8 months later! Looking good but getting greedy and want a round 2!!! - Yily

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Okay, so I've been thinking about getting this...

Okay, so I've been thinking about getting this procedure for years. I've been researching for a little over a year now but yesterday was the first time that I decided I'm really going to do it no hesitation (well minimal hesitation). I emailed a few people to get quotes but I am really hoping for Dr. Yily De Los Santos to be the one. My focus is more on the hour glass figure and she seems to do really well with that. Of course I want a DONK though lol. Im aiming for sometime in April but we'll see cause she seems to be filling up fast. I am 63.5 inches tall and 150 lbs. Just hoping she responds to my email quickly. I wrote her last night in English and then I read she responds quicker in Spanish so I had to go back and translate it. I am married with 2 kids and I know my husband is excited but then again hes an "ass" man lol.

So I'm still waiting to here from Dr. Yily :/ Does...

So I'm still waiting to here from Dr. Yily :/ Does anybody know if she does surgeries on Fridays? Im really wanting to see if May 24th is available because I just found out I'll be going to school for two months starting in March.

Tried calling Yira today so I could leave a...

Tried calling Yira today so I could leave a message but her mailbox is full...im too impatient for this lol. Been doing a lot of research on everything I will need to take with me and what I need to buy over there. A little confused on the whole process but hopefully it will go smoothly. I'm thinking after everything is said and done it will end up costing around the $5000 price range. And I am including EVERYTHING that I wouldnt normally buy down to the travel size deodorant.

Not much to update on since I'm still waiting for...

Not much to update on since I'm still waiting for a response 2 wks later. Think I'll try calling a couple more times today.

Finally got my email and I got so excited I...

Finally got my email and I got so excited I couldn't read straight. I'm trying to get a slot that just opened up but no luck with calling since no one is answering and all of the voicemails are full so I can't leave a message.

I have the Implanon birth control in my arm. I'm...

I have the Implanon birth control in my arm. I'm not getting arm lipo but does anyone know if that would be an issue for surgery? Will I need to get it removed first?

Really wanting to get ahold of her to ask about my...

Really wanting to get ahold of her to ask about my birth control but no hope!! What number should I be calling??

So in all my panic to ask a question to Dr Yily it...

So in all my panic to ask a question to Dr Yily it never occurred to me that I can just ask a doctor in the US and it would be much simpler lol. I can't sleep I'm so excited I'm really gonna do this. I don't even have a date locked in yet but I still feel like its coming soon. Not sure I'm going to buy the vitamedica kit, figured the doctor would recommend it if it was really that great. And I took my pictures down for now. Think I'm just going to post them together with my post op pics whenever that happens.

Also does anybody know if I can use Tricare for...

Also does anybody know if I can use Tricare for the medicine or massages afterwards? Gonna call to find out tomorrow morning but figure I'd ask anyone who has experience with that.

I got ahold of Teresa this morning and was told...

I got ahold of Teresa this morning and was told May 22nd is available and I'll be the 1st patient that day. Tried to see about a sooner date but her English wasnt good enough to understand what I was trying to say. Already bought my ticket using JetBlue who I think by far has the best rates. I've flown with them a few times and never had any issues. $400 round trip which is really good considering I wanted an ASAP date for surgery and tickets would have been over $700. Im happy with my date. Gives me time to really do what I need to do especially since I've decided to take out my birth control in my arm and I will be EXTRA careful I dont get any "oops" as someone said lol. I also decided to add arm lipo to my surgery so my quote is for that included. For those still waiting on some a response for a quote this is what I was sent:

The price for fat grafting to buttock/BBL and liposuction of abdomen, armpit, back, flanks, waist is 3200$USD. It also includes 1 compression garment, pre-operatory tests( TTP, HIV, Hbs, HCV, BASAL GLYCEMIA, UREA, SERUM CREATININE, FULL BLOOD COUNT, VDRL, BLOOD TYPE Y RH) , cardiologist (EKG), anesthesiologist (epidural block), clinic fees (room, operating room, nurses, IVs, 3 meals, surgical assistants, etc).
Lipo of thighs is 250$USD extra.
Lipo of chin is 150$USD extra.
Lipo of arms is 200$USD extra. It includes sleeves compression.
Lipo of knee is 200$USD extra.
The procedures will depend on your hemoglobin levels.
The lymphatic massages cost 31$USD each session (10 sessions). They start at the 4th day.
A compression garment is 140$USD
Post-operatory bra is
In case you need a blood transfusion, the price is 200$USD
Compression sleeves cost 80$USD
For all medication is 250$USD
-HEPARINE 40 MG: to prevent the thromboembolism
-CLAVULIN 1GR: antibiotic
-DICLOFENAC 50MG for the pain
-OMEPRAZOL 20 MG is a gastric protector
-TROMBOCIL CREAM: relief of superficial haematomas
Dose of medication
If you want to buy the medication in your country
-HEPARIN 40 MG: Subcutaneous injection 1 per day for 8 days.
-CLAVULIN 1GR: Take 1 every 24 hours for 10 days.
-DICLOFENAC 50MG: Take 2 tablets together the first 3 days every 6 hours, then at 4th day take 1 every 8 hours for 10 days.
-OMEPRAZOL 20 MG: Take 1 every 12 hours for 10 days.
-VITAMIN C 500 MG: Take 1 tablet every 12 hours for a month.
-FERROUS SULFATE: Take 1 tablet every 12 hours for 30 days.
-FOLIC ACID 10 MG: Take 2 tablets per day for 15 days.
-THROMBOCID CREAM: Apply on the operated area 2 times a day for 10 days.
In case you want to buy them here I sell them at 250$USD or Jacqueline can help you buy them in the drugstore if you stay at her recovery house.

I read somewhere that if you do the massages with Jacqueline then they are only $25. Dont quote me on that though because I didnt hear it directly from Yilys team or Jacqueline. Same for the quote I got cause her prices may go up or down for whatever reason. Still deciding against too many extras like the vitamedica kit. And I wont be buying an extra garment until after surgery. Just doesnt make any sense since I dont know what size I will need. Hopefully 2xs lol but we'll see. Going to go ahead and order the epi foam and boards. Petitemami had some good information on ordering those so i'm gonna go through the websites she suggested.

This is what I was told as far as contacting...

This is what I was told as far as contacting them:

If you want to speak with my assistant or secretary, you should call my office: 809-622-5720, Monday-Friday from 9:00-17:00pm.
I really prefer that you ask me all the questions via email.

I called that number all afternoon yesterday with no luck but apparently mornings is a good time to call cause I called this morning and it was a quick answer and they spoke English (somewhat). I even lost signal and called back after a couple of minutes and Teresa still answered right away. I sent my deposit before I called to get my date because I wanted to make sure it was locked in but you can do it after just make sure you call them and let them know it was sent.

I plan to stay at the Jacqueline Spa from the...

I plan to stay at the Jacqueline Spa from the 23rd-28th and I need a buddy so it can be cheaper. Does anybody know if Dr Yily is still doing discounts for surgery same day? I dont think she is but if anybody is on the 22nd also then let me know and ill call and check.

I never realized how frustrating this whole...

I never realized how frustrating this whole process would be. Just received an email saying that they have me down for the 24th???? Just this morning I was told the 22nd. Ima have to talk to Dr Yily cause with all this money she is making I think it would be very wise to invest in an English as a primary language staff member. Im sure the majority of her clients are US based. I could be wrong but Im frustrated so I think I'm not lol. Ughhhh well I hope she responds soon since the number Ive been calling is going straight to voicemail right now.

For those who book with JetBlue they have a...

For those who book with JetBlue they have a feature where you can be refunded for your flights without penalties or fees if you cancel within 24hrs of original booking. Luckily I got this email so quick possibly changing my surgery date.

My OCD is getting to me lol. I LOVE to make lists...

My OCD is getting to me lol. I LOVE to make lists of everything I need to do or need to get still. Im making a list of stuff I got/am getting for the surgery for those who are still unsure of where to start like I was. It is nowhere near complete so I wont post until complete but I added a screenshot so you'd have an idea.

My husband wants to know how long until we can be...

My husband wants to know how long until we can be intimate after surgery. I think I read somewhere on here that its 4 weeks but I can't remember. Anyone have Yily tell them a specific time frame?

I'm really not too big on going out of the country...

I'm really not too big on going out of the country by myself. I prefer to go, get it done, and come home. I'm thinking 4 days post op Im gonna fly back...

I'm getting to DR at 3am the day of my surgery,...

I'm getting to DR at 3am the day of my surgery, does anybody know if I can go straight to the CIPLA? Not really tryna waste money on a hotel for 3 hrs.

