Team Duran!New Recovery House in DR Angela's Recovery House - Dominican Republic, DO

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Hello everyone, I am a mother of one. I am 36...

Hello everyone, I am a mother of one. I am 36 years old. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2010 and went from 307 to 162 lbs. It has been a real ride but I am loving every minute of it! Who told me when I lost all this weight I would look like a raisin in the sun. A lot of loose skin. I did a panniculectomy and extended tummy tuck last year August and loving the results. I do have an anchor scar but who cares I have a flat tummy. I had a hanger let me tell you! I want to have that small waist and big ol but. I also need my legs done as well. I may need a lift. With my research Dr. Yily seems to be the one. I live in Ontario so she would be closest to me. I have so many questions. I sent in for my quote and I know patiently await. How long does it take for her to get back to you. I also wonder how long I will be in the recovery house or should I just go to a resort. With my tummy tuck I was very independent only down for a couple days.

IOkay so heres the deal. I lost 150 lbs and now I...

IOkay so heres the deal. I lost 150 lbs and now I have a lot of loose skin in my inner this. I don't know if lipo will tighten the skin or do I need a thigh lift? Has anyone had loose skin and just did lipo? If so what were the results like? Has anyone done a thigh lift with Yily? If so, what were your experiences and how much did she charge? Thanks!

Well it looks like I found a buddy. No quote yet...

Well it looks like I found a buddy. No quote yet but I am so sure of what I will pay because of my cyper stalking I am ready to send a quote! Like Monday. I found a sweet girl who lives in the same city as me that is going...I cannot belieive that. I don`t want the opportunity to pass as its great to travel with someone just so that they know your are not alone and we both will have that extra support. I am happy! What do you think y`all should I just go ahead and give her my deposit........

I am wondering how much does Yily charge for a...

I am wondering how much does Yily charge for a thigh lift? Anyone out there know? If so let me know your experience? Especially cost?

I AM BOOKED YALL! April 16, 2013 with Dr.Yily. Yo,...

I AM BOOKED YALL! April 16, 2013 with Dr.Yily. Yo, I stalked Yira everyday, God bless her soul

The price for fat grafting to buttock, BBL, liposuction of abdomen, armpit, back, flanks, waist is 3,000$USD. It also includes 1 compression garment, pre-operatory tests( TTP, HIV, Hbs, HCV, BASAL GLYCEMIA, 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).

The procedures will depend on your hemoglobin levels.

Lipo of thighs is 250$USD extra.
Lipo of arms is 200$USD extra. It includes compression sleeves.
Lipo of chin is 150$USD extra.
Lipo of knee is 200$USD extra.
Lifting crural(thigh lift)2800
Braquioplastia (arm lift) 2500$USD. It includes sleeves compression

The lymphatic massages cost 31$USD each session (10 sessions)
If you want to buy a second garment, the price is 140$USD
In case you need a blood transfusion, the price is 200$USD
The compression sleeves cost 80$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.

Isn't there anymore reputable recovery houses I...

Isn't there anymore reputable recovery houses I Dominican besides the three Yilu recomend.

Hey y' and my buddy booked our tickets...

Hey y' and my buddy booked our tickets today. We are going down on April 15, 2013.'s real y'all. OMG. I have been overweight all my life. I was shaped like Sponge Bob Square Pants and now things are coming together. I
just wanted to look regular with out the hanging stomach and rubbing legs. Guys I am feeling like finally I will look normal. It feels like a dream come true. So happy right now!

So I went to my family doctor yesterday. Got the...

So I went to my family doctor yesterday. Got the majority of Yily's meds. Only the cream is not availabile on Canada so you will have yo get there. The Heparin needles I need to get clarification on you leave instructions say 40 milligrams but in Canada it goes by units so I'll find out once I do I'll let all my Canadian bbl sisters for all my Canadian ladies out there that have coverage it will work out cheaper to get your meds in Canada rather than going down there and getting them. To iron the vitamin C I had to buy on my own but folic acid was covered under my plan.

Hey bbl sistas......some questions for ya.
1) How much cash should I carry with me?
2) Can I bring ny laptop and phone with me?
3) The first day there we get in the afternoon can I do something or go somewhere the day before?
4) Will I be bed ridden the whole trip? I'm just wondering. I know I am there to recover but just curious if anyone did anything?
5) for the bbl lipo n implants are there major scars?
6) I'm going home nine days after surgery. will I need a nurse for wound care ? I had a tummy tuck and needed a nurse for a little.

Thanks guys

Got my meds at my family doctor. Okay ladies...

Got my meds at my family doctor. Okay ladies everything was covered except for the cream. The Herparin though comes in units in Canada and mg in DR i I have to get clarification. Good morning Dolls! OK for all my dolls in Canada. If you need nurse assistance when you come back from out of country surgery this is what you do. Get your doctor to send doctors orders to CCAC. The website is They will provide wound care, drain care, bathing etc and it is covered by OHIP. They helped me after my tt and it was great. As the doctor sends instructions you get a nurse or and supplies. They will even take out drains. I know that I will come back with my drains. Hope this helps!

Hey guys needing some guidance from you all. Met...

Hey guys needing some guidance from you all. Met with my plastic surgeon today who I beleive had valid concern about me going to DR for surgery. #1. She said if anything major was to happen to me ex. blood clot etc how quickly would I be treated and what is the standard of care I would get and how it may or may not differ. #2 The price of breast implant are low...what quality of implant am I getting? Two implants in Canada are $ she is questioning the quality? She was against me doing a thigh lift or any sort of surgery that required major cutting. Off the record lipo and fat grafting or breast implants (if I brought my own lol)was ok but she gave me the eye. She hugged me bye twice saying I like you I wanna see you again, in one piece, without a ventilator. We both have sick sense of humor and its like talking to my girlfriend. So this raised some questions. I am still going to Yily because I feel confident in what she can do and her level of care based on her past clients. My questions are:
1. With the this just lipo and injecting fat to the buttock? Or are there cuts and rolling the bottom of the bum upward? Can someone tell me the bbl process that the plastic surgeon explained to you? BTW...even though I haven't heard of this happening down there she told me and I am passing it on. Any lipo more than 5 liters is not safe. Can kill you. Just passing info.

2. Implants...are they gel or silicone? Do we know the manufacturer? Have you seen the implant before it goes in. Are they good quality. Can they pop or burst inside you? What materials are on the inside? How do they feel inside.

She also told me lipo won't make sense for me with all the extra skin. So I won't be greedy. I am also gonna opt for the medical insurance. Does anyone know what that covers? Just curious. Thanks guys. Not being a negative Nilly just asking so I am informed.

Does anyone out there that has used the abdominal...

Does anyone out there that has used the abdominal board please tell me if they work. There are two different ones. Thanks!

So I decided to change Doctors to Dr. Duran. I...

So I decided to change Doctors to Dr. Duran. I found her to be more responsive. I do not doubt Yilys expertise but I felt Dr. Duran was right for me and what I want. I also like that she does not do more than four surgeries per day as she told me. I am doing a breast lift with implants, liposuction with fat graft.

Hey Ladies, After seeing a few ladies on here...

Hey Ladies,

After seeing a few ladies on here ask about any further recovery houses in DR. My girlfriend spent time and there and truthfully she has a lot of good things to say about her. The price is $65.00 per night which includes accommodation, care, meals and her food looks so good and a lot of variety! There is an all inclusive cost of $150.00 for transportation which includes pick and drop off to airport, surgery, medical appointments. If there is anything else you would like to do you can speak to her. I have spoken to her already. She is very sweet and can understand English well. There is AC, hot water is very clean. She is gaining popularity as well. She will not over book as she told me when she was full. Her contact number is 809-595-3109. She is on Facebook as well.

Iron lesson 101 my dolls. Iron is very important...

Iron lesson 101 my dolls. Iron is very important to surgery. It can make or break you and delay your surgery and cost you extra money in transfusions and iron treatments. Knowing that we have some time before surgery the first thing we must do is check our iron levels. I was shocked to find out mine was 9! The recommended daily allowance for an average woman aged 18-50 is 18 mg. Iron levels is not something that will change over a week. It takes weeks even months to correct. So I did my research and am sharing so we all are at our best when we are down there. It is important to take your iron with vitamin C as it aids in absorbsion! Add some strawberries to your spinach salad. Easy as that or take your iron and vitamin C pill together on an empty stomach. Do not take iron with Calcium or Vitamin D actually works against iron absorption. Always wait 2 to 3 hours between taking thos vitamins. Always remember to take a stool softner or laxative as you can become constipated. Here is a listing of iron rich foods: Brazilian nuts, shellfish (clams, oysters, shrimp), chicken or beef livers, canned tuna, sunflower seeds, iron fortified cereals, bacon, pork chops, seafood, dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, lentils and many more. I attached a website that will give you daily value percentages. I hope this helps! to track food and mineral intake. Much luv Dolls!

