Almost 41, 4 Children, and Its Time to Do Me!!!!! - Dominican Republic

Hello RS ladies. I am new to this site, (although...

Hello RS ladies. I am new to this site, (although I've been reading posts for months now). Decided today it was time to make my own post. I'm so excited and nervous for my procedures. I am confirmed with Dra.. Almonte on June 6th for a tt, bbl,and liposculpting. I have my plane ticket and already applied for my passport. Because of you guys on RS I have also started taking my preop meds. My "boothang" was going to fly out with me on June 5th but he can't come now until that Sunday. So now I'm veeerrryyy nervous about doing this alone. Any tips would be helpful......

Getting in touch with Leslie......

Hey RS ladies. Can someone please give me the contact info for Leslie in Almonte's office please? I have not spoken to her I've only been emailing Dra. Almonte.

Passport stalking!!!!!!

Sooooo I am a procrastinator and waited until the last minute to apply for my passport. I am constantly checking my status online daily. I literally think I'm going crazy. It would be so disappointing to have everything else in place and not be able to go.......

Need a surgery buddy!!!!

I've meet a very nice RS lady who's staying at a different RH than I am . I'm nervous that I am staying alone. Anyone staying at tropical RH June 6th or near that date?

It's getting close!!!!

I'm getting more and more nervous the closer my date gets. I've just started buying my supplies. I haven't even received my passport yet. I don't have a surgery buddy. My boot hang was going to come but can't due to work, so it's just me. Calgon take me away!!!!!!

Hemoglobin blues!!!!

So I had bloodwork drawn and after geritol and iron pills my hemoglobin has only gone from 12.1 to 12.9. Wth...... Any suggestions ladies as to what I can take to increase it over the next 3 weeks....

15 days and counting.....

I'm feeling some type of way now that the day is vastly approaching. I have my passport, which is great news because I procrastinated so long about getting it. I've finished most of my shopping. My primary MD had given me Lortab for pain and also will see me the day after I return from DR. She has been so supportive and is more excited than I am lol... I've been hitting the gym 5 days a week. Inches have faded but no weight loss. That was frustrating for me at first but my trainer said that was a good thing because I was gaining muscle, makes since but I guess I'm just a numbers girl.... My boo thang is sooooo supportive and he's making this process a lot easier. I do think I'm on iron overload!!!!! I take pur-absorb mixed th OJ in the am, liquid geritol with my am snack at work, my iron pill which is 325mg around 3pm at work, then another liquid geritol at night before bed. I get a headache everyday now. CANT WAIT TO BE ON THE FLAT SIDE!!!!!!!!

Recovery !!!!!

Sorry it's been so long but I am trying to be a big girl and recover like a champ. I am embarassed by my preop pics but hopefully they will help someone. Dr. Almonte did the damn thang on this body. My recovery is at Janets which happens to be Dr. LIMAS asst. Her and her family are so caring and the food is great. The only complaint I have is to that this xsmall faja ain't no joke. It makes it hard to take a deep breath, but I'll make it thru. Besides I'm just happy to say that I have on something that is xsmall. I don't think I've worn anything xsmall since I was 3. Lmao

15 days postop

15 days post op

I posted that picture at 15 days postop and I have so much swelling. I wasn't able to take my drain out until day 19 because I was draining so much. I'm now drain free but attached to this stage 2 garment for the next 2 days. I see a difference in my body daily. It's amazing how well her work is. The only complaint I have is my back itches like crazy!!!!!

Day 25

Hello ladies. I am loving my results so far. I've also lost weight without trying, I guess it's the swelling going down. I'm in a stage 2 Salome. I've been in this for 4 days now and I can say it really does mold me. I wear an ab board in it also so I feel like a stuffed sausage. I swell so bad at night and my garment hurts so bad when I wake up in the morning. My hips and butt cont to grow.....I ordered some bikinis online from Asos and I love them. I need a breast reduction and Asos has larger breast bikini tops. (Google is great lol ). Dr. Almonte was amazing. I wanted to get my breast done when I had surgery but she said that would be to much but I could get less lipo and not have my back done. I chose all those back rolls to be gone, lol...My back is still sore and my belly feels very tight. I can't wait until this swelling goes down. Overall, I wouldn't change a thing......

3 months post op

It's been a while since I've posted. I've been getting back to normal life. Well, recovery is not easy at all. The itching in my back drives me crazy. The burning drives me crazy too. I started back working out this week and realized that I needed it because even though I've lost 33 lbs , I'm still out of shape. I hate my garment and haven't worn it in 2 weeks. I can say that everyday is better than the previous. Even though recovery sucks, I can saw it was all worth it. I love my results......

One more picture

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

I couldn't have asked for a better dra. She was so sweet and attentive. She saw me the night before surgery and hugged and kissed me. Her asst is so nice as well. I think she does excellent work on big girls like me. She is becoming DR'S best kept secret.

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 After care follow-up
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
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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