love love my Gabay booty!

I just scheduled my consultation with Dr. Gabay in...

I just scheduled my consultation with Dr. Gabay in Philadelphia, and I'm SO excited. This is something I've wanted to do for a loooong time, but I have so many questions....undecided about how big I want to go. I'm 5'7" and weigh 150 lbs; I'm big boned so I think I can go BIG. :) All I know is that I dont want my butt to look FAKE. For example, Kim Kardashian's butt looks nice, but her legs are too skinny to support an ass like that. She looks like she stuffed pillows in there! Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Biel have nice,natural butts. The consultation is next week, and I'm hoping I get the surgery done within the next month. But I would like to know HOW AM I GOING TO BE ABLE TO NOT SIT OR BEND FOR 2 WEEKS!??!?!?!?!?!?!? I have a desk job, and I don't have the option of taking off for more than 5 days (I just started). I thought about geting a high stool to replace my work chair (people are going to think I'm crazy lol), so I can can lean on my thighs rather than my bubble butt. :) Also, I won't be driving the first week, but when I'm back in work I'm going to have to (work is about 15 mins away). I've tried sitting the boppy behind me to elevate me and use my left leg to lift my weight from the seat. I would have to lean back more in the seat... Am I crazy? lol How many cc's would somsone reccomend? How wide should I go on the hips? i would like my belly, flanks and inner-thighs lipoed... I have more than enough fat for the doc to work with. lol

What are good questions to ask when I go to...

What are good questions to ask when I go to consultation? Would it be possible to get a breast augmentation at the same time?


Wednesday is the consultation, and I'm very...

Wednesday is the consultation, and I'm very excited. :) Still toying with the idea of getting a BA at the same time...

I forgot to add...I'm 5'7" and I weigh 150 lbs....

I forgot to add...I'm 5'7" and I weigh 150 lbs. (I've literally been the same height and weight since I was 13). I have one child, and honestly, the pregnany wasn't that bad to my body. The day I left the hospital I weighed the same as before, and my belly was "flat." Overall I'm happy with my body, but there is nothing wrong with making something good..great.

I've learned so much from many of you here on realself, and I appreciate being able to read your BBL expereinces. :)

I went to my consultation yesterday, and Gabay is...

I went to my consultation yesterday, and Gabay is awesome. (his prices were awesome too ;) However, I was a little bummed when I showed him my "wish" pics (I have to upload those pics), and he told me that it wasn't attainable for me. Apparently I don't have enough fat to make a big, big booty. Like I said I weigh 150 lbs., and after having my son I was sure I had A LOT of fat to spare. I guess I just have some big ass mamouth bones. lol Gabay also advised me not to try to gain weight because the weight doesn't always go to where we want it to. Although I don't think it would hurt to gain 5 or 6 lbs. (when I gain it always goes to my love handles) I'll just drink Chick Fillet strawberry milkshakes a couple times a day. :)
The doctor is pretty much booked through May, but I hope they can fit me in towards the end of the month. I plan on sending my deposit sometime next week. $3900 includes everything (anesthesia, surgery, and lipo to flanks abdomen and thighs)
Also, I am not going to get a BA because...if it aint broke then don't fix it. lol Annddd I couldn't imagine what it would be like recouperating. I plan on having the surgery on a Thursday and being back to work Monday!

Doctor said he would be able to get a little more...

Doctor said he would be able to get a little more than 1 1/2 liters maybe 2, so I'm hoping for at least 750/800 for each cheek. What do you think?

If I get at least 75o cc's (I'm a size 9/10m now)...

If I get at least 75o cc's (I'm a size 9/10m now) should I expect to be a 12/13????

I think I need to stop looking at butts. I'm...

I think I need to stop looking at butts. I'm terrified that I'll end up with a square, shelf butt. Dr. Gabay, ROUND....vuelvo y repito ROUND!

Surgery date is May 31st with Gabay! I decided...

Surgery date is May 31st with Gabay! I decided against trying to gain weight, but it seems I've put on 7 lbs unintentionally (this is within the last month, not week lol). I feel gross, but all this fat is going to a good cause. :)

Oh, and what should I start stocking up on? What...

Oh, and what should I start stocking up on? What is the best body suit to wear? What vitamins should I start taking? Is the boppy enough ti have, or should I buy the yoga mat?

