125 days post op from first surgery---6 days from round 2

I finally decided to get some work done. I have...

I finally decided to get some work done. I have decided on a brazillian butt lift. This is a long time coming. Any one that knows me, knows I have complained about the lack of booty I have. Not sure why I havent' done it before...but having the support of my beau makes it easier. I am going for a consultation with Dr Raphael Gabay in Philly next week week. I have looked at the profiles of a few people on here, and they seem very happy with their results. I am looking to have the surgery in September. I would like to be all healed be for the holidays and before my birthday. Right now i have NO ASSITOL...LOL...no hips either...I can't wear certain clothing items b/c I hate how my backside looks...so I am planning on going all in. I would like a nice round booty...I have very nice legs - or so i have been told. i think i nice plump butt will go good. I have a bunch of questions and pics to show the docture ---i am hoping he will tell me if my goals are realistic. The only thing I am concerned about is whether he has enough experience in this procedure. There are no do-overs!!! I don't want a lumpy ass..or misshaped butt...I will keep updates as i progress! Reluctantly I will post before picture

I am super excited about the consult...this is a...

I am super excited about the consult...this is a no brainer for me...i swear i have wanted a booty for as long as i can remember...my family is excited for me too (weird huh)...the man is WAY TOO excited...He's looking forward to going panty shopping....I am trying to prepare him for the worst...i really hope the outcome is what I am looking for...my sister said to be prepared to have to go back for some tweaking...i sure hope not....I have a bunch of pics of what i want my butt to look like...its weird going 'booty' shopping with my man...now whenever i am out...i find myself drawn to women's butts 'hmm i'd like to have a butt like that' i am tempted to ask if i can take a pic...but i don't want anyone to think i am weird...lmao...if they only knew! I am glad to have support from all my friends and family...even my son is ok with it...although he said me with a butt is going to be weird...he's not going to be able to look at women's behinds quite the same anymore....i am hoping to have it done end of sept, beginning of oct...i would like to be healed by the holidays...I am nervous...but it won't deter me. I hope the doc won't tell me i have to lose a lot of weight, but i am anticipating having to lose some...time to give up the weekday wine and afterwork liquid get togethers!!! I applaud anyone one willing to make changes for the right reasons...I am excited to finally be able to wear cute sun dresses w/o the back looking like an ironing board....lmao...or wear skirts that have some kind of form....i kid you not..i have a dress and i bought a cute belt to go with it...i put the belt on...only to have it fall to the floor b/c there was nothing for it 'hold' on too...FRUSTRATING...well after my BBL i won't have that issue anymore...and i am really thinking of going BIG...i figure i will prob lose some later on...more to come!!!

Consult is tomorrow...the bf wants to go...I don't...

Consult is tomorrow...the bf wants to go...I don't really want him to...big difference in someone seeing you 'clinically' as opposed to sexually...lol...plus the doc is probably going to be jiggling and pointing out all my flaws...I took some before pics...UGGHHHHH hadn't realized how big my gut is and how flat my butt is...I mean i knew i had no booty but dang...if i can get up the nerve i will post the before pics...or maybe just wait until the after pics come...lol

I am obsessed w this site....my consult is tmo......

I am obsessed w this site....my consult is tmo....you would think i was getting the surgery...I'm excited and very nervous....not sure why....I am hoping he doesn't tell me I have to lose a bunch of weight....I'm 5'8" 193 lbs....but its mostly muscle....I had a fat test done....I know I could stand to lose some weight....but if its more that 20 lbs, not sure I will have enuff time....my plan is to hv the surgery in September

I am sitting here waiting to have my consultation....

I am sitting here waiting to have my consultation....and since I am sooooo excited I am 1.5 hours early!!! Crazy....but so far everyone is really nice....the place seems clean....there are a lot of people waiting to see the doctor....I'm waiting to see if I can tell if anyone has already had a procedure...so far it looks like everyone is here for a consultation.....I think they only do those on Wednesdays....I have no idea why I am so nervous...should have let my man come with me....he wants me to put him on speaker when I speak to the doctor!! He's funny!! Well more updates shortly!!

My consultation is done...Dr Gabay was nice....the...

My consultation is done...Dr Gabay was nice....the staff was pleasant....I felt a little rushed and he was very very crowded....the place was clean and comfortable....he answered all my questions...I did forget to ask a few....he quoted me a price of 4500...not bad, about what I expected. I am paying the deposit this week and will pick a date in September for the procedure....his quote includes lipo on all the areas I want - back (upper and lower), abdomen, love handles, underarms, bra line...still debating on my inner thighs...the man doesn't want me to lose my legs.....but I might consider it...I asked if it would be necessary to lose weight prior to, he said no....but I had to remember I am only going to get as big a butt as my fat will allow...
I was also considering tattoo removal, but decided against it bec it cld leave a mark and may not fully disappear...well more to come as I get closer!!!

Im trying to put together a list of things i need....

Im trying to put together a list of things i need...can anyone recommend THE BEST BUTT SHAPING GARMENT for a bbl with lipo...I want to make sure I don't mess up anything that's done and i want to have everything in time for the surgery

I'm still obsessiong...I love this site...none of...

I'm still obsessiong...I love this site...none of my friends/family can relate to my excitment...so its good to have a bunch of people who are/will go thru it also...Call the good doc on monday to pay my deposit...Hopefully i will be able to get this done w/in the next 60 days...BB here i come!!!

Ok...now to consider...should i get a TT at the...

