Before you get weight loss surgery, you need to know what to expect after you've recovered. The changes won't just be about your weight, and some of them may surprise you.
Weight loss surgery can change just about every aspect of your life, including your eating habits, self-image, and relationships.
Ask your doctor how much weight you can expect to lose. The type of weight loss surgery makes a difference. Surgeries that affect digestion, such as gastric bypass, tend to...
Weight loss surgery can help you shed a lot of pounds.
That weight loss often leads to other health benefits. Improvements in general health are common. Obesity-related medical conditions usually improve or even go away after weight loss surgery, including:
After weight loss surgery, most people -- about 95% -- say their quality of life is better. Some studies also suggest people live longer after weight loss surgery, compared to equally obese people who don't get surgery.
Risks of Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery carries real risks. As many as 10% of people have complications afterward.
Usually problems are only unpleasant or inconvenient. Some might cause some pain and discomfort or require additional surgeries, including: