Melissa Rickman


“My surgery date was March 2, 2015 and my total weight loss is 148. I Went from 313 lbs to 165*. I was a size 24 and now I am a size 8 jeans and an XS top. After opening my restaurant in 2010, my life went out of control and my weight sky rocketed. Before my surgery I was so miserable, I had never been that heavy and had lost all hope of ever getting my life back. I was ashamed to leave my office because I didn't want people to see how heavy I had gotten. I could barely walk and EVERYTHING hurt.”

“Dr. Snyder and his team gave me hope, support and faith in myself!”

“My low point was when my husband had to cut my wedding rings off of my finger - my high point is never end! I am amazed every day at the things I can do. I've never been this small! In fact, a woman I don't even know, stopped me in the store the other day and asked me how I stay so thin? “Who me?” I said. Are you kidding me? I can wear anything I want - and I am having the time of my life! My husband gave me a piggy back ride around our restaurant last week I felt 20 again! I'm little! People call me tiny all the time. I will never get tired of hearing that.”

“I am really living now! We plan to go snow mobiling this winter and hang gliding in the spring. I would never have dreamed how amazing I would feel. Dr. Snyder and his team gave me hope, support and faith in myself! I never would have believed that in 6 short months that I would have reached my goal. There are no words that can describe how grateful I am to Dr. Snyder and his team for giving me my life back!”



*Individual results may vary.