Finally made it home!!!!!!So much to share!!!!!!DRA.ROBLES Santo Domingo, DR

Okay I'm 26 a month away from 27 I have 5...

Okay I'm 26 a month away from 27 I have 5 children,4 delivered by c-section. To make a long story short I hate what the toll of becoming a mother has done to my body.I'm 5'2 and I currently weight in at 138(ouch). My breast which were never big are now flat and my stomach-did I tell you I birthed 5 children. Well anyway I feel its now time for a change.

I know I need and want a tummy tuck with lipo and my breast done.I'm also considering a fat transfer to my butt. The cost for this in the states is kind of high which lead me to Dominican Republic. Why?Because the women who get surgery done over there are hot and the cost is low. I know alot of women who have had surgeries over there and they all are very happy. So I conducted my own research and Dr.Robles is at the top of my list. I am currently in contact with her assistant Laura Castro.I spoke to her once on the phone so far and we have emailed each other several times. To be honest I just want to pick the right doctor. I plan to have my surgeries at the middle to end of March. If anyone is going over there around that time please contact me I would love to have another women to share this experience with!!!!!!!!!! Also if anyone knows anybody who has had surgeries with Dr.Robles (good or bad) feel free to share. I just want to feel comfortable in my decision. I will be posting my horrible before pics soon(don't laugh) and I will be posting my experience the good the bad and the ugly. I am currently on a diet I want to be 125 when its time for my surgeries so the journey begins now!!!!!

Okay so I have been in consentant contact with Dr...

Okay so I have been in consentant contact with Dr.Robles assistant Laura and I have been informed because of the increase in the the possible risk I cant do a tummy tuck,lipo, and breast implants all together. So she told me we must prioritizes so we agreed on my tummy tuck with lip to my waist and breast implants. and if I still want it we can do my butt at a later date. Thats cool with me. So any who now its time to get in shape and stop smoking (yes I know disgusting) and get over all healthy.My arms are kind of lose so I'm going to start toning them up. Like who wants sloppy arms with a sexy waist(not cool). Oh and I have to book my flight ticket and GET A PASSPORT!!!!!!!!!! How could I forget that? Okay so I'm going to do the paper work for that today and book my flight next week. I'm going to start making fruit and veggie soothies. And start eating more baked and boiled food and no fried(UGGH)f food and start taking vitamins and work out. I'm on a mission!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Soooo yesterday I stopped smoking and the day...

Soooo yesterday I stopped smoking and the day before yesterday I had my last greasy-a** cheeseburger So the past two days been mostly about lost for me. I know its for the best but damn am I going to miss all that red meat :-(. As I'm writing this post I am eating a homemade grilled chicken salad with no dressing but its good (I guess). I don't think the hardest park of this journey is going to be letting go of all my unhealthy eating habits but giving up smoking.I use smoking as a stress releaser but I'm just going to have to use something else,like the gym!!!! I'm going to have to keep busy for a while to not think about smoking. I'm going to do some cleaning today to help keep my mind focused and on Saturday I'm going to start going back to the gym on a daily bases.
I'm waiting for my husband to get home now so I could go and buy the vitamins I need!!!!! SOOOOO yeah will update again when I have some info to share!

OMG I have a bad freaking cold on top of that I...

OMG I have a bad freaking cold on top of that I have asthma so you get the idea. I so wanted to take last night off from my job but "money is the motive" at least I got a good workout from being on my feet all night. I'm about to step out and get some cold meds and tea and go to sleep until I have to get up to work tonight. Due to my sickness I am not on a diet right now but as soon as I feel better I will jump back on it. UGH!!!! My eyes r puffy and my nose is red Can you say cranky?! BTW I am still doing research on my doctor and when I feel better I will update you more on my research. Until than BLAH :-(

I am sooooo cranky!!!! I hate calling the Doctors...

I am sooooo cranky!!!! I hate calling the Doctors in DR they take so long to respond.UGGH!!!! Like what about our time. Like I do have to book flights so I need to know what I'm doing ahead of time.But I'm not booking crap until all of MY questions are answered and a minute before.

Okay sooo I now have a date for my surgery its the...

Okay sooo I now have a date for my surgery its the 8th of March I will be confirming with the doctor on friday. Honestly I don't trust anybody so believe me I am still doing research and even though I have a date my research has not stopped. Sometimes I just wish I could find a doctor in the states to make me look the way I want but I have seen girls who had surgery in the states and I must say I am not impressed with their work. So DR it is. I am going to be traveling alone and like I said I do not trust anybody. Is anybody going to the same doctor I am maybe we could link up at the airport some how and be travel buddies. I just don't want to be alone and anybody is better than nobody. I plan to stay in Dr for 15-20 days so I can heal a little better.I havent started packing as I plan to buy most of my supplies in DR. Yes I will bring clothes with me from the states but thats about it. I wish my husband would come with me put he has class and final exams. Some how I thought this would be more important but whatever. I was thinking about getting work on my teeth done also in DR does anyone know of any good dentist in DR? As the get closer to February I am reminded that my surgery is right around the corner. Can you say nervous???? Well I am

Okay So My Date Is set!! I am going to book my...

