Obesity is a worrisome health condition; left untreated early enough, can lead to other serious medical issues. In some cases, the obese have no choice other than a bariatric surgery.
For some people, surgery appears an easier option when compared to stringent diet restrictions and daily workouts; but they are not aware that the surgical option comes with a fair share of downsides. Five of them are listed below for your consideration before you make up your mind on surgery.
1. Post operative depression
Depression is closely related to obesity in general. You may feel physically better, post surgery, but you may suffer frequent spells of depression. Blame it on anesthesia, other medications or whatever, melancholy becomes almost unavoidable after the operation.
2. Need for cosmetic surgery
Post surgical weight loss happens gradually and inevitably. It facilitates the skin to adjust to the body shape, as you start losing excess fat. Sometimes, this adjustment may not be adequate.
There may be some excessive skin, which requires cosmetic surgery. Proportionate reshaping of your body may cost you some more health spend. Better, be ready with some extra money to foot the bill of the cosmetic surgeon.
3. ‘No’ to carbonated beverages
If you love sodas or other carbonated drinks, you have to give up those favorite drinks. The reason is simple: carbonated drinks can introduce gas into your stomach, which puts pressure on stomach walls. The outcome is unwanted bulging. Staying hydrated is recommended post surgery, but never with cans of soda.
4. Need for gym workout
If you had undergone surgery in order to escape daily workouts, Ms. Disappointment waits for you there! In addition to a diet, crafted specially for weight loss after surgery, you do need to hit the gym at least six days a week.
Exercise is important to retain the benefit of postsurgical weight loss. Working out with religious sincerity makes it easier for you to achieve the weight loss goal.
5. Toll on personal relationships
The sudden change in physical appearance may lead to adverse emotional impact in some cases. The toll is not only on the patient, but also on personal relationships with loved ones.
It is recommended, therefore, that the patient together with the loved ones seek emotional guidance from a counselor or therapist after bariatric surgery. This helps achieve balance in personal relationships.
Weight loss surgery, without a doubt, is risky as your body undergoes an overall transformation. However, isn’t it far better than doing nothing at all? Obesity uncared for often invites chronic diseases such as blood pressure, diabetes and so on. On the other hand, medical advancements over the years have made bariatric surgery safer and less risky nowadays.
Weight loss surgery isn't a quick fix solution, but a long-term process – rather painful indeed – of regaining your contours. Proper diet and lifestyle, regular workout and lots of care post surgery are essential for its success. If you are confused about the surgery and the outcomes, do consult an experienced aesthetic medical practitioner to get the right perspectives.