Future Yily Figure!!! - Dominican Republic, DO

So it looks like I'm really going through with...

So it looks like I'm really going through with this. I've been back and forth on whether or not I should do a review, but I have to think and be considerate of the fact that other reviews have helped me make my decision, so with all do respect, I'ma pay it forward.
A little about me, I am a 32 yr old mother of three, 5'8 and about 190lbs. I was 206lbs initially when I made the decision to do this and have lost 16lbs in preparation for my upcoming procedures. I plan to loose maybe 5 more pounds, I do wanna leave some fat for a "niiice" full and round bbl lol. I've always been a curvy girl anyway ( booty and hips), but after childbirth its been a constant battle for me to get that " hourglass" back. So with that being said, I am planning to get a Bbl, TT, and possible BA I'm not 100% sure but "the girls are hangin". The surgeon I have chosen is Dr Yily De Los Santos in the DR and "yeesss lord I am soooo nervous". I have seen and read both good and not so good reviews of her work, but ultimately I like her sculpting skills and I'm trying to remain optimistic.

**"I'll continue later***

Continuing where I left off...How I chose Yily

So as I was saying before I've chosen Dr Yily, but not without reserve. I initially contacted Dr. Jimmerson in Atlanta. I had fell in love with his work, but the quote I received from him was $17,000 and climbing with all the procedures and areas I wanted done. Sorry I was like " heeelll naw”. It really discouraged me for a while, but after doing further research (Googling, YouTube and RS ) I found other options with the same or in some cases, even better results. The first work I came across was Dr Yily, then Duran and Cabral along with a few others but these are the ones that caught my eye. Honestly I wanted Dr Duran but after corresponding with her she informed me she was booked until Oct. That wasn't gonna work for me and getting time off work. I work in the education field and we get a niiiice little summer break so July was my pick. I considered Cabral briefly but it was a little too much controversy around his a** for my comfort. So finally I contacted Yily, got my quote, paid my $300 deposit and I'm good to go...for now...

Serenity Recovery House... Yes or No???

Sooo as of now I have chosen to stay at the Serenity Rh. I have paid my $100 refundable deposit to reserve a double bed suite. I will be accompanied on my journey by my children's father. We are no longer together but have remained friends and supportive of each other. I know he will look out for me, very patient and attentive. So far I have only viewed Serenity's website, which seems very nice and well put together. I have yet to read any real reviews. So if anyone has stayed there or know anyone who has, please give me your feedback... Thanks

Getting myself prepared

I have done so many things to prepare for this transformation its almost like having another job. Ive had my physical, labs, and chest x-ray done with my primary and all was good. I've been evaluated by a cardiologist, where he performed an EKG and stress test on my heart and blood pressure response, passed everything with flying colors and he gave me clearance for surgery. I am scheduled to see an Oncologist in two weeks. I also went to my local passport health office and received there recommended vaccine shots, (I got 5 total) it was pricely to get it done there because insurance don't cover it through them. I would recommend checking with your primary to see if they have the vaccines available. My hemo right now is 13.3 but I would like to get it above 14. Yily recommends taking iron, vitamin C, folic acid, and vitamin B12 a month before your sx. I have already started the vitamin C, folic acid and B12, but I am holding off on the iron because too much can cause problems...

Getting things done...

At this point I am about 6 weeks post op and yeeessss I have been packing a little at a time and I am nearly done. Usually I procrastinate to the last minute but that's just one added stress I Dont need. I have already booked my flight $572 roundtrip with trip insurance. I got my passport back rather quickly $152. I have also purchased Global Rescue in case, for any reason I should need to be medically evacuated during my stay $159, I'm not sure if I even need this but I guess " better safe than sorry". Also I've already purchased my Tourist card online $10. I feel like time is gonna fly by and that next thing I know its gonna be just days before my sx, and at that point I want there to be nothing left to do but just "GO"...

Second guessing...

Ladies I have been strongly contemplating switching surgeons. I see this happen in reviews all the time and for some reason it disappoints me, to start off reading how sure a person is, glorifying there doctor of choice, and then outta the blue they switch. All I can say now is that " I get it". I still feel Yily has skills but I was never all the way comfortable with her. On top of that, she doesn't respond well at all. Answers to my questions came from Sasha her surgery coordinator, if she feels like answering them at all. Its just too much controversy, and negative reviews, to be with that BS and not even respond most of the time, is not cool. I value my life and I want to be safe and happy after this....So I have reached out to Dr. Tania Medina so far she has been sooo consistent and sweet....Any info about her will be greatly appreciated...

