16 weeks- darn, should have gotten the boobs done too- Team Robles

Well ladies, after an extensive search (stalking...

Well ladies, after an extensive search (stalking this board!) I have narrowed it down to 2 doctors. Dr. Jimerson and Dr. Campos.

My face to face with Dr. J is 11/21 and my face to face with Campos is 11/6. (Will be going to see Campos with my BBL Buddy "Chica785"- Thanks Girlfriend!!!!)

While in MX, we will check out the after care facilities.

I am so excited!! On my way to TT and BBL greatness!!

Interesting- went to a consultation with Dr. Ross...

Interesting- went to a consultation with Dr. Ross here in Chicago on Thursday. We discussed a tt and bbl combo. Amazingly, he told me that he was unsure if I would have enough fat left after getting a tummy tuck to achieve the results that I am looking for from a BBL. How can that be when I am a solid 225??? ( down from 250.....woo-hoo). That sounded quite crazy to me. What do you think?
Good luck on your journey.
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Thanks
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Some doctors will steer you towards a tummy tuck because liposuction isn't as lucrative as a tummy tuck.
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Weight loss update: down to 218 (WOO-HOO!) I...

Weight loss update: down to 218 (WOO-HOO!)

I am so, so, so, so excited. I am doing my in person consultation with Dr. Campos tomorrow (11/6). I will also be visitng Club Med and Beauty Care Recovery Houses. Can't wait!!!!
Let us know all about your trip and the outcome, please. I'm considering Salama or going to Mx.
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i hope he is the one. im going to see cardenas dec 1st :)
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I like Cardenas also. Too bad she is out of town today, so I can't meet her in person. She sounds great over the phone. Let me know how it goes in Dec. The count down begins, huh!!!
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Ok ladies. My in person consult with Campos was...

Ok ladies. My in person consult with Campos was great!! I really liked him (and yes, he is goodlooking!) He was very knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable- very confident! He is a winner in my book. While there, I checked out Hotel Lucerena- exremely beautiful. I also went to visit beauty care recovery house. Carmen picked me up from hotel Lucerna and took me to BC. It is a clean place. Very spacious and well equipped. Staff was friendly. I liked the fact that it is 5 minutes from Dr Campos and Dr Cardenas office. Carmen then took me to Dr. Cardenas office. Dr Cardenas was out of town, but I did get to see fatimeh, the patient coordinator. She is very friendly, hugging me when I came in the office. She showed me her tummy tuck that Dr. Cardenas did 8 weeks ago. It looked pretty good except it looked liked the scar was a little puckered on the left side. Not sure what was up with that. I asked to see Cardenas before and after pictures. They did not have any other than what was on the website. How strange is that!! Disappointing!!!!! After that Carmen dropped me off at Dr. Campos office. (Thanks to Carmen, she is great!!!!!) I did not get a chance to go to club med. It is 30 minutes from the doctors office and it was getting late. I just decided to forgo that visit and head back cross the border. Border frisson.g was extremely easy. People always say how long it takes, but it was nothing for me. I rented a car at the airport, drove 30 minutes to the parking lot right before the border and walked across. Took about 10 minutes. On the way back, I stood in line for about 10 minutes, then made the 10 minute walk back. Nothing to it!!!! All in all, a good trip.

Also, I took a cab from the border crossing to...

Also, I took a cab from the border crossing to hotel lucerena- $5.00 and I took a cab from Dr. Campos office back to the border- $5.00. One last thing. Dr. Campos did say that Mexican pain meds are not as strong as US meds!!!!

Ok sistahs. I have decided to go with Campos. I...

Ok sistahs. I have decided to go with Campos. I put my deposit down for 2/28!!! The shhhhh is real now!!!
good luck :)
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When is your surgery with Dr Campos? What is your post op weight? And God speed.
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My surgery is scheduled for 2/28 and I am 5'8 and 215 lbs
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Well, ladies, I was all set on Campos. Paid my...

Well, ladies, I was all set on Campos. Paid my deposit and everything. Just thought I would keep my consultation with jimerson anyway since I made it two months ago and I would be home (ATL) for thanks giving anyway. Why did I get in there and really like him and his super nice staff. They were so much more friendlier and organized than Dr. Campos office. After talking to a lady in the waiting room that just had surgery 7 days ago, I was sold. I went ahead and set my date for 3/13. Just incredible to me was they said I shouldn't lose any more weight. I am mostly muscle with not much extra fat!!! Sounds crazy to me, because I weigh so much.....lol.....but he said he might have to go to the inside of my thighs to get enough .....wow!
Welcome :) Good luck on everything
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Yes girl, u feel how the Temperature changed Honey Chicago ain't know joke but I'm really Excited for you I have my consultation with Dr. Jimerson on November 29, I plan to make my deposit and set my date then.. Have you Looked into any hotels & travel yet??
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Hey Nat7080 Congrats on choosing your Dr good luck on your journey..
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OMG, why do I keep switching between Campos and...

