Hello to all. First off I have been looking around...
So about Me I am currently 28 years old a mother of Four all boys ages 2, 5, 7, and 9
I am married to a wonderful husband who think me wanting this surgery is crazy but I want my body back, the one before the kids you Know. I have been going back and forward about this entire process for quite sometime and now i have decided i'm just going to do it. I have went through the whole.. it to much money to spend on myself, i'm being selfish Phase like i know a lot of you also have. I've thought man what can I do with this money, how many bills can i pay. Then I think this is a once in a lifetime sacrifice I deserve to do something nice for me once in a while. I'll go back to taking care of all and everything else after all this is done.
The process: I firsted considered several doctors in my local area and found the prices for the procedures very expensive. Yet my hubby was very concerned about me leaving the country. After much reviewing and researching I finally convince him to agree and support me going to the Dominican Republic. So no im looking for Dr.'s
Got a few quotes
Thank you for thinking of me for an evaluation of plastic surgery, for realization of all the surgeries you requested the most important thing is that you must be healthy and the cardiologist must approve that we can perform all procedures. Price for the surgeries that you are requesting, tummy tuck, liposculture to abdomen, waist, back, flanks plus Brazilian butt lift (including hips) is US$ 3700 dollars, if you add breast lift is 4600 dollars, which includes:
-Airport pick up
-evaluation by plastic surgeon
- Laboratory exams
-Overnight stay in the clinic
-First compressive garment
-Free of charge follow ups
-Medication post-surgery (antibiotics and analgesics)
- Lymphatic drain massages and ultrasound massages are not included , cost is 300 dollars extra
You must be less than 180 pounds or around that in order to have surgery and diminish risk of complications. Dates from May and summer time will be schedule at the end of the year. If you have any clinical condition you must obtain clearance from your doctor, if you smoke you must quit two months before surgery and have clearance of your pulmonologist. The amount of fat transfer to your buttocks depends on how many cc can be extracted with liposuction. Your results also depend on your hemoglobin level if you want to get excellent results you really have to be healthy and no anemia. I recommend you to begin taking vitamins (C and B complex, folic acid, iron) and please ask your primary can doctor to take some blood test like glycaemia, full blood cell count and creatinine at least to know if you can have all surgeries done.
Your date for surgery is important because I work from Monday to Friday. I just have one patient per day (I also have to go to a public hospital to perform reconstructive surgeries) and days available for surgery are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, you also have to arrive one day before surgery to be evaluated and have lab work done, if you are arriving early is better for you because lab test can be done from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Medication included in you package are antibiotics, analgesics and gastric protection medication, all drugs provided are given to take by mouth, but you will have to buy Enoxaparin, water pill and creams for bruises and any other medication not previously included, medicines aren’t expensive here so you will spend less than 150 dollars. Massages are not included. You should bring compression socks to wear them after surgery. Your compressive garment included is a Fajate or VOE’s brand item if you want one more garment it cost 120-150 dollars.
I work with a team, my cardiologist will evaluate you and my anesthesiologist will examine you and discuss what type of anesthesia suits you right, you might have epidural block or general anesthesia. Anesthesiologist and cardiologist have the last word about how many procedures can be done safely on you.
If you are aiming to have a breast augmentation, there are several brands of breast implants but all are silicone gel cohesive, texturized implants (Silimed, Eurosilicone, and Donasis) depending on the brand you choose then your quote might be lower or higher, (Silimed is the most expensive brand as we do not have mentor implants anymore). If you have breast surgery at the same time with Brazilian Butt lift, you have to know that you could face some issues with the projection and volume of your butt after surgery as you will have to sleep over your back.
Plastic surgery is not the same as weight loss surgery; you have to be inside normal range of BMI (Body Mass Index) or just overweight to have surgery. If you smoke or use addictive drugs you must quit them, two or three months before surgery and two months after too in order to get good results and no complications. Plastic surgeries are for healthy people or those who have any clinical condition but are under control, if you have any disease you have to consult and get approval of your doctor before surgery.
We are located in Santo Domingo (capital of the country), Dominican Republic; the nearest airport is Las Americas International Airport (SDQ). I work at Instituto de Cirugia Especializada, the clinic is placed in Gazcue neighborhood (Address is Bolivar Avenue 208, suite 405, 4th floor), and it is near to hotels and colonial zone; my cellphone number is 18098908143 and office number 18096899342. If you need transportation or a recovery house, there are several in Santo Domingo areas; I don’t work with an exclusive recovery house and i don’t have a preferred one. You can hire a taxi driver at a recovery house, from my office or from yellow pages, a round trip from my office to the place you are staying it costs about 10 dollars. Recovery houses are the best place to stay as they can offer all services but some patients don’t feel fine staying there. You can hire a nurse (around 2000 Dominican pesos for her services but nurses don’t know much English and they won’t spend 24 hours with you) if you want to stay in a hotel. You will need to come to my office for follow up 2-3 times during your stay in the country. This is a link in Google maps with the location of my clinic and the second it is a link for small hotels in Santo Domingo, you can stay at other renowned hotels too.