Ok...now to consider...should i get a TT at the same time of my BBL?

Well its official...after years of thinking about...

Well its official...after years of thinking about it...my date is set...the countdown begins!! in 75 days I will be flat booty no more!!! I am nervous and excited...reality is going to hit me soon b/c a lot is going to change...I am going to start getting my list of everything I am going to need together...so i will be reaching out to my BBL community for some help!! Here's what I have so far:

1. Dial Anti-bacterial soap
2. Gatorade
3. Vitamin c
4. Cortisone
5. Boppy pillow
6. Antiseptic spray
7. Laxatives
8. Waterproof mattress protector
9. Wipes (baby wipes)
10. Compression garment
11. Bandages
12. Spanx
13. http://www.contourmd.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=50%2DBSFTP&PhotoNumber=3 Get Style 50 $129.00
14. Arnica
15. Hernia Wrap

If you can think of anything else I need to add PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!! Thanks a bunch to MNMLL, BANNANA, tooANXIOUS, Social Butterfly2478 for all your advice and help - and a host of others!!!!

Ok..so my math is way off...in 65 more days I will...

Ok..so my math is way off...in 65 more days I will have a new me!!! ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT!!!! (in my best kevin hart voice)

Damn...sorry in 76 days -_-

Damn...sorry in 76 days -_-

So i am reluctantly posting a before shot...and an...

So i am reluctantly posting a before shot...and an after 'wish' shot using a simulator...lol ..yes i got it bad!!!

So i recd my surgery packet in the mail....still...

So i recd my surgery packet in the mail....still extremely excited and nervous ....going to have to read this when i am more awake!!!

69 More days!!!! Everyday that gets closer i get...

69 More days!!!! Everyday that gets closer i get more and more excited...I am still nervous as hell...but happy about my decision...forget all the naysayers!!!!

58 more days! I am going to start shopping this...

58 more days! I am going to start shopping this weekend for everything I need. Question - will I need to wait until after my surgery to get my garment...or should I get it now? Will I feel like going to get it the day of my surgery? i see a lot of other doctors provide the garment in the office, but it doesn't look like Dr Gabay does. Anyone who has had the surgery performed by him - when did you pick up your garment?

My BBL date is drawing closer!!! 42 MORE DAYS!!!!!

My BBL date is drawing closer!!! 42 MORE DAYS!!!!!

I am getting nervous...I had some blood work done...

I am getting nervous...I had some blood work done last week for my annual physical...and my iron and calcium were very low...my doctor put me on iron pills...which i guess is ok b/c i was going to start taking them 2 weeks prior to my surgery anyway...but I hope this won't affect me getting my surgery. I started taking IRON, Vitamin A, C and the bromelin...i bought the arnica gel...hope that is what i needed....im going to go and get the remaining items after i have my pre-op appointment next week (biting nails anxiously)...i am soooo excited and nervous...i am hoping my results are at least half of what i am expecting...nervous about having the TT and the BBL at the same time...but gotta do it..otherwise i may never go back...My bf has been EXTREMELY supportive...i just hope he knows what he's in for as far as taking care of me...I found a spot to get my massages done...made my appointments...excited abvout that...but i know its going to hurt!!! Well 13 more days and hopefully my posts will positive!!!

My pre-op is on Thursday...excited but still...

My pre-op is on Thursday...excited but still nervous...even tho I know I will be in pain...i am looking forward to some down time over the next few weeks...i feel like a chicken with my head cut off all the running around i have been doing...I haven't had any side effects from the vitamins....I am going to order my garment ...i picked up the Arnica gel from GNC.,..hope it helps...massages are all scheduled...my boo will be taking off from work to stay home with me a few days...if we can survive this ordeal with him having to possibly wipe, bath, change my dressings and dress me...we should be able to get thru a lot!!! I hope he is really prepared...i was cracking up b/c he initially told me he was going to cook for me...then yesterday he said 'Can you just prepare maybe 5 meals and I can just heat them up?'....A friend of mine is going to stay with me on the weekend - just to make sure I am ok....I told her she was going to have to wipe my butt...she said uh heck no!!!

I am nervous about the outcome ...still...but the time is fast approaching til the new me comes out...!

So its official..I went today for my pre-op...

So its official..I went today for my pre-op appointment...everything went ok...I hope my bloodwork comes bk ok...I know im not pregnant (LOL)...but i am worried about my blood levels...but I guess i will find out tmo. Everyone was so nice...my bf came with me to the appointment...and he had everyone cracking up...we showed the doctor a picture of my wish booty - he said it was definitely do-able...i was excited...still nervous about the procedure and not looking forward to the healing process afterwards. Dr Gabay was nice...i felt like a lab rat though...my bf was sitting in the office while Dr Gabay was taking the photos...and they were staring at me and pointng out what was gonna be done..and my bf was like 'ok doc can we do this with the a@@'...i was like omg...i knew he was gonna do this...he was asking all these embarrassing questions...but it was good..b/c i probably wouldn't have asked them...all in all the appt went well. I can't pronounce the womans name that was in the office...but she was extremely nice...and helpful...(Amethyst - i know thats wrong). Well only a couple of days left...and i can't wait for my transformation!!!

Also - while i was in the office - I met another...

Also - while i was in the office - I met another woman who had a procedure done by Dr Gabay...and she was totally happy with her results...loved loved him and couldnt praise him enough!!! Definitely was great talking to her. She definitely made me more positive...nothing like seeing the results live and in person!!!

