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IM DOING THIS 2015 HERNIA REPAIR,TT, LIPO ,MUSSEL REPAIR #teamRobles

Mom of 4 an 18,14,8,3 after 4 C-sections I've...

Mom of 4 an 18,14,8,3 after 4 C-sections I've decided to have an tummy tuck . I have an unwanted belly and stretch marks I've learned how to hide my belly . But when I take my clothes off Bam ... Reality hits I'm nervous & anxious but I deserve to be happy so mommy makeover it is . My consultation is 3/12 at Lenox Hill Hospital hopefully I'm comfortable with the staff & its a go .

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Good luck, what are u getting done besides a tt?
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Hello Everyone I would like to thank you all for...

Hello Everyone I would like to thank you all for sharing your stories & before & after pictures . Very thankful I found this site . Earlier I stated my first Consultation is 3/12 at lenox Hill here in NY I have a second consultation with Jacobi medical here in NY 5/9 yes 3 months away . My first choice was Harlem hospital but its booked and was told they don't have any consultation dates available right now . And to call back daily . I'm in a rush but not In a rush one day at a time . Looking forward to what the future has to offer without the belly .

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Good luck!!!...I also have had 4 c section and thinking of having a tummy tuck. No matter how thin I get I still have that ugly extra flap. I really hate it!!!..trying to convince my husband to come with me for a consultation. I really want to have this done but I don't want anyone to know. I feel they will just try to talk me out of it!!!...hope all goes well!!!..keep me posted!!!..
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GpvMv , thank you I told close friends & family one of my closet friends was against it but eventually said As long as your happy . My biggest concern was my mom & to my surprise she very supportive . You never know they may be supportive only one way to find out I recently asked a friend if you can have a flat stomach with no stretch marks would you pay for it . She said yes lol I became so use to hiding my belly I never thought about surgery I had a light bulb moment lol and i ran with it and begun my research . hope all goes well and you decide to make the best move that will make u happy . I'm nervous about being put to sleep but God is in control . keep me posted and I will do the same .
Sorry about the misspelling of your name .

Research , research , & more research lol & I...

Research , research , & more research lol & I think I'm addicted to this site and watching youtube videos before & after . For me its a waiting process after my consultation in March the next is in May in the mean time I will continue to call Harlem Hospital . To see if an consultation date is available I hope this is done and I'm healed by my bday in September . Wishfully thinking .

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I keep getting my consultations at Lenox hill &...

I keep getting my consultations at Lenox hill & Jacobi medical mixed up 3/12 Jacobi medical 5/9 Lenox hill I pray I can remember ( I have it marked on my calendar) but when referencing to them both I mixed them up smh .

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Hi ladies, I am me and my daughter are scheduled for 02/20/2013 for our mother daughter tt surgeries. At Lenox Hill Hospital. Again this site is so awesome and so helpful. The staff at Lenox Hill are open and when every either one of us have a question, we can call the hospital or text the Dr.'s cellphone and they repond right away. We are excited and can not wait.
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Hello Brenda45851, best wishes to you & your daughter . Your time is approaching countdown & thanks 4 sharing your story will be looking forward to your after pictures .
How much did they quote you?

Hello all , another unsuccessful day . I made an...

Hello all , another unsuccessful day . I made an attempt to get an consultation @ Harlem hospital nope not today . No consultation dates are available as of yet was told to call
Back @ the end of the week . This is beginning to get annoying but I will continue to call .

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Emailed Dr. Robles & she responded with an email &...

Emailed Dr. Robles & she responded with an email & documents that I need to fill out . A lil confused think I'm just going to call 2mar . An ask her to mail the documents & I will send it back priority mail and email her my body shots for a quote of all times for my computer to be under repair its@at best buy for repairs & using the cell it's not allowing me to type on the document never a dull moment . Was / is kinda skeptical about going to the DR . I sure couldn't make that trip alone my mom said she's never flying again so she's out lol luckily I already have a passport flights in the summer months are ridiculous I'm taking everything into consideration . Decisions decisions

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Hello aboyand3girlz, I wish you luck on your consultation. I have been researching and watching YouTube as well. I am scheduled for Sept. 4 and I can't wait. I too, love this site. My birthday is in September and this is my gift to myself. Good luck.
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Good things come to those who wait...I guess? Lol
Lol , yes MsNYC that's what they say .

