JUNE2014 Baez baby pictures and review added lool sorry it took so long!

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So much like most BBL sisters, I don't really like...

So much like most BBL sisters, I don't really like my body and I may only be 18 right now, but I am certain this is what I want :) And I've been think about this for the past 2 years and now I just have to raise the money working and saving and not spending a time :D TI have tried exercising (I still do exercise regularly) but it seems my but just will not firm up! Its frustrating and annoying! I am currently 5'6 and weigh about 134lbs! I'm excited and ready for this!!! wish me luck!!

Hey, I just wanted to know what airport I should...

Hey, I just wanted to know what airport I should book my flight to? Miami International?
I emailed Nancy and I still need to reply her with my pictures, the price I was quoted was $7799 which is about £4970. I'm having trouble coming up with the money :( Plus I go back to my studies in September and I have to really focus because I want to go on and study Law and Philosophy next September.
I want this more than anything though so I will try my best, sell what I can and get sponsors - EVERYTHING!
Oh yes the price includes Liposuction to:
Upper and Lower Back
PLUS: 2 compressive garments, 2 post-op massages, surgical/anaesthesia/ facility fee
My plane ticket plus 2 weeks stay in Best-Western Hotel is £981.70
10 Lymphatic Massages (2 a week for 5 weeks) is £249 when I get back
and I want lipo on my inner thighs which is an additional $500 - £381
All in all I need to raise £6581.70 or $10333.26
which is okay to get the BBL here in London is £6000 pounds anyway and its not done to a good standard
Oh crap, forgot about boppy pillow etc -_-

Seriously considering Dr Jimmerson? I just looked...

seriously considering Dr Jimmerson? I just looked at some of his work and WOW! I'm going to research some more :P Thanks for all your support BBL sisters! :*

So I think I'm getting a breast augmentation this...

So I think I'm getting a breast augmentation this year before christmas :o I know this isn't really the place to post this but yeahhh!!!! (In the UK during my week off at school :S)

Boob job is a no no! :( BUT I have been seeing...

Boob job is a no no! :( BUT I have been seeing more and more 'box shaped' butts from dr salama and less projection, I have been looking at dr jimmerson more and his projection is so much better than dr salama's, but I don't like that he gives such a huge shelf, I'm more for the bubble/ upside down heart shaped butt, like a tear drop :D I'm booking my flight in 2 weeks and so I really need to make a decision, I really need your help, who do you think will work with my body better? I want projection, not a shelf, ahhh this is hard. Also my friend has offered to pay for my flight an hotel soooo I think I'm going all out! Hilton hotel!!! hahahaha!
My flight is 8 hours though :(

So I have gained over 20lbs for this surgery, bit...

So I have gained over 20lbs for this surgery, bit soon I know, but I tendancy to lose weight during exam time, which is right before surgery :D I'll ad new photos tomorrow, I look horrible right now :(

So I have gained over 20lbs for this surgery, bit...

So I have gained over 20lbs for this surgery, bit soon I know, but I tendancy to lose weight during exam time, which is right before surgery :D I added new photos, I look horrible right now :(

Sorry RealSelf is acting up on me I did up load...

Sorry RealSelf is acting up on me I did up load some photos, I need to find out if Dr Jimerson has available dates for me, but realself won't let me change doctor :'( plus Michelle keeps sending me some link to book an appointment, but it doesn't show any dates and uhhhh everything's a mess!

Sorry RealSelf is acting up on me I did up load...

Sorry RealSelf is acting up on me I did up load some photos, I need to find out if Dr Jimerson has available dates for me, but realself won't let me change doctor :'( plus Michelle keeps sending me some link to book an appointment, but it doesn't show any dates and uhhhh everything's a mess!

So I was ready to put down my deposit with Dr...

So I was ready to put down my deposit with Dr Jimerson today, but then the office never replied me and I started checking out Dr Campos, and I was pleasantly surprised! He does the kind of butts that I'm looking for, for a fraction of the price, but forget price for a second. His butts look very very natural and he sculpts the body beautifully. I still think Dr Jimerson is great, but his office takes forever to reply me and I already sent them my pictures and they didn't even comment or anything .... i understand they're busy, but they are so in consistent with emails .....
I'm going to email Dr Campos and check out more of his reviews, also I emailed Dr Afifi her work looks sooooo good too!

Tomorrow Dr Salama's price goes up to 8499 :/ I...

tomorrow Dr Salama's price goes up to 8499 :/ I want Jimerson.... i think

So I emailed Dr Yily and she quoted me 3100USD...

So I emailed Dr Yily and she quoted me 3100USD which includes everything , which is a bloody good price! I just wish I could see some more of her work!
I think it's safe to say Dr Jimerson is out, he is expensive and I do love his work, but I don't see any girls without a huge 'shelf', but I'm reconsidering Dr Salama now, which is annoying of me I know, but uhhhhh this is harddd!

So Yily emailed me and said she would lipo my...