5 months post op...Dr. Duran

I am going to write about both my experience with Dr. Duran and Angelas Recovery House. I went down with my sx buddy and another girl I met through RS. Both of them younger than me so I was like a mother hen to them. I, my sx buddy and my friend were all scheduled with Yily in the beginning but decided last minute to go to Dr. Duran. I sent Dr. Duran my deposit of $500.00 in advance through Western Union. She messaged a few girls confirming sx but I was not included. She told me that she was unable to get my money. I told her I have the receipt and I could retract and resend. To come and we will figure it out. We reached ARH in the evening. She had her driver Glada pick us up. Glada was speak. Didn't speak a word of English but she understood enough. We got to Angelas that was where I met my girl Dominican Barbie. We had a fun time chatting it up! The next morning we went to Dr. Duran bright and early. One thing with Angela she is prompt and on time. She gets you where you need to go! Met Dr. Duran and she is beautiful and stylish. She examined me and I told her what I needed. I am a post bariatric patient. I had an extended tt in August 2012. I have a lot of loose skin. I also was in the middle of a nipple reconstruction as well. I wanted to get a bbl, lipo, bl, ba. I also asked for some extra help with my nipples and the scar around my belly button . all of which she said she would do. I came with my receipt and offered for us to go to the Western Union together to get it and I would give her the money. She said it was fine we would figure it out. I left my receipt in her office. Which she later could not find. I paid her $4,500 in Canadian funds. She was happy to get Canadian as she said her boyfriend lives in Canada and she could use the money when she went. When examining me she was straight up and honest and I respected that. She told me that I did not have a lot of fat and more loose skin. I explained that my nipples were placed too high from my previous breast reduction and needed implants and a lift to correct that. She said that was fine she would do an under the muscle silicone implant and lift me to correct. She said she would lipo my inner thigh a little but not too much because I have loose skin there and it would not make a difference. Fine np. Did my labs with my sx buddy. All I noticed was the nurse did not change gloves at all. It was like those were her permanent gloves as she took the top of the finger off to help her with drawing blood. Did my xrays. Hemo was 12. It seemed like there was a fight for the rooms as Duran got straight gangster securing our room. That caused the delay. Finally the room situation was resolved. I met with a doctor I called him Dr. McHotty. He spoke excellent english. He had me sign waivers and asked me a lot of questions while filing out the questionairre. Got my sx garments and the famous blue pill which really...I have stronger drugs than that. I took the pill when instructed and as wheeled into sx. Saw the anesthiologist who was very cheery. Got my meds and I was out. I did wake up during sx while my back was getting lipoed. I was not alarmed as I heared about it happened. I remembered saying I am awake. I then I remembered being wheeled into my room. My teeth were chattering and I was mumbling a lot of gibberish. My sx buddies cousin had arrived one day later and she stayed with me. I just remember being very cold. Now here is a little joke for you all. I had to go #2 (sorry if tmi). I told the nurse I need to go. She said tomorrow! I said whhettttt my boo boo is coming now! So forgetting that I had an EPIDURAL! I tried to get up seeing that in Canada walking was encouraged after surgery. Ya, I got up, my legs buckled and I crashed on the floor and shit myself going down! Word of advise learn how to tell them you need to shit!

Anyway, I hated CIPLA. The nurses were okay some were sweet. The medication sucked. Thank GAWD I have my Percocet and sleeping pills. The girls laughed and said I had a pill for everything. DAMN SKIPPY. The next day my blood tests were done. They found out that my blood levels dropped dramatically to 6.8 which is a dangerous level. I had to get a blood transfusion. Paid $200.00 for two bags of blood. I did not want to get the transfusion but they told me that it could be fatal if I flew with low blood levels which was true. I had the transfusion but I was terrified.

