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!

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How to pick out the perfect bathing suit after WLS


With summer right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what you're going to wear to the beach. Here's a guide to picking out the perfect bathing suit after weight loss surgery:

How to pick out the perfect bathing suit after WLS If you are large-chested…

Look for something with structure so you can be sure to avoid those Janet Jackson-like wardrobe malfunctions. Also, a suit with fabric that gathers at the waist can create a pleasant division between your hips and chest.

If you are small-chested…

Look for a suit that plays up your bust line. One way to accomplish this is to find a suit that rests high on the hips. This will give the allusion of longer legs, elongating your frame and making your chest less of a focal point.

If you have a pear shape …

Find a suit that extenuates the things you like most about your body as well as your upper body. It could be your chest or your shoulders or your waistline. The key is to minimize your hips. Think "sexy" and "demure," which are not mutually exclusive. You should avoid suits with vertical stripes or designs running across the midsection—both of which can make your waist appear larger.

If you've got an athletic body …

Look for a suit with a strong vertical axis and something that adds femininity. Making sure to find balance across your torso is important to being comfortable.

The bottom line is that there are bathing suits for every body and everybody. The trick is to find one that puts the focus on the parts of your body you want to highlight—and to put comfort above all else.

If you haven't reached your weight loss goals yet …

Look for something that makes you feel comfortable and practical. A suit that extenuates your bust while providing coverage on the backside can give you the confidence to walk a beach, swim and splash without feeling self-conscious. Also, don't be afraid to accessorize. Wear a colorful sarong or matching shorts.