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I had my VSG ON 6/20/17 and my HW:247 SW:234 and CW:216.2. I have never had bad skin till now ! My skin is breaking out and I don't know what's happening. Has anyone else dealt with skin issues ?

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I had surgery on 6/14/17. I too would like to know. I'm breaking out as well.


HW: 250
SW: 236
CW: 206
GW: 160

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I wonder if it's from all the toxins that were stored in the fat and they are coming out now. Our dermatologist recommends cetaphil or cerave cleansers.
I hope it clears up soon.


Mich W
Hw 223, SW 217 CW 194 GW 135

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It is from the fat breakdown. I used extra cleansers and it cleared up by 6 weeks post. I still get an occasional pimple but it is much better now.

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Fat has estrogen-like hormones - seems logical that they are being released into the bloodstream with rapid weight loss. Hello late-onset puberty breakouts!!!! <joking>

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My surgeon warned us at the seminar that a fair # of women get pregnant soon after surgery because their "free" birth control (fat produced estrogen) goes away.

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Hi Everybody. I am also breaking out I had my surgery 1.5 years ago. I am not sure if it is related to the surgery but it will be nice to know.

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I will be one week post op tomorrow and return to work on Tuesday. My face is breaking out with huge breakouts on both cheeks and now my forehead. Please help! It looks truly awful.

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Same here. Bad sore breakout around my mouth, forehead, cheeks 2 weeks post-op. Never had bad skin.

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Yep, it's likely related to your VSG. Your hormones go crazy afterwards. You can also expect weird periods (timing, duration, flow etc). I think the hormones do calm down. I'm three years out and my skin is back to normal. I find that taking my bariatric Vitamins helps my skin, as well as drinking a lot of Water. Right after my WLS, it was like being a teenager again. I promise it won't last forever!

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Good to know I'm not alone. Pimples, red, inflamed, dry flaking skin.

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