Four Things to Consider Before Weight Loss Surgery

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Everyone is looking for that “magic pill” that will help them shed those extra pounds and re-create their image into a slim, new figure. Unfortunately, for most people, this magic pill does not exist. Those individuals who need to lose ten or twenty pounds will need to sweat it off the old-fashioned way with hard work, a sensible diet and health exercise. For those who are suffering from severe obesity, however, the solution may not be so simple and straightforward.

For individuals who are suffering from obesity, weight loss surgery may not be a magic pill to melt the pounds away, but it may be the solution that these people need to shed those extra pounds and achieve the type of weight loss they have never before imagined possible. Before you even consider weight loss surgery, however, there are a few things you need to consider.

1. How Much Weight Do You Need to Lose?

If you only need to lose ten or twenty pounds, you aren’t going to be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery is meant for those who suffer from serious weight issues and the hardships caused by being obese. Unless your BMI is 40 or higher (or 35 with other weight-related health complications), you are probably not going to be a candidate for a weight loss surgical procedure and will need to stick with a weight loss program consisting of a restricted diet and healthy exercise.

2. How Old Are You?

No matter how beautiful or popular a young adult may be, they will always find a flaw within themselves. For younger individuals who are overweight, they need to understand that their bodies are not yet done growing and developing. Because of this, patients who are younger than 18 years of age should not consider weight loss surgery and most doctors will not perform a weight loss surgical procedure on a minor.

3. Are You Ready For It?

When considering lap band surgery you have to understand that the surgery itself is only half the battle. You have to be willing to make lifestyle changes in order to achieve the results you need. That means adjusting your eating habits (which the surgery may help you do), exercising regularly and making healthy life decisions. If you can do you part, then the weight loss surgery will do the rest.

4. Are You Financially Prepared?

Many people know that they want to pursue weight loss surgery, but they aren’t sure whether or not they will be able to afford it. The fact of the matter is, many insurance companies will cover at least a portion of weight loss surgical procedures. If you do not have any insurance coverage at all, you may still be able to afford the weight loss surgery you need. Many weight loss surgical offices will help their patients arrange affordable financing options in order to assist them in paying for the weight loss surgical procedure.

Are you ready to start your weight loss journey? Click here to register to attend a free weight loss seminar with Dr. Beltre and find out of surgery is right for you.

To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, Call 321-499-6505 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.

The Center for Metabolic and Obesity surgery is located in Maitland, Florida, and headed by leading weight loss surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre. If you are considering weight loss surgery or would like to learn more about weight loss options available to you click here to register to attend one of Dr. Beltre’s free weight loss seminars at his Orlando, Florida office. Or call us today at 321-499-6505.

Please note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.

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