10 Reasons to Consider Weight Loss Surgery in 2018

10 Reasons to Consider Weight Loss Surgery in 2018

By Nick Nicholson, MD
 

Losing weight isn’t easy, no matter your starting weight. Traditional diets fail most of the time. Statistics show that at least 95 percent of dieters will regain all of their weight loss plus about 10 pounds after five years.

Why?

In many cases, a person’s obesity is due to heredity and metabolism. No matter how strong a person’s commitment to weight loss, not everybody can be as thin as they want to be.

Dieting for weight loss does not ensure permanent weight control. In fact, when the body is continuously deprived adequate calories and nutrients, metabolism will slow down in an attempt for the body to conserve energy. As soon as the diet restrictions are reduced or removed, rapid weight gain is the likely result.

Has weight loss been a lifelong battle for you? Have you tried every fad diet with little or no success?

Weight loss surgery might be the answer you’ve been waiting for. Here are 10 reasons to consider bariatric surgery for a thinner, healthier you.

  1. To look and feel great and have higher confidence and self-esteem.

  2. To reduce dependency on medications for conditions including hypertension, diabetes and GERD.

  3. To be able to enjoy activities with your children, like riding amusement park rides or fitting comfortably in a movie theater seat.

  4. To lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other potentially deadly health conditions.

  5. To be able to shop for and fit into the clothes you want to wear.

  6. To enjoy a better social life, without fear of judgment by others.

  7. To be able to exercise, play sports and be adventurous without being limited by your weight or joint pain due to obesity.

  8. To get better sleep and have more energy to get through the day.

  9. To improve fertility and have a healthy pregnancy.

  10. To live a longer, healthier life and to be able to see your children and grandchildren grow up.

The decision to undergo weight loss surgery is not one to make lightly. At the Nicholson Clinic, we are with you every step of the way, from the time you first inquire about weight loss surgery through your recovery from surgery. Click here to read more about what you should know before choosing to have weight loss surgery.

About the Author

One of the most experienced weight loss surgeons in the country — Dr. Nick Nicholson — along with a full staff of surgeons, nurses and other experienced clinicians, help patients reverse obesity with LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Balloon and Revisions.

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