Bariatric Surgery Myths

You may have heard some interesting “facts” about bariatric surgery and the laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy. In reality, the procedure isn’t a miracle cure, but it can change someone’s life. Let’s set the record straight on some of the myths of weight loss surgery.

  • Bariatric surgery is a tool to help you reach a healthy weight; it is not plastic surgery.
  • While results vary by person, our team works closely with you and your family after surgery to help you reach your goals.
  • It is possible to regain the lost weight, and that’s why Strong4Life works with you before and after surgery to establish healthy habits.

  • You will be limited in what you can eat because your stomach is smaller.
  • Post-operation diet plans will help you slowly transition back to eating a regular diet.

  • The sleeve gastrectomy removes part of the stomach and it is not reversible.

  • It is important to move before surgery and even more important after surgery. The more work you put in, the more results you will see.