Surgery CANCELLED for now

I am 32 and a mother of two. I am 5'10" and now...

I am 32 and a mother of two. I am 5'10" and now 185lbs, I am working towards losing 20 more lbs before my makeover. I have found this site so useful and I too will share my story, hoping all goes well and someone might be inspired to treat themself.

I plan top have my procedure in 01/2014. I would like to have a TT, lipo on waist, breast lift with implants (much needed).
Hey Im 3 w post op yily! NC gal too. Good luck on your journey
Hey there, thanks. She did a good job with you! How was your experience? It's a while away, but I am so nervous. Did u get the epidural and stayed awake? Or were you anesthetized?
Good luck!

Wish Pics

I am hoping I could achieve a look similar to these... ;-/

Wish Pics

My wish pics generally have the results I desire, except the boobs, I don't want them too big...maybe a D-cup, right now I am a C-cup. I have some booty, just not perky. I wonder if I should save the fat I have left for the BBL?

Yily is reviewing my photos and should have a reply soon. My only issue with her now is the time it takes to get a response.

Continued Progress

Hello again, I am still 6 months pre-op, but is actively trying to get in the best shape possible. I am working out, dieting, researching, etc. I am so excited and paranoid, at the same time...I even had a dream about having the surgery. A bit much, I know...So today I went jogging and took a few pics. I lost 4 more pounds and is happy!!!

I think am close to what I need to get sx results close to my wish pics. I have some booty, but again it's not so perky. What do you think?

What I really dislike is the side view...

From the side you can see my I still have a flap of belly (hidden under my clothes..ughhh

My wish breasts

I like her breasts, I would like something close to this...hopefully.

Don't know

So with added research, I find myself unsure.:-/ I like Yily's work, but I have also see good result from Duran. I have come across some damaging reviews about Yily, not enough recent updates...IDK
As far as Yily's reputation, I have seen more about her attitude than her results. Have you seen any botched jobs? Just curious. Thanks!
No. For some reason I don't see as many pics...but I have read about this girl who said Yily had someone else do her surgery, without her knowledge/consent. One other girl said all her friends got infected, another said he can't get a hold of Yily, and then one said she had a hematoma (sp) in her breast the size of a golf ball....but majority of Yily's reviews are good. I have googled Yily many times and read her reviews, I have been on her facebook page, etc...
I've heard the same thing...I'll wait for Duran I need someone caring especially while in pain!

More WIsh pics

I love your last wish pic... That's what I want too!

Measurements now...

Hello RS,
Just to track my weight loss/transformation progress, I took my measurements.
Hi Dra Yily!
Thank you. I took my own measurements today. Here they are:

I want a tiny waist. I don't think I need wider hips, I just want a firmer booty and slightly bigger boobs (like a D cup). I don't want to set unrealistic expectations,but I would LOVE to have a 27' or 28" waist, 48" butt/thigh and maybe a 36-37" bust. **sighs**

I am so looking forward to this transformation! But I don't want to loose too much weight and not have enough for grafting/butt lift.


I sent them to Yily, meant to delete that part...oh well...

OMG Yily takes FOREVER to respond....

So I have tons of questions and try to put most in as few emails as possible, I know she is busy, but two weeks is a longggg time to wait for a response!!!

I am on the fence about whether I should go to Yily or Duran, but this behavior is helping my decision....shheeesh.

Changed my doctor...

So after much researching, I have decided to take my chances with Dra Robles. Her team is very responsive and I like her post op pics. I don't need a drastic alteration, so I am comfortable with my expectation that she can give me what I want. I pray all goes well, in Jesus name. Ofcourse, we shall see the result, as I will keep you guys updated.


More Wish Pics

I love these two, esp. the one in the blue jeans, I think I could achieve that...I hope.

Progress in Preparation for Sx

So I joined a gym to begin toning my body as much as possible. I am 180 lbs, down from 200 in June. Yayy me! LOL. I am putting more thought into my supplies list, thx to RS I have a head start on the items I need, plus Yily sent me a list of other things I need.

