Went to Dra. Walkiris Robles for a Tummy Tuck, Lipo, & Fat Transfer to the Butt on 10/11/12 - Domincan Republic

I was suppose to have a tummy tuck and a little...

I was suppose to have a tummy tuck and a little lipo done here in Tampa, FL for around $7000. The price was good and I had faith in the doctor who was going to do it... but unfortunately things kept coming up and I was never able to get the entire amount. I always heard about people going out of the country to get plastic surgery and I also know someone who got a tummy tuck in the Dominican Republic and she looks great. Since it's more affordable and they actually know how to sculpt a women... I decided to do research and let me tell you it was stressful. I found a bunch of doctors but none of them were going to give me everything I wanted so it was between Dra. Robles and Dr. Cabral *king of barbies*. As some of you may know Cabral has burnt some of his patients. I have an 8 year old and he needs me so I don't want to be a burnt barbie or a dead barbie!! So I choose Dra. Robles and I'm happy with my decision. I hope and believe she will give me the best results. Pregnancy was not good to my stomach so I need a tummy tuck.

I also don't like my shape so the lipo should sculpt me to be more even and have a sexier shape than what I have now. The fat on my lower back, upper back, sides and where my armpits and breast meet will be sucked out. Then all that fat will be stuffed in my ass and hips. I also want her to do a little lipo on my upper stomach right below my breast cause it sticks out a little but we'll have to see. I love myself in the inside but can't stand the outside. Overall my goal is to be more even and fit into my clothes better. I don't want to spend whats left of my 20's looking like this so I'm going to go for it. Going out of the country is not a fear for me... I'm more than confident that this is the right decision!

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Good luck please let us know your Results :)
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GOOD LUCK....I'M ALSO GOING TO DRA.ROBLES BUT DON'T HAVE A DATE YET, HOPE TO SEE YOU'RE RESULTS ....GOD BLESS U...AND HAPPY RECOVERY ;-)
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your gona look great
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I added some before pictures to get the whole...

I added some before pictures to get the whole experience started. If I'm gonna blog about this... I'm gonna do it right!

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By the way... I HAVE NOT gone yet!!! My date is...

By the way... I HAVE NOT gone yet!!! My date is September 27, 2012. The first picture is before I got pregnant and the other 2 are from today. I still have a lot more weight to lose before I get the surgery done! About 20 more lbs. I post my journey from beginning to end!!

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Hi prkbhnd :-) so I wanted to tell you that I decided to move forward with my decision to have my procedures with dra Robles. The other thing is that I will be going during the days you will be recuperating. So your date is sept 27 and mine will be oct 7. Also my sister too is going to join me, but she only has enuff to do lipo n butt transfer. I will be purchasing my tickets tomorrow first thing in the morning. I think it's great that you glam and yz23 posted your journey which has motivated me to do the same. But I will start mine after I book my tickets cuz I don't want to jinx anything. I was thinking, if u want, send me a personal msg so I can tell you my name and we can meet when I'm there. Yay! I'm scared but excited. As a mother of 6, I have my fears but I am trying my best to stay positive. This will definately b another thing to cross of my goals list.
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Prkbhnd, so does that mean that ur staying for a total of 10 days? Sorry don't mean to sound slow, lol. Or is ur quote including the 10 days recovery n also the two to get there and come back. Just want to know cuz their quoting me only the 10 days to recover n the two to get there n to come back is extra that I have to pay. Thx Hun
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it includes the surgery and 10 days. the other 2 I have to figure out

Today I got my Iron pills in the mail. I'm going...

Today I got my Iron pills in the mail. I'm going to start taking them tonight. My doctor requires that you take a CBC blood test a month before surgery so I'm trying to be ready... a month from now I'll be taking that test and be ready for surgery! I also just ordered the VitaMedica pack from the make me heal website. It's suppose to help with swelling, bruising, and faster healing. You take it 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after. I'm not sure if anyone knows but your suppose to stop taking your vitamins and supplements 2 weeks before surgery. I researched this product & asked around. It doesn't have the same ingredients as normal vitamins. So i trust it and I'm going to take it! I have 8 weeks left!

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Prkbhnd, hi! I saw ur update. Me too! I started taking my iron n B complex with vitamin c just like Raquel told me. Then next month I will buy vitamedica. Woohoo!
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Im so happy to have found someone who's actually going out there to have this done.. Im going in march 2013 to have some work done with Dr. Robles
cant wait to hear how your experience went.. keep us posted and take care
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pls can you email me the details of dr dra .thankx sweet .afrakss@gmail.com
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Since I've gotten a lot of request for info on my...

