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NEWS | January 25, 2017

Media advisory: UC Davis Health hosts extreme weight-loss fashion show

What:
The UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Program fashion show will spotlight 13 patients who dropped a total of more than 1,600 pounds following surgical weight-loss procedures. During the event, called “An Evening of the Stars,” the models will share brief personal stories and photos from their battles with extreme weight, and then walk a stage wearing the latest fashions from local clothing stores.

When:
Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (The fashion show begins following brief introductory remarks.)

Where:
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Auditorium, 4501 X Street, Sacramento. A map is online at http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer/Maps/

Why:
Bariatric surgery is currently considered the best treatment option for those who are more than 100 pounds overweight. UC Davis’ evidence-based, comprehensive program — proven to lead to significant, sustained weight loss — combines nutrition, exercise and psychological support with either laparoscopic or traditional surgical procedures. In addition to cosmetic benefits, the program significantly reduces health risks such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Visuals and interviews:

  • Patient-models showing off their new physiques and walking the stage in stylish, distinctive fashions.
  • Interviews with bariatric surgery patients about their before-and-after weight loss experiences.
  • Interviews with surgeon Mohamed Ali, director of the UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Program, about the latest surgical treatments for obesity.

More:
Additional information about the event is available here:
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/bariatric/news/2017-fashion-show.html

Additional information about the UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Program is at: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/bariatric/