Tummy Tuck, Liposuction (Waist, Back, Arm Pit) and Brazillian Butt Lift - Dominican Republic, DO

Hi girls, I am very excited to start this...

Hi girls, I am very excited to start this blog/review since this page was a VERY helpful resource upon my decision on having surgery and choosing a doctor. I would like to provide the same resources that may help others through their journey into cosmetic surgery. :) I am officially scheduled to have surgery on July 17, 2003 with Dr. Robles in Santo Domingo, DR. I had chosen a different doctor but after seeing her work and the excellent customer service from her assistant Laura, I changed my choice of physician.
I'm scheduled the same day :)) just a tummy tuck though!
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OMG awesome :) are you traveling solo?
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wait where are you having your tt done?
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Pre Surgery Pics

Well here are my pictures. I am 176 lb my height is 5'7" and I am 31 years old with two kids.

7 days before my trip and 8 days before my surgery!

I did my summer dress shopping yesterday and found 2 dresses at NY&CO they had a 50% and 70% off sale :) $14 bucks a piece. I already purchase all of my toiletries but the only thing I'm missing is the Rose Mosquetta oil which I dont know where to find!
good luck!
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Thanks!
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Good luck on your surgery. My surgery with Doctor Robles is on July 22.
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Having Mixed Feelings...

May push the surgery day back a few days because I am feeling bit down. Since I will be traveling solo it is kind of discouraging being alone. Any body out there who is planning to get surgery on the week 15-19 of July??
aww girl. I feel you. Im heading july 31st. i dont know anyone going that day.... :( If I could go sooner I would have definitely gone with you. Good Luck!
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I'm ok now feeling better....and yeah going ahead with the same date. I better get it over with before I run out of vacation time.... but Thanks for the support!!
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I know what you mean about traveling alone :/
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Packing Mode!!! 3 days trip/4days Surgery :) and Important Information to have in my Cell Phone

Well Here is a pic of some of the stuff I got for the trip.

**Important phone numbers and adress to have written down before traveling**

829 380 8019 Dr. Robles Cell
809 686 7290 ext 222 Clinic Cecip (office)
809 867 9446 Laura Castro
809-685-4906 Dr. Robles Office

The name of the clinic is CECIP (this address is the one you need to write down for immigration purposes) Clinic address: Calle Manuel MarĂ­a Castillo Num. 20 , Gazcue, Santo Domingo. ( In front of the National Palace)

Recovery House information:
Address: Calle Proyecto #1. Residencial Gala Los Prados, Santo Domingo
Phone number: 809-567-4419
I feel so excited for you!!! Blessings Hun ;)
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XOXOX!!! SAFE JOURNEY CANT WAIT TO SEE THE NEW YOU :)
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i am in Dominican Republic now!

My surgery is paid for blood & paper work is done as well. I Rescheduled my surgery for tuesday. I will be going to the beach w my boyfriend he surprised me with reservations at a beautiful resort at Bavaro Punta Cana and called Laura to rearrange the surgery. So I will have it done on Tuesday. Thanks for all the support girls! The clinic is beautiful.
Omg good luck. And what a lovely hubby u have. How far is punta Cana from the clinic xxxxx praying for you
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Punta Cana is far is a three hour ride but if you arrange to stay longer you could do a mini vacation before then go intosurgery.
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Ok not too bad. Is your boyfriend staying at the recovery house with you? Seriously good luck I cant wait to see your resluts your body shape is a bit like mine
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Tomorrow is my surgery

Back from vacation OMG beautiful :) I am now at virginias recovery home and tomorrow go into surgery at 6:00am.
Nice to personally meet you I'm here also ;)
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THANKS for visitting :) nice meeting u too.
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More Pics

Hi, please update!!! Im looking into Dra Robles but I havent seen something convincing yet...
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You are going to look amazing blessings with you. You not alone :)
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thank you sweetie :)
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Second Day postsurgery

