The old saying that “a picture paints a thousand words” is certainly true in the case of gastric bypass surgery as can be seen from just the small selection of gastric bypass pictures shown here.
For many people weight loss surgery, whether in the form of the classical roux-en-y gastric bypass or the increasingly popular lap-band procedure, presents a tempting solution to their weight problem and often to a life spent trying to lose those unwanted pounds and inches through dieting and exercise.
But this is not an easy journey and many high BMI patients are also concerned about the benefits and risks of this these medical procedures and skeptical about whether or not gastric bypass surgery can produce the results that many claim for it.
However, being able to see the actual results obtained by other people in the form of gastric bypass before and after photos goes a very long way to help dispel any doubts about the effectiveness of gastric bypass (bariatric or weight loss) surgery. Surgeons can tell you that a smaller stomach pouch can have the pounds falling away within months, but seeing the results for yourself and hearing someone else’s story can be a great help.
Gastric Bypass – Before And After
The pictures above were taken between the summer of 2003 and 2005 when one couple decided that they would both undergo gastric bypass surgery together and show the couple before surgery, one year after their operations and two years out from surgery.
Prior to gastric bypass surgery the husband weighed in at 360 lbs and his wife weighed around 300 lbs.
Two years down the road though they had managed to shed a combined total of no less than 317 lbs!
Perhaps the best and most graphic illustration of the weight loss achieved can be seen in the picture on the right which shows the wife being able to fit here new slimmer self into just one leg of here pre-surgery jeans.
Barbara was over 300 lbs before weight loss surgery, but was a very happy women after she lost more than 80 lbs as can be seen from this smiling post gastric bypass surgery photo.
|In 2002 Dale weighed in at 383 lbs.Then came his duodenal switch and just three years later in 2005 his weight is down to…175 lbs|