43 Year Old with 3 Grown Kids - Time for a Mommy Makeover - Dominican Republic

Hello RS Sisters I am brand new to this website...

Hello RS Sisters
I am brand new to this website and I already am addicted to it, love it, the sisterhood, the help, the different opinions, are so helpful and informative... ahhh just love it.
I am having a tummy tuck with liposculture of the back, butt lift, thighs and arms (thinking, but undecided about getting my breast reduced and lifted) After so much research and playing back and forth with my doctor selection, my list was narrowed to 3 candidates: Dr. Yily Delos Santos, Disnalda Matos y Roberto Guerrero Daniel, after reading so many negative comments here about MRSA at Dr. Yily's clinic and the way she abandon her patients post op, she has been scratch off my list. I am more inclined to Dr. Disnalda Matos, she sounds very professional, answers my calls and all of my questions, the only thing she doesn't have a website, but I know a few people that had work done by her and they're very satisfied and look amazing. I think that if you care about your life the way I do, she is the right doctor for you.
I am so anxious thus, I can't wait, almost 3 months to go and Disnalda had asked to lose some weight for best results and I am trying to be in my best shape.

some pics... ughhh

Here are some pics before weight loss/pre op

some more pics

CONFUSION, CONFUSION

After so much research, I find myself very confused about my doctor, although I love Dr. Matos, I just got a quote from Dr. Robles and although price is just about the same, I kinda like Dr. Robles' work better. they are both very responsive and eager to answer your questions, both seem to be very knowledgeable about their job... I DON'T KNOW... SMH Help me decide sisters!

Confusion, confusion... as the day gets closer.

, it gets more confusing, I have appointments with 2 doctors Dra. Fatima Almonte and Dra. Disnalda Matos. my intentions were to get to DR, interview with both and make a decision, well, not so easy, now one of them is requiring a deposit and I don't want to lose money in case that I decide not to go with her, so... "I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO" smh... they both seem to be great doctors. somebody help me!!!! On the other hand, I have most of my supplies already, plane ticket and RH all set

UGHHHHHHH... Frustation kicks in...

So, I want to officially switched to Dra. Fatima Almonte and one of the best thing I've heard about her is how fast she responds to your messages, with my luck, things just don't work that way. Sent a message to her back in April 8 and never got an answer, just recently got the number for assistant, contacted her but is also very difficult to get in touch with her, she says she is going to send me my formal registration forms and information for me to send in my deposit and hold my date... and nothing. FRUSTATING!

Fajas be gone!

So, this is really how I look... with 2 fajas under. Lol, I am just trying to look like this, or better, without the need of being uncomfortable, meaning "no fajas" and I know Dra. Almonte is going to make that possible... I just can't wait, so excited!

1 month away

exactly a month away and it is still so unreal that I am going through with this sx, I guess it will hit me when I get the famous 'blue pill'. So I have almost (note I said, almost) everything I need for my recovery in DR, so much to do, have to organize my house, make sure my bills are paid, all set with my time off from work, but jeezzz, I feel like time is not moving fast enough, I want to be on the flat side already. I am so anxious.

Recovery House

has anyone stayed at RELAX Recovery House by Zoraya? please I need reviews, I would also like to hear about Daisy RH.

3 weeks away

WOW... can't believe is that close, I think I have everything I need, supplies wise. it gets more difficult everyday to think that I am going through with this, it gets so confusing. I had always been healthy, other than my high blood pressure, which is controlled, but lately, things are happening to my body, like I have a nodule on my thyroid which doctors have said wasn't a problem, that I could live with it without any bother, and I did for a long time, but now it's been hurting, it is swollen and bothers me a whole lot, went to the doctor thinking if I need to do this and postponed my ps I would just have to do so, but still the doctor doesn't think I need it taken out, so I am going through with my ps, hoping and praying that there are no complications. PS is a big decision, it's like getting married, you get cold feet, then you're back on... smh!

SX BUDDY

I'm going July 9 with Dra. Almonte and although I didn't think so at the beginning, I'm thinking of getting SX buddy... any takers?

