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Hi everybody,

A little background info: Had vsg in Fall 2012, lost 120 lbs, felt amazing! I got married, had a baby in Fall 2014, gained weight. Had another baby in Summer 2016, gained even more weight. I sought the advice of my bariatric surgeon, he recommended full bypass, and gave me a goal to lose 15 lbs, before he would schedule. Well, I've lost 40 lbs. I feel like I should be able to get back to my goal weight (165lbs) without having a bypass...but the task of losing another 80 pounds seems almost impossible. Has anyone on here, lost that much weight, without additional surgery?

Thanks for reading.

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I don't think you have anything to lose by continuing to lose weight without revision surgery. It's definitely not impossible, people lose large amounts of weight without any surgery - and you already have the sleeve. Surgery isn't a magic bullet and either way, you're going to need to put in the work around nutrition and exercise. Is there any concern that your sleeve has lost all of its restriction?

Honestly, it sounds like you are doing really well - you're already a third of the way back to where you want to be. How long did it take you to lose the 40 lbs? If you are still struggling in 6-12 months, you can always reassess and consider revision again. But given how well you are doing, there's no harm in continuing your weight loss journey without the expense and pain of another surgery - particularly when you have young kids to look after.

That's just my two cents (from a random person on the internet). Do whatever is right for you! Wishing you all the best either way! xx

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10 hours ago, Hopefulmommy44 said:

Hi everybody,

A little background info: Had vsg in Fall 2012, lost 120 lbs, felt amazing! I got married, had a baby in Fall 2014, gained weight. Had another baby in Summer 2016, gained even more weight. I sought the advice of my bariatric surgeon, he recommended full bypass, and gave me a goal to lose 15 lbs, before he would schedule. Well, I've lost 40 lbs. I feel like I should be able to get back to my goal weight (165lbs) without having a bypass...but the task of losing another 80 pounds seems almost impossible. Has anyone on here, lost that much weight, without additional surgery?

Thanks for reading.

I'd lost 100lbs before on my own but it always came back until I had surgery

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11 hours ago, LaLaDee said:

I don't think you have anything to lose by continuing to lose weight without revision surgery. It's definitely not impossible, people lose large amounts of weight without any surgery - and you already have the sleeve. Surgery isn't a magic bullet and either way, you're going to need to put in the work around nutrition and exercise. Is there any concern that your sleeve has lost all of its restriction?

Honestly, it sounds like you are doing really well - you're already a third of the way back to where you want to be. How long did it take you to lose the 40 lbs? If you are still struggling in 6-12 months, you can always reassess and consider revision again. But given how well you are doing, there's no harm in continuing your weight loss journey without the expense and pain of another surgery - particularly when you have young kids to look after.

That's just my two cents (from a random person on the internet). Do whatever is right for you! Wishing you all the best either way! xx

Well...it took me 2 yrs to lose that 40 pounds. I had a lot of ups and downs, but when I was rediagnosed with DM and HTN, I knew I had to get serious. I won't say that bypass is completely off of the table, it will just be harder to take care of my self with a 4 and 5 yr old. Most of it is fear, that I will have this drastic surgery, and still gain the weight back. Sorry for the sob story. Thank you for the encouragement. 😊

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3 hours ago, New&Improved said:

I'd lost 100lbs before on my own but it always came back until I had surgery

WOW! If I could lose 100 pounds. Mind blown. I'm looking for that motivation that helped me stick to my post op diet to lose the 120, right after surgery. Thank you for encouragement. 😊

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