How will my social life change after Weight Loss Surgery? By Gerald Witt on September 28, 2022

social life changes after weight loss surgeryObesity is a lifelong disease and unfortunately there is no permanent cure. However, Weight Loss Surgery offers obese people an opportunity to change their life and the key to their success is good aftercare and moderate lifestyle changes that will provide the patient wonderful long-term results not only for their weight but also for their overall health.  According to Dr. Jorge Arturo Parra one of the lead bariatric surgeons at Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, the patients will obviously improve their social life and relationships after undergoing life changing weight loss surgery. Here we will show you how your relationships and social life will change after surgery.

Committing to a post weight loss surgery diet and making lifestyle changes requires many interpersonal adjustments for the patient, and this will help how the patient thinks about him or herself.

According to Dr. Parra, who is the only surgeon in Puerto Vallarta Mexico to have a master’s degree in Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery patients are on average about 100 pounds lighter, more active, energetic and with much better attitude after achieving their success after having their weight loss surgery.  Many of these patients may have taken many different types of medication before surgery, but, after Weight Loss Surgery, they would take significantly less amounts of these medications used to treat their complications caused by obesity, including diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. This will result in a healthier postop patient who is fuller of life and able to do many things they could not do before surgery due to their excess weight.

These are some of the measures of quality of life that positively affect the patient’s life after Weight Loss Surgery. Obviously the following list will show improvements in patient’s social life and their relationships changes.

  • Physical functions such as mobility are increased
  • Work and social interactions are improved
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence are increase
  • Sexual function improves
  • Singlehood is significantly reduced
  • Unemployment is reduced
  • Less chances of suffering from disabilities
  • Depression and anxiety are reduced
  • Increased energy is achieved by the patient


It is guaranteed that the weight loss journey is not easy after surgery, and Weight Loss Surgery patients must be committed to brand new lifestyle changes to achieve success. However, at Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta, we have seen that Weight Loss Surgery is a health improving procedure, where the patient’s best effort and work makes it all worthwhile!  The decision of undertaking these kinds of surgeries is more than having a slimmer shape or a new wardrobe; these surgeries can definitely change a person’s life for better physically and emotionally.

People who undergo Weight Loss Surgery anticipate positive change in their lives, many of them have a higher chance of starting new relationships, or even getting married. Relationships change in many ways, as patients change, they are not the same after Weight Loss Surgery.  Many gains confidence that they may have lost as they gained weight, and the real new you will come out after the surgery.

Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico is not only affordable, but it is probably one of the most profound changes that a patient can make in their lives. Once the patient realizes how to deal with the challenging daily adjustment to their habits in general, they will notice that success is achievable and with success will come many benefits such as even how they are treated by their coworkers, family, or other people who they encounter in their lives.  As patients begin to lose weight, they tend to become more social, more outgoing and their interest in participating in new activities change.  Family and friends’ support is very important throughout the patient’s weight loss journey so that they can achieve an emotionally balanced lifestyle. As such, patients must have to take the decision to undertake weight loss surgery seriously so that they are motivated every step of the process.

For more information regarding Clinics/ Hospitals and Weight Loss Options mentioned in this article:

Weight Loss Team – Bariatric Surgery Center at the CMQ Family of Hospitals in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Dr. Jorge Arturo Parra – Bariatric Surgeon with a Master’s Degree in Bariatric Surgery operating at Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta



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The Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta is dedicated to the continued weight loss success of every patient. Through our state-of-the-art technology, advanced techniques, and easy access to online support, patients can expect successful weight loss surgery that creates lasting results. Patients travel from around the world to our practice to experience:

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