145.
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did you have surgery? Hope everything okay
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Can someone please send me Dr. Yily's email address, cant find it need to send her my pics. thanx!
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did u end up doin the surgery?
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English?
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Good luck
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please post! :)
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Bestrong I don't know what is wrong with you and sambam y'all betta show them bangin bodies.
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Hi, need to know how do I send my info to Dr. Yily so that I can get a quote. thanks
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How r U? Find I hope!...
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So today is the day I fly out to DR!!!! And having surgery done Monday :))
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You go girl! Hope everything turns out ok and you heal fast!
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Thank u
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Hey hun God be with you on this amazing journey ...Are you going to Yily? Did you find a RH?
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It's coming up gl:)
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Honey hope ur doing ok! I want to ry dr yily aswell cant wait to see ur hot bod!
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Hope you're healing well! Can't wait to see pics and read an updated review!
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Hi...I am new to the site, but I have finally decided that I need surgery,since nothing I do is affecting my weight loss. Between meds, I just continually gain...although since being in a car accident, I have permanently lost over 50 pounds...and now have a huge drooping pouch and boobs that need to go! I went to a surgeon here in Ontario....and she was rude and insulting! Despite trying to tell her that nothing worked to loose weight...and I ate very healthy...she refused to look at me unless I loose another 25 pounds....which my body refuses to do. Not sure what the prerequisites are for surgery outside of Canada....but, even my family dr says I need to have it done. Anyone with thoughts...would love to hear before I pay for a consult.
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Come to the states!!you take your chances on consultation but if you find the right surgeon it's worth it
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I was contemplating between Robles and Yily also! I hope you had an excellent surgery and cant wait to see pics! Hope you have a speedy recovery!
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hey am leaving for surgery on july 7 but i still have not found a place to stay and every where is booked around that time. Anyone have any ideas for me PLEASE!!! PS and i dont speak SPANISH
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Recovery Caribbean med spa the lady speaks English
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Hello OMG. I am so HAPPY FOR U!! 8 more days to a new you! U will do just fine. I am 3 weeks post op. I posted Before & After pics. I too have been considering Dr Yily De Los Santos. Did you pay for a complete package? I'm more so concerned about the logistix. REALSELF has to invite Dr. to join. She is one of the VERY FEW from the DR. I need to rest easy knowing my transportation is taken care of, post op lodging while I am there alone. So whatever advice U can give, I am all ears!! Oh let her lock up your cell phone esp if it's an iPhone. I just read a lot of that while being over there. (no different here actually) Good luck!! Keep us posted!! U will be so happy when its done.
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