I have been flip flopping between Yily and Robles, mainly because I am confident that Yily can give me what I want, I think Robles is more conservative. I don't want to put myself through this and not get what I want, so I figure it might be best to go with who I think can deliver, and that is far as I can see. ***sighs*** decision, decisions...

In the mean time, I will prepare my body as best as I can, with a healthy diet and exercise. Thinking maybe 5 more lbs off would be nice...we'll see. I can't wait for my makeover!

good luck with your surgery .keep us posted on your journey!
Thank you!
A day before me! It's all a waiting game for us now..

Got my lab results!!

So before I even book my ticket I wanted to make sure I was healthy enough to have surgery. A lot could change in 3 months, but right now my health is good. Plus my health can only get better now that I am actively working to improve it.

I am happy to know that all is well, except low vitamin D :-(, hgb is 12.00, hopefully I can get it up to 13-14.

It's a go. Yay!

Booked my Flight!

It's official! I am leaving on Jan 15th, planned sx on Jan 16th! It's 3 months away, but I am super excited!
Can u send me a list of what Yily sent u on what we'll need? Thanks in advance!
Hola Chica, I think this is a generic list that Yily gives her prospective pts, but here you go...hope this is useful. "Before surgery - It is VERY important to have a good hemoglobin level to have the surgery done. Also i recomend you to see a cardiologist few days before coming. -You should start taking vitamins, B complex, ferrous sulfate, folic acid, vitamin C. -Stop smoking -Stop taking drugs -You should have a doctor or nurse that able to drain your liquids when you get back to your country. -Your hemoglobin levels have to be more than 12 gm/ dl. -You should have the tests done there to be sure that you can have surgery. The tests are: Creatinine, glucose, full blood count, hematocrit, EKG, radiography -You need to bring loose clothes, a shirt to wear under the garment, baby wipes and maternity pads. -You have to bring any identification to the clinic (ID, Passport or driving license) To have the admission done. After surgery: I will give you instructions and recommendations for your recovery. You should bring loose clothes and maternity pads. You will stay 1 night in the clinic and it’s included in the quote. You have to wear the garment for 3 months and can’t spend more than 45 minutes without it. Transportation to the clinic -If you stay at Jacqueline’s she will pick you up from the airport and take you to the clinic. -If you want my driver to pick you from the airport is 70$USD (the round-trip transportation) -If you want to go to the clinic by yourself , the address is: Av. Pedro Henriquez Urena 137 between Av. Abraham Lincoln and Av. Tiradentes. Suite 208 Payment I only accept cash. I don’t accept financing, credit card, care credit, check orders or checks. You can pay me with US dollar or with Dominican pesos."
In addition, I am planning to bring: -Betadine -sterile water for wound care -Antibiotic wash (pre op wash) -Protein bars/shakes -sterile gloves -clean gloves -gauze etc...still trying to formulate a list

Back on the fence

So I booked my flight to DR, but can't seem to settle on the right surgeon...I know there are always risks associated with these procedures, but the reviews I've been seeing lately look more like negligent behaviors by doctors. I have seen many post op pics of ppl who went to Yily and for the most part their results look good, but then say Yily is not doing her surgeries.

I wonder if I can have someone in the OR with me, to make sure things are done properly?

