I had the gastric sleeve done in 2013. I got bad gastric sleeve scars and still have them. I gained back all 85 pounds of weight I lost after surgery. Bariatric surgery before and after made my stomach change. The size of my stomach after gastric sleeve increased, that’s why my doctor said I gained back so much weight. I didn’t follow a gastric sleeve diet anymore after a year when I lost a lot of weight. I’m thinking about getting surgery again.
I have good health insurance that might pay and I’m way overweight again. Talked with my main doctor who says I should get a duodenal switch now because it’ll work better than the sleeve. Doctor told me duodenal switch after the sleeve is a good way to lose weight, but how bad are those scars?
I’m nervous about getting more scars as bad as my vsg scars. My gastric sleeve stomach scars really bother me. I know someone with a lap band scar and hers isn’t as bad.
Can they re-open the scars I already have from the gastric sleeve when they do the duodenal switch? How bad are the duodenal switch scars? Is there any ideas how to make scarring not as bad?