As my readers may know, in May of 2015 I had gastric sleeve surgery, a type of bariatric surgery. It was truly a life-changing experience.
So now that I've achieved my weight loss goal I am tempted to lose just a bit more. My doctor did tell me that I could go down to 160 lbs but that I shouldn't push beyond that. So I'm wondering if I should.
Now, I'm kinda petrified at the thought of having to have plastic surgery to get rid of excess skin. Unlike the gastric sleeve, the plastic surgery will be quite invasive. It will take a few months to completely heal and will probably hurt a great deal. I actually had no pain whatsoever with the gastric sleeve surgery.
So here are my stats:
Highest Weight: 412 lbs
Starting Weight Before Surgery: 388 lbs
Starting BMI Before Surgery: 52.6 (Morbid Obesity)
Weight At Time Of Surgery: 350 lbs
Goal Weight: 170 lbs
Current Weight: 168 lbs
Current BMI: 22.8 (Normal Weight)
Largest Pant Size: 48
Current Pant Size: 32
Largest Shirt Size: 4XL
Current Shirt Size: Medium
Total Weight Loss Since Surgery: 220 lbs
My Before Pictures:
Passport Photo - March 2015
I'm the blob behind the boy.
Day of Surgery - May 13, 2015
My After Pictures:
If anyone out there is in the same boat as I was, is morbidly obese and may be considering this surgery. I say do it! I dare you! It will change your life in ways you wouldn't even dream could be possible.