Only a few more days left...I am nervous about...

Only a few more days left...I am nervous about what amount to get...i want 1000cc...but i don't want to have a donk...just a nice a$$ not flat...something that when i put on jeans men AND women will be like DAYUMM...but not the damn when you see someone with too much booty!! LMAO ...I went out shopping for all my necessities...having a prob with the prescriptions...in my state they won't take the sheet of paper instead of the usual one from the pad...so i ahve to wait till they contact the doctors office..i only have 2 days to pick them up!!! i have to give my wine...OH NO HOW WILL I COPE!!!

Well my surgery is scheduled for 930AM....!!! I AM...

Well my surgery is scheduled for 930AM....!!! I AM SO NERVOUS....AND SOOO EXCITED about this big change about to take place...i will (depending on how it comes out) post some pics later this week...thanks everyone for all your support and words of encouragement!!! LOOK OUT FOR THE BIG BUTT GIRL!!!

Well today is the big day...getting ready to...

Well today is the big day...getting ready to shower and then head in to Philly...wish me luck!!!

Well its 2 days postop...i was in a lot of pain...

Well its 2 days postop...i was in a lot of pain bec of the TT....the BBL really just felt like a serious butt work out...my bf and familyhas been amazing...my results i love them...will post some pics soon...i couldnt pee at first...the trick was to stand over a cup and pee...i havent been able to eat...but tryimg...no bm at all...will keep u posted

3 days post op...doing better...my stomach looks...

3 days post op...doing better...my stomach looks great..i havent seen my butt yet...still very swollen...a cpl of thinhs hope its not too personal..i havent had a bm..and peeing is difficult..cant sit down..have to stand up...gettng out of the bed is a little easier..have to use a step stool bc my bed is really high...my ass feels like i have a diaper on!! I have drains in..cant wait till they come out...i believe he said 2 weeks...camt wait although i think it will be painful as hell...i am posting one frontal view of my new tummy..i love it! As soon as i can get to my laptop

So i am awake..cant sleep bc i am itching like...

So i am awake..cant sleep bc i am itching like crazy...waiting for the man to get off work so i can shower and wash the garment...we r gonna pick up another one this week when i go for my next appt..i am loving the TT results...my backside is really swollen..i promise to take and post some pics tmo...i would say this to anyone having the BBL and TT or BR/BA --- make sure you have help...i am not sure i would have made it thru the first cpl of nights...i had a hard time breathing..which scared me...but i kept using the breathing tube and its helping...my sister has been amazing...my bf had to go bk to work...so she has been coming by and chkg on me..and my best friend stayed the weekend w us...a big help...having a TT is no joke...but i wld still do it again if i cld get these results! More things to buy..tummy butter, cortisone spray, stool softener, gasx and have lots of books and movies on hand!!

Posted some pics, will try to upload more later

Posted some pics, will try to upload more later

A few things ive learned since having this...

A few things ive learned since having this procedure...u absolutely have to have good caring reliable help....i need help getting in and out this garment as well as wiping my ass!!....my stomach is tight so its hard to stretch to reach my butt which is swollen...and was apparently fusing shut!! So i had to lean over the bed while my bf took baby wipes to clean me....i told him he had to marry me now!! I still have not had a bm so i took laxatives...not helping yet just making me gassy...i have had to force myself to eat bc the tightness of the garment gvs me a false feeling of fullness..i have been trying to stand up straight so i dont hv a permanent hunch...vicodine is sooo much stronger than Percocet...i had not taken either before now....i am a horrible patient and i am getting bored...but its still hard to get around....if i had to do this over again i would!!!

A few things ive learned since having this...

A few things ive learned since having this procedure...u absolutely have to have good caring reliable help....i need help getting in and out this garment as well as wiping my ass!!....my stomach is tight so its hard to stretch to reach my butt which is swollen...and was apparently fusing shut!! So i had to lean over the bed while my bf took baby wipes to clean me....i told him he had to marry me now!! I still have not had a bm so i took laxatives...not helping yet just making me gassy...i have had to force myself to eat bc the tightness of the garment gvs me a false feeling of fullness..i have been trying to stand up straight so i dont hv a permanent hunch...vicodine is sooo much stronger than Percocet...i had not taken either before now....i am a horrible patient and i am getting bored...but its still hard to get around....if i had to do this over again i would!!!

Hi everyone...i am doing better...the pain in my...

Hi everyone...i am doing better...the pain in my abs is subsided the pain in my butt has increased..not too bad...usually only after i have been walking around for a while..but i have to walk to straighten up...now the whole bathroom issue i finally had a bm on day 8..and let me tell u it was a funny experience...it wasnt painful but bc my tummy is still numb i cant really tell when i hv to go until it hits my butt...lol...i had to stand crouched over...still can't seem to pee sitting down so im using a cup...i am only taking pain meds before bed..its hard to walking up and down the stairs...Friday was the first night i was by myself bc my bf had to work...it wasnt bad...we hv a fridge and microwave upstairs so i didn't hv to go anywhere....sleeping is awkward....but i am managing...i went to get another garment..but when i got home it didnt fit...so i hv to go bk to Philly...i think i will lk that garment much better...i get the drains out on Wednesday so i promise to post some pics afterwards...my butt seems to be taking a good shape...not as big as i wanted...but in looking at my old photos MY ASS WAS FLAT AS HELL!!! he put about 1100cc in each cheek!!!!...you can def tell a difference but i dont have a donk....m waist hips abs and back are great...cant wait to try on a fitted shirt or dress or a nice bra and panty set!!! My family thinks i look great...my niece said i wont be aloud out w her and my hourglass figure...my nephews feel like pervs for staring....so all in all i have gotten good feedback...i am going to wait a few months for all the swelling to go down before i say i am gonna do a round 2...but i think i might...my bf is happy..we r still getting married...lol so that hasnt changed lmao....pics to come soon i promise...but i thk u all for your thoughts!!! If i had to do it again...i still would!!

