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I’m Beautiful Inside As Well As Outside

Hello, my name is DeShauna. I was sleeved February 22nd of 2012.

It was a long journey to get to that point; I decided that I wanted to live for me and no longer really live for anyone else. I started my journey for weight loss back in March of 2011, ending in the hospital for high blood pressure for one full week, which scared everything out of me. Then I went from there to therapy–decided to get a psychotherapist–was in therapy twice a week for the first six months, and then I decided to go for “It”…to stop living in shadows and stop thinking…pretending like I was invincible. I was a really big person at 325 lbs and I just wanted to be healthy.

The journey was difficult, but so rewarding. I was very nervous at the beginning of my surgery date, but I knew it was worth it.

I have lost about 123 lbs and I’m still losing.

I’ve walked tremendously–I have so much energy. I don’t need that much sleep, but I do take in about 7 1/2 hours a day.

The one thing that I could say is that when you stop focusing on other people and start focusing on yourself, it gives you that opportunity to really see yourself for who you are, which is a beautiful person, and now I feel that I’m beautiful inside as well as outside.


Blossom Bariatrics is a weight loss surgery center located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Award winning surgeon, Dr. Thomas Umbach, is dedicated to helping individuals improve their health, and live more fulfilling lives by losing their excess weight.

Over the years, Dr. Tom has helped hundreds of patients lose thousands of pounds through the gastric bypass, gastric lap band and gastric sleeve procedures. His patients have truly Blossomed as they have gone on to enjoy the simple pleasures of life again; such as playing with their children or grandchildren, riding a roller coaster for the first time, or starting to date and travel.

Dr. Tom Umbach is a nationally recognized, fellowship-trained Las Vegas bariatric surgery specialist. His gastric bypass practice specializes in both advanced and traditional laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures. The bariatric practice delivers outcomes that exceed national averages of weight-management success due to Dr. Umbach’s surgical expertise, compassionate care, and exemplary pre- and post-surgery services.

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