Okay So My Date Is set!! I am going to book my ticket in the morning and send my flight information to Laura. My passport should be here in the next 2-3 weeks but way before I am ready leave . I plan to arrive in DR on the 6th of March and I will come back on the 22 or 23 of March. I will stop smoking COLD TURKEY tomorrow morning!!!! I AM GOING TO BE SO BITCHY!!!!!!! (my poor husband) But I must stop smoking in order to have my surgery and the sooner is the better. I will also be working out daily inorder to promote a faster recovery. I still have so much stuff to do before I leave!!! I will go shopping for some lounge wear and other supplies next week. I will start my list today so that way I can add more needs to the list before its time for me to go shopping, but I know for a fact I will still need to do last minute shopping.
I am taking my vitamins and I plan to go get a general heath check up next week. I have no health insurance so I will be paying for that in cash. I just need to make sure I am healthy before my trip and surgery. I also have to make a clinic blood work appointment because the Dr.Robles wants that done and sent to her about 2 weeks before surgery. On top of that two of my kids birthdays is at the end of March and I have to make the plans for that now and trust my husband to follow through on my directions (Haha). I am saving every dime I get because I dont plan to return to work until some in May. I don;t want to be recovering and thinking about money, I dont need any extra stress. Before I leave I want to pay my gym membership for the next 4 months. I am like 135 right now I want my weight to be about 10 pounds lighter when I get my surgery so I can look great! I am not going on any crazy diet I am just going to work out and eat right and I know the weight will come off. I have been looking up different foods to promote healing and I am taking my vitamins to make sure my blood is right when I get there. I have been doubling up on my iron and vitamins because I am also told I am anemic when I go to the doctor and I am sure I will have my period when I am having my surgery and I have read on here that that affects your blood levels somehow. I don't understand it but I am going to do my best to get them up and keep them as high as possible. FYI: the vitamins upset my stomach but I do my best to take them after I eat to help that out a little.
If anybody knows what items I will need please post it!! I know the basics but what about the creams for my scar to fade and what are those pills that help with the bruising and swelling? If you know what these are and where to get them let me know.
And if any of the reaself ladies are in DR right now or going soon to see Dr.Robles please post a picture of her and her assistant Laura. So we can now have a face with a name!! That would be cool right?! I know I am going to ask for one.......... I am still looking for a travel buddy but you ladies have my surgery dates so please hit me up. I love company!!!!!!!!!!!!So that is it for now !!

Its my first 7 hours since I quit smoking!!! I...

Its my first 7 hours since I quit smoking!!! I woke up really hungry this morning and really cranky and jittery. I havent ate any thing yet I need to go food shopping. I'm a little stressed about my budget but I will be find if I average a total of 200 dollars a day. I have to go into my saving today to buy my airline ticket and to buy my children some items they have a casting call with disney coming up. Thank goodness I can do their head shots on my own (that saves me money). I worry abut everything so it should be no surprises that I am up worrying now. I have so much to do in so little time. I have decided I will be going to conway or a 10 dollar store to buy my clothing for my trip. I want stuff cheap so I will not have to worry about staining things. My stomach is in knots already. I cant go to work tonight because I have to go to this really big party. This is the last time I am taking off for the next 33 days!!! No days off is my motto for the next month. I want to smoke so bad!!! :-( BUT I CANT so im doing the best I can to keep my fingers busy!!!! I wish I had a blue pill right now

I just booked my ticket with JetBlue !!!!! the...

I just booked my ticket with JetBlue !!!!! the grand total was......477.50 !!!! Not bad at all. For me this makes the trip all more real!!!! I'm so excited now its time to get this weight lost ball rolling!!!!

So the days are getting closer and my nerves and...

So the days are getting closer and my nerves and imagination is starting to get the best of me. Like I am starting to wonder how do the know the people who are posting on this site are really her patients and not some people just trying to get us over there. IDK but maybe its my mind playing tricks on me. I just know we live in a world where you cant trust anybody. I am going to make sure I keep everyone updated on my progress . Today Laura texted me to check up on me and see how everything has been going. I was happy to see that because some girls have posted once you book your flight, the communication breaks down. I am still taking my vitamins and will increase them to 3 times a day tomorrow. I'm just so stressed. And just to let everyone know I plan to get some work done on my mouth as well out there and Laura recommended her dentist. I will email the dentist tonight to find out some information on that but if any one know any good dentist out there please let me know .And I am still looking for a travel buddy

I just wanted to check in and give a little update...

