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Dra. Duran just responded for my quote and it only...

Dra. Duran just responded for my quote and it only took 2 days....O by the way I'm 34 years old, 5'6 @140lbs with 4 daughters and I feel it's time for me to feel good about my body... I really appreciate all the information from the previous Duran patients and the ones on their way...I send my prayers out to you :)...ok now it's time to make a doctors appointment....April 2014 is right around the corner

Welcome to the community.  Exciting, do tell what all you are having done.  

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This my quote and procedures from Duran

So in your case liposculpture, bbl, tt and breast augmentation my price us6,300
how did you get in touch with Duran?
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PCP appointment

I got my well women exam and blood work scheduled for Oct.28...all should be well I pray it is...then I'll confirm my sx date...my hubby on board and said I'm not traveling without him..yeah...he can carry me post op and I can be the big baby. .how he do when he get sick. ...lol

Wish pic

My Iron/pre op

I didn't feel like taking too many pills so I opted for S.S.S Tonic...I'm normally cold all the time but since I started taking the liquid iron. ..I'm good n now I sweat for no reason..lol

more wish pics

wish butt

PCP Visit...check

Don't you just love it when you tell your primary doctor your having sx and they say. .."for what...you look great"...lol thanks doc but I want to look like .....damnnnn she look great hella hella hella fine!!!!!...lol
Lab results next week...until then ttyl

Test Results

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

 

                                Mine          Standard

WBCx10^3.  8.5  4.3 - 11.1 /uL

RBCx10^6  4.35  3.93 - 5.25 /uL

HGB                  12.1  11.6 - 15.0 G/DL

HCT           38.0  35.7 - 45.2 %

MCV                  87.4.  80.6 - 95.5 FL

MCH                  27.8.  25.9 - 32.8 PG

MCHC                  31.8  31.6 - 35.1 %

RDW                  14.2  12.0 - 15.5 %

PLTx10^3  430  166 - 358 /uL

MPV.          10.2.  9.5 - 12.9 FL

RDWSD                 45.5  39.0 - 49.9

SX Date

I just talked to Elizabeth and I'm scheduled for transformation on April 3rd...yeah so excited. ...anxious...etc etc
congrats hun elizabeth is so nice! april durandolls 2014
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Did u secure your date I've been seeing that some deposits not going through
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Addiction

I'm addicted to RS...Real talk...I don't play candy crush at all anymore...I can't focus at work either...I'm following sx, checking updates etc...man RS is a job...lol

A Selfie

My frontal and my side...no tits...no butt...lot of stomach...no more kids for me I'm so ready 4 a change
Yes I talk with Elizabeth for my date ! However it almost seamed as though I didn't have to send in a deposit because the money is just gonna sit there until I bring in the confirmation number from the bank next year
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At home hemoglobin test

50 bucks on ebay...60 on amazon

For all the Coffee drinker

Be cautious of your coffee intake because it may interfere with your iron absorption....I drink about a cup a day and hemo was 12.1 so I'm going to cut back from everyday and see if my hemo goes up...

Faja....

I ordered just to see how it feels and fit compared to my spanx...I need more compression on this belly right now ;)
If it don't work out I'll just send back plus I got $30 discount...couldn't pass that up
Best of luck on your new body I will definitely be looking to see your results
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Maria E Faja delivered

Spanx ain't got nothing to compare with this faja...I had to lay down to put it own and got a little light headed when I stood up...lol
But once I moved around and got comfortable...I played dress up for about an hour and my clothes fit better than with the spanx..With this compression I put on clothes I haven't wore in about 8 months...now this will not replace my sx but I get a small glimpse of my figure to come in April...it was worth the buy

My alleged sx buddy

Well...okay I started off with my hubby joining but my friend who I originally started this journey finally said she was going through with sx.....so now my hubby don't want to come...okay he uninvited himself. ....my friend got her quote from Duran and it was cheap...but I don't feel her excitement. ...When I talk about April I feel like she brushing it off and then started talking about doing research on the anesthesiologist. ..lol..I told her I been following Duran for a year. Smh...I have a feeling she going to bail on me............really I think I should prepare my hubby to come....what rs ladies think