SX Shopping List

Borrowed this from a fellow RS member: Note to self when I'm getting my items:
- Anti-bacterial soap
- Feminine wipes
- Gauze/tape
- Lip balm
- Peroxide
- Q-tips (to clean around incision sites
- Neosporin
- Prescription: Percocet, Zofran, Clindamycin and Colace
- Benadryl (for itching)
- NatureMade Iron 65mg
- Spring Valley Natural Vitamin C 1000mg
- BioCorneum (Dr. Salama recommends this for scars) -
- Antiseptic spray (for sore throat; the tubes during surgery may scratch or irritate your throat)
Compression Garments:
- Compression Socks - xtra firm 30-40 - $22.90 (office provides c.s. but I wanted 1 more) -
- Vedette 110 ) Sm – eBay $73
- Squeem XS Vest – eBay $42.90
- Squeem Sm Vest - eBay $42.90
- Squeem Magical Lingerie wash – Amazon $19.39
- Abdominal Board – Dr Salama Office provides
- Epi-foam pad – $43.50
- Maxi dresses
- Several tight fitting tanks to place under garment
- Cheap post-op underwear
- Massage Envy Membership
- Thermometer
- Extra towels to clean up any potential mess
- Cotton balls/ear plugs (for belly button shape)
- pStyle (easy to pee with) $15.75
- Sipping straws
- Yoga Mat (when driving place under your thighs)
- Boppy Pillow (office provides this)
- Suction hooks (for drains while taking a shower)
- Measuring tape
- Cell charger, music, iPad, laptop

Weight loss update

Well, am not sure how much I weigh now, but I think I am ok with where I am. I started my resistance training, hoping to gain some muscle, esp. in my legs before my sx!


Love the structure!

Progressive Abdominal Tension Sutures

So I recently learned about this procedure that can be safely done with a tummy tuck to decrease the need and duration of having a drain tube inserted when you get a TT. It also helps in quicker recovery, because there is less "dead space" between the abdominal muscle and the skin, since the skin is basically sewn to the abdominal wall - instead of only having the end of the "flap" sewn. Interesting. I think I will investigate further with my surgeon.

One can google or youtube the procedure. Hope someone finds this helpful.
Wish you well! Interested to see how your surgery turns out. Im also taller and have more of an athletic build when I'm not preggers.
Thank you... am tall, now working on the athletic part, lol! I love seeing those defined thigh wish.
Yay! I just noticed we now have the same sx date...


I've been thinking about this surgery non-stop. I want to get what I want in one shot! I feel comfortable with Robles, but I am not confident she can give me what I want. :-/ Don't think I will mess with Yily. I like Robles' work, but I want someone who can give me the tiny waist that I desire...decisions, decision, decisions...

So I have also been looking into getting a tattoo after sx, some on my back, like this pic, just without the stars, butterflies instead...
Doing my sx jan 20th. Let me know if someone would like to room with me. Goin with yilly
I might have to postpone until February, but I can't mess with Yily. I am eyeing Duran or Robles. I need a minute waist! plus nice boobs, heard Yily not that great with boobs, but she's good at sculpting.
I sent you a inbox

Dreaming of the day...

When I get my makeover.
Good luck on your journey I'm also having surgery in March
Why go to DR? The prices? But how much does the airfare cost? How long do you have to stay? Will someone go with you?
Honestly, the price is a factor, but the main reason why I have chosen to go there is because of the results I have seen on many of the ladies that went there for a TT, BBL, BL, etc. Other than Jimmerson or Salama, I haven't seen many doctors in the US who produce the results I am looking for. Also, I want to do everything once and get it over with, many of the US doctors want to do at least two procedures, I don't want that.


So I took m y own measurement today
Bust: 35"
part between belly button and bust: 30"
waist: 33"
hips(at widest): 45

I WANT A 27 WAIST...plz tell me if am unrealistic...
I can't wait to see you results team tall girls lol
Thank you!


Had to postpone my procedure until about March 2014 due to school and work. *sighs* Really disappointed, but at least I haven't had to cancel.


I don't know what to do. I am debating whether I should do my sx earlier or later than scheduled date. Just finished school, prepping for NCLEX end of Feb-Mar. Not sure if I want to/if it's possible to study while recovering...or, should I do the sx afterwards? Problem is that my job will get hectic after January. Decisions...
Girl you are working with a nice frame so I'm sure whomever you choice can enhance you vs having to create you rather well. We have similar measurements and weight and people never think i way what i do (although I can see it) they cant and I mos def cant see it on you. You carry it well boo. I'm going to Yily in March 2014 too.
Aww thx. Its hard to see those #s on the scale, I went down to 165 and everyone thought I was sick, b/c my neck looks longer and my upper body looks boney, so I figure 170-175 is a good range. Am hoping to work on achieving that b4 surgery. Yily was my first choice, I do love the waist give gives, but is iffy about the boobs. Duran has my attention now. Good luck to you on your journey.
Do the surgery after your NCLEX so that way you wont have to worry about anything but to recover. The less stress you have after surgery, the better it is for you. Good luck girl.

