Bariatric or weight loss surgery is not your typical procedure. You can’t just sit back after surgery, go back to your old ways, and expect to lose weight. The lifestyle changes required after surgery is a lifelong commitment.
But if you put in the work, the weight loss surgery can significantly change your life.
It can provide you with the following benefits:
Long-term weight loss
If you follow your surgical team’s recommendations, including the ones for diet and exercise, you have a higher chance of losing weight and sustaining it in the long run.
Studies have shown that bariatric surgery is an effective procedure for morbidly obese patients who struggle to lose weight on their own.
Improvement in obesity-related conditions
Obesity is a well-known risk factor for many chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, gallbladder diseases, and sleep apnea.
Bariatric surgery can help improve these conditions and even reverse them. This could mean reducing the number of medications you are taking or eliminating the need for them.
Increase in your energy level
When you’re carrying a lot of excess weight, you find it challenging to move around and be active. Bariatric surgery can change that. In fact, a lot of our Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons patients find that they have more energy now, which helps them to be mentally and physically ready to get into regular exercise.
Improvement in your overall quality of life
Research shows that bariatric surgery doesn’t just improve one’s physical health but the mental aspect as well.
Many bariatric patients reported an improvement in their self-esteem, confidence, and they experience a better appreciation of life. They have also shown to have an improvement in their overall mood and psychological health.
If you’re contemplating bariatric surgery but are unsure how to get started, Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville has created a Steps to Surgery webpage to guide you get started.
For more questions, you may call our experienced Foothills Weight Loss staff at (865) 984-3413.
Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons is part of Premier Surgical Bariatrics in Knoxville, Tennessee. Foothills is affiliated with the Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery, part of Covenant Health Bariatric Services.