The Anticipation

I think I want to move my date up....I can't wait...too anxious especially after seeing the November dolls post ops with Duran ;)

procrastination

I'm such a procrastiner....I know I need to get my passport asap cuz the days are flying by. O my hubby back on board. .said he will never let me travel to another country without him and with all that cash... I just clipped some coupons for some of the supplies needed so I will begin to collect my necessities. O my Christmas is right around the corner...I feel like I'm being selfish because I refuse to spend what I normally do but I got my money (dinero) tied up for my snatched.com. .okay I'm rambling. ..Happy Holidays

Work Leave

I just my leave approved for the entire month of April....let's go :-)

At home blood test is in....

Got my little gadget today and my hemoglobin still holding at 12.1...I still got some time left to try to get it higher #april2014

The Test

Menstruation. ..ugh

Okay my period used to come in the middle of the month but now it switched to the very end of the month...should I be concerned since my sx is on the 3rd...# cause for concern
Booked to go April 3rd 2014 with Duran, so I prob see u there :)
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Hey doll...did you send your deposit yet or just booked your flight?
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Deposit paid and flight booked, and I talked to Elizabeth to secure the date for me and a friend on the 3rd of april.. I did this back in october
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OMG time is flying.....

I gotta start getting my supplies and buy carry on luggage only because my connect flight is only 50 minutes in between....we gonna be running lol
aww congrats on getting your appt all set up! Can't wait to see your results! Good luck momma ;)
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Well damn.. how many dolls going on the 3rd? ???
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Dra Duran!!!

I just sent her an email about how many surgeries she do a day.....she hit me back in minutes and said "No se asuste 
Pueden haber 5 incluso"......don't panic...no more than 5...

More Convo with Dra Duran

Me..
Hey I've been calling this morning to make sure Elizabeth have me down for April 3rd......I just spent 1900$ on my plane tickets I'm ready

Dra. Duran...
Today is holiday, Dominican republic dont work today, but you dont need call elizabeth i have my schedule with me today and i saw I have Mary in schedule for april 3 (tt, ba and bbl) 
Ok? Dont worry
 

Enviado desde mi iPhone
Dra Hilario Durán 

El 06/01/2014, a las 01:03 p.m.
I have no idea hon..
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My dreaded pre op pics

Im currently 141lbs
5'6 tall
36 B
35 waist
39 1/2 hips

Money Money Yeah Yeah

Someone must notify the universe when folks trying to save money...cuz bulls*&^# always comes up...but this heckup will not deter me...Thank god for credit with Amazon
How do I get a consultation with ur doctor?
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Through her email
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Whoop Whoop

My hemoglobin went up from 12.1 to 13....yeahhhhh!

$$$$$

I got $10,000 for my transformation and I'm excited because I haven't spent this much money on myself in one wop since I got my bachelor's degree....o time is flying by...
How exciting!!!!
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I'm having a hard time finding a way to contact Duran, can u help me?
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I got my passport...

Supplies ordered from Amazon and already had

Graduated compression socks 20/30
Ace bandages
Lanacaine spray ( itch, pain, antibacterial)
Lioton (heparin gel)
Hiblicens
Chux
Arnica gel
Boiron Arnica pills
Rose hip seed oil

Already had:
Gloves
Alcohol pads
Small hand mirror
Bandages
Pads
Qtips
Iron pills
Vitamin C
B vitamins
I love your review. U can feel the excitement (and nervousness) come thru the page lol. Duran is awesome and u made a good choice. We have similar pre photos, youre gonna look super amazing after sx :-) Careful with the hemotester tho. They are notoriously inaccurate. Love your boobie wish photos too. Theyre so perfect! If my nips were anywhere near that size, maybe, just maybe, mine would look like that lol. Implants make your nips huge!
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Yea I heard the meters could be wrong. ..but since I initially got my blood work and it was a 12.1 I pray I could just maintain....I love your body. ..I was showing your pre op and post op pictures to my home girls last night and they just couldn't believe it...lol
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Im sure u heard that dr hemo counts are a whole piont lower than here in the us. Im thinking they dont do reticulocyte counts. Anyway aim for 13g/dL so that your ar least 12 in dr. And omg thats funny about showing my pix. Glad I could be some encouragement to you guys ;-)
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Supplies