Everything went well. I DID get everything done Bbl, TT, and Back Lipo. My hemoglobin was high but after surgery went down requiring a blood transfussion. Doctor Robles is a beautiful person in and out. Virginia recovery house amazing. Offergreat care to all the ladies. I am in pain but it is bearable. Ill update later when i feel stronger.
Glad to hear from you!!!! How high was your hemoglobin?
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15 before surgery
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Day after surgery pic, @ CECIP

waooo!!!Your scar is not noticeable
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4 days post

feeling a lot better but stilll very swollen specially my thighs.
Beautiful!!!!
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Ur incision is beautiful. ..perfectly even..happy healing hun
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4th day post still very swollen

I am going to Dominican December To see dr walkiris Robles, I have my appointment already I can't wait
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Good job
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Hey girl.. your looking great!! Keep up the good work.
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13 Days After Surgery

It hasn't been easy. You have to be very strong mentally and physically to go through this type of surgery. It is very painful and it takes a lot of patience. Later Iwill post more details about the hospital staetc....
Dra. Robles is my surgeon. I am 15 days post. I was swelling a lot too. I had to drink a lot of liquids and keep my feet elevated.
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You look great. I know the process it long and painful. I have mentally preparing myself for it. I hope you feel relief soon. :(
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Amen girl.. yes it is very mentally draining I had some days I felt sad. I am 19 days post op and still swollen. I have had 4 massages and swelling has gone done. I'm glad to see your doing good. Stay strong girl! :)
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Omg Finally Made it Home! Back in Texas

After 11 hours of airports and 3 connecting Flights, I'm finally Home! The wheelchair saved my life so reserve that wheelchair ladies! :)

I need a FAJA ASAP

Before I left the doctor did not have any fajas available so I have to look for one online. Please can anyone tell me the brand or website of the fajas you obtained from Dr. Robles I will greatly appreciate it. :)
So glad to hear you r doing good. You look great. This doctor is wonderful and makes us look like a million bucks. So funny that you saw my wheelchair there. Do you have any of the lumps and bumps I have on my sides. This lipo is brutal but we can handle. I will be six weeks tomorrow and I am still swollen. The brand of faja Robles uses is Marena but when I left she told me to buy fajate which are kind of purple color. She says they r more supportive. Keep your self really tight it really helps with swelling. Good luck with recovery and again you look great.
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Hey :) Glad to hear from you :) yeah I'm sitting looking to buy one as we speak :) I called her and she mentioned the Fajate and Salome but i hope I choose well on the sizing since its a different brand. So far I dont have lumps but I am hating my thighs hahahah they're huge. Anyway Virgina told me to juice pineapple and cucumber sweetened with Vanilla extract and that is supposed to bring the swelling down. I got the stuff yesterday and I will be testing it today :) Thanks for commenting :)
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Lucknboo- I commented on your page about seeing the wheelchair at the office lol..
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Pinapple and Cucumber Juice for swelling

According to Virginia from the recovery house juicing pinapple, cucumber, and a splash of vanikla extract will aid with decreasing swelling rapidly. Using very little water juice both ingredients and after draining, sweeten with vanilla extract.

Just Purchased my Faja from www.FajateNewYork.com

Had an XL from Marena and just purchased a full body faja from Fajate in Large I hope it fits right.
Did you go home with your drain?
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Yes, I still have my drain. The doctor instructed for me to leave it for 3-4 days and this is my 3rd day and I am already draining less than 50CCS .I'm planning to remove it tomorrow.
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My drain slid off this morning. My stitches were removed on Monday. With the massages the drain loosened.
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IT WORKS MIRACLES!!! SWELLING WENT DOWN DRASTICALLY!!!!!!THE PINAPPLE AND CUCUMBER JUICE

OMG LADIES I MADE THE PINAPPLE AND CUCUMBER JUICE W VANILLA EXTRACT AND IVE been drinking it throughout the day today and my swelling has DRASTICALLY DECREASED!!!!! ITS A MUST!!! :) Wow lol im so excited I guess since it bothered me so much and Im feeling so much relief!!!! Anyway good night hahaha :) i'll try to post a pic tomorrow :)

16 days post surgery pics Drain Off

You look great mamas!!!
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:) tnx!
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Looking awesome meji :) keep up the great recovery.
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20 days post (little black dress) still swollen

