My first post on RS! YAY! well I'm fairly new to...
by the way im trying to have my surgery sometime around march 8th-16th. whatever works best for duran.
i neeeeeeeed help :( i have literally no idea what anything is its got me feeling stupidddd !
-fraxiparina o mexaprin *no idea*
-amoxicilina con ácido clavulanico *no idea*
Vitamina C, B12
Omeprazol *no idea*
Lioton gel (heparin gel)
Arnica (tab y crema) *no idea*
Feeling lost :S
Okay well I have been emailing drduran for a while now and I realized I never let her know my age and that i wanted to book an appointment in march..
I understand the procedure I'm not close minded about it and I know what I'll be going through, pain, uncomfort, and recovery.. trust me ive been stalking this site since forever ago.
I've always hated how unproportionate my body is and I thought losing weight through exercise and eating healthy could help.. It didn't.
I went from being 173lbs to 130lbs (being 5'4, it's the average weight) but I literally carry ALL my fat in my stomach love handles back and arms.. I've got chicken legs and no ass it's horrible
Too happy for words!
Soo after almost 2 weeks of dra Duran not replying back to any of my messages I felt as if she was trying to send a message across like "stop msging me" llol, I pretty much lost all hope in being a Duran Doll so I was going to contact one of the doctors I had already spoken to. I waited it off one extra day and no reply.. I was so upset.
I got bored tonight and went on my Facebook page where I had messaged dra duran on as well about 2 weeks ago but completely forgot.. She responded back to Sunday at 345pm !! I wanted to scream cuz I was so happy ahhhh
She basically told me if I'm mentally and physically ready I can get this procedure done. That alone took the biggest weight off my shoulders.
She told me to send her pictures from each side, front and back and also provide her with my height, weight and hemoglobin level.
Now that I FINALLLLY feel some closure, I will be posting pictures and all my information probably in my next update since I'm going to need as much help as I can get from you beautiful ladies.
Follow my journey! :)
Soooon to be Duran Doll ? !
successful talk with duran
i was wondering how much did she quote u ladies with the full body lipo? over all she quoted me 3800 for everything i listed above and without arm lipo she said 3700.. not a huge difference but the more fat gone from my upper body the better booooooty n hips ill have !
tbh a donk would be great but i feel like if she took all the fat from my upper body n put it in my lower itd only proportionate my body lmao so im not even worried bout a big ass right now i just need my body to look less damn manly n more feminine
pre op pictures shield your eyes !!!!
Just some wish pics
Tomorrow needs to hurry!!!
I've wanted this procedure for over a year I just always knew I was obvsly too young but now it's like I know I want it and I'm mature enough to face it so I don't mind if it's in December, it's even better for me (not missing so much school) but I just don't know if it's enough time to get packed n ready
this sites addictingg damnn
ALSOO i was wondering wth is the difference between a faja, a compression garment, and all those other things? is a faja just a fancy way of saying compression garment cuz they all been looking the same to me?
ive been tryna come to this website to gather info on a lot of stuff that i need to know from ladies who've experienced n been thru all this since duran doesnt have me on speed diial i cant really ask her every small little thing i wanna know..
i know what the blue pill is and what its for but its all pretty much based on timing and im afraid ill screw up so i wanna know everything before hand.
whats with the timing for the blue pill? an hour before surgery ..? idk i need some answers u guys are all i got
what meds/ foods should i be taking prior to my sx?
does lipo foam prevent burns or is it just helpful?
i have so many questions hooooly
its official!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
woooo im going to become a duran doll November 22nd 2013 ! is this real life? couldntttt be more blessed to know im in the hands of a straight artist when it comes to BBLs.
this is something i want so bad i dont think my nerves will bug me until im 2 mins away from being knocked out lol im so excited n thrilled at the same time
i still have soo much stuff to figure out though lol HELP MEE !!
Plastic surgery app
Idk if I should lose the weight ..I need advice
Should I lose the weight n become 127 again? Or will duran have a hard time finding fat.. I really hate this body right now I feel like a mound of fattttt lol :(
nurses n recovery houses n drugs n such .......help a witto
i dont know what drduran told me to get i dont understand how id even get them some are over the counter drugs which id need a prescription for, like fraxiparine for example i doubt shoppers drug mart (canadian drug store/ walgreens) would casually have needles in their drug isle lol.
should i go to my family doctor n let him know im having surgery in another country n its mandatory to have these drugs n i need a prescription?
ALSOOO before i forget , i posted a question up here but the doctor who answered kinda beat around the bush lmao, do any of you ladies know if i was to have my period literally 3-4 days POST OP, would it cause any complications? i know when youre going thru ur menstrual cycle u lose blood resulting in a drop in your hemoglobin levels.. wouldnt that make me drowsy and faint?
im scared.. ive never been knocked out, unconscious, put to sleep or had any sort of unnatural passing out happen to me.. im excited about this surgery so the anaesthesia and everything behind it really has me more excited than scared (weird huh) but i seem to be even more afraid of passing out or any complications after my surgery.. whats the worst that can happen? .. & will the pain killers duran gives me somewhat block out my natural period cramps FCK now that i think about it this is gonna be horrible ...........
