A Start to the New Me - Dominican Republic, DO

Hi Ladies! I am in search of my dream body! I have...

Hi Ladies! I am in search of my dream body! I have always wanted a round booty but unfortunately came up short in the back! I am wanted to have a BBL with Lipo to back, flanks abdomen and inner thighs. I have emailed Dr Pantoja in MX and have sent forms for price quotes to Duran and Yily in DR. I know I want to have this procedure and have saved for it. Now all I have to do is choose the right Dr based on the consultation. Do you ladies have any other suggestions? I also love Jimmerson but he is really expensive (a little more than I have saved)! What are some tips for setting up this procedure? Thanks Ladies!


I received a price quote from Dr Pantoja 3800 for Bbl with Lipo to arms, waist, upper and lower back and abdomen. That price included 24 hour observation from the nurse, anesthesia, EKG, pre/post labs, 1 compression garment, and food(broth, fruit,etc) and OR fees. I like the price! They recommended I lose some weight for maximum results. I sent in my pics. I also heard from Dr Yily and sent pics to her as well. So we will see.

Weight loss journey

And so my weight loss journey begins.. I am thinking about using HCG to lose weight. I need to lose at least 25-30 lbs before surgery. I want to have surgery in December so this gives me a some time! With the HCG you lose weight really fast! I used it before and lost 20 lbs! The diet is tough though so I'm hesitant to try it again but this weight has got to go!!
Thanks newme5498 and Prpet for your feedback. Prpet I'm not a Dr but I'm thinking your dr asked you to stop the HCG because it is a hormone and he concerned about blood clots? I am 5'11 and 226 lbs so I have plenty of fat. Lol! So far I have been eating lots of Greek yogurt, organic meats and veggies, water and exercise. I had gained weight due to graduate studies, working full time, not taking time for myself,etc. but I've lost 2 lbs! I heared from Dr Duran still waiting on a quote! I'm being patient because I really want her to do my surgery in December so we will see!
Hi, Good luck on your journey!
Hey there. Don't use the HCG because you can loose the good fat the doctor needs for the transfer. I weigh 162 and was using HCG for the last three weeks and lost 9 lbs. scheduled my pre-op and asked doctor about HCG and was told to stop using it.

Starting from the Bottom!

Ok ladies we all have to start somewhere! This is my before pics

Date needed in December for Duran

Are their any dolls out there that would be willing to switch a December date for Jan or Feb. There are no more Dec dates:( I'm crushed! Thanks

Dr Baez

Hmmm. Can't seem to reach Dr Baez. I have sent a consultation request through this site but still no reply:(. I love her work and would love her to possibly be my Dr. I also emailed her outlook address and requested a consult on her web page. Anyone else had any difficulty contacting her, if not what is the best way to reach her?

Disappointed and Feeling Depressed!

My journey is at a stall!! Just when I have the money for surgery all my picks can't schedule me for when I need it. I need to have this done in December while I'm out of school but Yily will be on Maternity leave and Duran is booked! I have contacted Baez on her email and Facebook and I can't get a quote:(. I am starting to give up hope on my dreams. I want to cry so bad!! Pity party is now in session!
Awww I know the feeling. I'm going to get tested again soon because my hemo level was low. If it's not higher i would have to re-schedule. I'm praying is high cause then I would have to re-schedule for after Yily comes back with is in January!
I'm praying for you NewMe5498! We are going to claim victory on that! I did hear back from Baez but still no quote, still no surgery date:(...
Thanks sweetie, Yes we are claiming VICTORY!!! prayers to you too!

I scheduled Surgery with Pantoja

I scheduled surgery with Dr Pantoja in TM on December 16. I got tired of waiting on Dr Baez! She never would contact me back for a quote! I would have love to have surgery with her but oh well. Maybe not meant to be! Anyway ladies that went to Pantoja how was your experience?
3800 and 500 dollar deposit
How much is he charging u

Initial email from Dr Pantoja

This is the initial info from Dr Pantoja office. Very professional so far! Responds quickly and able to get surgery date quickly! Spoke with Tonya( not sure if thats the proper spelling) and she was very nice!! **quotes and instructions are patient specific depending on your procedure**

The quote for this procedure is $3,800dlls. Once you make a surgery appointment we will require a $500dlls. deposit in order to hold and secure your date. The deposit is non-refundable but you can always re-schedule in case of an emergency. Drains and stitches will be removed within 4 days after surgery. Recovery time is 2 weeks.