OMG!!!...is she Frfr...

OK so I shared my before and wish pics with Dr. Medina. So Of course Im looking for any recommendation as for as how much more weight I should loose or if maintaining my current weight would be fine...but "Lord hav mercy", this lady gone tell me I need to "GAIN" more fat...I'm thinking like is she fa'real and I just lost 15lbs, that I was very proud of by the way. Now Im looking at the message like did I read this correctly lol, mind-you, I'm 5'8 and about 190lbs ( give or take a few) but technically "overweight", I'm pretty dam sure she should be able to find the fat somewhere up in here lol... I did however send her a wish pic of k-michelle's big beautiful @ss lol "my bad"...but that's what I want, I'm scared to gain weight, I might go crazy and over do it....smh

Getting closer....

I officially have less than a month left and idk how to feel. Its hard for me to believe or Invision myself with the body I have always wanted. I have done so many "yoyo" diets, been happy one minute and unhappy the next, I just hope that this is really "it". Only time will tell, but At least I feel comfortable with the doctor I've chosen. Medina has been really great. I was a bit disappointed yesterday because I missed my oncology appointment but Medina said I should be fine since I don't have any diseases. She moved my sx date up to July 13th, (fine by me) I just can't wait to get the show on the road and see my new and improved body...

OK its crunch time...Hemo help

Ok so now that I literally have less than a month before my sx, I really wanna make sure my hemo is on point, above 14 to get all my procedures. Frfr, I'm not about to fly outta the country to half-step. Last I check with my doc it was 13.3 but I bought a home testing kit that said 11.9...wtf??! I need advice on what will really work over the next 4 weeks. I've been taking iron pills twice a day with vitamin C, folic acid, and B12...I also ordered some pure asurb liquid iron, s.s.s. tonic and Chloroxygen. Im gonna be eating greens, beans, and liver as well. I'm not about to play lol.

Free Boppy pillow

So my Boppy came in the mail the other day, and all I paid was $14.99 s&h, using a promo code I got from a doll on here. I had already been pricing them and couldn't even find one under $30, so yaaayy!!! I am now passing this info along for any future dolls looking to get the same deal using promo code ED09CCCF0 for $40 off ( boppys starting at $39) at nursingpillow.com, and If I get five friends to order using this code, my $14.99s&h will be refunded... Great deal either way...

DreamBarbie Rh...Scaaaam!!!!

Here I go, switching again smh...originally I was set to stay at Serenity Rh, but when I switched my ps it was a lil more money, so to cut costs I switched my Rh as well to Gianna's dreambarbie Rh. I'd heard about her house on YouTube and thought the price was great. So I messaged her, I asked all my questions, one being; If I decided to cancel my reservation would she refund the deposit, her response was, only if it is in enough time, not cancel 24 hours before. So I was cool with that and I went ahead and paid the $200. Well I ran across some reviews on her that was disturbing and I don't want that drama on top of trying to recover. So Im ready to cancel my reservation, Its 3 weeks in advance so I ask for a refund, and needless to say, now she all of a sudden Dont give refunds... Wooow...I screen shot our messages to her and everything, that shit didn't matter. That's bad for business when you don't honor your word and take people money. Its not worth being unhappy so I'm switching anyway.

Keeping my fingers crossed...

Well I had my final blood work done yesterday, Medina requested all kinda shit, had seven tubes drawn smh. Now I wait...I pray my hemo is up, I've been having issues with getting my package of sss tonic and chloroxygen delivered because I'm never at home when they come. All I have on board is my pure absorb iron and the iron pills along with vitamin C, B12, folic acid, and a few things I added to be diet. Hopefully I'll get my package today, I cant believe I have less than 3 weeks left, time is definitely flying....

Discouraged...

My blood work came back and my hemo dropped from 13.3 to 12.2, and I Dont know why, unless the blood work itself dropped it...smh I need to know what really works, only 2 weeks left.

Omg!!! Its almost time...

Less than a week to go, omg! At this point, it seems unreal, its almost like I'm waiting on some sort of unforseen obstacle to get in the way, shit always seems to happen like that. I am nervous, skeptical, tired, scared, and anxious all-in-one. Im still dealing with my hemo and the home hemo meter I have is bullshit, one finger will say 10 and the other may say 12.9 wtf... I'm just done with it. May need iron injections when I get there, oh well...whatever it takes, I'm not gonna worry myself about it anymore.

Finally omw...

