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    Skin Removal

    After I lost 115 lbs, I had skin removal surgery on my stomach. The incision was not a straight line, like the surgeon messed up or something. Since then, my stomach swells constantly, and the area...
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    Compression and lymphatic massage helped me....

    Compression and lymphatic massage helped me. Alternating the heavy-duty compression binder with a back brace compression device helped as well.
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    The following link has the information I received...

    The following link has the information I received in my nutrition class: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gastric-bypass-diet/my00827
  4. Some conditions that could possibly qualify your...

    Some conditions that could possibly qualify your for a lap band would be high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes (specifically type 2), heart disease, gallstones, hypertension, arthritis,...
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    I'm a night owl as well, so I just plan my meals...

    I'm a night owl as well, so I just plan my meals so that I have a few hundred calories left at night. That way, I can eat an Odwalla chocolate protein drink or a ZonePerfect chocolate peanut butter...
  6. It is very doubtful that Maca was the reason for...

    It is very doubtful that Maca was the reason for your pregnancy. Your post seemed insensitive to women who are dealing with infertility for much longer than 9 months. If taking herbal supplements...
  7. before my lap band surgery, I was at 255lbs. I am...

    before my lap band surgery, I was at 255lbs. I am already 36 yo.
  8. I spent close to $5000 for the procedure. I am...

    I spent close to $5000 for the procedure. I am with my husband so we stayed for a couple of nights so there's additional extra $600-700.
  9. Obviously going to another country to have...

    Obviously going to another country to have surgery done is a big decision... it's the same as having elective surgery which is something you have to deliberate on seriously. For me, after doing tons...
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    You're absolutely right! Even before I had my...

    You're absolutely right! Even before I had my surgery, I already planned on using the savings from the food I was NOT going to be eating anymore.
    This was my idea... and what is actually happening...
  11. I didn't have to book a hotel during my procedure...

    I didn't have to book a hotel during my procedure but I only stayed for another day at the hospital. If you feel that you need to have somewhere to stay while waiting for your schedule. You may try...
  12. As for me, I did strength training. Then I...

    As for me, I did strength training. Then I lotioned up daily and nightly. I'm using one that promotes elasticity and collagen. And then also made sure to take all my proteins and water for the day...
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    Liposuction needed?

    I saw a plastic surgeon for a consultation regarding a tummy tuck and breast lift and the doctor complemented me on how good my stomach looks.. but its looks weird when I bend. Anyhow I have to pay...
  14. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy to Mini Gastric Bypass revision?

    So I have been researching about getting a revision from Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy to a Mini Gastric Bypass. I had VSG done in 2010. My weight loss was slow from the begining and I was able to lose...
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    I'm sorry you feel that way, and I hope you get...

    I'm sorry you feel that way, and I hope you get better soon! I considered the lifestyle changes, and I made sure that I was ready for it. I didn't take no for an answer and followed the guidelines...
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    Happy with Postop

    I still have some swelling but I'm definitely getting flatter each day! Feeling really good and back at work now. Although I still get some fatigue but no more pain. Before I had to suck in to look...
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    In my experience, before pictures were taken but...

    In my experience, before pictures were taken but then I never got around to taking the after pictures. I had additional plastic surgeries to correct some issues but really got around to getting those...
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    I have an Infertility problem

    I was diagnosed with PCOS 8 years ago and had done duphaston and Clomid many times. My husband and I are trying to conceive for the last 6 years and the result always made us disappointed. I had...
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    This is a great thread, and I'm glad I found it....

    This is a great thread, and I'm glad I found it. I don't really call it snacking because I eat 5-6 small meals a day, so I consider it a meal. I eat every 3 hours, and it keeps me full, and I am able...
  20. Oh, you poor thing. I'm so sorry to hear this but...

    Oh, you poor thing. I'm so sorry to hear this but I'm hoping this is but a minor bump on your path. Praying you'll get that cardiac clearance the soonest possible time.
  21. Wow! That’s amazing and congratulations! That’s...

    Wow! That’s amazing and congratulations! That’s indeed quite an achievement in just a short period of time.
    Let me just share with you what I’ve read about rapid weight loss and how it affects our...
  22. Help with eating more and still lose weight

    A couple of weeks after my surgery, I was losing a lot of weight and I loved it, but now itís been slowing down. I havenít been eating as much as I should because I just want my weight loss to be...
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