What's the name of the plastic surgery app some of...

What's the name of the plastic surgery app some of you are using?

So my husband just informed me he has plans for me...

So my husband just informed me he has plans for me and my new ass lol. He wants to get me a motorcylce. Apparently big booty motorcycle ridin females are sexy lol. My husband is crazy but gotta love him..

Went to the doctor to see if they'll do the tests...

Went to the doctor to see if they'll do the tests and give me the meds without me having to pay for it. When I first got called back by the nurse to take my vitals I told her why I was there and what I was getting and she went crazy askin me all kinds of questions lol. She wanted all the info I could give her so she could do it too. My doctor was a different story though. I told her I was doing a BBL and her mouth dropped and she asked what it was. She was shocked when I told her, she didn't even know a procedure like that even existed lol. She took a copy of my email and is gonna find out about the medicine but all the test are gonna be scheduled for next week. One bad thing though...I have the implanon birth control in my arm that needs to be taken out at least two weeks prior to my surgery that is in 35 days. The doctor told me surgery is backed up a month out!!! Idk what I'm gonna do but she put a note in saying I need this out ASAP so I guess we'll see when they call me to tell me when my appt is. Crossing fingers!!!

Very frustrating!!!!

Very frustrating!!!!

I switched dates with someone and yes I already...

I switched dates with someone and yes I already called to verify but it was right after the other person called to switch the date to my name. Which to me only means that Yira remembers that she needed to switch me to that date, not necessarily that she did it smh.

So I have my list on an Excel document so if you'd...

So I have my list on an Excel document so if you'd like to see it just message me your email and I'll send it to you. Feel free to change it to fit your needs!! It has the formulas already uploaded into it so if you change anything it will automatically tell you how much you still need to spend and what the total is going to be overall. Of course I'm going to update it once I get back letting you know what I used and wish I would have taken. It's doubling as a list of supplies needed for surgery AND a packing list so thats why theres so much lol.

I have been trying to get ahold of Yira or Teresa...

I have been trying to get ahold of Yira or Teresa ALL morning and nothing. Someone finally got ahold of them and were told to call back after an hour and then when she called back and asked about me they said they had me down for the 17th of April!!!! I'm suppose to be the 16th!!!! One day might not sound like a big deal but it is a HUGE deal to me so much so I might just have to walk away.....

The person whom I originally traded dates with...

The person whom I originally traded dates with emailed Dr Yily about my date being wrong and she responded right away. Yily then emailed me to confirm everything and now I'm back to the 16th. So glad this was taken care of so quickly since we all know how she is with responding to emails.

I like to update everyone on my problems so it...

I like to update everyone on my problems so it makes them feel better about their situations lol. So the BnB we were gonna say at no longer offers a nurse for aftercare but only for massages so we have to stay somewhere else the first couple of days. The hotel that was the other option hasnt responded to me about aftercare since Monday so idk whats going on with that. I refuse to stay at the RH who seems to be worse than Yily when it comes to booking. Also the RH sounds like a huge waste of money since they arent actually nurses and im not tryna eat the same thing EVERY day. My husband wants me to stay at the CIPLA which seems to be our only option anyways. I guess I should find out how they handle their prices. I can do $50 a night if we can split the $100 it said but we'll see. Ughhh this is what you get when you wanna travel to an unknown country just for a phat ass lol.

Still working on finding a place to stay PostOp...

Still working on finding a place to stay PostOp but looking like its not gonna be a big issue. I'll stay in Dr Yilys office the whole time if I have to lol.

This is not because of Dr Yily or the hotel or...

This is not because of Dr Yily or the hotel or anything but I think I want to cancel my surgery because of my husband. My husband told his mother about the surgery even though I asked him not to. He's coming with me so the plan was to just tell her we were going on a minivacation before he goes to training for 6 months. I got sooo angry when I heard them talking about it I went off on him and told him I didn't want him there anymore and now I'm thinking of not going all together. He has a BIG family of judgmental no way in heck can keep a secret type people. I know they would be able to tell when I got back but it would've been when I was ready. People are less judgement all afterwards when they can see the results. It just kinda hurt me that he did that and then told me oh well you weren't gonna be fooling nobody anyways smh. Ughh men, why can't they just understand!

OLD POST: I LOVE sweet tea and dr pepper but I...

