Dra Duran, Dra Yilly, or Salama? - New Jersey, NJ

Here’s a little about myself I am 26 years young...

Here’s a little about myself I am 26 years young I’m 5’5 and I weigh between 145 and 150 I say this because I go up and down in weight a lot. Right now I’m at the 150 mark but I would like to lose around five pounds before surgery. I want this surgery because I had a nice body for most of my teen and young adulthood that is until I had my daughter. For some strange reason pregnancy made me lose a lot of weight and most of all lose all of my ass. I went from being 140 with a fatty to 130 with a flatty lol. Thankfully my hips and boobs stayed. About a year ago I fell into a slump and deep depression just not being happy with myself or where I was going in life my daughter was the only thing that made my happy. During this period I gained almost 20 pounds. I now have a horrible gut that I can disguise in the right clothing but I want to feel good naked again. Most of all I want the confidence I had pre giving birth to my daughter. For some reason when I look good I feel good, and when my body was bangin there was no such thing as depression lol I just want that feeling back. Anyways I narrowed it down to three doctors. Dra Yily, Dra Duran, or Dr. Salama. Yilly can sculpt a waist like no other, Duran makes natural looking Barbie’s (If that makes any sense) and Salama gives great asses.
Yilly wows me with her work but I have heard a lot that concerns me regarding aftercare. Duran I have no concerns about other than her working out of Cipla, I will get to that later. Salama is great because he is right in Miami but his prices are steep. What do you ladies think?

Long Rant

I need your advice!
I plan to stay in DR for 14 days. Traveling is not a problem and has never been an issue for me. What really wrecks my nerves is being apart from my daughter for 2 weeks! I have never really been apart from her that long, and honestly I don’t know what to expect from her or myself. Sometimes I feel like the umbilical cord has yet to be cut LOL that’s how close my daughter and I are. Part of me wants to bring her along but then I would have to convince my mom to come as well to watch her since she is only 3 and that wont be an easy task because,
1. My mom thinks I am being vain and that Im fine just the way I am
2. She thinks traveling outside the U.S is dangerous
3. Overall she just doesn’t approve
If somehow I do convince my mom to come I will have to skip the recovery house and hire a nurse and everything else that is not included in the hotel stay. So what do you think is best? Should I tough it out on my own, or adjust my plans to include my family?
If alone, I plan to stay at real recovery armonia for 14 days
The recovery house is $85 a day it includes 3 meals of your choice, snacks, transportation to and from the airport plus all doctors’ appointments. There is a doctor on staff 24 hours plus nurses who work at cipla and are experienced with cosmetic procedures. What really is great about this recovery house is that it has an ambulance available if needed that is free of charge. You can find out more on their facebook page.

My second choice would be upscale recovery house. I am excited that this is run by our own real self-sister. The personal assistant thing sounds great. Just waiting for more information, such as room pics ect. Here is the website if any of you girls might need it.
Website: http://upscalerh.com

If the fam comes I will most likely rent one of those apartments on airbnb.com I found one that is only $445 a week or $65 a day. The apartment looks pretty nice it includes 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The owner also says that he can hire a lady to cook for you for 30 bucks exra. Of course I will still have to hire a nurse and find a masseuse. Any info on nurses for hire will be greatly appreciated.

Also haven’t heard back from Yilly or Duran yet which is expected. Although Im concerned that duran might not get back to me at all. Ive heard some girls say she took up to 3 weeks to return an email. I believe that she is overwhelmed with the amount of work she has been getting lately and needs some time to adjust kind of like Yily did.

So will it be Yilly or Duran? Recovery house or apartment? Ughhhh I hate the planning stage I wish both Yilly and Duran could both tag team my surgery together if only things were that simple. -_-

Got an email back and its from.......

Got an email from Baez yesterday and I must say I am very impressed with how thorough she was. She answered most of my questions in this one email. She quoted me 2900 for lipo sculpture to full abdomen, waist, flanks, back, and arms which I thought was an amazing price. She also seems very concerned about health and safety which is my number one concern as well. I emailed back requesting the date of Feb 21 and also asking for more pics of her work. Hopefully she will respond soon. She sounds like she can do the job just wish I could see more of her work. Anyway still waiting on Yilly and Duran so we will see what happens. Below is the email to she sent.

