Courage to Change My Life: Jeff’s 4 Year Update

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Earlier this month we received a touching letter from one of our blinding success patients Jeff who has really turned his life around since we first chatted with him on the phone about 4 years ago. Read for yourself!

I just wanted to drop a quick note to the amazing folks are and give a quick update. It’s been four years since I found the courage to pick-up the phone and change my life.

When I decided to change my life, I was miserable and unable to do so many of the things that I wanted to do. I was always tired, miserable and my life was absent of anything to keep me going – except food.

When I called, I wanted to do the surgery fast! From the time I first called there was only three weeks until I left for the Gastric Sleeve.

The experience was amazing – and the years following the surgery have also been amazing! I feel great, look great and people tell me that I look so much younger now than I did then.

I can’t tell you how greatful that I am to everyone at Beliteweight for the amazing guidance that I received and for the support leading up to the surgery and the post surgical support that was fantastic from the minute I got home until I felt like I had it under control.

The process was worth it, the cost was unbeatable and the way my life was changed cannot be put into words.

The BeLiteWeight team is so proud of you Jeff! Keep up the hard work and you can achieve all of your goals and inspirations!

For more information on Gastric Sleeve and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today!

Teenage Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

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With the rising obesity epidemic it is really important for our next generation to be pro-active about their health! Many children lose control of their weight at an early age which can have a dreadful impact on a critical time during the development of their careers.

It was once thought that weight loss surgery is similar to Lasik surgery in the sense that a potential patient should wait until they are well into adulthood before having surgery. Teens were told to weight before having weight loss surgery.

However new scientific studies offer evidence that bariatric weight loss surgery can be performed on individuals during the later portion of their teenage years. In fact, on average the adolescent’s who underwent weight loss surgery fared better on average than their older counter parts!

If you are interested in reading more about this we have included a link below. For more information on Gastric Sleeve and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Operation Process

Gastric sleeve surgery has changed countless lives for the better. The surgery is known for its ability to help people lose weight, but it actually does much, much more–it can help lower cholesterol, control Type 2 diabetes, and lower blood pressure.

But how does the procedure actually work? Keep reading to find out.

It’s important to mention that gastric sleeve surgery is a restrictive procedure, which limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach.

The surgery is considered minimally invasive. Your doctor will gain access to your abdomen through a series of very small incisions. Your doctor will then place small, pen-shaped devices called trocars into the incisions. The trocars allow your doctor to insert surgical instruments into your abdomen.

Once your surgeon can see your stomach, decisions can be made about how to best remove a portion of your stomach and replace it with a thin, vertical sleeve. The sleeve can hold about 50 to 150 milliliters of food, which is a portion about the same size as a banana.

Once the procedure is complete, your stomach will be able to hold about one-tenth of the amount of food it could before you had the procedure done.

Recovery from gastric sleeve surgery typically takes a few weeks to a few months. But once you are healed, you’ll be that much closer to living a lighter, healthier life.