How to Live Again: Karina’s 3 Year Update


One of our most inspirational patients sent us this heart warming email that the team at BeLiteWeight is honored to share with you! Below are pictures of her throughout her journey. You are amazing Karina!!

My heart is full of gratitude as I sit down to write this email . Next week will mark 3 years since I’ve had surgery with Dr.Rodriguez. What a roller coaster this ride has been. From learning to portion control, learning new habits, learning to love the gym , it has honestly been learning how to live again. >>>> We all these changes came self love I never knew I had . Confidence to follow my dreams and the well power to keep going. I have been able to maintain an average of 105lbs lost and have gained about 15 safely . I have had a breast reduction with a lift and I am currently recovering from a tummy Tuck with lipo of the back and flanks. I feel great . Life is great. The work is never done that’s for sure . We will forever gain and loose and fluctuate. What’s important is the healthy habits I have been able to maintain and the structure I have set for myself . I will once again tell you I’ll never forget that lunch time phone call outside my local Starbucks where you told me your story and within a month I had my surgery booked . I was ready .

2 Months!

4 Months!

10 Months!

1 Year!

18 Months!

Doesn’t she look incredible? Karina, you are such an inspiration to people who want to make a major change in their life!

For more information on Gastric Sleeve and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Long Term Weight Loss Success – Markel’s Lap Band Journey



Hi Joanne! First of thank you so much! I would be honored to share my experience with others. 

I had my lap band surgery a little over 3 years ago. Throughout my entire life I always struggled with my weight. As a 23 year old young man I was in really bad shape. I suffered from hypertension high cholesterol and arthritis. My insurance carrier at the time would not allow me to have surgery at all due to the fact that it was considered cosmetic. 

I heard about BeLiteWeight through a family member who had recently had gastric bypass done in Mexico. The cost for the lap band surgery at the time was extremely too expensive to have the procedure done in the United States without insurance. I was completely surprised regarding the difference between cost if I decided to go through your company and have the surgery. Your staff were completely helpful and supportive during this process. The hospital was honestly the most beautiful hospital I have ever seen and the room reminded me of a beautiful hotel room. I had my procedure done in Juarez, Mexico at Star Medica Hospital with Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo.

My life has changed considerably since having the Lap Band procedure done. When I went in to have the surgery I weighed a little over 300 pounds. Yesterday I weighed myself and I weigh 219 pounds! It has taken some time for the weight to come off but with hard work and determination and using the Lap Band as a tool for success, I  am definitely proud of the person that I am becoming. This may sound corny but BeLiteWeight has truly changed my life! I am a better me! I am looking forward to my continued journey! 

Procedure: Lap Band / Gastric Band Surgery
Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez Villareal & Dr. Elmo Aramburo