Be prepared. If you get a facelift by a facial plastic surgeon s/he is likely to do a whole lot more to maximize the improvements to your facelift after weight loss than a bariatric plastic surgeon is able to do. Thusly this extensive amount of work might leave you looking slightly inhuman for a week […]
November is traditionally a time to give deeper consideration for all that which we have to be thankful. And I am thankful for massive weight loss because it has given me back my health and my life. Before my gastric bypass in 2003, I had cycled through obesity, anorexia, binge eating disorder, bulimia, and finally morbid obesity. […]
Skin changes after bariatric surgery and many patients suffer acne and other dermatoses. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) say dermatological complications can be caused by metabolic and nutritional disorders, especially in malabsorptive procedures. Symptoms including constipation, inflammation, and hormone imbalances go hand-in-hand with acne flare-ups on the skin’s surface, as skin is a reflection […]
You may wonder what an acne facial has to do with bariatric surgery. There is a link between acne, constipation, and hormone imbalance. And constipation and hormone imbalance are linked to obesity and bariatric surgery. So, you may one day find your adult face inexplicably covered in acne, as I did. Constipation, Hormones and Adult […]
Readers are familiar with my amazing facelift with Dr. Catherine Winslow. Back in December 2013, Dr. Winslow (Winslow Facial Plastic Surgery) did an incredible job of removing all of my sagging excess skin. She truly took 15-years off my face. Then in December 2014, I underwent a few minor procedures to further enhance my results. I underwent […]
My editor at Health Central Obesity asked if I wanted to write about the stigma associated with having plastic surgery after weight loss. Specifically, she was referring to my face lift. I replied, “What is the stigma?” I had never heard of this. She explained, “Many people judge those who underwent facelifts and view them […]
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon after Weight-Loss Choosing a plastic surgeon after weight loss is an important personal decision. Someone told me that you do not buy a procedure, you buy a plastic surgeon (Read: 18 Insider Tips on Plastic Surgery). I completely get that. Reflecting on my plastic surgery 10-yrs after my gastric bypass, I […]
I underwent total body contouring plastic surgery in 2013, a decade after my gastric bypass. My plastic surgery results, in the words of my plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph F. Capella, were “incredible, fantastic, there aren’t enough adjectives to describe it.” As for me, I am over the moon happy having gone from size 14 jeans […]
Facelift with Dr. Catherine Winslow On my birthday in March of 2013, a decade after my gastric bypass bariatric surgery, I was a size 14 and looked every bit of the 49 years that I had turned. However, by the time I turned 50 in March of 2014, I was a size 2 and looked […]
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My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
2 months ago
I'll let you in on my dirty little secret. I hide the chocolates in the vegetable drawer of the fridge where no one in my family ever goes! bwahahaha #truestory #MyBariatricLife #weightlossjourney #bariatrics ...