Jules Metamorphos April 2013 - Dominican Republic
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Jules Metamorphos Journey April 2013 This...
- 29 Mar 2013
- 9 days pre
Jules Metamorphos Journey April 2013
This journey started for me about 10 years ago when I started looking for PS in Long Island, NY I met with one left a deposit and being the woman I am shared this information with my then Man who didn't agree and stressed it so much that I allowed myself to be talked out of proceeding and got my deposit back. Fast forward to Feb 12, 2013. Had a consult with a different PS quoted $17,000 for TT, Lipo, BBL got them down to $12,000 surgery was scheduled for Feb 26, 2013 14 days away. Sooooo I discussed this with my 23 year old son who basically threw a fit and told me to cancel it or he wouldn't talk to me again, ruin his life, quit school and become a looser.....had me in tears and discouraged me so I called and canceled the same day as I booked it. I understood his concerns he felt I didn't need it (his Opinion), I'm in the gym so why not continue that journey (always easier said than done especially in your late 40's) "so what if you have some stretch marks you had children" SMH (a man can never understand) what we go through.... I told him that same day i canceled the appointment, After a week I gave him a chance to let the thought rest and then told him we had to talk.... HE JUST SAID NO!!!!! MA!!!! Meaning I know what you want to talk about and no you can't do it!!! Lol I just laughed and then explained to him nicely....." All your life and your sisters I've sacrificed and done everything for you two to make you happy gave you the best and nicest things. I know you are concerned and that there are risk, I know you don't agree and against those kind of procedures....I know you don't like it BUT I NEED YOU TO SUPPORT MY CHOICE!
Next I told my Mom she didn't disagree but immediately changed her plans to book a flight to go with me to make sure her 47 year old baby would be taken care of so who better than her. She also checked behind all of my research and referred me to www.travel.state.gov international department to research safety precautions, health issues, crime issues, emergency contact information and very useful guides.
My daughter was my final person to tell she's in her mid 20s and ready to pack her bags to get a nip tuck herself but she will have to wait.
Feb I searched the web doing more research of the procedures stories reviews and came across Real Self I stayed up day after day reading story after story going on all the doctors websites viewing B&A checking credentials looking at B&A pictures again and again. I called several PS but for some reason I continued to come back to Dr. Yily. I was truly impressed with her sculpture it seems to me that she has mastered the ability to put the curves where they compliment a women the most. In my opinion I feel she can give me the desired enhancements I'm looking to accomplish overall.
So I emailed her on Feb 25, I also contacted her thru the website directly linked to her web page Dra. Yily de los Santos. I got my first response from her with quote on Feb 9th......she did state she receives over 95 emails daily so avoid sending emails from different emails so when she filters she gets all your emails. Prior to receiving her quote I called the office 2x's I spoke with Geda and on another occasion i spoke with Rosa. Geda seems to speak and understand English well and checked the schedule for availability she explained that payments locked in surgery dates! so although you may call and get put on the calendar unless your deposit is made your date is not definite, seems to me that over booking on calendar may be done then its first come first booked if you take to long to send deposit you loose that date. When I received quote I went straight to Chase and wired the deposit, $45 dollar fee, there a lot of information so the associate needed to abbreviate some of the words so all information was included, I called and confirmed the deposit via telephone and emailed Yily a copy of receipt. She emailed me back next day stating she would confirm deposit and confirm date right away I asked for April 8th she gave it to me, In her email she says tell her what day you want. I also mentioned in my email i was booking with a friend to get discount 2-$150 3-$200 4-$250.
Communicating with office has its hang ups but patience and understanding is a virtue, try nit to become frustrated and make sure you have a international plan on your line to before calling, expect to be put on hold, write down all the questions you may need to ask. Communicating through email takes time and patience as well so hold tight if you are certain in your decision then wire your deposit so that when you email her you can get your quote and your confirmation of a date a little faster or prepare to put deposit the day you get your quote to lock in date you want. As of now it's seems Yily is booked up 1-2 months but you can call to be put on cancel list. As well check real self for PPL looking to switch dates. Rome wasn't built in a night neither is a body of a Goddess........so patience LOVE!!!!!
With that in place I continued to research the procedures i was interested in (BBL, fat transfer,TT, Lipo) gathering information from ladies taking notes, making a list of possible necessities, sent my passport off for renewal ($110) took 2 weeks for me to get it regular mail. I ordered pre op vitamins supplements that Yily stated should be taken to prepare the body for surgery her email message
-You should start taking vitamin B complex ferrous sulfate, folic acid, vitamin C, so your body is preparing for surgery.
-Stop smoking at least two months before.
-Stop using drugs
-You must have a doctor or nurse who can drain fluids when he returns home.
The tests are as follows: creatinine, glucose, complete blood count, hematocrit,
electrocardiogram, chest radiograph.
-Please bring comfortable clothes to the clinic, a shirt for use below the belt, wipes
wet and maternity pads.
-You must bring identification to the clinic in order to proceed with income. It can be your passport, driver's license or ID.
