Quest to Be Curvy ;) - Dominican Republic, DO

A lil back ground on myself, I am 27 years old,...

A lil back ground on myself, I am 27 years old, when I have the surgery I would have just turned 28 (late bday present lol). I have had 3 children (have stretch marks a lil loose skin from it). Current measurements are 39.5/ 30.5/ 39.5 (just measured myself). height- 5'4" and weight fluctuates between 135- 145, when I hit 140 I put my self on a diet lol. So I have been thinking about this procedure for years, seriously considering it for about the last year.

So far I have researched for the past 3 months, at first not considering going out of the US, but after looking at results I realized the docs in the US (except Dr. J) aren't giving the results I want. After seeing Yily's work and reading the bad and the good reviews I have decided to go with her. So far I have emailed her, and yes it did take 3 emails and about a week to get a response, and I have received a quote. My quote was 3,100 for lipo to abd flanks, waist full back, and arm pits with fat transfer to hips and butt :D. I have emailed her a request for a date for 3/14/2014 and impatiently awaiting a response. so far I have almost enough money for the plane flight and deposit. flight being for me and my husband because he will be taking care of me after surgery. I am still up in the air about staying in a recovery house because my husband will be with me and im not sure how that would work :-/
There are recovery houses that allow ur husband to stay . 
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Do you know which ones?
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Check Angela's , Yasmin's or the Real recovery house Armonia
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March 14, 2014

So she wrote me back this morning saying march 14, 2014 is available!!! :D now hunting for the cheapest flight, seems like the cheapest ones are out of Orlando which is only a 2 hour drive for me....

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I guess I'll add some 'pre' pics....
Hey ladies can someone plz tell me how to go about sending dr yily my photos for consultation? Can't read a lick of Spanish.
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Hey double check your email , usually she gives u a quote & arm & thigh Lipo are an extra $250 each
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She added 'armpit' I'm guessing that is arm lipo :/ but its mainly the armpit area (like where my back and arm meet) that look far to me it so much the rest of the arm
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buying tickets today

going to buy my tickets today! has anyone used GOL airlines? they have the cheapest tickets and the best times.... just never flown with them before :-/
Good luck on ur journey! I'm scheduled for the 7 might see u there!
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With Yily?
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duran
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Bought my tickets!!!

Purchased my and my husbands plane tickets to DR march 13-21 :) total $703 through Expedia... Does anyone know if the DR phone numbers that start 809 cost extra money to call? Too late if it did but just wondering... It didn't say anything about that when I called it

6 months to go...

Not too much more news... Established a primary and told them my plans, she didn't seem surprised, just told me come back late jan or early feb to have the blood work done... Now just trying to convince my husband I need a tummy tuck too
u look a lil like me. I just got lil more gut . lol. Im having my surgery in march 2014 also. best wishes. keep in touch!
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Cold feet

ok I have my deposit to put down but I am questioning my decision on doctor... I have looked at both Yily and Duran's work and I am impressed by both. I want to be sure before I decide and put my $ down. Wondering if anyone had any suggestions or opinions.
Good luck with your surgery.Im scheduled march 7.
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Dont have a date set yet
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ok, good luck with your sx. what day in March are you going?
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Updated quote

I wrote Yily and asked for another quote to include a tummy tuck and arms, it was $4,300 but this time it included the medical insurance ($250) that the previous quote didn't. So $950 more.... Pretty sure I'm going to do that because I already have a lil loose skin and after they suck all the fat out it will only be worse.... Nervous about that scar tho :-/ I figure I will get a tattoo to try and hide it later...

RH

Going to stay at Yasmin's RH from the 13-21 of march. Wondering if anyone else on here will be there???
Thanks good luck to u too, maybe ill see u there. Where r u staying?
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Where r u staying?
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Where r u staying?
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FYI

FYI to all future Yily dolls, I received an email today from her asking to send $1000 to a Wells Fargo account in California with the guarantor last name Wong.... Seemed odd since she said not to send a deposit just the day before and deposit had always been $500. I called her office and they didn't know where the email came from but said it was not them and NO do not send money... By the way I am not telling my husband this because he already thinks we r being set up by the Dominican mafia because she only accepts cash smh
:) i see your staying at Yasmins what was your total for those nights?
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She quoted me $95 a night for me and my husband, that includes food, transport, and the bed. Healing haven quoted me $1000ish (total) for food transport, stay and 4 massages... Still weighing all my options and trying to read up on reviews, still keeping an open mind
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http://realrecoveryhouse.wix.com/real-recovery-house hmm i see well i found this one im not sure how it works with guest im also still just looking around trying to get what works best
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RH