My items are all coming in...I'm so excited and I just can't hide it...lol
Hey girl I'm April 4 :)
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Yeah...almost there!
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All the good news

I'm so glad to hear about all of new dolls coming out on the flat side without any problems.....Team Duran all the way...no turning back :)

Nervous

OMG next month I'll be in the DR.......beginning to nervous

Itinerary

Flight booked...April 2nd -12th

Recovery House reserved

It's my Birthday!

Tomorrow is my birthday and I will be getting wasted for the last time until long after sx....Time to turn up! April 3rd is my birthday gift to myself..lol
Happy birthday chica:)
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Thank you Cokebottlebarbie ;) Our time is almost there...I'm excited!
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I'm so nervous! It's starting to set in:) I don't like pain but Duran makes some beautiful Bodies :) your a day ahead of me . Hope to see you there safely and happily recovering :)
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Hubby

My hubby have the nerves to get upset when he hear me telling friends about the DR. I don't share my exact sx procedures. I guess he think people not going to tell I had work done...lol Really I can tell what I want because this is my body...wow smh

Crazy Dream

I had a dream that I told the doc that I wanted C cup breast but I woke up with DD breast...omg I would just die....lol
Can you tell me the complete cost after supplies, surgery, airfare, and accommodations? Thnx
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My sx is 6300..im getting the works..I'm from texas and my hubby coming so flight was 1300..rh 830..supplies so far 120..I'm getting my meds here so I'll let you know..I put 10000 away for everything. ..looks like I should have some change left
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Packed!

Count Down

Let the count down begin. ..I'm about to order this massager from Amazon and that'll be it until I come home transformed ;)
I'm excited for you ... My Texas doll ;) can't wait to see your results!!!!
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I can't wait either ;) I'm a ball of happy emotions right now
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Tick Tock Tick

The days are down to single digits. I'm not scared but tense due to all of the unfinished business at home and last day of work is this Friday...I had to take some muscle relaxers last night...hopefully I can get everything handled when I don't have to worry about work..pray for me :)
Right around the corner girl! My nerves are going crazy! I'm so nervous but excited! We've got an awesome sauce surgeon girly :) I can't wait to see our results! X praying for us both :)
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Yea reality is sinking in.... no turning back :)
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How exciting!!
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So Surreal

Only a few days left...home life is taken care of....just have to clean today and tomorrow.....I'm ready..ready ready ready :)

mo money mo money mo

Bills Bills Bills

I just scheduled for all my bills to paid while I'm out of the country. I pray that all goes well and the sx be a success with non or minimal complications.

1st day in DR

Let's start with American Airlines...they switch my flight time at last minute..so I notified Dominga last minute....get on plane 6am...then had to wait an hour because something was wrong with plane...finally connect in Miami and that plane didn't leave on time..get to DR @ 3pm...wait in line then wait in another line..finally exit airport and guess what no Dominga..no wifi...no phone... had a tantrum..started crying...venting on facebook...etc...paid for some high ass coffee just to access wifi at bar in airport...then had to buy phone to make a 2 minute call...Dominga apologize and said she forgot about flight change and came back to airport..she was actually there at 12p my original arrival time...got picked up after 4pm so of course no test today...anywho...Dominga is nice and her place is clean...I used google translate with the cook and got exactly what I wanted...my hubby is supportive. .private room, bath and balcony.
Time for sleep..hope all goes well tomorrow
PRAYERS!
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I'm sorry ish was crazy girly! I'm feeling ya! Test tomorrow ! Here we go! Xo
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wow. That sucks. Prayers sent up that that is the last of your worries :-) May God be with you! Youre gonna look amazing...
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The Wait

