Finally -Dominican Republic, DO

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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