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Old 12-02-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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Two years on and Malissa now claims the weight loss has left her miserable and she now wishes she never had the 10,000 NHS operation.

'I know it sounds ungrateful, but I preferred my body when I was fat,' the 19-year-old said.
'At least it was firm and curvy, not droopy and saggy. I had nice firm arms - now the skin just hangs and I have to cover them up because they look so awful.'

Malissa has dropped from a size 30 dress size to a size 16 but hides her new shape under long-tops and trousers to hide the folds of excess skin left behind.
'The NHS won't remove the skin and I'll never manage to save 20,000 to have it done privately,' she explained.
'The surgery might have s


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Maybe doctor's should explain that losing wait this way have more consequences or maybe this girl didn't want to hear the consequences at the time she had her consult, which sounds more like the truth to me!

When you watch the biggest loser I always wondered why they didn't mention that all of them had additional surgery to get rid of the excesive skin...nobody can loose that much wait and look like they never were fat....

This surgery gave this girl her life back (she had a heart attack at the age of 15), but she clearly has now some mental issues...
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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Wow, I feel for her. Now she cannot have children - big consequences for a nineteen year old. Perhaps too big for her to have realized at the time.

I also wondered how the biggest loser contestents can show off their bodies without having surgery --- the extra skin must be massive on them.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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Wow, I feel for her. Now she cannot have children - big consequences for a nineteen year old. Perhaps too big for her to have realized at the time.

I also wondered how the biggest loser contestents can show off their bodies without having surgery --- the extra skin must be massive on them.
I think they already had the surgery before the final show....maybe the man have a chance to loose the wait without the excesive skin but in woman it is hardly ever the case....
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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Maybe a plastic surgeon will take pity on her and do the other surgery for free. Would be nice. It's a pity this teenager has to go forward with a body that looks like it is 60 years old. I hope she does not regain the weight just to fill out her skin once more. Gastric bypass is no guarantee that regaining the weight is not a possibility. I've talked to other bypass patients and they tell me that after the first year, one must use self-discipline to avoid regaining the weight.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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Wow, I feel for her. Now she cannot have children - big consequences for a nineteen year old. Perhaps too big for her to have realized at the time.
I'm sure she understood the consequence of not doing it either - death. Well I can't say that she didn't understand death, because she "tried" diets but seem to give up on everything because food is soooo awesome. Her weight was crushing her organs and she had a heart attack at 15!

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'I was diagnosed with angina, a form of coronary heart disease brought on by my weight,' she said.
The surgery was not to make her feel better about herself. The surgery was to save her life, because she couldn't stop eating 15,000 calories a day. I don't even eat that much in a week! ((Then, of course, there's a lot of blame to place on the ignorant parents who let their daughter eat herself into an oblivion))

Did she really expect to get this surgery, lose all the excess weight, and hop into a sexy bikini with no side effects?
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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I'm sure she understood the consequence of not doing it either - death. Well I can't say that she didn't understand death, because she "tried" diets but seem to give up on everything because food is soooo awesome. Her weight was crushing her organs and she had a heart attack at 15!



The surgery was not to make her feel better about herself. The surgery was to save her life, because she couldn't stop eating 15,000 calories a day. I don't even eat that much in a week! ((Then, of course, there's a lot of blame to place on the ignorant parents who let their daughter eat herself into an oblivion))

Did she really expect to get this surgery, lose all the excess weight, and hop into a sexy bikini with no side effects?

Well, two years ago when she got the surgery she was 16 --- and 16 year olds are generally not known for their stellar logic

I think the surgery was necessary - I am just saying it had more consequences then she realized.

I agree about her parents - no child gets that way by herself or overnight.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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Maybe a plastic surgeon will take pity on her and do the other surgery for free. Would be nice. It's a pity this teenager has to go forward with a body that looks like it is 60 years old. I hope she does not regain the weight just to fill out her skin once more. Gastric bypass is no guarantee that regaining the weight is not a possibility. I've talked to other bypass patients and they tell me that after the first year, one must use self-discipline to avoid regaining the weight.
Maybe that would be nice but what about all other people who aren't happy with something about their body and got it as a result of a birth defect instead of this person who did this to her self...and her parents let her do it or enabled her to do so...
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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Wouldn't the money have been better spent on a dietician and a trainer. This girl got this operation hoping to fix all her problems and now she not even greatful that she is better off. Though in my opinion she would be more greatful if she had actually worked for her weight loss.

How do you eat 15,000 calories a day?
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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Maybe that would be nice but what about all other people who aren't happy with something about their body and got it as a result of a birth defect instead of this person who did this to her self...and her parents let her do it or enabled her to do so...
What about them?
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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is this supposed to be some kind of condemnation of the nhs?

if she was uninsured in the u.s. she wouldn't have gotten either surgery without spending tons of money. she might not have gotten them even if she *was* insured*.

and a trainer and a dietician can't give someone willpower. not that i think gastric bypass surgery is a great solution to a weight problem, but sometimes it's the only viable option.
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