Thinking about camellia's RH, it's new so I don't have any reviews to go off of but I like the price and she includes a personal assistant to travel with u and a security guard lol... Ill feel like a celebrity

RH again lol

Ok booked with camellias recovery house. Got an October special price at $70 a night (normal $85) and she charged $40 for my husband. She offers a little more with the transport because she didn't charge more for a trip to the mall and pharmacy and also includes a translator to go anywhere with you as needed and security... it's new so felt like u was taking a chance but got a good vibe from the owner and decided to go with it... Ill let y'all know in march how it was :)
Hi Cute & Sweet. I will be checking in on you to see how your journey is going
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Hey nothing new too much yet... Just impatiently waiting lol...
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Let me know how everything goes at camellia Rh. I'm traveling with my bf so I'm anxious to know the process. It did sound a little sketchy though...
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Hemoglobin

Had some labs done last week, hemoglobin came back 13.7 :) yay... Now I'm going to start iron next month and have my labs done again the end of January. Hoping to be at 14 when I have surgery done. By the way after the 14th I will have less than 4 months to go :)
hey hun what are you doing about meds
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Going to ask my pcp to write them when I go see her in january. I told her about my plans already and she said to come back then so it will be closer to time
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Question

Anyone traveling at the same time as me and bringing their hubby/ bf along with them too? If so it would be cool to know so the guys could have someone to hang with... Im thinking I might not be the best company post op lol
call them but Jules (healing haven) told me do not send any money.. send a copy of your plane flight after purchase she will set your date by that..
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got a doc here that will prescrib for me but you can get them there.. it is appox 250.00 for everything.
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Yea ima get what I can here in the states... And the rest from over there... Ill know in January because that's when I see my pcp... I told her my plans and she seemed really cool about it
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Duran Doll

Ok I have been envious lately of all the duran dolls and hearing so many girls going back for round two with duran made me change my mind. I called today and scheduled myself for Dra Duran!!! Same date 3-14-14
Hello, Im trying to go in march too. Think imma end up going by myself tho :(
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When in march?
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Im trying to go March 11th. Just waiting on her to e mail me back
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Happy new year!

Well not too much has changed. I gained some weight, only wanted to gain 10 pounds but put on 15 :-/ I asked dra duran if I should loose some weight or stay where I'm at. She said stay at my weight but not to gain any more. I'm 150-155lbs now by the way and 5'4" I'm so excited now that the surgery is 2 1/2 months away. Feels like its getting more real every day. I have a FB page for march DR dolls and we compare out progress. I feel like I should be packing more, because I haven't started yet. Going to start taking vitamins and iron today. And going to schedule a check up with my pcp for the end of the month.
Just came across your post. Thanks for Sharing your story. I am looking forward to following your journey. Good luck!
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Today is holler at my girls day & show some love & support to all my sis hope all is well God Bless x
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Thanks! Hope all is well with u too :)
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24 days to go

Time really does fly... I'm so unprepared as far as packing. I haven't even started. So update on weight, I'm at 155 and think I'ma hold that. I feel fat :P I asked my husband about inner thigh lipo today because since I gained weight they rub now :-/ he looked at me like I threatened to cut his dick off lol... Guess that's not an option. But I should have plenty of fat to transfer. I got my hemo results back, so started at 13.7 and after gerritol and pure absorb everyday for one month had it rechecked and it went up to 13.8, really!?! But gonna double up on gerritol and pure absorb 2 weeks before, wanting to go in around 14 or higher....
I'm going on march 13 with my husband and son. But we re staying at a hotel and not a recovery house.
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Sent u a pm
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So what made you switch from dra. Yily to dra duran?
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14 days until take off

So not too much new with me, just working like crazy to get my $ right while I'm off work. Got my kids situated while ill be in DR, was worried about that but my friends daughter will stay at my house and watch them (an extra $500) got my supplies together for the most part, still need a boppy and maxi dresses. Called to check on my passport (I procrastinate and sent it off 4 weeks ago) they said they mailed it yesterday :) so just a waiting game now... Get closer everyday :D
Im schedule d with duran too on 3/14
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R u in the march group?
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FB group?
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10....