So Yily emailed me and said she would lipo my flanks, abdomen, back, arms and inner thighs for $3100, that is an AMAZING price seriously, plus I get the date I wanted and it means I can stay in a great hotel an still spend less than half I would for surgery with Dr J alone...BUT I don't know if she can give me that projection, but I'm going to call Dr J tomorrow and send dr Yily my wish pics and see what she says :)

So I think I'm going with Yily, I'm sending her...

So I think I'm going with Yily, I'm sending her some wish photos an hope she says they're realistic :) OMGGG i'm sooo excited!

Forgot to add Dr Campos is 4425USD for lipo to the...

Forgot to add Dr Campos is 4425USD for lipo to the lower back, waist, abdomen

SO DR YILY said my wishh picsss are completely...

SO DR YILY said my wishh picsss are completely realistic an she can give me the results that I am looking for.... I ammm going to try and lose weight and aim to be 130 by surgery to get the best results, hopefully I should be paying the deposit for her by the end of next week :) Dr Yily it isss!!!!

I don' feel comfortable going to Dr Yily after I...

I don' feel comfortable going to Dr Yily after I read on MMH that she edits her photos on the website and I haven't seen enough reviews of her (I'll give it some time since I know people are going to her soon). I wish I put down a deposit for Dr Salama earlier, I did get a quote from Dr Afifi for 8,700 including lipo to flanks, inside knees, inner thighs, abdomen and upper back... which was more pricey than I was expecting, but it's not price that I care about, it's results!

I don't know if it's me, but everyone who gets this procedure always wants a round 2, I don't want to have a round 2, but it seems everyone is content until like month 6 post-op when they decide it wasn't enough or they want a smaller waist or something :S I think I've seen two review where the persons were still content after a year!
I just want to get my doctor right because round 2 is not and will never be an option! I have one time and one one chance and one savings account!

I can not decide for the life of me, who it is...

I can not decide for the life of me, who it is that I would like to have this BBL surgery with :(
I just want this so bad before uni when I have 3.5 months to o nothing and just heal!!!
my top choices are Jimerson, Afifi, Yily

So I think I'm going with Dr Jimerson, but I've...

So I think I'm going with Dr Jimerson, but I've been going through soooo much recently.... unfortunately I was the victim of fraud and getting the money back is harder than it seems :( It sounds sad, but all I can think about is this surgery and raising the money again! I don't want to take out a loan to pay for it :'(
Also I've lost weight, so much and my waist is 22.5 inches right nowwww! that's almost the smallest it's ever been, which was 22 when I was 129Ibs
I'm just so stressed. I haven't weighed myself yet.

Hey beautiful women! I just wanted to stay that I...

Hey beautiful women!
I just wanted to stay that I am SUPER concerned. Not even about round 2 or anything, but about the ACTUAL surgery.
I've been on this site, stalking and what not and reading SOOO many reviews, and lately it's like the Drs are just so "cold" and "heartless"... they seem to be treating us ladies as if we are just meat or a toy to be played with.
I've read reviews (on here and MMH too) about box butts and areas of the body not being lipo-ed and drs lying about it. It's so disheartening! If we're paying SOOOO much money, we should be respected.... that means that if we pay for extra area of lipo, it should be lipoed and if it can't then say so! It's just like we all want this surgery so bad, any pain or mistakes would be sooooo devastating and honestly my heart BLEEDS for the gorgeous ladies that were messed about or dissatisfied with their results.
I know, we all know DRs aren't miracle workers, but some of the things they do is just damn right out of order. We put our trust in them... Literally we give them our lives, we could die in this procedure (GOD FORBID) but that's the truth.
It's an emotional rollercoster before surgery I can't even imagine what it i like post-op.
I'm definitely doing this surgery, but I think during my phone consultation, I will have a lot to talk about.... also I don't think I'll pay extra for inner thigh lipo, I'm going to start working out now!!!

So I've been calling Dr Jimersons office and the...

So I've been calling Dr Jimersons office and the line is either "unavailable" or busy :(
I apparently missed my phone consultation for the second time (I didn't even know I had scheduled one!) I just want to pay my deposit for prices rise :'(

So I called Dr Jimerson's office and spoke to...

So I called Dr Jimerson's office and spoke to Sarah
I told her about how I missed my phone consultation, but I was never even told I had a phone consultation and asked if I could schedule another one and she said yes... she gave me Feb 10 2014! 2O14?!?!?! What? Er, I want to have the surgery on June 20th THIS YEAR! :(
She said that the date was available and I asked if I could pay the deposit and she said deposit can't be paid until I had my phone consultation.
I told her that I wanted to secure my place before prices went up and she said that I had been misinformed and that prices wouldn't be going up as far as she knew. I wanted to ask her if my quote for 8800 still stood and before I could ask her she hung up...
My life is looking so bleek right now!
I want Dr J, but at this rate I don't see that happening and it's frustrating and annoying and it makes me want to cry

I haven't updated in a while, but I am still...

