The decision to undergo a surgical intervention, especially for obesity or diabetes, is one of the most important decisions of your life. This is not cosmetic surgery. The goal is to have a better, healthier and longer life.
Some of the benefits of bariatric surgery are:
- Weight loss, that occurs over 6-18 months and depends on variables such as initial excess weight, sex and age of the patient and, therefore, the basal metabolic rate, regular exercise, eating habits followed after surgery and dietary control, the type of intervention performed, etc. Moreover, the intervention helps to prevent postmenopause women weight gain.
- Allows effortlessly lose many kilograms, eating almost everything but in small quantities. Weight loss will let the patient do again things that could not, like tying shoelaces, personal hygiene, take a taxi, bus or plane, play with your kids, play sports, wear regular size clothes, normalize sexuallife, improve self-esteem, etc.
- Cure or at least improve weight associated diseases – comorbidities that limit quality and life expectancy. Most diabetics are cured, hypertension disappears in more than half of patients, sleep apnoea and snoring disappear, so does urinary incontinence, heartburn, menstrual problems, infertility, arthrosis joint pain, varicose veins in the legs, etc.
Metabolic and obesity surgery reduces the levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and other cardiovascular risk factors, reducing the likelihood of having angina or fatal stroke in the following years.
- Improves quality of life even without loosing all the weight excess. One of the most important benefits is feeling better about yourself, increasing self-esteem and confidence to overcome the depressed mood that many times accompanies overweight, improving social acceptance, the possibilities of having a better job and friendships, sex relations, etc.
OBESITY SURGERY changes patients´ lives!