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Old 10-30-2013, 02:25 AM   #1
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Smile Plication?

Anyone have the very reversible surgery done? I just want honest opinions and experiences...thanks so much!
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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as far as i know, nobody has had this done. it's my understanding that it's not covered by insurance and there's been very little experience. Do you have a surgeon who's doing this? is it part of a clinical trial? what have they told you so far?
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:35 PM   #3
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I found the following on a website for weight loss surgery in Mexico.

What is gastric plication surgery?

Gastric sleeve plication is a weight loss procedure that involves creating a sleeve within the stomach that helps to limit the amount of food one can eat before reaching a feeling of fullness.
The sleeve is created by holding stomach tissues together by surgical suture – a medical device that is essentially like thread. The stomach’s natural nutrition absorption capabilities are preserved, while food intake is reduced.
The procedure is also sometimes referred to as gastric imbrication or laparoscopic greater curvature plication.

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Old 11-04-2013, 01:30 AM   #4
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The only major weight loss surgery option that is reversible is the gastric band. This can be either the Realize Band or the LapBand. Both are reversible should the patient wish to do so. This ability to be reversible is due to the use of a band around the stomach that does not permanently alter any part of the anatomy. I'm about to do my lap band next month from creditvalley clinic.
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