BBL is Scheduled Dr. Estevez - Dominican Republic

I live in Houston and I figured we were known for...

I live in Houston and I figured we were known for great plastic surgeons... Apparently not. I researched many docs here and none of their pics were appealing until I found Dr.J and Dr. S. I chose to go to Dr J becuz I have ppl who will allow me to stay with them. I'm 5'0" 190lb. I'm not even sure he can help me. I may have to lose more weight. It's worth a shot! The next consultation appt is AUG 2013! I don't want to wait that long!!!!help


Hey Sistar!!!!
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I know right! Light just shinning..!!
can anyone help me speed up my consultation date for Dr.Jimerson?
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Still waiting and getting discouraged! I'm...

Still waiting and getting discouraged! I'm thinking about using Dr. Cortez here in Houston... He is not Dr.J though. :-(


Oh my god girl! I'm feeling the same way! My consultation is may 30 which means six won't be until like Dec, Jan time because from what I'm hearing he's already booked into august and it only Jan!!! I really wanted to get this done for the summer but now I'm reconsidering if I should go w him or not because I really don't wanna wait so long....but I know w out a doubt he's the doc for me :(
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GM BBL sisters! I have a consultation with Dr....

GM BBL sisters! I have a consultation with Dr. Campos this afternoon at 1pm. I decided to see what he has to talk about concerning the surgery. I haven't had much luck with the Jimerson crew! I have contacted the office and left several messages for Aziza and offered to pay my $500 plus 10 % of my sx cost, but no one has called me back AT ALL!!! Still have the consultation for Aug 2013, but I decided to go see Campos since he is in my city and never know what could happen!


Good luck with your search. I am 5 weeks and 2 days post op. I went with Salama I'm out here in San Antonio and the plastic surgeons suck out here and in Dallas. I was also looking into Cortez but also felt like he would be too conservative with cc's. I waited 6 months for my surgery day with Salama. I'm very impressed with my results. One thing about Salama is that he is so aggressive with lipo... no lie. He's amazing at what he does. I'm happy with the choice that I made. Will be going back in a year and half to 2 years to get my tummy tuck :) Good Luck Ma!
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Hey texasgirl79 and newbooty13! I can understand your frustration, but I agree that you should definitely go with who you really want! Dreamin' is right, if you settle, you will regret it later. It's your body! In no way am I trying to throw shade on anyone else's work because there are certainly other doctors besides Dr J that can do this procedure, but you chose him for a reason, so don't let a minor road block get in the way of that if he's who you really want to see. Here's my suggestion if you really wanna see Dr J... If you are confident that he's the one for you, you should call the office until you get through to a patient coordinator. Yes, their lines are busy and sometimes you may have to call a few times back to back, but there are four of them - Aziza, Monica, Michelle, and Shelly. When you call the office number, press 2, and then press 1,2,3,or 4 to get directed to the patient coordinator lines. Leaving them a voicemail is NOT the way to get through to someone! Aziza told me that they regularly have like 100-200 emails and voicemails, so it takes a while to get back to everyone and still handle all the daily calls. If you are prepared to pay your $500 deposit, they will find a way to move your consultation up. I'm going to Dr J on Feb 14th!! But getting that date took some work. I called in late October for a consultation and they gave me the date of April 10, 2013. I was so sad because I'm like wow, I wanted to get my sx by that time! I went to another consultation elsewhere and considered getting my sx there, but I knew I really wanted to see Dr J! I called back on November 21st and stayed on the line until I got through to a coordinator, and I explained my dilemma with school and other things, and that I was sure I wanted to see Dr J, but that I needed to come sooner. They squeezed me in for a consultation on Dec 12! Went to that, paid my deposit and got scheduled for sx on April 15, 2013. Cool, so now my sx was scheduled for 5 days after when my consultation would have been! I got on RS and networked with many ladies, and eventually found someone who needed to switch, so I took her date of Feb 14 and she took mine of Apr 15. So basically, getting an earlier consultation is based on getting through to the coordinators, and things change EVERYDAY so don't be discouraged! People cancel or reschedule regularly because of baby-sitting issues, money issues, work or school issues, or simply a change of heart… Dr J is so worth it! So if you wanna work with him, just know that a little persistence goes a long way. Sorry for rambling ladies lol! Good luck!
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Thank you so much for that Beautyishername. I really appreciate that. I actually set a consultation up w Perry.. Been looking at a doc here in NY and even been thinking about purchasing someone's date who's selling for salama. Just cause i dont wanna wait. But Thanks for putting me back on track. Will be calling until I get moved up! Hugs*

