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The Blossom Beauty section of our site was developed to empower both men and women who have undergone bariatric surgery to love their bodies during every stage of their weight loss journey.

We want you to live your new, post-surgical life to the fullest. After years of working in our field, we’ve come to understand that a significant part of thriving after surgery is embracing your new body, and the self-confidence that goes along with it! Once you’ve hit your goal weight, we offer a free post-op photo shoot with our personal photographer complete with hair and makeup! We encourage you to bring ‘before’ photos so we can feature you on our website and social media. To schedule your shoot, contact our front office.

 

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When I turned 60 last year I decided it was time to do something about my weight problem.  A combination of genetics, prescriptions, thyroid problems, and depression over chronic fibromyalgia and arthritis – combined with a love of good food (I’m a former restaurant...

Taimi’s Success Story

Look at this amazing transformation that has happened right before our eyes here at Blossom Bariatrics with one of our own family members! This is Dr. Tom’s medical assistant Val. Val has gone from 207lbs to a comfortable and glowing 138lbs! She says, “I...

Val’s Story

First pic was before surgery Aug 2016. I was about 220. 
Skinny pics are from this week – I’ve only actually lost about 30 (at surgery I was 208) but I lost TONS OF INCHES I guess cause I went from size 15 jeans...

Karen’s Story

I won’t dwell on the negatives for long because there are too many positive things to reflect on. We all know the story, gain weight, lose weight, gain more back and the cycle continues. Never mind the impact my weight had on my body...

Sharilyn’s Story

I wonder if Dr. Umbach really knows how much he improves people’s lives through surgery. I hope this letter will show him. My name is Janet. When I came to Dr. Umbach, I weighed 241.5 lbs. I took medicine for high blood pressure, cholesterol...

Janet’s Story

I had experienced weight issues for most of my adult life. Then, I decided to quit drinking, smoking and drugs all together in 2007. I then lost about 60 pounds to go with my new life change. Well, after I got married, I gained...

Rafael Adame

I am coming up on my ‘surgerversary’ on September 29th. I had the gastric bypass with Dr. Tom. I am small and didn’t need to lose much (70-75 pounds). I shed 50 pounds easily and have gone from a 3XL to a Large/Medium. The...

Meet the New Carole

Candi’s Journey I went to Blossom Bariatrics after my primary care doctor referred me. I weighed 315 pounds when I stepped on the scale at Dr. Rupert’s office. My first appointment at Blossom Bariatrics was in early July. From the start, everyone at Dr....

Meet the New Candi

My Sleeve I have struggled with weight most of my life and all of my adult life. The last 5 years particularly I have gained a lot of weight though. Like most everybody who struggles with weight it was a roller coaster of ups...

Meet The New Cody

Dressing for the holidays is something to look forward to. You get to put away the ugly sweater and bring out the glitter and glam! This year more than ever, celebrate your body and how far you have come on your weight loss journey...

Put Away the Ugly Sweaters…

On any weight loss journey, there are times when you feel more successful than others. The trick to overcoming the difficult times is being grateful for how far you have come. As your health and fitness goals become within reach, you will be thankful...

Love Your Body Challenge

As a potential bariatric surgery client, you may have some fear in regards to the procedure and life after. It may feel scary to think about how you will change your diet post surgery, how you will handle your changing body, and how you...

Fear of the Dressing Room

As the summer begins to wind down, your feet are probably showing the wear of summer–cracked and dry from a combination of summer shoes and excessive heat. Now is the time to show your feet some end of summer loving. We suggest adopting this...

For The Love of Your Feet

Are you dreading swimsuit shopping? This year you don’t have to because we are making it easy for you! We’ve got the keys to finding the right suit for your body type. We’ve made it easier than ever to not only find the best swimsuit...

Finding the Right Swimsuit

Spring! It’s a time of fresh outlooks, new beginnings, renewal and vibrant style. Spring cleaning includes your closet, so make some changes to your image that reflect the spirit of the season. Here are 6 tips to ease the transition from winter attire to radiant...

Give Your Wardrobe a Spring Cleaning

Just like everything else in the world we live in, there is a reason people place importance on fashion and style. Whether or not you believe so much emphasis should be placed on what a person wears, from what seems like the beginning of time, the garments that adorn our bodies...

Fashion and Style: Why DO We Really Care

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