I just wanted to check in and give a little update. I am still taking my vitamins and not smoking at first I was stressed but I'm okay now sometimes I want to smoke but its nothing I cant fight . I have been in contact with Laura we text or email each other at least once every other day. I like that we communicate. And just to let everyone know I am not getting MY BUTT done. And I am happy with the doctor I picked. I personally dont like when people try to offer their personal options without undergoing any form of surgery. I am going with who is best for me and who makes me feel at ease. If you are following MY PERSONAL Journey please keep all of your post positive and uplifting!!! As this is a very unique time for me and I dont need to be more stressed out than I already am !!!! Next week I will start shopping for supplies for my trip. I have a list the funny thing is it just keeps on getting longer and longer oh well.

I have been doing some online research and I have...

I have been doing some online research and I have decided I will not be taking Bromelain supplement because but I will be taking Arnica (by mouth and cream) right after my surgery to help prevent the bruising and swelling. This was my personal judgement call. I will be going to Walgreens within the next 3 days to buy my Anti Embolism socks and nausea pills. I will post how much I spent after I buy them. I was going to by my compression socks online but I want to make sure they fit right so I will be going to the store to get them. I plan to buy two pairs so I may buy my other ones online after I am sure about the fit. I am buy two because I want to always have one handy when one pair is being washed . I will be buying my dresses and the other cheap items of clothing from conway or cheap stores like this I plan to only spend about 100 dollars (the most on clothing) for this trip that way if something gets messed up I wont mind at all and on top of that I need lose fit clothing and to be honest I do not own any (lol). I will be getting adult depends for my leakage because alot of girls have said that when you "leak" in the beginning days it soils your Surgical compression garment and they have to change it and that is hella painful. I dont have time for that so if I'm wearing depends that will get dirty and not my CG and it will save me a little discomfort and pain. I already have flip-flops but I may buy another pair just in case. Oh and I have to go to the book store!!! Alot of girls have said that they get bored because most of the tv channels are in Spanish. Well I plan to keep busy when I'm not sleeping or walking around to promote my healing I will have my nose buried in a book or be on the phone with my family. I have been tripling up on all my vitamins and I must say it makes me feel sick but I just do my best to give my self a half of a hour to relax after I take them. I have been doing my best to take them on a empty stomach to make sure it goes directly into my blood stream. I hate pills :-( also my appetite is gone idk why maybe its the vitamins. 14 days before my surgery I will stop taking all of my vitamins accept the iron. Once again this is my personal call. On my vitamin B vitamins bottle it warns that these pills should be stopped 14 days before surgery an you dont have to tell me twice (lol) . I am trying to increase my water intake and I'm doing a little better I am trying to get to 10 16oz glasses a day so far I have only had one 8oz glass and am drinking a 24oz right now soooo yeah. Well thats it for now. Oh and does anyone know any good dentist in DR I am still looking for one!

My passport came today ;-) I look hot in my...

My passport came today ;-) I look hot in my passport picture!!! Now for my body to match my face. I am so ready for this change. I will most likely go to the doctor next week to do my blood work but I am not worried at all I have been taking my vitamins and I have started eating better.

The 17th was my birthday and its official I am 27....

The 17th was my birthday and its official I am 27. I am not to happy about that. So I guess you guys want to know what I did, well I went to work and get so drunk I got alcohol poisoning. I guess thats what happens when you drink two bottles of Moet Rose, I bottle of peach circo , and 10 double shots of Partron. Just thinking about it makes me sick. I dont remember anything from that night. So that was my last night drinking for about the next six months. FYI I party really hard and I am known to rock out. So because of my drinking I missed a night of work and even though I still feel like crap I will be going in tonight. I need all the extra money I can get .
So what new?Well I have 16 days to go before my surgery and I am super excited. I brought a few things but not much
1. One pair of compression socks ( I still need another)
2. Tooth brush and tooth paste (travel size)
3. Two packs of disposable adult wash clothes (big ass baby wipes) They were on sell!!!!
4. Two bars of lever 2000 soap
I still have a bunch of stuff I need to buy . I plan to go in my closet tomorrow and pull out my summer clothes to see what I have. I know I have a few sun dresses flip flops. I really see no reason to buy a whole new wardrobe for my trip when I will need to go shopping for new stuff when I get back. So I will cut my cost my going my my never ending closest ;-) I just got a email from Laura to make sure none of my vitamins have vitamin E or A in it because in can cause issues during surgery and some of the ladies have been taking it. I was sure mines didn't but I triple checked anyway. And I am in the clear (YES!!!)
Another thing a lot of ladies are wondering if I am getting my booty done and once again I am saying I am not. I am going for a tummy tuck +lipo +getting my breast done that is it!!! LOL. I like my booty and I am sure it would look much more pronounced once my tummy is gone. If not I will look into a bbl on a much later date but not now I am happy with my booty and I like the way it feels.
So I am two days away from my two week mark and I cant wait for the change!! I know recovery will be hard but mentally I am preparing myself. If I stay strong mentally I am sure I can get through my recovery . I am ready,well not really but I am ready LoL if that makes since at all. I will be going to the supermarket tomorrow to buy some veggies for a veggie soap and some greens for salad and some chicken for protein. These are the only things I plan to eat for the next two weeks as I want to lose 10 more pounds if possible but not sacrifice my healing. So let the countdown began!!!!!!!!