OLD POST: I LOVE sweet tea and dr pepper but I want my body to be in the best shape possible for surgery. I decided to stop caffeine intake and fatty foods 30 days out. It's gonna be hard but worth it lol. I'm drinking my last large sweet tea as I type :-) also gonna be starting a few of my medications tomorrow.

20 March 2013:
Couple different things happened today that made me move my date but I know it is for the best. I am giving up my April 16th slot and switching to October. Call Yira if you want it ASAP it might already be gone. I'm still going with Dr. Yily so I'm not selling the spot. One of the good benefits of being lazy/procrastinating is that I didnt start my meds yet. I did already get all my test done at my doctors so I can at least see where I stand. I'm sad....I already had a couple buddies I was going with or at least was excited to see there if they were gonna be my direct roommate. I still wish them and everyone else lots of luck, love, and prayers. Will update when the time gets closer. Good luck and God bless!


3 months until my surgery with Yily

So I'm back just as anxious as ever. I was originally gonna have my surgery in April but some things came up and it had to be postponed. Its okay though everything happens for a reason! October 19th is my new date of choice. Anyone going around that time? I'm a little torn right now as far as weight. I am in the military and have an excercise test I need to take October 6th. My max weight I can be is 147 but I wanted to be closer to 155 so Yily could have more to work with lol. I guess I'll just try to stay as close to my max weight as possible between 145-147 and hope for the best. My career is just as important as my new body :-) Like I said before I will post my before pictures closer to my surgery date; maybe about 5-7 days prior. I do have a little pudge from being pregnant but its really not that bad and wasnt something that made me sad when I looked in the mirror, but judgemental people have made me re-think that so I decided to add a tummy tuck will make the cost increase $800. My total now is at $4200 for just the surgery and $7700 for EVERYTHING down to the travel shampoo. Love helping people out so if you need a packing list/recovery supply list, then just email me. Also, if I've already emailed it to you then let me know if it helped or if theres anything I should add!

Got Lucky

Was just sitting here thinking that luckily my situation changed and I can still go in October, because I wrote her 4 weeks ago telling her I needed to cancel and get a refund and she straight ignored me lol. Glad I don't have to deal with that mess now :-)

Currency Exchange

Where is the best place to do a currency exchange for dominican money? Or would it be better to carry US money?

How long until you went back to work??

I am in the reserves but they want me to go on a tour for idk how long but my surgery is Oct 19th and I dont know how long to put inbetween working. I'm thinking 3 weeks?? Help me out please!

Changed date

So I now have less than 2 months to go! I'm going Oct 8th now instead of Oct 19th due to work. Which means I'm less than 2 months away now! Getting a lil nervous! I'm going to start taking my 7 day body cleanse about 6 weeks out and then start my pre-op vitamins (Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Iron, and B-Complex) 4 weeks out. I think I'll call today to schedule for my pre-op tests :-)

Searching fof a good hotel for recovery.

My husband will be coming with me so I do not feel like I need to stay at a recovery house or look for a roommate. I feel lost on where to even start looking for a place and I know I should have already figured this out by now. Anyone have any suggestions?

Recovery house search..

So my husband and I finally decided that we will be staying at a recover house instead of just a hotel and hiring a nurse every other day. I'm pretty sure they aren't actually nurses at recovery house but at the very least, they will be very familiar with post-surgical patients and what's normal for recovery. I'm imagining it will be like the first time you're pregnant and every little thing scares you into thinking you need to run to the emergency room lol. I have already emailed Healing Haven so just waiting to get a quote back and then there are a few more places I would like to check out. I hate that we decided this so late because a lot of places might already be booked up.

Still updating/improving my excel "Surgery supply/packing list" everyday so if there are anymore ladies who would like a copy just message me with your email address and I will get it to you when I get back home tomorrow. A lot of ladies have asked for a copy and I hope it helped! 36 more days to surgery :-) I have all my supplies already except a strong pain medicine, going to request an anti-nausea med just in case, and an antibiotic. Hope I can get them from my PCM!

Check out this website ladies!


Still looking for a place to stay

Anyone stay at Silhouette Recover house and can tell me how to get in contact with them? Also, has anyone stayed with Dominga that can give me a review?

So I went to the doctor today to ask about my labs from March. I was originally going to have surgery in April so got some labs done in March but then when the surgery was cancelled, I never went back to get the results. My hemo was 13.2!!! Yay me :-) Hopefully its the same or better now. Going to take some updated test tomorrow so I'm crossing my fingers!

