December 12, 2012

Weight Loss Surgery – How Valid of an Option is It?

As you are probably aware, medical technology has progressed by leaps and bounds in the last couple of decades, and the concept of a weight loss surgery not only became feasible, but actually quite popular… so much so that certain doctors go as far as specializing themselves exclusively in these types of surgeries.

While at first they may certainly sound like a valid option, chances are that you aren't really aware of the consequences getting such a surgery entails.

The Money

First of all, it is going to be expensive, and there is absolutely no way of getting around that. Not only are you going to pay a nominal fee, usually between $2,000 and $3,000, but you will also need to dish out between $1,000 and $5,000 per body area you want to be operated on. In the end, it is very easy to pile up a cost exceeding $10,000… and in the end chances are that you are going to regret it, because…

The Results Don’t Last

Once you take off the bandages and see your new self, you will probably be amazed at how much skinnier you are. However, the surgery does not teach you what you need to know as far as keeping the weight off goes.

You will still be drawn to living your old lifestyle, and unless you can make some drastic changes to it, in the end, you will end up where you started, considering whether or not to go under the knife once again.

The Horror

While the above term may be a bit of an exaggeration, whoever told you that a weight loss surgery is a quick and easy way to deal with your weight problems is a liar.

First, you are going to be anesthetized, something to which the human body doesn't take very well. Second, you will be cut left and right with surgical knives, even having pieces of yourself removed and re-shaped. Once you wake up, you are going to be like a mummy, covered in bandages from head to toe. Your body is going to hurt, you will feel sharp and recurrent aches where the slashes occurred, especially as your body tries to heal itself.

In the end, getting a weight loss surgery will cost you a heck of a lot of money, it will put you through tremendous pain and suffering for results that aren't even guaranteed to last, not to mention you will forever have the scars of your surgery to bear. Unless you are wealthy, are willing to go through the suffering and make some healthy changes to your lifestyle, I suggest you stay away from this type of procedure.

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