I ordered a 2nd Faja I wore it a couple of times to see what I would be dealing with, 3 foam boards, compression sleeves, silicon strips from www.contourmd.com, Durex water pills , urine funnel for conveyance. I have a box in my room to throw everything in as it gets here. Thinking about what clothes and supplies to take.... i packed sweat pants, long skirt, shirt dresses, robe, wash clothes towel, anti bacteria soap, bottled water, boy short under ware to pull over Faja, panty liners tampons, pain killers, mederma for scaring, wipes, arnica for bruising, Deodorant, Hibiclens - Anti "microbial" skin soap, wife beaters t shirts, shower gel, leggings, terry dresses, home made boppie pillow, sun screen, tooth brush tooth paste Q tips, charges for phone, iPad, comb and brush, mouth wash, lip gloss.....
If you meet someone to buddy with talk over the phone see if you are compatible, get to know each other do your research everyone isn't who they seem to be and be cautious no matter what, protect and secure your belongings, agree on all expenses and how they will be devided before hand, include taxes and fees of rentals and divide cost on equal days shared. I personally found Johns room on www.airbnb.com it's 15 mins from Cipla and the accommodations are beautiful, it's a home setting and they provide transportation to and from airport$50 round trip, can provide nurse for massage $35, provide meals $6 and transportation to and from appointments as well as other places you may want to go. Home setting environment at $35 per night accommodates 2 bed and covertable sofa, private bath, AC, wireless internet, they have 3 private rooms for rent, they are across from beach, this is a private home in gated community.
My feelings are of excitement, anticipation, And a little fear of the unknown but overall I'm ready for this journey.
Paying all my bills ahead of time, ( consider wiring majority of balance to your Dr. prior to leaving to avoid caring large amounts of cash in hand. You can also contact your bank regarding currency exchange to avoid the fees at the airport.
Pocket guide currency convertor
USD RD DOP
$ 1 RD$ 41.13
$ 5 RD$ 205.63
$ 10 RD$ 411.25
$ 50 RD$ 2056.25
$ 100 RD$ 4112.5
$ 250 RD$ 10281.25
$ 500 RD$ 20562.5
Dominican Peso (DOP).
RD$ 50 $ 1.22
RD$ 100 $ 2.43
RD$ 250 $ 6.08
RD$ 500 $ 12.16
RD$ 1000 $ 24.32
RD$ 5000 $ 121.58
RD$ 10000. $ 243.16
I made a list of all addresses phone numbers of Cipla JM spa and the house where I will be staying phone numbers of the friends ill be with in DR list this will be given to a family member state side for emergencies they will also be contacted to inform of progress after surgery.
Spa Jacqueline Marrero “recovery house”: 90$ per day. If 2 people share a room the price would be 75$USD per person. It includes: round-trip transportation to the airport, room with 2 beds, 3 meals, nurse 24 hours, security, access to internet WIFI, Transportation to surgery.
Various Dr I looked into
Dr. Manuel Espaillat Plastic Surgery | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dr Ayman Shahine:
?Dr. Joseph Alkon
Low Cost Plastic Surgery
Travel & Save 40-80% on Plastic
Dra. Walkiris Robles
Member of the Dominican Society of Plastic Surgery and member of the Dominican Medical Association. Dra. Robles graduated from the Universidad Autónoma ...
Dr. Pantoja in Mexico
Yily De Los Santos, MD
surgery org or plasticsurgery org
Additional cost to consider
Airfare I paid $457.00 from NY
Direct flight I prefer Delta
Transportation to-from airport $50+round trip
Spa per night $65-$90 per night
Cipla per night $100 per night
Rental unit $35- $90+ per night
Hotels I looked at 4~5****** accommodations starting at $90 per night
I will continue to gather info and make notes updating when I get to DR and while I'm there I will post photos and answer any questions I can I hope the information I've posted is helpful to each and everyone of you on your journey.
Expected cost of surgery $3800
Residence $576 for 15 days shared expense with room mate
Supplies $400 approx
Med from Yily $250
Meds from pharmacy in DR $100 approx
Transportation $ 100 approx
Food $150 approx
Massages $35x10 = $350
Just in case $$$$$
Best wishes on your Metamorphous Jules
P.S. the friends you stand to gain from sharing this experience and getting to know someone with something in common being honest and trust worthy!!! PRICELESS
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Virginia was waiting for me with my Mom .....Dominga pulled up in car we packed up and off we went to the house......My girl Sam arrived at 930 so she was here at the house already settled in there was also another young lady Miss C we will call her....here with her partner she had surgery the day before on Saturday.....she looked great BBL and LIPO we all messed well like one big happy family for those of you who don't know we are in a private home I'm staying in "Johns room" it's comfortable has a balcony queen bed very comfortable i must say, leather bed sofa, private bath very modern bath.....check out rooms on Airbnb......immediately unpacked and one of her regular guest here took us on a walk to the store a few blocks away...... It was Sunday and Sunday is party day Texeco gas station is a hang out spot music ppl everywhere and it's on a main strip across from ocean but its not beach area it's a cliff with a drop ill try to get some photos.....plenty of food vendors chicken cart with grilled whole chickens looks yummie but I'm scared to eat vendor food here and was told not to then the guy riding by on a bike with a pot of hot corn on the cob, women with a crate of hard boiled eggs, ice cream dude on bike I heard its really good maybe ill get one tomorrow, candy man and sugar can man on bike....we walked along a few blocks to cross over main road a lot of abandoned building there are lots of small bar places and prostitution is legal although pimps are not. One block back we were in our gated community. One of the girls made us dinner we ate relaxed rest of day listening to the partying most of the night in the distance.
