Gastric sleeve before and after photos are such a beautiful and inspiring part of weight loss journey. These pictures include transformations of our past patients, both women and men, who have transformed their lives through gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico.

We hope they give you the motivation that you need to take the first step to a new you. Without further ado, here are amazing Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photos!

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Before and After Female Pictures

Joyce Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo - Weight Loss 2020[Before: August 2017 | After: January 2020]

Joyce – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“Can you say…. ‘Best decision I’ve ever made!’? I sure can!!!! 😀😀😀😀 Thank you Mexico Bariatric Center ❤️❤️❤️ my life has been forever changed!!! My gastric sleeve surgeon and all the staff at Mexico Bariatric Center have done an amazing job!!!! They all treated me like I was the only patient there and made me feel very special! I would recommend MBC to anyone!!! I have actually enjoyed being a patient!! Thank you for my second chance!!! Never dreamed I’d have a hospital stay that I would be sad when it was time to be released!!!”

Shanita Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: April 2019 | After: April 2020]

Shanita – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“I must say this has been one hell of a ride! Today is my 1 year SleeveAversary🎉‼️ Thank you Mexico Bariatric Center and Dr. Gutierrez for giving me my life back. I hate that I took so long to make this life changing decision. This ride hasn’t been easy but It’s been worth it every step of the way. I want give up!

It has taking a lot of hard work, determination, dedication to maintain this healthy lifestyle. The one thing that I dislike the most was the hair loss but I even made that work for me😊. This is my journey to a healthier and extremely happier me. 97 pounds gone forever!”

  • Starting Weight (SW): 285 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 188 lbs.
  • Goal Weight (GW): 180 lbs.

Dana Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: April 2019 | After: April 2020]

Dana – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“Today April 6,2020 exactly 1 year ago I made the hardest decision of my life to change my health! Those of you that don’t know this time last year, I did the gastric sleeve because of all the health issues I was having. Now 1 year later after vertical sleeve gastrectomy I’m down 106 pounds and most of my health issues have gone away! This surgery practically saved my life!! #1YearSurgeryAnniversary #BariatricSurgery #GastricSleeve #106PoundsDown #GoneForever #VSG”

Takiya Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: November 2019 | After: March 2020]

Takiya – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“100lbs. difference. I am loving my tool!”

Kelly Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: January 2015 | After: December 2019]

Kelly – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“4 years ago and now. I had to share! 2.5 years post-op. Down 142 lbs. and maintaining. Life is so good!! If you are on the fence, just do it!!!!”

Tasha Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: February 2019 | After: December 2019]

Tasha – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“Yesterday was my 1 year surgiversary!!🙌 I’m down 126 lbs.✨ and have Never been happier in my entire life!! I’m so thankful for Mexico Bariatric Center and Dr. Rodriguez and all the wonderful people I’ve met along the way!! I almost didn’t go through with it because I had to go alone, but it was soooooo worth it!! Plus, I made amazing friends while I was there and didn’t feel alone at all! I would do it over again 100 times!”

Amber Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: December 2015 | After: January 2020]

Amber – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“It’s been a while since I’ve posted but I just want to remind everyone to keep working at it! I had sleeve almost 5 years ago and plastics 9 months ago. It does work if you stick with it!!!”

Caron Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: August 2017 | After: January 2020]

Caron – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“I reached my goal weight today! Thank you Mexico Bariatric Center all the way from Aoteroa, New Zealand. It feels like yesterday that I was asking a million questions about overseas sleeve surgery. August 23rd, 2017 was when I had my sleeve gastrectomy surgery at Mexico Bariatric Center. I am the slowest loser ever!! 2 years, 4 months. 54 kilos gone. (119 lbs. weight loss)”

Michelle Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: December 2018 | After: June 2019]

Michelle – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“My surgery was 8/14/18. I’m down 106 pounds and went past my goal! No regrets!

Weight loss from gastric sleeve: 106 lbs.”

Taylor Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2017[Before: October 2017 | After: January 2018]

Taylor – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“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, Mexico Bariatric Center!

Sleeved by Mexico Bariatric Center Tijuana Surgical Team on 10/23/17”

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

Madison Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2018[Before: September 2017 | After: June 2018]

Madison – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“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!”