By the way..my boobs look bigger since my waist is...

By the way..my boobs look bigger since my waist is smaller!!!

Still have the drain in me...and its getting on my...

Still have the drain in me...and its getting on my nerves....i hv my appt Wednesday to have it taken out...cant wait...hope they take all these stitches out too bc i keep scratching them!!! My bf went to 5th and Wyoming and picked up my new garment and all i can say is omg its tight but i feel soooooo much better in it than the one the doc gv me...i can stand up straight...more support and i can lay on my side w/o the zipper s..this one has clasps closures in the front...it is def worth the $150 we spent....feel more support in my lower back and my booty!!!..i know the garment.is sucking me in...but damn i look good!!!! again i promise to post pics soon!!!

I go for my first massage today...very nervous.....

I go for my first massage today...very nervous...and the drains come out...gonna take a valium before i go!....Not sure if anyone else has experienced this...but whenever i take a shower i get really lightheaded and dizzy...someone has to be home w me bc im scared i am gonna fall in the shower....not sure if its bc i am taking the garment off and then showering...any advice? Anyone else have this problem? Its not bad all the time...i make sure thr temperature is not hot...i will discuss w the doc today...my had to carry me out of the shower this morning....well wish me luck w the massage!!!

Had my first massage yesterday with Lorenza...it...

Had my first massage yesterday with Lorenza...it wasn't that bad...a little uncomfortable in my stomach....but it wasn't painful...i go back on my monday. She has great hands...easy to talk to...she said she hadn't seen a TT that looked this good so short a period of time after surgery...i showed her before pics she as like WOW...that made me feel better...she said i am really swolled in my lower back and sides...but that i should see that go down in a few weeks and the massages will help...I also went to the doc to get the drains taken out...finally... thought it was going to be more painful...but i did take a percoset prior to my appt...lol...it wasn't that bad...she also took out the stitches...the doc said i am healing well... will go bk in about 10-12 days...now i just hv to be concerned to make sure the drainage is happening properly so i don't get those pockets of fluid...the doc said to make sure i keep the garmet on...which is not an issue b/c i never want to take it off...if i could shower in it i would!!!...i did ask about the shower and feeling faint...and ladies you were right...i need ot wait a while bfore i get into the shower after taking off the garment...now that the drains are out i will take some pics today...been very tired and i go bk to work next week so i am trying to use up my last days to rest it up...even tho i dn't hv to leave the house to work...my bf has set it up so i dn't have to go downstairs to the office....again ladies...having someone that is supportive is soooooooooooooo important...i can't express it enough...from taking me to the doctors, making sure i ate, showering me...massaging me...putting the ointment on me in places under normal cirumstances i wouldn't want him viewing so closely...to running errands and all this while still working sometmes 17 hrs a day!!! I LOVE HIM...I thought he would have slacked off or given up but he hasn't...he's been washing clothes...and making sure the house is clean (well somewhat)...but he's been doing hs best....my sister has also been helpful...cooking dinner not only for me but for him as well....i feel so blessed....and also having all of you to not only share my story but yours and helping me thru this...

The massage lady used some kind of ultrasonic thingy on my stomach to loosen it...must be working b/c i wasn't able to really feel my stomach before...now its starting to hurt...lol...i am able to move around a lot easier...i know i know its only been one massage...but i did feel better...i was able to walk up straight no prob...except having to drive bk home was uncomfortable...again...but the percocet helped...i however have to take myself next week so i wn't be able to take anything..lol...she charges 25 per session...and she suggests 2 a week...so i will try and stick it out...gonna be hard when i start bk work...but i will make t work...well everyone enjoy your day!!!

Added new pics

Added new pics

So its been 3 weeks...i am feeling better each day...

So its been 3 weeks...i am feeling better each day...although i coughed and think i pulled a stitch from
my stomach...going for my 2d massage tmo cant wait...go bk to work Wednesday...not looking forward to it....i still get a little out of breath walking up the stairs but its getting easier...i stilll find thati am not hungry...so i dont eat like i should....i hv to mk myself eat...and i have been having a strange craving for french fries!!! I desperately need a pedicure but dont think i can sit that long...but i am going to try and get my nails done tmo...i am liking the shape my body is taking each day...ive o ly had this new garment for a little over a week and i have already had to move the notches to the 2d to last position...i may need another size soon...the massage lady said she has someone that can adjust it for me for around 15 which is cheaper than spending another 150....i took the garment off and walked around for a while before showering...it was a lot better...the bf is still being awesome...i will post pics again when i reach my month mark.

Went fo my 2d massage today...since i had to drive...