Well ladies its almost time. I am omw to the airport OMG! My first time flying...But first things first, let me say I am more terrified of being so far from my kids, than I am of having this surgery, lord please protect them. But Oh yea this here flight tho... can't go without saying this flight "takes the cake", lord have mercy in Jesus name... Amen...y'all pray for me.

Its always somethin....smh

Missed my dang flight, stuck at the airport lookin crazy. I'm on the next flight out though. However Its Pushing my sx out a day and idk if Medina can accommodate that. I've contacted Dr Baez even though I got back on calendar with Yily, I'm just not 100% on Yily yet, but if push comes to shove, ima roll wit her. Any of you dolls have feedback on Baez, I need to make my decision like yesterday.

Surgery was yesterday...

Omg ladies, Medina came through. I love her so much, she is all hugs and smile, so sweet. She was on point, no waiting, she makes you feel so comfortable. I was so nervous but my surgery went well, I can't see my results quite yet from being all swollen and hunched over. I am in so much pain but I must say my stomach feels super tight so I'm assuming that's a good sign right? I woke up a couple times during surgery, I was face down and she was doing lipo, it didn't hurt but I wasn't tryna wait for it to start sh*t, so I start moving my head to let them know I was woke. I heard a lady's voice (not sure if it was Medina) but they got "the picture" and put my ass back to sleep lol. I don't remember much after that. I'll post more latter, I'm a little tired.

I've been trying to post pics...

Let's see if it works....

Sealilys recovery house...

I've been staying at Sealilys RH and so far they have been nothing but awesome. Always checking up on me, the food is amaaaazing, everyone is so helpful, I have a room with AC, a TV , mini refrig, and private bathroom, but not all rooms are the same though. You do have to ask them to turn on the hot water, but that's not a big deal, I love it here. The decor is really nice which makes it a cozy environment. The driver Jahzeel was waiting for me soon as I made it through customs, so appreciative of that because I had no way of calling anyone on my janky @ss phone. The gentlemen here really go out of the way for me. I would definitely recommend staying here.

The struggle is real...

I had my first post op visit with Medina yesterday and all was well. I ended up getting just a TT and Bbl because my hemo was too low to do the BA and lipo to my arms, and im good with that. When she told me it came back 12.2 I honestly thought she wouldn't do nothing but the TT, so I got lucky and I'm loving my results so far, she only put 600cc in each cheek but to me my butt looks huge. However, She did say 30% of it would reabsorb, smh I hope I won't notice the difference because I love what I see. As far as pain, lord knows I have been going through it with this pain ladies, omg!!! Its crazy how my back and ass be killing me. I can't get comfortable for nothing, I cant stand for long or walk straight, and my massages hurt like hell. If it wasn't for my baby daddy idk how I could make it. I commend the dolls who do this sh*t alone and strongly suggest future dolls to avoid it at all costs. I just want to enjoy the new me, minus "the struggle".

Last night in DR

Yeesss, Im finally going home in the morning , and as much as I hate the idea of getting back on this plane, I know I can't wait to get back home to my beautiful babies. This recovery process has been hell on wheels, especially in this stage two faja, ( hurts like hell ) I had to cut it a few places just for relief smdh. I'm glad I feel a lot better though, spent this last day exploring and shopping at the mall... Oh and the things I've heard about the traffic out here is soooo true, scared the mess outta me, its craaazy.

Before and after

Let's see if this pic uploads...

Miss new booty lol....

Hello ladies, I know its been a couple weeks since I've given an update, I had a slight infection at the sight of my tummy tuck incision and its been hell finding a surgeon willing examine me after having my sx with a different Doctor and out of the country only makes it a million times worse smh, so between my primary at urgent care and the ER I am being treated and everything seems to be healing well. I contacted Medina immediately and she has been very supportive. I thought she would either ignore me or blame me in some kind of way, like other reviews on shadey Doctors I've read, but I couldn't have been more wrong, its good to know your surgeon want evaid responsibility if things aren't going perfect. Other than this issue, I am truly blown away with my results, I can't believe my stomach is flatter than its ever been. Initially my ass was huge (was told by family she gave me a Kim kardassian ass lol) but it has gone down like the doctor said it would, and it still looks really nice. I can't wait to be in my regular clothes and out of the damn faja. I am considering a round 2, my arms for sure need work, they're not that bad but I feel incomplete.

Before and after pics

My little black dress

It feels so good to finally not have to suck in my gut...I am soooo greatful and waaay more confident than ever. I look forward to a round 2 for my arms and maybe a lil more bootay lol...
Dr. Medina

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