Rahimah Asmawi weighed 130kg in May 2016 (left). Today she weighs 76kg after 80 per cent of her stomach was removed during gastric sleeve surgery. Photo: Rahimah Asmawi Rahimah Asmawi weighed 130kg in May 2016 (left). Today she weighs 76kg after 80 per cent of her stomach was removed during gastric sleeve surgery. Photo: Rahimah Asmawi
Rahimah Asmawi weighed 130kg in May 2016 (left). Today she weighs 76kg after 80 per cent of her stomach was removed during gastric sleeve surgery. Photo: Rahimah Asmawi

Weight-loss surgery saw her go from 130kg to 76kg and beat Type 2 diabetes – she had 80 per cent of her stomach removed

  • Worried she would not live long enough to see her two daughters grow up, Rahimah Asmawi underwent gastric sleeve surgery, a type of bariatric surgery, in 2018
  • The Singaporean Malay, who lives in Australia, is now 54kg lighter, no longer diabetic, eats more healthily and is a regular gym-goer

Topic |   Wellness
Rahimah Asmawi weighed 130kg in May 2016 (left). Today she weighs 76kg after 80 per cent of her stomach was removed during gastric sleeve surgery. Photo: Rahimah Asmawi Rahimah Asmawi weighed 130kg in May 2016 (left). Today she weighs 76kg after 80 per cent of her stomach was removed during gastric sleeve surgery. Photo: Rahimah Asmawi
Rahimah Asmawi weighed 130kg in May 2016 (left). Today she weighs 76kg after 80 per cent of her stomach was removed during gastric sleeve surgery. Photo: Rahimah Asmawi
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