I haven't updated in a while, but I am still trying to pay my deposit! Can you believe it?
Also, a few bumps came up that made me reconsider this surgery - my sister died and my cousin was in a car accident, everything was really messy.
But I am looking to maybe go with Dr Perry or Dr Salzhauer since Dr Jimerson is just impossible for me to contact. They don't respond to my emails, or my voice mails, when I call they don't pick-up. I'm trying to be persistent and patience because they are busy, but damn it, I'm busy too!
I am still looking for a mid-June date, it's the only time I can do the procedure and have enough time to recover, and I'm trying to stay positive, but I'm losing hope!

SO I emailed Nancy about Dr Ghurani and dates for...

SO I emailed Nancy about Dr Ghurani and dates for THIS June and she said she has some! What's even better is that Nancy is so quick to reply and I think that I will go ahead and pay my deposit!!! I'm so excited!! My dreams are coming true!
I do plan on losing 10 pounds before and I have an intense exercise class, I'm going to start taking vitamins to get my bloods up :D


JUST PAID MY DEPOSIT DR GHURANI!!! JUNE 18th any of you girls travelling then?

Okay, so I have pushed my date back to 4th June...

Okay, so I have pushed my date back to 4th June 2014 because I would like to make more money this summer for clothes to buy after my BBL so I need to work full time!!! It also allows me to lose some weight and get my bloods up (I'm anemic and have low blood pressure) ! And go with someone so it's just convenient for me! So I shall be following all you ladies on here and updating monthly from now on! :D

Small update

So the money is coming together and all is well, I'm sorry that my replies were late, but I've been super busy!
hopefully I can book the flight and hotel soon (October) and yeah, I am just stalking you guys hehehe!

Change of plan!

I've got a BBL buddy on here and she is awesome and we both have switched from Ghurani to Duran!
Ghurani has amazing results, but he is a little pricey for a couple of students.
Anyway she showed me a lot of pictures of Duran dolls and OMG they are truely amazing!! I was actually blown away! Dr Duran definitely knows what she's doing! She gives projection and the perfect shape as well as a small waist! I am super excited! Not only that but she is a lot cheaper which means that I can save money for new clothes and post-op care if I continue working this hard (which I will)!
I'm super excited! Still need to set a date though :s

I'll definitely just pay Jazmine

because getting hold of Duran is seriously hard and I'm getting anxious and frustrated at not having booked it already, but uhhhh! I can't access my money, it's in a savings bond, but I'm trying to upgrade the account and see if that will help.
Sorry, just silly problems
I have enough, but the thing about Jazmine is I don't have a paypal account and can't use my card on it (The billing address has been blacklisted, because it's student accommodation and student's always forget to pay bills) anyway, I'll contact her next week (I'm going away for a while to see my GF) once I'm back and at work again.
Also, is Boca Chica next far from CIPLA??
I'm so stressed right now! BUT rest assured, I will have this procedure done in June 2014!! My birthday present to myself!


So there's not much to update really, I have the date June 16th secured and locked in and I used Jazmine! I have the funds for surgery and to book the flights, that's not a problem at all.
My only issue is deciding where to stay, I don't know if I really want to stay in a recovery house, but my buddy is staying in one :D
I did find a few places on airbnb which would be a lot cheaper (around £175-£250 = $280 - $400 each for ten days) if anyone wants to split it? Both places accommodate 4-6 people so partners could come along if you are travelling with someone.
I thought I would just ask to see if anyone did need (another) buddy?
Other than that, I've just bought some supplies and started taking iron tablets. It feels like a while away, but I know time will fly by so I am sooo excited and scared!!


So after talking some more to Jazmine...I got the date June 4th with Dra Duran and I could not be more excited it's in 5 months!!
I am just looking for a travel buddy and I'm starting to work out now to get rid of the cellulite on my thighs and I've been washing my knees to lighten those dark spots. I'm also trying to tone my arms and I've started to buy some supplies.
I just ordered:
-Compression board: $25
- Latex corset and caffeine treatment (to smooth out ripples and stretch marks after lipo): $85
(Shipping was $40 so total was $150 ? £85)
- Antibacterial soap by Simple: £0.50
- Aloe Vera: £3.99
- Banana flavoured Nurishment 12 pack (Ensure substitute since we don't have it here, but I'll post a picture of it's ingredients, I remember having it as a child loool): £9.72
- Nursing Pillow: £8
- Vitamin C and Iron Pills x60: £1.75
- Tena ladies protective underwear discreet Large (I read on some reviews that there extremely useful and comfortable to wear over the garment): £6.49
Total: £30.45 ? $50
So now I'm going to order a waterproof mattress protector, TCP, Thigh High Compression Socks, A - Z Vitamins with Folic acid (which has enough for me to start taking now) by the end of this month and I'll upload a picture of them all. I also have been learning to swallow pills and I'm getting better.
Also I am really desperate for a travel buddy and I was thinking of staying at UPSCALE recovery triple room ($75 per night 7th night free) because they look like great value for money and safe! No bad reviews on them so far.
ALSO I have a Ghurani date up for grabs for June 4th 2014 too!
Shall buy my plane tickets at the end of next week :D Added some wish pics too!