I went back to Angelas and honestly it was my saving grace. She took very good care of me. Her assistant Carmen was so sweet. I was treated like family. I AM an admin for Angelas group but I do not get paid. I will stand by good and honest people. She is just that! After surgery I was very swollen and in a lot of pain which was expected.
I was so swollen and Carmen would come and rub my feet for me. You are really like Angelas baby. She calls you her girls. She is a mother hen. She is very fiesty, she will cuss off any doctor for you she does not give two shits! She made it so her girls worried for nothing. She had the massage lady that came there and gave you your massage for $20. All needles were $20.00. She got medication for you. OH YES, OXO FORTE is a pain killer and it is the I wish I had some boxes of that to go home with. It is an anti inflammatory with 50 mg Codine. You only need two a day. I swear I didn't take my Percocet but I took those they really helped. Angela even arranged for a lady to come and do our toes and it was really cheap. Food was good and healthy. I can say she really takes care of you from my experience.

The first time I took a look at myself i felt like crying. My butt looked like a swollen pumpkin. I was very upset at how my body looked not knowing I had to give it time. I met with Duran post op and she explained that to me. What I did not appreciate is her scheduling our post op visits while she was doing a FB chat with her dolls and had all her girlfriends in her office while she was dealing with her patient. After sx she explained that she tried to help me with the extras but could not or did not like how it turned out. She did not charge me extra for it so I cannot complain. It was a good will gesture. One of my sx buddies was very weak. Literally passing out at the table. Angela flipped on Duran and had her to back to CIPLA in the middle of the night. Duran wanted her to come in the morning but Angela was not having that. Hell to the NO. She went back and got a transfuion. She also had arm lipo and her arms were wrapped in maxi pads. No one changed them. When I changed them for her...her arms smelt septic. I had to clean her with saline and put sterile gauze on her.

I had my massages which were great. Her massage therapist I call her wonder woman because how she fit my fat, swollen ass in a medium fajate idk.

I did not get a receipt for what I paid for. I asked and had to literally sit with Elizabeth (her secretary) to draft a letter in english for work. There was another girl who to do the same smh. Dr. Duran did not want to sign the letter I drafted she told me they would draft a letter and send it with the reciept throught e-mail. I NEVER GOT THIS. Despite several requests, emails, asking group members to request this. Still to this date.

The trip home was hell. We did have wheel chair service but I just wanted out of DR. I was very much over it. We almost missed our flight in NY. I don't know how we got through but we did.

Got back to Canada and two days later ended up in emergency. My left left went limp and would start to spasm. The pain was excruciating. I had to take muscle relaxers, call 911 and crawl downstairs backwards to open the door for the ambulance. They kept me over night and scolded me for having sx out of country. After testing me they found that she injected fat into my sciatic muscle!

I wore my faja religiously and that helped shape me. Naked I am not happy with my bum BUT it looks a lot better than what I started with. She asked me if I wanted hips i said yes. I did not know that I would go into sx I would be a size 12 and come out a 14. Really! I also asked her to make me a full C cup. I was happy with small breasts. I am now a DDD! I can't tell a lie she gave me a nice sillouette but I am not please that I went up in size. BTW my breast implants are NOT FDA approved. So, if anything was to happen my surgeon here could not replace them.

She told me that if I had a problems and needed correction surgery I could do so for free BUT we have to talk and agree which I was okay with.

When I got back I was home recovering on my own. Had a lot of pain and burning in my back. Couldn't get around. But was noticing after swelling went down in my breast that my implants were not under the muscle and I didn't get a lift. The chunk of fat that I requested be moved which was the driving factor that I went to her was NOT removed! You all have seen pictures. She said it was inflammation at first but now five months later NO. She will not return one email I sent her which is hurtful when she contact other patients.

So becasue I wasn't happy and had issues I shouldn't be checked on?

Then my trust level was subsiding. I was going to give her the money personally when I got back down there to correct everything but I will be very honest. When I saw that she would not give me a receipt for the surgery or the blood transfusion, a letter to confirm what I did for work which caused problems for me, finding out I did not get a lift, and a slu of other things I said HELL NO. How can I pay you in full without getting everything I paid for and to boot I am being ignored. Now Jazmine at Bella Vita has offered to intervene and help i have been to busy getting back to work to message her and I am thankful for her intervention. I am disappointed in the fact that I was ignored. Talk to me. Lets work things through. At the end of the day I brought Duran a lot of business and had two other ladies lined up to go to her. When they say all I went through they back out.

