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.
Myth: “After surgery, I will be thin and stay thin.”
- 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.
Myth: “I can eat whatever and however much food I want after the surgery.”
- 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.
Myth: “I can reverse the surgery later if I don’t like it.”
- The sleeve gastrectomy removes part of the stomach and it is not reversible.
Myth: “I don’t need to be active after surgery and I will still lose weight.”
- 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.