Being bad..still havent started my pre-op vitamins!

I have drill all weekend so I will start my vitamins on Monday which will only be 3 weeks out instead of 4 but thats better than not at all lol. My hemo was 13.2 again when I got it checked last Friday so I should still be good! I have decided to stay at Domingas. Her reviews look sooo amazing and her prices are the only one thats reasonable for both me and my husband. Some places wanted to charge the same amount for someone whos just there to help smh. I found her on www.airbnb.com and she has a few different rooms to choose from and her surgical special right now is $500/week plus $10 each day for a helper, includes transportation, meals, housekeeping, and 3 massages. I will make sure to take pictures and do a review. She responds quickly also, no more than about 12 hours but mostly within the hour.

Before pictures

I sent these before pictures with the attached wish pics to Yily and she said they were very realistic and achieveable...YAY!! I'm pretty sure she can't give me that ass but if she wants to try thats okay with me lol. I'm still trying to decide if I want the TT or not. I keep going back and forth and I think its just really gonna come down to what Yily recommends. I already have all my surgical supplies, recovery house reserved, plane ticket purchased, and passports in hand. Soo nervous, it doesnt really feel real yet. The only thing I have left to do is figure out a pain medicine and an antibiotic that my doctor would be willing to recommend. I really wanted something strong but doesnt look like im going to get that.

8 days to go

I'm not nervous or excited or anything really. Just feels like nothing special is about to happen; something that is gonna change my life forever. Ughh anyways, at my mother in laws house now. She's the only one outside my husband and close friends, who knows what's goin on. She's not too judgemental about it, just telling me I don't need it and tryin to shove a bunch of pills down my throat that I told her I don't need lol. I'm still goin with Domingas and ill post a review after I get back on the 12th. I'm not staying in DR very long but it's because of some last minute changes to my husbands schedule and he's comin with me. I have a Dr over here that knows everything going on and it's very supportive and even looking into it herself now lol. Anyways I'll update when I get there on Monday.

Government shutdown BS!!!

I am in the Reserves and have drill this weekend where I'm suppose to take a VERY important exercise test. Well now because of the shutdown, they cancelled drill this weekend. I planned my whole trip around this exercise test and now idk what to do. I need this exercise test not only to start working full time aka more money, but also to get promoted. I'm so lost right now....and I don't have much time to make a decision.

101.1 fever isn't helping smh


Things worked out and all ready to go!

Well I'm here at Domingas and LOVING it so far. Got a lot of information so far just as far as traveling to DR and what not. I'll put all that up along once I get back from CIPLA on Wednesday. I'm not taking my laptop and I'm not about to write it all on my phone lol. I was nervous like scared, why am I doing this, kinda scared, but I'm fine now. About to go to sleep and wake up to be at the clinic by 730.


Be ready for the waiting game lol...

Just to clarify

My girls had the fever lol. Just one more thing I had to deal with but they're fine now. Still waiting to see the Dr Yily. I'm in my room all dressed up in my gown. Getting anxious just waiting here for so long. Only me and one other girl today.

A lot to comment on so i might stop and right more tomorrow.

First off, no pics until tomorrow because I can't stand up to show you. I don't think I got much in my ass but I think it's cause most went to my hips so I will definitely let y'all know tomorrow. At the SDQ airport it was pretty simple. Not a lot of people so kinda just walked right through. Exchange your money in the states if you can cause the airport exchange rate is lower unless you exchange $150 or more. Got my tourist card which is really a receipt looking thing and didn't have anything to declare so that part was simple too. These Dominican men are brave lol. I don't mind flashing polite smiles but when they start blowing kisses at me I'm done smilin lol. AND my husband was right next to me smh. I'm staying at Domingas and so far there are a few disappoints but more stuff that I am happy about. She was late picking us up at the airport by about 40 mins. Once she picked us up we went straight to CIPLA for labs. I'd say it took about 20 mins for everything. I did my chest x-Ray and got blood drawn. Yes she wore gloves but no it wasn't very sterile. She drew my blood with a syringe and then put it into the viles but my blood dripped on the floor and the tray in the process. She cleaned it up with an alcohol wipe and then used the grinder machine to brake apart the needle before she disposed of it. After that we went to the pharmacy cause I still needed augmentin and the pain med dr Yily prescribes that starts with a D. The pain med was only $12 roughly USD but then damn antibiotic was $38. I have medical insurance in the states but my dr forgot to put in for those and I didn't have time to wait for her to. I also went to get food which was included in Domingas price even though it was take out and then to the salon for a Dominican blowout. I wanted to do the salon on Friday before I leave but she said I would be in too much pain. The salon was $12 for wash and blowout and I have really long hair. Then it was back to Domingas to eat dinner and get washed up and sleep. That's all I can type for now. I will do day of surgery (today) probably tomorrow when I leave.