Omg, 10 days... Only 2 days off work before I leave... Ordered my boppy, more arnica, and hemoglobin tea... It should get here in time... Still need to buy some maxi dresses.

9.....

Excited today :)
Good luck keep. I will be following your journey
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8....

One week till take off
Thanks!
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7, 6.....,

Missed a day lol
Doll have a safe trip, good luck, Im going on the 20.
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5, 4....

Here are some post weight gain pics new stats 5'4" 156lbs as if this morning didn't measure myself but I will before sx
Hey doll. Let me know how that rh goes! Good luck. See you on the other side!
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Thanks youll b right after me :) I leave DR on the 21st
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3,2...

Leave tomorrow!!!!
Yes will do!
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1....

Flying out today!!!! Plane won't land until late so I'll update when I get there!

Here

Made it safely to DR!
Congratulations
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Thank u
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Hemo 13.7 waiting on sx

I'm last to go but only of three patients. Spoke to a lot of Yily dolls too, she had 5 girls scheduled today but some of them were simple cases. Duran was very sweet and the consultation was not rushed at all. The first girl is out of sx and the second girl just went in, I'm up in about 3 hours I guess... I'll update soon
R nerves?
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Was more this morning and last night, I've calmed down some
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Took the blue pill

Waiting to go into sx should be any min
Good luck and happy healing. Will be following your recovery. I'm going to her next month too. Keep us posted.
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I'm alive

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Getting a blood transfusion :-/

Hemo 13.7 going in, 9.2 last night after, and 7.2 this morning.... They said they go by the standards of the Red Cross and I need it :-/ didn't want this tho
Heal well!
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Feel better glad u are kk
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2 days post op...

Hey I'm laying in the hotel room right now, ended up not staying at camellia rh because my husband was too paranoid with all the money on him and thought everything was a set up lol... So anyways, he has been taking good care of me and a friend of a coworker that lives down here has checked on me every day, he has been a huge help! So I got 2 units of blood because my hemo dropped 6 points and our friends mom cooked me chicken liver today. (I'm a vegetarian by the way, but ate it anyways per Duran's orders lol...) I can't stand up straight so hard to see my results, plus I'm so swollen. She is going to see me Monday morning and hopefully close my faja, my stomach is swollen and I think the compression will feel good on it.

So gonna back track some, day of surgery I went in for my consult and spoke with Duran for like 30-40 min. We talked about everything, she said she only likes to operate on 3 girls a day and knows everyone is saying she should up her staff but she doesn't want to be like that, said she is happy now and may even cut back on the number of sx per week. I heard Yily had 5 girls scheduled that day. So she told me she would lipo my arms last because if I lost too much blood during sx they would be last priority, and they didn't get done of course, but kinda glad because I use them so much. So of the 3 girls I went last, she takes an hour break in between patients to rest so I didn't go in until like 5ish, came out of sx at 730 but stayed in recovery until 11pm. They said I had a 'bad reaction' to anesthesia, my husband was so scared when he saw me pale and swollen, told me I looked dead. I don't remember anything until the next day. My vision took a while to be straight, I was seeing double and my stomach was tight, making it hard to breath. My husbands friend came to cipla and stayed almost the whole time, helping translate and calm my husband down. I didn't leave cipla until after the 2 units of blood and almost 7pm. I came to the hotel and rested, found a way with using 8 pillows to lay comfortably.

I woke up today feeling a lot better, still very swollen and sore, I sent a pic of my stomach to Duran on what's app and asked her about some redness, she respond within a min and told me it was ok but to make sure I put the heparin gel on it and take aspirin once a day. So my husband and his friend, Juan, are at the store now buying that. I did get up today and move some, walked around the hotel and sat (using pillows) by the pool for a while.

