robles round 2!! - Dominican Republic

I am starting a new review instead if continuing...

I am starting a new review instead if continuing on my first. I have wired my deposit of $300 bc robles no longer accepts western union. I tried to find other options to get it to her bc it cost me $45 but it was the only way. It also went up from last year it was only $100 deposit required. I have also received my new passport bc I misplaced my last one. I have also booked my flight. I will arrive the 11th and surgery scheduled for the 12th. I know of what went on with Robles and still I cannot imagine doing this with anyone else. I trust her. I am going back for lipo to arms, back, abdomen and sides and to fill my butt back in bc I lost lots from losing weight, I dropped 26 lbs, back to post surgery weight. And also having my hips filled in. My next step is to get my supplies together and work on my hgb :) im really ready for this and hopefully its my final trip to DR ..I will post pics soon :)

almost 1 year 3 months post op

Here are a few pics, as you can see I really really need abdomen lipoed and my upper back and hopefully she can take a lil off sides and I want to do my arms also, then I want my butt filled in a lil more and my hips bc they have dents. First round I had tt lipo bbl and this past year have gained and lost 26lbs ,regardless im still happy with my results and cant wait to finish round 2 :)

slacking… .

I haven't been watching what I eat, havent been taking vitamins and I haven't scheduled blood test so idk wtf is going on with me, I think I scheduled this all wrong bc I got so much going on planning my daughters 10th bday and then my sis in laws baby shower and my mom just had surgery to remove breast cancer and plus im babysitting my niece and nephew plus i have my 2 year old running around and then I also haven't gotten my supplies together ughhh but this is a new week and as of today im taking the vitamins im going to do my blood test monday and then schedule my primary dr visit to get ekg done and be cleared for surgery and I am going to start my packing slowly, im not packing half as much as I did first time, very minimal. Im going to get serious now bc we are 3 weeks away and its crunch time!!!!

20 days!!!

So due to miscommunication between laura and I im scheduled for sx on the 13th now and not the 12th, so now im concerned if that is enough time to travel. Home only 4 days postop .anyone done before? If I decide to change it will cost me about an additional $130 but honestly I think it will be ok even if laura says 7 days. Hmmm.. Also, ive begun packing my bag and my list is much shorter than last trip I over packed and hardly used everything I took. So far everything fits in just my carry on. My list so far consists of:
3 maxi dresses
3 tees for under garment
Soft bras/socks
Compression socks, (im using same ones)
Gauze /tape
Adults diapers
Toiletries
Make up bag/cosmetics
Slides
Phone /charger
Night gown
Dial bar soap

I think thats all so far, if I forget anything I can just get it over there..

time is movin along quick..

Im so excited and I just cant hide it!! :)

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Had blood drawn yesterday, was on my cycle so im sure its going to be low, drs apt on thursday so ill know then the results and will get an ekg and be cleared for surgery :)

hemo results

12.1 in the middle of my cycle not bad bc im slackin on vitamins and havent been eating too good and not enough water so my goal now is to continue taking vitamins and increase my water intake and ive stopped drinkin (very social drinker) lol and everything should be perfect for when I arrive to DR in less than 2 weeks!!!! Oh n my ekg results werr good too so im clear :D

LAB RESULTS :

Hemo is at 12.1 midperiod which im happy with since I haven't been faithfully taking vitamins or eating healthy, last year I was at 11.7 midperiod and she was able to do all procedures minus back lipo so this time ill be off my period by that time and so im sure she will be able to hook me up :) my ekg was normal so everything looks good thumbs up and now we just wait :) OH!!! ALSO ive met two girls on ig going same dates as me, one is in chicago but one is my. Same age and in miami only 3 1/12 hours from me!! We have exchanged numbers and have asked laura to please try to room us together so im really happy about that and my nerves are a little more at ease :)

5 MOTHA EFFIN DAYS!!!!

Days are flying by, sitting pretty just waitinnnnn lol

4 MOTHA EFFIN DAYS!!!

Til take off.. Sitting pretty, waiting patiently :)

im HERE

Arrived, didnt find my driver, couldnt connect my wifi so a guy came over and asked if i needed help n so anyways he dials lauras num on his phone n after i speak to her he asks for a tip im like wow really cant just do a favor but anyways then the driver arrives hes really sweet i like him he takes me to cecip i get blood drawn/urine test, ekg, xrays n then i met some girls there from chicago that had already been operated and then i saw robles she says not too much fat on back or arms but i insist i need it i hate those parts n of course my abs she says shes gonna fix my hips n butt also but we need to wait for hemo results, so jeremy brings this other girl i met thats stayin at paradise that has been here almost a week her hemo is too low shes been gettin treatments and supposed to finally get operated tmrw, so anyways i get to virginias cool she recognizes me we talk a lil, she recieves a call that im not able to be operated tmrw i need some treatments also n then surgery on wednesday, she then proceeds to call pharmacy its goin to cost 7400pesos i give virginia 8000 which is smthn like $190usd so they arrive she hands me the bag i look inside i see my change inside a smaller bag ,she gives me injections n i tell her im ready for bed follow her to my room and and i mention to her a girl i met is arriving tmrw could she room with me, she pauses says hold on, grabs my bag from my hands exits room and returns ,continues conversation, and goes to grab me a towel i look in bag the smaller bag with my change is gone, when she comes back i ask her there was change in here she says let me check, walks downstairs n walks back up acting like shes on the phone with the pharmacy and hands me the smaller bag with my change. I dont even know what to think right now, I mean really its only about $14 but does she think im stupid, obviously we both kno what she tried to pull and i regret now that i didnt call her out on her bullshit.. Im definitely going to be on my fckn toes now smh :/ anyways hopefully nothin else like this happens again im not one to confront or complain as u can tell from my previous posts nothin but good reviews of my expiriences, but this was an eye opener i can be a lil too trusting sometimes ..also jeremy says dont exchange money at airport they charge too much that he couldve taken me somewhere that doesnt charge so much.. I think thats all thats on my mind right now just wanna get this over with and go home already

