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Hi! I am scheduled to be sleeved April 2019. I am on the lower BMI side to qualify. Has anyone skipped the pre op diet to avoid losing any weight? Mine is not a liquid diet but low carb. I understand it’s to shrink the liver but what do you think the minimum timeframe is to do it and still successfully shrink your liver?

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If you're already approved for the surgery, I wouldn't worry about any additional weight loss, but concentrate on making sure I followed directions for pre-op diet and had my liver the right size to avoid complications.

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I am concerned about losing too much weight by my surgery date. My BMI is 35.1, so I can only lose 2 pounds or my insurance will not cover my surgery. At my last appointment, my surgical coordinator said that they will weigh me in the hospital the morning of surgery. She said that my BMI will have to be over 35 on that day. I am supposed to do a few days of two Protein Shakes and a small lean Protein dinner before my surgery, so I am hoping not to lose weight.
It is crazy to have to make sure not to lose weight before weight loss surgery!

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That’s how I feel! I’m 30 BMI and that’s the minimum. I’m actually just eating what I want right now and only going to do half the pre surgery timeframe diet so I don’t go under.

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Im struggling because I’d lost some weight but due to the planned surgery I had to come off one of my medications because it’s time released and can’t be crushed. That sent me into withdrawal something fierce! I gained back the weight i lost plus a few pounds. Now I’m doing the pre op low carb but not really losing weight. I don’t have a fatty liver but I’m still worried. I had a friend who had the surgery done and she wasn’t required to do any presurgical diet.

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Im struggling because I’d lost some weight but due to the planned surgery I had to come off one of my medications because it’s time released and can’t be crushed. That sent me into withdrawal something fierce! I gained back the weight i lost plus a few pounds. Now I’m doing the pre op low carb but not really losing weight. I don’t have a fatty liver but I’m still worried. I had a friend who had the surgery done and she wasn’t required to do any presurgical diet.
I'm not required to do any preop diet. Surgeon said something about not improving or changing outcomes 🤷‍♀️

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Update surgery went great no issues and they didn’t even weigh me the day of surgery which I thought was odd. Unless they did it while I was on the table.

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