Taking a Break from REalSelf - Dominican Republic, DO

Shout out to my newbies who have been staying up...

Shout out to my newbies who have been staying up late and getting up early just to see who made a new post on this site, preparing for when it will be our turn ^_^

So I'm new... been on this site since the beginning of the year, but only began writing... stopped because of something that happened to me and I thought I wouldn't be able to go through with it. Now that everything's okay HERE I AM...

So since I'm starting this new journey I'm gonna tell y'all a little about myself... 24 years young, have no kids yet, just about 5"3 weighing in at 178...(175 on a good day), wear a size 40G (so freakin' huge) but I've been carrying it well for the past few years. I wasn't always this big. Very tiny as a kid (use to stuff my bra too..no lie its true.. BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR). Had mosquito bites for the longest until I went away on vacation one summer with my aunt and cousins, came back and I swear my boobs have grown a cup size every year since then. (I'm convinced the water was toxic). Pounds added on after I began working while in high school. Then even more when I went away to college, which btw I'm officially calling the freshman 25 now... lol (at least I got my degree, just need to find a better job with it or go back to school to get another one)

So after being on this website I have dwindled down to three doctors. One here in the U.S. (Dr. Perry in Miami) and two in DR. (Dr. Duran and Dr. Robles). Really hoping I can get Duran because of her work sculpting bodies (plus I'm on a budget). I have always had an ass (well everyone else says it) but want it a lil (emphasis on lil) more round and defined. I figure once I get my back and other parts lipo it will look much bigger so I wont need a fat transfer. Anywho... I haven't received any quotes yet but I was able to communicate with Perry and Robles. I guess Duran is so high in demand lately its nearly impossible to get in contact with her now. Had I done this early this year when I wanted to, I would be a Duran Doll already. Planning to do this end of April or beginning of May.. it really all depends on what going on with my life. If I go back to school it will be April... if not May of June.

For some of you who may be wondering why I didn't do this before it basically because I had issues with cyst on my ovaries which
made it hard to do pretty much anything because they caused excruciating pain (pain I would even wish on my worst enemy). I was put on birth control and no matter how healthy I ate or tried to exercise could not lose weight. (there were days I couldn't even move because I was in so much pain). It would literally take two hands and feet for me to count the amount of times I went to emergency room and different doctors explaining my problem and for them to tell me it was a functional cyst everyone has and would burst on its own... LIES. (Sistas there are times when you know when something is wrong with your body. After all you live with it everyday, all day). One nurse told me to just get pregnant and it will go away. my friend and I looked at her like wtf.. really??

Long story short I ended up in the emergency room sick like crazy only for them to tell me I have endometriosis (so tragic) and they needed to operate and remove my left ovary because the damage was too bad. (Had they done it before when I told them it would have never got that bad but that's how the system works. It was only after I got health insurance through my job were they willing to do something other than give me pain medicine)

Anywho.. I'm alright now. Haven't had any problems since then so I'm ready. I feel like I'm rambling so that's it for now. will post pictures later. hope Duran email me and I def need help and encouragement from you ladies to help get me on the right road.

Got a quote from Perry =)

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. I know I have so much to be thankful for and I pray God will continue to be with us and bless us all. Thanks for the comments ladies and please keep them coming.

So today I finally got a quote from Dr Perry in Miami. $7800 for the lipo on back, flanks, and abdomen (5 liters) and $300 to get rid of the scar under my belly button from my last surgery. I'm gonna try and post pictures later. That price doesn't seem too bad I guess since he is in the states and my mom would be happier if I did it here instead of going overseas. I'm also glad he said I wont have to do a tummy tuck since that is a fear I have (I just don't like those scars, besides the one I have is bad enough) and I know it would take longer to recover. The only thing I don't like is this 5 Liter rule they have in the states. To be honest he could probably get 5 liters from my back alone... to split it up among back, belly, and sides... just doesn't seem like enough for me and I want as much fat gone as possible... especially if I'm going to be paying all that money, don't you agree?

Still waiting on a quote from Dr Robles which should be any day now since her assistant Laura has been in constant contact with me. I received an email for Duran telling me she will get back with me when she can... not sure if its a automated message or not. I did decide to email Dr Yily just to see what her quote may be. I figured since I have a butt and since she specializes in making tiny waist she might be the right doctor for me. At first I ruled her out cause I've seen a lot of negative reviews about her lately, but I decided to give her a try. Every doctor has negative reviews and its not fair to judge them on that alone. I figure whichever doctor I choose they will be the right one and God will be with me through it all so I'll be okay. Haven't received anything at all from her though. I know shes on maternity leave so I figure its probably because of that. I guess we'll see what happens. I'll keep you ladies posted. ^_^

Pre op pics

Hey ladies of RS, so I was finally able to upload some pre-op photos of myself. Sorry for the lighting and fuzziness... it was a lot harder taking pictures of myself than I thought. I'm in need of your opinion, which doctor do you think can sculpt me the best and give me the type of body I want?

Yay Yily!!!

Thanks to the help of the the gorgeous njprbeauty I finally received a quote from Dr. Yily... yay... I'm so happy... NO TUMMY TUCK =)

Now all that left is to pick my date and i'm ready!!

Looking for RH and Travel buddies

Hola Ladies.... Happy Belated New Years!!!
I have my date with Dr Yily.. May 22nd... so excited (mostly scared but very excited...) and I need advice about recovery houses. also looking for a travel buddy. will be flying there the day before and thinking i might stay at a hotel that night. if my friend go she will stay at the hotel for a few days with me as well so idk,.. kinda lost and confused... HELP PLEASE. need serious advice please inbox me. tell me what RH you stayed in and experience there.
Thanks Lots

Almost ready!!