So 12 days to go and for me it feels like things...

So 12 days to go and for me it feels like things are slowing down. I order my Arnica Anti-bruise Kit from vitamedica.com for 36 dollars plus 4.95 for shipping it should be here by Thursday. I still have not really did that much shopping and I seem to work better under pressure anyway. So I will be doing last minute shopping. Right now all I am worried about is doing going to work every night and earning extra money for my trip and to have extra when I get back to the states to recovery in peace. I love this website its like a place to express my self without worry nor judgement. Sometimes I dont even care if anyone reads it as long as I can get stuff off my chest. Its my personal place and no one can take it from me.

I have not updated in a few days and thats because...

I have not updated in a few days and thats because I have been busy getting ready for my trip!!! I have done a little shopping and planing before I tell you my list. I called JET BLUE today and asked about bring certain items on the plane. I was informed I can bring hand sanitizer on the plan as long as its in a less than 2oz container and all of these items must be in 1 one quart zip lock bag. And no liquids. I am happy they told me this because I was going to buy ensure and take it over there with me. That just saved me 20 bucks. Okay so I am going to list the items I have and than I am going to list the items I still need to buy.

STUFF I ALREADY HAVE FOR MY TRIP
Adult wipes
face wipes
water bottle with filter
tooth brush with travel size tooth paste
5 sun dresses
3 night gowns
2 pair of flip flops
one pair of flat sandals
3 adult depends
one pair of compression socks
1 bar of soap
Hand sanitizer (remember it must be in 2oz bottles or less)


THINGS I STILL NEED
one pack of wife beaters(tank tops)
travel size lotion
travel size deodorant
Nausea pills
Another pair of compression socks
Pillow
packets of gertoride mix
A small purse for personal Items
Silicone strips for silon.com ( this is going to be kind of pricey around 350 dollars these are the best around and I am looking at it as a investment in my body)
1 shawl or sweater for the clinic to help me deal with the air conditioner in the clinic)
Rose mosgueta rose oil from vitaminshoppe.com for around 11 dollars
and maybe a house coat but I am not sure yet.
So thats my lists of what I have and what I still need. I told ya'll I work better when everything is last minute.
Speaking of last minute do you know my husband still has not booked his plan ticket. When he told me this I was like WTF but he promised he would book it by tomorrow night ( my fingers are crossed) if he doesn't I will steal his credit card and do it myself. I am so ready for this change!!! I am counting the days everyday like 3 times a day. I weighted myself today and I am 134 not bad. I am going to try and knock down those 4 pounds before my surgery. I have done it before and I am sure I can do it again.

Sooo I have so much to tell. I arrived here...

Sooo I have so much to tell. I arrived here yesterday!!! My plane ride was a ghetto hot mess lol but I have no complaints I sleep most of the way here. Leo was waiting for my husband and I right after bag customs. He was very nice and carried all our bags (I must tip him on my return). When I got to the hospital my room was not ready so while I waited for my room. I did my blood test and R-rays. I also had to meet with a specialist for my asthma and that was 125.00 extra but I needed to see her has I needed a asthma treatment. I just had one now. I do not really care that much for the staff in the hospital. They move very slow but are not rude at all. On top of that we dont understand each other but I can deal with it and them.
I meet with the doctor today and when she was checking my body over and pressed on my tummy she found I have a small hernia right next to my belly botton and she will remove it. After looking me over she said she could do a tummy tuck or lipo on my belly because I did not have alot of skin but I wanted a tummy tuck because I want these damn stretch marks to go away and she will lipo my waist as well. So my tummy tuck will be a little higher but when she did the out line I was like this is what you call high? Its going to be low to me.I tried to get her to do my arms but she said no as because that would be to much work for one surgery and she only cares about my health. I said fine and I will be returning to her in the next 6months for lipo on my back as well as my arms and use that fat to fill in on my hips but that will be a different post.
Laura is very sweet she is 4 months pregnant and is a very pretty pleasant and slim. Dr.Robles is also pretty and looks just like her picture on her website. Both speak very good english but Laura's is much better.
So I am just sitting here waiting for my surgery I am the third. I wanted to be first but what ever. I am just so freaking hungry and when I am hungry I become cranky. Like really bitchy.My husband has a really bad cold because he does not listen and he did not take his vitamins. But he will be fine. i just really want some food. And I cant sleep right now because I just had my asthma treatment and if you have asthma you know those treatments leave you wired so yeah.

