Lost 150 pounds in 1 year!
Maegan’s obesity had placed her on a difficult path, a path where she was forced to deal with bullying and ridicule on such a regular basis that she was secluded. She became withdrawn, avoiding new people out of fear that they’d only end up making fun of her. Childhood obesity is never easy, but Maegan’s case was particularly severe, as she weighed 310 pounds in her first year of high school. Maegan and her family sought traditional remedies, including countless visits with dietitians, but changes to her diet didn’t work.
Her mother jumped on board with all the latest weight loss fads as they emerged, hoping to find something that could help her daughter, but this was also unsuccessful. Maegan spoke to numerous doctors as she began exploring other options, but it was Dr. Dirk who told her he could operate on her. Although weight loss surgery is typically performed on older candidates, Dr. Dirk understood the importance of giving Meagan the opportunity to live healthier for longer. By eliminating obesity early in Maegan’s life, he helped her evade future complications that would have resulted from her ongoing weight issues.
As for Maegan, she had no doubts about opting for the surgery, since she wanted to finally start enjoying her high school experience. She wanted to fit in and be more like her fellow students. Dr. Dirk made that possible for her; she lost 150 pounds — nearly half her body weight — following her surgery. The weight loss proved to be only the tip of the iceberg, because in the aftermath of the procedure, Maegan discovered a whole new life for herself. She became more outgoing, making a number of new friends, and she no longer felt the need to shy away from people. She even became involved in theater, savoring the chance to be out in front of a crowd, in the spotlight. The real Maegan has emerged, thanks to Dr. Dirk and the surgery that changed her life forever.
Watch the 8-minute video above to hear Maegan share her success story on "A More Beautiful You - Great Day Houston" with Dr. Dirk.