OMG, why do I keep switching between Campos and JIMERSON????!!! Why can't Campos give Dr. J type butts and why can't Jimerson give Dr. C type curves.....why? Why? Why?.....lol....I know I am trippin, but this is tough for me. I put deposits down for both doctors, but just can't seem to decide.....help!...lol
I was thinking the same thing but I choose Dr. Campos because i really do want that nice hourglass figure plus I'm getting a tummy tuck at the same time. Dr. J quote me $13,000 for both procedures and Dr. Campos quote me 6025 for both so my thinking is if I lose volume in my booty I can always go for round two :) Good luck on your decision.
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Wells ladies, I have decided to cancel my dates...

Wells ladies, I have decided to cancel my dates with both surgeons. If you would like my dates, please inbox me. I have 2/28 scheduled with Dr. Campos and 3/13 scheduled with Dr. Jimerson.

I need my surgery much sooner, so I have.decided to go with Dr. Walkiris Robles. I am scheduled for 1/17. Have already purchased all my supplies and my plane ticket.....so the shhhhhhh is real now.

Good Luck Love! I am interested in your Dr. Jimerson date, is it still available???
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Wow Diva you on it ..I know you wont regret it I was happy I was able to get in when I did also so im ready by summer .. you go Diva
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I'm excited to follow your Journey :))
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Super excited!!! 2 weeks and 1 day to go. just got...

super excited!!! 2 weeks and 1 day to go. just got my medical clearance- clean bill of health!! i am good to go.
Good for you. Best of luck.
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Good luck to you . This is real and close. Be a nice girl and come back with a big butty :-]. What a beautiful gift for the new year????
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yay! good for you..i'm the day after you..can't wait..are you gonna be in mexico?
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Crazy! Today started my two weeks before surgery...

Crazy! Today started my two weeks before surgery count down- so no Vitamin E.

Why did I go to eat a bowl of Rice Crispies this morning, only to find out it has Vitamin E!!!

Then I decided to wash my hair today, and my Palmers Cococnut Oil Conditioning Shampoo had Vitamin E!!!
I think you'll be fine. The shampoo shouldn't affect you at all and per my surgeon as long as you don't consume more than the daily recommended allowance (400 mgs) it shouldn't cause a problem. Many natural foods contain vitamin E. it's difficult to avoid it completely.
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11 more days to go. I have everything ready........

11 more days to go. I have everything ready......so-so-so-so EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!
Drum roll plz we r cheering for you Diva.
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Ok Chica I see you have some supplies , what exactly did you get ? :)
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Hey Joy, i have way too much stuff...lol...I have one fullsize suitcase and a carryone packed. Wonder if the boppy pillow will count as another carry on since it is so BIG...lol My packing list is a follows: 2 pairs of sweats 2 shirts 2 sports bras 2 t-shirts 1 compression garment 2 zip up house coats 1 pair slippers 2 pair compression stockings hat sunglassess maxi pads depends wet wipes gauze tape peroxide bleach wipes hand sanitizer pill organizer tylenol Vitamediaca Recovery Program Arnica Massage Gel antibacterial body wash yeast infection med benadryl mederma alchol pads gloves cotton swabs q-tips doggy pads (for drainage) shower liner (for bed at hotel) Thermometer stool softener vaseline neosporin water bottle air freshner straws Rose Oil Box of Splenda and Decaf Tea Extention Cord Ethernet Cable (for hotel) Lap top phone charger head scarf travel packs of Tide Large plastic zip lock bags Tucks Medicated Hemmorid wipes Halls Cepocal sore throat spray
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10 more days!!! Yaay- Me!!!!!Getting the last few...

10 more days!!! Yaay- Me!!!!!Getting the last few things together. Took care of some rather morbid, but necessary business today. Wrote my last Will and Testament (what a scary thing to do!) BUT, I am a single parent of a beautiful 9 year old daughter. Have to ensure that if anything happens to me (pray to GOD that it doesn't) I have her trust fund set up properly and her guardianship set.
Interesting that getting this surgery made me think to do this. Should have had this done long time ago....accidents can happen anywhere/anytime!
Yes girl, you know you gotta have that splenda!
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Boppy pillow- the donut shaped pillow used to help you sit without putting pressure on your butt. Doctors typically recommend it when you get a bbl and can't sit in your butt.
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Thanks Chica!!!
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The count down continues!!! 9 more days to the new...