More Wish Pics

Love this girl's body...I would be happy with something close to this.
I hope so, thank you!


I thought long and hard and it makes the most sense to wait until after my exam to have the surgery, which would be in February 2014. Didn't want to change b/c flight is already booked, but I just have to deal and do what I think it best, i.e. wait.

Wish Pics

U made a good decision to wait til after the nclex. That monster of an exam is no joke! U have killer hips already btw. Youre gonna look awesome when ur done! All the best :-)
Thx doll! I am trying to get in my exam cram mode, so much pressure...can't wait to be done and get back to treating myself with this make over.
I def agree, yu already have a great shape and once its perfected its gonna look fab... I cant wait to see your transformation. good luck doll.

Gained a few pounds...

So I indulged a bit over Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year :-( about to carryout my weight loss plans, againnn..My fam told me not to loose anymore weight, I want to loose, but to have enough to round out my booty when I go to Duran in February. IDK. I need to weigh myself and go from there at the same time, I am studying for my NCLEX, arghhh...planning summer vacation...I'm a New Yorker, what I can I say, we love to multitask. *sighs* feel a little overwhelmed, but in a strange way, it motivates me to come here because I plan to treat myself with the sx after my exam, so it makes me want study hard and get this out the way.
Alrighty, ttyl.

No Word from Duran!!

Many emails, no response :-(...
same here I've been trying to reach yily for over a week. I texted her and emailed her. I'm salty because I want the tiny waist and perfect hourglass sculpting that she does but it's looking like I may have to go with robles since that is the only one whos contacted me back. :(
Ughhh, heard from Durna, she's not available until 2nd week of JUNE...smh...Nooo! Ah well, might have to go to Robles. I like her work, but she doesn't do all the stuff Duran or Yily would. :-(

Not Happy! No Duran availability until JUNE

Smh, I really had my hopes up for Duran. Don't want to go to Yily. Want to get lipo sculpture...Back to drawing board.

Updated PRE-op pics - in medium faja

I decided to take some pics in my medium faja to get a sense of the feeling my post-op realself dolls have been talking about. My experience was not very uncomfortable, except for the thing digging in my leg, definitely wont use this post-op. I also wanted to see how my waist would look with it on, I hope to minus at least three inches less after sx.

Anyway, I mentioned that I gained a little weight after the holidays, so I plan to resume my better eating habits to lose those extra pounds. OMG my hips are chunkyyyyy.

Other pics that didn't upload before...

Wish Pics!!

Okay, I'm officially obsessed with achieving this look! I think we have a similar body structure. I just need to round out my bootay and snatch some inches off my waist. I can't wait!!!
So have yu decided which ps your gonna go with
Not really, I wanted Duran, but she is booked until June and I can't wait that long. As of now, I am leaning toward Robles. I wont get the BBL with her, I might have to hold off on that part until a later time and just get the BL and TT with lipo.
Oh ok have yu checked out yily?? She's really good

Changed my date again :-(

I had to make changes due to everything is on hold again :-(. Still not giving though.

Still waiting...

I have not finalized any date as yet. I am trying to decide what works best with work, at this time I really don't know how I can squeeze in some vacation time before summer. I work in the litigation and trial is a big deal, so it's crunch time at work...

