TEAM DURAN!!!!!! Dominican Republic :) BBL, TT & swapping BI From saline to silicone gel
I am reading all of these reviews after obsessing...
Too many procedures at once????
I'm starting this review completely over! Sorry lol team Durán!
"Real Recovery Armonia" it is in a luxury apartment building, 24 hour nurses, 24 hour AC, Hot water, all meals & transportation included, 24 hour restricted access with a security camera in the common area, fully enclosed area, located on 2nd floor with elevator, 3 bedrooms (2 full size beds per room) 3 bathrooms, terrace, laundry, they will fill prescriptions for you... Call them! 809-997-2218... The cost is $75 per night!
She seems very very nice and speaks fluent English. I think this RH is fairly new so if any of my fellow Duran dolls secure accommodations there, PLEASE let me know your review!
Just in case that doesn't work out I was looking to find another RH. 24 hour AC, nurses (not just regular people, actual NURSES) and hot water are a must for me. I'm also hoping for a hospital bed in the room, but haven't found that yet. I will be bringing my best friend along (who also scheduled with Duran for same day SX) her husband and mine are splitting the duration of our 12 day stay in the RH. Any info regarding pre and post op meds would be GREATLY appreciated!!! And if you could also share with me what compression garments to buy and from where that would also be greatly appreciated!!! Well, I'm nervous and super excited, this experience is for sure a roller coaster of emotions. Both, my gf and I are both mothers of 2 with loving families and are just hoping the decision we've made is a good one and not one that will turn out bad... It's scary to go out of the country for such a huge procedure... But I'm all set and ready to rock, but I'm also 4 mos POST op so I'm sure my feelings will fluctuate greatly as my sx date approaches lol :) that's all for now!!
Nurses for hire in DR
Starting to get prepared, early I know :)
Meds post and pre SX and other necessities!
3o Day Cocktail
(PILL ORGANIZER, pill cutter)
Vitamin C 500mg
3weeks & 2weeks Pre-sx
Vitamin C 1000mg
Bioflavonoid 1000mg (1 w/ ea meal)
garlic,tropical fruit, citrus fruits,
RedBell Peppers -raw form)
•support blood circulation, as an
antioxidant, and to treat allergies,
viruses, or arthritis and other
B-100 Bcomplex vitamins (1/day)
prevent vitamin deficiency
due to poor diet
vital for growth and development. Zinc is instrumental in immune response, brain function and the ability to reproduce/helps control the release of hormones and the transmission of nerve impulses.zinc-rich foods. These include red meat, poultry, crab, lobster, nuts, beans, milk, yogurt, cheese, whole grain bread and fortified breakfast cereal (oysters no more than 3/ highest zinc source ) max 40mg in a day
Arnica Montana 30c (3/day)
Bromelain (3/day) helps w/ swelling bruising healing and pain after sx (from pineapples)
Arnica 2/day and gel as needed
Vitamin C 1000mg
Pineapples/pineapple juice ( slow blood clotting)
Percocet/Oxycodone/(pain) 1/ 2hrs on schedule vs just when in
Acidophilus (yeast and bacteria infections ( can be caused from pills)
Sleep Aid (ask doc)
Stool softener (colace) /laxative
Benadryl pills and cream (itching)-or.
Tynelol Pain cream
•no vitamin E
•no diet supplements (during 30daycocktail
**compiled from bbl vets with common lists***
Sx Item List Stage1&2 Garment ...
2 Dec 2012 4 months post
Sx Item List
Stage1&2 Garment •Vedette,LipoExpress,Faja,Veroniqe
Tank tops/female tees(smooth)
• Wear under garment
Over sized pajama top (mens)
Compression Stockings/long socks
Robe, gloves, anti-septic spray,shower cap, toothpaste/brush
Rolling pin -self massages
Suction hooks or headband
•to hang drains
Anti-bacterial body wash (Hibiclen)
Sugar scrub/olive oil, loofa, body scrubber
Heating pad for stomach and back
Ice packs for booty
Maxi pad va-jjswells wear beneath
Pillows (many) boppy, body, neck, roll
Sheets towels shower curtain ( for bed) dark in color
Small trash can
Foldable chair (cut out bottom) bbl sista
Wet wipes,Tide pods, Carmax
Neosporin (lipo incision) gauze(clean around drains) band aids (lipo incision)
non stick medical tape, qtips, cotton balls(navel reform)
Steri strips (nexcare) lipo & TT scar
Scar guard (fades scar)
Silicone sheeting, gel zone gel wraps, kelocote
(Some items are used to treat the same just diff type/brand) Show
Flight is BOOKED!
Ladies in the secret fb groups beware of the shady admin LESLIE LINGALA!
Plastic surgery coordinating!
My post sx regimen!
A MUST READ REVIEW IF YOU'RE CONSIDERING DR CABRAL IN D.R.
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The final countdown!
Officially 1 week post op!
I will tell you this, I woke up a bunch of times during surgery, I felt NO pain when I woke up, but I did feel Dra working on certain areas of my body. I felt the pressure of the lipo but no pain at all. I remember she looked at me and said, "everything is ok don't worry" and I went back to sleep.
When I woke up... Whoa, the pain. It was no joke. I got muscle repair on my abdomen and felt immense tightness and pressure with extreme pain. I was having shortness of breath because of the tightness of my tummy. It was serious and painful. I stayed at cipla that night, the nurses were OK. There were some better than others and there was definitely an issue with the language barrier. No one understood me and I understood no one. I was feeling very helpless. I was there alone and could not understand one solitary word of what the nurses would say. The emotional rollercoaster was now in full swing.
