Hi ladies so I've been on realself for a while now...
A little about me: I am 20 in college & I was originally going to Cabral in March but I wanted surgery during the winter break to be healed enough in jan to go back to school. I am 5'1 179 I started off as 195 earlier during the summer so I am still trying to lose weight. I'm still overweight so I want to get to 150 by my date. Do you ladies think that's realistic? Hope so I want to avoid a TT...I have NO kids and I want to wear a little thong bikini next summer lml I have a few light stretch marks on my stomach from gaining weight a few yrs ago they are pretty light but my stomach is pretty firm. Hopefully Contreras can do aggressive lipo and give me a flat tummy and FAT booty, he's known for not giving too much cake like Cabral but I asked him to give me a big ass and he said ok so he better come through lol I think at 5'1 150-155 will be more than enough fat for him to work with. I am also getting lipo to the arms and chin with a breast lift. Contreras is the best breast doctor in DR so I know my boobs are going to be so pretty lol They are nice and full and HUGE right now they just have a little sag to them that I always hated so I know a lift and maybe a small reduction will do the trick. I'm still waiting on how much with the extras but he quoted me 3k for bbl, lipo, and breast lift. Ladies that is super cheap not that price should be your driving force to choose a doctor but knowing that Contreras does all the Dominican stars and beauty queens and many booty models AND his work is comparable to Cabral so I decided to switch, plus I get to go way sooner which allows my surgery to not get in the way of school which was really important to me. Just my opinion and yes I know their history I don't need a lecture :)
Next week I find out my lab results and my hemo I just started taking blood builder, vitamin c 1000mg, and iron 65mg but I will like to know where I'm at starting off. I need a 14+ hemo because I need Contreras to go IN lol I will test again a few weeks before sx.
As far as my weight loss is concerned I was a bad girl this weekend..I ate shake shack twice, Thai food, everything bad lol maybe that's why I feel how I'm feeling I'm GUILTY!! ugh need to go back on this diet ASAP my arms and gut are way too big at the moment and I won't like my results if I go in at this weight. Atleast 20 more pounds I have to go :( I've been considering postponing my date if I can't lose the weight but idk if that's serious lol maybe I should post before pics And you ladies can give me your opinion? I need some second opinions and a little reassurance lol
Recovery House Buddy?
Preop Pics/flight booked
I will also be staying at Contreras RH which is in his clinic. It's 60/night and includes 3 meals, wifi and nurse care. There is a massage package for 10/$200 or 25-30 each depending on the masseuse you pick.
My flights are booked ($524 round trip from JFK/SDQ) and it feels so real now. :) now i just have to get started on buying my supplies. I will post a packing list soon.
25 more days!!
Got my passport!! Quote issues
Packing list/Change in RH
I've decided to only stay at his clinic for 2 days and than switch to Yasmin's RH. Thank god she was able to accommodate me last minute she's so sweet and helpful! I chose her because I love all the great reviews on her and her personal care and that's what I'm really looking for plus all the extras ;) lol like GOOD food and yummy juices mmm can't wait I'm a fat ass lol I will only staying there the remainder of my stay. Only staying 7 days total in DR. If contreras does decide I need the TT he said he can remove my drains after 6-7 days most likely 6 since I leave early sunday morning. Hopefully that works out since I refuse to stay any longer unless absolutely necessary.
o Abdominal and lower back board
o Benadryl gel
o Band aids
o Female urinal (ez pez)
o Bobby pillow
o Antiseptic spray/Dermaplast
o Neosporin cream/ triple antibiotic cream/ bacitracin
o Antibacterial body wash (Hibiclens)
o non stick Medical tape
o Cotton balls
o Pill organizer
o Mederma(for scars)
o Arnica gel
o Arnica pills
o Nausea meds
o Stool softer
o Alcohol wipes
o Maxi Dresses
o Yoga Pants/Leggings-
o sweats/pj dress
o. Cotton tank tops
o. 2 loose shirts
o. Track jacket
o Flip flops
o 30 Thigh high Compression socks
o Bio oil. ?
o. Iron/vitamin c/b-12/folic acid
o. Amoxicillin/Tylenol w. Codiene
o. Hand sanitizer.
o. Unscented Baby wipes
o. Silicone strips (6 wks post op) later.
o. Packs of Kleenex
o. heating pad
Plus gloves and Lysol wipes that Yasmin said I should bring. Not everything on my list I'm bringing as you can't use until your wounds are healed like the bio oil, kelocote, silicone scar sheets, Mederma and my self massager is to give myself massages when I get back. But I think this list is a good starting point for anyone who needs one. Am I missing anything?
At the airport!