1 day PO

Passed out twice sitting up to put on my faja. I think I'm okay now. Dominga is on her way now so review when I get home.

More pics

Still too sore for the review so maybe later today.

Day 2 PO

Don't forget to bring a pen on the flight so that you can fill out the paperwork they give you like the declaration paper and another form. Day of surgery I was told to be there by 7:30am since I had already completed my labs, but we didnt get there until about 8am or so. Dominga said they are never on time, and sure enough they weren't lol. I still had to meet with the cardiologist so I waited for him to arrive. He just asked me a bunch of questions about medical history and then did the EKG. After that, I went downstairs to the emergency rm area and had a doctor there check my height and weight and ask a few more questions. My BMI was like 26 I think so they said I was good. From there it was up to the 4th floor I believe to wait for the rooms to be cleaned so they could put me in one. At this point it was about 10am. A little later Samira came to collect the payment and then a little while after that they came to put me in the gown. Yily came in about 1ish and had already done 1 patient. She had a lil blood on her shoes which I though was a little gross but she explained that why would she have it unless she does the surgery. I had asked her about another review and the other girls belief that Yily did not do her surgery. She got upset and started saying that she is not there for the prep or the clean-up so if people wake during those times then of course she is not there. I think I went into surgery around 145ish and was back in the room at 3. I did wake twice during the surgery. The first time I was on my stomach and the second time I was on my back. Yily peaked over the sheet and just told me to relax and that there was only about 5 more mins left. Of all the reviews I read not one mentioned how you feel directly after surgery. The epidural had me sooooo uncomfortable I started to freak out. I could not feel my legs fully until abourt 12 hours later!!! I was so uncomfortable that I was regretting the whole thing at this point. I kept trying to fall asleep so I could be okay when I woke up but falling asleep was hard. I know you are not suppose to sleep on your sides but it was the only way I could fall asleep. The next morning you have to be out by 11 or they charge you extra. So about 10 they came in with the Faja and everything to get me ready. My drain was not working so they had to take it out and drain me by hand. I passed out twice during this process. I kept waking up from dreaming not knowing what was going on. My husband said it was about 30 seconds to a min each time I passed out. I'm pretty sure it was cause I hadn't eaten in awhile though so make sure to snack throughout the night. Because I didnt have a drain in, I had to get my first massage early which was today and then again tonight. They said I need 2 a day. The first one wasn't too bad but she said she was going easy on me. The amount of fluid that came out shocked even the masseuse. She took a picture of it lol. Dominga includes 3 massages in her price but because I need more I will have to pay outta pocket. She charges $40 for her massages but she was trying to explain how she does a lot to only charge $25 like some other poeple. It goes back to one of the basic principles that if its good then it isnt cheap and if its cheap then it isnt good. She was showing me pictures of girls who have gone the cheap route and she had to fix it. You can actually die from the massages not being done correctly. You spend so much money on the surgery you better make sure that money isnt thrown down the trash by not making sure you are taking care of yourself afterwards. I can't think of anything right now cause i'm kinda tired so I'll write more tomorrow. Let me know if you have any questions and ill try to answer.

Gianna Colombo - Masseuse

I recommend her to the fullest!! I went from the 1st hook of the faja barely fitting to the last hook with just one massage. Very nice and professional and works wonders with her ultrasound machine, parafin wrap, and then the draining. She's on whatsapp 829-445-0205.

