Tuck &Sleeve

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  • How to Care for Your Gastric Sleeve Incisions

    How to Care for Your Gastric Sleeve Incisions

    Learning when you should worry and what is normal after gastric sleeve surgery is important. How can you care for your incisions at home?

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  • What is Transfer Addiction and How Can I Avoid it After Weight Loss Surgery?

    What is Transfer Addiction and How Can I Avoid it After Weight Loss Surgery?

    Do you imagine yourself as healthier, happier and lighter after the gastric sleeve procedure? Is a solid stress management plan a part of your treatment or are you afraid of returning to old behavior patterns that got you here in the first place? Transfer addictions after weight loss surgery can have a significant negative impact…

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  • When Can I Eat Fried Food After Gastric Sleeve Surgery? 

    When Can I Eat Fried Food After Gastric Sleeve Surgery? 

    If you are thinking about gastric sleeve surgery or have already had it done, then you probably know your lifestyle and eating habits will have to change. Most people enjoy crisp French fries and a juicy hamburger before the procedure, but can you eat fried food after gastric sleeve surgery? Looking for inspiration? Read about…

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  • “Botched in Miami”: Ashley P’s Story

    “Botched in Miami”: Ashley P’s Story

    Ashley shared her story about being botched in Miami in one of the plastic surgery Facebook groups. I reached out to see if she would share her story. It is a good lesson in advocating for yourself and trusting your gut! When you feel like something is off, it’s off. Don’t let the plastic surgeon…

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  • “Botched in Mexico”: Sivan Himmelman’s Story

    “Botched in Mexico”: Sivan Himmelman’s Story

    I met Savan in a plastic surgery group on Facebook. She is sharing her story to help others avoid this type of situation. The views expressed here are Sivan Himmelman’s and hers alone. The goal of sharing is not to scare you away from surgery in Mexico – I get ALL of my procedures done…

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  • When Can I Eat Chocolate After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

    When Can I Eat Chocolate After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

    Cacao comes from beans which means chocolate is technically a vegetable, right? It’s a funny meme, but I love chocolate… it’s a serious question! Can I eat chocolate after gastric sleeve surgery?! Will I ever be able to enjoy chocolate again? What Happens to Your Stomach During Gastric Sleeve Surgery If you have already had…

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  • My Journey to Healthy: Heather’s Gastric Sleeve Journey (Part 1)

    My Journey to Healthy: Heather’s Gastric Sleeve Journey (Part 1)

    I wasn’t an overweight child. My mom was a single mom and money was tight so there wasn’t junk food in the house. We couldn’t afford it, so it wasn’t there. Going with my grandparents to get ice cream or to split a soda, was always a treat, but never was it an excess. I…

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  • Why Am I Always Cold After Getting Weight Loss Surgery?

    Why Am I Always Cold After Getting Weight Loss Surgery?

    If you’ve ever described yourself as “warm-blooded”, you might be wondering why you are always cold after getting weight loss surgery. Anecdotally, this is one of the most common side effects of bariatric surgery. If you have previously always worried about overheating, this change might come as a surprise to you. So, why is it…

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  • Constipation After Gastric Sleeve [Why Can’t I Poop?]

    Constipation After Gastric Sleeve [Why Can’t I Poop?]

    Constipation doesn’t happen to everyone after weight loss surgery, but with a staggering 33% decrease in frequency of bowel movements in one study, it’s worth talking about. Fortunately, constipation is a weight loss surgery side effect that is simple to get – and stay – ahead of. Though it is normal to be constipated after…

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