Items Items Items

Just bought some more items. I'm not very good at swallowing pills so I've ordered some chewable multivitamins and found ones that were even better than the ones I ordered, so I shall order those too!
I also found this drink in a local supermarket that has a lot of vitamins and I'm taking my iron again, so I know my bloods will be up in time.
Usually I eat a lot of ice? Lol odd I know, but now I no longer have the desire and my mum says it's because I'm no longer low in iron.
I was also going past this lovely small shop and they had some midi dresses for £3.50 which I shall go and purchase, I didn't have any change on me at the time and they didn't accept card payments. So I shall buy 3, since I already have 1 or 2.
Also, I will probably be sending my deposit for Upscale recovery house soon too! ($675 approx. £410) for ten nights and flights are around £600 which is roughly $1000 so I am ready to book and pay for those ASAP, just waiting for Jazmine to confirm one thing for me hence I haven't booked yet.
I'm excited and nervous, so so so nervous!


I have June 2nd confirmed with Duran, but my uni just shifted exam week back by one week so now my last exam isn't until June 6, which is ANNOYING!!!
I really can't believe that this has happened. I really just wanted to cry when I found out on Monday and uhhh.
I emailed Jazmine and Jazzelyn replied saying she'd try her best for me, I really really really hope I get a later date, if any of you can switch with me, then it would be soooo amazing! I just want this sooooo bad.
Fortunately, one lovely girl has offered me her September date, which isn't bad, but then I still have a lot of sitting I'd have to deal with in uni :'(

Moved to Cabral

So I changed doctors... again loool, another deposit I am wasting.
But I am more confident that Cabral can give me the results I am looking for, or as close to them as possible anyway
I am scheduled for 9th June, first surgery of the day. I think I will be booking my flights with Delta, I will try to book for more leg room on the way back.
There isn't much to update other than I have bought some more supplies:
-Ibuprofen cream £1
-Antiseptic/Anti-inflammatory cream (Savlon) £1
-4 Packets of Baby wipes (shall buy more) £3.50
-2 Packets of feminine wipes (my area doesn't do well with other wipes :$) £2
-7 Fruit pots and 3 Rice pudding pots - £4
-Snack a Jacks - £2
- Arnica Cream - £4
-Calamine Lotion (works a treat for bruises) £1
- Bromelain £2
-Ferrous Sulfate/Vitamin C/ Vitamin D (free on prescription)
-Calendula Flower Tea £4
-Female Urinal £1
£25.50 +£31
Total so far: £56.50 ($95) - not including corset
Since spending so much on deposits, money is a bit tight (I don't want to be broke when I get back) So I am trying to get all my supplies on the cheap.
I have forced myself to learn how to swallow pills and boy am I glad I did, life is a lot easier when you can swallow pills! LOL
I take 2 different 1-a-day multivitamin tablets and eat soooo much spinach ! I had a blood test today and so we will see the results, none the less, I am starting a juice diet tomorrow including more spinach and beetroot. Oh I also take a meal replacement shake that has 50% of my iron intake in it, which is dope...
Shall be booking my tickets soon - I know I keep saying, but apparently it's cheapest to book 59days before flying so yeah!
I weight 169Ibs atm and hope to be 150 - 145 Ibs by surgery and 140 after surgery.
Oh I don't plan on bathing at all in DR, if I do it will be with bottled water. I have booked the appointment to get my vaccinations (Hep A and B and anti-malaria tablets) I am prone to malaria, dunno why, I have had 3 times in my 19 years of living and I live in the UK!!! hahahaha!
Also I already am up to date with Polio, diphtheria and tetanus (we have rounds of compulsory vaccines in UK schools, got mine done 2 years ago)
I had TB jab agesss ago I think I was 14?
So that's all really. Uni is good too, all set for a firsts this year :D

More wish pics

Also, I'm considering staying at Gianna's RH, she does the best massages cause she is qualified and she seems absolutely lovely, the other day, she made a cake for a girl who just had SX and it was her bday! How sweet, I will be turning 20 in DR, and awww it's such a lovely gesture!
I have an SX buddy but you can never have too many!
My buddy is soooo awesome, she's so lovely, I am so so unbelievably relieved to have her

Flights+RH Booked

Flights booked with Delta and via JFK and RH booked, staying at Gianna's Barbie Recovery House for $95 a night which includes, massages everyday, licensed English speaking nurse, transfer to and from airport, transfer to all appointments, trip to the mall, unlimited bottle water, 4 meals a day, 3 smoothies a day, laundry service, Wifi and Cable and 200 minutes preloaded phone to call US (I don't need this lool) But for $75 a night you can get a massage every other day and the same things, which I may consider
I dunno if I will need a massage everyday after surgery?
My mum also found at and she was so upset :'( and my doctor is trying to talk me out of it too, I was literally sitting in his office crying cause it was all so much.
Just stressed right now with work and saving and I no longer have a buddy and ughhh I dunno. I'm doing this on I've lost 13 pounds so far and my stats at the moment are: 161 pounds 31-24-40. I took down my pictures but shall some post more recent ones next update.
This really is an emotional roller-coaster

9 more days!

