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Easy to stretch sleeve?

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Started by cam, Aug 12, 2011 2:35 PM
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    cam

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 2:35 PM

#1
I was talking with someone about this procedure, and she asked me if it was easy to stretch the sleeve out and if it got stretched, was it possible to shrink it back. I really don't know how hard or easy it is to stretch it, and I have heard that the stomach can shrink, anyway, I wasn't sure how to answer her. Any info on this topic?


    NikiS

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 2:43 PM

#2
I asked my surgeon this same question and was told it is possible to stretch the sleeve and re-gain weight.


    ouroborous

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 5:50 PM

#3
From what I know, it is possible to stretch the sleeve, but not really easy. I was told that the part of the stomach that's cut out -- the fundus -- is the stretchy part. The remainder is roughly the consistency of football leather -- yes, it IS possible over time and with effort, to stretch it a little.

But NO, one carbonated beverage or the occasional overly fast meal is NOT going to stretch your sleeve. Most of the "stretching" talk comes from lap band and bypass patients, who DO have a serious problem with stretching their respective "pouches." We sleevers aren't immune to the problem, but it's much less of an issue.


    MeMeMEEE

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 6:11 PM

#4
That's what I have heard,

From what I know, it is possible to stretch the sleeve, but not really easy. I was told that the part of the stomach that's cut out -- the fundus -- is the stretchy part. The remainder is roughly the consistency of football leather -- yes, it IS possible over time and with effort, to stretch it a little.

But NO, one carbonated beverage or the occasional overly fast meal is NOT going to stretch your sleeve. Most of the "stretching" talk comes from lap band and bypass patients, who DO have a serious problem with stretching their respective "pouches." We sleevers aren't immune to the problem, but it's much less of an issue.




    Roseib

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 6:57 PM

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Yep my doctor says same. Will throw up if overeat thst much with sleeve he says. Won't really stretch. One can ultimately eat up to a cup of food at a time but I've read posts on here saying thst too depends on length (size) of sleeve not stretching. I wouldn't push it though due to feeling so bad if one overdoes it. I did thst once


    Guest_Rosalind_* Joined: Jan 1970
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Posted August 12, 2011 - 7:32 PM

#6
This is the main reason I haven't told anyone about my surgery.........because I can not tolerate dumb questions like that! That sounds like a person who is trying to find failure or ways to fail. I will keep mine to myself thank you!


    kellyw74

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 7:34 PM

#7
AMEN!!


Kelly


This is the main reason I haven't told anyone about my surgery.........because I can not tolerate dumb questions like that! That sounds like a person who is trying to find failure or ways to fail. I will keep mine to myself thank you!




    RobinMvsg

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 2:39 PM

#8
Oh, I don't know....I wouldn't be too hard on anyone that asked me such a question, especially since it was one concern that I had myself. People aren't always asking questions to shoot each other down. There are many times they are just curious and possibly are considering the surgery themselves and just want to be well informed. Lets give people the benefit of the doubt before shooting them down. :)


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