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Do you have Asthma
Prior surgery when and where
Date of birth
How many pregnancies
Results of pregnancies
Emergency contact numbers
I'd number Social or Drivers license
Reason for your being there
What procedures you want done
A TT is different from abdominal P do your research know what your asking for write everything down
This will help if you don't speak Spanish for paper work
After paper work I was taken to 302 my room private with couch for mom to sleep on private bath tv mini fridge.... Mondays Yily has Reserves duty so she didnt see me until around 11am we spoke she marked and off she went, Yira took money she had emails she had your quote on and off perhaps an hour+ I was put in gown and cloth feet finally 3 guys came to get me and rolled me into the green room.........stripped, IV talked to MEDICINE man expected to see Yily next thing I was passing out. I do speak Spanish not fluently but enough......I remember telling him to tell Yily to give me a BIG BUTT in Spanish and continued conversing with him in Spanish......I could feel them cleaning between my legs with the brown antiseptic occasional a nudge here and there but no pain the sedation you are given is not meant to completely sedate you so don't worry it's normal........
Next I remember being in my room Mom was there they rolled me in and came for BigY my girl next door....
I could see my thighs they looked smooth not swollen yet nor wrapped.....
I had ace bandages on my arms a corset on waist........thirsty a little nausea tired, dry mouth.......they only allowed me a cap full of water.....WTH!!!!!!! I
Looked at her like YOU can't be serious..... So she gave me 2
Several hours later I was given soup good yes it was and allowed to drink water.......I wasn't able to sleep at all Because of shaking that wasnt easy to control, i didn't want to take pain meds but I took deep breaths and then relaxed to help with the shakes until they got better and better eventually I asked for meds for nausea wish I had taken it sooner cause once I did I was able to sleep until the nurse came in ever 2 hours or so to check drains, IV, pressure.......
Had soup and tea later that day along with a really good sweet red juice box
Hours later my girl came out so I had Mom check on here and then off Sam went......
So durning day 2 girls came in and took off what I had on, pee bag was removed also and into the Faja I went........this took a lot out of me and caused dizziness and nausea sweating one of the cuties came in and said i got you ima fix you up alcohol on face and neck and put alcohol under my nose to smell what a help.......I waited for transport my driver and wheel chair and out the door.....to the van Cecil is patient and kind and drives responsibly knowing his precious cargo........ He got me in van gently and gently removed me I had most surgery lipo thigh, stomach, back arm, TT, flanks and chin although it wasn't a lot it was enough.......the walk from car curb to house took a lot out of me.......so I sat in living room and they got alcohol again and fixed me up again......then the walk up stairs it's about 10 steps so we went Cecil by my side straight to the bed......I popped 2 tremedol and stayed in bed to rest......
I'm tired now I have written a lot ill pick up again I took photos not sure when ill post them........this is truly not an easy journey...... Enjoy your Sunday
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So I woke up one morning with what I thought was phelm in my thoat and my ovula was swollen scared the hell out of me cause it locked my breathing somewhat. Took some Benadryl and it was ok in 24 hours. I've been having some sweeling with my feet BAD not sure if its the tightness of Faja, buts its drivi g me crazy...........I've been drinking a cucumber pineapple celery green apple juice that's supposed to help but that's got me running to the bathroom, and when you are recovering up and down up and down is not what you desire at all thank goodness for the pee funnel I have using the bathroom in a Faja or even trying to sit on stool is a task in its self and hope you don't wet it.
So recovery is coming along everything is still very sensitive arms back legs chin stomach butt....... After bbl it's not comfortable to sit feels weird like something doesn't belong in there. My arms are tender and kinda have a burning sensation from time to time......they bruised all the way down to my wrist but most of the bruising is Almost gone now the compression sleeves are a small and stop mid way up arm so you feel the pressure on lower arm and cases hands to feel the beginning of sweeling........
my chin doesn't really hurt unless you rubbing on it slightly bruised but not really noticeable I hate wearing chin strap feels like I'm suffocating......
My tummy tuck is healing great the scar so far is beyond expectations with no issues. Just dont make me laugh or cough.....my stomach feels so weird like its got water in it but they say its just inflammation. The Faja if not positioned right when you snap pulls at you and it doesn't feel good at all I think that's why some ppl walk around hunched over, I'm constantly adjusting. Grabbing Faja in front pulling away from chest and up so theres no ripping what I relief!!!! Getting up and down has its moments I'm still caring around my drain it goes in the front at the end of my incision tube runs under skin into the back I get a burning or stabbing sensation I rub for relief the one in the back is the worse more than likely where the tube ends.
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