9 more days, buying my last of my supplies - just some more tena pads - I'm sooooo excited!
I got call from Delta telling me my flight had been cancelled and I had to choose another flight, but this flight is super packed and when I went to reserve my seat, I really wanted a row to myself, but it was just so packed. I called them back and explained I needed to change to flight they assigned me too and etc.
Long story short, I got upgraded because the only available flight for me, was the day earlier. So I am no longer worried about the flight home :)
It does mean, I am doing long haul flight and staying in DR for only 8 days, arriving in the super early hours of my day of surgery!
I so badly wish I wasn't doing this alone though, but I couldn't find a buddy so alone I go.
Shall add pre-op pics again soon!

on the flat side

So I did a last minute switch to dr Baez and I couldn't be more pleased, my butt is huge and my waist is small. Dr Baez is so so beautiful and she called me her baby the whole time because everyone thought I was 16 (I have a baby face). Dr baez lipo'ed my abdomen, full back, flank, inner thighs, posterior thighs but not my belly button because I have a hernia there. She charged me 2800 USD and that included the consultation, medication and nurse. She has checked up on me everyday since I told her I was boarding the plane.
Getting a picture has been hard, bur I shall post some pre and post op when I get the chance, these knes are crappy I know. I'm staying at Gianna's amd although I love it, my roommate has really hated it, shall update properly when I'm home

some pics

Tried to take a few snaps before my massage. I'm so swollen bare with me ladies


Hey dolls, during my stay in DR I took some notes, but I wanted to say all is well, I am feeling quite alright, I can walk with no problems, bending is a bit hard, my butt is a bit hard too, I've more or less been sitting on it since day 1, but I haven't lost any volume.
I got 2 new compression garments, both of which need to be taken in (again) because they are far too spacious and without the consistent compression garment I swell SOOO much that it looks like I have lower belly fat. Like if I spend a few hours out of it, my belly slowly gets bigger.
I am starting lympathic massages in 2 weeks time. I LOVE my results, but I do think I may go for round 2 (LOOOL I know I said I wouldn't, I feel like I have booty greed), my friend says I'm crazy for wanting more, she loves the way I look now - I want to do my boobs anyway.
I promised a review of Gianna's and of course I owe you guys some more pictures! I shall deliver after next week (going away), but otherwise, all is well, except...
I caught thrush or a yeast infection I think is what American's call it, from all the antiobiotics, seems like I am just prone to it, which is annoying because one of my incisions is infected and I need to take antibiotics, but I just don't want thrush again. Recovery has been the hardest thing I have ever psychically had to endure, I cried sooooo much, but all shall be explained in through detail, for now I wish all of you the best of luck and thanks for all the lovely comments and I will give a proper update I promise!

really quickly

My measurements at the moment are 32-23-44
prior to surgery they were 31-24-40
I'm hoping my waist is goes down by another 2 inches :D

Long Overdue Review!!!

Okay so when I was in DR on the day of surgery and the whole time there I took a lot of notes, so a lot of my review is more than just memory, I'm just going to expand on my notes.
On June 8 I flew from UK to Santo Dominigo, it took 17 hours and I arrived in the early morning (just past midnight) on June 9. When I got to the airport, I used the tourist card machine to get my tourist card - it's a receipt, and it wasn't busy at all, so I was out almost immediately.
I was meant to be staying at Gianna Colombo's place and I was looking for her, but I couldn't find her (granted my flight was a bit early) and I was literally so scared, but then I met this dude who told me he works for Maria and he thought I was staying at her RH, but I told him I was not the girl I was looking for and she turned up and helped translate for me (THANK YOU SO MUCH, WHOEVER YOU ARE!!) and the driver asked me who I was having surgery with - he refused to leave me at the airport alone God bless him, I said Dr Baez, but he didn't understand (probably my pronunciation) so I wrote it on my phone and he was like "OOOOOhhh si si mami, I know" then he actually called Dr Baez for me, who called Gianna and she was literally just walking in and I was couldn't stop thanking them both!
I hugged Gianna and her husband and we got into their car and they were so kind and Gianna asked if I was hungry, and I said I was fine and we drove about 30 mins and we were at her place. DR is not a poor looking country at all! Maybe if you've never been to a 3rd world country, but I originate from 2 third world country and let me say DR is no where near as poor as ladies say, my gosh, I was like -______________- y'all think this is the struggle, ain't y'all seen an oxfam advert?
Anyway, Gianna's place does have stairs, 2 small flight's nothing big, but her pictures do not it justice, it's probably small compared to other RH, but it is soooo clean and lovely, she has a balcony with lovely chairs, 3 rooms 2 beds in each, one has it's own bathroom and 2 bathrooms, AC, Cable. First thing Gianna did was tell me the wifi password! LOL! I was grateful and called home using Viber (the app) and Dr Baez had already called Gianna and told her to bring in the morning around 7am so Gianna just told me the deal. She told me that she wouldn't be accompanying me, but rather my room-mate who was having surgery with Cabral, she said she had to do this because CIPLA is hard and she needs to fight to get my room-mate seen ASAP, but her husband would come with me to see Dr Baez, because I was her only patient and she is more easy than Cabral and I totally agreed! So I went to sleep. I should add that Gianna has 2 nurses that take turns: Dori (Doris) and Confessera (Comfort) and 1 cook Anita who are all angels!!!

