Woman loses more than half body weight with a gastric band

28th April 2011

A 27-year-old woman who struggled with her weight for years has become less than half of her former self following gastric bypass surgery.

Natalie Rowe, from Rugely in Staffordshire, has lost more than 14 stone since her operation two years ago, and she is still slimming, the Daily Mail reported.

The sales rep, who has shrunk from over 24 stone to just under ten stone, is now concerned about losing too much, as the weight continues to fall off.

She told the news provider: "My weight loss has only just started to slow down, I was actually getting a bit worried about getting too thin. The surgeon said it would continue to fall off in the 18 months after the operation. I am happy with the way I am now and don't want to lose any more. I'm a comfortable size ten."

Ms Rowe is now hoping to be able to get cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin.

Medics generally predict that gastric bypass surgery can result in around 50 per cent weight loss or more.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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