Hello

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 , liposculture to arm, abdomen, waist, back, flanks plus Brazilian butt lift is US$ 2900 dollars, which includes:

-Airport pick up

-evaluation by plastic surgeon
-Chest X-ray
-EKG
-Cardiovascular evaluation
- Laboratory exams
-Anesthesia
-Surgeries
-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 in order to have surgery and diminish the risk of complications. Dates for next year are only available till April, 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.

Important info:

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. Massages are not included. Your compressive garment included is a Fajate’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 implants (Eurosilicone, Motiva and Donasis) depending on the brand you choose then your quote might be lower or higher. 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.

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. If you need transportation or a recovery house, there is several in Santo Domingo area; 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.

http://santodomingohotels.com.do/home_en.php

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.

It is not necessary to deposit to my bank account to lock a surgery date, you just have to confirm your surgery 3 weeks before traveling here but you can if you are willing to do it. I just accept cash and payments with credit cards have a 10% taxes by the clinic. you can transfer total cost of your surgery if you are willing to when your date of surgery is close.
Sincerely,

Australia Fragoso Baez, MD.
Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
http://www.draustraliafragoso.com/
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I'm so excited to have found this website. I have already had surgery in the past, saw dr mallen good doctor, but I only had lipo on my back, belly, and flanks, the result were amazing and I still have my shape after 2 years. Now I want the BBL. I'm a thick girl with nice portion butt, I want more fuller and rounder. I would also like a breast lift. I'm a 36B , so I'm a nice size I just want the. Purked and full. I have seen durans work, she sounds amazing, and I have not seen any negative or malpractice issues with her. I'm happy to read all these post, any extra tips please send my way
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Salama all day
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im waiting on a quote from Duran. Yily already emailed me back with a quote. I may be a YILY DOLL! her work is great as well.
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Good Luck... I've seen some of Duran work it was great and I also seen Salama it was wonderful too. Choose wisely.
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Best of luck whoever u choose.: I'm going 4 Dra Duran in about 2 months. Very excited :) yily n both Duran r amazing at liposculpture but I feel Duran gives a big booty if rotate what ur looking (or not looking) for.. Will continue to follow ur journey :)
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Thanks Hun, and I'll be following yours as well!
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Dra Baez is very thorough n super cool @ njprbeauty's upscale RH. Sounds great! Have a great night :)
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Yes, this is a stressful issue for me as well. My daughter is 1 and even though I know my husband WLA take great care of both my girls (other 7), I'm already stressing about it. ( surgery is not until April). I don't know how I'm gonna get through 2 weeks in another country without my family :(
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:-( it sucks but we will get through somehow
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Hey love , I'm going thru the same thing except mine are 8(about to be 9 on the 5th) & 7 .. I've only been away from them 4 nights they're entire lives . My son & I cried today :'( ... If I could I would definitely bring my husband & sons . I'm scared the emotional stress that I will be experiencing will affect my recovery . But then again you have to think about your daughter wanting u to carry her & it might be very stressful not being to completely rest because although your mom will be there , ur motherly instinct will kick in & you'll feel obligated to take care of her . .. I know of an apartment that is really beautiful & inexpensive . I also know that Domingas recovery house is very cost efficient & other people do stay in her home that have not had surgery . I can give u more info if you want via inbox
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Yes she will definitely be wanting my attention and I think it will be best if I just travel alone. How did you explain it to your boys? I'll hit your inbox.
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hi, i just made my decision myself, i have to go thru it flying out of the area tristate also, i decided on salama. ive been doing research for years so ill give u my 2 cents lol. u have to remember it depends on ur specific body, u should be almost ur ideal body, minus the booty ur paying for lol and the 15/20 lbs needed for the booty. Yily does do amazing work but ive read/heard a lot of bad things, health issues, she's been hiding deaths "supposedly".. they say shes doing 6 surgeries a day, that someone woke up during their surgery to one man doing lipo on one side of her body and a young girl doing lipo to the other side of her body, no yily! many "burn" holes from her ( deep HOLES in ur skin, looks like a scary movie) that ive really never seen besides multiple cases from her too much for me to ever put my life in her hands. i fell in LOVE with durans work.. in d.r,columbia, and other countries outside