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How will your self-image change after weight loss surgery?

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It may take a while to get used to the new you and to adjust to the changes in your lifestyle. You might also realize how much you relied on food for comfort in the past, something that's just not possible after surgery.

That's normal. Consider talking to a therapist about it. You can also ask your doctor if there are support groups in the area for people who have had weight loss surgery. Meeting people who are going through the same changes helps a lot.

SOURCES:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery web site: "Post-Bariatric."

American Society for Bariatric Surgery web site: "Brief History and Summary of Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Bypass."

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery web site: "Bariatric Surgery: Postoperative Concerns."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, "Gastrointestinal Surgery for Severe Obesity."

WebMD Medical Reference: "What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery web site: "Post-Bariatric."

American Society for Bariatric Surgery web site: "Brief History and Summary of Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Bypass."

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery web site: "Bariatric Surgery: Postoperative Concerns."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, "Gastrointestinal Surgery for Severe Obesity."

WebMD Medical Reference: "What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

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