Since I've gotten a lot of request for info on my choosen plastic surgeon... here's the info!
contact Dra. Robles assistant Raquel Medina... surgerycare@hotmail.com her text is 678-212-4899
dominicansurgery@hotmail.com and dominicansurgery@gmail.com
Then they have this new site coming up dominicansurgery.com
@DomSurgery on twitter

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I took my CBC test yesterday and got the green...

I took my CBC test yesterday and got the green light to buy my ticket! & I have officially bought my ticket today!!! & I'm so excited!!! Been waiting so long for this! Raquel the assistant told me to keep taking my supplements so my hemoglobin levels stay good. I'm leaving September 26th and having the surgery on September 27th and coming home October 7th! This is finally happening! I also got my VitaMedica pack in the mail a little over a week ago & will be taking it 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after. Or maybe I should take it for a week before and 3 weeks after so it can help with healing better??? I don't know yet!!

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OMG ur day is getting closer I'm going in November.
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I'm looking into going to her early next year...I'm excited for you and can't wait to hear your experience! Best of luck to you! Take care!
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I am 5 weeks post op and also had my surgery in the Dominican. By Dr Hernandez who I believe trained the Dr that is doing yours. You are in good hands. So i can honestly tell you there is zero pain involved and perc is not necessary. It is uncomfortable but definately not painful, I promise. They have filtered water for you so a filter is not necessary. Be careful to research your recovery house ok. I heard some very bad stories while I was there about other recovery homes being dirty and unsafe. Dont bother bringing a computer as they have one u can use and u can make calls to your family. Bring comfortable clothing!!! Be prepared to not wash your hair for at least a week. Be prepared to good and bad days ok, but remember you will survive this and it will be worth all the discomfort! Bring great books as tv sucks there and bring any snack u really enjoy as the food is not always good. Hope this helps. Good luck and all the best xxoo

As of today... I have exactly 3 weeks till I...

As of today... I have exactly 3 weeks till I arrive in the Dominican Republic. I started to lose weight & was doing so well... then life got in the way! I'm a single parent that goes to school and works so it was very easy for me to get off track and gain it all back. So now that I'm at the last stretch before the surgery... I'm gonna try to lose a little weight while trying to stay healthy. Right now If I can just lose another 10lbs before the surgery I'll be satisfied. I stopped taking my multivitamin cause it has vitamin E but I'm still taking my iron pills and b vitamins with folate. So far I'm still not exactly sure what I'm going to bring cause everyone says something different and everyone has a different experience... but I'll do my final shopping the week before I leave!

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good luck on your surgery!! PLEASE DO UPDATE US!!!
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Hey!!! This is awesome! I'm also going to Dr Robles in March of 2013, I was trying to find other people who have decided to go there or have went there. She seems extremely friendly and professional. Although most of the contact I have is through her assistant. I'm really looking forward to it and I would love to hear you progress about everything! Unfortunately pregnancy wasn't that good to my body either , so I've decided I'm getting a tummy tuck, lipo, a breast lift and implants. I haven't heard anything about the pill packs... is this something that she tells you closer that your surgery or did you find this information out yourself??
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good luck w/ everthing cant wait to see your res..........god bless you all....
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I am 2 weeks away!!! It's getting so close! I have...

I am 2 weeks away!!! It's getting so close! I have to try to get a picture of me from behind for the before and after but I can't take it myself!

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Good luck on your journey and surgery!! I'm also getting my TT 27th Sep!! Not that i'll be recovering in thw glorious sunshine like you, more rain and wind in Scotland!! Here's to the new flat tums!! X
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thank you! If you post a review I'll follow you... If cool to find someone who's having it the same date I am. We can share pictures and our experience with each other.
Minnie, we can all keep in touch cuz I'm also going but I arrive perhaps the day u r leaving on oct 8.

As of this point, I'm 11 days away! I've been...

