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Georgia stylist says incision-free weight loss procedure helped her lose 50 pounds

ATLANTA - Rosie Axtman feels like she has finally made peace with her weight.The 47-year-old Lawrenceville, Georgia, hair stylist and mother of 3, who grew up in Brazil, has lost 50 pounds since January, after struggling with the scale for years."I remember crying and feeling hopeless, because I have tried all the pills, I have tried all the diet fads," Axtman remembers.By December 2021, her body mass index, or BMI, a measure of her height and weight, was 40, on the cusp of being considered morbidly obese.Rosie Axtman of Lawrenceville, Georgia, says a newer weight loss procedure known as ESG has helped her lose 50 pounds in 3 and a half months (Rosie Axtman)"I was 233 pounds," she says.  "I had mobility issues, back problems.

 This past Christmas I went to Disney with my husband and I couldn't walk more than 15 minutes without having to sit down. That really was a wakeup call for me."In January, at her regular check up, Axtman says her doctor told her she would need to start taking diabetes medication."I was diagnosed with diabetes, and that shocked me," she says.

 "We have no history of diabetes in my family.  So, I was, like, 'What?'"Axtman says she needed help.Rosie Axtman of Lawrenceville, Georgia, says a newer weight loss procedure known as ESG has helped her lose 50 pounds in 3 and a half months.

"My issue was hunger, I was constantly hungry," she says.She went online and found an answer she is now blogging about.North Carolina gastroenterologist Dr. Christopher McGowan of True You Weight Loss is performing a newer weight loss procedure known as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, or ESG.Axtman learned it would involve no incisions, no cuts and no staples."I wasn't going to have major surgery," she says.

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ATLANTA - Rosie Axtman feels like she has finally made peace with her weight.The 47-year-old Lawrenceville, Georgia, hair stylist and mother of 3, who grew up in Brazil, has lost 50 pounds since January, after struggling with the scale for years."I remember crying and feeling hopeless, because I have tried all the pills, I have tried all the diet fads," Axtman remembers.By December 2021, her body mass index, or BMI, a measure of her height and weight, was 40, on the cusp of being considered morbidly obese.Rosie Axtman of Lawrenceville, Georgia, says a newer weight loss procedure known as ESG has helped her lose 50 pounds in 3 and a half months (Rosie Axtman)"I was 233 pounds," she says.  "I had mobility issues, back problems.
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