Good news FINALLY , got my consultation date !...

Good news FINALLY , got my consultation date ! with Harlem Hospital its 5/20 ( I know 3 mos away ) nevertheless I'm so happy I finally have a consultation date after calling there everyday for 8 days . Unsure how much the consultation is the person who scheduled the appointment didn't have a clue O_o
And transferred me to another ext & no one answered so I left a voice message .

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Hi girl harlem want 300 for a consultation...I was thinking about going but i change my mind when i found dra robles...she is great and l just love her tummy tuck..im from nyc and i been research this site for a year now and i love how robles shape the body giving you a hour glass in nyc they dont take alot of fat from your sides and she have a geat package deal .........anyway good luck
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Congrats on taking the first step! I will be excited to hear how things go bc I have been researching doing a TT at a teaching hospital in NY. Can't wait to hear how your consults go. Good luck!
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Thanks , Zabett I will keep every1 posted and thanks once a again & best wishes to you

Happy Valentines Day to me !!!! Called Lenox...

Happy Valentines Day to me !!!! Called Lenox Hill & was able to get my May consultation moved up to March RT after I return from the Bahamas. (Vacation) no 2 piece BUT the next time I go back baby its on !!!!! . Enjoying my day off & its nap time TTY soon ladies .

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Hello all , yesterday I had a convo with a close friend & shared my TT plans with her . She was very honest when she said it was vain to have a TT for a second I felt bad that second lasted a second lol I told her I look at it like this my belly is my baby I'm going to the hospital to have an operation just like I did when I had 4 csections . I came home with a baby , this time I'm coming home with a flat stomach hopefully no stretch marks & NO baby we both laughed .
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Thats, right. You only live once. Don't worry be happy. :)
Yes ,Brenda 45851 I agree " don't worry be happy" lol

Thinking about my up coming consultations . And...

Thinking about my up coming consultations . And starting my life over because this is a life changing surgery , when your use to constantly hiding a part of your body from friends & even family members . Just the thought of no more attempting to suck in my stomach I been stop wearing girdles (too uncomfortable) . It seems unreal I read updates & think to my self soon this is going to be me . I remember saying to my Husband 6 or 7 years ago I wanted a tummy tuck that thought was quickly dismissed because of other things that were needed for the house the kids etc . For quite some time I haven't been happy but I didn't know why I often thought I suffered from depression althought I've never spoken to a Dr. About it I just put 2 & 2 together . I avoided beaches , pools and any kind of clothing that would expose the shape of my stomach . I haven't taken my kids to the beach yet and my oldest is 18 my middle child use to ask me to go to the beach . Now she doesn't that is one of the first things I will do with them after I'm healed God willing Labor Day 2013 we will make a day at the beach thinking back I haven't worn a 2 piece bikini since I was 10 years old I'm looking forward to trying on 2 piece bathing suits or the one piece that the sides are out are cute 2 . And no more cover ups lol since I started planning & researching my tummy tuck I haven't had a day of sadness caused by my unwanted Unattractive belly & stretch marks . It has really taken a toll on me mentally , some1 who hasent experienced this wouldn't understand where I'm coming from. Although my journey is in the beginning stages I'm looking forward to repairing my body and getting back my body that God gave me . It's funny because since I told my son ( he's 18) every once and a while he looks at me and says I know you can't wait to get rid of that and points to my stomach lol yes Son I can't wait althought I'am nervous about being put to sleep again . I know my life is in Gods hands & I will also pray for the surgeons that will be operating on me . That God guides their hands and give them a clear mind .

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Good luck! :)
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@ Chrissymom1981 thank you like wise :)
Good evening Aboyn3girz, I definitely understand where you are coming from. I am blessed to have such an understanding husband. I've never had a flat stomach even before children, not even as a child. There was always a pooch living there and then to have had a child at 16 didn't help matters. I too am looking forward to the flat side and although I have so much time in between for something to hinder it from happening, I am determined to make it happen regardless. I don't care about no pain, no swelling, seromas and hemotomas or what ever you call it. I'm gonna get past it and feel even better about myself. MY TREAT. I am a child of God and he is my ruler. He is the only spirit that can stop this ball from rolling. I look forward to seeing your transformation and I will follow you and cheer you on as you progress.
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When fear is present , dought shortly follows...

