Has anyone stayed at a recovery house?

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Hi ladies! My name is Liz. I been wanting to do...

Hi ladies! My name is Liz. I been wanting to do the BBL for the last two years. My cousin just had hers done in DR and she looks great so it motivated me to finally get it done. So I looked up doctors in NY since I don't have the time to go to DR and I came across Body Cosmetica on E 85th St in NY. I went to a free consultation about two weeks ago, got a good price and got approved for financing. I'm scheduled for this Monday Sept 10, 2012! I'm so excited and super happy that Dr. Hyman was able to fit me in his schedule since its my week off work. I'm a bit nervous about being put to sleep, it's my first surgery, and I'm nervous bc I don't know what kind of pain to expect afterwards. Hopefully it's all worth it!

I'm doing this as a birthday gift to myself, I'll be 25 next month. My rear is not that small but it's not as big as I would like it to be. Dr. Hyman is performing Lypo on my abdomen and flanks. I have had a hard time getting rid of my belly fat. I lost a few pounds a few months ago during a bad breakup but gained it back recently so I'm super excited about getting rid of that fat too! I'm glad I found this website, not everyone can understand how we feel lol. I'll post again after the surgery and will post pics too!

Today's the big day! I'm here at the doctors...

Today's the big day! I'm here at the doctors office waiting my turn. This is the worst part, waiting! I didn't sleep all night, super nervous and excited at the same time. Can't wait to get this over with :)

Hi ladies I had my surgery yesterday! I was so...

Hi ladies I had my surgery yesterday! I was so nervous but the staff at Body Cosmetica really made me feel relaxed and comfortable. The surgery only took like an hour then I spent a hour knocked out in recovery. To be honest the pain isn't that bad. It feels like bad menstral cramps. To me the worst part Is the nauseous from the medication and the dizziness. I'm still swollen and black and blue but you can see the difference. Can't wait till I'm completely healed!

Hello. So it's been three months since my surgery....

Hello. So it's been three months since my surgery. Just saw the dr two weeks ago for my three month follow up. My stomach still has some fat. The dr said within a mother three months it should go down more he said its still swollen and has fluid in it. When I asked can it be drained he said its not drainable. So I'm crossing my fingers plus dieting and exercising to get rid of what's left, which with the money I spent I feel I shouldn't have to do. My cousin did the same procedure in DR and pay less then what I spent and she's at about 6 months after surgery and looks hot! I could of done my whole body over there for the price I paid here just for the butt lift with the Lypo on the tummy. As far as the butt it is bigger then before but I feel with what's left in my tummy It could be even bigger. Everyone's situation and body is different so keep that in mind. The staff and procedure itself went smoothly. No complications and the staff was friendly. I haven't posted pics because my iPhone wont let me and I don't have a home computer. I rather not use a work pc to post them lol. Ill try to find a way to post them. Hope you guys have a happy new year!

Hey so it looks like I can now upload pics from my...

Hey so it looks like I can now upload pics from my iPhone! I haven't been on the we late since sept so I didn't know it changes but here is the before photo and three month follow up photo taken by Dr. Hyman.

Some more before and after photos

Some more before and after photos

So I'm about four months post surgery and feeling...

So I'm about four months post surgery and feeling a little unhappy with results. I'm really considering doing it again! This time in FL.

Has anyone done the BBL twice bc they were unhappy...

Has anyone done the BBL twice bc they were unhappy with results from the first time?

Hi ladies. So I got several quotes from different...

Hi ladies. So I got several quotes from different doctors. From the two doctors i preferred, Dr. Moises Salama quoted me $8,900. I paid $8,600 in NY I'm not looking to pay the same price for a second BBL. Dr. Asmin Aquino from the Dominican Republic (same dr my cousin went to) quoted me $2,800 for surgery alone but when you include- lab work $180, cardiac testing $80, girdle $170, medication $80, ride from airport and to airport $100 and $90 a day if I stay at the recovery home it goes up. I ask if I could bring a relative along to stay with me at recovery home he said yes in that case it'll be $75 each. So if I add up everything for two people to stay at recovery home for 6 days (he suggest 5-7 days) it goes up to $4,310, not including flight or food. That's about half of what I paid in NY. Now my problem is finding someone to go with me. Has anyone ever stayed at a recovery home? What was it like? I'm Dominican and Puerto Rican, I can understand, speak, read and write Spanish but I have never been to DR. I'm afraid of going to the country alone. Is anyone thinking of scheduling with him? Maybe we can share a room? He recommends I wait until I have 6 months since my first surgery, which I will make 6 months March 10. So I'm thinking of going in April. I also checked with Dr. Hyman, he recommends I wait 4 months before doing lipo again safely, which I'm already at 4 months. Now I just need to decide if I should do it agin in DR...
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