Ready for a Tummy Tuck! Dominican Republic, DO
I have a little over 6 weeks until I'm in the...
Things I'm taking for a high hemoglobin level
Down 60lbs but still need to loose 15
Lesley and My Sugery Buddy are AWSOME!
I'm going to post some pre op pictures in the same clothing and positions I post my 30 day post op pictures. I feel this will be helpful to ladies in the future.
Tomorrow is the Big Day!
First Morning Home
It's finally much better!
Before and After
An Improved Body!
I worked hard to lose weight and wanted to treat myself with a little makeover (lol)! I prayed and did plenty of research before choosing my doctor. Her entire team were absolutely lovely women! Dr. Almonte was attentive, kind, humorous, beautiful, gentle, caring, and I could go on and on!
My only con was not being able to enjoy the beautiful country because recovery is painful. However, that's not my doctor's fault. I did not show her any wish pictures because I truly trusted her work.
2 months post op
I chose my doctor based on prayer and her: professionalism, safety, results, price, and wonderful team. Everything happens so fast once you are in the Dominican Republic! My driver Neper was holding a sign with my name on it at the airport. He was a nice guy and spoke excellent English (I don't know any Spanish). I downloaded a Spanish app. but never needed it. Everyone I came in contact with was warm and friendly (especially Dr. Almonte, Lesley, and Rachell). I was brought to the hospital the night before my surgery because I was Dr. Almonte's first patient Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. When I arrived I was told all the rooms were filled so I could go back to my recovery home and a driver would come pick me up at 5:30 am or sleep on my roommates couch in her hospital room but she was in surgery and could not ask her if it was cool with her. I chose to stay in her room because we both traveled to the D.R. alone and figured she may need help after surgery. She and I were both happy I stayed because she was in so much pain and I was able to assist her. Dr. Almonte came in to check on her around 11pm. She asked, "aren't you my morning surgery"? "Do you want me to mark you up now"? I told her I hadn't taken a shower because they were giving me a room first thing in the morning so I would wait to get marked up. Around 6:15 am still no room my friend suggest I should go ahead and use her shower. I was in the shower and I get a knock on the door from Dr. Almonte ready to mark me up.....I was in shock. After the knock everything else happen so FAST. It went like this.....knock, quickly finished shower, dried off in front of Doctor, permanent marker drawing over body, blue pill, wheeled to operating room. Everything happened within 5 min. When I wake up from surgery it was 1:15pm. I was alone and could not believe I was never nervous about surgery until I was being wheeled into the operating room and then it was too late cause I was knock out cold! I didn't show my doctor any wish pics because I felt she would do what was best for me and I trusted her 100% percent. My doctor was lovely, friendly, and caring every time I saw her! When my drain came apart in the waiting area my first office visit she exceeded my expectations. I wobbled in her office in a panic and she put me at ease and fixed it right where I stood. Two of her assistants were in the office with her and she was like "Honey I got this and jumped right in and put me back together (lol)!