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Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery


To sum up the benefits of weight loss surgery in three little words, simply put would be “to live longer.”

It is known that obesity can reduce your lifespan by 10-12 years and this is a very substantial period of time. If this isn’t enough to persuade you to take control and make a commitment to yourself, below is a list of additional benefits:

  • Decreases your risk of sudden death from heart disease or stroke

  • Prevention or cure of Type 2 diabetes

  • Improved blood sugar levels

  • Prevention of angina, chest pain caused by decreased oxygen to the heart

  • Increased energy level

  • Lower your cholesterol levels

  • Reduce your blood pressure

  • Reduced aches and pains

  • Reduced dependence or eradication of medications

  • Improved mobility

  • Improve your breathing

  • Help you sleep better and wake more rested

  • Improved self esteem

  • Improved confidence

  • Improved job promotion prospects

  • Better choice of clothes

  • Happier to see reflection in mirror

  • Better social life and ability to join in with activities

  • New found sense of well being

  • Financially better off due to lesser need for medical intervention


    Bariatric surgery is a tool for weight loss and for maintenance of weight loss. It is not a miracle cure and will not guarantee results without complete dedication by yourself and by your physician.

    You will be expected to commit yourself to our programme and accept long-term follow-up and recognize that the surgery has its limitations. Following our suggestions made by your surgeon, nurse, and dietitian will greatly increase your success at this procedure. It is important to remember that vitamin supplements are a lifelong commitment as is exercise and a sensible diet.

    It will require absolute dedication and cooperation from our patients. With this dedication will come unlimited benefits, the most important being the elimination or vast improvement in your obesity related medical problems.

    Weight loss is not only about being physically healthy but also very importantly, it has a huge impact on psychological health.

    Please remember that if “you always do what you have always done, you will always have what you have always had.”

    The benefits of weight loss will also include being able to fit comfortably into aeroplane seats or cinema seats without getting stuck and everybody staring will be a thing of the past.

    Feeling good about ourselves is very important for the individual but also reflects on those around us. Being confident and more outgoing and wanting to participate in those family walks in the park or swim at the pool without feeling self conscious will help alleviate low mood and depression. Being part of the family and participating in running allows us to live our lives to the best of its potential. There are no limits. Why do people say ‘the sky’s the limit’ when people have walked on the moon?

    If it helps you to decide whether to go ahead with weight loss surgery, make yourself a list entitled ‘benefits of staying the same (or gaining) weight’ and compare it to the list above. Please make a commitment to yourself to maximize your potential. The choice is yours

 
 
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