the u.s. theres no limit on the outtake of lipo(which can be very dangerous) so the results are dramatic and catch ur attention. she can take a really overweight sloppy mess and turn them into a flawless BARBIE, no offense to anyone but like i said she does turn around results lol. but with that comes so many concerns and risks, theres a reason the u.s. limits the amount of lipo.. its not good for ur body to be shocked into all that among other reasons. i was inbetween dra duran and dr salama.. what really made my decision was my father in law recently had bladder problems, where he had to be hospitalized (he lives in the capitol in DR) and he got on the next flight to the US bc those hospitals there arent any good.. this is a man so in love with being dominican and sooo in love with his country that FLEW back to the US so that he didnt have to go to the doctors in DR! and i was over here dreaming about going to DR to have my surgery.. its something to think about.. it seems ideal to have such a dirt cheap surgery but this is literally ur life in ur doctors hands... like a tattoo u wouldnt get a cheap house party tattoo to catch a blood disease or look like crap on ur skin forever.. nothing to get on a discount.. this surgery is forever. dr. J "Curves" just botched this women's surgery completely and she spent 20,000, search for her on here. u have to also remember that when u agree to get work done by one of these surgeons they make u sign an agreement that u wont say anything bad about them, their practice, or work. if u do they have rights by law to sue u, make u take down whatever it is u put online, etc, so when u do catch something bad, take it as a warning. and after surgery if u dont wear ur faja as long as possible ur likely not to be happy with ur results( alot of women complain about their work they had, but never wore their faja, and went back to their bad eating habits/lack of exercise..) this surgery is to give u a new START that u have to forever work to keep up and maintain, keep that in mind with the reviews of others.. I had a tummy tuck in march 2009 and i forever exercise and maintain it i had a time period that i fell off my healthy habits and believe my stomach was fatty lol.. salama is the best for me in my eyes, his staff are helpful and respond to any stupid question or anything u ask, and i love his results.. round and big but still natural. so im done rambling now lol i tried to write fast im new to this site als, its sooo consuming!! hope i helped mama, best of luck in ur decision and procedure !
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WOW thanks so much for your detailed comment, you gave me so much to think about! I thought I was stuck on going to D.R but now I have to really reevaluate how much I'm willing to risk.
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hi, i was reading this topic, cause i've hard time to find a doctor too :/ I'm very glad that I'm not alone in this, it consumes me everyday to pick someone good for me, but in the end I'm kinda dissaponted from they're work! This realself thing is the real deal, it's very informative and a place to share ur story! when i read ur comment about Yilly and those docs not in the U.S, it hit me, I'm very scared to put my self under the knife and never wake up again or me having health problems, I'm very frustrated and every piece of opinion matters! thanks for that! I understand where u come from, I really dream my wish body after a BBL, but i wanna do it with the safest way! :) That's about safety.. About appearance, well the thing is, that my goal is different from the goals and the wishpics that i've seen.. I don't want an hourglass figure or Kim K ass (no offence for all the girls that want this, It's not my dream body for me!) Me I just want a good lipo, to define my already toned muscles, and with the fat i wish the doc to give me a very nice shaped butt! I just want a feminine athletic body.. (if u're interested of what i've in mind u can see a question i asked and i have wishpics and a photo of ny body) SO that's my confusing.. Who's the right for me? i don't care about the cost, in the 1st place i was interested in Mendieta,but i'm not very pleased from the results and i read complaints bout him.. :/ that's about me, sorry for intruding and ask so many things, I'm trying to learn as much!
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Where is dr. Salama located
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It absolutely makes sense that when you look good you feel good. Good luck!
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Yesss! I know its vain but its so true! Thanks and good luck to you as well!
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Thanks !! Ill be following you as well !!
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Welcome! You cant go wrong w any of those dr's! Good luck sweety!
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Thanks I can't wait!
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Yeah...im getting quotes from dr.yily, dr campos and dr.J..Im thinking Campos if price is right.
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Campos is king of hour glass shape
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Hey love welcome to r.s. .. I got quotes from all 3 doctors you mentioned . Salama is obviously alot more expensive . & I was stuck on Yily for awhile but then I switched to Duran . I'm from NJ too !!! When r u planning on going ?
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Sometime around February what date did you decide? Duran is amazing!!
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Never mind I see you're scheduled for January. I will be following your journey good luck.
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