Ladies...the waiting @ is for real. ..do your best to have test done before day of sx... Just got cleared by cardiologist ...I been here since 730 am and now its 143pm...she said my cholesterol was a little high and asked me where I was from...when I said Texas she said o okay...lol
Glad u made it and everything is turning out okay I'm also glad that you liked Dominga please update us once you get back to the house After the surgery!!!
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Good luck to you
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Hey girly it was nice meeting you and yours briefly. Lol totally understand the wait I was glad to be done just with the tests....(my husband was over It lol ) ugh can't imagine how tomorrow's going to feel for surgery wait :( lucky you getting to get it all out of the way :D good luck and best wishes lady , I'll see you on the other side soon.
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1 day post op

Glad to see all Went well..Can't wait to see more pics ;)
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AWESOME!!!!
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2 days post op

I didn't have sx until friday morning because all the drs had a meeting a 6 on Thursday. . So I had to spend 2 nites at the Cipla...Friday around 740a I took the blue and went to sleep. ..I woke up in sx but didn't feel anything that hurt...Dr Duran kept asking if I was okay because I kepr moving my head....afterward I was I a recovery room with 2 other girls but since I was wide awake thet took me to my room. 1st night was hell. .my ass hurt so bad and I could not sleep. The next morning I had to get 2 pints of blood which 8000 pesos..About 190$ us...I didnt leave the Cipla until 930p...Dominga staff picked us up and he drove carefully but that ride was hard. ...we got to Dominga's and my hubby helped me upstairs. ..yes I said upstairs. ..but once I got up I was not planning to come down...I finally got some sleep last night even though I had to sit up in a weird position but I worked. I woke up this morning and was able to sit up on my own and walk to bathroom by myself...my hubby was like god cuz I was bugging him...lol I'm about eat breakfast ttyl
Ugh the pain is real. I hope your doing well. Thank god for this huge silly pillow I brought lol. I don't think I could sleep without it.
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i'm so happy to see you're OK Hun
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Thanks
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3 days post op

My my my these drains are killing me...the burning sensation will bring you to your knees. I'm walking more but very in the morning...I'm still sleeping on my n there's no other way..I will Duran on Tuesday so hopefully I get these drains out..ttyl
How's is domingas recovery house ?
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looks great..Happy healing!!
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Yes the pain...now this drain is giving me this burning sensation. ..I was howling at the moon when it 1st happened
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round booty

4 days post op

Man I just went to my follow up and Dra was nothing nice. She put them hands on me and squeezed and pushed omg...She closed my faja and I actually feel way better because my stomach was swollen... I got to look at my breast and she did just what I asked for :) I got my back drain out and the front will be removed on Friday....

4th day

4th day

You look amazing!!!
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It's okay since my hubby is with me...if I was alone I would've went somewhere else because the staff speaks no English and rooms are up stairs...it's clean but the neighbors are a lil noisy. .but thats no problem for me
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5th day post op

Last night I got my 1st massage and that shit hurt....I didn't cry but wanted to...my stomach had so much fluid since I couldn't close faja due to tummy tuck the first 4 days....my back drained alot n it felt gross..I did feel a little better after the massage but this faja closed is the devil. I woke up this morning n couldn't breath and had to pop it open :(
I'm still swollen on stomach regardless of wearing this faja tight....I can't wait to burn this thing

Swollen day 5

You look grrreat swollen or not ;) I'm sure your gonna love your results... Did you like your boobs? I want mine natural looking... Please post boob pic ;)
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My boobs are so swollen I don't like the look so imma wait before I take pictures
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5th day with faja and dress

I asked for my deposit .. I need a nurse someone posted a review on her last week she had to leave dominga and go to another recovery house .... She said that they dont even have a real nurse ...
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Oh wow did she give u ur deposit back..I really wish I could book with someone else...
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Day 6

