OK! That's It.. I Will Be Somebody's BBL and LIPO Doll....Baez or Duran? That is the Question. - Dominican Republic, DO

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After almost 3 years of research, and having at...

After almost 3 years of research, and having at least 3 of my friends get this procedure done, I think it is safe to say that I am ready to take the plunge as well. At first I only wanted a breast augmentation, but over the years I've lost my sexy body and shape. Dieting and gym are not doing it for me. I want to do this for ME. I consider myself a risk taker, but I gotta be honest, when it comes to surgery I am more of "Take it slow, are you sure bih" risk taker lol. So after taking a realllllllllly slow, and asking myself are you sure bih a thousand times...I am ready. Well, I am not going next month or in the next 3 months, not even 6 as I have other things that I am working on in my personal life ( such as my career, business, where to possibly move to and paying my student loan). My new body is a very important decision, however I don't simply want to look good, I want my life to be on "Fleek" on every level.

What have I done for far ?

Well beside following sooooooooo many doctors and stalking some dolls on IG, and live and breath here on Realself, I have contacted 3 of my top doctors.

Dr Duran...YES, getting a hold of that lady was not a piece of cake. I emailed, called, sent messages on fb, what’s app, DM'd, sent letter in a bottle and screamed out her name on top of a roof top building to finally get a reply. That was in October or Nov of 2015. Duran quoted me $3900.... I was all set on Duran until I kept looking at other people's result and some were a hit or a miss (In my opinion)

I know I mentioned 3 friends who got the procedures done, I do not want to discuss their business much but they have inspired me to “JUST DO IT". One went to a Dr in Florida, she got BBL, LIPO and a BA, I do not remember the name of her surgeon. She looks good and is happy with her result. The other two went to Dr Duran. My best friend's went in March 2015 , her result I LOVED, and still do although she went for a revision with a different Dr as she felt like DR Duran did not work well with her body type. I cannot wait for her to recover to see her result, and I really hope that this time she is truly satisfied and happy. My 2nd friend literally just got back and is still recovering. So far so good...although she is already considering going for a 2nd round, but she is still healing.

For a while, at the beginning of 2016, I stopped thinking about surgery since I had other things and still have other things that I am working on. I never stop following other people's journey. During that time I started following and fell in love with Dr. Julio Molina Suarez's work. His works look great and his dolls look natural. I emailed him a couple of times, and even sent him messages on what's app but her never replied. According to some of the reviews here I can tell he is more expensive than Duran (Most of his BBL and LIPO patients said they paid between $4200 and $4500)

Shortly after, I stumbled upon reviews of Dr Australia F. Baez, started following her, read almost, if not ALL of the reviews here on RS, and she was automatically bumped to #1 on my list. I emailed her, and she replied the same day with a quote. Hers was $3300. Now, yes Baez is less expensive than Duran, but that is not the reason why I am leaning towards her. For my health and body I do not care about a discount. I just happen to fall in love with her work and the nice things people are saying, her bedside manners and more. Yes Duran is VERY popular, she is the Beyonce of plastic sx in DR but Dr Baez's works speak volume as well.

I heard back from Dr Molina

I usually delete my messages on what's app but yesterday ( Saturday ) out of nowhere Dr Molina texted me back. He sounds very professional and writes good English. He asked me for my name, age, height and weight. Asked me if I am taking any medications and if I have gotten any other procedure done and if I am allergic with anything. He asked to please send him a couple of pictures and what exactly do I want to improve about my body. I replied , took some new pics, for some reason the pics I took early in October 2015 I was fully naked in. I used them to get a quote with Duran and Baez, but with Molina because he is a guy I said let me leave my underwear on. It's silly I know, he sees vagina and naked woman all day. But hey, whatever I took some new ones which I will also post later on in my journey so you ladies can have a before and after. Anyway, Molina asked for $4200. So I was correct. His ask for 1000 $ deposit to secure a date vs $200-$300 like everybody else. his reply was long but very detailed.

The struggle is reallllllllllll !!

