43 Years Old and After I Decided to Lose 120 Pounds by Myself - Dominican Republic

Here is a bit of my life story. A few years ago...

Here is a bit of my life story. A few years ago and after constantly struggling with my obesity, I decided to lose weight on my own. I reached 300 pounds. I changed my eating habits and a daily will made me wake up every day at 6 a.m. to go to the gym. But I never imagined what would come along: an excess of skin all over my body. Before I knew it, I had lost 120 pounds and had skin and fat that I could not get rid of. I was very ashamed of my body because in your mind you're still just as big as you were before, but uglier.
For many, these photos will be a big surprise because I hid this from most of them. But today I post them with pride. Yes, pride, because although in the end I had to turn to something drastic as surgery, I am sure that without it I would never have the “happy ending” that I was looking for when I started this journey.
I know that for many people cosmetic surgery is just fueled by vanity and for a doctor a means to earn a living. But no, the truth is that cosmetic surgery helps a lot. It’s life-changing. It simply changes everything. Only a person that has lived with excess skin can understand what I’m talking about. I write this not only because my growing friendship with Tania Medina, but also because I understand that what she did with was magic. When you look at the photos, you’ll understand.
If you decide to make this big step, Tania is more than recommended. She is not only a good doctor, but also a great human being with esteemed qualities that you will notice during your first appointment.
¿Does it hurt?
A lot, but it does not compare to the satisfaction of seeing my "before and after".
I hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions, just let me know.

Aquí les dejo un poco de mi historia. Hace unos años y después de batallar constantemente con mi obesidad, decidí rebajar solo. Llegué a pesar 300 libras. Cambié mi forma de comer y una voluntad diaria me hacía despertar cada día a las 6 a.m. para ir al gimnasio. Lo que nunca imaginé era lo que vendría después: un exceso de piel colgando por todas partes de mi cuerpo. Cuando me di cuenta, ya había rebajado 120 libras y tenía piel y grasa que no podía quitarme con nada. Un complejo enorme se apoderó de mí pues en tu mente sigues siendo igual de gordo que antes, pero ahora más feo.
Para muchos, estas fotos serán una gran sorpresa porque de muchos escondí esto, y hoy las publico con muchísimo orgullo. Sí, orgullo porque aunque al final tuve que recurrir a algo drástico como lo es una cirugía, estoy seguro que sin ella no hubiese podido terminar esto jamás.
Sé que para muchas personas las cirugías estéticas no son más que una vanidad del ser humano y otra forma más de ganarse la vida para un doctor. Pero no, la verdad es que la cirugía estética ayuda, y mucho. Cambia vidas. Cambia simplemente TODO. Sólo quien ha vivido con ese exceso de piel puede entender de lo que hablo. Escribo esto no sólo porque me une una creciente amistad con la Dra. Tania Medina sino también porque entiendo que lo que hizo conmigo fue MAGIA, cuando miren el video entenderán de lo que hablo.
Si decides dar este gran paso, Tania de mi parte está más que recomendada, no es sólo una médica más, es un ser humano con cualidades que aquí no debo expresar, pero que con la primera cita con ella las conocerás.
¿Que si duele?
Sí, y mucho. Y molesta, pero no se compara con la satisfacción de ver mi “antes y después”.
Espero les guste y cualquier pregunta, estoy a la orden.
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

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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
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Comments (8)

How are you DOING? where did you stay at in DR? how long did you stay? do you have post op pics?
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I am sorry you do have a post op pic....AWESOME!!!
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Wonderful. did you get muscle repair too, when was your surgery?
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Yes I did, it was January the 3rd 2014. Thanks a lot.
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Cool I'm going to her in June
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Nice, hope to see your "before and after" photos.
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you look great !! I just got a quote from Dr medina looking to get surgery in late april I live in nyc and was wondering how's the hospital? is it a modern facility? looks like it from the pictures
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Hello and thanks, the hospital is as good as you can see on the photos, don't you worry I know you'll love it and most of all, you'll feel safe and very comfortable. Hope to see your changes. See you.
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