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The Benefits, Risks and Long-Term Results of Weight Loss Surgery

Today we’re going to be discussing information about weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery. This surgical procedure can help people with obesity lose weight and improve their overall health, but it might not be right for everyone.

So, how do you know if weight loss surgery is right for you? Well, if after reading this article you are still considering the procedure, make sure you make an appointment with a health consultant.

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Research has shown that weight loss surgery is the most effective and immediate treatment for obesity and can lead to significant weight loss, as well as improvements in many obesity-related diseases, such as:

  • Type two diabetes

  • Heart disease

  • High blood pressure

  • Obstructive sleep apnea

In addition to this, weight loss surgery could improve overall body composition, prolong your lifespan, and generally improve your quality of life in many aspects.

Risks of Weight Loss Surgery

Like all surgeries, weight loss surgery carries some risks. However, it is generally accepted that these risks are relatively low when compared to the benefits this surgery can provide to those who would benefit from it.

The potential risks include bleeding, infection, and nutritional deficiencies, as well as some other minor complications that can be present in all kinds of surgeries.

Long Term Results of Weight Loss Surgery

Studies have shown that the long-term results of weight loss surgery are overall positive. Complications in the long-term could possibly affect your body’s ability to gain or lose weight, however this is uncommon.

Rather, most people who have weight loss surgery are able to maintain their weight loss for many years- however, to achieve these results and prevent complications, it is of course important to follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly after surgery.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

Weight loss surgery is a major decision and it is important to weigh the benefits and risks carefully before deciding whether or not it is right for you.

Specifically, ask yourself these questions:

  • Can you afford the procedure, and does your weight affect you enough that it would be worth the cost?

  • Have you tried other weight loss methods, such as diet and exercise, and failed to lose weight or keep it off?

  • Are you willing and able to make the lifestyle changes necessary to maintain weight loss after surgery?

If the answer to these is yes, maybe it’s time to take the next step.

Next Steps

If you’re still considering weight loss surgery, it is important to talk to a qualified medical professional who can help you assess individual factors that could affect this procedure.

If you’re looking for a consultation and you’re in the Glasgow area, then you should get in touch with Est Health.

We’ve made a reputation in Scotland for the comprehensive medical packages we offer, which includes arranging your weight loss procedure at our clinic in Turkey, and providing in-clinic care in Glasgow both before and after your surgery.

If that sounds interesting to you, click the link above and book a consultation, the price of which will be taken off your surgery if you decide to proceed with it.

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