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Real life success stories

Sleeve patients tell us that one of their biggest obstacles to them going ahead sooner was the uncertainty of what life would be like after surgery. Naturally, there are concerns about health matters but also about portion sizes and about how easy it is to socialise with friends when eating much smaller portions.

It's for this reason that we have developed a series of case studies and video blogs to help people understand what life is like after surgery.

They are inspiring stories and you can view them here.

You can also stay up to date with developments about gastric sleeve by following our sleeve blog here.

Hali - Model search winner 2016
Before and After photo of Hali Sleeve

If you're considering gastric Sleeve surgery, you're probably wondering how much weight you could lose. The reality is that weight loss cannot be predicted accurately as everyone loses weight at different rates, but as a guide we expect gastric band patients to lose 60-70% of their excess weight over 2 years. On this page we have collated a selection of patient photos showing their appearance both before and after having a gastric sleeve surgery. All of these people started their journey with us by taking the bold step of calling or emailing us to explore their weight loss surgery options. All of them took advantage of our free, no obligation, consultation with a weight loss surgeon to ensure they had the personalised information needed to ensure they could make a success of their gastric sleeve procedure. Enquire here to arrange your free consultation. 

Call 0333 254 1159 to arrange a free gastric band consultation at one of our nationwide clinics

Hayley's story
Laura wants to be a slimmer, more confident mother and business owner. Follow lauras gastric band story for an in-depth account of gastric band surgery.  
Stephanie's Blog
Steph is here to keep us informed on her gastric sleeve surgery. Follow Steph over the next few months as we document the successes and challenges of her surgery.

Before and After Weight Loss

Amy lost 14 stone over 13 months "I am half the woman I was to look at, but more of a person on the inside"*

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Amy struggled with her weight for years. her weight in stones seemed to go up in line with her age so at 15 she was 16 stone, and by 25 years old she was 27 stone. Amy's weight just piled on and she was too comfortable and in denial to do anything about it. 

 "I actually went on one of the fair rides with my grandchildren. That night on Facebook my daughter put ‘oh my gosh my mum actually went on the waltzes with the children, I’ve never known her to go on any rides!’"* 

Angela lost over 16 stone on her weight loss journey. "I kept convincing myself 'this time' it will work"*

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Angela, who came along to our photo shoot with her husband Clive, had a gastric sleeve in 2014 and has maintained a superb weight loss of over 16 stones ever since.

"I was always quite active anyway but definitely energy-wise, my energy has definitely gone up. I can walk quicker than my husband now which I find quite funny. My stamina has got better, I can do a lot more for a lot longer, so a lot of changes."* 


Ursula lost 7 st 7 lbs with her gastric sleeve "I can get married in a dress I could only have dreamed of wearing before."*

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When Ursula started with Healthier Weight she weighed 16.7 stone. She had her gastric sleeve fitted in August 2015, in the Spire's Hospital in Manchester. Her surgeon was Mr Alan Li. she found him so down to earth, and he made her feel at ease, as did all the staff at the hospital.

" I’m so happy and contented now, I love my life. I wake up every morning with hope and lots of energy. I’ve met a fantastic guy and I’m getting married to him at Christmas in a dress I could only have dreamed of wearing before."*

Nia Lost 7 st with Healtheir Weight "In April 2016 I had lost 6 stone and found out I was pregnant it was a massive but amazing shock"*

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Nia joined Healthier Weight in 2015 when she decided to change her life. Nia had always been overweight and remembers being bullied as a child for being ‘fat’. She did every diet and just never seemed to be able to lose weight.

"May 2015 I suffered my 5th unexplained miscarriage, I was told that my weight was holding me back from having the baby I really longed for. I was also very aware that my weight was creeping up and up. I knew if I didn’t do something I would never be happy, and I’d never be a mummy."* 

Would you like to speak to a patient to get their first hand experience of life with a gastric band?
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*Weight loss surgery results and benefits vary and are different for each individual. As such, Healthier Weight cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals.