Mother of 4 in Need of a Full Body Makeover Plus a Confidence Booster - Dominican Republic

I've been reviewing RealSelf now going on 2 years....

I've been reviewing RealSelf now going on 2 years. I am a nurse and have been avoiding surgery because of the possible risks but now my mind have changed. I am absolutely infatuated with getting myself together. It is actually linked to my "happiness". I have 4 children out of 3 pregnancies and they were close together. Because of that, my abdomen is wide because my muscles never retracted. I lol ok with clothes on but absolutely awful naked. As I continue to lose weight, the skin on my abdomen goes lower and lower. This is why I have decided to go ahead and book my surgery. I have book my round 1 with Dra Fatima Almonte in the Dominican Republic and I'm absolutely excited. Here are some before photos at my present weight of 235lbs (down from 260lbs).

Quote

So I have booked my surgery and confirmed my date. I am attaching my quote below. I have to lose 20 more pounds but want to lose a total of 30 more before surgery. I sent my deposit using sharemoney as well. It was fairly simple to use.

QUOTE:

Good morning,

Thank you for your images. Dr. Almonte has reviewed your request and suggests the following procedures:

Tummy Tuck + Liposculpture full back full abdomen flanks waist + BBL
** You will need to lose at least 20 lbs before surgery, BMI limit is 35 **

It is very important that you check prior to planning your surgery the following: Hemoglobin levels and BMI.
The BMI limit is 35, it is very important that every patient is physically ready to have these procedures. The hemoglobin level must be minimum 12 to have any procedure performed and 13 and above to have full liposculpture.
The minimum stay required is 10 days after SX day.

Below I have detailed the costs for these procedures. When are you planning to come?

US$ 5,400.00 includes:
?10 days in Recovery house, meals, 24 hour nursing monitoring
(Recovery House available: My Home Patient care RH, The new life, Armonia, Tropical. Due to the high season the RH will be assigned depending on the availability of each one)
(US$55.00 extra per day if you bring companion)
(US$25.00 additional per day if the patient wish to have a private room for herself

Transportation from airport/clinic/consultations
Preoperative Cardiovascular evaluation and blood tests, EKG, X-Ray
Post operation medications:
*Levo antibiotics 750mg. Every24h am
*Azitrom antibiotics1g. Every4h pm
*Artricom Relax pain medication Every12h
*Tasec Omeprazol 40mg Every24h
*Falcifor Ferro Every8hr
(Heparin shots is not included = US$ 40.00 additional for a box with 4 injections)
1 Post op garment
1 night at the clinic
Free of charge consultation post op

Without the Recovery House

US$ 4,550.00 includes:
Preoperative Cardiovascular evaluation and blood tests, EKG, X-Ray
Post operation medications:
*Levo antibiotics 750mg. Every24h am
*Azitrom antibiotics1g. Every4h pm
*Artricom Relax pain medication Every12h
*Tasec Omeprazol 40mg Every24h
*Falcifor Ferro Every8hr
(Heparin shots is not included = US$ 40.00 additional for a box with 4 injections)
1 Post op garment
1 night at the clinic
Free of charge consultation post op

Important: Patients with the following conditions will not be able to have sx:
- Low hemoglobin level below 12
- Recent abortion or surgeries procedures performed
- Patients with cancer history must have a Doctor clearance and must also have an evaluation by an Hematologist whom would give the authorization for the surgery to be perform.
- Patients with high blood preassure, diabetic, Thyroid must also be evaluated by a specialist in the field.

Medication that must be stopped before surgery:
- Aspirin
- Weight loss pills or any pill that contains Phendramine must be stopped at least 6 weeks prior to surgery.
- Diabetic patients must suspend Metformin a week prior to surgery and must consult your head Doctor to substitute with any other medication that does not contain this component.

Prior to your arrival we must prepare your body by taking Folic Acid, Iron and Vitamin C, it is very important we assure you are not anemic since that will enable us to proceed. It is best if you can have a CBC test to check on your Hemoglobin levels, it must be above 12 to have any procedure. The ideal level is 13 and above.

There is a security deposit of US$500.00 required to save your date can be placed through:
Banco Popular (Fatima Almonte) 761592302, Swift code: bpdodosx
Sharemoney.com You can use sharemoney.com to make this transfer or you can transfer from your own bank account, please check with your bank the charges.

Total Balance deposits only:
Bank name: Banco Popular
Fatima Almonte.
Acctt: # 761592302
Swift code: bpdodosx
Bank address: Ave. Lope, Santo Domingo.
Address on the acctt: Calle Manola Tavares Justo 24, Torre Lorelen, Urbanizacion Real.