You will have to stay in Santo Domingo from 10 -14 days depending on the surgeries you will get. You will be able to get back to your work in two weeks (average). Your follow up visits are included and you don’t have to pay more money for them, you will have to pay only if you receive any service that was not previously included.
I know some English but I can’t speak fluently, my assistant will help me in your evaluation to have a better communication.
Quote From Dr. RoblesDr. Robles Suggest the following combinations because is too much procedure one time and the risk increase, also she said if you reduces some pounds you will look more better after surgery:
Liposuction on back, waist + tummy Tuck + lipotransference US$200.00
Tummy Tuck + Lipo on Waist + Breast Lift with Implants US$6200
Both packages included 12 days at the country.
She said "This is certainly a lot of surgery to be performed at on setting. I generally recommend that cosmetic surgical procedures be limited to no more than 5 - 6 hours for safety purposes. Your risks include your weight and length of the operation. I would advise dividing the operation it to two settings working on the upper body at on session and 3 - 6 months later the second stage"
* Price are in American Dollars.
* This price are guarantee for six months.
* Recovery House is optional; you also can ask for other recovery house prices or hotel.
* You can bring or buy an extra garment for an extra cost 100-150 USD.
* Non surgical guest to stay at the house: US$55 /day.
Our all-inclusive package includes:
•Personal Assistant Full Bilingual
•Pre-surgical medical examinations (Chest X-Ray, Blood test)
•Post-surgical Accessory (1 Special Garments)
•Supplies and disposable materials
•Medicines (pain medicine and antibiotics)
•Two nights at the clinic
•Consultation and medical checks before and after surgery
•Physician examinations and consultations, pre and post operative
•Transportation (Between Airport-Hospital- Recovery house- medical -checkups)
•Hosting (Home Cooking)
The following are not included in the all inclusive package:
1.) Air Ticket
2.) Other transportation that is not medical.
3.) Any Additional drug.
4.) Surgeon views a hotel (You need to pay additional transportation, if you choose the hotel).
What you can use and is not included in the package
1. Iron shot
2. Blood Transfusion
3. Rosa mosqueta oil
4. Extra garment
5. Any other medicine that is not pain killers, antibiotic or vitamins.
For all the extra that is not included and you may use or need during your stay here can be cover with US$300.00
Now that you have your final quotation, please confirm if you're going to do the surgery to arrange everything and send you all the information you need to before surgery.
If you need me please feel free to contact me anytime.
And Yesss, it says 200 USD. I have asked for a revise to make sure it is correct by no responds yet ill keep you posted.
Choosing A Date And A Dorctor
Now for the hard part since I have decided to on which doctor. I orginialy wanted to go to Dr Baze but she was going on vacation for my original dates but. so then I got a Quote for Dr Robles whom prices were more expensive but all inclusive and she feel all three Procedures will be to much surgeries. The I got a quote for Dr Yily, and Dr Duran and also Almonte. Yes i know its a lot of quotes but I like to shop around.
Most of the prices tho were about the same for all three procedures BBl Tummy tuck and Breast lift. So no I have to decide. I am lean towards Dr. Baze although she doesn't have the exact days i want she has one pretty close and Dr Robles have the exact date i want but not willing to Preform all three procedures and it will cost more for the two.
Making a choice
Well if any one would like to weigh in on my decision process with opinions I encourage it........
LOOKING FOR A SX BUDDY
Not sure what to feel
Time is getting closer
I decided to tell my mother about my plans and boy let me tell you she is getting on my spirit so bad. I regret even telling her. I should have stuck with my first mind and not told her but to late for that. I have gotten my CBC and other test done. Hemo at 13.5 stated at 12.5 in after one week on the iron it went up so I'm sure it is climbing. I have order and received most of my supplies. I'm just moving forward.
What Y'all Think
Whats on my mind today
Time Winding Down
This is it
I MADE IT THROUGH
Day 2 post surgery
Sleeping is a pain in the butt
Home sweet home
Updates pic coming soon
Update w/ Pictures
I have pictures to up date I know and her are some.
Just a simple up date
So I pushing myself to get in the gym a few time a week
before and after shot side by side/ work out update
Dr. Baez is so sweet and really likes to take her time with her Patience. He always put your health first. I love the fact that she was there for me every step of the way from replying to my initial emails to being at my bed side after surgery. Could ask for a better Dr.