When is the right time for Weight Loss Surgery?
Weight Loss Surgery is a medical procedure that helps many people who are morbidly obese and want to lose weight by making changes in their digestive and metabolic system. Weight Loss Surgery is usually a very big step for a patient who has decided to undertake a weight-loss journey which could be considered as a new beginning for them. The main reason for this is that the patient will have long-term results in health and weight improvements with good aftercare and moderate lifestyle changes. Nowadays, every year, more and more people decide to have weight loss surgery, but when exactly is the right time for weight loss surgery?
Generally, people who have been struggling with their weight problems for almost their whole life, typically always dream about having a rapid body change, having an opportunity that would let them live a healthy life far away from their eating habits and low self-esteem. As such many start doing research about Weight Loss Surgeries and they try to determine if a surgery is the right option for them.
Weight Loss Surgery is the best method for treating obesity and its comorbidities if the patient has a body mass index (BMI) over 30. There are many different types of weight loss surgery and each one is a specific tool to help the patient succeed in losing weight. All weight loss surgeries affect the patient’s digestive system and metabolism. Since that is the case it is important, before proceeding, to understand how the operations work and what to expect.
Obviously, patients have to learn as well that the procedure itself must be considered as the beginning of their weight loss process not the end, so they will still have plenty of work ahead of them. Patients must be committed to the recommended specific and restricted diet before and after their surgery, and follow an exercise plan as well as follow a good habits lifestyle post-weight loss surgery. Weight Loss Surgery is just a tool, not a solution and the patient needs to work with this tool to achieve success.
Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo, lead surgeon at Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta Mexico states that Weight Loss Surgery has a great impact on an obese person’s life in many aspects. That is why, it is very important that patients examine their old habits that need to be changed. Committing to a post weight loss surgery diet and making lifestyle changes requires many interpersonal adjustments for the individual and how the patient thinks about him or herself. Some patients gain much more confidence as they successfully change their lifestyle and manage their weight. Mental health can be an important part of postoperative healthy life; mental health can be an important part as well to determine when would be the right time to undergo weight loss surgery.
For long-term success after Weight Loss Surgery it is key that the Patient is committed to change their old habits. Weight Loss Surgery can place patients on the path to good health when other efforts have failed; however, it is not a magical solution, weight loss surgery results requires that patients complete behavioral changes and determined attitude changes leading to healthy and active lifestyles. After weight loss surgery, the patient’s life successes will be determined by their daily changes which must be permanent.
Embracing a new lifestyle and breaking all those old habits are ultimately in the patient’s hands. As such, they must first undergo a medical evaluation to see if they are candidates and then, understand what the surgeon means with ‘lifestyle change’ to get the most out of their weight loss surgery. The success for each patient starts with a commitment, and following their surgeons medical advice. Over time after weight loss surgery the patient will see the results of their hard work and their new life will develop like a butterfly does from a cocoon. When the patient understands what it will take to achieve success, and the hard work they will be willing to put into their new life, it is then that they will be ready to have their weight loss surgery and get on with their new life!
For more information regarding Clinics/ Hospitals and Weight Loss Options mentioned in this article:
Weight Loss Team – Bariatric Surgery Center at the CMQ Riviera Nayarit Hospital
Telephone: Toll free 1(800) 404-9064 or + 1(818) 949-6911