The count down continues!!! 9 more days to the new sexier me!!!!

8 more days!!!!

8 more days!!!!

OMG....I am getting so nervous. I go from being...

OMG....I am getting so nervous. I go from being incredibly excited to crazy scared.....lol....is this normal?
YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS! YAY! I can't wait for your review on Robles!
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Good Luck! Like you were I am now torn between ps. I live in NE ATL ( Lake Lanier area) and was looking at Dr. Whiteman and Dr. Jimerson....but now after researching and reading so many positive reviews on here about Dr. Robles she's now in the mix lol. Let us know the details!
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Thanks! Yes, deciding on a PS is tough because there r a lot of good ones out there. I am hoping Dra. Robles will work some magic on me. I will try to be as detailed as possible. It was other peoples detailed posts that helped me finally decide, so I plan to do the same.
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Well ladies, my flight leaves at 5:30 AM...

Well ladies, my flight leaves at 5:30 AM tomorrow-----can't we said NERVOUS and EXCITED!!!!! I can't believe I'm getting it done on Thursday!!! Seems unreal- the time just flew by! I have all my bags packed, getting ready to do online flight check in, and call my bank to alert them of my anticipated debit card use in the DR. I have SKYPE and Goggle voice, English to Spanish translater and Dollar to Peso converter on my phone. I think I am all set- YAYY ME!!!!
Good luck hun
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My flight leaves the airport tomorrow at 5:45pm. I have my days all mixed up being here so long.
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Oh, ok. I am sure I will get to see you before you head to the airport
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Well, sistahs, I am getting ready to take...

Well, sistahs, I am getting ready to take off!!!!!! Yay

Well, ladies, It was a long travel day, but I made...

Well, ladies, It was a long travel day, but I made it safely. We are staying the night at the Hilton in Santo Domingo and it is absolutely beautiful. Getting ready to find a hang out spot- get some good local cusine. We will check out of here at noon tomorrow and head to the clinic for blood work and surgery prep. OMG, it seems unreal.....lol....BUT I am incredibly excited.
YAY! THANK GOD YOU MADE IT SAFELY! I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOUR POST OP REVIEW!
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Prayers!!!! xox
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Good luck!
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Hello Ladies, the Hilton was gorgeous!!! I have...

Hello Ladies, the Hilton was gorgeous!!! I have now checked into the clinic. I met Rachel and Laura here, filled out my paper work paid my money and was admitted into my room. Blood work and X-ray are complete (xray equipment looks ancient!)

I met Rachel first and mistakenly thought she was Dr. Robles. I was about to walk out the door saying no F----ing way! She is way too young to do any work on me......lol.....She told me she was 31....and I got up to start walking out the door.....lol....then she said the doctor was in surgery, but I will meet her soon.....lol....talk about relieved!
Wow good luck can't wait to see your results!
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Good luck hun, you will be in my prayers.
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Good luck in your surgery, I hope you put a lot of picture, I will fallow you I'm going in december
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Well ladies, Dr. Robles just marked me up- gonna...

Well ladies, Dr. Robles just marked me up- gonna be a brand new me!!!! Won't be long now! Side note- the IV is no joke. If you have "running" veins like i do, you may want to request the anesthesiologist to insert your IV. After a botched attempt by one of the nurses, i called a halt. she was jabbing and moving that needle around so much, hurting like hell- i almost pimp slapped her....lol. i had my guy friend go get somebody else. they sent the anesthesiologist in and she got it on the first stick with very little pain. so now, i am laying here getting IV fluids. Required since i am diabetic. they will be coming in with the magic pill soon.......thanks for your prayers ladies. see you on the flat side.

Made it to the flat side- wll updare tomorrow

Made it to the flat side- wll updare tomorrow
Prayers are with you Nat! Although I know your in good hands!!
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I'm getting so nerves waiting for ur update but I'm on my way end of feb early march team Robles Lets Gooooooo
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I'm right next to you Heather... scheduled for surgery Feb 26th...Team Robles!!!
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Hey ladies. I am doing well. This recovery is no...

Hey ladies. I am doing well. This recovery is no joke. I will do a full update soon
Awww sweetie... I'm just glad ur ok, its almost all over n u been so brave..think of the pay off! :D
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Okay feel better I was worried.about you I'm glad ur fine
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Hey congrats doll, just wondering if your march date for jimerson sold? Thanks!
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Ok, ladies, for those of you that have been...