Since my wait is so long I did a lot of research,...

Since my wait is so long I did a lot of research, I called 4 doctors and I have two consultations coming up on February 2. So far I have come up with the following details:
Dr. Wendell Perry: does aggressive lipo and his results are great. Most of his patients are from word of mouth and he charges $6400 this includes Lipo, BBL, and compression garment. He does not put fat into hips
Dr. Salama: booked until the end part of 2013, and they do not return calls at all! His quote was $8600 for Lipo/BBL but he is not aggressive with the Flanks.
Dr. Azurin- phenomenal results ( look at "ZiZi" profile) but he does not Lipo your stomach at all! Lipo/BBL $5600 and he only lipo the flanks lower back and hips. Supposedly Lynn says that he "can't get fat from the stomach, its not good fat to use."
Dr. Cortez( local Houston doctor) I have seen his patients in person and I am going to his consultation on February 2nd!! I don't have details with him yet, but he is local and for a BBL $4800.I am considering a TT so it would be an additional $4k.

Since I am in Houston I have to consider the fee to travel as well as getting someone to stay with me. In addition, I am not about to spend 9K for someone to that is going to make me wait until the end of 2013.
I called Dr. Jimerson's office and offered to pay for my surgery in CASH IN FULL!! and I have yet to receive a phone call from anyone. I do like his results but maybe its over rated since no one is willing to try anyone else. I figured that a lot of surgeons are under the radar because their results aren't published. I will make sure that I publish mine no Matter what!!!


Hey TexasGirl good luck on your journey! BTW Dr. Perry does do hips. Check out Sweetlady , buttaluv and BBeautiful2 they are Perry patients with great hips.
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Dr. Lyos in Houston is a very good PS.
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Check out Dr. Lyos in Houston. Excellent PS!
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Today was a very progressive day. I had my...

Today was a very progressive day. I had my consultation with Dr. Cortes in the Galleria area and his office was packed! Most of the people were returning patients,some international patients; but I must say they all looked fantastic. My appt was for 10:15Am but I wasn't seen until 11:35am. I met with Dr. Cortes and his nurse assistant. He was very elaborate and thorough. He pulled on my fat, rubbed and pinch to check how much fat I had to give and to see if the fat was Visceral fat. This is the fat that is behind the abdomen wall. He said that since the fat in my abdomen was visceral fat, that I had to lose between 10-15 lbs. He says that he can still use all the other fat on my flanks, thighs, and any place else I am not please with, he would like to make sure that I am completely happy with my results. I agree with him. I want the "hour glass" figure and not have lumps or bumps and be disproportionate . He also stated that I was an excellent candidate and he is very aware of the REAL SELF community. I told him how I was thinking about going to Jimerson, but wanted to check on my locale docs as well. I point I wanted to make is that pictures can sometimes be deceiving the best pictures to look at and be a good judge for are the ones the doctor takes in the office. The lighting is professional and the angles are right. Anyone can take a picture of their butt and make it look big. THe best judge is the pictures that are from behind.
Also, its a myth that you can get more than 1000 ccs of fat into your butt and keep it! It means that your PS is getting more fluid than fat. Its a proven statistical fat, that anything more than 1000ccs will be absorbed. We will lose about 20% of our fat anyway through absorption, but ALWAYS keep our shape.
I put my deposit down for June 6, 2013! And I am excited. He aggressively does lipo and extra lipo COMES WITH THE BBL!!! No other doctor is doing that!
I am going to make sure that I get the word out about DR. CORTES! He knows his stuff and has done surgery for many patients in other countries; BRAZIL, VENEZUELA, COSTA RICA… I have seen his work in person and I am next…

More to come!