Went fo my 2d massage today...since i had to drive myself i didnt take any pain meds....she did more this tme bc the drains were out....she really worked my lower back and when i say it hurt soooo good...if anyone was in the other room they may have thought something else was going on!!...she has good strong hands...my stomach is very tender but she still massaged it..i feel like i am moving much better...afterwards i was so relaxed i didnt want to drive home! She gave me some tips as far as hw to sit (and even to have sex that might be helpful for my new booty)...she said when i sit stick my butt out then sit in the seat...she doesnt massage my butt...bc she doesnt want to dissipate the fat cells...right now she is concetratng on the swollen areas...if u want her info inbox me....she is very professional and on time...even sends a reminder text the day of to confirm...i am going to stick w her for a few months...her hours are extremely flexible...i have been putting a heating pad on some areas and that seems to help me bc sometimes when i first get up my stomach is tight...going to the bathroom is not an issue however bc of the garment i am still peeing in a cup..now to the question i am sure some are wondering...sex.....well i probably should have waited but the doc said whenever we were ready go for it...so i think around the 5th day we tried...it was painful bc my ass hurt and my vajayjay was really swollen...the next time a few days later...cld have been the Percocet but it was better...by the third week we got the hang of the perfect position and whoa! I may have created a monster! He askd if th doc did some tightening down there!! OMG Yes he did ask that...but i was wondering the same thing... i have a great guy w a good sense of humor so it has hlped this entire process...i know this is a lot of info but i just want anyone considering this to know the good and bad

1st day back to work...ugghhh...butt hurts to sit...

1st day back to work...ugghhh...butt hurts to sit on it...so this is difficult...i should have taken more time...but man oh man do i have a lot of work to do!!!...i can't take any pain meds b/c then i will just be sleep...anxiously waiting for 3pm so can pop a valium!!! Other than that things are getting easier...i am moving around much much better...walking better...initially when i get out of the bed i am hunched over for a few...but i stretch it out and i am good...hosting turkey day next week...so i hope i am feeling a little better...hate to hv to sit on a boppy pillow in front of all my guests...and it might look strange if i am standing the entire time!!! lol

Going for another massage tmo...looking forward...gonna hv to stop by the doc b/c i think i haven't been cleaning my belly button to well and i am hoping its not infected...i have no idea what a healing belly button it supposed to look like..i dn't really remember what my sons belly button looked like when he was a baby...lol... i still have stitches in it...hope to get them out tmo...b/c it makes it hard to clean...still loving my curves...even my dad came by and commented on how great i looked...and that took alot b/c he was not for this surgery at all!! Well toodles...must get back to the grind!

Have a good day all!!

The massage was awesome as usual...i love Lorena.....

The massage was awesome as usual...i love Lorena....however i think i was feeling so good that i overdid it this weekend....my stomach is killing me....i have this burning sensation down the middle of my stomach which from what i have read is normal... but hurts like hell nonethelesss....i think its because the nerves are reconnecting and stretching and all that good stuff...not sure i caused a set back but i cant let it stop me frm hosting and having a good thanksgiving!!! Gonnna rest up tmo bc its bk to work monday...another thing i was thinking of to add to your list of things to get...a loofa and some body scrub ---- bc these garments really do a number on your skin....i am ashy like you wouldnt believe!!!

I go bk to Dr G on monday and then for another massage...i am hoping he takes the last of my stitches out from my belly button....whicb by the way he did a really good job shaping....still swollen...been drinking a lot of water and liquids...now i have to say not sure i am supposed to...but i def plan on having a glass of wine on turkey day - oh wine how i have missed thee!!!!

My bf thinks its good that i am so forth coming with info....i thought he would be pissed...ladies just be prepared....not that our sex life wasnt good before...but it seems now i cant keep him off me!!! Sti looking forward to putting on a pair of jeans and seeing what thats like..but it feels weird to wear them over the garment so i hv just been wearing yoga pants and sweats...and even in those i like my ass in them!!!! Well g'nite everyone!!

Went to the mall today..had to get my eyebrows...

Went to the mall today..had to get my eyebrows threaded...painful experience....a lot of walking....i am sure it was good for me.... but my ass is on fire now...and my abs hurt...i have to get out do more walking def....i also did some food shopping for Turkey day...but i prob shouldn't have lifted so many heavy items...i hate feeling needy..my sister was w me the entire time...bc i was nervous abt feeling faint or lightheaded....i felt winded..but not lightheaded....tip - get up and move around right away...while it might be difficult its necessary...had a cleaning lady come clean the house Saturday...would hv been too much for me to do before the holiday...my ass looked good in my pants..at least thats what the stares told me...but i guess me walking like i had shit in my ass wasnt attractive at all!!!

Also...i had a burning sensation down the center...

Also...i had a burning sensation down the center of my tummy...from what ive read its normal...but it hurt like hell....i put a heating pad on my stomach and it went away...also i had to go buy a smaller garment already!!! I go to Dr G tmo..hopefully hes pleased w my progress...although i dont think my belly button is healing as it should....nervous about that....but as usual i will update

Went to the doctor...everything is ok....my...

Went to the doctor...everything is ok....my stitches are out however my belly button separated...think three was too much movement...but he said it will heal...still cant take a bath yet...but he said i am healing very well....he doesnt think i will lose any volume... not sure i have...im liking the shape alot...i also had a massage...Lorena is awesome....i want her to come to my house everyday!!! She said i really look awesome...which made me feel good...swelling is going down....i even stopped and picked up a pair of pants...im not gonna go overboard shopping bc i think my body is going to change...i cant fit my bras...but my panties fit well now...who knew underwear weren't supposed to sag and look lime u dropped a load!!!....

