I have a date with Diaz (Dr. Manuel Diaz)

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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After about 6 months of being a realself -aholic,...

After about 6 months of being a realself -aholic, I decided to start my post. I am 27 years old and I have one 6 year old child via c-section. I have contacted and received quotes from Yily, Duran, and Baez, and I have decided to go with Baez. I am choosing Baez, because she only does 1-2 surgeries a day and she also responds to you with any questions you may have.

I am 5' 2" and 186 lbs. Most of my weight is in my lower body... butt and thighs. I am contemplating which surgeries I would like to go with. As of now its aggresive liposculpture (incl thighs and arms), bbl, and ba. I know its a lot... but once and done is my goal. Some of my friends say I dont need any more booty and they are prob right but I would like a more shapely butt. A tt is out of the question for me, just a personal decision.
My friend is coming with me she is getting lipo and bbl with Duran the day after my surgery. It's gonna be nice having someone with me to share the experience. I'm trying to convince her to do a review also.

***WEIGHT LOSS*** I am going to try to get down to 175, I am a short thick girl and don't want it any other way.

Hasta Luego

Before pics

Didnt have a chance to post pic yesterday. But these are the pics I sent for my quote. Not best pics but selfies are never easy :). These boobs need help and the love handles gotta go. Maybe enough lipo around my booty will make it great... or not

Measurements and flight booked

So... My weight is actually 187 lbs ;/ and my measurements are 34,32,46. I would like a 30/32, 26, 46 but I don't even know how that would look lol.

Baez said 180 or close so I really want to try to get rid of a few lbs.

About 10 weeks to go so we shall see.

Might change my Doctor

Ugghh... I read all these reviews about people changing their doctors. I tried to email Baez to see if she can send me some before and after pics of some of her more "curvy" girls, and no response yet. Although her reviews are great I just want to make sure she can give me the results I want. A lot of the Baez dolls had to gain weight for surgery and I am more on the lose a few pounds before surgery side.

So I sent a quote request to Dr. Manuel Diaz, and Dra. Fatima Alamonte. I have seen a good amount of before and afters of some curvier girls and they were awesome.

I have been dieting and eating really healthy. Not so much to lose weight but the healthier you are the better your recovery.

I also keep contemplating what surgeries I want. I am sure whichever doctor I choose will tell me what's best for me. But I definitely want Liposculpture (back, flanks, abdomen, waist), incl. thighs (inner and posterior), arms and breast aug (lift w/ implants (med)), and maybe chin lipo and bbl. I wonder if my booty will have a better shape from lipo to the surrounding areas.

Also started vitamins. Right now just taking the blood builder and a multi vitamin. I'll prob do the preop vitamins from makemeheal when I get closer to my surgery date.

Hasta Luego

Diazdoll in less than 2 weeks

I'm not going to write a lot. Most people only want post op info anyway. I changed my mind about Baez, because I couldn't be sure she can deliver results for larger women. When I asked her if she had pictures she never responded. However she responded to the same email almost a month later asking me to confirm my date. Which means you got my email and chose not to respond. It's not a big deal, but I'm just funny like that. She delivers great results just not for me.

To prepare for surgery I have stopped drinking, no fried or fatty foods, I'm taking a multi vitamin, hemeplex, bromelain, and put absorb (gotta have that iron right). I also started a 10 day cleanse. You don't have to diet just take the pills. I want my insides right during surgery and recovery.

The day is here

So everything is going well so far. I came yesterday and did all my preop work. Diaz is great we were on the same page about what I wanted. The ladies at real recovery armonia (mayra) are so sweet. Now I'm waiting for Diaz to come mark me up and take this blue pill. He's late but I understand he has more important obligations and this is an elective surgery. No worries.

Less than 24 hrs post op

Whew the pain and uncomfortableness is no joke. I woke up during surgery but it wasn't a big deal to me. They put me back to sleep once the other time they were almost done so they just numbed me. Too much anesthesia isn't good so I appreciate them. He does operate with another physician DR Sabala. Which I'm sure all docs have assistants. I'm just glad they are both certified drs. 700 cc's in each cheek and 325 cc implants subglandular. I was in surgery for almost 6 hrs. I'm not sure how much fat he removed I will ask him at my next appt

The struggle

I am waiting on a transfusion. My hemo was 6.7 today. This sucks I'm supposed to stay strong but it's hard. I'm swollen and they can't find a vein. I just want to be ok. I asked today and he took out 7 liters of fat. Hopefully the blood will Make me better

Last check in with DR diaz before I go home

I had my last massage with Brunhilda and last check up with Diaz. I am very happy with my progress. I am in my stage 2 garment today... No opinion about that yet. I'm not a wordy person. Any questions just ask.

I think one of the important things when picking a doctor is not only their results. But aftercare too. Every doc does things a lil different. Comparing him with others:
He put my faja on me in the operating room. Some next day.
My massages started day after surgery some docs wait 5 days or don't even make sure their patients get massages. The massages are necessary, point blank! It helps with stiffness and fluid.
He does not give everyone heparin. He does it on a patient to patient bases.
I saw him 4 times after my surgery. Some only saw their Doc once or twice.
He provided all the care to me directly. Cleaning my wounds taking out my drains etc.

When I woke up in surgery he was there (I think everyone wakes up) but he was there start to finish he closed me up himself with Dr. Sabala. I know because I pretended to still be under just to watch what they were doing I didn't say anything until I felt a lil pain.

Any questions please ask. He's not as popular as some but I think his results are just as good. Even the people here say the sane thing. And they see every doctors patients.

Less than 2 weeks post op

3 weeks post op Diaz

I have lost 7lbs so far since surgery. I have been in my medium faja for about 3 days. I added ultrasound to my lymphatic massages which I've been getting 2x a week for the past 2 weeks. All of the scabs on my breast are almost off, I have been using vitamin e oil and neosporin.
I am still happy with my results, but I would not do it again. Recovery is a pain

2 month bbl update

2 month bbl



4.5 months post op

I'm already considering a round 2 I want my waist smaller and stomach flatter. I'm thinking about ab etching in Colombia. For now I'm going to try to lose some inches the old fashion way. I'm still absolutely happy with the choice I made in my doctor and having surgery
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 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
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
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