What is included in this cost?

- 1 night-stay in the clinic with 24 hour nurse care/aid
- Your own recovery room equipped with Patient's bed, armchair/lazy-boy, Wi-Fi, T.V., phone, bathroom utilities (shower and lavatory).
**Please note the following: A friend or family member is more than welcome to accompany you and stay in the clinic all day long and even stay in your room while you're in surgery. However, space is limited with the intention of giving the patient the needed attention. Therefore, at night-time the one accompanying you may stay at a hotel, just to have somewhere to sleep at (we don't have beds for family members). And in the morning he/she is welcome to stay at the clinic until your check-out, which is almost always at 10:00am the day after your surgery once you've had your breakfast, Dr. Pantoja has revised you and prescribed your medications. There are several nice hotels near by. 3 are within walking distance from our clinic.

- Patient's meals are provided (Fruit, Chicken Soup/Broth, etc).
- Dr. Pantoja's, Anesthesiologist's, Hospital, Nurses and Operating Room fees included
- An evaluation and electrocardiogram (EKG) is done before the surgery by the cardiologist
- Lab work required prior to surgery and post op
- 1 Compression Girdle/Garment
- Unlimited post-operative visits

What is not included:

1)Medication you need to take home for your recovery. (i.e. antibiotic, pain killers, muscle relaxers). This can be bought at any pharmacy in Mexico or be delivered to the clinic. The cost is approx. $120-$130 dollars since this is a two week treatment. NO REFILL NEEDED.
2) Nursing services outside of clinic.
3) Post-operative Massage Therapy. $40 dollars per session. (Fully Recommended)
Additional information about what to expect after your surgery:
You will need it about 2 weeks time off from work/school. It is imperative that when you return to your activities you do this under what is known as 'Light-duty' or with caution and wearing the girdle for the first 3-4 months. Doing this will support your back, posture, with swelling, and will aid in achieving the goal desired.

The anesthesia used is an Spinal Block and sedation. You don't feel anything, you don't be awake.

Recommended hotels:

1) City Express Hotel www.cityexpress.com.mx (they include local shuttle service, continental breakfast and wi-fi)
2) Camino Real www.caminoreal.com/tijuana.com ( local shuttle service and wi-fi included)
3) Real del Rio www.realdelrio.com (only Wi-Fi)
4) Best Western Americanna Inn www.bestwestern.com/prop/05614 they are located in San Diego and they offer transportation to the clinic and from the San Diego airport. Phone 619-428-5521

We recommend 2 recovery houses:

-Grace Baja Guest House- Owner Lana Humphries- Phone (619) 664-3948 website http://www.gracebajasurgeryretreat.ca/ --email: graceguesthouse@hotmail.com Phone: 619-400-3700 and 619-664-3948.

-Club Med (beachfront 30 min away) Phone number 909-266-1364 website www.clubmedical.org.

NOTE:Your blood work and EKG results will determine if you are a candidate for surgery or not.

I wish you all the best!! I can't wait until December to see your results ;)

Who's Better? Baez or Pantoja!

Ok Ladies. Please shout out who you would go with to assist me in my decision. I have surgery scheduled with both of these very talented Drs!! Please let me know who YOU think would give me the better results and why! Patoja quoted 3800 Baez 3000. Who would you choose?
Hi see we made the same choices, lol. I too am unsure who to choose, recieved the same qoutes. Gd luck doll
Great minds think alike! To compare and contrast I love Pantoja assistant Nadia she is extremely prompt in answering any concerns you may have. Price is affordable, but, I have came across a few negative reviews. Dra Baez I believe is very meticulous in terms of what she requires of her pts prior to surgery. She is up front and very realistic in terms of outcomes of surgery based in what you want and where you are before surgery. Her results are great but her booties are not really big( the ones I've seen) Some if Patoja pts have came away with some real "rump shakers" and that's what I want. What do you think?
Thanks CallmeDushi!

One day postoperative

I'm one day post op with Dr Pantoja and living the results so far!! Staying at Grace Recovery House . Good experience so far. Don't be afraid to go to Mexico! It was completely safe!!
I am so happy that you are happy with your results.post op care is very important so please follow it. Its good to stay away from sodium for while.
I'm totally happy for you... Pleaseeee post pics I've been thinking of him also... Please be careful and I'll pray for you....
Congrats!! Can't wait to see pics!!! Pantoja is who I'm considering for a breast lift - if I ever get one.
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