As of this point, I'm 11 days away! I've been looking at other plastic surgeons before and after pics... then I go back and look at my surgeons before and after pics. I examine them real well, over and over again... I still feel as though I choose the right plastic surgeon!!! My only regret is knowing I should have lost more weight. I got caught up in so many other things, that I put my weight loss to the side. At this point... It's too late and I'm going to move forward with the procedure. I truly believe she is going to give me the best results possible. When the procedure is over and I go back home and I'm ready to move around more, I will eat a little bit better, and workout more. I don't want to lose a whole lot of weight... just 10 to 15 lbs cause I don't want to lose the fat transfer to my butt. & yes I have seen people lose a little bit of weight after their same procedures and not mess up their results. I'm not trying to be a skinny girl! I just want to be more proportioned, contoured, and get rid of the extra skin and fat in my mid-section. Most of all a more confident self secure me!

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So I wanted to wish u good luck and plz keep in touch god bless.......
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Good luck!! I hope you have a great experience and super fast recovery! My stomach looks just like yours. I'm considering Dra. Robles...can't wait to see your after :)
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Congrats girl! We might see each other there, I'm going Sept. 23 to Dra. Robles.
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I have the worst news ever! I didn't go to DR...

I have the worst news ever! I didn't go to DR cause I am sick & Dr. Robles wont opperate on me if I'm sick. I'll just have to turn around and come right back home. I went to the hospital on Monday to see what's going on cause I had planned my whole life around this damn surgery. I supposably had a cold... but my chest is tight and I couldn't breath. When I tell you I was doing anything and everything to get better... I would even stand on my head if you told me it would make me better. I bought zicam... emergen c... mucinex... vicks... drank lots of fluids... and rested! Nothing worked! I didn't think I would majically feel better but at least show some improvement. I talked to the doctor and she said to take care of myself and reschedule. So we came up with the plan that I would come on Tuesday and have the surgery on Wednesday. I paid like $200 bucks to change my ticket for a week later and now I cant go. Today I went back to the hospital cause I couldn't take the pain and pressure anymore. I'm thinking to myself "this is not a normal cold... I cant go into surgery like this!" I went back to the hospital today and they gave me a shot to help open up my lungs, they also gave me some new Rx's. According to them... I can't have any kind of surgery after getting this shot and taking this medication... also because I'm sick I'm not in any condition to have surgery. They say I have to wait 2 weeks. After all this drama... I'm not going anywhere until I feel better and I'm no longer sick. I'm not taking a chance! Second I just changed my damn ticket... I really don't have the money to change it again unless I take it out of my bill money. So as of now my plans are cancelled. I have intentions to have the surgery... I just can't right now. I can't believe that I got sick the same week i was suppose to leave. Straight up... words cannot explain how pissed I am! I am more emotionally distraught than anything. It's gonna be hard for me to get through this. But if I do feel better after the two weeks... I will stand on the corner begging for money so I can change my ticket again!! I'll keep you guys posted

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Hey mama, how are u feeling I see u leaving for the 11th hope all goes well keep me posted with everything out in DR take care and God bless.
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lol! You caught on to that! Im feeling better. & Im going tp try this one more time! Im excited!
I'm also excited I can't wait, but please let me know how everything is when u get there, I also kinda nervous about the whole thing.

Alright ladies... I'm feeling better and I leave...

Alright ladies... I'm feeling better and I leave tomorrow! I'm packed and ready! I still have a few things I have to do before I leave. I pray that all will be well & this will really happen this time! I'm going to get to see Newme35 and her sister. I'll have someone to talk to during recovery!

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OMG..... im sooooo happy for you.....GOOD LUCK
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Congrats on everything please let me know how everything is going i can't wait to hear fro You and see how you are doing!
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Keepin you in my prayers! Good luck. I know you will look great
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Im at the airport!!! cant w ait to get there!!!...

Im at the airport!!! cant w
ait to get there!!! I'll try to keep you guys updated

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I'm here! I made it. I've never been to the...

I'm here! I made it.
I've never been to the Dominican Republic so I had no idea what this would be like. When your on the plane you have to fill out 2 forms. Then when you get off you have to pay $10 to get in the country. Then go through immigration, then go through customs! What an exhausting experience. When I got out side the driver Leo was waiting for me with sign that had my name. He took me to the clinic. At the clinic they asked my name and who's my doctor. I got my blood taken and they assigned me a room. Tomorrow their suppose to wake me up to prepare me for surgery, so I need to still get my EKG and chest x-ray. That's all for now. I'll try to update if I get the chance!

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I'm so excited for you can't wait to read all about it
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howu feeling
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Praying for you!
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I had surgery yesterday! Finally! But I'm in a lot...