Ok, ladies, for those of you that have been waiting, here goes. I did not get a magic pill. I was wheeled into the operating room, which is an experience in itself. There are multiple OR rooms with many procedures going on at the same time. It was incredible to see. so, the anesthesiologist showed me a syringe full of clear liquid and she inserted it into my IV and said this will make you sleepy. She said, "let's move you back on the table" and that was the last thing I remembered until I woke up shivering. I said, hello and I supposed to be awake? the Anesthesiologist said most definitely- you are finished. They wheeled me back to my room- I was shivering like a crack head- teeth chattering like crazy. They put two blankets on me and I needed another I was SO cold. I was not in any pain that night. They gave me a shot in the thigh for pain, and several bags of IV fluid. I also had a catherder (spelling), so I didn't have to worry about using the bathroom. I would advise you not to go alone, unless you speak fluent spanish- most of the nurses do not know english- at all. The next afternoon the doctor came to clean me up- I couldn't see anything, but she said my BB and scar look great. They took out the catherder and gave me a bag full of medicine. It was then time to go to the recovery house. Ride came to load us up and they wheeled me out to the van. The recovery house is pretty close to the hospital and it is really nice and clean. Once again, don't come alone unless you understand spanish- the ladies here do not speak english. There is one lady that speaks some Spanglish, so we have to do alot of sign language. So far so good, not much pain- the tramadol is working for me- but it makes me sleepy. It is just hard to get comfortable because she did so much lipo on my back. No pain from the tummy tuck scar, but this faja is so TIGHT, it makes it difficult to breath. I used the bathroom on PO1 and PO2. Did number 1 and 2- no issues there. Only issue with the recovery house is that they think my guy friend is my husband, so they were expecting him to help me go to the bathroom and help wipe myself- I had to make sure they understood that he is my amigo, so no el bano. But overall, so far, so good.

PO-3. Things are getting better. I am able to walk...

PO-3. Things are getting better. I am able to walk a little farther and am able to wipe my own butt!!!!....lol...that is some serious progress!
Happy healing :)
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speedy recovery
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Girl you are AMAZING!!! You are so informative. And you are an inspiration to all us girls going after you. HUGS!!!!!! Keep up being so positive and happy healing xoxo
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Hello ladies, so I am now PO #4. Each day really...

Hello ladies, so I am now PO #4. Each day really does get better. I am able to do most things for myself now. Just been walking alot and drinking tons of water. I really want these drains out before I leave! I have added another picture. You can see my thighs are so swollen that they look like hams....lol....I go see Dr. Robles tomorrow as today is a holiday in DR. (I wasn't aware that they celebrated MLK B-day!) Hopefully, I will get to take a pic of my BB and scar.
AWWW your going to be banging with your flat tummy self. Happy Healing dear heart.
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Hey girl glad to know ur well I considered Dr. Roble, now #TeamYily, would like to know what you thought of her bedside manner. Also how much are you paying at the recovery house?? Did you still get a discount for 2, you and the amigo lol even though he's not getting surgery or does the discount only apply when both are getting procedures done. Thanks!
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10 days at the recovery house is part of Dr. Robles package. The total was $5200 for TT, Lipo and BBL. She refunded me $400 because I decided not to do the BBL. This price also includes your meds and garment. It was an extra $55 per day for a companion that does not get surgery- no discount there. i think her bed side manner is pretty good. She seems very concerned about my health and well being.
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So, po day#5. I go in for my first post op doctor...

So, po day#5. I go in for my first post op doctor visit. She said my bb and scar look great. I was unable to see it. Then she said my back looked unusally swollen due to the exterme lipo she did and she said she needed to drain it some. Ok, I thiught manual draining consistedof pushing your back and stuff comes out of an existing drain hole. Not so in my case!! I had to bend over and She had to insert a needle at the top of my butt crack and squeeze my back- WTF!!!!!! All I can say is OMG......it was crazy uncomfortable.Then she proceeded o stick me in four other areas of my back, while squeezing fluid out-pressing my sore back none too gently. I started to get light headed, so Rachel had to fan me. The doctor saud I wll feel much better after. I am still waiting....lol
Glad that you doing better! Can you see your waistline is smaller? Is the garment really really tight?
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Yes, even with all the swelling my waist is 3" smaller and yes the garment is extremely tight!!!!
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Thanks for the updates! I am still juggling which PS to go with. Your info is so helpful. So, was that shot in your thigh deep into the muscle? Was it a huge needle? ( Don't like needles). prayers for you going up! Happy Healing!
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Goodmorning ladies, I am 7 days PO and feeling...