The struggle is real.. I CANNOT make up my mind. I not only read the good stories, I also read the bad, the not worth it. I realized that each and everyone of them have a couple of bad reviews, it's just that when they are bad, they are sooo bad that you want to reconsider. I just read a couple of bad reviews about Baez, I never considered Cabral. My reason is unfair to him, the poor Dr had one death, but the media makes it sounds worst not knowing what really went wrong. But...it seems like a lot of people who were not happy with their first round went/are going to him and are happy. So, i will go ahead and request a quote.

So far I have Duran $3900
Baez $3300
Molina : $4200

Got a quote from Cabral

So instead of emailing, I decided to save Cabral'# and he was online on what's app. Earlier today I went to google translate and made a little paragraph in Spanish. Copy/Paste it to Cabral, sent a collage I made (Front/left side/right side/back) and not even 15 minutes later he replied. His quote $3800.00
So him and Duran are about the same range.

Also i read that ppl in DR get charged less, so i used a different email and pictures (of me) and sent that Spanish paragraph to Duran and Baez. You know how it goes with Duran.. hopefully she replies.

Sooooooooooo my top 3 are Duran, Baez and Cabral. As i was just telling one of my friend ( a Duran doll) I am in NO rush at all. I am not getting this thing done until next year, so not only do I have time to get my money together, I also have time to think ( God's willing, of course). As of 2:27 pm on this fine Tuesday afternoon ( lmaoo) Baez is at the bottom of the list and Cabral is on my mind heavy lol.

OK!! MY MIND IS MADE UP..

I've decided to go with Duran. I see that she is in Cuba now. I will be making my deposit soon to secure a March or April 2017 date. So I have about 10 months to prepare for this.

Medical Clearance

Spoke to one of my friend, and also read some answers here on RS ,it is suggested to try to establish a physician/patient relationship with a general medical doctor from now on (If you don't have one like myself) who knows you and your medical history. They even recommend getting a clearance from a cardiologist.

Usually blood tests are done to make sure your hemoglobin levels are good ( this is one of the most important details when going for liposuction ), no diabetes , kidney or liver problems are present. No urinary infections or clotting issues.

So my next task is to find a physician to get the test done early that way any abnormal findings ( If any) can be treated and stabilized before the surgery. Even if all is good, I will also get the same test done at least a month before the surgery, because a lot can change in our lives and health condition. I have to make sure i am 1000000 % healthy, having a nice body is not worth the risk of not checking and assuming all is well.

1st physical with my Dr

I have my first physical scheduled for Sept 9th. Right now I am 192 lb and 5'4 I am really not happy with the way I look, the heaviest I have EVER been, I am going to working on shedding some pound. If I need to gain some more before sx I simply will.. I get weight so easily that wont be a problem.

List of supplements

I ordered some supplements from VitaCost and it came to about $24.00

- Vitamin C
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin B12
- Iron

and this Arnica Gel

What else do I need ?

List of what you'll need

Found this on 'DURANDOLL ATL''S page here on RS since I am using this as a diary, I figured i'd post it here so I can come back to it later on when I am ready. She also mentioned a site where you can get some of the supplies for cheap, it's www.vitalitymedical.com

This is courtesy of MissBigBuns:

Here's a list of what u need, leave that other mess at home!
1. Baby Wipes- a lot and non scented. U will be tired of the smell by like day 3
2. T-shirts- go inside faja, about the size u wear now
3. Underwear- to wear outside your faja because u vagina will be out at the bottom and u can walk around in your faja and panties or if your faja is getting washed u can wear a t-shirt and panties.
4. Thick Pads- to go inside your faja. U need at least 50 pads. Them thins I brought were a joke.
5. Neosporin- cuts and burns
6. Ensure- I didn't drink mines because they were nasty but u are suppose too.
7. Water- the bottled water there is nasty.
8. Post op meds- have your PCP prescribe them because DR will try and rip u off. Try to charge a person $500 and the person left and went to another pharmacy and got them for $150.
9. 2 or 3 sundresses
10. House shoes
11. Fanny pack
12. Chux- maybe 25 if that.
13. Arnica gel and tablets
14. Bromelain
15. Hibiclens- sponge baths
16. Water pills
17. Laxatives- didn't need but a few girls did.
18- gauze and medical tape to cover drain whole once removed.
19. Toiletries
20. PEZ
21. Gloves- for nurses and massages if they don't have any.
22. Disinfectant wipes- clean toilet and sink behind yourself especially when sharing a room.
23. Phone charger
24. Alcohol pads- not many
25. Sleep aids- sleeping will be hard.
26. Itch cream and Benadryl!!!
27. Flip flops
28. Robe
29. Blanket
30. PASSPORT!!!! Bring it everywhere!!!

