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If I Have Bariatric Surgery Will The Weight Stay Off This Time?

If I Have Bariatric Surgery Will The Weight Stay Off This Time?

Deciding to have bariatric surgery marks a significant decision in your pursuit of a healthier life. It's not just about shedding pounds; it's a journey toward reclaiming your confidence and overall well-being.  

But you might be stumped by the ever-pressing question, “Will I be able to keep the weight off?”

Here at Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery in Snellville, Georgia, Dr. Aliu O. Sanni provides guidance on how you can maintain your results. 

Understand the importance of lifestyle changes

Bariatric surgery isn't a stand-alone solution but a tool in your comprehensive weight management plan. The success of sustaining weight loss post-surgery hinges on your ability to adopt lifestyle changes that promote healthier habits. 

From dietary modifications to regular exercise, cultivating sustainable behaviors is the very thing that can help you maintain the success you’ve achieved. Taking on a holistic approach to your health extends far beyond the operating table.

Understand the importance of support

Your support system post-bariatric surgery plays a pivotal role in your success. It not only includes our team of medical professionals, but your friends, family, and support groups, too. 

Navigating the ups and downs of weight management can be challenging, so having a strong network of people in your circle can provide invaluable encouragement and accountability.

Keep underlying factors in mind

Dr. Sanni recommends that you remember the underlying factors that contributed to obesity. While bariatric surgery may assist in jump-starting weight loss, you still need to be mindful of emotional eating, stress management, and other psychological aspects. 

Therapy, counseling, or support groups can help you tackle these issues and equip you with coping mechanisms beyond surgery for long-term results.

Attend your follow-up appointments

Dr. Sanni stresses the importance of attending your regular follow-up visits for monitoring after you’ve had bariatric surgery. This ensures he can address any potential complications promptly and make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed. 

Consistent communication with Dr. Sanni allows ongoing guidance and optimization of your weight loss journey.

The post-bariatric surgery journey isn't without its challenges. Plateaus, fluctuations, and setbacks may occur, but perseverance and resilience are key. Viewing setbacks as opportunities for growth and learning can help you stay motivated and committed to your goals.

While bariatric surgery can be a transformative step toward weight loss, its long-term success depends on all of the above. Incorporating these elements into your life can increase the likelihood of keeping the weight off and enjoying the benefits of your improved health and well-being for years to come.

To learn more about how to keep the weight off after your bariatric surgery, reach out to us by phone at 201-565-0876 or click here to book an appointment now.

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