Goodmorning ladies, I am 7 days PO and feeling pretty good. Let me tell you about yesterday....lol....I just gotta laugh. I went with one of the ladies here to her massage appointment. I just wanted to get out the the house (begining to get stir crazy). So, we get to the massage place and it was great. she got an hour massage for $20- just can't beat that! and she even massaged my swollen feet, and legs for free!!! Gotta love it So, we call our cab driver to come back and get us- didn't realize he sat there and waited forus for two hours!!! WTF!!!! So, we are on the way back to the recovery house on the busy free way, everybody driving like a bat out of hell and you know every twist and bump is amplified x 5 for us!! That cab driver had his own brand of torture for us...lol...so we get about 1/2 to the house when we feel a big bump. The lady with me said OUCH, what in the world was that. I said it felt like we ran over something. We were trying to tell the driver something was wrong, but of course he didn't understand us! WHY, WHY, WHY, WHY did we have a flat tire!!....lol.....on this crazy busy freeway and no one would let us over. The lady with me started panicing- screaming SENOR- PROBLEMO, SENOR- PROBLEMO...omg, she is so dramatic, her reaction was hilarious to me. She was genuinely scared. So, we finally pull over and get out. The driver goes back to get the stuff to change the tire. WHY does this fool not have a spare!!!!!! He has to go somewhere to get the tire fixed. At this point, I am like Lord have Mercy!!!!! I began looking around this busy area, people walking all up and down the street- looking at us. First thing I think about- darn, we might get robbed standing around here and we couldn't stay in the car while he get the tire fixed- it was so hot outside! No other taxi in sight!!!! So, I started looking for a store that we could duck into that hopefully had some AC. You know it was 90 degrees!!!! The only thing in the area was a vision center/ eye glass store, which luckily had AC and a sofa! Thank you GOD!...lol.....so we go in and I ask the price of a pair of shades, then it took a while for them to determine how much in US dollars- of course no habla english., but that was ok because I was just stalling for time. When we finally figure there were about $77 US, I said un momento, and we sat on the couch and pretended to count our money...lol...then I took out the cell phone like I was calling someone for money, then I asked the lady for the address as if someone was going to bring me some money...lol....we sat there about 30 minutes until he finally got the tire fixed. What a day!!!
Lmao now this is funny happy u r ok
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LMAO - Thank God for this website and you guys. Can't make this stuff up!!!
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Omgoodness lol...... I laughed so hard I'm crying girl!!! I'm happy your back safe and sound!!!! Hmmmm your going to have to let us know the name of the massage place so we can go get it done $20 is in my budget.
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Hello ladies. Went to see the doctor today for my...

Hello ladies. Went to see the doctor today for my PO day 8 check-up. She drained my back again....boo-hoo-hoo.

BUT, my back did feel better immediately!
Girl you had me rolling about the part when you went into the sunglass place lol! I know you from Chicago because that's something I would do lol! #chitown
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Awwww Your Looking Great It's So Worth The Boo Hooing ;)
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LOOKN AWESOME! DRAIN BABY DRAIN while u are there in DR!
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Something has just dawned on me. I have read all...

Something has just dawned on me. I have read all the posts that I could find on Realself and MMH about surgery in the DR. Never once have I seen anyone mention the gross fact that in the DR you can NOT put any tissue in the toliets. All soiled tissue must go in the trash cans. This really tripped me out. For some reason and yes I know it's all in my mind, but it seemed like the more I wiped my butt and threw the paper in the trash can, the dirtier I felt. I know it's crazy, but ladies bring TONS of wet wipes, the large adult wipes worked best for me and bring antibacterial hand soap, hand sanitizer and a small can of airfreshener. Those trash cans get pretty tart. Also bring a purse/travel size pack of Kleenex and wet wipes and hand sanitizer for when you have to go out to the clinic for doctor appointments and/are massages.

Other invaluable items for me are the two zip...

Other invaluable items for me are the two zip front thin housecoats that I brought from walmart. Easy wearing with these drains because both housecoats have pockets in which I can put the drains in. Also thin maxi pads or panty liners are a life saver to put between your skin and the garment in certain areas to prevent being rubbed raw. For me, I used them around the arm pits if the garment.
You are awesome Made my night reading your posts You look great I'm going in March
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Thanks and good luck in March!!!
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Happy to know all is well.. You said they handed u a bag of medicine?.. Was it pain pills and antibiotics and if so what kind? well u girls really have me torn between Yily and Robles and I think im leaning more Robles.. So happy healing doll
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Well ladies, here I am PO 11 and still have my...

