Chin & Arm Lipo-4 Days Post Op - Dominican Republic, DO

Just returned to the states from Santo Domingo, DR...

Just returned to the states from Santo Domingo, DR. Went through with the arm lipo, chin lipo & filled in my frown lines with a bit of the fat from chin. What an experience!!
I stayed at a hotel around the corner from the Doc, dropped the recovery house idea since the procedure was outpatient. Thank God i was accompanied & had a local friend otherwise I would have really been doomed to say the least. I am now 4 days post op.
the swelling was significant but today it's just to the point my skin feels as it were being pulled (got worse). Hematoma went from the top of my arm and gradually worked its way down to my wrists. Now I'm worried! Wonder if this is normal. Wish someone would advise.

Improving! 8 days Post-op

I was so worried in my last post, guess never having had any work done, I wasn't sure what to expect. My bruising is slowly fading as well as the swelling. I was dying to get back to my kitchen aka my home remedy temple! I have been doing a lot of lymphatic massages on myself with organic coconut oil, chowing down one garlic clove daily (chopped), drinking lots of homemade tea (fresh pineapple, honey, turmeric powder, ginger & lime) (green tea w/ honey and lime), taking iron tabs, vitamin E, fish oil, calcium magnesium & zinc tabs, milk thistle, Levanol (antibiotic), no salts or greasy foods. Just veggies, fresh fruit, and broths. I am wearing the garment for my arms all day at work, and removing it at night. The chin garment I am only using at night as well. For the record, no I'm no Dr. but I think highly of alternative medicine so I have been doing a lot of these natural home remedies to help the relief the inflammation & hematomas . Everyone's individual reaction may be different, just sharing what works for me. Use at your own risk!!. Can't wait for the before and after photos! Xoxoxo chicas! (Coming soon: TT & BBL)

2 months (Post-op)

Writing this review once more. The other got lost in the limbo. Sooo its been 2 months since that WOW experience in DR, I say wow because I was so naive to stay at a hotel and think I could just hit the streets to shop & explore the day after the procedure (which I did btw smh). I was on my own, no nurses, no help. You gotta have tough skin and mind set to ride these kind of things out alone, #hats off to those that have# my swelling in my opinion has subsided, about 90% gone. Any lumps,bruising and hematomas I had are no longer visible, in other words gone! Still a tiny bit tender when I pinch but it's nothing really. I am quite pleased with the results! And now protecting my investment of course lol. Since surgery I've lost 12 lbs and have done a 360 in my eating habits. I was back in the office (work) 4 days after the procedure, with no problem. (2017 here i come for my TT, & BBL) If I might add, just for the sake of not going back to that clinic I think I may have to look elsewhere, but I will admit Dr. Marte himself is great, and he did mention to me he was working on opening up a different location for his procedures, I truly hope so!
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

Interaction was excellent. Dr. is very professional, attentive & responded the same day. Now the clinic of procedure (Centro Medico Gazcue) lacked hygiene, professionalism & was outdated to say the least! The clinic did not fit Dr. Manuel, with his skill set, credentials and professionalism I would have expected more of his place of practice. I would definitely return to see Dr. Marte, just not at that location.

3 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
1 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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