Reasons to Consider Weight Loss SurgeryPosted: Dec 20 in Surgery Choices by Staff
Getting weight loss surgery is a choice that can have a major influence on your health and quality of life for years to come. The conversation surrounding weight loss surgery may come up at the advice of a doctor, after seeing a friend who was successful in their weight loss efforts or maybe after a series of frustrating weight loss attempts.
You may be eligible for weight loss surgery if:
- You have a BMI over 35
- Are diagnosed with at least one obesity-related disease
- Have a history of being obese
- Have had difficulty losing weight through other methods
As you make your decision, make sure you are taking into account the different types of surgery, your personal experience with different weight loss programs and the level of commitment you are willing to bring to your bariatric journey.
What does Weight Loss Surgery have to Offer?
Weight loss surgery is the most successful treatment method for obesity and obesity-related diseases. Following weight loss surgery, you’ll have an easier time managing hunger which can lead to greater weight loss success.
Lap Band surgery results in steady and gradual weight loss. Many people are still losing weight up to three years after their original operation. This slow and steady weight loss can help you adjust to your healthier lifestyle and puts you at an advantage for keeping the weight off.
By getting weight loss surgery, you also become part of the Palmyra weight loss community. This means you’ll have access to:
- Ongoing support
- Nutrition counseling
- Physical activity guidance
- Motivation and encouragement
Making the Choice: It’s Personal
Ultimately, the final decision as to whether or not Lap Band surgery is right for you will come down to your personal goals, and how you think having a Lap Band will fit into your lifestyle.
Any form of weight loss surgery requires making long-term lifestyle changes. This means making changes to how you spend your free time, your snacking and dining habits and even your sleeping patterns. Overall, making these changes will lead to a healthier you. The Lap Band is a tool that will help you stay on track as you make these changes.