Well ladies, here I am PO 11 and still have my drain!!! It is not putting out much of anything, but I think Dr. Robles plan to let it stay in as long as possible. She also drained my back again- just a little. She said it has gotten much better over the weekend. Yayyy me! I posted a pic from todays visit. Medical science is something. Look on my lower left side and you will see a diagonal scar. That was an old scar from when I had my gall bladder removed. It began underneath my breast and went diagonally across my stomach. Now it is half the length it was and in the lower quadrant of my stomach. No doubt about it, she stretched the mess out of my skin! Gotta luv it.
when you get back home you should do a side by side b4/after pic! YOU LOOK AWESOME!
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Thanks!!!yes, I plan on doing the side by side pic. I would like to see the difference.
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Yes yes yes yes!!!!!! You look great!!!!!!! That scar is wayyyyyyy nice! I want that!
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PO Day #12- Best massage ever! $25 got me a hour...

PO Day #12- Best massage ever! $25 got me a hour massage and a parifin dip- complete back and stomach-----OMG---How great it is!!!!
Swelling is really going down-so much so that I had to go down another size in garments- WooHoo!!!! Since I had already purchased a second garment in the same original size, Dr. Robles suggested that I just get them taken in. So, when I went to have my massage, I gave them my other garment and $12. They sent the garment off with a taxi driver and by the time I was finished with my massage, my altered garment had arrived. You just can't beat that! i will have the other garment taken in tomorrow

Tip of the day: Be sure to tell Dr. Robles that you want the crotch out garment. It is very, very, very important that you tell her this. The garment that they put me in after surgery had the snaps in the crotch- like a babies onsie. Wonder how in the world they expect you to bend down and unsnap the crotch- no can do. I had to spend $100 to get another garment that had a open crotch garment.
YAY! OMG I CAN'T WAIT! YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION!
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I can't wait ! I'm so ready for my procedures. You are really keeping us informed thank you so much! So do you think the car funnel you know to put oil and stuff in the car is good to use for urinating. I refuse to spend that kind of money for go girls funnels
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Tiff, I'm hearing more n more not to waste money on the funnel because we won't use it, so idk
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Check out the New pic in my smaller garment. Still...

Check out the New pic in my smaller garment. Still in swell hell, with a ton of gauze wrapped around my body, but I believe I see curves!!! First time ever, I see curves!!!! Are my eyes deceiving me ladies? Do you see curves too?
YES!!!!! CURVES CURVES CURVES!!!! YAY!!!! LOOKN GOOD!!!
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Whooo hoooo...look at YOU!!! Yayyy for another successful result n another sexy mama :-)
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Heeey Nat, how do I lock my date in.. Do I purchase my ticket first then get my clearance.. And just travel there the day before surgery is there ne one that speaks english I can call
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Well ladies, yesterday was my 2 week post op...

Well ladies, yesterday was my 2 week post op doctor visit. I was so excited thinking finally, drain out. It had not been putting much of nothing out for the last 6 days, so you would think- drain out, right? Well, I was partially right. She took half of the drain out, and left half of the drain tube in for me to go home with and pull out myself in 3 days.OMG- just call me nurse NAT.....lol. should not be too bad. Dr. Robles had me give the tube a couple of practice pulls while in her office, so I know what to expect and won't be scared to pull it out......yeah right.....lol. Oh well, looking at the bright side of things, at least she did remove that big bulky fying saucer part of the drain!!! I am also leaving with a couple other unexpected "gifts". She had to re-stitch one of the Lipo sites in my back with dissolvible stitches and my belly button stitches need a other week. I gotta find someone at home to remove them. Wish me luck with that! My adventure in the DR is coming to a end. I am going home today!!!!woo-hoo!!!!! It has indeed been a interesting two weeks and if you ladies have more questions, please don't hestitate to ask. I have posted another picture today and promise to make atleast a weekly update so you can track my progress.
You look great! I'm so glad that you're happy with the results already... I remember leaving DR after 12 days and feeling down because I was still swollen and leaking and had to leave with the drain attached (not the pump just the drain) but your spirit really makes me wish I had had a more positive outlook. I am currently 28 days post op and even though I am still in pain and still numb I am finally feeling happy with how I look. I also still have liquid in my back which the doctor in NY drains out and I actually have an appointment tomorrow to get a massage and the liquid taken out because it makes my back so itchy. Keep up the massages because it helps heal and I've definitely noticed the difference. Relax and enjoy the few days you have left in Santo Domingo! xoxoxo
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Wow, we seem to have similar take home gifts.....lol. that partial drain was a surprise....lol. did Dr. Robles drain your back when you were in the DR? She drained mine 3 times, but said I was much improved on the last two visits. I hope it stays that way. I am glad that you are happy about the way you look now. Whenever the uncomfortable-ness hits me (yep, made up word), I just think about bikini in the summer time, and it's all better....lol.
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OMG thank you so much for the pics & how descriptive you are. I'm still a bit skeptical & nervous but I definitely want to get a TT & fat injections in my butt from whatever they lipo with Dra. Robles. I've looked so extensively through this site & only found a handful of girls that have posted of them actually being there plus a majority of the accounts on here are so recent that has me thinking that they might be fabricated. You look awesome & again I am truly grateful for how descriptive & visual you have made your experience. I will continue to follow & read your progress. Happy healing, God Bless.
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Getting ready to head to the airport ladies. So...

