Last year, as I was preparing for my first bikini competition, I noticed that as my body fat dropped, my boobs shrank. It felt like a Catch 22: I was in the best shape of my life, but I still didn’t feel sexy or confident in a bikini. Something was missing – I wanted curves. I am a weight lifter, I know I can build a booty, I can have defined shoulders, but I can’t create breasts in the gym! I asked a bunch of my teammates if they knew a good plastic surgeon…
I got a lot of responses, as this is not uncommon in the bodybuilding industry. I read a ton of reviews, made of list of doctors to see, and Dr. Gabbay was my first consultation. At our first meeting, I felt like he was so genuine and honest. I didn’t feel like I was just another patient, I felt like he really cared about what I wanted and how I wanted to look. For some reason, I expected to be rushed out the door, but he really spent a lot of time with me. He showed me photos of his work, answered the million questions I had, and let me show him pictures of girls I admired. When I left that day I honestly didn’t want to see another doctor. The next day I did have another appointment scheduled so I went. I was in and out pretty quickly and although he was nice, I did not feel as comfortable and relaxed as I did with Dr. Gabbay. I am pretty impulsive so the following week I made my appointment for my surgery!
The morning of surgery, I was obviously nervous. I have never been under anesthesia before and of course I kept thinking, what if I do wake up?! So silly. Anyways, I was in the surgery room and 2-3 sweet ladies show up to medicate me and help with the procedure. For some reason I pictured the room full of male doctors, but that was not the case. I remember telling them ”…So you ladies are basically my angels today watching over me?” They agreed and I felt much more relaxed. I fell asleep seconds after I was given the anesthesia and the next thing you know, I woke up with big beautiful breasts! Dr. Gabbay asked me how I felt. I was medicated so I felt fine, sleepy, and excited!
The post operation pain was not half as bad as I thought. I stayed in bed for 2 days, slept a lot and watched movies while my husband took care of me….not a bad way to spend a weekend.
We had a post operation meeting a few days later, and Dr. Gabbay was very pleased with the healing process. In the following weeks I still had a million questions and I LOVED that Dr. Gabbay always answered me promptly.
I am one year post op and I couldn’t be happier! I love the way I look in a bikini, gym clothes, dresses, whatever. I feel more confident and feminine. I honestly get questions all the time about if my boobs are real! They are obviously bigger, but still so natural looking, which is exactly what I told Dr. Gabbay I wanted the day I met him. I even once told a girl to take pictures to show to doctor what she wanted, and she said she was going to show him pictures of me! I was flattered. I would recommend Dr. Gabbay to anyone! He is the perfect blend of professional and personable; extremely knowledgeable, and very intuitive.