16 wks post op w. Gabay - Philadelphia, PA

I'm so excited, I just don't know what to...

I'm so excited, I just don't know what to do with myself. I'm 20 years with a bbygirl & tht pregnancy did damage ! I never had a butt but being tht I'm bigger it just makes it look even more flat. So Im having my BBL done with Dr. Gabay in Philadelphia, PA. He's charging me $5000 for lipo of my inner thighs, arms, flanks, hips, & abdomen. He also said I would need a tummy tuck but i don't want to be totally uncomfortable during the healing process which i am absolutely dreading !

Can anyone tell me what garment I should buy, the vitamins I should start taking, & any other thing I will need to help me get through. I'm also hesitate on telling my child's father what I'm doing because Idk what his reaction is going to be & i dont want him to tell anybody but i think I'm going to need his help while I'm healing. Ughhh, Idk how Ima go through with this. H E L P lol

Surgery was pushed back to the 14th, which I'm...

Surgery was pushed back to the 14th, which I'm fine with. My pre-op appt is on the 8th, i havent received my info package from him yet but I'm hoping I get tht today . I'm sooooo excited, I can't wait to get my booty ! I'm alittle wortied tht since my ps suggested I get a tummy tuck & Ideclined, my results are not going to look right. I have some before photos but they are HORRIBLE so I'm hesitate in posting them. I really don't want a video vixen BAM- BOOM butt, I'm focused on getting an hour glass shape with a ROUND FULL ass , a phat ass is all I dream of !!!! I haven't prepared myself for my surgery, Idk what I'm waiting for.. I don't know where to start. 10 more days & I'm Soooo unprepared; no vitamins , no water, no nothing ! I really need to get on the ball .

Finally got the confidence to post some pictures...

Finally got the confidence to post some pictures :/ 9 more days until my new look . I CAN'T WAIT !!!!!!!!!!!

Today is my pre-op appointment, I'm not excited...

Today is my pre-op appointment, I'm not excited I'm just ready to emphasize ROUND ROUND ROUND !! I guess I'll do.alittle shopping for my sx after my appt. The receptionist told me to wear old sweat pants but what if they don't fit ? Clearance rack pants will do ! Talk to you guys later ! 6 more dayssss !

Sooo, 5 more days until my surgery & I'm kinda...

Sooo, 5 more days until my surgery & I'm kinda excited & I'm kinda not because I just may be pregnant :( ! Ugh, I'm so mad at myself for slipping up. Especially when I'm so closed to getting this done & over with. I got my blood work done at my preop on Thursday so I'm hoping the results come back on Monday. I'm shutting bricks over here guys, ughhhh ! Pray for me pleaseeeee !

TWO more daysssss ! I'm guessing everything is...

TWO more daysssss ! I'm guessing everything is okay with my blood work b/c I haven't received a call yet. FINGERS CROSSED ! I dream about this, I'm so excited. I went to Walmart yesterday to get a shirt tht buttons in the front (recommended by my PS), I also got some gatorade. I still feel unprepared, I haven't gotten my prescriptions filled yet.. i'm doing tht today. I told my daughter's father b/c we're kinda on the verge of getting back together & I'm going to need his help. He thinks I'm only getting lipo, doesn't know about the booty so it'll be a surprise since he already likes my butt (its not tht bad when im bending over lol). omgggg im getting a butt guys, I'm so excited ! ttyl :)

Leave it up to me to lose my prescriptions.. I'm...

Leave it up to me to lose my prescriptions.. I'm auch a loser lol i hope they'll be able to call it into my pharmacy b/c MY SURGERY IS TOMORROW !!!! Omg, I couldn't even sleep last night I'm so excited. How long did it take you guys to be out & about ? I know I'm going to be sore but I'm already contemplating my show off lol . One more day guysssss !

Just got my call, surgery is 9:45am !!! I also...

Just got my call, surgery is 9:45am !!! I also found my prescriptions & they are filled ! I'm so excited but yet I still feel unprepared ! Whatever I'm getting my bootayyyyyy !!!!!!! :)

Today is the dayyyyy ! One more hour until my...

Today is the dayyyyy ! One more hour until my surgery, I'm waiting for my ride now. I have all my pills packed, some gatorade & water.. didn't really know what else to take. I'm not as excited as I should be, kinda in shock tht im actually doing this. Lord help me & please you guys pray for me ! I'll post again as soon as im up for it. :)

Heyyy guys , I'm currently on my way home & I must...

Heyyy guys , I'm currently on my way home & I must say tht already I'm not happy. My butt must be allergic to being round ! It's not round at all, it looks the same just swollen & i know I should give it time but its no point. I don't remember much i woke up on my butt which hurtedd. The pain isnt bad, I thought it be unbearable. My stomach feels like I'm having cramps & thts it. I actually feel good, im moving pretty good so when I get home I'll take pics :( hopefully im over reacting.

I was wondering if anybody could give me some info...

i was wondering if anybody could give me some info on waist clinchers & when can i put one over my garment. i feel like my garment isnt tight enough, help pleaseeee !

