I have been discussing with my husband about having a breast lift ever since my daughter was born, but I never pursued it because we wanted to have a second child so didn’t make sense to do it before then. After my son was born and I knew I was not going to have any more kids, the idea that had been on the back of my head came back even stronger and I knew this was something I really wanted to do.
Once I knew for sure I wanted to do this procedure, I started to look for information about doctors. I am not going to lie, this can be a scary thing to do, especially when you hear about people dying while having one of these surgeries. Therefore, getting a good doctor was on my priority list.
Choosing the right doctor
Before deciding to visit any doctor, I asked friends and family about doctors they might know…I am aware that a plastic surgeon is not in most peoples Rolodex, but luckily for me, I had close friends and even family that knew about a great doctor…Remember, I am from the Dominican Republic, so that opened a whole new world of possibilities for me.
I was truly amazed at how big plastic surgery is in the Dominican Republic. I left the country 18 years ago, but plastic surgery was definitely not something you talked about very often…Now, it is truly amazing, to me, how common these procedures are.
I was also amazed at how many people from other countries, mainly from the US, were there for these procedures.
I guess I get it, the price difference is HUGE, but how do these people know about the doctors? I really believe that a lot of these women just make a Google search and go with whatever doctor they find, and that is where the problem starts.
I would not do that in the Dominican Republic, or the US for that matter. I am putting my life in someone’s hands and I need to know those hands are very capable.
After talking to a few friends ( and my mom), I chose my doctor, so during one of my trips to the Dominican Republic, I went for a consultation, not only to see what the doctor had to say but also to see what kind of vibes I got from the doctor, facility, and staff!
A long time decision
It took me close to two years to finally decide that I was going to go for the surgery and once I felt comfortable with the doctor and the procedure, I started with the preparations for going away for the surgery and the recovery time.