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how much can a pouch stretch?

Started by Baritone, Feb 08, 2011 12:15 PM
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Posted February 8, 2011 - 12:15 PM

Dear Dr.Gregg,
I had my VSG 10 months ago and successfully dropped 48 lbs. I have had no complications with the procedure and overall have been very pleased. However, I've noticed that gradually I have been able to eat more. I can comfortably consume double what I ate several months ago and I am afraid that my stomach will stretch back close to its original size. My weight has plateaued for quite awhile now and I still need to loose another 15 lbs. to be where my Dr. said I should be. Its easy to lose weight when you're full after a few bites but when it starts taking more to feel satisfied I'm concerned that its "undoing" everything thats been done. I'd appreciate your honesty and expertise with this. Thanks


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Posted February 8, 2011 - 1:50 PM

Well like anything biological it's made of tissue and just about any tissue can be stretched if enough pressure is put on it for long enough. I doubt that it could recover back to it's pre-op size but me come close to a smaller version of a full size stomach.

You need to exercise portion control and eat ONLY what you have determined you need for the day.

It's a day to day process, one step at a time.

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