Credit card payments of remaining balance at the clinic must be Visa or Master card, there is a 5% transaction fee of the total amount to be paid.
This deposit must be done in dollars and is NON REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE, although it is good for a year in case you need to change your surgery date and your quote is valid for 6 month. The remaining balance is to be paid in US$ cash ONLY.

Once your surgery scheduled, you can ONLY change your date 2 times in case you need to.

Surgery days are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Dr. Almonte has a very strict rule of only 3 patients per day, and therefore it is very important that you save your date on time. I will need for you to arrive the day prior to prep for surgery. It is preferred that you arrive before 6:00 pm to have all of the evaluations and blood tests performed.

You must contact me 48 hours prior to your surgery to confirm flight arrival.

Please advise me of any medical conditions or special medication taking at the moment. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or doubts.

I look forward to having you here, have a blessed day!


Best Regards,

*Lesley Maria*
Medical Assistant/Customer service
Whatsapp or Viber/Tel: 829-333-9660
Centro de Cirugia Plastica y Especialidades Santo Domingo CECIP
Calle Manuel María del Castillo no. 20, Gazcue,
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana





Best Regards,

*Lesley Maria*
Medical Assistant/Customer service
Whatsapp or Viber/Tel: 829-333-9660
Centro de Cirugia Plastica y Especialidades Santo Domingo CECIP
Calle Manuel María del Castillo no. 20, Gazcue,
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana

RH referral by fellow real self member

I was referred to a RH name house of phenom beauty and I am loving all that's included in the price. When compared to all the other homes it is a little more pricey but it provides so much more. After surgery, comfort is key so I think y'all should check out http://www.houseofphenombeauty.com/

I took it upon myself to email and ask a few question and the response was amazing. I sent it on Sunday and got a response that evening ????. Where they do that at??!! LOL... Below I have the questions and responses just in case anyone needed to know this information.

Good afternoon,

I am very interested I. Staying at your facility during my recovery. I have a few questions: if I bring my husband will he be able to stay with me? Will the cost for the room include transportation to and from MD follow ups? Do you have adjustable base or hospital beds? Are meals and snacks included in the cost for the stay? Can I pay in installments so that I ensure it's paid off by the time of surgery? Thank you for your prompt respond to this matter.

Response:

Thank you for contacting us !! Men are not allowed at the recovery home .
Transportation for airport and clinic visits is $100 .
We do not have either , we have recliners in the living room and you can rent a recliner from the chair company for the room if you'd like . Yes meals and snacks are included in the room rates . You can pay in installments via PayPal as long as you agree to pay the PayPal fee of 2.9% , for example if your total is $1000 , the fee will be $29 .

Blessings ,
House of Phenom Beauty

There you have it. Lesley, assistant for Almonte, has added the recovery house in the quote but by Friday I will know if I'll take a chance with the one they choose or if I'll book this one. Oh, it's only $100.00 to book and you can pay via PayPal and in installments...how lovely. ??

Personal SX Instagram

So I decided to go ahead and get a sx Instagram page. My instaname is Almontedollinthemaking2017. Add me y'all...

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Confused ????????????

I've researched Dra Tania Medina for 2 years and absolutely love her work but I love Dra Fatima Almonte's work as well. I've booked with Almonte already but I'm having a sudden urge to book with Medina. $500.00 is a lot to lose but I've learned to listen to my instincts. Anyone have any advice between the 2 doctors? Really indecisive right now.

Confirmation

So I was having some second thoughts about my surgery but now I have solidified my decision. I am secure about staying with Dra Almonte but I have changed my date to May 31. Pushed the time back so I can have surgery while my kids are on summer break so I can have a stress free healing environment. Any of you dolls going around my date? Uploading current body pic below.

Changing MDs

I've decided to change from Almonte to Lima Vargas. I'm a thicker lady and I want to maintain my thickness and adjust in the areas that I want. Although slightly more expensive, Dres Lima Vargas will be able to produce the results that I want. Please note I will not be posting in this review any longer. I am opening another review for Dres Vargas.

Mother of 4 in Need of a Pick Me Up (More Like a Make Me Over) LOL

So far I have interacted with Dres Lima's assistant, Janet. She has been very quick with responses and was very informative. I like the fact that Dres Lima enjoy's working on ladies with larger BMIs as opposed to the more popular surgeons who have lower BMI requirements. It's not easy to find his work by when you do it's awesome. He's not a flashy doctor so he doesn't have pages and pages of his work and tips and all the other things that those other doctors do but I thing for certain, his work speaks for itself.

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