Lipo at 12? Weight a Minute -- or a Few Years at Least

The scene: A 12-year-old who is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds undergoes liposuction to lose weight. She then gets a tummy tuck. She diets off some weight, but then the weight comes back on — about half of what she'd lost altogether. She gets worried and wants to have surgery so that she'll lose more weight. American doctors require "red tape," like testing for emotional readiness and medical conditions like sleep apnea. The family refuses, opting instead to take her to a...Full Story
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