Got stopped for speeding on my way home... but i explained to the officer my "issue" and he let me go immediately!! I was just trying to get home and out of the car and off my ass!!!!

The doc explained the burning sensation was normal but wld take some time to go away...i still cant get a wax which is bothering me....i feel gross ..2 more weeks!!! Might be able to braid the hair down there soon!!

Went to the doctor...everything is ok....my...

Went to the doctor...everything is ok....my stitches are out however my belly button separated...think three was too much movement...but he said it will heal...still cant take a bath yet...but he said i am healing very well....he doesnt think i will lose any volume... not sure i have...im liking the shape alot...i also had a massage...Lorena is awesome....i want her to come to my house everyday!!! She said i really look awesome...which made me feel good...swelling is going down....i even stopped and picked up a pair of pants...im not gonna go overboard shopping bc i think my body is going to change...i cant fit my bras...but my panties fit well now...who knew underwear weren't supposed to sag and look lime u dropped a load!!!....

Got stopped for speeding on my way home... but i explained to the officer my "issue" and he let me go immediately!! I was just trying to get home and out of the car and off my ass!!!!

The doc explained the burning sensation was normal but wld take some time to go away...i still cant get a wax which is bothering me....i feel gross ..2 more weeks!!! Might be able to braid the hair down there soon!!

Updated and added some more photos..I HAVE A SHAPE...

Updated and added some more photos..I HAVE A SHAPE NOW!!!!!!

Sooo i went shopping today for some shirts.....

Sooo i went shopping today for some shirts...NOTHING FITS....i am trying to find fitted tops to hug my boobs but show off my curves...but everything that fits my boobs is too big in the waist...not a horrible prob to have however i was excited abt shopping and this was a let down...my search will continue!!!

The entire family is coming over tmo and they will see me for the first time...im a little nervous....my son hasnt been by sinc the day of surgery and he smiled and gv me the thumbs up...that was nice...weird bc he was referring to my butt..but under the circumstances its ok...lol

Yesterday was my "coming out" so to speak..and i...

Yesterday was my "coming out" so to speak..and i cant tell u how many compliments i recd...it felt so good....it was also the first time i wore a pair of jeans...and ladies the ass was looking right!!! My niece said i looked like a bombshell and she hated me! My son gv me a big thumbs up and said "mom you really look beautiful"....even my brother-in-laws were like Damn! I felt good...really good...and i didnt dress outrageous..but my man said i looked sexy as hell....so to Dr Gabay - thank you for making my body the bomb!! Worth every penny and all the pain!

I was in a little pain at the end of the evening...but nothing major...since dinner was at our house we i had a lot to do....had a fab time....loving it all!!

Holiday weekend is over...it was rough...but worth...

Holiday weekend is over...it was rough...but worth it..i had a ball....i was very tired but i am getting rest...its getting easier to walk up and down the stairs and sittinf is easier too...but if i sit for any long period of time when i get up im hunched over..i dont use the boppy pillow at all..the masseuse gave me a tip for sitting...she said stick ure butt out and sort of spread ure cheeks and then sit...very helpful...i cant sit on any hard surface...but thats ok...i did notice the last 2 days i have been feeling weak and a little run down... but it cld just be from all the visitors...i dont do any heavy lifting...just light cleaning...i stil cant take a bath bc my belly button hasnt healed...so i still hv a few stitches in there...tryng to keep it clean...i am still wearing the garment 24/7 ...i have slept w it off once but that was to gv my belly button some air and also i needed to put the heating pad directly on my stomach...the burning i had in my stomach is not as frequent...i really believe the massages are helping...i do t care what anyone says...i was finally able to get my hair done..my beautician actually came to my house! I was so happy bc i so needed it....gonna go for a wax this weekend..will let u know how that goes!!!!

So today i tried working whilst sitting on my bum....

So today i tried working whilst sitting on my bum...no good..10 mins in and i was uncomfortable...it wasnt painful but very uncomfortable...i cant wait til this feeling goes away...went for another massage..its getting easier and less painful when she does my stomach...

Since most of the fat injected went to the bottom of my butt i guess thats why it hurts so bad when i drive for a long time..but how lonf will that burning sensation last!!!?

I dont feel like i am losing volume...in fact Lorena said my butt is getting bigger...go figure...i went and bought some more clothes today...trying not to go overboard but i need stuff to wear and none of my old tops fit right...i havent actually tried on any of my old pants...i am feeling much better walking around...but still i dont hv close to the energy i used to..hoping that will come bk when i can get bk into the gym...i have a bunch of holiday parties and functions coming up that i hv to be ready for...a little nervous abt going to my job function---it will be the first time any of them will have seen me in a few months...hoping they think i have just been working out hard! Lol

Ok...so whats new...still going for my massages.....

Ok...so whats new...still going for my massages...still loving them..the swelling seems to be going down a great deal...went to the dr yesterday...i think i may have one more appt with him in 3-4 weeks...they took the remaining stitches out of my belly button...the doctor said i can begin to work out...(i guess thats good...not sure i really feel like i can lift weights just yet!)..i can also take a bath...yay..sooooo looking forward to soaking in the jacuzzi for a little while...even though its gonna be tough - you with the not being able to sit on my ass for a long time...i did ask him about the burning feeling...he said its still healing...it will go away...it is a lot less than before...now only on one cheek at the very bottom...he said i have some inflammation...but massaging it will help...so i told him could he write me a script b/c my bf is not cooperating..lol...He bought me a massager...i like it...but its not the same thing...i am posting the most recent pics...i don't think i have changed that much...although when i went into the office yesterday the lady said i looked like i lost a lot of weight...good thing...going to my office xmas party next week..i don't want to look like i went on a crack binge!!!! Still liking the shape of my butt...but i am soooooooooooo afraid that i am going to lose volume and right now me likeeeey...i can't remember who it was on here that said the attention you get is crazy...but she was right...i get lots of compliments and stares....