ALMOST THERE

Although I should be nothing but excited, I'm not, I'm very anxious, nervous, scarred and on top of that all, I'm very sad, very emotional, broken hearted by things going on in my personal life and I know this is definitely not the right mindset for an event like this. You need to go in the OR with positivism, full of energy and optimism and I just can't find any of that right now. I'll keep on with my plans going that once I'm on a plane, once I get there and the purpose of my trip hits me, I'll be ok.

THE DAY IS HERE

Well, today is my birthday and it's also the day I flight to DR. Men, no even a drink on my birthday, but I have better things coming my way. I am very nervous and anxious, not knowing what to expect at the RH and from my doctor, dying to meet her and Leslie. I'll keep you posted RS Sisters.

@ CECIP

So here I'm, Dr Almonte's driver picked me up and drove me straight to the clinic, I'm waiting for her and hopefully it's only for testing because I'm so not ready for surgery today. This is a very nice clinic and I was surprised that there were so many people here at 5am.

on the flat side

Sorry it took me so long, but I would like to tell you a bit about my experience here in DR. The clinic, the recovery house, the staff and the doctor, are great, absolutely nothing to complaint about. My incision is beautiful and very low. Dra. Says she took 7.8 liters of fat off of me, I was instantly 20 lbs lighter and I'm in love with my results. The one thing nobody could've prevented me, was THE PAIN, OMG this is so painful, my back is killing me. It is a very strange pain that comes with a terrible burning sensation. It's HORRIBLE almost to the point of regretting my decision. It's been great to be able to share this experience with you all. One more thing, I don't know how girls can manage without the mechanical beds, I don't think I could've made without it, it's been a great help.
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

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Wow. You looked great. I hope you start feeling better soon!
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Oh girl. I'm so sorry you are in so much pain! I guess in 3 days I will be right there with you. Ugh. But your waist has been snatched darling! Incision is beautiful! Happy Healing!
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Looking forward to seeing your results!
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I just found your review and your experience thus far has been identical to my own. From the emotional standpoint. ..Happy birthday! !! I arrive tomorrow, hopefully we will cross paths. My sx is scheduled for Friday the 11th. Im staying at upscale. How about you?
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I'm staying at tropical, hope everything went well with you. Happy recovery!
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I'll be staying at tropical. Looking forward to your review of the place. Happy healing!
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Yayy, you are almost on the flat side!!!! you are in my prayers :)
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Glad you made it safely! Almost show time!
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Happy Birthday!
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Awe! Yay!!! So happy and excited for you! I celebrated 33 last week so this is our gift to ourselves!! Enjoy it! Praying for you!!
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Oh and Happy Birthday!!!
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Happy birthday and may GOD be with you during your surgery and your recovery. Chin up. Take care of you first. Leave the drama behind... you can pick it up later should you choose. Personal issues will always exist. If we wait until everthing is just right we will never have the surgery. I will pray that you you have a safe trip and surgery and speedy recovery without complications.
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Happy birthday love enjoy I will c u soon
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Wishing you a safe journey and recovery.
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omg im in the same boat i love dr.robles work but ive heard good things about dr.matos i don't know what to do
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Which recovery house did you choose? Are you still on for surgery?
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I'll be staying at Tropical. On for 7/9
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Wow! Your date is coming up really soon? Excited and nervous I would guess.... right? Congratulations! I'm excited for you.
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You have an hour glass shape already. With a little nip and tuck you are going to look fabulous. How do I know? Because you look beautiful now. I hope I get a chance to meet you... GOD with you.
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Thank you so much, like I told the doctor, I don't pretend to look like a barbie, just want to be able to look the way I do without 2 fajas under. I'm sure you'll look great too. May God bless you. We're God's princess and he'll will be with us through it all. You have been blessed with a supportive hubby.
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Yeas we are! Thank you. Yes, I know. At first he didn't understand why I wanted this, no why I needed this. But my sister whom he loves explained it to him from a woman's point of view and how he would benefit from my happiness and love of my new body. He finally understood and has been on board ever since.
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Yes, as ready as I am going to be. And very anxious. You should be to. Blessings!
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Hey honey, if you don't find a buddy contact me!
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Hi, I don't have a buddy yet, this late in the game, don't think I'll get one... lol
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Neither do I. Sad, because I really would have love to have one that we could share our experiences. That's okay, we have a huge community of sisterhood here on RealSelf. :))
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