In conclusion there were a positives and negatives with my surgery experience. With all that is going on I am not trusting having surgery and really trying to see what my next steps should be.

I will never tell anyone do not go to her as it the persons personal choice but I will tell my story so people know the truth.

I am not one of them ratchet girls that try to barter down the doctor and skip out without paying. Nope, I am a legal professional. I tried to give this woman her money. I offered in DR to go to Western Union with her. She did not want to. Had she done that she would have been fully paid and I would have been fully screwed!

All I have to say to you ladies is PLEASE do your research. ASK important questions. MAKE sure you are in PRIME cardiovascular and physical shape. PREPARE for the recovery. IF anything does not seem, feel or look right do not do it.

After sx I was dead set against DR but I could not leave the groups. I want to be there for future dolls as a resource. As you can see even though I have my issues with Duran...she has done some good and while I was there she was nice to me. I could never say she showed me a bad face because that would be a lie.

I wish you all the best and truly love all you dolls.



Think with your gut first then your heart

This decision is not something that needs to be taken lightly. I know more than anybody else to desire to have a banging body. A traveling to the Dominican Republic has its benefits certainly but it also has its many things have gone wrong and I have seen so many things going wrong and speaking two ladies and their experiences sometimes out of fear ladies will not speak some time to stop there so frustrated with the process they do not speak but I want every single baby that makes a decision to do this to go and fully equipped and fully knowledgeable as to the side effects some people will never have any but on the other side of the spectrum some people do. Sandra Jones we met on Facebook she had surgery with Dr Duran and right after surgery she would experience excruciating like pain. There were no testing done to figure out this she has blood clots all she was told that she was suffering from information then she noticed at her b*** cheeks would locks I did she only had one full bottom and the other one looked deflated. Because I know healthcare in Canada's free I told her to get on the next plane to Canada I'll go home. Thank God she did because if she did not she would be another death story. If anything Dr Direction be thankful that I encouraged this young lady to go back to Canada. She waited one day and went to the hospital as soon as she got there she collapsed 6 North sis had to rush to her aid the young lady fell into a coma. The immediately put her into the intensive care unit and if anybody knows about the attentive care unit that's where people go when they are going to die. You were put in a segregated room you have a bunch of medical pads all over you monitoring your vital signs you have two nurses assigned to you that monitor you 24 hours a day. She had infection in her tummy tuck scar which happens but she also had blood clots travel to her long how did Dr Durant not keep her in 6 o'clock and instructed her to go home and get the kids she means she would not suffered being in a coma Dr Duran Duran diagnosed Sandra as having information which is the same thing she tells me and everybody else that I have spoken to. Dr to run to let me have skills she has helped me a lot but the one thing that I went down for she did not do and blame that on information. We were still very cordial and she said that I could come back and get more work done if we both decided on that to date she hasn't responded to one of my calls yes I owe her $500 and if she continues to honor our agreement and correct what she did to me I will be more than happy to give her her $500. She did not remove the fat from the top part of my book buttock area she did not lift my breasts. And when she saw that I was displeased and that I advocated for Sandra a human beingthat upset her because she felt that I was bashing her I will not buy Dr Duran I am a legal professional as such I deal with facts. And what I have seen is if you are not picture ready and look amazing you are left behind which hurts because I really light and admired Dr to ride and I felt safe with her. I am so contemplating going back for a second round 2 bot I am scared. So I am taking one year to get my body in shape get to my goal weight because I do not want to be tweaking here and there and flying down there. I wish my dolls out the best I have nothing but love for all of you and I want to see that you guys to feel your dreams of having amazing bodies. I live 30 3 years absolutely miserable. I was overweight I was 370 I had a horrible body and I had no self esteem what I have learnt is work can be done on the outside if you unless you fix the inside of you it will happen I love you Kaze dearly hugs and kisses
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

Not at all satisfied. Implants have been hurting for a year. I now have to have them removed. She has not shown any care for me after care. She did not honour that she would fix anything. She did not do a breast lift but charged me for one.

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