I'm thinking about going to Dr. Cortes. If you don't mind can you tell how much was you quote.
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nevermind; I scrolled down and seen the answer
I can't wait to see your results as well. I'm schedule for Aug 9. I'm definitely following your journey. Good Luck!!
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Hello RS! I am still struggling with my weight...

Hello RS! I am still struggling with my weight loss. Dr. Cortes suggested that I lose 15 pounds and I CANT!!! Can someone please help me?! I am not sure what to do. I tried taking Phentermine and appetite suppressants and I think I am just greedy. I am literally at 195lbs. I need to get down to 180lbs or I may have to push the date back. Any suggestions?


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How much does dr cortes charge for BBL?
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4000 for bbl? He quoted me $9800
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Hello RS. I have been reading everyones (I mean...

Hello RS. I have been reading everyones (I mean every single post) profile and I am really reconsidering my choice of Dr Cortes, I paid my $500 already and I realize that I will lose that money. But I met a woman who had surgery in the Domincan Republic for more than half the price. In addition I went back to Dr. Cortes' and I still have not lost the 15 pounds he requested of me. I only lost 7 pounds and I did it by drinking large quantities of water with lemon juice squeezed inside. Plus I gave myself a week off of breads (carbs). And with all that I didn't lose the 15 pounds. I really don't feel so big but according to the doc I have a BMI of 40.

I was tested and I have PCOS so my weight journey will be a struggle. I bought some Fruta Planta (pink box) at the recommendation of another RS person who lost about 15 pounds( So i will try it until I go to my nutritionist appointment and see how it goes. But seems like the only doctors who would be willing to give me Lipo and a TT/BBL are in other countries and although I initially had reservations I found that many of the DR docs are certified but cannot practice here due to all the red tape with citizenship. My neighbor who is from D.R. tells me that there are doctors all over Santiago and I should look into it. So as of now I am trying to remedy and lose some more weight and then start researching D.R. doctors. Any suggestions or comments are totally welcomed.

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Here is my current picture from my consultation

Here is my current picture from my consultation


So texasgirl79, are you pretty much saying that if you manage to get the weight off you are going with Dr. Cortes, if not you are traveling to the DR?
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Yes but the weight isn't the only issue I want a tt and Cortes is against it. Plus I have seen lots of reviews of more affordable options
Have you checked out Dr. Azurin? He does both procedures at the same time. I think Cortes allows 4-6hrs to do a bbl and not sure of how much time he allows for the tt. He believes in taking his time so this of course he is working at a slower rate. To combine procedures would keep you under for too long and we know that is asking for trouble from sx complications. In any case keep on searching. I know you will find the doctor that will accommodate your needs!

So I have started attended the gym today and I...

So I have started attended the gym today and I think I can get down at least 15 pounds. But to the bigger decision, I am officially going to Yily. Just waiting on her to respond via email, Whatapp, or Viber. When she does, I am good to go. But I would prefer now more than ever that she respond so that I can begin purchasing airfare, etc.
Also, I have plenty of questions.
My hub is now on board to get surgery too. He wants Abdominal Etching and Lipo. So now I have to find a doctor for him and I have to find a place to stay where they accept men as well. I also plan to get veneers to complete my look.
How do you sleep when you have a TT and BBL? IS it even possible?


I'm was goin wth dr. Yily but I'm now goin wth doc cortez did u get ur deposit back from doctor cortez?
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I just scheduled with Dr. Cortes for October 2013... He quoted me $9509
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Angela and Jacquelines accept men staying.. Go on to airbnb and look for other places or flipkey or Hope this helps
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So since I have been on this site, my husband has...

