I sent Dr. Yily De Los Santos and email requesting a quote almost 2 weeks ago and finally heard an answer last night. 5700 for everything requested and in her e-mail it says to give her 7-9 days to respond because she gets 50-100 emails a day. That price includes pre-surgery tests but she doesn't cover anything post op :
Optional: medical insurance (it covers possible complications that may present after the surgery, during the first 30 days) 250$USD extra.
The price for compression garment is 140$USD
The lymphatic massages cost 31$USD each session (10 sessions)
In case you need a blood transfusion, the price is 250$USD
The compression sleeves cost 60$USD
I am very happy with my decision to go with Baez. Her work is really good and she isn't over worked. Also I have sent a ton of questions and she answers me by the next day. Here is what she said for those interested:
Thank you for thinking of me for an evaluation of plastic surgery, for realization of all the surgeries you requested the most important thing is that you must be healthy and the cardiologist must approve that we can perform all procedures. The price for the surgeries that you are requesting tummy tuck, lipo to abdomen, waist, back, flanks, inner thighs and BBL (butt and hips) is US$ 3,800, if you add breast lift is 4,500 dollars, which includes:
-Airport pick up
-evaluation by plastic surgeon
- Laboratory exams
-Overnight stay in the clinic
-First compressive garment
-Free of charge follow ups
-lymphatic drain massages and ultrasound massages which are included
The amount of fat transfer to your buttocks depends on how many cc can be extracted with liposuction. Your results also depend on your hemoglobin level if you want to get excellent results you really have to be healthy and no anemia. I recommend you to begin taking vitamins (C and B complex, folic acid, iron) and please ask your primary can doctor to take some blood test like glycaemia, full blood cell count and creatinine at least to know if you can have all surgeries done.
Your date for surgery is important because I work from Monday to Saturday, I just have one patient per day except Saturday that I just don’t perform surgery (I also have to go to a public hospital to perform reconstructive surgeries), you also have to arrive one day before surgery to be evaluated and have lab work done, if you are arriving early is better for you because lab test can be done from 8.00am to 6.00 pm.
Medication included in you package are antibiotics, analgesics and gastric protection medication, all drugs provided are given to take by mouth. There is also ten session ultrasound massages included; the massager will give you some lymphatic drainage massages too.
Your compressive garment included is a Fajate’s brand item if you want one more garment it cost 120 dollars.
I work with a team, my cardiologist will evaluate you and my anesthesiologist will examine you and discuss what type of anesthesia suits you right, you might have epidural block or general anesthesia. Anesthesiologist and cardiologist have the last word about how many procedures can be done safely on you.
If you smoke or use addictive drugs you must quit them, two or three months before surgery and two months after too in order to get good results and no complications. Plastic surgeries are for healthy people or those who have any clinical condition but are under control, if you have any disease you have to consult and get approval of your doctor before surgery.
If you need transportation or a recovery house we can offer these services with an additional fee. You can hire a taxi driver at a recovery house, from my office or from yellow pages, a round trip from my office to the place you are staying it costs about 20-40 dollars. Recovery houses are the best place to stay as they can offer all services but some patients don’t feel fine staying there, I don’t have a preferred one but I know two places that are around 75 dollars per day including laundry, room, meals, snacks, Wi-Fi and care by nurse if you want to have more info you can call to these phone numbers Nilky 8097651779 and Ana Maria 8097855850. You can hire a nurse (around 2000 Dominican pesos for her services, nurses dont know much English) if you want to stay in a hotel. I work at Instituto de Cirugia Especializada. This is a link in Google maps with the location of my clinic and the second it is a link for small hotels in Santo Domingo, you can stay at other renowned hotels too.
You will have to stay in Santo Domingo from 10 -14 days depending on the surgeries you will get. You will be able to get back to your work in two weeks (average). Your follow up visits are included and you don’t have to pay more money for them, you don’t have to pay to the massager; you will have to pay only if you receive any service that was not previously included.
I know some English but I am not a good speak, my assistant will help me in your evaluation to have a better communication.
It is not necessary to deposit to my bank account to lock a surgery date, you just have to confirm your surgery 3 weeks before traveling here but you can if you are willing to do it. I just accept cash and payments with credit cards have a 15% taxes by the clinic. This is how you can deposit/wire, you can transfer from US$500 to total cost of your surgery. You can do this from now or when you have everything set for your surgery. Once you go to a JP Chase Morgan Bank ask to deposit money in a bank in Dominican Republic, this is the info for the deposit:
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Once you deposit the money you can send me a mail and i will confirm that everything is ok.
Questions or doubts about the price or the elements included in your surgery package just email and I will reply as fast as I can.
Dr. Australia Fragoso Baez
Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
Here are some additional questions I asked her since this email:
ME- Do you think I will need the tummy tuck? I was not sure I needed one and if I don't I don't think I want one. I do want the breast lift with implants as well.
DR- after lipo you might have some sagging skin so a mini tummy tuck could be ideal for you, if you want the breast lift with implants only the cost is 2800 dollars,
ME- Brazillian butt lift and breast lift with implants and a mini tummy tuck, also lipo of the arms will come out to total how much?
DR- all those procedures are 4800 dollars
ME- I have been taking my vitamins, is there any more pre-surgery stuff I should do?
DR- you can buy lipoboard and Levanox for after surgery, compression stockings
ME- Do you provide something for pain management after surgery? Also, are you sure I can have all 3 surgeries at once.
DR- you will have pain medication to take at home but you can bring your medication if you want, to have all surgery the most most important thing is your health, if cardiologist says you can have all 3 then you will have then all, hemoglobin is requested to be higher to have a good amount of fat extracted
ME- Will someone be waiting for me at the airport to bring me to your office?
DR- a taxi driver will pick you up and take you to my office in oder you get lab work and evaluations, his name is jose brito, he will take you to my office, my address is bolivar avenue 208, suite 405, Instituto de Cirugia Especializada
ME- What type of breast implants do you use?
DR- Silicone implants (brands are mentor, eurosilicone, silimed, motiva, and donasis)
I HOPE THIS HELPS!! I WILL KEEP ALL YOU LADIES UPDATED THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS! HUGS AND KISSES XOXOX