April 8, 2013:
Michelle gave herself a birthday present: she underwent bariatric surgery.
No post-procedure pain.
She was only required to stay in the hospital overnight.
Dr. Korman gives her a tiny fork, spoon, and bowl to compare the portion sizes her new stomach size would be able to tolerate.
Michelle is down to a size 14 dress!
Her feet have shrunk from a 8.5 down to a size 7.
She buys high heels and gets rid of the crocs.
Feeling more confident, she starts engaging in more social activities.
Michelle reaches her goal weight of 145 lbs. and a size 8.
She can now wear some of her daughter's clothes!
She fits into that little black dress!
While Michelle was not a participant in the studies mentioned in the New York Times article, her story correlates with the effects from bariatric surgery. Like many bariatric surgery candidates, Michelle suffered from type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol in addition to being severely overweight. Both of these co-morbidities have gone into remission since her procedure. With a healthy BMI and weight-related health issues no longer present, this addresses Michelle's physical state.
"I feel like a new person. My daughter is no longer embarrassed to bring me around her friends. I don't hide when people take pictures."
"My career has completely changed. As a Physician Liaison for several surgeons, I now walk into medical practices with my head held high. I am confident and unafraid to approach people. As a result, my work performance has improved drastically."
To learn more or schedule a consultation with Dr. Korman, contact us here or call the office: 310-577-5540.