Dr. Tanina Medina

Hello everybody! I will make this short and simple...

Hello everybody! I will make this short and simple. I live in NY and I am a mother of two little boys. I am 24 years old ( when I had my surgery I was 23 years old). I had my babies young but I dont regret it at all. But having my babies did have a huge toll on me physically and emotionally. When I had my first baby I snapped right back but of course my tummy area wasnt the same, I had extra skin but not as much. 4 years later I had my second baby and that belly was so big it was unbearable. after that pregnancy I gained alot of weight and I had alot of extra skin. I didnt look the same nor did I feel the same. I became very insecure to the point where I hated looking at myself in the mirror or even being seen by my partner. Ill try avoiding having sex with him because I just hated being naked. I tried every diet of the world even gave Herbalife a try. But my schedule was so busy I never had time to workout and when I did I had no one to watch my kids or ill be to tired from working. ( I am an administrative assistant, yes I know I am in an office but I had a lot of hours and tons of things to do). I was always like not trying to admit the fact that the only solution to this would be surgery because I had a very nice body before my kids. I had a butt and I had curves and nice breast my only problem was my stomach area. Also money was a little tight for me its not easy dropping 6 thousand dollars just like that when you have two babies living in NYC where the rent is expensive. Anyways I went shopping one day with my Fiance and he saw me upset in the fitting room because he knows I had tried everything and nothing was working for me and I hated shopping and I would wear certain styles just to cover up a little more. This was really a problem in my relationship because My fiance is a freak and I am too but my body wasnt allowing me to even take off my clothes in front of him. (dont get me wrong, he loved just how I was). On our way home that day he just told me just do the surgery because he couldnt handle seeing me sad all the time with no self confidence. So the next day I started my journey. (I had done alot of research online with doctors in DR and Colombia So i was familiar with doctors and I already had my pick) I decided to send a message to Dr. Tania Medina and a hour or so later she responded and the way she responded made me feel so comfortable. She answered all my questions and didnt rush to anything. This was all planned in less than a month because I had the money there I just wanted to make sure that I really wanted to do this before I spent it. Anyways, she gave me a date and a quote and I made my deposit of 500 to save the date. Once you book the date she sends you a list of thing that you need to take with you. It is very important that you follow these rules and take your vitamins because this surgery is no joke. Her assistant are also very nice. I booked my flight for 8/24/2016. I took my kids and fiance with me because our parents were already over there on vacation so it was perfect because I had someone to stay with my kids while I get this procedure done. the next day after i land I had to go to the capital ( i landed in Santiago ) to meet with her and have my consultation and give in the money. I wasnt able to meet with her because when i arrived she was in surgery but i meet her two assistants who are very nice people. The clinic is beautiful and clean and everybody there is so nice! Anyways, I had my consultation with her assistant and I already knew what I wanted and I had already sent pictures to the doctor before and told what I needed to get done so we just confirmed right there what was going to get done and I paid Cash right there as well. I paid for the recovery house which is the best decision i made.

Day of surgery: I booked my surgery for 8/29/16. I got there a day before because they had to run some test and check that everything was okay. I slept there in the room i was going to recover after my surgery. I didnt eat anything after 9pm. I barely slept that night because i was so nervous. (My fiance and my aunt stayed with me). They woke me up at 6am and got me ready for surgery and she marked me up and she asked me again to go over what I needed she was so nice and so honest she took pictures, and showed me around the operating room. She gave me the blue pill so i can relax and when i went in to the surgery room to start everything I laid down on the table and I dont remember anything after that lol! Supposably surgery was like 6 hours long i dont know all I know is that when I woke up I felt like I was going to die. (i had a tummy tuck, back lipo, thigh lipo and bbl) I couldnt move because of my stitches and i had on the faja. I was in the worse pain of my life!!!! I was regreting everything and kept asking for medicine! they kept calming down and trying to feed me but i was in so much pain that I didnt eat for like 3 days. The next day after my surgery (i stayed in the clinic for two days) a lady comes and wipes you down and gives you your first massage ( it was so painful but you need yor massages!) and she dressed me and put back on my faja. that was the day i got discharged and I stayed in a recovery house.

Recovery house: The recovery house was the best decision i made because you have nurses 24/7. and it was super clean and the food was amazing, they have a spa where you would go get your massages. they took care of me so well. (my aunt stayed with me there, I had to pay extra for that my fiance couldnt because its only girls so he went back to santiago). I stayed for a week because it does get a little expensive but i think that was enough anyways. the first 3 days after your surgery its horrible and then it gets better after that. I had the drain on for 2 weeks. and then i came back to nyc. the flight back was a little hard but the doctor give you a letter for a wheel chair so that helped alot.


This surgery is no joke and you need to be very careful and listen to your doctor and follow instructions. Tania Media was amazing because you was so patient with me and took great care of me. and my results are amazing. she gave me what i wanted and more!!! God bless her hands because shes truly talented. I will post pictures once I get a chance but I will def. recommend her to anybody.
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 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
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 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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