- Gianna woke me up at around 6, I had a shower with antibac soap and packed an overnight bag
- My room-mate and I left, we went to CIPLA first then to Dr Baez's office
- I met a nurse who was really kind, he made jokes about marrying me and I signed some papers and he took my Blood Pressure
-Dr Baez arrived and made sure I signed the papers, hugged me and since I was 19, everyone kept calling me their baby, Dr Baez especially, her husband carried my bag and OMG Dr Baez is soooo beautiful! She is gorgeous and so kind.
- We went up to her office and she talked me through the procedure and wondered why I changed to her and I told her that I trusted her and I feel safe and secure she will give me the best results and she hugged me and kissed my cheek.
- She did a check on me, so I had to get undressed and she told me where she'd take fat and she did this check on my belly button and it hurt so she told me I have a hernia in my belly button (which I totally forgot I had) and so she could not liposuction my belly button, only the surrounding area
- Her husband took me next door to get my blood test done and x-ray of my lungs (I left my nipple piercings in and had to take them out and do it again) and got me a room for after surgery.
- He left me and the cardiologist arrived - he was soooo funny! I had so much fun with him, when he undid my bra he was like "My mama taught me how to do this" and he was just so jolly and made me feel so comfortable it was great! He was asking if I had a boyfriend and he said if I don't have a boyfriend he wanted to marry me and I should move to DR hahaha! He kept telling me I was beautiful and he actually told me that I didn't need to do anything to my body at all. Loool anyway, he told me my heart stuff was perfect and gave me the longest hug before he left and kissed my cheek. I was so sad when he left :'(
-By now it was 9am and a lovely nurse (Dominican people are just beautiful so imagine everyone looks like model otherwise I'll spend forever talking about how beautiful everybody is) came to give me my surgery clothes and said I could put them on.
-About 15 mins later another nurse came into to tell me that Dr Baez was going to come up to mark me up and she ran through all the drugs that they were going to give me and how surgery was going to go (e.g. we will wheel you in, anaesthesiologist will take your BP and give you IV, epidural etc.) She was very thorough about all of it and about what would happen after which is what I was worried about most because I did not hire a nurse, but Dr Baez's qoute includes an overnight nurse
- I should mention that Dr Baez had earlier told me that I did not have a lot of fat and my bum would not come out "mucho mucho" but that it would be fuller, which for 2800 USD I was cool with
- At 9.40am Baez's husband came up to tell me that my blood work was fine, just waiting for the results on the rest and my hemo, I was nervous as fuck! I have anaemia and I was still smoking and drinking 5 days pre-op so I was thinking my bloodwork would be disgusting lool. He gave me some more forms to sign and then I was just waiting.
- There is a lot of waiting on the day of surgery, it's torture. In my notes, it says, all the men smell great! Loool (I was never a great note taker), but I do also mention how beautiful DR is and I would like to go back as a tourist or even round 2! All this is said before I even had round 1, but everyone is very welcoming and kind.
- By now Gianna's husband had gone, but he and Gianna both said they would pray for me and Gianna had also promised that she wouldn't take her eye off me after surgery. Oh I should say Gianna's english is fine, she just doesn't read or write it well, hence all the spanish on facebook.
- So now Dr Baez came to mark me up because my hemo was back and it was actually a little bit high at 17 so she said she would lipo my inner thighs and posterior thighs too, she said with lipo to my flanks, I wouldn't need any fat transfer to my hips and she would us all the fat for my bum.
-During mark up she said my cheeks were funny as they had projection and fullness in different areas and that's before surgery so don't stress about unevenness after surgery ladies, it's natural!! She did say she would try to fix this unevenness
-At 10.14am everyone was ready to go, the anaesthesiologist was ready, just waiting on some the last results of the blood work.
-At 11 they said I could take the blue pill and Baez took my money and valuables to her office and went to prep for surgery. I didn't think the blue pill was working but I don't remember what I was saying to the anaesthesiologists, but we were both laughing, he told me he would be taking my blood pressure every 5 mins and I don't remember anything after that.
- I woke up during surgery, but I wasn't in pain, I could just feel the lipo.
- There was a man doing what looked like really aggressive lipo on my belly and Dr Baez was doing lipo on my thighs and I called for her and she said that everything would be okay and she would make me her perfect baby.
- I wasn't going back to sleep and the anaesthesiologist asked if I was in pain and I said no. He told me that I was very beautiful and that I looked very young and I asked him if he liked to dance (I don't know why!!?!?!) and he played some bachata and danced a little for me before Baez told him off hahahahah!
- I fell asleep again and woke up at the end of surgery, when they were fighting to get me into my faja and I told the anaesthesiologist that I couldn't feel my legs at all and he said it was normal because of the epidural, he held my hand a lot of the time because I was scared and so I thanked him for everything and he said it was no problem and I musta fallen asleep once more
- I woke up at 6pm (roughly an hour or so after surgery) and Dr Baez was there she told me that everything went well and I was fine and helped me turn onto my belly, I thanked her and she said I should sleep some more the nurse would come soon.
-I fell asleep and woke up again around half an hour later to find myself and for some reason I thought I was super woman and wanted to check out my results, so I kind of slid out of bed onto my feet in an awkward way and pulled the iv closer and picked my drain and catheter and everything was fine for a second. A whole second. Before the epidural kicked in again and I fell to the ground and it didn't hurt - I couldn't feel a thing, but I gave myself a minute before attempting to stand and dragging myself up with my arms.
-Now instead of getting back into bed, I decided to continue this voyage to the bathroom to see my results! *stupid me* and so I stepped slowly and made my way to the bathroom and looked at myself and I couldn't see much, I was stuffed with cloths and material to ease the pressure on my skin and my butt was just red and I was woosey and wobbling everywhere.
- I tired to drink my ensure and ended up vomiting in my bed pan.
- I got back into bed and fell asleep again and woke up again at 9pm when the nurse was there, she petted my head and emptied my drain and catheter and gave me some juice before tucking me in. I fell asleep again.

