bariatric surgery myths

Bariatric surgery – be it the gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries –  involve making changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight. While the best way to control weight is by strict dieting and regular exercise, a person’s metabolism rates also play a huge role in maintaining weight. A doctor will ideally suggest Bariatric surgery only when a fixed diet and exercise regimen does not obtain the desired results or when you suffer from other serious health issues due to obesity.  Undergoing a bariatric surgery procedure can offer many benefits, however, it can also pose serious risks and side effects. 

Here are some common myths about Bariatric Surgery

Myth 1: Bariatric surgery is the easiest way to lose weight.

While people lose weight after bariatric surgery, it is not a miracle procedure. It is a surgical procedure that is designed to assist people with acute obesity and will work only if the person undergoing the surgery is committed to keeping the pounds off. Without a change in lifestyle, this result may not be attained.

Myth 2: Bariatric surgery is extremely dangerous.

Any surgery, be it minor or major involves a certain amount of risk. Bariatric surgery too can lead to complications.  However, the advancement in technology and learning methodology has helped reduce the risks.

Myth 3: Bariatric surgery leaves a big scar.

While the traditional methods left scars,  the advent of modern methods like laparoscopic surgery has reduced this. In addition to that laparoscopic surgery patients have a quicker recovery time, less pain, and less blood loss.

Myth 4: Bariatric surgery and pregnancy

Since the first two years after the surgery is important, a person who has undergone Bariatric surgery is advised to not become pregnant during that time. 

Myth 5: Bariatric surgery & self-esteem

Your emotional and psychological health before and after the Bariatric surgery has to be closely monitored.

Talk to the expert professionals at KIMS before the surgery to know more details.

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