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

Vicki Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2019[Before:  August 2015 | After: January 2019]

Vicki – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“I decided 3 1/2 years ago to have the sleeve gastrectomy and it has been the best decision I have ever made concerning my health. I am a healthy 64 years old who loves life again. My highest weight was 230 pounds and today I am 140 pounds as shown in my vsg before and after pics. My goal weight is 135 and I still have to refocus from time to time. I am very grateful for Mexico Bariatric Center and Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela. ”

Kassandra - Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Gastric Sleeve Before and After Pictures - Female PhotosBefore: November 2016 | After: May 2017

Kassandra – Gastric Sleeve in July 2017

“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!”

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

Melanie – Gastric Sleeve in March 2017

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

I am beyond happy with the results!!

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

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

Melanie - Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Gastric Sleeve Before and After Pictures - Female PhotosBefore: March 2017 | After: May 2018

Amy - Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Gastric Sleeve Before and After Pictures - Female PhotosBefore: March 2017 | After: February 2018

Amy – Gastric Sleeve in March 2017

“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 MBC for this tool and to my sleeve sisters who truly helped me get through this first year. Bring on year # 2!”

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

Darcy – Gastric Sleeve in November 2017

“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.”

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

Darcy - Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Gastric Sleeve Before and After Pictures - Female PhotosBefore: September 2017 | After: May 2018

Julia - Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Gastric Sleeve Before and After Pictures - Female PhotosBefore: June 2017 | After: April 2018

Julia – Gastric Sleeve on June 2017

“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!”

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

Karlee Gastric Sleeve in November 2017

“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!”

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

Karlee - Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Gastric Sleeve Before and After Pictures - Female PhotosBefore: November 2017 | After: February 2018

Sandra - Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Gastric Sleeve Before and After Pictures - Female PhotosBefore: August 2016 | After: March 2018

Sandra – Gastric Sleeve on August 2016

“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.”

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

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Before and After Male Pictures

Abo Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: December 2018 | After: February 2020]

Abo – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“Surgery Date: December 9, 2018

I need 10 lbs to lose 😬 I’m stuck!😅”

  • Heaviest Weight (HW): 357 lbs.
  • Current Weight (CW): 203 lbs.

Kevin Ayala, Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: July 2015 | After: November 2016]

Kevin Ayala – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“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.”

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

Kevin Ayala, Gastric Sleeve patient turned bodybuilder! View full story here.

Rusty Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: October 2017 | After: April 2018]

Rusty – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“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.”

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

See Rusty’s full story here.

Colton Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: January 2016 | After: May 2018]

Colton – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

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

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

Matt Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: December 2016 | After: May 2018]

Matt – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“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.”

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

Tony Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo in 2020[Before: April  2017 | After: November 2019]

Tony – Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photo

“Only you can determine the outcome. 2 years ago that was me. 400 lbs and miserable. 😖 Be the motivator be the one that encourages the next to be the best they can be. We all need the help to get to where we wanna be. The past is nothing but a memory. Strive towards your goal.

Size 56 pants to size 36.

Size 6XL shirts to XL.

Goals can be met.

The best of us is yet to come.

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 the inside, everyone deserves to love themselves and be comfortable in your own body. If you are ready to take that next step with affordable gastric sleeve in Mexico, see if you qualify today.

What to Expect After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

These before and after pictures, testimonials, and success stories should give you a sneak peak into life after gastric sleeve surgery. If you are still on the fence, here is more key components to expect from the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG). Also, if you have a success story or progress that you’d like to share, please comment below!

Expected Weight Loss After Gastric Sleeve

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. Here is an average excess weight loss (EWL) for past patients at various stages of post-op sleeve gastrectomy surgery.

Average Excess Weight Loss (EWL)*:

  • 3 months: 25-35% excess weight loss
  • 6 months: 45-55% excess weight loss
  • 1 year: 65-70% excess weight loss
  • 18 months: 70-75% excess weight loss
  • 3 years: 60-72%
  • 10 years: 40-60% excess weight loss

Benefits of Gastric Sleeve

  • 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 Weight Loss 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.

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.

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