When fear is present , dought shortly follows fear will stop you from accomplishing many many things in life . Peace has entered my heart I'm at peace with my decision to have a TT I've also starting looking into belly dance , yoga , Pilates , & a Zumba class maybe 2 a week ( with Dr approval ) just to stay active after surgery & get some definition in my abs because I just don't crave my pre-pregnancy stomach I want a six pack this time around lol .

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That's what the HELL I'm talking bout girl. I'm witcha!
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@ finally4me high 5 were on a mission girl .

Hello every1 today I made an decision to cancel my...

Hello every1 today I made an decision to cancel my 3/12 ($195) consultation with Jacobi Medical bright & early Monday morning . My first choice is Harlem Hospital Dr. Odofile the chief of PS is assigned for my consultation . I've seen his work on my Coworkers & I'm very impressed . However the wait is long he's very good & every1 wants him happy I have an consultation date in May . My second choice is Lenox Hill consultation set for 3/13 . After my Consultation with Harlem Hospital I will make & decision RT now this is a waiting thing I have the $$$$ thank God for that's & God willing nothing will come between me & my surgery will keep U all updated & continue to read your ladies reviews I'm so addicted to this SIte . & thankful for it as well Good day all .

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Hey ladies whats the number to Harlem Hospital. I had a consultation last year with Dr Morrison but it was in his private office and out of my price range.
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Hey , missvette 212 9398400 press promp 3 ext 8630 good luck keep me posted
Thanks and I will.

So tomorrow is my first consultation with Lenox...

So tomorrow is my first consultation with Lenox hill . After my May consultation with Harlem hospital I will make an decision .

I'm anxious to hear what the PS will say and finally get a quote .

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Gd luck and keep us posted,make sure you ask all the right questions.
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Thank U Missvette , I will keep you posted ,
Hi Myriambn what you were there me n my daughter was there to today. Maybe we crossed each other

My consultation went great the PS I met with will...

My consultation went great the PS I met with will no longer be with Lenox hill and the new PS is who I would have to meet with 4/10 didn't get a quote and PS stated he would like me to have a cat scan because of my previous hernias just to make sure I don't have another 1 but if I do it will be removed during surgery . I'm getting excited because this is actually going to happen God willing I will be on the flat side .

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Oh I am so excited and happy for you!!!!!!
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Thanks Brenda 45851, for the support :) I'm ecstatic
good luck and you will look great in your bathing suits..
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My heart is at peace with my decision to have a TT...

My heart is at peace with my decision to have a TT . When I look at my stomach I want it GONE but my head is developing dought ; am I doing the right thing my heart says its only one way to find out . My head says you know u have a low tolerance for pain . My heart says you can do all things threw CHrist who strengthens you . My head says that's a lot of $$$ buy a car OR , bag, shopping spree, take a trip . My heart says if you buy a car OR bag, shopping spree, take a trip will you still be happy with your clothes on or off my answer is NO . My head says your being Vain & you can die . My heart says this has nothing to do with vanity you just want your body back the way it use to be . And you can't cheat death if its your time to go u will whether your on a operating table or crossing the street . It's a battle bettween my heartVShead . I guessing this is normal right ??

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I think it is very normal that you feel the way you do. Hell, I feel that way sometimes and my surgery isn't till Sept. Pray over your decision. This is one of those type decisions that isn't wrong nor right. Ive always put my self last. Even when I fix dinner plates, I make sure everyone has enough before I eat. I make a lot of sacrifices for my family. But now its my time. Its about me. If this is what you truly want go for it. If you need yo think about it some more, then do so. Just make sure your decision is based on your heart and not your nerves.
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Yes fibally4me that's a MOM thing serving ourselves last lol I've become so use to it & I agree @ thanks 4 the support .
You will make the right decision I went through the same thing. I am post op one week and I have no regrets.
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Good day Ladies , well next week is my 2nd...

