OCC Influencer Program and Rewards

Dr. Ariel Ortiz at OCC in Tijuana, Mexico

Do you want to help others experience the amazing benefits of life-saving bariatric surgery? The #OCCInfluencer program may be perfect for you.

What is an Influencer?

Our #OCCInfluencer’s main focus is to inspire others on their weight loss journeys and educate people interested in bariatric surgery. By posting your story, tips, trials, non-scale victories, and more, you can authentically document your journey and show what life is really like after bariatric surgery.

What Does Being an Influencer Entail?

Our current influencers have their own social media accounts dedicated to tracking and documenting their progress along their journeys. People need support at every stage in the weight loss journey process and that’s what this community is all about. You will share every part of your journey to a new life and engage and inspire others along the way. Influencers will do social media takeovers by going Live on the OCC Instagram and Facebook accounts, posting stories and Reels, and sharing their unique perspective about their bariatric surgery experience.

Natalie Tierney with Dr. Ortiz
Natalie Tierney with Dr. Ortiz
Steve Shipley with Dr. Ortiz
Steve Shipley with Dr. Ortiz

Why Should You Become an #OCCInfluencer?

Weight loss surgery is a life-changing decision, and for some people, it can be hard to crack down and make the decision to start a new life. By being an #OCCInfluencer, by documenting each part of your journey and talking about your personal experiences, you open yourself up to a whole new community of supporters.

#OCCInfluencer Benefits

  • A shareable discount code for supplements.
  • Access to a private Facebook group just for influencers.
  • Customizable graphics you can use on social media.
  • A badge you can add to your Facebook profile picture, showing that you’re an #OCCInfluencer.
  • Helpful text and tips you can use to share your OCC story.
  • Cross-promotion with OCC and Dr. Ortiz
  • And much more!

Want to Be an #OCCInfluencer? Here’s How…

If you want to help others experience the life-changing benefits of bariatric surgery, sign up now!

Anna Smith with Dr. Ortiz
Anna Smith with Dr. Ortiz

Meet Our Influencers


Steven Shipley -225lbs

For me, my weight loss started as a mental battle. I was always large but not always obese. At a young age, I started hearing small jokes about my size. As the jokes grew, my confidence in my self-image shrunk. I started seeing myself as a heavier person than I actually was. My mindset grew to be one of the more harmful elements for me in regards to my weight gain and loss. I tried multiple weight loss programs and supplements towards the end of high school but nothing was sticking for me. When I graduated high school and moved out on my own, my weight ballooned quickly. I had given up on my health for a long time.

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Natalie Tierney Bariatric Surgery 130 Lbs. Loss

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Anna Smith Before and After Bariatric Surgery

Natalie Tierney -130lbs

I’ve dealt with my weight my entire life. From the moment I was born, I was overweight. A doctor told my mom I didn’t have the chemical in my brain to tell me I was full. As I got older I was always the bigger girl, the kid who was always hungry. By the time I was 12 I was in Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and even tried Atkins. At age 15 I was 325 pounds, and miserable. My doctor, mother, and I decided to try the LapBand. It worked well for a year, then my band slipped. Instead of doing something about it, I allowed myself to develop eating disorders, as I wasn’t even able to eat solids.

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Steve Shipley Instagram

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Natalie Tierney's Instagram Live

Anna Smith -122lbs

I’ve been overweight my entire life. For many years, I’ve dreamed of losing weight and being a “normal size”. My junior year of high school I realized that I was just going to have to embrace being the fat girl. The light bulb went off and I have had great confidence in being a plus-sized woman. Although, deep down I wanted to be in a place where my weight wouldn’t restrict me from doing fun and adventurous activities. So, I sought out friends or acquaintances who have had weight loss surgery. I asked them questions about where they went, why they chose it, and their success. I dreamed of doing some sort of surgery for 10+ years.

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Anna Smith's Live Instagram

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Do you have a unique perspective to share and feel inspired to help others? The #OCCInfluencer program may be perfect for you.