This is where my notes on the day of surgery end, but I will try to remember what else happened.

- I woke up, not sure what time, but my nurse found some of the food I had packed in my overnight bag (Thank God for that food because I was starving and had missed the dinner rounds), she gave me an oat cracker and I said she could have some (she ate most of them loool) and I ate half an oat cracker before feeling full! and she gave me some of her fizzy pop, I think I really needed the sugar from it, because I felt 100000x better after I had some.
- I fell sleep again, when I woke up it seemed like the middle of the night, the nurse was changing my catheter - thank God for the Catheter, I was peeing like a mad woman and I couldn't even tell!
- I fell asleep and awoke in the morning. The nurse gave me a sponge bath and asked if I was dizzy, I said no, she told me the doctor would be up soon. Baez came up and said she wanted to see my skin and we all had to fight to get the garment off me hahaha, it was a 2XS!!! Anyway, she checked my skin, it felt weird, whenever someone touched it, it felt like they weren't really touching me, I don't know how to explain, just a weird sensation, she said everything was fine and she would ring Gianna to come and pick me up and she gave me a hug and all my valuables back and said I should see her in 2 days, but she will tell Gianna
- The nurse removed my catheter which I was sad about and to this day, I still feel like I don't have 100% control of my bladder yet, I've wet myself in my sleep twice, it's weird, I think I got waaaay too attached to my catheter.
-Baez's husband came to give me my prescription, walked me through each one and when to take it. The nurse helped me get dressed and hugged me and Gianna's husband came to pick me up and wheeled me downstairs.


Okay so Gianna's husband came to pick me up and helped me into the car and everything, he told me that I was walking like I never had surgery haha! He said that Gianna wanted to come and see me after surgery, but their child was ill and had to be rushed to hospital and I said it was fine, but Baez did call them to let them know that everything was fine, and surgery had gone well.
We drove to CIPLA to get my room-mate, but apparently she was leaking a lot (this happens usually when you don't have a drain) so Gianna called to say he should take me home first, then come back for her and so off we went home. He is really easy to talk to and he was just telling me about life in DR.

When we got back Gianna's husband helped me out the car and he offered to help me up the stairs, but I was honestly fin, he told me to slow down because sometimes we feel okay, but our bodies need time to catch up. He walked me to my room and turned on the AC, he asked if I was hungry, if I wanted fruits. I just remembered that earlier, Baez had fed me some soup, not the nurse, but Baez, she heard that I didn't want breakfast and she was not having it!
Anyway I said I was fine and he left to go collect Gianna. When Gianna came back she told me that I had to eat. Gianna doesn't take any non-sense ladies! If the doctor says walk around and you want to sit, Gianna will get you up, she follows doctors orders strictly, which I found helpful because I do the exact opposite. So she had Dori feed me fish soup and water.
When my room-mate came back she was limping and in pain, but I didn't think anything of it because she wasn't even a full 24 hours post op. Dori turned on the TV for me and made me comfortable and went to get my medication from the pharmacy, it was 150 USD. Gianna discussed my booking with her and I agreed to have massages everyday because Baez insisted on it so I paid her the rest of the money and watched TV.

2nd Day was okay, I was walking around, I kept bumping my bum into doorways because I wasn't used to it's size. I had a sponge bath by Dori and Anita makes the best food (I do have some pics)! It was a normal day. The pain I have to say was so intense, I've never had kids and I have the lowest pain tolerance, when I was off the pain meds, I was crying constantly, everything ached and hurt and I hated it, told myself I couldn't do it again. lool, it was horrid, Gianna had to ask one of the American girls if I could have some of their pain meds and thank God they said yes!