16 days! I'm second guessing the whole thing. I'm...

16 days! I'm second guessing the whole thing. I'm afraid to go through with this and not get the results I was looking for. Remember, this whole experience isn't just ours...we're putting our love ones through a lot as well. But now or never!

A friend came across my posts and realized it was...

A friend came across my posts and realized it was me! lol A friend of mine, who apparently also has been stalking this site, came across 'jadedm'. (apprently I should have been more creative with the name she said....so if you put things together like that I live in Phila area etc etc) I think that is a craaazzzzzyy coincedence. Anyway, turns out she also wants to get a BBL (Scheduled with Salama for the beginning of next year). That way we can look at asses together ;)

13 days! I'm at 160 lbs., and I don't want to gain...

13 days! I'm at 160 lbs., and I don't want to gain anymore weight (I've gained about 10 lbs). I feel gross. I'm going out tomorrow night, and I had to buy some spanks because you can see a slight muffin top (chicho eew) in my dress. I'm tired of obsessing about this...just want to get it over and done with...

Oh, I forgot to mention...so the 10 lbs. I've...

Oh, I forgot to mention...so the 10 lbs. I've gained has gone to my love handles and...(ironically) my a$$ lol

I went to my pre-op today and had my blood drawn....

I went to my pre-op today and had my blood drawn. My insurance covered the blood work. The nurse gave me my precsriptions, the arnica montana, and all the pre-op instructions. The doctor does not use the drains, so I'm a little confused. Am I supposed to bleed all over myself? lol He reassured me that I could get at least 2 liters taken out because I am hoping for at least 750 cc's. I am concerned about one thing. At the preop he said he would lipo thighs, and I assumed just INNER thighs. I think he wants to take a little off the top and side as well, and that has me concerned because I have some big ass calves. I need to keep my thunder thighs to balance my booty and calves. I asked if I could get calves lipoed, too. Apparently that's a no no. I have to buy loose fitting clothes to wear for the next few weeks. (lots of tunic-like shirts, shirt dresses, leggings, cargo pants, boyfriend fit jeans, tank tops to wear under garments, etc.) Maybe I should wait until after the procedure to buy bottoms? Who knows what size I'll be.

Oh, and on a serious note... I hope we are all doing this for the right reasons (and not to please any man). This may change our appearance and give us that dream body, but we have to love ourselves with fat and flat asses before anything else.

I need to take my measurements today. But when...

I need to take my measurements today. But when measuring hips....how low do you measure? (does that make sense lol)

I'm really bummed. :( My hemoglobin was wayyy too...

I'm really bummed. :( My hemoglobin was wayyy too low for the surgery. Dr. Gabay has put me on some iron pills that look like something you would give a horse. lol In three week, I'll go back to redo my blood work. In the meantime I'll be eating T-bone steaks, broccoli, spinach, and sucking on my horse pills.

Going today to have my blood drawn for a second...

Going today to have my blood drawn for a second time. Hopefully my numbers are good. I haven't been too good with my iron supplement..it was making me sick (yes, I would take it with food). Pray for me!

I've been given the okay, which means I'll be...

I've been given the okay, which means I'll be going in VERY soon... Prayers are appreciated. :)

Btw my preop weight is 154 lbs. (lost 8 of the 12...

Btw my preop weight is 154 lbs. (lost 8 of the 12 I gained) and measurements 34A, 29, 40. I'll be happy with 26" waist and a 42" booty. :)

Oh, and each thigh is about 24" (the left is...

Oh, and each thigh is about 24" (the left is bigger than the right by a little lol) Talk about thunder thighs.. Go teamthick# lol

Time to get ready ;) -mani/pedi lol -set up...

Time to get ready ;)

-mani/pedi lol
-set up massages
-fill prescriptions
-do all laundery and cleaning


To buy list

-neosporin
-gatorade
-ensure
-pineapple juice
-mattress protector?
-what's the best stool sof.? Ugh
-arnica gell where can I get that?
-more pillows (already have my boppy)

I am absolutely not buying any clothes until I see my a$$!

*bored at work* I'm online "shopping", and I'm...

*bored at work* I'm online "shopping", and I'm thinking that Express jeggings would be the best to wear with the new booty... #bootyobsessed

Nervous and anxious...I want to get this over and...