I had surgery yesterday! Finally! But I'm in a lot of pain and don't feel well. This surgery is serious and I like the way I look so far. Since I'm not feeling to good I'm not gonna update too right,,, but I promise I will when I feel better! Just know that I'm alive and well!

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happy recovery,,,,,,hope ur doing well...
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Hey grirl, hope you are feeling better how did ur surgery go?
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It went good. But I'm not feeling up to posting the journey yet. When I'm better then I'll give you all the details.

I don't even know where to start. I feel like...

I don't even know where to start. I feel like there's too much to tell but then again I don't feel like every detail is important. On the day of surgery I saw the doctor and let me tell you she is so nice and straight up. I told her what I wanted she told me what she could do. By the way... she doesn't look like her pictures. She is gorgeous in person. Anyways they gave me a blue pill to relax cause there was someone before me. I didn't fall asleep, I just layed down and relaxed. A few hours later they came and got me. put on my gown, put me in the wheel chair and gave me another blue pill. I was taken to the opperating room they put me to sit on the operating table and I remember nothing else. I was knocked out. When I woke up I was in the recovery room in the clinic. I had nurses coming in my room all night long giving me pain injects, changing my IV, and whatever else. That same night I woke up and it was hot and I was in pain and there was blood all over the bed. Looked like a crime scene. So I got scared and tried to use the phone but no one answered. I tried to call out for help but cause of my tummy tuck i couldn't yell loud. So I did the impossible and got up opened the door and called for the nurse. They came in put the AC up and gave me pain medicine. In the morning, Raquel came in and helped me. She asked me how I was feeling. She drained my back in the bathroom, cleaned me up and changed my faja. During that time the doctor came in to also help. She is so nice. While her and Raquel were dressing me she showed me and took a picture of my belly. I was so happy! It lived up to my standards. But I couldn't see anything else like my back or butt. I was picked up by Leo and taken to the recovery house. The first day of recovery was hell! I can't even explain it. I didn't get a whole lot of rest. Day 2 was better cause I listened to my body and rested. Day 3 I'm feeling a little bit better. I have pain and numbness in my back where she did lipo. I'm walking bent over cause of the tummy tuck. My butt doesnt have any pain. As for my results... its only day 3 so I know I wont see them for a while. But I can feel that she did good on my hips. My body is swollen all over. The food isnt terrible. The house is nice. The ladies that take care of us help out a lot. I can't take pictures yet cause I always have my faja on and underneath the faja is lots of gauze so the faja doesn't burn my skin. When I get a chance I'll put some up. But when I'm ready and I have the opportunity. That's all for now.

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i'm so glad that your feeling better....hope u recover fast......god bless you....
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I'm glad your feeling better and also hope u recovery quickly. Is there anything I need to bring that you can tell me?
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bring sandals. I forgot mine. laptop, phone, set up skype on your phone or laptop, you dont need a lot of panties cause your not gonna wear them, dresses or shorts and loose shirts. its very hot so you need to wear loose stuff. there's only air conditioning in the rooms. in the living and dining no air conditioner. bring wipes... like clorox wipes, playtex wipes, facial wipes. You dont really need much. so pack light. thats all I can think of right now

I just put up a new pic. 4 days post op. I'm,...

I just put up a new pic. 4 days post op. I'm, still swollen but I like my results so far. I'm not gonna lie having surgery is not easy by far. It's very bloody. And you have to be carefull doing everything. Walk, drink a lot of water and eat as much as you can. As you know for a tummy tuck you get a drain. Well for lipo and fat transfer to the butt they have to drain you manually through a small hole in you back... its very small and it doesnt hurt. It actually relieves your back. If you decided to come here to do your surgery... bring a water bottle. It doesnt have to have a filter... but its just better you drink out your own cup. They have bottled water here not tap. Today I wasnt feeling good mentally. I was a little down and wanted to go home. But a lot of people say they feel that way and its normal. So I went to see the doctor for a post op visit and I felt a little better cause I got out of the house. So now I'm ok. That's where I took the picture at.

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DYING TO SEE THE SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS BOOTY GONE :D PIC'S OF THE NEW BOOTY ASAP PLEASE
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Girlie keep it up! You are such an inspiration to us all. Thank you for the honest updates really I appreciate it as it mentally prepares me for my surgery with Robles in a month. I can't wait to see your booty!
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I am so glad to hear that everything went well for you, God is good!! I know what it feels like to want to have some type of normalcy to your body. At least you can see your Vajay jay now!! Lol!! Can't wait to see the other pics!!
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Today is day 6. I'm feeling good. As I said...

