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Teens usually don't get weight loss surgery unless they're extremely obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 35, and with a weight-related condition.

If you're thinking about it, talk to your doctor about whether it's a good option for you.

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News release, Allergan.

Department of Nutrition Therapy, Cleveland Clinic.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

SOURCES:

News release, Allergan.

Department of Nutrition Therapy, Cleveland Clinic.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

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