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VSG - right decision or not?



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I weigh about 220lbs, my BMI is about 32. I've struggled with my weight all my life. I'm a 45 year old man.

I did weigh over 300 lbs once and had dieted back to around 185.

I'm currently at 220 lbs and am thinking of VSG to get to my goal (that I never reached while dieting) of 165 lbs.

- What does the community think? Is this realistic with VSG?

- I'm scared that VSG might make me lose to much weight because my BMI is only around 32. But I'm quite unhappy at my current weight.

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Hi,

Only you can decide if it's right for you. Have you gone for a consult? or met with a team? I found this website extremely helpful leading up to my surgery: https://www.bariatric-surgery-source.com/

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Don't sometimes for lower BMI they recommend ESG instead? I think I read that on one of the past postings.

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it's pretty unusual for people to lose too much weight. It's much more common for people not to make it all the way to goal. Besides - if you feel like you're losing too much weight, you can always increase your calories and nip your loss in the bud.

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Talk to a Dr and see what they recommend

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I am in the same boat. My BMI is 36. Since menopause set in 6 years ago I have not been able to loose ANY weight no matter how hard i exercised. I'm a competitive dancer and am damaging my joints by dancing with this weight I am carrying I'm 207lbs.

I'm also afraid to loose too much weight, I don't want to be all wrinkly. I have a beautiful skin at the moment. I am 59 years old.

I'm excited about my surgery on the 22nd of feb.

I am planning to up the calories per meal when I get to the weight I feel comfortable with

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20 hours ago, Dancing Queen 01 said:

I'm excited about my surgery on the 22nd of feb.

Thanks for sharing. Congratulations and good luck!

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