Good day Ladies , well next week is my 2nd consultation at Lenox Hill I will meet the "new" surgeon and get my quote . I also Re-scheduled my consultation at Jacobi Medical part of me wishes I would have just kept the last consultation date .i like that there fee is 1 flat rate of 4,600 & no hidden fees . Well im going to cancel my consultation at Harlem hospital I don't want to pay $ 395 for a consultation fee & its not applied towards the surgery . I called NYE&E ( NY eye& ear) and was told due to there being no PS & call back the second week of June to schedule an consultation for July the fee is 75 and goes towards the surgery honestly between Lenox & Jacobi I hope I can make a decision I'm looking for a PS I feel totally comfortable with or its not happening I pray its 1 or the other because I wanted this surgery done before June so I can be somewhat healed for my bday which is on Labor Day this year . This journey has been different it has its ups & down but I will not complain because I know in the end I will be happy have a safe blessed day ladies .

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Wow ! I had a weir feeling about Harlem Hospital when I was asking questions in reference to the consultation and they kept curbing the question. I am still going to Lenox I am just waiting for the new doctor to arrive to meet him. In Lenox all the PS are trained a specific way in terms of scar lines and appearance. I have trust in them and I can't wait to ET things started. Best of luck sweetie, please let us know how it went on your consultation. Looks like we will be having the same doc at Lenox if you choose to go there.
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Yes . Myriambn It seems like every1 wants Harlem hospital the results are good it was my first choice . BUT that consultation fee that's not applied to the surgery just turns me off I wish I knew how much the surgery cost so I can compare I asked a coworker she said 5k is enough was very secretive & I didn't push the issue she didn't offer it either lol & yes it does look like we have the same surgeon best of wishes to you as we'll what day do you go I'm there on the 10th will follow your blog best wishes . When do you want your surgery ??
wow ... that's way to much for a consult the most i've considered paying or heard of was $60 and once you pay... you could come back to see the dr for up to 24 months without having to pay another $60... i only considered because he is the best in my area for the arm lift with invisible scars not to mention the cheapest as well. best of luck hun finding a PS that will deliver your desired results.
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Hello ladies , Tommrow I meet the "new PS @ Lenox...

Hello ladies , Tommrow I meet the "new PS @ Lenox Hill that's had been assigned to me I pray that the price is within my budget . I pray personality wise its a match . I pray that this experience will not be in vein . & if its not than plan B it is !!
!! I will keep every1 updated peace & love Real Self .

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Do you mind if I ask who was the second DR you saw?
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@flattummy I don't remember his name he's the new guy who just started .
How did it go sweetie ?
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Highly considering Dr Robles in DR

Highly highly considering having my surgery done by Dr Robles in the Dominican Republic I love her work . She's the only PS I want to do . Now I just have to decide when I just started a new job never a dull moment :(

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TT &lipo #TeamRobles

So after speaking to Laura she confirmed Dr Robles can fix my hernia & repair my mussel & proform the TT & lipo I'm so happy kill 2 birds with 1 stone . Just have to decide on a date & MomDukes needs her passport she coming with me for support I'm thinking March like the 2week after my cycle yes I'm playing it around Aunt Flo lawd knows I don't want to have to deal with her right after sergery .

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PAIN 4 BEAUTY TT WITH MUSSEL REPAIR & LIPO #TEAMROBLES

I hope I can get a decent price for the plane tickets to the Dominican Republic looking into tickets now for a straight flight coach going and business class or first class coming back I want to be extra comfortable I can splurge a little with the return ticket being I'm getting a great price for the surgery. I'm obsess with this Site Who has time for FB or IG I can't research my TT on that lol

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Hey Girl. I have a hernia as well. Is Robles using mesh for your hernia?
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Hey I haven't sent her my medical records yet unsure if I need a mesh
Good luck ! I will follow your journey
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PAIN 4 BEAUTY TT, MR #teamrobles

finally emailed DR. Robles my medical records . Waiting on Laura to reply can she fix this hernia . During surgery time is moving its almost 2014 and I want my surgery for March so once she gives the green light I'm paying my deposit this flight thing is annoying who would have ever know traveling to the Dominican Republic is so damn expensive I can't believe I'm about to travel all the way to the Dominican Republic but I honestly don't want anyone else to proform this surgery It's something about her that makes me feel safe know that my health is her #1 priority and I confident she will get me back the way I use to be I've started taking my iron almost 2 weeks ago