So since I have been on this site, my husband has been curious about trying to get Liposuction and "Abdominal Etching" which is the procedure where fat is sucked out of the abdomen and makes you look like you have abs. So can anyone give me some suggestions with doctors that perform surgery on men that have good sculpting results. He is planning on goig with me so I also need suggestions to a recovery house.


All of the doctors perform surgery on male patients... If you think he may prefer a male doctor you can look at Hector Cabral (he owns cipla) Rafael Hernandez, Alejandro Pizzologio..Robles, Duran, Yily also work on men. Cabral, had trouble a few years ago in the US for doing patient consulting in the US and some of his clients said they were burned by him (he was not charged b/c there was no way to prove it happened since they were out of the US in DR having surgery) That said, he is the TOP LIPO Guy outside of the country. He trained Yily & Duran. I emailed each of the the doctors with front back side pics of my bf to get a quote. The quotes I received were the same as a BBL, however this was due to his size... I know JMSpa and Angela's RH have had women and their husbands/fiance's stay with them. I think Angela's does not have as many rooms as JMSpa... Hope this Helps.
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What does that mean "they were burned by him"????I don't want to contact someone that can potentially cause harm.
google cabral and you will find it...

I am so excited I have booked our flight! We are...

I am so excited I have booked our flight! We are leaving to DR on July 2, 2013 and staying until July 13th. I haven't confirmed a place to stay but our NEW doctor has suggested a recovery house for $90 per night. I am still looking for something cheaper but he says its roundtrip transportation etc. I am guessing he may be talking about the JM Spa, but I am waiting for an answer. Our new doctor is:
Dr. Rafael E. Estévez H.
Cirujano Plástico, Reconstructivo y Estético
Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon

Centro Policlínico Nacional
Guayubín Olivo 1, Urb. Vista Hermosa
Santo Domingo Este, SD 11517 Rep. Dominicana
Ofic. (809) 788-2323
Cel. (809) 714-9119
He is in the same clinic as Yily and is part of the same Plastic Surgery association.
I tried contacting Yily and she insists I need to lose 20lbs, I never heard from Duran, and Almonte never contacted me back. I did research on him and found he was also trained by Dr. H. Cabral.
Deep down inside I am scared to death because I didn't see anyone on RS or MMH that had sx with him, but he has made me feel really comfortable contacting me on a daily basis, and my thought process is that I found Cortes here in Houston way before RS did and he turned out to be popular simply because someone gave him a chance. So I decided to do the same with Rafael Estevez Hernandez.
So my journey has begun.
My husband is getting Lipo all upper body $3,600
I am getting TT/BBL and Lipo for $4,200.
Please give me suggestions on my packing and my regimen prior to DR.
I have started cardio 5x a week for 30 mins and veggies and chicken only. But what about things I need to bring? Do I need to pack light?
Will we have time to sight see or will we be in too much pain? DO we bring cash and if we do can we travel with more than 10k without it looking suspicious?
I purchased travel insurance, etc.
Can anyone give me a cheaper option than JM? $900 for a room and nurse is a bit much, and does this mean $90 per person? PLease DR vets give me your opinion!


I had a friend who went to him two weeks ago... PM Kirsty at Real Self to get your new doctor added to you blog... I'm not packing heavy b/c I don't want to drag things all over the airport after surgery... People take gatorade and snacks b/c its so expensive over there. You shouldn't travel with that kind of money you should pay before you get there or pay at least half of the money. check out airbnb for options. I hear Angela's has a smaller amount of people and that may be better for you...
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Thanks! I think thats a good idea. I may contact the doctor to see if he would work something out. Thanks goodness he accepts Paypal. Super secure. Do you know what Angela's house is under on Google I searched the name and didn't have favorable results. Also, are you on any regimen pre-op?
I'm not smoking, taking Folic Acid, Iron, Vitamin C daily...Ill PM you Angela's contact information... Call her and find out..

I'm back at square one with the living...