So I have my date confirmed, purchased my plane ticket and travel insurance (which I did through insuremytrip.com) The reason I decided to get insurance is because I am traveling oversees and it seems I will be going alone if I can find a travel buddy by then. Worked out to be $41 which isn't so bad. I wanted to have cancel for any reason on my insurance, just in case God forbid, I cant go because of work or whatever, I can get my money back.. Look into it, may help if anything happens before or during the trip. It has medical, evacuation, accidental, baggage, the whole nine yards. The website I got my ticket off of (priceline) wanted me to add travel insurance with them for $34 but it doesn't have nearly as much benefits as the one I bought... Hopefully I won't have to use it but great buy just in case. Planning on staying at upscale recovery. Just have to pay my deposit but it seems great so far. Like the prices they have, (I'm a fan of the owner and her yily body) and love that it's new. Now I have to buy my faja (not sure where's the best place to get it from), and the rest of my stuff for my trip. I go to my doctor next week so I'm hoping he will be willing to prescribe my meds for me... I'll keep you guys posted. If you have any advice let me know

WISH PICS

Decided to post some wish pics. I'll post the pre op pics of myself again either right before or after the surgery.

More pics!!!

im soooo ready!

Checked my iron level today...just because I could... And it was 15.9... Why couldnt this surgery be tomorrow????....grrrrr. im going to start looking at supply lists to see what I need to start buying and packing. I started a countdown calculator and I'm getting more excited. So ready for this!

Happy Healing Ladies!!!

Hey ladies,
I know I haven't updated in a while (there really isn't anything new happening and I don't have much to update on), but I know a lot of you either recently had, or will be having, your surgery real soon. So I'm dedicating this post to all of my RealSelf sisters and upcoming dolls to be... wheter your a Robles Doll, Duran Doll, Yily Doll, Baez Doll, Perry Doll.... it really don't matter...lol... I would like to wish you all a happy and healthy healing and a speedy recovery. I hope you all have successful results and stay blessed. I will be praying for you all =)

Ill be back...hopefully

Hey ladies,
I apologize but I will be taking a break from this website. There are too much negative comments and post about DR and I have made my decision to go through with this and would like to do it with a clear mind. We all make the decision for what ever reasons to partake in this journey. It works out for some and it doesn't for others. The fact is shit happens everywhere. My condolences to all that have lost someone, but being on here right now just isn't for me anymore. Please don't take this post personal.. if you do ..whateves, you just have some issues you need to work out on your own i guess. But for now I will be taking a break from ALL of realself.
Please try to encourage ladies. Happy healing for the ones who have made it to the flat side.
Luv Yall =)
Yily De Los Santos, MD

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last June, when i was in the process of going to DR for my surgery, i had girls/boys who really knows on the web) coming to my page saying Your doctor killed people, I did not want to hear that right before i had surgery. But i know doctors dont kills people, Complications do. Anyway the same people kept asking me for his info after i had successful surgery. I do advice you to take a break get your mind right,Nothing is scarier than laying on the table right before you go under with the thought, I might die. because of haters. but let no one deter you from your dream. Say your prayers right before you go and all will be well. remember great health is the key to successful surgery.
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Thanks for your review it was very positive and we need more RS members like you?
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Take the time. I find myself sometime holding back from posting or commenting bc of the same reasons. It's hard to say anything when some people just want to jump down your throat for making your own decisions lol
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May 26 2014 need a sx buddy
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Hi my date is may 22nd also and I'm traveling alone. Send me your contact so we can be roommates
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HEY im trying to go the same day as u whats up?!? Email me.. i need a buddy
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Are any of you ladies interested in taking my May 12th date with Yily and sending me my money back?
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My sx date is May 26th I need a buddy
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Me too. Im interested
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Hey body4dayz im going may 5th also looking for buddy
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Iam also going to Yily on this day, which RH
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Are any of you ladies interested in taking my May 12th date with Yily and sending me my money back?
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I plan on going the same day you are going to YILY :) YAY SO EXCITED FOR YOU :)
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Hey lovely, thanks. Im excited for you too.. Just counting down the days. I read your profile and think its so funny we chose the same date in may for the same reason...memorial weekend (gotta love PTO lol..) If you still interested in a buddy let me know.
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Hey Ladies! ill be there on May 19th for sx, thats right gotta love PTO, the reason i choose surgery around that time.. My sister will be coming with me so i want need a buddy but i hope to meet you all there!!
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Awesome!!! Always a pleasure to have new friends to share this journey with. Do you know what recovery house you'll be staying in or are you and your sister staying in a hotel?
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Omg I'm so sorry I'm just seeing your response, I'm new to this RS hun.. I'll be staying at healinghaven..
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Check out Elective Surgery Refund Insurance. It may make you feel more comfortable about securing your payment for your surgery.
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I'm going on May 6 .
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No tt????
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No tummy tuck? Lucky girl
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Do NOT pay for a quote. That's ridiculous. I'm a Yily doll now but when I was straddling the fence, only about 6 wks ago I got a quote from Duran. Yes it took about a month, but seeing ur not intending on getting this surgery until about mid next year, you've got time. Ur gonna need them dollars, keep them in ur pocket!
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Amen! My thoughts exactly! She usually answers the phones and emails on Sundays...early in the morn! Just keep trying!!!
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Hi there! I am glad u are in good health. If you want Duran many people are saying go through this consulting service called bella something n pay like 150 n u get a quote and a date. I'm using Salama so i have not dealt with it but girls on here using Duran seem to say it is the only way to get a hold of her. Good luck!
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Hi Welcome to RS. Sorry to hear about your misfortune, but also glad that you are on the mend. Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way. Congrats on your decision to enhance your body and good luck with your journey. Will continue to follow your journey and wishing you the best along the way. Peace and Blessings chica!
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