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Private54

12 month waiting period can't come fast enough!

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Hi Everyone

 

I have just joined this site today.

I have been researching Gastric Sleeve surgery for the last week and have also signed up for private health insurance 

i can't not wait for my waiting period to be over  I really need this surgery I am just a little worried about the BMI, can anyone tell me if there is a limit to your BMI? I am about 37-38 but I have read on some sites you need to be at 40? 

Also after the 12 months how long have you waited to actually have the surgery?

any info is much appreciated 

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My BMI is 37 with no other health issues, and both my GP and surgeon have no problem recommending the sleeve. 

I do have a family history of diabetes and heart disease. 

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Hi private54,

It was 3weeks from seeing the surgeon to having the op, but i made sure i jumped through all thehoopsfirst. Ie, seeing shrink, dietician, physio and havingbloods done and lastly a barium swallow test.

Ive been sleevedfor 9 weeks and its the bezt decision ever. Good luck. Cheers

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Oh that's great to hear.

I have just got the referral from my doctor so I will have to go to an info night soon.

I cannot wait!! 10 months away now it seems so far away!

I have been researching and the results are incredible!

Please share your progress :)

 

Thank you

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Siva is my surgeon, he's adorable and really good. Charlie is also excellent and friendly.

Good luck!!

First photos are before banding in 2010 and then post-sleeving 5 years later. Second lot of photos are pre-sleeving (after lap band removal), then 20 kgs gone, then 30 kgs gone. I've been sable since then.

I'm getting plastic surgery in March for a breast reduction, tummy tuck, muscle repair and lower body lift.

 

Headshot comparison 124kg vs 90 kgs.JPG

body shots before sleeve 20 and 30 kg gone.JPG

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