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I went to the Dominican Republic to get a...

I went to the Dominican Republic to get a tummytuck and lipo on April 4. I come back home to the US with my drainage still in place. After my drainage come out I started to become scared because my stomach began to grow each day. I thought I had liquid in my tummytuck I did not know what to do or who to go to in the US. I registered on real self in order to ask questions to Plastic surgeons. Anyways after registration and receiving the surgeons answers for my questions I decided to call my doctor in DR Fatima Almonte plastic surgeon. She told me to read my discharge papers because she has a friend here in the USA that can help me. So I went to the plastic surgery that was on my discharge papers and he was great. After he inserted a big needle Into my stomach I found out that I have no liquid in my tummytuck and i am doing great. I never read my discharge papers, had I read my discharge papers I would have known that I already had some follow up appointments and if I had any questions or concerns there is a plastic surgeon in the USA that can help me. I don't regret my doctor nor doing my surgery in DR. My doctor and the surgeon here in the USA call me every day to make sure I am okay. Also the fees for my follow up appointments were included in the in the price of the surgery $7800. I love my surgery and my results.

recovery

Thanks all my recovery has been great...3 weeks post op..

My before picture

Hey all here is a picture of me before I went to fatima. .

update

Thank everyone for reading my comments. I am doing alot better. My upper and lower back still hurts but no longer sollen. All my stitches are out. Here is an updated photo.
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I'm happy you feeling better....and look great!! Just take care of yourself honey ..good luck!!!
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You look amazing
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Good to hear you OK........and you LOOK great!!!
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you look good ma
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You look great!!
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How long you stayed in Dr????hope YOU doing better.....just relax y NO hagas desarreglos.
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I stayed 10 days but I been really taken it light on my body..no cleaning no eating fast food working but little walking. .I am feeling a lot better and my stomach has went down alot. I will post a picture of me today. .I think that just relaxing helped me alot. I still have pain on my upper and lower back but the sollen has Went down. I'm down 35 pounds. .
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Happy for you honey........feel better...YOU doing good just relax ...easy...:-)
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you lost 35 pounds since sx?
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U look awesome! What procedures did U have done? $7800 was surgery price,including RH?
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Hey I got lipo upper and lower back. I got some of my breast taken out. And a full tummytuck.
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You look great. I hope you had a great experience as well.
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The experience was great. At first after my surgery I wish that I had never done it. But now that the pain is almost over I believe that I made a great choice of doctor and place to have my surgery done.
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U look great!!! hope all worked out for you!!!
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So far so good. Until I have to sleep and my back burns. Other than that I feel great..Thanks
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your results look great!!!
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i also went with Almonte. she gave me a list of massage places but i didn't see a list of docs here. i need to find someone as well cause my stomach is getting bigger and i'm getting worried
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What state r u located..? You can email me at colonx07@gmail.com. .
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I'm in New York. wht state r u in? i feel like i'm going to burst!!
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Oooo no sorry to hear that...email me so I can give you the number via ..******@gmail.com
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I returned with drains and thought I had fluid too..It wasn't and I just got some massages. Dr Almonte is great..
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I live in Spain but I am from the UK and had op in UK as my spanish isn't brilliant and I wanted to be able to communicate accurately with my surgeon, not through an interpreter! It worries me the state some of you are being left in when being sent home.lease, please please, choose your surgeon carefully, look for someone relatively local and preferably with a personal recommendation. I have seen / heard of some real botched jobs!j
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363 ..... You have been so brave returning to the US with your drains in place. Mine were removed in less than 24 hours and I had 3 nights in hospital. I have had the same as you judging from the pictures but paid £10500 ..... An awful lot more! The biggest bonus for mr me is not having to wear a corset as this would have restricted me using my feet and bending. Hope all goes well for you xx
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Thanks my recovery has been great..
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