I got in contact with a nurse in DR and im paying $85 for myself and 60 for both my mother and younger brother. each person is regularly $85 but if youre bringing two its 60. im paying $120 each night for:
- 1 room ( i chose to get 1 room but there was the option of 2 rooms available for me )
- 2 queen sized beds
- good hygiene
- 3 meals for each person
- transportation to and from the airport
- transportation for all the visits to duran
- her 24/hr nursing care
plus $40 for each massage.
addddiiiiiition to this posssssssstttttttttttttt ............. how many massages should i get?
Bull shit :(
If it's even possible to be at 12 by February or March I'm definately going to reconsider this.
ill definately still be following all you beautiful ladies' reviews but for now November 22nd sadly is notttt going down .......
Whys this happening to meeee!!
Also I read some of the posts on here about how some of u have been taking iron pills and nothing happened .. -__- I was assuming it'd be up to 12 by February but now I feel like there is noo hope :((((( ..I'm taking 2 iron pills a day (300mg x2) and a folic acid pill as well as a b12 vitamin (each being 1000mg) .. I have this messed up gut feeling like this won't help at all. I'm about to complain to my doctor that his iron pills are giving me stomach pains and I need an iron infusion lol nothing else will bring up my hemo up !!!
Looking for a buddy
vitamins + supplements
folic acid 1000mcg, b12 1000mcg, iron (euro-fer) 300mg and vitamin c 1000mg.
i heard its better to take iron with vitamin C a couple hours before taking anything else since iron is more difficult to absorb. vitamin c is an absorbing aid.
folic acid and b12 help make new red blood cells and of course iron is needed if youre super low..
supposedly hemoglobin is 3 (still a lil iffy on that) so im taking 1000mg of vitamin c and 300mg of iron TWICE a day.. 600mg of iron! i see products at GNC that are 30mg of iron lol im taking 600 which is insane. also 2000 mg of vitamin c daily. you shouldnt go over 5000mg.
im wanting to get my blood tested soon but the last time i got it done was in september..
do any of you know if its safe to get it tested again being november?
im curious to know if my hemo has gone up in 2 and a half months because if it hasnt im supposed to get a iron infusion and i dont want to wait last minute for it if i want to reschedule my date for February and its already november im only 3 months away.
oh by the way im shoving chicken liver down my throat at least 5 times a week lol .. i really want my hemo up in time. nothings stronger than a prayer so im just gonna keep praying for it to be a little better next time i get my blood checked!
this weight gain is killing me lol duran told me to gain 5lbs and after that reckless eating started it never stopped lmao i flew off track of my regular diet and gained 15 extra pounds on top of the 5lbs i was told to gain.. i cant even go out without feeling super embarrassed ughhh i think im gunna lose 13lbs because even at 127 Dra Duran told me I had enough fat for the procedure but shed rather me at 132.
I can't wait to be a duran doll !!
Hemo up wooo lol
So far i have
1 zip up robe
1 regular robe
14 pairs of underwear
Over sized pj's
8 maxi dresses
2 zip up maxi dresses
Anti bacterial soap
Wet wipes/adult wipes
I still have shopping to do but I'll probably get all of that out of the way tomorrow since it's Boxing Day (Canadian Black Friday) and I'll update my full complete list of supplies by next week
I'm still set for February 14th I've sent my deposit to Duran and I'll be getting my plane tickets sometime this week
16days til dominican republic
I've got all my supplies and necessities packed, I bought my plane ticket for feb 12-26 and im gunna be in dr for 2 weeks .. Ill be there 2 days before surgery(surgery feb14) to enjoy the warmth before pain for the rest of my stay lol.
Im staying at Daisy's with my mom until the 17th and 3 other girls, one whos having surgery same day as me but with yily and two others who will show up later on.
Next time i update ill be in DR!
I basically am finished packing, just waiting on my pain killers.
Here's a list of everything I'm bringing.. Note that some stuff I just brought for my benefit.. You don't really NEED them.
Measuring tape (not needed)
Antibacterial body wash
Band aids (idk)
Tylenol extra strength
Arnica Montana 30x pills
Benadryl itching cream
Chux pads (@ RH)
Go Girl (urinal)
In the space vacuum bags are a pillow and 2 robes, a sheet and some towels.
I already have my clothes folded and packed so I didn't wanna take a picture but what I brought with me was
8 maxi dresses, 2 zip up.
3 pairs of fuzzy socks
I don't think I'm missing anything but maybe I am lol? Help a sista out
If you're alone - $85
Extra person (no sx) - $40
2 people - $75 each
3 people - $65 each.
My situation is a little confusing lol I'll be paying all three prices because some buddy's are leaving and some are showing up throughout the 2 weeks I'm there.
The package I chose basically includes everything and the place looks very very nice I can't wait to meet Joselyn Dr Duran and get to DR
Flight + Recovery House
The flight was 5 hours but I had to wait 2 hours for the second flight so pretty much 7 hours in total. The flight went smooth I flew from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale then to Santo Domingo where I was picked up by the lovely Joselyn and her husband who run Daisy's Recovery. I can't stress it enough that having someone so genuinely sweet and caring will definitely make your stay 10 times better. I met Lina, her helper and my day had brightened up x100 lol she's adorable. Everything here is good so far, I'm getting my tests done tomorrow morning at 8am then I might head to the mall for a little.
