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YOU LOOK FANTASIC!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! =D>

Thank you, I'm a little ..... ok very self-conscious about the excess skin not to mention lack of sun. I have seen a lot of questions about skin droop after lapband surgery.Keeping in mind that I have been almost 200lbs overweight for a long time it seems the bypass route creates more droop /sag for some reason. Must be the rate of loss not sure.

Thank you again I need a little extra motivation for this last bit I have to go!!

JC

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Thank you, I'm a little ..... ok very self-conscious about the excess skin not to mention lack of sun. I have seen a lot of questions about skin droop after lapband surgery.Keeping in mind that I have been almost 200lbs overweight for a long time it seems the bypass route creates more droop /sag for some reason. Must be the rate of loss not sure.

Thank you again I need a little extra motivation for this last bit I have to go!!

JC

Hey there. Congrats on the weight loss, man. What an accomplishment. What were your stats before and now? When were you banded? Thanks and keep up the good work.

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Hey there. Congrats on the weight loss, man. What an accomplishment. What were your stats before and now? When were you banded? Thanks and keep up the good work.

Thank You, I started out January 2006 at 350 lbs used WW to get down to 288. Started gaining Back! When I hit 330 pounds, it was September 2006 I bit the bullet and scheduled with OCC. The first week in October is when I was banded I was 315 lbs and considered this my 40th b-day present. As of right now today I am 230 lbs. My stated goal when I started was 215 lbs.... But now I am thinking 210, not sure because I know there are several pounds worth of skin to be removed!!

So I look it it like this I have lost 120 lbs since January 2006 but more importantly the band saved me from balooning off a diet/eating plan what ever you wish to call it, and being a miserable 375-400 lbs. Please don't get me wrong I still use WW, just now I have assistance. My point is there are weight savings on top of the weight loss. I Thank God for Dr. Ortiz and all the staff at the O.C.C.!!!

Thanks again, JC

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Thank You, I started out January 2006 at 350 lbs used WW to get down to 288. Started gaining Back! When I hit 330 pounds, it was September 2006 I bit the bullet and scheduled with OCC. The first week in October is when I was banded I was 315 lbs and considered this my 40th b-day present. As of right now today I am 230 lbs. My stated goal when I started was 215 lbs.... But now I am thinking 210, not sure because I know there are several pounds worth of skin to be removed!!

So I look it it like this I have lost 120 lbs since January 2006 but more importantly the band saved me from balooning off a diet/eating plan what ever you wish to call it, and being a miserable 375-400 lbs. Please don't get me wrong I still use WW, just now I have assistance. My point is there are weight savings on top of the weight loss. I Thank God for Dr. Ortiz and all the staff at the O.C.C.!!!

Thanks again, JC

Okay, got ya'. What type of band did you get? Was it the VG Band? I'm a little confused. I hear some people on this forum mention the VG band and others not mention what type of band they get. How many types are there? Any ways, congrats again on the weight loss. I can only hope the band works for me as it does for you.

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Okay, got ya'. What type of band did you get? Was it the VG Band? I'm a little confused. I hear some people on this forum mention the VG band and others not mention what type of band they get. How many types are there? Any ways, congrats again on the weight loss. I can only hope the band works for me as it does for you.

I got the VG Band. There are two different bands. The VG is for someone with either a lot of fat around the actual stomach or a very large diameter stomach or a combination of the two. When I woke up from my surgery I was told the VG band was installed, when I asked why, Dr Ortiz told me he would not have been able to close the smaller band around my stomach. I notice you are already scheduled to have surgery, that is very cool and I wish you luck and great success. I would do some reading about the VG in case that is the one you need. I don't think there is anything to worry about it is just different in some ways. A few of us have posted our experiances with the VG under the VG testimonials.

JC

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