Today is day 6. I'm feeling good. As I said before, I can't see all my results yet cause it's too soon. What I can see is I love my stomach and for the first time I saw my waist in. I love my hips. Dra. Robles gave me great curves. She also lipo-d where my arms and arm pits meets, so there no fat there. It makes me look thinner. Basically so far I like what I can see in the front. My back is still very swollen so I can't really see the curve. I can feel my butt is bigger but it needs time to fluff & I know it will eventually go down some more. It's gonna all take time. As for the recovery house. In the beginning everything takes so long to do cause your in pain and you have to go slow and you need/want to rest. But after a while you regain your strength and it get boring... very boring! I don't watch TV cause it's all in spanish except like 3 channels. I can't sleep all day. I talk to my family but i can't do that all day. & there's but so much you can do online. So I'm bored out of my mind! By the way I brought a boppy pillow with me and it is great to sit on. The negative is its huge and bulky. That's all for now.

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Hello...you look beautiful !!! I am glad to see your pictures after TT..HOPE YOU THE BEST!!!
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You Look Awesome , your giving me hope!!!! You must be over there with Newme :).
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Ur stomach looks great!!! Take it easy and feel better hun!!
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I haven't updated cause there really isn't much to...

I haven't updated cause there really isn't much to say. I may be leaving with my drain. This bothers me cause I wont have anyone to remove it for me. Doctors in the US wont touch you if you got surgery outside the US. So now I don't know what I'm going to do. All they keep saying is "its easy to take out yourself" well if it's so damn easy then why has no one explained it to me yet. I am very worried but I can't wait to get home. I'm so over this plastic surgery thing!

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Oh my you look nice after, how was the procedure
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I had a consaultation with a doc here in the us and you go home the next day after surgery and he did say it wAs easy to clean your on drains dump it out and cap it back as easy as that. Just ask them to show you . You can also research it. Hope this helps !!!
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I understand you concerns , but Please keep your spirits up! Explain again to to Dr. That they knew the length of your stay and no one mentioned the drains would need to be in longer than that and you need her to complete what she started. I hope this helps. All the best :)
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I am home! I am so happy to be here! I didn't have...

I am home! I am so happy to be here! I didn't have a bad experience but it just hasn't been the best for me. I went to DR with the best intentions to do what I always wanted to do and I wasn't happy. I spent most of my time scared and paranoid. I mostly stood to myself. I forgot the reason why I went cause I was so uncomfortable and in pain. The main lady at the recovery house didn't make my stay easy either. She treated me different from the other girls and we had a few arguements. In the end she did appologize for being that way with me. I'm tellling everyone casue I said I would share my experience. Everyone doesn't have the same experience. It's not all fun and games. It's not a pleasent experience. It's very difficult. You have to be as ready as possible for all the things that may happen after surgery. I'm ok, but overall I had a difficult ride. Now that I'm home I'm going to do my best to take care of myself and remember why I did all this. I'm still in a little pain and very uncomfortable. I will keep posting my progress.

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This doctor she actually be paying you for advertisement! There has been at least three people on here that are making appointments, or has already been to Dr. Robles!! You have certainly made her some money. I hope you continue to recover well, and don't forget to send pics once you have recovered well!!
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What was the name of the lady that treated you differently and why do you think she treated you specifically that way? What did you argue about
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I'll inbox you

Tomorrow will be 2 weeks post op. I want everyone...

Tomorrow will be 2 weeks post op. I want everyone to know that we don't all have the same experience!! I can't stress that enough! Recovery is a b*tch! I knew it was going to be tough but not this tough. The first day after was pure hell. Now... I don't have pain but everything is uncomfortable. To sleep... to sit... to use the bathroom... everything! I still have to walk bent over. No one ever told me that lipo really messes up your body. At first it hurts and burns. Now those areas are really sore and uncomfortable. Kinda feels like jello. I'm numb in a lot of places. I'm a very independent and active person and thats why recovery has been really hard for me. It's been almost 2 weeks and I still cant do normal stuff. If you think plastic surgery is glamorous... Haaaa think again!! Being in the Dominican Republic wasn't easy either. I had help with everything but I missed home and got depressed. It's gotten easier but I'm still dealing with it. I haven't seen that all this pain and torture has been worth it yet... I guess I have to wait 6 weeks to start to see it cause I sure can't see it now. Plastic surgery isn't for everybody and that is why I will never be doing this again. As for my results... I'm ok with them so far. & if you know anything about surgery then you would know I havent had enough time to heal to see if the lipo and fat transfer was even worth it and if I like the results. I'm still very swollen. My tummy tuck... I'm good with so far. & don't ask me for pictures... I will post them as I go along! If you only read my review for pics... then you obviously don't get the concept of this page!

