Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photos: Incredible Transformations

The stories below are of both men and women who have transformed their lives through gastric sleeve surgery. We are so fortunate to be a part of their journey.

Before and after photos are such a beautiful and inspiring part of life. Without them, the motivation and determination may not exist. We have all hit a stage in life where we wanted to be better, be more – be able to look at yourself and think, “wow I am so happy with who I am.”

Regardless if that moment happens on the outside or on the inside, everyone deserves to love themselves and be comfortable in your own body.

With before and after pictures, they provide a tangible motivator that anything is possible and it always starts with taking the first step.

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Weight Loss to Expect with Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Weight loss is significant and begins immediately following gastric sleeve surgery. The best results typically happen in patients who change their lifestyle habits through diet, exercise, and post-op diet.

Average expected weight loss results are:

  • 3 months post-op: 25-35% excess weight loss*

  • 6 months post-op: 45-55% excess weight loss*

  • 12 months post-op: 65-70% excess weight loss*

  • 18 months post-op: 70-75% excess weight loss*

*Individual results may vary

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Expected Weight Loss - Gastric Sleeve Before and After Pictures

Gastric Sleeve Before and After Pictures – Female Photos

Kassandra – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on July 2017 with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

Kassandra – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Pictures – Female Photos - Gastric Sleeve Surgery on July 14, 2017 with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

Before: November 2016/ After: May 2017

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 245 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 236 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 167 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (GW): Healthy…and Happy

“Losing weight has given me WAY more confidence in many areas of my life.

If you are struggling…know you’re not alone. If you are waiting for surgery day with doubts, DON’T! This journey has been hard, but so incredibly worth it.

Keep pushing everyone!”

Madison – Gastric Sleeve Surgery in September 2017 with Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez

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Before: September 2017/ After: June 2018

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 195 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 187 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 117 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (GW): 127 lbs.

“It was the best decision of my life to have the gastric sleeve. I chose Mexico Bariatric Center because of all the rave reviews I had heard from my friends and clients.

The staff was so friendly and my husband and I had an awesome experience while we were there! I stand as a hairdresser all day so losing the weight, for me, meant feeling better at work and then having the energy to come home and play with my 2 children!”

Melanie – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on March 2017 with Dr. Ismael Cabrera

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Before: March 2017 / After: May 2018

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 230 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 217 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 166 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (GW): 160 lbs.

“I had my surgery March 28, 2017. I am down 45lbs and I feel amazing! Thanks so much to Dr. Ismael Cabrera and the amazing staff at the Mexico Bariatric Center!

I am beyond happy with the results!!

Thank you México Bariatric Center for changing my life!!”

Amy – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on March 2017 with Dr. Ismael Cabrera

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Before: March 2017 / After: February 2018

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 236 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 221 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 150 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (GW): ??

“I’m posting three days early of my one-year surgiversary. 362 days, 80 pounds, 35 inches gone and to celebrate all of this I’m headed to Mexico for a little R&R. Seemed fitting! Thank you to Dr. Cabrera for this tool and to my sleeve sisters who truly helped me get through this first year. Bring on year # 2!”

Darcy – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on November 2017 with Dr. Gutierrez

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Before September 2017 / After May 2018

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 289 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 277 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 208 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (GW): ??

“I’m 6 months out today and down a total of 80.5 lbs.. so happy!

The pic on left was 9-23-17 won drawing at a seminar in SeaTac, WA pic on the right a couple days ago. Down 80.5 lbs since surgery in November 2017.”

Julia – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on June 2017 with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

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Before: June 2017 / After: April 2018

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 236 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 221 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 150 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (GW): ??

“So happy with my choice to have surgery! Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Down 100 lbs!

Sleeved June 2017

Best decision I’ve ever made!”

Karlee – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on November 2017 with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

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Before: November 2017 / After: January 2018

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 295 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 254 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 182 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (GW): 160 lbs.

“The 10th of the month will forever be a significant day for me. My VSG surgery was exactly 4 months ago today. I always see amazing transformations in this group but I honestly never thought I would have even close to as amazing results as others. Sooo glad I had this surgery. What an amazing tool!”

Sandra – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on August 2016 with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

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Before August 2016 / After March 16, 2018

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 239 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 224 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 166 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (GW): 145 lbs.

“I have been wanting to post a picture for while.

Found this picture from a few years ago…what a difference compared to now! Sleeved on August 2016 with Dr. Valenzuela. Best experience ever!!