O my...I'm still swollen in the tummy area but the massages are helping..this damn front drain is not working and thank god tomorrow it comes out...my faja is on the last latch possible. .gots to get this swelling down..I'm so ready to go home..home sweet home
Wow GIRL! You look Hot! What a difference :-) Be good to yourself and heal well. Enjoy your new body babe
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Thanks chick...how's that hot bod of yours doing ;)
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Waiting for my deposit she told me that will be no problem .. So I'm giving her till tmw to start stalking her lol
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1 week post op

Well ladies this is no speed race...recovery is a mutha...I got the drains out and tummy went down some but can't even be out of faja for 2 minutes before I swell again (exaggerating a lil) Dra said I needed smaller faja..I was shid I thought this was small as it can go...lol I'm telling u its like I'm a xs right now! When my swelling subside I will take a full frontal but until then imma get some sleep cuz I go home in the morning. ..yelp yelp
Yup that's how much i send ... She's giving my dep back today ..
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Whoot whoot
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Last day in DR

Being Home

I have 4 kids and being home is not easy. You want things to be normal but their not and won't be for a while...I felt a lil sad this morning because I can't even comb my daughter hair and the hubby went back into his normal ways...not helping with the girls...I just have to take it one day at a time

10 days post op

2 weeks post op

Omg my skin is so icthy and achy...no matter what I put on it..it still itches... got me looking crazy.....but I love the shape my body is taking ;)

Devil Faja

I got a smaller faja and I wore it all day yesterday. ..no problem...but when I laid down to sleep it became possessed. ...I was dizzy..head was spinning...omg worst night but I didn't want to take it off because the feeling without would've been horrible.. baby I had to say fuck it and sleep in my side.....I know now that I will be sleeping in my 1st faja until this one loosen a bit...I felt like I was being squeezed by a boa constrictor...omg
Looking good.
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Thanks
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Lol I'm having issues finding a smaller faja and massages :( I bought the same brand I was stuck in one size smaller but I can't get it closed so I bought an extender...I'm so glade your doing well ...I know what you mean about the hubby falling right back into normal life...ugh if only I could...I still can't bend. Lol I look like a lil granny :0D your looking soooo gooooood :)
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3 weeks post op

The swelling is finally subsiding....I feel good about my results. .just gotta get used to the boobs

The Waist

My waist is currently 27 1/2 inches...pre op it was 35

1 month

I returned to work today...it wasn't that bad but the faja tore my butt up..I couldn't wait to get home in order to get a breather...I'm not getting tired as easily but some days I need a nap
Thanks for sharing you look great hun and speedy healing i know you will look even better ?
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Love your results, you look great
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Thanks for sharing your journey. You look amazing.
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6 weeks post op

Ladies please stay off the scale because it misleading due to your swelling....I love my results. The lipoed areas are killing me though but I shall remain patient...my waist still at 27 1/2 and butt/hips 42 inches ;) and breast are 32D but I could only find 34 D bras

6 weeks photos

darn it

I got a small faja burn right above my belly button..I protected my skin n still got burnt...damn
thank u
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thanks
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the burn from devil faja

trying on matching underwear

8 wks po

I got my xs squeem today...yay

10 weeks post op seroma

I had to go to ER today because tummy was warm to touch...catscan was done and I have a small seroma...was referred to a plastic surgeon given antibiotics and naproxen
Thank you for sharing your journey....you look great! I am having a bbl and breast augmentation tomorrow....I know you said that you protected your skin for faja burn (I wasn't aware that could happen....omg) so I was wondering what you used or what advice you can give me to avoid that....please let me know thanks!!!
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Thank you...for extra protection you should invest in some lipo foam..I learned the hard way
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12 weeks post op

Love your results!
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You looking so goood! How was the compression garment? Was it very helpful?
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It was helpful..love/hate relationship. .lol
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4 months po

My body is still changing....in a good way
How much do you weigh now?
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I fluctuate between 141-143...I didn't lose any weight after sx...the fat just went to by butt ;)
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Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

Dra Duran is a very good doctor. ..and I'm glad I chose her for my mommy makeover....she takes her surgery very serious....she's a very busy lady but once you have sx she makes you a priority... love love my doctor

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
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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