Sooo I have so much to tell. I arrived here...

Sooo I have so much to tell. I arrived here yesterday!!! My plane ride was a ghetto hot mess lol but I have no complaints I sleep most of the way here. Leo was waiting for my husband and I right after bag customs. He was very nice and carried all our bags (I must tip him on my return). When I got to the hospital my room was not ready so while I waited for my room. I did my blood test and R-rays. I also had to meet with a specialist for my asthma and that was 125.00 extra but I needed to see her has I needed a asthma treatment. I just had one now. I do not really care that much for the staff in the hospital. They move very slow but are not rude at all. On top of that we dont understand each other but I can deal with it and them.
I meet with the doctor today and when she was checking my body over and pressed on my tummy she found I have a small hernia right next to my belly botton and she will remove it. After looking me over she said she could do a tummy tuck or lipo on my belly because I did not have alot of skin but I wanted a tummy tuck because I want these damn stretch marks to go away and she will lipo my waist as well. So my tummy tuck will be a little higher but when she did the out line I was like this is what you call high? Its going to be low to me.I tried to get her to do my arms but she said no as because that would be to much work for one surgery and she only cares about my health. I said fine and I will be returning to her in the next 6months for lipo on my back as well as my arms and use that fat to fill in on my hips but that will be a different post.
Laura is very sweet she is 4 months pregnant and is a very pretty pleasant and slim. Dr.Robles is also pretty and looks just like her picture on her website. Both speak very good english but Laura's is much better.
So I am just sitting here waiting for my surgery I am the third. I wanted to be first but what ever. I am just so freaking hungry and when I am hungry I become cranky. Like really bitchy.My husband has a really bad cold because he does not listen and he did not take his vitamins. But he will be fine. i just really want some food. And I cant sleep right now because I just had my asthma treatment and if you have asthma you know those treatments leave you wired so yeah.

I am still waiting for the doctor and its freaking...

I am still waiting for the doctor and its freaking 2:20 now!! I am so freaking hungry I am marked up already but I am so hungry its not even funny!! I am so cranky. The nurses in the clinic are not that bright and it has nothing to do with a language barrier. I only found two of them to be helpful and informative. At least I know what to aspect when I come back in about 6 months. I hope it is much better in the recovery house. I am like siting here day dreaming about food. I so want some on top of everything I have cramps and my period can come anytime now. Can you say mega-bitch?

I am my surgery yesterday and it went like this I...

I am my surgery yesterday and it went like this I was given a blue pill and thats all I recalled. I woke up in my room cold and asking for my husband. I did not wake up during surgery only after when I was in my room. When I woke up Dr.robles was in my room with me talking to my husband and she showed him a little bit of my tummy.He told me that my stretch marks are all gone. I was in in aout of it for the last few hours and I am in pain mostly discomfort in my belly and my period came :-( so you know thats not helping.
This morning I threw up ,a lot and that hurt my belly something awful and they gave me meds for that. I still feel like crap. My boobs are tight but I can deal with that its the tummy tuck that is the real pain in my ass. I walked around a little today and i prefer sitting vs laying down. More than anything I am very stiff. I have not saw Dr.Robles yet. The nurses for my after care where great I have no complaints about them at all. So that is it for now my husband just braided my hair into into one braid and is currently geting our stuff ready to be moved to the recovery house.I am happy he is here. I will post more when I have something to tell.

I had my surgery on the 7th of March with Doctor...

I had my surgery on the 7th of March with Doctor Robles. I arrived home yesterday ( with my drain) I left DR early. I have so much to post about but I have a really bad headache and I am really out of it but I have not forgot about my real self family!!! So I am going to rest for a bit and when I am feeling a little better I will post about my journey in great detail. I have so much really important information to share. Some will shock you some will shock you, but I told ya'll I will be very honest. Dr.Robles is a very sweet and caring doctor and with her you are in good hands but as for everything else........well I will post about that later.