Still Waiting for the right moment

I am still planning my surgery, I am waiting for the right moment to proceed. In the mean time, I am researching doctors in the US and abroad. I have my eyes on Robles, but is now thinking of Cortes.
You will look great once you have your sx. Good luck on choosing the right doctor for you.
I just read your profile and I FEEL YOU on making the RIGHT DECISION!!! I am planning on Robles right now but I am also looking at Dr Pantoja in TJ...cause TJ is driving distance (I will drive to San Diego)...and, Dr P offers unlimit post op I am JUST everywhere in MY
lol, for real...but when I proceed I know it will be on and popping when I strut by stuff. lol

Will Start New Blog for Procedure...Changed Doc and Location

Since I can't change some of the vital info in this blog, i.e. surgeon, location, etc. I will start a new review with the surgeon I will actually use for my procedure.

Fisher it is!

Scheduled for and paid for sx with Dr. Fisher on 8/19/14! 

I have been contemplating surgery for over three years and have finally decided to do it! I am very excited to get back to my real self. I am a 33 year old mother of two wonderful children. I am 5' 10" and currently 170 lbs. I am working on losing about 10 more lbs. The attached pics were taken two weeks ago. Pregnancy and childbirth/nursing took a toll on me and I feel like a young woman in an old woman's body. Therefore, I have decided to trust Dr. Fisher with my tummy tuck and BL with implants in the very near future.

I have been through the mill of potential surgeons, but now I think I have picked the right person and I am ready to do this! Finally!

Scheduled for August 19th 2014!!!

I am not in "post op" phase yet!
I'm glad you found a surgeon! And one that isn't out of the country! Is August a set date?
Yes, that is the date. I already paid 95% of the cost and reserved the date/doc. I am still a bit nervous because Vanity seems a little money hungry, but I like Fisher's work and it's about time that I get this over with and get back my body.

Miriam's Prices

I contacted Miriam re staying with her and having her provide food, transportation, meds and massages for ten days, the price for that is $2000. Wowzers! Vanity's recovery house offers, garments, meds, breakfast for $2500. I have read good things about Miriam's massages and all, but she's a little pricey IMO.

Idk now, I am all set except for housing.

Getting ready for my big day!!

I know Dr. Fisher mainly does BBLs, but I came across this TT by Fisher on another RS member (Miguelina @ 21 days post TT) and I just love it! This is an ideal example of how I would like my TT. The incision is super low and the incision line is very neat.

My wish TT.

166 lbs now, Yippie!

Hi All,
I've been working on losing about 30 lbs and I am only 6 lbs from that goal! I feel great as is, so I am not sure I will push for further weight loss now. My surgery is in roughly a month and I want to make sure I am in the best health, eating now to get my hemo levels up.
I saw another RS Dr. Fisher patient (loveB) who had lollipop implants and they look great! I would be happy to have similar results.

Overall, based on the patients' reviews and results I am comfortable with my choice of Dr. Fisher...can't wait to be on the flat/perky side!
Can't wait to see you on the flat side!
Hi! I hope all is well w/ u. Are u ok? Just checking on u...
what made you decide Fisher? i am going to schedule TT and thigh lift but i feel nervous about which to choose…fischer, salas? any help would be appreciated


Hi ladies,
I hate to seem like a tease, this minute I'm having surgery, the next minute I'm not; so I will discontinue this review thread. I am no longer going to have surgery at this time. When I do, I will be sure to share my journey. I have been on real self for years, even before I joined, reading other people's reviews and being even more informed and excited about my own procedures. Unfortunately, this is just not my time.

It sucks big time, I really wanted to have these procedures done, but the time is not right (again).
oh what happened ?
We will still be here doll. You know what's best for you. God bless in every decision you make.
Sorry to hear it, but everything happens for a reason. We will see you again if it supposed to be!


For some unknown reason, I can delete other ppl's photos that I have used, but I am unable to remove my photos. How do I get to admin? Admin if you are reading this plzzzzz adjust my account so that I can remove my photos or remove them for me ...PLZ.
Hey doll When you 1st signed up for RS you most likely received a welcome from the admin, you can send her your info, hope this helps and hope all is well
Oh, right! Thanks.
Miami Plastic Surgeon

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