I did go for my brazillian wax last week...the lady was amazed...she kept wanting to touch my butt! then the ladies in the spa were like can we? I showed them the before pics and they were like dayummm...big diff..funny thing is - i knew i was out of shape before...but i didn't think i looked bad...but when i see me now i wanna touch myself!! ok i know tmi....but really i do like my results...i will say this..if i do lose a lot of volume i will be going bk for rd 2 - even tho i said previously i wouldn't...i don't think i will ever go bk to a flat booty again...how can i...my bf looked at me the other day and said my waist looks tiny...the doc said its gonna get smaller...im a little concerned - don't wanna look like betty boop...u know the girls are kind of big!!!

I don't know at what point i can stop worrying about losing volume but just like this site its on my mind constantly...i asked him at what point can i stop worrying..he said where you are at 3 months is where you most likely will stay...so i am going to hit the gym...keep eating right...keep up with the massages probably until january...that will be 3 months...and i will also keep you ladies posted....

as usual - any questions please feel free to ask!!!

54 days post-op - i am feeling good..did a little...

54 days post-op - i am feeling good..did a little too much over the weekend and my body is sore as hell..i still have not started working out...and i have to get to it soon...as i mentioned i am going to go bk for a round 2...i think in feb...i am not sure where he is going to take the fat from...but i am hoping he will be able to get some from my 'wings'....i haven't lost anymore volume...i just want more shelf...and filled in a little more on the sides....other than that i like my results...and the bf loves it...but he said if i want to go bo bk he's ok with it...so i have an appt with Dr G in Jan...we will see what he says and what he's talking about as far as cost...wish me luck..

Also I posted another recent photo

Still thinking about round 2...ok so how am I...

Still thinking about round 2...ok so how am I doing now....I still haven't been able to exercise other than walking...my stomach still hurts..not enuff to take any pain meds...I was told its the nerves healing....my stomach is very tight...if I am in one position ie driving for any long period of time it takes a while for me to be able to straighten up...my butt is still a little sore on the bottom when I sit...but its getting better...I was able to goto the movies and sit thru a 3 hour showing of Django... should hv brought my pillow..still hv no regrets...but I feel like I need more projection.....w the garment on I love my butt!! I hv an spot next week...wish me luck!!!

Had my appointment today...going back next months...

Had my appointment today...going back next months for rd 2....Dr G said I don't have a lot of fat to get...but I am hoping I get more projection

Well my date is set...I am going bk in 2 weeks for...

Well my date is set...I am going bk in 2 weeks for some touch up work...i am very happy with how my body is coming along...i haven't lost anymore volume...I am only going bk to get a little more filled in on the top and to have some lipo done to my back...I love how i look naked now...lol...i don't mind parading in front of my boo anymore...i no longer have to get dressed in the bathroom...and I love it when he watches me.
I went shopping but I need so much..i can't fit ANY of my clothes from prior to the surgery...which i guess is a good and bad thing...i get to go shopping...but until i 'refill' my closet i have nothing to wear...so i will keep posting...looking forward to this next procedure...then i am DONE...unless i need a lift to my boobies in the future....

Well tmo is the day...i am excited...not nearly as...

Well tmo is the day...i am excited...not nearly as nervous as I was the last surgery...I am hoping this 'fine tuning' will yield great results...i am sure my butt won't be much bigger...hopefully it will be rounded out...but i am happy that whatever remaining fat i have will be gone!!!

Well I had the 2nd procedure on Tuesday - and the...

Well I had the 2nd procedure on Tuesday - and the pain was nothing compared to the first time...i am sort...but it really just feels like i had serious workout...he really was agressive with the lipo...i am very swollen but even with the swelling i can see a difference...I won't comment on my butt yet..gonna wait a cpl of weeks until the swelling goes down a bit..right now its sore and swollen - but definitely protruding...I had my back, arms, thighs and sides done this time...he got about 1200 cc...he was shocked about the amount...but w will see..i will post pics as soon as i can..i am in the garment - again - i am going to start getting my massages next week...overrall i am still happy i went back...even if my booty isn't as big as i wanted...i believe the lipo was done very well...i am def going to have to go bra shopping now..b/c i think i went down another size...glad i didn't buy too many after the first surgery!!!

Well I guess I wont be able to use the garment...

Well I guess I wont be able to use the garment from the first surgery...not fitting at all...hopefully I will be able to get it taken in...I would prefer not to spend 150 again on another one!

I am still in a little pain..but its more like I had either a serious work out or a bad beat down...and judging by the bruises it looks like I lost the fight! I cant wait til the swelling goes down...I have a few events to attend and I need to buy some dresses. ..hopefully the bruising will be gone by then...the doc told me to take arnica...I didnt realize it came in a pill form...hope they have it at the local drug store...anyone else hv suggestions to help the swelling ...and bruising. .my body is soooooo sore...but I "think" it will be worth it...cant wait til I get my massage next week!