Okay so I had time to rest and compose my thoughts...

Okay so I had time to rest and compose my thoughts on my surgery and trip to DR. So today is the 16th of March and I am 10 days PO from my tummy tuck with agressive lipo and breast implants. I left DR 8 and 1/2 days post op. You probably like what?! I thought you had to stay in DR at least 10 days and guess what your right!!! But I could not take another day in that place. Lets start from the beginning..... I arrived in DR on the 6th of March with my husband and Leo was waiting for me with a sign he greeted us warmly and took our luggage from us and took us to the clinic. He was nice and even thought he does not speak english very well engaged us with small talk. When we arrived at the clinic Laura was waiting for us. She introduced herself and told us to have a seat she would be with us shortly. Shortly turned out to be about 45 mins. When she finally came back she apologized for taking so long. I was a little bothered but I let it go I mean shit happens.l We went in the office and she collected my funds and gave me a receipt. Than she took pictures of my body. She than informs me that my room is not ready but we could do my x-rays and other stuff while I wait. I said okay after we completed all our paper work and I did my x-rays and stuff my room was still not ready so I told her this was fucked up as me and my husband had a long flight and were tried and I needed to shower. So within 5 mins my room was ready but I had no pillow. I had one in my bag but I was not going to use it and they needed to hurry up and get me one. So I went to take a shower while I waited and the water was not hot so my husband went and got a nurse. She told me to run the water for 10 mins and it would get warm. It didn't I went and told her again she told me that thats as hot as it get LUKEWARM. So I got upset and asked her why the hell did she tell me to keep on running it than. She "does not understand" me . I roll my eyes because at this point I know I can get really ugly and I know when someone is trying to get over on me. So I take my cold bath and fall asleep without a pillow. I was so tried. I wake up the next day and meet with the Asthma doctor oh I still don't have a pillow. Finally the head nurse comes in and apologized for her staffs stupidity. Just to let you know this story as a lot of apologizes in it. I at around 8:30 I meet Dr.Robles she is very sweet and kind and she marks me up and she is very honest and makes me feel really at ease. She than informs me I will be her third surgery for that day. I'm like Laura said i would be your first in the thousand of emails I receive.On top of that I had not eaten since 10 pm the night before. She says she does not know why laura said this and informs me that the other two ladies are older and she has to take longer on them she tells me to relax and she lets me drink some water infront of her but she says I can not eat. I ask her what time I will be than and she answers honestly that she does not like to give times as each surgery is different but she promises to keep me posted and check on me between every surgery and she says laura will keep me posted as well. I say cool. I mean what can I say I want this women to help make me pretty lol . So the wifi in the clinic is not great but I manage to get a okay signal and spend the time blogging and talking to my family at home and napping. Laura never checks in on me when I ask the simple nurses about her they become confused as to what I am talking about at this moment I decide I hate them and my husband can deal with these people. I email and call Laura but no responds. As I am becoming really pissed off remember that pillow I wanted it finally shows up. Doctor Robles keeps her word and comes in to see me right after her first surgery and marks me up some more. I tell her about not being able to get in touch with Laura and how this can not be the case because the nures do not seem to know anything and she needs to be reachable. She lets me know she will talk to her. 15 mins after she leaves guess who shows up.... the invisible Laura. Once again she is sorry she was busy checking on the ladies in the recovery houses at the time I did not know this was a lie. I except it because I thought she was busy doing her job and I know how hard recovery can be. She tells me she will keep me posted and hurries off. As soon as she leaves the room my husband says she giggles way to much and he thinks there is something fake about her. I ignore him and take another cold bath. Than we go outside for a walk and to ease my nerves. When we come back in I am sleepy again and I take another nap he does too. When I wake up 5 more hours has pass. I check my email and email laura again and ask her whats the word. I wait and no reply. So I ask the stupid nurses where was the doctor they inform me that they do not know the doctors activities and I must as laura.So I flip I tell them I can not get in contact with Laura and I ask them why are they even there. So they ask Me for Lauras cell and they use their cells and try and contact her. They get no answer they say sorry and promise when they see Laura they will tell her I need her at the same time my husband calls Leo on his cell and ask him to get in touch with Laura he says he will. 5 mins later Leo the driver comes upstairs to my room and tells us he spoke with Laura and she said she will be on her way to see me soon and that she just emailed me. We thank him and I check my email Laura does not answer my question about what time I will have surgery but to say sorry about not answering her phone as she had no signal and was till waiting to hear from the doctor. I dont even reply its almost 7pm in the evening. The nurses come in around 8 to get my iv running after two failed attempts to get the big ass needle in she ask for help and goes to find some. As soon as she leaves I finally have a break down and begin to cry my husband tries to sooth me. The next nurse comes in an d gets the iv in on the first try. I am than given a blue pill to relaxe. Just than Laura comes in extra bubbly and tells me I am next. i ignore her and lean on my husband a drift to sleep on him. I dont remember anything after that but 6 hours later I wake up asking for my husband and telling them I am cold.
This is only the the start of my trip..........
I am tried now and I will post more when I get some rest....

