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When Should You Consider Bariatric Surgery?

Many obese individuals have a problematic relationship with their weight, which eventually spirals into a problem that they can’t control. While there are different options for weight loss such as dieting, exercise, and other lifestyle changes, some people’s best option may be bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery, while not a magical remedy, can be very effective when paired with other lifestyle changes, leading to long-term weight loss. If you show the following signs, you might want to consider bariatric surgery as the next step in your health journey.

High BMI

A body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher implies Class III or morbid obesity, which is usually the stage of obesity at which individuals experience obesity-related health issues. Only patients with a BMI of 30 or higher, with approximately 100 pounds or more of excess weight to lose, qualify for bariatric surgery. While reversible, this level of obesity contributes to the development of a variety of other serious health problems like heart disease and diabetes. Hence, if your BMI is 30 or higher, you may want to receive weight loss surgery to prevent further health complications.

Weight-associated Health Issues

The little exception to the qualifying BMI for bariatric surgery is in the case of a patient’s weight-related health issue. Many surgeons will consider approving patients with a BMI of 35 and above, if they have weight-associated health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or hypertension, as such surgical procedures can positively impact their health. If you suffer from a serious health condition with obesity as a major driving factor, bariatric surgery can be a great stepping stone to help you cope with it.

Little Success in Weight Loss

Trying to lose weight is an uphill challenge, and you may have tried numerous weight loss methods before: fasting, exercise, slimming teas, different diets, and the list goes on. Unfortunately, morbidly obese individuals often find difficulty in losing weight in the long term. If you haven’t had much success with weight loss, such as not being able to achieve sustainable weight loss, bariatric surgery can be a lifesaver. While bariatric surgery is not a magical cure to your problems, it can be an effective boost to help you reach your weight loss and health goals.

Willingness to Receive Help

Contrary to popular belief, obesity is not just a physical condition. There’s a very mental and emotional aspect to it as well. Hence, you’ll need to address the emotional and psychological issues that come with the struggle of obesity. If not, you may fall back into old habits and gain back the weight that you spent various resources on to lose. Furthermore, bariatric surgery revisions are rather rare, and some bariatric surgery procedures are permanent and impossible to reverse. Therefore, if you’re in a good emotional place and are open to improving your psychological state by taking this step towards personal development, bariatric surgery is more likely to be effective for you. At TreVita, we provide our clients with a 6-month post-op program after your surgery. This includes our complimentary TreVita weight loss app, a TreVita bluetooth scale, and a post-op support team to help you through your weight loss journey

Let Us at TreVita Help You!

TreVita’s surgery coordination and support services promise a high-quality surgical experience as well as a 6-month post op support team to help you along your journey, enabling you to achieve your weight loss goals with the help of bariatric surgery.