Day 3 PO

A little more detail about surgery day. Like I said, I woke up twice. The first time I woke up I was on my stomach and I think I woke up because they were doing my arms and I could feel it. I couldn't feel everything, I could only feel my left arm and it was more than just pressure, it was kinda like a pinching feeling. It's kinda funny now that I think about it cause when I woke up I was trying to turn my head from one side to the other so they would notice I'm awake and put me back to sleep but while I was doing that I remember I was fighting the urge to go back to sleep lol so if I would have just laid my head down and relaxed I would've went back to sleep faster. The second time I woke up I was on my back. This time I know I woke up because I'm a mouth-breather and my mouth and lips were SO dry that I could barely breath with how dry they were. I started sayin "por favor agua o yellow" which means water or ice please, and that's when Yily was trying to calm me and say 5 more mins. I did fall back asleep after that with brief fuzzy wake ups after that like putting me on the bed and stuff. There's really no way to prepare yourself for that initial shock right after surgery when you can feel anything from the waist down. I kept telling my husband to bend my knees but when he did I still felt like they were down. I think that was tw worst part of it all. Plus the pain meds they put in your IV are useless. I took 2 oxo forte pills that I got here and that's the only thing that helped. I hate taking pills, I like to "tough things out" so I didn't take them until about 10pm so just don't make that same mistake as me. I would take some right when you get out just to calm your nerves and then again later in the night. Don't forget to bring an ensure or some kinda liquid meal replacement to drink around 3am along with water so you'll have more energy come faja time. I probably would've been good if I ate breakfast too that they gave me but I really had no appetite. I'm gonna update my items used when I get home but it's only gonna be based off of if you stay at Domingas and use Gianna for a masseuse. A lot of stuff I probably would've needed if they weren't taking such good care of me. One thing I will say is bring the BIG bag of baby wipes and at least 2 big bags of thick pads. There is no A/C during the day at Domingas and I'm fine with that. This country tries to limit its energy consumption and I understand. If you stay here book Johns rm. It has a ceiling fan and a little balcony so if you open the balcony door you get a nice breeze. I've been pretty comfortable with the heat though. The most I've had to do is take a baby wipe to pat my face down. Also, the later into the fall/winter season you come the less of an issue it will be. Just my personal opinion but this is not something you do on your own. I don't know what I would do without my husband here. I owe him so much when we get home. Everything is doable by myself but I feel it would put more strain on my body if I had to do it myself...like laying down or sitting up or putting my faja on (which he's horrible at right now lol). It's only $10 extra for him each day we're here and he's included with the 3 meals and transportation and everything. Just no massages for him lol. I enjoy giving as much detail as possible so the more I think of, I will update. Oh yea, Yily give out compression stockings and pretty good ones so if you still want to buy some, no rush just wait until you get back home. Okay ladies, more review later. Good luck to those going under today!!! May God send his angels to watch over you while you sleep and guide your surgeons hands!


Husband snuck a pic

First "fun" pic lol

Still heading home. Will do another detailed review either tonight or in the morning.

Leaving so soon was such a bad idea

I originally wanted to stay for at least 10 days but since my husband went with me, he couldn't get that long off of work. So I ended up only staying 4 days PO. I was getting 2 massages a day but because I was leaving at 10:30am I could only get one that day. That massage that I got Saturday morning was my 4th massage in 24hrs. It took alot out of me and I almost passed out and we didn't end up leaving to the aiport until 9. We got there about 9:30 and they told us it was too late and had to put us on the next flight that left at 2:50 and then charged us $100! (We later got that reimbursed since it clearly states on their website that internationally flights aren't closed until 45 mins before departure.) So we left and came back and then off we went. I didnt end up getting back home until 12:30 at night. The next morning I had to go pick up my daughter and that took 6 hours when it should have only taken 1. I then couldnt stand to be in the car anymore so I stopped and stayed at a friends house and ended up having to go to the ER because my arm swelled up and I could barely move it. The ER is pointless by the way. They gave me morphine and then said they weren't plastic surgeons so they didnt know what was normal smh. The place that was supposed to be massaging me now said they no longer offer this service! I did not get a working drain so now I have all this fluid build up and idk what to do. I have so much fluid under my skin that I can barely feel when someone touches my back. I plan to be on the phone ALL day tomorrow until I find someone so wish me luck. About to order my stage 2 faja and hopefully that will help also.

Sorry for not updating!!

I haven't exactly been in the mood to share my experience. I've been trying to give it the 3 months likes everyone says, before I start complaining. This update is really just to let everyone know I am okay health wise and I will do a real update with pics soon I promise.

8 months later!

I don't even know where to start! I want my hips fixed (indent) and more projection so that's why I'm considering a round 2. I have horrible lower back pain now though and it has been constant ever since the surgery. Need to get an MRI to see what exactly the problem is. Ask questions if you have any!
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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