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Hey Prk while you were in DR did you get any of the massages?
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No. They dont want us to get massages till 2 weeks post op and I didnt stay that long. Today is 2 weeks for me and I'm home. unfortunetly I dont have the money to get massages right now.
Girl me either here its like $60-100 per session, and in the DR you can get 5-6 for $120-150...The reason I asked is because I read someones page that said she got the massages and they helped with inflammation, but I think they used Dr. Hernandez...thanks for answering..I hope you feel better!

Ok! So I'm feeling a lot better today than I have...

Ok! So I'm feeling a lot better today than I have been. I can walk around and get up a lot easier. My depression has been non existant for the past few days. I guess the first 2 weeks is the hardest! Just added 2 new pics from today. I'm still very swollen in my stomach, sides, and back. She didn't give me a lot of booty but I like the way she shaped me. Looks a lot better than the sponge bob booty I had before. As for my tummy... I'm satisfied so far. Keep in mind... I'm not a skinny girl... I was 195lbs for surgery and knew I wouldnt have the same results as someone of 150lbs. But for what it is so far... she did I damn good job for me being that over weight. And I lost weight too! Right now I'm 181 and still swollen. I have plans in the new year to workout but not to lose weight... just so I can be fit and healthy!

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I'm just happy that your surgery was a success, and more importantly, you're doing well! You look fabulous, and thank you for sharing your personal journey with us! It has given me and others, an opportunity to make a truly informed decision, about going out of the country for surgery!! I'm convinced!! Question; why are there so many gauzes? Is that from the different places she stuck or suctioned you? Will they heal okay as well, or will you have scarring??
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I'm just happy that your surgery was a success, and more importantly, you're doing well! You look fabulous, and thank you for sharing your personal journey with us! It has given me and others, an opportunity to make a truly informed decision, about going out of the country for surgery!! I'm convinced!! Question; why are there so many gauzes? Is that from the different places she stuck or suctioned you? Will they heal okay as well, or will you have scarring??
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You look Greattt!! No more rolls on the back, awesome TT incision, cute belly botton, and great contour. What more can you ask for!! Congrats, cant wait for my surgery day!!
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So I said it before and I stand by it... the first...

So I said it before and I stand by it... the first 2 weeks are the worst! I am feeling great and I actually look great! I can finally appreciate my results now that I'm feeling better. I took out my drain today and let me tell you it hurt a little and felt really weird. Somewhat of a burning feeling but when it was over I was so relieved. I can see my curves and how she molded me. & I can see that I actually have some booty now. I still have some swelling but it all still looks amazing. I will post a better pic soon so you ladies can see what I'm talking about! I'm still in shock that I actually had the surgery... I can't believe it when I look down and don't see that huge pouch of a stomach anymore!

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You look amazing!!... Now I have an idea on how I will look since I carry the same weight, I don't know you but I am 5' 3"... I was suppose to go to Cali, Colombia on March with a dr who did the surgery to my niece and she looks GREAT!!... Then that dr came over to Orlando and we met at the hotel where she was staying at and she gave me a quote and she even included my arms to make me look better for a fair price, plus she included the Hiperbaric Bed or something like that, well is an oxigen machine... which oxigenate your body after surgery to make the scar to dry faster and better. But because my mom got so sick, she almost die... I couldn't... but she's doing better now, I hope!! Because am so ready for this... but am more scared on going to Colombia than the surgery itself. Since I am from Puerto Rico, I feel more confident on going to DR... Plus the ticket price to Colombia are higher and flights takes between 5 to 12 hrs. or more to get there, and then coming back it takes longer, which is not easy for a person who recently has been thru a surgery... I sent an email to Dr. Robles and am waiting for them to contact me, but tomorow I will call them, I think is faster... Anyway! The questions... Does she decide what to transfer to your butt or you can request what you want??? How did you pay... credit card, debit or cash?? Any recommendations on this?? OMG! I can't wait for you to post back pics!! I wanna see!! Whenever you can!!... God Bless!
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You can tell her what you want. She usually puts in what she takes out. I paid cash. I hid it in a envelope and stuffed it in the front of my pants. but you get picked up immediatly when you arrive. I will post a booty pic as soon as I get someone to take it for me. & Im puerto rican too!!! The flight for me was three hours and that was hard... I cant imagine going 5-12 hours
how much did you spend in total on flights and everything?
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I'm 3 weeks 3 days post op. To be honest I...