It is so hard to believe it is my surgiversary. Last year, August 2016 was my VSG with Dr. V. Best thing I ever did for myself.”

Taylor – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on October 207 with Dr. Ismael Cabrera

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Before: October 2017 / After: January 2018

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 297 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 281 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 206.5 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (GW): 145 lbs.

“Sometimes, I just wanna hug that girl on the left. I wanna tell her that things are gonna change and that big things are coming. I loved her then and I love her now.

Life has changed so much! Thank you, Dr. Ismael Cabrera and Mexico Bariatric Center!

Sleeved by Dr. Ismael Cabrera on 10/23/17”

Gastric Sleeve Before and After Pictures – Male Photos

Matt – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on December 2016 with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

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Before: November 2016 / After: May 2017

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 345 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 305 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 217 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (GW): 200 lbs.

“Had gastric sleeve surgery Dec 29, 2016, Working out again! Feeling great!

Mexico Bariatric Center …. I can’t say enough about the kickstart you gave me. I am smaller and stronger now at 47 than I was at 22 in the Army.

Just gotta keep at it. Another 55lbs to go. Thanks to Mexico Bariatric could not have done this without ya’ll.”

Kevin – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on July 2015 with Dr. Ismael Cabrera

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Before: July 2015 / After: November 2016

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 300 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 310 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 162 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (GW): 170 lbs.

“As I got older, I realized I was bigger than everyone else and I couldn’t keep up with everyone else. I had to do something with my life and my health.

If I could go back in time and tell my former self-anything it would be to start striving for my goals sooner. I would tell myself to continue to work hard and stay humble throughout the process. Be willing to take constructive criticism and use other people’s doubts as fuel for continuing on this fitness journey.

My heart is overfilled with joy knowing that I was able to achieve one of my life-long goals.”

Colton – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on May 2016 with Dr. Ismael Cabrera

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Before: January 2016 / After: May 2018

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 480 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 430 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 311 lbs.

“I will be forever grateful to MBC for what they have helped me accomplish as well as my parents! Here’s to the next year!”

Rusty – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on October 2016 with Dr. Rodriguez Lopez

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Before: October 2017 / After: April 2018

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 360 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 340 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 269 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (CW): 230 lbs.

“On October 6. I had my sleeve surgery October 21. I can’t believe how much weight I have lost already. I’m down 91 pounds since October 6. Down 71 since October 21. I didn’t really have a goal weight when I started. I am 40 pounds from my weight at age 18. That is now my goal. My plan is to run a half marathon before January 2019. I have started training. That will definitely help get the weight off.

I originally had a goal to get under 245 pounds. I have definitely beat that. More importantly, I started with a BMI of 41.11. My current BMI is 22.3. I don’t remember ever feeling better in my life. Anybody considering this life-changing surgery… what are you waiting for??? Good luck to everyone on this journey. It will be well worth it in the end.

Everybody needs to remember that surgery is a wonderful tool to help you improve your quality of life. It is not a magic cure. Once you make the decision to improve your health and your life, stay motivated and continue to work and you will achieve whatever goal you set for yourself.

Thanks again MBC. You have helped me change my life forever.”

Kevin – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on August 2017 with Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez

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Before: August 2017 / After: May 2018

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 423 lbs.
  • Starting Weight (SW): 378 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 249 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (CW): 250 lbs.

“Transformation Tuesday – Sleeved August 2017”

What to Expect After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

We combine gastric sleeve before and after pictures, results, and stories to give an idea of what to expect long-term after surgery. Here is a weight loss calculator to determine what you might expect with gastric sleeve surgery.

Major Life-Changing Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • Expected weight loss of 65-70% within one year
  • Improve, reduce, or cure health problems related to obesity
  • Quality of life benefits
  • Non-scale victories
  • Boost in self-confidence and happiness
  • Lifestyle changes

Your Skin After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Fortunately, vertical sleeve gastrectomy is performed using a minimally invasive technique called laparoscopically. Scarring tends to be minimal, and single-incision is available with many bariatric surgeons. Unfortunately having excess skin for a long period of time can create less-elastic skin around areas like arms, thighs, legs, and stomach.

Loose, Sagging, and Excess Skin

Sagging skin may appear due to the rapid weight loss after gastric sleeve. Depending on the skin’s elasticity, excess skin may need to be removed with plastic surgery procedures like;

Excess skin varies patient to patient, usually being influenced by age, size, amount of weight loss, and period of time being overweight.

Remember, individual results may vary and these result may not be typical.

Excess Skin After Gastric Sleeve Surgery
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