I must say tht i feel great minus my loose garment...

I must say tht i feel great minus my loose garment but my first post appt is today & I'm going to bring this up, hopefully he'll give me a smaller size or I'll go to Walmart & get the sweet nothings & I found a waist cincher corset on Amazon tht I'm about to order right now. It's 21.90, im getting an xl hopefully its not too big.

I only used the percs to go to sleep because the steroids have me wired. My pain on a scale from 1-10 & 10 being the worst, I'm at 1 honestly. All this peeing is killing me though.. I'm tired of going lol & I realized tht he lipo'ed the shelf I already had & it looks the same because its swollen, duhh ! I read tht after the swelling goes down your butt rounds out. I was overreacting but anything is better than what I had before.

My post op appt went type quick , I guess we don't...

My post op appt went type quick , I guess we don't talk much b/c I barely have questions. But i addressed the loose garment issue & they gave me a binder for my abdomen area. After my appt I went across the street to Wal-Mart & got a full body garment , I got a size XL I hope its tight enough but Ima still order a waist cincher. The nurse told me to get a medium sized girdle.. the tighter the better. With the binder on, I.walk better & not as hunched over. I go back in a week & once again they say its okay to sit but I'm not sitting anywhere ! Also I was right about the shelf, he said he lipo'ed tht part to make it appear smaller thts why it looks the same because its so swollen.

Still not in any pain, I'm allowed to take a shower but i have no one to help until 6:30.. I hope im not over doing it because I feel fine. I'm currently on my way to shop for a car (tht I can't sit in to drive home) LOL Smh talk to you guys later !

Tried to take a shower & I only washed from my...

Tried to take a shower & I only washed from my neck to my vjj before i had to get out & lay on the bathroom floor. I got so dizzy guys, I could barely hear. My first bad encounter & hopefully the last. I got a new garment on, its full body ; wasn't tht bad putting in on. I have the binder on also & it actually feels better. Well I have my 10 month old bck with me . I wonder how this is going to go. I'm so sad I can't sit & hold her like I did Wednesday.

I take 6 steroids a.day & they keep me up so Inorder to get to sleep I have to take a pain killer or two. I'll take new pics with the new garment tomorrow. Good nighttttt :)

Feeling okay... really bored. still no pain just...

feeling okay... really bored. still no pain just stiffness. all my lipo areas are very swollen, especially my stomach which is causing the binder to roll up smh. i feel like he should have better post op garments b/c this is so annoying !

Day 5 & i still have no ass. Not even with it...

day 5 & i still have no ass. Not even with it being swollen smh I should have went to Dr. S. im so mad i want to cry ! ughhh so im bck to SQUARE one. im going to get a retouch, i already know im going to need it, i wasted my time & money with Dr. Gabay. You know the part where your butt cheeks turns into your thigh ? & how usually its like curve or fold ? i have none of tht , my butt cheek turns straight into my thigh smh i know i have to wait 6 months before i can do it again so i have time to decide whether i want Dr. S or Dr. Gabay to fix it. i feel like he was upset i didnt want to do a tummy tuck, right then & there. But i have some words for him come Friday ! The only thing tht is kind of ok, is my arms whoopty do !

Been moving around more, showering, laundry, &...

Been moving around more, showering, laundry, & taking care of my daughter. No real pain as before just a lot of itching. I looked at a before picture & I can absolutely see a difference in my butt & my shape. I'm just really ready for the swelling to go down & for my butt to start forming. My lipo areas are going down slowly but surely. I feel better about everything today :) my new garment & waist cincher should be here Friday !! I really want to go shopping, ughhhhh I can't wait. Ttyl .

Srry, I've been neglecting you guys. So much has...

Srry, I've been neglecting you guys. So much has been going on .. Everything is good though, stomach still has some swelling as well as some hardness but butt hasnt soften up yet just a little bit ; it is starting to form. I cant stay out of the mirror. I will be joining the gym soon. I have had sex.. like 3 days in a row & it wasnt bad. i'm still not sitting, it feels weird even with the boppy .... i guess thts it .

Hey guysss ! Let me tell you how I suck ! Ughhh, I...

Hey guysss ! Let me tell you how I suck ! Ughhh, I havent been wearing my garment & my stomach looks huge smh i know I know I'm suppose to where it. My butt is getting smaller but rounder, if tht makes any sense ! Even though i have the scars , I feel like my arms weren't lipo'd at all. Dr. Gabay said it takes three month for all final results so I'm sticking it out. I think when you have a severely square butt it takes more than one round b/c I got the max in each cheek & though its rounder like i emphasized it doesn't poke out as much. Idk, I have to wait to figure what is going to change after all swelling goes down. Oh, yeah I sat down for the first time today.. not too bad .


So I'm almost 6 weeks post op & I feel like i look...

So I'm almost 6 weeks post op & I feel like i look the Same as before my surgery, the beginning of this month I was lovinggggg my body .. I mean I know he took fat out but its not showing anymore... I'm hoping its swelling because my stomach, thighs , & arms are bck to looking the same. I do see an improvement in my butt but not as much as I wanted... I really do wish i would of brought the car tht i really wanted instead because there's no difference. Smh , I'm really upset !