I'm 3 weeks 3 days post op. To be honest I couldn't really see my results within the first 2 weeks. I can definetly see them now! Totally different! I do have some booty but have yet to post a pic... a recent pic! I've been experiencing some iching on my lower back right above my butt & some iching where ever I had lipo. Since I didn't receive any post op instructions... I'm clueless as to what I should do with my incision. The only thing I was told is to clean it with alcohol and if I wanted to put neosporin on it I can. The only reason I got those instruction is cause I asked. I read on other places on the internet that you shouldn't use alcohol on your incision cause its bad for it or neosporin. So I only clean it every couple days and put a little neosporin so it don't get an infected and after you clean it with alcohol it dries it out so I put the neosporin so it's moist. I cover it with tape and gauze. The scabs are falling off so that's a good thing but it's not completely off yet. I am told not to take a shower yet so I'm still sponge bathing. Which makes no sense cause I've read of people taking a bath 2 days later or a week later. I don't know what to do!! I can walk around standing straight up, clean up a little, drive, laundry is a little hard, but I am still very sore. I thought most of the soreness and discomfort would be done by now but its not. Lipo is brutal! it is harsh on your body. Laying in bed is still not easy. When I get up in the morning, I wake up with back pain. It goes away once I'm up for a few minutes. I'm suppose to get a new faja and start the lymphatic massages but I have no money what so ever. I just put my last $19 for gas. My suggestion is anyone who is doing this surgery... is to make sure you have extra money set aside cause the faja and massages are extremely important to your recovery process and I can't even afford it! Don't get me wrong... I like my results. It's a total improvement from what I had before. I finally did it and got it out the way. But as far as post op support... I don't have that. I looked at other people post but I can really find the answers I need nor can I get in touch with anyone who's post op and can give me suggestions. I would love to find a person who's a few months post op and can share what they did. I feel a little lost.

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Hey girl why dont u get a hold of newme35 she might be able to help you out, but I think u shouldnt use alcohol or neosporing maybe a betadine solution with a triple antibiotic ointment and I also think u can bath already...
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I didnt follow directions and took a real shower last night! It felt so good, especially when the hot water hit my back muscles! I'm going to look into the betadine!
I will be having a TT and I have been told also that all I will need is to use Neosporin and that should be fine.

Just added some new pics! For some odd reason I am...

Just added some new pics! For some odd reason I am very swollen today in my belly area. Hoping it goes down! So far no major problems.

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Prk, I finally posted pics and started my own profile for Dr. Robles...I'm so excited...and nervous as hell...lol...
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Prk...you look so cute in your lil pink panties...I compared your before and after picture...Dr. Robles really did a good job...I am very pleased with my decision...My surgery is set for the 20th...Your tummy looks perfect!
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You are swollen but you look great it will go down could take 3-6 months btw how is your appetite ?
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I have great news... since yesterday was my...

I have great news... since yesterday was my birthday for the past few days I've gotten a little bit of money here and there. A total of around $70. I bought a stage 2 compression garment... Salome to be exact! I was planning to save up the money to get it online but since I live in an area where theres lots of hispanics... there was a Salome store. I got fitted and I bought an extra large. It sucks me in really good. It's tight like everyone said it would be but it gives me a great shape... lifts my butt and makes it so much more bigger. I keep getting looks and my friends are saying damn you butt is so big! Also a lot of my swelling went down cause Ive been really swollen lately cause I wasnt able to buy a new faja. The same exact faja from the Salome online store cost $100 with free shipping. I paid $85 with the help of my friends. I also got a massage from a friend whos a massage therapist. I didnt get ultrasound with it... just a manual lymphatic massage. She did it for free as a birthday gift. Even if I had the money I would of never bought my stage 2 compression garment before my surgery. So to everyone who's getting surgery wait till after your surgery to get it. You wont know what your size will be anyways. & don't waste your money on fajate... salome is so much better! The only thing is whenever I take a picture it never really shows what I really look like.

