Growing up in the Dominican Republic, I was taught that beauty was an important part of the community, and Dominican women were always up to date with the latest fashion trends and beauty treatments.

While I did not pay attention to all the beauty fuss and preferred comfort and a completely natural look, I knew I was the exception to the rule.

From a young age, Dominican girls are generally very interested in all there is to know in the world of makeup, hair, and beauty treatments.

Almost twenty years later, that Dominican trait has not disappeared but actually increased. While it was once a taboo subject and only available to the wealthy, plastic surgery in the Dominican has become as normal and common as having your hair done.

While it was once a taboo subject and only available to the wealthy, plastic surgery in the Dominican has become as normal and common as having your hair done.

As a matter of fact, while tourism was the main source of income when I left the country, I dare to say that beauty tourism was the new big thing, and you could find many different surgeons and people from around the world visiting the Dominican Republic to have different procedures done.

A year ago, I joined the wagon and had a breast lift and liposuction. While I am not 100% satisfied with the results, many other women have had amazing results.

During my latest visit to the Dominican Republic, ( back in January), I decided to take advantage of some of the affordable beauty treatments available down there and had an amazing, hour-long facial for a little less than US$30.

When I visited the spa, the staff recommended having some reductive massages done to help me correct the issues I had left over from the liposuction, which was basically a bunch of hard spots and uneven skin. They also recommended having some mesotherapy to target fat located in my tummy and back.

As with anything else, you have to be careful and really dig in and research before having any procedure or letting anyone give you a shot of something.

I personally know one of the spa owners, so I asked her for her blessing before proceeding with the therapies and treatments.

Once she gave me the go-ahead, I signed up for a series of ten reductive massages and a round of mesotherapy.

To give you an idea of the price, I paid RD$14,500, which translates to US$290 based on the exchange rate at the time.

Stay tuned for my next post detailing my experience with the famous reductive massages in the Dominican Republic.

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