1 day post op
From Contreras to Duran
WELL it all started 2 days before I left. I was prepared to go to contreras and he even had my $500 deposit so it wasn't like I was still 50/50 on it he WAS my doctor. Ironically a friend of mine that I met a few months back went to contreras a while ago and I remember when I was still doing my doctor hunt she told me she went to him and was dissatisfied but he was still 'good' and if I tell him 'repeatedly' what I want maybe he'll come through. 2 weeks ago I hit up a girl here on RS who also went to contreras but never made a review and she told me the same exact thing but I pushed it to the back of my mind thinking I'll just tell him when I see him and it'll be all good right? Well my friend hit me up to send me well wishes and I told her my concerns..she sent me her before & after pics and while she looks nice it isn't what I was looking for. She wasn't a big girl but definitely not small and I could see how if maybe she would of went to Duran, Cabral or even Yily her bod would of been fire! His sculpting skills are weak. He is banging on small chicks like mizzkarina or suze here on RS but thicker chicks...ehh...so now I'm due to leave to DR and I still wasn't 100% confident in contreras and to be honest I never was. I was always hoping for the best. Ladies this surgery is too real if you are having second thoughts on a doctor they are not for you! You have to be confident in whoever u choose and that's how I knew Contreras wasn't the doc for me. But confirmation of this comes later on...So my flight gets delayed by 3 hours because of some drunk guy on the plane lol wow what an experience so we finally take off at 2:30am and I arrive at DR 7am. Jose Brito was waiting for me he's a nice guy so I tell him my concerns. He says Contreras is doing really good right now (new clinic such and such) but Duran does really nice bodies. I told him I have no quote nothing!! Again I never intended on going with Duran as I know the ladies in contreras FB group said otherwise. So he calls Elizabeth and tells her he has a girl here but she doesn't have an appointment but if she could squeeze me in he'll buy her dinner lol ! So they tell me to come in and surprisingly when I come in I was the ONLY one there for consultation and sx. Elizabeth told me ALOT of girls never showed up so Duran was basically free all week. Wow what a blessing I felt like it was meant to be and she should be my doc! I loved her work I just never bothered to email her because it felt too much of a hassle. I was also going to go to Cabrals office if Duran couldn't do it but Duran did my consultation and said she could do my sx same day! I was like wow am I going to be a Duran doll? Yeppp I did my labs hemo was 13.8 and did my surgery same day! Elizabeth told me I was very lucky she could do me as she is usually very busy so I wouldn't advise anyone to just show up lol now here is where things got very interesting..
While I was waiting for my consultation there was a few post op girls waiting for their follow up appointments and wow they looked good so I was hoping she could fit me in. I was telling them my story of how I left contreras and was trying to get Duran and once I said contreras one girl told me how her RH (Angela's but again this is what I was told idk how true it is) won't even accept contreras patients because his girls have way too many complications...yeah let's take that with a grain of salt. So fast forward to Friday I am now 4 days post op and I am in Durans office waiting for my follow up and I meet a beautiful young lady who is also in contreras group. She was at contreras clinic night before and she did not have a good experience (not my story to share) hence that was why she was In Durans office the next morning but luckily Duran was her back up anyways. Another girl also left contreras office to cipla because she wasn't confident in his work..guess I wasn't the only crazy one to switch last minute lol so after my follow up was done I go to contreras clinic to pick up my deposit and drop off something that I promised for a fellow RS member ;). His clinic is beautiful, clean, modern it's like a 1 stop shop lol. Contreras was very nice and professional about giving me back my deposit. He's a sweetheart :) so now that I'm in his clinic I wanted to talk to a few of his patients if I could find any. So while I'm waiting at the caja (where u pay) I met another RS member who just had her sx done by contreras! She was leaving early and from what I was told not only by her but 2 other girls there, there was NO WIFI...poor girls :( and another girl was suffering from headaches because they feed you tiny portions..there was also another girl waiting to get her labs done and she looked like she might be from the US so I said hey u speak English? And she was so excited and said yes finally someone who speaks English lol and I asked if she was in FB or RS and she said no she had 2 friends come get work done by contreras last yr so my nosy self asked how they look? Lol and she was more than wiling to share. 1 of her friends she said looks good but the other who got a TT still looks fat so she was kind of nervous but I saw she already paid so I wanted her to stay positive & told her you will be fine just tell doctor exactly what u want and sent her my well wishes. and I must say first hand I wasn't impressed by his work when I was there..also the rooms have a/c but the waiting areas didn't and mind you I was only 4 days post op sweating my ass off in my tight faja waiting for my money that they ended up giving to me in pesos smfh now I have to exchange before going home tomorrow.. So do I recommend contreras? Yes if your a small to medium size girl already if you are larger and have a lot of fat to work with I wouldn't go to him for a bbl. But the price is right I do get that lol he is a good doctor I will not bash him I just want u ladies to know what I know and give u unbiased information as I Know his FB group is all types of messy lol i will update later on my experience with Duran which was great :) I love my new body I can't wait to go back to NYC and show off my new figure :) xoxo
3 week update
5 week pic update
Preop measurements -
Waist - 37 inches
Hips- 38 inches (was shaped like a fat box smh lol )
5 week post op measurements-
Waist-30 inches (still swollen and want to get to 26 with waist training)
Wow I've already lost 7 inches off my waist and gained 5 to my hips and booty. If I was to go back for a rd 2 I would go back to Duran hands down!
Sucks I can't change my doc to Duran but Duran was my Doctor and I so far love my results!! Only complaint is her email always comes back full when I try to email her regarding a few questions about my recovery smh but other than that I love her :)