Nervous and anxious...I want to get this over and done with! I still have to buy a couple items..benadryl for itching, thermometer, neosporin, and light foods to eat over the weekend.


Oh, yeah, I got my you-know-what today. Fml

Later tonight I will post my official preop pics.

5 hrs post op feeling very good. I dont't have...

5 hrs post op feeling very good. I dont't have drains (Gabay doesn't like to use them). My incisions are tiny! (just two one front and one obove my butt and 1 on the upper part of inner thigh and another lower inner) I have not taken a perc since i got out. On a scale of 1 to 10..3! My cramps from period are worse! Lol I am aware the next few days may not be too smooth. I was little nauseous at first. Just laying in bed now on fb and rs lol
One liter was taken and 650 cc to each cheek (most fat was taken from thighs). My hubby is being awesome

Just wrote a long ass update to just have rs...

Just wrote a long ass update to just have rs delete half. Oh well. If you have q's just ask. I'm feeling pretty good!

Wil update later with pics!

Correction** It was 700 cc's not 650. I was...

Correction** It was 700 cc's not 650.

I was draining like crazy yesterday and last night. I used pads and stuffed them in the garment.

My throat is a little sore from the tube they put down the throat during surgery.

My "new" measurement are 32a, 28, 43. Hopefully my waste goes down. I can't believe how much water weight I've gained! 11 lbs in 24 hrs! (I weighed in at 154 yes morning) I want that 28 to be a
26;) Oh, and I've been out for a walk and on my way to the store. I lay down in the back. I used the boppy, and I'm not sure if I buy into it.. So one tip I can give is MOVE around! It will make you feel better.

I love my shape and booty. I do want it to go down just a bit but not too much.

Oh, my doc told me to wait a week for massages. Dunno why, but I'll obey.

Btw it's hot as a mother****** in this garment and this heat!

Sorry to write the review like this, but I'm in a hurry..

Back to work today at 4 days post op...

Back to work today at 4 days post op.

Sleeping is something of the past. It's impossible to get comfortable!

**correction 2 liters taken out not 1

**correction 2 liters taken out not 1

Girls, sorry i have not updated pics, but my...

Girls, sorry i have not updated pics, but my computer has been screwed up. So I am almost 3 weeks post op, and i have some concerns. I like the heart shape of my butt, but it's not nearly as big as I hoped. 700 ccs was not enough, and I know I said I didn't want a donk. However, it's better to go BIG because it WILL go down. Gabay had said that 2 litera was the most he could have gotten, and that was what was taken out. BUT he did not take out enough from my upper body (the sculpting he did on my legs looks awesome). The thing is is that i didn't have that much of a belly to begin with, and I am now measuring (waist) the same as before! I also still have way too much fat on my upper back and even a little on my flanks. This has me pissssseeedddd!

I go today for my post op (I missed my last app last week and my boyfriend cut out my stitches) I'm going today to let the doc know what concerns I have.

Do I regret the procedure? No. Do I wish I had gone with another ps? No. I loved what he did with my butt, even though it's not as big as I wanted, he shaped it nicely. I just hope he won't mind fixing the other details.

I hope to upload pics soon. I'll let you all know what the doc says...

So Dr. Gabay took a look at me and said that I'm...

So Dr. Gabay took a look at me and said that I'm still swollen..so not to freak out yet. He assured me that he had lipoed as much as he could, so I'll try not to be too impatient.

My butt doesn't seem to be going down much more, but the left cheek is just slightly bugger than the other. :( It's still a little hard so hopefully when it softens up more it will even out. I love the heart shape of my butt, my legs look great, my skin is even and not bumpy at all. So maybe I shouldn't complain..

I've decided to go back in December for a breast augmentation, so hopefully by then if it's not better by then, Gabay won't mind retouching my bum. Lol I still

A month post op and I am overall happy so far. I...

A month post op and I am overall happy so far. I still wish my butt was bigger (the right cheek is still a little higher than the left). The swelling in stomach is gone, but my lower back and flanks are still sore and numb sometimes. I find that my butt looks big in dresses and tights..I can hardly see the difference in jeans. Sometimes I wonder if it's just because my legs are SO thick that it's hard to see how big the butt is, or maybe I'm just crazy. lol I go back to Gabay in 3 weeks to follow up.

Any questions feel free to ask. ;)

Still happy with butt (which has evened out btw)...