So I am here again as promised to share the part 2...

So I am here again as promised to share the part 2 of my trip to DR and my issues with the clinic and recovery house. Okay so first I must say sorry because on my last post I said I was 10 days postop but I was mistaken today I am 11 days postop so that means I left DR 7 days after my surgery and that explains me still feeling really crappy and depressed (lol). Well before I go into me and how I am feeling I must complete my account of my trip. Okay so here goes

So as I said I woke up asking for my husband and complaining of being cold and than I fall back to sleep I spent the next 4 hours in and out of sleep. When I finally wake up for real my husband is right there he says the doctor has came in to see me about 3 times and the nurses have come in almost every half of a hour. I feel warm and cozy and my husband says it is due to the heating pad they placed on my legs because I could not hold my body heat. I ask how I look and he says great and tells to just rest. Soon a nurse comes in to check my iv and give me a pain injection in my leg she than tells my husband it is okay if I eat as breakfast is on its way. When the food arrives I have no appetite so he gives me one of my ensures. I drink it slowly about a half hour later I throw up all over myself its the worst feeling ever my stomach was on FIRE!!! He gets a nurse and she cleans me up and helps me chance into another gown and gives me another shot for vomiting and more pain meds. She was so sweet I start to wonder where she was before my surgery. She than gets me up to start walking. Its so hard but I make it to the chair and than back to the bed with the help of her and my husband. Soon Dr.Robles comes in and talks to me about my surgery and to tell me what she did and to chance me into my compression garment. I hate it and it was really a pain to have it put on. I was really out of it but I soon realized it was not the crotch-less one I requested in my many emails to Laura. I should have said something but I am so out of it besides I feel that it was Laura's Job to have that done for me. Anyway I am given a bag full of pills and sent on my way to the recovery house . The driver who comes to pick me up is a guy named William not the Leo who I was hoping for. He takes our bags to the car and my husband takes me. The ride to the recovery house is fine and when we arrive to the building Fatima and another women are waiting to help me upstairs. We take the elevator to the apartment which is really big and nicely setup. They help me to my bedroom and it has a queens size bed for me and a twin size bed for my husband with a lounge chair and a balcony. I loved the room the moment I saw it. They helped me into bed and soon the cook Mary brings us a really good sew with rice. I soon fall back to sleep and I am so happy I am at the recovery house but that feeling does not last long. I sleep most of the day and night and only wake up when it is time for dinner and to my surprise it was not healing food but fried sausage and fried plantans. I try to eat but I dont really eat much and once again my husband brings me one of the many ensures we brought with us.
The recovery house I was taken to was Juana's Recovery house and the driver that took me there was her brother William and one of the ladies that helped me upstairs was their sister Fatima.
Juana is not there in the day time as she has a job so she leaves her sister Fatima in charge . Fatima is does not do anything but gossip in the kitchen and walk around and pretend to care. I will not waste my time going into every detail of my hell being in the care of these people.
The only one who cared about me was the always smiling over worked and under payed cook Mary. She was the person who cooked cleaned and washed our clothes and when she had a day off good luck to you. It was because the lack of care in the home that I decided on my third day in the recovery house that I would be leaving early with my husband to finish the rest of my recovery home in the states with my husband. If it was not for him I would never have been able to make it to the bathroom or get a sponge bath. He fought for me when i was unable to fight for myself. When my drain clogged up and I paniked Fatima did not know what to do and did not want to call Laura for me I had to turn on my phone and make a long distance call to Laura myself and when Laura asked Fatima to check my drain she did not know what to do she instead called Laura back and tried to tell her I did not have anymore fluid in me even though when I stood up fluid was pouring from my leg like running water and it was only day 3 of my recovery this was when I decided I would be leaving early. I called Laura and told I would be needing a refund for the extra days I would not be using and why. I also complained to the Dr.Robles on my appointments. They taked to them about the unhealthy cooking and the none help and the food became a little healthier and they even hired a nurse but the damage for me was already done. If you could please dont let them send you to this house it looks nice but thats where the caring ends!!!!

