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My sister, a friend and I decided in April we were...

My sister, a friend and I decided in April we were coming to DR in August to have cosmetic surgery after careful and diligent research. We had our surgeries between Aug 9 & 10. We stayed at Recovery House Armonia. It is truly a wonderful place to be after having surgery. The owner, Mira was God sent. She was my lost long tia and her staff my primas (o) and abuelita. You have three meals a day your choice and snacks. There are not any hospital beds or hospital like beds which I will recommend to her. Despite that it is clean, air condition (self controlled) in each room, the massage therapist is in house, there is hot water, there is wifi, it is safe, the staff is attentive and friendly and a doctor visits everyday. The owner does speak English. It is not perfect but much better than my Spanish however there is always someone in the house who speaks English like another patient. I did a lot of translation and my Spanish is not great just use Google translation (it has an audio component). Good luck and God bless RealSelf Familia.
By the way I neglected to mention that I am very happy with my results. My bottom looks very nice and natural just how I wanted it.
Suggestions:
1. Visit marenagroup.com click on comfort wear and view the size chart before going to Dr. Yily bc her staff want to stuff you in smaller garments than you need. If you garment is too tight that may affect the healing process. Enough compression is sufficient and adjust your garment as needed. One size down is ok but two sizes is too much. My measurements were 33 w and 43 hips and they were trying to stuff me in a small when I should me in a XL. I decided on a M and believe me so I am regretting that. I am about to take my sister's large and we are on our way to the CIPLA to purchase an XL bc she can not take it any more. They should have given her a 2xl based on her measurements. Marena is a good garment and has sufficient compression. It was rated one of the better garments postoperative. Of course after the healing process you can invest in a garment like Fajate but it is not a recommend garment for stage 1 after a bbl.
2. Make sure you purchase compression stocking you need it.

After pic

I am sorry new to RealSelf figured out how to upload photo. I do not have a before pic on my IPad. I will upload a before pic once I return home. The pics are on my home computer.

before pic

Recovering

I think I would have like more butt. I did not have too much fat to work with. I was not willing to gain 30 lbs to harvest fat; it took me too long to lose. Well i have more butt than what I had so I am satisfied. Not too mention I will never do lipo again. It is too painful.

16 days

Some more pics

Edema is getting better. Still have some in the lower abdomen and vagina. Scars are looking better. What I am about to mention sounds weird but I miss my fat on my abdomen. The lack of fat feels odd. I am satisfied but it just feels different. Has anyone ever experience this feeling.

Hanging out

I am going to hang out for a few hours. I took off this damn garment. It feels good.

before pics

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Yily Loramny de Los Santos was a doll. She was very welcoming. She is very direct and I am also so that works for me. I appreciate her honesty and commitment to her patients. My sister's lab work was abnormal after her procedure and Dr. De Los Santos was immediately addressing the results. I gave her payment process a 1-2 stars. It is easy however she should have more options. It is not safe to carry so much cash. I do not even carry that much cash in the USA. Yes you can deposit the money into her Chase Account however I was not comfortable with that bc anything unfortunate can occur on either side. From a business stand point I understand bc some customers are shady.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
2 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Wow ur scar looks amazing. You could barely see it.
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Sorry for late response. I do not frequent Real Self. Thanks for the compliment. I must give thanks to my surgeon she was amazing. I did not have my TT in DR. I had my done in US at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC. Lenox Hill Hospital has a residency program. It is the called the Lenox Hill Plastic Surgery Clinic. The site is http://www.lenoxhillhospital.org/departments.aspx?id=904. Only the top doctors are accepted there to pursue their board certification. The doctor who performed my surgery was Dr. Kristen M. Parker her last name in Broderick now. She is no longer with LHH I can not recall what state she moved to. I am sure you can look her up. FYI it is more economical to have the procedure done at the school. The surgery is performed a long side a Board Certified Physician. I felt comfortable and safe. I believe they use a laser procedure to prevent scaring however if you have a predisposition to kyloid your results may be different.
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Did you enjoy your stay at Armonia?? I'm looking at that house and Virginias
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Very much so. Mira and her staff are amazing.
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How much was it for the recovery house per day?
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I believe it was $75 perhaps a little more. I can not recall. She is on the higher end but well worth the money for the accommodation. I believe that you get what you pay for. The service was great and I would have paid more if I needed to. You do not want any headaches or aggrevation while you are recovering.
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glad you went o my ps looking forward to the experience...i need to read the good and bad.  but nothing is every ugly... smile
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When is your procedure? Is it with DelosSantos? Sorry for delay in response. I do not frequent the site. If you have any questions feel free to ask on front page or please feel free to inbox me.
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Hi I'm new to this but I was just wondering about the payments for the surgery do you pay it all at once
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I had to place a 500 deposit to secure date which I transferred to the doctor's account and paid the balance in full on the day of surgery.
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DO you have an email? I'm on the fence about Yily and would live to ask some questions. I live in the Bronx also
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You can inbox me on this site. I will certainly answer any question you may have.
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Simply take your cursor and place it over my name and you will see the option to send me a private message.
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Perfectly content your results are very nice. Does your sister gave a post set up also. Was wondering did dr Ana who came to see you in the real recovery Armonia give you a dr note for your place ride home or did you have to go back to ciplia to get one. Also the number you lusted for Myrna is a different number from another post. Not sure which number is correct and unfortunately at this time I don't have Facebook to look up the information. Thank you for your review.
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Thanks for the compliment. We received the letter for the plane however I went to the CIPLA to retrieve. You will not have to do so if you let Dr. Yily personal assistance know you need it. Dr. Yily's personal assistant will hand it to Dr. Ana and Ana will give it to you when she visits the recovery house. I recommend that you go to the CIPLA b/c it there is any sought of error on the letter then it will be corrected there and handed to you. Yes my sister has a post set up. I have to find out what her name is. You do not need to be a member of Facebook to look anyone up. Here is what I copied from the Facebook Page: for information and BOOKING PLEASE CALL ME AT 849-205-2018. Here is the link to the page just copy and paste on address bar: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Recovery-Armonia/184685655025856
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Thank you so much for the information. How are u and your sister feeling. Are u guys getting ultrasound massages I hear they work wonders.
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I have been getting my massage and they are wonderful. I love my therapist she is great.
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Do you and your sister live in the NYC area?
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Yes. I reside in the Bronx.
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I agree tt scar looks good and I too miss my tummy lol I would hold it at times now theres nothing there
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Thanks.
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Your TT scar healed nicely, you look fab!!!
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Thank you much.
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Thank you but my TT is from 1.5 years ago. Dr. De Los Santos did my lipo and bbl.
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I would recommend start with massages on 4th or 5th day after liposuction. I had my sx on 08/20 and had my first massage on 08/24th. Every day I mist only one day (today) tomorrow is my last lymphatic massage in morning then I am leaving DR same day afternoon. There is contact for the massage therapist that Duran recommend: ph # 1-809-478-5700 Yanira Rojas, $30.00 She is wonderful. She will drain you if you need. She did 2 times for me. She also can do you lundry for little extra money. She does not speak English but despite that is very easy to communicate with. And if you need driver there is ph # 1-829-718-2547 Ceazar, he speak fluent English ,he drives Honda SUV, very comfortable to get in and out after sx. Yesterday he took me and my hubby on a drive in Santo Domingo to show us some best historic parts of the city. He will help to exchange your $$$in pesos it runs $1= 40 pesos.
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