The thought of having surgery to achieve sustainable weight loss is, for a lot of people, scary and confronting. The perception that it’s ‘too extreme’ an intervention for you to consider, could be stopping you from getting the treatment you need to reach your health goals. Weight loss surgery should be an option on the table, alongside other weight loss tools, as it could be the one that’s the best fit for you.
- Let’s take a look at 8 compelling reasons why weight loss surgery could be the right choice for you:
- Long-Term Weight Loss
Did you know that 95% of individuals who lose weight by dieting and exercising return to their start weight, or lower within 2 years? Weight loss surgery has been proven to be the only effective treatment to combat severe obesity and maintain weight loss long-term. Studies have found that 90% of individuals maintain 50% or more of their excess weight loss after bariatric surgery.
If you have tried diet after diet and know what it feels like to be part of the 95% of whom diets have failed, weight loss surgery could be your ticket out of the this vicious cycle.
- Increased Energy Levels
Carrying a little extra weight is a risk factor for sleep apnoea and in itself can zap your energy levels. After weight loss surgery, many individuals find that their sleep apnoea disappears as a result of the significant weight loss experienced. Imagine what it would feel like to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and full of energy after a good nights sleep.
- Improved Life Expectancy
Do you have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or poor heart health? Weight loss surgery has been shown to improve all of these conditions and more. In fact, individuals who have had weight loss surgery experience an 89% reduction in mortality (early death.) Possibly one of the most remarkable outcomes of weight loss surgery is it’s potential to achieve remission of type 2 diabetes.
- Controlled Appetite
If big portions and feeling hungry all the time are your main barriers for achieving sustainable weight loss then bariatric surgery could be a good fit for you. There are several different types of weight loss surgeries including Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass however all will control appetite and reduce portion sizes.
- A Weight Loss Tool That’s With You For Life
Unlike a diet that starts and stops, weight loss surgery is with you for life. As you would know, keeping weight off is hard. It’s even harder when your doing it alone, once the diet has ended and there is nothing and no one there to support you. A good way to think about weight loss surgery is that it’s a permanent tool there to help you. If you can put in the effort to learn how to work with it, you will be rewarded time and time again for the rest of your life.
- Take Less Medications
Taking a cocktail of medications each day doesn’t have to be a part of your future. Weight loss surgery is so effective at improving health outcomes that many individuals find they no long need to take some medications, while the dosages of others are significantly reduced.
- Improved Quality Of Life
Increased mobility, reduced joint pain, reduction in depression & anxiety, improved social experiences, better sexual performance, higher self esteem, increased confidence and improved fertility are just some of the many ways that weight loss surgery improves quality of life.
- Enjoy Feeling Satisfied On Less Of All Your Favourite Foods
It is a myth that you cannot enjoy favourite foods after weight loss surgery, in fact dieting discouraged. A normal and healthy post-operative diet is one that includes a wide variety of fresh foods as well as a few indulgences. Weight loss surgery can help you to achieve what diets and willpower never could. That is, to enjoy favourite foods in moderation without going back for more.
To learn more about weight loss surgery and if it is the right choice for you, contact Winnett Specialist Group on 03 9417 1555 to arrange an obligation free appointment today.