I'll update again soon but that's the long story lol

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These didn't post last time

Get my drain out tomorrow :)

Last check up with Dra Duran in the morning and I get my drain out!!! So excited about that, just had my third massage and they really do help, Gianna did my massages and I would definitely recommend her! I'm healing ok except for major swelling in my tummy and a purple spot on my Tt incision, the doctor said it was small so just gave me a cream and said it will get better just watch it. The worst pain is my Tt and drain and my abdominal muscles! Can't cough sneeze or hiccup with terrible pain! I'll update again soon

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Meant to add pics
Congratulations on becoming a Duran doll honey. Your waist is snatch and your results are looking great.. Good luck with the rest of your recovery and thank you for posting you're journey!
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Im Glad everything is going good!!
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How is everyone getting a hold of her or Elizabeth because I have been trying for 2wks and nothing! called, emailed, and facebooked!!
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Home

I got home yesterday, wornung- the plane makes u swell! I feel so swollen and miserable, and in top of it all I have I cough, I hope I'm not messing up my muscle repair :( I wanna just fast forwarded. I'm only 1 week post op and already sick of this healing process, ready to be healed! But aside form the swelling cough and my purple spot I'm doing well. Happy to be around my kids again, even though I feel like a bad mom for not being able to do much with them :-/ looking forward to each day passing until this swelling starts to go down... Have a a massage set up on Monday but I don't know if I can make it
You look great!
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Hope you feel better! Happy Healing!!
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Great transformation! I will be going with her in 2 weeks. Too bad she left our your arms even though they don't look big. My arms are sooooo HUGE I will ask her to leave out breast if I have to choose lol
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2 weeks post op

I've made it to 2 weeks, my swelling is starting to go down some, waist is at 31, was about 33 pre-op and 35 one week post, so definitely starting to go down, hoping it goes down to at least 27/28. Don't know what my butt measures because the tape only goes to 35 lol. But it looks good. Swelling in my butt went down a lot too but I like the shape she gave me. I've been getting massages and they do help, can't wait for the healing to b over. I'll post some pics. And my purple spot is doing good, looks like a scab but it's still soft, guessing new skin has to grow under it so may not b until 4-5 weeks before it looks better
@cute.n.sweet-so glad you are well hunni.
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Thank you :)
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Yily?
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17 days post op

After a massage today
Looking good
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Thanks Hun :)
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4 weeks

I'm doing good, back working normally since 17 days post op. wish I had about 4 weeks off work tho. My swelling is going down, still really swollen tho. Measuring 29 inch waist, 42 inches at the hips. My scar is healing, almost no scabs. I still feel really stiff at times but getting better. Adding more pics
How do I get into the FB group my sx is may 20
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7weeks post op

So I feel almost healed, I still swell if I don't have on my faja but not as bad as I use to. My waist is 28.5 inches now and I think that is where it will be unless loose weight, which I will try and do (150 now). Butt is still at 42, not huge but much better than before. I am very happy with my results. My scar is pretty much healed, I'll add pics
You look amazing!!!
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I know u r still in ur faja... do u still itch and burn at times... at the end of the day do u still have swelling?
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Yes! My sides r itchy still and the swelling is less and less, but still swell
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12 weeks post op today

Well I'm 12 weeks, almost 3 months, and haven't worn my faja in about a week. I'm still a little swollen in my lower abd, and still numb on my lower belly and lower back. Still working on losing some weight, right now I'm 150lbs (5'4.5) 28 inch waist (if it's snug, 29 if I hold it lose) and 42 inch hips. My belly button ended up healing ok, my scar is thick where the purple spot was. Aside from that the scar looks nice and even, low.
OMG!! What an amazing transformation. You bring me life. Work it girl!! ;)
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Thanks lol
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4 months

I'll be 4 months post op in a few days and I'm feeling almost healed, still having a little swelling in my lower belly and right above my belly button like where the sutures from the muscle repair was. Compared to my before pics I'm 100% happy. It's hard not to compare your results with other people tho and I feel mine are average. Def would do it again (not like round 2, but if I could go back) wouldn't have gained as much weight as I did tho. Still working on loosing a little weight. I'm like 150 and would like to b 140. I am working out but holiday weekends always undo my progress lol.
You look amazing, I am also looking forward to getting a Brazilian Butt lift with Dr.Duran, yet im scared of going out of the country.
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Thanks! It is scary, just make sure u bring someone with you that will take care of u, not also having sx. And follow All your doctor's orders, any sx is scary where ever it is
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Changing to Duran

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