Dominican Republic is beautiful I wanna visit the beach lol but I'll be so busted up after Friday fml.
My buddy's will be flying in this week, one tomorrow and another on the 19th, then another on the 24th lol can't wait for Friday!!
Blood tests and CIPLA
I met her today and she's so sweet and beautiful. She recognized me once she seen me which was surprising considering how many people she has every day haha.
My EKG was beautiful. They lady just hooks you up to a machine then she knows the rest lol. My xray scared me at first cuz there was a black spot but it ended up just being my stomach lol so I'm clear!!
My blood test was amazing hemo turned out to be 14.2 I'm sooo happy!
I had my period before I came here and I thought it would have been like 13.6 or something but nope! 14.2 muffugggas
CIPLA is great, super cold in the offices but outside is hot as hellll so it's very refreshing.
Surgery tomorrow! Super geeked I can't wait
Day 1 post op
So I got to cipla at 7, did the consultation with Duran, got all marked up and waited..
At 8 they gave me the blue pill that relaxes your anxiety... I took that and it knocked me straight out lol I honestly don't remember anything after that. Didn't wake up during surgery, didn't see them put in the IV or epidural. I don't remember what time I woke up at, I know I was in pain in the beginning but it is not soooo terrible like everybody makes it seem.. Be prepared but don't kill yourself with it lol.
I woke up with no faja I just got one put on today but it was intense lol my sight went completely black 1 nurse was pouring cold cold water on my head n the other made me suck on a lollipop to wake me up but after 2 mins of that I was okay. I had a LOT of upper fat and the more fat they remove the weaker you'll be.
I got arm lipo so I can't do anything really, it's hard but with somebody around you'll b ok.
Duran is so so sweet she checked up on me a couple times but I was passes out 2/4 times.. Shes very professional and won't give u empty promises. She said she loved how she did my body and once I seen it id love it too. I haven't seen it yet but my mom said she loves it lol.
My hands and cooch were sooo fat and swollen omg
Honestly this surgery just feels like you hit the gym for the first time in ur life and went super super hard ..
Idk what else to talk bout so any Q's I'll b happy to answer
Day 5 / massages
Mornings are the hardest just because you're so stiff from sleeping in one position for a while aaaand you're not on any pain meds while ur asleep, after I walk a little and take my meds I feel amazing.
I walked to the pharmacy, ice cream shop and smoothie place throughout these last 3 days; no problem just the tightness of the faja lol
The RH I'm staying at has good food.. In DR your lunch is generally the main meal I guess, so for breakfast we get served something simple like eggs and toast or paninis or fruit which are all always served with juices. Lunch is usually like meat salad and rice or something .. Dinner is small, same quantity as breakfast.
Wifi at the RH is great, everyone's so nice to each other there's like 13 girls here right now and we all go out for walks together, chill n talk etc.
There's a salon 1 minute walk away from the RH and they charge 150 pesos to wash and dry your hair which is like $3US... (You'll want it sooo bad after day 2)
350 pesos for a pedi which is like $7US
DR is super cheap u can get most of ur necessities out here like pads wipes medicines ensures etc from the pharmacy.
OH I got my first massage yesterday by the lovely Giana!
The first one wasn't bad at alllll it actually felt goooood just kinda weird.. Pain was like a 1/10.
She uses an ultra sound machine, then her hands then wraps u in Saran Wrap and uses hot wax over top which is like inflammatory.. It feels so good.
Second massage today was bad omg hurt more probably because the massage from yesterday made my skin more tender but wow big difference lmao.. Pain today was 7/10.
I'm getting massages every day until the 26th n on the 25th I get two.
$30 for 45 mins.
Before .. Lol
2 weeks and 2 days post op
online so tomorrow is Monday hopefully I'll have it.
Meanwhile my Stage one faja is jampacked with pads and lipo foam since I'm so damn paranoid of not having enough compression.
Alright so my body to begin with... I had NO BUTT at all on top of the fact that my butt elasticity was terrible my butt was so tiny and so tight.. I had no idea Duran would be able to even do what she did. I definitely was not expecting what I got. I don't have that much side butt that I woulda preferred but shit I don't even care I do still love my results so so much just because that big gut is out of the way n now I have hips which I've never had.
The second I got home I started trying on clothes and everything looks so pretty even with the Faja that's packed with pads lol
I still have so many hard spots but I think it's because I need to start getting my massages.. I got nine massages in Dominican Republic but I was told to continue them until my body basically told me enough .. But tell me why every massage place that I call and ask them about getting lymphatic drainage massages after liposuction they tell me I have to be at least 4 to 6 weeks post op because if there is an infection in my body the lymphatic drainage massages will only spread it all over ??? Idk I'm not waiting four weeks postop to start getting massages again when
I already got nine done.
Everything else is good I'm healing well my incisions are all closed and everything is looking good.
I'll post more pictures once I'm in my stage 2 faja
Found my dress :)