Bariatric surgery has become a popular procedure due to its impact on reducing obesity-related diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Of course it has also become popular due to patients wanting a more pleasing appearance and a better quality of life.
People decide to have bariatric surgery for many reasons. It could be that their weight is causing serious medical conditions, they are physically and emotionally uncomfortable, or they have a special upcoming event. Of course, there are a multitude of reasons people make this decision,
Every type of surgery is serious and needs to be entered into with the proper perspective. For surgeons, it is imperative that they perform surgeries on the best candidates to ensure successful results. This includes weight loss surgery. Just because you want to have weight loss surgery,
No matter what type of surgery a person has, their body must be as healthy as possible to achieve a successful outcome. The same is always true for the mental preparation of any surgery, but with bariatric surgery it may be more important than the physical.
You are considering one of the most important decisions of your life when it comes to having bariatric surgery. You have determined that your weight is causing you health problems, affecting your lifestyle, and interfering with intimate relationships. You have always performed your due diligence when doing something like buying a new car,
Are you still on the dieting-go-round? You know, the endless weight loss diets and foods delivered to your home that are supposed to make you lose weight before the summer, or the “now’s the time to lose that weight” mantra. Do you exercise and do everything they tell you to do,
Obesity takes its toll on the body. Before bariatric surgery most patients do very little exercise other than maybe walking, even with the best intentions. Working out is just too uncomfortable and difficult to manage. Once the surgery is completed, there will be some specific recommendations about exercise.
When most people consider having weight loss surgery they think of how great they will look and feel in their new bathing suit. Maybe they think about getting back into those favorite jeans which have been at the bottom of a drawer for years.
We have all seen the endless before and after photos of people who have lost weight on this or that weight loss product. The one thing that is most noticeable is how much younger the person looks in the after photo.
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