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Dr. Illan Patient, Update 6 months out



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I'm sitting pretty in a size 18 for the first time that I can remember, and yesterday was my six month surgiversary, so I thought I would write up an update, especially considering my post detailing my experience with Dr. Illan was somehow lost during the update.

First off, here is a Dr. Illan and three weeks later was in Mexico having the surgery. I've more or less consistently lost 10 pounds per month since surgery. It hasn't always been easy, and stalls have happened, but it is by far the best thing I've ever done. I honestly often forget that I've had surgery. Dr. Illan's team provided the best medical care I've ever had in my life and I would go back to him in a heartbeat!

Just to make this more fun, here's a progress pic, highest ever weight vs. today:

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Omg.. What a wonderful transformation..thanks for posting your pics. A pic is certainly worth a thousand words in this case. U r looking so young and amazing., but more important. ..I am sure u r loving your new found energy and staved health problems .. A big congrats to you.

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You look great!! Thanks for sharing.

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You look amazing!!! Congrats!!! Thanks for sharing!

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Wow! Wonderful job and amazing pics! You look very happy. Are you tall?

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This is great thanks for sharing.

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You look great and you dont look like your 230 pounds in the 2nd pic!

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You are doing so awesome. I hope to follow in your footsteps soon!

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Beautifully transformed!! As Brandnew Brandy said, I also hope to follow in your footsteps! I'm scheduled with Dr. Illan also, 34 more days!!!

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You look amazing! You look way smaller than 230 pounds. You have such a tiny well shaped waist!

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