You look great! I can see the pics now,, Thanks
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You look great, How do you make the PINAPPLE AND CUCUMBER JUICE exactly?
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Very simple just peel and chop the cucumber and the pineapple add about two cups of water (ice if u want as well), use vanilla extract to sweeten it and blend. The juice will be very thick so if you choose to drain you will be left with very little juice so it is better to just add more water without draining. Store the juice in a plastic pitcher and drink with your meals or when you are thirsty. You will be peeing like crazy even at night so be prepared it is annoying as hell but worth it.
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Scared, so my drain hole closed so I decided to take a full normal shower

Scared, so my drain hole closed so I decided to take a full normal shower. Wow I think my blood pressure dropped I felt so dizzy and weak that I ended up vomiting and shaking. Is this normal? Ive noticed when my faja is off and I am standing up I feel dizzy. I rarely take the girdle off inky when its a must. I'm getting desperate yo receive the other one I ordered since yhe ine I have on doesn't feek very thight. I texted DR Robles about the incident and sent pics of my belly button because I'm clueless about its progress and to me it looks gross.
You look really good. thanks for the tips.
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Thanks for sharing. Your story and advice has helped me already.
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mmn starting my linfatic masages on friday

mmn starting my linfatic masages on friday. Doctor Robles saw my stomach and said it was too swollen still. I never received my faja from that stupid website WWW.FAJATENEWYORK.COM IS A FRAUD. HAD TO BUY SOMEHWERE ELSE. im still waiting on a tighter faja. I guess thats why ny tummy is still big because it hasnt been tight enough. :( i feel bummed.

www.fajatenewyork.com is a FRAUD

I know i posted about the website but I never got my faja. Tried calling them no answer to emails or phonecalls. Just purchased from someone else in Miami and I spoke with them on the phone before buying anything.
After reading what happened to you with that faja company.You were ther while I was there. There is a fajas maker in the DR that sells fajas for $1000 peso. I could not afford $5000 pesos. When I went to jaqueline spa. Everyone asked me if I spent $5000 peso for a faja. I gave them info to the faja maker. I would of gave you his info.
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Hey dont feel bummed :). Im still swollen and yes once you wear a tighter faja you will notice the difference it will go down. Those directions I read are easier said then done. Now you have to worry about having liquid?? I know how you feel Ive also felt the same way and I also feel confused at times. I have also been juicing pineapple.
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What is a faja...what does it have to go with drinking liquid?
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Just had my first limphatic massage & all i can say is OMG

That massage lady worked WONDERS it wss just my first and I feel amazing. I got a great deal for them $30 per massage. But i feel so much flexible and my tighs feel smaller just right after the session. I am wearing a tighter girdle while i wait for the second faja i ordered. Its def. Helping me walk straight and keep my tummy tight.

30 days post surgery pics

Just updating progress with some pics.
Meji how things going for you?
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im doing great.. getting my masages every two weeks lol cant wait to hit the gym since i feel chunky hahaha.. hey what happenwd to nancy? does she have a real self account?
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I'm glad to hear that :).. I'm also feeling chunky lol. What happened with your swelling? I'm 2 months post op and have swelling in the belly area even with the tight faja. I'm getting a needle inserted tomorrow. She was supposed to open a acct from what she told me. Hope everything is well with her.
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some updated pics and yes im still swollen.

im now using my fajate girdle and i love ?????? it... Ive had my second massage and they do bring the swelling down.

almost two months post op

You look beautiful, so happy for you!
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thanks :)
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You look great girl!! Where did you purchase your fajate from? also what style did you end up getting?
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More pictures

Dr. Robles follow up email

I just got emailed from Dr. Robles Assistant asking about my recovery. This is awesome since what I read from others is that Doctors usually dissappear once you are gone from tbe country and this is definitely not the case of Doctor Robles. I have her in whatsapp and she was pretty good answering my questions. Here is a snapshot of the email. Lol also trying to entice me w a small discount for another procedure hahah... have a good day ladies!!!
Hi thanks for the insight. I'm 12 days post opt and my legs and feet are like balloons how long did your swelling last.
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I am two months and two weeks and i still have swelling on my tummy and my back. The swelling will fairly go down by month two and will continue to disappear with tine. Some say you will be back to normal by month 6. This is a process that requires a lot of patience. Drink pineapple and cucumber juice and wear a tight garment. I recommend Fajate www.shapessecrets.com
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how many pairs of fajas do you think I need and in what sizes?
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I just got in some non stretch jeans!