Heyyyyyy guys ! I know I've been gone for awhile...

Heyyyyyy guys ! I know I've been gone for awhile but I've been working & shopping ! I've never brought some many skirts in my life! Why do I have an all of a sudden love for skirts ? Because now Its not a flat ass square back there, I finally have some plumpness. I get stares & comments. Though I think it could be bigger & rounder, I'm content with my results. The only thing i don't see a real difference in is my thighs & arms. I can def see where he contoured my body & i think once I lose these 20 lbs, It'll be more noticeable. I think if i had a chance to do things differently, I would have lost weight first & gotten a tummy tuck. I can say my confidence level is way past what it used to be. Maybe one day, I'll do a second round to go bigger & rounder but for now my money is staying in my savings ! lol

its been a yearrrr !

OK, let me start off with saying this procedure could of been done better as well as the aftercare (garments & etc.). I still have some of my volume but its not as round as I want it to be . Thinking about round 2, not to go bigger but to go rounder; this shelf has to go! Now as far as my lipo areas -_- should I even speak on tht? Smh I feel like everything was never lipo'ed.. so I'm going bck for more or even weightless surgery :O, pray for me guys! I can't seem to get this right!
Dr. Gabay

I'll change again as I change.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Hi Ladies, I'm Patricia and I have a Boutique specialized on post surgical girdles from Colombia. This is my location Latin Fashion 4648 N. 5th St Philadelphia, PA 19140, phones # (215) 329-0352 and (267) 254-8409. We carry everything on inventory, you do not have to order it.
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can you please post pics?
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Can u post pics plz beautiful. Thanks
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Congrads the whole surgery was $5000 right?
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@too anxious wassup mamma.......glad to hear.....@sexylegs i lost my volume at 3 months...I have shape from the rear....but no volume anymore....lol
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nothing much, have you lost alot of volume ? i didn't lose much.
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girl look at my pictures.....!!!!!...yes yes yes.....I have gotten wider...and it has shape now...but no volume compared to the other pictures
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Ok...so now that you are little further along...are you still loving your results? I am getting more nervous b/c one patient said she lost all her volume 2 months later!!!
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I am happy with my butt, everything else could be better
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Well i am glad u like the results....i only hv 21 more days...so i am very anxious....and its good to hear from everyone abt their progress...sorry you arent happy with everything...but your journey has def given me a lot of help and 'to-dos' and don'ts!! I am def going to ask for a shelf and for him to be very aggressive with the lipo...so thanks!
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I went to Gabay and now I'm officially 8 weeks post op. I love my results. I would highly recommend him. I need to update my pics but I will soon.
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thanks for sharing! can yuiu tell me anymore about pain etc?
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@mmmll I have not been back ooops i guess I better make an appointment....my butt is shrinking now..tho....I think when you have a sponge bob butt....it is different...you had some butt and hips prior too and you got the max....so If I could tell anyone who plans on getting this.....request the max your body can hold.....because it may go down.....lol
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Yes do you still have his number thank you
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Im thinking of going to Dr Gabay as well so any info is appriciated=)
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hey i was wondering how do you still feel the same about your results. I was considering going with Dr. gabay.
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you have to wear the garment faithfully for atleast 8 wks. as well as get the massages. if not it's like u got it done for nothing. also if you're going for round to you may want to look into different drs. I don't think dr Gabay is an expert in that area. hope everything works out.
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Are you still wearing your garment? If so, which one and how long per day?
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I barely wear my garment..
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barely wearing your garment is a problem in itself...you have to ...when it is too hot ..i wear thigh high compression stockings....ace bandages on my lipos arms very neat most people think i am covering a tattoo...I wish i got more than 780 cc in each cheek...but my legs are fab....i don't eat carbs...... and i stay away from sodium...salt as much as possible you have to change the way you eat at least for 8 weeks ....I have a thong compression garment...where i put bra exstenders for more room between the legs...and I have the thigh and torso back one from Co coon is the company of both of mine.....my only complaint is my butt...but everything else i follow the rules............and improvise on the heat .....I LOVE THIGH HIGH COMPRESSION SOCKS $16.00
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I'm going to get a new garment this week , its only been two days since I last wore it.
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Mama, you HAVE to wear your garment. Seriously. Go to Wyoming and 5th and get a good one. The owner will help you.
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Hello tooANXIOUS. I think your butt looks good, you said you were gonna join a gym and you wanted a bigger butt. Coming from someone who buys every fitness magazine that has butt work outs in it, I would only do cardio such as high incline on a treadmill, stair climber or the eliptical, all of these would help you lose weight but pump up your butt. Do squats, lunges, and hip abductors to name a few. This would ensure you keep your butt my strengthening the muscle and pumping it up and the cardio would trim your stomach making your butt the center of attention. I hope this helps you love your new body.

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Hello SB2478 I wanted to know where did u get the compression socks from? Also I've been reading different stories about dr gabay, and his work is horrible. He is a little rush rush but is it worth it?
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