Getting ready to head to the airport ladies. So excited to bee going home!!!
Nat, glad u made it home safe and doing well, as always,your advise is right on point, I have learned so so much from you and because of it, my experience in a few weeks will be better planned, I've been taking notes lol so to add to the " Nat notes" wear stockings home and take connecting flight with wheelchair assistance...CHECK! Lol thx a lot doll, keep updating! And happy healing :)
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Can ur boyfriend stay in the recovering house with you
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Good question diamond, I read on the surgery book that no male companions are allowed yet I've heard different, was confused about that....
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Alright ladies. I am going to remove my drain tube...

Alright ladies. I am going to remove my drain tube this evening. I will have my daughter video what I hope is a easy, painless process-----stay tuned!
Great! 1 drain out, one ,ore to go for me! Yes, I too I'm loving the new location of gall bladder scar! Thanks for you support..
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Yes I'm so ready these ladies are the best nd Dr Robles is one of the best in the game doing TT my faith will guide my way through it all.because I'm so ready to go ahead with it
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Diamond, when are you planning on going?
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Hello ladies, I am 3 weeks po and am doing great....

Hello ladies, I am 3 weeks po and am doing great. I removed the drain this past Tuesday, and wasn't nothing to it. Didn't feel much of anything- than you Lord!!! I just left my primary care physician's office. He is so wonderful. He removed the 13 stitches that were in my belly button. Some of them already had skin growing over them!! Luckily I am still numb in that area, so I did not feel it at all! Woo-hoo!! He also checked out my tt scar and said it looked great and I no longer need to cover it with gauze. So, all in all, I am healing well. have to go back and see him next week for a follow up to check on everything. He is wonderful.
You look hella good girl. Where did you stay when you was there? And what was the total cost at the end of the day as far as the surgery? Does she have all inclusive like I have heard?
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Your scar is perfect!!!
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Thanks Joy. Dr. Robles worked her magic on me!
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Ladies, as I was walking in walmart, heading to...

Ladies, as I was walking in walmart, heading to the grocery section, the rack of bathing suits started calling my name...."Nat, Nat, try us on Nat"....lol....I just couldn't resist.
LOOKING AWESOME NAT!
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You look superb
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You look great!
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4 Week PO today and I really over did it. Spent so...

4 Week PO today and I really over did it. Spent so much time driving and ripping and running- My body is telling on me. My Swollen Stomach is saying you better "SLOW IT DOWN"....lol. On a good note, the swelling in my lower back is decreasing, making my butt look more pronounced! Curve baby curve!
Hey Lady, hope All is well!
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Hey Vee, I am doing very well. Struggling with these compression garments. The small size I need for the right compression on my stomach and back is murder on my big ole thighs. The one with the longer thigh has issues. The thigh part keep rolling up, becoming very uncomfortable. The one that is like a leotard keeps cutting into my vjayjay..and it dips in at the waist, creating a line- no matter how much I pull it down.
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I bought one @ Walmart called Flexees its really good and another extra firm control garment at Kohl's.
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5 weeks post op-healing is still going well. No...

5 weeks post op-healing is still going well. No pain, but still in swell hell. Having a bit of a problem with my garment. My thighs are so big, that when I get a garment that is tight enough on my waist, the thighs are so tight that the material rolls up. Can we say major uncomfortable!! Guess that's what happens when u have thunder thighs....lol....Going tomorrow to purchase yet another one. I have been getting two massages per week- lordy do they feel good!! I also purchased a hand held massager that I use every night. I am starting back at the gym this coming week. Just easy walking on the treadmill for 30 min. I am looking forward to that.
Man that scar is so low and thin! I love it! Thanks for the review and pics. You are really funny. I was cracking up at the Problema Senor part LOL. Did the doc say you would have swelling for 12 weeks?
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Thanks! Yes, she said it will take 3 months to see the full results if the lipo.
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You look great. Thanks for keeping us updated.
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I was in the lipo express store today trying to...