Going back to DR to become a Yily Dolly

its been months since I updated well I am very happy with my breast that Robles did but I feel my tummy could be better and I don't like how big my lipo scares are my friends went too and theres are big as well. I know other people who went to other surgeons and they have very little scares. So with that being said I am going with Yily this time around. She quoted me 3,200 so this whole trip should cost around 4,500 plane tickets included of course my husband is going to be going with me. My surgery is supposed to be the 7th of February so you know Im working hard to make that money I'm about 1,000 away from just the surgery cost. This time around I'm doing my arms back sides and tummy. I'm sooo freaking ready. I don't know if I'm staying in a recovery house I'm thinking of staying in a hotel with a nurse for the first 2 days but I'm not sure yet.
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Good luck in rd2!
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Did you ever make it to Yily?
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Wow, u look great!
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Lol! Reads like a comedy of errors!
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yeah to me it is lol if I could chose again I would not have picked her
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I'm planning my surgery with her in Jan. Did you like your results?
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no not really the cut on from my tummy tuck is too big I would have wanted it smaller I like my breast and my sides
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Thanks for sharing. I'm trying to read a lot of Dra. Robles stories so i can make a decision. Happy healing Nd can't wait for your pics.
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OMG I'm planning on going for surgery the 3rd week of April with my hubby. I'm so sorry to hear that you had such a difficult time at the recovery house but thank you for sharing. I will look into a different recovery house. Good luck on your healing.
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Missy, The only problem is, this was the only place that allows men. Just know it is clean, they are just not great with recovery, but if you have your hubby with you, you should be okay. Also they speak NO English and that made it hard for me, but if you speak spanish, you can speak your mind if needed and communicate. I noticed the girls, that spoke Spanish had a better experience. The food was not good at all. Had I known this I would have brought more food with me. For example; oatmeal packets, some Chicken noodle soup etc. If you have stomach problems at all that is a must! Their food was full of onions and peppers and a lot of fried. It was not recovery food at all! If you come prepared you should be okay. Bring gauze and tape, because they offer none of that. Good Luck to you!
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Thank you, I do speak Spanish my hubby doesn't but I was anticipating the meals to be healthy. I also heard if Angela's recovery house. I'm definitely taking my own supplies, it's better to have & not need than need and not have, but thank you for informing me.
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Glad your home safe and sound mami...
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Wow
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ineedracks check your inbox!!!
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Wow your experience sounds so similar to mine! I heard the exact same excuses from Laura! Ugh
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So you had your surgery on the 7th? I think I saw them wheeling you to your room around midnight? I truly don't understand why nobody posted these experiences prior to now!!! I am positive NUMEROUS women have experienced this!!
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I read some post from a few women who had surgery with Doctor Robles about a year and they said things like I could not wait to leave the clinic or things to that effect but none went into details about the hospital. but I wish they would have so I could have been prepared better
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Yup I had surgery on the 7th so I am 10days post op today I left DR on the 15th 2 days before it is safe to fly. I just could not take it anymore. If I was not sore I would have really hurt someone and the stress was really getting to me excited4change and her husband witnessed one of my 4 breakdowns.
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haha...I did witness a breakdown,loI!!!!! I was in the bathroom and could hear yelling and my hubby came in and said "hurry you need to come in and help her, she is having a melt down,lol" I know your hubby was worried about you too. Trying to recover is stressful enough!!!! The funny thing is...as soon as I saw your drain tube, I knew exactly what needed to be done and they see this everyday and didn't know. Or maybe they knew, but just didn't care???
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that's COOL you was there for her @excited4change! this should be a REALITY TV SHOW! "The GOOD n BAD of being BEAUTIFUL"
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Imma, Funny thing is...I just realized yesterday who Ineedracks was. I had been following her journey before my surgery and even at the recovery house, I did not put it together, untill I read one of her comments yesterday. haha...I'm a little slow,lol Ineedracks is a cute little firecracker,lol She definately speaks her mind.
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I had drain problems too! They didn't know what to do at my recovery house as well... what a shame. I ended up calling the doctor basically every day because my drain SUCKED! And I had quite a few meltdowns myself.
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Yes I am so thankful you was there to explain what was going on. You and your husband made me and my husbands trip so much more enjoyable. When you guys left the house became empty for me but I was happy to see you leave and get out of that hell hole
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Yes my the drain is a issue it still is for me, thank goodness Dr.Roble gave my husband a syringe and showeds him how to use it has been so helpful with every clog lol
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Sweetie, My husband felt bad for you and slid a Hershey bar under your door. He is a chocolate lover and thinks chocolate cures everything,lol I was past ready to go home. I felt sorry for the lady that came in after surgery with no bed to rest in...CRAZY! My hubby was soooo mad at that point,it was time for us to go...haha Did you get a chance to talk to Stephanie? Her room was right across from yours. She had full body lipo from Cabral and I wondered how everything went with her and her mother.
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