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Thank you so much for your informative post! Right now I am loosing weight & saving money , but I'm hoping that by the end of 2013 or beginning of 2014 I can go to Dr.Robles for TT,BBL, Breast implants & breast lift !!! You & the other ladies have helped me make my decision ! Good luck on your recovery & I will continue to read your post, they motivate me to get where I need to be !
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Thanks for posting you recovery story. I am also planning to have my TT, Lipo & bbl with Dra. Robles in the summer. Did you have to remove your own drain and how much cc did get for your butt lift. Keep healing
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She doesnt count the cc's. what she takes out... she puts back in. Given that she has to filter out the good and bad fat. Yes I removed my own drain... it's in my review

I'm six weeks post op today and most of my...

I'm six weeks post op today and most of my swelling has went down but I still have some slight swelling in my belly and my back. I get really swollen when I work at night. I still have soreness in my back. but it's definetly not as bad as before. As for my butt, it went down a lot. First 2 weeks I saw nothing. After the 2 weeks... I started to see it... it was nice and big... you could see it through my jeans and anything I wore without the faja. Then I noticed it going down slowly and I didnt like that at all. So now that it's been 6 weeks, I dont know if its going to go down more... I hope it doesnt. When I wear my salome faja it really sucks me in tight and lifts my butt so that it looks like I have a really big perky butt. but once I take it off my butt isnt so big anymore. I know in a few months when I have money, I intend to work out and shape up but I dont want to lose no more than 15-20lbs cause I already lost 20lbs without even trying. But I'm really considering (& I cant believe I'm saying this) going back to Dra. Robles and get some lipo to have stuffed in my butt. But I dont know yet!

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Hey prkbhnd how are you coming along? Also do you keep in contact with Newme35 she disapeared and I'm kind of concerned hope all is well with her being that she said she would post for atleast 6 months after her surgery..
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I'm doing good! & No I don't keep in contact with her.
Ok thanks will we get to see anymore pix's Ms. Prkbhnd ??? Also did she add any fat to your hips?

I'm a few days over 9 weeks post op. I don't have...

I'm a few days over 9 weeks post op. I don't have any major updates. I'm healing fine... I'm feeling closer to normal. Still taking it day by day. I added some new recent pics.

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prkbhnd just stopping through to show some Love , Hope All Is Well :))))
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Prkbhnd..you look great !!! II too went to Robles for a TT , BBL and lipo of my flanks and back. I'm 17 days post op and very swollen. I was looking online to see which stage 2 Faja to get and I re- read what you wrote and I like the one you got. The Salome Faja that you brought does it have a open crotch ?
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I was really swollen too until I changed my faja. Once I changed it I noticed my results better. The salome is really tight! & it lifts your butt really good too. It does have a small opening down there but your gonna have to take it off to use the bathroom.

I'm 15 weeks post op. I have no health issues and...

I'm 15 weeks post op. I have no health issues and I believe that I have been healing fine.
The only thing I'm upset about is I have dog ears. For those that don't know it's when you have excess skin and fat above the incision on the sides of the tummy tuck. Basically the sides of my tummy tuck stick out and it looks bad. The front of my tummy tuck is fine but the sides are driving me crazy. I've been trying to contact the doctor and Raquel about this but I feel like I'm getting no where. So I'm pissed about that too. All I need is for her to lipo my sides and cut off the excess skin. I figured in the same surgery she can lipo my stomach and upper back and do a fat transfer cause my butt needs some more volume. I'm a little pissed at this point. I'm happy with the front of my tummy tuck but I need her to do some finishing touches.

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How much did u weight at the time of surgery?
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195lbs
Awesome I'm 185 n was killin myself tryna lose 10 lbs before my surgery on 3/13...that vitamedica do I need to buy it now n take now or can I wait til after ?...

I'm almost 19 weeks post op which is about 4 1/2...

I'm almost 19 weeks post op which is about 4 1/2 months and my butt got bigger! I think it finally fluffed. I'm happier with it today then I was a few months ago. I want to lose some weight but I dont want to lose my booty! I think I just might try to tone up my arms, legs, and core. I also have been using kelo-cote for my scars and it works pretty go so far. My tummy tuck scar is lightening up nicely. I was using mederma but it wasnt doing anything. That's all I have for now!

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@prkbhnd, how have you been doing?
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I've been fine... its almost 2 years since surgery.
This is the best detailed review I have read, thank you very much.
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