Weird but true !!! when I look down I dont even see my box it would be nice to be able to see that again I'm gonna be pure awww Pwaaaa Hahah

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I'm going with Robles as well :) my surgery is March 7th :)
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LOL...I HEAR YA GIRL, Wainting to see my pocket book too....lol....Long time no see.....lol.... I will be following your journey. Who knows I may just be your roommate...
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Just faxed my medical records to Dr.Robles Laura has confirmed she received it . I pray Dr.Robles can remove this hernia at the time of my surgery Will keep every1 updated .
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Pain For Beauty hernia repair , MR , TT & Lipo #teamRobles

Good Morning All , so I finally received a reply Dr.Robles said my hernia can be repaired at my time of surgery Thank you Father !!!!! One operation & not 2 separate operation dates None of the teaching hospitals in NY could do that . Happy Dr Robles can . So it's a go !!!! I just need to pay my deposit ASAP & send Momdukes for her passport I'm thing the week of March 10 th for surgery . Mixed emotions I'm thinking about the pain (after 4 csections ) if I can take that praying this procedure recovery is similar . Patiently waiting to be on the flat side .

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Yayyy so excited for you sweetie ! Your going to look awesome !!!
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Hey Myriambn hello my friend how are you ?
I am doing great sweetie ! Here on the blog still researching. How I am soooo tempted to getting my procedure in DR with Yily ! Uhhhh but it's just too difficult. If she worked in NYC no problema lol I would have chosen her hands down ! How's it coming along with the tickets ???

I'm not fooling myself

Happy New Years my Real Self Family !! its time i be honest with myself , Originally wanted surgery in March *looks over shoulder* March is around the corner & I'm not repaired just started a new job in October & want to be employed at least 6mos there before I go asking for time off . Who am I fooling ?? To think this is going to happen in March LOL May is a much better look my Mom actually picked the date May 14 & when I pay my deposit in 2or 3 weeks that's the date I'm aiming for .

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About the hernia repair...is it umbilical? Has it been diagnosed by a dr? Do you think it's large/small? I ask 'cuz I've been told I have a small umbilical. Do you have any pain? You and your mom staying at Virginia's? How long you gonna stay down there?
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Yes it's a umbilical hernia it was diagnose . It's small I faxed her my medical records she can fix it at the time of surgery & I need mussel repair I have 2 inches of seperation . No pain with this 1 now the other 1 that was repaired in 09 yes I stayed in pain . I'm thinking about Virginas want to talk to Laura about it after I pay my deposit . Or see what comes recommended by her . I think the all inclusive is for 12 days I have to speak to Laura after I book my date in 2 weeks I will ask her so I can start looking into flights .
Virgina's is booked. Only thing open is relax recovery per Laura. Im staying there.

TT MR HERNIA LIPO PATIENTLY AWAITING MAY #TEAMROBLES

Hello My Realself family .Last night I had a dream about my TT surgery , it seemed so real my stomach was flat . I was open I felt so happy in this dream it felt so real it was just a glimpse of what I have to look forward to . Must stay focused . Next week pay deposit lock in my date . Following week send Momdukes for her passport . Then search for our flight . I can never thank my mother enough for taking this journey with me .

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TT , hernia repair , lipo & mussel repair Dr. Robles 2015

I've been depressed that my job has informed me I don't have enough paid sick time . To take 3 weeks off so the more I work the more I accumulate sick days . I'm a strong believer everything happens for a reason my story was able to help a friend who went and she is snatched lol .

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Can't wait until Dr. Robles works her magic hernia repair tt & mussel repair

I've been thinking about this surgery everyday . Scared , nervous , excited I've had 4 C sections & the WORST tolerance for pain. I'm so thankful my Mother will be traveling with me . It really takes the edge off .

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Wow you've been back n forth for as long as I have. I hope all works out well :-)
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Yes . And thank you .
So have you gone yet or still uncertain on a date ,I was thinking January 2015 now looking at March 2015.
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

I found this Dr. On real self & I was naturally drawn to her . I can honestly say if she can't perform this surgery I don't want anyone else to do it .

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