Gastric sleeve before and after photos are a beautiful and inspiring part of the weight loss journey. These pictures include past patients, both men and women, who have transformed their lives through gastric sleeve surgery.
We hope these success stories give you the motivation 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
Gastric Sleeve Surgery Before and After Male Pictures
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 the next step with affordable gastric sleeve in Mexico, see if you qualify today.
What to Expect After Gastric Sleeve
These before and after pictures, testimonials, and success stories should give you a sneak peek into life after gastric sleeve surgery. If you are still on the fence, here are 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!
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. As long as you practice healthy eating habits, you are unlikely to stretch your stomach. Here is an average excess weight loss (EWL) for past patients at various stages of post-op sleeve gastrectomy surgery.
Percentage of Excess Weight Loss (%EWL)*:
- 3 months: 25-35%
- 6 months: 45-55%
- 1 year: 65-70%
- 18 months: 70-75%
- 3 years: 60-72%
- 10 years: 40-60%
Health and Quality of Life Benefits
- 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
- Increase in sex drive and physical attraction
Your Skin After Rapid Weight Loss
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is performed using a minimally-invasive technique, known as laparoscopic surgery. Scarring tends to be minimal as the surgeon uses 3 to 5 tiny incisions across the abdomen – unless you choose single-incision instead. But being overweight or obese 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 cosmetic surgery procedures. Excess skin varies from 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 results may not be typical.
How long in advance do I need to let you know when I can do this?
I want to lose weight and hopefully have the same results. How much does the procedure cost?
Our gastric sleeve surgery starts at $4,795! Hope you make the decision to do it yourself!
So the gastric sleeve cost 5000? And it’s ground transportation included or plane ?
It’s around 5K for the sleeve, hospital, medicine, ground transportation from San Diego airport to Tijuana Hotel / Clinic. Airfare, you pay for yourself.
Im going to have a VSG done in dec can i start a liquid diet to help me loss a little weight now?
I had the sleeve done in June and have had quite a bit of success I would love to share photos of my success on here. Any idea of how I would be able to do that?
They all look fabulous
question ill be 3 days in recovery how long should I be out of work after these 3 day
i start my weigh ins in 3 days then i see the surgeon on June 25th. I am so beyond excited for this new journey in my life. i hope i lose as much weight as every one else has. i will be having my surgery in Tennessee. Wish me luck!
Is it safe to have done in Mexico
A lot of people have that worry but we’ve been working in Tijuana for over a decade and never had any problems. In the last year, over 1 million Americans have traveled to Tijuana, Mexico for healthcare. With our program, our coordinators help the patient every step of the way and make sure it is as comfortable and safe as possible. Check out our page for more information.
so when I arrive at the clinic for a gastric sleeve procedure do I have surgery the next day? how many days in Mexico to recover before I get back on a plane to go home? I need the info to book a flight.
Every patient arrives the day before surgery and then based on the procedure, will stay in the hospital for 2-3 nights after surgery. Learn more at https://mexicobariatriccenter.com/mexico-bariatric-center-process-patient-orientation/
Do you need a passport
Yes, it is HIGHLY recommended to always have a passport when you leave your country. https://mexicobariatriccenter.com/mexico-bariatric-center-process-patient-orientation/
When do I go home after the surgery ?
For gastric sleeve, you depart 2 days following your surgery date. For example, if you have surgery on March 1st, you would plan your departure flight on March 3rd.
If I’m borderline weight can I still have it done
Yes 2 of our surgeons accept BMI’s under 30. Please fill out a health questionnaire and we will have it reviewed by our surgeons. > https://mexicobariatriccenter.com/health-questionnaire/
How much extra does it cost if you need a hiatal hernia fixed before the gastric sleeve procedure? I’m really hoping to get this surgery, thanks!
The surgical teams repair Hiatal Hernia if present during the sleeve procedure. There are about 400 hundred dollars extra for the additional service. Contact us for more details…
If you have had your stomach stapled/Gastroplasty are you able to do revision surgery?
Yes, that is an option for revision bariatric surgery. You can learn more on our page: https://mexicobariatriccenter.com/services-list/bariatric-surgery-revisions/
Do you need yo have your passport?
Yes, we highly recommend a passport book or a passport card to cross the border from Tijuana to the U.S.
How much does the gastric sleeve cost now?
It depends on which Doctor you do your surgery with. Please contact us to speak to a patient coordinator so you can get a better idea of pricing! :)
I had a tummy tuck years ago due to very thin skin and often bleeding due to how thin my skin was, this isn’t considered a weight loss surgery correct? I didn’t have it done to lose weight. I was thin already. I lost very little weight. I have since gained close to 100 lbs. I am us to being between 100-120lbs. Is this reasonable at my age and weight? I also use to be a drug addict but have been clean and sober for over 3 years now. I just want to be honest with my surgeon about my past.
Hi Bridget, Correct, a tummy tuck is not considered weight loss surgery! Please fill out a Heath questionnaire so the Doctor can understand your health history better. :)
Here is the link to our Heath Questionaire: https://mexicobariatriccenter.com/health-questionnaire/
Do I have to get approval from my Doctor before scheduling for surgery?. I see on the questionnaire that i filled, that there are labs to be done before the surgery. Do I do that on my own and then send the results, or do I have to do the labs with your center?. If so, how?. I live in the States.
Hi Becca, Labs are only necessary when our surgeons ask for them. You can get them on your own and send them to your coordinator. For more information, contact your coordinator.
I’ve been considering this procedure for quite sometime
But what causes me a little drawback is no one has mentioned what happens to all the loose skin afterwards.
Hi Sam, while it is common to have loose skin after weight loss surgery, there are ways to handle it. We talked to real patients and posted the solutions they shared with us on this blog: https://mexicobariatriccenter.com/how-to-lose-excess-skin/ If you have filled out a health questionnaire, you can also talk to past patients on our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/insidemexicobariatriccenter/
Do you all have any photos of results with the mini gastric sleeve surgery?
Please check out https://mexicobariatriccenter.com/bariatric-surgery-before-and-after-photos/ (scroll down to mini-bypass before/after pictures)