Still happy with butt (which has evened out btw) I'm tired at picking my body apart and stop comparing mine to others. These damn wish pics have driven me crazy! Lol Where do they get all the fat from?! Lol

A couple things to note:
-not wearing garment anymore
- I sit on my butt but it feels just a tiny bit tender
- I still have a full prescription of percs I'm throwing out. I never found myself in any real pain.
-btw running with this new butt feels a little funny (almost like what I imagine running w big boobs is like but on the bottom lol)
-dresses still seem to be what make the booty look best.
-scars are fading nicely

I plan on going to Gabay for a BA in December.


I love what God and Gabay have given me.:))

Still happy with the booty :) Will update puctures...

Still happy with the booty :) Will update puctures later.

Girls, I've been bad and haven't posted any new...

Girls, I've been bad and haven't posted any new pics, but I haven't lost anymore volume. I was scheduled last week for a touch up , but I had a fever and couldn't go. :( I'm very happy with my butt (besides that I wish I would have had more fat to give to the transfer) I had a little bit of fat left on my flanks that I wanted removed, and Dr. Gabay was happy to accommodate. I'm thinking that I'll go back in January for the BA and I may as well get in done together. I want to get small implants (250ccs). Nothing too big...
It's funny that once you have a better body..we strive for 'perfection.' We're women, and nothing will ever be perfect. I'm not perfect, but I love what God and Gabay have given me!!

Btw current measurements 32-28-41

Btw current measurements 32-28-41

Going to call tomorrow to reschedule my touch up....

Going to call tomorrow to reschedule my touch up. That little bit of fat I have left I want placed on the sides (not hips). I think it will make it look rounder...

So I'm sorry I have not updated, but I've had so...

So I'm sorry I have not updated, but I've had so much going on that I've forgotten about my butt. I went in for a touchup the 31st of Decemeber because there was a little bit of fat left on my left flank. While he was in there he did my whole middle again, and I love love love my booty. I think was able to get at least 200/150 cc's in each cheek. I love my projection and the heartshape of my booty. I think I measure 42.5", which are almost 3" more than what I was pre-op. My waist is still 29"/28.5" and it won't get smaller unless I take out ribs!! lol I have gained a couple of pounds in the last month and haven't been going to the gym. I'll start again with healthy eating and gym this week. I'm 100% happy with my butt/shape Gabay has given me, and the rest is up to me. I have to accept my genetics and just work with what I got. :)

I still want to go back for breast implants (to Gabay) but still not 100% if I want a big butt AND boobs.

Will post pictures later on today...

will post pictures later on today...
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Love your results! Did he charge you extra for the touch ups?
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Yes, but not much at all.
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Was it just for the anesthesia or more?
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do you have before pictures?
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The first one is the before pic.
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Hello, do u have any updated photos? I'll have my sx soon nod wanted to see ppl pics from dr gabay . Gn ppl go to him they don't post pics after that
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@yayforme were you put to sleep during the procedure ?
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Im still swollen in my stomach and sides so it looks like he only took a little out. Did you get your stomach done?
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Yes, but I didnt have much fat on my stomach.
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is that you in the profile pic?
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how long did it take for you to see your true results?
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Hi yay can you tell me how much he is charging you for a touchup?? Please if you can inbox me if u like, I want to know the approximation of touch ups
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about time my favorite butt got updated lol j/k You look great tho girl!
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nice results!!.
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ur ass looks great!!!!! lol
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:) thanks
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Omg I love your results I can only hope I get at least 30 % of your shape results can't wait for mine
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Thank you good luck!
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what were your measurements before and after?
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you go girl congrats. continue to enjoy the new you
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Thank you :)
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Girl you look good, I'm going January 23 and I am so nervous, people are telling me not to get it done and just loose weight and its kind of discouraging me because its putting negative thoughts in my head.
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Eating and exercising is ALWAYS healthier. Surgery should not be used because we're lazy to loose the weight, but a bigger butt (or the size most of us want) cannot be achieved with exercise. Do what makes you happy and f**** everyone else. ;)
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Your right because no matter how much weight I loose( which I did before)I still was not happy with my over all shape.... But no matter what no one says I'm still gonna do it.... Thank for your response and congrats on your new look.
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thats how i feel @toffe so im goin for a bbl n a tt
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