mother of 3 - 3 years in the making- medina doll - Dominican Republic, DO

My journey: Since the birth (210 pounds) of my...

My journey: Since the birth (210 pounds) of my youngest son (who is 3 year's old) I dislike my body image. This feeling has affected other areas of my life as well. I being searching and asking friends about other alternative, not plastic surgery, until doctors here in the US confirmed surgery was my only option to improve the image of my saggy stomach. I began by asking people I know. Believe me, everyone has an opinion about this topic but I feel their opinions are not honest. Everyone who had surgery said it was the best thing that happened to them. "Yes, it is painful but it's worth every second of pain". Those who cannot do it for medical reasons, will scare the hell out of you. Those who can't afford it, will tell you the same. So, I decided to listen to me and pray for God to help me make the right decision!!!!!!!!! I investigated for almost 2 years looking for the doctor. (I'm very picky). I'm all about the before and after and the details!!!!!! Someone had mentioned Real-self, like most women on this site, I read reviews for almost two years, good and bad, until I found a group of doctors who I felt could deliver the results I wanted. I sent pictures to 4 different doctors, including one Dr. in Florida. For some, their bedside manners disqualify them immediately. One day I read a post here regarding Snapchat. I starting watching Dr. Medina's procedures. Ufffff I lost all my nerves watching those videos. At the beginning it was difficult but the more I watched the more I wanted it done. I had a planned vacation to celebrate my daughter's 9th birthday to Punta Cana. During this trip- September 2015, I made arraignment to travel to the city and met Dr. Medina in person. At the time, I was 174 pound, 5'6 34B and 40 inches in my waist -size 12( :-O ). The visit was not 100% positive, but it had nothing to do with Dr. Medina-meeting her in person was the best part of my visit. My meeting with her was short, like any other meeting with a surgeon-even here in the US. She recommended some procedures and provided a quote. I was excited to meet Dr. Medina but still had doubts on having plastic surgery. So I continued to pray!!!!! for guidance. In January 2016, my life changed. I was having personal difficulties and I went from 174 pounds to 140 pounds in 19 days. My waist size reduced so drastically that I went from a size 12 to a size 6!!!!!!!!! I was getting so many compliments from friends, family, co-workers. Some of my acquaintances thought I had plastic surgery (pretty funny lol). Everyone, even strangers, wanted to know how I did it. Note that losing all those pounds was not my choice, God works in miracle ways when he wants to transform your life, the weigh loss was just a perk. So, here I am, everyone loving the new me! Except that I was not happy with my saggy stomach. I tried to hide it with clothing and the help of a bodyshaper. I looked amazing but not when I sought myself in the mirror naked. In June, I made the decision and here I am!!!!! Two months away from my surgery with Dr. Medina. Deposit (paid) airplane (booked) accommodations (picked) luggage (packed). I'm ready and waiting for my surgery day..........I still continue to pray for Jesus to be my companion during this journey. I wanted to share my journey with those women who daily go through this holocaust of emotions thinking about their body and considering if this is the correct decision for them. This is very personal. I had doubts and I pray for guidance. Here I am 3 years later. To be continue..........................
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