3rd day was okay, I thought hey recovery isn't so bad, until my skin got itchy, I took some anti-histamine and you had no idea how much itchy skin gives me anxiety (odd I know) but Confessera rubbed my skin and the massages helped a lot. My drain started hurting me, and it was evident that although my faja fitted my waist, it was faaaaaaaar too small for my butt and was actually digging in to my skin so bad that I was bleeding! Gianna said I needed a new garment ASAP

4th day I got a new garment, but it needed taking in, cost $10 to get it taken in and about $70 altogether. I mingled with some of the other girls who had gone to Almonte and they all looked gorgeous! Their bums were huge! and round! The new garment was a life saver, it took some of the drain pain away. Baez said that I could see her again on Monday to get the drain removed (I was her this day too, it was the first time I saw myself and I loved my results!) My room-mate was still limping and it was now an issue because it's not normal after 2 days, she said she had shooting pains up her leg, when Gianna asked Baez what she should do, Baez said that it sounded like nerve damage which can happen from careless lipo, Baez told her not to massage the ladies leg as Cabral may shift the blame on Gianna. I do not think this was a dig at Cabral, just a reflection of what DR can be like.

Okay this is when I realised that althought Reviews of RH's are helpful, they are still so specific and bias to our own events, my room-mate said she had the worst time at Gianna's and wouldn't recommend it, but I loved it! We were there the same time, in the same room, but had different experiences! She didn't get on with Dori at all!!! She said Dori was too slow and was not meant for the job, but I liked Dori, she was very very maternal towards me and I really needed that being the mummy's girl I am. Don't get me wrong I like Confessera, she was absolutely lovely, but Dori was significantly older than Comfort so she was somewhat naturally quite maternal.
My room-mate was in so much pain that I got up 3 times that night to get Dori to help her, I didn't mind getting in and out of bed, movement wasn't as issue for me at all really. But she seemed to get very frustrated with Dori and wasn't yelling, but had raised her voice a little and I dunno but Dori at one point had her head against the wall and her arm covering her face for a little while.
It was uncomfortable to be there and witness, but I felt bad for both of them, because my room-mate was in pain, but Dori was doing all that she could and it still wasn't enough, plus it's like 4am, everyone wants to just sleep!

The next day Gianna had a chat with her, she told Gianna that she should let Dori go, but Gianna said that it's hard in DR to get a job and Dori has children and she knows that Dori likes to talk and joke, but she is a good person and I think my room-mate just said whatever. But from then on she made sure that Confessera or Anita was the one who tended to her. This day I was feeling ill and threw up on the floor and Anita cleaned the area with disinfectant. Confess went with my room-mate to CIPLA and she stayed the night there alone (she asked confess to leave).

Anyway next day was same old, I spoke to another lady staying at Gianna's and her husband and we were all saying how beautiful DR was and how everyone on RealSelf exaggerates this whole "OMG DR IS SO POOR" thing, we all agreed it was the type of country we could live in. It doesn't look 1st world, but sure as hell doesn't look 3rd world.

Monday I got my drain out, MY GOSH IT HURT!!!! IT HURTTT SO MUCH I CRIED! I cried when Baez pulled my stitches closed, cried when she changed my dressing, she kept hugging and kissing me, telling it's okay baby, it will be over soon baby. sorry my baby, breathe my baby!
Anyway she ran through post-op care instructions with her brother (his English is immaculate), in her office I saw 2 other post-op dolls who were so lovely and looked absolutely gorgeous, their bums was poking!!! I went home with Confess and we packed my bag as the next day I left.

At the airport Gianna made sure I got a wheelchair and she hugged me and kissed me and told me to be safe and to let her know when I was home.

THE PLANE RIDE was hell! SDQ to JFK was packed, it was a packed out flight, I sat on my boppy and tried to just stand up a lot, but I was the middle seat and so I was irritating the guy next to me.
JFK to the UK was hell! I did manage to stand up for more than half the flight, sat for around 1 hour, slept for another hour, there was a spare seat next to me, but there just wasn't room. I was uncomfortable the whole time!

Now I am 4 and a half weeks post op and I am considering a round 2. Not sure if I could do it again, if I do, it'd have to be winter time! And I would need a buddy. I told my bestfriend the truth and she was like "you were fine before", but she's happy for me. My mum said it was great that I was able to fund myself, still have money left, and buy her her bday present! She was glad I tried it, she didn't want me to wonder what if...

Anyway I am happpy with my results, My love handles are gone and yes there is a shit ton of swelling, but I've started my massages and it's helped a lot, one of my incisions was infected, but it's healing beautifully now, I am just so thankful to God for the opportunity and the outcome!
I took my measurements today, I'm down by 5kg and Bust - Waist - Hips are 30-22-43 that's an inch down everywhere. I wear my garment everywhere, I had to buy a 2xl and get the waist taken in, but it's all good! I haven't started exciting and I went back to work 10 days post op like an idiot then took 2 weeks off! YOU NEED THEM!!!

Any questions, just ask ladies! I shall put up pics in a few hours!!


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