I'm back at square one with the living arrangements!! JMSPA charging more now so please give me any hotel and on call nurse I for that you can. The doctor requested I get a blood test before arriving and he says I can get my Meds here in Houston. But where do I go to get this stuff?? My Pcp??? What if my PCP is my gyno how do I tell him that? Where do I get the blood test?


I'm going to Dr. Estevez also, i was going to Dr.Baez buti haven't seen any of her work online, Dr.Estevez has work out there that he did. He quoted me one thousand more then Baez, but i rather have someone that i seen their work, i can't take a chance.
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hey texasgirl79 i just read through your whole post/journey. My heart dropped when i read the part about Dr. Rafael E. Estévez H. Having a dangerous practice... then I felt sense of relive when I saw that everything was all ok I am also going with doctor Rafael, I also noticed not much people on realself have reviewed him but nether the less there is something about him, he is so professional and humble and that is what has drawn me to him. I wish I saw your post sooner because it would have been nice to have some sort of travel buddy (even though you’re going with your husband). I have also been diagnosed with pcos so weight loss for me is extremely hard, I tend to gain most of my weight around my mid section and arms (typical apple shape) I am so excited for you and I can’t wait to see your results. Please keep in contact with me... I am going to send you a private message if that is ok. July is just around the corner... good luck hun you will look great I just know it Hugs and kisses...
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Thanks a bunch! You would have been definitely welcomed to come with us! Dr R Estevez is def the real deal he gave me all his credentials after incident with Dr Alonso. Dr Alsonso was actually contacted by his lawyers and he had to send me an apology note (saved it for proof) he even called and said he wanted to make sure I was ok. Not only that he is the only doctor tht said since I have no comorbiddites and my blood test are normal he has no problems working on me! I'm so excited so stay posted!

9 days left until I go to the other side….

I woke up today in a panic. I started second guessing everything! My husband is coming with me and he is convinced and has no plans on changing his mind. We are going with Dr. Estevez, and staying with JM SPA. I am not apprehensive with the Estevez, I feel that I have made the best decision. What I am iffy on is staying at the JM Spa. I have heard there is theft and other uncanny things going there. Should I just stay somewhere else? My doctor says he will come wherever we stay so I am not worried about that. Also I have not started any pre-op care, I just being taking Iron and a multi-vitamin.
What should I bring?
Where will I keep my stuff safe so that its not stolen? I am bringing my laptop because its my only communication when I am there.
Should I stay at a hotel?


I found a bed and breakfast that provides transportation, three meals, and a nursr if I need it. I am going on 7/8 for a facelift with Dr. Estevez. I like him very much and I think you made a wist decision. If you want information on where I am staying, please let me know. maybe, we can be plastic surgery buddies while there.
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Hi Susan I have tried to get any other Dr.s to give me the info that I want before I book, and so far only Dr. Estevez has even bothered to give me the information..or respond to my enquiries. I have tried to get a proper quote from Dr. Lily...and she keeps giving me quotes for things that I don't want done. Guess I stick with Dr. Estevez!
Where are you staying? What is the cost? What does the placr have|provide? Thanks

It's nothing of what people say!

Starting from the day I exited the plane this has been a whirlwind experience. We were picked up by JM Spa driver without our permission since he was shit down we had decided to stay with Donald Sanchez at the TropicaHotel! I arrived at the clinic at 5 pm and Dr Estevez was there waiting for us. The test went well and we decided to stay at his clinic for 4 days including the day of the surgery.

I came out of surgery before my husband. I feel horrible! I don't remember anything up to the surgery but I'm in severe pain. I'm in the Faja provider by doctor Estevez and I sutured right!!!


I really hope that everything has worked out for you and that you both are not in as much pain now! Let us know how you are doing and what your recovery home is like! Looking forward to seeing your results!
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Our recovering is very very slow. I actually cried to my husband to ask him what the hell was I thinking. I know this time will pass, but its difficult. Walking far makes me swell up and I do get light headed. Make sure you are taking iron because the trauma of surgery is no joke.
Stick with him u won't be disappointed he is very thorough and very attentive I never felt so confident about anything!