Well here are some updated pictures. I am almost three months post op and I am starting to fit in to ny regular clothes. I am enjoying my new figure. I am getting a lot attention lol but most important i feel great! I am still swollen from my stomach and I understand that will take at least another 3 more months to end with the swelling. My thighs are back to normal. The only thing that bothers me are my arms. One os bigger than t he other and when i put on lom g sleeve office blouses my arms dont fit :( i wonder if its because i got the armpit lipo that they got swollen. My arms where not an issue before the surgery. I AM ALSO contemplating on buying a size S girdle from Fajate (I love these girdles they are the best) or getting an abdominal board. I'll be in Dominican Republic this upcoming November 22 this time for pleasure travel :) Alright girlies have a good one :) Ill continue to post more pics later. Bye bye
wow you look super great I have my surgery on january 7th 2014 I am 5.5 and 160 lb at this time planning to lose at least 10lb by jan 7th what was your weight at the time of your surgery and how tall are you.you look so good.I will also be having a tt and bbl and lipo.how did you recover sins you had a tt and bbl at same time .and what size of faja did you start with after surgery.all off your tips will be so very helpfull.I get up in the midle of the night and just think about the surgery and get so scared .I am 36 and by body has botherd me for a long time now I have two boys 14 and 12. and a husband that is not to supportive.I will take 2 weeks off of work.will be going to Denver Co at the Colorado plastic surgery center it is 6 hr away from my home will stay over there for a week then come home .thank you for any info hope all is well. :)
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Hello, I was 176 and height 5'7. I tried losing weight but simce I was a bit demotivated I did not loose a pound! My Doctor put me in a Marena Girdle XL then as I swelled down I ended up sewing the faja to tighten it. I drank plenty of water and the Miraculous pinnaple and cucumber juice helps the sweeling go down. Two months post I got a fajate size M or disenos d prada www.shapesecrets.com or www.shapessecrets.com (don't remember the site's name well) they sre in miami and will ship the faja fast. Well let me tell you it is a tough recovery and it will take you more than two weeks to feel "ok" you need at least a month to recover. Anyway you qont regret it but you will have to be strong mostly that yo u will go back to work so soon. Get the compression socks those are a must. The bbl was not too uncomfortable I think I didn't even feel I had surgery in my butt. The tt and my back lipo was the worst, the sweelling is horrible. Don't feel bad because I didn't have support either because it is not any surgery it is Major surgery and family always thinks we don't need the modification. Do it for yourself and trust me you won't be dissapointed. By the way I weigh 182 now lol after the surgery but i belueve its the water retention and the swelling. I started dieting though. Good Luck and feel free to ask me anything.
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U look incredible! Ur waist is super tiny. The swelling is temporary. U look amazing!
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I started dieting 4 days ago because i felt big and with hige hips

I started strict dieting 4 days ago because i felt big and with huge hips. A friend of mine that also goy surgery way before me told me that i need to wait at least 3 more months fpr my hips to go down so I decided to believe her lol at least have some hope lol. I am going to the Dominican Republic in about 24 days and honestly don't want yo feel fat so I started dieting and gave me some help with some diet pills as well. Its been 4 days and I lost 3 pounds. Here are some pictures. Yes my tummy is still swollen. Also my arms were huge and one of them is bigger than the other one and I did not have this problem before the surgery. I whatsapped Dr Robles and ahw told me I looked fine but in all my shirts, my arm gets stuck lol and the other one is just fine. Oh well I hope w my dieting this problem will diminish.
Your results are amazing!!!!!
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thanks
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Bikini Pics... Week before Vacation at Dominican Rep.

Awesome results...am really motivated...I am suppose to see her this December for the exact procedures
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You look awesome Did your faja ever come to you from fajatenewyork site
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U look great! Im set to get the exact same procedure from dr robles in 1 week!! Im excited
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