surgery done

So i was takin wednesday to have my hemo checked they charged me $5 and i was told hemo is good but wouldnt tell me what it was, i had been given like 6 iron shots and 2 treatments through iv, i spent like a total of $360 then i was sent home and returned on the 14th i had to pay my quote of $3800 plus $150 for my arms and according to Tavares the insurance is now required, not optional so that was another $150, i didnt have enough so the driver picked me up at 8am on the 14th he took me to pick up $600 my hubby wired me through western union i paid my balance n was given the blue pill n wheeled into surgery.. All i remember is i guess i was in a recovery room and i couldnt move my body i was trying to kick my legs and move my arms i was able to crack my eyes open and all i could see was bright white like, in my drugged up mind i swore it was "the light" and heaven had opened its gates for my n i thought i was dying and panicked n squirmed more and was able to turn my head and saw another woman in a hospital bed i think she was also still drugged im thinking oh shit shes dead toi n all i could hear was all the nurses telling me to calm down relax lmao!!!! I fiNally woke up as they where wheeling me to my room and i was cold a shivering teeth chattering but they told me its normal due to anesthesia, i felt nauseous and just like rd1 vomitted lots of brown liquid and felt much better afterwards, i stayed until today i was brought back to virginias and feel fine ive seen my tummy looks so much better but really swollen and once again my butt is huge lol so i had to buy more shots so i brought $500 with me plus $600 hubby wired me i only have $100 left after paying for the treatments and also robles sent me to a oxygen tank thingy she said it would help me recover faster n that also cost $100 and i had to pay driver $10 he said thats not included. Anyways ive spent more than i originally planned and im ready to go home, robles insists i stay a few more days but i feel fine im not paying $130 to change my flight and thSo i was takin wednesday to have my hemo checked they charged me $5 and i was told hemo is good but wouldnt tell me what it was, i had been given like 6 iron shots and 2 treatments through iv, i spent like a total of $360 then i was sent home and returned on the 14th i had to pay my quote of $3800 plus $150 for my arms and according to Tavares the insurance is now required, not optional so that was another $150, i didnt have enough so the driver picked me up at 8am on the 14th he took me to pick up $600 my hubby wired me through western union i paid my balance n was given the blue pill n wheeled into surgery.. All i remember is i guess i was in a recovery room and i couldnt move my body i was trying to kick my legs and move my arms i was able to crack my eyes open and all i could see was bright white like, in my drugged up mind i swore it was "the light" and heaven had opened its gates for my n i thought i was dying and panicked n squirmed more and was able to turn my head and saw another woman in a hospital bed i think she was also still drugged im thinking oh shit shes dead toi n all i could hear was all the nurses telling me to calm down relax lmao!!!! I fiNally woke up as they where wheeling me to my room and i was cold a shivering teeth chattering but they told me its normal due to anesthesia, i felt nauseous and just like rd1 vomitted lots of brown liquid and felt much better afterwards, i stayed until today i was brought back to virginias and feel fine ive seen my tummy looks so much better but really swollen and once again my butt is huge lol so i had to buy more shots so i brought $500 with me plus $600 hubby wired me i only have $100 left after paying for the treatments and also robles sent me to a oxygen tank thingy she said it would help me recover faster n that also cost $100 and i had to pay driver $10 he said thats not included. Anyways ive spent more than i originally planned and im ready to go home, robles insists i stay a few more days but i feel fine im not paying $130 to change my flight and then pay extra to stay at this recovery house im going home sunday!! I have a few pics to post.. en pay extra to stay at this recovery house im going home sunday!! I have a few pics to post..

waiting game

I feel fine, virginia comes in like 4 times a day to put a cream on my body where i had lipo and to empty my drain.. Both of my hands are swollen looks so ugly fat hands can barely make a fist, and other than that im just waiting ,watching the clock, to go home, i cant wait!!

