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AmandaRaeLeo

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About AmandaRaeLeo

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    Bariatric Legend
  • Birthday 08/04/1980

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Occupation
    SCRA Loan Analyst
  • City
    Canton
  • State
    Ohio

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  1. AmandaRaeLeo

    Ultherapy

    Has anyone tried Ultherapy? Specifically on their neck. Some areas will have to be addressed with surgery. Period. But i am cautiously optimistic my neck area could be improved with Ultherapy. I’m trying to maximize my experience and minimize my cost, so I’m pondering which procedures would be best for me. And when. I’m not quite to goal and I carry most of my weight in my hips, thighs, and butt. I am most sensitive about my arms and thighs. Then my neck, stomach, and breasts.
  2. AmandaRaeLeo

    Dr. Hector Duran Experiences

    I am apart of this group, thank you. I received a much lower quote from Dr. Duran, and while I know price is not everything, I do want to explore him as well. I am not afraid to pay more if it makes sense. I chose Dr. Aceves as my VSG surgeon even though he was double the cost of many TJ surgeons.
  3. Has anyone had plastics with Dr. Duran? I am having a hard time finding reviews. Honest, candid experiences appreciated.
  4. AmandaRaeLeo

    MX Plastics

    I sent a request to join the FB group, however, answering the questions here in this thread would be great too. So to allow for transparency and consistency.
  5. AmandaRaeLeo

    MX Plastics

    I’ve heard through the grapevine that BP is doing plastics now. How do I get more info. I’m just about ready to take the plunge!
  6. Weren’t you leaving? Good luck on your surgery. I hope it goes well and you are successful.
  7. AmandaRaeLeo

    Too few calories=stall?

    Starvation mode is myth we like. "I'm not losing weight because I'm too good at not eating." It also proves that far too many think WLS is magic. It is not. I am almost 4 years out, not yet at goal, and fighting for every damned lb I lose on my way to goal. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  8. AmandaRaeLeo

    Too few calories=stall?

    Starvation mode is a myth. Our bodies resist change and strive for homeostasis. Do the best you can to get your Protein, nutrients, and fluids in. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  9. I'm sorry but we do not and don't plan on getting involved in plastics at this point. Let us know who you go with! What changed??? I've been planning and saving in anticipation of BP adding this option. I had my WLS in Mexico and it was hella stressful having to research and vet every single doctor only by patient experience. Trying to wade through the real people and the coordinators. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. AmandaRaeLeo

    Vitamins

    I use Rainbow Light Women's with Probiotics. They are food based so they do not hurt my stomach. I buy them on Amazon. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  11. AmandaRaeLeo

    BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!

    Not much at all...............only that some of the folks that were honest with me.....gave me the jolts of truth and challenged me......helped direct me to change my thinking and behaviors..........helped me extend my life....which was soon to end....and now I feel like I'll live forever since taking their advice.........yeah...those people have been permanently banned. Not much has happened. Sadly.....the loss will impact the very newbies that are posting in this thread the most. I was one of them this time a year ago. I wish them well and hope that they can sift through the bs and find some real solid advice from some real solid veterans. There truly aren't many left and it is a poor reflection of what this place is becoming. I am confused about why advice givers are being banned... So are the mass lipstick profile pics for LipStickLady? Was she banned? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  12. AmandaRaeLeo

    Alcohol?

    I am almost 4 years post-op and drink occasionally. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  13. AmandaRaeLeo

    BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!

    So? What's new on BP? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  14. AmandaRaeLeo

    Best Plastic Surgeons in Mexico?

    Alex, any timeframe on whether BariatricPal will partner with plastic surgeons in Mexico? I'll be needing plastics next summer. We're working on something interesting as I type this....I hope to have some news for you in a week or two. I am wondering where BariatricPal is with this venture? I am closing in on goal and saving accordingly. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  15. AmandaRaeLeo

    Sleeve to MGB...

    Would you elaborate on the side effects?
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