I was in the lipo express store today trying to get a waist clincher and the sales person actually said, wow you have a small frame!!!!! Unbelievable!!!! NEVER before have I been referred to as small in any way....all I can say is....wow.....thank you Dr. Robles!!!!!

Added 6 week po pics

Added 6 week po pics
Hey Nat do you think your BS Levels improved after the Tummy Tuck Or It's about the same?
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Hey Aelice, by BS levels have been in control for a long time now, so I can't say I have seen much of a change. My last several A1C's have been a 6.
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Ok Just curious I read where one lady said after surgery she was able to come off diabetic pills.
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I am still struggling with the swelling...wow......

I am still struggling with the swelling...wow....when does it end. I have a desk job, but I get up every hour and walk around. Still not helping! the garment is so tight on my thighs that they look like watermelons at the end of the day! I am ready for this part to be over!
Happy healing...Team Robles!
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Hi Nat7080! You look great girl! Thank you for such an informed log of your RS journey! It has helped me and so many more be prepared for our upcoming surgeries! I'm so worried about the swelling too because I'm a bartender so I'm always on my feet. I go back to work 23 days after surgery and even that I don't know is going to be enough time!
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Hey Nat, I know how you feel ...I am entering week 4 and I am already tired of the swelling...My question is he took 15 lbs off when am I gonna see it? Oh well ...You are looking hot girl...
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Week 8 and feeling great!!!

Week 8 and feeling great!!!
Nat, gurl you SHOWN OUT :-)
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Oooo killin em in that swim suit!!!! Have u started working out!? Looking good sis!
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You look great in that swimsuit!!!! Are u still losing weight? Have you gone to the gym or starting walking? What's your secret?
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I feel SO< SO

I feel SO< SO
You look awsome!!!! It most feel so good going shopping! lol
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Nat girl your body is banging!!!! I am new to the site but got to know most of you all awesome ladies! The support here is amazing and I'm so glad to find RS. Like u Nat, I have the exact body type except I was not blessed with your gorgeous bootaayy! I suffer from NOTASSATALL syndrome so I wanna to get must BBL, ETT, LIPO AND BL. I'm so torn ladies because DR. R does a phenomenal TT work as we see with Nat but how is her butt work? Idkn what I should do... Trying to find the right doc in DR or MX. Please help this square woman that shops for pants in the guys section!!!
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you scar look so good, what is that white paste that you have in the scar
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Hello ladies, I am about 10 weeks PO and and till...

Hello ladies, I am about 10 weeks PO and and till swollen, but I have to say I love my new body!!!! I went out this past Saturday for the first time since my surgery and I must say, the reaction was phenomenal....lol....OMG....I had on a form fitting jumpsuit and everytime I stood up, heads would turn!! I felt so SEXY....OMG.....Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Dr. Robles!! If any ladies reading this are contemplating getting the surgery, I HIGHLY recommend it!!!!!!!!!!
NAT7080 YOU LOOK AMAZING !!!!
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Woulld you say that Robles gave you a round booty? Do you like your results for just the butt?
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lol, I didn't get the butt done!
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So happy with the New me!!!

So happy with the New me!!!
Posted new pics......
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You look amazing!! I am 3 weeks away from surgery... I wish you the best
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You are looking great!
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Hello ladies, I am 16 weeks po and loving my...

Hello ladies, I am 16 weeks po and loving my results more and more everyday! Best decision ever- why did my boyfriend propose!!!!.....lol......think he is a lil jealous now- trying to lock it down....gotta love it!! Need to complete the look-gotta get the Boobs done next!
Congrats on the proposal :))
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Thanks Vee! I am doing great and like you, I can't stop looking at myself!!! It is freaking unbelievable!!!! Lol....I should have done this a long time ago!
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Exactly! Boobs n booty next....lol
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new pic-17 weeks-so in love with the new me!!!- team Robles....

17 weeks and still crazy happy with my result!! Love the new me. Stomach still swells- I will be glad when that's over!!! Check the pic out....the lower back lipo was done so well that it looks like I had a BBL. Dr. Robles did her thang!!!!

new pic- 17 weeks-team robles

17 weeks- loving the new me!!!!
U look AMAZING!!! How long until you could stand straight? I'm wondering how long I should take off of work....I do a lot of lifting and always on my feet.
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I just LOVE your review! haha You come across so sweet and easy going. Im happy everything went well for you. im from the UK and have been in touch with Robles in regards to how long i am required to stay in DR before i fly back out to the UK, but she doesnt seem to understand my question. lol How many days would you recommend staying in DR for post op?
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Is there a Dr in Houston Texas to help with the draining
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