never going back to DR for surgery

Sooo, im very thankful for dr robles i think she did exactly what i wanted on this rd2 ,im finally home, really swollen and a lil sore BUT i think that maybe due to recent deaths she may be expiriencing like kind of a "drought" and business has slowed down because it seems they are soooo money hungry and want to charge for every single thing and i honestly dont believe the insurance is mandatory thing BECAUSE my roomie told them she didnt want it bc she already has insurance n she wont be there 30 days n was told if any complications to let them kno and the $150 will be refunded that makes no sense to me AT ALL, ALSO last year on my rd1 i had tt lipo and transfer my hgb was 12.1 n this year was 12.2 n only was getting lipo n transfer they made me pay so much money for the iv treatments and shots and i just think its all bullshit and i was sent to oxygen tank which i dont think i needed it plus had to pay driver bc its not included and quote clearly says transpotation to all appointments included so i finally had to refuse the ivs my both hands are just so swollen cant even see my veins and i just couldnt take being poked so many times when i didnt feel i needed it.. Also robles was a little upset she told me had she known i wasnt going to stay longer she wouldnt have performed so much surgery bc i had told her before i would wait until she does surgery to change flight but since i felt fine i decided not to, my roomie on the other hand robles was not able to do all procedures and almost refused to refund her money which i think was too much $5200 for lipo n transfer but anyways i cant speak on her situation just that i felt really bad for her she wanted to leave n they kinda used her refund as hostage and kept telling her it takes 48hrs but they didnt say thay when she was handing them cash and she also fell at hospital and she was just miserable and they told her she cant leave yet they would call airline n tell them shes not released which i call bullshit on that, i just felt so bad for her and they swore that u cant leave country without a release letter signed by dr but i guess she was upset i was leaving 3days po she didnt give me one but airline didnt ask once for it lol im just saying i witnessed lots of drama also was basicall y accused of leaving early due to my roomies situation by Tavares which isnt true i truly felt fine to travel.. Anyways it was a totally different expirience from my first trip last year and was kinda like hell and i think they beat around the bush and are very slick and are just bullshitting and also that virginia situation i hated the fact there was no trust and had to watch my back so i will never go back ever again this was my final trip to DR too many changes and i havent even told every detail was just too much drama and its not for me ,thats all

feeling less sore

Havent showered, hate sponge baths, i was told not until drain site closes, i forgot to mention she removed my drains 3days po before i left, i am a lil worried but swelling seems to be goin down, both of my hands are back to normal, my arms and back and abs look swoll n bruised n just u know, not really pretty right now, my butt is HUGE and rounder, i asked for more roundness not to be bigger so i hope it goes down some, i scheduled an apt to have blood drawn to check my hemo, hopefully its comin back up, i dont feel so sore anymore but ive had a bad headache that comes n goes so ive taken advil for it, and i get a tummy ache almost every time i eat and not much of an appetite.. Other than that i feel fine, i plan to schedule my first massage for monday with the same guy that did them for me after my tt.. Heres a pic of my bottom from yest

had first massage tuesday

I tried a new place n it seemed to help. It was 50 mins and cost $90. She massaged all my lipo areas and rubbed out some hard spots and used the ultrasound thingy, it was a lil uncomfortable in some areas that im still sore.. I scheduled another with my reg guy next tuesday, here are a few pics i sent to update robles they were taken before massages, also i have started using my fajas from my rd 1,i will post when i take some pics

heres todays booty shot

swelling improving

I had my second massage today, was really uncomfortable especially my arms feel really sore, the guy says my dr did a really good job, i agree. i started using my ab board yesterday n helped it look much flatter as u can see from pics im gonna upload, loving my results so far, but def need to start drinkin more water n eating healthier, im on the wrong track again :/ im getting the urge to keep my faja off also, i hope i can stick to it this time!!

havent worn faja :/

So i have done it again, having too much fun n faja off :( i have issues, but anyways my tummy was really swollen so im back to waist training i just like it better than the full faja, my measurements are 41-30-43 but with trainer my waist drops to 27!! I just finnally fit into my size small today,i just started phentermine n trainer yesterday and it already looks so flat i will take pic tmrw morning without it but heres one with it on, im not happy with my back it just doesnt look like she lipoed enough ive seen girls their back post op n i think mine looks the same :/ i dont think its swelling, i do see difference in my outer part of arms but the under part not really still hangs about the same, i was told takes about 2 months for swelling of arms to improve but i dont see enough improvement :/ my booty on the other hand some days looks bigger others it looks smaller, also depends on what i wear, im gonna start squatting soon, i do like the shape of it though, here are a few pics..

pics

more pics

took these pics yesterday after taking off waist trainer

before/after comparison

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

After my second round with Robles i would no longer recommend going to the DR for surgery. There is too much going on due to recent deaths and im thankful that i was able to have had my procedures done and survived and was able to come home but all the extra drama was not worth it. You definitely dont want to deal with or see others deal with what i witnessed post op when you are at your weakest and basically your lives are in their hands. My ratings are not due to her surgical skills but because of her unprofessionalism and unprofessional staff. Yes you can be skilled at what you do but you have to at least act like you care about how your patients are being cared for after and be fair and hire staff that have some sense and training in customer service and how to treat a patient especially post op.

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