Tourist Card

You'll need one and it cost $10, that line can get VERY long, so to save on time order you card online

http://www.dgii.gov.do/tarjetaTuristica/EN/about/Paginas/default.aspx

it's valid for a year. Now I don't know if it is something that will be mailed out or that will be delivered digitally to print, but i'd say order it at least a month or two before departure or as soon as you book your flight.

Hemoglobin level

So I had my physical done back in August 25th but finally went to the doctor today for my regular check up. I didn't mentioned anything about sx to the doctor yet but I saw on the screen as he was showing/reading me my test results that my hemo level is at 12.2 ???? My friend also told me that she thinks in DR it's one point lower which may means that it's really 11.2 for them.. sooooo I need to get my hemo to 13 according to Duran's instruction. Time to start popping some iron and beet's juice.

Date secured and partial flights booked !!!

Because of a major training I have coming up in March for work I will not be able to go in March as I wanted to. After 30+ call to Duran's office yesterday this morning I was able to get a hold of someone and reschedule for MAY 23rd. I live in VA but will be flying out of NYC since we do not have any non stop flights from the DMV to SDQ. I want to be able to have surgery the same day I land in DR. I just purchased my flight from DC to NY and NY to SDQ. I will get to DR at 9:30 ish am which means that I should be able to go straight to Cipla get my tests done, pay and hopefully get the sx done. At least that's what both of my friend did.

My advise on how to get in touch with Duran and her staff

I don't care what others have to say but getting in touch with Duran's office is not easy, but it is also not impossible. I always get an answer even if it means it took me 30+ calls, and that is because I am impatient.

So how ?
1- I suggest you start by creating a very easy email address just for surgery journey if you are serious about it like durandoll2017@gmail or yahoo or bblbody2017 ... Anything simple so that when you call it's not hard for them to understand or spell. I didn't do that at the beginning and used my current email address which consist of my first and last name, it was a bit of a struggle.

2- Download this app call REBTEL. $5 gets you an hour or so worth of calls to DR, it saves the number you call so all you have to do is click on the number next time you need to call. They do give you 5 free minutes when you first join, but sometimes it takes more than 2 calls to get through Duran's office. Plus you will need to call again to confirm your deposit is received, your date is confirmed and etc. I wish they had $1 or $2 option but they don't.

3- Now that you have Rebtel downloaded and you created an easy email, go ahead and email Duran at Hilarioplasticsurg@gmail.com the night before or at least 2 hours before you call. Use the app and call her office at 1-809-331-5050 (CIPLA's #) and as soon as you hear the prompt dial ext 212. The best time to call in the morning is between 8am and 10am and 2pm to 3:30. Google what time is it in DR so you can get a better idea on their time vs your time zone. Now my spanish is bad, really bad, but once I get someone on the phone I say " Habla ingles? " or I ask for Wilkilia, she is Duran's new assistant. Before it was Fania or Elizabeth. So, ask for someone who speaks english, tell them you need a quote or whatever reason you are calling for, while on the phone with you they will check the email. That's why you need an easy email, if you tell them Durandoll2017 they will find it right away. Ask for the person's name and use her as a point of contact. So next time you call, you ask for that person like " Puedo hablar con Wilkilia ? " and that is how I get in touch with Duran's office.


