Common Weight Loss Surgery Myths

May 30, 2014

Surgeries that are performed for weight loss are actually a very common one these days, but that is actually quite an unfortunate statistic. This is because it means that more and more people in the world are obese, and this is never a good sign. This may be a patient's last chance to regain control over their bodies and minds. So many people try to undergo this surgery without knowing anything about it before they do, and this can cause significant problems. Today we have some common myths associated with this and what you need to really know.

 

Myth #1: Weight loss surgery will be a cure.

 

Weight loss surgery is a great tool that will help you on your journey to being healthier. However, even before you undergo a procedure, you need to know that this will not be the only fix. You need to start changing your habits. Getting surgery will not completely change your habits, and if you continue your old ways, you will be in trouble. Diet and exercise are hugely important to the ultimate success of your surgery.

 

Myth #2: There is no way to gain weight back after surgery

 

Unfortunately, this is not true either. There are a lot of things that may make you gain some weight back after surgery, and this is actually very bad for you. If you abuse the second chance you have been given, it may have serious consequences. It is vital to have a post-op game plan.

 

Myth #3: You will finish surgery with a big scar.

 

This might have been true when this surgery was first introduced, but it is no longer the case! Just as with any type of surgery or medical advancement, this has been coming for years to help the problem be reduced, which means that you will not have as significant of scarring after this is done. This can be done in a way that is less invasive and will make you much happier.

 

Myth #4: Your insurance will not pay for this.

 

You're in luck, because this is not true at all! Most insurance companies have minimum requirements for this type of surgery, but they are much more liberal than they used to be, and you'll be actually quite happy with the amount your insurance will pay. Every company has different guidelines in place, so be sure to check with yours before you get surgery.

 

If you know all of these things going in, it's much easier to manage your expectations and look forward to your weight loss surgery. If you have any questions, contact our office today. We can get you a consultation that will help you understand what your surgery will entail, and you'll be much happier with the results.

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