Pictures coming soon. As soon as I decide on my PS. At this moment, half the Dominican Republic has been subjected to my naked body via email. They are now holding their head in their hands and trying to decide if they can fix me.
I need to take a break from looking at deflated boobs, droopy butts, and hanging tummies. Even though the "after" pictures are so inspiring and make me happy for the recipients - I just have to clear my brain from the images for a bit. So, here I am! Looking forward to sharing my experience and hopefully meeting and learning from all of you.
A little about me: I'm a married 39 year old mom of 10 year old twins. That's it. That pretty much tells you what has happened to my body, right? No? OK, I'll get detailed. I have DD's that surprisingly aren't sagging too badly considering I nursed the twins. But, if I'm going to have surgery, I may as well pick the girls up a bit. I have a tummy that MUST have surgery. After I had the twins, I lost weight down to a size 2/4. But my stomach did not budge. I would have to tuck that apron into my jeans. And the belly button! Such a sad belly button. It literally looks sad, it's not even round - it's a big frown in the middle of my body. I've since put on some weight. I'm now 5'4" and a size 10. I jog 3 miles 2-3 times a week. I haven't lost a single pound since I started running (over 3 years ago) but, I have maintained my weight even though my diet could use improvement. "Could use improvement" sounds so much better than "I love junk food and hate veggies" doesn't it?
The BBL. I always thought I had a nice butt. But every single quote I have received so far includes BBL, even though I haven't asked for a BBL. It's been a while since I've had a new complex. "Hello butt! Nice to see you again. When did you get that freckle? Are you flat? Square? Nah - you're good. Or are you?" I'm thisclose to asking strangers for their opinions. See? I promised pictures are coming soon. I know you're all cross-eyed with anticipation.
Choosing a PS. omg - is this what bi-polar feels like?! These reviews swing so wildly. The doctor that has beautiful results, is the same doctor that botched a poor girl and ruined her life. And that's the story with almost every PS I have researched. "They're awesome!" and "They ruined my life". Followed by the "I'm not sure they actually performed the surgery. It was someone else." accusation.
I've decided to narrow it down by clinic and then go from there. The clinic I have crossed out is CIPLA. The clinics I'm currently interested in are CECIP and Plastimedic. I've looked at the Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeons list here, sorted by highest rated, and started at the top. I also check that they are a member of Sodocipre. Because
SODOCIPRE member surgeons meet rigorous standards:
Complete at least six years of surgical training following medical school with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery residency training
Pass comprehensive oral and written exams
Graduate from an accredited medical school
Complete continuing medical education, including patient safety, each year
Perform surgery in accredited, state-licensed, or hospitals-certified surgical facilities
And that's the stage I'm in now. Looking for a PS, poring over reviews, googling, and not doing laundry or dishes. However I am maintaining basic hygiene. YAY me!
There's so much more, but I'll save it for another post. In the meantime, I welcome any and all advice, tips and suggestions.