Rebtel's website to add minutes: https://www.rebtel.com/

Duran's BMI

Hummm so curious as to why when Duran or her assistant emails you back with your quote they don't mention ANYTHING at all about her bmi requirement when it is such an important factor that will determine if she will operate on you or not. So if you follow her on IG you will notice that she mentioned that your bmi cant be more than 32 for bbl and lipo. Well mine is 36 and with only 45 days left before my sx date I am not too sure anymore. I wish I knew before I would have been on a quest to lose weight. Anyway I am not going to get discouraged, I have started my diet and will keep a positive attitude. Worst case, I go to DR and my bmi is not what she needs it to be, and i go back home. I understand the risk associated with a high BMI and prefer to go back home, shed some more pound and go back at a later time. A nice body is not worth my life, some girls were turned down by Cabral and Duran because of their BMI and went to a different hospital, its not worth the risk for me. Anyway, enough with my blah blah..just make sure you know your BMI and your hemo level. To check your BMI, google what is my bmi, enter your weight, your height and there you have it.

BMI update- 10 days left- Recovery House- before pictures

A little update, BMI is down to 33.3 I am confident I can shed 6 more lbs by next week. I am on very low calorie diet, and I also jump rope ( Helps a lot) The weather hasn't been great , rain and cold but I need to jump ropes everyday for the next 7 days. Anywho, I found out that the bmi requirement is no more than 33, Duran prefer 32 and depends on the procedure she may turn you down. I am assuming procedures that requires more down time. I got 90 % of the items on my supply list. I purchased my Visa online and download it. I am going straight to CIPLA when the driver pick me up. I also requested an overnight Nurse ( From the recovery house). I will be staying at Tropical Deluxe ( @Tropical_deluxe on instagram) My friend recommended it, and Mama Ruth is super nice. I have been in touch with her on What's app. Her english is not perfect but she understands and answers right away. She is so sweet, her number is 809-993-6079. From what I was told, her and her daughter own the recovery house, the food is good and they take good care of you. I will share my experience when I come back. I will also upload my before picture over the week end as I will take fresh new ones. I waited because i started this process here on RS over a year ago, and i know a lot would change weight wise and it sure did lol..not proud of it, when I sent in my quote i was 180, which is why Duran didnt mention anything about my BMI cause at that time it was fine. I since gained 25 more..yep I stepped on the scale on April 7th and saw 205, I almost lost it because I don't really look like I weight that much.. well maybe i did lol..in my arms, my face and of course my butt. As of today I am 194.4 so i lost about 11 lbs (To round it up) so I am going to try to bring it down to 190 which would bring my bmi to 32.6

Other than that I think I am ready. All flights have been booked since months ago, recovery house partially paid for. I am excited, but at the same time nerveous, but I am hopefull and confident that all will go well. I am mentally preparing myself for the post-op and recovery process. Some people say its painful, some ppl whose pain level are different simply complain that their body feels sore as if a truck rolled over them or they have been at the gym for days. We will see how I experience the pain.

Until next time dolls.

Xoxo

Typos

Huh..excuse any typos from my previous or any of my posts. I type fast and just submit. As long as I get the message accross ;-) Sorry I let some of my grammar nazis down lol

Before pictures

As promised here are the before pictures. My Gosh... I look way better with clothes on. Well 3 more days until I become a Duran doll

Update

A little update for you dolls.
I flew in early this morning and got to DR at exactly 9 am, and to Cipla at exactly 10 am as per the email that received confirming the time. I get to Duran's office and Wilkilia ( her assistant) and everybody looked at me as if I was crazy lol like " you're having surgery today " well yea .. to make the story short it was too late, Duran already marked whoever was having surgery that day and had moved on to something else. So today became lab testing and so forth day. They took my before pictures, got my x-ray done, blood work. I had to wait til 1:30 for the cardiologist so In the meantime I was told I could go eat but I went looking for another RS sister who got marked up and was waiting. LISTEN !!!! Cipla is a big booty heaven , like I felt gay for a second cause I couldn't stop starring at butts on the hallways and waiting areas. Nurses, janitors, cooks are all walking with a big booty. I went to Cabral's office for info on another friend I had sx the day before I thought they were having a meeting in the waiting area.. soooo many ppl. Duran's office wasn't packed but I saw many girls come in and out for some follow up wit her nurse. The cardiologist came on time, she checked my little heart, took my blood pressure and other fancy stuff then I was sent downstairs to emergencia office to for weight and height and some other questions that I was asked a 100 times. It's okay that they check I don't mind. Well my bmi was 32.6 yaaayyy and I am cleared for sx tomorrow :-)

Things to keep in mind if you are considering sx in DR

1- You are in a Spanish speaking country, do not expect everyone ( specially at Cipla) to speak English. The lady who did the blood work didn't speak English at all.