I left cipla on the 20th. I stayed at Yasmin's RH. I really liked Yasmin and her mom was super nice. They were attentive and caring, the good was very good too. By the 3rd day I was feeling very depressed and unhappy. The pain was getting worse not better and I was starting to get frustrated. I had a lot of questions and I didn't like the answers I was getting. For example, I was asking when the pain would be a LITTLE less unbearable for me and I was told I should be 100% fine by day 3. And that all the other girls are walking and getting up on their own and there was no way I was in the amount of pain I was in. As if I enjoyed needing them for everything. I was completely turned off by that and was ready to leave at that moment.
So day 4, I was supposed to get a massage... The lady came, I had a serious burning sensation in my side and asked her to just stop and give me one minute to relax. She didn't understand and I asked for her to get yasmin since she speaks good English. I just let yasmin know that I needed one minute because of the burning and after about 2 mins of them speaking fast Spanish, Yasmin said to me, she doesn't have time for this, the lady has a lot to do today and let's try again tomorrow. I'm pissed at this point, because what am I paying for?? The lady HAS to know how uncomfortable these massages are! Is she really leaving and saying she doesn't have time for this?? I didn't even want to see her face after that and wanted to be left alone. That was 2 strikes for me. I was done. That was all it took.
The next day, I was calling for a nurse because I had to go to the bathroom and couldn't get up on my own. Calling calling calling for an hour. Now I'm extremely upset and on the verge of tears. Yasmin comes in my room and says what's the matter mama? I tell her I've been calling and screaming for a nurse for an hour and she says ohhh no you haven't mama I just checked on you 5 mins ago and you were sleeping. STRIKE 3. I'm done. I said to her... Seriously??! I've been calling and calling why would I lie?? I have to pee and I'm freezing, the remote for the ac was out of my reach and I needed them to help me at that moment. She told me I should be able to get up on my own by now and the remote is "right there" which right there was out of my reach. Towards the bottom of the bed. I knew I needed to relax, I was alone, in DR angry, upset and just wanted to go home at this point. I knew I had an appt with Dra Duran at 9:30 the next morning which was when I decided to pack my bag and bring it along because I knew I wasn't staying there another night. The nurse packed up all of my stuff for me and Yasmin came asking what is wrong that I am leaving.... I couldn't believe she even asked at this point but whatever. I told her I can't take it anymore and I need a change of scenery. I didn't want to fight, plus I was paid in full and wanted my money back for the remaining 7 days I was supposed to be there. She asked me to sign a waiver stating my leave had nothing to do with the service. I told her when I have my money back I will sign whatever she wants. She told me I can have it back in $100 payments every 2 weeks until it's paid off. I was not having it. I said no. So long story short, I got reimbursed $300 from what should've been $375. Because since I was leaving the 6th day she was deducting for transportation and nurse fees. WHATEVER I had $300 and I wanted to go. So off I went.
I got to cipla and saw Dra Duran for my drain removal. I was very upset and had no idea where I'd stay for the next week. I cried the entire visit. The drain removal was uncomfortable for sure. I hated it. The drains are inside of your waist wrapped from hip to hip on both sides. It didn't feel good coming out, but it took 2 seconds and then I was fine. Dra wanted me to stay at cipla for te rest of my stay. She handed a nurse a handful of pesos and said to take good care of her girl. That made me feel a sense of relief. She is just so caring and genuine. She was truly an amazing dr from day 1.. I was taken to my room and I went to sleep. My dinner came and I walked around for a bit then back to my room to sleep. I woke up several times wondering why no one checks in on me there to make sure I'm ok. Then I realized where I was in cipla was basically the "hotel" part. And there was really no care. Just meals. She did send her nurse the next day to clean me up and check on me etc.... I only stayed that night. I left the following evening to go somewhere else where I'd have the aftercare I needed at this point. I am now in a house where the care is AMAZING and I am so happy and finally feel a sense of relief. I am 7 days post op today and the pain is 50% gone and now I'm just dealing with the tightness and pressure in my stomach. But I'm able to get up on my own even though it takes about 5 mins, I'm walking faster and breathing better. I think I'm on the road to recovery now. Thank god. I will post more when I get home. Including driver info and the name and number of the person who is caring for me now. Please understand that I am in a foreign country, alone and my safety is key. I need to get home to my family. So I will post all info within the next day or so. That's all for now...... Xo
I got TT, BBL and lipo of back, waist, flanks, arms and back of my thighs. I am still numb from the lipo everywhere. I don't feel like the lipo is as bad as some other girls experiences. Everyone is different, pain tolerances, healing etc... For me the TT was the fkn BEAST. So I'm all bruised and extremely swollen... I feel better today than yesterday for sure. I feel like I have a Kim K body right now. My waist is super tiny, my boobs are a 36D and my butt looks just like hers right now. It's personally too big for me, but I'm not mad at all lol I know the swelling will go down and I'll love it. My TT incision is perfectly straight and beautiful. Duran is truly a master of her craft. I look like a sexy animated cartoon character lol I have to keep reminding myself that the swelling still has a loooooong way to go and this isn't how my final result will be. I'm happy either way honestly :) once I can get up and move around like I'm used to, I'll be one happy chick. :) so my hypothesis is..... Even though I'm super swollen, I can clearly see I have a big round butt and a teeeeeeeny tiny waist and a super flat tummy. Ill def post pics when I get home. Team Duran all the way! Oh and I'm 5'8" 155 pre op by the way.
The BEST driver EVER!
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Dra Duràn has been such a doll! I'm excited to get to DR and meet her and Elizabeth... November can't come soon enough! :)