Carolyn M.

Carolyn’s Stats

DS Veteran: Carolyn M.
Location: TN, USA
Surgery Date: Nov 3, 2003
Surgeon: Dennis Smith, MD
Highest Weight: 323 lbs
Pre-op BMI: 52
Pre-op Weight: 317 lbs
Goal Weight: 155 lbs
Current BMI: 26
Current Weight: 155 lbs


Articles by Carolyn M.

Hair Loss

Hair loss can happen as a result of surgery. Telogen Effluvium occurs when sudden or severe stress, like surgery, causes an increase in the shedding of the hair. Hair follicles prematurely stop growing and enter into a resting phase. The hair stays in the resting phase for about 3 months after which time a large […] Continue Reading "Carolyn M."

Post-op Birth Control

Carolyn M. Post-op birth control is very important if you are female, heterosexual, between the ages of 13 and 50, and have all your female parts intact. It is very dangerous to get pregnant in the 18 months following your surgery. Not just because it can mess up your weight loss, and not just because […] Continue Reading "Carolyn M."