2- you are on Dominican and pesos time lol so expect things to go REALLY slow.

3- Good Customer Service I want to say is almost non existent, not saying it doesn't exist at all, but I felt rushed and spoken to as if I was bothering some of the ppl ( who were doing their job). Like when I was filling out of the paper work I asked a question because I wasn't too sure and instead of explaining it again, the girl told me that I didn't listen .. like what excuse me ?? The blood work lady saw that I was a little scared of the needle she didn't reassure me like nurse always does , that it will be quick and that I will just feel a pinch or try to have conversation she just said keep your arms straight in Spanish lol.. but some people were extremely polite. People are just in a rush it seems but I'm not stating they were rude.. just not the service that you expect at a hospital.

4- #2 again, expect to WAIT a long long time.

New Duran doll

Hey guys I had a successful surgery. I was given the pill at 5, fell asleep and woke up at 10:30 on my back with a new body. Ok I'm not going to sugar coat this.. so far I am in pain. Can't lay on the new booty, and laying all day on my stomach is seriously uncomfortable because I have so much fluid and it was lipo'd. Oh and I was size large tell me they gave me a size small faja. I couldn't breath they had to use 2 extenders to close it., this is not normal specially for a stage 1. I told the ppl at the recovery and they thought the same way too tight. Lucky for me I came with a stage 2 and changed to that. Here is a glimpse at the new body as I was changing. It's a bit too early for me to give an honest option I'll wait for at least another month or so cause as you may already know this body is gonna go through so many changes. Until later babes

Tropical Deluxe Recovery house

So far I like the recovery house, it's clean and also not fr from Cipla. I like that they have a masseuse on site so no need to leave the house. They have a driver to take to your appointment. They have staff on board to cook clean and help you. The food is not bad, they give you choices and you pick what you want. Rooms have ac, fan and tv. If you want a bathroom in your room you got that option too. They have a doctor that comes every other day to check your blood pressure. They do your laundry. Mama Ruth is so caring so are her daughters Baby Ruth and Esther
Phone +1 (809) 993-6079

More pics

Taking off faja to be washed and also to get my first massage. Nothing about this process is pain free, the message was not a relaxing one lol.. but I gotta admit I feel better now because at least I can sleep on my stomach. She removed a lot of fluid from my stomach as well.

Massages

Oh massages are a relief... this morning I woke up with so much pain and fluid on my belly. I just had a massage I'm feeling much better. Here is a pic from today

Recovery is not a joke

Recovery is not fun, you really need people to help you. If you can stay for 14 days or more do it if you can afford to take that many days. The massages are extremely necessary and hurt a lot. You wake up every morning feeling like you are carrying 2 blocks, you are literally laying on top of fluids. Putting the garment on is the most painful thing ever especially if you did your inner thigh.. when you move to hook 2 and up and you gotta lay down so they can close it's no fun. Some of the pain will have you question why you decided to do this in the place... but I try to focus on the end result. Ladies just prepare yourself mentally

Back in the states- Update

Hey girls I am back home. The plane ride home was hell..1 I gotta admit, I left DR way too early, please dont make the same mistake I made, if you cant take 14 + days off you are not ready. I flew way too soon. The faja was too uncomfortable, I unhooked it, biggest mistake ever. My stomach got sooooo big, I looked like I was 6-8 months pregnant. It was air cabin pressure, and it could have been worst. I gotta do better guys.... I wont lie, i didnt think i was gonna make it home safely. That plane ride was too long. Anyway I am back home and already back at home seating on piles of pillows and wearing big dresses lol. I am trying to find another masseuse closer to home. I am feeling okay, just ordered a new faja from Contour Faja since they took my measurements in DR.
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

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