Remember you are not in the USA

I am wrapping up another night in DR and we are watching American TV laying in the bed. At the recovery place I am in, Donald, the owner ordered us some DR food and it was so delicious. I had grilled breast and beef. We made sure to stop at the super market to retrieve much needed items yesterday for our stay. It is much more cheaper. Its called " La Sirena" and it has everything you need our driver was Donald's son which is very pleasant and an excellent English speaker. I recommend Donald's place because it is central to everything and he offers roundtrip to wherever you need to go, our Massage therapist is Brunhilda and she is also excellent. She travels. Since we spent those nights at the clinic I am justified in saying staying at a small hotel or apartment, which is what I have, will MAKE YOU HEAL faster.. Its a mind thing in the clinic with all the nurses and them poking me I developed anemia. Once I left I became 100% better and our small apartment is near the beach. Please let me know if you need info on staying here the rates are low and you can't beat an English driver and a small apartment. until tomorrow


Congrats. Speedy recovery. Could you give me info for Donald. Is there water hot/ cold. A/c,comfortable beds? What about cleanliness? Do you have pics? Thank you
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Yes very clean! He is the Tropical Island Apart hotel and he has hot water etc plus u get your own apartment, he speaks very good English plus wifi and English cable channels.1-809-460-0021 u can call him and tell him a fellow real self member referred u who came with her husband! He will take very good care of u. Plus if there is anything u need his family will get it for u but I recommend u come with stuff as well recovery gets tough especially if ur alone.
When did u get ur quote for 4K from Cortez? His prices are like 10k and up
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Forgot to post pics of apart, etc

I forgot to mention he removed 5100cc of fat and injected 950 cc on each side. My a$$ is super hard hopefully it softens but here are my yucky pics of my body


Yay u finally did it. Very happy for you. How are you holding up pain wise? What are you finding hardest? Cant wait to see more pics; well done and happy healing xx
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One more thing was the doctor very busy? What was waiting times like? Xxx
You look great!
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Please help I need a Houston doctor!

I have developed lots of fluid in my abdomen and need a Houston surgeon tht can help me drain it.. My PCP CAN'T AND WON'T HELP ME. The fluid has caused my stomach to bloat


I hope all is well
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A second visit

I look amazing, my stomach is flat with ZERO fat. Problem is the fluid keeps building up when the void space exists. I can literally feel the fluid swish back and forth. I had to return to DR because the doctors here in Houston refused to aspirate it. I returned for 2 days and Dr. Estevez drained about 700 ccs of fluid and is kept accumulating. I returned with an empty stomach and as of today it began to fill again. I am depressed and sad that no one here can help me because Dr. Estevez drained with ease and extreme effective. My results have not been affected at all but the fluid has made me so upset…… Does anyone have any further suggestions? I am thinking about asking my sister who is a phlebotomist to purchase a drip kit and a catheter and began removing the fluid. I have wrapped my stomach so tight and thinking maybe i need a lymphatic massage.


I am not gonna lie the pain is serious. I found it hardest to be able to sleep on my back and not effect my BBL results but its holding up well. Also when you start to heal there is severe itching.
I had zero waiting time the Doctor makes sure you are his first priority. He was not busy at all.


Forgot to put up some photos.


i pray that this phase of healing passes for you quickly and no complications. did he use any drains after the surgery? you mentioned he was trained by cabral and i know cabral only uses drains with tt.
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How is the fluid problem going?
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I gettin the fluid still. It's frustrating but I have a phlebotomist coming once a week to drain me and she is getting out about 40 cc out. I still look amazing and the fluid is a result of my body trying to heal...

6 weeks already

My butt looks the same but my stomach is still swollen a little. I enjoy my body though its a huge leap from where I came from ppl stare and wonder what's different about me... I have to wear the Faja to keep my stomach swelling size 14 jeans don't fit anymore everything fits loose, I usually just wear leggings but then my hubs says its inappropriate. For the record I have slept on my butt from day one and haven't lost anything. I think it's definitely a myth I'm a living testament.

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My new leopard skirt.


Hey Texasgirl....haven't heard much from you recently. How are you healing? Can you give us any updated photos so we can see your progress?
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Happy Healing Looking Good!
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Hey Texasgirl how are you healing???? Hope everything is fine! My first surgery is on Thursday of this next week. Really looking forward to getting everything done by January! Let me know how you are doing!
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6-mo post Op

This has been my six month update, I'm overall happy with my results and everything has healed very well. I lost a little volume despite me sleeping on my back 85% of the time. I'm def going back for a retouch because I'm not completely satisfied with my stomach it's small but still has fluff... It had nothing to do with the doctor I had A LOT to begin with. I def need to begin working out because my healing was slow.
Some recommendations:
- don't over pack
- be realistic in your goal
- your body is diff from others
- start changing your eating habits for a speedy recovery.


How did You find your apartment? Can you please tell me What website did you go on?
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Thanks so much for the update! Really happy that you have healed so well...and that you are satisfied with the results!
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I think I am obsessed… I need more.

So I think I am pretty much done healing… I have a few sore spots on my butt, but overall I am healed. My TT scar is lightening up, and my skin is beginning to loosen up due the swelling going done. Here are my measurements: Bust changed a bit since I was lipo-ed under my arms. I initially wore a 40D, now I am a 36C, my waist is a 34 1/2 inches I initially was almost a 40, and my bust is 46 1/2. It is definitely round, but I wouldn't say its a DONK. Its very conservative looking and curvy...My hips are definitely banging. Now I want more… is that bad?

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6 months pics continued...

I'm not sure if I like these pics


So glad you are happy with your results! And no....wanting more surgery is not unreasonable....if you figure you need it! Take care and keep us updated!
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I found my apartment on the Airbnb app. There are several hotels available but you want to chose one that offers transportation back and forth from the clinic.
The people who owned the apartments Tropical Hotel, did the cleaning and will occasionally so cooking, but try provide transporting to the grocers.

9 mos update Dr, Estevez

Here is some updated pictures. I feel that I have completely healed. I gained most of the weight I lost (15 pounds back) which means it was water loss. I have began going to the gym to prepare for my round two. I have to remind myself that before I got the surgery I had major fat in every place and I did zero exercise. Dr. Estevez sculpted me as best he could with what he had. I had lots of fat to donate trust me. Also, my back feel different. I can feel the base of my back now since he lipo-ed it mess out of it. He also sculpted my stomach and although there is still visceral fat, I can see where my abs will be if I ever decide to dedicate my self to a healthy eating habit and routine. I would recommend this for ppl who feel that they have given up on themselves! I gained so much confidence and it motivated me to do better for my body. I feel lighter and I can see when my fat has been removed. I would have never been treated this aggressively if I had not gone to D.R. I am satisfied and can't wait to go back.


I happened upon this doc after doing a google search on board certified docs in DR. I don't think that Yily and Duran are board certified! Im still researching it. However, he is. But he doesn't have many before and after pics so I did a search here on RealSelf and saw this. I like that he is certified in DR and internationally it means he takes great pride in his work. you look really good your butt fluffed really nicely. I will consider him if i can get a buddy to accompany me. Thanks for sharing your journey
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I checked, Duran is Board Certified. But this is a good start for people that are considering all their options!
Yay! That's awesome I can't wait to go back either!!! I need a bigger butt!!!! ASAP'
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Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Rafael Estevez I could never ask for such a great doctor. He knew how to reasonably sculpt my body according to what I already had, i.e. the amount of fat and what my body could handle. He completely cares about his patients and consciously maintains a genuine relationship with his patients. He speaks excellent English and he makes every effort to make sure your at ease with your decisions and the end results. I would definitely go back!

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
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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