Again the bf has been extremely helpful. .he stayed home w me the first 3 days...he said he knows now not to look at what I look like now bc its gonna chg very soon. ..my butt is bigger than it was last time...I just hope it shapes up some when the swelling is gone! Right now its kinda hard...well I am gonna try to sleep...but there is no comfy position! ! Ugh help me!

Well its has been almost a week since the surgery...

Well its has been almost a week since the surgery - and I have to say this was not nearly as bad as the first time...i am extremely sore - but i was able to get back to doing things within 2 days...i am not taking any pain meds...my body is very sore...and very bruised.

I bought some arnica pills and more gel - and i think its helping the brusing. I am going for a massage today - and i can't wait...she suggested that I drink some celery water - so i am boiling it now...will see how it works...its supposed to help with the inflammation.

Now about my results...I LOVE IT...He did a great job with the lipo and as long as i don't lose any volume in my butt..i am loving it right now...I was told i have a 'fatty' now...and the Mr...please - my ass has stopped all arguments,.,.who knew!!! (updated pics)

I went for my massage yesterday...it hurt so good....

i went for my massage yesterday...it hurt so good...she really did a good job...I feel alot better...she said the dr really did a good job on the lipo and she loves the shape my rear is now...much better than beforeI am still bruised and very swollen..I drank the celery water yesterday...yuck....went bk to the garment lady and got a new garment..when I had the first surgery I got a xxl..then a xl now I am in a small!!! big difference..it is tight as hell..but I know if I get the medium by next week I will need to get another one....so I am gonna suck it up..I have gone down from a 14 to a size 7 ...going to tk the other one to the cleaners to hv it taken in.

I have talked to a bunch of friends/family who now want to have some procedure done....i explain to them what i went thru and what to expect....i hope they make the best decision for them ...Well my journey continues!! Happy reading and good luck to all that decide to go this route.

Been a while...but i wanted to give an update

Its been a while - i am still not at my year...but i promised i would give an update to everyone unitl I had a year in...I still like my shape...i think next year i will go for a breast reduction...i know i know --- never satisfied. I haven't had to go bk to the doc for any more follow up visits - he told me i graduated...I went to the beach - wore a bikini for the first time in 24 years!!! Loved it..felt weird...left my cover up on for a while...then i busted out!!!! LMAO...I haven't lost any volume or gained any weight...i do still wear my garment occasionally - i am going to purchase a shaper - since they say the first year your body is still forming after lipo....posting a few pics
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Did u pay $6500 in total or $4500. ? U look great by the way thinking of getting a bbl also but deciding on which dr prices better.
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Hi! How have you been? Can you give me contact information for your massage lady?
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Cab you tell me who did your massages?
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You look amazing still
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U look great ! U give me hope, I'm so afraid of the scar the TT will leave, how is ur scar?
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Its not bad...ofcourse i wish i didnt' have a scar - but if given the choice btwn the scar and what i looked like before..i def will keep the scar...its low so even if i wear low underwear you can't see it. It has faded considerably
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u should also use the bromelain and fresh pineapple it works so well for swelling and bruising!! u lcan make drinks witht the pineapple like in the blender!! LMFAO!!yr like who knew azz can stop some arguments!! sheesh i need one of those lol!!!
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i think u look great and if u keep up with yr garmet n massages yr waist will shrink alot more!! yr butt is very nice i like it alot !!
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Thanks! I have been taking the Bromelain --- i started a couple of week before the surgery...i have to get a new garment b/c i cant fit the 2 i had from the other surgery...i found someone to take them in - but i can't seem to get in touch with him...i will also try the pineapple - i love 'em....re: the booty taming the savage beast after an argument - yea it works...wish i had known this years ago...i have been missing out on a lot - but i guess it only works if he's an "ass" man...lmao...
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Wow, you look amazing!! Where in Philly are you getting your massages?
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I will inbox u the info
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i cant wait to see cause i think u looked very elegent and nice the first round girlie!! please keep me updated. wishing u easy recovery!!
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Wow...thanks...I appreciate that...I really wanted a little more added to my bottom. .not much...but I mainly wanted some more lipo'd fr my back and arms...he did a good job...im really bruised and swollen...but that should go away in a cpl of weeks...I will post updated pics as soon as I can!
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You look great!! Cant wait for my tummutuck!!!
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Thanks..I was very happy with my tt...good luck to u...when r u getting it done?
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Praying for u babe:)
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Thanks miss...all is well over here..will post some pics soon...dropped my phone on the floor waiting for it to get fixed!!! ughhh
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Your results look natural! Can't wait to see your round 2
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Thanks...I like his work...it does feel and look ultra natural to me.. I feel like he shaped me according to my natural body...
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I Luv how ur tummy looks!!! Ur overall shape is stunning;) can u post a up close pic of ur scar or can u pm? I have a few other questions:) thanx Hunnie:)
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You look absolutely stunning!!! I am Also having a TT and a BBL and i was scared of the surgery itself because of both procedures being done at once however after reading your post it made me feel much better. Thanks for sharing love! xoxo
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Wow...thank you...I appreciate that...I really feel good...I Have no regrets about the surgery...I will say that having both procedures was rough but I am not sure I could have done them separately...good luck to you...and keep us updated!!
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I bet takes alot will to them both at the same time and I will girl! Thanks for the update!
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Im sooo happy for you and cant wait for my time to parade nude and feel good about it!!!
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i am glad you're happy with your results. I'm getting a tummy tuck in BBL with doctor Jimerson in March
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