Dr. Yily De Los Santos is one of more than 200 surgeons that make up plastic surgery tourism in the Dominican Republic through the clinic, Yily Plástica
The Dominican Republic is a popular tourist destination, and medical tourism increased its participation in this industry.
Dental care stands out with services such as dental implants.
However, an average of 80,000 operations per year are related to plastic surgery, according to data from the Dominican Society of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Sodocipre).
The Dominican Republic is a benchmark in this sector, along with other Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Brazil, and Colombia.
Yily De Los Santos: 12 years of experience as a plastic surgeon in the Dominican Republic
There are about 220 certified plastic surgeons in a country of almost 11 million inhabitants.
Among them, the plastic surgeon in the Dominican Republic, Yily De Los Santos, stands out.
Twelve years of experience guarantee her professionalism, attracting patients from the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and other European countries.
'Most of my patients come from the United States and Europe, but I have also had from Arabia and Thailand," explains the Dominica plastic surgeon.
Yily De Los Santos operates in the plastic surgery tourism industry through the clinic, Yily Plástica.
The Dominican plastic surgery clinics offer operation, pre- ,and postoperative diagnosis packages with all the necessary care.
'Yily Plástica offers complete assistance, which begins with the patient's airport pickup, transfers to our center, and the required stay, which is regularly extended to fourteen days,' says Dr. Yily De Los Santos.
Her center, located in Santo Domingo, comprises numerous professionals: plastic surgeons, assistants, nurses, coordinators, office assistants, and administrators.
'It is a medium-sized company with a larger projection. Currently, I am in a medical center where my staff is sufficient to care for all my patients,' says Yily De Los Santos.
Plastic Surgery Procedures in the Dominican Republic, Yily De Los Santos
The most frequent procedures in the Dominican Republic are liposculpture, breast surgery, and Brazilian butt lift.
Yily De Los Santos offers these services and many more.
Yily Plástica's procedures are tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation, facelift, liposculpture, Brazilian buttock lift (BBL), and arm lift surgery.
'The surgical procedure typically begins with a video call with the patient, while a prior diagnosis, the operation, and the postoperative occur once in the Dominican Republic, which persists until three months and that already takes place from her residence,' Yily De Los Santos specifies.
With the experience of hundreds of patients, Dr. Yily De Los Santos is oriented to offer her training and skills with the utmost dedication.
'My patients are my masterpieces and it is a pride to see the immediate and timely results of each of them in the postoperative period,' says Dr. Yily De Los Santos.
The academic training of plastic surgeons in the Dominican Republic, Yily De Los Santos
She resided in General Surgery Medicine at the Padre Billini Teaching Hospital in Santo Domingo.
She studied Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Medicine at Dr. Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital in Caracas, Venezuela.
'I specialize more in liposuction and tummy tuck,' says plastic surgeon Yily De Los Santos.
Dr. Yily De Los Santos is a benchmark in her sector in the Dominican Republic.
'Being a country brand and ambassador for women through plastic surgery is Yily Plástica's vision,' explains Yily De Los Santos.
The characteristics of the Dominican Republic as a healthcare destination
The Dominican Republic is a cheap and attractive destination for medical tourism due to its climate, comfort, and geography.
Its strategic location is two hours from Miami and three from New York.
The warmth and professionalism of Dominican specialists in plastic surgery are other factors that patients consider when traveling to the country.
'Surgery is about returning the physiological part lost over time. It is a beautiful profession not only for making aesthetic changes caused by age but also for my reconstructive function, for example, after an accident,' says Dr. Yily De Los Santos.
The Dominican Republic is a benchmark in medical tourism in Latin America.
It is only surpassed by Costa Rica, which focuses on dental services.
'One of my dreams is to inspire more colleagues in my country about medical tourism and the development of their careers parallel to their daily lives,' concludes the Dominican plastic surgeon, Yily De Los Santos.